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AKWIRE vScheduler for Maximo

Solufy's AKWIRE vScheduler for IBM Maximo®

Solufy's AKWIRE vScheduler for IBM Maximo is a user friendly, flexible and powerful planning and scheduling tool for preventive maintenance (PM) forecasting, organizing and prioritizing existing Work Orders and assigning tasks to your workforce, while showing you the availability of your Labors, Crafts, Crews, PersonGroups, and Tools/Materials.

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Planning and Scheduling in Maximo has never been easier

The AKWIRE vScheduler is an extremely powerful tool that meets all your maintenance planning and scheduling needs for IBM Maximo. You will dramatically reduce the time needed to build a plan and create a schedule with the user-friendly vScheduler.

As our many satisfied clients attest, the vScheduler is a powerful, best-of-breed alternative to the IBM Maximo scheduler.
Solufy has created add-ons that further enhance the functionality of the vScheduler:

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Powerful User Interface for the Maintenance Professional
  • Easy to use and intuitive interface.
  • Create a new schedule in less than 2 minutes.
  • Drag and drop and multi-selection support.
  • Full Undo and Redo support on work order moves and labor or work group assignments.
  • Ability to edit Maximo data such as the work order Description, Worktype, etc. directly from the Gantt. Also offers a bulk change feature.
  • Multiple views and powerful data filtering capabilities to help you quickly understand your workload.
  • All data grids have an optional summary row for displaying totals, and fully support Find and Replace to quickly locate or change data.
  • Feedback window is provided after you publish your schedule so you know exactly which work order has been changed or created in Maximo® and if assignments were modified. You can export the results to Microsoft® Excel®.
  • Optional multi-Gantt layout provides a simultaneous view of your work orders, the availability or workload of your Labors, Crafts, Crews, Tools, PersonGroups and Materials in a color-coded heat map.
  • Ability to save a copy of your schedule for auditing purposes or for repeated shutdowns.
Feature-rich Gantt for Maintenance Scheduling and Planning for IBM Maximo
  • Plan your PMs and WOs weeks or months in advance.
  • Various shortcut keys to quickly schedule selected or filtered work orders.
  • Complete control over when you publish your work back into Maximo®.
  • No need to generate all your PM work orders in Maximo® prior to forecasting and scheduling them.
  • New QuickFind and QuickFilter functions to quickly locate the data you need within the Gantt.
  • View the progress of your schedule as the work orders are being completed.
  • Partially publish your schedule into Maximo® and keep working on the remainder.
  • Ability to change the duration of a work order from the Gantt.
  • Date constraint enforcement, such as: MustStartOn, MustFinishOn, FinishNoLaterThan, etc.
  • View and reschedule your work order backlog.
  • Auto-split tasks based on different criteria such as percent complete.
  • Change the status of multiple work orders in a single action.
  • Easily and quickly (re)assign tasks to your workforce.
Resource Leveling
  • New Custom Assignment window to assign your resources to several tasks in a single action.
  • Resource skills and availability aware.
  • Makes full use of your Maximo® data (labor, crews and tools).
  • Automated resource assignment and leveling.
  • Auto-schedule the work orders based on labor availability.
  • Keep track of your resources' unavailable time (ie: training).
  • Ability to specify custom resource availability at the Craft level instead of selecting individual Labors in the schedule.
  • Ability to specify custom resource availability for your Tools.
Master/Sub Schedules
  • Add fully editable child schedules into a master schedule.
  • Get a better picture of the overall workload.
Metrics and KPIs
  • Schedule Baseline; create a baseline of the entire schedule or a specifc period (Daily, Weekly, Monthly) for later compliance reporting, such as Planned vs Actual, Schedule Breakers, etc.
  • View different metrics and KPIs of your schedule.
  • Support for custom metrics.
  • Helps management team get a handle on budgetary and resource requirements.
Fully customizable and configurable
  • Flexible and configurable to your own needs.
  • No need to change your IBM Maximo® implementation or your business processes.
  • Enhanced user rights management with support for different levels of AKWIRE™ Administrators.
  • AKWIRE™ will fully adapt to your business requirements through the use of plug-ins.
Reporting
  • Export the Gantt to Microsoft® Excel®.
  • Powerful reporting capabilities with run-time parameters.
  • Akwire Report Designer for modifying existing report layouts or creating new ones.
  • All data grids can be exported to Microsoft® Excel®.
  • Print Preview your reports, export them to HTML, PDF, Microsoft® Excel® and other formats and directly send them as email attachments.
  • Ability to print the Gantt exactly the way it is shown on the screen - WYSIWYG.
Read Only Mode
  • Empower your workforce to view and print their calendar in Microsoft® Outlook® style.
  • See the actual workload of your resources.

What PLanning & ScHeduling Experts Say

Doc Palmer
Author, McGraw-Hill Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook
Richard Palmer and Associates, USA.
They Get It!

The best thing about Solufy is they understand planning and scheduling from a maintenance perspective rather than an IT perspective.

All too often, IT people think that if you plan a job for five hours, it should take five hours. IT-centric geared CMMS software is designed around perfect job plans and perfect schedules that are just not real life.

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Dustin Dunaway
Automation and Electrical Manager
Oxy Permian Resources, Texas, USA.
Incredible Results

AKWIRE helped to reduce our average TTR (Time To Repair) from 27 days to 7 days over a three-month implementation period equating to approximately $25M in savings (bringing on lost production). This was for Maximo priorities 1-7 and with a staff that was reduced by 40 percent. After the initial phase 1 was so successful, we formed a PIT (Process Improvement Team) and further reduced the TTR by an additional 20 percent.

I have no doubt that without AKWIRE and the incredible staff at Solufy support, we would not have been successful in this incredible feat.

Jason Luke
Consultant, Application SR IT
Kinder Morgan, Texas, USA.
Better Technical Solution

I liked AKWIRE vScheduler over alternatives because the processing happens on a Citrix server vs utilizing CPU on the Maximo application servers.

I had heard and seen demos in the past that showed alternative solutions using a lot to process all this data. So to have it off loaded onto a different server, seemed like a better technical solution.

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Jeremy Vossen
Facilities Supervisor
DTE Energy, Michigan, USA.
Shockingly Easy.

I was shocked at the ease. Everything that he was showing us, scheduling-wise, it was so easy.
I told them what takes me hours, with this, I could do in no time. And it all writes back to Maximo.
The other programs that we were using in the past… nothing wrote back to Maximo so you would change things but it wouldn’t get back to Maximo.

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