Most Popular – Last Year

This page shows the most popular posts and pages in the last 365 days. It only includes items that will not be found elsewhere in the top menu. Figures in brackets are the number of views. Last updated 4th September 2022.

  1. Maximo Work Centers (3,166)
  2. Inventory Reservations (3,009)
  3. Organizations and Sites (2,691)
  4. Rotating Items (2,036)
  5. Item Statuses (1,983)
  6. Work Centers, a Functional Footprint ( (1,948)
  7. Labor (1,942)
  8. General Ledger (GL) Configuration (1,823)
  9. Work Order Tracking – Assignments Overview (1,811)
  10. Routes (1,711)

Inventory Reservations

An inventory reservation is made when a work order or internal purchase order is approved or when a material requisition is submitted. The reservations can be viewed and modified from two applications, Inventory and Inventory Usage, the Add/Modify Reservations action. For individual items and tools, you may see outstanding reservations through the action View Item Availability or View Tool Availability.…

Organizations and Sites

The definition of Maximo Organizations and Sites will be one of the most important design decisions you will make during a Maximo implementation. To make a good decision you need to consider your future use of Maximo. For example, if you have a multi-phase project with an integration to a finance system to be performed…

Rotating Items

Contents A rotating item is an inventory item with a current balance where the instances of the item are tracked individually as serialised assets – a rotating asset. The term “rotating” is used because you are tracking the serialised assets from the storeroom, to an operating location, then to a repair shop and back to…

Item Statuses

The item statuses are PENDING, PLANNING, ACTIVE, PENDOBS (Pending Obsolescence) and OBSOLETE. These statuses are used at the item level, at the item-organization level (ITEMORGINFO), and also on the storerooms where this item is held or referenced, the inventory level. When you change status at one level you have the option to roll this status…


Contents A Labor record must reference a Person record but we will see later that you can create a Person record from the Labor application. But why do we have both in Maximo? A Labor record is used with work order assignments, a labor may be assigned to a crew position, so a Labor record…

General Ledger (GL) Configuration

Maximo supports the referencing of General Ledger (GL) codes throughout Maximo in order to be able to provide integration with a finance system. This document will focus on the GL configuration aspects of Maximo. Database Configuration – GL Account Configuration The Database Configuration application has an action – GL Account Configuration where you define the…

Work Order Tracking – Assignments Overview

Contents There is more to Work Assignments than you may think and naturally many Maximo practitioners look at Assignments as being a product of planning work or applying a Job Plan, which of course they are. But you can plan work in the Assignments tab of the Work Order Tracking application without using Job Plans…


Routes are most often used with inspections. They consist of a set of locations or assets with a sequence that defines the order in which the inspection will take place, each record in the set is known as a Route Stop. Routes can be applied directly to a work order using the action Apply Route…

Work Centers, a Functional Footprint (

Introduction This document provides the current functional footprint of the main Maximo work centers, and the tools and tasks. No detail is currently provided for Map, Maximo Management Interface, and the integration elements of the Administration work center. I have compared the work centers in the latest versions, Maximo, and Maximo EAM SaaS. As…

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