Cohesive Solutions Evolves Maximo at a Central Texas Utility

The technological demands our nation’s utility providers face are greater than ever. It is rewarding and encouraging to see our clients keep pace with advancements in Maximo and gain efficiencies through business process improvements.

Cohesive Solutions has successfully completed a complex upgrade of IBM Maximo for a large Central Texas-based electric utility. The project was unique given its heavy emphasis on assessing organizational capabilities and practice standards for asset management along with the development and road-mapping of initiatives that focus on process improvement and maintenance optimization. The client sought a path and provider to transform their existing Enterprise Asset Management program while maintaining all of the vital services they provide Texans every day. This utility contributes reliable power to the Electric Reliability Council of the greater Texas (ERCOT) market. They ensure power is delivered through more than 5,000 miles of transmission lines, and work to increase/preserve the water supply for more than a million people. To meet the challenge of this complex environment, the client enlisted Cohesive Solutions following a competitive selection process.

Cohesive has just completed the project by leading the users through an upgrade of Maximo V7.1 to Maximo V7.6, which includes several business process surveys, including an infrastructure analysis, performance improvement review, integrations with PeopleSoft, Datasplice and Workforce. The upgrade from Maximo V7.1 to Maximo V7.6 provides improved system stability, increasing functionality and securing future upgrade viability. Cohesive also served in a Change Management advisory role to help them absorb the change that was the result of the upgrade.

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