The Southern California Maximo Users Group, or SCMUG is a long running group of end users established to help each other with technical and functional presentations and other assistance.

Meetings are held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, and include presentations by end users showcasing their installation, particular challenges they’ve overcome, and how tos, tips and other “insider” topics.

45 minute presentations are only provided by end users, or by IBM Maximo. Vendors are invited, but may only present a 10 minute introduction when they sponsor an event.


CHARTER

Chairman: Randy McDaniel, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-Chair: Scott Kunze, DataSplice, Fort Collins

PURPOSE
The primary purpose of the Southern California MAXIMO UsersÂ’ Group (SCMUG) is to provide an open forum for the discussion of technical and business issues involved with the employment of the MAXIMO product line of Maintenance, Production, Fleet and Asset Management Systems. This forum is maintained with the express desire that it be free from all unsolicited marketing and/or sales efforts for products and/or services by vendors and consultants.

SCOPE
Although the SCMUG welcomes and encourages other users to attend scheduled meetings and to participate in online discussions, the SCMUG will focus primarily on contacting users in southern California . The coverage of ‘ Southern California ’ will be all geographic locations from the San Luis Obispo , Kern, San Bernardino , Santa Barbara, Ventura , Los Angeles , Orange , Riverside , San Diego and Imperial Counties of the State of California .

MEMBERSHIP
The SCMUG values the personal and professional opinions of all types of MAXIMO users, from the Operational and Technical Management through the end users of the data systems. As such, membership to the SCMUG is not limited in participation of individuals in online discussions and forums. Limits may be imposed, however, on the individual participation at scheduled meetings of the SCMUG as required by the hosting siteÂ’s accommodations. All organizations employing the MAXIMO product line of data management systems that conduct business within the geographic boundaries of the SCMUG are welcomed as equal members of the SCMUG and are free to participate as they desire, free from obligation and commitment, be it financially or otherwise, save for the maintaining of core respect for other members of the SCMUG and their professional opinions as well as the limits on unsolicited marketing and/or sales of products and/or services of any kind.

PARTICIPATION
While there is no obligation of participation from member organizations, the SCMUG recognizes the need for member support and asks that, where possible, members consider participating through the hosting of scheduled meetings, volunteering as SCMUG officers and/or formal presentation of ideas, solutions and/or usage consistent with their technology.
The IBM Corporation has been invited to participate in the SCMUG, consistent with the group rules on marketing and sales, to provide an official line of communication to the IBM organization concerning product support and technical expertise beyond that of the assembled membership.

LIABILITY
As the nature of the SCMUG forum is an academic discussion of ideas and issues, all presentations made in the SCMUG forum, both prepared formally or as discussion, are considered to be open and accessible to other members for their use and adaptation within their organization without obligation of fee or guarantee of service to the presenting party. Individual agreements made outside the SCMUG forum are the sole responsibility of the involved parties.
The SCMUGÂ’s desire is to foster a common growth and understanding among its members to better employ the complex MAXIMO systems effectively for all participants while being removed from the pressure of sales initiatives and corporate competition that might otherwise prevent a solution, practice or ideal from reaching an interested audience.