The next Southern California Maximo Users Group meeting will be held November 1, 2018.


We rely on our end users for presentations. Please consider giving a talk about how you use Maximo, any tips/tricks or best practices you’d like to share. Please forward your topics to Scott Schilling.

When: November 1, 2018

Time: 7:30AM to 2:30PM

Where: Los Angeles Department of Public Works (Conference rooms B+C)

Cost: Free for end users and prospective users


Topics: Accepting topics

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sponsors: ITS, Solufy, BPD Zenith, DataSplice

The next Southern California Maximo Users Group meeting will be held May 17, 2018, and will be hosted by Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

We are currently looking for presentations. Please forward your topics to Scott Schilling


SCMUG – 2018 spring event


Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
900 Freemont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803


Thursday, May 17, 2018,  7:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT



Presentation: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – L.A. County Public Works & Maximo
Learn what LACDPW is doing with Maximo and their upgrade progress to 7.6

Discussion Group: Maximo 7.5 End of Service, a new beginning with Maximo 7.6
Everybody knows that the end of service for Maximo 7.5 is on April 30th, 2018 (if you don’t know…now you do!) But not everybody knows how to get from where they are today to the latest version of Maximo. In fact, many of us may ‘fondly’ remember the pain of the last upgrade. This discussion group will talk through what elements are required to make your 7.5 upgrade project a success. In addition, we will talk beyond ‘technical upgrades’ and look at some of the Maximo 7.6 features. Can those new features be incorporated to improve your organization’s current use of Maximo.

Presentation: Maximo Refrigerant Tracking Management System – Northrop Grumman

To ensure compliance with Federal EPA and State requirements to:

  • Identify appliances that contain 50 or more pounds of refrigerant.
  • Maintain service records documenting the date and type of service as well as the quantity of refrigerant added.

NGAS Facilities Services will utilize the two existing Maximo instances to identify appliances with 50 or more pounds of refrigerant via the asset table. To achieve the object of maintaining service records, Facilities Services will use the existing Maximo Material Use Transaction ensuring the asset information is maintained and correct to ensure that the accurate refrigeration usage and pertinent data is entered into the Maximo work order actuals refrigerant tracking tab.

Discussion Group: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) for Maximo

One of the great mysteries of this age remains RCM…specifically RCM for Maximo.  What does this really mean?  How does this benefit an organization?

We need your help!
We are still accepting presentations and group leader discussion topics.  This is your group so please consider presenting on a Maximo-related topic or to lead a discussion group as a subject matter expert on a related topic of your choice!  If you are a Maximo end-user and are interested in presenting or leading a discussion group, please contact with your ideas to make this another great Spring SCMUG meeting!


Event sponsored by Fields Consulting, Solufy, EDI, DataSplice and Starboard Consulting

The next Southern Californa Maximo User Group (SCMUG) meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2017 and we have a new venue.

Orange County Sanitation District.
10844 Ellis Ave
Board Room
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Currently Scheduled:

Mobile deployment 10 years after (lessons learned from an early adopter) and next generation mobile
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Mobile Solution for Maximo at UCLA
Trinh Lam, University of California at Los Angeles

LAUSD Service Call Process
Danny Lu, Los Angeles Unified School District

Maximo Work Centers and New User Experience
Frank Henry, IBM

Start thinking on your organization’s utilization of Maximo – any specific effort that has made a difference!! Your peers have the similar thoughts and business interests in that room. We need your assistance to provide content for our meetings.

Our thanks to Robert Michaels and Pongsakdi Cady for hosting the meeting at their site.

Registration is now open:

Venue: Orange County Sanitation District
Time: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Date: September 20, 2017

Sponsors: DataSplice, Cohesive Solutions, Solufy and Fields Consulting


The Spring SCMUG meeting in March 10: Please Register!

Meeting Details:

When: March 10th, 2016
Time: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: JD Morgan Center at UCLA (Map) Use Parking Structures 8 or 9
Registrations are now open:

We’ll be introducing our new chair people, Alex Pena and Sergio Escalante

Other agenda items:

Maximo Training Simulation System Introduction Big Data University
and Maximo 7.6 Training Simulation System: Rick White, IBM

Group Workshop/Discussion: Improving Asset Management Practices.
Discussion Leader: Sergio Escalante

Topics we’ll discuss:

  • How do you define Assets in your organization
  • Do you use intelligent numbers?
  • Asset Heirarchy strategies
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Secondary System Integration

Register at:

As per our other meetings, there is no charge for the meeting, plus a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Sponsors: DataSplice, Fields Consulting, Solufy

 Our last meeting was May 7th, at UCLA’s Morgan Center, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Topics included:
UCLA Housing
Automating the Service Request Process, Randy McDaniel
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Steve Ma:
Linking Maximo to SCADA for condition based work order creation 
Automate organizational change processes in Maximo 
Converting manual paper process into handheld process. 
NASA Deep Space Network, Joe Statman:
Consolidate three separate MAXIMO instances into a single one (using 7.6)
Adding strong mobile component
Adding automation via workflow and smart GUIs

IBM, Frank Henry
              Maximo 7.6 Automation Scripting

Slides have been posted:

Randy McDaniel and UCLA hosted the SCMUG meeting.

Venue: UCLA Morgan Center
Time: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Date: November 18, 2014

The meeting’s theme is “Performance”. 

  • Data for Decision Making 
    Sergio Escalante, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Technical Architecture of Maximo 7.5 at LADWP
    Rita Khurana-Carwile LADWP
  • Maximo Classifications
    Marciano “Rocky” Navar, LADWP
  • Maximo Performance Troubleshooting and Best Practices 
    Shane Howard, IBM
As per our other meetings, there is no charge for the meeting, plus a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are included.


It is recommended to use Parking Structures 8 and 9.

Sponsors: DataSplice and Solufy

The next Southern California Maximo Users Group Meeting will be hosted by DTZ/Toyota at the Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501 

We hope you will be able to join us April 29, 2014 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Currently Scheduled:

  • Maximo at Toyota Motor Sales
    Jeanne Arneson, Portfolio Manager, Tim Davis, Maximo Administrator and Jaz Emily Bongco, Maximo Quality Assurance
  • IBM: Maximo Scheduler, A Revised Approach to Work Management
    Vikul Banta, Product Manager, Maximo Scheduler, IBM, Donna Grant, Sr. Software Technical Professional, IBM  
  • Maximo Customer Satisfaction Survey Application
    Praneet Jaspal, SCMUG
  • Elements that Lead to Successful Maximo Implementations
    Randy McDaniel, UCLA Facilities Management
  • Mobile Work Order Management – iPad
    Praneet Jaspal, SCMUG
  • Maintenance and MAXIMO use for NASAÂ’s Deep Space Network (DSN)
    Joe Statman, J
    et Propulsion Laboratory


Sponsors: Solufy, DataSplice, DTZ

The next SCMUG Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 7:30 to 2:00 at UCLA.
Register today!


Registration & Continental Breakfast



Introduction and Welcome

Randy McDaniel, UCLA



Upgrade Experience
(IT Perspective), Maximo 7.5

Praneet Jaspal,
SCMUG Member



Considerations for Implementing Linear

Robert Blain, IBM



Break and Sponsor Comments



Maximo Upgrade Perspectives and Experience

Andrew Tess,
UC, San Diego



Extending Maximo with Custom-built Functionality

Tchie Tao,
LA Unified School District



Lunch – Networking
Thank you to our Sponsors
DataSplice :: Cohesive Information Solutions :: Solufy



Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Kari Dimler



General Discussion –
Planning, Scheduling and Work Assignment – Randy McDaniel UCLA



Meeting Close

Randy McDaniel, UCLA






It is recommended to use Parking Structures 8 and 9.


Maximo Users Sponsored by  DataSpliceCohesive Information Solutions,and Solufy

We'd like to thank the Los Angeles World Airports for hosting the Spring 2013 SCMUG Meeting, and also for their generosity in providing videos of our sessions.

A special thank you to Phillp Goodman, who recorded, produced and uploaded the videos.

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