This important update for Fingertip, Peacock Engineering’s mobile EAM solution, adds support for IBM Maximo Application Suite (MAS).
IBM introduced a big change with MAS, moving away from a client/server topology to using Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform – a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. This enables:
This enables you to:
- save time and money in provisioning and deploying systems
- manage infrastructure efficiently
- take advantage of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
- leverage Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
Integration with MAS, including SAML authentication
We have updated Fingertip to leverage the opportunities that Red Hat OpenShift brings to developing, deploying, running, and managing the solutions we deliver. This means that all the benefits you can realise through OpenShift now work seamlessly with Fingertip, with deployments managed through automation.
All of Fingertip‘s configuration is managed from within Maximo Manage; for this release we have migrated all Fingertip applications to Maximo’s new “Graphite” UI.
Another big change with Maximo Manage is that Maximo authentication is now handled by MAS rather than natively from within Maximo, bringing support for both OIDC and SAML authentication in order to support this change (improving security.)
Better concurrency optimises your App Point usage
Fingertip’s new authentication model has been designed to provide you with the best possible user concurrency to keep your MAS App Points usage to a minimum. Fingertip only connects to Maximo Manage for as long as is necessary to synchronise data, then immediately logs off again; only consuming App Points during data transfer so that App Points are released for other users to consume as soon as possible. This means that Fingertip enables you to run more mobile users, with fewer App Points.
Fingertip is the most tried-and-tested mobile solution for IBM Maximo, with a proven track record of highly successful installs in a wide range of industries, with thousands of field workers using it globally.