Maximo Application Suite (MAS-8) is the market-leading EAM solution, and Maximo Manage, part of MAS-8, replaces the previous core Maximo program.
Hopefully your organisation is planning its Maximo Application Suite upgrade, given the roadmap and end of support for Maximo 7.6. A significant part of that will require you to train your staff in the new software, considering the changes to the core Maximo program.
In this article, we list the four main training options available for Maximo Application Suite:
1. Peacock Engineering Immersion and Administration Courses
Peacock Engineering offers an instructor-led course over 5 days, delivered to up to 8 students. These courses are designed for IT and Asset Management teams implementing Maximo Application Suite, and provide an intensive introduction to using, administering and implementing Maximo Manage.
Your Immersion and/or Administration course will be delivered face-to-face by an experienced Maximo consultant from the Peacock Engineering team. Course manuals are supplied and students complete exercises on individual training environments to gain a certificate of completion.
2. Tailored Training
Tailored training can be delivered as part of the Maximo Application Suite implementation, with client-specific configuration or customisation included.
Client-specific training material will be developed and delivered to a core project team, who may use any materials supplied as the basis of end-user training material, typically prior to User Acceptance Testing.
3. Interactive User Guides for Fingertip
Fingertip is Peacock Engineering’s fully-featured mobile solution for Maximo. Peacock Engineering has created a web-based set of user guides for Fingertip that give a comprehensive guide for Administrators, Fingertip Users and Maximo Users. This can be easily modified or extended to reflect a client’s specific implementation. It can then be embedded into the application as a user guide, via portal or printed as a PDF.
4. IBM Self-Paced Learning
IBM offers ‘self-paced’ learning courses on their website, to ensure that Maximo Application Suite users achieve greater results from the software. These self-paced courses are lightweight and easy to complete, and can be completed in various Maximo topics.
Courses are role-based and available from the IBM training portal. These can be useful for non-technical members of your team, who may need to be involved in data entry, monitoring, etc.
The importance of outstanding training in Maximo Application Suite
Maximo users upgrading to the latest version will notice a number of significant changes. With so many world-leading organisations depending on Maximo for their asset monitoring, maintenance, optimisation and more, it is essential that all key personnel are correctly trained in using the software.