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Cohesive embeds IBM Maximo and improves stability and security for the client

About the Client:

This central Texas-based electric utility was created in 1934. The organization contributes reliable power to the Electric Reliability Council of 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.

The provider serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing parts of the Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; ensuring clean, reliable water supply; and offering more than 40 recreational parks. 

Client Business Challenge:

The client used outdated and soon to be unsupported version of Maximo, a business critical system. They also relied on supporting technologies that were dependent on Maximo. These updates and transformations could not disrupt the vital services of power delivery and water supply for the client's customers.

Solution 

Cohesive was tasked to upgrade the client from Maximo V7.1 to V7.6, as well as re-integrate their dependent technologies. Upgrades were also performed on WebLogic and WebSphere to address security vulnerabilities. Cohesive assessed the organization's capabilities and practice standards for asset management, and provided a road-map of activities that focus on process improvement and maintenance optimization. 

Results/Benefits:

Cohesive configured and designed Maximo V7.6 for the client and successfully integrated the solution with PeopleSoft, DataSplice, and WorkForce. The transformation was non-disruptive for the client's customers and the customer benefited from improved system stability, and an increased functionality with a system that is up to date and supported by the vendor. 

 

 

 

Client Industry:

Utilities

Services and Solutions Used:

         - IBM Maximo Upgrades

- Maximo Consulting Services

- IBM Maximo Maintenance & Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The technology 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. The result will be increased quality and reliability of services to their customers." 

- Ross Poole | Project Manager at Cohesive Solutions