The plant maintenance solution in M3 is a very good solution, but for many users it is not that easy to use. I have together with one of our clients been working quite a lot to find a solution to this problem, and what we have come up with is two mashups that helps different kinds of users to run M3 in a simple way.
The clients biggest issue was the lack of maintenance order overview. This included everything from being able to separate work orders (closed, open, periodic) to visualize an image of specific spare part. By building two mashups we were able to create a solution that the users liked!
The first mashup we built were the “Maintenance Tree Mashup”. This mashup can be used by two types of users. It will serve as an overview of everything a maintenance planner needs for his daily work, but it is also used by all users who wants to create an error report.
When you start the mashup the first thing you see is the maintenance tree (MOS446), and if you click on an equipment, or a spare part you can see a related image. If you want to create an error report you just click on the button in the lower left corner.
Picture 1: Image viewer
If you want to check if there are any error reports (MOS197) or maintenance orders (MOS195) for the selected equipment you chose the second tab.
Picture 2: Maintenance order overview
On the third tab you can find details about your spare parts. You can see availability (MMS200) and future transactions (MMS080).
Picture 3: Spare part overview
I hope that this has given you a hint of how much you can improve your plant maintenance solution using standard tools from Infor! In my next post I will describe the other mashup we created, to be continued….