When Anchorage, Alaska’s Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) was going to lose support for their existing mainframe, they turned to the Maximo experts at Interloc Solutions to modernize their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems for their more than 30,000 customers.
ML&P awarded Interloc the contract for a Maximo implementation project --replacing their legacy mainframe system with an EAM client-server solution to maintain critical business processes. This project includes implementation of IBM Maximo 7.1, Interloc Mobile Informer, and Maximo integrations with PeopleSoft. ML&P chose Interloc Solutions based on their recognized expertise in both the functional and technical areas of IBM Maximo.
To ensure success, Interloc worked closely with ML&P to uncover their critical business processes and determine the best way to meet their business requirements. The successful Maximo implementation at ML&P focuses on improving business process, aligning the business with industry best practices, and enabling effective decisions based on accurate data retrieval.
Specific project goals include:
- Increasing visibility into inventory and materials usage
- Tracking instrument calibration activities
- Tracking actual costs of ML&P assets through accurate reporting of work and material usage on a work order
- Performing inventory management with mobile device
"The modernization of ML&P EAM systems to Maximo will help us make better business decisions," said Marcy Fergueson, Systems Programming Supervisor, ML&P. "The team from Interloc Solutions is partnering with us to implement a Maximo solution that combines proven technology with a true understanding of our business requirements, helping us create greater efficiencies.”
In the final testing phases, the new Maximo implementation at ML&P is scheduled to go live in July 2011.
ML&P serves more than 30,000 customers and provides all-requirements power to two military bases. Approximately 83 percent of ML&P’s retail revenue comes from commercial accounts and military bases.