Calpine Goes Live with Mobile Solution for Maximo

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In April 2014, Calpine went live with Interloc's next generation mobile solution for IBM Maximo experiencing a top-notch user experience.

Mobile Informer  for Maximo is named winner 2013 Mobilizer Awards

Mobile Informer: Next Generation Mobility for Maximo

We were very pleased with the initial Mobile Informer Work Order application, so we are continuing to expand our Mobile Informer footprint to other Maximo applications!

To keep maintenance and operations running efficiently, Calpine, a major U.S. power generation company, has adopted a mobile strategy committed to look for opportunities to increase field worker productivity. Knowing that mobility for field work typically results in significant productivity gains, Calpine started to research for mobile solutions that would integrate with their IBM Maximo system.

Calpine knew that they needed to provide their users with a comfortable device along with a simple, intuitive user interface to support their existing work management processes. They also knew that their users would demand fast performance, and their IT staff would want a mobile architecture that would not create additional complexity to the Maximo infrastructure. Most importantly, they wanted to deliver a top-notch user experience.

Calpine Turns to Interloc Solutions

After an exhaustive search for the right product on the right devices, Calpine turned to Interloc Solutions and the next generation Interloc Mobile Informer product.

Calpine desired a work management application that ran on Android tablets. Their requirements were driven by simple use cases to conduct the following work management tasks in the field:

  •     Create work request
  •     View and update assigned work orders
  •     Enter labor hours on work orders
  •     Add work log entries to work orders
  •     Add failure reporting to work orders
  •     Issue parts to work order
  •     Capture photos as attached documents

Delivery and deployment occurred in April 2014 for approximately 40 maintenance workers, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive on the functionality provided by the application, particularly the intuitive and responsive user interface contributing to the overall usability of the product.

“We were very pleased with the initial Mobile Informer Work Order application, so we are continuing to expand our Mobile Informer footprint to other Maximo applications!” Tu Tran, Director of Information Services, Calpine.

As of the writing of this press release, Interloc is developing two additional mobile Maximo applications for Calpine – one for Inventory Management and one to bring a custom application for Outage Services Group to manage turbine major maintenance to the mobile device.

About Interloc Solutions

Interloc is 100% dedicated to helping clients realize the greatest potential from their Maximo investment, with award-winning consulting services and innovative mobile solutions. Interloc takes Maximo business transformation to a whole new level with technology expertise. We know Maximo and can harness it to your industry requirements. Our highly experienced technology and business professionals excel at providing comprehensive, reliable solutions to address your enterprise asset and service management needs.

Interloc has reinvented Maximo mobility providing our clients with 100% user acceptance with the Interloc Mobile Informer for Maximo. Our innovative consulting services and mobile solutions have been validated by IBM and the Industry -- winning 3 IBM Awards, 1 Industry Award, and being named a finalist for 4 IBM awards in less than 2 years.

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About Calpine

Founded in 1984 and currently based in Houston, Texas, Calpine is a major U.S. power generation company, capable of delivering more than 29,000 megawatts of clean, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 20 U.S. states and Canada. The company develops, constructs, owns and operates a modern and flexible fleet of low-carbon, natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants.

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