Automatically set Everyplace start center for mobile users

Maximo Everyplace is the easiest solution to go mobile with Maximo however there is one little thing that always annoys me (and mobile users).

After having created mobile versions of the Maximo apps, the administrator has to define a mobile start center with a Favorite Applications portlet to access them. Unfortunately, there is no way to set this as a ‘mobile’ Start Center so each user have to click on the Display Settings link and select the Is Mobile check box for the specific start center.

In the real world this means that after having set up Maximo Everyplace I have to send an email to all the mobile users with the instructions about how to setup their mobile start center.

Here is a simple escalation to automatically set the Is Mobile checkbox for the designated start center for all the users.

First of all we need an Action to set the flag:

  • Action: SETMSC
  • Description: Set Mobile Start Center
  • Object: SCCONFIG
  • Type: Set Value
  • Attribute: ISMOBILE
  • Value: 1
  • Accessible From: ESCALATION

Then we can define the Escalation to run the action:

  • Name: SETMSC
  • Description: Set Mobile Start Cente
  • Condition: groupname in (‘[EVGROUP]’) and ismobile=0
  • Schedule: hourly
  • Create Successful Execution Entry?: No
  • Escalation Point
    • Escalation point: 1
    • Repeat: Yes
  • Actions
    • Action: SETMSC

The [EVGROUP] should match the name of your Security Group(s) with the mobile start center assigned.

Don’t forget to activate the escalation.

Automatically set Everyplace start center for mobile users

3 thoughts on “Automatically set Everyplace start center for mobile users

  1. Hi, Bruno!

    Could you help me with Everyplace functionality?
    How to configure 2 different start centers for one security group: mobile and PC (when user log in from mobile device he have to see mobile version of start center and when from PC – full PC version).

    Thanks.

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