Maximo has several interrelated objects People, Person Group, Users, Labor, Craft, Qualifications, etc. Sometimes is difficult to understand the real differences between them. In this post I will provide a quick overview of these concepts. For more details you can refer to this excellent Maximo Secrets application Map.
A person record contains basic information about an individual: name, address, email, phone, and other generic information. Persons are tied to Calendar and can have planned absences.
A labor record is someone who is assigned and performs work. Labor records contain information about an individual’s skills and qualifications. Labor report work order’s actuals.
A user is someone who needs to log in to Maximo. Userids have passwords. Userids are tied to Security Groups which have application privileges.
A craft represents a type of skill or trade that is assigned to work. A craft may have multiple skill levels, for example first class, second class or apprentice. Hourly pay rates can be defined for crafts and craft- skill levels. A Labor can have one or more craft or craft-skill level. Crafts can be used by planners to match Work Order required skills with available labor crafts (see Scheduler).
Qualifications are acquired by a person and associated with their labor record.
Crew / Crew Types
Crew Types is a template for Crews. A crew is a group of labor that are assigned work and travel together to perform that work. A crew type is the required craft-skills, qualifications and tools that will need to be fulfilled by the members of a crew.