I'm trying to figure out how are the inspection forms appearing in the Maximo Inspector application for a work order? I have inspection forms associated to the Asset/workorder / job plan tasks still they do not appear in the inspection form section of the app. Not sure what step I'm missing.
I'm assuming since you posted this in the Maximo Anywhere community you're talking about the Anywhere app. This is very confusing, but the two aren't related in any way. IBM developed the Anywhere Inspections application prior to Maximo releasing inspection functionality. With IBM's new mobile product, Maximo Mobile, they are supporting the Maximo Inspection functionality that you expect but there are no plans for this inside of Maximo Anywhere. Depending on how familiar you are with Maximo history, Maximo Mobile is a name they used for their product before Maximo Anywhere. So if you see anything not from the last year about Maximo Mobile, it's talking about the legacy product. Maximo Mobile hasn't been released yet (last I heard was targeting January 2021) and is licensed as part of the Maximo Application Suite so you would need different licensing to take advantage of it.
To try and explain why Maximo Anywhere has an Inspection app at all if it's still based on WO, it's because that is how shops had to do inspections before Inspections were released in 18.104.22.168. Customers would create a WO and typically use Specifications/Tasks to track what had to be done and wanted a more streamlined way to capture progress of the inspection than utilizing Work Execution. As an example of how they streamlined the app over Work Execution, tasks are visible immediately on the main screen because you're typically going down the list and just completing task after task. Similar for specifications. This was also the first app to support selecting values on the main screen when the list is small. The apps previously required you to transition to a new view to select values for lookups which would slow you down, especially if you're answering simple yes/no questions. Functionality that isn't typically needed for an inspection is removed while still supporting the key functionality (labor, issuing tools, etc.) that an inspector might need. Essentially, think of it as Work Execution, but optimized for the old WO based Inspection approach.
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation, this helps to understand the functionality of the inspection form in Maximo Anywhere.
The Maximo Anywhere Inspection app for version 7.6.4 and below does not use the Maximo Inspection Forms as found in the Maximo Start Centers. This user experience will begin next year as part of the rebranded application Maximo Mobile.
The current Inspection app uses the Work Order specifications to perform this function. If you are currently leveraging the newest form of Inspection in your production Environment using the Inspection Forms and are tying that to the Work Order, Maximo Anywhere will be insufficient for this purpose.
Thank you! Glad to know that inspection forms from work centers would be available in Maximo Mobile .