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Testing to the Limits

Peacock Engineering is planning to take systems testing to a new dramatic level.

Within 10 weeks the team is testing IBM’s Maximo and its own Fingertip system to the limits when it uses the two systems to support the team as they cross the Himalayas on motorbikes designed in the 1940s. Maintaining equipment at an altitude of over 5,000 metres is always going to be tough, but when that equipment is moving along the highest road in the world then it takes determination and great software to keep the assets rolling.



Maximo continues to be a leading enterprise asset management solution. The latest version, 7.6, contains many new features including; business intelligence and work centers, in which Peacock Engineering have developed the Fingertip Planner Work Center. More features include dashboards and reporting for KPIs and new behaviour changes around task completion. Peacock Engineering will be using the latest version for planning and recording maintenance and failures of the bikes during the trip.


Fingertip will be used to record reliability and repair activity of the bikes. It’s geo-location tools will track the position of the riders, the location and altitude of all breakdowns and repairs. Fingertip’s GIS feature is integrated into the Work Execution Module. It provides a clear display of the location of assets and work orders.

IBM Cloud

Data will be transferred from Maximo to the device and from the device to Maximo using the IBM cloud. The IBM Cloud uses extended capabilities of engaging and powerful services from data such as IBM Watson Internet of Things.

Work Orders

Work Orders and Follow-on Work Orders will be created using Fingertip and Maximo. Using Fingertip’s unique mobile forms capability for Maximo, the motorbike team will complete highly tailored inspections from the device. Daily vehicle checks will use this capability and capture key information which Fingertip transfers this data back to Maximo.


For Health and Safety Management, Peacock Engineering will use Fingertip’s new HSE reposting tool. If an incident is to occur, the riders create an Accident/Incident report on the device. Photographs of events and incidents will be transmitted back to base, where the appropriate actions will be undertaken.

PEL Support

PEL Support will be located in Peacock Engineering’s UK hosting centre to assist with tickets throughout the trip. They will manage all the data transferred from Fingertip and will be the source of connection and communication.


Support tickets will be raised from the Himalayas and sent to PEL Support for the team to review. They will then be able to review the support tickets and find the most common faults across the trip.

"In the Himalayas we'll set Fingertip to sync with Maximo whenever it sees a connection, but we could go days without signal" Mike Knapp, Director at Peacock Engineering

  1. New Delhi

Motorbike riding begins


  1. Kalka

  2. Shimla

  3. Kalpa

  4. Tabo

  5. Chandra Tal

  6. Jispa

  7. Tso Kar

  8. Leh

  9. Tso Moriri

  10. Sarchu

  11. Manali

  12. Shoja

  13. Kalka

Route up the Himalayas

Route down the Himalayas