The ultimate goal of using start centers is to utilize the power of KPI’s and result sets for quick access to some important information. This information can be useful to your users for quick access to things but it can also affect performance (more on this later). So what is a KPI? It stands for Key Performance Indicator. You use KPI’s to measure performance within your Maximo system. An example of a KPI is when you want to measure what percentage of work orders are completed in a timely manner. The KPI chart would show you a percentage, let’s say 85%, and then have three visual queues to say what is acceptable and what is not. For example, it will show a red area when your percentage of completed work is %50 or less and a yellow area where the percentage is between %50 – %80. These ranges are set by you based on how you see fit. From this KPI, you can then determine how your crew is performing and if it’s acceptable or not.