Calem Blogs

Blogs of CalemEAM

Data Extraction and Migration

Data extraction and migration are performed as organizations expand the use of Calem. For instance, an organization uses Calem Enterprise to manage its global maintenance operations including manufacturing plants. The organization decides to use Calem Cloud Service to manage manufacturing plants as a separate service. The plants data needs to ...
Continue reading
  2627 Hits
2627 Hits

Skill License Expiration Management

Skill license expiration management is required in maintenance organizations. For instance, forklift driver licenses expire every three years or so. Drivers must be trained and have valid licenses to comply with regulatory requirements.  The configuration management database (CMDB) function in Calem is powerful and flexible in managing both as...
Continue reading
  2427 Hits
2427 Hits

Expressions in Free Text Search

One of the cool features in Calem Enterprise is the free text search in any list or lookup view. Just enter a phrase you are looking for, Calem searches both text and lookup fields to for records matching your input phrase. The list or lookup views are updated instantly based on your input. In this blog we will explore the advanced expressions supp...
Continue reading
  2211 Hits
2211 Hits

Calem Setup Part 1: Asset & Location

This is the Part 1 of the Calem Setup series. The setup series are parts of the training offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel templates in Calem Training. The setup process i...
Continue reading
  2423 Hits
2423 Hits

Calem Setup Part 2: Preventive Maintenance

​ This is the Part 2 of the Calem Setup series. The setup series are parts of trainings offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel templates in Calem Training. Preventive Maintenance&nb...
Continue reading
  2280 Hits
2280 Hits

Calem Setup Part 3: Inventory

​This is the Part 3 of the Calem Setup series. We will release other parts in the coming weeks. The setup series are parts of trainings offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel t...
Continue reading
  2332 Hits
2332 Hits

Meter Reading Calendar

​ Meter reading calendar view can be launched from dashboard module. It allows one to view multiple asset meters in one excel calendar view and identify alarms easily. The calendar view provides the following features: A calendar can includes up to five assets All meters of the selected assets are shown in calendar view by three time slots: Night r...
Continue reading
  2255 Hits
2255 Hits

Open Work Order Board

​One of the coolest features introduced in Calem Enterprise R10l of March 2017 is the Open Work Order Board. The board originated from our experience working with customers. We often get questions about work order assignment. For example: ​How do I find all work orders assigned to my team? How to find out current work order assignment in ...
Continue reading
  3085 Hits
3085 Hits

Requisition Approval Routing

Requisition approval auto-routing is available in release R10l (March 2017).  The pre-requisites for approval routing include: Set up users with "Supervisor" configured (at Organization | ACL Profiles | User List) Set up REQ approval levels (at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ Level) Set up REQ approvers(at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ A...
Continue reading
  2593 Hits
2593 Hits

A Hot Patch for IE 11 Compatibility Mode

​In Calem Enterprise one can add multiple attachments to work orders via browsing or drag and drop. Here is a screenshot of adding attachments in Calem. This feature works with the latest Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Edge and IE 11. However, this feature does not work with IE11 in compatibility mode. When adding a PDF file to work order ...
Continue reading
  2378 Hits
2378 Hits

Multi-Site Inventory in Calem

​ Inventory module in Calem provides enterprise-wide inventory management: Master items at global level allow customers to ensure consistency of inventory naming across sites. ​ Multi-sites and multi-storerooms allow customers to manage inventory across geographical sites for asset sites and service sites. Serialized inventory tracki...
Continue reading
  2313 Hits
2313 Hits

Custom Required Field for Calem Offline

Administrators can customize standard tables to alter table or field attributes for Calem Offline. For instance, "Comments" field in is required by default when adding comments to work orders. One can make the field not required in Calem Offline through the following steps. Create a directory "custom" at Calem metadata directory "Cal...
Continue reading
  2067 Hits
2067 Hits

Work Order Time to Complete

​This new KPI is available in Calem Enterprise R10k release in February 2017. It allows maintenance management team to review work order performance. ​Menu path: Dashboard | Open | WO Time to Complete The KPI calculated the average days to complete work orders grouped by work order categories. You can pick an existing time durat...
Continue reading
  2155 Hits
2155 Hits

Barcode with Windows 10 Touch PC

​In addition to using Calem Barcode with Android barcode devices, you can use USB barcode scanners and Windows 10 touch screen PCs to streamline your warehouse operations. The first step is to configure your touch screen PC: Launch Microsoft Edge browser Configure Edge Browser for Barcode: Go to "about:flags" in the address bar of Edge A confi...
Continue reading
  2184 Hits
2184 Hits

Asset Failure, Root Cause and Action

​In this blog we will do an exercise to customize a work order list report to show asset failure, root cause and action. Here are the goals: ​ Create an asset report of failure, root cause and action for a period of time The following is a screenshot of the final report we like to get. The first step is to customize a work order list report to have...
Continue reading
  2775 Hits
2775 Hits

Reading Estimates for PM Calendar Report

PM Calendar report shows current work orders and projected PM work orders based on date range selected. The calendar report uses the following methods to estimate PM work orders: ​ Time-based repeat schedules (such as every 3 months). Meter-based repeat schedules (such as every 3000 miles in the odometer readings). Calem uses meter reading estimate...
Continue reading
  2049 Hits
2049 Hits

Alternative Spare Parts

Alternative parts are parts that can be used in place of other parts. Calem provides the following functions in handling the alternative parts: Define alternative parts at inventory items Menu path: Inventory Module | Open | Inventory Items | "Equivalent" tab Use alternative parts in stock In checkout transaction, one can choose to view stock ...
Continue reading
  2328 Hits
2328 Hits

PM Blackout

​ PM blackout is defined as period of time when PMs should not be generated. The blackout can be holidays when facilities are closed and there are no people around.  ​PM blackout periods are defined in the Site Time Off form (Schedule module | Open | Site Time Off) with "PM blackout?" checked. The screenshot below shows that 3/1/14 to 3/3/14 w...
Continue reading
  2185 Hits
2185 Hits

Asset Failure Report

Asset failure report calculates the mean time between failure (MTBF) of asset failures and help maintenance professionals tune PM scheduling to prevent failures. The following information is involved in the failure report: Menu path: Asset module | Report | Asset Failure Report Click "+" to create a new report, or click to open an existing report. ...
Continue reading
  2184 Hits
2184 Hits

Meter Reading Chart

​ Meter reading chart is available in R10j. It can be used to better understand asset performances. The meter graph provides the following features: Menu path: Dashboard module | Meter Chart A graph can have up to 5 meters in a graph A graph can have a time period to draw readings A graph configuration can be stored in the graph list so one ca...
Continue reading
  2240 Hits
2240 Hits