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Fixed vs. Floating User Seats

Calem Enterprise Edition is an enterprise EAM/CMMS solution including advanced features and modules for enterprise customers. Customers can have as many users defined in Calem as needed. However, a valid license seat is required for a user to log into Calem. Calem offers both fixed and floating user seats to help organizations maximi...
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Add Search Box to a Detail List

​A detail list is a list view in a master-detail form. For example, the requisition form has a detail list of items to be purchased. There are cases a detail list may have hundreds of records. Fortunately, you can add a search box to any detail list in Calem when needs arise.  I will use the requisition form as an example to demonstr...
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Work Order Invoicing by Steps

​Work order invoices allow maintenance organizations to bill customers. By default the invoice cost lines are reported by work orders. There are businesses that need to show cost lines by work order steps. Calem Enterprise provides a configuration for such businesses to turn on step-based cost lines. ​Contact Calem support to enable this ...
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Module Bar Minimization

A quick background about Calem module bar: ​ The module bar in the AjaxWeb shows the modules available for the login users. One can click a module button in the module bar to jump to a module with module menu bar showing at the top of the Calem desktop screen. See the screenshot below. Minimizing module bar makes more space available for ...
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Purchase Order Print Customization Part I

PO print uses templates by default for HTML and PDF output. You may customize the prints through a combination of Calem designer and templates. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Calem Designer Use Calem Designer to customize PO headers.  ​Menu path: Purchase module | All POs | Check a PO and use "Customize" menu to customize PO print headers Templates PO lines and PO...
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Configuration for Large Data Set

Calem Enterprise is engineered for performance at its core. The AjaxWeb client uses browsers to cache certain data sets for instant user interaction. For example, assets are pre-loaded and cached in the browsers.  This approach works well for data sets that are small to intermediate where record counts are from hundreds to ...
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Part Auto-Numbering

​Calem Enterprise provides inventory part auto-numbering. There are two types of auto-numbering: ​Global auto-numbering: all parts in Calem are numbered with the same sequence number. Category-based auto-numbering: parts in Calem are numbered based on their categories.  In this blog we will focus on the global auto-numberin...
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Asset/Location in Map

In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R10o an asset or location can be viewed in Google map based on its latitude and longitude. Here is a sample screenshot of the map view with the marker showing the position of an asset or location. The map view can be launched from asset or location screen. Calem uses the following rules to find the latitude...
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Text Field Auto-Sizing

One of the user interface enhancements in upcoming R10o release is the auto-sizing of text fields based on contents. Text fields have been of fixed sizing - 6 row space regardless of its contents. This feature improves user productivity by expanding text or shrink text fields to fit the contents. So, users will have less sc...
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Read-Only Module Setup

One of the features in the upcoming R10o release is the convenient setup of read-only modules. Here is the business case: ​Some maintenance staff can perform work orders and service requests. They are granted read and edit rights for work orders and service requests. However, they only have read-only access to other modules including asset, prevent...
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Work Order Invoicing

​ Work order invoicing has been added in Calem Enterprise R10n. It is used to bill customers for work orders completed. The function is available in AjxWeb. The invoicing processes are: Execute a work order for a customer Review invoice and make changes if necessary Approve invoice. Workflow emails are sent out to notify that invoices are...
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Getting Ready for PHP 7

​Calem Enterprise R10n runs with PHP 7. This is an exciting feature because PHP 7 has many unique advantages over PHP 5 (5.3.x to 5.6.x). We have observed about 30% performance gains in the Calem build process that uses PHP to package releases. Here is our plan for going forward with PHP 7. Calem Cloud Services will be upgraded to PHP 7 i...
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Organizing Meters for Quick Entries

One of the exciting features in Calem Enterprise R10n, available on June 5, 2017, is the intuitive screen for maintenance staff or operators to enter meter readings quickly.  Meter Set The first step is to organize meters into meter sets. Each set of meters includes meters whose readings are to be taken regularly. ​Menu pat...
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Two KPIs for Preventive Maintenance

Key performance indicators (KPI) help maintenance professionals analyze their operational efficiency. I am going to review two of the KPIs related to preventive maintenance.  PM Compliance The first KPI is the PM Compliance. This KPI presents the data points at daily and monthly level based on targeting completion dates. ​The counts of PM...
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Field Inline Editing

This feature improves the efficiency of field editing. It will be available in the upcoming R10n release. Field inline editing allows one to quickly start editing a field from read views. This is done by showing an edit icon in a field when a mouse focus is over that field. The edit icon launches the edit screen, and moves focus to the fi...
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Calem Touch Installation

​Calem Touch is the mobile solution for field workers to use Calem Enterprise. Network connections are required to use Calem Touch. Changes made from Calem Touch are applied to Calem Enterprise in real time. Calem Touch can be installed from iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets: ​App Store for iOS devices Google Play Store for Android devices A...
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Multiple Cloud Services for Business Units

Calem Cloud Services provide flexible choices for organizations to manage business units.  An organization can manage business units in a share Calem Cloud Service, or use multiple cloud services each for a business unit. This blog discusses the process of using multiple Calem Cloud Services with the services sharing the same customizatio...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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