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Asset KPIs by Categorization

New asset Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been added in Calem Enterprise R11. They are calculated for a date range and grouped by asset categorization. These KPIs are: ​ Assets ​ ​ ​A.Technical Availability (TU) = ((AH-NAH)/(AH))*100% ​ ​ ​B.  Reliability (Ry) = (OH/(OH+EMH))*100% ​ ​C.  Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) = OH/count ...
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Purchase Process Automation

Purchase process automation includes the following steps: ​A. Use Min/Max to control inventory stock levels. B. Create requisitions when inventory stock falls below the minimum stock quantities. C. Route requisitions to supervisors for approval D. Create a PO when a requisition is approved E. Email a PO print in PDF fo...
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Calem Integration Part III: Custom Triggers

Calem Enterprise comes with integration capabilities including: Email Integration: service request submission, service request and work order interaction via emails. Application Programming Interface (API): the APIs to read, update and delete records in Calem. It is ideal for third party applications to integrate with Calem via APIs. Custom Tr...
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Vendor Performance Report

​ Vendor performance reports show how effective vendors are delivering goods. The actual delivery time can be compared against the lead time provided. The lead time is the number of days that vendors need to deliver goods. The lead time can be defined at various levels to best reflect vendor capabilities. Calem calculates the vendor performanc...
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Work Order Acceptance Signature

Work order acceptance is a step in Calem Enterprise for customers to accept a completed work order. There are two ways to accept a work order: ​The work order accepter logs into Calem via Ajax web client and accept a completed work order.  A technician completed a work order at a customer site, and get a signature from customer to accept the w...
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Data Filtering/Search in Calem

In Calem Enterprise R11 to be available in March 2018, there are three ways to query a data list in Calem. They are listed below by ease of use for end users.  Free text search – it is simple to use. Calem will search a fixed set of fields in the data list. List search row – it is intuitive to use. The search row shows in the list view so you ...
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How to use Categorization and Category Attributes

Categorization is introduced in Calem Enterprise R11 to be available in Spring 2018. It is a category hierarchy with unlimited levels of depth. It is used to group objects in Calem for browsing, search and reporting. It is an enhancement and expansion of the category and sub-category in asset module. For example, IT systems can ...
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PM Release Inclusion and Exclusion in Calem

PM relationships can be used to manage PM releases. ​PM Inclusion: PMs defined in a PM's inclusion list (or Sequence list) will be released as work orders when the PM is released to work orders. This relationship can be used to co-release multiple PMs at the same time. PM Exclusion: ​Release of one PM excludes one or more other PMs from being relea...
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Track Failures in Work Orders

You can configure Calem to track failures in work orders. The configuration for failure tracking does not affect preventive maintenance work orders. It is applicable to corrective work orders, i.e., work orders for breakdowns. Track Failures in Work Orders There are two ways to track asset failure reporting - see Mandate Failure Codes in Work ...
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Custom Fields for User Skill Management

I have touched upon customization in Calem in previous blogs in piece meals. This blog dives into the details through the implementation of a business case. It can be used by administrators to customize other data objects. Here is the business case: ​An organization likes to track skill matrix for maintenance staff. A maintenance user can...
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Asset Condition Monitoring with Meter Triggers

​There are scenarios of asset condition monitoring that can be implemented by the meters and triggers available in Calem Enterprise. Here is such a sample case: ​A vessel has a main port side engine and a main startboard engine. The engine oils are analyzed regularly, for instance, every 100 hours of operation based on manu...
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Upload Vendors and Prices

​Vendor setup is discussed in a previous blog here . This blog discusses the steps to upload vendors and prices. There are three steps to set up vendors and prices. Data Upload via Excel Templates Excel templates are available in Calem for every table so that data can be managed via excel files. See this blog for more information. Step 1. Vend...
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Access Control Profiles in Calem

Access control profiles, or ACL Profiles, can be configured to allow users of your organization and your customers to sign into Calem and access the data and menu actions allowed. ACL Profile Case 1: Internal Use Calem Enterprise is used by a manufacturing plant. The plant employees are the only users of Cale...
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Browsers for Calem AJAX and Touch Desktop

I have seen customers with corporate policies in place with selective browsers for Calem and other enterprise applications. In other cases customers have own choices about the browsers to use with Calem. This blog covers the browsers and our preferences for use with Calem Enterprise. AJAX Web Client The AJAX web client is the primary web inter...
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Login User Setup

​Users can be added to Calem through data entry forms, upload from excel files, import from LDAP servers, or auto-creation via email service requests. One can create as many users in Calem as needed. However, login users require license seats and profile configuration.  In this blog I will cover the steps to set up users to log ...
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Purchase Order Print Part 3 - Terms and Conditions

In Purchase Order Print Customization Part 2 we discussed the header templates and terms and conditions. In this blog I will cover the PO terms and conditions in detail.  PO terms and conditions can be defined in Calem in the following ways: For site specific terms, go to Site form (Org module | EAM company | Site tab) and edit the site to add...
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Bulk Update II: Work Order and PM

Bulk update allows one to update more than one record at a time. It allows maintenance staff to complete data changes very efficiently. There are two approaches available in Calem to perform bulk updates: ​Bulk update through export and import .  Bulk update from list forms In the first approach, one may identify a list report to perform the c...
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How to Customize List|Report for Groups and Personal Logins

 List views are used extensively in Calem Enterprise. They include: ​Main Data Lists such as work order lists Detail Data List such as scheduled labor lists for a work order Lookup List such as cost center lookup list Report List such as work order report list Report Detail List such as scheduled labor lists in work order print The customizati...
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Purchase Order Print Customization Part 2

In last blog  about purchase order print customization we have discussed the standard PO header customization, PO lines, and the signature section.  In this blog I will present the new top template for PO print, and terms and conditions at the end of PO print. See the screenshot below. The top template for PO print will be&...
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Calem Enterprise Implementation Strategies

​Implementation strategies vary based on business requirements. We will discuss two common strategies in this blog. They have been proven by customers in the field. Strategy 1. Work Orders First This is the default implementation strategy as discussed in the iterative implementation blog . It starts with implementing work orders. Inventor...
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