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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.

How to Manage Equivalent Spare Parts

A spare part may have equivalent ones that can be used in place of the spare part in case of shortage. Enhancements have been made to the management of equivalent parts in the coming R2019c release schedule for July 2019. 1. Define Equivalent Parts Equivalent parts can be defined in bulk from either site inventory or items forms. Men...
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How to Tune MySQL with MySQLTuner

Calem uses MySQL as its database. For customers using Calem Cloud Services the database tuning is handled by the Calem Support Team. Using MySQLTuner to set optimal settings of MySQL helps handle larger data sets and prevents Calem from slowdown. For customers with on-premise deployment of Calem the database turning may be ...
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How to Enable Instant Search for Free Text Search

Free Text Search is a convenient tool for filtering data in the list view. Simply enter a text in the free text search box to filter a list . All text fields (such as notes and descriptions) including customized fields and selective lookup fields (such as asset number, item number) are filtered.  Instant search is turned off by defau...
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How to Subscribe to Data Changes in Calem

Data change events and subscription are available in Calem Enterprise R2019b.  Administrators can register 3 rd -party applications as listeners in Calem. These listeners are notified when records are changed in Calem. ​Data change subscription and  Calem REST API enable customers to build two-way integration with Calem. This blog di...
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How to Manage Asset Deployment in Calem

In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b inventory checkout transactions have been extended to include checkout to a location or a project directly. Prior to R2019b checking to a location is done by checking out to a work order. The process to deploy an asset is: Receive an asset to inventory from a vendor Menu path: Inventor...
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How to Manage Documents for a Project

  In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b, a "Document" tab is added to the Project module to track documents for the project. The steps to record docs for a project are: Create a project record (Menu path: Project module | Project List | Create) Save the record, the project form is shown for the record just create...
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How to Manage Documents for an Audit

​In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b, a "Document" tab is added to the Inspection module to track documents used for an inspection or audit. The steps to record docs used in an inspection are: Create an inspection record for an annual inspection or audit (Menu path: Inspection module | Inspection List | Create) ...
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How to Group Document by Categorization

​Documents are files or hyperlinks uploaded to Calem Enterprise. They are managed from Doc module | Document List.    1. Doc Categorization Tree Document categorization can be defined with "Doc?" flag checked. Assign document categorization to docs to group docs and view them from the doc categorization tree. Menu path: Doc modu...
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Smart Lookup in Calem Enterprise R2019a

Smart lookup is introduced in Calem Enterprise R2019a. It reduces one mouse click when looking up certain values. It is activated when using lookup button or menu to pick a lookup value. Let's walk through an example to see it in action. A work order can have planned parts When checking out parts from a work order the lookup screen of the inve...
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How to Upgrade to PHP 7.2

In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b, the support of PHP 7.2 will be included. Customers of on-premise implementation can download the release when it is available (planned for May 2019). The release source archive will have "php72" in it such as "CalemEnterprise_2019_ioncube.php72.tar.gz" here (customer account is required).&...
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Limit Editing to Approved Changes

Change management can be implemented in Calem Enterprise - see this blog . A change is created, pre-approved, reviewed, approved and executed. In Calem Enterprise release R2019a editing is limited to change owner team and manager team once a change is approved. This is to prevent unwarranted modification to approved changes. A p...
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How to Include Category Attributes in API Fetch

​Category attributes are dynamic attributes relevant to an asset, or a location used as a configuration element (CE). For instance, an computer server asset may include memory size and CPU model while a truck tire asset may include minimum and maximum pressure values. See this blog for more information about category attrib...
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How to Manage Asset Status from Work Orders

 We have discussed monitoring asset status via APIs here . In Calem Enterprise R2019a, asset status can be managed at work order creation (Work Order module | Create WO): Set "Asset Down" checkbox checked for Calem to modify the status of asset to "Down" from "In Service" when the work order is created. Calem will set the asset's sta...
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How to Set Up Vendor Tax Codes

Vendor tax codes have been improved in Calem Enterprise R2019a. It supports single site and multiple sites deployment. A default tax code can be configured at vendor or vendor site. The tax code will be used as default tax code for the vendor and vendor site. A site specific tax code can be configured for a vendor site.  This setup is use...
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How to Configure Default Values for Lookup Fields

​Default values can be configured in Calem Enterprise since the beginning. In Calem Enterprise R2019a the default values for lookup fields can also be configured. For instance, the "Unit" field in items table is a lookup field. A default value "EA" (each) can be configured so when you create a new item, the "Unit" field will be filled out with...
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How to Change Asset Items in Assets?

Assets in Calem can be managed in inventory as asset items. Asset items are tracked individually in inventory through asset serial numbers. Asset item changes in assets are supported through a process defined here . In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b, asset item change is available as a menu in asset form.  Enter the new ass...
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How to Enable Full-Web Client for Touch Devices

​Calem Enterprise comes with client options to maximize user productivity. This blog discusses turning off Calem touch web client. Instead, full-web client is enabled for mobile web client. The use case is for large screen touch devices such as 17" tablets to use full-web client, instead of touch web client. A full-web client for bro...
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How to Run Purchase Summary Reports

​Purchase summary reports have been added to Calem Enterprise R2019 including purchase orders and invoices. Purchase managers can get insights of their operations from these reports along with vendor performance report. 1. PO List Report PO List report shows purchase orders or vendor summary for a given period of time. The menu path: Purchase ...
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How to Define Warehouse Staff in Calem

​Warehouse staff are storeroom users performing inventory activities. Warehouse staff can be defined in teams and assigned to sites. This feature is available in Calem Enterprise R2019. It is backward compatible and will not impact current customers. This feature is turned on only after storeroom teams are defined. So, it i...
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How to Track Storeroom Activities in Calem

A new storeroom activity report has been added to Calem Enterprise R2019. It allows supervisors to view storeroom activities performed by warehouse staff. For a given time period the report lists: a) Summary of transactions by storeroom staff; or b) List of transactions by storeroom staff. The time period can be pre-defined, or a custom date r...
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