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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.

How to Enable Debug Log in Calem

​Debug log in Calem server helps troubleshooting. For customers with on-site deployment of Calem Enterprise, the debug log can be enabled in the server.  The first step is to edit Calem_Home/etc/log4php.properties where Calem_Home is the directory where Calem Enterprise is installed. The default log level is "info". ;; Debug level for tes...
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How to Delete PMs Permanently in Calem

PMs are the core of the preventive maintenance in Calem. PMs are generated into work orders based on a) Time schedules; b) Meter readings; or c) Meter triggers.  There are cases one wish to delete a PM permanently. A PM was created by mistake. A PM was created for an asset. That asset was created by mistake and needs to be deleted. One has to ...
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How to Search Inventory by Serial Numbers

​Assets in Calem can have manufacturer serial numbers. They can be managed individually in inventory by serial numbers and asset tags. This blog explores ways you can search for an asset in inventory by serial numbers. Option 1. Asset List Search The first option is to search the asset list by serial numbers. ​Menu: Asset module | Asset List R...
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How to Perform Bulk Storeroom Physical Count Transactions

​Physical count transactions may be performed periodically to keep your warehouse stocks accurate. There are couple ways to do it in Calem: a) Use Barcode module in Calem Mobile to perform physical count transaction; b) Use the Ajax Web Client; and c) Use excel template to perform bulk physical counting.  Option c) is discussed in this bl...
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How to Implement Meters in Calem

A meter in Calem represents a measurement. The measurement can be taken from a physical meter, or a virtual meter which does not have a physical meter to take readings from. For example, the odometer of a vehicle is a physical meter. The mileage of a tire is a virtual meter. Both asset and location meters are supported in Calem. This blog...
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Asset Tracking in Calem

​Asset tracking is one of the essential functions of an enterprise asset management (EAM) solution such as CalemEAM. I will cover the following questions in this blog: ​What are assets? How to track asset life-cycles in Calem? How to track asset activities? How to track asset depreciation? 1. What are Assets? Assets are identified ba...
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Group vs Individual Customization

​Customization of data and screens are hallmarks of Calem Enterprise. Screen customization can be achieved at group level or at individual user level.  ​Group customization refers to screen configuration for a group of users. Individual customization refers to the screen configuration by a login user. Here are the guidelines regarding group an...
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Calem Integration Part II: REST API

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 Trigger...
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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 two 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. V...
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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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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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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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Data Upload Part 3: Preventive Maintenance

  This blog series demonstrate the data setup through uploading data from excel templates. Previous blogs include: ​Data Upload Part 1: Inventory Module Data Upload Part 2: Asset and Location Here are some background about excel templates and data upload: ​An excel data template is generated for each table in Calem. Customers can download the ...
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Data Upload Part 2: Asset and Location

This blog series demonstrate the data setup through uploading data from excel templates.  ​Data Upload Part 1: Inventory Module Here are some background about excel templates and data upload: ​An excel data template is generated for each table in Calem. Customers can download the archive of all the templates at http://support.calemeam.com/view...
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