Clay's Blog

These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Mar
09

Enhancements to Part Repair Processes


This blog covers enhancements to part repair processes covered in a previous blog. This iteration of the enhancements makes the repair process easier to manage. 1. Create a Part Repair WO There are two ways to create a part repair work order. Menu: Inventory | Transactions | Create Repair WO (Checkout). A part is checked out from stock, and a ...
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Mar
07

How to Transfer and Dispose Inventory


Inventory transfer is introduced in release R2022a (March 2022). It allows one to transfer parts from one site to another. There are three steps to execute a part transfer: Move a part to a "Transient" storeroomCheck out a part and ship to another siteReceive a part transferred at the destination site 1. Who and Where to Transfe...
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Jan
26

When to use Transient Storerooms


Transient storerooms are introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022. Parts stored in the transient storerooms cannot be checked out for use. A transient storeroom has its restriction attributes of value "Transient". For instance, a storeroom is created in the screenshot below to hold parts to be disposed.Parts can be moved into ...
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Dec
24

How to Set up Storerooms for Repaired Parts


​Storerooms dedicated for repaired parts have been introduced in Calem R21f. This feature allows storerooms to be set up for new parts and repaired parts. Menu path: Inventory | Open | Store listEdit a storeroom and set its restriction to "Repaired" for repaired parts. 1. Return Parts Repaired Internally ​ A part repaired internally ...
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Dec
24

Tips on Inventory Transaction Time


​Inventory transaction time is hidden in the transaction screen in Calem Release R21f. It simplifies the transaction forms and allows the server to set a transaction time to be the current time when a transaction is performed in the server. For instance, the checkout form does not have transaction time field. For customers who n...
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Oct
18

How to Return Parts to a Bin in Storeroom


​The return transaction in the Inventory module is used to re-stock parts checked out previously. A part may be checked out for consumption in a work order, or for repair. A new bin location may be selected when returning a spare part. Menu path: Inventory module | Transactions | Return to StoreroomSelect an inventory item by lookup, or manual...
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Jun
06

What Part Repair Processes to Choose in Calem


Part repair processes allow organizations to manage inventory stock and track repair cost. Calem provides the following repair processes. ​Repair Process​ ​Note​ ​1.  Asset Off-Site Repair​ ​Repairable parts are managed as assets.Repair processes are managed from warehouseAll repairs are done byoff-site vendors.​​ ​2. Non-AssetIntern...
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May
12

How to Move Inventory from a Phone


​Moving an inventory item is available in Calem Touch. Here're the screen flows to move an inventory item from a phone. The same can be achieved from a tablet or desktop. The barcode module is also available from Calem Ajax Web.The same screen flows are supported. 1. Install Calem Touch  The first step is to install Calem Touch in your ph...
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Jan
23

A Revisit of Inventory Valuation


There are changes in inventory valuation in the coming release of Calem R2021. The new process allows you to report inventory valuation by the following menu items: 1. Get the current inventory valuation: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Site Inventory Valuation by Avg Price 2. Get a valuation report at a previous date: Menu...
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Dec
29

How to Generate Inventory Checkout Report


This blog describes the steps to run inventory checkout report for a given period. The first step is to select date range to run the report: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Transaction/Valuation Select Transaction in the dropdown and set the date range to reportLeave "Site" field blank to report on all sites accessible to the login userClick "...
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Oct
23

How to Freeze Inventory Transactions


​Freezing inventory transaction is available in release R20e of October 2020. This feature allows financial teams to prepare reports while placing inventory transactions on hold. Inventory transactions are not allowed, and error messages are shown when transactions matching a freezing rule are executed. Menu path: Admin | Data Design | Tr...
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Oct
12

How to Select Bins when Receiving All for a PO


A bin selection screen is available in Calem R20e (October 2020 release) when receiving all items for a PO. Calem uses the following process to calculate bins to receive for a PO line: The bins are pre-filled by Calem based on current stock and transaction history.The bins are left blank for PO lines that do not have stock, and there are no history...
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Jun
12

Enhancements to Inventory Module in R20c


​Enhancements have been made in the inventory module for the coming release of R20c based on customer feedback. They enable better productivity for end-users. 1. History of Bins in Receiving Parts When receiving parts to stock Calem will display current bin used for the receiving item if there is stock. Otherwise, one has to use "Pick Oth...
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Mar
18

How to Barcode with Your Phone/Pad in Calem?


You can use barcode in Calem inventory, asset and work orders. You will need the following to get started with barcode: Your iPad/iPhone, or Android Phone or TabletsInstall Calem Touch to your pad or phonesHave a label printer or have existing barcode labels. 1. Calem Touch Calem Touch is the mobile application for Calem. You can install Calem Touc...
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Jan
01

How to Report Asset Part Usage


The asset part usage report is available in the coming release R2020 of Calem Enterprise. The report is based on inventory checkout transactions: Checkout to work order assets Checkout to assets directly Parts returned from the checkout transactions are excluded The menu path is: Asset | Report | Asset Part Usage. If the menu does no...
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Oct
23

How to Receive Services in Calem


​Services are provided by vendors. For instance, the installation of a new HVAC system is a service. Services can be received like parts in the coming release of R2019d and issued to work orders. This blog walks through steps to receive and charge services in Calem. Step 1. Service Item The first step is to create a service item...
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Sep
17

How to Report Inventory Valuation in Calem


This blog has been revised by this blog. You may review this blog along the updated blog. An Inventory Valuation report has been added in release R2019c. The valuation is calculated by inventory transactions and an optional reference valuation from other sources (such as a financial system). Menu path: Inventory | Report | Transactions/Va...
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