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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Nov
26

Selecting Stores for Planned Parts in Work Orders


An optional is available to select stores for planned parts in work orders in the coming release of R2023e. The following screenshot is shown when "Use Item" or "Use All" is selected from "Planned Part" list of a work order (3rd screenshot below). Planned parts not filled will be displayed.Click a row to view stock and select one to use (...
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Nov
24

How to View Part Orders from Work Orders


Part ordered for a work order can be viewed from Planned Part list in the coming release of R2023e. Click "View Order" from Planned Part to view REQ and PO lines ordered for this work order (1st screenshot below).The REQ lines and PO lines are shown in two separate tabs (2nd screenshot below).Click "Open Lines" to show all open orders for...
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Nov
22

How to Mandate Picture and Document for Items


Picture and document can be mandated for items in the coming release of R2023e. In the screenshot below, one can mandate fields, picture and document for an item. 1. Mandatory Fields An inventory item is an object for a spare part or service. It is important to have all the required data populated. Here is the process to mandate fields in item...
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Nov
12

How to Use KPIs for Process Improvement


Process KPIs are available in the coming release of R2023e scheduled for November 2023.  They show the goals and operational results across sites. They are great tools for process improvement. For instance, the diagram below shows the goals of maintenance budgets (in red) and the operational budgets of three plants. &n...
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Nov
03

KPIs for Auto Min/Max Process


KPIs are available for the Auto Min/Max Process. They help measure the effectiveness of process.The first KPI is total stock value difference year over year.Inventory Value difference year over year is a KPI to show the changes of inventory valuation of current year from previous year. The goal of the auto min/max process i...
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Oct
29

Auto Min/Max Process for Inventory


Auto Min/Max Process is introduced in the coming release of R23e. It allows an organization to better control when to order spare parts for maintenance operations. Here is a use case: An organization has multiple plants each has own warehouses. It would like to minimize parts stored in warehouses across the plants while meeting the maintenance...
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Sep
17

Cross-Site Receiving in Purchase Orders


In the coming release of R2023e a PO line can be received to sites other than its PO or REQ site. For instance, a REQ is created for a site, turned into a PO, and received to another site. One can define the sites to receive a PO line by the following optionsNone – default. No cross-receiving.All – to all sites accessible to the login use...
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Aug
29

How to Add a Custom Section in Forms


A custom section may be added in release R2023d of August 2023. A section is used in new, edit and read forms to segment data for better presentation. For instance, "DESCRIPTION" is a section in work order task form below. Admin users can add own (or custom) sections to Calem forms in the steps below. 1. Find View IDs Each form in Calem h...
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Aug
28

How to Clone a Group Customization in Calem


Cloning a customization from one group to another is available in the coming release of Calem R2023d (August 2023). It may save time for admin users in keeping consistent customization across user roles (or groups). Here is a sample use case to demonstrate the feature. There are asset form layout changes (creation/new, edit and read) with new ...
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Aug
25

WO Monthly KPI by Assets or Locations


WO Monthly KPIs can be reported by assets or locations in the coming release of R2023d (August 2023).  The "Assets" menu shows a screen to select an asset set or a location set.An asset set is a collection of assets, a location set is a collection of locations.The WO Monthly KPI is recalculated for the asset set or location set selected. ...
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Aug
18

When to Use API Logs in Calem


API Logs are introduced in the coming release of Calem R2023d. They record errors and the data involved in APIs. For instance, a user is receiving a PO. The receipt is sent to a third party application (such as an ERP app). An error occurred from the third party app. The user contacted support. The support team can view the error and data invo...
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Aug
04

Why Adopting AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Calem


AI (artificial intelligence) gives rise to new possibilities in solving problems in enterprise asset management. It is one of the new technologies for Industry 4.0. I will use the following figurative case to demonstrate the relevance of AI in asset maintenance. An unexpected breakdown of a critical equipment caused lost production i...
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Jul
28

How to Assign WOs and POs to Projects


It is easier to assign work orders (WOs) and purchase orders (POs) to projects in Calem R2023c of July 2023. The screenshots below are for WOs. The same function is available for POs. Go to the "WO" tab of a project (Menu path: Project | Project List | Click a project to open its form).Click "Add WO" to assign WOs to this projec...
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Jul
25

The "Upload" Menu in Calem Mobile


A new "Upload" menu is available in Calem Mobile in the coming release of Calem R2023c. It allows a user to upload to Calem existing photo/videos, or take new photo and videos, as well as existing files in a device. The following screenshot shows when "Upload" menu is tapped in an iPhone.The "Upload" menu will replace "Take Photo", "Add Photo", "Ad...
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Jul
25

Attachment Requirements in PM and Work Orders


Attachment requirements are available in the coming release of Calem R2023c. This feature allows maintenance planners to mandate photos or files be attached to steps or safety in work orders.  For instance, a PM step of mowing the lawn of an  asset site may require photos after completion. An "Attachment...
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Jul
17

PM KPIs in Dashboard and Home Modules


The following PM KPIs are more accessible in the coming release of R2023c. Users can browse PMs due from different modules. For instance, an area manager can view PMs due in his area (based on owner groups); technical staff in the field can view PMs due from a phone or pad with Calem Mobile.  Users can use these KPIs to go to work orders ...
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Jul
15

Updated Asset KPIs by Assets


Asset KPIs are updated in the coming release of R2023c. They are calculated by assets instead of by asset classes. Top assets by a metric are shown. Up to 40 top assets are displayed.List Views are available for drilling down to work orders.The KPIs include the following. The KPIs can be filtered by date range, asset classes, and work order ca...
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Jul
11

How to Search a Lookup Field by List of Values


Searching a lookup field by a list of values is available in the coming release of R2023c. A lookup field takes a value from another table. For instance, the item field in site inventory is a lookup field to the item code table. This feature allows one to display a list of site inventory by a list of item codes (for instance, in...
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Jun
30

How to Upgrade to PHP 8.1


In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2023c, the support of PHP 8.1 is included. Customers of on-premise implementation can download the release when it is available (planned for July 2023). The release source archive will have "php81" in it such as "CalemEnterprise_2023_ioncube.php81.tar.gz" here (customer account is required). This blog...
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Jun
12

How to Use Cleaning (CIP) Schedules


CIP (Cleaning-In-Place) Scheduling is a new feature in the coming release of Calem R2023b. The screenshot below shows work orders in the Open WO list that fall within CIP schedules. A planner may choose to execute some of the work orders within CIP schedules. The CIP feature streamlines work order scheduling based on the CIP time windows. The steps...
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