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Jan
04

How to Delete Meters


An asset or location can have meters in Calem. Meter readings may be used to drive preventive maintenance, or for condition monitoring. Deleting meters may be accomplished by removing its references including:  Meter readingsPM scheduling and Work OrdersMeter Sets1. Meter Readings The first step is to remove all the meter readings. Menu p...
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Jan
03

How to Manage Asset Relationship in Calem


Asset relation represents the dependencies between assets. It can be used for impact analysis when changes and maintenance are performed. The following is a sample asset relationship diagram. The asset diagram starts at the asset of interestThe related assets are shown to the right in a tree-like view.Click ">>" to drill down to an asset...
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Dec
31

How to Visualize Work Orders by Open WO Chart


Available in the coming release of Calem R2021 in January 2021, Open Work Order Status Chart shows the assignment and status for WOs that are being processed. WOs that are of terminal statuses (i.e., Accepted, Closed, Canceled, Disapproved and Incomplete) are not included in the chart. Management and technicians can visualize wo...
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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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Dec
29

What is Open Purchase Order Chart


Available in the coming release of Calem R2021 for January 2021, Open PO (purchase order) Status Chart shows the assignment and status for POs that are being processed. POs that are fully received, invoiced, completed, voided or closed are not included in the chart. It is an smart tool for both supervisors and buyers to vis...
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Dec
08

How to Generate Requisition for Service from PMs


You can configure a PM (a scheduled preventive maintenance work order) to generate requisition for service in Calem when a PM is released as a work order. Here are the steps to achieve it. 1. Create a Service Item A service item is an item for a service. If not created yet, you may create one for the service you will require for...
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Nov
25

How to Report Comments in Work Orders


​A new report has been added to report comments added in work orders in Calem release R20f. Previously, work order comments can be listed and searched from menu path: Work Order | Open | WO Comments. The new report can be accessed from menu path: Work Order | Report | WO Comments A date range can be specified to report work orders by their request ...
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Nov
22

How to Implement Two-Factor Login by App


Two-Factor Login by App is introduced in Calem release R20f (November 2020). It is more intuitive to use than two factor login by email. After username and password is authenticated, a screen is prompted for a code (the second factor) to complete the two-factor login. ​The same screen is shown in Calem Touch (CalemEAM in App Store, or Goo...
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Nov
13

How to Enable QR Code in Calem


Since QR code is easier to scan than 1D barcode we have added QR code display and print in the coming release R20f in Calem. For instance, you can walk to your storeroom to check out parts to your work order by the QR code displayed in your Calem work order screen. 1. QR Code in Calem Web Client QR code can be enabled in Calem web client by adding ...
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Nov
10

How to Customize Error Messages in Calem


One can customize error messages in Calem. This feature may be used by customers to provide error messages that are better understood by their users. For instance, when you try to delete a record in Calem you may get an error message that the record cannot be deleted.  The built-in error message can be replaced by a custom error message b...
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Oct
28

How to Manage Text Customization in Calem


​Calem has an elastic architecture for flexible text customization including: Provide a new language pack to add a new language support.Customize texts in Calem for fields, dropdowns, and screens.The following table shows the process of calculating a text in Calem for French language. The process is used whenever a field, a dropdown, or a...
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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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Oct
12

When to Use Group Tree in Customization


Group tree has been added in R02e (October 2020). A group represents a role, a group of users, or a persona in Calem. You should use the group tree if there are many roles in your organization. The group tree shows the group hierarchy for you to visualize the the group structure. Menu path: Admin | Group TreeRight-click on a group&nb...
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Sep
07

Why Adopting QR Barcode in Calem


QR code is a 2D (two dimensional) barcode. It may be adopted by organizations to take full advantage of Calem Mobile: QR code is easier to scan than traditional 1D barcode by phones and tablets. The usability is one of the key factors for productivity gain with Calem Mobile.A technician can scan a QR code in the field ...
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Sep
06

How to Use PMs for Outage (Shutdown) Planning


​An outage or shutdown is a time window when many preventive maintenance tasks can be carried out. This blog discusses the use of PMs in Calem to facilitate the outage or shutdown planning. Step 1. Define PM Plans and PMs The first step is to enumerate all the maintenance tasks for an outage or shutdown. For instance, an outage of a produ...
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Sep
01

How to Update Files in Documents in Calem


​A document in Calem can have a file attached to it. A document can be referenced by other objects in Calem including assets, locations, and work orders. If a new version of a file is available, one can use the following steps to update the file of a doc. All objects referencing the doc will see the updated file. Step 1. Remove ...
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Sep
01

How to Customize List View in Calem Touch


List views for Calem Touch can be customized. The steps include the list view customization in the web and configuration changes.  Step 1. List View Menu Customization The first step is to customize the list view from Calem web interface. It is the same as customizing the list views for web. Teh difference is the selection of groups for t...
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Aug
21

How to Implement PMs by Tiered Meter Readings


Tiered meter readings can be configured to schedule PMs in Calem release R20d which is available on August 20, 2020. Here is the diagram of the use case: A new machine is deployed with maintenance schedules based on a meter of operating hours.For the first 30K hours perform first maintenance at 28,000 hours.For the first 50...
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Aug
14

How to Notify Techs of Past-Due Work Orders


​Work orders may not be completed in time. Business processes should be in place to reminder techs and management of past-due work orders.  This blog discusses the workflow process in Calem to notify techs and management of past-due work orders. 1. SLA Contract The first step to set up a contract for work order SLA man...
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