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Dec
22

WO Plan and Schedule KPIs


A new set of KPIs is available for the work order planning and scheduling in Calem R21f released in December 2021. This blog walks through the KPIs and tips to use them. The KPIs are available in the "WO P&S" Tab of the Dashboard module."Dates" menu allows one to specify a reporting period.All the dashlets in this tab will be re-calcu...
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Dec
21

How to Avoid Duplicate Item by Part Number & Specification


Item Duplicate Prompt has been added in Calem Release R21f. It uses the manufacturer number to determine if a potential duplicate item has been entered. Item specification is also searched for potential duplicate. The screen flows below demonstrate the use of the duplicate prompt to avoid duplicate items. 1. Item Duplicate Menu path: Inventory | It...
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Dec
16

Tips for Custom Fields and InnoDB Row Size Limit


Custom fields can be added to a Calem standard table. The screenshot shows the Calem Designer form with the menu to add custom fields to asset table. This blog discusses the best practice in adding custom fields in Calem. The tips are most useful when there are many custom fields to be designed and added.  1. InnoDB Row Size Lim...
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Oct
20

Auto-Library Selection for Excel Export


In Release R21e of October 2021, Calem will select a library based on the number of rows to export to Excel in reports. PhpSpreadsheet is used as the default library to generate Excel file. It has rich formatting features. The Excel looks better.It takes long time in generating an excel report of thousands of rows.It takes ...
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Oct
18

How to Add a Photo in SR/WO


A new menu is available at Service Request (SR) and Work Order (WO). It allows one to add a photo from the SR/WO screen without going to the attachment list. The menu is available in the web client and Calem Mobile App (from App Store and Google Play).  1. Create SR with a Photo The first step is to create an SR and save it. The SR i...
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Oct
18

How to Release PM Only Once


There are needs to release a PM as a work order only once in a future time. This feature is available in Release R21e.  ​1. Release PM Once by Time A new flag "Release Once" is added to PM to release a PM only once based on "Next due". The first step is to create a PM Plan with "Schedule type" setting to "By Time".Next, create a PM for this PM...
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Oct
18

How to Mandate Meter Readings from Work Orders


A new process is available In Release R21e to enforce meter readings in work orders. The process allows maintenance planners to ensure that certain meter readings must be taken whenever they perform work orders for an asset or a location. 1. Asset Meter Settings  New flags are added to Asset Meters to support the process. "Add to CM WO" –...
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Oct
18

How to Prevent Over-Ordering of Spare Parts


In Release R21e a process is introduced to prevent ordering parts excessively. The process can help control the maintenance cost without affecting your maintenance operations. 1. Define Minimum and Maximum Stock Level The first step is to introduce minimum and maximum stock levels for your critical and expensive parts. Auto-requisition sh...
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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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Oct
16

Selecting Asset by Location in SR/WO Creation


When creating a service request (SR) or a work order (WO), one may enter either an asset or a location. Calem Release R21e introduced the asset selection through location. Here is the description: Launch SR or WO creation screen, click the lookup button or enter a location.Calem inspect assets in the selected location. If there is only one ass...
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Oct
16

How to Add a Waiting Status in Work Orders


​The life-cycle of work orders is captured in its status graph - see this blog. A waiting status may be introduced for work orders waiting for parts. An approved work order is placed in Waiting status to wait for parts.When parts are received the status is changed to ready for releasing to the field for execution.The following is the partial work o...
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Oct
16

PM Plan Custom Fields for PM and Work Order


Custom fields enable customers to add additional fields based on business requirements. In release R21e (October 2021) the custom fields in PM Plan are copied to PM by matching names when a PM is created, and to work orders when a work order is generated from a PM. The feature allows one to implement the following business process: C...
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Oct
16

How to Customize Calem Client Themes


​Calem web clients can be customized via Calem Designers and configurations - see this blog for more information. This blog discusses the customization via stylesheets (CSS).  Calem provides themes for the web clients including Calem Classic and Mint. Each theme is a set of components, CSS, and configuration files. Customers can customize the ...
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Oct
04

Modules Docking at Top of the Desktop


With the introduction of module home screens in Calem R21e, planned for October 2021, the modules can be docked at the top of the desktop in the web client.  The default menu for a module should be configured to the new home screen. The home screen is the default menu out of the box. A module may be customized wit...
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Sep
14

Home Screens for Modules in Calem


The screen crafted for work order home will be extended to other modules in the coming release of R21e. Each module will have a home screen. The goal of the home screens is to simplify the user interface and boost productivity. A home screen may include: A quick navigation menu bar to launch tasks or reports (Area 1)A quick...
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Sep
13

What is the Work Order Home Screen


A new Work Order Home screen is introduced in R21e (planned for Sept. 2021). It is a central screen to launch into work order functions. Its goal is to boost the productivity when working with work orders in Calem.  1. Work Order Navigation This the menu area to launch work order functions. The menu bar is the same as the top horizontal m...
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Sep
06

Changes in the Top Area of the Calem Web


The top area of the Calem web will be changed in the coming release of R21e (planned for Sept. 2021). The two screenshots below demonstrate the changes. The first screenshot has one row of toolbar (area 1). A dropdown menu (area 2) shows the additional info and menu items.The second screenshot shows two rows in the top area (1 and 2)...
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Sep
02

Tips for Text Message Notification in Calem


Calem workflow email notifications can be altered in mobile devices including 1) By an email clients on your device - an email client can be configured to raise an alert when a new email arrives;  or 2) As a text messages or SMS (short message service of about 160 characters). Text message notification is implemented as mob...
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Aug
31

How to Set Up OAuth SSO in Calem


OAuth (https://oauth.net) SSO (Single Sign-On) is available in the coming release of Calem R21e. The process flow is similar to Calem SAML SSO. A user logging into Calem is redirected to an OAuth ID provider configured in Calem for authentication and authorization The user is prompted to use his account to sign into Calem. A sample prompt scre...
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Aug
14

How to Automate Asset Downtime Reporting


Asset downtime is a performance indicator (KPI) for maintenance operations. In the coming release of R21d asset downtime reporting can be automated by work orders.  When an asset is down, create a WO with "Asset Down" checked Perform the repair of the asset When the repair is done and the asset is back up, set the work order status to "Co...
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