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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jul
20

How to Track Asset Off-Site Repair


​Off-site repair process is provided to track assets and their repair costs. The process is described in the diagram below. ​Requisition and purchase orders in Calem are used to manage the approval process for off-site repair. Inventory transactions are used to track assets in the repair process.  Step 1. Create a...
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Jul
10

When to Use Teams in Calem


Teams may be used to manage users in Calem. They can be used to organize internal resources into functional groups based on shifts, specialty, or other requirements.  They can also be used to manage contractor resources. 1. Team SetupTeams are more efficient when you have many maintenance resources to manage. Teams can be e...
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Jun
30

How to Streamline Work Order Processes in Calem by SLA


Work orders are used to manage all the maintenance work including corrective and preventive maintenance activities. Work order status graph is used to describe work order processes. This blog discusses the methods introduced in Calem Enterprise release R11c to streamline the work order processes. The methods monitor work order status...
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Jun
22

Add Asset Photo by Drag and Drop


In Calem Enterprise R11c available in June 2018, a menu has been added in the asset form to simplify adding an asset photo. The steps are: Click "Attach Photo" menu in asset form.Drag and drop a photo to the file upload formClose the file upload formThe photo uploaded will be used as the asset's photo. In addition to the simple operation above ther...
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May
26

How to Increase Productivity with Home Form


Home form is introduced in Calem Enterprise R11b. It is the default form in Favorite module. Home form is shown when Favorite module is the first module in your module bar (the left vertical menu bar). In this blog I will show you how to increase your users' productivity with the Home form. Let's start with the purposes of the&n...
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May
18

Calem Integration 1: Email & Misc Integration


Calem Enterprise comes with integration capabilities including: Email & Misc Integration: service request submission, service request and work order interaction via emails. Additional integration includes data export/import, and active directory.Application Programming Interface (API): the APIs to read, update and delete records in Calem. It is...
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Apr
30

How to Require/Mandate Fields for Work Orders by Status/Category


This feature allows one to set up required fields in work orders by Status and Category. Calem will check work orders and block status transition if required fields are not filled.  Some sample business cases to apply the feature: When a work order is released to technicians the work order must be assigned.When a work order is completed soluti...
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Apr
19

How to Set up Work Order Layouts by Category


There are business cases that organizations use different work order completion and print layouts for work orders of different categories. For instance, PM and non-PM work orders may have different sets of fields required. Calem provides two options: The first option is work order completion screens for PM and non-PM work orders. This option allows...
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Apr
16

Approval Routing for Auto-Generated REQs


See this blog for mandating pre-approval for REQs. Requisition approval routing has been defined based on requesters (see this blog). This method works well for user initiated requisitions. For requisitions generated by Calem based on min/max stock level configurations the requesters are not end users. There are ways in Calem to configure...
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Apr
10

Radio Buttons for Dropdown List


​Dropdown list defines a set of values for a field. It is used extensively in Calem Enterprise. By default a dropdown list is shown as a dropdown field. For example, work order category is shown as a dropdown list. There are cases customers like to see radio buttons for a dropdown list seeded in Calem or created by customers. This can be achie...
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Apr
04

Asset Depreciation


Asset depreciation has been reworked in Calem Enterprise R11. It supports three depreciation methods and annual reporting. Here are the key fields to configure in an asset for depreciation reporting. An asset can be excluded from depreciation by setting its flag: "No Depreciation" Original and end values define the starting and ending values b...
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Apr
03

Asset KPIs by Class (Categorization)


The asset KPIs by assets are replacing the KPIs by classes from release R2023c. The KPIs by asset classes are deprecated.  The definition of KPIs are valid excepting ones that are deprecated which are noted with "(Deprecated)".See this blog for updated KPIs. New asset Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been added in Cale...
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Mar
27

Purchase Process Automation


Purchase process automation includes the following steps: A. Use Min/Max to control inventory stock levels.B. Create requisitions when inventory stock falls below the minimum stock quantities.C. Route requisitions to supervisors for approvalD. Create a PO when a requisition is approvedE. Email a PO print in PDF format&...
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Mar
23

Calem Integration 3: Custom Triggers


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 Trig...
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Mar
20

Vendor Performance Report


​Vendor performance reports show how effective vendors are delivering goods. The actual delivery time can be compared against the lead time provided. The lead time is the number of days that vendors need to deliver goods. The lead time can be defined at various levels to best reflect vendor capabilities. Calem calculates the vendor performance...
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Mar
11

Work Order Acceptance Signature


Work order acceptance is a step in Calem Enterprise for customers to accept a completed work order. There are two ways to accept a work order: ​The work order accepter logs into Calem via Ajax web client and accept a completed work order. A technician completed a work order at a customer site, and get a signature from customer to accept the wo...
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Mar
06

Data Filtering/Search in Calem


In Calem Enterprise R11 to be available in March 2018, there are three ways to query a data list in Calem. They are listed below by ease of use for end users.  Free text search – it is simple to use. Calem will search a fixed set of fields in the data list. List search row – it is intuitive to use. The search row shows in the list view so you ...
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Feb
27

How to use Class and Class Attributes


Class (Categorization) is introduced in Calem Enterprise R11 to be available in Spring 2018. It is a category hierarchy with unlimited levels of depth. It is used to group objects in Calem for browsing, search and reporting. It is an enhancement and expansion of the category and sub-category in asset module. For example, IT syst...
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Nov
22

Purchase Order Print Part 3 - Terms and Conditions


In Purchase Order Print Customization Part 2 we discussed the header templates and terms and conditions. In this blog I will cover the PO terms and conditions in detail.  PO terms and conditions can be defined in Calem in the following ways: For site specific terms, go to Site form (Org module | EAM company | Site tab) and edit the site to add...
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Nov
21

Bulk Update II: Work Order and PM


Bulk update allows one to update more than one record at a time. It allows maintenance staff to complete data changes very efficiently. There are two approaches available in Calem to perform bulk updates: ​Bulk update through export and import. Bulk update from list formsIn the first approach, one may identify a list report to perform the chan...
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