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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jan
16

Top Assets by Maintenance Time Spent


A new asset KPI has been added to the Asset tab of the dashboard in the coming release of Calem R2022. The new KPI shows the top assets by work order hours. It allows one to get insights of assets that consumed the most maintenance effort. The "List" menu allows one to switch to a list view and drill down to work orders for an asset....
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Dec
23

Source Asset Display in Asset Clone


​Calem Release R21f allows information of the source asset to be shown in the asset clone screen. Asset clone is launched from Asset form.Asset tag is displayed in the caption (1) of the clone screen.Addition information of the source asset is displayed in Asset Info field (2). ​Additional fields of the source asset can be displayed in the "As...
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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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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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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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Jan
25

How to Report Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)


Mean time between failures (MTBF) is the average time between system breakdowns. MTBF is a crucial maintenance metric to measure performance, safety, and equipment design, especially for critical or complex assets, like generators or airplanes. It is also used to determine the reliability of an asset. Calem calculates the mean time between failure ...
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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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Jul
24

How to Use Floor Plans in Calem


Floor plans are drawings or images. They can be used as maps in Calem. For example, work orders are shown as markers and clusters of markers in an indoor business floor plan below. This blog discusses steps to use images as maps in Calem. The feature is available in Calem release R20d in August 2020.  1. Map Setup for Floor Plan The first...
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Jun
11

Asset Node Customization in Asset Tree


Asset nodes in Calem asset tree is shown as Asset number and its note field as shown in the screenshot below. This blog discusses the customization of the asset node in the asset tree. 1. Fields of Asset Node The first step is to make sure that the fields used in asset node are included in the following configuration. For instance, one needs to use...
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Feb
03

How to Clone an Asset


Asset clone has been added in Calem release R20 in February 2020. You may use this feature to add an exact asset added previously. The cloning process uses the current asset's information to create the new asset including asset attributes, attachments and spare parts. The function can be launched from asset screen: Asset | Asset List | select an as...
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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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Dec
02

How to Set up Linear Asset in Calem


Linear Asset function is available in the coming release R2019e.   Linear assets are different from point assets. A linear asset has a significant length and its attributes may vary along the track of the length. Sample linear assets include roads, pipelines, or powerlines. Asset performance and maintenance activities need to identif...
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Nov
22

How to Set Up Map Views in Calem


Map views are available in the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019e. A map view can be launched from a list view of location, assets or work orders. The filter applied in a list views is carried over to the map view so pre-defined or dynamic filters can be applied for visualization in map views. 1. Locat...
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Oct
08

How to Perform Asset Replacement in Work Order


​Replacing an asset at fault with a working asset is one of the work order processes supported by Calem. I will cover the steps necessary to set up assets for replacement. Step 1. Categorization Asset categorization is used to identify assets of the same functionality. For instance, a pump is an asset categorization. Calem requires that an ass...
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Aug
30

How to Perform Work Orders by Asset Barcode Scan



Performing work orders by scanning asset is available in the coming R2019c in September 2019. This productivity feature allows a technician to scan an asset in the field, perform work orders for the asset, or view other information relating to the asset.  Feature Summary: Scan an asset from an iOS or Android device. The menu is "WO by Asset Sc...
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Aug
07

When to use Asset Item in Calem


​An asset item represents a group of identical assets. It can be the manufacturer catalog number or part number for an equipment. In cases the catalog or part numbers are not available one may define it by the make and model of an equipment. The advantages of asset item include: The asset item number allows one to manage an asset as inventory....
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Jul
30

How to Use Q-R Code with Calem


Q-R codea are two-dimentional barcodes and can be used just like stardard (one-dimentional) barcodes. Here are the steps to use Q-R codes with Calem. Step 1. Print Q-R Codes and Attach to Assets or Inventory Parts This step is done with your barcode printers supporting Q-R codes. For instance, to use Q-R codes with assets in Calem, use Ca...
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May
20

How to Manage Asset Deployment in Calem


In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b inventory checkout transactions have been extended to include checkout to a location or a project directly. Prior to R2019b checking to a location is done by checking out to a work order. The process to deploy an asset is: Receive an asset to inventory from a vendorMenu path: Inventory...
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Mar
28

How to Customize Asset Forms with Class (Categorization)


​Class (previously Categorization) allows one to group objects in Calem based on their category hierarchy. It also provides features including attributes and view customization. This blog discusses the view customization based on class. Asset object is used here as an example. The concept is applicable to other objects such as location. 1...
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