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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Apr
16

Bulk Asset Status Changes with Notes


A change note may be added when uploading assets to Calem in the coming release of R2024a. A new field is added to the asset table as a virtual field or place holder.The field name is "scn_vf" with label "Status-Note".Change notes can be populated in this field in your excel files to be used as status change notes.  Additional R...
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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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Mar
31

How to Use Business Lines in Calem


Business lines have been extended in release R2023a at the end of March 2023. This blog discusses steps to set up business lines. Enhancements have been planned in the coming releases for reports and work order scheduling. Business lines can be used to group work orders, assets and locations. For instance, assets can be grouped by product...
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Mar
12

Multiple MAC Addresses for Assets


Multiple MAC addresses are available for an asset in the coming release of Calem R2023a. It allows a user to find an asset by its mac addresses. Menu path: Asset | Report | MAC addresses  MAC addresses can be managed from Asset form: Menu path: Asset | Asset List | Asset | Contract Tab | MAC Address list  MAC address info is shown in...
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Feb
03

Why Adding the Classic Mint Theme


The Classic Mint theme is available in the coming release of R2023. The goal is to allow users who are familiar with the Classic theme to have the same experience with the Mint theme. Here are the key points for the Class Mint theme: It has the advantage of the screen layout of the Classic them and the modern look of the Mint th...
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Feb
02

A Note of Asset Lifespan Alerts


Asset lifespan alerts are available in the coming release of Calem R2023. Work orders may be created at lifespan points such as 80% and 100%. For instance, when an asset exceeds its lifespan (screenshot below), a high priority work order may be created to alert maintenance supervisors.  1. Define Lifespan Alerts The first step is to ...
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Feb
01

The Timeline View for Assets


 The timeline view of assets is available in the coming release of Calem R2023. It provides a quick overview of an asset. It is available for all themes: dark, mint, and classic (screenshots below). A timeline view includes the following components. A headline of the tag number, priority, status and the short note.% of lifespan based on the li...
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Jan
20

How to Add Thousands of Images to Assets


It is intuitive to display an asset image when viewing an asset. An image can be uploaded by the menu "Attach Photo" in the asset form.  1. Drag and Drop Not Practical Calem provides a drag and drop screen to add more than one image and file to Calem as shared docs (see this blog), or as attachment to an object (asset, inventory, etc).  H...
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Oct
09

When to Choose Asset Spare Parts (BOM) by Asset


There are options to manage asset spare parts, or bill of material, in Calem: by asset, or by asset item, or by both. By Asset - each asset has its own spare parts.By Asset Item - asset spares are managed under asset items.By Both - both lists are maintained out of the box based on the part usage. 1. When to Choose Spare Part by Asse...
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Oct
07

When to Use Owner Group by Location


Owner groups allow fine-tuning access to assets/locations, and their related objects including work orders. They can be configured at assets and locations for maximum flexibility. The feature of owner group by location simplifies owner group management when assets in a location are of a same owner group. Checkbox "Set Owner Group" of the&...
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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 Floorplans as Maps 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 Plans The firs...
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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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