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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jun
07

When to Close Work Orders without Acceptance


Acceptance is a step in the life-cycle of work orders for a customer or supervisor to accept work completed. For instance, a repair work order is accepted by an operations manager; a PM work order is accepted by a maintenance supervisor. Use the following chart to determine if there are too many work orders to be accepted:  Dashboard | Summary...
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May
10

Tips to Browse Open Work Orders


Open work orders represent current maintenance work load. They need to be actively managed for approval, planning and execution. There are various views in Calem to browse open work orders including Open WO (PMs) and Open WO (Non-PMs) in the coming release of R2022b for May 2022. This blog summarizes various ways to view open work orders....
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Apr
27

Tips in Adding Short Videos to a Work Order


 In the coming release of Calem R2022b short videos can be added to work orders in Calem Mobile. Calem Mobile needs to be upgraded from App Store (iOS devices) or Google Play (Android devices).Search "CalemEAM" if you are installing Calem Mobile the first time.See this blog for more info.This feature is available in Ca...
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Apr
24

How to Manage Work Orders Assigned to Me and My Team


There are productive facilities in Calem for managing work orders assigned to the login user or the teams of the login user. These forms can be used by both web and mobile users. 1. My Assignment/Team in Calem Web The following use cases are supported to streamline work order management for web users. A technician may use My Assignme...
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Jan
20

Multi-Site KPIs for Maintenance


Multi-Site KPIs are introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022. For instance, the monthly maintenance KPIs are shown for multiple sites below. The site name is shown in each chart for that site.Up to 6 site charts can be shown in a multi-site KPI page.One can further narrow down the data by menu items based on each KPI. For instance, the ...
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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 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
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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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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Jul
06

Tips for Work Order Pivot Visualization


WO Pivot Visualization is available in the coming release of R21c in July 2021. It provides a visualization of aggregated metrics of work orders. The Pivot Visualization is available from work orders lists Open WO, All WO (Performed) and All WO (Time Requested).The Pivot is aggregated by a field with filtering. For instance, the firs...
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Jun
23

Tips for Work Order Kanban Board


 WO Kanban Board is available in the coming release of R21c in July 2021. It provides a visualization of work order process flows. The Kanban board can be launched from Work Order | Open WO, My Work | My Team Assignment, and My assignment.Work orders from the source list and of finished statuses (Accepted, an...
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Jun
06

What Part Repair Processes to Choose in Calem


Part repair processes allow organizations to manage inventory stock and track repair cost. Calem provides the following repair processes. ​Repair Process​ ​Note​ ​1.  Asset Off-Site Repair​ ​Repairable parts are managed as assets.Repair processes are managed from warehouseAll repairs are done byoff-site vendors.​​ ​2. Non-AssetIntern...
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Jun
06

How to Manage Work Orders by Team


​Work order management by team has been boosted by new team forms in Calem R21b (released in June of 2021): A team leader can launch Work Order | My WO | My Team Assignment to view work orders assigned to users of his teams.The team leader can use "My Team Completed (Not Accepted)" to review completed work orders and accept them. ​These n...
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May
04

How are Hours Populated in Work Order Scheduling


​The hours prefilled when scheduling a user to a work order have been refined in release R21a (May 2021). The scheduling of a user to a work order can be done in the following ways:Schedule | Weekly Schedule - dragging a work order to weekly calendar (see this blog)Work Order Planning Tab: "More" dropdown - Assign to others or Assign to m...
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Apr
20

When to Use WO Labor Summary Report


In the coming release of R21a (scheduled for early May 2021), the WO labor summary report has been revamped. If you are looking for the following metrics of work order labor in one place this report is the right one. Available hours: these are the labor hours available based on shifts and schedules. The schedules are defined in ...
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Apr
18

How to Report Work Order Status Duration


​In the coming release of R21a planned for April 2021, work order status duration is available in the status log: Menu path: Work Order | Open WO (or another work order list) | Go to a work order | More dropdown menu | Status LogThe "Duration (hours)" column shows the duration in hours of a work order in the "To status".The "Exit Time" shows t...
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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
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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