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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
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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Apr
22

How to Reset "Qty to Order" in Site Inventory


Inventory "Qty to Order" and "Qty on Order" might be off in Calem due to the following factors: When an inventory is uploaded the ordering is not triggered by minimum/maximum stock control and order generation.  This is by design because you may upload inventory with min/max and order creation configuration, followed by uploadin...
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Apr
06

How to Test Emails in Calem


Workflow emails are available in Calem. Outbound emails are placed in a email queue. The email queue is sent out by a server process running in the background as a repeat cron job. This blog present an option to manually trigger email processing. This option might be useful for Calem Admins. For instance, you are not ready to turn on outb...
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Mar
29

How to Manage Inventory Items Individually (or Item Serialization)


Inventory items are managed in bulk by bin/quantities in storerooms typically in Calem. For instance, there are three spark plugs in shelf 1 at the maintenance storeroom. However, managing inventory in bulk might not be sufficient for all organizations. For instance, there are three high precision cameras tha...
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Mar
17

How to Visualize Item Consumption Monthly


Monthly consumption for an individual item can be visualized in release R2022a of March 2022. It is based on the inventory KPI charts. Menu: Dashboard | Inventory Tab | Checkout Bar ChartClick Dashboard (1) to view Dashboard moduleClick "Inventory" Tab for inventory KPIs Click "Options" (2) in the chart above to set an individual item to show ...
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Mar
16

How to Manage Maintenance Budgets in Calem


The KPIs of maintenance budgets have been added in Calem R2022a in March, 2022. A maintenance budget includes parts and services used in maintenance operations. The maintenance KPIs are shown as line charts of actual and budgeted cost. Menu: Dashboard | Inventory Tab | Actual/BudgetedThe line in purple shows the monthly budgetsT...
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Mar
09

Enhancements to Part Repair Processes


This blog covers enhancements to part repair processes covered in a previous blog. This iteration of the enhancements makes the repair process easier to manage. 1. Create a Part Repair WO There are two ways to create a part repair work order. Menu: Inventory | Transactions | Create Repair WO (Checkout). A part is checked out from stock, and a ...
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Mar
07

How to Transfer and Dispose Inventory


This is the original blog about transfer and disposal. See this blog for simplified processes for transfer and disposal.  Inventory transfer is introduced in release R2022a (March 2022). It allows one to transfer parts from one site to another. There are three steps to execute a part transfer: Move a part to a "Transient" s...
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Feb
19

Who Logged in and How Long


A new report is introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022a. The report is "Login Duration" and answers the question of the blog title.  Menu path: Admin | Report | Login DurationA date range is required for the reportA user can be optionally set to report the login duration for a specific user. Otherwise, all the users are reported for t...
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Feb
07

Tips in Printing Barcode Labels from a Phone/Tablet


Inventory and stock labels can be printed right from an iPhone/iPad or an Android Phone/Tablet in Calem release R2022. The barcode labels are printed from the Site Inventory screen below. Tap "Inventory Label" to print the inventory barcode label. Tap "Stock Label" to print the stock barcode label.Available printers are shown via App...
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Jan
29

Multi-Site KPIs for Inventory


Multi-Site inventory KPIs are available in release R2022. They are accessible from the inventory KPIs in the "Inventory" tab of the dashboard. The multi-site KPIs are launched from summary inventory KPIs.A summary inventory KPI is based on all the site data accessible to the login user's profile.The "Multi-Site" menu icon launches the multi-si...
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Jan
29

How to Enforce Inspection before PO Receiving


Part inspection prior to receiving a PO is a process introduced in release R2022. The process allows one to enforce inspection before receiving a PO. For organizations that render payment when parts are received to inventory, this process adds a level of payment control. 1. Inspection Flag Inspection flag indicating the requirement of inspection fo...
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Jan
26

When to use Transient Storerooms


Transient storerooms are introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022. Parts stored in the transient storerooms cannot be checked out for use. A transient storeroom has its restriction attributes of value "Transient". For instance, a storeroom is created in the screenshot below to hold parts to be disposed.Parts can be moved into ...
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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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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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Jan
10

How to Pause Integration for Data Editing


Data integration can be enabled to exchange transactions between Calem and a third party application. For instance, an ERP integration is done for the following transactions. We will use the ERP as an example to discuss ways to pause integration and perform data maintenance in Calem. Integration Direction Transaction Calem to ERP Inventory Sto...
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Dec
25

When to Use Compact List Views


A compact list view is introduced in Calem R21f. It combines the title row and toolbar into one row, delivering more space for data presentation. The second screenshot shows the list view with title and toolbar each in its own row. 1. When to Use Compact List Views The advantage of the compact list view is less clutter and more space for data. It i...
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Dec
24

How to Set up Storerooms for Repaired Parts


Storerooms dedicated for repaired parts have been introduced in Calem R21f. This feature allows storerooms to be set up for new parts and repaired parts. 1. Storeroom and Bin for Repair The first step is to setup a storeroom for repair. Menu path: Inventory | Open | Store listCreate, or edit a storeroom and set its restriction to "Repaired" fo...
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Dec
24

Tips on Inventory Transaction Time


​Inventory transaction time is hidden in the transaction screen in Calem Release R21f. It simplifies the transaction forms and allows the server to set a transaction time to be the current time when a transaction is performed in the server. For instance, the checkout form does not have transaction time field. For customers who n...
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Dec
24

Tips for Calem Mobile Customization


An improvement is made in the customization of Calem Mobile in Calem Release R21f. A phone group can be set as the customization for tablet in the ACL profile.  This feature makes it possible to design tablet groups as phone groups. Therefore all phone groups' customization is shared in the tablet groups unless customized by a tablet group.Pri...
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