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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
May
19

Multiple Cloud Services for Business Units


Calem Cloud Services provide flexible choices for organizations to manage business units. An organization can manage business units in a share Calem Cloud Service, or use multiple cloud services each for a business unit. This blog discusses the process of using multiple Calem Cloud Services with the services sharing the same customization...
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May
18

Data Extraction and Migration


Data extraction and migration are performed as organizations expand the use of Calem. For instance, an organization uses Calem Enterprise to manage its global maintenance operations including manufacturing plants. The organization decides to use Calem Cloud Service to manage manufacturing plants as a separate service. The plants data needs to ...
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May
09

Skill License Expiration Management


Skill license expiration management is required in maintenance organizations. For instance, forklift driver licenses expire every three years or so. Drivers must be trained and have valid licenses to comply with regulatory requirements.  The configuration management database (CMDB) function in Calem is powerful and flexible in managing both as...
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May
06

Expressions in Free Text Search


One of the cool features in Calem Enterprise is the free text search in any list or lookup view. Just enter a phrase you are looking for, Calem searches both text and lookup fields to for records matching your input phrase. The list or lookup views are updated instantly based on your input. In this blog we will explore the advanced expressions supp...
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Apr
29

Calem Setup Part 1: Asset & Location


This is the Part 1 of the Calem Setup series. The setup series are parts of the training offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel templates in Calem Training. The setup process i...
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Apr
24

Calem Setup Part 2: Preventive Maintenance


​This is the Part 2 of the Calem Setup series. The setup series are parts of trainings offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel templates in Calem Training. Preventive Maintenance&nbs...
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Apr
20

Calem Setup Part 3: Inventory


​This is the Part 3 of the Calem Setup series. We will release other parts in the coming weeks. The setup series are parts of trainings offered by CalemEAM to customers. The slides focus on the processes in setting up data for Calem in a functional area spanning multiple modules. They can be used along with the training videos and excel t...
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Apr
09

Meter Reading Calendar


​Meter reading calendar view can be launched from dashboard module. It allows one to view multiple asset meters in one excel calendar view and identify alarms easily. The calendar view provides the following features: A calendar can includes up to five assets All meters of the selected assets are shown in calendar view by three time slots: Night re...
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Apr
01

Open Work Order Boards


​One of the coolest features introduced in Calem Enterprise R10l of March 2017 is the Open Work Order Board. The board originated from our experience working with customers. We often get questions about work order assignment. For example: ​How do I find all work orders assigned to my team?How to find out current work order assignment in m...
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Mar
29

How Requisition Approval is Routed in Calem


See this blog for requiring pre-approval for REQs. Requisition approval auto-routing is available in release R10l (March 2017). The pre-requisites for approval routing include: Set up users with "Supervisor" configured (at Organization | ACL Profiles | User List) Set up REQ approval levels (at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ Level) Set up RE...
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Mar
19

What Browsers to Use (IE 11 End of Life)


IE 11 reaches its End of Life on June 15, 2022. The browsers for Calem are updated. Chrome (latest from Google), MS Edge, Safari (latest from Apple) and FireFox (latest from Mozilla) are supported. The Internet Explorer 11 will be end of life on June 15, 2022. It is no longer supported from Calem R21.Prior to Calem R21, IE 11 is...
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Mar
12

Multi-Site Inventory in Calem


​Inventory module in Calem provides enterprise-wide inventory management: Master items at global level allow customers to ensure consistency of inventory naming across sites.​Multi-sites and multi-storerooms allow customers to manage inventory across geographical sites for asset sites and service sites.Serialized inventory tracking e...
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Mar
05

Custom Required Field for Calem Offline


Administrators can customize standard tables to alter table or field attributes for Calem Offline. For instance, "Comments" field in is required by default when adding comments to work orders. One can make the field not required in Calem Offline through the following steps. Create a directory "custom" at Calem metadata directory "Cal...
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Feb
26

Work Order Time to Complete


​This new KPI is available in Calem Enterprise R10k release in February 2017. It allows maintenance management team to review work order performance. ​Menu path: Dashboard | Open | WO Time to CompleteThe KPI calculated the average days to complete work orders grouped by work order categories.You can pick an existing time duratio...
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Feb
20

Barcode with Windows 10 Touch PC


​In addition to using Calem Barcode with Android barcode devices, you can use USB barcode scanners and Windows 10 touch screen PCs to streamline your warehouse operations. The first step is to configure your touch screen PC: Launch Microsoft Edge browser Configure Edge Browser for Barcode: Go to "about:flags" in the address bar of Edge A confi...
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Feb
16

Asset Failure, Root Cause and Action


​In this blog we will do an exercise to customize a work order list report to show asset failure, root cause and action. Here are the goals: ​Create an asset report of failure, root cause and action for a period of timeThe following is a screenshot of the final report we like to get. The first step is to customize a work order list report to have a...
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Feb
13

PM Calendar Report by Schedules and Meter Readings


PM Calendar report shows current work orders and projected PM work orders based on date range selected. The calendar report uses the following methods to estimate PM work orders: Time-based repeat schedules (such as every 3 months).Meter-based repeat schedules (such as every 3000 miles in the odometer readings).Calem uses meter reading estimate bas...
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Feb
05

Alternative Spare Parts (Deprecated)


This blog is deprecated and superseded by the new blog: How to Manage Equivalent Spare Parts Alternative parts are parts that can be used in place of other parts. Calem provides the following functions in handling the alternative parts: Define alternative parts at inventory items Menu path: Inventory Module | Open | Inventory Items | "Equivale...
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Jan
30

PM Blackout


​ PM blackout is defined as period of time when PMs should not be generated. The blackout can be holidays when facilities are closed and there are no people around.  ​PM blackout periods are defined in the Site Time Off form (Schedule module | Open | Site Time Off) with "PM blackout?" checked. The screenshot below shows that 3/1/14 to 3/3/14 w...
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Jan
23

Asset Failure Report


This blog is deprecated - see this blog for MTBF reporting. Asset failure report calculates the mean time between failure (MTBF) of asset failures and help maintenance professionals tune PM scheduling to prevent failures. The following information is involved in the failure report: Menu path: Asset module | Report | Asset Failure ReportClick "+" to...
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