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Jan
31

Printing QR Code Labels in Calem


QR code labels are introduced in the coming release of R21 planned for February 2021. They can be used for inventory labels, and list of codes such as cost centers. 1. Stock Label A stock label shows the QR code of item number, description and stock bin. It can be printed and attached to an item. Menu path: Inventory | Site Inventory | Inventory Fo...
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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
23

A Revisit of Inventory Valuation


There are changes in inventory valuation in the coming release of Calem R2021. The new process allows you to report inventory valuation by the following menu items: 1. Get the current inventory valuation: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Site Inventory Valuation by Avg Price 2. Get a valuation report at a previous date: Menu...
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Jan
20

When to Use Server Processes


Server processes are scheduled and executed in Calem on intervals without the need of manual intervention. For instance, work order generation process is executed in the wee hours in the morning every day while workflow email processes are executed every several minutes to send or read emails.  The following server processes are made...
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Jan
14

How to Upgrade to PHP 7.4


In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2021, the support of PHP 7.4 is included. Customers of on-premise implementation can download the release when it is available (planned for January 2021). The release source archive will have "php72" in it such as "CalemEnterprise_2021_ioncube.php72.tar.gz" here (customer account is required). This bl...
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Jan
11

How to Use Data Dictionary in Calem


Data dictionary is introduced in the coming release of Calem R2021. It is intended for power users, administrators and system integrators. For instance, one can use data dictionary to find out the field type for asset number. The following objects are included in the data dictionary.  ​Table ​​A table is a Calem object implemented in MySQ...
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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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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
29

How to Generate Inventory Checkout Report


This blog describes the steps to run inventory checkout report for a given period. The first step is to select date range to run the report: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Transaction/Valuation Select Transaction in the dropdown and set the date range to reportLeave "Site" field blank to report on all sites accessible to the login userClick "...
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Dec
29

What is Open Purchase Order Chart


Available in the coming release of Calem R2021 for January 2021, Open PO (purchase order) Status Chart shows the assignment and status for POs that are being processed. POs that are fully received, invoiced, completed, voided or closed are not included in the chart. It is an smart tool for both supervisors and buyers to vis...
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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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Nov
22

How to Implement Two-Factor Login by App


Two-Factor Login by App is introduced in Calem release R20f (November 2020). It is more intuitive to use than two factor login by email. After username and password is authenticated, a screen is prompted for a code (the second factor) to complete the two-factor login. ​The same screen is shown in Calem Touch (CalemEAM in App Store, or Goo...
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Nov
13

How to Enable QR Code in Calem


Since QR code is easier to scan than 1D barcode we have added QR code display and print in the coming release R20f in Calem. For instance, you can walk to your storeroom to check out parts to your work order by the QR code displayed in your Calem work order screen. 1. QR Code in Calem Web Client QR code can be enabled in Calem web client by adding ...
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Nov
10

How to Customize Error Messages in Calem


One can customize error messages in Calem. This feature may be used by customers to provide error messages that are better understood by their users. For instance, when you try to delete a record in Calem you may get an error message that the record cannot be deleted.  The built-in error message can be replaced by a custom error message b...
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Oct
28

How to Manage Text Customization in Calem


​Calem has an elastic architecture for flexible text customization including: Provide a new language pack to add a new language support.Customize texts in Calem for fields, dropdowns, and screens.The following table shows the process of calculating a text in Calem for French language. The process is used whenever a field, a dropdown, or a...
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Oct
23

How to Freeze Inventory Transactions


​Freezing inventory transaction is available in release R20e of October 2020. This feature allows financial teams to prepare reports while placing inventory transactions on hold. Inventory transactions are not allowed, and error messages are shown when transactions matching a freezing rule are executed. Menu path: Admin | Data Design | Tr...
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Oct
12

How to Select Bins when Receiving All for a PO


A bin selection screen is available in Calem R20e (October 2020 release) when receiving all items for a PO. Calem uses the following process to calculate bins to receive for a PO line: The bins are pre-filled by Calem based on current stock and transaction history.The bins are left blank for PO lines that do not have stock, and there are no history...
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Oct
12

When to Use Group Tree in Customization


Group tree has been added in R02e (October 2020). A group represents a role, a group of users, or a persona in Calem. You should use the group tree if there are many roles in your organization. The group tree shows the group hierarchy for you to visualize the the group structure. Menu path: Admin | Group TreeRight-click on a group&nb...
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