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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.

Asset Tracking in Calem





​Asset tracking is one of the essential functions of an enterprise asset management (EAM) solution such as CalemEAM. I will cover the following questions in this blog: ​What are assets? How to track asset life-cycles in Calem? How to track asset activities? How to track asset depreciation? 1. What are Assets? Assets are identified ba...
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Group vs Individual Customization



​Customization of data and screens are hallmarks of Calem Enterprise. Screen customization can be achieved at group level or at individual user level.  ​Group customization refers to screen configuration for a group of users. Individual customization refers to the screen configuration by a login user. Here are the guidelines regarding group an...
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Calem Integration Part II: REST API


Calem Enterprise comes with integration capabilities including: Email Integration: service request submission, service request and work order interaction via emails. Application Programming Interface (API): the APIs to read, update and delete records in Calem. It is ideal for third party applications to integrate with Calem via APIs. Custom Trigger...
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PM Release Exclusion in Calem


​PM release exclusion in Calem is for the following business case: ​Release of one PM excludes one or more other PMs from being released. For example, there are annual and monthly PMs for an asset. When annual PMs are released for the asset the monthly PMs should not be release. The release exclusion can be managed from PM screen's "Sequence" ...
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Track Failures in Work Orders


You can configure Calem to track failures in work orders. The configuration for failure tracking does not affect preventive maintenance work orders. It is applicable to corrective work orders, i.e., work orders for breakdowns. Track Failures in Work Orders There are two ways to track asset failure reporting - see Mandate Failure Codes in Work ...
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Custom Fields for User Skill Management
















I have touched upon customization in Calem in previous blogs in piece meals. This blog dives into the details through the implementation of a business case. It can be used by administrators to customize other data objects. Here is the business case: ​An organization likes to track skill matrix for maintenance staff. A maintenance user can...
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Asset Condition Monitoring with Meter Triggers



​There are scenarios of asset condition monitoring that can be implemented by the meters and triggers available in Calem Enterprise. Here is such a sample case: ​A vessel has a main port side engine and a main startboard engine. The engine oils are analyzed regularly, for instance, every 100 hours of operation based on manu...
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Upload Vendors and Prices


​Vendor setup is discussed in a previous blog here . This blog discusses the steps to upload vendors and prices. There are three steps to set up vendors and prices. Data Upload via Excel Templates Excel templates are available in Calem for every table so that data can be managed via excel files. See this blog for more information. Step 1. Vend...
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Access Control Profiles in Calem




Access control profiles, or ACL Profiles, can be configured to allow users of your organization and your customers to sign into Calem and access the data and menu actions allowed. ACL Profile Case 1: Internal Use Calem Enterprise is used by a manufacturing plant. The plant employees are the only users of Cale...
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Browsers for Calem AJAX and Touch Desktop



I have seen customers with corporate policies in place with selective browsers for Calem and other enterprise applications. In other cases customers have own choices about the browsers to use with Calem. This blog covers the browsers and our preferences for use with Calem Enterprise. AJAX Web Client The AJAX web client is the primary web inter...
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Login User Setup




​Users can be added to Calem through data entry forms, upload from excel files, import from LDAP servers, or auto-creation via email service requests. One can create as many users in Calem as needed. However, login users require license seats and profile configuration.  In this blog I will cover the steps to set up users to log ...
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List View Customization





 List views are used extensively in Calem Enterprise. They include: ​Main Data Lists such as work order lists Detail Data List such as scheduled labor lists for a work order Lookup List such as cost center lookup list Report List such as work order report list Report Detail List such as scheduled labor lists in work order print The customizati...
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Calem Enterprise Implementation Strategies



​Implementation strategies vary based on business requirements. We will discuss two common strategies in this blog. They have been proven by customers in the field. Strategy 1. Work Orders First This is the default implementation strategy as discussed in the iterative implementation blog . It starts with implementing work orders. Inventor...
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Data Upload Part 3: Preventive Maintenance


  This blog series demonstrate the data setup through uploading data from excel templates. Previous blogs include: ​Data Upload Part 1: Inventory Module Data Upload Part 2: Asset and Location Here are some background about excel templates and data upload: ​An excel data template is generated for each table in Calem. Customers can download the ...
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Data Upload Part 2: Asset and Location


This blog series demonstrate the data setup through uploading data from excel templates.  ​Data Upload Part 1: Inventory Module Here are some background about excel templates and data upload: ​An excel data template is generated for each table in Calem. Customers can download the archive of all the templates at http://support.calemeam.com/view...
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Data Setup Part 1: Inventory Setup








This blog series demonstrate the data setup through user interfaces. They can be used together with the data upload counterparts. For example, this blog can be used along with the data upload process for Inventory Setup . Inventory setup is also discussed in another blog at a higher level. Step 1. Manufacturer and Vendors Manufacturers and Vendors ...
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Multi-Currency in Calem Enterprise




Multi-Currency in Calem Enterprise allow organizations to operate sites across currency boundaries. The following use cases are supported: ​ Single-Currency. A single currency is used in an organization. Multi-Currency. Multi-currency is used in an organization. There is only one site in the organization.  Multi-Currency for Multiple Site...
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Access Control for Part Creation














​Role based access control is available in Calem Enterprise. See this blog for the complete list of customization you can do with Calem. We will cover user access control here. The use case is to limit parts creation:  ​ Only authorized users can create parts in Calem. The steps to achieve this goal include: ​ Create a user group for...
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Mass Update of Item Numbers







​Item numbering is key in inventory management. There are cases that item numbers need to be re-tuned based on changing business needs. This blog discusses a way in Calem to update item numbers in bulk. Step 1. Export Items The first step is to export items including IDs. The IDs are used to uniquely identify each item.  Go to Inventory module...
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Data Upload Part 1: Inventory Setup


​This blog series demonstrate the data setup through uploading data from excel templates.   Here are some background about excel templates and data upload: ​An e xcel data template is generated for each table in Calem. Customers can download the archive of all the templates at  http://support.calemeam.com/view.php?id=4046 ....
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