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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Vendor Setup







​Vendors are authorized suppliers for parts and services in maintenance operations. Calem allows you to set up vendors and items they supply by sites. After vendors are configured, they can be used in requisitions and purchase orders in Calem. This blog discusses the steps to set up vendors. Step 1. Vendor The first step is to c...
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Fixed vs. Floating User Seats


Calem Enterprise Edition is an enterprise EAM/CMMS solution including advanced features and modules for enterprise customers. Customers can have as many users defined in Calem as needed. However, a valid license seat is required for a user to log into Calem. There are two types of user seat options: ​Option 1 -  Unlimited Users....
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Add Search Box to a Detail List





​A detail list is a list view in a master-detail form. For example, the requisition form has a detail list of items to be purchased. There are cases a detail list may have hundreds of records. Fortunately, you can add a search box to any detail list in Calem when needs arise.  I will use the requisition form as an example to demonstr...
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Configuration for Large Data Set

Calem Enterprise is engineered for performance at its core. The AjaxWeb client uses browsers to cache certain data sets for instant user interaction. For example, assets are pre-loaded and cached in the browsers.  This approach works well for data sets that are small to intermediate where record counts are from hundreds to ...
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Calem Touch Installation









​Calem Touch is the mobile solution for field workers to use Calem Enterprise. Network connections are required to use Calem Touch. Changes made from Calem Touch are applied to Calem Enterprise in real time. Calem Touch can be installed from iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets: ​App Store for iOS devices Google Play Store for Android devices A...
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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 customizatio...
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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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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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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&nb...
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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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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 tracki...
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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 time The 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...
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How to Avoid Duplicating PM Work Orders?


​We have seen cases that customers have duplicate work orders for preventive maintenance for the same PM Plans and assets. Calem recommends "Floating" release type for high frequent PM work orders. The "Floating" release type prevents Calem from generating PM work orders if there are open PM work orders. Here is the notes of "Re...
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PM Schedule Calendar




Preventive maintenance (PM) in Calem Enterprise consists of schedules, action steps, materials, documents, and assets/locations.  Time-based PMs can be forecasted and shown in calendar formats. Here are the screenshots of the PM Calendars.  There are two calendars in the generated excel file: The first tab is a 12-mont...
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Asset Custom Fields in Work Order Generation from PM

A preventive maintenance (PM) object is a preventive job to be performed regularly by schedules. A feature has been added in Calem Release R9.0h to copy custom fields of PMs to work orders when the PMs are generated into work orders. This feature is extended to copy custom fields from the asset of the a PM to the work ...
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Iterative Implementation of Calem Enterprise


Iterative implementation means to implement Calem Enterprise with small, repeatable steps. Each iteration implements one one or more functions for a selective data set. It enables you to have an operational EAM/CMMS solution from the get-go, then extend it incrementally.  The Iterative Implementation was presented at WAI OPERATIONS SUMMIT &...
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Saved Searches in Calem





​Saved searches are queries stored in Calem. They are efficient tools in analyzing data in Calem. Here is one use case: ​A login user needs to view all his or her work orders, and also in the following groups: New: work orders submitted, and to be approved. Approved: work order approved, and to be planned and released. Released: work orde...
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A Note of Work Order Life-Cycles in Calem





WO life-cycle can be viewed from different detail levels. State, Stage and Status Status is at the most detail level and drives both states and stages. WO State is at the highest level. It indicates if a work order is not done (Open state), done (Closed state), or done but made workable again (Reopen). ​ WO Stage is at the middle level. It enables ...
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Query of Asset Group from Assets


​ The background: Assets are linked to inventory items via its "Asset group" which is also an inventory item. Query of asset group fields from asset forms are not available out of the box. Query of custom fields added in asset groups are not available out of the box. The steps below describe the process to allow query of custom fields of asset grou...
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