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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jan
28

The Timeline View of Work Orders


The timeline view of work orders is available in the coming release of Calem R2023.  It provides a quick overview of a work order. It is available for all themes: dark, mint, and classic (screenshots below). A timeline view includes the following components. A headline of the order number, priority, stat...
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Jan
20

How to Add Thousands of Images to Assets


It is intuitive to display an asset image when viewing an asset. An image can be uploaded by the menu "Attach Photo" in the asset form.  1. Drag and Drop Not Practical Calem provides a drag and drop screen to add more than one image and file to Calem as shared docs (see this blog), or as attachment to an object (asset, inventory, etc).  H...
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Jan
14

How to Query Meter-Triggered Work Orders


Work orders can be generated by meter readings based on meter triggers in Calem. In the coming release of Calem R2023 saved queries "Meter Triggered" are provided to identify them. You may build your own saved searches by the use of "Meter Triggered" checkbox added in release R2023. Show "Meter Triggered" column in a work order list. The colum...
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Jan
02

Upload Files When Creating Work Orders


In the coming release of Calem R2023 one can upload files at the work order creation screen.  The feature is available to the creation screens of Work Orders, Service Requests, and Changes from web. In Calem Mobile the feature is available for Work Orders and Service Requests.Previously, pictures and files can be uploaded after ...
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Dec
30

The Dreadful Red Warning Blocker in Calem


It was Friday and the last working day of the year of 2022, the home page of Calem website (1st screenshot below) didn't show. Instead, a red warning blocker (2nd screenshot below) showed up when visiting Calem website (calemeam.com). The red blocker page also showed when visiting Calem cloud service such as demo....
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Dec
14

How to Setup Multiple MAPs in Calem


Multiple MAP APIs are available in the coming release of Calem R2022g in December 2022. They include Google Maps, Esri ArcGIS, Open Street Maps and Floor Plans. Work orders, assets or locations can be visualized in various maps configured in Calem.  The screenshot below shows work orders as markers and its clusters in an Ar...
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Nov
07

A Note of WO Scheduling and Release


1. WO Scheduling Status WO scheduling status is refactored in the coming release of R2022f. It is a colored field in Open WO List. One may use this field to review and schedule/assign work orders. The scheduling status is "Scheduling" in a work order list.The status takes a value of "Fully" (fully scheduled); Partially (partially scheduled); "None"...
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Nov
02

Duplicate Service Request Prompts


A prompt for potential duplicate service request is added when an SR is added manually. Open SRs with matching asset/location and category are potential duplicates and will be listed if found. The feature of duplicate check is available for work orders and inventory items. Click "No Duplicate" to tell Calem it's not a duplicate. A ne...
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Oct
29

Visualize Maintenance in Floorplan Maps


Floor plans are a feature in Calem. It is a great tool to visualize maintenance objects in indoor and outdoor facilities. For instance, a manufacturing plant may be digitized with floor plans. A digitized floor plan is presented as a map with markers of maintenance objects. The screenshot below shows a floor plan with work order markers. ...
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Oct
29

Instant Dashboards and Home Pages


Charts in dashboard and home pages are great excepting that it might take a little to show them depending on your data set sizes. Cache is used to make them shown instantly most of the time. A chart is calculated and cached if it is not present or expired.A cached chart expires after a period of time (up to several hours).A...
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Oct
09

When to Choose Asset Spare Parts by Asset


There are options to manage asset spare parts, or bill of material, in Calem: by asset, or by asset item, or by both. By Asset - each asset has its own spare parts.By Asset Item - asset spares are managed under asset items.By Both - both lists are maintained out of the box based on the part usage. 1. When to Choose Spare Part by Asse...
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Oct
07

When to Use Owner Group by Location


Owner groups allow fine-tuning access to assets/locations, and their related objects including work orders. They can be configured at assets and locations for maximum flexibility. The feature of owner group by location simplifies owner group management when assets in a location are of a same owner group. Checkbox "Set Owner Group" of the&...
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Oct
06

Asset Description in Work Order Lists


Asset description is not available in operational work order lists (Work Order | Open | WO Lists) for efficiency. In the coming release of R2022e asset description is available in work order report lists (Work Order | Report | WO Lists). For instance, the screenshot below shows asset description in "All WO (Time Requested)" report. A...
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Sep
18

Finding a Menu in Calem


Finding a menu is available in the coming R2022e release. It allows a user to browse and search, in a menu tree, all the menu of the login profile. The menu tree is popped up by clicking the logo image (the 1st screenshot below). It can be expanded, collapsed, or scrolled. Entering a key (or a partial key) filters the tree&...
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Sep
10

Finding a Field in Calem Forms


Finding a field may come handy when you are working with a form with many fields. Fortunately, the function is available in browsers. For instance, pressing control and letter F key (Ctrl + F) at the same time launches a search box in Chrome (screenshot below). Type a field name "category", the browser will highli...
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Sep
07

Calem Dark Mode - An Introduction


Calem Dark Mode will be available in the coming release of R2022e (Q3/Q4 2022). Dark Mode may have health benefits (see this article) including the following. It may reduce eye strain.It may reduce exposure to blue light exposure.The Dark Mode is based on the Mint Theme (discussed in this blog). You may switch between themes along with other change...
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Sep
02

When to Use the Mint Theme of Calem


A new theme, the Mint Theme, is introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022e. The current theme becomes the Classic Theme. The Mint Theme is lighter than the Classic Theme, and might be of less stress to eye balls. You may experiment, compare and adopt it if it works better for you. It is possible to use both themes by&...
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Aug
28

Badges for New Work Orders and Service Requests


 Badges are introduced for new work orders and service requests in the coming release of R2022e for Q4 2022. The badges provide a quick glimpse of new work orders and service requests in Calem.The number of work orders of status "New" is shown as a badge.The number of service requests of status "New" is shown as a badge.If the n...
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Aug
24

How to Implement Calem for Multiple Business Units?


There are two options when selecting an architecture to implement Calem for multiple business units of an organization. For instance, a manufacturing company chooses Calem as their CMMS solution for its plants.  Option 1: One Calem is implemented. All plants uses the same Calem.Option 2: One Calem is implemented for each pl...
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Aug
10

How Not to Share PM Plans


PM Plans are job description including checklist to do, material requirement, documents such as instructions, etc. A common practice is to share PM Plans across business units for consistency. However, there are cases that PM plans remain different across business units based on operational requirements. PM plans are not shared. Each...
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