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Read-Only Module Setup

One of the features in the upcoming R10o release is the convenient setup of read-only modules. Here is the business case: ​Some maintenance staff can perform work orders and service requests. They are granted read and edit rights for work orders and service requests. However, they only have read-only access to other modules including asset, prevent...
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Work Order Invoicing

​ Work order invoicing has been added in Calem Enterprise R10n. It is used to bill customers for work orders completed. The function is available in AjxWeb. The invoicing processes are: Execute a work order for a customer Review invoice and make changes if necessary Approve invoice. Workflow emails are sent out to notify that invoices are...
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Getting Ready for PHP 7

​Calem Enterprise R10n runs with PHP 7. This is an exciting feature because PHP 7 has many unique advantages over PHP 5 (5.3.x to 5.6.x). We have observed about 30% performance gains in the Calem build process that uses PHP to package releases. Here is our plan for going forward with PHP 7. Calem Cloud Services will be upgraded to PHP 7 i...
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Organizing Meters for Quick Entries

One of the exciting features in Calem Enterprise R10n, available on June 5, 2017, is the intuitive screen for maintenance staff or operators to enter meter readings quickly.  Meter Set The first step is to organize meters into meter sets. Each set of meters includes meters whose readings are to be taken regularly. ​Menu pat...
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Two KPIs for Preventive Maintenance

Key performance indicators (KPI) help maintenance professionals analyze their operational efficiency. I am going to review two of the KPIs related to preventive maintenance.  PM Compliance The first KPI is the PM Compliance. This KPI presents the data points at daily and monthly level based on targeting completion dates. ​The counts of PM...
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Field Inline Editing

This feature improves the efficiency of field editing. It will be available in the upcoming R10n release. Field inline editing allows one to quickly start editing a field from read views. This is done by showing an edit icon in a field when a mouse focus is over that field. The edit icon launches the edit screen, and moves focus to the fi...
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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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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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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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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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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 r...
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Open Work Order Board

​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 ...
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Requisition Approval Routing

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 REQ approvers(at Organization | ACL Profiles | REQ A...
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A Hot Patch for IE 11 Compatibility Mode

​In Calem Enterprise one can add multiple attachments to work orders via browsing or drag and drop. Here is a screenshot of adding attachments in Calem. This feature works with the latest Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Edge and IE 11. However, this feature does not work with IE11 in compatibility mode. When adding a PDF file to work order ...
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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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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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