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Why Site Vendor Is Deprecated in Calem

Site vendor object is deprecated in Calem Enterprise in release 2019. It was intended to authorize vendors to supply parts to sites. The menu path was: Purchase | Open | Site Vendor. Once site vendor is defined, one may configure vendor prices for spare parts. The reasons to deprecate site vendor object include: Site vendor is maintained manua...
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How to Delete Inventory Items Permanently in Calem

It is possible to delete inventory items permanently from Calem. The need to delete an item permanently may arise from: a) T he item is  no longer used any more; b) It was created by mistake; or c) it is a temporary item for testing. Alternatively, one can set an inventory item's status to inactive so the item will not show in l...
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How to Use and Customize Field Help

Field help is available in Calem Enterprise 2019 scheduled for March 2019. The help can be launched from read and edit forms. Administrators can also customize field help. 1. Field Help in Read and Edit Form A help button is revealed in a field label if a) help is available for a field;  and b) mouse is hovered over the fie...
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How to Track Critical Assets and Downtime

​When failed unexpectedly critical assets may cause production going down, safety and/or environmental impacts, etc. Calem provides the following processes for you to track critical assets and their downtime. 1. Identify Critical Assets The first step is to identify critical assets in Calem. Set an asset's criticality to indicate critical...
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How to Add New Items to POs

In the coming release of Calem Enterprise 2019 one can add new items directly from PO forms.  This feature make it much easier for buyers to create a new item and add it to a PO.  The first step is to navigate to a PO's item list. Click "+" to add a new item to PO.  Site inventory lookup form i...
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How to Search Inventory by Serial Numbers

​Assets in Calem can have manufacturer serial numbers. They can be managed individually in inventory by serial numbers and asset tags. This blog explores ways you can search for an asset in inventory by serial numbers. Option 1. Asset List Search The first option is to search the asset list by serial numbers. ​Menu: Asset module | Asset List R...
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How to Modify Asset Items in Calem

​Asset items are inventory item numbers for assets. They allow Calem to a) manage asset spare parts by asset items; and b) manage assets as inventory items in stock. This blog addresses a case when asset items need to be modified. 1. Non-Inventory Assets For assets that are not managed as inventory stock, one can simply modify the asset item f...
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How to Track Invoice and Payment in Purchase Module

Invoices and payments can be tracked in Calem Enterprise release R11i available in December 2018. A new tab "Invoice" has been added to purchase order form.  The "Invoice" Tab includes an invoice list that one can enter invoices received for a PO, and a payment list for one to track payments made to invoices. The PO header (the "Main...
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How to Use Quotation in Requisition Processes

Vendor quotation or pricing may be required for certain items so that managers can make informed decisions in approving requisitions to purchase those items. Vendor quotation or pricing can be enabled based on inventory items through their stock types.  The stock type of an inventory item can be set to one of the following values: ​S...
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How to Track Outbound Emails in Calem

​Outbound emails in Calem are stored in the  workflow email queue (Admin | Open | Workflow Email Queue). The queue holds all the outbound emails from Calem.  An email has one of the following statuses: In-Process: to be sent Sent: Email sent Failed: Failed after a limited number of sending trials. Admin users can modify an email...
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How to Move Assets with Assembly

Assets with assembly refer to assets with parent/child relationship. For instance, an engine is installed in a vehicle and is a child asset of the vehicle asset. Asset move is performed with "More" menu at the Asset Form:  ​An asset can be moved when a) the asset is unlinked from its parent asset if any; and b) the child assets are moved with ...
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How to Perform Bulk Storeroom Physical Count Transactions

​Physical count transactions may be performed periodically to keep your warehouse stocks accurate. There are couple ways to do it in Calem:  a) Use Barcode module in Calem Mobile to perform physical count transaction (menu path: Inventory | Transactions | Physical Count);  b) Use the Ajax Web Client (menu path: Barcode | Physical Cou...
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How to Track Location and Asset Changes by Work Orders

Calem allows organizations to empower technicians to modify assets and locations in the field through work orders. There are advantages modifying locations and assets from work orders. Technicians in the field have more accurate information about a location or an asset. In the case of Calem locations as configuration elements (CE), the configu...
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How to Use the Calendar View for Work Orders

A calendar view is provided in release R11h for work orders. It allows planners and supervisors to view work orders for a month, week or day in calendar views.  ​ Menu: Work Order | Open | WO Calendar 1. Objects in Calendar The calendar includes two data objects: Open Work Orders Either actual start or scheduled start must be defined for ...
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How to Implement Geolocation in Calem

A geolocation includes latitude and longitude for identifying an exact position in a map. It can be used to answer questions about assets and work orders in Calem including:  ​Where are work orders created by technicians in the field? Where are the comments added to work orders? Where are assets located? ...
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How to Use the Calendar View for Change Management

A calendar view is provided in release R11h for change management. It allows change planners and managers to better see what changes will be executed in a month, week or day presented in calendar formats. Change Management (CM) is also called Management of Change (MOC) in Calem. ​Menu: Change | MOC Calendar 1. Objects in Calendar The...
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How to Implement Meters in Calem

A meter in Calem represents a measurement. The measurement can be taken from a physical meter, or a virtual meter which does not have a physical meter to take readings from. For example, the odometer of a vehicle is a physical meter. The mileage of a tire is a virtual meter. Both asset and location meters are supported in Calem. This blog...
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Why Implement Change Management in Calem

The motivation to implement the Change Management in Calem includes: Use Changes to adapt and improve your maintenance operations. This module is a tool for supervisors to look beyond the busy schedules every day and envision where your organization should be in months or years. Concrete changes can be recorded and planned in Calem's change ma...
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How to Identify Work Order Resource Efficiency

One of the benefits of Calem Enterprise is the tracking of resource hours in planning, scheduling, and execution. The questions that Calem can help answer include: ​How many hours are scheduled vs actual hours spent for a week How many hours are spent by department, team and site for a week How resources are planned, scheduled and used per work ord...
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How to Identify Stocks Not Moved

This report is intended to answer the following question: ​How to review stock checkout history and identify slow or non-moving parts in Calem? The report is launched from Inventory | Report | Transactions - Checkout Frequency. ​ A date range may be specified to report the checkout frequency.  The report lists the times checked out and av...
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