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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.

Custom Dropdown Set


This feature is designed to show different dropdowns for different sites. Here is a use case: In a multi-site deployment one site does not use work order "Detective" and "Calibration" categories while "Detective" and "Calibration" are used by other sites. Here are the steps to achieve site specific dropdowns: Define custom dropdown sets to for excl...
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Asset Custom Fields in Work Orders

This feature has been enhanced to cover to use cases: When creating a work order for an asset the matching custom fields will be copied to the work order created. When generating a PM work order for an asset the matching custom fields will be copied to the PM work order. ​ A preventive maintenance (PM) object is a preventive job to be performe...
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Two New KPIs in KPI-10


​Two new KPIs have been added to KPI-10 (the key performance indicators in "KPI-10" tab of Calem Enterprise Dashboard). WO Open for 10+ days: work orders that have been open for 10 or more days. Open WO Count: total work orders that are open. You can change the number of days that work orders are open by "Set Days" menu.​ You can switch to lis...
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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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Calem Enterprise R10c and KPI-10


Calem Enterprise 10c is available on May 31, 2016. It is a major release including new features, enhancements and bug fixes. All customers are recommended to upgrade to this release. Here are the highlights of the release: New Key performance indicators for work orders Graph relation diagram for assets and non-assets Enhancement of skill ...
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Work Order Step Enforcement


Work order steps are the tasks for staff to complete. The steps can be defined in PM Plans and used in work order creation. ​For PM work orders the steps in PM Plans are copied to work orders when PMs are generated into work orders based on PM schedules. For CM work orders (i.e., corrective work orders) the steps in PM Plans are...
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User Assignment by Skill Match


Enter your text here ... Work order assignment can be made based on skill match. Here are the key points: ​Define skill matrix Define skill requirement for a site Define user skills Calem will use work order's site to determine skill requirement and display users meeting the skill requirements. The first step is to define skill matrix: Define busin...
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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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Implementing Meter Readings in Work Orders


This section is intended for a business case that work order are used to collect meter readings. The meter readings can be readings of asset meters,  or environmental readings of locations.  Calem Enterprise supports both asset meters and location meters. You can take advantage of location based meters where you do not need to have a...
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Work Order Print Customization


Work order print customization is often performed during Calem Enterprise implementation. The customization is just like customizing a multi-tab form. The first step is to select the group to customize for. Typically the work order print is customized for all the groups. So, select the "Custom system" group, and click "Group design" to start the cu...
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Asset Structure Template


​ Asset Structure Component Template (ASC) was introduced in Calem Enterprise to help customers with the setup of assets with child assets and meters where child assets have meters and are maintained by their own schedules. Here is one business case: A ship has three main engines (port, center and starboard) and two auxiliary engines (port and star...
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Report Print/Export not Working


​I have seen support cases of Calem Enterprise reports not working at all. The root cause is often the browser's popup blocker that prevents a new browser tab to print or export Calem Enterprise reports. Here is an example when exporting "Open WO" reports from Chrome: ​Go to open work order reports: Work Order module | Reports | Open WO "...
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Work Order Status Control


​Work order status control can be useful when managing users of different roles. For instance, supervisor would like to review work order statuses before they can be closed. Here is a typical workflow: Work order planners schedule work orders and make them ready to be executed. Maintenance staff take work orders and complete them. Supervisors ...
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Access Control by Location


​Calem Enterprise allows one to restrict asset access by locations. Here is a business case: Specialized assets are deployed in various areas of a facility. The areas are managed by groups of maintenance staff. Each maintenance group should only access assets for their areas. Each area is mapped to a location in Calem To implement locatio...
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Work Order Summary Dashboard


New WO summary counts have been added to the "Summary" and "My summary" pages in the dashboard modules. One can click a dashboard row to drill down to work orders.   The summary is based on the sites accessible to the login user: WOs to be approved WOs to be planned WOs to execute WOs to be accepted WOs to be printed  My summary is ...
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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 Item from Assets


Note: "Asset Group" is renamed to "Asset Item" from Calem Release R11d.  ​ 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 ...
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Work Orders to Print


There are use cases where work orders are printed out and handed over to teams. The "WO to Print" list can simplify the print process. The new list form is  in menu path: "WO module | Open | WO to Print". Planners and supervisors can open the list form and print work orders as they are ready to be worked on. Work orders go through a life-...
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Work Order Cost Centers


Work orders can be created for assets or locations. Calem uses the following logic to find the cost center when a work order is created: If cost center is set by users in the work order the steps below are skipped. It is done. If a work order is created for an asset, the asset's  cost center is used if available. Otherwise, the cost ...
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Asset Relation (Deprecated)


This blog is deprecated and superseded by a new blog .​ Asset is a general term used in asset module. It includes both EAM assets for maintenance and configuration items that might not be related to maintenance. Asset relation represents the dependencies between assets. It can be used for impact analysis when changes and maintenance ...
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