CPMS 4.3 (Download Now)

Note: You need to upgrade to version 4.29 prior to installing version 4.35 (This update includes all the changes made from 4.30 through 4.35)


Highlights of changes in the 4.3x update series (most recent listed first):


 >>> 4.35 changes

Change the Reopen Work Order button on the Work Orders (Closed) screen to reassign any part numbers referenced in Parts/Work Order XRef to the new Work Order.

Add a new Standard report for the Parts/Work Order X-Ref table.

Print a new Work Order report which shows all the Open Work Orders cross referenced to Parts for those Work Orders awaiting parts.

On the Parts/Work Order X-Ref screen, add a button to show if any of the required parts are also required by other Work Orders.

When adding parts to a Work Order, you can enter either the Part Number or Description.

Change the "Caution" to "WARNING" for Supervisor, Check/Delete Key Column. Even though you must have Supervisor status, a stronger statement is needed before you delete key columns and all related data.

The Equipment History report now displays both the employee assigned the work and the employee responsible for the PM (if selected).

When a mechanic is updating their PM Work Card using the Guest function, the minutes are now displayed as zero. If they make no change to the minutes, then the Schedule minutes are used as the Actual minutes.

When generating PM's, show equipment "out of service" only if the equipment is in the Master Schedule and out of service.

Add a new choice to pick either equipment or manufacturing down time on the Equipment Failure report when selecting more than XX minutes.

Add an option for the PM Work Card to not display the Due Date. This is controlled by "Display Due Date" on the Work Card Report Options screen.

Add a new part tag option with no PO number, price, or received date.

Expand the PM and WO sign off area at the bottom of each page from 300 to 400 characters. This will accommodate five lines with up to 80 characters for each line. In order to have each line start in the first position, place a "Line End" character at the end of the line. Do this by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing Enter at the same time.

When running Part Transactions, print out Work Orders awaiting parts if there is a corresponding Receipt transaction.

When printing any reports which allow you to select by Task Description Ident, you can now popup all of the valid entries from the Task Description table.


>>> 4.34 changes

Add a popup value for the Equipment Number and PM Frequency for the Adjust Schedule Time option in PM and Work Order Utilities.

When you click on the Plant Hot Spots button, asked if the user wants to recalculate based on the most recent Equipment Failure date.

Add the first letter of the employee's first name in the PM schedule window on the Edit Equipment screen form.

Correct the Work Order (Closed) report to display the Originator and origination Date properly.

Add a new Work History Summary by Equipment report. This allows you to evaluate how effective your PM efficiency is by machine or line in addition to the employees.

For the Work History Summary by Employee report, automatically generate all the pages if you answer Yes to "Print Report?"


>>> 4.33 changes

When running Compress and a hard error is encounter, make sure the Notepad log does not lock up CPMS.

Rewrite the Work History Summary reports to calculate all of the subtotals prior to printing the report. Previously, the calculations were done within the report writer and printing was just too slow.

Add a check to the Equipment Failure screen form to not allow entry of a Failure Date greater than today's date.

Remove the erroneous "hint" for the Originator on the Part Transaction Add screen form.

On the Parts Inventory screen form, when you click the Closed Trans button, include the Equipment Number and Originator on the popup window.

For the Part Usage report options, if no Originator (Logged in User) is entered and the entry is blank from prior to the Originator column being added to Part Transactions, make sure and still print those transactions.


>>> 4.32 changes

When using the Supervisor Check/Delete or Change an employee number, make sure and check for a Mechanic Guest User with an employee number which also needs to be changed or deleted.

Print parts for Equipment being removed from the plant. This report will have all the parts for a specific piece of equipment which are only used on that equipment.

Add a new graph for Equipment Failure "Trend Analysis".

Add a new option to the Equipment History report which allows you to select repair history by the employee who did the repair and/or by the employee who has the PM for that equipment.

When running the Ad Hoc PM Schedule option, choose the most recent PM task from Work History for the selected Equipment Number and PM Frequency.

Don't change the On Hand quantity to red or yellow on the Parts Inventory and Part Transaction (Open) screen form for a "no reorder" part. (Min and Max are both zero )

Add a subtitle to the Inventory Utilities reports for "Parts at Minimum Quantity" and "Parts only used on specific Equipment"

Add a subtitle for the Self Audit reports: Equipment with "Entries not in the Master Schedule", Master Schedule "Entries with no PM Duties", and Mechanic Handbook with "Entries not in the Master Schedule"

Add the "Schedule Start Time" to the list of Employee column names to choose.


>>> 4.31 changes

Add an option to allow Guest mechanics to make changes to Work Orders they add.

A new Work History Detail report which subtotals the number of PM Duties completed for each mechanic. Now you have both the time and number of PM Duties completed.

Add the Originator (logged in user) to the Part Transaction reports and to the Part Usage report. Now you can enter the User as a selection option on the Part Usage report.

Change the equipment selection screen for the Top Ten Report to match the same format as all the other CPMS reports. For example, if your oven on Roll line 1 is numbered R1-450, then some of your selection options are: * for all equipment in the plant, R* for all equipment in the Roll department, R1* for all equipment on Roll Line 1, R?-450 for all ovens on all Roll lines, and *-450 for all ovens in the plant. Although not required, you can see the advantage of the same equipment having the same number. B2-450 and R3-450 could be ovens in different departments on different lines.

Change the background color for all of the "radio buttons" in the report selection screens. This different color is easier to view in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

In the Inventory Utilities functions (Copy a Part Transaction, Inventory Quantity Adjustments, etc.) add the "F3 for Part List" to popup matching part numbers.

The account number is now a required field when entering PO Detail. You will need to enter a default account number for all entries which are blank. We strongly recommend that you assign account numbers to your equipment numbers if you have not done so already. This account number is automatically popped up anytime you enter an equipment number.

Add a Parts Used button on the Equipment Failure screen. This allows you to easily identify parts issued as a result of equipment breakdown.

Add a popup menu to Work Order Scheduling with these options: "All Work Orders, "Ready Work Orders", and "Work Orders Awaiting Parts". Prior to displaying Work Orders, the Status will be automatically be changed from "Awaiting Parts" to Ready" if all the Required Parts are On Hand, and from "Ready" to "Awaiting Parts" if all the Required Parts are not On Hand.

For the Part Transaction Processing report, don't display the reorder message if the On Hand plus On Order quantity will bring the part above minimum.

Set the Draw button on Parts, Equipment, Work Orders, Equipment Failures, and the Master Schedule screen forms to "green" if there are any associated drawings/pictures, and "gray" if there are none.

Set the Required Parts button on the Work Order screen to "green" if there are enough required parts, "yellow" if there aren't enough required parts, and "gray" if there are no required parts.


>>> 4.30 changes

When changing the Task Description Ident on the Master Schedule screen form, make sure that the new Ident and Description are displayed properly.

For the part shelf sticker tag (5160) with 21 labels per page, make sure the right portion of the bar code stays on the sticker.

When using Supervisor, Check/Delete Key Column, remove the "BOOK_E" error message.

On the new Purchase Order report option which displays bar codes, move the bar code for the part description below the bar code for the part number to insure that they both display properly.

When using Inventory Utilities, Inventory Quantity Adjustments, and printing part tags, correct the error, "Incorrect Number of Values...".

When processing PM's and adding Work Order done or Needs Repair, make sure that both types are saved when the PM's are Updated.

Reinstall the PM Work Card report which has no PM Duties listed, just the Task Description Ident. This is the same as the Supervisors Schedule but with no scheduled minutes displayed.

When processing PM's as a Guest mechanic, make sure that the two Add Work Order options are working properly.

When displaying Work Requests, expand the choices to: All Requests, Open/Unapproved Requests, Open/Approved Requests, Closed Requests"

Add a popup Employee list for all the menus which ask for an employee number. And, as in the Master Schedule, this will only display employees which are Active.

Correct the buttons at the bottom of the Equipment screen to display rows from other tables properly when jumping back and forth between tables.

Add a Duplicate button to the Part Transaction (Open) Edit screen form. This is handy if you have a Receive transaction but are missing the Order transaction. Just click Duplicate and change the Transaction Code.

Add bar codes for the Task Number on the Work Order Work Card in order to provide an optional method for easy retrieval.

Ensure that Your Company Name is not being truncated on any reports.

Correct the Tasks (Open) screen form so that only the Scheduled Minutes and Scheduled O/T minutes can be changed. The Actual Minutes and Cost are determined by the Scheduled Minutes and Scheduled O/T minutes.

Correct the Tasks (Closed) screen form so that only the Actual Minutes and Cost can be changed.

When on the CPMS Users and Passwords screen form, you must be using the Administrator password to click the Print button and browse the Guest table.

Update the CPMS Help system to match all of the enhancements up to version 4.30.

Add or change all of the links to the new online CPMS Help system as required.

When editing the Miscellaneous tables, ask the user if they want to regenerate the Account Number table or the Failure Description table. You must delete any rows in the respective table prior to regenerating.

Add the PM signature lines to the other PM work card reports. Placed just below the "Description of Work Performed, Necessary Repairs, or Notes" box.