Lube Services (PM) coming to Version 4.7.00


I need your feedback on the changes we are working on for the Lube/Services (PMs) inside the soon to be released TATEMS 4.7.00


I shot this quick video that shows you how it works. After you start the video you can change to it to full screen to see it better.

Please leave any feedback below or reply to the email I sent you.

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11 Minute Video: Work Order Templates and more new and planned Fleet Maintenance Software features

Below is a quick video I shot that shows you:



By the way I did not show it to you in the video, but the new Lube/Service report we are planning will only go to 21 possible items that you can check.


And here is a YouTube version of the video in case ou have any trouble with the one above.

Please let me know what you think about the Lube/Service changes we are working on, including the report items checkbox limitations or any other feedback about this video.

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Fleet Maintenance Software Spreadsheet Demo Video – Repair Codes Grouped By Equip And Year

I created a new spreadsheet for you that is like the one last week except this one also includes the equipment numbers.

In this one you will be able to see what you are spending year over year on each repair code for each piece of equipment.

The video is about 10 seconds shy of 6 minutes

In the video I also show you:

  • How to link the spreadsheet up to your live TATEMS data.
  • Where to set repair codes for parts and labor.
  • Where to find the repair code reports that are built into TATEMS

The spreadsheet can be found at:


and it is number:

84. TATEMSRepairCodeTotalsGroupedByEquipmentAndByYear

on that page.

I hope this is helpful for you.

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TATEMS Update 4.6.17 preview auto backup and backup history

Here is a short under 2 minute video preview of the auto backup and backup history to be included in upcoming version 4.6.17 of TATEMS, Fleet Maintenance Software.

We are adding 2 new preferences under Tools->Preferences

“Stop asking to Backup when closing TATEMS”


“Always Backup when closing TATEMS”

If  they are both unchecked then when you exit TATEMS you will see the backup message displayed and you will be able to choose the backup location or accept the path that is already displayed.

If you have the first one checked and not the second one then TATEMS will close without asking you to backup.

If you choose the second one then TATEMS will auto backup every time you exit it as long as the backup path/location is available.

We are also adding the backup history to the backup form that will display all the previous backup locations, dates and the computer name that initiated the backup.

I hope you like it.

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Fleet Maintenance Software Spreadsheet Demo Video – Repair Codes Grouped By Year

We just created a new spreadsheet report that links to your TATEMS data and will show you how much you have spent for each repair code for your entire fleet year over year.

Here is a video that shows you the spreadsheet and also how to link it to your TATEMS data .

I did not show it in the video but in Excel if you choose the Data tab and then click Filter you will see a dropdown appear at the top of each column.

If you click on the Repair Code dropdown you can filter to see just a single repair code and to make it easier to view year over year for just that repair code.

You could also sort by the Repair Code Column with would group repair codes for the various years together.

It is number

83 TATEMSRepairCodeTotalsGroupedByYear



Next I’m going to try to create one that will display each equipments totals for each year. That way you can see if any specific equipment had grown way out of whack.

You could also use the spreadsheet above to see if a particular Repair Code for a specific year looks too high and then go look it up in one of the TATEMS reports I showed you in the video.

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TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software video preview new backup location & screen resizing

I just shot 2 quick videos for you.

The first one shows you a new feature for upcoming version 4.6.17 that will allow you to choose the backup location (38 seconds)

The second one shows you how you will be able to resize the screen to take up more space on larger higher resolution screens. (68 seconds)

Please leave any comments below or like , tweet or plus 1!

If you can’t see the videos because YouTube is blocked let me know and I will put them on an alternate host.

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Fleet Maintenance Software Spreadsheets 78-80 for TATEMS

We recently had 3 requests for custom spreadsheets that link to your live TATEMS data.

In this video I go over 3 of the 80  fleet maintenance software spreadsheets found here:

78. TATEMSEquipmentAttachmentsList

79. TATEMSEquipmentListWithCustomerEquipTypeOdometerAndHoursMeter-InServiceOnly

80. TATEMSEquipmentListWithCurrentOdometerHoursFiltersLastLubeService

And here is a previous video showing you and example of how to link these spreadsheets to your live TATEMS data:


Please let me know if you have a need for a custom spreadsheet and I will get it done for you if it’s doable.

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2 Videos version 4.6.11 update improvements and sneak peak of version 5.0

I this post I have to short videos for you.  The first one is the 2 improvements made in version 4.6.11 released Dec 26, 2014.  The second video gives you a sneak peak at the scalable forms and the ribbon bar coming in version 5.0.

Here is the first video:

The video above goes over the two 4.6.11 improvements listed below:

1. Fixed a an issue when viewing opening a work order from the work orders list screen after clicking on one or the sorting buttons the non-editable fields like Make , mode, , location, would display in the wring text boxes

2. Fixed a an issue when viewing opening a work order from the work orders list screen after clicking on one or the sorting buttons the non-editable fields like Make , mode, , location, would display in the wrong text boxes.

And here is the second video:

The video above shows you a sneak peak 2 improvements in the upcoming version 5.0

1. Scalable forms so that you can resize your forms based on your screen resolution and monitor size.

2. Tabbed Ribbon replaces the menu at the top.

The current update is here


And a list of all updates is here:



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Video of a few notable recent improvements to TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software

I wanted to get this video out to you so that you could see a few of the recent improvements we have made  to TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

Here is a list of what is covered in the video.

  • Improved Fuel Log Odometer Tracking of State/Province begin and end odometer readings when a State has been selected as the state of purchase and then you double click to see the begin and end miles for a state. (4.6.09 Dec 15,2014 – Fixed calculation on 4.6.10 Dec 17, 2014)
  • Improved ability to delete equipment with large numbers of associated records that was causing an error on some larger databases. (4.6.08 Dec 8,2014)
  • Improved equipment deletion so that after deletion is complete the selected equipment in the list will be what is displayed below (4.6.09 Dec 15,2014)
  • Fixed ability to enter a zero as the sales tax precentage on a work order after some other number was used. (4.6.08 Dec 8,2014)
  • Fixed ability to change the Equipment number on a work order when opened from the work orders list screen. (4.6.08 Dec 8,2014)
  • Improved Update Odometer and Hours screen to allow updating of all four columns with a backdate on the same row. (4.6.08 Dec 8,2014)

I hope you find these useful….

You can get the current TATEMS update here:


And you can see the entire updates list here:


More videos coming soon!

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