Labour Costs and Loading
Open Service Report project in Pocket PC
Creations on desktop PC.
Open the 'Labour and Parts'
page in Design view.
Open the 'Callout
Fee' and 'Labour' Drop List points and amend the
code-based choices as required. Note, the numerical rate prior
to the semicolon (;) is what is recorded and used in Math point
calculations, per 60 minutes for Labour.
Service Report uses the powerful UltraDrop
custom point to manage hundreds of parts/products and
prices. Follow the two simple steps below to set up for your
specific product categories and range, with Service Report open in Design
view in Pocket PC Creations.
Set up Categories: Categories of products are controlled by
a Drop List point, see 'Category1', which interacts with the
UltraDrop point to 'filter' products into categories. Edit the
Drop List items to categories required, eg 'Fuses', 'Gaskets' etc.
'Category1' is edited, it can be copied to other pages for Items
2 to 10 (or more items/pages as required), replacing existing
Drop List for Category.
Set up Products: Products are managed by the 'Item1'
UltraDrop point, which is replicated onto other Item pages which
Data Share with Item 1, thus there is no requirement
to amend the 'Item' points on other Item pages. Open the
'Item1' UltraDrop point > Custom > Data for view below.
Select and Edit
the rows of Data to amend to particular requirements for
Category, Product, Code, Description and Price. Save and check
progress. Add new rows. For large numbers of products, Import
tab-delimited text files from programs such as Microsoft Excel
and Microsoft Access.
How easy is that!
Specific Service Report Labour inputs and Parts are now set up
to deliver improved productivity for your service team.