Booking Labor: How you book labor can change how you report time
We recently were asked if a report will show the hours team members book labor for during the previous shift. This seems very straight forward. They book hours, with a date, and you just need to report on past 24 hours, right? Well yes and no. Do they work from 12am to 12am? Then it may not always be that easy.
Here’s How It’s Done:
You can use Cognos to create offsets from the systems time to report on the information about yesterday’s shift. Or, you could improve your book labor accuracy by having your team book the hours with the time they worked on the work order. For example, instead of booking 4 hours, you could book 1:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are familiar with the mobile app this is super easy to do. Booking labor by time fields are right there to choose your start time and end time and voila! You have now successfully booked your time with the actual hours you worked.
In EAM (the application) there is some admin work that needs to happen…
We want to start booking labor using Start time and End Time.
NOTE: Screen designer is required
- In the application go to Work | Work Orders | Book Labor tab
- Open Screen Designer for the user groups that need to book labor with Start time/End time
- Find the fields Start Time/End Time and make them available (or required)
4. On the Book Labor tab the hours field will still be required, but now you can enter the Start Time and End Time of the labor you are booking.
For more help with booking labor in the application or the mobile app or anything else EAM don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you improve your labor accuracy or reporting and KPIs!