Management functions

The following functions can assist the user during the scheduling process and provide analyses of the consequences.

They help with:

  • choosing useful data (filters),
  • analyzing and providing quantitative controls of the consequences of the schedule (total controls, load, events reports),
  • creating warning or blocking operations at risk, or forbidden (constraints, links between events, workflows).

Filters

Selection filters and named filters can be used to restrict the display, on a schedule, to the data corresponding to criteria laid down by the user. They provide an aid in searching for available and suitable resources.

They can also be used to assure each user only sees the data that directly concerns him or herself, which gives a clearer view of their schedule.

See Filter

Control totals

The control totals can also be configured and show indicators for each resource.

See Control total type heading

Workloads

It is possible to calculate a load and capacity from the scheduling view. These calculations can vary over time, and in accordance with the defined resource.

See load

Events reports

Cross-referenced tables can be produced, displayed, printed or exported, based upon the scheduling data.

These highly flexible tables provide a global or detailed analysis of time spent or valorizations, depending on the criteria you choose.

See Events Report

Constraints

Configurable constraints may be applied to prevent the simultaneous use of certain resource or to limit use (maximum utilization quotas).

Constraints may be used to prevent unauthorized personnel using inappropriate resources. Constrains may be configured as blocking, or simply trigger warning messages.

See Constraint

Link between events

Sometimes, colored arrows link two events together. These links are created using the mouse, and are used to display and manipulate chained events.

These links, between events, can be used to move a cascade of interlinked events together, or, if necessary, to prevent certain movements which could impact on the coherence of the schedule as a whole.

See Link

Workflows

When a change of state is to be checked, for the respect of a particular process, it is possible to set up workflows to verify these changes in state.

This provides the ability to assure respect for a specific workflow, without necessarily having to configure a set of rights and permissions.

See Workflows

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