Eralis Job allows the company to schedule non-productive work for both staff and equipment. This allows for complete tracking of associated costs of all aspects of the staff and equipment. Non-productive scheduling allows the company to indicate when a staff member or item of equipment is not available to be scheduled on a productive job. The scheduling is generally known in advance, but staff and equipment can be scheduled onto non-productive jobs during productive job scheduling.
The non-productive scheduling can be used for tracking and scheduling:
- Staff leave
- Statutory holidays
- Equipment maintenance
In the non-productive categories setup, the company can define the different non-productive reasons that exist. These categories are then applied when carrying out the non-productive scheduling for staff or resources. The categories are linked to subjobs, allowing the company to track the true cost of the non-productive work. At the same time, specific item codes can be defined for each of the categories when timesheets are auto-generated from the scheduling system. Depending on the configuration of the system, these item codes can define the unit cost for the staff member or the resource.
Scheduling Non-productive Time
Eralis Job Menu > Job Scheduling > Non-productive Scheduling
The scheduling tool allows you to track time for your staff and resources. Within a 40-hour work week, a portion of that time is spent on activities not included in the normal productive work, as defined by the company. Non-productive categories can be created to track sick time, research or admin work, or anything that has not been defined as productive.
Scheduling of non-productive time can be done in advance using the Non-productive Scheduling screen. For example, if a staff member is going on leave for the next week, you can add that to your non-productive scheduling. As a result, the system will already know when that person is unavailable.
Non-productive scheduling is linked to jobs and subjobs within Eralis Job. The categories of non-productive time can be linked to a specific job or subjob to track the cost and amount of time associated with that category.
Non-productive scheduling can also be accessed from the main scheduling tool.
Note: It is recommended that you create an internal master job for tracking admin costs associated with non-productive scheduling. During the setup of Eralis Job, you will need to define the categories and links to different subjobs.