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Service Center Add-On User Guide

Service Center Add-On User Guide Copyright 2008 Technisoft Pty Ltd
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Contents I

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview............................................................................................................................1

Chapter 2: Licensing............................................................................................................................3
and Product Registration

Chapter 3: Using the............................................................................................................................5


Service Center Add-On
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3.1 Company Options 5

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3.2 Setting up a Service Center 8

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3.3 Assigning Employees to Service Centers 12

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3.4 Setting up a Default Service Center for a Site 13

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3.5 Assigning Subcontractors to Service Centers 14

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3.6 Creating a Job including Service Center information 15

Index ................................................................................................................................................21

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Overview 1

Chapter 1: Overview

Introduction

The Service Manager Service Center Add-On is an optional Service Manager product. It provides
additional functionality to enable jobs, employees, schedules, sites, postings, and even day end to be
processed, and/or viewed by Service Center, depending on the security rights that each employee in
Service Manager has been granted. Service Centers can maintain their own numbering system as well so
that each center's jobs can be easily identified.
The ADMIN User has access to all Service Centers by default.
This function in conjunction with Segment Override, allows for Service Center/Branch accounting in the G/L
as well. A segment can, for example, be set up in your G/L account mask to enable definition by segment,
or you can simply override existing segments according to Service Center being used. Segment override
can be achieved at Job Type, Phase or Employee level.
As an example of how this new feature set operates, it is possible to assign an employee to a Service
Center, and when that employee logs in to Service Manager, they will only see Jobs for the Service Center
they have been assigned to in Document Entry, Job Manager and other programs where Service Center
management is applicable. This means access from a WAN or remote session can be tailored to those
users' rights.
Service Centers can maintain their own numbering system so that each center's Jobs can be easily
identified.

Further Information

If you are an End User and would like more information about this product, please contact your Sage
Accpac Solution Provider.
If you are a Business Partner and would like more information about this product, please contact
Technisoft.

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Chapter 2: Licensing and Product Registration

To use the Service Manager Service Center Add-On, you must purchase the product and then register it.
Product registration is usually the responsibility of your Sage Accpac Solution Provider, but you can
register product directly if you wish. Simply complete the Registration form at
http://www.technisoft.com.au/support/productregistration.aspx.
A fully activated license file will be forwarded to you, normally within 24 hours of registering your product.
Once the license file has been received it only needs to be copied to your ACCPAC Shared Data Directory
as it is already activated. The ACCPAC Shared Data Directory is usually located at:
<X>:\Program files\ACCPAC\
where
<X>:\Program Files\ACCPAC\ is the ACCPAC Shared Data Directory
<X> is the drive letter of the installation
Note: Service Manager Service Center Add-On functionality will only be available if the product has been
registered and activated.

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Chapter 3: Using the Service Center Add-On

This section explains how to use the Service Manager Service Center Add-On.
For additional information about using Service Manager, refer to the Service Manager User Guide.
To use Service Center functionality, you must:
Enable Service Center functionality in Company Options
Set up the Service Centers - the number that you can set up will be determined by your Service Center
licence
Assign Employees to the Service Centers.

You may also:


Assign Subcontractors to the Service Centers
Set up a default Service Center for a Site
Track Financial Statistics for the Service Center.

3.1 Company Options


There are several options that need to be set before you can set up Service Centers and use Service Center
functionality.

Use Service Center Functionality

Tick the Use Service Center Functionality check box in

Processing tab

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This will enable the Service Centers icon in V/M Setup V/M General.

Track Financial Distribution Statistics for Service Centers

To track Financial Distribution Statistics by Service Center, tick the Track Service Centers check box
in

Misc. tab

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Refer to the Financial Statistics topic in the Service Manager User Guide. Select Service Centers in
the Display field.

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3.2 Setting up a Service Center

Click the Service Centers desktop icon. The Service Centers window will be displayed.

Profile tab

In the Service Center field, enter an existing Service Center Code or use the Finder or navigational
arrows to select the required Service Center.

To create a new Service Center, click New and then enter the Service Center Code that you require.
Note: For the Service Center to be available in Service Manager, you must tick the Active flag.
Enter the Service Center Name, Address details and Comments.

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Specify a Default Item Location for the Service Center, if applicable.

Numbering tab

Click the Numbering tab if you wish to use unique Document Numbering for this Service Center.

Response tab

Click the Response tab to view or change the Business Hours of the Service Center. Business Hours are
used primarily within Job Manager.

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G/L Segments tab

Click the G/L Segments tab to override the default G/L Account Segments for this Service Center.

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Tick the Override G/L Account Segments check box and then select Division or Region to override
these G/L Segments.
Note:
G/L Segment Overrides can be set for any of the following: Employee, Phase, Job Type, Service
Center (if the Service Manager Service Center Add-On is installed). If you are using User Specified
G/L Accounts in Service Setup, all G/L Segment Overrides will be ignored when Day End is processed.
If you add a Service to a Job using a Service Center that has a G/L Segment Override and then turn
off G/L Account Segment tracking for that Service Center before running the Day End process, the
resultant G/L entries will not have G/L Segment Overrides, as Segment Overrides are processed during
the Day End process.
Refer to the Day End Processing of G/L Segment Overrides topic in the Service Manager User
Guide for information about how Day End processes G/L Segment Overrides and what happens if a G/L
segment account does not exist.

Employees tab

Click the Employees tab to list all Employees assigned to this Service Center. As no Employees have been
assigned to this Service Center yet, none are listed.

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Click [Add] or [Save] to save the new Service Center details. This procedure will activate the Service
Center and make it ready for use.
Click [Close] to exit the setup procedure.

3.3 Assigning Employees to Service Centers

Processing tab

After setting up the Service Centers you next need to assign Employees to those Service Centers.
If you do not assign an Employee to a Service Center then that Employee will effectively be assigned to all
Service Centers.
If you tick the Restrict Finders to this Service Center ONLY check box and assign the Employee to a
Service Center, that Employee will only see Jobs and other documents for that Service Center in their Finders.
That Employee can still be manually applied to another Service Center though.
If this function is used in conjunction with the Service Manager security option All Non SC Employees (Allow
Non Service Center Employees), then that Employee cannot be seen by or added to another Service Center.

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Refer to the Service Manager Security topic in the Service Manager User Guide.
This also affects screen views in Job Manager. i.e., if an Employee has not been granted Allow Non Service
Center Employees, that Employee will not be visible in other Service Centers. i.e., the Employee will only be
visible in the Service Center they have been assigned to.

The Processing section of the Processing tab has two extra options available when the Service Manager
Service Center Add-On is activated.
Default Service Center - Select the default Service Center that this employee is assigned to.
Restrict Finders to this Service Center ONLY - An employee can be restricted to the selected Service
Center Only by checking this box.
You must also verify that the Employee is Active.
Note: An Employee such as ADMIN should not be restricted to a particular Service Center.

3.4 Setting up a Default Service Center for a Site

Processing tab

Assign your Sites to particular Service Centers so that Job creation for that Site can be restricted by Service
Center. i.e., only Employees assigned to that Service Center can create or modify Jobs for that Site.
Leave the Site Service Center Code blank if you want to have that Site available across all Service Centers, or
to Employees with unrestricted rights.

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3.5 Assigning Subcontractors to Service Centers

Profile tab

Assign a Service Center to your Subcontractors to limit access for that Subcontractor to that Service Center.
If you leave the Service Center Code blank, that Subcontractor will effectively be assigned to all Service
Centers.
You must also verify that the Subcontractor is Active.

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3.6 Creating a Job including Service Center information


Click the Document Entry desktop icon.

Once Service Centers is enabled and configured for Employees and Sites, the drop-down list bar becomes
active and Service Manager will automatically populate fields with default settings as defined in the setup
procedure.

Step 1: Select Service Center

The Service Center drop-down field is located immediately below the main toolbar. It can be used to
specify the Service Center, and likewise will display the Service Center of the active document.

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Step 2: Click Go

Click Go to start creating the new Job. The Header window will be displayed with the selected
Service Center shown.

You must enter a Site for the Service Center field to be updated as it will display the last used by default
for a new Job.

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Header window with Site selected

The system will display updated information in the Service Center fields.
Once details have been entered into the Header window, click [Accept] to continue creating the new
Job. The Billing Options window will be displayed.

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Step 3: Select Billing Options

Select the Processing Method and Tracking Options required and then click [Accept] to continue. The
Phase window will be displayed (if you cleared the Load Job Type Phase check box).

Step 4: Specify Phase Options

Specify the Phase details and then click [Accept] to continue. The Document Entry window will be
displayed.

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Step 5: Save the Job

Click the Save icon on the toolbar.

This will allocate a Job number to the newly created job. Note the unique Job prefix used to differentiate
between the Service Centers. This was set up in the Service Center Numbering tab 9 .
We now have a standard Job in the system and can start adding Equipment, Billing Groups, Services and
Items to the Job as per normal.

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Index 21

Index Skill Levels 5

-A-
Assigning
Employees to Service Centers 12
Subcontractors to Service Centers 14

-D-
Default Service Center for a Site 13

-E-
Employees
Assigning to Service Centers 12

-F-
Financial Distribution Statistics
Tracking 5

-G-
G/L Accounts
G/L Segment Overrides 10
G/L Segment Overrides 10

-J-
Jobs
Creating a Job using Service Center information
15

-L-
Licensing 3

-P-
Product Registration 3

-R-
Registering Product 3

-S-
Segment Overrides
G/L 10
Service Centers
Enabling Service Center Functionality 5
Setting up
Service Centers 8
The Default (primary) Service Center for a Site
13
Subcontractors
Assigning to Service Centers 14

-T-
Tracking
Components 5
Financial Distribution Statistics 5
Maintenance 5
Meter Readings 5

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Notes

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