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Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Exam fee for the Dude Solutions Certified Maintenance Administrator exam

Hello, Is there an exam fee to take the Dude Solutions Certified Maintenance Administrator exam at Dude University? Thanks, Andy

1 day ago

Carrie Durr

Carrie Durrcreated the topic: Recommended Phone Systems

We are looking to update our phone system for our District. We currently have about 30 locations including our support buildings. If you have purchased a new phone system within the last couple of years, which vendor did you use? Thank you for your t ...

1 week ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Is there setting so no new entries can be added to a previous fiscal year?

Great scenario. Not for a timeframe as there can be items that slip through the cracks or data entry errors. That said, the status of Closed means transactions are locked down, so it must be reverted back to a status such as Complete . So how can y ...

1 week ago

Paul Poe

Paul Poevoted on Use calendar to start FSDirect/EventEssentials Request

I would love to improve the user experience related to starting a request in FSDirect/EventEssentials. The current workflow is to look on the the calendar, then go to another screen and choose dates to start my availability request. I think a useful ...

1 week ago

Facilities WorkRequest

Facilities WorkRequestasked the question: Is there setting so no new entries can be added to a previous fiscal year?

To assist our data entry personnel is there a setting that can make it so that after a certain date no new labor or materials entries can be added to for a previous fiscal year? i.e. after 60 days past the switch to a new fiscal year a entry with a d ...

1 week ago

Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Electrical Maintenance Report Template

The maintenance crew that works the evening shift are responsible for light bulbs, ceiling tile, air vents, etc. We want them to start tracking the materials used and time spent on the work orders. We are looking for some of the reports that you use ...

1 week ago

  • Matthew Venturini (0350P)I'd recommend using a transaction report -- you can have it set up to run once a week (We do ours on tuesdays - that way it gives the guys monday to get all of their time/labor posted) -- then when the report comes- throw it into a Pivot Table and yo ...1 week ago
Matthew Venturini (0350P)

Matthew Venturini (0350P)created the topic: BAS PM

Happy New Years Dude-iverse! Lets end 2017 with a good one -- Does anyone have information on a good PM for the BAS System? We utilize Siemens and Andover for the bulk of our control software - there are 5 technicians that split coverage from 6 am u ...

2 weeks ago

Adam Kurowski

Adam Kurowski added the idea Use calendar to start FSDirect/EventEssentials Request

I would love to improve the user experience related to starting a request in FSDirect/EventEssentials. The current workflow is to look on the the calendar, then go to another screen and choose dates to start my availability request. I think a useful ...

4 weeks ago

Andy Foster

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Reputation Points

How do you earn reputation points and user badges?

1 month ago

Andy Foster

Andy Fostercreated the topic: How to Restrict Access to MySchoolBuilding

Is there a way to restrict access to MySchoolBuilding. I have users that I have deleted adding themselves back into the system.

1 month ago

Andy Foster

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Campus Champion

How does our school district become a Campus Champion?

1 month ago

Tracy Mowat

Tracy Mowatvoted on Incorporate fleet management in to Schooldude

I would like to have a fleet management program and it would make sense to have it in Schooldude since we already have the program.

1 month ago

Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Time Available for Maintenance Field

What is the "Time Available for Maintenance Field" in MySchoolBuilding wizard. Should this function be available to the requesters?

1 month ago

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  • Dave KornegayIt is definitely optional. The feature focuses on "when may maintenance be performed with minimal disruption to you?".

    The administrators that enable this feature will do so to allow users to specify when is a good time for work to be perf ...4 weeks ago
  • Matthew Venturini (0350P)We utilize it as a reminder for our technicians - all of our schools have different start times, so its a nice reminder as to when staff will be in at each site; that way they can plan their day out and arrive when the building opens, instead of sitt ...3 weeks ago
  • Andy FosterThanks Matthew, great information. 3 weeks ago
Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Priority Box for MySchoolBuilding

Does MySchoolBuilding have the ability to show a priority drop down box so the requester can select the priority of the work order?

1 month ago

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  • Dave KornegayDuring the design, many users told us they did not want requesters to select a priority, yet may want an option to say if something was an emergency as a checkbox along with contact information. Many administrators will disable this if too many "that ...4 weeks ago
  • Matthew Venturini (0350P)Our work flow has the WO going to the foremen of each of the shops. Before they reassign it to a technician, the foremen will read the WO request, and adjust the priority as needed. One of the regulations keeps track of our response times -- general ...3 weeks ago
  • Andy FosterHi Matthew, thanks for the information. I thank the way you are set-up is a good way of working the system. I believe I will do the same thing. Thanks again. 3 weeks ago
Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fostercreated the topic: Campus Champion

How does a school district become a Campus Champion?

1 month ago

Andy Foster

Andy Fosterasked the question: supervisor I

Does a Supervisor I see all the work orders created for the entire school district or just the work orders they create at their campus?

1 month ago

Bobbi Antonucci
Maintenance User Group

Bobbi Antonuccianswered the question MySchoolBuilding - Purpose Codes

Andy, it depends on what you are trying to get out of it and how well your requesters will do in answering the question. We are a very large school district, with 59 schools and over 42,000 students. Our requesters do not answer the question well, ...

1 month ago

Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fosterasked the question: Dude Certified

Hello, How does a person become Dude Certified? Andy

1 month ago

Andy Foster

Andy Foster added the idea MD Calendar

I would like to see scheduled events for a specific date appear on the Maintenance Direct homepage under calendars. Like it does in Microsoft Office Outlook.

1 month ago

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  • Dave KornegayThank you for the great idea, Andy. Just to be sure I have a couple of points clarified:

    What you are wanting:
    To layer over events with work orders, maybe more (e.g., upcoming PMs), essentially as a "central coordination calendar"? W ...1 month ago
  • Andy Foster@Dave Kornegay

    Hi Dave,

    Not some much the numeric information like a work order number, more like text information like w ...1 month ago
Andy Foster
Maintenance User Group

Andy Fosterasked the question: MySchoolBuilding - Purpose Codes

In our Districts MySchoolBuilding page under Purpose Codes it only shows Other. Is there a reason the Purpose Codes is set to Other. If not how do we add more Purpose Codes to the page?

1 month ago