Finally, shop technicians can be part of the solution to track maintenance and repair work in real time. EMDECS applications allow for a truly process driven system. Although the system can still be used as an after-the-fact information capturing source, it is possible for technicians to easily indicate what jobs they are working on in…Details
An central aspect of the work-flow designed into the new EMDECS is the association of units stored within the system and identified work required for the unit. Jobs can be identified either from a PM schedule, a failed item from an integrated inspection (more on that later), or a job added to a unit manually,…Details
EMDECS is indeed evolving – our design and development teams have been working for years on a ‘next generation’ system to improve on the formidable task of tracking and organizing the repair and maintenance of heavy-duty trucks, trailers, dollies, switchers, yard tractors, mobile repair units and vans world wide. The changes though, are deeper than…Details
The work flow of our new Technician’s Repair Order (Tech RO) screens passed a critical phase recently as it has been adopted and tested by a large North American fleet. There are some great changes coming to EMDECS. This successful test in a shop servicing a major fleet helps prove the concept. Technicians that repair…Details
I’ve been asking our amazing EMDECS Customer Experience team for some new year system clean-up tips to pass along and they reminded me of a great thing to check at this time of year – expiry dates. Many setups within the system include expiry dates so that certain access and functionalities can be granted for…Details
Continuing with tips about year end tasks within EMDECS, the steps for year end accounting adjustments are straight forward. Make sure periods 1 to 11 of the 2013 year are closed – navigate to Financial> Year End> Year End Adjustment, enter an adjustment and Post it. Then, you can close off period 12 and move…Details
Here’s a tip – The start of the year is a great time to perform a Physical Count of your parts inventory. This is a natural time for many truck and trailer service shops to perform clean-up tasks like this, but for those shops that aren’t yet as organized as they plan to be, why…Details
In the 1st generation of EMDECS, navigate to Financial> Standard Codes> Accounting Periods.
In the 2nd generation of EMDECS, use the Accounting Periods tab of the Financial Manager.
Start a new year in the system. The next step is to add periods to the newly created year.
There are articles available in the public sphere these days about the possibility of driverless vehicles and delivery drones. It appears that the earliest adaptations of this future tech will be in the transportation and delivery industries, which means new skills will be necessary and maintenance schedules for whatever form the new tech will eventually…Details
Let’s stay on the subject of accounting – there’s a lot to learn about EMDECS accounting controls. Now, regarding month end closing, did you know that you can close off certain types of transactions rather than just closing the entire month all at once? Navigate to Financial> Month End> Close Month-End Control. Always…Details