Date: April 17, 2020
FieldVu version FV2004 is now available for field service companies to simplify their day to day work and improve their bottom line.
This general release to FieldVu Cloud and FieldVu Mobile includes enhancements, customer suggested features and corrections developed since release FV2002 in February 2020.
This release concentrates on reporting and data. FieldVu captures and maintains field transactional and sales data. This data is the key to running profitable field operations. We are making it easier to quickly see document details and to report on operational efficiency.
These report and data enhancements were requests from existing customers. We listen to our customers and we react quickly to help them meet their always changing needs.
We schedule new releases every two months on each even numbered month. Our next release is FV2006, scheduled for June 2020.
Very few solution providers offer such responsiveness to their customers. At FieldVu, we understand that our frequent releases allow us to quickly provide new features to meet our customers ever changing needs. If you have a requirement, we can get it in your hands in just a couple of months, not the once or twice a year updates of many other solution providers.
Let us know what you need to make your company RUN GREAT!
What’s in FV2004?
Reporting and Data
Line Item Details Displayed for Approvals
It is now easier for field ticket and work order approvers to see the line item details when deciding to approve or reject the documents. There is new expander arrow on the list screen that shows the labor, equipment and material line items.
Some FieldVu Mobile implementations hide the pricing on field tickets and work order from the field customer. In this case, the line item details will show the pricing in FieldVu Cloud for the approvers, but the pricing will still not be visible for the field customer.
Job Rental Equipment Report
This report answers the question ‘What rental assets are on these jobs?’. Instead of looking at each job dispatch record, users can now run this report from the Jobs Export function and get a list of all assets for the selected jobs. The report lists the equipment type, serial numbers, customer and location for the jobs.
Rental Time Report
This report answers the question ‘When did these rental jobs send equipment out and when did the equipment return?’. The report shows the created, dispatch out and dispatch in dates for a job, plus any associated billing documents.
This report compliments the Field Ticket Time and Work Order Time reports. Time reports are now standard for all three document types.
Equipment Screen – Manufacturer Serial Number
For customers that track equipment by both their own unit number and the manufacturer serial number, we have included the manufacturer serial number to the Equipment list screen. This allows for quick searching of unit by either number.
Chrome Spell Checker
Field tickets and work orders now use the Chrome spell checker to detect spelling errors for the description fields. Spelling is checked using the standard American dictionary. Words with errors are highlighted by a red underline but are not automatically corrected.
Right clicking on a highlighted word offers spelling suggestions and the ability to add the word to the dictionary.
FieldVu Cloud – Equipment Type Charge Item Search
It is now possible to search for charge items on the Equipment Type screen. This fixes a problem that prevented the search field from working properly.
FieldVu Cloud – Job Screen
The job screen now automatically populates data based on the filter selections. Previously, the screen did not display any data until the filters were selected. This improves performance and allows users to find jobs quicker.
SAP Business One Cloud Integration
The customer location name and address are now displayed on the FieldVu Cloud job overview screen. The B1 business partner default ship to name and address are used.
Job Ends on Date
FieldVu Cloud jobs now have a default job ends on date for projects that do not have a Due Date. The Due Date is not mandatory in the B1 Cloud project, so FieldVu now populates a date based on a set time duration after the start date. This time duration is a company configuration.