Jack of All Trades
In the American frontier, many occupations required you to be a jack of all trades and perhaps king among them was the pioneer doctor. Pioneer doctors were regularly tasked with being general physician, dentist, pharmacist, surgeon, anesthesiologist, and more. As they were often the most educated person in town, doctors sometimes took on even more diverse roles. David “Doc” Swinson Maynard, a physician in Washington Territory in the 1850s, had his finger in pretty much every pie in the bustling village that is now present-day Seattle. In addition to his physician duties, he was the hospital administrator, druggist, superintendent of schools, justice of the peace, lawyer, notary public, and enterprising businessman.
Items Are Like Pioneer Doctors
Items, like pioneer doctors (okay, okay, so it’s kind of a stretch), often require labor above and beyond one single labor phase. That’s why iPoint makes it easily to add multiple labor phases to a single item—allowing you to plan for all of the necessary labor time on a work order, as well as get paid for each of those labor phases.
Setting an Item’s Labor Phases
An item’s primary labor phase is set in the Items module, in the main Product Details tab.
Setting Additional Labor PhasesAny additional labor phases should be added as accessories to the item. For example, programming a TV would be beyond the primary labor phase of System Install.
To add additional labor phases to an item:
- Go to Items module > Accessories Tab
- In the next available Item field, add your Labor Phase; for example, Programming
- Enter the number of hours in the Qty field