There are a number of columns you can enable on your Dispatch Board that have particular relevance to Multi-Day Jobs. You may want to create a view specifically for Multi-Day Jobs that includes, at a minimum, the following columns:
- Remaining – Shows how many hours are left on the Job based on B. Hrs and actual time worked.
- Hours – shows the budgeted hours per day based on the number of days, Team Size, Maximum Man Hours per Day, and actual hours worked on the previous day.
- Actual – shows the total actual time worked on that day. For example, if three people worked for five hours each, the column would show “15”.
- Variance – shows two numbers, the Daily Variance and Running Variance (in parenthesis)
- Daily Variance – the top number displayed. This is actual hours minus B. Hrs for the day.
- Running Variance – the bottom number in parenthesis. This is how far under or over time you are on the entire project as of that day. Think of this number as a comparison against your original plan.
- Men – The number of people assigned to an instance of the job. When time is logged, it shows the actual number of Resources who clocked time regardless of the Assignment. This column is enabled by selecting Close Out Day on the Column dropdown list.
- Amount – the daily amount earned on the job based on the total job amount and daily B. Hrs OR actual time logged.
- Example: A job for $1000 will last two days. If there are 15 B. Hrs on day 1 and 5 B. Hrs on day 2, the Amount for day 1 would be $750 and the Amount on day 2 would be $250. For the same job, if you logged 10 hours on the first day, the amount on day 1 would be $500.
With these columns enabled, your Columns dropdown list will look something like this:
With those selections, you would see those columns displayed like this: