Chemical Tracking is one area of the system that requires intensive setup if you intend to use the functionality to the fullest extent. One option, to save time, is to import some Chemical Tracking data if you already have it in an Excel file (such as from another software solution). Otherwise, it will need to be set up manually as shown below.
1. Click the Settings icon.
2. Scroll to the Chemical Tracking section, then click the General Chemical Settings section:
General Chemical Settings include the Application Methods, Area Units, Areas Treated, Targets, and Volume Units of Measure.
These settings can also affect what appears in the Chemical Tracking Wizard on Scheduling screens.
3. Check or clear the Default Chemical Quantity check box. If you check this, and you also set up the rest of the chemical system properly, Service Autopilot will automatically calculate the quantity of each product to apply at the property based on the applicable custom field value on the account.
4. Select one of the options: Show Weather Conditions, Show pH Level, Show Neither, or Show Both.
This tells the system the different ways you want to designate the size of the area to which chemicals are applied, such as yards or square feet.
1. Click the Area Units tab, then click the Add Area Unit button to add a new area unit.
2. Click the Save & New button to add additional area units quickly.
This tells the system all the possible area locations at a property that need chemical treatment, such as front lawn or back lawn.
1. Click the Areas Treated tab, then click the Add Area Treated button to add a new area.
2. Click the Save & New button to add additional areas quickly.
The application method tells the system how chemicals will be applied, such as spray or broadcast. You also can add specific pieces of equipment to this list.
Note: The technician in the field can make changes to the application method on the Legacy Mobile App.
1. Click the Application Method tab, then click the Add Application Method button to add a new method.
2. Click the Save & New button to add additional methods quickly.
Targets allow you to specify what your chemicals treat, such as types of insects or types of weeds.
1. Click the Targets tab, then click the Add Target button to add a new target.
2. Click the Save & New button to add additional targets quickly.
Volume Units of Measure
Volume Units of Measure (UoM) allow you to specify how your chemicals are measured when applying or mixing, such as ounces or gallons.
1. Click the Volume Units tab, then click the Add Volume Unit button to add a new UoM.
2. Click the Save & New button to add additional UoM quickly.