Variance Reports

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Time Variance Reporting is a very important tool when measuring any company’s activities. Comparing a company’s actual times to their estimated times generates a time variance. With time variance reporting the user has the ability to review this variance by comparing the company’s activities or processes actual times in relation to the estimated times. This allows the user to make good business decisions regarding equipment, labor and pricing.

Time Variance Reporting Permissions

Settings > User Groups > Edit Group > General Settings Panel

Access to variance reporting can be granted by editing a user group.

To access User Groups go to Main Menu, Settings and User Groups. In the General Settings area check the "Access Variance Reports" box.

Time Variance By Job

Main Menu > Reports > Time Variance By Job
  • Beginning date range for jobs, default is 1 month ago.
  • Ending date range for jobs, default is today.
  • Adjust the variance percentage. Variance percentage is the percentage the actual time varies from the estimated time. The options range from 0% to 100% in increments of 10%, default is 20%.
  • Refresh button to apply filter changes
  • A bar chart for each job representing variance in hours. To analyze a particular job you can hover over the bar of job and click it. This will take you to the production steps for that job and the time that was allowed for each.

Time Variance By Staff

Main Menu > Reports > Time Variance By Staff
  • Beginning date range for jobs, default is 1 month ago.
  • Ending date range for jobs, default is today.
  • Adjust the variance percentage from 0% to 100% in increments of 10%, default is 20%.
  • Refresh button to apply filter changes
  • A bar chart for each staff member that participated in job related activities in the date range selected and within that variance percentage. The bar represents variance in hours.

Some of the time tracking data will not be included in the Time Variance by Staff report. Items not included are as follows:

  • If a production step has multiple starts/stops and one or more of the starts/stops is outside of the date range the data will not be included.
  • If a production step has multiple starts/stops and one or more of the starts/stops is done by a different person the data will not be included.

Time Variance By Process

Main Menu > Reports > Time Variance By Process
  • Beginning date range for jobs, default is 1 month ago.
  • Ending date range for jobs, default is today.
  • Adjust the variance percentage from 0% to 100% in increments of 10%, default is 20%.
  • Refresh button to apply filter changes
  • A bar chart for each process that participated in job related activities in the date range selected and within that variance percentage. The bar represents variance in hours.

Some of the time tracking data will not be included in the Time Variance by Process report. Items not included are as follows:

  • If a production step has multiple starts/stops and one or more of the starts/stops is outside of the date range the data will not be included.
  • If a production step is not considered complete the data will not be included.

 

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