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Effective Use of Compliance Codes in Mainsaver

Challenge: Provide an effective method for managing regulatory compliance work and audit capabilities of work performed Methodology: In highly regulated operations such as Food, Drug, Medical, and Power Generation, it is common to have critical PM maintenance that is required to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.   The challenge is to ensure that these critical PMs …

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How did we spend?

Challenge: Mainsaver is often used for purchasing materials and services.  The queries and report below will help to develop some purchasing and inventory statics for year end or any date period. Methodology: Method 1; List reports.  Proceed to the ‘Purchasing’ module, then ‘Table View’.  Query by PO date range or some other column. Figure 1 …

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Mainsaver Document Storage:

Challenge: Provide easy document storage capabilities for attached documents in Mainsaver Methodology: The normal use of Mainsaver allows documents to be attached, viewed, and printed with assets, work orders, PM’s, etc.   These documents are normally recommended to be located in a central document repository.  While these documents can be located on any customer accessible server, …

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Using Demand Tasks for Operational Rounds

Challenge: Provide a method to use Mainsaver for taking operational round data Methodology: Many operations require routine technicians to collect “operational rounds” data from the field, usually via round sheets or applications.    With the latest release of Mainsaver, this function can be facilitated using the Demand Task and Job Plan features.   An overview of the …

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Query on the Financial Transaction Journal

Challenge: All financial transactions in Mainsaver are written to a transaction table.  These records contain audit trail information such as the time, date and login ID of the person performing the transaction.  Transactions include (transaction code format shown); PO New                       PPxx PO Modification         PPxx PO Receipt                  MT4x Material Issue            MT2x Material Edit              MPxx Invoice                                    IPxx …

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Removing Unused Columns from Mainsaver Table View and Screens

Challenge: Mainsaver 12.9 allows the Mainsaver Administrator to remove unused columns from Table Views and Data Entry/Edit windows.  Additionally, the Administrator may use the column controls to make a field required or read only.  This function is available for Mainsaver Core and Connect.  This helps to focus Mainsaver on relevant data fields. Methodology: This document …

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Using the Mainsaver Transaction Journal

Challenge: Understanding and using the Mainsaver Transaction Journal      Methodology: In the Materials Module of Mainsaver there is a submodule named “Transaction Journals”.   This submodule is generally designed for the more advanced Mainsaver user and can requires specific information in order to effectively use the information.   The module essentially records all material transactions to the …

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