Dime Scheduler

Dime Scheduler is the graphical resource planning and scheduling tool of choice for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics CRM, SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1) and any other Business Application partners and users that are looking to integrate planning functionality into their business processes and vertical or industry solutions.
Dime.Scheduler is not just a graphical resource planning tool. It is a unique horizontal add-on that extends your solution and becomes part of the business process and the workflows.

Discover why customers use Dime.Scheduler in (Industrial) Construction, Field Service, Offshore Gas & Oil, Transport, Training & Education, Professional Services, Projects, Facility Management, Event Management, Service Points, Rental Services …

A compelling visual experience that introduces the next generation of graphical resource planning. Entirely web-based yet with a fluent and responsive multi-language user interface featuring drag & drop, docking panels and personalisation. Designed with taking into account the subtle differentiators that make company processes unique Dime.Scheduler is extremely flexible and uses data rather than development to align with the business.

Overview

The main purpose of the Dime.Scheduler is to plan or allocate resources to a certain task. Resource is a general term for people and equipment: people are assigned to perform certain tasks and equipment is assigned to allow people to perform the tasks assigned to them. People can be service technicians, sales persons, help desk employees, consultants etc. Examples of equipment are machinery, tools, replacement vehicles, hotel rooms, and office & exhibition material. Tasks are actions that need to be carried out and they can range from a simple phone call to a maintenance job to a large machinery installation that spans several days. Multiple resources of various types can be assigned to the same task, at the same time, at different times and at overlapping times..

From Zero to Planning in Minutes

Dime.Scheduler can be integrated with most ERP, CRM or Business applications through the Dime framework.

Our standard solutions offer out-of-the-box functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics CRM and SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

With Dime.Scheduler FastTrack for Microsoft Dynamics NAV we deliver a fast and easy implementation of fully functional solutions out-of-the-box covering multiple areas of standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV making Dime.Scheduler FastTrack the most extensive planning solution on the market.

The FastTrack Wizard guides you through the setup choices and generates all the necessary configuration.

Resources – incl. Capacity
Service
Jobs
Assembly Orders
Sales documents
Production Routing
Absence Registration
Time Sheet integration

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

An extension package to add planning to the CRM Workflow, standard Service Activity planning. Fully customizable to plan any activity in any custom or Vertical Solution.

SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1)

Standard Employee planning and a mapping framework to plan any activity in any custom or Industry Solution, supported on HAMA.

Key Features Include

  • Graphical plan board component with multiple views
  • Drag & drop planning
  • Time bar navigation
  • Assign tasks to multiple resources
  • Define recurring patterns as in Outlook
  • Smart resource filtering with Filter Groups
  • Secondary, alternative or replacement plan board
  • Integrated multi-point geo-mapping
  • Easy user interface personalisation
  • Multi-language support
  • Data-driven setup and security
  • Task colour, time marker and priority based on task data
  • User access restriction based on task data
  • Multi-database support

Features

Graphical plan board , multiple views & time bar navigation

The graphical plan board is completely drag & drop enabled. Drag & drop a task from the list of Open Tasks to create an Appointment, move an Appointment from one day to another, change starting and ending time or move or copy the Appointment to another resource.

Preset views for the plan board include Day, Week by Resource, Week by Date,
Month and Timeline.

The time bar shows a graphical mini-map of your planning along the timeline. The time bar allows to navigate back and forth along the timeline and to set custom views.

Task colour, time marker and priority based on NAV data

Colours are assigned to the values of the Category and Time Marker. When a task is planned it’s colour and time marker are set automatically. The priority of a task is shown with an icon.

Sort, filter and group open tasks on-the-fly

The plan board user can easily browse and search open tasks by sorting the open tasks on any field, by filtering them on one or more fields and by grouping them on one or more fields.

To sort simply click on the column header. To filter click on the filter symbol in the column header and use the Excel-like filter dialog. To group simply drag the column header onto the grouping bar.

Smart resource filtering with Filter Groups

Filter Groups give the user a flexible and powerful tool to find the right resource for the job. As with other features Filter Groups are driven by data.

Filter Groups are also part of the data-driven security model which allows you to control access to the application not only by Roles but also based on data!

Integrated multi-point geo-mapping

An integrated map shows the location of a selected open task or appointment.
Selecting multiple tasks or appointments displays a marker for each task or appointment selected. These markers can be pinned onto the map in which case the plan board user can visually compare the location of an open task with planned appointments.

Any address can be displayed on the map by typing the address in the Search box.

Easy user interface personalisation

Each individual user can change the size and position of the different panes in the user interface and can hide or show panes. The personal view settings are stored in the database which guarantees that the personalised user interface is always available when working from the office, the home computer, the hotel room or any other computer.

Secondary plan board

The secondary plan board, which is also referred to as the Replacement or Alternative plan board, is yet another powerful feature that is driven by data. Certain resources are identified using data as resources that are used on the secondary plan board.
The secondary plan board is used in a variety of scenarios: to plan specialised equipment, to manage replacement cars, to plan an account manager at the start of a large installation, to distinguish between room types …

The secondary plan board is linked to the main plan board in every way: it shows the same date range selected in the time bar, shows the same view and is filtered by the same Filter Groups. Tasks are displayed using the same colour and time marker setup.
Just as on the main plan board tasks can be assigned by drag & drop and tasks can be copied between the main and the secondary plan board.

Other features

Multi-language support

A user can select the language in which he or she prefers to work

Data-driven setup and security

Data is mapped to model the behaviour according to the requirements.Filters can be defined on Filter Groups in the security setup per user thereby restricting the user’s access based on data.

Some common examples are: showing only the resources that are assigned to the user’s department, showing only vehicles that have passed inspection, not allowing meeting rooms to be booked by reception desk

Multi-database support

With MBOC – the Multi-Back Office-Connector – Dime.Scheduler can plan resources and tasks across multiple databases