Work orders are an easy way to keep track of the work that needs to be assigned to seamstresses based on a customer’s order. To begin creating work orders, you will need to navigate to the Work Orders page in the side menu. When you click the Create Work Order button, you will be presented with an interface that has the following fields:
After creating the work order, you will see it populated in the New Work Orders section of the page. This section represents work orders where the work has not started.
In order for a seamstress to begin work on a work order, you must register them as a seamstress in the Staff Member settings. It is also a good idea to create a Seamstress role that has the minimum amount of permissions that a seamstress needs to fulfill their role. In particular, they must have the Handle permission for Work Orders.
After you invite the seamstress and they register, they should then navigate to the Work Orders tab in the side menu. The seamstress will only see work orders that they are currently assigned to.
If they click the View button to begin working on the work order, they will be presented with an interface that has the Order Details, Work Order Details, and also a Work Notes field where they can leave any notes they wish. The seamstress will also be presented with the option to Start Work, which will transition the work order into the Started status.
In the Started status, the work order can then be transitioned into the following statuses:
In addition, both the administrator and the seamstress can view the status history of the work order at any given time by clicking the View History button. This presents an interface that contains a record of every status transition and who initiated the transition.
When a work order is completed, it will display in the Completed Work Orders section. This section displays work orders that have been completed within the last 30 days. Viewing the work order provides a summary of the work order, including the total time worked.