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  • Madhumitha Thinakaran
    Working on past activityAnswered10
    Topic posted March 13, 2019 by Madhumitha ThinakaranBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged API / Integration, Configuration, Dispatch Functionally, Resource Management 
    Title:
    Working on past activity
    Content:

    Hi Gurus,

    As per OFSC functionality we know that the past activity cannot be moved or cloned. That particular activity will stay in the technician bucket forever. 

    Is there any way to move the past activity. In our customer scenario the technician may not start the activity in the allocated day. In case if he misses to reschedule the activity what are the cases to clone/move the activity to the current date without making the activity to stay in past date without any response.

    Thanks,

    Madhu

  • Waqas Amin
    Stop creating activity on field service cloud?Answered8
    Topic posted December 27, 2018 by Waqas AminRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged API / Integration, Dispatch Functionally 
    Title:
    Stop creating activity on field service cloud?
    Summary:
    How can I stop the external system creating activity on field service cloud that does not fit with respect to tech's availability?
    Content:

    We have a use case where an external system should get an alert/intimation before creating activity on OFSC if the job does not fit on any of the tech schedules.

    For example: If we select a slot of 5 PM - 6 PM and the duration of the activity is 1 hour. We have no tech on the field service side, who is working after 4:30 PM, so how can we get this type of information from field service (no tech is available).

    I have tried "findMatchingResources" API, It's returning all the techs in the response.

    Version:
    Oracle Field Service Cloud 18D
  • Erlin Garcia
    reorder orders from toa mobileAnswered7
    Topic posted September 20, 2019 by Erlin GarciaBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged API / Integration, Capacity / Quota, Collaboration, Configuration, Dashboard / Reporting, Dispatch Functionally, Mobility / Mobile Apps, Resource Management, Routing / Optimization 
    Title:
    reorder orders from toa mobile
    Summary:
    In toa mobil, can the technician change the order of the orders?
    Content:

    Hi.... 

    In toa mobil is there a possibility that the technician can move the orders and organize the route?

     

    That is, the technician has a list of 60 orders, and he wants to be able to put order in them, to start them at his convenience, by proximity between one and the other.

     

    This is possible?

  • ajinkya patil
    Operations Manual for Oracle Field Service Cloud...Answered7
    Topic posted September 18, 2018 by ajinkya patilRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged API / Integration, Capacity / Quota, Collaboration, Configuration, Dashboard / Reporting, Dispatch Functionally, Inventory / Parts, Learning / Statistics, Mapping, Mobility / Mobile Apps, Resource Management, Routing / Optimization 
    Title:
    Operations Manual for Oracle Field Service Cloud (OFSC)
    Summary:
    Need a Operations Manual for OFSC
    Content:

    Hi Community,

       It would be great if anyone could send me the sample operations manual on Oracle Field Service Cloud.

     

    Thank you. 

  • Adam
    Teaming in Resource Tree6
    Topic posted December 11, 2018 by AdamSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Configuration, Dispatch Functionally 
    Title:
    Teaming in Resource Tree
    Summary:
    Best way to create Teaming
    Content:

    Our area Level buckets receive unscheduled activities and  Area Managers Scheduled them manually by assigning team of resources. For example 02 Operators and 02 Trucks or 02 Operators and 1 Truck. They need to do it on runtime when the activity arrives from Sales Cloud. Currently we are looking the best practice to create Teams to accomplish this requirement. 

    Currently in Resource Tree we can create teams on runtime by dragging and dropping a Truck or an Operator to Main Operator but once we do that it opens new activity screen. We are having following problems due to this:

    • Newly created activities are creating as blank and appears as separate activity instead of sharing the same activity
    • We cannot close all the activities for assisting resources once the main resource Activity is closed

    There are few questions i would like to know about:

    • Will assisting resource see the location of the main resource activity site location
    • Can we forbid creation of activity once we drag and drop a technician to another technician
    • Can there is no way to forbid creation of activities while teaming for assisting resources, can we have parent child relationship among these activities and cancel the all child activities once the parent activity will get close?

    Thanks

    Version:
    18D
  • Vi Giout
    Sharing activities between technicians5
    Topic posted May 20, 2019 by Vi GioutBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Configuration, Dispatch Functionally, Mobility / Mobile Apps, Resource Management 
    Title:
    Sharing activities between technicians
    Content:

    Apart from the route assigned to each technician we would like to have a pool of low priority activities common to all the technicians of the group. They should be visible and available to all so whenever technicians have the time or pass by a certain region they can check them, pick one and start it.

    Do you have any ideas on how we could implement that?

    There is one idea about having a different bucket for all these low priority activities, visible to all resources. But I think that this wont be very practical to switch back and forth between technicians route and the bucket. Also I dont see a way to see the technician's route and the other bucket's activities on the same map view. 

    We were also checking the teamwork functionality but as far as I understand it, this is something that is done by the dispatcher and has to do with a specific activity only. 

  • Adam
    OOTB features, limitations and Customization Options for...5
    Topic posted December 9, 2018 by AdamSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged API / Integration, Capacity / Quota, Collaboration, Configuration, Dashboard / Reporting, Dispatch Functionally, Inventory / Parts, Learning / Statistics, Mapping, Mobility / Mobile Apps, Resource Management, Routing / Optimization 
    Title:
    OOTB features, limitations and Customization Options for Field Service
    Summary:
    What are the customization options available for Field Service
    Content:

    I am trying to evaluate Oracle field service cloud for the out of the box functionalities, its limitations and customization options. So far i know following:

    Features:

    • Activity Setup & Management
    • Inventory & Resource setup
    • Forecasting
    • Routing rules
    • Mobile application
    • Notifications ability

    Customizations :

    No real customization option available other than plugin which is just like calling outbound webservice.

    Limitations:

    • Limited to 04 entities only.
    • Cannot define custom entity
    • Cannot mention which services items technician is going to deploy on the customer site (e.g. Activity to Service Items relation: 1:M)
    • Cannot write script behind custom buttons

    Dear experts, please can you extend the list and also make corrections of mine? thanks

     

    Version:
    18D
  • Vi Giout
    Set time using application screens4
    Topic posted March 22, 2019 by Vi GioutBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Configuration, Dispatch Functionally, Mobility / Mobile Apps 
    Title:
    Set time using application screens
    Summary:
    Set time using application screens
    Content:

    Hello all! We are working with the new application screens for the dispatcher role.

    Has anyone found how users can edit route activation/deactivation times - activity start/end times etc? I am wondering if we have something misconfigured or if this is not possible when working with application screens.

    Version:
    19A
  • Vi Giout
    Using actions in Manage from Mobility for Dispatchers4
    Topic posted March 20, 2019 by Vi GioutBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Configuration, Dispatch Functionally, Mobility / Mobile Apps, Resource Management 
    Title:
    Using actions in Manage from Mobility for Dispatchers
    Summary:
    Using actions in Manage from Mobility for Dispatchers
    Content:

    We are trying to switch to using Mobility instead of Legacy Manage for Dispatchers since this is what is advised from Oracle regardless of the user type. I have some questions about the Manage screen since compared to the standard Dispatch Console, Manage seems to lack some possibilities:

    We have added actions such as activate route from the Resource hint configuration (this is the only place which it seems that can be configured in Manage). But the only things that we can still do from the Resource hint is use the resource info and resource route buttons.

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/field-service/19a/famcu/working-with-time-view-in-mobility.html#c_aboutResourceHints

    So these actions are available for using them from the configuration but does not actually display? 

    Version:
    19A
  • Vi Giout
    Search activity using activity idAnswered4
    Topic posted March 18, 2019 by Vi GioutBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Configuration, Dispatch Functionally 
    Title:
    Search activity using activity id
    Summary:
    Search activity using activity id
    Content:

    We are setting up the activity search (from Business Rules) and we have noticed that it does not work with the activity id (aid). Otherwise the search is functional even with custom properties.I searched the documentation

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/field-service/19a/faadu/configure-oracle-field-service-cloud.html#t_define_search_fields_for_core_manage

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/field-service/19a/faaca/dispatcher-activities.html#t_searchforactivity

    and did not find any mention that it only works for certain fields or if it need some sort of extra configuration. Does anyone know how this works or can verify if that is not supported?