( video coming soon)
Arborgold will allow you to automatically generate projected inventory usage for a service based on a standard rate of application. In order to do this, we must open an Inventory Item; in order to open an inventory item in your database, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu, over to the Items column, and then down to the Inventory page. There, you should be able to double click on an inventory item that you would like to edit.
Once in the Inventory pop up, you will want to navigate to the second tab called Qty & Time. Note: For standard inventory items without a mixture associated with it will have the Inventory Auto-Calculation set up directly on the item while inventory items with a mixture associated will not have it filled out; in cases like this, the Inventory Auto-Calculation will be entered on the mixture.
The first item found on the page will be Type, this is where you can set whether or not the Inventory Auto-Calculation will be based on the Production Rate (as seen in the screenshot above) or Service Quantity (as seen in the screenshot below).
If Type Production Rate is selected, then the Production Rate, Custom Measurement, and Auto Calculate Inventory Quantity fields will be shown.
Production Rate - Total volume of mixture to be applied per determined rate.
Note: Production Rate gives us the option to choose what kind of calculation it will be: Area for flat sq ft measurements (inventory used on lawn applications for example); Volume for sq ft measurements with depth (for inventory like mulch or sand that is spread not only over an area but with a certain depth); and Plant (for measurements like DBH, Canopy or Height)
Area allows you to enter the number of units per however many square feet, and asks that you choose a Custom Measurement for it to base the calculation on.
Volume allows you to enter the number of units per cu yard at a depth of however many inches, and asks that you choose a Custom Measurement for it to base the calculation on.
Plant allows you to enter the number of units per however many square feet (canopy) / DBH (DBH) / feet (height).
If you want to use the Service Qty feature for an inventory item, select Type Service Quantity. In the Rate field, you can enter the amount of inventory set when it is added to a service as a default resource.
Beneath that, we have the Est Time Per Qty, which allows you to enter how many man hours or minutes (one will calculate the other so it is a matter of preference) however many units will take to apply. This will be used to calculate the time per inventory item, which will add up for the service and will default into the Est Hours.