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12. Export Time in Shop Floor Insight

Time is typically exported to payroll systems through a CSV file. Payroll systems tend to not want time details, and instead tend to prefer having time rolled up per employee, per paycode.
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7. Capturing Job Time in Shop Floor Insight

To record time to a Business Central Job and Job Task each Shop Floor Employee needs to either connect to a Business Central “Resource” directly, or to a Business Central “Employee” which is in turn associated with a Business Central “Resource”.
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5. Tour of the Shop Floor Interface

This section will overview the main areas of the Shop Floor Interface. Advanced usage, configuration, and process can be discussed in detailed documentation and additional training.
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4. Printing Barcodes in Shop Floor Insight

The Shop Floor interface is primarily driven by barcodes. For this quick guide it’s recommended to identify the data you’d like to explore the system with and print off the appropriate barcodes.
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3. Process Overview in Shop Floor Insight

This quick start guide is ordered as close as possible to this sequence to provide information on approaches for capturing shop floor data, validating and approving, adjusting time (typically for overtime), posting time, and exporting.
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1. Before You Begin with Shop Floor Insight

This document is intended as a quick user guide for getting Shop Floor Insight to work with Business Central. This is not a comprehensive user guide and does not cover all configuration or usage options.
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9. Configure Work Centers in Shop Floor Insight

Shop Floor Work Centers connect to existing Business Central Work Centers or Business Central Machine Centers. These are used for capturing information for Production Orders, such as recording productive time to production orders, rework time, recording manual output, recording manual consumption, and using the scheduling feature.
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7. Configure Shifts in Shop Floor Insight

This section only provides very basic setup of shifts and does not go into detailed usage of shifts in the system. The Setup Wizard will import a rapidstart file that will automatically create an example shift 'MF8'.
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5. Configure Paycodes in Shop Floor Insight

Paycodes need to be defined before Shop Floor Activities. Paycodes must match the paycodes in your payroll system by name if you plan on exporting time from Shop Floor Insight to your payroll system or calculating overtime.
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3. Registering Shop Floor Insight

Registration of the app is necessary for all Business Central cloud use of Shop Floor Insight. The app must be installed before registration is possible. Make sure to install the app on your Business Central tenant prior to requesting registration.
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2. Installing Shop Floor Insight

Shop Floor Insight is available in Microsoft AppSource for Business Central SaaS. For on-premise installations of Business Central a ".app" file will be provided to your Microsoft Partner or Insight Works representative to install.
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Shift Scheduling with Shop Floor Insight

Shop Floor Insight gives users the ability to schedule recurring shift patterns. Recurring patterns are quickly and easily configured with the shift schedule configuration list and can be applied to groups of employees and individual employees.
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Production Dispatch Lists that Boost Efficiency

Production dispatch lists are used as a primary means of clocking onto production orders or viewing outstanding work. When there are hundreds of rows displayed it can be difficult to identify specific items. Shop Floor Insight streamlines processes by only displaying the list of production orders that are relevant.
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Clean Barcodes

Cleaning up Barcodes in Business Central

Barcode entries are a fast and effective way of embedding multiple pieces of information into a single, small, barcode. Barcode entries are used to hold mapping for people, production orders, jobs, and more. Over time these entries can grow in volume, especially on installs that have a very high throughput of barcodes, and generally need cleanup to keep scanning speed fast.
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Time Card with Color Coding

Color Coding Time Cards

Color-coded visual cues are a great way to help identify which time card lines are open (not yet clocked off), as well as whether the setup time or runtime has been clocked-in. Check out how Shop Floor Insight makes time card management easier.
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