Both the Android and the iOS Motivity Workforce apps come equipped with a QR code and barcode scanning feature.
This makes the process of booking out parts to a job or identifying site assets / equipment much quicker and more accurate.
Although it may seem quite mystical, the idea behind QR codes and barcodes is very simple. The QR code pattern or barcode just translates into a series of number or alphanumeric characters.
QR / Barcoding with Parts Used
By using barcode or QR code generating software you can create barcodes and QR codes to match your own part numbers. You could even take advantage of existing barcodes on products.
Once you have created each barcode, you will need to make sure you then enter that same number or the alphanumeric code into the Product Code or somewhere in the Product Description against the respective product in Motivity Workforce office.
On site using the Motivity Workforce app, when you tap on the Parts Used tab, you then choose to add a part and press the scanner button on screen.
Point the camera at the appropriate QR or barcode.
If the device can identify the barcode it will automatically translate the QR/barcode into the numbers or alphanumeric letters associated with that code.
It will then search the parts database to see if any product codes and or descriptions match.
If there is a unique match it will pop up the quantity 'add' box to say how many you have used on that job.
If there are multiples that match it will let you pick which one you need.
QR / Barcodes on Site Equipment
By using barcode or QR code generating software you can create barcodes and QR codes to match your own asset identification numbers. You could even take advantage of existing barcodes on products (if they are unique).
Once you have created each barcode, you will need to make sure you then enter that same number or the alphanumeric code into either one of the following places on the equipment:-
- Equipment Name
- Equipment Type Name
- Serial Number
- Route Name
- Custom Attributes 1-4 (From the equipment type setup)
On site, there are two places where you can use the barcode scanner (shown by a barcode button in the app).
- On the equipment tab where the job already has a list of equipment shown on it.
Using the scanner here, will locate the scanned asset in the list
- When adding existing site equipment to a job
Using the scanner here, it will locate the scanned asset from the site list of equipment for that site and add it onto this job.