February 2013 - TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software
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New Feature request- Automatic Entry of Lower Interval Lube/Services (PM’s)

 On a personal note

I hope your week is going well and if you’re in a cold part of the country or world that you’re keeping warm.  Sorry I was too sick last week to create a blog post but I’m finally starting to feel a little better so here goes…

New Feature Request (NOT RELEASED YET AT Time of this post!)

We have had numerous requests come in for TATEMS to automatically show lower interval Lube/Services aka PM’s as being completed when you enter a higher interval Lube/Service.

So here is what we came up with.

Let’s say you have a truck with Lube/Service type called 5000 Mile Oil Change with an interval  of every  5000 miles. You also have a Lube/Service 25000 miles Major with 25000 mile interval.

Currently when you enter the 25000 Mile Major you would also have to manually enter the 5000 Mile Oil Change.

Automatically Insert Lower Interval Lube/Services

With the next version upgrade release of TATEMS we have added something new.  It’s a new window that will pop-up in the scenario above and display any lower interval Lube/Services for that equipment and allow you choose any or all of them to be automatically entered.

Screen shop of the Pop up window that shows you available lower interval Lube/Services that you can have automatically entered

Pop up window that shows you available lower interval Lube/Services that you can have automatically entered

It will also add some text in the lower interval entry  in the Notes/Other field that says “Completed during 25000 Mile Major Lube/Service”

Screen shop of The dynamic note that gets added to the lower interval Lube/Service

This is the dynamic note that gets added to the lower interval Lube/Service

This takes those lower interval Lube/services off the reminders popup for you and shows them as completed in the Lube/Service tab.

Just in case you don’t want to see the pop up window asking you if you want to add those lower interval Lube/Services, we had added two check boxes to the Misc User Preferences screen under the tools menu. The first check box says: “Stop Asking to Add Lover Interval Lube Services” and  the one below it says: “Always Add Lower Interval Lube Services”.

Lube/Service Auto Entry Lower Interval Preferences Selections

Lube/Service Auto Entry Lower Interval Preferences Selections

Does that make sense?

Once I have the new version ready, hopefully in the next few days, I’ll make a video of the feature in action along with some of the other things we’ve added or improved.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks Again and Take Care

Marc

How to save a whole-lotta-time by speeding up training videos

On  a Personal Note

I hope you are doing well this week. Well my wife Karen and my daughter Kelly made it back here to Las Vegas.  Their road trip to see my Mother in-law in Arkansas went great.  The only hitch was a nail in the tire sidewall that caused them to get a late start home.

They also ran into a snow storm on the way back starting about an hour outside  Of Gallup, New Mexico.

Here’s a couple of pictures:

 

Arkansas to Las Vegas Snow Outside Flagstaff

Arkansas to Las Vegas Snow Outside Flagstaff

 

Arkansas To Las Vegas Trip Home Snow Falling Outside Of Flagstaff AZ

Arkansas To Las Vegas Trip Home Snow Falling Outside Of Flagstaff AZ

Obviously , nothing like what the folks back east or up north have been experiencing.

Speeding Up Videos

So I discovered this really cool software that will let you speed up (or slow down) videos.  I take quite a few video courses myself and have found this to be a huge time saver. There are 2 programs actually. The first one is free and it requires you to download the video  To your computer before you play it.   And the second one is under $30 and it allows you to speed up videos that are playing right in your internet browser.

Software Demo

I made a quick demo video of each one below.

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The free one that requires you to download your video is called VLC Media Player and you can get it here

http://www.videolan.org/

The one that costs under $30 has a 7 day free trial and is called MySpeed by Enounce. You can get it here:

http://www.enounce.com/myspeed

Your comments are highly encouraged and so are your social media shares 

Thanks Again,

Marc Ready