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In the video below I go over 7 updates plus a couple of bonus updates out of the 24 updates for these versions.
Here is what is covered in the video
Updates in TATEMS Version 4.6.20 & 4.6.21
Plus at the end of the video I cover 2 bonus items that will keep your database smaller, faster and save you time if you use the 90 Day Inspections Tab.
The complete list of updates listed so far can be found over at the updates list page
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We have a new video for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software showing you the update improvements for versions 4.6.19i through 4.6.19l.
If you have any trouble with the video we also have a YouTube version down below:
This video goes over these improvements:
We are still busy working on the major update 4.7.00 and the one after that which will use a new version of Microsoft Access. TATEMS Version 5.0.00
Thanks Again and Take Care,
YouTube Version, choose full screen if too small, you can also change to HD 720P by clicking on the gear in the controls:
I wanted to get this video out to you so that you could see a few of the recent improvements we have made to TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.
Here is a list of what is covered in the video.
I hope you find these useful….
You can get the current TATEMS update here:
And you can see the entire updates list here:
More videos coming soon!
We have added an extra Work Orders printout format. You can select the additional formatting option under Tools->Preferences->Work Orders/Invoices.
This new feature can be found in TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software version 4.4.04 and later.
I show you the feature in the video below. Enjoy and share with your friends.
As I said in the video, if you have an additional printout format you would like to see for TATEMS Work Orders please let me know what you have in mind. And if it's something that makes sense, we will add it as another option in preferences.
We are working hard to get the next update out the door.
P.S I have posted the YouTube version of the video below in case you have trouble viewing the version posted above.
We released a new version 4.4.04b of TATEMS on June 19th 2013.
We have released several new versions over the past couple of months starting with version 4.4.03 released on May 3rd 2013.
In the 2 minute video below I show you how we have updated the Parts and Labor screens so that you will see what data you missed if you did not fill everything in.
Just In case you can't see the video here is a description:
While you have the Work Orders screen open you click on the Labor Completed Tab
and then click the dropdown to choose an employee without entering a number of units (hours) or a description
Then click on either the Add Labor to Work Order button or the Save and Close button and you will see a message telling you what data is missing,
If you click OK you will be able to go back and correct the entry, if you click cancel after clicking on the Add Labor you will be taken back to the Labor for Current Work Order Screen with and the data you previously entered will still be there. If you click cancel after clicking Add Labor To Work Order you will be brought back to the Labor for Current Work Order Screen but all your data will be removed and you can start over.
If you click OK after you click the Save & Close button then you will likewise be brought back to the Labor for Current Work Order screen to correct your mistake. But if you click the Cancel button after clicking Save & Close the data will not be saved and the Labor For Current Work Order screen will simply close.
I hope this feature is helpful for you.
All The Best!
PS. If you are blocked from YouTube you can view the video below
I hope your week is going well so far.
The last week or so around here has been a little crazy.
It was only 95 ° here in Las Vegas today, well below normal and the Gas prices have been getting lower. We filled up for $3.55 per gallon last Friday and have seen it as low $3.31 per gallon on the other side of town.
I usually make breakfast in the morning for my wife and me and a few days ago I did what I usually do.
I left my wife's breakfast on the counter and yelled upstairs to let her know it was ready.
Then I grabbed mine to sit down and watch TV.
She took longer than usual to come down. I was already finished when she walked over to her plate and found a plate full of ANTS! Oops…
So we spent the next few hours trying to eradicate them.
The next day as I'm making breakfast I noticed water in the kitchen sink. I thought it wasn’t draining because there were some plates on one side that were blocking the drain.
We removed the dishes and it still would not drain. So I grabbed the bathroom plunger and turned on the garbage disposal and stupidly tried to plunge the other side.
All of a sudden boom! The pipes burst, water goes spraying out the front of the cabinet, soaking my pants and flooding the cabinet under the sink and the floor.
Oh what Fun!!!
I took apart the pipes and used a 6 foot snake to try to clean it out, put it all back together, no go, tried multiple Liquid Plummer bottles, no go.
Finally got a hold of my landlord and she sent in the big guns drain cleaning service. He had to go in about 15 feet to the main drain and that did the trick.
Drama over…. For a few days.
So it’s about 6AM Monday morning and I’m downstairs in morning prayer and hear my 23 year old daughter coming downstairs to let the puppy “Kiba” out (Kiba means fang in Japanese).
A few minutes later I hear the door open and then a big bang, and the cats go flying, bells jingling and I’m thinking “what’s going on” So I look up, I don’t see my daughter, then I look behind me, the cats are staring towards the door, then I look down, and my daughter has collapsed on the floor.
I jump up and she is laying there on her side, and the floor is hard tile, she is unconscious and her eyes are open.
As I keeled over her and starting asking if she was aright she slowly came back around.
Well thank God, it turns out she just fainted and after a while she was able to get up and eat something.
We figure it was just low blood sugar. She said as she was sitting out back waiting for the dog to finish his business she started feeling ill, like she wanted to lay down. She thought she could make it back inside but just couldn’t make it.
Scared me to no end… the sight of her laying is something I’ll probably never forget. You never want to see your child hurt in any way.
And now on to today's tip…
Shelly, one of our clients was looking for a report to show all the Labor hours and costs even if the Work Order was still open.
We did not include a time clock feature for labor items in TATEMS in order to keep it as simple as possible for technicians to use.
But due to popular demand we will be adding a way to track start and Stop times and dates on each labor item in a future
In the meantime I created this spreadsheet that will let you see all the dates associated with each work order and the
associated labor so I created the spreadsheet profiled in the video below:
Labor on Work Orders Pending and Completed.
And it will link to you TATEMS data and display the following columns:
Work Order #
Date To Complete By
Cost Per H/U
You will need to have Microsoft Excel to use these spreadsheet and have it link to your TATEMS data.
The video also shows you what you will probably need to do in order to make it work on your computer if you are not running
Excel 2007 or 2010 or if you have a 64 bit version of Windows or if your TATEMS data is on a network then
see this video:
You can get the spreadsheet at our website it’s called:
It’s ready for you online and ready to download here:
It is spreadsheet number 60 in the list on that page.
I hope this tip has been helpful for you.
Have a great Weekend and a Happy 4th of July
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I created another spreadsheet to display all parts that were installed that have a warranty. This would allow you to check to see if part was under warranty when it failed.
To make this as useful as possible; you should add a note as to the warranty duration when you add a part to a Work Order and check the Warranty Box for the part.
Here are the fields that will display in this spreadsheet
Work Order ID
Cost Per Unit
You can download it here:
You can also find this and many other spreadsheets we have created here
Here is a short video tour of the Parts Replaced Under Warranty spreadsheet :
Do you think we should add a warranty term next to the check box for the part in TATEMS?
Please leave your comments below.