Dime.Scheduler

Dime.Scheduler is the graphical resource planning and scheduling tool of choice for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics CRM, SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1) and any other Business Application partners and users that are looking to integrate planning functionality into their business processes and vertical or industry solutions.
Dime.Scheduler is not just a graphical resource planning tool. It is a unique horizontal add-on that extends your solution and becomes part of the business process and the workflows.

Discover why our partners and their customers from Finland to South Africa and from Canada to Malaysia use Dime.Scheduler in (Industrial) Construction, Field Service, Offshore Gas & Oil, Transport, Training & Education, Professional Services, Projects, Facility Management, Event Management, Service Points, Rental Services …

A compelling visual experience that introduces the next generation of graphical resource planning. Entirely web-based yet with a fluent and responsive multi-language user interface featuring drag & drop, docking panels and personalisation. Designed with taking into account the subtle differentiators that make company processes unique Dime.Scheduler is extremely flexible and uses data rather than development to align with the business.

Overview

The main purpose of the Dime.Scheduler is to plan or allocate resources to a certain task. Resource is a general term for people and equipment: people are assigned to perform certain tasks and equipment is assigned to allow people to perform the tasks assigned to them. People can be service technicians, sales persons, help desk employees, consultants etc. Examples of equipment are machinery, tools, replacement vehicles, hotel rooms, and office & exhibition material. Tasks are actions that need to be carried out and they can range from a simple phone call to a maintenance job to a large machinery installation that spans several days. Multiple resources of various types can be assigned to the same task, at the same time, at different times and at overlapping times..

Key features include

  • Graphical plan board component with multiple views
  • Drag & drop planning
  • Time bar navigation
  • Assign tasks to multiple resources
  • Define recurring patterns as in Outlook
  • Smart resource filtering with Filter Groups
  • Secondary, alternative or replacement plan board
  • Integrated multi-point geo-mapping
  • Easy user interface personalisation
  • Multi-language support
  • Data-driven setup and security
  • Task colour, time marker and priority based on task data
  • User access restriction based on task data
  • Multi-database support

Dime.Scheduler is worldwide available.

Features

Graphical plan board , multiple views & time bar navigation

The graphical plan board is completely drag & drop enabled. Drag & drop a task from the list of Open Tasks to create an Appointment, move an Appointment from one day to another, change starting and ending time or move or copy the Appointment to another resource.

Preset views for the plan board include Day, Week by Resource, Week by Date,
Month and Timeline.

The time bar shows a graphical mini-map of your planning along the timeline. The time bar allows to navigate back and forth along the timeline and to set custom views.

Task colour, time marker and priority based on NAV data

Colours are assigned to the values of the Category and Time Marker. When a task is planned it’s colour and time marker are set automatically. The priority of a task is shown with an icon.

Sort, filter and group open tasks on-the-fly

The plan board user can easily browse and search open tasks by sorting the open tasks on any field, by filtering them on one or more fields and by grouping them on one or more fields.

To sort simply click on the column header. To filter click on the filter symbol in the column header and use the Excel-like filter dialog. To group simply drag the column header onto the grouping bar.

Smart resource filtering with Filter Groups

Filter Groups give the user a flexible and powerful tool to find the right resource for the job. As with other features Filter Groups are driven by data.

Filter Groups are also part of the data-driven security model which allows you to control access to the application not only by Roles but also based on data!

Integrated multi-point geo-mapping

An integrated map shows the location of a selected open task or appointment.
Selecting multiple tasks or appointments displays a marker for each task or appointment selected. These markers can be pinned onto the map in which case the plan board user can visually compare the location of an open task with planned appointments.

Any address can be displayed on the map by typing the address in the Search box.

Easy user interface personalisation

Each individual user can change the size and position of the different panes in the user interface and can hide or show panes. The personal view settings are stored in the database which guarantees that the personalised user interface is always available when working from the office, the home computer, the hotel room or any other computer.

Secondary plan board

The secondary plan board, which is also referred to as the Replacement or Alternative plan board, is yet another powerful feature that is driven by data. Certain resources are identified using data as resources that are used on the secondary plan board.
The secondary plan board is used in a variety of scenarios: to plan specialised equipment, to manage replacement cars, to plan an account manager at the start of a large installation, to distinguish between room types …

The secondary plan board is linked to the main plan board in every way: it shows the same date range selected in the time bar, shows the same view and is filtered by the same Filter Groups. Tasks are displayed using the same colour and time marker setup.
Just as on the main plan board tasks can be assigned by drag & drop and tasks can be copied between the main and the secondary plan board.

Other features

  • Multi-language support
    A user can select the language in which he or she prefers to work
  • Data-driven setup and security
    Data is mapped to model the behaviour according to the requirements.Filters can be defined on Filter Groups in the security setup per user thereby restricting the user’s access based on data. Some common examples are: showing only the resources that are assigned to the user’s department, showing only vehicles that have passed inspection, not allowing meeting rooms to be booked by reception desk
  • Multi-database support
    With MBOC – the Multi-Back Office-Connector – Dime.Scheduler can plan resources and tasks across multiple databases

Curious for more? Have a look at the demonstration videos and downloadable documentation

Standard Solutions

From Zero to Planning in Minutes

Dime.Scheduler can be integrated with most ERP, CRM or Business applications through the Dime framework.

Our standard solutions offer out-of-the-box functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics CRM and SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

With Dime.Scheduler FastTrack for Microsoft Dynamics NAV we deliver a fast and easy implementation of fully functional solutions out-of-the-box covering multiple areas of standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV making Dime.Scheduler FastTrack the most extensive planning solution on the market.
The FastTrack Wizard guides you through the setup choices and generates all the necessary configuration.

  • Resources – incl. Capacity
  • Service
  • Jobs
  • Assembly Orders
  • Sales documents
  • Production Routing
  • Absence Registration
  • Time Sheet integration

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

An extension package to add planning to the CRM Workflow, standard Service Activity planning. Fully customizable to plan any activity in any custom or Vertical Solution.

SAP BusinessOne (SAP B1)

Standard Employee planning and a mapping framework to plan any activity in any custom or Industry Solution, supported on HAMA.

Media

HD versions are available during playback

Introduction to Dime.Scheduler

This first video gives you an introduction into the application showing you the main components and features of the user interface: the plan board, using drag & drop to plan tasks,  time bar navigation, the preset views, grouping & filtering of open tasks and personalising the UI.

Dime.Scheduler – Geo Map, Resource Filtering & Alternative Plan Board

We take a deeper dive into more advanced features like the use of the built-in map, resource filtering and the alternative or secondary plan board.

Downloads

Description File

Dime.Scheduler – the Facts

Overview and concept of Dime.Scheduler.
(PDF document)

Download

Dime.Scheduler – Quick Facts – 1

Capacity, Calendar Integration and Organisation-wide planning.
(PDF document)

Download

Dime.Scheduler Brochure

Dime.Scheduler brochure for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM.
(PDF document)

Download 

 

Testimonials

More than 70 partners worldwide and their customers are convinced of the flexibility, versatility and ease-of-integration that Dime.Scheduler has to offer. Together with these partners we realised many successful projects in different industries (rental, field service, onshore/offshore oil & gas , automotive, hospitality, project planning, training & education, construction, professional services, facility management, event management, etc.).

Here are some success stories that we like to share with you:

Group Renotec : Efficiently managing 100s of machines with Dime.Scheduler

Grotemeier : From disposition calendar to virtual planning with Dime.Scheduler

Feyter Forklift Services : Workshops run like clockwork using Dime.Scheduler