Learn the App
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Learn the App

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This page is designed to help you learn, understand, and use Amper! Below, you will find drop downs according to various pages found in app.amper.xyz. Each drop down contains a brief description of what each tool/page in the system is for. Additionally, as needed, more information has been linked below each feature so that you can truly dive into and understand a feature to it’s fullest capabilities. There is a lot Amper has to offer. While this page is intended to give you a quick synopsis of each feature, digesting the information can take some time. Please reach out to your Customer Success Engineer with any and all questions you have about the Amper app.

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🗓️ Timelines

Machines

Machine Timelines show a snapshot into a machine’s utilization (by group or individually) for any specific day and/or shift.

This is a great tool to get a quick, high-level overview of everything happening on your shop floor.

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For more information about how to filter and read Machine Timelines, please visit this page:
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Machine Timelines

Scoreboards

Scoreboards show data from a collection of machines or multiple Machine Groups. They display data about the current production state of the machine for the shift in addition to information gathered on Tally Sheets such as, job number, part number, operator name, etc. See

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Scoreboards are intended to be displayed on a TV screen on your factory floor or other common areas of the building. They help you answer the question “What’s happening on my shop floor right now?”

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For more information about how to view a scoreboard, what information will appear on your scoreboard, and how to read a scoreboard, please visit this page:
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Scoreboards

KPI Dash

The KPI Dashboard has a few out-of-the-box charts designed to be viewed on a phone. It is an easy to use tool for any supervisor who wants to take a quick glance at how things are going on the shop floor, right from their phone.

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For more information about the KPI Dashboard, please view our video here:
Using the KPI Dashboard
Using the KPI Dashboard

Downtime Console

The Downtime Console empowers manufacturers to take control of their schedule. It is a feature that allows for easily mass-labeling downtime periods. A best practice is to have 1 person to use this tool daily to mass label things such as machines not being scheduled to run on a previous day.

Three examples of times when you might want to use this feature: 1. Mass labeling all machines as Unscheduled due to a company holiday or vacation 2. Daily use for Dynamic Scheduling to say if a machine was Unscheduled due to no work 3. Editing previously labeled downtimes if entered incorrectly

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For more information about how to use the Downtime Console, please visit this page:
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Using the Downtime Console
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📊 Dashboards

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Click below to review notes about all Dashboards
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Notes about all Dashboards
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Not sure how to use all of these Dashboards and reports? Set up
Amper’s Best Practice Reporting Structure
Amper’s Best Practice Reporting Structure
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Utilization Summary

The Utilization Summary is a great way to look at utilization data compiled for longer periods of time - monthly, quarterly, or yearly!

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For more information about the Utilization Summary, please visit this page:
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Utilization Summary

Executive Summary

Take your company to the next level with data-driven decision making. The Executive Summary helps you get a long-term glance at what's happening on your factory floor. This view consolidates Utilization and Downtime data into one place for easy monthly or quarterly reporting.

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For more information about the Executive Summary, please visit this page:
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Executive Summary

Utilization Detailed

The Utilization Detailed is a great compliment to Utilization Summary. The core difference between the two reports is the timeline of data they were designed for:

Utilization Summary - no sooner than monthly

Utilization Detailed - no later than bi-weekly

This is a great tool to look at a week’s worth of data, and break it down by machine and by shift.

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For more information about the Utilization Detailed page, please visit this page:
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Utilization Detailed

Heatmap Explorer

The Heatmap Explorer allows for a high degree of customization. In this view, you can choose the dimension on each axis and then filter by any of the available dimensions: shift, machine, cell, part, operator, etc. You can create as many custom heat maps as you want.

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For more information about the Heatmap Explorer, please visit this page:
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Heatmap Explorer

Downtime

Really understand what contributes to all your downtime hours with the use of the Downtime dashboard. This report is a one-stop shop for anything to do with downtime. Uncover what downtime reasons are your pain points. Understand which machines are down the most. Explore trends to see which downtimes are getting fixed over time.

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For more information about the Downtime dashboard, please visit this page:
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Downtime

Setups

With setups being integrated to Tally Sheets in our latest update, a brand new dashboard for Setups has been unlocked. This dashboard will show information regarding setups that are open, closed, paused, and abandoned.

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For more information about Setups dashboard, please visit this page:
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Setups

Daily Utz + Downtime

The purpose of this report is to provide a daily view of each machine’s utilization and downtime, while keeping long term goals in mind. The left side of the report is automatically filtered for “yesterday” and the right side of the report is filtered for “quarter to date” information.

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For more information about Daily Utz + Downtime, please visit this page:
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Daily Utz + Downtime

OEE Summary

The purpose of this report is to analyze OEE. For any date range, you can view your Availability, Quality, Performance by date, shift, cell, machine, operator and part number. This helps you get down to the true Root Cause of your inefficiencies.

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For more information about the OEE Summary, please visit this page:
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OEE Summary

Operator Performance

The purpose of this report is to review your operator performance. You can see your top performing operators alongside with their hours of uptime, downtime and total parts produced. Below you’ll see a stack chart of the top downtimes per operator and you can filter this page for certain downtime codes. The pareto and table below will show which codes you filter for.

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For more information about the Operator Performance dashboard, please visit this page:
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Operator Performance

Labor Metrics

The Labor Metrics Dashboard is designed to help you measure and analyze the effectiveness of your paid labor, giving you valuable insight into the productivity of your operators.

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For more information about the Labor Metrics dashboard, please visit this page:

Part Performance

This report was built to help you analyze Part Performance. You can see your “uncapped performance” metric which is the ratio of your target cycle time to your actual cycle time. Use this report to update your ERP and quote future jobs more effectively!

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For more information about the Part Performance dashboard, please visit this page:
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Part Performance

Scrap Parts (Beta)

The Scrap Parts (Beta) Dashboard is designed to help you measure and analyze your scrap.

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For more information about the Scrap Parts (Beta) Dashboard, visit:
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Scrap Parts (Beta) Dashboard

Production Summary

This reports gives an overview of everything that ran yesterday by machine and shift. It also breaks down the week-to-date production, and week-over-week progress so you can see how production is trending over the year.

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For more information about the Production Summary, please visit this page:
Production Summary
Production Summary

Late Starts Early Stops

This dashboard includes the top/bottom 5 Late Starts and Early Stops along with trailing data by day and shift. Operator and breakdowns by weekday and shift are also shown, as well as trends over time.

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For more information about the Late Starts Early Stops dashboard, please visit this page:
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📈 Reports

Reports

Reports are an easy way to export data from Amper. Here you can quickly download various reports of different formats: CSV or PDF.

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For more information about the Reports tool, please visit this page:
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Reports

Paperless

To enable industry advancements in eliminating manual data collection, Amper can be used to gather information digital using Tally Sheets. That data is stored in Paperless Reporting accessible in CSV format.

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For more information about Paperless reporting please visit this page:
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Paperless Reporting
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For more information on Tally Sheets and how to use them, please visit this page:
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Experience Tally Sheets

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🔎 Explorer

Amper’s CI Explore tool helps you drill down into your data by viewing graphs with customizable groupings and filters to uncover previously hidden trends and insights.

Utilization

The Utilization Explorer helps you understand how your utilization differs across shifts, machines, employees, and dates.

To view a report containing the same information and more, including the ability to automatically deliver a report, please see

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For more information, please view our video here:
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Utilization Explorer

Downtime

The Downtime Explorer helps you target your main reasons for downtime and the most problematic machines.

To view a report containing the same information and more, including the ability to automatically deliver a report, please see

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For more information, please view our video here:
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Downtime Explorer

Setup

The Setup Explorer shows you how long each specific step in a setup took.

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For more information, please view our video here:
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Setup Explorer

Call Response

When taking advantage of our Call Team feature, the Call Response Explorer helps you track which team members respond to Operator Calls and understand how quickly your team responds.

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For more information, please view our link here here:
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Call Response
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🚨 Alerts

Alerts

Have you ever had a machine down for hours and nobody informed you? You can use the Alerts tool in Amper to set up custom text or email Alerts to ensure downtime or other issues never go unnoticed. Amper Alerts can be set to notify you, by text or email, any time a machine is down for a set period of time, if a specific downtime reason is entered, or if a setup is taking longer than desired.

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For more information on alert types offered, and best practices with alerts, please visit this approriate page below:
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Get Started with Alerts
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If you’re worrying about too many notification getting you distracted, don’t! We have created the ability to snooze alert notifications. Visit this page to learn about snoozing:
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Snooze Alerts

Call Team

Call Teams is an andon communication tool to help operators get help on the shop floor. When they run into an issue, they can call a specific team like maintenance or a supervisor for help from the Operator Interface. The team being called can have groups of people, or be teams for specific individuals.

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For more information on creating a Call Team, please view our video here:
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Creating a Call Team
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🛠️ Maintenance

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How to get started

  1. Add any Static Assets.
  2. Create a Plan database. Some examples of plans:
    1. 6 Month PM (Requires approval)
    2. 480 Hour PM (Requires approval)
    3. Weekly Coolant Change (Does not require approval)
    4. General Non-Recurring Requests
  3. Enter in the Missing Task Records
  4. Review the Schedule and assign Task Owners and Due Dates
  5. Set up Scoreboards or Print out PDF's of the Schedule
  6. Train your team on how to complete the tasks
  7. Kick it off!

Schedule

Schedule is the home base for the Maintenance Owner. The main use for the Schedule is to finalize what is being done and when, and incorporating Suggested Tasks into the overall maintenance plan.

Suggested Tasks: Plans will generate Suggested Tasks for the Maintenance Owner to approve and add to the schedule. Suggestions are NOT Tasks until they are approved and added to the Schedule.

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For more information about the maintenance schedule, please visit this page:
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Maintenance Schedule

Tasks

The Tasks view is for the Assignees/Task Owners to complete tasks. Filter the top of the page and click complete to show you're getting things done.

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For more information on how to filter/view tasks, assign tasks, and complete tasks, please visit this page:
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Viewing and Completing Tasks

Plans

A Plan generates a Task Suggestion. You can use the Plans view to set what maintenance tasks should be done, how often (type), and to which assets.

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For more information on setting maintenance plans in your system, please visit this page:
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Creating Maintenance Plans

Analytics

The Analytics view compiles maintenance activity information into a one-stop-shop to easily see what maintenance is being done in your factory

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For more information on viewing and using the Analytics report, please visit this page:
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Maintenance Analytics

Static Assets

In Amper, an Asset is considered any piece of equipment that has a maintenance schedule associated with it. By default, any machine hooked up to Amper will display on this page. However, you may have additional equipment not being tracked by Amper. If that's the case, but you still want to track its maintenance schedule using the system, you can add the Asset to Amper.

The Static Assets page is where you can add your static assets. The following are some common examples:

  • Air compressors
  • Eyewash Stations
  • Furnaces
  • Fans

Requests

The Requests page is where anyone can go to request a specific maintenance task. These requests get approved by the Maintenance Owner and once approved, automatically move to the Schedule to be assigned.

In addition, any request that has been made, will appear on the Requests page, for approval.

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For more information about creating and approving requests, please visit this page:
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Creating and Approving Requests

Scoreboard

Use the Scoreboard view as a visual management board, so the entire maintenance team can see open tasks. You can easily put this view on a TV on the shop floor for high-visibility.

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For more information on setting up and using a maintenance scoreboard, please visit this page:
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Maintenance Scoreboard

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⚙️ Settings

Settings can be found by clicking on your name in the top, right-hand corner of the app to open a dropdown from which you can select Settings.

Profile

This page is your profile information. From here you can change your title, phone number, where call team notifications get sent (see

for more details), in addition to adjusting your “Local Preferences”.

Local Preferences are for you to set the default of machines you’d like your Machine Timelines to show.

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For more information about machine groups, please view our article here:
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Profile

Hardware

Easily check the status of your Amper hardware connection on this page. This page is great for self-diagnosing installation and connection issues.

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For more information about what you’ll find on the hardware page and how to read it, please visit this page:
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Hardware Status Page

Company

The Company page will show you all users associated with your Amper system. As well as deactivated users and invitations for users who haven’t yet created their Amper account. For creating or deactivating users within the Amper system.

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For more information about creating new users, please view our article here:
Amper Users
Amper Users

Machine Groups

This page allows you to create groups of machines that are either Cells or General. These are groups that allow for comparing or filering different sets of machines throughout various places in the app.

Furthermore, a Cell group is how you’ll specify in Amper which machines run which shifts (if they don’t run all shifts).

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For more information about machine groups, please view our article here:
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Creating Machine Groups

Shifts

The Shifts page is where you can establish or edit your shifts according to your daily production schedule. Amper uses shifts to caluclate utilization around when you’re expecting to run production.

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For more information about setting up shifts, please view our video here:
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Creating Shifts

Machine Settings

Machine Settings provides the ability to toggle downtime labeling on or off for individual machines as well as set utilization targets per machine.

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For more information about machine settings, check out this article:
Machine Settings
Machine Settings
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Downtime Reasons

This page allows you to add, delete, and edit the downtime reasons of your system. Downtime reasons that are created here will be visible for users labeling downtime with the Downtime Console or operators using Downtime Periods in the Operator Interface.

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For more information about Downtime Reasons, check out this article:
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Downtime Reasons
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For more information about having downtime reasons be planned vs. unplanned, please visit this page:
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Downtime: Planned or Unplanned

Downtime Rules

This will let you schedule expected Downtime on a cadence of your choosing. You have the ability to decide which machines to include, length of time, and reoccurrence, and the downtimes will automatically be labeled by our system accordingly.

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For more information on using Downtime Rules, please visit this page:
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Downtime Labeling Rules

Setup

This page allows you to make your setups non-linear and associate a setup target time.

There are 2 ways the setup module can be used:

  1. Standalone Setup Module -
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    Experience Setup
  2. Setup-Tally Sheet Integration -
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    New Release! Better Setup Tracking
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For more information about Setup, check out this article:
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Setup

Parts

In this page, you’re able to add your parts into your system so that operators filling out tally sheets can select the part they’re running. Parts can be added using the “Add Part” button.

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For more information about Parts, check out this article:
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Parts
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If want to get started quicker, talk to your CSE about doing a bulk parts upload.

Outposts

The Outposts page allows you to create 2 types of outposts which represent different forms of displaying or interacting with machine data: Dashboards and Operator Interfaces. You can also view and edit any previously created outposts in this page. Each outpost has a code for logging into the appropriate area of the Amper system.

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For more information about Outposts, please visit the appropriate page below:
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Managing your Outposts
Creating and Using a Scoreboard Outpost
Creating and Using a Scoreboard Outpost

Operators

Here you’ll be able to add your operators into the Amper system. Operators in the system will be able to select their name from a drop down list when filling out Tally Sheets.

Operators don’t need an email or password to login to Amper. Gathering the name of an operator on Tally Sheets allows for further data analysis/filtering in reports.

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For more information about Operators, check out this article:
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Operators

Paperless

The Paperless page allows you to customize what information is to be gathered on Tally Sheets by operators.

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For more information on customizing Tally Sheets to your needs, please view our video here:
Customizing Tally Sheets
Customizing Tally Sheets

Scrap Reasons (Beta)

The Scrap Reasons page in the settings allows you to customize what Scrap Codes will be entered on Tally Sheets by operators.

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For more information on customizing these, visit the page below:
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Settings - Scrap Reasons (Beta)