Allow Simple Manual Entry for Actual Time of a Production Run in DEAR and in MES app.
I really want to get our company using the new MES app as the functionality it adds if phenomenal, however, I know already that it is going to tick off every single one of our machinists if they have to be constantly pulling out their phones to press play and pause etc. every time they step away from the machine. We trust our machinists to properly bill time to individual tasks on their own and would love it if rather than being forced to take the time recorded by the stopwatch, we could instead just have an overall Setting for Production BOMs that allows Production BOMs Actual Time to be inputted manually and then just have a complete button for each step saying "I'm satisfied with the manual data entered." without having to jump through hoops of pressing Start then Complete then backtrack and update the value later in the web app (just fully disable the stopwatch functionality with the setting).
I realize this will mean the Gant chart isn't 100% accurate every second of the day, but we're okay with that. So long as when they submit the time for the job, DEAR assumes that they just barely completed the job, then the Gant chart can show a relative history of what has happened.
We are not looking to babysit every process with a stopwatch as any 1 machinist might be doing 3 or 4 things at once and the need to press Play and Pause or manually update values to real numbers After needlessly pressing Start and Complete is just annoying (especially when that manual update must be done on the webpage).
Looking forward to using this app, but can't until this nuisance in work-flow is resolved as any added benefit form the app is almost immediately lost by the need for post process manual entry.
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