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Seiki NMS Calendar Configuration

The Calendar application is used to define and assign shift patterns to a resource/groups of resources and a yearly calendar. The shift patterns defined here are used both within the Shop Client application as well as Seiki Systems Analysis.

Seiki NMS Calendar Overview

All the resources defined within the system are shown in the tree structure to the left of the screen and may either use a system-wide Default Calendar or a resource specific calendar. A green tick to the right of the listed entry shows the calendars available.

NOTE: Although individual resources may have their own calendar, it is common practice to use only the Default Calendar for all resources.

Modify Calendar: To modify any calendar, select it from the list and click the Modify button.

Change Year: The calendar can cater for 3 years; last year, this year and next year. To change the year, use the radio button to select the year to be modified.

Daily Display: When the year is selected, the two large columns to the right of the resource tree window display the current Shift Patterns attributed to each day of that year in accordance with the colour defined for each Shift Pattern. If one or more days is shown in bright red, no Shift Pattern has been set.

Shift Patterns: There are 32 shift patterns available to system and these are shown as two columns to the right of the screen:

 

Modifying Shift Patterns

Shift Patterns are the allocation of one or more Shifts in a daily pattern. To modify one of the 32 available Shift Patterns, double-click on one of the small coloured squares to the right hand side of the screen. Scroll the screen to the right to display the shift pattern chosen.

Shift Pattern Name: Each Shift Pattern can be a given a name that better describes it’s use, for example; Mondays, Tue – Thu, Weekends. Type the appropriate name into the text box at the top of this window.

Shift Names: At the bottom of the screen, there are 8 coloured images with numbers inside to represent 8 possible Shift Names. The default names are Shift 1 to Shift 8 but with the 3rd Shift Name being Closed. These names can be changed to something more meaningful, for example; Days, Nights, Overtime.

NOTE: The Shift Names are global and need only be defined once.

Closed Shift: Any one of the 8 Shift Names can be classified as the Closed Shift by using the drop down list to select the number of the Shift Name. The Closed Shift identifies time when the resource is not planned to be used, for example at a weekend or break times.

Applying Shift Names to Shift Patterns: Click on the numbered coloured image next to the Shift Name hand pointer will be displayed.

The main central area represents every minute of the day, each of the 24 rows consisting of 60 columns, thus each tall rectangle represents 1 minute.

To apply the selected Shift Name to each minute, click the minute rectangle.

To apply the Shift Name to a range of minutes, click the first minute rectangle and keeping the left mouse button depressed, move the cursor to the last minute rectangle in the range and release the left mouse button. The example below shows the Shift Name; Nights applied from 00:00 to 05:59.

Repeat this exercise by selecting other Shift Names and applying them to the appropriate minutes of the day. To save the Shift Pattern, click the Save button.

Apply Shift Patterns

Once the Shift Pattern has been saved, it now appears in the list of available Shift Patterns, ready to be allocated to the days in the year.

To apply Shift Patterns to days is a similar process to applying Shift Names to Shift Patterns.

Select the Shift Pattern to apply by clicking on the coloured square representing it. The pointer will change to a hand pointer icon.

To apply the selected Shift Pattern to a day, click the day.

To apply the Shift Pattern to a range of days, click the first day and keeping the left mouse button depressed, move the cursor to the last day in the range and release the left mouse button.

NOTE: The year is split into approximately two six-month sections for display purposes. When applying a range of Shift Patterns assume the two sections are above one another.

The example below shows the Shift Patterns applied to the year 2015.

Repeat this exercise by selecting other Shift Patterns and applying them to the appropriate days. To save the Calendar, click the Save button.

 

If you experience any problems or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our support team on 01273 666970 or email support@seikisystems.co.uk

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