Schedule a new event

Modified on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 at 08:21 AM

Beacon scheduler lets you easily create recurring events for one or more users.

The below factors are considered when scheduling audits in Beacon.
1. Document Max (Defined and set in the document settings page in the Scheduling Maximum Accordion -
2. User Max (Defined and set in the layer setting for the user -
3. The Location selected for audits during assignment

Based on whatever maximum is reached first defines the limiting factor. The below webinar gets into a lot more detail on how we schedule our audits in Beacon :

To schedule an event for a published document, click on the day you want the audit assigned. 

Or click on thebutton and input the following info into the scheduling wizard.

  1. What and Where

    1. Select the document(s) that you want to schedule.
    2. Specify a specific audit location, or
    3. Allow selection of random locations via the organization tier checkbox.
      1. When utilizing the organization tier checkbox, Beacon will randomly distribute audits across the specified level.
      2. Beacon will ensure that all locations at the specified level receive at least one audit before repeating a location.
  2. When
    1. Due Date - The date this audit will be due.
    2. Repeat - How often this audit will be scheduled.
      1. By Layer - This allows scheduling of different frequencies in same period based on the setup in Layers and Document Settings.
      2. Weekly- Assigners have the option to decide which days they want the audits scheduled for. 

    3. Start Window- The number of days before the due date that an audit can be started.
      1. An email will be sent to the user on the date the audit becomes available.
      2. P.S: Please refer Start Window Article for more details
    4. Grace period- Dictates how many days after the due date the audit can be completed. ATTENTION!!                Calendar Days are calculated and taken into consideration.
      1. Grace period must be enabled for each site in the system options. 
  3. Who

    1. Check the boxes next to the users to assign audits to.
      1. Beacon can handle the heavy lifting of scheduling by removing the need to schedule each user individually. Check the box in the header to select all users and Beacon will randomly assign the desired audits across all users.
      2. If a smaller subset of users is required, check only the desired users.

Click Save

  • Scheduled audits will populate into calendar, segregated by document type
  • The user will receive an email on the first day that the audit can be completed, and another on the scheduled due da

P.S: You can also refer the below articles for more details on scheduling:

  1. Scheduling Audits
  2. How-to Training - Layers, schedules, shifts, and grace periods

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