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Order/Job Wizard Scheduled Processing Epicor ERP Custom Software Solution

  • 15 January 2013
  • cre8
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Standard Epicor Software does not support the ability to run the Order/Job Wizard as a scheduled process.  This can create a lot of work to manually run this process.  This custom software solution was added to the Epicor ERP software to enable a company to mimic the Order/Job Wizard process and avoid locking user sessions.If a Business model includes a large number of Make to Order jobs to be created, the process can impact productivity. This can be automated as a batch process, to create jobs in the background at scheduled intervals, allowing the sales representatives to focus on Order Entry, and not job creation. A checkbox has been added to the Order Summary tab, to note which orders are ready for job creation. (Can also be triggered by releasing Order Hold or by setting Ready to Process = true)

A scheduled process (without any input parameters) will run to a schedule, performing the following process:

  • Create a new Job for the Order/Line/Release using the Order Job Wizardfunctionality (Actions > Order Job Wizard), using the following options:
    • Create jobs
    • Get details
    • Schedule Job
    • Release Job
    • If no error is returned by the Order Job Wizard, assign “Jobs Created” (UD checkbox) = true

Note: If any error message is returned by the standard Job Wizard Tool, such as “No valid engineering revision”, the error will be saved into a UD Table so an assigned user can review and make corrections.

Screen shot examples:

OrderJobWizard_1

Figure 1 – Checkboxes Have Been Added to the Order Entry Summary Tab to Allow Fine Control of Job Creation

 

OrderJobWizard_2

Figure 2 – Standard System Agent Maintenance is Used for Scheduling the Process

 

2 responses to “Order/Job Wizard Scheduled Processing Epicor ERP Custom Software Solution”

  1. M. Asmar says:

    Is the code for the posted customization available for download?

  2. Mazin Asmar says:

    I did not hear back from you regarding my question from May 31st. Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Mazin G. Asmar IT Technical Manager
    OCP DBA, PMP, MISBIT

    PSI – Repair Services, Inc.
    11880 Mayfield Rd,
    Livonia Mich, 48150
    Applications Support Group

    734/853-5277 direct
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    734/853-5031 fax

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