Assignments

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Requests, work orders, and purchase orders can be assigned to people. Someone assigned to a record is called an assignee.

Typically, you assign someone to a request if that person has some interest in the request. People who might be assigned to a request include:

Similarly, you assign someone to a work order if that person has some interest in the job. People who might be assigned to a work order include:

Any worker who appears in a labor demand (inside or outside, hourly or per job) is automatically an assignee for the associated work order (provided that the worker is on the list of recognized Work Order Assignees). You don't have to create an assignment explicitly in the work order's Work Order Assignments section.

You assign someone to a purchase order if that person has some interest in the purchase. People who might be assigned to a purchase order include:

Different organizations will have different policies for who is and isn't assigned to a record. For example, an organization might choose to assign requestors to requests but not to work orders. Similarly, help-desk personnel might be assigned to requests but not to work orders associated with those requests.

Assignee Tables: In order for someone to be assigned to a record, that person must first be in the Contacts table. That person must also be authorized to be an assignee by being in one of the three Assignee tables:

MainBoss Users: When you run MainBoss, you'll see that the control panel has an entry labeled My Assignment Overview. If you expand this entry, you'll see

These tables list active requests, work orders, and purchase orders to which you've been assigned. In other words, your My Assignment Overview section lists the requests, work orders and purchase orders that you're most likely to care about.

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