Shop Floor Data Capture Help and User Guide
Sicon Shop Floor Data Capture allows real-time capture of operation progress and elapsed times.Back to all user guides
Help and User Guide maintained for Shop Floor Data Capture v201.0.0
This module can be used for easily recording time against Sicon works orders and also for recording employee time and attendance from a hand held device. It can also be used for issuing allocated components to Sicon works orders. It can also be used for processing works order inspections, linked to operations or stock items. The handheld device communicates directly with Sage200 in real time using Web API technology, meaning there is no data to synchronise.
The Sicon Shop Floor Data Capture App links to both the Sicon Works Order Processing and Projects modules to allow real-time capture of operation progress and elapsed times. With the option of creating a route card with barcodes for each operation you are able to simply scan on and off an operation to capture the elapsed time and update the progress of the operations within each of these Sicon products.
There are three parts that need installation and configuration for the Shop Floor Data Capture solution to work.
- The Sage Sicon 200 SFDC ‘add on’ needs to be installed in Sage system administration. Access to the module can then be set up for the Sage users. For sites that want to record time against Sicon work orders, the Sicon manufacturing ‘add on’ also need to be installed.
- The Sicon Web API needs to be installed and configured, see the notes on the Sicon Barcoding and Warehousing Help and User Guide for the requirements for setting up the Web API
- The Sicon SFDC application needs to be installed on a suitable android device. Please note, the application will only work on devices running android operating system.
2. Sage Menu Items:
Amend Timesheet Clock In Line: Allows timesheet clock in lines to be entered/amended.
Timesheet Entry: Allows timesheets to be entered or amended.
View Current Clocks Ins: In this screen you can see users which are currently timing within the SFDC app.
When all users are shown, the green column colour indicates what users are currently actively timing.
View Timesheet Clock In Lines: This shows the timesheet history, where employees have logged in and out for particular dates.
5.1. Bank Holidays
Bank Holidays: Allows entry of bank holidays so these are not included in availability.
See the Bank Holidays Section of our Projects Help and User Guide.
5.2. Maintain Employees
Shop floor data users are set up in the maintain employees section of the module. The user needs to be flagged as a Shop Floor user and a pin needs to be set for use when logging into the app.
Employees can also be linked to teams and this can then control what works order operations they have access to in the handheld.
5.3. Maintain Teams
In this screen teams can be linked to work patterns, to dictate rates and availability.
5.4. Maintain Timesheet leaving Reasons
Time and Attendance leaving reasons can be set up, so they can be selected in the handheld.
5.5. Maintain Timesheet Locations
Locations can be set up for SFDC users to state their location on log in.
5.6. Maintain Stop Reasons
Stop reasons can be created for use when stopping an operation in the handheld.
5.7. Maintain Work Patterns
Allows works patterns to be configured that can then be linked to the teams
In this screen you can add in the enable string to license the product.
The WebAPIURL links the handheld devices to Sage. You can navigate to the web URL (remove the /api off the URL link), you can log in to see information about the Web API, and error logging.
There is a link to the app down load website for use when installing on the handheld.
You can also create a QR code for logging into the Web API on the handheld.
6.2. Settings Tab
Time and Attendance Mode: Allows time and attendance to be logged on the app.
Disable Shopfloor Mode: Disables the ability for users to be able time on operations.
Labour Operations Only: Labour operations will only be available in the app
Enable ‘Fully Complete’ (allows to fully complete the operation): Allows operations to be fully completed from the handheld.
Auto Logout: Enables the app to log out automatically
Idle Time (Seconds) you can set the time that the app will auto log out (needs to be greater than 20 seconds).
Enable Work Pattern Use: With this setting ticked, the system will automatically check the work pattern and apply the correct cost rate to the time captured, even if its across two cost rates the system will split the time and put them into the timesheet.
So in the example above, if time is added on a Thursday before and after 12.20, there will be two timesheets lines on the timesheet for normal and overtime.
6.3. Non Conformance
This is currently still in development
7. Installing the SFDC application on the handheld
On the handheld device, open google chrome and scan the app download link (or key in manually). The download link is specific to the app version number.
Click on download, then install
You then need to scan the QR code for the Web API details or enter the Web API address
Then click on login
You then need to select a company and enter the pin number of the user logging in.
You can then choose a location to login into
8. Handheld Features
Search: A WO operation barcode can be scanned or entered here to load the appropriate operation. Operation barcodes can be printed from within the Sicon works order, using the print route card report.
The timer can then be started
The operation number turns blue, to indicate that it is being timed on.
Clicking on stop/pause then opens the following window.
Clicking on stop/pause activity asks the user to enter a quantity completed and select a reason for the stop/pause.
The system then updates the time to the works order in Sage. If the full quantity has not been completed, then operation lines remain open and additional time can be added.
Clicking on fully complete, fully completes the operation.
Once the full quantity has been completed, if the works order operation is scanned again, the operation can be reworked and additional time can be added to the operation.
Notes can be added to the operation in the handheld and saved using the disk icon on the top right hand corner.
8.1. Works Order List
In the works order list, works orders can be searched or found by scanning the works order barcode.
Once the works order is selected, there are then 3 tabs on the screen.
The details tab, shows the works order information
The operations tab, show the operations on the works order, which can then be selected and timed on.
On the materials tab, materials on the works can be viewed and issued to the works order.
Additional works order component lines can be added to the works order on the device using the plus button.
Batch/Serial items can also be added.
The data on the works order in Sage gets updated
Once all material lines on the works order are issued and the operations completed, the works order can then be booked in on the device.
8.2. Using Inspections
Where works order inspections have been linked to stock items or operations these appear on the handheld during processing.
To use these in SFDC they first need to be set up in Sage.
Inspections can be set up against the operation on the BOM.
An inspection status, can be configured to determine whether the inspection can be passed or not
If a works order is created that has linked inspections these can then be seen in the in handheld.
Different inspections can be linked to different operations or against the component.
Where inspections are linked to component stock items, they appear when issuing the stock on the WOP.
If works order areas are being used, and linked to BOM operations, when the operation is completed in the app or Sage, the area is moved to the next area in the operation list.
When the Mixing operation has been completed in the SFDC app, the area is moved to Production.
This shows on the WOP list
8.3. Projects List
Operations on projects can be timed on from the handheld.
The projects can be found and then the operation on the project drilled into.
The cost rate can be selected and the timer can then be stated for the operation
When the timer is stopped, the time is recorded on the timesheet for the user in Sage.
The time also shows against the project
8.4. User Activity
When a user is timing on an operation, this shows in the user activity screen.
Clicking on the user activity will take the user to the active operations
The percentage bar shows how much of the quantity/time has been completed.
8.5. Multi Start
Allows multiple operations to be started at the same time. You can scan multiple operations
Printing the WO route card from Sage, displays the WO barcode and operation barcodes
You can scan multiple barcodes and then start timing on these at the same time.
When timing on multiple operations, there is an additional option when stopping the timer to perform a multi stop.
8.6. Camera Scan
Opens the camera on the device so barcodes can be scanned e.g. a works order operation barcode can be scanned using the camera.
Logs the user out of the handheld, but does not stop the timers
Clicking on leave opens the time and attendance menu, where the user can state they are leaving.
8.9. Time and Attendance
With the Time and Attendance set to be used on the handheld, multiple users can login and start a timer.
When the user logs into the app they are prompted with the following screen. The user can then stop the time and attendance time by leaving or continue into the shop floor data capture menu.
9. Release Notes
The release notes page shows which release of the system includes new features or issues resolved.
At the release of Sicon v21 we announced that going forward, we will only be supporting Sage 200c and as such we are able to drop the year from our version numbers. We moved from 220.127.116.11 to 210.0.0.
New features detailed in the Release Notes relating to Pre-Release versions will not be detailed in the current Help and User Guide until the end of development phase.Shop Floor Data Capture Release Notes