Work orders are associated with an aircraft and a team.
Create the Work Order
- Browse to the Work Orders listing, or an Aircraft page.
Click the New Work Order link.
If more than one team is available, you will be prompted to select the team that will be assigned to the work order.
Fill out the information required on the New Work Order form. You may leave the
work completeddates empty, as they will be completed when you start and complete the work order.
Click Save. You will be taken to the work order page where all of the action happens.
TIP: The aircraft search box allows you to locate an aircraft by typing in part of the make, model, serial number, n-number, customer first or last name. Leave the
customerfield blank to use the default customer that is assigned to the aircraft.
Beginning Work - Adding Discrepancies
- Click the started check box to mark the work starting date.
Inspect the aircraft, and enter discrepancies using the Add a Discrepancy feature.
Create as many discrepancies as you want using this technique.
Identify Parts Required
- Add the parts required for repair to your Parts Kit at the top of the Work Order.
Documenting Corrective Action Work Performed
Add work to your discrepancies using the Add Work feature.
Assign the parts used for the work.
- Open the Parts Kit at the top of the work order.
Use the Add to Work Entry to assign the part to the work entry.
In this example, we are adding the oil used and the oil filter to the same work entry.
A part may be assigned to only one work entry at a time. If the part is already assigned, you may remove the existing assignment, or reassign the part to a different work entry using step 2 above.
Using the Outline
The Work Order Outline feature can help you build the work order documentation efficiently with a more simplified user interface than the detailed work order screen. Click the Outline option on the work order to access the outline.
Zooming in to Discrepancies
You may zoom into a dedicated discrepancy page by clicking on the discrepancy entry title.
The Discrepancy view contains more detailed functionality specific to the discrepancy.
- View parts that are allocated to the discrepancy.
- Add parts to the discrepancy.
- Set the discrepancy category.
- View the discrepancy revision history.
- Add file attachments to the discrepancy.
When viewing the discrepancy zoom page, click Back to Work Order to browse back to the top level work order.
You may add generic shop notes to the work order using the Notes feature. The notes editor can be activated by clicking in-place.
Markdown may be used to format the work order notes. Learn more about markdown by reading the Mastering Markdown guide (3 minute read).
Finishing Up: Logbook Entries
Click the wizard wand icon next to the Logbook Entries header to automatically generate logbook entries for the work order.
Review the logbook entries and make the necessary changes.
- If you have paperwork associated with the logbook entry, you may scan it and drag/drop it into the logbook entry attachments section.
Printing Logbook Entries
Click the printer icon next to the Logbook Entries header.
Select the page size and click Print. A PDF will be generated and downloaded to your computer.
Print the logbook entry on the paper of your choice, sign, and place the entry in the aircraft logbook.
Audit the Work Order Accounting
On the work order screen, click Audit to view the audit report. The audit report highlights items that may affect the pricing of the work order.
Click Profitability Metrics to view the profitability report for the work order. The Profitability Metrics report allows you to efficiently make adjustments to parts pricing and labor while previewing the invoice total.
Invoice the Work Order
Quantum MX includes various methods of delivering invoices to customers. Click Export / Invoice (PDF) to download a PDF invoice from Quantum MX for print or email. Other methods include:
- Delivering invoices electronically using the Customer Portal.
- Custom document templates.
- Exporting Invoices to Quickbooks Online.
Close the Work Order
- Click the Completed check box at the top of the work order.