Mobility Work offers two types of trigger for maintenance plans: fixed date and task completion. Understanding the difference between these two concepts will enable you to choose the appropriate type according to your specific maintenance needs.
1. Fixed date
The fixed-date trigger allows you to schedule maintenance tasks based on a regular, pre-established period. Here's how it works:
- Example 1: Every three weeks, on the first Monday of the month. You can define this specific periodicity for your maintenance tasks.
- Example 2: Every three weeks, on the 15th of the month. You can select a fixed date within each month to trigger your maintenance tasks.
Use the fixed-date trigger when :
- Maintenance tasks need to be carried out regularly at predefined intervals.
- The maintenance trigger date is independent of other tasks or events.
2. Task completion
The task completion trigger enables maintenance tasks to be scheduled on the basis of the previous task closure and the last activity. This is known as task completion maintenance. Here's how it works:
- Example 1: For a task completion maintenance plan, by entering a frequency of three weeks, when a maintenance task is closed on January 1, the next task will automatically be created three weeks after the date entered for the last activity. If there is no activity in the task, the next task will automatically be created three weeks after the date of the closure of the previous task.
- Example 2: For a task completion maintenance plan, if you enter a monthly frequency, e.g. every month, when the task is closed on 05/01, the next task would be 06/01. If the task is closed on the last day of the month, the next task will also be closed on the last day of the month.
Use the task completion trigger when :
- Maintenance tasks need to be carried out periodically, but the trigger date depends on the closure of the previous task.
- You wish to avoid overload periods by maintaining a regular interval between maintenance tasks.
Don't use this type of plan when:
For example you want to have a task on every Monday and Wednesday, for this purpose use the fixed date trigger.
It's important to choose the right trigger type for your specific maintenance needs. This will enable you to plan and execute maintenance tasks efficiently.