Assignar Product Vocabulary

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Admin User
— A user with the highest level of access and permissions within your Assignar Instance. This is a trusted level, typically give to your Assignar Champion(s).

— A notification informing you to take action on a given issue. Examples of Alters could be expirations, document requirements or inductions. Alerts are displayed in the Assignar Web App.

Assign & Remove — The word "assign" is used to combine a Fieldworker with an Order. To detach a Fieldworker from an order is to "remove" these two entities. Stay away from using the word unassign, as that's not really a word. Also note that it's common language to use the word "Allocate" in Australia (in place of assign).

Assignar Champion
— This is the employee or executive on your team who will be in charge of your Assignar Instance. We recommend you select someone who has gone through onboarding and has full access to an internet connected computer. They will know how to access support and their Customer Success Manager if challenges arise. 

Assignar GPS Tracking — This is Assignar's product offering of GPS hardware and tracking services.

Assignar Instance
— This is your working installation of Assignar. Your Assignar Instance is where your software experience occurs — when using the Assignar Web.

(The) Assignar Way
— The Assignar Way is an overarching strategy for approaching your constructions projects. It's a method to enable and leverage Assignar's core competencies of: accurate data storage, scheduling, deployment, tracking and optimization recommendations. "Preferred Methods" live within the Assignar Way.

The Assignar Web App
— The Assignar Web App (or Web App for short) is how you experience Assignar using a web browser as an Administrator or office worker. This differs from the Fieldworker Mobile App experience which occurs on your mobile device.

Attach / Attachment — When adding an additional file, image or evidence to a higher level item, use the word "attach". Once the item is attached, it comes an "attachment". In this respect, stay away from words like: link, couple and pair. 

Audit Trail — An Audit Trail relates specifically to Timesheets and Forms, as it records all changes with time stamps. Audit trails can be seen in a listed format and filtered by Audit Trail name and user.

Client — This refers to Assignar's customer's employers — the people, company or entity that hires you for construction projects. As examples, they can be General Contractors, Local Government, or Investors.

Customer — When you encounter across the word 'customer' in our marketing or documentation, we're referring to the company who is paying for the Assignar Instance you are using. 
Example: 'Assignar works hard at satisfying its customers.'

Dashboard — The Dashboard is your initial view of your Assignar Instance after signing in. The Dashboard provides you with a high level overview of your business. It includes the weather, a map of Active Projects, Active Work Orders and a continually updated Activity Feed.

Dashboard User — This is a user designated in your Assignar Instance to use the Assignar Web App.

Fieldworker — A Fieldworker is a designated Worker who is leveraging the FieldWorker Mobile App.

FieldWorker Mobile App
— This is our mobile iOS and Android app used by staff in the Field or in transit. Though allows for the display and input of:  Timecards, Scheduling, Compliance, Equipment Management, Cost Codes and Payroll. It can leverage both SMS and email, all tracked from your Assignar Instance. When referring to our "mobile experience" within our documentation, we're referring to the FieldWorker app.

Jobsite — Typically, a construction work site where Fieldworkers (via the Fieldworker Mobile App) can receive instructions and pass data back to Dashboard users (to be seen on the Assignar Web App). Assignar may use the term "Construction Site" in marketing opportunities where we need to be more specific, but "jobsite" will be what we use in both the web and mobile apps, and for product related content.

Inductions — An Induction is a safety briefing delivered to workers who get involved with a new or existing project. It covers safety rules, protocols and hazards that are specific to a work location. The word Orientation is also used within the construction industry to mean basically the same thing.

— We use the word Intelligence to mean actionable reports coming from our Insights module. We're continually developing our Insights module to make your life easier.

Module — We use the word module to house a feature set within the Assignar Web App such as (but not limited to): Clients & Projects, Equipment & Roles, Work Orders, Scheduler and more.

Multivariate — This is descriptor for a challenge that involves multiple factors, when it comes to predicting if a project, job or task can be successful.

Normalization — An “averaged” figure over time, developed by using multiple figures as the source to create the average. Often used to describe data or a set of data, to get to a number (typically over a set duration). Example: “We won’t know the average till we have normalized data from last year”.

Operator — An Operator is a type of Worker that's qualified to operate an Asset (an Asset can be a special vehicle, type of machinery or hand sensitive material).

Preferred Method
— This is Assignar's initiative to develop a recommended way to complete a function. Though there are many ways to achieve the same outcomes in Assignar, we'll focus on the Preferred Method to help you achieve your basic goals in the fastest, most elegant way. Preferred Methods are nested within The Assignar Way.

Prevailing Wage — This is an averaged hourly rate developed by the local government or unions, to help establish strong compensation wages for workers.

Project —  A Project is the highest level "container" for what work on in the Assignar Web App. Projects can contain "Orders", which describe the actual work to be done.

(The) Scheduler — The Scheduler is where the "Timeline" lives. Here you can create new Orders, declare their dates, and populate the Orders with Fieldworkers.

(The) Timeline — The Timeline is the main view of the Scheduler, allowing users to see dates, scheduled Work Orders, and gives users the ability to pair workers with orders.

Unforeseeable(s) — These are occurrences that equate to costs that could not be anticipated or predicted.

User — A user is someone who engages in the usage of the Assignar Web App through a browser or through our FieldWorker Mobile App.

Worker — A worker is a person on your staff that's typically sent to a distributed location. If you are working with Assignar, your workers should have the FieldWorker Mobile App on their mobile phones so you can deploy, track, collect forms and data from work sites in near real-time. Though we might rarely use the world "worker", we'll strive to use "Fieldworker" instead.

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