Since Assignar serves Australia, New Zealand, the United States and handful of other countries — we do leverage words that are "Interchangeable" within the experience, based on what country you are in.
Many countries use different terms which mean the same thing. On top of this, our "Terminology" feature allows you to set your own custom terms based on what your company requires seeing. All benefits do come with some cost, and for us — it's knowing which terms to use in our support pages, so you can get exactly the help you need.
What we will do going forward in Support is to use the original terms (from Australia) but also inform our readers that these terms also have equivalents (specifically the US ones) as needed. That way, we'll be sure to communicate any differences you'll may see while using our Support Documents.
Note, to access the Terminology section within Assignar, just sign in, go to Settings and click on the Terminology link to see any term conversions.
Below are the most common interchangeable terms:
AU / Base Term
|Assets||➡ Equipment||A vehicle, piece of machinery or tool used on a jobsite|
|Tasks||➡ Roles||This is a job type, such as an electrician, plumber, traffic controller, heavy equipment operator|
|Skill||➡ Skill (same)||This is a type of ability to complete a job type|
|Competency||➡ Qualification||A license or certification that can should be linked to a Skill|
|Induction||➡ Orientation||These are safety briefings delivered to prior to reaching a jobsite|
|Allocate||➡ Assign||To "assign" a job to an individual or piece of machinery|
|Chargeable Item||➡ Material||An article, or type of material brought to jobsite to be leveraged|
|Docket||➡ Ticket||These are files that describe charges proposed to clients prior to invoicing, typically around work hours, but can also include assets used|
|Dry Hire||➡ Rental (Asset/Equipment)||Renting Equipment or Assets without a Human Operator|
|Wet Hire||➡ Rental with Operator||Renting Equipment or Assets with a Human Operator|
|Order||➡ Work Order||A defined segment of work|
|Suburb||➡ City||An area of land as described by local maps|
|USI||➡ Employee Start Date||USI is an educational number issued by the AU government for individuals who continue their education|