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Introduction to Projects


Empower allows Tasks to be grouped into batches or runs of Tasks. 

There are three ways of doing this


To make a Project, several Tasks (e.g. cutting table tops or several different Tasks e.g. cut panel, edge band panel and assemble) can be grouped into a Project.  

Tasks that make up a Project are called Underlying Tasks
 because they underlie or under pin the Project. 

Actual Time spent on the Project is apportioned to the Underlying Tasks.  The time is split according to the proportion of the Project’s Budgeted Time that each Underlying Task has.  

For example if you have 3 Tasks, with Budget Times each of 2, 3 and 5 hours and you make a Project out of them then the Project will have a Budget of 2 + 3 + 5 = 10 hours. 

Should 1 hour 40 minutes (100 minutes) of Actual Time be taken on the Project then the first Underlying Tasks will get 20 minutes of Actual Time, the second 30 minutes and the third 50 minutes.



Usually Underlying Tasks are similar Tasks batched together e.g. with several Tasks on the saw or several Tasks at assembly 

They might also be several different Tasks that one Employee can start on, carry out and finish all at once. 



Projects can be worked on by any number of Employees.

Once you have made a Project, to see the Tasks that make up a Project go to Reports > Tasks > Projects > Details.

To Finish a Project see Finishing Projects.

To Edit a Project see Editing Projects.

To search for a Project by Project name or Tasks Status see Viewing Projects  

To delete a Project see Deleting Projects.




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