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Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayasked the question: Can I Attach a Document or a Link to a Component in Capital Forecast?

Some of my Components need photos, links to documentation, vendor websites, etc. Is there a way to associate those as attachments as we do for Equipment?

1 week ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the topic: Interview Questions for Managing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

If you were interviewing someone to manage your CMMS, what types of questions would you ask? I have an initial list here and would love for people to add more in their responses. Please tell us your experiences in the area of managing a CMMS or simi ...

2 weeks ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question How Do I Avoid Issues for Class and Type When Importing Equipment in Capital Forecast?

Great point, Bobbi. The import assumes you may want to overwrite existing data, so it may be best to leave non-required fields you do not want overwritten as blank/null or simply do not choose that column during the import. On a related note, having ...

2 weeks ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Do I Need to Pause a Work Order in the WorkCenter App to Start Another Job?

Because not everyone tracks labor, Techs could have more than one work order with the status of "In Progress". The underlying question may be around the timer capability as that only allows labor timing for one work order at a time. If some ...

3 weeks ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Chromebook Damages

In going through the Discussions, I came across this unanswered item and have a few tips. First, Chromebooks is (finally!) a specific Problem Type. So that opens the door to Advanced Searching, Reporting, etc. to be able to search, track and trend b ...

1 month ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question How Would You Track Greenhouse or Nursery Inventory?

My first thought is keep it simple and I would love others' feedback. Ultimately, the Dude's Inventory solution cares about a transaction history and what shifted a change. That change could be a: Received Transaction : new plant bulbs pu ...

1 month ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayasked the question: How Would You Track Greenhouse or Nursery Inventory?

Question from a client presented to a Dude representative: I’m hoping you can reach out to the Dude Solutions Community and help us determine some best practices for inventorying our greenhouse. There are some special factors in play when you conside ...

1 month ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayasked the question: How Do I Clean Up Duplicate or Misspelled Suppliers, Contractors or Vendors?

A common scenario I've been presented with: I have multiple vendors, companies or contractors in our Supplier list that are the same, but spelled differently or strangely. How did those duplicate or misspelled companies happen? What does that to ...

1 month ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Document Manager

In reviewing previous Answers , there has been an update relevant to this topic. Attachments (e.g., O&M Manuals) may be added to Equipment in the Dude's maintenance, preventive maintenance and capital forecasting applications. There may be m ...
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2 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Does a Supervisor I see all work orders or just work they create?

It depends on where they are. The Home page keeps them focused on their work and their employees' work (depending on who reports to them). Searches and reports can display all work. Related content : "Role Types" for MaintenanceDirect ...

2 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the blog entry ​Upcoming Changes to the Dude Community and Content Updates

With the release of updates to the Dude Solutions website , one of our next major focuses will be the Dude Community. Our major initiatives over the upcoming months will include: The surface : look like the rest of the Dude Solutions website T ...

2 months ago

  • Matthew Venturini (0350P)Sounds Good! Looking forward to the coming changes. Let us know if there is anything we can do on our side (the community) to help out -- it takes a village, and I'm a firm believer that you get what you give. 2 months ago
Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayasked the question: How Do I Track Stock and Tools in a Van, Other Vehicle or Tool Room?

From my mailbox from a Dude employee that others may find of interest: I had an account review with a school district and the main topic of discussion was around keeping track of the tools on trucks. In the discussion, I asked the following questio ...

2 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Inventory Scanning System

Great question, Giannina. Let’s break down some options for you. If others have ideas, please comment below. iPads or Smartphones As long as it has a browser and connectivity to the internet, you are good to go. There are multiple ways to issue ou ...

2 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the blog entry Upcoming Changes to the SchoolDude.com Website and Community

Beginning in December, we will begin transitioning elements of the SchoolDude website into the larger picture of the Dude Solutions family. We will be simplifying some elements (e.g., find content easier through categories vs. groups) in addition to ...
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3 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the blog entry Dude Community Technical Updates

Beginning March 2nd until March 15th, the Dude Community will be read-only as we enter the next major phase of our website and user experience updates and working our magic behind the scenes. We are planning similar updates as recently released refre ...

3 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegayanswered the question Is there setting so no new entries can be added to a previous fiscal year?

Great scenario. Not for a timeframe as there can be items that slip through the cracks or data entry errors. That said, the status of Closed means transactions are locked down, so it must be reverted back to a status such as Complete . So how can y ...

5 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the blog entry How to Automatically Color-Code Events in an Outlook Calendar

A question I have heard over time is how to color-code items as a visual indicator. Just as Excel uses "Conditional Formatting" to flag data, so can your Outlook Calendar! Your browser does not support the video tag. Summary of the video: Yo ...

6 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the topic: Spookiest Work Experience

It can really feel like you’ve seen it all. You’ve seen your fair share of unique, and even funny , requests, and we get a kick out of reading all of them! You’ve experienced the good and the bad…but you may have also experienced the strange. Maybe ...

8 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the blog entry Using PowerPoint to Create Graphics

Many people assume PowerPoint is only used forpresentations, however, it may be used as a substitute for developing graphics foruse on websites or in other types of documents. Yes, I develop presentations, but the bulk of work I perform in PowerPoint ...

9 months ago

Dave Kornegay

Dave Kornegaycreated the topic: Any Innovations and Recommendations for an HVAC Renovation?

This was posted to a business officer forum and the Dude was asked to expand the search for additional feedback from you or your experts. Please provide a reply and I will pass this along to the association. Thank you! We are looking at 2 x 20 ton a ...

10 months ago

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  • James GochenourSounds to me like you need to address the corrosion issue first before purchasing new equipment. Applying coil cleaner during PM is more than likely the cause of the corrosion and poor performance. Use cleaner as directed by manufacture and rinse pro ...9 months ago
  • Tony Paulmaintenance does use a green non corrosive,and have to do a annual cleaning,if needed and water is used if unit,coils are not packed with dirt I think age,materials,and location of unit comes into play,9 months ago
  • Casey RainsHeat pumps are good where there is a lot of humidity. In West Texas, heat pumps are not worth the money to put in. Also, I agree with Russ, I am an HVAC Tech and have been in the business for almost 29 years. There are a of factors that come into pla ...7 months ago
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