How to Activate Crafts
- Click on the Add link under Action Menu.
- Click on the Craft link.
- This brings you to a list of the available Crafts with check boxes beside each one. Check the boxes of the Crafts you want to activate for your account. *Note: We recommend activating a few basic crafts (Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, etc.) to start. It is easy to activate more later on, but it is more difficult to remove crafts after they have been in use.
- Click Save at the bottom of the list.
Your Crafts can be used for much more than just designating the type of work on your work orders. They can be used in automatic routing to sent specific work orders to specific users. For example, you could set up the system to send all custodial craft work orders to the head custodian, while all electrical work orders go to the maintenance foreman.
Recommended Crafts in MaintenanceDirect
Below are the recommended Crafts by industry that we have found most helpful for our clients. This list serves as a starting point for you when setting up your MaintenanceDirect account. When getting started we recommend starting with a small Crafts list and keeping it simple, then adding from there if necessary.
|Public K-12||Private K-12||Higher Ed|
|Doors and Hardware||Doors and Hardware||Doors and Hardware|
|Event Setup||Event Setup||Furniture|
|Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning||Grounds||Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning|
|Key and Lock||Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning||Housekeeping|
|Lighting||Key and Lock||Key and Lock|
|Pest Control||Operational Services||Operational Services|
|Plumbing||Pest Control||Pest Control|
|Vehicle Maintenance||Vehicle Maintenance||Vehicle Maintenance|