One of our most beloved features is Measure Creation/Update via the Keyboard Shortcuts. In situations where a user needs to add a large number of measures (e.g. 20 lighting measures), it becomes helpful to be able to simply use the Keyboard for all data entry (as opposed to switching to the mouse every few seconds). This is a massive time-saver. Of course, the user also has the ability to upload measures from an Excel Sheet where applicable. Both methods are fast and each has their merits.
In cases where a number of projects need to all be moved forward in a batch method, the user simply (1) navigates to his list of projects that are at a specific milestone (2) highlights the projects that are ready to be moved and (3) hits the “update” button. Where desired and applicable, multiple milestones can be moved forward at the same time. In this way, users are able to save enormous amounts of time for standardized projects that are considered simple enough to be moved forward in batch.
Our system is used to create several thousand new projects per week. A combination of all the methods below is used:
After this the user simply selects the desired Measures and updates the quantity (and Savings values if Custom). The Keyboard Shortcuts built into our Measure sub grid enable the user to handle 5-10 Measures per minute.