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Create Work order from Power BI system dashboard

With Power BI report/ dashboard getting enabled as a system dashboard in model-driven apps (in 2020 wave-2 release), field service organizations can make data-driven decisions and generate trackable actions in the form of work orders. Enabling organizations to create work orders directly from Pow...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Needs Votes
Ideas Administrator

Thanks, Rakesh. I think this idea could make sense. Before we commit to doing work on this concept, we'd like to see how the community feels about this concept. Let's give it some more time to collect more votes.

Thanks, again.

Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Notification if there are any lines which are in estimated state when the system status for work order is changed to Closed- Posted.

-Uses multiple work order product with line statuses both- used and estimated (they have like 50 lines in it) -As when we close the work order with Status- Closed-posted, it automatically generates invoice, in which only the lines with used line status are involved (which is by design) -Expect...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Declined
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

While we can definitely understand how this scenario would make sense for a handful of customers, for many of our customers, they have no itention of marking every line as used or removing lines in estimated status. Through the use of the Incident Type entity, Field Service enables the addition of a number of WO Products and WO Services. Our expectation is that these are not used every time but that they may be used in fulfilling work of this type.

Ultimately, we think this would add burden to many organizations and, at this time, we don't think this aligns to our general understand of our customers' scenarios. That said, we think it is a great idea for a customization for certain implementations, assuming they intend to use all of their WO Product and WO Service lines or they intend to remove/deactivate them.

Thanks, again, for your feedback. Keep the good ideas coming.

Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Service Tasks to have steps

While working with one of the customer we figured out that they have multiple sequential tasks to be executed while working on a work order. This is fulfilled through usage of Service tasks under an incident type. However, the service tasks also have a conditional logic and for each of the ser...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Planned
2020 Release Wave 2
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

This suggestion is very similar to something already in our roadmap. While there are some differences, I suspect they both acheive the same functional end.

In April 2020, we will be releasing a preview of our Inspections functionality. In October, we expect this feature to be GA. Initially, during preview, this will not accomodate conditional logic; however, it is on our near-term roadmap. I hope that, by October 2020, the inspections with conditional logic functionality will enable a customer to drive an equivalent functional scenario.

Thanks for your idea and please check out our inspections preview.

Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Write-In Products for Work Order Products

Please could you include the option to add 'write-in' products as Word Order Products, in the same was as can be done on Invoices. The business rationale for this is that there can be items that aren't individually stock controlled, but the business would still like to add to invoices. Having ...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

Currently this is not in our roadmap; however, we are tracking it and, if we get more feedback and votes, we may consider it in the future.

Sincerely,
Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Add option to Work Order Type to get taxable from Service Account

Currently, the work order inherits the Taxable (Y/N) value from the Work Order Type assigned. Often, whether the order should be taxable or not is actually a property of the type of account. Recommend adding the Taxable field to the Account entity and adding an option set field to the Work Ord...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

Currently, this is not in our roadmap; however, we are tracking it and, if we get more feedback and votes, we may consider it in the future.

Sincerely,
Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Set Primary Incident duration when converting a Case to a Work Order

When you create a WO directly, or update the primary indent type on the WO it takes the duration correctly from the duration of the incident type whether there are tasks or not on the incident type. When you create the WO by converting a Case to a WO it takes it from the tasks attached to the ...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Declined
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for sharing this. I view this as a product bug. I'm marking this idea as declined since it is a bug but I expect this will be updated in the near to mid-term future.

I've validated that is works as you suggest and I would also expect this field to be populated. I've raised a bug for this. We will take up this work as soon as feasible.

For now, while I do think this is not ideal behavior, it appears that the requirements are created with the correct duration which allows for accurate scheduling so I hope this is a relatively low impact issue until we're able to ship a fix.

When you experience impactful bugs in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to Microsoft Support.

Sincerely,

Jason Cohen

PM, Microsoft

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Incident Type versioning

Service organisations with extensive Incident Type Service Tasks would benefit hugely from a publishing and versioning process for the Incident Type as part of the standard solution (in terms of audit controls and compliance) 1. Incident Type status (where only "Published" versions are visible t...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Needs Votes
Ideas Administrator

Thanks for raising this idea, Andrew. I think there could be scenarios where this makes a lot of sense. Before we commit further to invest, we'd like to see this idea get more support from the community.

Thank you,
Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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D365 should throw some error/notification if there are any lines which are in estimated state (which will not be considered in invoice as they are not marked as status- used), when the system status for work order is changed to Closed- Posted.

D365 should throw some error/notification if there are any lines which are in estimated state (which will not be considered in invoice as they are not marked as status- used), when the system status for work order is changed to Closed- Posted. Which will enable their technicians/users to put f...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

While I could envision a particular organization working in this way and would encourage you to extend the system to drive work in this way when it makes sense, we do not think this makes sense at the product level.

Ultimately, we think it is very valid to have WO Products and WO Services on the Work Order that, when they do not get used, never change out of the Estimated state. Using Incident Types may mean that WO Products and WO Services are added to a Work Order because, in doing work of that type, it is very common that these Products and Services might be used and charged for. However, we understand that not all Work Orders within an Incident Type are the same and it may be common that some are unused.

As notes, we think this may be valid behavior for some business processes, we just don't think it makes sense to enforce for everyone or for all organizations.

Please continue to share your feedback.

Thank you for your insight,
Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Ability to generate Work Orders soon after the Agreement Booking Dates are created

When an Agreement is created and Recurrence is set on the Agreement Booking Setup, it generates Agreement Booking Dates "X" days in advance. After which the users are expected to wait for 1 hour (as advised by a Microsoft employee) to see the automatic generation of the Work Orders. It would b...

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Category: Work order (34)

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Completed
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

We will be releasing this feature as part of the functionality in Wave 1 2020. It will be enabled through configuration, for now. When you have an environment with Wave 1 2020 features installed, navigate to Settings > Field Service Settings > Other tab and, as an Administrator, toggle the "Enhanced Background Processes" flag to "Enabled."

As part of a broader effort to rebuild the Field Service Workflows and Power Automate Flows, we took the opportunity to reduce the wait time for WO generation from Agreement Booking Setups and Invoice generation from Agreement Invoice Setups down to 10 minutes, as opposed to an hour. At this time, we’re not interested in pushing the delay to anything shorter given that the intent of Agreements is for non-immediate, proactive service and that there’s risk to the process where customers may not have captured all of the detail they intend before the work orders begin to generate, if we go shorter.

Please refer to the following link for more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/field-service/configure-default-settings?branch=pr-en-us-5456#other-settings. As of the moment I am writing this, the updated documentation for enabling Enhanced Background Processes has not yet been published, but it will be in the next few days.

Sincerely,
Jason Cohen
PM - Dynamics 365 Field Service

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Contextual email communication For Work Orders and Cases

We need the same functionality as is in preview in Opportunities. Thanks

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Category: Work order (34)

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Needs Votes
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback.

We really like the idea of enabling simpler communications related to Field Service use cases. We would love to invest further in this concept. We'll continue to look into this idea but, in the meantime, if this idea gained more votes, it would certainly help to treat this with higher priority.

Thanks for your input,

Jason Cohen
PM, Dynamics 365 Field Service