Adding staff members gives you the following benefits:
- RepairQ tracks the actions of each user/staff-member in the log so that you always know when something happened, and who was responsible.
- Each user can have specific permissions in the system. e.g. a manager can do things that other users can't (change settings, view reports, void tickets etc.), a tech can only work with customers and tickets, etc.
- Each user can have their own timesheet; they can clock-in/out in the system
- Each user can have their own pay rate - which helps the system calculate your labor costs
- Ticket items can be attributed to staff members e.g. if a sales person makes commission on merchandise, or if a tech makes a bonus for doing more repairs
There are a couple of ways to begin the process of adding a new user to your RepairQ:
1. Click the "+ Staff" button from the Staff dropdown of the top navbar.
2. On the Staff page, click the "+ Add New Staff" button.
To start, enter their contact info, and their preferred method of contact. If you have email and/or text available, then system notifications can reach them even when they aren't in front of a terminal.
Staff members should have a pin that only they know. You use your pin# to login to the system, and to clock-in/out on your timesheet.
- You can place employees under other managers, or shift leads.
- Set their hourly pay rate - this will be important for the system to accurately calculate your profitability
- Maximum Discount - Set the maximum discount dollar or percentage amount they can offer customers without manager approval
- Require them to clock-in/out, or not, when they log into the system
All users have some basic functionality, and you have 4 roles available that you can set for each staff member for each of your locations. Each staff member can have more than one role at a time.
All Logged-in Users
- clock in/out (if timesheet flag is set for staff member)
- update profile settings
- customers – view, create, update customers, customer notes, & customer devices
- inventory – view, add to ticket
- tickets – view, create, update ticket information & status
- tickets – view, create, update ticket notes
- tickets – view, create, update ticket items & pull from / return to inventory
- tickets – view queues repairs, refurbs, completed refurbs, on hold, pending notification, completed
Sales Representative (CSR)
The CSR is the first point of contact for a customer. The CSR interacts with the customer in the retail store environment. The CSR helps the customer find products (phone, accessory, etc) to purchase. The CSR creates a “work order” or “repair ticket” to document the problems that exist with a customer device that has been brought in for repair. He may add products and services on a ticket and collect payment(s).
- ticket items – return item(s)
- ticket – apply discount up to discount limit set in staff settings
- ticket – void entire ticket (requires manager override)
- inventory – purchase used inventory from customer (used inventory items go through process to refurbish and set list price)
The TECH typically works in the back room and may not interact with the customer. The TECh spends most of his/her time repairing customer devices or refurbishing devices that were purchased from customers so they can be sold as used inventory. The TECH may also have to special order a custom part from a supplier that will be needed for a repair. The TECH will add parts to a ticket or he may pull / return parts that were previously added to a ticket by the CSR if the CSR selected the wrong part(s) for a repair. The TECH can also record the actual labor hours required for the repair for productivity tracking and reporting. The TECH can add notes to a ticket as he works on a device. He may also help with periodic inventory count / reconciliation.
- tickets – record actual labor hours for productivity tracking & reporting
- inventory items (in refurb queue) – add notes / update inventory condition / update inventory status (complete refurb)
- reports – view my own activity (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually)
- reports – view inventory usage report
Shift Lead (SL)
The SL will probably be a CSR or TECH who has extra responsibilities to manage other employees. The SL will be required to override any voided tickets or discounts that exceed the staff member’s discount limit. The SL will be required to open a Virtual Terminal at the beginning of a CSR shift and close a Virtual Terminal at the end of a CSR shift. The SL will use a cash drawer reconciliation form to balance out the beginning and ending cash in the drawer.
- ticket override capability (void / discount / etc)
- open / transfer / close virtual terminal (cash drawer)
the inventory manager will probably be a CSR or TECH who has extra responsibilities to manage inventory.
- manage inventory settings
- manage inventory items
- used inventory – view completed refurb queue
- used inventory – add notes / update inventory condition / update inventory status (set list price)
- restock inventory
- reconcile inventory
- reports – view inventory usage report
- reports – low inventory report
- access to all system functionality
- manage locations (can only add locations if current subscription allows it)
- manage staff (can only add staff if current subscription allows it)
- manage staff attendance
- view hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual activity reports
- view all reports (sales activity, repair activity, inventory cost, inventory usage, profitability, etc)
Depending on your business practices, you can mix and match these roles as you see fit.
You need to add an entry for each IP address the staff member use to be able to access RepairQ. If you want to provide access to any staff members outside of their assigned locations, you can add additional IP addresses that they will be able to log in from.
- You can find your current IP address at any time with a google search.
- If you want to grant access from anywhere, add a wildcard entry like this: *.*.*.*