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Introduction - Two-panel system

To make use of the interface simpler even for lower resolution devices, the application uses a double panel format. The first panel is the one you see when you enter. The second panel can be accessed by sliding your finger to the left, or pressing the arrow button which you see on the right:

Left panel Right panel
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The left panel shows you the buttons which you can touch to access almost all operations in the application.

The right panel is the one which you will probably be focused on, most of the time. It gives you the most important information about the current task and allows you to change your status.

  • Left panel

On the left panel, you have the buttons which give access to most of the operations:

Icon Description Notes
8.jpg Gives you access to the Integrate navigation software.
Depending on the area of the work, the navigation software can be configured for local or larger maps, with a truck mode available in several countries.
Although the navigation system is not mandatory when you use Frotcom's Workforce Management module, some of the benefits of this use can only be achieved through the integration with the navigation system.
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By touching this button you will be able to see the messages received from the office and the messages you sent to the office.
Additionally, you will be able to reply to those messages and send new messages. If a number is shown on this button, that means you have that many unread messages.

 
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Touch this button to check the Tasks received from the office.
Tasks are services which you, the driver, must execute. In the case of a truck driver, it can be the loading of some cargo, for instance.
In the case of a technician, it can be a technical support of an elevator in a building, for instance.
If a number is shown on this button, that means you have that many unfinished tasks.

 
11.jpg Here you can find generic forms which are used by your company. A form is a group of fields you must fill in and report to the office.
An example of a form can be the refueling form, in which you must enter how many liters were filled, the type of fuel, the cost, the place, etc.
Generic forms are opposite to task forms.
Generic forms are not related to any task. That is the example of the refueling form.
Task forms only make sense when associated with tasks. For instance, the loading report form only makes sense if associated with a specific loading task. Only generic forms are shown when you touch this button. You are requested to fill in the task forms as you execute the tasks and reach some stage.
15.jpg Touch this button to login and logout. Logging in is the first action you must perform when first entering the application. This gives you permission to use the other buttons and informs Frotcom of which driver is currently associated with the tablet and corresponding vehicle. The first time a username and corresponding password are used in a tablet, the tablet must communicate with the Frotcom Data Center to check the credentials. This means that a connection to the data center (3G or Wifi) must be available at the moment, otherwise, it will not be possible to enter the application.
After that first time, the application will remember the username and password and will allow you to log in even if no communication is possible at the moment.
13.jpg Touch this button to change the application parameters- Note: in the current version, only the software upgrade is executable from here.
  • Right panel

On the right panel, you have the most common options when you are executing a task:

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The first area, to the left, shows you the Next task which you have to execute ("Next: task type", in the previous figure Next: #119161 - Installation). In case you are already executing a task, it will show the current task (in orange). You can Start a new task, Navigate to its location (arrow button) or see the list of all the Tasks, by touching the corresponding buttons.

On the upper right side, you will see your username and stage of the on-going task; or, if you are not executing a task, it will say Free. To the right of the current stage, you see a time showing how long you have been in the current stage.On the right bottom, you will see some buttons corresponding to the Stages or interruptions WaitingOn breakRefuelling, and End of Day.

Next: Logging in and out

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