The New Zealand based company Xero (NZE:XRO) has announced a series of enhancements to its recurring jobs feature.
Xero Recurring Jobs Updates
Among the most interesting updates is the ability to create and add jobs in just a few hours. “Recurring jobs are a popular and heavily used area of Xero Practice Manager. At times, up to 290,000 jobs could be scheduled over a 12 month period. Previously these volumes may have resulted in a peak time processing run of up to 7 days,” said Xero’s Senior Product Manager Carlos Seguin — Lozano in the announcement from Xero. “However, we’ve made a major update to the way recurring jobs are processed. Now, processing time during the busy times of year has reduced from days, to just a few hours!”
The team has also changed the way the system works out the next roll date for jobs. Previously, once you would set the recurring date to be early, then the jobs would always be run early and this would then mean spending a lot more time correcting it. With the update though, if you set your jobs to recur on the 31st then they will always adapt and run on the last day of the month regardless of whether or not the last day of the month falls on the 28th or 31st.
In addition, Xero has also improved the way customers obtain their recurring jobs information. The company has created a “Recurring Jobs” report in the report builder that allows you to create fully customizable reports and also get to export your data. You also get the ability to report on upcoming jobs and also quickly tell the staff who have been assigned. The report also makes it easy for you to spot capacity gaps and missing jobs.
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