Through out your workflow there will be times that you need to know mandatory information before you move the job to a new status or take the initial booking.
When taking the initial booking we can make some of the system fields be required
This means the scheduler can't close off the job until that field has been populated.
Examples of system fields you might make mandatory
Purchase order number
To make these particular fields mandatory
You can also create custom fields make them mandatory on status changes or as the job progresses through your workflow.
Examples of questions you might like to make mandatory when your scheduler place's a job in the status of scheduled/confirmed
Have you confirmed the address of the job?
Did you confirm the email and site contact mobile?
Is the customer aware of the standard fees and charges?
Are there any special instructions?
Are there any known parts that need ordering before the job
These are just examples. You can create the questions that are specific to your business.
Here is how you create a custom field and make it mandatory for your scheduler to answer when changing a job status.
In this example I am going to create a multi select drop down list
Click add on the Add job field button
Customise the field
Name your field and select what type of field you want you.
Select that you want this field to be mandatory to save a job in a specific job status. When this is selected and the field is empty the scheduler/technician will get a notice saying they have to complete this field to save the job.
Save the field
Add in your questions
Sort alphabetically if needed and click on the x at the top right hand side to save
If you want to move this custom field on your job page you can by using the green up and down arrows
Your scheduler will now need to tick to confirm all the questions prior to bring able to save the job in scheduled/confirmed