You can see a summary of the job by displaying the Drawer.
You can also open a job to see additional information and access all the emails, documents and tasks that have been filed against a specific job. Refer to Opening a Job.
Opening the Job Drawer
To open the Drawer, select a job on the workspace by clicking in the list anywhere other than the Job Name, Client Group or Client. The Drawer displays on the right-hand side.
The Drawer is where you can:
- Change the job State
- Nominate the Primary Job for a client
- Open the job to see details of the job and related information
- Open the job in Xero Practice Manager
- View or add Tasks related to the job
- Access Recent Documents for the job
- Display the job Milestones
- Add Comments for your team
- Add Time Sheet information
The following is an example of the job Drawer with the Details section expanded.
Changing the Job State
Each Job holds a State, such as "In Progress", "Planned", "On Hold". You can change the job State from FYI.
In the Details section of the drawer, select the State from the drop-down list.
When a change is made, this is automatically updated to the job in Xero Practice Manager as part the synchronisation.
When updating the State in a job in FYI, the sync to Xero Practice Manager is immediate.
But when the State in a job is updated in Xero Practice Manager, the sync to FYI is overnight.
Note: If the "State Type" of a job is changed in Xero Practice Manager to "On Hold", "Completed" or "Cancelled", the job stops being synced in FYI. If you make any changes in Xero Practice Manager such as to the Job Name and the job is not current in Xero Practice Manager (that is where the "State Type" is not "Standard") this will not be changed in FYI.
Nominating the Primary Job for a Client
Nominating the primary Job for a client allows you to select one lead job to act as your tracking job but still gives the flexibility to maintain any other jobs, such as consulting, to be running in parallel. If the currently opened Job is the Primary Job for the client, it displays Primary as a green tick.
In the drawer of the job you want to nominate as the Primary job, in the Details section, click Primary to show this as checkmarked. Refer also to Nominating the Primary Job.
For how to display only the Primary Jobs in the workspace, refer to Using the Jobs List.
Opening the Job from the Drawer
From the Drawer, you can open a job to see additional information and access all the emails, documents and tasks that have been filed against a specific job.
To open the job and display the full details, click Open Job in the tool bar in the Drawer.
Opening the Job in Xero Practice Manager
To perform any additional maintenance, you can open the job in Xero Practice Manager from the drawer.
From the drawer, click Open in XPM in the Action Bar. You may be prompted to login to Xero Practice Manager.
Other Sections in the Drawer
If any tasks have been created for that job, they are listed in the Tasks section. You can also add a new task from this section. Refer to Working with Tasks.
The Recent Documents section in the Drawer displays the recently added documents for that job. By selecting a document in the Recent Document section, you can use the Preview pane to easily show a preview of that document.
The Milestones section displays the XPM Milestones for the job.
The Assigned Users section displays the users that have been assigned to the job.
Where a process has been executed from the job workspace (in the Process tab) or when using a Job filter in a Custom Process, a record of the process displays in the Process History section of the Job drawer. To display additional processes in the history, click the Show more link.
Comments can be added to a job by any team member. These can be used to add any notes and also allow team members to collaborate on the job. If you want to notify any users that a job's State has changed, you can add a Comment. Refer to Adding Comments and Notifying Team Members.
Using the Tools at the Top of the Drawer
At the top of the Drawer, as well as the Open Job and Open in XPM, you can click the Add Time icon to add Time Sheet information. Refer to Time Sheets.