Evaluations

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An “evaluation” is a tool for validating existing assets and capturing data on new assets.  Evaluations are configurable to control for which parent and child assets are included, as well as which data fields are displayed for comparison. Evaluation notes capture if the system data is correct and if not, allows users to enter the corrected information.

Search for an Evaluation

  1. Expand “Evaluations” on the sidebar navigation.
  2. Select one of the list options:
    • “My Evaluations” will display all the active evaluations assigned to you.
    • “Search” will allow you to populate the data filter fields where applicable, or leave blank to view all evaluation records. Select “Search Data” upon completion to view results.

Search Tips

  • Expand the “Data Filters” section to limit the results based on specific fields. 
  • Select “Refresh List” to load an updated list; alternatively, select “Reset” to clear all of the filters.
  • Select column headers to sort by column, alphabetically.
  • If an asset or contact is associated to the evaluation, those fields will appear as clickable links in your evaluation list.
  • If your search criteria returns over 100 evaluations, the most recent evaluations will be displayed.

Add a new evaluation

  1. Expand the “Evaluations” menu on the sidebar navigation. 
  2. Select “New” to add a new evaluation.
  3. Populate the fields.  Data fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
    • Type*: The type of evaluation.
    • Status*: The current status of the evaluation. Defaults to ‘Draft’.
    • Date*: The date of the evaluation.
    • Asset*: The asset that is the target of this evaluation.
    • Assignee*: The person who is the primary assignee of the evaluation. Defaults to the current user.
    • Tags: The list of tags associated with this record.
    • Comments: Any comments you would like to store for this evaluation.
  4. Select “Save” upon completion.

Develop an evaluation

  1. Expand the “Evaluations” menu on the sidebar navigation. 
  2. Locate the evaluation record and select “Edit”.

Associated Contacts

Associations capture the relationship between the evaluation and the assignee. 

Add a Contact Association

  1. Locate the “Associated Contacts” section and select “Associate”.
  2. Populate the fields.  Data fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
    • Assignee*: The contact that is assigned to this evaluation.
    • Role*: The role of this assignee for the evaluation.
  3. Select “Save” upon completion to return to the evaluation’s information page.

Manage Contact Associations

  1. To the right of each contact association, under the Actions menu, you may:
    • View detailed information or edit the associated contact.
    • Remove the contact association.

Evaluation Values

The evaluation values are the changes and additions to the asset data saved in the evaluation.  Select “Edit” to edit the detailed evaluation information. Select “Refresh” to refresh all items in the evaluation information.

When editing an evaluation, each item will default to ‘Not Evaluated’ until acted upon. Marking each item as ‘Correct’ or ‘Incorrect’ will update the percentage completeness of the evaluation activities. Marking an item as ‘Incorrect’ will display a  field to input a new value, along with the option to add comments.

Loading a new photo for a photo item will automatically store the photo as a document and will associate the photo to the evaluation record. For location items, click the ‘Use Current Location’ button to automatically capture the GPS coordinates at your current location.

Lock or unlock an evaluation

A locked evaluation allows users with appropriate access to view the evaluation details, while users with appropriate access can both view and edit an unlocked evaluation. 

  1. Locate the evaluation record and select the View/Edit button for the desired evaluation.​
  2. Toggle the “Lock” or “Unlock” button in the Details section.

Manage evaluations

  1. Expand the “Evaluations” menu on the sidebar navigation.
  2. Select one of the list options:
    • “My Evaluations” will display all the active evaluations assigned to you.
    • “Search” will allow you to populate the data filter fields where applicable, or leave blank to view all evaluation records. Select “Search Data” upon completion to view results.
  3. To the right of each record, under the Actions menu, you may:
    • View detailed information or edit the evaluation.
    • Delete this evaluation and all associated data.
      • Consider changing the status of an evaluation instead of deleting it if the data may be needed in the future.
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