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RMS interface to NDT Tables Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013648D
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

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Disclosed is a description for labor claiming as part of a Resource Management System (RMS) database within an environment such as Lotus Notes. In many instances within a business organization, managers still fill out paper copies of each employee's allotment of time against projects, (i.e. filling in database spreadsheets), or the Financial accounting department makes educated guesses as to the appropriate charges for labor. Designated individuals would then have to roll up numbers for their organization and then input the data into a centralized repository for company financial information. Within RMS database, a function should be included which not only helps to identify which financial records require processing, but also makes the information available to the managers online. After this data is processed, it is sent (via a network) to the centralized repository for processing against the company financial ledger. The process also allows for real time identification and correction of errors while entering the labor claiming information. This systematic function greatly reduces the errors inherent in passing paper results, reduces cycle time to produce the batch file needed for processing, automates methods for identifying records that require processing and the online capability to update those records in case last minute changes are required. Basically, the ability to identify and process records from inception through batch file input to a centralized repository is now available. A basic outline of the process follows: a. Managers input their employee's work allocations into the RMS system. b. Views are used to identify those allocation records that do not match what is currently in the Company labor claiming tables, i.e. those records requiring processing because they differ from what the accounting system was expecting for the same time period.