The "Quick-start" series of articles enables you to go from setting up resources to dispatching your first job in a few short steps.
- Quick-start 1: The Onboarding Wizard.
- Quick-start 2: How to Set Up Resources.
- Quick-start 3: Creating Jobs.
- Quick-start 4: Dispatching Jobs (this one!)
Once you've gone through "Creating Jobs," this next article will take you through how to dispatch your first job.
Short Video Explainer
Dispatch a Job (2 min 30)
So, the job has been created, and a resource has (or resources have) been allocated. It is now time to notify the mobile using "Dispatch."
You can dispatch the job immediately to a resource by clicking on the relevant "Dispatch" button (you do this from the allocated resources panel, in the job details view).
Where you have multiple resources allocated to one job, notify them all in one go using the "Dispatch All" button (the arrow icon at the top of the panel).
Figure 1. A job, allocated to two resources (in job details view), ready to be dispatched.
As the scheduler, you will receive a notification that the dispatch message was sent, and your mobile worker will get a notification message on their mobile device. The job status will change from "Pending Dispatch" to "Dispatched."
Tip! No dispatch button? Check you have set a date and time for the job.
Once notified, your resources can either accept or reject the job. Once accepted, the job status will change from "Dispatched" to "Ready."
If you have created a recurring schedule, the first job in the schedule is displayed ready to be dispatched. Allocate your resources as required (you will have the option of whether you wish to apply this resource to all recurring jobs or just this one).
Congratulations! Now you've got Skedulo up and running, why not check out some of our more detailed articles on how to make the most of your Skedulo web app.