In vPlan you can easily add new resources to your planning.
Go to the Configuration menu and click on the Resources icon, as shown in the image below.
You will now arrive at the page where you can add resources manually. Your resources that are automated from your ERP will already be shown on this page. To add a resource manually, click on the plus sign behind resources.
Creation of resources
When you have clicked this button, you will be taken to the page where you can fill in the data. Here you can enter the; Name, description, type, start and end date of the resource and the availability per weekday in hours.
Hint: vPlan automatically creates an Avatar for each resource with the initials of the resource based on its name. You can change the background color of the avatar, but you can also upload a real photo so that you can easily recognize your resources on the plan board.
Optionally you can choose to link specific activities to a resource. Only activities with the same type can be added. Only the selected activities can be carried out by the resource, so competencies can be set up. In the planning board a resource can be allocated on the map, when there are activities on it, which the resource is allowed to perform.
When you don't select any activities vPlan assumes that a resource can perform all activities with the same type.
To add a resource click the Save button.
You have now successfully manually created a new resource, which can be found among all your other resources. You can now schedule this resource for the days that you have indicated it will be available. Read more about how to do this here.
You can place resources in groups. In the planning board next to the resource overview you can quickly and easily filter based on resource groups. Learn here to create groups.