This article answers frequently asked questions about the parts forecaster. Use the links below to jump to the appropriate question:
The parts forecaster is available at no additional cost to customers on the Professional and Enterprise tiers.
Yes, because the parts forecaster uses historical parts data, you must use the parts and supplies module in order to use the parts forecaster. To learn more about setting up parts, see the Parts and Supplies section.
Yes, customers who use the Integration Hub to connect their CMMS to an ERP can still use the parts forecaster, provided that they’re also using the parts and supplies module.
We make it easy for you to enable the parts forecaster: all you have to do is contact a Fiix representative to request access to this feature. We’ll ask you some questions about your desired report configuration to get you started, such as which parts you want to report on and how often you want to receive reports.
You can include any of your parts in the report. We suggest including your most critical parts so that you can focus on the predictions that will have the highest impact.
If you need help deciding which parts to include, try running one of the following reports:
The CMMS Top Parts Consumed report, which identifies the top 30 parts consumed against your work orders.
The Low Stock Inventory Items report, which lists all inventory items with low stock.
The Low Stock Inventory Items (with PO information) report, which also lists inventory items with low stock, but also indicates which items have purchase orders.
No problem! Contact a Fiix representative and we’ll update the configuration for you.
If you have enough stock on hand to fulfill the predicted usage without going below the minimum quantity for that part, the report will show “0” as the purchase quantity.
For example, your minimum quantity for a part is 50, you currently have 70 on hand, and we predict you’ll need 10 parts for that reporting period. In that case, we wouldn’t recommend that you purchase any parts, as you’ll still have enough on hand to fulfill the predicted usage without dipping below the minimum quantity.