Indirect activities are grouped into categories, and each category can only contain indirect activities that are the same type (such as switch codes). For more information about indirect activities, see About indirect activities.

Create an indirect activity

  1. Click > > .

  2. Press CTRL+N, or click Newon the toolbar to create a new line.

Note Note

If a relevant category already exists select this category and skip to step 5.

  1. Complete the and fields.

  2. In the list, click your selection.

  3. Click .

  4. Press CTRL+N, or click Newon the toolbar to create a new line.

  5. Complete the and fields

Depending upon the registration type you have chosen, you can now enter the relevant information for this specific indirect activity.

Cost of indirect activities

For each indirect activity you can define the hourly cost and the accounts for posting in general ledger.

To do this, click after you have created the indirect activity.

Excluding switch codes

When registering switch codes it is possible for an employee to register two different switch codes that contradict one another.

For example, one switch code may trigger double overtime pay and is used when production has problems following the demand and people are asked to work extra hours. Another switch code is used to convert overtime into flexible hours. In this case, the company does not want the employees to convert the overtime into flexible hours when all working hours are needed in production. Therefore, these two switch codes should exclude one another.

To set up switch codes that cannot be registered on the same day, after you create a switch code click .

On call

If it is important to track how many times an employee is called on during the shift, you must create numerous on-call indirect activities. This is necessary because the employee must register on different activities depending on the first, second, and third call. By using different activities, it is possible to generate different pay.

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