Course 80293A:

Service Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Length:1 Days
Published:May 12, 2011
Language(s):English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish
Audience(s):Information Workers
Level:200
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This course discusses the scheduling process, scheduling engine, and scheduling service activities in detail since they are key entry points in the scheduling process. It also discusses how to use service scheduling in situations that have complex scheduling requirements.
Audience Profile
This course is designed for new partners and customers of Microsoft Dynamics CRM that want to learn about the available service scheduling features in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify key service scheduling concepts
  • Compare service scheduling business scenarios
  • Understand the service scheduling process flow
  • Set up work schedules for users, facilities or equipment
  • Close, cancel or reschedule a service activity
  • Learn how service activity records synchronize with Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Incorporate customer preferences when scheduling service activities
Course OutlineModule 1: IntroductionThis module discusses the scheduling process, scheduling engine, and scheduling service activities in detail since they are key entry points in the scheduling process.Lessons
  • Service Scheduling Overview
  • Service Scheduling Scenarios
  • Service Scheduling Process
  • Working with Service Activities and the Service Calendar
  • Closing, Canceling, or Rescheduling a Service Activity
  • Using Charts and Reports to Analyze Service Activities
Lab : Create a Service Activity with a Selection Rule
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Discuss key service scheduling concepts.
  • Compare service scheduling business scenarios.
  • Understand the service scheduling process flow.
  • Set up a Work Schedule for a User, Facility or Equipment.
  • Create service activities and navigate and book service activities in the Service Calendar.
  • Close, cancel or reschedule service activities
  • Analyze service activity information using charts.
Module 2: Advanced TopicsThis module presents how to use service scheduling in situations that have complex scheduling requirements.Lessons
  • Understanding the Service Activity Scheduling Engine
  • Resources, Services and Selection Rules
  • Incorporating Customer Preferences
  • Resource and Service Capacity Requirements
  • Understanding Sites and Same-Site Requirements
Lab : Schedule a Service with a Same-Site Requirement
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the role and importance of the Service Activity Scheduling Engine.
  • Explain how service activity records synchronize with Microsoft Office Outlook in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Create and modify Selection Rules for the resources required to perform a service activity.
  • Incorporate customer preferences when scheduling service activities.
  • Configure resources and build selection rules to perform capacity scheduling.
  • Describe the importance of sites, how to associate resources with a site, and how to impose same-site restrictions on a resource selection rule. 
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • General working knowledge of customer relationship management
  • General understanding of business processes
  • General working knowledge of Microsoft Windows.
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