If our standard list contains departments you don’t plan to use, delete them; this removes them from the list. This simplifies the lists your users see and prevents inconsistencies that disrupt finding the information you need. For example, if some employees entered water damage jobs under Emergency Services while others entered the same type of jobs under Water, then neither would give a complete picture of that service line. To avoid this, eliminate the departments you don’t want so information doesn’t get put there that should be somewhere else.
If possible, eliminate departments that you don’t need before people start using Chronicle. You don’t want to start eliminating departments after there are jobs associated with them. (If you did, you’d lose the ability to see those jobs without making the department active again.)
This may require some discussion with your managers about how you want to categorize the different types of service you provide. However, a clear plan up front helps you find and analyze information more effectively later.
- On the list of departments, select the department to remove.
- Click the Delete button.
- Chronicle asks you to confirm that you want to delete the department; click Yes.