The Scan Barcodes feature on the mobile app allows for the addition of piece counts by simply scanning an employee's badge. While it may be common to assume that each scan represents the collection of a single piece (box, tray, etc.), it is sometimes necessary to record a different value for each scanned employee.
As an example, consider how to credit for work in an onion field where teams of workers may harvest beds of varying sizes. All workers have been clocked into an "onion picking" job where the piece rate is $0.03/foot ($3.00/100-ft). One two-person team may work a 100-foot bed while another three-person team may work a 180-foot bed.
When the first team completes their first bed, they may inform the crew leader who determines that each of the workers should receive 50 "pieces" (100-ft / 2 workers). As illustrated below, the crew leader taps the "piece per scan" button to set the piece count to 50 within Time Portal and then scans each worker's badge. When the next team completes their bed, the crew leader may determine that each worker should receive 60 "pieces" (180-ft / 3 workers). Again, the crew leader simply changes the "pieces per scan" to 60 then scans each worker's badge.
As illustrated below, Time Portal counts 50 "pieces" (feet) for Jorge Gomez when his badge is scanned. Since he is clocked into a job that pays $0.03/foot, Time Portal will calculate $1.50 piece pay for his work on that bed.
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