Business Structure

Business units are set up in a hierarchy that reflects the structure of your business. Then each construction project is set up within the business unit that is administering the project. Forms, tasks, processes, and other commonly used components of business operations are all created in a business unit, and then can be shared among that business unit's projects.

The foundation of Field View is the structure of your business. This structure is reflected in the hierarchy of business units that you set up in Field View. Once this structure is set up, you can assign projects separately to a specific business unit. You can also maintain Field View accounts for business people in Field View, and manage their permissions so that they can interact with the Field View web application or the device app as appropriate.

Additionally, in a business unit, you can add commonly used tasks, form templates, processes, trades, packages, workflow templates, and mobile devices that can then be shared with lower-tier business units and projects assigned to those business units. Creating these common components in the business unit and then sharing them with projects belonging to the business unit helps create consistency and predictability in collecting data and analyzing it.

You can set up the business structure in Field View in a number of different ways.

For example, you could set it up in terms of regions.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
ABC Construction    
  ABC East  
    Commercial
    Residential
  ABC West  
    Commercial
    Residential
  ABC Logistics  
You could set it up in terms of project types.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
XYZ Construction      
  XYZ Commercial    
    Retail  
    Warehouse  
    Office  
      Single Story
      Multi-Story
  XYZ Government    
    Schools  
    Office  
  XYZ Central Facilities