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Understanding demand dates

Demand dates explained

All demand dates come in pairs of start and end date, the top one is the start date and the bottom one is the end date.

You can find the dates in the demand detail:

  • Requested dates
    • Requested start: demand item cannot be planned earlier than this date.
    • Requested end: request Binocs to try and plan the demand item before this date.

    Remark: if this is not possible, the demand item is planned late

  • Planned dates are the result of running a capacity analysis on the baseline or a scenario.
    • Planned start: first workload for the demand item is planned in this date’s week.
    • Planned end: last workload for the demand item is planned in this date’s week.
  • Executed dates
    • Executed start: in reality the demand item started on this date. This is manually filled in by a user.
    • Executed end: in reality the demand item was finished on this date. This is manually filled in by a user.

Demand folder dates explained

Demand folder dates are the minimum start and maximum end date of all underlying demand folders and items.

On time and late demand: date colors in the demand tree explained

  • On time: green requested end date. Demand item is planned on time, before the requested end date (planned end week before requested end week).

  • Late: red requested end date. Demand item (or at least a part) is planned late, after the requested end date (planned end week after requested end week).

  • Not planned: Gray requested end date when they’re not planned.

Dates in the demand tree

  • Requested dates are shown per default in the demand tree next to each item and folder. Top is requested start and bottom is requested end.

  • Click show planning dates in the demand tree menu, two new segments appear: planned & executed dates (from left to right). click show planning dates
  • Click hide planning dates to close the planning dates segment in the demand tree.