Service meter reads behave very similarly to billing meter reads, and these reads are performed on the Asset.
▪Service reads work and report independently from the current meter read value that is displayed in the Meter Read tab on the linked contract.
▪Service reads are used for the right hand Consumable panel display. In general, Jim2 favours the billing reads, and extrapolates what the estimated reads for today might be. However, a service read is used if the date matches exactly, or if the service read is the only read value available.
▪Users will receive a warning when entering manual billing reads that are lower than a recorded service read. There is no such warning if a read comes from an MPS Connector
Service reads are ordered by the Date Out on a job, whereas billing reads are ordered by the Date Due.
Invoicing jobs for the same contract out of order may cause Jim2 to calculate an incorrect read for the interim job.