Manufacturing Time Off Requests in SharePoint Online

Time off requests don't have to be complicated!

Many people who work in manufacturing don’t necessarily use computers on a daily basis.  Workers need to get their jobs done accurately and efficiently.  Having a manufacturing intranet in SharePoint Online can make this a lot easier.  SharePoint Online is part of Office 365 which has numerous tools for sharing information with your workforce in the plants.

A key example is being able to rapidly collect and share information with people on their phones.  SharePoint Online integrated with Microsoft Forms, which allows people with low technical acumen to create beautiful forms or surveys to gather information from people, including anonymous surveys.  That information can be routed to review or notifications to emails, MS Planner tasks, and even Microsoft Teams posts using Power Automate.

Technologies Used

  • Custom Designed Intranet using SharePoint Online
  • Mobile friendly manufacturing forms using Microsoft Forms
  • Automated alerts and notifications using Power Automate


Why We Like This Manufacturing Intranet in SharePoint Online Design Example

The below example showcases important manufacturing documents being displayed in SharePoint Online as well as Microsoft Teams.  It also shows those same important files in a mobile layout on a phone.  Setting up a document repository for procedures, guides, drawing, and more is easy once you are organized and geared up properly in SharePoint Online.

Additionally, you can rapidly create data collection forms for manufacturing or other business processes, such as a catering form in MS Forms.  A Microsoft Form can collect that data and notify the person who created the form instantly to help make important decisions such as what is for lunch!

Benefits of Having Manufacturing Time Off Requests in SharePoint Online

The main benefits of having time off requests in SharePoint Online are:

  • Have exactly the fields you need showing to your users
  • Ease of setting up time off approval and notifications
  • Mobile, laptop, and desktop versions are available for iPhones, Android and Windows

Time off requests do not need to be complicated at all.  It is one of the easier business processes to set up, especially if you have insights into how similar-sized companies manage their processes.  ESW has set up time off requests for dozens of companies of different sizes across all industries.  Speak with us about your business needs and we will gladly see which models closely align with your needs and give you ideas on how you may even be able to improve your processes.

Example of a Manufacturing Time Off Request Form on a Phone in SharePoint

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