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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 28, 2021

Allow a read-only user to make changes to read-write fields, but not Commit

We have clients like EGA, where we're seeing they have hundreds of read-only users, and only a few read-write users entrusted to commit (save changes and export).

Read-only users are mostly maintenance stakeholders part of the workflow process -- but they want to be able to both understand our Min/Max recommendations' drivers but also perform what-if simulations.

To offer two common scenarios -- what-if questions:

If Business Impact was A rather than B, what would be the resulting service level and inventory holdings?

If we used an alternate Vendor, with a higher price but a shorter lead time, what impact would this have on inventory holdings?

This analysis could add a lot of secondary value to MRO IO, it was possible in the old version (OAS -- and I know of legacy users disappointed that it's not available), and it would be possible by simply allowing these users to make changes, recalculate, but not Approve materials -- grey out and make dormant the Approve selection -- that's all we need for read-only users.

Idea priority High
Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool
  • Guest
    Jan 30, 2022

    This idea was raised several years ago under the old RFE tool. It was a significant pain point to many clients who had been operating with modelling for read only clients. Also makes sense for workflow approvers to be able to model without being able to commit changes.

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2021

    Hi, this is marked 'planned for a future release' -- EGA have followed this up, are there any details (JIRA ticket number) I can please get to communicate some estimate of when this will be done?
    Nick G