A stand down period is a period of temporary suspension of equipment functioning during an agreed rental period due to service, holiday or similar reasons. During the stand down period no hire charge is made to the customer.
Stand down periods are defined in 'Rental Agr Line. Enter Stand Down Period' (STS118).
Stand down periods can be connected to a rental agreement order type using 'Rental Agreement Order Type. Open' (STS020) so that when a rental agreement is created with that type, these periods are automatically added to the rental agreement head on 'Rental Agreement. Open' (STS100), and added to the lines on the 'Rental Agreement. Open Lines' (STS201). Stand down can also be manually connected to the rental agreement head and defaulted to the rental agreement line, or manually be connected to the rental agreement line.
In the rental price list 'Serv Price List. Enter Rental Rates' (STS120) the 'Stand down rate' can be defined as a partial charge, expressed as a percentage, or a full charge. This rate is fetched when the rental agreement line is created, and is editable in (STS118). The stand down rate is only valid for stand down periods that exist on the rental agreement line.
If the stand down rate is set to 0, stand down is created for the rental agreement line, but the customer is not charged for the rental during the stand down period. If the stand down rate is set to 20, for example, a stand down period is created for the rental agreement line, and the customer is charged 20% of the rental rate during the stand down period. If the stand down rate is set to 100, for example, no stand down is created and the customer is charged as usual.
Stand down periods can also have impact on other rental charges such as line charges with calculation method 1 & 2, where the charged amount is based on the rental amount calculated after stand down. Some line charges, like insurance charge, should be fully paid even if the equipment has a stand down period. Other charges, like environmental charges should not be paid during stand down period. This is defined on the ' Order Line Charge. Open' (CRS275) where 'Excl stand down' can be activated/deactivated. If 'Excl stand down' is activated the line charge amount is based on the rental amount before the stand down amount is deducted; if it is deactivated, the line charge amount is based on the rental amount after the stand down amount is deducted.
During the creation of the invoice proposal, the stand down periods are checked starting on the rental agreement line level. If matching stand down is found, the invoicing period is reduced with the stand down period, and with the defined stand down rate. If no stand down is found on the rental agreement line, the rental agreement head is checked and if matching stand down is found, the invoicing period is reduced with the stand down period.