Here are some examples of how Variable Log can work for you.

Users can choose to Edit or Monitor log books. These log books will then appear on the user's Dashboard. For example, an operator might need to only edit one log book, but a supervisor would need to monitor all log books.  

The Dashboard is configured based on the permissions of the user, and displays the logbooks chosen by the user to monitor or edit. At a glance, users can see how many jobs(ETRs) are almost due or overdue, and different categories of ongoing work. Shift turnover is easy using the Dashboard, because all ongoing work and abnormal conditions are highlighted for discussion with the next shift.  

Log Books display the entries most important to the user.  The default display shows all log entries with modifications (including new entries) for the previous 24 hours.  Users can choose to display open or modified entries in the Log Book for various time frames, in ascending or descending order, by creating custom log book displays. 

Customized Log Templates allow for easy data input. Blue underlines denote non-required fields. Red underlines are required fields. Add more fields or groups of fields using the "+" button. Drop-down lists display options for completing fields, or you can type text into the field. Navigate fields by using the Tab key on the keyboard, or use the mouse cursor. 

Log templates can be as simple as this "Note" template, or can be as complex as you require. Using the "Note" template, users can log information that doesn't fit into other templates, e.g., unusual occurrences, or just extra information.

Log templates are easy to customize. Add new fields to the template by clicking on Add New Field. Change the order of the fields by using the arrows. Customize the template by adding categories, keywords, or requirements to close, and designate which log books the templates will be visible in. 

See the evolution of a log entry through the Revision History. Revision 0 is the initial entry. Changes from previous revisions are highlighted in the next revision. Every change is tied to a user. Entire entries can be "Struck Out," which maintains the original information, and information is never lost. All users are accountable for every change, and your company will maintain compliance.