Today you may have noticed a new icon on the top navigation bar of a small stopwatch? We have begun porting time management features into the new interface. Over the next several weeks/months, the majority of time entering, approval, and reporting features will become available. Be advised that for now, saved Time Clock entries can only be accessed through the Classic Interface.
Accessing the Time Clock
The Time Clock can be conveniently accessed by clicking on the icon.
From the pop-up, you can select the Project and Task to associate the time to.
Once the Time Clock is running, click on the stop icon directly or click on the running time to open the Time Clock settings.
It can also be activated from the Edit panel’s menu when you are editing a […]
The new interface’s Edit panel now has some nice enhancements. Users will notice that a number of fields have become editable. As well, the order of and display of fields is now configurable as well as the ability to add Custom hours between assigned users.
New fields available to edit
A number of new fields were made available to edit from the Edit Panel. These include; Actual start date, Actual end date, Estimated expenses, and Estimated time. All editable fields in the Classic interface are now available within the New interface!
Estimated time field able to divide time by user or apply Custom division
Now that Estimated time can be added in the New interface, the ability to divide the hours between Assigned users evenly and divide the hours by custom values has also been added.
This week the new Gantt chart view has been enhanced including dependency creation, a third tab in the Edit task panel, and better time representation and scaling. Eventually, the Gantt chart will be available exclusively within the New Interface.
A number of other enhancements have also been implemented, such as improved detected changes, and an improved concept for global email notifications, being more accessible with an ability to temporarily disable the feature.
Gantt dependency display/management
Dependency information is available by clicking on the dependency line connecting the tasks.
Dependency information can also be accessed and managed through the Edit Task panel through an additional tab providing easy navigation between predecessors and successors. All tasks, with or without dates, and independent of status (completed or not) can be used as successors and predecessors greatly improving usage.
Better management of detected changes
When a user edits a task, and attempts to open another task before saving, changes were once lost. A new way of detecting changes has been implemented, allowing the user to not lose entered […]
In our continual progression to build up features, the new Beta interface now includes a new Gantt chart view. Display a single project or multi-project Search or Quick link task results in the Gantt chart view and apply filters as needed.
While keeping the overall features of the current Gantt chart as in the Classic interface, a number of enhancements have been added:
Better viewing/printing options
The beginning and end of projects (or status grouping) in the Gantt are represented by a summary bar and contents can be collapsed/expanded, as needed.
Choice of a date range to freeze to as well as exporting the view to PDF allow more flexibility.
The task bars can be attributed with a label of your choice as well (Assignee, task name, etc)
The new Beta interface has now been accessible for a few months now. We hope that you have been using it. Many comments have come in and you can be sure that we will be placing more features in it over the course of this year, like the File Download Manager that was just released!
A heavily requested feature for AceProject users, we are excited to provide access to the File Download Manager. This allows the punctual or bulk download for files (documents) associated with tasks (documents, images, other) within a task, a search set of tasks, a project, or across multiple projects. It has been optimized to track the transfer status and provides an index and log, in structured zip files. Whether just with a few files or a full backup of 10s of GBs of files, this feature is robust and gets the job done!
Bridge24 continues to improve and add enhanced features for AceProject users. In addition to reports and exports, you are able to create dynamic charts and use Bridge24 for your daily operational interface given that updating can be done directly from within it. Let’s take a look at the features that Bridge24 offers:
Grid & Filtering
Bridge24 provides a flexible and powerful grid experience to easily display any task data desired. Create and save filters, show/hide fields, group, resize/reorder fields
From any view, export the displayed data to Excel or CSV. Full comment information can be exported and available on a separate tab.
Bridge24 for AceProject adds additional functionality to AceProject, especially in reference to reporting and data exporting. Bridge24 can create charts and also formatted reports, providing AceProject users new ways to present their data outside of AceProject to managers, co-workers and other stakeholders.
Bridge24 Advanced Reports
This week saw the introduction of Advanced Reports. Users can now prepare a 2 level report (grouping) and include up to 4 more fields in addition to the task name. This easy to use report creation tool also allows you to export the report into a convenient PDF or Excel file, as well as others.
Configure and generate the report
Select the Second level grouping parameter and fields to include, then generate.
The report is created and the user can navigate directly and then export to the desired format such as PDF or Excel.
Project Report: Status Delay
This report allows you to calculate the average and cumulative duration (in days) of tasks by project and by […]
After a long process, all infrastructure that runs AceProject has been migrated to Amazon. The entire back-end is now on Amazon EC2 and associative services. There were a number of factors leading to this migration with many benefits (expected and some unexpected). The opportunity to upgrade the server OS was also accomplished, with all systems now running Windows Server 2016.
The response time for query and return of results to display in AceProject has been cut by at least half. Faster loading times creates a more seamless experience and more productivity.
Maintenance periods are shorter
Due to the increased performance, large maintenance operations, such as server patches that require reboots, as well as backups are much quicker, leading to less downtime.
On demand bandwidth and performance
Memory, space, and CPU power for servers can easily be adjusted to maintain high availability through all periods of usage (such as peak periods).
This infrastructure environment allows AceProject greater flexibility and long-term stability.
AceProject is proud to announce its first integration with an external tool: Bridge24. All users of AceProject can now benefit from dynamic data integration within this application that connects to your account and provides additional features. Over time, you’ll see additional elements in the AceProject interface that will bring you to Bridge24. See below a list of features available to you now:
A new way of looking at and interacting with your tasks. This Kanban-style view is a visual task workflow. It displays lists of tasks that are associated with the status of the task. Tasks can be ordered within the list and dragged to another list which will change the status of the task (ie. the position in the workflow).
A flexible grid to interact with your tasks across all your projects. Group, sort, filter your tasks and more.
Display your tasks on an easy to use Calendar. Daily, weekly, monthly and agenda views are supported.
The Android mobile application for AceProject has recently been refreshed. It provides an extension to the browser application accessible on your mobile device to provide a number of great features such as:
Add a new task, update and change task status
Commenting on your tasks
Uploading and viewing documents
Adding time on your tasks
Android Mobile Update
A number of modifications have been ported to the Android application and is available via the Google Play store
For version 4.1+ of Android, you can now attach one or multiple documents from device from the photo gallery, Google Docs (Box, Drop Box etc depending on local installation) and also ability take add picture from the device’s camera
Adding documents can be done during the creation of a task
Documents can now be downloaded and viewed quickly
Recent documents now listed at the top (conforms with web app)
Scrolling is faster (and more fluid)
Again, feel free to try out the Android version by downloading it from the […]