It’s been a couple of weeks since we released the new interface in private beta. Things are running smoothly and the comments we’ve gathered so far have helped us significantly improve usability and correct bugs, among others elements.
In order to access the new interface, simply add “/new” at the end of the URL you normally use to access your AceProject account. For example, you can login the demo account at https://demo.aceproject.com/new/
For information in regards to the functional changes in the new interface, please refer to our July 16th blog post here: https://www.aceproject.com/blog/2012/07/16/breaking-news-huge-aceproject-changes-ahead/ For help with navigation in the new interface, you may refer to this FAQ.
We intend to handle bugs in the new interface just like we normally do. As soon as the fix for the bug you reported is online, we will notify you by email so that you may confirm all is okay. If worse comes to worse, you can always revert to the old interface to get things done in the meantime.
A known issue and other things you should know about the new interface are indicated below.
- During the beta testing period, e-mail notifications that will be sent out when using the new interface will still contain links pointing to pages of the “old” interface.
- Expense documents uploaded in version 6.0 (the new interface) will not appear in the old interface. However, all expense documents uploaded in the old interface will appear when using the 6.0 interface.
- We will only update the help section when we officially roll out the new interface. Please bear with us in this regard.
A Facebook event area has also been set up so that our customers may exchange comments and ideas on the interface makeover. We believe this novelty will prove fruitful in grouping together common customer impressions regarding the new interface and generating ideas which we hope will find their way into the application. Use the following link to join the discussion: https://www.
The new interface looks nice from what I could see. Much more intuitive. However, one thing that I noticed is:
Timesheet Approval – Weekly View this does not exist in the Beta – for approving seeing the full week is very helpful but did not see a way to get this view in the new interface.
– Will AceProject have the ability to multiselect for filters? In both the current and the beta you can either select all or one. This would be immensely helpful!
– Is there a reason Portfolio: All Projects is removed?
The timesheet approval – weekly view is coming shortly. As we did in several other areas of the interface, both time approval views will be available in the same interface page.
The Portfolio tab has indeed been removed. Essentially, there was a lot of unnecessary duplication in pages that used to be under the “My Office” tab and similar pages under the “Portfolio” tab. These have been merged into what is now the “Home” tab. For example, the “Portfolio: All Projects” page has been replaced by the Home > Projects page. You can also make the “Projects” page the default page to display when you click on the Home tab.
Finally, with regards to the ability to multi-select in filters, I will add your name to those before you who have requested this. Of course, it is still possible to multi-select in all filters when setting up a custom task report. We have also added options in filtering drop downs on task and project lists, calendar and Gantt chart pages. For instance, when filtering a project level task list, you can not only select one specific task status but also any of the following options:
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I’m brand new to AceProject. Great program! I am curious why in the Task View, why you do not have “Task Priority” as a filter in the right filter bar? You have “Project Priority” in the Projects view right-hand filter. Why not a Priority filter in the Tasks view?
Great to have you on board and thanks for the positive comment!
Your question is an excellent one and the reason why there is no task priority filter in the Home > Tasks page is a technical one.
First, the Home tab task list page shows tasks across multiple projects. Task priorities are actually defined at the project level. These can differ from one project to the next. As a matter fact, in certain projects, you can have 4 or 5 different task priorities set up whereas you can have 10 or 12 in another. Hence, the highest task priority in one project could realistically be called “High” whereas another project could well contain a task priority with the same “Name” (“High”) which is the 3rd or 4th highest task priority. Under these circumstances, filtering a cross project task list by task priority name would not make much sense.
However, being able to filter and sort a cross project task list by Task Priority is a client need and we, at AceProject, are fully aware of this. That is why we are considering implementing a solution whereby our clients would be able to filter and sort their cross project task lists by task priority. As you might have guessed, the solution comes, amongst other factors, from finding a way to standardize task priorities across the board.
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