Version 6.0 of time@work is now released and can be found on the Customer Web (http://customers.systemsatwork.com).
Version 6.0 contains the following enhancements:
PSW Graphical Revision
The browser-based Professional Services Workbench (PSW) has been radically revised to provide a more modern and easier to use interface. Navigation pages are now responsive to the device you are using.
If you are upgrading your system from an earlier version, please take note of a few specific points listed at the end of this email (see Upgrade Notes).
Static Data Inquiries
A new type of report has been introduced. Static Data Inquiries enable you to report on Employees, Clients/Projects/Tasks, or Analysis Values, irrespective of whether transactions exist for any of these.
Static Data Inquiries may also be configured to export data into Excel spreadsheets, or CSV text files, so that these can be imported back into time@work or into other systems.
Static Data Inquiries may also be scheduled for execution by the Task Scheduler.
We have added a new function to the PSW – Timesheet Control – which allows you to reassign Timesheets waiting for authorisation to other eligible Employees. This is similar to Workflow Control, which has now been renamed as Form Control.
We have revised the way in which you may specify the email recipient for an invoice, using Roles. You may now specify (on System Parameters) the role or roles – a System, Company, Project or Client role to which an Employee or Client Employee may be assigned – that will determine the default recipient(s).
We have allowed (optionally) for the specification of additional Employees as recipients of emailed invoices at invoicing runtime (only in the PSW).
We have simplified the specification of Email Subject and Body so that these may be specified at System, Company, Client or Project level, defaulting ‘upwards’ towards System level if no values are found at a lower level.
Invoice Reversal is now available in the PSW (but partial reversal is not yet enabled).
Mobile Browser Interface
This is no longer available.
IMPORTANT UPGRADE NOTES
Experience with pre-release upgrades of time@work suggests that it is very important that you should inform your employees that in the new version of the PSW:
Timesheet and Form history is now reached through the History tab, where All Timesheet History includes timesheets they have submitted, confirmed or authorised, and All Form History includes forms they have submitted, confirmed, authorised or reviewed.
Inquiry Profiles (in Reports panels and in customisable panels in the Reporting tab) are now either profiles that present a grid of data, or profiles that present a report rendered by Crystal Reports or Microsoft Reporting Services, not both.
time@work Maintenance can be used, as always, to upgrade your database. Note that Reports will initially be grouped on the Reporting tab by ‘type – e.g. Active Schedules, Inquiries, Invoice Status Inquiries, etc.
There is also a small, but important change to the technical configuration of the time@work browser application.
So far, all Application pools used by systems@work software used the Classic Managed Pipeline Mode. From Version 6.0 all Application pools must use the default Integrated Managed Pipeline Mode. Any new installation of Version 6.0 will create the new Application Pools appropriately (when the ‘IIS Configuration’ option is chosen during installation), but if you want to continue using your existing Application Pools, you must switch them to the Integrated mode manually.
The time@work Demonstration Database has been revised and brought up to date (data are entered for May, June and July 2016).
We expect to release expense@work and forms@work Version 6.0 within the next two weeks.
We look forward to your feedback and suggestions. We intend, in the coming weeks, to release a sub-release with further graphical enhancements to ensure consistency of style throughout the product.