TimeSite rolls out enhancement requests from our clients, 20Aug2018

You might think that we’ve been a little quiet for the last couple of months but only because we’ve been hard at work delivering on many enhancement requests from our clients as well as introducing new features to our mobile apps.

For example, you may have noticed a new tab in our Project panel: Geofencing. This tab allows you to define a boundary around a location that our mobile app will recognise. When your user enters and leaves that location, our app will remind them to create a timesheet entry and (via a mobile app setting) automatically create a timesheet record. The Dashboard > Project Location tab displays all or selected geofence locations.

We’ve added mobile notifications to TimeSite Pro to enable you to remind your users to complete and submit their timesheets and to notify your managers that a timesheet is available for them to approve. Note that if the user doesn’t have our mobile app installed, then the notification can be sent to their mobile as an SMS message.

Another key feature that has been requested by a number of our clients is integration with single sign-on authentication providers. We’ve rolled out support for Google, Facebook and LinkedIn enabling your users to sign-in to TimeSite using their Google, Facebook or LinkedIn id. This feature is enabled on a provider basis in Settings > System Settings > Features. We’ve also added the ability for our clients using Microsoft Office 365 to use LDAP via SSL to meet their SSO requirement.

We have made many feature enhancements to improve our user’s quality of life with TimeSite Pro. Here’s a (brief) list:

  • use the department code to restrict the automatic linking of users to projects by the department code
  • improve the responsiveness of the user and project panels by including a button in the link tab to “load and show links”
  • distinguish contractors from staff users via the Contractor flag in the user record
  • quickly select a date range in the Enquiry report builder such as this week, last fortnight, or 2 months ago
  • add HR3 to our list of payroll partners for the timesheet export feature
  • redesign the standard invoice and time & material report
  • add a new Resource Utilization report
  • add a button to enable you to quickly reset enquiry filters.

Please review our detailed Knowledge Base article on these and many other enhancements to TimeSite Pro. We’ll be adding new help articles to our Knowledge Base as well. Please keep sending us your requests for improvements and changes. We value your input and many of your requests can be quickly implemented in TimeSite Pro by our development team.

Regards, The TimeSite Team…

 

TimeSite Pro lays foundation for major new features

Our hard-working development team continues to deliver significant improvements to TimeSite Pro’s time tracking, costing and billing solution. Our most recent build, 12 April, has focused on three crucial functions of TimeSite Pro: the Enquiry, Approve and Settings tabs. And we’ve laid some core foundations for two exciting new enhancements that we’ll be introducing over the coming months.

The Enquiry tab is one of the most popular functions in TimeSite Pro. It’s used to build quick ad hoc enquiries, management reports, and data export routines. It forms the backbone for the reporting requirements of many of our customers. We’ve completely redesigned this feature to improve it’s functionality, layout and efficiency.

We’ve implemented enhancements to the Approve tab to enable you to quickly change the timesheet Approver and the Status of the timesheet and then apply these changes to multiple timesheets. We’ve also improved the way that the Approve tab displays a timesheet and then drills down to a specific timesheet record.

You’ll find two significant enhancements to TimeSite Pro emerging in this new release. We’re beginning to roll-out our Geofencing feature starting with a new tab in the Project administration panel. Secondly, we’ll be progressively releasing is the ability to send notifications to our mobile app including geofence alerts. Look for future announcements on these two enhancements including enhancements to our mobile apps.

We’re continuing to work through each of the Settings sub-menus to apply our new UI style to each of these screens. You’ll find that these new Settings screens have a much more intuitive layout and will make the configuration of TimeSite Pro features even easier.

You’ll find a complete description of these and many other enhancements in our Knowledge Base article on this new build. We’ll also be updating help articles documenting these new features and improvements in more detail, and they’re linked in the Announcement article. Please also keep sending us any suggestions for improvement to support@timesitepro.com.

TimeSite Pro’s recent builds continues our new design rollout

Our TimeSite development team continues to roll out our new UI style across our time tracking solution. In our most recent two releases (11 Mar and 19 Mar) we have been particularly focused on our Admin and Approval screens. Our new UI design also includes important improvements to our navigation and editing strategy.

These improvements to Settings, Approval and Admin screens are currently being documented in our Knowledge Base and you’ll find links to all these new and amended articles on the KB Announcements Page over the coming days.

We’ve introduced a number of improvements to the way TimeSite Pro handles the linking of users to projects, as well as the way that cost and bill rates are set with these links. We’ve also introduced improvements to project budgets and alerts. There are lots of other cool improvements to key features such as project templates. Please refer to the detailed KB articles for more detailed information on these topics.

There have been a number of changes made to the way that TimeSite Pro handles data import and export, and a number of the data import templates have been enhanced. This won’t break any existing data import files that you currently use, but it would be worth taking time to review these new templates for additional fields that can now be imported.

As always, we continue to work on performance improvements and overall stability. If you have any problems, including any difficulties with our new screens and functions, please let us know via an email to support@timesitepro.com. We’ll also be happy to chat with you online and take your calls to our support line.

You can find more information on these recent enhancements in our Knowledge Base.

TimeSite Pro latest build (11 Feb 2018) includes many new features and fixes

The TimeSite development team has been working hard implementing our new UI/UX design with a new build rolled out over the weekend, 11 Feb 2018. We have also corrected a number of errors that have been identified by our users and our testing programs. Major (and minor) new features that have been released include:

  • System Settings now allows both default Country and State to be set. These defaults will be used when creating new records that have country/state fields.
  • We have received valuable feedback from our customers regarding their use of smaller laptop screens and so we have implemented a new “Smaller Screen” option that will optimise the number of timesheet rows that can be displayed.
  • Both the Timesheet Setting and Quick Settings menus how show thumbnail images of the different screen designs aiding the selection of your preferred timesheet layout.
  • We continue to improve our integration with MYOB Online ensuring that the linking process is more robust and implementing an improved capability to automatically set up the connection to MYOB Online. This will also improve the way that we can link with various MYOB record types including Jobs, Activities, Clients, and so on.
  • Notices will soon be able to be sent to users via both emails and SMS messages; we will be extending these capabilities progressively over forthcoming releases.
  • Charts and Reports in the Dashboard panel now include a Print option. Reports can be further customised to match your requirements.
  • We have released an update to our smartphone and tablet app to crush a couple of bugs that we missed. Please update to version 1.3.11 as soon as you can.

We’re really excited about the positive feedback we’ve been receiving about our new design style. Our designers are thrilled at the impact they are having on our development team. We continue to seek your input though. If you have any suggestions or requests on how we can continue to improve either our functionality and our look, please don’t hesitate to send a message to us at support@timesitepro.com.

You can find more information on the 11 Feb 2018 build in our Knowledge Base.

New TimeSite Pro Tablet App & Enhancements in 31 Jan 2018 Build

TimeSite is delighted to announce the latest update to our mobile app specifically designed for iPads and Android tablets together with a range of new features for our cloud application. We continue to invest significantly in our mobile development project in addition to continuous enhancements to both our user interface and the core functionality of the TimeSite Pro cloud application. The latest version of our smartphone and tablet mobile app is 1.3.09. The most significant new feature of our new tablet app is the ability to review and approve submitted timesheets. Our Knowledge Base has more information on our new TimeSite Pro Tablet App.

We have also released a new build of our cloud app (dated 31 Jan 2018) that includes a number of major enhancements.

  • Our new look and feel continues its rollout in several of the screens in the Admin tab. Check out the User administration screen for a sample of what’s to come.
  • Task Code can be enabled from System Settings and is then available in the Task admin panel.
  • Major enhancements have been introduced to our MYOB Online integration and functionality including additional error checking and handling, and intelligent field mapping between TimeSite Pro and MYOB Online.
  • Continued enhancements to our Dashboard panel including the option to Print data relating to each widget.
  • The Dashboard’s User Location map includes the option to send the app download link to all or selected users.
  • Plus lots of changes under the hood which allow for better looking, more functional and faster screens.

You can find more information on our latest build at New Tablet App & Core Enhancements in 31 Jan 2018 Build in our new TimeSite Pro Knowledge Base.

We have an exciting development program mapped out for 2018 and we’ll continue to keep you updated on our progress. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our new TimeSite Pro Tablet App or our latest TimeSite Pro cloud release.

TimeSite Pro version 7 launched

TimeSite announces the release of TimeSite Pro version 7 together with significant improvements to our help and support facilities. Highlights of today’s announcement include:

  • numerous enhancements to TimeSite Pro core features and capabilities,
  • the progressive rollout of our new TimeSite Pro UI/EX to additional application screens,
  • major improvements to our trial provisioning process,
  • implementation of an interactive support chat service,
  • new Knowledge Base platform as well as a new in-app help system,
  • new TimeSite Pro Community platform, and
  • a new support ticketing system.

We have also rolled out a new version of our Smartphone App that includes both usability enhancements and bug fixes. The latest version of our smartphone app is 1.2.16.

TimeSite Pro version 7 enhancements:

  • Redesigned User – Project Linking logic and interface to simplify project administration.
  • Implemented a timesheet record Write Off option on the Invoice WIP screen.
  • Redesigned the Invoice Collect tab to implement our new UI/UX and to improve the invoice collections workflow.
  • Continued enhancements to the TimeSite Pro Dashboard to provide additional and more detailed analytical information.
  • Grid Personalisation enables you to show/hide columns, change groupings and sorting in the Timesheet screen format.
  • You can now download and email invoices in Word .doc format as well as Adobe Reader pdf format.
  • Client and Project Import has been streamlined.
  • Included ABN in the User record.

You can find additional information on our release of TimeSite Pro version 7 here.

New TimeSite Pro Billing Model: per Weekly Timesheet

TimeSite now offers a new billing option: per weekly timesheet pricing. You can now elect to pay for TimeSite Pro by the number of weekly timesheets created by your Resource Users each month.

This new pricing model has been requested by a number of our clients who manage a large casual or seasonal workforce. Previously, TimeSite only enabled our clients to set the status of their Resource Users to Inactive and thereby remove this user from their subscription count without losing the data history for that user. This worked well when users are not changing their pattern of timesheet use very often, say month to month.

But when a user might enter a timesheet one week and not need to enter a timesheet the next week, managing the subscription status of that user on a week to week basis can be difficult and time-consuming. Weekly timesheet billing solves this problem.

TimeSite clients who select this new pricing model will be billed monthly in arrears on or around the start of each month. Your monthly charge will be based on the number of weekly timesheets created by your users when they add a timesheet entry for the week to TimeSite Pro. Volume discounts are available when the number of weekly timesheets exceeds 100 per month.

Please refer to the Pricing page on our website or contact TimeSite Sales for more information. You can also find more information on how to set up your subscription billing arrangements in our online help system here.

Reload Demo Data & Remove All Data

We have recently added a new feature to TimeSite Pro that will be of particular interest to our Trial Account users. When we initially establish a trial account, we load in a demonstration data set appropriate to the industry that was selected when requesting a trial account on our website.

You will find a new sidebar menu option in the Settings tab that enables you to reload this demo data or to remove all records from your demo database. This option will enable you to evaluate our software more thoroughly without worrying (too much) about the impact that your test data may have on your trial account database.

Once you have completed your trial, you can delete all the data that you have entered and reset TimeSite Pro to a “clean” state, i.e. no data records in your database. You can then set up your “production” configuration based on your learnings during your trial period. Note that we can also restore your demo database from our nightly backups on request. There may be a fee applicable to this request.

Of course, if you would like to have our assistance during your trial period, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. You can find more information on this new feature in our help system under Remove / Reload data.

TimeSite Pro Mobile App

We are very excited about the recent release of our mobile app for smartphones.The new TimeSite Pro mobile app is now available for both the Apple iPhone and Android phones. Our apps enable your mobile staff to quickly record a timesheet entry and also record expenses including photos of receipts and other paperwork. They can then submit their timesheet from their mobile phone, and monitor the approval of their timesheet. If you use our timesheet approval feature, our app makes approving timesheets a breeze. Your mobile staff will be able to track the status of their submitted timesheets from their smartphone and correct and resubmit a timesheet if necessary. You can find more information on our new mobile apps here.
Please try out our new TimeSite Pro mobile app by following these links to the Apple App Store and Google Play.

New TimeSite Pro Timesheet Screens

Over the last 6 months, the TimeSite development team has been busy rethinking our UX/UI design strategy and approach. We felt that it was time to improve both the visual appearance of our cloud application as well as how our users interact with TimeSite Pro functionality. We engaged outside consultants who thoroughly evaluated our application and who offered many terrific insights into how we should define and deliver these improvements. At the same time, we rethought our brand image, logo, visual style, and the design of our web site. You may have started to see our new design style emerge in recent weeks, and this process will continue over the coming months. We really hope that you like what you see.
New timesheet screen
We recently released the first build of our cloud application that includes this new design and major enhancements to the core function of TimeSite Pro: your Timesheet screen. You’ll see how we have rethought the user experience in this screen and we hope that you’ll like the way it works now. You’ll be able to enable this new screen design via the System Settings option Enable timesheet Pro list. Of course, we’re open to suggestions to improve what we’ve done, so don’t hesitate to email your ideas to us at sales@timesite.com.au. You can find more help information on this announcement here.