Two New Features and a Sneak Peek
We’ve snuck in a couple updates you might want to make use of, and there’s another one right around the corner. Here they are!
Add/Remove Employees Permission by Schedule
Before now, there was only one place to set the permission for employees to be added to or removed from a schedule in the app. That feature still exists, right here in Organization Settings:
But now this setting can be overridden on a schedule-by-schedule basis. By default, new schedules will honor the Organization Settings. However, when creating a new schedule or editing an existing one, you now have this handy dandy checkbox to make exceptions where needed:
Ability to Disable Time Assignment
If you’ve been around CrewTracks for a while, you might remember when we used to have time assignment and production on the same page (at least on the iPad app). We separated those items into two pages to make some other features possible, including this one:
I know, it doesn’t look like much, but it’s huge for those who need it. In the past, Time Assignment didn’t have its own section, and that little checkbox that says “Require all time to be allocated to jobs before submission” was nestled in with the Jobs section. So, Jobs and Time Assignment were essentially one feature. This created a problem – if you disable Jobs, all the job-centric features (Production, Notes & Photos, Equipment, Materials) are also disabled. If you wanted all those features, you HAD to also include Time Assignment. And although you could make the actual process of assigning time optional, the Time Assignment screen would appear in the app no matter what, causing field crews to assume they had to fill it out somehow.
Long story short, we’ve separated the baby from the bath water. If you want to throw out Time Assignment, but you want to keep job-centric features like Production, Notes & Photos, Equipment, and/or Materials, we’ve got you covered. You can keep Jobs enabled and just disable Time Assignment.
Coming Soon: Customizable Schedules List Page
Oh man, this is such a useful feature. The best way to understand this one is just to see it in action:
But wait! There’s more! Did you notice the little “+” next to the search bar? That button will allow you to combine searches. So, for example, if you wanted to see schedules where Ali is the Crew Lead and his crew worked on the Oroville job, your search would look like this:
And that’s not all! If you call in the next 10 minutes, we’ll even throw in the ability to reorder columns!
Not bad, eh? By the way, you don’t actually need to call us – reordering columns will definitely be included in the new schedules list page. However, every feature we develop is based on customer feedback and requests, so we would love to hear from you! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-742-5555.