For Project Managers and Administrators. Application settings get a quick access button in the top menu bar.
As many of you know we are committed at GroupCamp to keeping our User Interface as simple as possible. So as we add more and more features to our applications, we leave it to our customers to decide whether they want to activate those new features. So the applications settings page is bound to become very useful to Administrators and Managers. The idea with the new Settings button is to make it easier for them to access the Applications settings.
For heavy users of GroupCamp’s notification emails, email subjects can be particularly long if your project name is very long. By default ll email subjects bear a label based on the following format [Name of managing company for the project > Name of the project].
This means the event which generated the email, for example a comment on a task is not displayed in the subject or only partially.
We are introducing Types in Tasks to allow customers to cross reference tasks across task lists. This gives project leaders a different perspective on their projects. Going beyond that, if you are using types with time estimates, you can have a view of your tasks listed by type with a sum of the time estimates for each type.
For examples of how to use Types read the following article in our FAQ
You are probably using Timelog to enter records for the time spent on your assigned tasks. What was missing until now was the ability to plan ahead by estimating the time for each task. If your times estimates are accurate, setting milestones for your project will also be more accurate. The other benefit is that if the hours spent are billable, then time estimates will help you determine the right pricing.
Read more about Time estimates in the FAQ
Unless you are using projects for day-to-day business operations, you often find yourself with projects which have a limited life span. You can be much more efficient if only active projects are displayed in your account. Deleting the project is never the right solution since you don't want to use the project's content. What you need is the 'Archived Projects' feature, available to administrators in the Administrator section.
Customers often expressed how they cannot add a task with a first comment attached to it. This is now available. One typical example is described below : John, the Project manager can assign a task to someone and send a notification to James and Madeleine saying they should be monitoring this.
If you want to activate this please refer to the relevant FAQ.
In rapidly changing projects, the number of on-going discussions can become overwhelming.
You are rapidly facing a huge amount of topics and discussions which do not require any work or comments but which you do not want to delete because they often contain proof of the reasoning behind some of your company's major decisions.
To solve this you can now close Discussions which are no longer active and require no particpation from members.
From the start email integration has been a key feature. We are now working to take all our emails into HTML. This is available now for mail notifications in Files. The feedback is already great and we are now set to make the same changes in all our email notifications to thing simpler for our users.