Our feedback from existing customers confirms that alongside Project for teamwork, there is still a lack of simple on-demand service for managing contacts from outside the company. We are talking here about CRM but more broadly speaking this implies managing any relationship with outside companies, customers, suppliers or partners. Our new pack would be a simple contact management system designed to provide a common view of all communications exchanged with another company. To achieve this, we would leverage the work with have already done on email integration to make sure all your outgoing emails to a customer are linked to a given customer.
You can now assign a task to all members of a company present in a project.
All the users of the company will then receive an email with the assigned task. In that particular case, the task will be highlighted in green if you are a member of the assigned company.
Why would you assign a task to a company?
In projects involving multiple companies, it is often helpful to assign a task to one of the companies. If you do not know to whom to assign the task but you want every user of the company to be aware of the action items.
This is a major update for Files. Now for the story behind this feature : projects usually start small but when the momentum builds up, part of the project needs to spin off. This is when you realize that you need to download all relevant files and upload them again into a new project. This is now history: create your new project and click on 'Import' in Files. And it's done.
Administrators are used to New User forms where they need to fill in all the details for a new user. This makes it easier for newcomers to sign into their account. We have now added a quicker user creation process for administrators. Quick invites only require the email address of the person you are inviting. All the other details have to be filled in by the new user. Happy quick inviting !
There are a number of reasons why owners would need to block all access to account users irrespective of the projects they are in. This is now possible for Account Owners. Go to the account and allow or block all user access to your account.
With our standard uploader you could not upload multiple files with one selection when the files browser pops up. After numerous discussions on the right implementation for this, we have now added an Adobe flash plug-in which makes this possible (finally !). This is something heavy Files users have been asking for some time now. We hope you'll all enjoy multiple file uploads.
Members of your project are often on remote sites or even in different time zones. There's a good chance you've uploaded a file and wanted to be sure whether your colleagues have downloaded it. This is now possible with the indicator for recent download attempts in Files. Obviously if you don't want to use this, you can disable it in the Files settings page.
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.