Hey-ho, it's 5.4!
We're so thrilled! Our newest release is finally out. We know it's been awhile since our last point release back in July, so thanks for working with us to help build a better app. Besides a compilation of all of our sweat and tears, this hefty release includes a good list of bug fixes, a handful of improvements and a couple of new features. Without further ado, let's dig in to 5.4!
The new and improved Resource Forecasting page will show bars only when users are assigned to steps. In the past, these bars would span across the duration of the entire project for all users assigned to that project. A manager could not tell who specifically was assigned to which dates and who was available during specific dates. Now, project managers and project administrators can quickly see if there are gaps from unassigned days. Also, they will be able to see if there are overlaps with too many bookings on the same day.
Below is an example of the new Resource Forecasting page for the month of December. As a project manager, I notice two things. The first larger arrow is pointing down at a darker, shaded area. I see that there is an overlap of dates from a couple of projects under Kate Bush's name. I might hold off on assigning her any more dates here or at least check to see if she's over booked.
The second two arrows pointing up are pointing at gaps in Phil Coulson's Resource Forecasting for ICD-10 project. I can assign Phil to other activities on these dates without any overlap.
Below is what the new Pie Help Center looks like. You can start by typing in your keyword or topic in the search bar at the top of the page. Similar to the older Pie Help Center, you can click on a link to open up to a section or article. If you have any more questions, click on the orange chat bar at the bottom right of the page and we'll chat with you.
Lastly, you are able to sign in to your Help Center to monitor your support requests, post comments or questions to articles, follow and like articles, etc. Click the "Sign In" link in the upper right hand corner of the Pie Help Center page. In the "Sign in" window, either click the "Sign Up" link if you have never emailed firstname.lastname@example.org before or the "Get a password" link if you have. As a side note, you don't have to sign in to Pie's Help Center to be able to search for answers. Click here to follow steps on how to log in to the Pie Help Center portal.
- We changed the Project Update Policy label for Dynamic project updates to say "Update project (this one time)." So much less confusing.
- When creating issues and risks, your name is now added to the 'Owner' field.
- When closing out an issue or risk on a step, the closed issues fall to the bottom of the list so they're out of your way.
- News Feed posts now include the actual date of the post instead of saying "x number of days ago..."
- The News Feed window in projects opens up to the 'Posts' section instead of the 'ALL' section.
- The "(Entire Team)" option in the Person filter of the My To-do page moved to directly under your name at the top of the list so you can easily select to view all team members.
We hope you enjoy these new updates. Don't forget to visit our Help Center and give us a shout if you need us.
Written by Pavina Soukamneuth, Pie Customer Success Chef