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July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Cost information will now pull in sooner when adding inputs to Make Items
  • Enhanced stability with Purchase Order Line Item vendor data
  • Improved network load

July 5, 2024
July 5, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Added some new columns to the Make Item table
    • Added Default Production QTY
    • Renamed “Stock Min” renamed to “Min Stock”, with Restock QTY as a subline
  • Some improvements to comments, including adding commenter profile pictures
  • Bug fixes

June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Added suggested due date on jobs
  • Added inventory precision field
  • Added required indicators to custom fields and name cards
  • Bug fixes

June 19, 2024
June 19, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Make Item structured name fields get added to CSVs in the same way that custom fields do
  • Bug fixes

June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Various commenting updates, including:
    • Added bell notification to sidebar
    • Added user tagging
    • Added resolve button
    • Added comments to a user's page
  • To better match QuickBooks' format, discounts can be stored as either a fixed amount or a percentage
  • Added tooltips to operation table
  • Bug fixes

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Enhancements to the Buy Items table, including:
    • Styling updates
    • Ensure that custom fields for buy items are column options
    • Updates to CSV export
  • Bug fixes

May 31, 2024
May 31, 2024

Version 1.4

  • When making a PO from the main / jobs purchasing list, attach demand links based on the amount made
  • Add Purchasing views for adding / editing demand links
  • Add multi-currency support for quotes, sales orders, and invoices
  • Implement discount and tax model on Sales Orders, Quotes, and Purchase Orders
  • Better activity log
  • Optimize load times for make item details page
  • Update settings to set email templates
  • Bug fixes

May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Added additional columns to Make Item and Buy Item CSV exports
  • Add view state and components for viewing demand links
  • Add multi-currency support for Quotes, Sales Orders, Invoices, and Purchase Orders
  • Improve speed of "My Work" page

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Add "Select All" to tables
  • Job Suggestion page styling improvements
  • Bug fixes

May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024

Version 1.4

  • Small Op details page styling changes and pill update
  • Bug fixes

May 1, 2024
May 1, 2024

Version 1.4.7

  • Inventory table now allows for viewing & sorting by custom fields.
  • The ‘jobs’ side of the scheduling page now includes statuses of the job or sales order line item on it.
  • A “Related Parts” drawer is added for make and buy items. Use this to see a graph of how your parts are related:
  • Structured Names are now in beta. Structured names allow you to define specific parts of the name that you can then define on your Make & Buy items (and soon, Services). Contact support to get early access to this feature.
  • More styling updates across the app.
  • Patched an issue with jobs suggestions button opening multiple modals.

April 21, 2024
April 21, 2024

Version 1.4.4

  • A costing quantity can be set now for make items, making it easy to better model costs. Additionally, a estimated production time field has been added.
  • PO, SO, Quote, and Invoice PDF totals and subtotals can now be edited (to change rounding, for example) by double-clicking on the subtotal.
  • The work sessions table now captures historical data at the time that a session was ran. This will be used for future costing calculations.
  • Various styling updates have been rolled out.
  • Fixed a bug where PLOs navigated to from the Operation Pills would show as unplanned.
  • The “Enter Cycle Times” modal now triggers when either setup or run time are equal to 0.

April 15, 2024
April 15, 2024

Version 1.4.3

  • Line items now feature a Bill of Materials that functions similar to the job Bill of Materials for line item originated demand. Access it by going to the order page and pressing “Bill of Materials”
  • A labor report was added for jobs and for sales orders. This shows the attributed time (based on part allocations) for demand sources, allowing you to see the amount of time spent per operation for a job or order. Access via the Labor Report tab on jobs and sales orders.
  • The Assembly tag was added to item displays. This tag shows for any item that has two or more input parts.
  • A setting to choose which default release mode for jobs (detach inventory or not) was added.
  • The quick stats page has been updated to include more data.
  • Item prices have been locked down across the app for users who don’t have financial permissions.
  • Pop-up to ask for operation times has been improved to pre-fill with existing times.
  • Various other UX improvements added for the Op Home page.
  • Fixed a bug where some run times under 1 minute wouldn’t save when entered was fixed.

April 1, 2024
April 1, 2024

Version 1.4.2

  • You can now ask users to enter times after finishing an operation. Simply turn on the setting on the settings page here.
  • Added the ability to force close an open order. This immediately removes the order from generating demand and marks it as Closed.
  • The Cycle Session submit button now shows the number of parts that are being created & started.
  • Added the ability to make negative charges on quotes and sales orders. This allows for discounts to be added to orders & quotes.
  • Added a button to revert a shipment back to draft state. It then adds the parts on the shipment  back to inventory.
  • Various other UI improvements implemented for the operator interface and jobs pages.
  • Fixed an issue where sorting or filtering on the make item table would clear out searches.
  • Added the in stock number back to the operator details page.
  • Recent work is added back to the My Work page.
  • Fixed an issue where the Adjust WIP modal would not close as expected.

March 26, 2024
March 26, 2024

Version 1.4.1

  • You can now create make and buy items from the jobs screen.
  • The make & buy items table has been updated to be faster.
  • Jobs now have a bill-of-materials tab.
  • Jobs now has a suggestions table that can be used to create new jobs.
  • Various other UI patches.
  • Patched an issue where minimum stock demand would still generate for a deleted item.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

Version 1.4.0

Overview Video:

  • The updated scheduling module is now generally available!
    • Overview here.
    • Docs here.
    • Schedule work directly by work center and by user.
    • The TV dashboard is updated to show new information.
  • Jobs is now available.
  • The cost breakdown for make items now takes into account the unit specified on the purchase item. If the unit specified is ea, it will assume need to purchase your item in whole numbers. If the unit is not specified in ea, it will assume that you can purchase your item in partial quantities.
  • The cost breakdown feature also now includes information about the buy option used to do the costing, including the number of that option used to do the costing analysis.
  • You can now directly edit work session times from the sessions details page.
  • Work centers can now be marked down, which means they can’t be used to record work sessions.
  • When starting an operation tools will show as marked down, available, or currently in use.
  • Various UI updates have been pushed.
  • For currencies not set to USD, the $ will not show up on request-for-quotes.
  • Receiving now lets you receive in the PO units / ratios, not the internally tracked units / ratios.

February 4, 2024
Version 3

For version 3 releases and earlier, please view our Notion Changelog.

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