systems@work Version 6.1 Statement Of Intent

Version 6.1 Statement of Intent

Introduction

This statement of intent relates to Version 6.1 of systems@work’s Expense Management Software – expense@work, Time Recording & PSA Software – time@workForms Management & Workflow Tool – forms@work and the systems@work Mobile Application for iOS and Android. This statement also relates to functionality scheduled for inclusion in our new hosted expense management software – cloudexpenses.com

Scheduled Release

Version 6.1 is currently in the advanced stages of development and we expect to go to full release in the latter half of 2017. Version 6.1 of our software will be the culmination of a development strategy we began more than 3 years ago with the objective of moving our software to an entirely web based environment.

 

Details On Version 6.1

Migration To Browser Only Maintenance

  • We’re moving most data maintenance functions from the systems@work Maintenance application to the browser-based Workbench (PSW). The systems@work Maintenance application will then primarily be used as a consultancy and configuration tool for system setup rather than for day-to-day data and system maintenance.
  • We have developed a highly flexible web based data export-import tool which will enable bulk updates and modification to data using Microsoft Excel.
  • With the release of Version 6.1 the following functions and data maintenance pages will only be available in the PSW:
    • Companies
    • Employees
    • Clients
    • Projects
    • Tasks
    • Roles
    • Client Employees
    • Day Types
    • Calendars
    • Accounting Periods
    • Timesheet Periods
    • Charts of Accounts
    • Accounts
    • Expense Types
    • Credit Card Types
    • Employee Credit Cards
    • Invoice Sequences
    • Currencies
    • Cross Rates
    • Analysis Definitions
    • Analysis Values
    • Value Hierarchies
    • Value Table Definitions
    • Value Tables
    • Error Hierarchies
    • Error Table Definitions
    • Error Tables
    • Transmission Text
    • News
    • Links Definition
    • Serialisation
    • Data Dictionaries (with a Find & Replace option)
    • Routing
    • Posting and Validation
    • Approvals

 

  •  Version 6.1 will also include an Administrator Console, providing diagnostic information and links to administrative functions:
    • Administration
    • Open Accounting Periods
    • Open Invoice Accounting Periods
    • Open Timesheet Periods
    • Open Transaction Dates
    • Current Accounting Period
    • Current Timesheet Period
    • System Roles
    • Diagnostics
    • Routing: Last execution time
    • Number of Timesheets and Forms waiting for Routing
    • Posting & Validation: Last execution time
    • Number of Timesheets and Forms waiting for Posting
    • Approvals: Last execution time
    • Transactions awaiting approval
    • Task Scheduler: Last heartbeat
    • Number of Prior Period Timesheets not Posted
    • Number of Employees currently Logged In
    • Average Logged-In time over prior six months
    • Database version

 

Additional Enhancements

  • Forms
    • Option to fix the width of a form (number of pixels) so that the arrangement of fields in item view can be frozen
    • Prefilling of default currency for a calculation
  • Timesheets
    • Option to suppress Task entry by Timesheet Type
  • Invoicing
    • Editable Invoice Worksheet
    • Option to create new lines
    • Filter and grouping by column headers
    • Ad-hoc Invoices and Credit Notes
    • Approval History to be visible
  • Ledger Modification
    • Filter and grouping by column headers
  • Miscellaneous
    • URL option for Analysis Definitions/Values
    • File upload using drag and drop – revision to apply in all file upload contexts (Forms, News, etc.)
  • Graphics
    • Further revisions to all grid graphics
    • Option for Browser panels to be double-width (enabling visibility, for example, of longer report names)
  • Reporting
    • Static Data Profiles to allow selection based on Modified Date
    • Reworking of the Browser Runtime Parameters page to make the specification of parameter values more intuitive
  • Planning
    • Performance and usability enhancement
  • Mobile
    • We’re rewriting the systems@work App using Xamarin (www.xamarin.com) technology (now owned by Microsoft). This will greatly enhance the development process and enable us to rapidly deploy new functionality and updates across mobile platforms