Feng Office for IQTell users

06/27/2017

Last Thursday we started to see a big spike in our trials – and in the requests to test the e-mail module.

We quickly learned that a fellow software company (IQTell) was planning to shut down at the end of July.

I don’t know the IQTell team personally but I am a big fan of GTD (more on this, and how it influenced a lot of what Feng Office is, on a subsequent post), which a large portion of their community embraces. And when a fellow software company closes down it is never received as good news as we understand too well the challenges of building a successful software company – even if you have a passionate and loyal customer base. And from my conversations with IQTell users they certainly have a passionate community, IQTell delivered excellent support, and its team built an amazing product. We wish everyone in the IQTell team the best of success in whatever endeavors they chose to pursue next.

Many of these users share the same vision we have for the product the team and me have been building for almost 10 years. So for those IQTell users who would like to join us we are offering a 50% discount if they come over before IQTell officially shuts down services at the end of July.

For those IQTell users evaluating Feng Office (you can kick off your own free, 30 day trial here) we are collecting their needs and prioritizing their requests. Our goal is to get us to feature parity as quickly as possible. We will be sharing our plans and additional information with IQTell users on subsequent posts here and through other channels.

–Conrado

Feng Office Conference: 18, 19 and 20 of May, 2016

03/14/2016

Conference



Feng Office will be hosting its first official Conference + Workshop ever!


The event will be three days long (On the 18, 19 and 20 of May, 2016) in Montevideo, Uruguay.


The agenda will be packed with talks and presentations from the team, expert users and clients.


In a nutshell, the plan is for you to:

  • See first hand how others are using Feng Office in your and other industries.
  • Meet the Feng Office team in person.
  • Learn about the newly realeased features and what is coming for the rest of 2016.
  • Network with colleagues and fellow Feng Office users and enthusiasts.
  • Master your Feng Office user skills, learn new tricks and tips.



Is there anything else you would like us to cover?


We’ll be publishing more details soon, but we wanted you all to save the dates!


Wednesday – May 18, 2016
Thursday – May 19, 2016
Friday – May 20, 2016

See you!

Feng Office 3.4 is here!

01/06/2016

3.3


Hello everyone!


Looking for new features and improvements for your Feng Office? Well, version 3.4 is here, with so many new things and goodness it is hard to decide where to start.


OK, how about…

Custom properties: more power for your data

One of the most loved power-features of Feng Office is the ability to create custom properties to extend the default set of data that can be registered with any object on the system.


Documents, tasks, contacts, events, purchase orders, invoices, expenses. Even projects, workspaces, folders and clients… everything in Feng Office can have as much data as your organization needs!


Form with custom properties


And what is more amazing and powerful is that this information is not just a data record. It is data you can work with. You can list, sort and filter information using this data.


list of clients grouped by status


You can make better and more useful reports. Easily and efficiently.


With the new features and improvements on custom properties, lists can now be sorted and grouped using your custom properties. Data entry can be optimized by placing the properties in the right position, select whether they are mandatory or not, and be placed in different sections of the form.


custom properties setting


Custom properties are an essential tool for Feng Office consultants and administrators setting up a business solution. It is not just an enhancement. It is an essential piece for building the best platform for a business.


*Note: you need to request a special plugin to be installed on your account to be able to try custom properties on dimensions.



Object sub-types: Even more power for your data

The latest addition to the Feng Office set of building blocks is object sub-types.


Object sub-types are, in fact, the last piece of the puzzle that allows Feng Office to be the most flexible Business Process Collaboration platform out there.

object subtype properties



We just talked about how every object can have its custom properties. For example, you can add a special field for a task (for example, an id used by another system, a special category that is business-specific, etc).


object subtype selector

But what if you need different types of tasks? Or documents?



This is very common in processes that require a lot of data gathering.


You can have a document for a type of process that requires a number of meta-data being recorded (Example: measuring a field, preparing a case, gathering info for a job order, enter who gathered it, etc).


Each type of document (Or tasks, or notes) will have its own set of fields.



And this is what Object sub-types allows.

object subtype form



You should try it. You will be amazed at its power.


*Note: you need to request a special plugin to be installed on your account to be able to try this.



Better filters and search

Searching for specific information is now easier thanks to a cool new feature.


type filter



Want to narrow down the search for archived, trashed canned and overview lists objects? No problem, just do it with the new Object Type Filter.



Advanced billing

You can now define different hourly rates for different types of work, clients, projects, service types… even for the same person!


Also, you can define independent rates for price (for billing purposes) and costs (for expenses).


Billing Categories


Not only can you make financial reports out of the different rates for your projects, clients, project portfolios, etc. You can also generate the invoice and/or expenses associated to that work. Magic, eh?


advanced billing2
advanced billing3


*Note: We call this the “Advanced Billing” module, as we decided to still support the more basic Billing features available on the Community Edition.



Shift key function for lists selection

Looking for a more agile way of selecting list items? The shift key function for bulk selection is finally here!


Lit of documents
arrow
shift button
arrow
List of documents selected



Other improvements and fixes

Other improvements and fixes featured in version 3.4 include:

  • UX improvements on the Overview tab.
  • New plug-ins for new -optional- dimensions (Available for the Enterprise Edition).
  • Allowing (if permissions are set) users to enter time for other users in the time tab.
  • Updates on French and Turkey language packs.
  • Several bug fixes.



Please let us know how you like the new features and improvements.


Enjoy!