Feng Office 3.0 is ready and out, at your service!!
The entire Feng Office Team has been working very hard, day after day, improving the system and making enhancements until the last minute so that this version would be the best Feng Office ever released.
What does “ready” mean?
That Feng Office 3.0 is ready means that we have been using the pre-beta, beta, RC, and RC2 versions internally for over 2 months now, that over 1.000 beta testers have been testing it for the past two weeks, and that all known major and critical bugs have been fixed.
It also means that it is – in the opinion of most of the beta testers – a significant improvement over versions 1.X and 2.X.
Most importantly, it means that it will be much easier for new users, Administrators and end-users, to get started and quickly familiarize with Feng Office.
And also of great importance, it means that we have achieved the ultimate level of foundation that will allow the Development Team to build upon without having to worry about framework impact. All the pieces of the platform are now in place.
New and improved
Having gone through several studies with new Feng Office users, we identified many elements of the initial approach for new and unfamiliar Feng Office users that could be significantly improved. With this data and a lot of design and tests, we implemented a brand new Getting started Wizard.
The goal was to make the initial experience with Feng Office a much more intuitive one.
The new wizard guides the users through the initial configuration and first data input, making them feel comfortable at every step and realize the time-saving benefits from the very beginning.
Implementing Feng Office for the first time in your project teams, or adding a new user to your existing Feng Office system, will yield a much faster learning curve for your users.
The new design, usability enhancements, and new features make your working day easier and faster, as they allow you to control all of your project’s tasks (or even all your projects) with powerful dashboards and reports, knowing at all times the status, what needs to get done, by whom, and when.
Data entry, task completion, comments… all can be achieved with fewer clicks and intuitive actions.
All of the improvements in Feng Office 3.0, and the upcoming versions, aim for the user to feel more comfortable, guided, and familiar with the system, so that everyone knows they can rely on it to benefit and help their own, their managers, and their team’s day-to-day work.
Sounds awesome!! How can I access it?
Does this mean Feng Office has achieved all its goals?
Far from it!! Feng Office has a lot of improvements on its Road Map. Too many – in fact – it would be ridiculous to comment here on even a fraction of what we have planned, but, for the curious ones, a few of them have been commented on here.
Some of you will notice that some of the forms have been changed to be modal forms. Since it would have delayed the release of 3.0 considerably, we decided to postpone the change of all the system forms to the new format until a bit later in the future.
New button styles. Changes in text alignment and sizes. New input boxes. These are but a few examples of little improvements that will be coming in the near future.
Other (bigger) improvements, like new features and even new modules, will also be making their way in the upcoming weeks and months.
And now that we have the ultimate platform for the upcoming improvements, you will see them coming at a much faster pace!
When can I upgrade my installation?
Technically speaking, everyone could upgrade their installation right now.
For Feng Sky accounts, we will gradually start rolling it out. We will begin with the clients that first request the upgrade and that are comfortable with being some of the first to try it in actual production environment.
@Old timers, we know upgrading to Feng Office 2.0 was a complex matter for large installations, but there are no major challenges involved in this upgrade. That said, system administrators should ALWAYS backup EVERYTHING before doing any upgrade.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this new version, and that you enjoy everything that comes with it.
Customer feedback is our #1 tool towards improving the system, so, we would love you to share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions with us. We invite you to please comment below or on the Feng Office forum.
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