Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

From version 3.4 to version 3.6.3 – A journey of 2 years

Friday, October 12th, 2018. By: Conrado Vina

It’s hard to summarize everything that happened in these past 2 years.

The whole story is more fit for a book than for a blog post.

In the meantime here is a quick recap of the most relevant and high-level topics/news I’d like to share today:

  • The latest stable version (Version 3.6.3.5) is just released – and it is our best version ever
  • From version 3.4 to version 3.6 we finished developing the modules for invoicing, costs and expenses, risks, and forms. Plus a ton of fixes, UX improvements, and overall system performance.
  • We’ll be rolling out the latest version to all clients starting today and through the upcoming weeks.
  • We are working on a ton more improvements and new features.
  • We moved our repository from Sourceforge to Github. So stay tuned therefor updates on the Community Edition
  • We are working on an updated website to make it easier to engage with us and provide more updates on our activities
  • We’ve used the Feng Office Enterprise Edition as the core foundation to a new product we’re launching designed specifically for technical professional services (specifically engineering, geotechnical and environmental consultants).

Check out the latest version our and give us your feedback!

If you want Feng Office for your business or professional organization and would like to check out the Professional or Enterprise Editions, please contact us and we’ll gladly do a personalized demo for you (Note that we are requesting you submit email accounts with your business domain. Because of ever increasing demand on our time we are currently ignoring 99% of requests coming from generic email addresses).

Oh, and to answer some of the most recent FAQ:

  • We are fully GDPR compliant.
  • Yes, we are working on a PHP 7 (And MySQL 8) release

Cheers!

New repository for Feng Office Community Edition

Monday, October 8th, 2018. By: Conrado Vina

We are using a new repository for sharing and collaborating on Feng Office Community Edition.

The new repository is on github, and this is the link to the Feng Office project.

Feng Office 3.6.3 is almost ready. 3.6.3-rc7 is published, and we would love your feedback on it!

A stable release of 3.6.3 is hours away.

Stay tuned.

Feng Office 3.4 is here!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. By: Natalia Martinez

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!