Releases

Feng Office Release – 3.8

By 1 February, 2021June 14th, 2024No Comments

The Feng Office team is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Feng Office Platform! Our latest version includes features most frequently asked for by our customers and reflects our continued commitment to supporting your key business needs.

Enterprise Edition

Settings and Customizations

New system-level features that add flexibility to how you use Feng Office

Sort Projects and Other Dimensions

Configure the sort order of projects and other dimensions.

Deleting Projects and Related Information

Easily delete projects and ALL the information related to that project (tasks, documents, and more) with a simple click.

Dimension Improvements

  • You can relate (connect) dimensions to each other and other objects (such as tasks), improving your ability to classify information, organize data, and generate powerful reports.
  • System administrators can now set default values for each dimension to be automatically added when users create an object that is classified in that dimension.
  • Also, new options allow you to keep or ignore dimensions when copying the classification from a parent task to a subtask.
Enterprise Edition

Time Tracking

Improved project accounting and billing functionality

Billing Calculation Improvements

New Dimension: Labor Categories

  • Automatically calculates billing based on time entered x labor rate
  • Can be assigned to tasks directly and in project and task templates

New Dimension: Rate Schedules

  • Collection of labor categories to be used at project, client, or user level (aka “rate sheet”)
  • Only needs to be assigned once, all time entries will inherit Rate Schedule

Timeslots can be assigned ‘hour types’ for accurate calculation of overtime

Timesheet Approvals

  • Supports completely custom, multistage approval and review processes. Is permission-based – users can only move time slots between states they are allowed.
  • Prevents modification to timeslots and inappropriate statuses.
Enterprise Edition

Invoicing

Our new invoicing module is focused on making it easy to automate your back-office

Automated Invoice Generation

Easily filter and select the timeslots you want – and generate an invoice in one click.
Using our new billing dimensions (labor categories and rate schedules ensure accurate, rapid invoice creation. You can use different rates and different formats – even for a single client.

Professional Edition

Notifications

Customize and manage the way the system manages notifications

Notification Manager

The new notification manager provides you with complete control over the email notifications generated by the system. Now you can:

  • Select which events trigger a notification
  • Control what information is included in a notification
  • Customize how the information is formatted
  • Control the frequency with which the information is communicated
Enterprise Edition

Expenses

Our new and improved expenses module makes it easier to track direct, non-labor project expenses

Product Types

  • Create a catalog of product types to track expenses by product. When creating a project budget, expected expenses can be budgeted by product with pre-populated expenses.
  • Product catalogs (both products and pricing) can vary by client, project, or rate schedule.

Expense Receipts

  • Create actual expense payments and upload receipt images.
  • Link actual expenses to budgeted expenses.
  • Itemize receipts to whatever level of detail works best for your organization.

Usability Improvements

  • If the name of an expense receipt is left blank, the name will be automatically generated in a customizable format.
  • You can choose to bill a client directly from the expense (or mark it non-billable)
  • When the actual amount of the expense exceeds the budgeted amount, the expense appears in red

Reporting

Our powerful custom reporting engine has just gotten better!
Enterprise Edition

Boolean Logic in Reports

Use “AND”, and “OR” expressions to create powerful custom reports to gain deeper insights into your business.

Professional Edition

Timeslot Reporting

Add contact or project-related properties as columns and group reports by these properties.

Professional Edition

Automated Project Numbering

Flexible format project numbering that can now be used in reporting at the beginning of each project name.