Our development team has finished its program for 2019 with the release of our new Messaging feature. We've seen a lot interest in improving communications with your TimeSite Pro users: mobile app notifications, onboarding emails, and the addition of announcements of new clients and projects.
We decided to take this to another level with the ability to send broadcast messages to all, selected or individual users. These messages include emails, app notifications and SMS messages. Our latest build introduces the Messaging screen to bring these capabilities to one central location. This new screen is visible depending on a new user security setting.
You can apply several filters to your user list: are they an Approver, Contractor or Employee; can they receive an email, app notification, or SMS message. You can then select one or many users to receive the broadcast message via the three different notification modes. You can include variables in the broadcast message, such as %firstname% and %approvalpagelink%.
We have also continued to enhance our payroll and invoice integration capabilities. For example, many of you use TimeSite Pro to record staff and project expenses via non-time-based activities. This might include parking fees, materials costs, distance travelled, etc. We have implemented support for MYOB's employee reimbursements feature, and the similar feature in KeyPay. Note that we are continually reviewing payroll and accounting vendor API capabilities and enhancing TimeSite Pro to take advantage of these new features and performance improvements. We've also made some additional changes to our MYOB AccountRight interface to improve performance further.
We've included the Profit Centre (aka sub-company category) in the Enquiry Available fields and Filters sections. We have also added new Reports and made several report enhancements. You may not be aware that our cost and bill rates are stored to 4 decimal places in our database. We have modified our UI to display 4 decimals accordingly.
2019 has been a busy year for our development team. We introduced many new and exciting features during this year:
You can find more detailed information on our latest build in our Knowledge Base. We'll be reviewing our development plans for 2020 in January. If you have any suggestions or enhancement requests, please don't hesitate to let us know via an email to [email protected]. Note that our support team will be responding to email requests during business days over the holiday period. In the meantime, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year.