by ELIZABETH LONG, Touchplan
This article was originally posted to the Touchplan blog on August 6, 2016.
We are excited to announce our newest additions to Touchplan. We have upgraded Reports with crew count total and locations and allow users to set Project Level Settings for Work Schedule and Variance Reasons.
We will be reviewing everything this week. Click on the date to join us when we cover all the changes: Tuesday @ 2:30pm EST, Wednesday @ 12:00pm EST and Thursday @ 4:00pm EST.
Location in Reports
Our last release introduced the Locations to tickets - you can now filter reports by location. This will allow your team to evaluate your flow in a specific area of your project.
Crew Count Totals in Reports
When you pull the Weekly Work Plan you can see the total number of crew members scheduled for a location, plan or trade. Join us next week and we will review these changes to reports.
Location on Constraints
We have also added the location tag as an option when creating constraints.
We have added some ways to make the managing your project easier with the Project Settings tool.
If you are an administrator on the project you can change the list of items that can be selected as a reason for variance when a task is statused early or late. Learn more about variances here.
If you have already used a Variance Reason, you cannot delete it, but you can change the name of the variance or add more to the list.
You can also set the project wide regular work calendar, so if your job is always working on Saturday and Sunday, you can set the calendar to reflect that so tasks will be scheduled on those days.
You can highlight and exclude Holidays from your schedule using the Exception Day tool. Simply enter in the date you want to exclude from your schedule. You will see that date in gray on your plan and tickets will skip that date unless they are specifically scheduled for that date.
Promise Period Button
The Promise button has moved to always be visible on the plan - previously it got lost in the scroll of the tickets. Remember to conclude your your weekly meeting by promising your tasks for the upcoming weeks.