Important Insite LMS Updates
Check out the latest updates for Insite LMS:
New Module: Accounting
With the new module Accounting it is possible to create as many accounts per project as you need. Per account you can keep track of incoming and outgoing transactions in multiple different currencies. Upload bills directly as attachments and monitor your cash without any manually written spreadsheets.
Time Terminals Integration and Fingerprint Registration
For our site employees we now directly support special time terminals. Per employees you can register fingerprints (or access cards) directly from our software. Plug and play as many time terminals on your site as you want in one network, register them in Insite LMS and we take care of the rest. Access control and keeping track of the exact attendance time was never easier. Please contact us if you want to learn more about the supported hardware.
The main dialogs now have more tabs available to directly display attachments, notes, deviations and history. Previously this information was only shown in the main list, but we thought it would be a good idea to put this information in the main dialogs as well.
New Default Views
All modules have new default views when it comes to default column visibilities and default pane visibilities. The goal was to make Insite LMS more accessible and give more space to the main lists.
In detail the following changes were implemented in all modules:
Details pane and History pane are not visible anymore by default
Attachments, Notes and Deviations are visible unpinned on the right
The items pane is pinned at the bottom
Hyperlinks in the main lists are now disabled by default, you can change this setting in the personal settings dialog
As always, you can keep customizing your views any way you want.
Material Request Improvements
The Material Request Module has received many little enhancements. For example, the project can be configured to block requests on Saturdays or Sundays and below a certain time frame.
Additionally, you can now display the storage area directly in the main request list and even update the pickup date for multiple requests at once.
Package Item Inspection
In Site Package Items you can now inspect single package items without the need for full package inspections. This is especially helpful for inventory updates after a longer period of time.
Attention: Along with this change it is not possible anymore to change the stock quantity directly on package item edit, thus you can be sure that a quantity change can only happen from a user with the according rights.
We introduced a new main category in the main menu: Project Setup. At the moment this is home for managing Manufacturing Types and Installation Types along with their activities and Storage Areas with all Storage Positions. Plans are to further add other project setup tasks to this area.
Azure AD Infrastructure Integration
With version 6.2 we have implemented the basic infrastructure to enable Azure AD Authentication for your users. Please contact us for more details.
In Installation and Manufacturing the progress is now always loaded
Possibility to print History for any item
Reports are now enabled on package item level
Add a new button to the reporting window: Open Report as PDF
Added Navigation from Deviation to Daily Logs / Summary Logs
Picture Viewer: Add left and right arrow support to navigate through multiple pictures with the keyboard
Added Expiration Date for a User (after the expiration date, the user will not be able to login)
User Drop Downs: Assign only users, who have edit rights for the respective module (e.g. Deviation, Installation...)
Time Bookings: Save order of bookings if user splits one work day into multiple bookings
Removed unsupported modules: Deliverable Item and Layout
New functionality is now available on our Insite LMS Apps for Android and iOS. The app supports now:
Creation of Daily logs
Red-lining on pictures and layouts
Creation of Deviation
Customize your lists
All main dialogs have been reworked and are now able to provide more information separated into tabs. This allows displaying additional information like notes and attachments in the dialogs while making the UI clearer for the end user.
New Module: Payroll for Employees
Users of our time tracking module can now add payroll elements with a date, description, amount and currency. This way you can not just keep track of the workers times, but also about his expenses and allowances.
Admins can define multiple payroll groups and assign one of the groups to an employee. This way an employee can only add limited payroll elements, for example an Austrian employee should not be able to add an Indian allowance.
Enhance Employee Certifications
Employee Certifications are now tighter integrated with the employee module and can easily be added in the details of an employee. With add next we wanted to make adding multiple certifications as easy and quick as possible.
Add Work Days for multiple Employees
A common user request was the possibility to add multiple work days for one or more employees in a simple step. This is now possible from within the employee module: Just select the employees for which you want to add work days and click on Add Work Days.
Calendar View for Employees
For up to 10 employees you can click on the new button “Calendar View” in the employee module. Display the exact working hours of each employee in a nice graphical calendar and choose between Day, Work Week, Week and Month view options.
Change Docking Behavior for Side Windows
A minor but maybe noticeable change was introduced to all main modules. If you want to hide or unhide any additional pane (like details, attachments, notes, etc.), all panes in the same group (e.g. right or bottom) are now affected. This means it is now easier to hide and unhide all panes at once.
Request Project Access
Right beneath the project selection we have added a link called “Are you missing a project?”. This link opens a new dialog with projects you do not have access to. Simply select the projects you would like to get access to and Insite LMS generates an e-mail for you which you can send to your Insite LMS contact.
Public Holiday Enhancement
An employee can now be assigned to a public holiday calendar. The calendars and holidays can be managed by admins in the setup.
The column public holiday on employee level is calculated based on this information.
We tried to simplify the deviations module and looked at which features were barely used. Therefor we made the following changes:
Reduced the number of status: Status Inspected and Status Not Approved were removed. The few deviations in status Inspected were migrated to the status Work Completed, the few deviations in status Not Approved were migrated to Open.
Removed property Is Visible to Author only
Purchase Order: Remove PurchaseOrderType
Time Pair: Added 3 CustomText fields
Manufacturing Item: Added 5 more CustomText fields, Added Quantity field
Employee: Added 5 more Custom Text fields
Main Menu: Rename group Time Tracking to Site Human Resources
Remove “Other” as filter option from Manufacturing and Installation
Purchase Order: Rename Last Mailer Template Sent to Last Template Generated
Bill of Material: Remove “Complete Packaging Process of BoM” Button
Daily Log / Summary Log: Deviations are now on page 3 instead of page 2
Report Enhancement for Daily Log / Summary Log: Print Workdays of Employees per day or for the reporting period
Daily Log: Deviations can be added from the past 7 days instead of only the current day
Installation / Manufacturing: Move Activity Management from File to Module
Installation / Manufacturing: Add extra right for entering progress
Notification subscriptions for individual items have been removed for all modules except for deviations. Use history subscriptions instead.
Updated Minimum Software Requirements
Due to ongoing software developments within our company and Microsoft, we had to raise our minimum software requirements to provide you the best product.
Desktop Application: Now requires .NET Framework 4.6.1 instead of 4.5.2.
Tablet Application: Now requires Windows 10 Anniversary Update instead of Windows 8.1 (all tablets which are on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 below Anniversary update, are unsupported with this release)
A result of these changes is, that the software now runs in 64bit mode if you have a 64bit computer.
New Software-Distribution System
Every Insite LMS Customer has a new Installation URL for Insite LMS Version 6.0: https://portal.insitelms.net/<yourcustomername>
This link is now a central link to install/access all our clients like desktop, tablet, web or mobile apps. If you do not know your customer name, please contact us.
Not just the link has changed, we also changed the installer which reduces download size and allows us to perform silent updates.
New Tablet App
The whole Windows 8.1 App has been redesigned to a UWP Windows 10 app which should provide a much better user experience than the old app.
Try it out and please provide us feedback!
New Android and iOS Apps
Starting with version 6.0, we have released our first versions of Android and iOS Apps. Just go to your App Store, search for Insite LMS and click install.
The current functionality allows you to perform operations for site packages (delivery, change location, package inspection), deviations (create new deviations, add pictures and comments) and create daily logs.
We plan to further enhance this functionality step by step and provide an offline functionality in the future.
New Icons for high resolution screens
All icons of our desktop application have been updated and were replaced by new high-resolution icons.
Updated Package Logistics Status
Due to new features and rethinking of new and existing functionality, we decided to change the popular package logistics status to the following values:
02 Shipped (packages with shipment)
03 In Customs (optional)
For the old status “Requested” we have additional columns you can manually add. The old status “Empty” is now combined with “Issued” to the new status “Completed”
New default filters for many modules
To reduce loading times and only display more relevant data for each user, we have added new default filters to some modules. These filters are displayed right next to the search box.
For example, in Site Packages we initially only load “Open” packages, in deviations the default filter is “Mine” and shows only deviations which were created by the user or are assigned to the user.
More filters can be found in Manufacturing, Installation and Consolidator Packages modules.
If you issue material to installation and some material was returned, it is now possible to create explicit material returns with its own report document.
You can return complete site packages or individual site package items and add them back to your inventory.
An overview of all material returns can be found in the new Material Return module.
New Module Deliverable Items
This new optional module supports a process, where you have a list of deliverable items before they are packed and your organization wants to track the completeness against these planned deliverable items.
New Project Structure Module
If you are planning volumes of packages and deliveries based on a project structure, the new project structure module allows you to compare planned weights, planned number of packages, planned square meters and much more against actual values.
Material Planning Run
For Bulk Material Handling we added a powerful material planning run. An example use case is the construction of pipelines: You are only shipping bulk material and you want to know, which pipelines you can build on which date. The material planning run considers storage material, material on shipments and ordered material to tell you, if you have all materials available for a certain date in the future.
Under Project Management – Picture Viewer you can now see all pictures over all Insite LMS modules for a specific time frame.
Changes to Progress Tracking of Installation and Manufacturing
Separate window for progress tracking (additional to details)
Changed behavior of saving: Instead of directly saving on each change, there is now a save button
If you select multiple items with the same type, you can now mass update all selected items with one save
Main Menu: On login, always navigate to the last module. If you do not like this behavior, you can change it back to the old behavior in your user settings.
General: Create specific rights for editing notes and attachments in each module
Purchase Orders: Allow mass update of Purchase Order Status
PO Item: Can now be connected to a Material from Bill of Materials
Pending Packages: Add logistics company to Process Packages Wizard
Packages in Site Logistics: was renamed to Site Packages
Packages: Delivery Date cannot be in the future anymore
Packages: Delivery Date and Inspection Date cannot be changed after operation has been performed
Packages and Package Items: History Pane now shows all material related changes in a separate tab
Consolidator Packages: Convert to Outbound now copies the Inbound Package, this means the Inbound Package will always be available for your reference.
Package Positions: Was renamed to Package Items (for consistency reasons)
Manufacturing: Supervisor is now a Drop Down
Daily Logs: Add custom glossary for spell check
Deviations: Add new fields Responsible Company and Actual Cost
Deviations: 5 more Custom Fields
Deviations: Mass update of deviation status for deviations having the same status
Installation Item: Removed field Delivered By and added calculated fields Earned Value (hours) and Cost Performance Index
Sync: Add new tablet specific configuration with less data
Notes: Text in notes supports hyperlinks
We are working continuously on improving Insite LMS. Insite LMS is always developed in line with our customers requirements. Do you have a specific request? Your site requires a special solution? We are there for you. Please send us your suggestions to make Insite LMS even better.