Connect Release Notes

V1.4.4 Release Highlights:

New & Fresh Look of the Application:

We have redesigned and improved the usability of the product with a fresh look. In this process of improvisation, we have come up with a better UI and have standardised the UI of the screens to display the maximum information possible on each screen.

Left Menu will now be constant and respective icons are highlighted, when navigated to respective tabs. On Mouse hover, menu with labels are displayed.

Following are the major updates of the release:

1.     Document repository at one place with Sub Menus:

Sub Menus are implemented for Documents, which now takes you through the User Documents and Project PO Documents with fewer clicks.

Coming soon in the “Documents Sub menu”will be the Client/Vendor agreement Documents.

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So, from now on browse through all the document repository from one place.

2.     Documents – Approval Process:

Document approval process is implemented for the User documents and this is configurable setting for the document types from the Admin Settings.

Uploaded documents needs to be approved in case these settings are enabled for the respective documents types.

Admin Setting:

“Is Required” and “Verification Required” are the new columns added in “Document approvals” sections of Admin tab.

“Type” drop down isadded to differentiate the document types for different modules.

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Documents:

Documents uploaded under the Document types marked with “Is Required” and “Verification Required” will need attachment to be uploaded as mandatory and document to be approved.  Approve and Reject buttons are displayed for document types which have approval settings enabled.

Other Features included in Documents:

  • Save button is disabled, until attachment gets uploaded in user documents.
  • By default select project start date and end dates will not be displayed while uploading LCA document.
  • Immigration type is renamed as ‘Work Permit Type’ while uploading I9 document.
  • Document “Created By” and “Updated By” will be displayed in Documents list and also in Edit document.
  • An Auto triggered mail will be sent to the document uploaded user, in case the uploaded document is rejected.

3.     Projects:

Adding/removing activities to the existing projects will allow you to add/remove the activities for the respective User Projects.

A Confirmation pop up is displayed to the user on saving the Project activities, so with a click, the Project activities are applied to the respective User Projects.

4.     Work queue:

  • I9 with selected Work Permit Type will be displayed in work queue for user documents.
  • User name in Work queue is displayed as link and navigates the User to User documents tab of edit user screen.
  1. Clients/Vendors:

Contract type drop down is added to filter the Clients and Vendors. (Vendors are those with “Sub Contractor” Check box selected)

6.     Contacts:

Removed place holder ‘Mr/Mrs’ in title field and Added title column in contacts grid.

7.     Timesheets:

View user link is added in the timesheet grid and User Information slider isdisplayed with all user details.

And, small and not so small bug fixes.
Consultant:

What’s New!

V1.4.4 Release Highlights:

New & Fresh Look of the Application:

We have redesigned and improved the usability of the product with a fresh look. In this process of improvisation, we have come up with a better UI and have standardised the UI of the screens to display the maximum information possible on each screen.

Left Menu will now be constant and respective icons are highlighted, when navigated to respective tabs. On Mouse hover, menu with labels are displayed.

Following are the major updates of the release:

Documents:

  1. Sub-menuis implemented for the documents and user documents screenis displayed when selected the sub-menu.
  • User Documents

User Documents:

Documents and general forms are displayed in user documents tab.

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V1.5.2 Connect Release Highlights:

Following are the updates for this release and changes done in different Modules.

1. Users:

• In Users, you can change the label of “Consultant” in user type field from “Consultant” to “Employee” based on the Config Value.
o Config Value:
AdminsdORG Preferences (Tab) sdCompany sdEdit sd Display Label for Consultant.

• In Only for Staff tab, if user type is ‘Applicant’ the employee start date should not be mandatory.
**Note**:You will not be allowed to assign a project for an applicant user. Validation message popup will be displayed.

2. Timesheets:

• In Timesheets screen, you can search the pending timesheets with “Year & Month” from “Year & Month” dropdowns.
• In Timesheets (tab), Billing Client Name will be displayed for the selected project based on the Config Value.
o Config Value:
Admin sd Validation Messages (Configuration Settings) sd BillingClientInTimesheets sd If this value is set to “Y”, then Billing Client name will be displayed in Timesheets. sd If this value is set to “N”, then Billing Client name will not be displayed in Timesheets.

3. Projects:

• In Sub Contractor Invoice Schedule drop down in the Projects, now you can select a value – Custom.
• We have added new field “Sub Contractor First Invoice Start Date” field in sub-contractor tab in projects and entered date should be greater-than the Project First invoice start date.
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• Net 49 Payment term option is added in Payment Terms dropdown.
• User Project Created by and User Project Modified by will be displayed in edit project screen at the footer.

4. Documents:

• In User Documents Screen, we have added new fields in LCA category -Wage Level & County.
• You can set the above fields as mandatory fields based on the Config Value.
o Admin sdValidation Messages (Configuration Settings) sd LCAFieldsMandatory sd If this value is “Y”, then Prevailing Wages, Case#, Receipt# and Wage level fields are mandatory while creating an LCA document.
• Expired & Expires Soon status will not be displayed for Terminated users in documents screen.
• User name will be displayed as a link and upon clicking that link, user information will be displayed in a slider.

5. Invoices:

• Now you can search the invoices with QuickBook ID. We are displaying “Search QuickBook Id” field in Invoice Information Panel.
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• The Discount Calculated for the invoices will be displayed in the generated Invoice.

6. Collections:

• In Collections, Notes Text field has been added in Discounts Slider to add notes or comments related to the discount provided.

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7. Workqueue:

• By Default, all the documents will be displayed irrespective of status. Expired, Expires Soon and No Documents will be displayed in the grid.
• Implemented Sets in documents, projects and clients/vendors tabs if the records are more than 200.
• Rejected documents, PO’s will be displayed in “Rejected” Status with Rejected Reason in Documents & PO info Tab.

8. Insurance:

• Plan type will be editable in edit “Insurance” screen.

9. Reports:

• You can Schedule report for Pending timesheets from “Timesheet Hours Report – THR” by selecting “Open” in Timesheet Status dropdown.
• You can also schedule the report for pending timesheets.

And, small and not so small bug fixes.

Consultant:

 Document:

  1. Sub-menuis implemented for the documents and user documents screenis displayed when selected the sub-menu.
  • User Documents

User Documents:

Documents and general forms are displayed in user documents tab.

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Ragotham Reddy
Customer Success Engineer at Vultus

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