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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V1.5.3 Connect Release Highlights:

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

1. Workqueue:

• In Workqueue, PO File link will be displayed, to view the document from the “PO Tab” in the workqueue screen.

2. Users:

• Now you can search for any user based on their role. Select the desired role from the Role drop-down.

3. User Profile:

• Based on the Config Value you set, uploading the User Profile Picture as mandatory.

    • AdminValidation Messages (Configuration Settings)Profile Picture
      • If this value is “Y” then User Profile Picture is Mandatory for all Users.
      • If this value is “N” then User Profile Picture is not Mandatory for all Users.

• If the Profile Picture is set to “Y” and the user has not uploaded the file, then the alert message will be displayed.
• You can set the Primary Skills as a Mandatory field based on the Config Value.

    • AdminValidation Messages (Configuration Settings)UserPrimarySkills
      • If this value is “Y” then Primary Skills are mandatory for all Consultants/Employees in User Profile screen.
      • If this value is “N” then Primary Skills is not mandatory for all Consultants/Employees in User Profile screen.

4. Documents:

• In Documents, you can search the users based on the status from “User Status” dropdown in User Document Screen.

5. Reports:

• County and Wage Level Columns will be displayed in “LCA” Report.
• In Timesheet Hours Report, Total Column will be displayed beside the “timesheet schedule” column
• In Schedule Reports screen, To, CC & BCC will be in disable mode and you cannot enter the email ids manually.

6. Timesheets:

• Now you can send the reminder emails for “Awaiting Signed TS” from actions buttons.
• You can enter Tasks/Notes performed for each and every day in Timesheet Hours entry screen by clicking on Notes icon.

• All the rejected timesheets will be displayed under “Not submitted” in the status dropdown in Pending Timesheets (tab).
• In Timesheets (tab), if the timesheet has zero hours then it will be displayed as Zero (0) under Total hour’s column, instead of empty.
• If the Billing type is “Standard or Overtime” activity, then “Is Billable” will be editable if it is unchecked in edit activity of Admin screen.

  • From “No” user should be able to make “Yes
  • But the user cannot change from “Yes” to “No” if any hours is submitted for that activity.

• If the timesheet is submitted with Zero (0) hours and if it is approved, then in the hour’s report it will be displayed with “Zero Activity”.

7. Invoices:

• In Invoice gird, “Due Amount” column will be displayed, where you can see the total due amount from the Total Invoice amount.
• Now you set the QuickBook ID field as Mandatory while sending an invoice to the client based on the Config Value.

    • Admin Validation Messages (Configuration Settings) QuickbookIDMandatoryWhileSendingInvoices
      • If the Config value is set to “Y” then the Quickbook ID will be Mandatory While Sending Invoices.
      • If the Config value is set to “N” then the QuickBook ID will not be Mandatory While Sending Invoices.
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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