The latest version of Hub Planner released today is packed full of new features extending the functionality and power of Hub Planner for your resource scheduling and time tracking.
The new release focuses on usability and Feature upgrades. We have re-engineered many of the current components to make them faster and snappier than before. The new update introduces 2 new extensions which can be added to your account via the extensions page.
The Booking Task Checklist Extension allows you to add booking tasks to any booking in the Resource Scheduler. Tasks provide more granularity in describing the work to be done in a Project booking assignment and can be maintained as a progress list of the completeness of a scheduled booking.
A quick access Task sidebar allows a user to click between bookings quickly and update the tasks for each accordingly real-time. Tasks are also aggregated on a Project and Resource level and you can access these from the Dashboard.
You need to schedule the work, but not sure yet who will do it? The Unassigned Work Extension is a great way to schedule work against unassigned categories when you are not sure who should do the work. It also creates a working “demand” area where staff can place the work that needs to be scheduled on a resource and a resource planner or manager who is responsible for the scheduling can quickly assign the booking to an available resource.
There is now a new booking Modal which can be used to break down a booking in more detail in one modal. You can right click a booking and use the edit booking option to reach it. You can also now double click a single cell to fire the Add New Booking modal option. Finally the booking modal option is available via the “Add New” menu in the sidebar.
Booking Custom Fields
Thew booking modal can now also accept Resource Custom Fields which makes it easier to associate a booking with a resource from a reporting and filtering perspective.
New Search Filters
The menu has new search filters within the menus to access them quicker.
New Dashboard Budget Widgets
A new budget widget has been added to the unassigned.
New Double Click Events
Double click an booking to show the editing modal or double click an empty cell to quickly add a new booking.
New Sidebar Dock
New sidebar dock to the right provides a better layout for tasks and notes.
New Tooltips and Notes
By hovering over bookings you now get a nicer tooltip with all the information you require.
Supply & Demand Report
A new supply and demand report is added to the report templates. This report helps give you an overview of how the supply and demand are doing for your resource groups. It works great with the Unassigned Work Extension installed.