We've just released version 6.5.? Here's a short list of the key new features.?
Calculated Fields? ManagePro now makes available seven (7) calculated variance fields, allowing you to build very powerful calculated display columns.? Each of these columns includes the ability to add a red/green/yellow scorecard globe.? View them in goal planners and the goal status scorecard windows.
Usage Style -in 6.5 the database owner (dbo) sets the usage style parameters for each user through the File/Preferences/Usage style.? We will cover how to to this below, as you will need to set up the windows to ensure each user has the right tools with version 6.5.? Benefits; you can make the buttons on the left as simple (for new users) or comprehensive (for advanced users) as you wish.? Want to add a new feature, just add access to the window that covers that area.
Duration - in 6.5 durations for all goal/action step/task records are calculated by the hour.? This affords much more precise project management tools.? It also allows you to build a template of linked goals with just the duration, and then "kick it off" by entering the start date on the top line item and ManagePro will automatically calculate all the start and due dates for downstream linked goals.
Right Click Options - There are several new features you should know about.
1. The Goal Type and Target/Results/Score Config options are global based upon the goals currently highlighted.? That means you can select a range of goals you want to designate as tasks, and then do so with one click using the Goal Type/Task selection.
2. Under the MPro-Link option you will find:
Remove record(s) from this database - which allows you to remove goals from a database that have been sent over via synchronization but are not judged to be pertinent to the database in use (for use in multiple database organizations).
MProWeb - Corporate Performance - This flags the highlighted goal in ManagePro for inclusion in MProWeb users corporate performance scorecard.
MProWeb - set Author - this allows you to create a goal, then sync it out to assigned users using MProWeb but change the authorship to them, to allow them full edit and configuration capabilities.
Field History ?- clicking this option provides a history of up to the last ten updates to which ever field highlighted (best to do from the goal details views).? This is only available for MPro-Link users.
Context View - is now added to the Assistant to make the goal defined tabbed views easier to interpret.
Copy and Paste?- You can copy and paste records viewed in one of the goal planners directly out of ManagePro into Excel, including Excel templates with formulas and saved graphing instructions.? This now includes all calculated fields, which were formerly only available for reports by copying and pasting via bit-map.
Goal Ordering - MPro-Link now supports sibling goal ordering, successfully tracking the order of downstream goals across multiple users and multiple databases more than 95% of the time.
Management Status - ManagePro now enables selective access manager to view and use the Management Status view for their direct reports.