PlanMill 14.2 offers new features and enhancements as well as address known and fixed issues (Rel. January 11, 2012) PlanMill 14.2 Release Notes (Wiki - Tools - Export to PDF)
1. General features enhancements
1.1 New file upload to handle attachments/files
Multiple file upload** - Allows selecting multiple files at once and uploading them simultaneously
Drag & Drop support* - Allows uploading files by dragging them from your desktop or file manager and dropping them on your browser window
Description support - Add a brief (max. 150 characters) description per uploaded file
Upload progress bar* - Shows a progress bar indicating the upload progress for individual files and for all uploads combined
Cancelable uploads** - Individual file uploads can be canceled to stop the upload progress
Browser supported (tested) - Google Chrome (7.0+), Mozilla Firefox (4.0+), MS Internet Explorer** (7.0+) and Safari (4.0+)
Number of files attached per module such as Request or Sales Order is not limited anymore
Description field - Support for pasting images from clipboard. Currently only supported by Mozilla Firefox (7.0+).
Demo - Drag & Drop support
Note: *Upload progress bar and Drag & Drop is only supported on Google Chrome (7.0+), Mozilla Firefox (4.0+) and Safari (4.0+). **MS Internet Explorer: Has no support for multiple file selection or upload progress.
1.2 Account, Contact, Campaign, Sales Order and Invoicing
Account & Contact (summary pages) - New email, attachment and description related icons/tooltips allows quick view within Action, Opportunity, Request and Sales Order categories
Fig 1. View attachments to Actions (Contacts summary page)
Fig 2. View related emails to Requests (Accounts summary page)
Campaign - Campaign member related statuses ("Participated", "Registered" etc.) improved
New icons - Added a several new icons to existing buttons such as Edit, Copy, Delete, Set completed and Set accepted.
List view - Edit link replaced by Edit button.
2. New enhanced add-ons
2.1 PlanMill E-Invoice Sender - the solution to e-invoicing powered by Maventa
PlanMill E-Invoice Sender is related to PlanMill PROJECT, PSA and ERP, in cooperation with Maventa. Send e-invoices and paper invoices directly from PlanMill to your customers - this was on limited availability since 10/29/2011 and is now available to all customers who currently don't have an e-invoicing service activated through PlanMill. Benefits of e-invoices to the sender:
Upload attachments automatically with your e-invoice
Invoices have the same look and feel as seen on PlanMill
Fast delivery and faster payment schedules
No printing or mailing costs (for outside Finland, ask for availability of printing services)
Customer service is improved
Less manual work processes
Ability to print the entire billing service that is handled electronically
Invoices can be sent abroad through service (at least the print service, unless recipient can receive e-bills).
Conduct your team's performance appraisal easily! PlanMill Appraisals (Career Discussion) enables you to do a performance appraisal and obtain a review and development discussion as part of the HRM process. Integrated with other PlanMill HRM modules and data, no need to store information about people and organizational structure to different systems – the same tool is used for operative work, management, and HR processes.
This add-on is suitable for various company sizes - for a growing company (when it's not possible to invest in many systems) or a bigger one (if you're tired of hundreds of Excel sheets for the performance data each year). PlanMill Appraisals is integrated to PlanMill Business Application Suite (BAS).
2.3 CRM in your pocket - PlanMill is now on your mobile phone
Have you viewed PlanMill CRM on your mobile browsers? With PlanMill Touch on mobile devices, there's no apps required! PlanMill Touch is a corporate web-based solution optimized for touch screen mobile devices such as Apple iPhone (iOS 4+), Android (2.1+), Meego Harmattan (N9), Symbian (3), and Windows Phone (7+), allowing view and search for information from PlanMill such as actions, accounts, contacts, requests, projects, and opportunities.
A perfect design for small screens - no need to download from an app store. More functionalities (such as create and edit) to follow later this year - stay tuned. Visit your PlanMill site on your phone's browser, and you're good to go. View more PlanMill product demos in Screencast or YouTube.