VISUAL PLANNING 8 – WHAT’S NEW?
The Visual Planning Team is proud to announce the latest release of Visual Planning 8!
In its development, a great deal of improvements and add-ons were incorporated into this recent software update.
What to expect from Visual Planning 8:
- New design: Use Visual Planning 8’s simplified and customizable interface
- New dashboards: Create dedicated dashboard profiles, improved widgets, etc.
- Project management features: Critical path, MS Project export, improved GANTT views, etc.
- International scheduling: Manage workloads easily regardless of employee time zone
- Simplified resource allocation and competency management
- Easy handling: Insertion of events, fragmentation of tasks, etc.
- API Designer: Help defining the API structure according to the schedule data to interface
- Synchronization to Microsoft 365 and Google personal calendars
We hope that you will enjoy this new version of Visual Planning.
Here is a sneak peek at what we have prepared for you.
Enhanced Gantt Views
Modify distributed resources with a simple drag & drop.
GANTT view is now available in VPPortal.
Display critical paths and apply priority filters for important tasks.
The critical path display allows planners to immediately identify urgent tasks & projects: limiting delays on activities to ensure project deadlines are aligned with proposed milestones.
Thanks to this application, project managers can benefit from an additional resource to better monitor assignments!
Export MS Project
Gantt views can now be exported to MS Project. If your customers, subcontractors, or partners… aren’t using Visual Planning yet, but are using MS Project, share schedules effortlessly using Visual Planning XML export function.
Simplified Resource Allocation
Find the right resource to allocate, according to skills.
Visual Planning 8 introduces the concept of “assignment context” which allows you to record conditions according to your resources availability, skills, authorizations, etc. to complete or perform task.
Users no longer have to ask themselves any questions regarding compatibility: during an assignment, they choose the corresponding context and immediately find the most relevant collaborators to assign!
As a reminder, version 7 of Visual Planning had introduced the possibility of managing assignments according to multiple skills (or authorizations) criteria.
This feature offers an exclusive mix of power (search for relevant collaborators on a task) and ease!
Connect all your applications with the Visual Planning 8 Designer API.
This new feature helps to define the API structure according to the data of the schedule to be interfaced. It makes the link between “the profession” and “the technique”!
Now you will no longer need to break your head to interpret the names of the entities to be manipulated: they will be predefined for you!
New Manipulations of Events
Until now, the insertion of one event in the middle of another (for example to insert a day of absence in the middle of a 10-day event) required several manipulations: divide, shift, insert…
The V8 brings direct graphic insertion: these 3 operations are replaced by a simple drag & drop!
Very practical in some contexts, fragmentation consists of cutting an event into as many periods as it crosses, according to the time scale displayed. So, in 1 single operation, you transform a 10-day event into 10 events of 1 day or into 2 events of 1 week!
Our consulting team is here to help you understand how Visual Planning can be configured to fit your exact needs.
We build tailor-made applications for all our customers – both large and small. You get a greater user experience, easier deployment, and better adoption rates than other solutions in the market. Ask for more!