Posts tagged 'Ganttic Updates'
As it always is with updates, I’m going to tell you how resource planning with Ganttic is going to get easier for you. But first, I want to build up to a tree fact. Most of you have heard that you can’t import Kinder Eggs to the United States. However, did you also know that you can’t import absinthe to the US? Or that you can’t import lottery tickets to the Philippines? Or a pufferfish across the European Union? Or keep your teeth clean and breath minty fresh with imported Colgate in Algeria? Or that if you are from a non-EU country you can’t take more than 5 trees with you to Estonia? What?! Yes. I know. Outrageous. Anyway. Did you know that you can now import resources, projects, tasks, and custom data fields to Ganttic? If you read the title, you probably did.
You can probably remember the times in college when you used to live with your three friends in a tiny apartment. You played garbage can Tetris and conducted scientific experiments in the fridge. Aaaah, the smell and look of a cabbage that’s turned into a literal bag of mush. There was literally no personal space or any other kind space for that matter. Maybe you even had to share the room with someone. There were times when you wished you hadn’t seen something. There were times when you wished you didn’t have to check under the couch cushions every time you were looking for the remote. There was definitely no shopping list on a blackboard in the kitchen. Maybe you had a to-do list but someone probably had already drawn something indecent on it. Your resources were anything that your mom packed with when you went to visit. Your tasks were to study and maybe draw something indecent on your roommate’s to-do list. Your projects were the parties on the weekends or *cough* more like on Wednesdays *cough*. The simpler times. But it isn’t too shabby now either, is it? You, having the time of your life. Reading resource planning software’s blog. Impatiently waiting for me to get to the point. As you wish. My point is that you need your plans to be clear, don’t you? You are done experimenting in the kitchen. You need space. You need data to be in the broad daylight. Whether it’s information about your resources or maybe you are one of those that like your Gantt charts to be a bit bigger. Either way, we got you.
One of the greatest pros of using resource scheduling software is that someone is doing all the math for you. You could draw Gantt charts on a whiteboard or plan your resources using Excel spreadsheets. Naturally, it wouldn’t be as comfortable as using the right tool but you could do it. But no one would do the math for you. Maybe a Good Will Hunting type of situation would happen where a brilliant young mind would see your whiteboard and they would calculate the utilization percentages for you but let’s be honest it’s not very likely. That’s why this update is from start to finish about the utilization math our planning software is doing for you. Nevertheless, Matt Damon is always welcome at our office!
If Ganttic is your tool of choice for resource scheduling, you already know that we are always trying to improve the software. But for a pretty long time there hasn’t been any updates. The suspense is rising. We hope you are not getting too comfortable since we can promise you it’s nothing but a calm before a storm. You can guess what the storm will be about. It’s something we have previously tinkered with. If you use Ganttic, you definitely have had contact with it. There’s just no way around it. Is the “NEW” button making a comeback? Nope. You are guessing it has something to do with Gantt charts? Nope. Resources? Well… a bit but it’s not quite it. Long story short, it’s basically everything but the Gantt charts.
In the light of all the wall-building and banning actions in the world, we felt like we should keep up with the times, too. Hence, we decided to give you one more option to take rights from your users. One wouldn’t think there’s more to take. We have administrators and users that have different sets of rights. We have resource rights. We have project rights. It might seem that it’s enough of rights to give and to take? But no, there's something else you guys have been asking for!
It takes about a year for a dog to become an adult. Just a year! Similarly to puppies, resource planning software can change a lot during a year. That's why we are going to show you some puppies and go over everything new that we introduced in 2016. We are also going to give you a sneak peek of what’s going to happen in the future.
How many times have you heard someone say that they just aren’t math people or that numbers aren’t their thing? Well, it turns out in most cases that’s not true. It might be true in a way that they never really learned math and trained their math skills but not in the way that they are lacking the genetical ability to do math. There are of course the people that have dyscalculia - the disability to learn math. But the prevalence of dyscalculia is fairly low - only 3-7% of the population reportedly have it. Why are we talking about being bad at math? Because we think we really want you to know that we are special. We are special in a way that we really are bad at math.
Since we introduced our new task timing options which allow you to choose the accuracy you want to plan your tasks with they have been on the lookout for a bigger place to settle down. As a new family, there have been struggles. And of course, there are the usual questions that a new family looking for a new home has to answer. Is there a place in our planner where there’s enough room for everyone? Should they keep their old place or rent it out? Can they afford to manage both places? That's all this post is going to be about - finding a new home for them.
Oh, happy days! Ganttic got reviewed by FinancesOnline, and we brought home TWO awards. In their FinancesOnline Ganttic review here this popular review platform revealed that one of the awards was given to us for great user experience and another one for being a rising star in the online project management software category. Additionally, our product was featured in their top 15 project management software section. Since we are pretty sure a software is not going to get an Oscar, we thought this would be a good time to give a memorable acceptance speech while crying and waving to the audience.
There must be some things in life that you can always count on, mustn’t it? So there’s the fact that when the toast falls it will land with the jam-side down. If you are bringing the umbrella, it won't rain. If you don’t, it does. And immediately after you have washed your car it will also rain. It’s red lights all the way to your office if you are running late. However, from now on, there’s actually something good you can count on - all the parameters you have saved for your project view will be the same if you open the project the next time.
There is a new someone at your office. Someone you didn’t hire but you still love the fact that they are around. They don’t need any additional attention or training and they are doing something that has to be done. Ain’t that wonderful?
By now you have probably gotten to know and love Ganttic’s reports which let you report and track basically any data you have in our planner. That someone new is going to do reporting in our software for you. Because, this time, we have waved our magic coding wand, and made reporting with Ganttic smoother than ever before.
If you have been using Ganttic for some time now, you already know we are about constant improvement. Since we started in 2002 we are now hitting puberty. Luckily, in our case, it doesn’t mean moodiness and slamming doors. Not even slow processing or bugs in the code or missing resources or projects. It’s something entirely else. It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. We changed our look. And, ooooooh how did we change it! Don’t worry, you won’t see terrible bangs, a face covered with piercings or an outfit you wouldn’t even want to look at twice. Ganttic is a different kind of a teenager. Ganttic has a goal to be the best corporation level resource planning tool, and we knew we have to look the part to achieve that dream.
Have you ever heard about The Forty Elephants Gang? They were a gang of British ladies cooperating with a gang of men, and together they robbed the shops of Britain between the 1870s and the 1950s. They would dress in impeccable clothing, and steal goods worth of thousands of pounds. They often got caught but always managed to bail themselves out of the mess.
Alice Diamond, the leader of the gang, was known for wearing diamonds to cause maximum injury.In project planning world there isn't gangs or even cool names like The Twenty Office Rats for those that pilfer in project management software, but there are resources and they often get stolen or there are some misunderstandings regarding planning them. With this update, we are trying to get the crime rate down.
It has been said that the view over The Chocolate Hills in the Philippines is one of the breathtaking views in the world. It’s hard to argue with that statement because those cake-like hills in the midst of evergreen jungle really are something else. Nevertheless, I would say the best view is mountains of chocolate on my desk or in the kitchen cabinet. While one of those views is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Philippines’, the other is exclusively for my personal indulgence.
Before this update, one could say that Ganttic and Google Calendar were going steady – we had some communication going on, we spent some time together, and all our friends had seen us hanging out. But we felt like we are ready to take the next step, and get even more serious. Before, Ganttic just had a drawer at Google Calendar. Now we are bringing most of our stuff over.
Albert Einstein said that time is relative, but us at Ganttic know, it’s
also relevant. So this update is all about time. From hours to weekdays to time
As you might have read from our previous blog post there is a pretty extensive update on the way regarding our task dialog. Soon you will have several new ways to plan tasks' time. Not only will you be able to plan tasks by their start and end date, but by which date the task should end, how much time it should take, and how much of Busy time the task should take daily. For a more detailed preview with pictures check our last post.
Getting too comfortable with Ganttic? Don't worry, we have a few bigger
and a handful of smaller changes coming up to make your life a
bit more interesting. All kidding aside, Ganttic has an update coming,
that's going to make planning resources a lot easier. The essence of the change
is that planning a task is going to be more flexible to meet
This new feature - 'Timing by’ makes tasks more intuitive based on your needs. By providing a ‘Timing by’ rule, every time you move a task, your task’s length adheres to the rule that you set.
This new feature update is a little unconventional than our usual feature updates. Resource planning has always benefited from visual elements - colors, lengths of task blocks, etc. At a glance, it is the visual elements that define importance, frequency and differentiation. On top of our striking color-coded tasks, Ganttic now supports Emojis.
Introducing our 5th new feature in the span of 3 months. As well as maintaining the planner, we are constantly looking to improve it to provide more value to our users. This new feature is the Individual Resource Time Settings. It is here to address current flexibility issue revolving your planner’s visuals to your business days and hours.
How many times have you had to navigate to Ganttic’s many support channels to access information regarding a new feature or latest news? This week, we have made it possible for you to keep up with Ganttic’s news and feature launches in your very own planner.
Yes, you read right! There are thousands around the globe using Ganttic to keep track of their team members' responsibilities and locations. But now, you don't have to be restricted to the confines of a desktop to access your resource plans and make adjustments to them. Ganttic has launched its app on both Apple Store and Google Play Store, for tablets and smartphones.
Custom data fields open doors to a variety of advanced features. This week, we are releasing yet another new feature that is directly linked to reports and the custom data fields of resources and projects.
The capacity utilisation feature allows you to keep track how much work your resources have been assigned. The new Ganttic interface has only shown capacity utilisation in the form of percentages. We are excited to announce the roll-out of a new visualisation for capacity utilisation. Capacity Utilisation Graphs
Over the years, we have had numerous request for dependencies from our users. This feature has been in the pipeline for a while and we’re very happy to announce its launch. Dependencies are crucial to project management that allows a series of connected task to link to each other. Although Ganttic isn’t a project management tool, but rather a resource planning software, we decided to bring dependencies to our platform. We are introducing a basic and simple version of dependencies to enhance resource planning without transforming into project management.
As many of you are aware, we recently launched a new theme called ‘White’ for Ganttic’s planner. Since then, we have been collecting feedback and working hard to make its UI more user-friendly.
Tomorrow (31 July 2015), we are happy to bring you an improved version of the White theme! These updates will be applied to the White theme for all users. This is how it will look:
We’re excited to announce the release of our new skin with improved user-interface and user-experience. Using the feedback we’ve gathered from current users, we have developed the new skin to fit your needs.
We’ve made a simple checklist for you to work your way through the 14 days of your free trial.
It is with great joy and pride we'd like to inform you, that the new and long awaited version of Ganttic has arrived! Please welcome Ganttic 5.0!
Who are our customers, what do they do, for whom is Ganttic intended? Let me shed some light on it!
Some time ago we offered our customers a possibility to expose themselves via our blog. Here is yet another article on one of our awesome customers.
The new version is going to blow you away, but don't take my word for it. In this article I'll let you in on some details: what have we been doing, how Ganttic's going to look like and when will it go live.
Like we do in our personal lives, we also like to make New Year's resolutions within our businesses as well. Ganttic is no different.
Drag and drop scheduling is something we, for example, take for granted as well as do so many of our clients, but as it would seem this is not as common of a feature you might think.
As you might be aware, we are developing a newer version of Ganttic, but I'll come back to that some other time. For now, I'd like to talk about the changes we just made.
One and half years ago, Ganttic exited the beta stage and introduced resource based pricing. Since our approach to planning and scheduling is very unique, we thought our pricing model should also be unique. Purchasing just as many resources as you needed (like buying apples from the market, etc.) seemed like a good idea, and we did get some positive feedback on our resource based pricing.
Just in the last days of 2011 we released a new version of Ganttic. Besides a number of bug fixes some new features were added.
Our main goal in Ganttic's development has been the simplicity of application. New features we implement should not clutter the graphical interface. That is why most of our users do not even know that last Tuesday we quietly launched one of the most asked features - work time and resource utilization calculations.
12 of January we launched the revamped Gantt chart area, gave the new look to taskbars and introduced new filtering and navigation options. Just week later, on 19th of January we completed second step of our user interface “total makeover”. This one changed the left sidebar and replaced several ADD buttons with just one. The main goal of those two releases were to unclutter the interface and ease the navigation. We have got just good feedback from our users about these changes. Now we are coming out with the last release in UI series.
Keep the project management and planning tools that you are actually going to use and nothing more. Schedule only personnel, facilities or equipment, which bear most of your business expenses.Ganttic introduces the concept of Planning-LITE; project management and scheduling software that utilizes the main functionality that users want, keeping it simple, easy to use, and affordable.
We've always received or very good or very bad feedback about our planning app. Good from people who got the point how it works and bad from people who didn't.Only conclusion we could make out of it was that intuitivity has to improve by improving our user interface. Well, we have completed the first stage for now. Results are for you to judge.
Yesterday we completed first stage of total makeover of our user interface. We've been gathering feedback from our users and most of them are happy with functionality of Ganttic but saying that Ganttic is hard to learn. Mostly because of cluttered interface. Just too many buttons and choices to make. So we worked out a plan to unclutter it.
We're happy to announce that Ganttic got updated and some useful features added.
Yutiti has enjoyed quite a success during its beta period from 2008.Now it has had a serious facelift and is re-branded as Ganttic.Online project management has just got easier!
23rd of July we released a new version of Ganttic. Some bug fixes and new features as described below: