Archives For November 30, 1999

Following on from the blog post two weeks ago, we’ve made some more improvements. Today, the employees tab in the policy editor gets an overhaul, and is now called the people tab. Here’s a look at what has been upgraded:

New! Multiple final approvers. Whereas we used to limit you to select only one final approver, now you can just construct your report approval/forwarding chains and set the final approvers in the chains to forward to “No one” – this lets us know they are at the end of the chain; the final approver for this chain. Your existing policies will automatically be updated to match this new system.

Multiple administrators. Now there’s no limit on adding other administrators to the policy, and they can now manage everything in the policy: people, categories, tags, limits, etc, and even go on to add other administrators.

Multiple administrators means multiple accountants. Whereas previously, accountant selection was done by a single drop down selection menu, it is now done by just setting a person as one of the administrators.

Forwards-to and submits-to separation. Now each person can be set to submit their reports to one person, and be set to forward their reports to another, so when they don their report-approving hat, their approved reports will be forwarded to a different person, for the next level of approval.

Simplified layout. If they’re in the table, they’re in your policy. No more extra checkboxes for submitters or approvers.

Sync now button for QuickBooks & Google Apps. We’ve added a sync now button which syncs your employee list from QuickBooks or Google Apps, whereas before these people were just (somewhat confusingly) listed in the table even if they weren’t in the policy.

Add person window. This allows you to choose the person’s submit-to and forwards-to settings, gives you more control over sending emails,¬†and makes it more clear that you can add multiple people at once.

Moved CC list. The people on your CC list have been moved into the main table, and set as administrators. All administrators are automatically CC’ed on every report that uses the policy.

As always, let us know what you think of these latest changes, by emailing, or just commenting here.