On the heels of the release two days ago of TimeControl version 7.1 we’re delighted to announce the availability of TimeControl Industrial 7.1 . You can find out all about the amazing updates and changes of TimeControl 7.1 on yesterday’s blog post. All of the features mentioned in the release of TimeControl 7.1 are also available in TimeControl Industrial 7.1 so we’ll focus today on the significant changes in TimeControl Industrial in this version.
TimeControl Industrial’s last version was 6.9 so this is a major upgrade to the Industrial Edition that includes all of the changes in version 6.10 of TimeControl and the evolution in version 7 to the multi-browser, multi-device architecture. So this upgrade will be a signficiant one for TimeControl Industrial users.
Here are the new and enhanced features in TimeControl Industrial 7.1 that go beyond what was already in TimeControl 7.1:
TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheets
TimeControl Industrial’s core is built around the Crew Timesheet. This addition to the classic TimeControl interface allows field data collection to amass high volumes of production values and enter them in a single interface. This version of TimeControl has a completely rewritten version of the TimeControl Crew Timesheet which is built in TimeControl’s multi-device, multi-browser architecture. There is no longer any ActiveX to be installed or anything else that is required on the browser. The Crew Timesheet now works with virtually any browser including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mozilla, and of course, Internet Explorer. There are other tools within the TimeControl Industrial Crew timesheet including the timesheet worksheet, materials entry and much, much more.
TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheets Material Entry
Within the new TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheet is a completely new Material Entry interface. This tab of the Crew Timesheet allows non-labor entries for Material consumed, Equipment used and Production accomplished. This area of the Crew Timesheet has been completely rewritten in version 7’s multi-browser, multi-device architecture. The Material Tab duplicates the functionality of the main Material Entry screens except that approvals for these non-labor entries will be part of this crew timesheet’s approvals. This will be particularly attractive to organizations who wish to do crew labor and non-labor approvals simultaneously through the same approval path.
TimeControl Industrial Material / Equipment /Production Entry
Aside from the tab on the TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheet, TimeControl also has the main Material Entry module which has been rewritten in its entirety into the TimeControl 7 multi-device, multi-browser architecture. This module allows the field data collection of non-labor entries such as Material, Equipment and Accomplished Production to be entered separately from the crew timesheet and approved along its own approval path. This allows non-labor data collection and approvals to happen at times that don’t match the crew timesheet which is often the situation.
All TimeControl Industrial interface now in new Architecture
All remaining elements of the TimeControl Industrial interface have now been moved out of the old ActiveX controls and into the new TimeControl 7 multi-browser, multi-device architecture. This means that users are no longer tied to only using Windows and Internet Explorer devices but can now use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mozilla or other browsers on their preferred devices to perform all of the TimeControl Industrial functions. This includes Crew Management Crew Posting, Material Posting, Extended Rates management, Approvals and more.
And so much more…
Aside from these changes, there are also so many more that are now part of TimeControl Industrial from versions 6.10 and 7.0 TimeControl including: Sheduled Imports and Exports, Enhanced Reporting, Flexible Periods, the new Calendar View, the new GANTT view, Table Validation Rules, P6 Role support, Pay Periods, Windows Single Sign On and more. There are also many more changes under the covers including performance improvements for high capacity or high volume implementations, ergonomic improvements to many of the screens, and improvements to the table interface which makes it faster to perform most functions.
You can get it now!
TimeControl Industrial version 7.1 is available immediately. Find out more about the new features at Industrial.TimeControl.com/features/latest. Existing users with a current support contract can access the upgrade at no charge at Industrial.TimeControl.com/support/updates. For more information about your support status or to speak to HMS Technical services to request assistance with your upgrade, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial users of TimeControlOnline users will be updated automatically in the coming weeks.