We are happy to announce the first release of 2013 to Barium Live! with the 2013.1 release which is now available for all Barium Live! users.
The 2013.1 release brings some great self-service features as well as brand new features for improved configuration of process applications. Also, we launch a Beta feature for better follow-up and audit of completed tasks and events for process applications called the Activity Log.
Create and update metadata value lists
Forms created on Barium Live! can contain drop-down lists of metadata with information such as a Priority to categorize, Customers, Articles or any other value set of information that can be used as form data.
It is now possible for customers to create and update the content of these value sets in each Space. You can create and update lists manually or upload a text file containing hundreds of items with simple drag-and-drop.
All Value lists can be used and re-used in all process applications in your Space.
Activity Log Beta
Activity Log is a brand new feature that shows an easy-to-understand audit trail of all actions, and events that have occurred in an instance or task to give a complete trace-ability which is activate-able per participant allowing control over who should see the Activity Log or not
The Activity Log also brings the possibility to add comments to an instance or to forms in an instance allowing the participants to have discussions regarding the instance itself or particular forms and their content. All comments are easily shown in the Task Overview or on the forms that have been commented. Comments are also shown as events in the Activity Log, if activated.
Why Beta? We have released the Activity Log features with the knowledge that it lacks a few features to make it complete as well as finer details to make it perfect. The Activity Log Beta is also available per request only. If you are interested in using the Activity Log features, contact our support team and provide them with the Space you wish to activate Activity Log for. We will send you all the information needed to start using it.
Recurring reminders on Tasks
All Tasks can be configured to automatically send a custom e-mail message informing users that there is a new task to perform on Barium Live! We now introduce the possibility to add configurable reminders as well. You can configure a reminder to be sent out once a day, month, year or to be sent out one day before the tasks deadline as an example.
More reminder settings are possible. Read all about it in the release notes (link below).
Weekdays in deadlines
It's possible to add deadlines to tasks which show when the task is due. We have added the configuration capabilities of setting a deadline by adding Weekdays as a configurable setting.
For example, you can set the deadline for a task to be 5 days after the task was created by writing $task.createddate$+5d. This will give the task a deadline which is 5 days from when it starts. It will count all days including Saturday and Sunday.
With Weekdays you can now configure the deadline to only count weekdays when setting the deadline. Adding a double-u like this: $task.createddate$+5wd will set the deadline to 5 weekdays from now, not counting Saturday or Sunday.
General improvements and bug squashing
As always, we have made several general improvements and fixed issues and bugs that have been identified.
For a complete list of all the contents in the release, see the complete release notes for Barium Live! 2013.1.