Quarterly Update 4.19

Feb 23, 2018

For this release we are introducing the ability to create weblinks within Arkit! This means you will be able to refer to information saved on the web or within cloud databases such as OneDrive, DropBox and Google Drive.  

We've also added the ability to archive or delete projects right from the project summary instead of using the dashboard view, and have improved the dashboard. Now when you search for something in Dashboard view, you can navigate away from the dashboard without losing your search: it will remember your search and automatically display those results again.

Using Web Links in Arkit

You can now add web links into any Arkit template to link to files or websites hosted outside of Arkit. Links can be added to any project information panel, from the primary project details to marker information.

To edit the link content, click the link text itself. To open the link, click the blue "open in new tab" symbol to the left of the link text.

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Adding Web Links to a Template

Link boxes can be added in the same way as dropdowns and text boxes. Just head over to your templates and drag the "weblink" option into the area where you would like to add links.

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Archive and Delete from the Project View

If you'd like to archive or delete projects without going into the dashboard, you can now find these options above the primary project details.

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Save Searches and Results in Dashboard

Using Arkit's dashboards will be faster than ever with saved searches! Now you can navigate away from what you're doing without losing your view. Your last search will be kept so you can quickly look back and forth between the dashboard and other areas of Arkit without having to re-enter any search terms.

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We hope you enjoy the new improvements! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or if you're new to Arkit, schedule a demo and we'd be happy to show you around.

 




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Quarterly Update 4.17: Arkit "Opal"

Nov 3rd, 2017

Introducing Arkit Opal, an update offering greater customizations and new, more granular roles. New Budget tools also allow you to better tailor your Arkit experience to meet your specific workflow needs. 

Customize Your Budgets

  • You can now add your own budget statuses in addition to "Active", "Pending" and "Closed". See below for a detailed walkthrough of how to use this feature to add options to your dropdown budget menus.

More Specific Sharing Roles

  • New Collaborator role allows you to share locked budgets with your collaborators, allowing them to update costs without allowing changes to budget amounts.
  • Better differentiation when sending user vs. collaborator invites so you can more easily see what kind of access you are offering.

Interface Improvements

  • More organized dropdown menus: now you can move items within dropdowns to change their order.

These features are available November 6th, 2017. Updates to Arkit are, as always, free and automatic for all users. See below for a detailed walkthrough of how to use the new features.

 

Using Custom Statuses to Filter Budgets

You can now filter budgets by any custom status you need, instead of just the three default statuses. These filters will appear in both the dashboard and project views.

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Creating Your First Custom Status

To create a custom status or budget filter, go into the "Budget Information" pane in your project template, and click "edit" on the status panel. These additions will then appear in the drop-down menus both in the Budget dashboard and in the Budget panel in individual projects.

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Clear Role Differentiation

We've made it easier to differentiate between internal users and external collaborators with descriptions of each major role type.

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About Arkit's New Collaborator Type

Now when sharing projects, you'll find a new collaborator role available! The privileged, locked budget amount role can be used to give access to collaborators who need to update cost information, but shouldn't be able to edit budget totals. 

 

Organizing Your Dropdown Menus

Dropdown menus are used in many project detail panels where you need to limit the number of options for that field. Now we have made it possible for you to organize those options by dragging and dropping them in the order you prefer.

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We hope you enjoy the new improvements! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or if you're new to Arkit, schedule a demo and we'd be happy to show you around.

 




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Arkit Update 4.16: Introducing Arkit "Citrine"

Sept 7th, 2017

We're excited to announce the release of Arkit “Citrine”, an update with new drawing tools, multi-sharing capabilities, and improved user experience in the dashboard and other areas. With this update, Arkit users will also be able to upload multiple files at once to save even more time.

Share More

  • Arkit Citrine introduces the ability to share a project with multiple people from different organizations! 
  • See who else is collaborating on a project right from the Summary panel.

Upload Faster

  • Drag and drop multiple files into the upload area, or select individual files to add detailed descriptions

More Interactive Dashboard

  • Now you can sort by any column in the dashboard
  • Move columns around to better compare data, and hide any you're not using
  • Share and un-share multiple projects at once
  • Information drop-downs let you quickly see who a project has been shared with

Draw Circles

  • We have added the ability to draw circles or radius rings on the project map. As with other drawings, area will be calculated for you automatically.

Other IU/UX Improvements

  • More budget details shown when adding costs

These features are available September 11th, 2017. Updates to Arkit are, as always, free and automatic for all users. See below for a detailed walkthrough of how to use the new features.

New Sharing Features

You can now share a project right from the project Summary, and you can also see who the project has been shared with from the same pane.

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ou'll still need to use the "people" panel to add or remove members from your list of Arkit collaborators. This new feature allows you to invite as many people from as many different organizations as you like.


Upload Multiple Files at Once

The multi-upload feature can be found on the file pane. Use this handy drag-and-drop feature if you have many files to manage, or use the single upload feature if you need to add detailed descriptions to each.

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New Radius Drawing Tool

You'll notice a new icon in the drawing tools, as you can now draw circles or radius diagrams on your project maps. To draw a circle, simply select a centre point and drag outwards from there.

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Using the New Dashboard Features

The dashboard has become more interactive! You can now move columns around, or sort by any column listed. Under "Manage Columns" in the upper right, you can also hide columns that you aren't using.

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We hope you enjoy the new improvements! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or if you're new to Arkit, schedule a demo and we'd be happy to show you around.

 




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3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Your Project Portfolio is Growing

More work is great.

Provided, of course, that you have the resources you need to tackle a greater variety or volume of opportunities.

If not, then a larger workload can place your staff and organization under a lot of stress, and delays from overextension can lead to less satisfied clients. Good organizational tactics and tools can prevent these delays from occurring, and taking the time to plan efficient use of everyone’s time can prevent a lot of the stress that often comes with a new challenge.




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