Arkit Updates

Arkit 4.15 "Garnet" Update Release

July 14, 2017

We're excited to announce the release of Arkit “Garnet”, an update with better customizations, more file upload types and faster, more intuitive bulk change capabilities. With this update, we are also introducing a new forms feature! These editable forms are great for tracking daily reports and other information that will need to be entered on a recurring basis.

 

Better Email Summaries

  • Now you can pick and choose which projects to include in your email summary by saving search terms.
  • Summaries now have an improved layout.

Bulk Operations Improvements in Dashboard

  • After receiving feedback from our customers, we've made bulk project operations in the Dashboard views more intuitive. Change multiple projects with ease! 

New Forms

  • "History" has been replaced with Recurring Forms. Daily Work Reports and other forms where new entries are added frequently will be easier to track with this new feature.

More Personal

  • You can now save your favourite Map Overview. With this feature, when you log in you will only be presented with the map area that is most relevant to you.
  • Personal User Avatars: personalize Arkit and scan through user history more easily.

Experience Improvements

  • "Latest Activity" has been moved to the Summary panel, to make sure recent changes are highly visible.

Map Updates

  • You can now overlay a new file type on your project map: introducing shape file layers!
  • The base-map (road view) has been updated to incorporate better road and feature details.

 

These features are available July 15, 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.

Choosing Your Email Updates

You can now choose what you would like to receive in your inbox from your saved searches. This means you can zero in on a specific geographic region, project stage, or other feature and only receive updates on what is most relevant to you.

Garnet Emails Final.gif

 

How to Perform Bulk Operations in the Dashboard View

Selecting multiple rows in the dashboard view will pull up a panel on the right where you can make changes to your selection.

Arkit Bulk Edit

 

Using New Forms and History

A forms tab has been added to the drill down panel on the far left, which you can use to input or view reports or updates. Forms can be customized on your templates page, where you can create as many as you need for that project type, and choose what kind of data will be collected in each.

Arkit Forms

 

Customizing the Map View

You can now choose how the portfolio map will appear on log in. Just click the "edit view" panel, move the map to where you want it to be, and hit save!

Arkit View

 

How to Add Shape Files

Select the layers tab in the upper right and follow the "add new" prompts to upload and overlay a shape file on your project.

Arkit Shape File

 

We hope you enjoy the new improvements! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Sincerely, the Arkit team.




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Arkit Emerald Update Release

May 15, 2017

We're excited to announce the release of Arkit “Emerald”, an update with improved user experience and faster, better search features to help you find what you need when you need it.

New Search and Filter Features

  • Find costs faster with new date range filter on the Cost Dashboard
  • Find files faster with new file search and filter
  • Sort files by name, type, and size as well as upload date
  • Add your own custom fields to files for even more search flexibility

Task Improvements

  • Get a snapshot of task progress with a colour-coded progress bar

Other Experience Improvements

  • View buttons moved to map (Center Project, Edit View and Export)
  • "History" is now an Activity Stream filter 

These features are available May 20, 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.

How to Use the New Search and Filter Features

Quickly pull up costs by date range!

Arkit Costs

You now have four options for sorting files, so you can bring what you're looking for to the top.

Arkit file sort

 

You can even add custom fields to files, and then use the search function to find information that is stored with the file.

 

Task Improvements

Quickly assess task progress and adjust timelines with the new colour-coded progress bar.

Arkit Tasks

View Buttons Now More Accessible on the Map

We've moved the view buttons to the map for easy access. These include buttons for changing your default view, exporting site images and centring the project on the map.

Arkit View

 

Enjoy the new improvements! 

Sincerely, the Arkit team.




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Arkit Sapphire Update

We're excited to announce the release of Arkit “Sapphire”, an update that will introduce a task dashboard to keep to-do lists more organized and transparent, and will also improve the filter experience with customizable colors.

With the new changes, you can now:

  • Choose what information the pin colors represent. Get a quick visual overview of project status, template, company, or any other custom filter. Previously pin color could only show which company was associated with the project.
  • View all tasks in one place in the new Task Dashboard
  • Filter tasks by task status to see what is yet to be done
  • Filter tasks by assignee or project for more detailed views
  • Some other minor UI/UX improvements

These features are available April 3rd, 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.

How to Change Map Marker Colors

In this view, projects are color-coded by Project Status. On the right, the "Assign Color" indicator is white next to Project Status, and black for the other filters, such as Project Type. In this case, marker color corresponds to the status of each project on the map.

Task1

Now we've clicked the Marker Color icon beside Project Type. You can see below the icon is toggled to white, and on the map that the project markers have changed to indicate what type of project each of the markers represents.

Arkit mp colours

That's it!

 

 

How to Use the Task Dashboard

If you currently use Arkit's other dashboards, the task dashboard should look very familiar. If not, now is a great time to start! The task dashboard is a handy place to see all tasks that have been scheduled or completed, all in one place.

Tasks are automatically sorted by date, but you can filter using the Search bar to see only tasks of a particular status or assigned to a particular person. These improvements are designed to make finding relevant updates faster and easier. 

In the example below, only tasks assigned to Linus are showing. 

And here's a quick animated walkthrough:

 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback regarding what features you'd like to see in Arkit. We're always looking to improve, so if you have any further suggestions don't hesitate to get in touch!

 




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Arkit "Onyx" Released

We are excited to announce the release of Arkit “Onyx”, an update with some major new features for improving productivity, control over shared information, and better management of the information that matters to you.

  • Enjoy our new task panel layout for easier readability and use.
  • Organize your tasks for better flow and efficiency by linking dependent tasks to one another to show their relationship and help drive the project schedule.
  • Clone an existing project with similar data and avoid entering in the same information twice.
  • Prevent other companies from seeing sensitive budget information with our new roles for collaborators.
  • Lots of additional improvements and many bugs squashed!

These features are available on October 3rd, 2016. Updates to Arkit are, as always, free and automatic for all users. We’ve also updated the User Guide with more details about all the new and improved features.




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