awork news: New Features in October

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In September, we released some long-awaited features. This month, you can look forward to some other awork updates. We won’t keep you waiting this time, so you can find all details about the new features in this blog post.

Manage different teams in awork

From now on, there is a brand-new field in the awork menu: Teams. Here you can assign users to one or even multiple teams.

“Teams” allows you to group users and projects from your workspace and limit their visibility in relation to other teams. In other words, you can make it so that teams can only see their own projects, and not those of other teams.

Imagine, if you will, you are working for a large company on a new project, in which only a few employees are currently involved. For such a situation, you could use the Teams function. Only the project team will then be able to access the respective project, tasks, and information.

Teams allows you to group users and projects from your workspace and limit their visibility in relation to other teams.

In addition to users, you can also assign entire projects to specific teams. If you wish to add a colleague to your workspace, you can simply select a team here too.

Extra info: as long as you haven’t created a team, you will not see any options for assigning users or projects to teams or any filtering options in your workspace.

Use awork’s helpful filter features

With the new division in Teams comes new filtering options. For example, you can view the workload of individual colleagues in the team planner or evaluate tracked times by team.

The new feature can be found in the menu under Settings. This is also where you can see the projects you are working on. If you go to Permissions, you can assign what employees are able and allowed to do at a team level.

Since there are so many cool cases, in which the new Teams feature can be applied, our next webinar, which takes place on 13 October 2020 at 5 pm, will focus specifically on this feature. We will show you in detail how to make use of Teams. The webinar will also answer many of your questions about the feature. >Register now!

Pimp your task bundle

Task bundles are like task templates that you can store in awork and insert into a project again and again when needed. You can save lists, as well as corresponding tasks, including description and subtasks, as task bundles.

Recently we made the popular task bundles a little bit better: from now on, you can easily duplicate them using the three-dot symbol. The copied version will then automatically be named Copy of….This function allows you to use existing task bundles as a template for a new bundle, for example.

Task bundles can now be duplicated. The copy can, e.g., be used as a foundation for the creation of a new task bundle.

The new update enables you to set recurring tasks in your task bundles.

You can now upload and attach files in tasks.

Additionally, you can now easily convert existing task lists or projects into a task bundle. This saves an enormous amount of time.

Last but not least, we have also worked on the look of the task bundles. They now look much more like the familiar task lists. In other words, it will be even easier for you to find your way around the task bundles.

Easily create dependencies between tasks

Up until now, you could only create dependencies between tasks through the timeline. This workflow has been simplified considerably. From now on, you can also generate dependencies within the task details. Using the three-dot symbol, you can select one or more tasks, which need to be completed beforehand.

Create dependencies between tasks even faster within the task list directly.

You can see your dependencies in the task details.

A quicker overview of your team’s capacity

What if you could see how many hours a colleague has planned and still has available at a glance? Well, now this is possible in the team planner. When hovering over the capacity chart with the mouse, you’ll directly see how many hours each person has already been scheduled for.

New: when mouse hovering over the capacity chart, you’ll directly see how many hours each person has already been scheduled for.

There’s also a new task view filter

Last but not least, we have one small addition to the task view. You now have the option to filter your tasks according to each individual status. Under Task Filter you will find the new selection option Contains (under Status). We have improved the options, as you could only choose between our predefined statuses before.

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