What's New in Asset Essentials?

Asset Essentials Mobile Improvements

As part of the work order process flow, technicians must be able to access and view pertinent work order information quickly. They also need to be able to view this information in a way that best fits their needs.

 

As part of the initiative to help technicians manage their work and complete work orders more efficiently, the Asset Essentials Mobile team has reduced the Work Order Details Form load time and added additional sort options to the Mobile application, along with a few other enhancements.

Work Order Details Form Load Time

To improve efficiency and productivity for technicians, the Asset Essentials Mobile team has made improvements to the Work Order Details Form load time. This enhancement aims to load the Work Order details form faster than the older version of the application. We have achieved this by collapsing all the cards (excluding the General information card) and using placeholder cards when the Work Order Details form is opened. This enhancement will improve the efficiency by helping technicians to access relevant information quickly and return to completing Work Orders faster.

 

To see these changes, navigate to the Work Order list and open an existing Work Order.

Additional Sort Options

To enhance the application's usability, the Asset Essentials Mobile Team has introduced additional sort options to the Sort By functionality for Work Order, Asset, and Parts.

 

Along with this enhancement, we have added additional labels on the cards which now allows technicians to quickly sort the respective lists with the new options and arrange the list according to their liking.

 

Below are the changes in the respective modules:

 

Work Order:

1. New Sorting options added

  • Priority - Users will now be able to sort their Work Orders by Priority in alphabetical order.

  • Work Order Type - Users can now sort their Work Orders by Work Order Type in alphabetical order.

2. New Label added

  • Work Order Type - a new "WO Type" label has been added to the WO card under the "Status" label.

Asset:

1. New Sorting options added

  • Criticality - Users can now sort their Assets by the weight of the Criticality assigned in the Asset Essentials Web application.

2. New Label added

  • Criticality - a new label for the "Criticality" has been added to the Asset card in the top right corner.

Part:

1. New Sorting options added

  • Criticality - Users can now sort their Parts by the weight of the Criticality assigned in the Asset Essentials Web application.

2. New Label added

  • Criticality - a new label for the "Criticality" has been added to the Part card in the top right corner.

 

Work Order Labor Entry Description

With the release of this feature, the mobile team has created parity with the Asset Essentials Web application by adding the Description field to the Labor Entry card inside the Work Order Details form.

 

This Description field will allow technicians to enter a brief description for the time logged. This will improve reporting as managers can now understand the reason behind the entered labor entry.

 

To see these changes, go to the Work Order List, open an existing work order, and scroll down to the Labor Entry Card; a description text field will be visible.

 

Work Order List UI Enhancements

As part of our efforts to provide our technicians with relevant Work Order details, the Asset Essentials Mobile team has added the Area/Room # and Expected Due Date/Time information to the Work Order list Quick Reference slide-out.

 

To view these changes on mobile, go to the Work Order List and click on the Ellipsis button on the top right-hand corner of the work order card.

 

What's Coming to Asset Essentials

Importing Parts on the Inventory Page

Coming soon, Asset Essentials will add the ability to import parts on the Inventory page. With this, users can manage their parts from the inventory page without having to switch to the parts page to import. The new import capability also allows users to navigate the application while the import is processing. This gives users the opportunity to complete other tasks while waiting for the import to complete.

 

Another great enhancement added to the import on the Inventory page is clear error messages. When an import is complete, users will be able to download an error report to review and see why the import failed.

Login Workflow Updates

In the coming months, Brightly will be releasing improvements to the Asset Essentials login workflow. These improvements will provide a more consistent and predictable login experience for users. We will provide clear instructions and guidance on actions you have to take as we implement the updates.

 

Note: When logging into Asset Essentials or registering as a new requester, Asset Essentials will direct users to a new URL (Example URL: https://loginservice.dudesolutions.com/ClientID) to complete these functions.

Archived Release Notes

Click here to view previous releases that have been deployed to Asset Essentials.

 

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