2020 Release Notes

Updated Aug 27, 2020

Release Notes | June 2020

Deployment version 2002.2:


  • We fixed an issue that could prevent access to the Company Settings page for some accounts.
  • Based on feedback from customers, we intelligently reduced the number of reports that display when you load a reports page. Now, we only show the top reports you use, and you can access the rest of the reports by opening a "Show More Reports" link.
  • We resolved an issue where we were presenting the wrong error page when a restricted user was attempting to access the new settings page.
  • We made some minor improvements to the user dashboard.
  • We made minor improvements to the Forgot Password page.
  • We added a subscribe link under the help button so that users can receive our Support Updates.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause some pages to load slowly.
  • We fixed an issue that would sometimes occur on the navigation menu for mobile devices.
  • We fixed an issue that would cause the employee export to fail if the employee list was greater than 32,000 records.
  • We made minor improvements to the Send Message page.
  • We fixed an issue with payroll approval that could prevent export of CSV data on some browsers.
Release Notes | April 2020

Deployment versions 1911.1 and 2001.2:

  • We fixed a problem in our web service API that was preventing updates to pay rates when the submitted rate was zero.
  • We fixed an issue with the SPLH Template management feature that would sometimes create duplicate SPLH grids at the location level.
  • We made some performance improvements to the corporate level Send Message page for large corporations.
  • We improved audit logging for activities associated with bid shifts.
  • We improved performance for the Sales/Labor Analytics page.
  • We resolved an issue with holiday calendars and pay rules.
  • We resolved an issue that could occur when applying certain overtime rules.
  • We resolved an intermittent issue in our Applicant Tracking Platform where if a supervisor manually modified a job applicant's submitted forms, the location tab (for assigning the applicant to other stores) wouldn't display.
  • We resolved an authentication issue with the TimeForge web service API.
  • We made some adjustments to CPLH calcuations on the schedule page.
  • We added a feature that automatically assigns a Payroll ID to each employee.
  • We fixed an issue with the management of employee termination dates through the TimeForge API.
  • We updated the interface for improved management of scheduled reports.
  • We fixed a minor issue with the navigation menu on certain mobile devices.
  • We fixed an issue with the Setup Wizard that would sometimes prevent saving employee information.
  • We improved how bid shifts are handled in the TimeForge Employee mobile app.
  • We fixed an issue the would prevent certain types of messages from appearing in the TimeForge Employee mobile app.
  • We improved messages/notifications in the TimeForge Employee mobile app.
  • We expanded the functionality of the TimeForge API.
  • We added a "Three weeks out" option for predefined reporting periods.
  • We updated the TimeForge Sales API to prevent the submission of zero values sales data.
Release Notes | February 2020
  • Based on customer feedback, we added the ability to set date ranges on your labor % targets, and this feature allows you to import labor targets by date range for multiple stores at once - great for multi-location organizations with weekly or quarterly labor % targets.
  • We fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent scheduled breaks from saving.
  • We improved the new Manager Dashboard widget called "Today's Schedule", based on customer feedback. The Print link has been updated to be more clear in its purpose; the pop-up module has been increased in size, the contents are more scrollable and more readable, and we fixed an issue with the position title display. We also adjusted the way the print configuration defaults.
  • We fixed an issue that would prevent saving the My Profile settings page in rare situations.
  • Based on customer feedback, we added a new Schedule widget to the manager dashboard. It's similar to the "Today's Schedule" widget, but restructures it in a better at-a-glance view.
  • Based on customer feedback, we added a "Labor Yesterday" widget to the new Manager Dashboard.
  • We made some minor UI improvements for managing scheduled reports.
  • We improved support for archiving unused positions.
  • Based on customer feedback, we added a new option to the breaks rules! Now, instead of choosing either (a) timeforge randomly create breaks that don't overlap, or (b) TimeForge create breaks a certain number of hours into the shift, you now have the option for blended break offset - allowing you to have TimeForge make breaks that don't overlap, but only within a certain range of time during the shift. This option will be a lifesaver for employers in California who struggle with the 5th hour rule.
  • Based on customer feedback, we updated the Weekly Labor widget to include the ability to look at future weeks' labor.
Release Version 1909.1 | January 2020

New

  • Based on customer feedback, we created a solution to multi-store staffing variances. You now can configure Transfer Bid Shifts! Contact our support team to learn more, but the basics are that you can now make a bid shift at your store available to eligible employees who work at geographically nearby stores, even if the other employees have never worked at your store before. So, if you are a little short-staffed, but the store on the other side of town is a little overstaffed, you can work together to keep employees and customers happy! This new feature allows staff to earn extra hours at nearby stores without waiting for store managers to coordinate schedules, availability, etc. TimeForge coordinates it all for you!
  • Based on customer feedback, we have released a revolutionary new option in the sales forecasts. Now, instead of locking sales forecasts to avoid disruption in future schedule to sales metrics, you can allow forecasts to iteratively update, with notifications about what changed in sales-to-labor recommendations, suggestions about where to cut or increase labor, and real-time alerts about changes in predicted sales volumes.
  • We added the ability to control pay period unlocking by user or by role, via Security Templates. With this new function, you can allow, for example, all "Store Managers" to roll back pay periods for adjustments, but not allow any "Regional Trainers" to roll back pay periods for adjustments. Previously, this was only a per-location setting, rather than per-user-type.

Improvements and Fixes

  • We improved some of the tracking and functions around exceptions for No Lunch and Late Lunch.
  • We improved some of our revision tracking.
  • We fixed an issue on our new dashboard. Sometimes the widgets weren't sticking to the spot you dragged them to when rearranging your dashboard.
  • We improved some back-end pieces to ensure schedules load really quickly.
  • We resolved an issue where sometimes, viewing other employee schedules was not properly displaying information.
  • We resolved an issue where the timezone wasn't always saving properly for some non-US countries.
  • We resolved an issue where the iCal export was set to the wrong time zone, perpetually.
  • We resolved an issue for the Employee Today page, where recurring weekly requests had not been displaying properly.
  • We resolved an issue happening occasionally in our SAML integration configuration, where the settings weren't always saving.
  • We resolved an issue where sometimes employee availability was not being honored when scheduling from a template.
  • We improved the way that location data is handled if a location gets deleted.
  • We made improvements to the task that calculates Holiday pay for employees who don't work on the holiday.
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