2018 Release Notes

Updated Aug 26, 2020

Release Version 1810.1 | November 2018

New

  • Your opinion is important to us! We've added a new survey to our off-boarding process in order to learn more about what we can do to serve you better.

Improvements and Fixes

  • New TimeForge account holders now get to enjoy our free trial for a full 30 days when signing up instead of 10!
  • Holiday hour calculations should now correctly account for multiple shifts. We also fixed an issue causing incorrect values to display on the Manage Attendance page for employees working overtime.
  • We've improved our Today Page, Schedules, Schedule Templates, and Edit Attendance pages to be more printer-friendly. These areas of TimeForge should no longer print their navigation menus, thus leaving more room on the page for the info you care about.
  • Viewing and sorting your employee list from the corporate level is now better and easier than ever. While in list view, you can sort your employees by multiple columns.
  • Third-party account numbers are now added to the invoices we generate.
  • Our Sales Import feature now prints more descriptive errors if there's a problem with your import files.
Release Version 1809.1 | October 2018

New

  • Several pages that uses lists (for example, the Department and Position lists at the Corporate level) now include "Check All" checkboxes to select all items at once.
  • The Today Page for Managers now shows a row for the number of Open Shifts. Dates with open shifts will appear as links, allowing managers to quickly navigate to the schedule(s) for that date for easy review.
  • TimeForge now uses a sleeker and more modern style sheet across the application.

Improvements and Fixes

  • If a new employee's account is enabled by email, their email address now becomes their default login/username.
  • TimeForge now reports the name of the invalid department when attempting to import sales data for a department that does not exist or has been disabled for sales imports.
  • When running Attendance reports, terminated employees should now display if the 'All Staff Members' box is checked.
  • The size of the text field for shift notes in Daily View has been increased to make it easier to write shift notes.
  • When distributing sales based on manager projections for the upcoming week, TimeForge should now properly backfill actual sales from the previous week in its calculations.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some terminated employees to showing incorrect termination dates.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented saving a new department with employees and positions assigned to it. We also fixed an issue that was sometimes preventing managers from scheduling by department in monthly view.
  • We have removed some outdated help links and tutorials that were slowing down some pages, such as when adding a new schedule. All of our guides are now available here in our Knowledge Base!
Release Version 1808.1 | September 2018

Improvements and Fixes

  • We've been rolling out numerous tweaks to improve users' experiences when viewing tables, swapping shifts, selecting TimeClock mode, editing attendance, and more! These fixes are intended to clean up any artifacts left over from the old menu and layout.
  • New customers are now required to set more complex passwords for their account (between 6 and 20 characters, by default).
  • Existing customers with multiple locations can enable password complexity enforcement by visiting the Security tab of their Company Settings page. This feature can be used to improve account security and can help ensure standard compliance across an entire corporation.
  • We've improved the performance of the Company Settings page, which should now load and save noticeably faster.
  • Tooltips on many setup pages now correctly line up with the text.
  • We've been rolling out more updates to bring the articles in our Knowledge Base up to speed. See Getting Started > Common Tasks.
Release Version 1806.2 | July 2018

New

  • You may have noticed that we've updated TimeForge with a fresh new menu and layout! In case you missed our announcements, you can read all about the changes here.

Improvements and Fixes

  • We've removed the confusing "Send Form to Employee" button from the employee profile under the Human Resources tab. This button actually sent an ACA form and was not tied to any other onboarding documents. (You can continue to send ACA forms from the ACA tab under Location settings.)
  • We've added an "Overlapping Requests" link to the Requests page to indicate when there are overlapping requests on the schedule. Clicking the link will reveal details about the overlapping requests for that date.
  • Fixed a cache issue that prevented re-syncing of Sales data in rare cases.
  • The "Resend Email Verification" button on the employee profile should now work reliably at the Corporate level.
  • Locations marked as Closed on certain days should now show as closed for those days when viewed at the Corporate level, too (rather than having hours from 12AM-12AM).
  • When reviewing SMS Messages and Viewed Messages, the message windows should now display the correct captions for each. (Previously, they were both titled Emailed Messages.)
Release Version 1805.2 | June 2018

New

  • ShiftBuilder Rule: Min/max with time. Allows you to specify the period of time for which the rule should apply, e.g. 8AM to 3PM. (The original min/max rule still uses the store's open and close times.)
  • Report: Payroll Summary. Provides a summed total of hours for every pay type for every employee. Designed specifically to match the "TimeForge Payroll" export, for validation purposes.

Improvements and Fixes

  • Managers can no longer alter space-time (create a negative shift duration) by shortening a shift so that it ends during a break.
  • The internal number and password fields now only accept alphanumeric characters, much to the relief of TimeClocks, which get upset by squiggly lines and symbols.
  • When you change which fields/columns are shown in the Employee List, those changes are now saved for all eternity. Or at least until you change them again.
  • Job Posting descriptions greater than 10,000 characters can now be saved as templates. (We increased the arbitrary limit that was causing headaches for some HR personnel.)
  • We fixed an issue that occasionally caused a security warning to pop up while trying to upload an employee certification.
  • Modifications made to employee breaks should now include who made the change and when. Additionally, every single attendance modification should now come with a timestamp.
  • The location-based Availability tab no longer appears on the employee profile page when that page is viewed at the Corporate level.
  • Managers will now receive a notification, in the form of a schedule message, when they schedule an employee to work on a day for which the employee has an approved "Does not want to work" or "Unavailable to work" request.
  • Managers can no longer accidentally confuse themselves by creating multiple schedule templates with the same name.
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