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UniPhi 14.1 - New outlook integration

Unknown, 15 Oct 2018

One of the exciting new things to be released on 31st October is a new and improved outlook add-in. Our old plugin has served us well and is now 10 years old. It has been used extensively by our clients to create issues and documents from emails and track correspondence to and fro in relation to the issue/activity/document. The new add-in has a completely different look and feel, bringing it in to line with our upgraded web application interface.

The new add-in serves the same purpose but is a whole lot sexier in doing so, including:

1) Support for both web or thick client, enabling you to save issues from your browser or on the desktop.
Browser view of the Outlook plugin on the right-hand side of the email (no longer a pop up).

2) Deployed through Office 365 marketplace, making it easier to distribute to our end users. Just browse the marketplace and add.
Add the Outlook add-in from the marketplace
3) Remembers what emails you've saved so you can click through and see the updated status of the issue/document from within Outlook.
Clickable link to the document or issue just created is remembered.

4) Threads conversations so there's less noise in the comment of the issue

Three dots highlighted represents a threaded email that is probably below

5) Strips images that are embedded as email signatures making the related files of an issue and uploaded files of a document more relevant.

Images in emails are stripped from the file attachments.

6) Supports 64-bit outlook

Install the add-in on office 32-bit or 64-bit

And the even more exciting thing is that this is just the beginning with the platform providing us a host of round two improvements including:
  • Support for mobile
  • Automatically adding email replies as comments to the linked issue/document
  • Selecting which attachments to add to the issue/document
  • And much more once end users get to tell us what they want.


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UniPhi 14.1 - A mini release due 31st October 2018

Unknown, 10 Sep 2018

We noticed some low hanging fruit that didn't quite make the deadline following the successful release of UniPhi 14. This has led to our first .1 release in a few years. We will be launching 14.1 in November 2018 with the following key features set to hit your deployment:

UniPhi plugin in the Outlook marketplace

The research undertaken to upgrade our existing plugin to work in a 64-bit environment as part of the 14 release led us to realise that there's some awesome new capability in the Office 365 plugin marketplace. To leverage this, we have created a new plugin that will improve the user experience and enable emails accessed through the web browser and phone to be saved into your UniPhi application. Other  enhancements is the stripping out of embedded files and better threading of the conversation in the UniPhi comment thread.

Mobile access enhancements

Our UniPhi 13 release saw the introduction of our new richer interface. The platform used for this interface has great capability to handle different screen resolution sizes dynamically. However, there are still many decisions to be made to take advantage of this capability. UniPhi 14.1 will have all these decisions made and will allow our users to enjoy accessing UniPhi on their phone as much as they do on their laptop or desktop.

Expanded accounting integration

UniPhi 14.1 will come with a debtors and creditors dashboard, as well as, automated updating of the paid flag for customer and supplier invoices. This functionality will be supported out of the box for our entry level integrations of Xero and MYOB.

UniPhi in the PowerBI marketplace

PowerBI is the future of big data analytics and UniPhi is the now for big data capture. The two are a great marriage and the 14.1 release will include our first marketplace app that users can access to get our out of the box dashboards covering; practice management, benchmarking, risk management, issues management, time management and integrated summaries.

Paste from excel

One of the coolest little widgets we've created in years, is the ability to now highlight a range of cells in excel and just copy paste the data into UniPhi. This has been developed for cash flow and budgets and is part of our 14.1 release. The functionality works at the project, program and portfolio level.

Small tweaks to user interface for an enhanced experience
Improvements include tweaks to bulk updating, new navigational structures, enhanced personal profiles and more.

These features will hit the marketplace in November and we will dedicate a blog entry to each one in the latter part of October as a count down to go live!

Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to not miss an update!


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We've just been listed as a FrontRunner on Software Advice!

Unknown, 06 Aug 2018

The start of August has been an exciting month, with a recent upgrade to UniPhi 14 and with us finding out that UniPhi has been listed as a FrontRunner for the Construction Project Management software category on Software Advice.

Software Advice is part of the Gartner network, which includes Capterra and GetApp, and is an online platform for reviewing software. It aims to help businesses find the right software for their needs and helps them save time during the search process.

The FrontRunners list is published bi-annual with the aim of helping small business find the best solutions. Companies are evaluated based on end-user reviews on usability and user recommendations, as well as, publicly available product data. The top scoring products create the FrontRunners list and are placed on a quadrant graphic.

Construction Project Management FrontRunners Quadrant

We are really pleased to be placed on this list and to have received a usability score of 4.08 out of 5 and a user recommended score of 4.35 out of 5. We are equally grateful for all our users who spent time reviewing us.

The full report can be viewed here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/construction/project-management-software-comparison/#top-products

Keep up to date with all our news by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Required disclaimer: FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.


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UniPhi 14 is here!

Unknown, 01 Aug 2018

After what has been an exciting two week countdown (for us at least), it is finally time to release UniPhi 14!

This release has been all about AI and machine learning. Enhancements have been focused around making the software more efficient and adaptable when it comes to processing project data and making it easier to visualize this data in a variety of ways. These new functionalities will hopefully make it easier for users to produce the results they need with less errors, as UniPhi does all the time consuming administrative tasks, leaving users with more time to focus on more important things.

If you've been following our blog posts on LinkedIn and Twitter then you may already be up-to-date with some of our new features, but for those who missed them, here is a quick summary:

These are but a few of our new improvements that have been included in the new update. If you want to find out what else has been included, or want to start using these new functionalities, get in contact with your account manager today!


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UniPhi 14 - Feasibility Analysis

Unknown, 01 Aug 2018

The original scope of UniPhi back in 2003 was to codify the project management methodology we had developed and were selling at the time, as well as, create software that managed the feasibility modelling that I had developed in spreadsheets. These models included base case NPV build ups, sensitivity models, probability allocations for Monte Carlo simulations and option pricing on real assets using the standard deviation of the Monte Carlo as the volatility value. 15 years later, we have released the first two elements of this! And it's good.

The reasons this has taken so long are many and varied. It was quite a challenge for our young development team at the time to get their heads around discounted cash flows, but also, as we approached businesses about this capability, no one seemed interested. In fact, we had far more success selling qualitative prioritisation frameworks than we did NPV.

NPV Dashboard
Fast forward to the present and developers in the construction industry (particular aged care) have come baying for blood if I don't do this! Well, it's now here and utilises many of the cash flow features we have been developing since UniPhi 11.

I'll be conducting a webinar on this feature on Friday at 12pm AEDT. The recording of the webinar will be posted back here when it's done. 

To attend the webinar register at: http://uniphi.com.au/webinar/register.aspx

Hope you can join me to see this exciting new feature then.


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