You have a host of new features to look forward to the Fabasoft Cloud 2020 April release. We have significantly improved the user-friendliness for data processing and data filtering. Form and process designers now have the ability to create their own customised charts and reports. Templates and presettings can be defined and managed centrally for the entire organisation.
New features and improvements for end users
This new release makes it easier than ever to manage structured data. Work the same way you would in common spreadsheet programs and take advantage of advanced options for filtering and editing tables.
Highly optimised handling of tables
Die Tabellenbearbeitung wird in der Detailansicht durch einen Klick auf die Schaltfläche „Tabellenbearbeitung“ im Spaltenkopf (Bleistiftsymbol) bzw. mit der Tastenkombination (Alt + F2) aktiviert. Dadurch funktioniert die Bedienung ähnlich einem Tabellenkalkulationsprogramm.
Table handling is enabled in the detail view by clicking on the “Table Handling” button in the column header (pencil icon) or by using the key combination (Alt + F2). This means that it works much like a spreadsheet program.
Cells are displayed with borders to make it easier to identify and distinguish between them. Editing a cell is done by double-clicking, typing in characters or numbers, or by pressing the F2 key. You can move quickly from one cell to another using the arrow keys.
For cells in which only predefined values can be entered – such as in the Priority column – a window opens as you edit, showing you the corresponding selection options.
The big difference: Unlike other spreadsheet programs, Fabasoft Business Process Cloud records every change to each piece of data, making changes traceable at any time.
Enhanced filter options
In very large tables, it can be difficult to keep an overview. With Fabasoft Business Process Cloud’s new filter functions, you can hide any non-essential data so that you can see all relevant information at a glance. Perhaps you have already spotted our new feature – the user interface has also been adapted in line with familiar applications to ensure a high degree of user acceptance.
A better overview thanks to the text and value filters
You can enable the column filter in the detail view by selecting the context menu command “Filter” in the column header. In addition to the text filter, there’s a value filter now, too. To access, simply click on the filter symbol in the input field. A pop-up window then appears, structured according to text and value filters. When you use the text filter, all lines that contain the character string you entered will be displayed. If you click on the value filter, you immediately see a list of all values in the corresponding column. You can also filter for cells with empty data.
New features and improvements for process and form designers
Configuring diagrams and dashboards in the Fabasoft Business Process Cloud
The April release comes with a host of improvements and new features for form and process designers. The new white paper, “Model-Based Customising”, describes the customisation options available to you with the help of scenarios.
The following new feature is particularly noteworthy: Form and process designers can easily create charts and dashboards themselves using user-defined forms, all without needing any programming skills.
A broad range of applications
Data visualisations help to analyse and understand large amounts of information. As a result, this functionality is proving to be very useful in many real-world contexts. In the field of contract management, for instance, important key figures can now be clearly displayed, not only with the help of sorting, grouping and filtering functions, but also in diagrams.
For a more in-depth summary on how to create charts and tables from compound types, please refer to the white paper mentioned above.
New features and improvements for administrators
Manage templates and presettings centrally for the entire organisation
Up to now it has been possible to manage templates and text modules centrally. In the April release, presettings (display settings and search form) and process templates (ad hoc process templates and BPMN process diagrams) can now also be stored and managed centrally. Based on your selection, they can be accessed by a single user, at the team room level, within one area (contract management, for example), or by the entire organisation.
The “Display Settings” section deserves special mention in this context, as it can now be managed centrally as well. Identical views for all users ensure that authorised persons can view the same data and are on the same page, as it were.
You can find a detailed description along with other new features of the Fabasoft Cloud 2020 April Release here.