Another day, another update.

It's all about the backend today:

  • Upgrade to the latest backend platform, which gives us all the latest security and performance improvements
  • Some more robustifications on the backend
  • Logging improvements in… you guessed it, the backend

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A very boring update.

All improvements are important. It's just that some are harder to get excited by :)

So here we have:

  • Further improvements to Invoice emails
  • Fixed issue adding multiple work schedules in IE11

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New: Opt in to API notifications

Good news for API users, you can opt in to receive email updates for both the API and Webhooks.

Turn the notifications on in SETTINGS > API Webhooks.

What things will I be notified of?

  • Advanced notice of API changes. Giving you time to adapt your integration and work with the changes.
  • Technical upgrades or changes. Think SSL changes, browser support.
  • If we automatically disable Webhooks due to continual failures.

We recommend at least two technical users have this enabled, just so we can keep you up to date with what's going on - the emails will be very infrequent and you can turn it off at any time.

New Email Designs!

We've updated our Email designs, so for any emails about holiday bookings you'll now see our much nicer, responsive emails. They're clearer, easier to read and work with dark mode in your email clients

Deductions on the book form

When booking time off we now show you the deduction that'll be used from your allowance.

It's updated in real time as you change dates and takes into account your work schedule and any non working days.

Vat invoices attached to emails

You'll be pleased to hear your monthly VAT invoices are now attached to the email we send out. So you don't have to follow links to download or any other such shenanigans.

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More flexibility in your Work Schedules πŸ“…

Probably our most requested feature, we're pleased to announce you can now have multiple work schedules set against an employee, with date ranges for each schedule.

So if one of your team goes part time, or works alternating weeks, you can now reflect that accurately in Timetastic.

There's a walkthrough video from Gary here:

πŸ“£ Upgrade: Things just got faster πŸš€

Small update, but well worth an announcement.

You should see Timetastic is a fair bit snappier from now on, we've just upgraded our infrastructure to use faster storage and processors with more memory.

For the technically minded, we've upgraded our instances to Azure's P2V2 tier which in our testing showed between 30% and 40% performance boost on our hottest pages.

Small email robustification

In rare cases large emails, or email summary emails wouldn't be sent.

We've rolled out some robustifications to the email generator and queueing to handle this better.

The Isle of Man is the UK!

Well that's what we needed to tell our billing system, in order to fully support signups from the Isle of man. So any potential new signups from that neck of the woods will now get the correct price plan etc.

Also some more backend logging improvements.