Slack app updated

Inline with Slack's new policies and better privacy controls, we've updated the Timetastic Slack app. No new features, but much tighter privacy controls which we're always happy to implement.


For our Pro users, there's also a fix to a bug on the Insights Annual leave chart where some bookings would be allocated to the wrong month.

New card entry form

Hello!

We've seen a gentle upward trend in declined card payments recently - we know it can be frustrating when something should just work but doesn't.

With that in mind, we're now collecting cardholder name and Postcode/ZIP when entering or updating your card details. This should improve the success rate of our collections meaning you can get on with work instead of logging in and updating card details if they fail.

We took the time to make the saved card form a bit nicer too, we can't resist a design tweak 😄


Fixes:

In addition, we've fixed an issue where the "Performing user" on a webhook event was always set to the user who booked the absence, rather than the user who performed the action. Webhook users should see performing user data is correct for all event types now.

Summary emails now state your department

We've improved the summary emails to tell you more about the type of summary you're getting so you'll see the department name.

If you're a pro user you'll see whether the summary is for the whole organisation, or people you manage too.

We've also rounded up some fixes to the allowance setting of a new user and made sending weekly summary emails more reliable in some edge case scenarios.


📣 Upcoming change: Internet Explorer Support

Hi Everyone,

This only applies to roughly 3% of our sessions but we're giving you as much notice as we can. 

Internet Explorer support in Timetastic is coming to an end in February 2021.

This specifically applies to IE11 as that's the only version we currently support. If you're using IE11 with Timetastic this will affect you.

If you're using any version of IE you'll see a banner in Timetastic warning you about this support ending. From February 2021 (or in fact, today) we'd strongly advise using a modern browser.


User preferences page goes SMALL!

Hi there.

We've got big things coming soon for mobile users, but in the meantime we're still updating the existing pages and making everything nicer...

So yeah, the preferences page. You might have noticed that on mobile it didn't look great. We've addressed that and given it some love. It now looks like this:

Which is, I'm sure you'll agree, a big improvement over what we previously had. 

Thanks for reading, have a nice day :)

Uploader and Reports improvements

Improvement 

The user uploader wasn't great at telling you why your upload might have failed, so we've improved it to be better at handling different date formats in CSV uploads and telling you more about what could be wrong (or right) about your upload.  

Fix 

The reports change last week introduced some unnecessary fields on some report sheets. We've sorted that out so only relevant fields are shown now. Apologies if you've just adjusted your macros!


There's some more improvements, fixes and tweaks as with all of our releases too.

New Report column layout

Improvement 

The Summary and Backup reports now have a standardised column layout for users so you can now reference them by ID, payroll ID, and their first and surnames. 📊

Payroll ID?

Yes, as some of you will be aware, we're beta testing a Timetastic Pro plan and Payroll ID is one of the new fields you can add to a user if you're on the Pro plan. We'll be reaching out to more companies to test our Pro plan before we launch it properly in the future. So keep an eye out for that, there's some really good stuff in it. 👌

Fix 

We fixed the issues saving Webhook URLs and a few other issues on the Webhooks API page.  🐛🔨

Cyber Essentials

Security announcement today 🔐 

We've received Certificate of Assurance that we meet the Cyber Essentials Scheme requirements 👏 



Let's call it a "Maintenance Release"

Happy Monday! Couple of small things today..

Security 🔐 - This release sees a limit on the number of login attempts you’re allowed before your account is locked for a while.

Back End Stuff - We’ve fixed a couple of back end niggles and issues, to keep things running ship-shape 🛳

That’s all for now. 👋

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