The Fire Wire!

For our Pro users, the Burnout Board is shining a light on those people who aren't taking time off and might be overworking. But leaving it down to ad-hoc logging in and checking is pretty weak.

So, The Fire Wire is your quarterly update from the Burnout Board.

It's sent to both admin users and department bosses (for their department).

If nobody's on your burnout board that's great news, we won't send anything.

The email looks like this: 



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.

🔒 Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Happy new year, folks! 

We might all be on lockdown (again!) here in the UK, but at Timetastic we're thinking about a different kind of lockdown: how we can help you keep your Timetastic account safe and secure 🔒.

So in today's release we introduce two-factor authentication, using your favourite authenticator app: Google Authenticator, Authy, etc. You're probably already using 2FA with many of your other software apps.

You can set up 2FA on a new page: Sign in & Security, which you can find under your profile menu:

Profile menu -> Sign in & Security

This page now gives you a single location to:

  • Change your password
  • Set up 2FA and manage your recovery codes
  • View your sign in logs


Timetastic Pro

Timetastic Pro users get the additional option to enforce Company-wide 2FA. You'll find this option under SETTINGS > SECURITY:

That's all for now but you can find more detailed information in our Help Centre.


Other changes

Fix The Excel backup report had user allowances misaligned in the columns, that's now fixed

Improvement We've improved the auto column widths in all excel downloads to accomodate the filter checkboxes now.


Stay safe, stay secure everyone.

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.


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.  🐛🔨

Sign-in changes

New, nouveau, neu, nuevo - security page and sign-in flow.

Following hot 🔥 on the heels 👠 of last week’s release, today we introduce some changes related to how you sign in to Timetastic. 🔐

You’ll notice, when you’re next prompted to sign in, that we’ve spruced up the look-and-feel of the sign-in process. The changes are not entirely aesthetic though: we’re splitting entry of email address and password in order to pave the way for additional options in future (🤫).

Finally, we’re recording user sign-ins so that we can give your admins the means to view this information for your organisation. They’ll find it on a new Security page, under Settings.

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