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: 



Small bug on the report download

Good morning.

Following the last release, it looks like some of you were struggling to download reports. This turned out to be a small issue in our cache-busting logic that meant that your browsers were still serving up old versions of some of the code that powers the app. 

This small issue has been dealt with now, and we're once again fully operational with reports. Phew. Sorry.


🔒 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.

Fixed: Older invoices can't be downloaded

We identified some errors in the logs where older invoices couldn't be downloaded by some users. After some investigation we narrowed this down to a 3rd party updating their API without notice.

Sorry about that if you had issues, it's all sorted now and you can download old invoices again 😀


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.


Mobile App Fixes

Hello everyone!

It's a mobile update release. ☎️ 🤙

Looks like we've had some issues with the mobile app recently - specifically things like the login link, and resetting passwords haven't been behaving properly.

This release sorts all that. Best of all it's a server-side fix so no-one needs to go and update their app - hooray!





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.  🐛🔨

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