It is now possible to add a new Balance of Requests widget to the Dashboard. It gives information about the current increase and decrease of requests. The widget provides two types of views – tabular and bar chart. The bar chart graphically displays the number of requests that have been received, terminated or moved on. In the tabular view, these balances are written as numbers.
A new type of attachment has been introduced for uploading confidential files containing sensitive data
Update 3.1.8 introduces a new element to enhance data security in CDESK with a new attachment type – sensitive attachments, allowing the upload of confidential files containing sensitive data. These are only available for download to users who have uploaded such attachments and to users with permission to view/download sensitive attachments from other users.
The main difference from the internal attachments already in use is that in the case of sensitive attachments, the visibility of the list of attachments does not entitle the user to access other people´s attachments. Internal attachments are primarily intended for request assignees and are not accessible to customer accounts. Standard attachments are accessible to all accounts with permission to access that attachment type.
Supervisor Approval – The approval rule can define that the user’s supervisor must first comment on the approval subject
When configuring an approval rule, it is now possible to define that the supervisor should first comment on the approval. The name of the supervisor (CDESK account) is dynamically selected from the settings of the user who entered the request, the time-off request or created the free approval. If an organizational structure is synchronized to CDESK, for example from Active Directory, the supervisor can be automatically seen in the organizational structure.
The supervisor approval step is prior to other steps of the approval process. In practice, this means that if the supervisor denies the approval, the whole approval process is completed as denied. If the supervisor says yes, the approval process moves to the next steps of the approval process, where it is determined whether the approval is accepted or rejected.
With the new version of CDESK, the option to set permissions for visibility and editing of additional properties has been added. Permissions can be set separately for each of the additional properties.
New features have been added to the Deals module. It is now possible to display columns with additional properties in the list of deals. These columns can be filtered and included in the export.
Added bulk editing in the list of contacts
Bulk editing of contacts was missing until now, with update 3.1.8 we have implemented it, which will make working with contacts more convenient and faster.
In the list of contacts, you can view columns with the contact’s properties and filter by them
The selection of columns for the list of contacts has been expanded to include columns that display additional properties of contacts. Based on these columns, the list can be filtered and can also be included in the export.
Recipients of mails from messages to process, listed in To and Copy, can be added to the new request as manually added notification recipients
For requests created from emails via message processing, a new function has been added, where addresses from the fields To and Copy are extracted from the email and then these addresses are inserted into the created request as manually added recipients. The purpose of this modification was to allow you to send selected request notifications to other addresses listed in the mail.
You can enable this feature separately for each mail address in Global Settings -> Message Processing -> gear next to the selected mail address.
The selection of columns for the main search in the list of requests is displayed when using the advanced filter
This icon in the main search field , which allows you to specify which basic fields of the requests list to search, has so far only been available when using a simple filter. Since version 3.1.8, this feature can also be used with the advanced filter. It has also been added for the list of work orders.
Keeping the simple filter search field on the screen even if it is empty
To cancel a condition in a simple filter, the cross icon is used. In previous versions of CDESK, clicking on this icon cancelled the condition and made it unnecessary to reconfigure it. Now, clicking on will first deselect the value selected in the condition, making it possible to select a new value for the condition. For example, if the value Open is selected in Status, then clicking will only deselect the value Open. To cancel the condition completely, you need to click again.
Reversal of permission logic for making requests available/unavailable by deal
Previous versions of CDESK used the View Records of Others Assigned to Inaccessible Deals permission to restrict access to records of others. With the last update, we flipped the logic of this permission to make the setup more intuitive. It is now used to make available requests of others linked to deals that the user has access to. Also, in the permission settings, this permission has been renamed to Access to records from visible requests.
For more information on this and all other permissions used in the requests, see this manual.
Show icon name in an existing Catalog of Requests tile
As we have recently significantly expanded the number of icons available for the catalog of requests tiles, we encountered complications when trying to reuse the same icon in a new tile. Namely, it was not possible to find out the name of the icon in an existing tile, by which you could retrieve that icon again for a new tile. We’ve added this feature so the name will show up when you open an existing tile, give it an edit, and click to select the icon. The name is below the colored thumbnails of the icon.
In the advanced filter of the list of requests and work orders, the condition Supplier, specified in the Waiting for 3rd Party / Waiting for Supplier status has been added
In a request in the Waiting for 3rd Party status, the supplier can be selected. The same is true for a work order that has been switched to the Waiting for Supplier status. To make it easier to find such requests and work orders, we have added Supplier in the lists of both of these modules for the advanced filter.
On the request template, it is possible to set a field that is not accessible for editing to be displayed when creating a request
On the request template, it is possible to define for each field which account types will be visible and accessible for editing when creating a request. With the 3.1.8 update, the option was added to set that if a field is editable for the selected account type, it can only be displayed without editing for the remaining account types. With this setting you can achieve, for example, that when creating a request for an end user, the selected field will be editable and read-only when saved.
Changes made to the request description are carried over to the request description in the approval process
The changed request description is now also carried over into the approval process. In previous versions of CDESK, when the request description was changed, the changes were not reflected in the approval process form and the description from the time the process was created remained there.
Additional properties from the request can be made available to the work order assignee for editing
In practice, a situation may arise where the request form contains many fields from additional properties, the completion of which requires cooperation with other users without access to the request. Therefore, with the latest update we have introduced a new permission that allows the assignee to edit additional properties on the linked request from the work order.
New button in the list of deals that will allow to view the linked billing items under all deals at once
In the economic view, you can view billing items under the selected deal in the list of deals. Now a button has been added to display the linked billing items under all deals in the list at once.
Multiple users can be selected in the Responsible Person field in the deal
As in the requests, multiple users can be selected in the Responsible Person field on the deal.
Color coded button for adding internal fulfillment via hamburger menu in the list of billing items
For each billing item in the list of billing items, there is a hamburger menu through which, among others, an internal fulfillment can be added to the billing item. With the last update, we changed the color of the button to add an internal fulfillment, making it more distinguishable from the rest of the options.
Modifications to the display of flat rate usage on the invoice draft
With the update 3.1.8 the display of flat rate usage on the invoice draft has been modified. The option to uncheck any fulfillment to not be invoiced has been restored. When unchecked, the quantity drawn from the flat rate will be recalculated. At the same time, this option makes it possible to include in the billing a fulfillment that would not be invoiced.
QR code for payment (only Slovak for now) is also displayed on the invoice without any link to the order
When the PayBySquare connector is turned on, a QR code will be displayed on the invoice to allow you to pay the invoice. Since the last update, the QR code is also displayed on the invoice without a link to the deal. In both cases, for both invoices with and without a link to the deal, the code will only be displayed if the invoice has a Slovak supplier on it. In a future version of CDESK we will add the generation of the Czech QR code.
If multiple accounts are added to an invoice, they are also displayed in the invoice pdf
Multiple accounts can be added to an invoice. With the last update, we have made it so that all accounts linked to the invoice are displayed in the invoice pdf printout.
The sorting of fulfillments by the selected column works also for grouping
The list of fulfillments can be displayed in classic mode or grouped by days, customers, accounts, assignees, requests and tasks. In previous versions of CDESK, if any of these groupings were enabled, the items within the grouping could not be sorted by column. This feature has been added in version 3.1.8.
More compact layout of the fulfillment dialog
The new version of CDESK has brought changes to the fulfillment dialog, which is now more compact.
When using the simplified entry of the fulfillment duration, an icon is displayed that allows the fulfillment duration to be subtracted from the set time
In the simplified entry of the fulfillment duration, the time when the fulfillment is entered is pre-filled as the start time. In update 3.1.8, an icon was added to subtract the fulfillment duration from the start time. This makes entering fulfillments easier and faster.
Additional properties can be displayed in the list of fulfillments
Columns of additional properties have been added to the list of fulfillments. These columns can be filtered and can also be included in the export.
In the advanced filter of the list of fulfillments, is/isn´t options have been added for Company
In addition to the additional properties, new is/isn´t options have been added for Company in the advanced filter of fulfillments.
The list of fulfillments can be sorted by From-To
In the list of fulfillments, the possibility of sorting records by From-To column has been added.
CMDB Configuration Database
Option to assign a configuration item (CI) to multiple companies
A new Assigned to Company tab has been added to the Configuration Items (CI) form, where CIs can be assigned to different companies. This makes it possible to assign a given item to multiple companies. Also, for each of the selected companies, it is possible to set that despite the assignment, the CI item cannot be selected on the records of that company, for example, on the request.
New additional property of the organizational structure type
This update introduces a new type of basic additional properties – organizational structure, which allows you to select a branch from the organizational structure. This additional property is only available in environments with the AD/LDAP connector enabled with the organizational structure loaded. Read more about its configuration in this manual.
Option to restore an archived configuration item (CI)
Since version 3.1.8, it is possible to restore an archived CI item. In previous versions of CDESK this was not possible.
The list of additional properties from the request is also displayed in the approval process form
Since the last update, additional properties from the request are transferred to the approval process form.