It’s Time For New!

new new newIf there is a student or teacher in your household, you know that a new year has begun or is about to begin. Generally, people of all ages involved with traditional schools in the U.S. know that these weeks are about new: new teachers/students, new things to learn, new people to meet, new outfits to wear, new challenges and rewards to experience. For those who look forward to “new,” there is a certain excitement in the air.

There is a certain excitement and energy in the offices of Spitfire Management also.

We will launch the general release of our newest version of the Spitfire Project Management System later in September. In early September (soon!), we will preview the new version to our clients. So you can be sure we are all busy putting the finishing touches on the software and related client information.

We will show our clients a number of new features, some meant to facilitate work for System Administrator and Managers and some meant to make Spitfire easier to use for everyone.

One feature that I’m particularly excited for our clients to see is our new “team member replacement” option.

Our software allows for team members to be listed and identified for each project. This, in turn, makes it easy to route (distribute) documents and files to members of a team based on their role in the project (such as Project Manager or Job Foreman). Our routing infrastructure works very well in getting the right information to the right people at the right time.

But what if the Project Manager or Job Foreman on a job leaves and is replaced by another person? Routing lists that have already been created would need to be updated one by one to reflect the new person in the role. Although this situation does not happen all the time, when it does, it should be handled easily. So the new version of Spitfire will allow a qualified user to easily replace a team member on one or more projects with another person. The feature adds the new person to the team and updates all open routes, so the switch is seamless. Of course, audit information for the outgoing person is preserved.

This feature, as are many others, was suggested to us by our clients. It is they who give us our best ideas for new features. So I, for one, am looking forward to our client webinar, where we will show them how their ideas translate into new functionality.

It is a time for new. It’s an exciting time!

If you would like to see our Spitfire Project Management System also, please contact us for a free demo.

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About Soni York

Soni is the lead technical writer and communication specialist at Spitfire Management, responsible for user documentation, newsletters, webinars, social media and the website among other things. (She changes hats frequently.) She is also a trainer (see, another hat) who enjoys teaching new users the basics of the Spitfire Project Management System. Her postings on this site are all her own and don't necessarily represent Spitfire's positions, strategies or opinions.

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