Changes to automatic setting of Inspector Permissions when adding new projects/phases. You are affected only if you manually control project inspector permissions.
If you take manual control of project inspector permissions, FTQ360 will no longer automatically give inspection permissions to all users when adding new projects or phases. This prevents data security issues related to automatically giving users inadvertent project access or unintentionally giving view-only users inspection privileges which affects paid user-inspector counts.
You can give all users inspection permissions on a project with one checkbox on the project inspectors setup screen. If your inspection permissions are more complex contact FTQ360 support for more tips.
You can “smart copy” parts of a Daily Report to a new Daily Report. It is a real time saver now that you have the ability to copy a manpower list, equipment, and/or subcontractors from a daily report to a new one! To make it even easier, data that changes every day is not copied, like the reported hours or daily site pictures. In the Checklist Setup> Checkpoint> Options you will see a new Copy Mode feature allows you to select how that checkpoint gets copied; all data, all but attachments, or nothing. Of course, this feature can be used on any checkpoint on any checklist. Get creative!
Attach an image directly from your clipboard. While on a windows browser you have the option of editing an image from your clipboard and saving it as an FTQ360 attachment file. This is especially useful for adding a marked-up screenshot of a project document to document a deficiency; take a screenshot of the drawing of spec, annotate it, and attach your citation to the inspection. This one streamlined process replaces converting screenshots to files and uploading them. iOS and Android versions are coming.
If-Then branching and visibility based on multiple criteria. Now you can use free-form Excel-like formulas to hide or show checkpoints. This gives you the ability to have a master checklist template that has many options that are initially hidden but dynamically add checkpoints to the inspection depending on the work being inspected and the inspection observations. The formulas can be based on almost any data that appears on the inspection report. You can also use formulas with complex logic such as If-Then, AND, OR.
On Checklist Setup>Checkpoint>Options you start in designer view and click “Formula View”. You can revert to “Designer View” if no changes are made. If-then formulas are available to Power Plan accounts.
Choose a format for date and time. You now have the option of choosing from a variety date and time formats that appear throughout FTQ360 on screens and reports. Stop confusing international users!
New Android FTQ360 Mobile App Version 8.5. This version adds a host of new features for taking photos and editing faster easier and better! Available one week after the April FTQ360 platform publish.
Dedicated BCC email address for automated reports. FTQ360 admins can now see emails that were emailed as expected and verify the email addresses they were sent to. You will have blind copy of every report emailed by FTQ360 including emails sent from the inspection screen, online reports run manually, and automated reports sent on a schedule.
Customization Preferences description update. With almost 100 points of customization, we updated the descriptions of each to be self-explanatory. Did you know that FTQ360 can customize your account with 50+ terms that are threaded throughout the application? These can be terms used for your specialty or even an international language. There are also 20+ settings that control how FTQ360 works. See Setup>Customization>Customization Preferences.
Q1025 query locations. Checkpoint locations are included on the Q1025 query. When running query Q1025, you can select specific checkpoint locations for filtering the data. The Q1025 query lists 35+ fields of checkpoint data, which can be very useful for custom analytics.