- Report History - You can now access your reports, both newly run and past, on a "Report History" page. Once your report is ready, you'll receive an email with a PDF attachment or link to download your new report. Or, you can go to your Report History page (Reports > Report History) to download current or previously run reports. A download link and link to your Report History page will also appear in your "Bell" notification area.
- Dashboards - Dashboards now have their own place on the top menu. All dashboards that were previously accessible under the "Inspection" menu option will now be accessible under the new "Dashboards" menu.
- Linked Accounts - This menu option is in Administration > User Setup Process and is where you'll setup your "linked" accounts if you have access to multiple FTQ360 accounts.
- Report Processing Change - All reports selected to run through the "Reports" menu including "Run Reports Online" and "Interactive Reports" will be added to a report "queue". To minimize any inconvenience, your report will be emailed to you when it's ready. If the report is small enough to email as a PDF, you will receive the PDF report as an email attachment or if the report is too large, you will receive a link to download the report from FTQ360 to your computer. In addition to receiving an email with your report, the report link will also be available under the Bell notification icon and on your Report History page. Go to Reports > Report History
- Report History - Emailing Option: To make it easy to share your reports, we've included an "Email" option on your Report History page. Select the "Email" icon to add email addresses or select from email addresses already in your FTQ360 account.
- Interactive Reports default to Modern Style - Most FTQ360 users prefer the newer Modern style "x" reports. So, we're making this the default for the Interactive Reports. If you haven't already switched your Immediate Notification emails to the moderns style and wish to, you can do that in the "Activate" reports area. Go to Reports > Activate > Select "Email Customization & Additional Settings" on the left-hand menu and select the Modern report style instead of "Classic". There's also an option to "Show Corrective Action Notes in Modern "X" Style Inspection Reports". The Corrective Action notes field is the second row of notes on Open Items. You can choose to have the information in the field hidden or displayed on your reports by checking or unchecking the box on the "Email Customization & Additional Settings" page.
- Equipment Filter - As a user that has equipment-related inspections, you can now report a history of all inspections for a piece of equipment or a selected group of equipment with the use of an additional Equipment filter. Add your Equipment to the Project Equipment area. Go to Setup > Project Setup Process > Select a Project > Select Project Equipmentt > Select +Add. You can also add Equipment to Phases within a Project.
Document Filter - As an architect that uses FTQ360 inspections to manage reviews of project specification documents in different stages of the document development process, you can now report a history of all inspection reviews for a specification or a selected group Documents. To use this feature, change "Equipment" to "Document" as a Customization Preference (Setup > Customization > Customization Preferences). Add your Documents to the Project Documents area. Go to Setup > Project Setup Process > Select a Project > Select Project Document > Select +Add. You can also add Documents to Phases within a Project.
- Hotspot Checkpoint Highlight - "Quality Hotspot" and our new "Safety Hotspot" checkpoints now have an orange vertical bar next to the on the inspection checklists. This will let your inspectors know which checkpoints are tagged for special treatment. If you're not familiar with "Quality Hotspot" and/or "Safety Hotspot" checkpoints, they are a type of checkpoint meant to "tag" high-risk or recurring items you want to target for special treatment. For example, during your look ahead meeting, you identify some possible risks or lessons learned from past jobs that you want to make sure to avoid. A best practice is to add these items to the appropriate task inspection checklists using the "Quality Hotspot" checkpoint type. Now, as your job is progressing, you can see how successful you were at preventing these specific issues by filtering one of your Online Reports (Reports > Run Reports Online) by "Checkpoints/Score Types" and choosing "Quality Hotspot" as the checkpoint type filter. A "Deficiency Detail Report" (FTQ-406 series) will show you all Quality Hotspot checkpoints that are either open or fixed (QC'd). Checkpoint Types
- Improved Navigation for Wide Matrices - As an inspector entering and viewing data on matrices wider than the screen, you can now jump to the next cell for entering the next column of data and easily navigate to the right side of the screen to view data.
- iOS user can navigate to next cell by pressing "Return" key (currently enters line feed). For both matrix and vertical matrix.
- Android user can navigate to next cell by pressing "Enter"
- Windows user can navigate to next cell by pressing "Enter"
- Matrix scrolls to the right so current cell is always visible.
- After last column, the cursor goes to the first column of the same row
- On vertical matrix
- Tab to next row.
- After last row the cursor goes to the first row of the same column
- Larger Navigation/Filter Icons on Inspections - Navigating around long checklists is easy using the navigation feature. Click on the "Feed" icon (some people also call this icon a "hamburger") and a navigation window will show you all Headers and dynamic checkpoints that you can jump to. Other helpful features include filters for "Any Status" and "Any Resp". Any Status, shows you only the checkpoints you want to see such as "Unchecked" or "Open", etc. Looking at all "Unchecked" checkpoints makes it easy to find and complete your inspection rather than scrolling through the whole thing looking for unchecked items.
- One User - Multiple Accounts - For easy switching between FTQ360 company accounts. If you are a user that has access to multiple FTQ360 company accounts, you can now login once and have access to a list of your FTQ360 user accounts and easily switch between accounts without having to login and out of various accounts. To link accounts, Go to: Setup > User Setup Process > Linked Accounts (on the left-hand menu). See Add or Edit User Linked Accounts
Switching between accounts
1. Click the Avitar icon next to the notification bell on the far right of your screen.
2. Choose the Account you would like to switch to.
- Safety Hotspot Checkpoint - You can now tag safety checkpoint for special treatment by using the "Safety Hotspot" checkpoint. It's similar to the "Quality Hotspot" checkpoint, but designated for highlighting of safety issues. If you're not familiar with this type of checkpoint, it meant for tagging high-risk or recurring items that you want to target for special treatment. For example, during your look ahead meeting, you identify some possible risks or lessons learned from past jobs that you want to make sure to avoid. A best practice is to use your toolbox talks to go over these particular high risk items and add them to your safety audit checklist using the "Safety Hotspot" checkpoint type. As you or your inspectors do their safety audits, you can use Online Reports (Reports > Run Reports Online) and filter by "Checkpoints/Score Types" and choosing "Safety Hotspot" to see how successful you were at preventing these specific issues. A "Deficiency Detail Report" (FTQ-406 series) will show you all Safety Hotspot checkpoints that are either open or fixed (QC'd).
- Import and Export of Users and Associated Crews - To save time by not having to enter multiple users and crews manually, we've added an import feature for importing Users and Responsible Party Crews from our standard Import screen available in Setup > Administration > Import. If you do not see this option, please call support and we will activate it for you. Along with the import, you can also now export your full list of users directly from the User Setup Process screen.
- Unification of User Setup and Crew/Responsible Person Setup - Improvements were made to this feature from last months publish. To eliminate the need for double entry of vendor crews and/or department personnel, plus make it easy to import contacts into FTQ360 from other software systems, we've connected the User Setup and Crew/Responsible Person setup. Any user added to User Setup will not automatically be added as a Crew/Responsible Person for the "Affiliation" chosen on the User Setup Process screen. The reverse is also true for crew/responsible persons added in the Responsible Party Crew/Responsible Person area. Crews that are added will automatically be added as Inactive "Restricted" users. You'll need to activate the users and modify their permissions as needed in the User Setup area. Conversely, users that are added will automatically be added as Inactive Crews. You'll need to activate them in the Responsible Party setup area if desired.
- Customization of Crew and User Inspect. Type - "Insp. Type" on the User Setup Process screen stands for "Inspector Type" and now has the same options on the Crew setup screen under the Responsible Party Set Process Process Menu. Both screens (Crew and User) include a drop-down list of the same FTQ360 default Insp. types. Each default Insp. types is included in Customization Preferences so you can modify Inspector types to suit your company needs.
- ITP Notes Inserted in Inspection "Notes" Field - Notes added to the ITP Notes field in Setup, will now display on the ITP Item selectable by inspectors in "Plan Mode". And, these same will automatically display in the "Notes" field on the blue header area of an Inspection. This makes it possible to use the ITP notes to provide inspection information that may need to be included in the inspection report, it can help inspectors differentiate between ITP line items that are identical except for the notes information, and makes it easy to search for this information using existing note search capabilities on various listing grids and dashboards. One example of how to use this ITP Notes feature is to add a Week # for weekly safety audits where all audits are using the same safety checklist. For instance, if you have an ITP with 52 planned safety audits, each using the same audit checklist, you can add "Week #1", Week #2, etc. or the actual calendar weeks in the appropriate Notes field so your safety auditors know which ITP item to select for the week.
- ITP Report FTQ-485 Available as Run on schedule favorite - You can now schedule weekly and monthly automatic ITP status reports (FTQ-485) by the Project and/or Company "Loop". This lets you keep project personnel automatically informed of ITP status without having to run the report online with various filters. And with this feature, you can easily send monthly ITP submittals to clients. This feature uses our recently published "Favorite Reports Scheduler".
- Turn off Photo Time-stamping - If having the time-stamp automatically added to the photos your inspectors take is not what you want, now you can turn it off. Go to Setup > Administration > Account Management and uncheck the "Enable Picture Date and Time Stamping" box on the Company Details page. This will turn the time-stamping off for all pictures.