The long awaited 2.6 version of Feng Office is already available!!
This new release has taken a bit longer than expected, but only because the improvements and enhancements are not few!! Lets have a look at them:
1- Faster and easier way to manage Tasks:
The time you require to perform actions is very valuable, so the faster you can perform them, the better. The Tasks module is by far our most popular one, therefore we wanted to improve it a little bit further so that you can save more time!
From now on you will be able to easily select the Client, Project, Folder, Workspace or Tag for the tasks at the very moment of its creation or edition, without the need to go for the full-form screen (which takes some more time):
2- Easier way to manage Time Entries:
Just as we improved the Tasks Module usability, we also applied similar changes in the Time Module, making it easier and more convenient to classify your time entries with the sole purpose of saving you time.
3- Faster and easier way to update documents:
Again, saving time is something we consider very important, so if you would like to update a new document, you will now be able to do it with less clicks and less idle time as shown below:
4- Task dependencies compatibility with Templates:
Templates are fantastic: they help you to reflect processes and workflows within the system. With them not only you save time whenever you need to create sets of tasks, but you also ensure that every step is followed, without missing any.
On the other hand, Feng Office Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition have Task Dependencies to prevent you or your colleagues from completing one task until its previous task is completed. However, there was no compatibility with Templates… until now! Creating templates with dependencies make them even more powerful, so we strongly suggest giving this option a go by editing the Templates you already have:
5- Projects, Clients and Tags can now be colour coded:
Many of our clients who are using Workspaces, and colour coding them, have been asking us to include this feature in the Clients and Projects section and thus making it easier and faster to distinguish information.
So, by popular demand, and now not only Clients, Projects and Folders are compatible with this feature, but also Tags!
You simply need to edit the Client or Project in question and select its colour:
6- Improved IMAP compatibility:
Feng Office Integrated Email Module (Email client) supports both POP3 and IMAP email accounts. However, IMAP ones were not really that compatible until this Feng Office version. Today onwards you can mark your emails as read or unread in Feng Office and have them marked this way in your mail server, so that all of your devices are syncrhonized!
7- Multiple tasks drag & drop enhancements:
Even though there already is one way to classify multiple tasks at the same time, we have improved the system so that the drag & drop method within tasks works for multiple tasks (and not one by one as it did) when you Group by Clients and Projects, Workspaces, Tags among the different options.
8- Many other improvements:
This version also includes many other improvements but not as major as the aforementioned, and since we do not want you to fall asleep while reading this article, you can get in touch with your Feng Office Account Executive for further information.
Later today new accounts will be created with this new version, and clients will be updated soon as well. Since there are not few though, in case you would like to rush your upgrade just reach over your Account Executive or the Support Team, which will gladly help you out.
We hope you like this new version, and remember to follow us on Facebook to keep tuned on the upcoming improvements as we are working on many!
Last but not least, feel free to comment below and let us know what are your thoughts on it!
Or you may also privately contact us.
What’s the output file of Feng 2.6?
As I’m considering switching out of Ms Projects at the moment.
Still looking around for some viable solutions.
Really sorry for the late reply.
As for the 2.6, it is rather old, so I’d suggest going for the 3.1.X or the upcoming 3.2
One way or the other, I will be dropping you an email.
If I’ve less than 15 small projects a month, should I go for Community Edition or the Enterprise Edition?
It is not so much the number of projects you have, but how many of the features from the Professional Edition or the Enterprise Edition would provide the most value to you, your team and your clients.
In other words, which features will save you and your team more time, make your team more effective, and give you the most power.
Another BIG advantage between the Community Edition (when going with no support plan) vs the Enterprise Edition is that you get my (and my team) personal support to best implement Feng Office at your business, and immediate support for any issues you may have with your installation.
Thanks for a great question!
Is there any latest feng version available somewhere? anyone can help, please?
Yes. Version 18.104.22.168 has just been published. Check out the latest blog post.