New Release – V6.08.1

Nimbus Software is pleased to introduced its latest release of Nimbus Optimum. In line with our commitment of continuous productivity enhancement, this release includes many features that will benefit, you, our client.

Nimbus - V6.08.1

Nimbus continues to enhance its Optimum product in line with “best practice”, version 6.08.1 is our latest release which continues to protect your investment now and into the future.

If you are on 6.07 or less there are other features you will need to consider. Please contact us for further information

New productivity features

Upgraded reporting

Reports are backward compatible, thereby protecting your current investment plus many enhanced features such as:

  • The ability to embed photos in each line of a report
  • Paged reports just like a browser
  • Page and report totals on columns
  • Locking of headers so they remain visible at all times
  • Limit the number of matching records the server will fetch and display to the user (assists in balancing the load on your server.
  • Multi-sort reports allowing multiple column sorts for granular reporting
  • Choose a default style for reports to better suit your needs
  • Configure reports to display relevant header links where supporting data is present
  • Set a tool tip to explain the links
  • Hide a link when data is not possible
  • Limit the number of matching records a user can export
  • New flag option for GST zero rated trans actions with no GST charged on creditors
  • Debtors GST exempt is now supported in transaction posting
  • Forms open in the centre of a users screen
  • Show/hide certain tabs on formsHTML printing supports portrait and landscape templates
  • Google maps can be incorporated into Nimbus with an API link
  • Show or not show empty fields on the ‘Header Details Table’
  • Show or hide the table using a minimise header button on the ‘Header Details Table’
  • Select the number of fields from the header to show in one column until splitting it into the next column on the ‘Header Details Table’
  • Select the number of columns to create when splitting the view fields into multiple columns on the ‘Header Details Table’. This will save valuable real estate on the page
Updated time recording application

Time recording now uses an updated application that integrates with both scheduler and the Visual Project Planner.

  • Time Slot Increments  -Added a time slot increment setting for posting forms in the pop up
    date/time calendar
  • Check List Order By Options  -Added an order by option for the checklist so it can either be in primary key order or alphabetical order
Updated scheduler code

Integrates with the new Visual Project Planner (VPP) to help you manage projects, jobs and equipment more accurately.

  • Option to auto generate start time and end time using business hours only
  • Configured to disallow a user to swap x and y axis within a schedule
  • Can be sorted by start time rather than ID’s
Visual Project Planner, a Gantt type viewer

Provides the most important features of a Gantt viewer with in-line editing for such items as:

  • Start/End time; Project/job/task name; duration; task order
  • Edit of Nimbus project data from a visual layout : Allows you to review and edit dependencies right down to individual tasks (if entered) to verify that  a project is on track
  • Manage project dependencies visually : Easily review all project dependencies and see if a project is going to be achievable by planned/promised timeline
  • Caters for both productive and non-productive tasks : Can help ensure you have made allowances for non-project work like employee training; leave; cleaning of workshop etc. Tasks that might otherwise derail a project timeline are now visible
  • Allows printing to PDF : Provide people out on the job with a printed overview of the job timeline or better still
  • Provides people out on the job with a printed overview of the job timeline or better still attach as a document to your Nimbus mobile application
Keyboards shortcuts on web forms

You now have the option to use keystrokes to move around a form as an alternative to using your mouse to click from field to field

Additional protection and locking facilitiess

This has been introduced to protect both Client and Nimbus databases. The Client Lock provides the ability to lock forms, reports and views to stop them being overwritten in either an import or an upgrade. This protects site specific changes being overwritten. The Nimbus Lock provides the same ability to Nimbus Masters on Client sites. Any attempt to edit, results in a warning being given

Data clear using tables

Allows for easier maintenance of your system. Also makes it easier when a new entity is brought into the fold

Upgrade application

Automates a lot of the steps the consultants do when performing an upgrade, meaning less downtime, less cost and a faster return to normal business.