Upcoming Features

Coming Soon: Integrate Studiometry with 500+ apps and services

Studiometry 13 is just around the corner, and with it will come a plethora of great new features and improvements: Tags, 100% retina app, and much more to be announced soon.

One of the many big additions will be the ability to integrate Studiometry with 500+ other apps and services using Zapier. Zapier is a free service (with paid options) that enables you to automate tasks between online apps. Basically, it will let you create customizable integrations between Studiometry and hundreds of popular apps, including:

•    Slack
•    Gmail
•    Twitter
•    Dropbox
•    Google Docs
•    Wordpress
•    Evernote
•    Xero
•    And over 500+ other apps and services

These integrations will require a Studiometry Cloud account (or Studiometry Cloud Beta account). This is because Zapier integrates with “online apps.” It’s simply not possible to integrate with Zapier (and the 500+ apps on their platform) without a dedicated, centralized cloud backend to handle the API requests.

Get early beta access to Studiometry 13 and the new Zapier integration features!

If you’d  like to help beta test Studiometry 13 as well as the new Zapier integration features, please sign up at the link below:
Beta Signup: Studiometry 13

 







Studiometry 12 Feature Spotlight: Catch Unbilled Time with Work Week View

Studiometry 12 will be released in Q3 2015. We’ll be focusing on some of the bigger highlights in these Feature Spotlight posts so you can see what’s coming in this huge update of Studiometry!

One of Studiometry’s main focuses is the ability to track, enter, and report on your work. Studiometry has a plethora of features that help with all of these tasks including running timers, quick timesheet entry, weekly timesheets, timesheet reporting, custom summaries, and more. But even with all of these great existing features, we’ve had one feature that has been commonly requested that hasn’t yet made it in Studiometry.

With Studiometry 12, we’ve added a new Work Week view. This is an entirely new way to visualize and review all of your work. In the work week view, all of your entered work that has start and stop times will appear on a weekly calendar. You’ll be able to see at a glance when you worked, and more importantly, any gaps in your entered work. This view will help you catch any unbilled gaps in your work week that you may have forgotten to enter into Studiometry.

It’s easier than ever to see which parts of your week may have gone unbilled. With the new work week view, you can click on any gap to quickly add a new work item for that interval:

You’ll also be able to mouse over existing work to and easily see client and project information, and click on any work item to view or edit it.

Overall this new view is a great way to summarize and review work, and easily enter missed time in the gaps in your work. We’re excited to get this and the many other new features of Studiometry 12 out there so you can start using them!

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Studiometry 12 will be released in Q3 2015. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

Buy Studiometry (free upgrade to 12.x for purchases after June 1st):
http://www.oranged.net/store

 







Studiometry 12 Feature Spotlight: Organize Your Rates

Studiometry 12 will be released in Q3 2015. We’ll be focusing on some of the bigger highlights in these Feature Spotlight posts so you can see what’s coming in this huge update of Studiometry!

One of the most useful parts of Studiometry is the ability to create an unlimited amount of customized rates and work types. These are used throughout the program for billing, reporting, and summarizing, both internally and for your customers.

Up until Studiometry 12, the only real way to organize rates was to reorder them in a single flat list. This would become obviously cumbersome as companies added more and more types to their Studiometry database.

In Studiometry 12, you will be able to create groups of nested rates. This makes selecting a rate much easier and quicker, and saves you from having to scroll through a long, flat list of items.

We’ve also added more viewing options to the rate selector. You can (if you have the proper permissions) see the actual hourly rate for a work type directly within the menu. You can also turn on type indicator colors that let you know if an item is an expense, discount, hourly, or recurring type.

These little additions to the menu make for a huge change in the convenience and organization of your work types. All of this can be done through the new expanded Rates editing window in Studiometry 12:

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Studiometry 12 will be released in Q3 2015. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

Buy Studiometry (free upgrade to 12.x for purchases after June 1st):
http://www.oranged.net/store

 







Studiometry 10 Feature Spotlight: New Project Work View

Your entire business revolves around work, so there’s a good chance you spend a lot of time in Studiometry’s Project Work tab. Entering, viewing, managing, and editing work all happen here. We’ve made a lot of great updates to this section for Studiometry 10 to improve both the visual and functional quality of one of the most used sections of Studiometry.

Grouping Capabilities

In Studiometry 10 you can now view a project’s work in subtotaled groups based on Employee or Work Type. This will show you the worked hours and amounts for each Work Type or each Employee, letting you quickly see an overview of how and where your Projects are going. The benefits of these grouping capabilities are obvious: you can quickly see who is doing the most work on a project, or easily summarize the types of work done and expenses associated with a Project. Having a quick summary like this directly within your Work section really helps you stay on top of the status of your Projects.

Filtering Capabilities

Another new viewing option is the ability to filter the work list by item mode. You can now show All Items, Billable, PO, Estimated, and Non-Billable. This works in conjunction with the grouping capabilities, letting you quickly see exactly what you want exactly how you want. Both the grouping and the filtering settings are saved, so Studiometry will keep track of the exact view settings you prefer.

Selected Items Subtotal

Another small, but possibly very useful update is amount and hour subtotals for your current selection. Studiometry updates to show totals based on the selected items in the work tab, giving you the ability to quickly select and total specified items.

All of these updates add up to make the work tab much more powerful and organized.

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Studiometry 10 will be released in September 2012. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

Buy Studiometry (free upgrade to 10.x for purchases after July 1st):
http://www.oranged.net/store

 







Studiometry 10 Feature Spotlight: Employee Roles

New to Studiometry 10 are Employee Roles. In addition to assigning employees to projects, you can now also assign customizable roles for each employee that show their purpose and responsibilities for the project.

The Basics

Studiometry lets you create a list of preset roles that can be quickly assigned to employees within your projects. Setting up assigned employees and their roles for a project is a breeze and requires just a few clicks. If you have a Project or a responsibility that’s outside of your normal role scope, Studiometry also lets you enter custom roles quickly and easily. Selecting “Custom Role” lets you type a new custom role type directly into the Roles list.

Automatically Assign Employee Roles

Using your Project Templates (Preferences Window > Project Templates), you can pre-populate employee roles based on your project types. For example, if Amanda always does the art direction on your Website projects, you can add add Amanda to your Website template and pre-assign her role as art director.

Now, when you create a new project using the Website Project Template, Amanda will be automatically assigned to the project, and her role will be automatically populated as Art Director.

Role Reporting

Your employee roles aren’t just limited to internal use. If you’d like to, you can now show Employee roles on your Invoices and Reports sent to your Clients. This is a great way to add a level of transparency and help organize communications between you and your clients.

Using the new EmployeeProjectRole variable for Invoice/Report templates, you can easily display the employee’s role alongside other employee information.

More To Come!

Roles are an exciting new feature for Studiometry 10, but we’re always looking ahead. We plan to utilize the Employee roles when developing future features within Studiometry. If that interests you, or you have ideas of how you’d like to further use Roles, please feel free to participate in our Feature Requests forums on our support site:

http://support.oranged.net/forums/351452-studiometry-feature-requests

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Studiometry 10 will be released in September 2012. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

Buy Studiometry (free upgrade to 10.x for purchases after July 1st):
http://www.oranged.net/store