A few weeks ago, we sent a survey asking you, our users, what you thought of the current features and modules of UniPhi 13 and what you would like to see in the next update of UniPhi 14. We had a great number of responses and are extremely grateful to all who participated. It has allowed us to gather a lot of insight into what is and isn’t working for our user base, what ideas they have for the future of the software and where we should go from here.
And so, without further ado (we won’t keep you in suspense any longer), here are the results of the survey.Current Modules
The purpose of the first part of the survey was to find out what users thought of the current modules and gain some insight into their experience using UniPhi 13.
We found that the most used modules of UniPhi 13 were Resources, Contracts Management and Costs Management, with the least used module being Risks Management.
This linked in with the most liked modules, being Contracts Management, Costs Management and Resources, potentially being the result of why they are the most used or vice versa.
Though, where there are highs there are also lows. The least liked modules of UniPhi 13 were Document Management and Issues. This was mainly accredited to a lack of drag and drop functionality within Document Management and wanting more features in Issues such as the ability to email out of UniPhi.
Further improvements suggested in the comments, were those regarding outlook, with users wanting improved functionality particularly with regards to saving emails as issues, enhanced reports and dashboard charts and graphs, as well as more training around auto phasing to make it appear less black box and mysterious.
The rate of response of the system was however not found too slow with the majority saying so.New and Improved Features
This leads us to the second half of the survey, which was designed to ask users what features they would like to see in the update. Respondents were therefore offered a predetermined list of options to pick from of potential future updates.
It comes as no surprise, given the previous comments that enhanced outlook integration was the most sought-after feature with 68% of respondents opting for it. This was closely followed by mobile optimization (62%) and new visualization dashboard, including design your own dashboards embedded in the application (56%).
Finally, we were interested in finding out what other ideas and suggestions users might have for the update. There were a lot of great suggestions for new features in UniPhi 14, some of which were:
Where to from here?
- More obvious track changes in document management
- Project calendar with integration to outlook + event scheduler
- Auto job creation in MYOB and the sending of PDF invoices across MYOB with an automated sync function between MYOB and UniPhi for paid invoices
- Payroll functionality
- Ability to hide cards on the project summary screen
- Allow users to select the view for the project summary screen in resources, default setting
- Ability to show linkages between tasks in or with other projects
- Ability to import contract deliverables and overwrite existing identical lines
- Feasibility analysis
- Profit reporting by resource not just by team
- Process for expense claims through UniPhi using OCI
Now that we’ve gathered all your responses, had a chance to learn about what you do and don’t like and what you’d like to see in UniPhi, we can get cracking on UniPhi 14.
We will be writing an update blog post in late May and in June we will start presenting the new features with a set to be released date in July/August.
Watch this space.