Version 0117

Updated 3 weeks ago by Nilas Hedin

Release date September 22, 2021

New functionality

Schedule and Base schedule

Improved validation - Max scheduled hours per week exceeded

In this release, we've improved the validation rule Max scheduled hours per week exceeded. As of now, the warning will only appear on shift/task that causes the nominal hour limit to be exceeded as well as on all subsequent shifts in that same schedule period.

For more information about Base schedule validations, click here.

Comments on tasks

You can now add and edit comments when you're assigning a task to a shift.

Add a comment to a task

When selecting a task in the drop-down on a shift, you'll see a comment box:

Type in comments that you would like to add to the task:

When you save, the comment on the task will be saved and visible for the employee in their schedule.

Edit a comment on a task

Click on the shift that you would like to edit, and open the advanced detail panel. Notice that the comment will be visible below the start and end time of the task:

Expand the task, and you'll see the comment box. Change the comment, and save the shift to store the new comment:

Inherited comments on task

If the shift type that you use when selecting a task already has a comment defined, then that comment will be inherited and visible in the comment box when you select it:

This feature is available both in Schedule and Base schedule. The comments you add to the tasks will be visible for the employees when they view their schedules.
Smart list improvements

With this release, we've made improvements so that the smart list also checks skills on tasks when suggesting what employee that is the best match for a shift.

Example

In the example below, we are assigning a person to a shift with a task. The shift requires Skill 1, and the task requires Skill 2:

  • Elin Olsson has both skills so she is considered to be the best match.
  • Andreas Olsson has Skill 1 (required for the shift) but is missing Skill 2 (required for the task), so he is considered to be the second best match.
  • Björn Gustafsson is missing both skills so he is considered to be the third best match.
Overtime periods

With this release, we've added support to manage Overtime period configurations.

Add, edit, and delete overtime periods

In Account settings > Agreements > Overtime periods, you can fully configure different overtime periods:

For more information on how to work with overtime periods, read more here.
Unit Groups

We've also added support for unit groups and unit group members.

Under Account Settings > Access rights > Unit groups, you can group together different units in order to better assign and manage their associated configurations together:

For additional information about how to work with unit groups, you can find all the details here.

Updates and performance improvements

  • Changed behavior of calculated variable summaries: they are now calculated at the summary level as well as the individual data point level in the Forecast tab.
  • It's now possible to update statutory or non-statutory balances when adding a manual Time Tracker transaction and the Time Tracker is defined as "first to expire"
  • Changed behavior in Webpunch when user punches in and out within the rounding to shift start. We will now remove that punch automatically when this happens. If you punch in on an unplanned task within rounding, we will not round that punch in the current version. Read more about rounding of punches here under the section Rounding to shift start/end.

Bug fixes

  • Resolved an issue that returned no results when searching for a standard variable when configuring a calculated variable.
  • Resolved a Webpunch issue that wouldn’t allow fixing or resetting the wrong badge number with hidden numpad, if a user has used first entered an incorrect badge number.
  • Resolved an issue that caused salary type rules on a shift to disappear when the absence was created in Webpunch.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the manager approving leave a request to not be logged.
  • Resolved an attesting issue in the punch detail panel that allowed an employee to punch even if that was not configured and hierarchical approval was set to off.
  • Resolved an issue that caused inactive UserID to not display in the Absence report.
  • Resolved an issue that caused inactive employee to not display in the Absence report.
  • Resolved a Punched hours report issue that caused sections to not be listed
  • Resolved an issue that caused section to not be listed as an option when creating the Punched hours report even when there were shifts connected to the section.
  • Resolved an issue that, when copying multiple shifts to another employee that had an absence or existing shifts in that period, would only allow one action when approving warnings.
  • Resolved a shift swap issue that produced the warning "Employee’s nominal hours for the schedule period have been exceeded" when end result didn’t exceed nominal hours.
  • Resolved an issue that didn’t produce a time warning for the salary type Additional time off in lieu even though the warning was configured in account settings.
  • Resolved a Punched hours filtering issue that didn’t produce a report when a specific employee was filtered on.
  • Resolved an issue that affected the search for standard variable to not work when searching on the add calculated variable panel.

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REST API / Web service updates

Added a GET call for calculated variables: Note that this first version does not support the retrieval of calculated variables that contain standard variables. This will be supported in a future version.

  • GET/calculated-variables/{extCalculatedVarId}

SOAP API / Web service updates

None at this time.

Endpoints being deprecated and removed

None planned at this time.

Click here to view the new Quinyx WFM Web Service documentation. You can find even more web services info here.
We encourage all our customers to make use of our APIs to maintain data and make sure that information is up to date. To ensure scalability of our APIs while growing our customer and user base, we have decided to add restrictions on usage of our SOAP APIs. These restrictions will be enforced programmatically and means that we will enforce a limit on concurrent calls per customer to 10. You should expect response code 429 if you happen to exceed this limit and you are recommended to implement a backoff retry mechanism to handle the limit. Note that the limit applies to SOAP only. When moving from SOAP to Rest over the following years, any limits will be built into the API. Please make sure to forward this information to the party within your company responsible for integrations.


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