Timezones for Tasks: RMS 145

The Bipsync Research Management System is now on release 145, following 144 which was a maintenance release earlier this month. A notable feature of this latest release is the addition of timezone awareness to our Task Management suite. Read on for more detail…

Due Dates and Timezones

Our Task Management feature allows users to keep track of personal and team tasks.

Due dates on tasks can optionally be allocated a specific timezone.

In this release we added the ability to specify a timezone when adding a due date to any task. This is useful in situations where a user may be travelling, or should they wish to add a task for a team member in another part of the world. By setting a timezone appropriate to their location, we can ensure that the due date reflects local time at that location.

This is particularly important as we continue to develop task notifications, including within our mobile applications.

Create Items From Widgets

A number of clients asked if Bipsync could enable them to create new items directly from a widget within dashboards. We’ve added that feature in this release:

Users can now create new items directly from dashboard widgets.

This is available for both the “Related” and “Contacts” widgets, and will help further simplify workflows for many of our users.

Other Fixes and Improvements

  • We now list contacts grouped by the first letter of their last name when there are a significant number of them in the system. This improves findability and the performance of the contact list.
  • Removed the filter toggle icon on grids, for which filters have been permanently enabled.
  • Comments are now consistently presented underneath a note on mobile devices with smaller screens.
  • We fixed an issue which resulted in incorrect URLs for contacts being added to subscription emails.

As usual, please get in touch with any questions about this release, or if you have any feedback or suggestions about the Bipsync platform.