"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." -Abraham Lincoln
As we prepare for the new ION, we’re cranking away on new integrations, automations, and over 50 new features!
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Admins, be sure to scroll to the end for upcoming, breaking database changes.
Level up your operations: Amazing new integrations are available to be turned on in minutes!
Netsuite: import purchase lines to streamline receiving in ION and ease the creation of new inventory.
Smartsheet: Use Gantt charts, dependencies and constraints to plan your factory floor and update Run start/end dates in ION
Datum: Offload your sourcing efforts to Datum, then convert a completed quote to a draft ION Purchase.
When writing Procedure steps, it's helpful to have a template to start from. You can now insert a Standard Step, “detach,” then modify at will.
Do you have contractors, auditors, or other partners who need access to your ION environment? The next time you request First Resonance add users from outside your organization, add an extra layer of security by whitelisting (allowing) their domain (@third-party.com) to your org settings. We’ve already migrated your existing whitelisted admin users’ domains!
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A little sheepish using GraphQL? It's ok, ION’s front-end can write queries for you!
PLATFORM - filter by ID on every table view in ION
RUNS - enable the ability to modify past clock ins/outs via API
INVENTORY - added “Tip: Use a Filter before using Group by to minimize load time.” Though the grouping feature has been hastened, filtering will speed you up!
INVENTORY - smoother drag n drop column selections for your quality of life
INVENTORY - filter inventory by Issue Id to isolate the impact of a non-conformance (e.g. quarantine).
ISSUES - Assignee now displays in the transaction history
ISSUES - now showing both parent/child step numbers in “Step where Issue occurred” field
KITS - can pick all revisions to a kit (w/ interchangeability enabled)
KITS - decimals are now allowed when kitting inventory
PARTS - Tools Inventory load performance improved w/ pagination.
PARTS - Bulk importer now allows for “h”, “d”, “w”(hours, days, weeks) in the lead time field (instead of needing to convert to seconds), and the symbol $ in the cost field removing painstaking data cleansing steps.
PARTS - Required approvals added to mBOM reviews, consistent across the platform, to ensure the integrity of your assemblies.
PARTS - Inventory is now titled specifically “Available Inventory” (excludes scrap, on order, wip) for better clarity.
PARTS - The kitting screen now shows/links to Purchases (when applicable) for faster navigation.
PARTS - Trace export now includes purchase price to support accounting.
PARTS - importing blank custom attributes no longer overwrites existing records.
PARTS - deleting records at part importer submission is now allowed.
PARTS - cannot delete a part if referenced on a kit.
PARTS - able to filter by Tool part number.
PLANS - Display Status on the table view because it obviously should be there.
PLANS - Hard allocation reservations of a plan such that re-work/maintenance doesn’t interfere with new builds.
PLANS - ETA & Need Date from Purchases added to Plans for comparison with the Plan need dates, to help identify possible supply shortages.
PLANS - Bulk select Supplier for Planned Items to accelerate creating supply.
PLANS - Option to drive demand through Kits instead of aBOMs for those who use Kits prolifically.
PLANS - MOA components no longer drive (ghost) demand, improving overall accuracy of the forecast.
PLATFORM - Hide archived locations from Location pickers to ease the search.
PLATFORM - Location’s “Available Inventory” is now defined as: the count of unique inventory records with available stock (hope that's clearer!).
PLATFORM - Filter, sort, group by, columns, in that order, on all components for consistency and influence users to filter first to improve load times.
PLATFORM - Group by selections in table views now save into the URL so you can bookmark/share the complete set of view selections.
PLATFORM - Notifications are only sent on active tabs instead of across all open ION tabs to avoid being notified in multiple places, annoyingly.
PLATFORM - now able to properly edit Runs from the Locations page
PLATFORM - drag and drop multiple files in all attachment components
PROCEDURES - Standard Steps and only their latest version are sorted to the top of the Step picker to hasten your search for the right step.
PROCEDURES - Step picker paginated for improved performance.
PROCEDURES - Performance improved when associating parts.
PROCEDURES - exporting now allows images from content editor, datagrid, and PDF content types.
PROCEDURES - description field auto-expands with text
PURCHASES - status must be in “In Review” for approval workflow
PURCHASES - Cancelations prompt the user with clearer language to avoid that horrifying moment that you've removed something and it can't be undone.
RUNS - Inventory picker widened to fully display serialized inventory selections.
RUNS - Custom attribute columns added to the Standard Step table view and we're aiming to put custom attributes on every table view in ION.
RUNS - % complete is now an attribute in the API for reporting/automation.
RUNS - UpdateRuns mutation can update multiple runs w/ one request for all the hackers out there.
RUNS - Due Date column added to the table view; sorry we missed that one.
RUNS - Fast Execution mode now displays fields more intuitively.
RUNS - You can search / group by Batch Id and title from a keyword/filter in table view to monitor all runs in a batch.
RUNS - datagrid signoffs editable only to users with appropriate role
RUNS - now able to select a destination location at Run completion!
We are overhauling our aBOM API and will have big changes hitting in the next few months!
This project will introduce breaking changes.
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We will reach out to all of those directly affected as we get closer to the project release. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!