Salesforce Project Management and PSA Solution Update

Mission Control v1.61 just dropped on Salesforce AppExchange  and this article dives into some of the amazing new features and exciting new enhancements included in our latest release!

Gantt Chart

The Gantt chart has a number of new features and enhancements, many of them starting as recommendations from our customer base including:

Start and Working Days

When creating Actions within the Gantt Chart, rather than specifying the Start Date and End Date, you are able to specify the Start Date and the Working Days.

Completion % Slider

The slider feature on the Action bar within the Gantt Chart enables you to adjust the Completion % field on the Action record.

Load to Today

By default, the Gantt Chart loads to the first day of the Project. There is now a custom setting that enables you to choose the default loading action from:

  • Project Start Date
  • Today

Start Date + Working Days

When creating Actions within any of the components listed below, rather than specifying the Start Date and End Date, you are able to specify the Start Date and the Working Days.

  • Create Actions Page (see below)
  • Track Pad – Add Action
  • Scheduler – Add Action
  • Project Builder – Add Action
  • Whiteboard – Add Action
Figure 1 – Create Actions Page

 

Dependency Enhancements

A number of additional Dependency options have been added to provide greater flexibility in managing predecessor relationships.

Previously you were able to create ‘Finish to Start’ or ‘Start to Start’ relationships. The parent in the relationship could be the Milestone or the Action and the child always had to be an Action.

The enhancements included in this release provide additional relationship types as well as greater flexibility in which records can be the parent and the child.

Figure 2 – Email/Dependency Notifications

 

Other key enhancements in the June 2022 v1.61 release, include:

  • Gantt Chart Enhancements
  • Start Date + Working Days
  • Dependency Enhancements
  • Dependency Notifications
  • Timesheet Enhancements
  • Scheduler Enhancements
  • Whiteboard Enhancements
  • Role Utilisation Report Enhancements
  • Resource Assignment Wizard Enhancements
  • And a few minor enhancements
    • Force Financials Recalculation
    • Role Trigger Enhancements
    • Checklist Board Enhancements
    • Role Forecast Component Enhancements

 

This is just a taster of all the awesome new capabilities and improvements to our Mission Control project management software. You can find the FULL release notes and detailed webinar about our brand new Version 1.61 here. To find out more about our Salesforce project management and PSA Solution, enquire now for a free trial.