Product updates - changelog & roadmap | Forecast PPM

Feature roadmap & product updates

The following changelog represent features and quality improvements that are either planned, under development, or have been released by the Forecast development team.

We will keep this up to date so you at least have a gist of what goes into each update.

For the most part, we will try to list things out as detailed as we see necessary.

If you have suggestions for features or improvements to be included in upcoming releases please contact us.

Current product roadmap

4th Quarter (Oct. - Dec.) 2016

Expected main features to be developed

  • New Forecast platform v2 pre-alpha
  • New Risk register
  • New Watchlist
  • New Risk register

1st Quarter (Jan. - Mar.) 2017

Expected main features to be developed

  • New Forecast platform v2 alpha
  • New Forecast platform v2 beta
  • New Project prioritization
  • New Zendesk integration
  • New Salesforce integration
  • New Harvest integration

Previously released features

December 2016

Final build version was #5074

  • New Forecast platform v2 pre-alpha
  • New Risk register
  • New Project status report
  • New Speed optimizations
  • Misc. bug fixes

November 2016

Final build version was #5044

  • New Forecast platform v2 pre-alpha
  • New Project watchlist
  • New Project difference report
  • Misc. bug fixes

October 2016

Final build version was #4994

  • New Forecast platform v2 pre-alpha
  • New Weekly time registration
  • Misc. bug fixes

September 2016

Final build version was #4972

  • New Forecast platform v2 pre-alpha
  • New Chinese translation
  • Misc. bug fixes

August 2016

Final build version was #4941

  • New Jira integration via Atlassian connect
  • New Updates to time administration
  • New Export in scheduling
  • New Dependencies in work breakdown and templates
  • New Bottom-up view in scheduling (current actual allocation)
  • New Dependencies in templates
  • New Start and end dates
  • New Work breakdown can now be re-ordered and changes are saved
  • New Estimate vs. actuals report across projects
  • Misc. bug fixes

July 2016

Final build version was #4868

  • New Duplicate tasks and stories
  • New Rights for seeing financial information
  • New Description in the timer window
  • New Danish language
  • Improved copy in the work breakdown
  • Misc. bug fixes

June 2016

Final build version was #4811

  • New Roadmap insight updated
  • New Task timer
  • New Customize project cards
  • New Click directly on cards to edit
  • New Create cards directly in column
  • New Favorite project from all projects screen
  • Misc. bug fixes

May 2016

Final build version was #4738

  • New Time registration on a project with model none
  • New Language select
  • New Administration moved to own pages
  • New Filtering on home screen
  • New Shortcuts on home screen
  • Misc. bug fixes

April 2016

Final build version was #4585

  • New Boards with drag&drop in Waterfall
  • New Re-work of the home screen (My projects)
  • New Personal statistics / Team member KPIs
  • New Estimates and time remaining in hours and minutes
  • Misc. bug fixes

March 2016

Final build version was #4518

  • New Upload and attach project related documents
  • New New top and left-hand navigation
  • New Assign tasks (task planning) by drag&drop in Waterfall
  • New Add new clients when creating a new project
  • New Clickable IDs on all work items for easier reference
  • New Warning dialog when scheduling people outside of the project scope
  • New Automatic marking of tasks as done when 0 hours left
  • Improved project cards in scheduling
  • Improved visual indication of work item type and status
  • Simplified time administration
  • Counters on tabs in all work items
  • Create milestones in the shortcut menu
  • Misc. bug fixes

February 2016

Final build version was #4405

  • New Single click on all items
  • New Email notifications
  • New Story estimation methods
  • New Save grid layout on each screen by using the gear icon
  • New You can now give your clients access to just the right things
  • New Address and contact fields on clients
  • New Create your own custom login domain
  • Improved onboarding
  • Improved filtering
  • Misc. bug fixes

January 2016

Final build version was #4225

  • New Commenting on user stories and tasks
  • New Notification of unsaved changes
  • Updates to all initial planning modules so they're easier to use
  • Responsive design on all pages
  • Date & number format are now two independent settings
  • Rights for showing/hiding financial information
  • Simplified user interface (UI)
  • Misc. bug fixes

December 2015

Final build version was #4076

  • New Attach files to tasks
  • New Administration interface in single window
  • Clients now added from global add new button
  • Project status now added from global add new button
  • Users now added from global add new button
  • Billing window updated
  • Misc. bug fixes

November 2015

Final build version was #3951

  • New Minimize/collapse the menu for more working space
  • New Easy project switching
  • New Project and sprint overview reports
  • New Currency settings to easily see the working currency
  • Simplified billing
  • Updates to the main menu
  • Updates to the story and task windows for easier navigation
  • Misc. bug fixes

October 2015

Final build version was #3869

  • New Global create button for easy creation of new items
  • New Organization and project status reports
  • New US and European date formatting
  • New Direct links to items
  • New Automatic item IDs
  • Updates to all projects page
  • Misc. bug fixes

September 2015

Final build version was #3702

  • New Dashboard/home screen
  • New Project status report that shows current project status for single and across projects
  • New Global create button that enables creation of items from anywhere
  • All projects screen updated with better layout and project colors
  • Misc. bug fixes

August 2015

Final build version was #3576

  • New Override available hours in resource planning on user level
  • New Milestones can now be attached to sprints in agile projects
  • New ARIA tags for improved accesibility
  • New New story progress report that shows status of all stories across all sprints
  • Configurable rights implemented on resource planning
  • Updates to the TimeLog integration
  • Updates to the TFS integration
  • Updates to the menu to make it more user friendly and accessible
  • Misc. bug fixes

July 2015

Final build version was #3488

  • New Updated interface so Forecast is simpler to use
  • New Dashboard/home screen is completely new
  • New Item counts in boards
  • New Added detail information to titles in the agile module
  • New Filtering and search in backlog, sprint planning, story and task board - they even save their state automatically
  • Simplified grids
  • New Reports are now collated into 2 groups (project and portfolio) - searchable with thumbnails
  • Updates to TimeLog integration
  • Activity Breakdown module removed
  • Misc. bug fixes

June 2015

Final build version was #3233

  • New Converting the plan to a running agile project now creates automatic epics as well
  • New It's now possible to set a story type as bug / defect
  • New Unlimited Scrum / Kanban stages
  • Resource planning performance optimizations
  • Misc. bug fixes

May 2015

Final build version was #3153

  • New Filtering in resource planning
  • New Holidays can now be managed in resource planning
  • New Non-work days e.g. weekends now visible in resource planning
  • New Apps menu in system admininstration
  • New Timelog integration
  • New TFS integration
  • New Rich-text editors on tasks and stories
  • Updates to API
  • Misc. bug fixes

April 2015

Final build version was #3077

  • New Run multiple parallel sprints and planning with multiple teams in one project
  • New Edit story directly from task
  • New Employee utilization report showing actual and planned utilization
  • New Milestones in all estimation modules
  • Pre-requisites and limitations moved to versions module
  • Updates to API
  • Misc. bug fixes

March 2015

Final build version was #3015

  • New Time left popup when registering time
  • Updated all help documentation
  • 3rd party frameworks upgraded to latest versions
  • Misc. bug fixes

February 2015

Final build version was #2963

  • New Files can now be uploaded to individual lines
  • New All estimates can now be grouped
  • New More tutorial videos added
  • Help system updated
  • Performance enhancements
  • SmartGWT framework upgraded to latest version 5.0
  • Misc. bug fixes and improvements

January 2015

Final build version was #2906

  • New Capacity and resource planning
  • New Absence can now be registered from the dashboard
  • Updated misc. charts on reports
  • Misc. bug fixes

December 2014

Final build version was #2839

  • New Wizard and tutorial for system setup
  • New Welcome screen for new users
  • New Resource planning settings
  • New Absence types
  • New Help and instructional videos
  • GWT framework upgraded to latest version 2.7.0
  • SmartGWT framework upgraded to latest version 5.0
  • General updates and improvements to UI and UX
  • Misc. bug fixes and improvements

November 2014

Final build version was #2751

  • New Project timelime report showing all projects and their current progress
  • New Icons to administration interface
  • New Standard tag taxonomy for new signups
  • New Tutorial videos
  • New All grids now fit to content
  • New Error messages in API
  • New Project page
  • New Tasks can now have multiple owners
  • Added missing help functionality
  • Updated project settings and default settings
  • More advanced options moved into gear menus
  • Improved demo data for new signups
  • Graphics and layout updates (UI)
  • Misc. bug fixes

October 2014

Final build version was #2626

  • New Estimates (3-point and activity breakdown) can now automatically be converted and linked to execution items e.g. stories in a backlog
  • Updates to rights in Waterfall project execution
  • New Left-hand menu for improved user experience
  • New Completely new UI fully implemented
  • New Added profile images to stories and projects
  • New Progress bar added to stories
  • New Time reporting can now be exported for an entire project
  • Added help to new features
  • New Full Jira integration
  • General performance optimizations
  • Misc. bug fixes and improvements

September 2014

Final build version was #2520

  • New Complete User Interface (UI) remake initiated
  • New REST Hooks in the API
  • New SmartGWT framework upgraded to latest version
  • Misc. bug fixes

August 2014

Final build version was #2466

  • Dashboard updates
  • New Status can now be changed directly on tasks and user stories
  • Reports can now be built and shown based on development model
  • Improved caching
  • New Zapier integration
  • New API version 1.0 released with full documentation
  • Misc. bug fixes

July 2014

Final build version was #2424

  • New Improvements to automatic import of actual hours
  • New Complete update of Waterfall development model
  • Version types can now be updated in the administration module
  • New Complete update of help system
  • Complete logging and status of all Project Manager roles registered
  • New Back end updates and improved server monitoring
  • Improved application performance and caching in the database layer
  • New Administrators can now open all projects — even when unassigned
  • Misc. bug fixes

June 2014

Final build version was #2341

  • New Personalized Dashboard
  • New Administration for version types
  • New Report showing version comparison
  • New Logging of Project Manager roles
  • Performance enhancements and improved caching
  • New User preferences updated with start page selection
  • Font rendering improvements
  • Misc. bug fixes

May 2014

Final build version was #2308

  • Updated graphics
  • Added functionality to auto calculation so the two dropdowns are dependent on each other
  • Added estimate to quick task modal
  • End date now shows "No Milestones" if none are set
  • Misc. bug fixes

April 2014

Final build version was #2281

  • New Automatic calculation of project phases
  • New Help text updated for Business Units
  • Improved speed of task board via lazy loading
  • Improvements to Scrum UI
  • New SmartGWT framework upgraded to latest version
  • Misc. bug fixes

March 2014

Final build version was #2263

  • New Option to turn the ALA off for individual projects
  • Project types are now tied together with business units
  • Updated misc. text and field orders to improve usability
  • Font updates and refactoring
  • Minor UI changes
  • New SmartGWT framework upgraded to latest version
  • New Updated entire backend to latest Java version
  • Misc. bug fixes

February 2014

Final build version was #2233

  • Slight changes to color scheme in User Interface (UI)
  • New Project phase categories
  • New Added business units and organizational structure
  • Improved serverside code efficiency
  • Added description to milestones
  • Changed how data is handled in story board and task board (both now use a faster servlet to fetch sprints)
  • User stories are no longer editable from increment
  • New Added portfolio accuracy report
  • Project Overview estimate columns combined into one in select project
  • Added new icons
  • Added auto expansion of trees in use cases and business units
  • New Improved workflow and layout of the Use Case module
  • Updated size and functionality of help windows
  • Minor bug fixes

January 2014

Final build version was #2197

  • Optimized loading speed of global tags and tag reports
  • Fixed project data saving incorrectly
  • Layout and button improvements
  • Changed the comparison of integers throughout the solution
  • New Project Overview optimized and paginated
  • New Grid viewstate and fields now applied to grid before it is drawn to improve load times
  • Added margins to print elements in PDF export
  • Fixed Project Progress report endless loop condition, and improved overall performance of the report
  • Updates to automated deployment
  • Upgraded SmartGWT Pro framework to newest version
  • New Use Case module updated with additional fields
  • New Help windows are no longer modal and can be dragged
  • New Help for Function Points and Project Overview
  • No longer any limits of file size when uploading in Time Administration module
  • Actors can now be deleted
  • File upload in User Stories improved
  • Other minor bugs fixed

December 2013

Final build version was #2161

  • Added 6 step loading screen to index page
  • Now loading all Javascript in bundles
  • Optimized imports (reduced initial filesize from 2mb to 940kb)
  • Added new PDF export skin for building PDF reports
  • Layout fixes for resizing the browser window
  • Cost can now be entered either with , (comma) OR . (period) as a decimal separator
  • Optimized tag statistics report
  • Other minor bugs fixed

November 2013

Final build version was #2140

  • User Interface (UI) updates and improvements
  • Updates to burn-down chart
  • New Three Point Estimate Variance report
  • New User Story and Actuals report
  • Dates changed to "dd MMM yyyy" format
  • PDF export fix
  • Updates to REST API
  • Other minor bugs fixed

October 2013

Final build version was #2128

  • Speed optimization of core server side code
  • Speed optimization of project selection screen
  • New Added milestones functionality
  • Updates to Earned Value Management (EVM) and Key Figures reports
  • Removed excess fields from user stories
  • New Helptext added to Versions, COCOMO and 3-point modules
  • User prompt for closing a sprint to improve workflow
  • New Charting module for use in reports
  • Improved IE rendering
  • Other minor bugs fixed

September 2013

Final build version was #2087

  • New Report showing Earned Value Management
  • Updates to all report diagrams
  • Updates to module layouts
  • All costs and currency are now saved as decimal
  • New Report showing the status on stories that have not changed status
  • New Report showing User story status
  • New Report showing User story types
  • Fixed cutoff problems with report list titles
  • Update to user story reports. Summations added
  • New Added delivery date to project
  • New Added budget to project
  • New Added group cost and team to workitems
  • Added external employee id to users
  • New Report showing key figures
  • New Added CSV Upload to time administration module
  • New Time registration module
  • Bundled data sources to improve performance
  • Limited the amount of x-axis labels in reports
  • Other minor bugs fixed

August 2013

Final build version was #2035

  • Updates to module layouts
  • New icons
  • Layout Javascript redone from scratch
  • New time registration module
  • Upgrade of frontend frameworks
  • REST API work
  • Other minor bugs fixed

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