Idox EIM upgrades Fusion P8 following extensive customer consultation
- Published: 27 May 2016
Fusion P8 3.15 is now available with new functionality as a direct result of customer feedback.
The latest improvements to Fusion P8 have been developed and launched as a direct result of customer feedback and input from the Customer Advisory Board. For many of these improvements, we have worked alongside real Fusion P8 users to see how we could enhance the product for performing their day-to-day activities. To do this, we looked at specific usage scenarios and worked on how efficiencies could be made.
Tim Fleet, VP of Business Development, talks about the significance of the updates. “In recent months we’ve held a number of Customer Advisory Board (CAB) sessions, actively seeking input from our customers and asking them what they would like to see in our products. This time, we visited them on-site and worked through a number of scenarios to understand how Fusion P8 is being used and how we could improve it to better suit the users. The latest release brings the feedback to reality and has also informed the roadmap for future releases.”
Here are some of the highlights in V3.15, the latest release of Fusion P8.
Managing interruptions to be more productive
It’s unlikely that you will be able to work on something from start to finish without being interrupted by a phone call, email or more urgent request. In the case of Fusion P8, a user might have searched for information and be working on documents in the search results. They receive a phone call and are diverted from what they are doing to answer a more urgent query.
Previously, the user would have had to navigate away from what they had been working on, perform the new search to deal with the query and lose what they had been working on. Now, they are able to work on tasks concurrently, deal with the urgent question, click on the original search result to select the earlier result and carry on working as they were. Fusion P8 has now been enhanced to retain more than one search result.
The improvements also extend to users continuing where they left off the previous day. They might not have finished on the results of their search when they leave for the night. In the new version of Fusion P8, users can log off and retain their search. When they next log in, the systems brings them back to where they left off in the last session.
Index templates to save time
Often users will have to submit records to be stored, with few details changing from one record to the next. Where previously, they would have had to create each record from scratch, they can now create templates with the fields commonly saved and work from those to create further records in batches, saving time and reducing errors. It also allows them to leave that task to work on something else and pick up the template later to continue as it is easier to find. Templates can also be shared across teams and departments to improve collaboration and reduce rework.
Collaboration and team working with My Favorites
People work in different ways and like to have control over the way they store and share their documents. In Fusion P8, users can create their own personal folder structures in My Favorites at their convenience whilst control and security is still maintained. With the new release, teams of users can now share items in Public Favorites. Folders can also be created in the Public area of My Favorites to share documents with a restricted group, for example, a project team, related to a specific task or project that they are working on, making it easier to find and share related content.
About Fusion P8
Fusion P8 manages and controls engineering documentation for capital projects and operations and is used across industries such as Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Public Sector and Transportation.