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Apr 2022
  • 27th April 2022

    Security

Coming soon: Changes to manager access rights for custom permissions

We’re streamlining manager access rights into a single role with flexible permissions for more clarity and precision around what is managed. 

Managing projects or departments isn’t always clear-cut. Combining these access rights with customizable permissions will let you cherry-pick access rights based on the hierarchy and structure of your organization. For example, if Joanna manages Fred, and Fred manages two people, their access rights can be individually tailored to suit their needs.

How does it affect your team?

  • Select individual people you manage without needing to manage a whole department 
  • Project managers will no longer be able to schedule time off for everyone—only those they manage
  • Allow managers to edit both people and projects
  • Hide or show sensitive details like budgets, billable rates, and reports to individual managers

We’ll be sharing more details soon! If you have any questions in the meantime, reach out to us at support@float.com.

Mar 2022
  • Michael
  • By Michael Freedman22nd March 2022

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Schedule design updates: A simpler interface, more navigation options, and faster insights

Since releasing our new Schedule interface late last year, we've been listening closely to what's working and, more importantly, what's not working for you and your team.

Thanks to your input, we've made some exciting design updates:

  • New drop-down options to manage your team's scheduled tasks, projects, and logged time in fewer clicks
  • A simplified date range selector with preset options to see your team's scheduled and logged hours more easily
  • A dedicated tab on the sidebar for teams using time tracking to review and submit their logged hours faster
Feb 2022
  • Michael
  • By Michael Freedman21st February 2022

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Introducing Plus Pack: Scale accountability and processes across your team with our new add-on

Plus pack is a new paid add-on that gives you enhanced security and management controls for your team.

With plus pack, you can:

  • Enable SAML single sign-on (SSO) through Azure AD, OneLogin, or Okta
  • Require team members to sign in with Google and restrict access to specific email domains
  • Track up to 6 months of team activity and filter by individual people, projects, and actions
  • Lock logged time to prevent changes and improve reporting and billing accuracy
Jan 2022
  • Michael
  • By Michael Freedman25th January 2022

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Plan projects faster with custom templates + track work more consistently with locked task lists

We've introduced project templates in Float to help you plan, schedule, and scale projects faster. We've also added the option to lock a project's task list to help keep your team in sync when tracking and invoicing work.

  • Plan work in less time by saving your favorite projects as templates
  • Schedule more consistently with standardized task lists
  • Track and bill projects more accurately by limiting your team to specific task names
Nov 2021
  • Michael
  • By Michael Freedman30th November 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Meet the new Float timeline: More visual, insightful, and personalized 🎉

The way teams work is changing. With more hybrid and distributed remote workplaces, flexible hours, and increased autonomy, the need for visibility over team capacity and utilization rates has never been greater.

The new Float Timeline gives you a unified view that makes it easy to see the full picture faster:

  • Know your capacity and utilization rates at a glance
  • Focus on your individual workload with a new "Me" view
  • Drill down into the details with powerful and intuitive filters

Wherever and whenever your team gets work done, the new Timeline helps keep everyone in the loop!

Oct 2021
  • Glenn Rogers - Float CEO & Co-Founder
  • By Glenn Rogers20th October 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Coming soon: A new timeline with proactive insights into your team's capacity and utilization 🔥📈

Get a first look at the new Float! It's simpler, more visual, and gives you personalized insights into your team's time. 🤩 This update will be released over the coming month. Existing Float customers can log in and check it out today at app.preview.float.com.

You'll get the same high-level view of all your people and projects, now with proactive insights to make smarter resource decisions, faster.

With the new Timeline, you'll be able to:

  • Visualize your team's time over any period with a new open and interactive date range selector
  • Know your team's precise utilization and their scheduled vs. available hours at a glance
  • See each person's tags displayed on the Timeline to identify skills quickly
  • Focus on your individual tasks and logged hours with a new "Me" view
  • Quickly compare your scheduled vs. logged time with an easy toggle switch
  • Bulk log hours for anyone (or everyone) across any date range

Got any feedback? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to us at support@float.com.