Q3 2020 Product Updates
During the third quarter of 2020, the eSUB Product Management and Development teams released the following enhancements:
Status Page: To increase transparency on the availability of eSUB services, we have introduced a public system status page for eSUB at http://status.esub.com. Any major outages impacting our products will be tracked on this page along with the status from “investigating” through “resolved.” We encourage you to subscribe to updates to keep you informed and updated—in real time—of any scheduled maintenance and potential service disruptions.
eSUB Web Application:
Project Summary: The modernized Project Summary and its visual dashboards allow you to easily gauge the profitability of your projects. Financial summaries deliver real-time job costing data. The scrolling newsfeed for Field Notes provides a quick view of job site activity. These updates deliver a snapshot into a project's key performance indicators and immediately flag items that need your attention. Information about project risk and profits is delivered on one screen to give you more control over your projects. Click here to read more about this update.
Project Summary Settings: With the launch of the new Project Summary, the Project Summary settings provides flexibility on which of the six main project key performance indicators to display. NOTE: These are GLOBAL settings that affect Project Summary for all your users. Administrators can mask currency and hours on the User Data Access for those employees that should not be able to view budgeted hours and financials.
Select Project Navigation Icons: When we updated of the Project Summary page, we learned that many customers were utilizing the “Big 6” modules to navigate to different areas with the eSUB platform. Based on customer feedback, we updated the Select Project page with icon links to help users navigate directly to the Daily Report Log and Change Order Request Log. With the goal of getting users to their document logs as quickly as possible, this update has reduced the number of clicks to get users where they need to go.
Hours Lost Summary: Users can now quickly navigate to the Labor Summary page from the Hours Lost Summary Report. The report highlights the relationship of all the project’s labor hours relative to the disruptive/lost hours. Where did the job go south? Quickly dive in to gain an understanding of how delays are impacting your overall labor hours by month, system, phase, work type and labor class. This can help you pinpoint exactly where the delays are happening and any actions you need to move forward to avoid and build claims.
- Custom Acknowledgement: With the new Custom Acknowledgement in eSUB Time, we can help ease the compliance burden through automating the collection of important certification and attestation statements. eSUB Time now provides the ability for Administrators to create custom verbiage for an acknowledgment statement in Timecard settings. The statement must be acknowledged upon timecard signing. The custom acknowledgement statement is recorded to the timecard for future reference.
- Override hours – The feature uses the manually entered override hours to automatically close out breaks and punch out time. Upon approval of timecards with Override hours, if there were any open Punch entries, they are now being closed using Override hours to calculate Punch Out time. For Open breaks, they are also closed with Break Starts time. For example, when an employee punches in at 8 AM, and if they have not punched out, and the time approver enters in six hours, eSUB will automatically enter the punch out time. This will save time in payroll processing when there are breaks and punches that are still open.
- Salutation: The default salutation in eSUB Correspondence Toolbox has been updated to “To Whom It May Concern.” Users can still customize the salutation as needed, but it now defaults to a greeting that is more inclusive and less presumptive.
- Change Order Requests – The Change Orders Requests page in Corporate Management now provides the ability to Export to Excel and Print. This helps Project Managers and Executives manage Change Order requests across several projects throughout the company and bring light to areas of financial risk across projects. This Excel Export is extremely helpful when working with the same General Contractor / Customer across several projects. Project Managers can export the report to Excel and remove any unnecessary columns to show all open Change Orders across their projects to have a collaborative conversation.