Hot! WORKetc Introduces New Custom Field Groups

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WORKetc has been doing a significant amount of work on its latest forthcoming release and some of this work has concentrated on the worketc custom fieldsdevelopment of their new custom fields too.  Of course, seasoned users of WORKetc will know that custom fields, themselves, have been available in the application for some time, but their functionality has never been well structured and integrated fully, feeling to users a bit more like a bolted-on addition – an afterthought rather than a serious feature.

The new improved custom fields, however, change all that and see the custom fields bedding into WORKetc with the other integrated features, both in terms of the user interface and the supporting functionality.

A custom field in WORKetc is a way of storing specific information for your specific needs – consider a custom field much like a specific field in a database that meets your organization’s specific needs.  Once captured, this customized information can also be used and displayed within your work area of WORKetc, providing valuable and relevant information for your project team.  For example, imagine your business sells website design and creation to customers. Additional useful information might be: whether they want to use one of your standard design templates or a custom site, the specific design template used for the site, do they need a backend database? Will they take online payments?  These pieces of information all represent useful but very custom information, and these are ideal candidates to be captured using custom fields in WORKetc.

The key improvement that users will now see include:

  • The ability to assign a newly created group of custom fields to a particular module
  • The setup of custom fields is now much simpler
  • The ability to perform searches on custom fields
  • Make use of pre-defined types of custom groups, for example, lists
  • The ability to expand text fields. In fact, this small change was actually introduced last year, but only those users using the forums would have known about it as it wasn’t more widely announced.  This feature lets users expand the text using the grab handle on the bottom right hand corner, then dragging it out to give you extra text space!

For each individual custom field, there are its own set of options allowing you to tailor them. For example, a label custom field, can be color coded.  The custom field group is only displayed on the chosen activities, allowing you to perform actions on the group as a whole – potentially worketc custom fields 2saving huge amounts of time.

The release of WORKetc that will include the new Custom Field Group functionality is due to arrive with customers in February, 2012.

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Jan Birley

Jan holds a PhD in computing and started out in software development and IT training. She built a strong career as a project and program manager focusing on IT in the Health Service sector. Jan specializes in taking greenfield and immature services/departments to effective business-as-usual operation and is currently responsible for the delivery of clinical assessment forms into a high profile clinical system. Jan has authored 100′s of articles on project-management related topics.


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