Posted on Apr 29, 2013
We deployed a new update today which included some minor changes and bugfixes since the previous update. Here are the issues that are fixed in this update:
- Firefox 20 was causing some rendering issues under certain circumstances.
- Calendar filter dropdowns were not reloading the project and resource lists.
- Auto-save changes on the project schedule idle timeout has been changed from 3 to 8 seconds.
- Projects created from the Quick List popup were not showing up in hierarchy views.
- New hierarchy folders were not showing up when created.
Posted on Apr 16, 2013
We recently made some changes that mainly pertain to resources, laying more groundwork for the upcoming Resource Management enhancements which you can read more about on the roadmap.
- Improved edit resource popup window
- Users can be given access to all projects
- Users can be restricted from viewing cost data
- Administrators can impersonate a user to see what they will be able to see
- Users can now have status email sent on multiple days
- Changed the scrollbars to be more attractive
- Improvements to the Project Schedule screen – font size, Gantt chart, colors, etc.
Changes to Pricing Plans
We made some minor changes at the low end of our pricing plans. We have completely eliminated the Free Plan as it was becoming too cumbersome to maintain and not enough people were using it. We renamed the Solo Plan to Individual Plan and the price is now $19/mo and includes unlimited Guests (was $12/mo with no Guests)…. Read More
Posted on Apr 7, 2013
We just rolled out a new version of Cobalt Project Manager that includes the following improvements:
- You can now specify calendar settings at the company and project level. You can specify the working days and hours for the standard work week, as well as add exceptions to the calendars that include working and non-working exceptions.
- Project calendars can inherit settings from the company calendar settings or they can be over-ridden for each individual project.
- MS Project import loads project calendar from imported file.
Edit Project Settings
- Added some additional fields to the edit project settings popup window: budget, description and project type.
- Added a tab for managing resources assigned to a project along with their hourly rate.
- Added project calendar tab for editing project calendar settings.
- Project settings can be edited from the project list and the project schedule pages.
- The project list can now be grouped by the new Project Type field.
Posted on Feb 5, 2013
Made some enhancements and bug fixes to the dashboard. The bottom section of the dashboard now gets filtered by the top project filters. Added printable reports based on what is shown on the dashboard.
Posted on Jan 23, 2013
You can now upload a logo and customize the colors on the header area in Cobalt. There is a new button on the Company Settings page called Customize Header for making these changes. The changes will be applied to all users on your account.
The splitter between the schedule and the task information has been updated to span the entire vertical height of the grid to make it easier to move it around.
Posted on Nov 21, 2012
We just completed the most recent upgrade to Cobalt Project Manager. The biggest improvement is the new Home screen which is geared towards making it easier for team members to log in and provide status updates on their tasks. There are also some general layout improvements which we will discuss below.
You will notice a new tab on the left called Home. It has three sub-tabs which include:
- My Tasks
- My Calendar
- Time Log
The My Tasks screen provides the ability for team members to see their upcoming tasks across all projects. It includes a Gantt-chart on the right side to provide a visual representation of the upcoming tasks. The team members can then enter in the percent complete status or check the box to mark the tasks as complete. This immediately updates the status of the tasks within their respective project.
Posted on Oct 1, 2012
We are excited to announce that we have recently completed the new Reporting feature in Cobalt Project Manager. The new reporting feature allows users to run any of the 35+ pre-defined reports that are provided or users can even create their own reports. The reports can be printed, exported to PDF or exported to Excel. The reporting feature allows allow information across multiple projects to be easily aggregated and exported to Excel for further analysis or reporting.
Below are some screenshots of the new reporting feature.
The report editor that allows users to create… Read More
Posted on Jul 23, 2012
We’ve been hard at work for the past few weeks on several new features for Cobalt Project Manager, as well as some under-the-hood improvements to make the software perform even better than before. The two major features that we have added are Cost Tracking and Enhanced User Permissions. We hope that you will find that they really add value to the tool.
The new cost tracking feature includes the ability to assign resources to a project and specify their hourly rate for that project. It loads the Default Hourly Rate from the Resource, and then you can customize it for that particular project. Here is an example of the popup for assigning resources to the project and specifying the hourly rates for that project.
When you assign resources to a task, you can now choose from all… Read More
Posted on Jul 5, 2012
We have recently completed the enhancements to the Project List views, including filtering, grouping, Gantt chart view and archiving projects.
Filtering the Project List
The same filters that are available on the Dashboard for the project list have been added to the Project List tab. The filters are by Phase and Role of the current user, which allows you to see just those projects that you would like to in the list.
We have added a new project phase called “Archived” which allows you to Archive projects once they are completed. This is in addition to the “On Hold” status which effectively keeps those projects that are on-hold or archived from showing up in most views. You can always see your archived or on-hold projects by changing the filter on the project list and dashboard views.
Grouping Projects and Hierarchy
You can now choose to view… Read More
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
We are excited to announce that Cobalt Project Manager is now integrated with Google Drive. This means that you can easily attach documents from your Google Drive to tasks in your project schedule. We’ve had numerous requests for this feature and hopefully you will find it to be very useful! The best part is that you can leverage Google for the document storage and that also means that versioning, file sharing and other document management features that you are accustomed to in Google Docs are available.
Using the new Google Drive integration is simple! When you are in your project schedule, you just press the toolbar icon to attach a document as before. However, there is now one additional option for adding a Google Drive document. Here is a screenshot of the new dialog option: