The following are a few of the 2.5 release highlights.
New! Space Manager Application
The brand new Space Manager application is focused on delivering a modern web-based experience to address the core needs of today’s space management community. This application has been re-designed from the ground up to streamline common tasks, and thanks to a complete technology refresh is 15-20x faster than previous generations. Space Manager provides an intuitive interface to quickly search, filter, and sort your data, and then begin a number of key workflows such as space assignments or facility data updates.
This new Space Manager application will help you do your job faster and more efficiently than ever before, and includes a number of new features which includes:
- New Search/Sort/Filter
- Shared Space Allocation
- User Defined Viewbys
- Updated Filter-based Reporting
- Image Display support
- New Printing Capability
New! Space Planner Application
The first thing planners will notice is the quick access to information through search, filter, and sort UI components to help you quickly find space that meets your criteria. Users can filter for space that meets a composite set of criteria, and then see where that space is on the map to validate which records to pursue. One click into Details view, and users can explore a depth of information both visually as well as tabularly.
Instead of endless email attachments for sharing space scenario information, InVision has developed a quick Filter & Share capability. This lets you quickly narrow down the spaces that meet your criteria, symbolize them how you want to, and then send a single link which provides a live view of those records… letting stakeholders see all the details and optimize the planning dialog
Feature: Shared Space Allocation
For organizations that support space sharing between departments, InVision now provides the ability to track Percentage Based Allocations for spaces. This capability lets users track the individual percentage allocation for each department use, associated budget code, and provides logic to manage total allocation to 100 percent. Space Managers and Planners can filter their space to see over-allocated or under-allocated space by type, and then drill in to manage the details. This valuable allocation data can provide direct input to Space Chargeback or Indirect Cost Recovery workflows, and can also be reported on directly
Feature: User Defined Viewbys
InVision has always supported published viewbys which let you render your facility entities by business data values, but at 2.5 users can now create their own viewbys! User defined viewbys are created through a simple wizard dialog, which lets users pick values for fill and border, select the colors they want to use, and save it with a name. Anytime a user wants to use that viewby, it shows up in the list right next to the published ones. This capability lets users communicate very specific information, and save a viewby for as long, or as short, as you need it. The wizard will only show data values currently visible, so it’s especially good for large datasets with lots of categories.
While sharing a static representation of information will always be important, the ability to provide live access to information is increasingly valuable to better decision making. In addition to data exports and pdf prints, InVision now lets you share what you are working on directly with a colleague and they can see exactly what you were viewing, only live! This includes sharing filtered subsets of data you may be considering for a project, or detailed floorplan layouts symbolized a certain way. Every time you see the new Actions Button in InVision, you will have an option to share your current view with others.
Feature: Space Standards
For those organizations that utilize a Space Standard, InVision now provides out of the box support for Managing, Applying, and Reporting on Space Standards across your portfolio. Administrative users can manage the Space Standard lookup table, and fine tune any special designations an organization may have. Space managers and planners can then begin searching and filtering space for their work using Standards, as well as create their own viewbys with these data values. This capability ships with one standard report, which can be extended or customized as needed.