From our Development Laboratory

PROAD is the most popular software in the project business - and to keep it this way, we develop new features almost daily, streamline existing work flows and tune the design. Our target is to provide you with the smartest, most contemporary and intuitive software on the market. We therefore regularly share information with our users and get reputable technology and UX-experts on board as our "sparring partners".

Not every idea can make it into our releases and many minor improvements seem unspectacular at first, but in fact contribute to more straightforward and uncomplicated operations. We would like to present you with the most important product news and previews.

 

 

New widget "Productivity"

In PROAD, your productive time is defined in addition to your contractually agreed working hours. This is the time you should typically spend on chargeable projects. With the new "Productivity" widget, you can now see your personal productivity score at any time. The widget determines your individual productive time from the master data, deducts sick leave and approved holidays in the period under consideration and thus represents your personal target value for productive time. This is the number of hours you should work as billable time per week or per month. Your actual value is determined from your time recording entries, i.e. the number of hours you have worked on client projects (and if desired also on projects for prospects). Your productivity is calculated from the ratio of both values and displayed as a percentage in the widget.

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Spring brings many more new features

We have summarised the features of the last few weeks for you.

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New report: Budget tracking for retainer projects

The new "Budget tracking" module with the report of the same name offers the possibility of keeping a better eye on and monitoring budget consumption in retainer projects. The analysis is carried out on a customer or project basis and is available from the consultant license onwards.

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Update of XRechnung to the current version 2.1.1

Only for the german market: The version standard v2.1.1 for the creation of a digital invoice ("XRechnung") valid from 01 February 2022 has been integrated in PROAD, so that all "XRechnung" invoices created from this date correspond to the then valid version. Until 31 January 2022, a "XRechnung" will still be created according to the version standard valid until then. In order to be able to create a valid "XRechnung" from 01 February 2022, a previous update of PROAD is absolutely necessary.

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Tech upgrade: PROAD 6.0 has arrived!

tuning under the bonnet

Our release target has been achieved: PROAD users benefit from improved performance and stability and can rest assured that our software not only meets the latest security standards, but is also technologically well positioned for the challenges of the digital future.

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New: E-invoice standard "XRechnung" in PROAD

"X marks the spot": In recent months, we have been working hard to make PROAD even smarter and more digital in the area of electronic invoicing.

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New project tab "Performance overview

A new tab has been integrated in the project dialogue: The service overview. Here, all services rendered in the respective project are clearly displayed.

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Jitsi web conference server with PROAD

The open source software Jitsi Meet is a popular video chat alternative to Skype and Zoom and is also used for our PROAD web conference module. At the request of many users, there is now an extension so that you can also integrate your own Jitsi server into PROAD.

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New financial accounting connection to SAP

Screenshot PROAD SAP

The financial accounting export in PROAD is in SAP-compatible format, the SAP-compliant export file can be imported and processed further in SAP using the "Mass Data Upload" function.

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Import contact data to mobile device

Screenshot PROAD QR Code feature

In the area of master data and there for clients, prospects, suppliers, contacts, employees and freelancers, the new function "Import contact data to mobile device" was integrated in the tab "Addresses". If a contact is selected from the list, the QR code icon above the list can be used to call up a layer that displays a QR code. If the QR code is read in with the smartphone (using the native smartphone functions or a QR code reader), the contact data of a master data record can be transferred to the mobile device.

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