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O365 Add on (Excel)

Robrecht Belien 2 years ago in Home Portal updated by Martynas Juodis 1 year ago 10

Hi,

I really love the google sheets add on to get the smart views.

Are there any plans to create the same for O365 (Exel) ?

If not I'm willing to develop it and maybe someone would like to help.

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Multiple Change in Views

Laura Jimenez 7 months ago in Home Portal 0

Hello,

Would you find useful to have the Multiple Change option in the Views configuration?

For example: what if you create a new user group and want to share with it a few of the views? Right now there is no other option that doing it manually one by one.

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WYSIWYG for Client and Internal Notes

Sancho Leath 1 year ago in Home Portal / Smart Projects updated 1 year ago 2

There was talk to have this feature implemented for 8.2 and then 8.3. For which version is it currently planned?

Besides formatting tools to differentiate and highlight important pieces of information in these notes fields, having active hyperlink that are clickable in the notes fields would be very practical.

Answer

Hi Sancho. In XTRF 8.1 we introduced clickable links for Client Notes (Client Portal) and Instructions from PM (Vendor Portal). There are no plans for the nearest future to introduce a WYSIWYG editor for the notes fields or formatting by means of markdown (although it was in our plans some time ago, indeed).

Here's a related discussion on Product Development Ideas forum - I can see you already "liked" it and posted your comment.

https://xtrf.userecho.com/communities/1/topics/976-format-internal-and-customer-notes-in-quotes

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Add instructions to specific job in workflow

MindyK 2 years ago in Home Portal / Classic Projects updated by Sancho Leath 2 years ago 2

I have many workflows, and am wondering if there is the option to place instructions within a specific job, in a specific workflow, so I don't have to add the same instructions each time. Is it possible to do this in the workflow configurations?

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Vendor LISA evaluation in classic projects after editing or review.

Kristine 2 years ago in Home Portal / Classic Projects updated by Marco Ballauri 4 months ago 6

Could the XTRF team or other XTRF users who are using the Classic Projects please share how to organize LISA vendor evaluation data input in the most optimal way?

How do you send, receive and input the LISA criteria in XTRF for each evaluated job? Seems like a hellish manual work for PMs for each job to work accordingly to ISO 17100:2015.

It works great in Smart Projects – the editor can evaluate the vendor straight from the Vendor Portal.

In Classic projects this is not working.

Please share your best practices.

Thank you very much!  


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Best practices for changed source documents

Sancho Leath 2 years ago in Home Portal / Smart Projects with CAT integration updated 1 year ago 13

Customers will send changed source documents quite frequently. Even though we are experienced users of Smart Projects, we are not sure whether we are using best practices for such scenarios. Quite some time ago, we discussed the need for better handling of source document reimports (integrated with memoQ). Not sure where this is on the roadmap, which is why I would like to UE community benefit from this discussion.


Scenarios:

(1) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created, but translator hasn't started.

(2) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created and translator has started, but not delivered.

(3) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created and translator has started and delivered. Bilingual document is now with proofreader.


What is the best way to handle both file management and finances (receivables/payables) in these scenarios with the current Smart Project design?



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Package quotes

Here is an idea - when customer request a quote often he doesn't know all the options available. For example, he request a translation (in his understanding it's a service with only one job type) via email. But we instead provide him with a package quote with different options to choose:

  • translation only
  • translation + revision
  • translation + revision + QA, etc.

Of course we can indicate those as different services and workflows in the system. 

But the idea here is to give customer a possibility to choose directly from the e-mail/portal the option that best suits his needs and indicate the price for each option. 

Then, in a perfect scenario he chooses the option via 1 click and PM receives notification and quote is converted into a project with selected service.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

How possible is this scenario? Maybe someone has some advice or workarounds for this?

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Work log (time tracking feature)

Katie 3 years ago in Home Portal updated by Łukasz Kaleta (Senior Customer Success Manager) 3 years ago 38

Has anyone used the add-on feature of the work log, where users can track how much time they are spending on different tasks? If so, do you have any thoughts regarding its usefulness and accuracy?


Thank you!

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LQA process in XTRF

Jan Hinrichs 10 months ago in Home Portal updated by Martyna Pałasz (XTRF Deployment & Training Specialist) 9 months ago 2

How can we run a LQA process in XTRF with external documents and link them to the vendors. 

Use case: we evaluate vendors periodically with a balance score card

Ideally we would use XTRF e.g. the reports section "Client Feedback" to add the LQA information and to close with Pass or Fail. 


How does the rest of XTRF users deal with this issue? 

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Two-way constant communication between Vendor and PM

Juan Cardona 1 year ago in Home Portal / Classic Projects updated by Bogusław Reich (XTRF Product Owner) 1 year ago 7

As you may know, PM can leave notes to Vendors using the Instructions tab.
Also, Vendors can send a note to the PM when performing or completing a Job. However, PMs cannot reply to Vendors' notes and the communication is not fluid. Sometimes transit between PMs and Vendors may require more than two contacts.

We need a more fluid communication between PMs and Vendors. For instance, for large or difficult projects, Vendors should be able to contact the PM and clarify any doubts.

We propose that this functionality/option be included in XTRF (Classic Projects) so as to allow PMs and Vendors to communicate more than 1 time by either including the option of replying to Vendors' notes or including a ''Chat'' functionality.

Answer

@Juan, the idea of a "chat functionality" has already appeared on our Product Development Ideas forum. Feel free to leave your input / like there.

https://xtrf.userecho.com/communities/1/topics/153-integrated-chat-in-xtrf

We are looking closely at the topic of better in-project communication between the PM and vendors. We're hoping to share some outcomes of our research soon.