Small point releases often mean just a few features and minor enhancements. Clarity 16.0.1 surprised us by providing a list of welcome improvements. Enhancements include customer-requested enhancements as well. Besides customer-requested enhancement, this release incorporates some industry-leading innovations that new and existing clients can leverage.
One new capability our Clarity consultants are excited about is in the staff module. In the past, you may have used a workaround to connect estimates with allocations. You can now select resources from the Staff module, and a new “Allocate from Estimates” button appears, allowing you to easily add specific resources or roles to estimates to create more accurate estimates.
Another welcome feature that has been brought into the modern experience (UX) is auto-scheduling which includes enhanced options. This is available through the Clarity Task Timeline page. Here, you can manage resource constraints, including ignoring scheduled tasks or honoring constraints on tasks already started. Results are saved as a tentative schedule.
Admins have access to new abilities to standardize status reporting. Clarity’s “canvas” design capabilities have been introduced to the project status reporting. This will now give admins “views” of status reports that can be shared by PDF or other options, including printable choices.
To see these new features demonstrated, watch Discover What’s New in Clarity 16.0.1.