Happy Holidays, and a happy new year!

RIB-Software has had a great year with many opportunities and challenges. This year we've been very fortunate to have worked on some incredible projects with some really amazing talented people.

Driven to innovate, we’ve pushed the envelope of possibilities, helped many with new and often daunting technology, and assisted team collaboration in new ways and workflows -- and we’ve learnt many things along the way!

We've much to be grateful for.

We wish you a warm & wonderful festive season, and may you and your family be safe and happy.

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New Features for CX Tenders

Since the Tenders Release in August we've been gratefully receiving your positive feedback , and the majority of the comments we've received have focussed on how easy it is to use. Whilst the development team would have loved a bit of a rest (especially since 3 of us became proud parents! ), we didn't stop there. So strap in for an epic variety of new features and improvements coming your way in December!

Bulk create packages

The new bulk create feature will allow you to select multiple trades and create many packages at once.

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The newly created packages will sit in NOT ISSUED status until you are ready to add documents and select bidders.


Package History Export to pdf

Keeping logs of all activity on a package is even easier now that you can export the history to pdf format for your archive or reporting needs.

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New History Tab in Bidder Page

Bidders are now able to see all of their activity on the package with the introduction of the History tab on their Bidder page.

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So now a bidder can access all of the information they have submitted, like a bid, as well as the record of all their interactions with this package.


Bidder Intends to Respond

We got feedback from you that whilst it was great that a you could see when a bidder viewed or withdrew from a package, what you really needed was to know if they were interested in submitting a bid.

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To provide this we modified the bidders page so that when they first access package they can click "Intend to Respond" or "Not Interested".

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Their selection will update your Tender dashboard and the Package Summary page. That way you'll know if you need to add more bidders to the package.

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View Previous bids

You can now see a list of previous bid submitted by a bidder when viewing  the current bid.

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Awarding - Unsuccessful Bidders

You can now choose to send unsuccessful bidders an email after you have awarded a package notifying them that they did not win. This option is available at the time of awarding and comes with prepared text that you can edit before sending.

Award Bidder - Unsuccessful Message

When you click Award the unsuccessful bidders will receive an email containing the unsuccessful text.


Improvements

Along with the new features we made some changes to the existing functionality based on your feedback.

Filtering Packages

Filtering Packages in the Tender dashboard is more accessible with new filter tool for each column.

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Issuing a saved package - Add confirmation

We've added a confirmation step when you click Issue on saved packages within the tender dashboard to prevent you accidentally issuing packages.

Allow bidders to submit after close date

Previously, once the close date on a package had passed,  bidders would no longer have access to their bidder page. Now, that’s an option you can set at a project or package level.

Enforce close date at Project Level

Enforcing the close date option - at the Project level (above) and at the package (below).

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If you choose to not enforce the close date , the bidder will be able to download documents, ask questions and submit bids for up to 90 days after the package has closed.


Issuing addenda - Bulk Select new revision

The Smart addenda functionality lets you know when there are new revisions available for a package, and it's fantastic, but it lacked the ability to update all the documents on a package with the latest revision, leaving you select each one manually.

Select latest revision

Now you can tick the Select latest revision check box and all of the documents that have newer revisions will automatically select the latest version.


Tender Emails - Do Not Reply

To make sure bidders use their bidder page and you can track and capture all communications we've added a disclaimer to all Tender Emails warning the bidder to Do Not Reply to the email.

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Create package – Added a close button

The package wizard was hard to navigate away from so we've added a large X to close the create package wizard.


Awarding - Project role

When awarding and choosing to add the successful bidder to the project you can now define their project role as part of the awarding process (e.g. Subcontractor, Supplier Consultant).

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Simply make a select the role you want in the Awarded Company Role drop down.


Q & A - Estimator Thread - Show who it was sent to

When answering bidders you can now see who the response was sent to from within the thread.

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Q & A - Named responders

Previously, when a user responded to a question the response would only show “You” as the responder. Now it will show the main contact’s name. If someone other than the main contact responds you will see their name on behalf of the main contact.


The new version will be available for most customers from December 3rd.

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Document Register on Mobile - Launched!

The latest version of the iTWOcx Mobile App (version 1.5) is now available on the App store. iTWOcx Mobile 1.5 Blog Post

You can download it from the App Store

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What's New in Version 1.5 1. Implemented the Document Register module. 2. Bug fixes to improvement app performance.

It has been tested and supported on iOS 7.1.2.

As of Saturday - 11th of October, we now also support iOS 8 You can find the latest version on the App Store. Thank you for your patience.

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Coming Soon - Document Register on Mobile

Document Register on Mobile

The Document Register and 2D PDF preview capability is coming soon to iTWOcx Mobile!

So here is a quick 5 minute sneak peek video on what we have been working and what you can expect.

This video will take you through navigating the Document Register on your project, viewing Register Documents and their details, as well as searching on Register documents.

As always, we are interested in your feedback or any questions that you may have. Please feel free to leave a comment or question below.

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CX Tenders. New module launched!

Tendering module for iTWOcx.

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In this release we’re proud to announce the much awaited release of CX Tenders, our Tendering solution for iTWOcx. Click the link to find out more...

iTWOcx Whats New August Release - CX Tenders. Download the magazine.

Tenders is for estimators, contracts administrators and procurement departments in the construction industry who need to gather quotes for packages of work.

Available as an extra module of iTWO, CX Tenders is a cloud based private tendering solution for 2D drawing and lump sum projects that allows you to quickly create, issue and track Tender packages. Modify those packages with smart addenda management, whilst keeping your valuable bidder information up-to-date in your company Tender database. Unlike other stand-alone tendering solutions, our product integrates with the rest of the Project Delivery process because it is built on the industry leading iTWOcx platform.

Contact your account manager about getting CX Tenders on your project today today.

 

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iTWOcx Mobile June Release

The latest iTWOcx Mobile release introduces a number of new features that will make your Mobile experience a lot more user friendly and intuitive.

All-New Document List Layout

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The list layout has been upgraded to include key document information allowing the user to identify a documents Title, Status, Due Date and current Action user instantly.

This layout is now available on your Notification List as well as all iTWOcx Mobile supported Document Type lists.

 

 

 


 

Drag and Drop Document Addressing

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Document Addressing has gotten a complete redesign and you can now move users between the Action and Info using Drag and Drop functionality.

Watch this short demo of the feature.







Newly Added Users

 

 

In addition, any new users who are added to a document are highlighted in Bold lettering prior to document submission.

 

 

 

 

 

Removing users

 

 

 

And you can remove any of these new user with a single tap on the users name and clicking on the cross.

 

 

 


Streamlined App Updates

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You can now use the standard iOS gesture of drag and release to trigger synchronization with your iTWOcx Project. This allows you to quickly and easily synchronise a part of the app without needing to trigger a full synchronisation with your iTWOcx Project

These specific synchronisations will be faster, saving the user time, and is consistent with the standard mechanism to update iOS apps.

This feature is available on the following pages Notification List Document Lists Modules Favorites






Find Documents Faster

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A keyword search bar has been added to Document and Notification Lists.

You can now can quickly filter a document list based on keyword searching on Document Titles. Watch this short demo of the feature.

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Keyword searching is only supported for Title User cannot save or Pin a list based on a keyword search they have performed






Automatic Titles

In iTWOcx we can automatically generate titles for a new document based upon what a user selects in userfields.

This allows you to have consistent titles and save time when logging the information.

For example, in a Safety assessment document you might configure the Risk level(Catastrophic, Major, Moderate, Minor, Low), Location (Building/Level/Room) and Likelyhood (Certain to occur, Very likely, Possible, Unlikely, Rare)

to be the title, so when the assessor logs the information your title would look something like this

CAT- A/L1/R01 - CERT

Giving you a quick summation of that assessment in the title, so you know what to focus on first.

This functionality is know as Automatic Titles, and now it's available on iTWOcx Mobile.

Notes Currently iTWOcx Mobile only supports displaying the Code of the Userfield value.

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Sneak Peek at Tenders

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iTWOcx Tenders

Tendering is coming soon to iTWOcx, so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at where the development team is right now and where we are heading to. The video (9:02) will take you through a creating and issuing a tender package, as well as what your selected bidders will see.

If you don't have time to watch the video I've added a super quick powerpoint that gives a very brief overview of what you see in the video. CX_Tenders_quick_overview

As always, we are interested in your feedback or any questions you may have. Leave a comment or question below.

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Checking your Project Notifications using iTWOcx Mobile

In this short demo we illustrate how you can keep up to date with your project notifications and activity using the ITWOcx Mobile App. [video width="1516" height="1034" mp4="http://blog.ribitwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/Using-iTWOcx-Mobile.mp4"][/video]

Download the App today from the App Store.

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