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TrackAbout regularly puts out new features and improves existing ones. Below are some of the changes in the most current software release:

  • New Feature: Dynamic Asset Look up for TAM7 (iOS/Android)
  • New Feature: Added Support for the Cognex MX - 1000 for TAM7 (iOS/Android)
  • New Feature: Secondary Add New for TAM7 (iOS/Android)
  • New Feature: Website tool to remove Assets from a Lot/Batch
  • Enhancement: Proof of Delivery - Sort your Picking List in TAM7 (iOS/Android)
  • Enhancement: Special Permits Field for Truck Manifest
  • Enhancement: Work Order Alerts
  • Enhancement: Customer’s Asset Report now shows Lot Numbers
  • Enhancement: Option to show Exchange Balances on customer Asset Balance Page
  • Enhancement: Manage Branch Transfers with the Order Planning page
  • Enhancement: Edit Branch Transfers from the Website

If you have questions about how you can start using any of these new features, please reach out to our Support team at support@trackabout.com.

New Feature: Actions with dynamic Asset Look up in TAM7 (iOS/Android)

TrackAbout now supports dynamic asset look up during several actions in TAM7 (iOS and Android).  What does this mean?

  • You will encounter fewer collisions because TrackAbout will catch duplicate registrations
  • Save time by not having to conduct a separate Asset Look-up action

This feature will be available for

  • Add New
  • Standard Delivery
  • Proof of Delivery

This feature can also be set up to validate matches based on key fields.  For example, search for existing assets with a combination of

  • Serial number
  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Date

New Feature: Added Support for the Cognex MX - 1000 in TAM7 (iOS / Android)

TrackAbout supported Android and iOS devices now work with the Cognex MX-1000, a device housing used to ruggedize consumer grade smartphones.

The design of the MX-1000 makes any supported mobile device ready to meet the challenges of the most demanding environments. The industrial-grade, rugged housing can handle up to 50 drops from 2 meters onto concrete. It is IP-65 sealed and uses inductive wireless charging so there are no exposed electrical contacts to wear out or fail.”  -- COGNEX website, accessed 20 June 2018

New Feature: Secondary Add New in TAM7 (iOS/Android)

Sometimes customers are in the midst of a process and find the asset they’re working with has not yet been registered in TrackAbout.  Secondary Add New allows you to register that asset without having to exit the current action.

Secondary Add New is now available for the following TAM7 actions:

  • Standard Delivery
  • Proof of Delivery
  • Fill
  • Maintenance
  • Customer Audit
  • Return Assets

This feature will be available to all TrackAbout TAM7 clients.  Please contact TrackAbout Support to have it enabled.

New Feature: Proof of Delivery - Sort your Picking List in TAM7 (iOS/Android)

TrackAbout previously only offered one style of Picking in both TAM6 and TAM7: users had to pick assets to be loaded onto a truck for a particular trip by product and quantity.

As of the next TAM7 software release, users will have more flexibility in how they choose to view a trip’s Pick list.  A toggle will be provided to let the list display by :

  • Product and quantity (current view)
  • Customer and product
  • Order

This feature will be available only to TrackAbout clients using Proof of Delivery on TAM7.  

New Feature: Website tool to remove Assets from a Lot/Batch

For customers tracking gas cylinders or assets filled with products requiring lot numbers, TrackAbout has always provided a mobile action on TAM6 to
"blow down" assets and remove their fill lot association.  

However, there are cases where assets need to undergo this process but are not physically in front of the administrator and/or user.  Clients can now remove assets from a lot via the Remove Assets From Lot page via the website by barcode or serial number and record a blow down reason.

This feature is available to all TrackAbout users.  Please contact TrackAbout Support if you’d like to add Blow Down reasons to be recorded during this action on the site and TAM6.

Enhancement: Special Permits Field for Manifest

For customers using TrackAbout’s Truck Load to generate hazardous material manifests, we now support a new field type called Special Permits, which can be set on specific product codes.

This feature is available to all TrackAbout Manifest users.  Please contact TrackAbout Support to have it enabled.

Enhancement: Work Order Alerts

For customers using TrackAbout’s Fill with Work Order action to create and manage production work orders, we now show TAM6 users an alert on their devicce when:

  • a user selects a work order that has been fulfilled or deleted, on the work order prioritization screen during Pre-fill Inspection actions
  • during Work Order fulfillment, an operator tries to scan an asset to a work order that has already been fulfilled.  An alert will prompt the operator to select another work order.

This feature is only available to clients that have work orders enabled in their environment, and does not require additional configuration.    

Enhancement: Customer’s Asset Report now shows Lot Numbers

When applicable, TrackAbout now displays an asset’s lot number on the customer’s Asset List report.  This page is also available to Follow-On Tracking users.

This feature is available to all TrackAbout clients.

Enhancement: Option to show Exchange Balances on customer Asset Balance Page

On each Customer’s Asset Balance page, there is now a checkbox to control displaying exchange type asset balances. The checkbox to show exchange type balances will be selected by default.

If a user unchecks the box to show exchange assets, the preference will be stored so that TrackAbout remembers the selection for the user when the page is revisited.

Enhancement: Manage Branch Transfers with the Order Planning Page

TrackAbout’s Order Planning page now allows users to route and plan trips for branch transfers.  Previously, TrackAbout did not show branch transfers as orders available for routing on this page.  From here, clients can change or update the following information about a transfer:

  • Trip
  • Truck
  • Planned Delivery Date
  • Order Route

This feature is available to TrackAbout clients currently using our Proof of Delivery module.  

New Feature: Edit Branch Transfers from the Website

When reviewing a Branch Transfer from the website, users now have the ability to edit the transfer and add Not-Scanned assets, a function that was previously not available.

This feature is available to all TrackAbout clients and no additional configuration is required.