Our major theme for October was Inventory. With the recent launch of requesting inventory on work requests on the books, we took a look at some other customer requests around inventory.
After reading this article, make sure to check out our new Product Roadmap portion in these articles for a sneak peak of what’s coming soon to FMX. And as always, we welcome your feedback: if your user experience with FMX isn’t what you hoped, please let us know by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use inventory on equipment logs
If you need to record a quick filter change on the fly, you can now associate inventory with manual equipment logs in FMX:
This feature also allows inventory cost data from manual log entries and associated requests to be displayed in the equipment log grid:
View inventory used for Work Requests on Excel exports
Inventory now has its own tab in the Work Request Excel export. You can view inventory items used, inventory cost, the inventory items requested, and the inventory items fulfilled:
Integrate your FMX site with JD Edwards
Do you use JD Edwards to manage your inventory? If so, then you might be able to utilize our new JD Edwards integration. This integration will update inventory quantities and inventory cost in FMX according to your data in JD Edwards.
Update information about your inventory via the FMX API
To build the integration above, we needed to add an endpoint to our API. You can now update information about your inventory items via the FMX API:
View purchase order actions to the user log grid
Need to check if an employee actually submitted that Purchase Order for new inventory? You can now view Purchase Order actions in the user log grid:
Filter by equipment on the Planned Maintenance grids
API and Integrations
View Transportation times from ScheduleStar on Schedule Requests
Use the ScheduleStar integration? You can now view transportation times from ScheduleStar on Schedule Requests. Reach out to email@example.com for help setting up this feature.
Allow schedule requests to be deleted via the API
You can now delete schedule requests via the FMX API. Look for the ability to create Schedule Requests soon!
View the Request/Occurrence ID, Task ID, and associated date to the user log grid csv export
View how many requests/locations/equipment will be deleted when a building is deleted
Have you ever deleted the wrong building before and wondered where all of your FMX data went? Now an alert message will be shown when a user tries to delete buildings. The message will display and link to what items in FMX will also be effectively deleted:
Attach multiple files with the same name
We built this feature to work around a bug in iOS that prevents you from adding files with the same name. This bug was preventing our iOS users from adding multiple photos to a form without saving them first.
Use momentum scrolling on iOS devices
Momentum scrolling should allow you to scroll through multiple records by flicking your finger
View to whom an email address is registered when adding a user whose email is already registered
Maintenance/Technology/Custom module requests
Append the building name to the front of the module email address to create a work request with that building associated with it
You’re now able to add the building name (i.e. Dragonfly Inn) to the beginning of the email to work request creation address. Adding the building here or including it after a + sign at the end of the module name (firstname.lastname@example.org) will allow a user to associate a building with their emailed in request:
Updated email notifications to include the new hour and minute format worker time
FMX’s Product Roadmap
Here are some features to look for in the next few months
Allowing work request signatures to be associated with resolutions, responses, assignments, etc.
We recently released a feature to associate signatures with work requests and another one to associate them only with different request types. Soon we’ll be releasing a feature to allow the association of signatures with other actions on a work request.
Start and stop work time
We’re hard at work on this feature which would allow users to clock in and out of requests to record their labor hours. Look for this feature a little later in the year.
Organizations will soon have the option to allow different user types to log in via passwordless authentication. To log in, users will enter their email address, and FMX then send a link to their email. Users will then click that link to log in.
Bi-directional links on work requests
Soon you’ll be able to select from a list of past work requests (from the same module) and associate them with your requests. This association will appear on both requests once added.
HTML email notifications
Soon our email notifications will receive a bit of a facelift. If your email client allows for HTML emails, your email notifications will soon include your organization logo and be presented in a graphical interface.
If you have any questions, or would like some help setting up one of these features, please reach out to our Customer Success team at email@example.com.