Files - Save time and improve efficiency using automatic upload of secondary files in bulk

Posted by Denis Antony on Jun 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Files - Save time and improve efficiency using automatic upload of secondary files in bulk.

Asite has enhanced its robust Common Data Environment (CDE) solution to enable project teams with the ability to upload secondary files in bulk. Once a secondary file is uploaded, it will automatically be attached to the primary file based on the filename.


Here is a quick overview of the feature

Bulk upload of secondary file

When uploading files in bulk, you can now drag and drop or browse and select multiple secondary files in the upload interface. The files will be uploaded to Asite and automatically attached to the corresponding primary files.

 

Automatic matching of secondary file

If your primary files and secondary files have the same file name (minus the extension), the system can automatically match the secondary files with the primary files when uploading in bulk.
For example, to attach your .dwg files as secondary files to your primary .pdf files, ensure to keep the same file name on both extensions and the system will automatically match them together when uploading them in bulk.

 

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AppBuilder - New function to automatically calculate date/number of days within web forms

Posted by Denis Antony on Mar 21, 2021 2:00:00 AM

AppBuilder Tool upgrades - New function to automatically calculate date/number of days within web forms.

Asite has updated its robust AppBuilder tool to allow App Designers to build rules and automatically calculate dates based on a start date plus defining the number of days or calculate the difference between two dates displaying the number of days, using the graphical scripting interface in AppBuilder


Here is a quick overview of this feature:

Key highlights:

  • Visual scripting support for calculating new dates based on a definition of date plus add/subtract the number of days. This is more useful for project management schedules, plans, and deliverables with dates. 
  • Supports automatically calculate the number of days based on a difference between two specified dates. 

The recent updates will enable Administrators design more robust and dynamic web forms online

AppBuilder enables project teams to accelerate business workflows or scale internal operations through converting complex paper-based processes into secure web-based forms, bringing control and visibility to all projects. Asite's easy-to-use AppBuilder tool lets you build a smart, customised online form to meet your exact needs in minutes.

To become a certified AppBuilder Designer and begin building your own apps click here.


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AppBuilder Tool upgrade - New graphical scripting support for conditional formatting and validation rules

Posted by Denis Antony on Feb 14, 2021 3:55:43 AM

AppBuilder Tool upgrades - New graphical scripting support to build rules for conditional formatting and validations for your Apps.

Asite has updated its robust AppBuilder tool to allow App Designers to build rules for conditional formatting and validations within their Apps using the new graphical scripting interface.


Here is a quick overview of this feature:

Key highlights:

  • Visual scripting support for enabling conditional formatting and defining validation rules. 
  • Apply rules on fields, tables, layouts, buttons, and more design controls. 
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Asite Platform - Support for Turkish language

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 9, 2021 7:51:52 AM

Asite Platform : Support for Turkish language

The Asite platform introduces support for the Turkish language, adding to its list of major international languages, which includes English (UK), English (US), French, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Irish and Czech.


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Asite Platform – End of Support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 1, 2021 12:53:00 AM

ASITE PLATFORM PRODUCT NOTIFICATION

Asite Platform – End of Support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

From January 1, 2021, Asite platform support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is discontinued.

Users will still be able to access the Asite platform using IE11, however, Asite will not provide support for any issues or errors you may encounter using this browser. We recommend users move to a supported browser such as new Microsoft Edge (Chromium), Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.


Why is Asite making this change?

Asite is committed to supporting all new browsers and providing users with the best possible experience.

Lack of support:

  • IE11 support is very minimal with only security and bug fixes available.
  • Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10, and effectively IE11, will be stopped in August 2025.

Slower than other modern browsers:

  • IE11 is slower than other modern browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, and the updated version of Microsoft Edge.
  • To work in IE11, JavaScript has to be compiled to ES5 instead of ES6, which increases the size of your bundles by up to 30%, making performance significantly worse and limiting the ability to use the features newer JavaScript standards provide.

Security risks:

    • IE is prone to errors and security risks.

John Page, a security researcher, unearthed an issue in the way IE handles MHT files which allows hackers to steal Windows users' local data. As MHT files are opened in IE by default on Windows machines, simply clicking on an email attachment creates a security issue. When Microsoft was informed of the vulnerability, they "declined to consider the bug for an urgent security fix."

According to a Microsoft Executive, Internet Explorer is a 'compatibility solution' and should only be used selectively and not a default browser.

For more information on why users should stop using IE11, please refer to the links below:

https://www.vieodesign.com/blog/why-we-abandoned-ie11

https://www.snowbound.com/blog/3546/why-old-browsers-are-bad-for-you/


What action do you need to take?

  • To avoid bugs and errors caused by older browser’s proprietary rendering engine, we encourage all users to move to a supported browser such as the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium), Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

More information:

For more information on the Microsoft recommended Microsoft Edge, please click here.

If you have further questions, please email CustomerSuccess@asite.com.


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Asite Platform Refresh - 19th December 2020

Posted by Devendra Gera on Dec 27, 2020 11:51:46 PM

Asite Platform Refresh - 19th December 2020

As part of our ongoing technology review process, we have moved to Microsoft Azure. Alongside this refresh, we are also happy to announce that we have launched a new data centre in the Netherlands to serve our European Union customers.

The hardware refresh entails adding a significant Microsoft Azure investment into our global multi-cloud architecture. This initiative was designed to keep us up to date with the latest hardware technologies and developments – and to grow our long-term market partnership with Microsoft. The new hardware and Infrastructure delivers even faster performance for our customers and maintains our world-class security and regulatory compliance:

  • ISO27001 Certified
  • ISO27017 Certified
  • ISO27018 Certified
  • ISO20000-1 Certified
  • ISO22301 Certified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • FedRAMP
  • G-cloud
  • SOC2
  • NIST CSF
  • EU-US Privacy shield
  • IRAP and many more

For detailed info on Microsoft Azure compliance levels, please click here.

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Asite 21

Posted by Denis Antony on Aug 28, 2020 11:00:00 PM

WHAT'S NEW WITH ASITE 21

Asite is excited to introduce some of the new features of our Asite 21 release. This updated version represents an enhancement of our international-scale Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.

At Asite, we value our customers greatly, and our number one priority is to support your business and enable collaborative working across your projects.

To this end, we continue to deliver on our vision to connect people and help the world build better.

We hope you enjoy these new features and improvements!


Here is a quick overview of the new features:

Asite Platform - Business Analytics (embedded)

Fast and easy access to project data
  • Users now have access to a range of Microsoft Power BI reports to provide additional insights on their project portfolio, including reports on CDE, defects, financials and health & safety.

Common Data Environment (CDE)

Collaborative BIM (cBIM) tool has been further upgraded:
  • View 3D Point Clouds in both .PTX and .PTS formats, and enrich your Digital Twin.
  • Smarter interface with easy navigation.
  • Optimized viewing of 3D federated models and object details.
  • Group objects by type in the model tree.
  • Area measurement tool support added.

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Offline working enhanced:
  • Adoddle Field for Site now enables project teams working on remote sites to view 2D files and create mark-ups and comments in offline mode using the Asite viewer, without the need of a native application. Users can then sync all information back to the cloud when online.

For detailed information about this release, please click the button below. 

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Asite 20.9

Posted by Denis Antony on May 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM

Enhancements to our international- scale Software as a Service (SaaS) platform

At Asite we remain focused on ensuring business continuity for everyone using the Asite platform and facilitating the delivery of capital projects and infrastructure developments around the world.

Asite’s CEO, Nathan, has highlighted our commitment to continue to deliver at the highest levels in all circumstances and maintain platform resiliency, performance, and security.

We continue to deliver on our promises and are excited to announce our latest upgrade to the Platform: Asite 20.9 – an enhancement of our international-scale Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.


Here is a quick overview of the new features:

Common Data Environment (CDE)

Improved control of private distribution groups with Asite CDE

We are committed to helping you take full control of your data and who gets to see it when. Asite now enables fine-grained visibility management of private distributions at object-level, namely distribution groups, role, organization, and user-level. This feature will prove beneficial to project members who switch roles and need full access to all private information, including historic project information. It also allows Administrators to track and assign visibility in two-clicks.

Fast and simple column filtering

You can now quickly filter directly from your column lists without the added overhead of building search queries. It’s just as easy as filtering on a column in an Excel sheet.

Calculation wizard for your Apps with Asite AppBuilder

Enhance your App design by using the calculation wizard to display calculated fields on your form or use them for conditional display

Create any Form on a Calibrated Drawing with Field Management

Asite allows site users to create any type of form on a calibrated drawing, enabling them to pin-point the form to a specific location on the project. Project teams can now easily track all outstanding site tasks, such as Defects, Snags, Punchlists, Checklists, Inspections, and manage Inspections online or offline.


Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Capital Project Owners and Prime Contractors can now fast-track prequalification by issuing invitations to external subcontractors directly from Asite. This feature significantly broadens the audience of potential subcontractors for project owners, saving time in the procurement process. For subcontractors, this means you can express interest and participate with no subscription hassle and zero barriers to entry.

Asite is also introducing an intuitive interface that allows project owners to quickly onboard subcontractors into their supply chain network. The enhancements offer easy configuration and customization of prequalification templates to source suppliers and keeps procurement costs down.

We recognize the importance of your feedback and continually work to improve the Asite platform with new features and improvements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your comments and suggestions.


For detailed information about this release, please click the button below. 

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Asite 20.8

Posted by Denis Antony on Feb 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM

Asite is excited to announce our latest upgrade to the Asite Platform: Release 20.8.

Vendor Marketplace

Capital Project Owners and Prime Contractors can now issue bid opportunities and RFPs to public procurement portals such as the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and other public sector portals directly from Asite. This hugely broadens the audience for potential vendors and can deliver significant value to the procurement process for project owners. For vendors, this means you can express interest and participate with no subscription hassle and zero barrier to entry.

For private-sector project owners, we’ve also introduced seamless integration of the supplier registration and prequalification process to help them confidently source suppliers and then target work packages to qualified trades in their supply chain the first time, keeping procurement costs down.


Integration Announced with Enterprise Cyber-Security (SIEM)

By popular demand from our enterprise customer base, we have now released a production integration connector for enterprise-level SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) tools. IT Security teams can now configure the Asite platform to push events such as user authentication, project access and user role assignment among many others to their SIEM infrastructure via the Asite workflow engine without writing any underlying code.


Share Dashboards and Search Filters

Graphical dashboards and sophisticated search filters can now be shared with distribution groups and with individual users.


Add Some Color, Any Color

We’ve extended the color-picker options in AppBuilder. You now have access to the entire range of RGB, HEX, and HSL color palettes when you’re designing the next great Asite Form or App for your project team.


Synchronization support added

Seamless synchronization of form status and close-due-date between your Asite apps and the Asite platform is now supported.


Offline Working for all Asite Forms in Field

While using Asite Forms you can now respond to, edit and draft messages in both online and offline mode. Offline messages sync automatically once you are back online.


Visual Workflow engine enhanced

Automatic assignment of any and all form tasks is now supported via system tasks. This means there will be even more time for your users to focus on their day-jobs as the Asite Platform takes care of all the heavy lifting for your project workflows.


For detailed information about this release, please click the button below. 


About Asite

Asite’s vision is to connect people and help the world build better.

Asite’s platform enables organizations working on large capital projects to come together, plan, design, and build with seamless information sharing across the entire supply chain.

Asite SCM is our Supply Chain Management solution, which helps capital project owners and Tier-1 contractors to integrate and manage their extended supply chain for delivering on capital projects. Asite PPM is our Project Portfolio Management solution, which gives you and your extended supply chain shared visibility of your capital projects. Asite APM is our Asset Performance Management solution, which allows you to keep track of your complex, ever-changing register of capital assets. Together they enable organizations to build digital engineering teams that can deliver digital twins and just plain build better.

The company is headquartered in London’s Tech City and has regional offices in New York, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Ahmedabad (India).

For more information about Asite, please contact sales@asite.com.

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