September Monthly Update

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What’s new in September

Good day Astreon clients and partners!  Have you been busy this month?  It’s not just us right?  This month we introduce some system updates and new features.  A lot of these features will save you time.  Dig in and spend 3 minutes reading this month’s update newsletter!

NimBus

Developer mode

A new setting mode has been added. Developer mode enables you to see the ID of elements in the system depending on the user’s access right: IDs of stops, routes, units, and rounds. You can set the developer mode in the user settings. By default, this mode is disabled.

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Hecterra

Fuel consumption rate in a cultivation

This is really cool.  We added a new field, Fuel consumption rate, to see the value of fuel volume rate consumed by units per hectare.

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Distance and area measurement tools

Did you know that you can activate a tool for measuring distance and area by clicking the corresponding icon? On the map of the cultivation page and an existing field page, there is a tool of measuring distance and area.

How to activate this tool:

  1. Click a ruler icon.
  2. Click on the points and connect the dots to measure the area you want.
  3. Mark the contour of the required are and click on the first point in the end to measure area or perimeter.
  4. To clear the measurement, click on the ruler button again.

 

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Previously, there was no functionality for measuring area and perimeter in the application(measuring distance was enabled in developer mode). This updated tool enables you to measure both distance and area immediately without leaving the application.

Maintenance Module/Fleetrun

Adding custom field to a service list

You can add custom field to a service list and see the value of custom fields for several services at once without opening each service.

You will find the new column with a custom field name:

  • on the Services page (Upcoming, In progress, Archive tabs);
  • on the Units page (Upcoming, In progress, Archive tabs);
  • in the .csv tab.

 

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Adding custom fields for service import

On the Import service page, you will see:

  • the new Custom field section provided that at least one custom field has been created in the vehicle fleet;
  • the Custom field name dropdown list.

Services will be imported with the specified custom fields, which means that the imported services data will be more complete. You won’t have to spend your time to manually filling in custom fields after imports.

 

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Increasing text limit in notifications

We changed the character limit in notifications from 500 to 1,000 on the notification tab in the administration panel. Since the character limit has been increased, you can create more informative messages to share with your team and don’t have to summarize or shorten your messages anymore.

 

Removing restriction for email duplicates in notifications

Our new feature enables you to send different type of notifications to the same email addresses. Previously you only received the same type of notification corresponding to the email addresses. You can now specify use the same email addresses and different notifications will be sent to the same email addresses.

Logistics

Useful new Feature! Estimated and actual routes

In reports, display of estimated and actual routes on the map has is more user-friendly. You’ll see a new option for displaying estimated and actual routes on the map. See the reference screen shot here.

 

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If there is a discrepancy between the estimated and actual mileages in the report, you can click the display button and see the route tracks on the map. Click the order icon on the map, and you’ll see detailed information about the selected order.

 

Logistics screenshot 2

With this feature, you can analyze information of the specific route and figure out why there is a discrepancy between the estimated and actual mileages.

 

Custom fields in orders

Custom fields can help you do in-depth analysis. We added a feature which create’s custom fields with additional details. You can add and remove the added custom fields. You can edit these values at the planning stage in active and planned routes.

The added fields are located in a separate field in the order creation/modification dialog.

 

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By utilizing the display of custom fields in the orders table, you can see the necessary data at a glance to evaluate your planning process.

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