The latest main release of Plunet BusinessManager features a brand new design, pioneering workflow automation processes, and even more flexibility in terms of rights management. Plunet's 6.0 version redefines the industry standard for software-based business and translation management systems – with thousands of users in translation agencies and language departments relying on Plunet for their work environment.
The New Face of Plunet 6.0: One of the most noticeable changes in version 6.0 is the significantly optimized interface design. Users will be accessing a completely revamped work environment with plenty of functional, as well as visual improvements. For the interface itself, users can now select from a range of different color schemes. A definite plus for those, who wish to integrate Plunet visually into their or their customers' corporate design. The introduction of a new, very clear, web-optimized font in Plunet 6.0 will significantly increase the legibility of content. Further improvements with legibility in mind included increasing the font size for headers, replacing design buttons with easily comprehensible text buttons, and revising individual work areas to include clear, clutter-free sectional differentiations. The ongoing work on optimizing the Plunet GUI will continue to improve the usability in all parts of the system. Plunet 6.0 is the result of a bid to create more clarity, improve workflows, and ensure that daily project management tasks are a pleasure to complete.
Workflow Automation in Plunet 6.0 - Automated Deliveries to Customers for a Faster Time to Market: Plunet has further enhanced the functionalities of its workflow automation in version 6.0. In previous versions it had already been possible to control all production workflows of a project automatically by way of predefined workflow chains. For example: For the workflow "Translation – Editing – Proofreading", the "Translation" part of the project begins with the assignment of the task to a translator. Once the completed translation is delivered to the system, the "Editing" portion of the workflow is initiated automatically, and so forth. The automated workflow chain would continue running until the final "Proofreading" result was received in the system. Plunet now takes the process one step further, offering an automated customer delivery step at this crucial juncture. Previously, the final delivery of finished projects to the customer would be done manually. File delivery can now be defined as an additional automated task within the automated workflow. Depending on how the user configures the automated delivery, the customer will receive the project results via email, download link, or customer login. Part of the additional automated step will of course be the update of all project statuses. For Plunet customers, the automation of the entire production and delivery chain will mean significant time savings, plus an improvement of the overall service quality, as error-prone manual tasks are minimized.
Further Expansions of the Rights Management for Additional Flexibility in Plunet 6.0: A professional rights management should be a standard component of any good translation management software. Plunet's offering in terms of its scope and depth of functionality can easily be rated as unique in its class. The new 6.0 version now allows the assignment of highly granulated and flexible reading and editing rights for all subsections under "Contact", "Quotes", "Orders", and "Jobs" for each resource. Plunet rights management has therefore been expanded to include the entire third menu level. In practical terms this means that specific resources will be able to read information like customer data and the prices for an order, but will not be able to carry out any unwanted editing of the information. This functionality is particularly useful in companies with collaboratively organized business and resource infrastructures, and very high internal quality and security standards.
What Else is New in Plunet 6.0?
+++ More quote versions in one single document in Plunet 6.0 +++ Assignment of resources and customers to specific company codes +++ Automatic order creation in other company codes +++ Optimized workload management in the resource search +++ Context menus in the communication area for improved usability +++ New Plunet login page +++ Automatic application of quantities and price units from individual items to the relevant jobs as percentage values +++ New text modules for individual numeric fields +++