Release notes Oct 30 - Nov 5 2017

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This week, we updated Replicon Mobile for Android, launched three new time off features, added support for three new languages, added a default pay rule, and fixed a couple of issues.


Update to Mobile for Android

Replicon Mobile for Android 1.0.93.3 is now available in the Play store. It includes bug fixes, such as a fix to this issue:

  • The Submit button doesn’t display on expense sheets if the Notice Acceptance is Required option is enabled in the user’s expense template

Time off enhancements

Time off expiry

Many companies allow employees to carry over some of their annual time off allotment into the new year. However, they often want time off that is carried over to expire after a set period, so workers don’t have access to that time off indefinitely.

For example, a user allotted 120 vacation hours per year may be allowed to carry over 40 hours into the next year, but those carried over hours will expire after three months if unused.

By popular demand, Replicon now offers a new default rule in time off policies that can handle this scenario: Yearly Carry Over with Expiry.

To apply this rule, simply select it in applicable time off policies, and specify settings such as when the hours should expire and whether or not the expiring hours should be paid out to the employee. Hours are paid out under the pay code associated with the time off type in use.




To warn employees to use time off that is due to expire, we now offer a Reminder of upcoming time off expiry notification that will send users an email or push notification if they have time off due to expire in the next two months.

Note: You can set accruals to expire using the Yearly Accrual with Expiry rule described below.

Accruals based on hours worked

Do you base time accruals on the number of hours an employee works? Maybe state legislation requires that your workers accrue 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. Or, maybe your employees work irregular schedules, so things like vacation time need to be accrued based on actual hours worked instead of at a regular rate.

Whatever your requirements, you can now use Replicon to base time off accruals on hours worked, saving you from having to track these sorts of accruals outside of our app.

To implement this behavior, enable the default Accruals Based on Hours Worked rule in time off policies. You’ll have the option of choosing the number of hours accrued per the number of hours worked, and whether or not breaks and time off are included in the work hours total.




Accrued hours are only added to the employee’s time off balance once the timesheet with the hours worked has been approved, to ensure time off isn’t granted in error.

Once approved, time off hours earned in a week will be added to the employee’s time off balance on a prorated basis; for example, if an employee accrues 1 hour for 30 hours worked, and they work 40 hours in a week, 1.333 hours will be added to their balance for that week, once their timesheet is approved.

Half anniversary accrual with expiry

If you need time off to accrue on an employee’s half anniversary, you can now meet that requirement using our new Yearly Accrual with Expiry rule. This accrual rule available in time off policies allows you to set accruals to occur on the anniversary day of the user’s half anniversary month.




You can also use this rule to set up annual accruals that expire after a period you set, with the option of having expired hours paid out to the employees.

 

All of the new time off features mentioned above are available in new time off.

Note that we now have a platform in place to easily create custom rules for time off policies. So, if our default rules don’t meet your requirements, please contact Replicon Support for information on having a custom rule created.

Improvements

  • Replicon now supports Dutch, Greek, and Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)
  • A Client Email field is now available in most of the Project report templates

Fixed issues

  • Disabled users with Report User permission appear on the user list when sharing a report
  • In some cases, when using a configurable timesheet with In/Out Times + Allocation, and Time Distribution Grid components that includes double time, if you use the Allocate Timesheet Hours population method to allocate hours, extra time may be assigned to the double time category
 

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Click here for a summary of new features added to Replicon in the past six months.
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Salehi, Rameen

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Very happy with these new features!
Question: will we be able to add hourly accrual policies to users via Replicon's API? specifically, we use ImportService1.svc/PutUser2 to import/sync users from our own system.

Thanks