Release Notes: Shop Floor Insight

Release Notes: Shop Floor Insight

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The following release notes contain updates made to Shop Floor Insight. Listed below are the versions and their new features, improvements, and fixes. Please refer to the following information pertaining to your version of Shop Floor Insight. Upgrade to the current version of the application to access new features, improvements, and fixes.

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Shop Floor Insight Version 7.11

Release Date: January 2023

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 13.3-13.x, 14.3 and newer
  • Insight Works Common 2.7 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential, Premium (for production, order-related data)

Improvements and Fixes

Improvement or Fix Description
Shop Floor screens for native phone app Introduced Shop Floor screens optimized for the Business Central native phone app.
Added handlers for permissions Added handlers to work around a Business Central v21 scenario where permissions from a recently installed app are not yet applied to the session, causing permission errors until the session has been restarted.
Improved handling journal Posting Date Added changes to improve handling of the output and consumption journal Posting Date when the Shop Floor users are in a different time zone than the Business Central server. The work date on the selected time card line is used.
OAuthTokenEarlyExpireTokenSeconds setting introduced Optional OAuthTokenEarlyExpireTokenSeconds setting introduced to assist installs where server clocks are synchronized differently than Microsoft OAuth servers.
Loading work instructions Resolved error where work instructions did not load in some older Business Central 13 and Business Central 14 installs. This was previously available as an update for on-premise installs.
Resolved Divide by zero error To assist new installs with incomplete Business Central configuration: resolved divide by zero error when the unit cost on a work center has been configured as 0 when adjusting overhead for labor, or indirect cost % for labor.
Errors from web service calls invalidate OAuth token All errors from Business Central web service calls now invalidate an OAuth token, even when the token is still valid.
Re-fetch new token on service restart Installs that frequently change the target environment or tenant of the same service now re-fetch a new token when the service restarts and the previous token was within an allowed expiry range.
Consumption workflow for integrations Introduced consumption workflow event to assist with integrations on consumption behavior, and introduced Consumption Clock On Behavior setting, to mimic the behavior of the Output Clock On Behavior setting, simplifying workflow on the Shop Floor processes, and simplifying customizations that require custom checks.
Web service filter Introduced a web service filter to restrict web services that can be used through the service tier.
Retry on page web service Introduced a retry on page web service reads to help with OAuth token becomes invalidated while a page read occurs.
Environment naming issue resolved Fixed scenario where ‘odata’ in the environment name could sometimes introduce issues.
Empty language ID and default language Fixed error where an empty language ID returned by Business Central would not previously trigger a default language to be used for translations.
Automatic insert of Shop Floor work centers Introduced a new behavior to help new installs: if someone clocks records output onto a Shop Floor Work center not previously created, and the service has permission to create the Shop Floor Work Center, it inserts a default configuration record for that Shop Floor Work Center.
Approve button visibility On the time card page, when a person manages another employee, the approve button is now visible matching the behavior of the approval screen.
Corrected attendance report Corrected attendance report in some Role Centers to use the Shop Floor Attendance messages.
Simple attendance clock direction Corrected simple attendance clock forced direction mode.
Filter generation excludes invalid data When an employee has been blanked out, assist filter generation to exclude the invalid data.
Report extensibility Set Extensible to be “true” on most reports when possible.
“Continue” workflow response Corrected behavior where the workflow response “continue” executes subsequent responses before the confirm dialog choice finishes.
Resolved error on opening quality inspection panel Fixed default integration for OData installs getting an error when the quality inspection panel is opened.  (SOAP installs may need to alter CustomFormHelper.js and change SetCustomFieldValueODATA to SetCustomFieldErrorCode)
Coloring rule application to manual time entry Fixed error where installs that manually enter time would not have coloring rules applied.
End shift workflow response Workflow response for end shift added.
Time card line work date Corrected behavior where time card line work date can be offset by a day in some time zones when the Business Central service is in UTC.
Adjust Shift Breaks Codeunit Name field Corrected behavior where Adjust Shift Breaks Codeunit Name field can sometimes show the wrong object name.
Time card updated by another user” fix Fix for some scenarios of “This time card has been updated by another user”.
Auto-adjust shift breaks fix Corrected behavior where auto-adjust shift breaks using breaks in a different day in some time zones when the Business service is in UTC.
Exposed page variables on approvals page Exposed page variables as protected on the approvals page for reseller extensions.
OnCheckMissingConsumption event handling Improved handling of OnCheckMissingConsumption event.
Phone interface weekly time summary Improvements to weekly time summary in Business Central Phone interface.

Included in release 7.11.8420.1

Calculated Time Rounding Rules issue Addressed issue where Calculated Time Rounding Rules on a shift may not always function as expected.

Included in release 7.11.8432.2

Additional API Changes (7.11.8822.1) Added OnCustomRecordOutputToLicensePlateFindExistingLine to help with custom output-to-license-plate-modes.

Enum “SFI Output To LP Mode” is now extendable.

Added additional validation hooks:

  • OnBeforeValidateTimeCardLine
  • OnValidateTimeCardLine
  • OnAfterValidateTimeCardLine
  • OnValidateTimeCard (to complement the existing OnBeforeValidateTimeCard and OnAfterValidateTimeCard)

Added hooks to help with changes when ending a shift:

  • OnBeforeEndShift
  • OnAfterEndShift

Included in release 7.11.8822.1

Additional API Changes ( 7.11.8816.11) Made several methods public in codeunit “SFI License Plate Integration”  and table “SFI Persistent State” to assist with customizations.
Included in release  7.11.8825.1

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.10

Release Date: June 2022

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 13.3-13.x, 14.3-14.x, and 15+
  • Insight Works Common 2.6

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential, Premium (for production, order-related data)

Improvements

Improvement Description
Production Order finish improvement Added additional checks when a production order is finished.
Auto-Finish improvement Improved handling of auto-finish.
Output and Consumption posting date Improvements working with time zones when setting the posting date for finished goods output and manual material consumption.
Custom menu introduction Initial introduction of custom menus on the Shop Floor for use with integrations.
Improved error messages Improved error messages when integrating and troubleshooting OData and OAuth.
Integration improvements Improved integration opportunities by adding more integration hooks added.
Links improvements Improved handling of links.
Setup Wizard improvements Improved the setup wizard and setup usability for new installs.
Quality Inspection on scheduler change Improved experience when a quality inspection is triggered on a schedule change.
Job Price improvements Improved support for newer Business Central sale price functionality.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.9

Release Date: December 2021

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 16.0 and newer
  • Insight Works Common 2.5

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential, Premium (for production, order-related data)

Improvements and Fixes

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Record output to a license plate Built-in ability to record output to a license plate.

Requires the license plating module to be purchased to use.

Documentation: Output to License Plate

Partial barcodes Introduced an ability to use partial barcodes, allowing a barcode to be printed on the part and be used at different scanning stations.
Business Central Workflows Basic integration with Business Central workflows allowing some easier customizations to be done without code, including custom action barcodes.
Automatic clock on and off Added automatic clock on and off features.

Documentation: Configure Output Clock on Behavior

Additional default output quantity options. Added a default quantity of one to simplify certain manufacturing operations.
Business Central Updates Additional changes to support Business Central v19.
Rounding Improved rounding for high precision times.
Shop Floor Client Usability improvements Improved some error messages, support for multiple line clock-on batch scenarios, improved document links, and work instructions.
Integration improvements Improved integration opportunities by adding more integration hooks added.
Warehouse Insight barcode support. Improvement allowing Warehouse Insight to scan a Shop Floor Insight production order routing barcode to find the associated item and for Shop Floor Insight to find a production order routing line based on an item barcode in Warehouse Insight.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.8

Release Date: October 2021

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Application Insights Improved supportability by leveraging new Application Insights feature.
Rounding Improved Rounding support.
OAuth and OData support Improved authentication options to support new OAuth flow.
Negative Consumption Improved usability by allowing negative consumption.
Scheduler Graphical Scheduler in Business Central replaces the previously dedicated Scheduler in Business Central.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.7

Release Date: October 2020

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Family order improvements Improvements with family order support.
Employee Assignment  improvements Improvements with employee assignment filtering.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.6

Release Date: August 2020

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Facial Recognition Improvements Improvements in facial recognition system, working with newer media system.
Rounding Introduced line rounding to help reduce the number of more specific rounding customizations.
Flowfield improvements Improvements on several Flowfields.
Work Instructions Improvements in reporting of quantities in work instructions.
Additional Integration More integration opportunities by adding more events.
Rounding Introduced line rounding to help reduce the number of more specific rounding customizations.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.5

Release Date: March 2020

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Updated Styles Updating the Shop Floor Client to have a more modern style.
Usability Improvements Numerous usability improvements.
Searching Additional fields searched for dispatch.
Rounding Replaced ’round time as time is entered’ with more configurable and specific line rounding rules.
Many small improvements Improvements to character sizes, scheduler improvements, caption improvements, headline improvements.
Lot and Serial improvements Improvements to lot and serial tracking changes and their impacts with quality inspections, output, and consumption.
Additional Integrations More integration opportunities by adding more events.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.4

Release Date: December 2019

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Improvements on work center scanning Improved ability to change a work center for a clocked-in line with a barcode.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.3

Release Date: October 2019

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Improvements on work center scanning Improved ability to change a work center for a clocked-in line with a barcode.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.
Additional Integrations More integration opportunities by adding more events.
Job Consumption Improved job consumption experience.
Scheduler improvements Improved overall scheduler experience.
Additional regions Over 19 regions added for worldwide support.
Machine Absences Added abilities to record machine absences in the Shop Floor client scheduler.
Essentials experience Improved install experience for installs using Essentials instead of Premium.
Non productive codes Added menus and improved experience to choose non-productive and compatible activity codes without a barcode.

Shop Floor Insight Version 7.2

Release Date: July 2019

New Feature, Improvement, or Fix Description
Rework improvements Improved rework scanning experience.
Business Central Compatibility Improvements Improvements to work with changes to Business Central.
Time Zone offsets Time zone offsets added to work with SaaS and special deployment scenarios.
Usability improvements Improvements in captions and menu layouts.
Grace time Increased configuration on grace time to allow for non-synchronized clock deployments.
Performance Improved posting performance and error recovery.
Shift Rounding Additional shift rounding improvements.
Payroll Export Improvements Functional improvements to ADP CSV Export.
Additional Integrations More integration opportunities by adding more events.
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