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Release Notes

Release Notes

Document Viewer
Performance improvment so that when thumbnail images are being displayed (when the document is first opened) the main page view is displayed at the same time as the thumbnails instead of after the thumbnails have finished displaying.
Document viewer opens full screen by default
Lowered the default resolution for documents resulting in faster load times
Gave users the ability to choose high resolution viewing of documents at all times (this is available in the user profile page)
Bid Invitations
Increased the number of search results that a user can choose from in adding members to a contact group

Downloading of Documents
Extended downloading to include instant batch downloading of multiple discipline folders, or an entire project.
Bid Invitations
User can now respond to a bid invitation from the log-in screen of the NextPlans Application.
Collaboration
Enhanced tracking and reporting on all collaboration activity. Reporting on comments, uploading, downloading and notifications are now available to the collaboration administrator. We have also allowed for the re-sending of email notifications within this module.

Bid Invitations and Contacts/Address Books
Assistant Administrators can now view and manage all bid invitations on a plan room, not just their own.
Improved advanced search routine for faster response times
Bid Alerts can now be sent to more than one category of bidder
Custom templates for bid communication emails and faxes
Contact groups can now be automatically shared (if a user wishes) to all other Assistant Administrators on a plan room
Coverage Reports - (Bidder Call Report) This new report can now be generated for advanced CSI based reporting on a bid invitation. By taking feedback from our clients, we have improved the presentation of all bidders on a project and grouped them by CSI trade. Available for all bid invitations

NextCall Service
NextCall is a service that uses the NextPlans web-interface in conjunction with a locally operated call center to contact non-responsive bidders on behalf of the general contractor.
Evaluate bidder response and identify areas of improvement in your dept.
Create custom bid groups around NextCall data gathered to maximize “yes” responses based previous feedback from subs/vendors.
Reduced administrative costs associated with non-responder follow-up calls.
Reduce time wasted by estimators making calls for coverage.
Contact our sales team at 866.215.0428 and ask about the NEW NextCall Service

Collaboration Subfolders
Users can now simultaneously download multiple sub folders within a primary folder.
Collaboration Admins
More than one user can now be an administrator on a project in the collaboration module.
Collaboration Sub Folder Sharing
Users can now be shared a specific sub folder in a primary folder.
Collaboration Users With Modify Permissions
Users with modify permissions can now move files and folders to other folders that they have modify permissions to.

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