In addition to various performance improvements, user interface updates and error corrections, this release will also include:


Contacts:  People App


The People app has been updated to help assist with preventing duplicate people records.  When creating a new person, users will first be asked to enter the person’s email address.  Upon entry, Kahua will search existing people within the local People app as well as the Kahua Community.  If a match is found, users can select the existing record.  When selected, the record will load in the detail pane and, in the event it is a Community record, will also be added to the local list of people.  If no matches are found, the user can continue through the process of creating a new person record.




Contacts:  Companies App


The Companies app has been updated to help assist with preventing duplicate company records.  When creating a new company, users will first be asked to search for the company by name; Kahua will search existing companies within the local Companies app as well as the Kahua Community.  If a match is found, users can select the existing record.  When selected, the record will load in the detail pane and, in the event it is a Community record, will also be added to the local list of Companies.  If no matches are found, the user can continue through the process of creating a new local company record.




Work Breakdown Filter


The Work Breakdown app has been updated to include a new filter to hide any codes that do not have any amounts associated with them.  The filter looks to both the Funding and Expense columns in the app.  This will improve the amount of data displayed on screen and allow users to find the information they are looking for faster. 




Budget Adjustments


A new app setting is available in configuration/Settings to force a Net $0 change on Budget Adjustments.  Setting this flag means you cannot save the record if the total is not equal to $0.



Daily Reports


A new feature has been added to the HUB version of the Kahua implementation of Daily Reports for tracking internal labor.  This new section can be added by making the section visible in Configuration/Daily Reports/Fields/INTERNAL LABOR TRACKING.  It is disabled by default.



To support this new feature, there is also a new configuration setting to allow for tracking hours as straight time and overtime in the details of the Companies section of the Daily Report.  By default, it will continue to be a single field for entering Total Labor Units (Hours).  Alternatively, you can configure the setting to allow for capturing Straight Time and Over Time by changing the Use Detail Labor setting to True in the Configuration/Daily Reports/Defaults/Daily Report Company section.




Kahua Owner Bidding


You can now set up a solicitation as a sealed bid so that no one, including administrators, can view the bid until the submission date has passed.

There is also now the ability to require a minimum number of bids before the contract can be awarded.



Work Orders


Work Orders is a new application that allows users to Kahua to quickly document the scope, estimate and approval of work orders issued in the field.  Once approved, work orders can be processed into issues so that they can be processed into change requests and change orders.  Contact Kahua to learn more, or click here for a brief video demonstration of the Work Orders app.




Kahua for Mobile


The following changes have been made to Kahua for iOS and Android:

  • Improved the UI for log view
  • Added Send feature that allows sending a record to users within your community
  • Added History and Report features



Kahua for Mac


The following changes have been made to Kahua for Mac:

  • Added Log Component and Report Viewer Component
  • Added Approvals configuration module
  • Made changes to Contacts and Companies apps
  • Added Composite Document functionality in References



Additional Kahua Host Updates


All Kahua hosts have been updated with various enhancements and bug fixes.  The Windows host will automatically update upon first launch after the release.

Download the appropriate app for your device:


Download the appropriate app for your device:

Kahua for Mac

Kahua Mobile for iOS on iTunes

Kahua Mobile for Android on Google Play