In addition to various performance improvements, user interface updates and error corrections, this release will also include:
Sign In Page
Kahua has updated our sign-in page. Web sign-ins must use Internet Explorer. Users with bookmarks to the old sign in page will automatically be redirected to the new URL.
Kahua has released an Outlook plug-in that is compatible with Outlook 2013 and later. Users with Outlook 2010 and earlier should continue to use the appropriate install package for their version of Outlook. The Outlook plug-in allows users to quickly send emails into the Kahua Messages app for permanent record. For more information on the Outlook plug-in and the install package, please visit http://kahua.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5619-kahua-outlook-plugin-video-
Kahua has introduced a "simple" search when searching on a single search term. This simple search will find any result that contains the search term, regardless if additional characters immediately precede or proceed the term. Prior to this change, Kahua required an exact match without any characters surrounding the term. For example, searching on 123 will now find any document containing "123", including 123, 0123, 1234, etc. Likewise, searching on drain will now find any document containing "drain", including drain, drains, drainage, undrained, etc.
Searching on multiple search terms has not changed. Please visit our Search Knowledge Base article for more information on Searching within Kahua at: http://kahua.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5765-search-operators-in-kahua
Program Summary App Available In the kStore
Many project managers today are using excel and word documents to compile their monthly report for either a program rollup or for their executive team while someone else takes all the individual project reports and compiles it into one report. Kahua’s offering dramatically simplifies this process.
This app is free and only requires a Kahua Platform License to create the summaries. Two apps, will be installed on your domain: Project Summary and Program Summary.
In the Project Summary app, Project Managers complete their monthly report including summary information, milestones and photos. Once complete, a single PDF file is generated. In the Program Summary app, the person responsible for the program or executive report can compile all the individual project reports into the single report. This responsible person is also able to determine on missing project reports and contact the Project Manager requesting an update. Once complete, this report can be distributed to an executive team, board of directors or any other recipients.
Kahua realizes that each organization's needs around project and program summaries are different. For example, you may want to pull Change Order data or overdue RFIs onto your monthly report. Please contact Kahua Professional Services to customize your summary reporting requirements to meet your specific needs.
The iOS and Android apps have been updated. Download the appropriate app for your device:
Kahua Mobile for iOS on iTunes
Kahua Mobile for Android on Google Play
Mobile app updates will be released as approved by Apple and Google. It may take up to 14 days for the app updates to become available in each respective store.