Intervals September Update

| September 6th, 2013 |

“Intervals best suits our agency because it tracks the different types of work we do, all in one place.”
— Jeff Day, Hök Nik
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This month’s update includes some code refactoring, new help videos and an updated company back story. Read on for more details.

Code refactoring: Planning for the future

The Software-as-a-Service space, which Intervals occupies, is changing at a rapid pace. To stay ahead of current trends and technologies, we sometimes have to rebuild portions of the app. We’ve rebuilt some key components of the home page calendar in preparation for some new features we’ll be adding.

Intervals recently turned seven, which is relatively old in web-based software years. And we plan on being around for at least another seven years. This commitment requires us to throw away some of the old code and rebuild it.

These changes won’t be noticeable when you log in next time. But often times it’s the unseen areas of the app, the grit and the grime, that make the overall user experience fluid. As for those new feature, we’ll be sure to dress them up real nice when we launch them.

New help videos

If you’ve watched any of our videos recently you may have noticed they are outdated. We’ve been re-recording our help videos to bring them up-to-date. The user interface, and many of Intervals features, have evolved in the last few months and years. Videos are only a snapshot in time, and we want them to reflect the most current user experience.

The following videos have been updated:

Task Management Overview Video
Task Management
Tasks and task management are the backbone of solid workflow. This video introduces task management in Intervals and includes task status, priorities, filters and more.
Running Time: 6:22
Clients Overview Video
Clients
This video introduces managing client projects within Intervals. See which clients are generating the most or least work with a variety of reports on client activity.
Running Time: 3:47
Timesheet Approval Video
Timesheet Approvals
This video reviews timesheets and the weekly timesheet submission and approval flow.
Running Time: 3:17

Updates to our back story

Intervals customers from around the world

Have you ever wondered how Intervals got started? When it was launched? Or, where our customers are located?

Check out our story page, recently updated with some more recent reflections on our seven years of business in the online time, task and project management sphere.  And we’ve thrown in a few numbers to illustrate just how far we’ve come.

Meanwhile…

We hope you enjoy this round of updates. Please feel free to send us any comments, questions, or criticism, by clicking on the “General question?” link at the bottom of any page from within your account. We’d love to hear from you.

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