In the previous update, we talked about the new report editor that is coming soon in Binocs. But we have been cooking up more than that. A part of the Binocs release of March 11th is an improved user experience of the user rights (=more control) + 2 extra user rights.

2 extra user rights

  • Run scheduler: with this option, admins will define who can push the button run scheduler and remove all unlocked activities from the schedule. This way you avoid analysts/technicians from accidentally recalculating the schedule.
  • Update priorities: only users where this right is true will be able to update priorities of the demand (this is only for demand for which they have edit rights)

More control in user rights

We want you to be able to set and change user rights as fast as possible.

In the past Binocs had autofill to make this faster (some examples):

  • Set workload and analysis –> capacity view/edit, service view/edit and tracking are autofilled.
  • Set Capacity view right –> if the capacity edit rights were empty they are autofilled with the same rights

The problem with autofill is that it’s always automatically and only has one behaviour, in other words you don’t have full control. Sometimes you want to copy and sometimes you don’t.

Coming soon – To give you full control we removed the autofill functionality. Each user right is setup independently. But to make sure you don’t loose time we added quick links to copy rights from one to the other (only those you want to copy) some examples:

  • Set capacity edit right and click ‘copy capacity edit rights to view rights’. The capacity view rights will now get the same values as the edit rights. Note: you can now add new teams or organizational entities to the view rights without impacting the edit rights.
  • Set service view rights. If the user only has view rights the edit rights will NOT be autofilled.
  • If you want set all the organization rights (workload and analysis, services, capacity and tracking) at once you can. Set workload and analysis and hit ‘set all rights equal’.

For future reference, we included this explanation in the Binocs knowledge base as well.

We hope this already simplifies a part of the Binocs user management.

Let us know what you think!