Something exciting is happening at OnePager: We are seeing tremendous growth in our user base. And, of course, we have you to thank for it.
From September 2016 to September 2017, we grew our user base by 20%. Then, from September 2017 to today, we grew by another 22%. That’s a total growth of 47% over the last two years!
In earlier versions of OnePager, we gave you the option to select the fields that you wanted to import when you were first building your report, but didn’t offer the flexibility to change your mind and add new fields later on.
That changed last year with version 6.0. Take a look at this video to see how to map ANY field from Project or Excel into an existing OnePager Project View:
From the outset, let me state that very early on in the life of our company, we purposefully decided that customer experience would not only a priority, but a tenet of our business.
A part of this was as goal to provide best-in-class support.
We pride ourselves on our accessibility and turnaround time when our customers need help, and for the most part, we hear that our philosophy is working.
OnePager needs a Unique ID to be present in your Excel file in order to allow successful regular updating of your charts, using your source file.
Here is a new video that covers this topic in a bit more detail. We hope you find it useful.
Over the next couple months we’ll be creating some videos that outline specific tips to ensure our OnePager Express users understand the fundamentals, and what to avoid, when it comes to using Excel to create and update visuals successfully in OnePager.
Here is the first, which discusses how to structure the Excel data to work properly with OnePager Express.
Now and again you might experience what appears to be the outline of a shape, or “ghost shape” in your chart after executing a sequence of mouse movements.
You can’t click on these items or select them in any way.
There is a very easy way to remove these if they do appear: the
View > Redraw button.
Every now and again we’ll have a user tell us that OnePager has, over time, gotten slower at things like opening and updating OnePager files, or responding to certain commands in the editor.
99% of the time there is a single smoking gun when it comes to what the user describes as slow performance:
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It’s not very often that you might need to look at your entire plan to pick out some sort of pattern. Analyzing our project data is usually not as simple as that.
However, when you’re looking to evaluate the timing of your risk and exposure to outside forces, it becomes important to step back and view the entire project.
In Stephen Few’s book
Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, the chapter on Time-Series Analysis and Heatmaps is very relevant to this specific data visualization in OnePager.
Heatmaps, according to Few, are “any display that uses color to encode quantitative values.” Below is an example of a traditional heatmap.
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve released OnePager v6.1 in Beta to our select beta users, and testing is underway.
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Our GA (Generally Available) release date is TBD, but we’ll be working diligently until that point, to find and resolve any issues that pop up during the beta, as delivering quality software to our current and future users is of the utmost important to us.
Sign up on our release page to be informed via email when OnePager 6.1 is formally released!
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming in 6.1:
Data-Driven Task Links (Dependencies)
Upgrades to Task Link Formatting
Non-Linear Time Axis (Stretch and Hide)
Floating Time Axis
Hide or Shade Weekends, Weekdays, and Non-Working Hours
Custom Date Formats
New Shapes and Color Palettes
Videos of these features will be posted at a later date.
I had a customer reach out with a question recently, which is prompting this blog post.
The question was: I have a need to display 3 separate options for us to reach a very particular milestone on our initiative.