OnePager Pro & Express 6.1 are Here!

OnePager Pro 6.1 chart, featuring data-driven dependencies and a stretched time axis.

We’re pleased to announce that OnePager 6.1 is now available to the general public! OnePager 6.1 has been over a year in the making, but the sheer number of new and improved features make it well worth the wait. Here is an overview of some of the most important upgrades that are now available:

  1. Data-Driven Task Links (Dependencies): Import predecessors and successors directly from Microsoft Project, Project Online, or Primavera P6, if you’re a OnePager Express user.
  2. Upgrades to Task Link Formatting: Format predecessors and successors with a new palette of line styles, arrowheads, rounded corners. Smart link routing plus drag and drop editing helps show links without cluttering the chart.
  3. Non-Linear Time Axis: Stretch or hide one or more periods on the time axis to add or remove focus.
  4. Floating Time Axis: Insert one or more time axes in the middle of the chart, adding an important visual reference for larger reports.
  5. Hide or Shade Weekends, Weekdays, and Non-Working Hours: Define working and non-working hours, then automatically highlight or hide non-working time (or even entire days) from the time axis.
  6. Percent Complete Based on Working Time: More accurately represent project progress with an improved percent complete calculation based on working and non-working hours.
  7. Custom Date Formats: Create user-defined date formats for labeling the time axis, tasks/milestones, or text columns.
  8. New Shapes and Color Palettes: Modern colors, gradients, shapes, and borders add a fresh look to Gantt charts created in OnePager 6.1.
  9. Auto-Save: Automatically save a backup of the user’s project report to protect from data loss during power outages and unexpected Windows restarts.

Please see the below links to determine whether or not you qualify for this upgrade at no cost, to find out where to retrieve it, and to watch a video about the new changes. Continue reading

OnePager Goal: We Want You as a Lifetime-Customer

In case you didn’t get the feeling at any point in your previous business exchanges with us, I’d like to tell you now: We’d like your business for as long as you live and work.

We realize this isn’t something a product alone can achieve; it’s something that we humans under the hood must commit to daily in order to earn it.

It’s something we talk about regularly during our meetings, and every now and then we get a little pat on the back from a customer who is momentarily inspired to share their appreciation for the attention we’ve given them.

No application is perfect, but our development team works hard every day (weekends too!) to make OnePager better.

Given this customer-centric focus, your feedback is enormously important to us. Negative, or positive, or even if you just have a wish list for what you want the application to do, please find a minute to send us your thoughts.

Your input drives what we do and how we do it.

Thank you!

If OnePager is Catching On at Your Company, You’re Not Alone

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!

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New Video: Mapping ANY Fields from Project or Excel Into OnePager

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:

Help! OnePager isn’t working! – Guidelines for Support Interactions

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.

Credit: http://davidbressler.com/2017/07/19/are-you-the-one-in-your-family-who/computer-frustration/

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New Video – OnePager Express Starter Tips: Proper Excel Structure

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.

Displaying Risk in OnePager – Heatmaps

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.

Election Results

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