PM Communicate

The Secret to Successful Project Management

21 May, 2015 by Eliana - comments

Communication is the foundation of human relationships, and it is the main element within our society that fosters our understanding of one another and the ideas we bring to projects in our personal and professional lives. *Effective Communication Leads to Hitting Goals and On-Time Projects* In a study done in 2013, PMI found[http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Knowledge%20Center/Communications_whitepaper_v2.ashx] that 80 percent of projects...
desktop timers

19 May, 2015

Introducing Desktop Timers!

Posted by Geoff - comments

It has been almost two years since we first outlined our vision for a desktop app for AffinityLive that would make it easy to keep track of the time you're spending on various tasks. While other priorities fought their way ahead of this vision over the intervening period, we are now excited to announce that...
webinar new

16 May, 2015

How Professionals Manage Client Projects - Watch the Webinar (Video)

Posted by Geoff - comments

This exciting 30 minute webinar dives into our recent survey, Blind Sweat & Tears: A Study Into Client Project Management Practices Across the Professional Services Sector[resources/white-papers/blind-sweat-and-tears/?utm_source=AffinityLive&utm_medium=Blog&utm_campaign=RecordedWebinar][resources/white-papers/blind-sweat-and-tears/], where you'll hear the key findings and learnings of the white paper, including special additional insights that will prove valuable for anyone who manages client projects. In this session, Geoff McQueen also focuses...
OUT OF BETA v2

29 Apr, 2015

Contractors: Coming out of Beta (updates & pricing)

Posted by Geoff - comments

A bit over a month ago we introduced our new Contractors module as a beta[resources/blog/the-new-contractors-module-is-here-beta/]. During the beta process we got a lot of great and constructive feedback, and we've made a number of changes and amendments to the module, many of which have gone live today. As a result, we're going to be moving this module...
security update

29 Apr, 2015

Sendgrid Security Update

Posted by Geoff - comments

Sendgrid[http://www.sendgrid.com], a popular email service provider, is one of the platforms AffinityLive uses (along with Amazon Web Services, CloudFlare and others) to provide our service to our clients - in the case of Sendgrid, when you send an activity or an email campaign, we use it to perform the actual email delivery. *Yesterday afternoon we received...
roadmap 2014 q2

17 Apr, 2015

Product Roadmap - Q2 2015

Posted by Geoff - comments

After a massive Q1 - Team Scheduling, Contractors Module, Global Search, Permissions Module, Email Sending Enhancements, Costs & Profitability, Triggers on Contracts/Retainers, our Android App and new Approval feature for Tickets/Issues - we've lined up another massive quarter of both improvements and new features to keep making AffinityLive more useful and valuable for our thousands and thousands...
global search april

16 Apr, 2015

New Search Available For All

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Back in mid February we announced a beta of our new AffinityLive Search Engine[sitetree_link,id=907]. Instead of having to choose the object you want to search against and wait for a screen to load showing search results, this new search engine used the same sort of real-time predictive and ranked search as you see with Google...
affinitylive speed upgrade

16 Apr, 2015

Test Flight the AffinityLive Infrastructure First

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For a few months now our infrastructure engineering team members have been working on a major upgrade to AffinityLive. With code and server architecture changes across our entire stack, this upgrade is designed to provide a more scalable, responsive and, above all, fast user experience for AffinityLive. The best way to think about this upgrade is...
add activity

15 Apr, 2015

Small Change, Big Improvement: Redesigned Activity Screen

Posted by Geoff - comments

Today our team released a minor, but an important enhancement to AffinityLive. We’ve redesigned the screen that creates activities. Since activities are at the heart of so many essential parts of how you work - sending emails, scheduling meetings, logging time, making notes - we hope this small change is going to have a big...
hackathon Blog

8 Apr, 2015

Supporting Open Source Heroes

Posted by Geoff - comments

AffinityLive, like most successful technology companies today is built on an open source software. Our databases, web servers, mail server, system management and analytics tools are all built on open source software. For AffinityLive, the glue that runs our back end systems relies in large part on Perl, a language that has a long history, stacks...