There’s been quite a bit happening since the last news post, including a number of software updates.

Resources can be assigned to events by scanning barcodes or entering their respective asset numbers. This is especially helpful in warehousing situations where event resources are picked up and assigned to events, particularly smaller items such as radio communications equipment, consumables & printed material and computer equipment which might not be allocated ahead of time already.

Event expenses and post event report documents can now be uploaded from mobile devices, allowing your event staff and volunteers to submit expenses as they’re incurred at events or other locations in the field. This allows your staff and volunteers to be as productive with their time as possible during quiet periods and minimising additional time required submitting such information after events have completed.

Event sign on and sign off times and meeting point can now be entered, letting your events staff and volunteers know where they should meet prior to the shift starting, and likewise when a debriefing is scheduled following the event. This has typically been used for meeting at a depot or other central location prior to going to the event.

A new password can be generated when someone is entered into the system, reducing the time required to setup new volunteers to use the system

When sending messages formatting can now be applied to the message, such as bolding, underlining and changing font colours.

Message recipients (email or SMS) can be entered by email address, in addition to quite a number of other ways (eg. everyone in a group/by a certain position/type/attending a particular event/etc). More information can be found here on recipients – http://docs.vtevents.com.au/display/VTE/Recipients

More information about recent changes is available on the help system via the button below.

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