We are excited to announce that Flyntlok, including our CEO and founder Sean McLaughlin, will be attending the Equipment Exposition October 17th-20th in Louisville, Kentucky (Booth Number 42024). The Equipment Exposition is an annual event dedicated to growing landscapers, manufacturers, and equipment dealers’ businesses. Please get in touch with Mike Wasserman (mwassy@flyntlok.com) or Garret Nelson (garret@flyntlok.com) if you would like to arrange a meeting while we are there.


Rental

Rental Contract Machine Replacement-(Ticket #FD- 1688 )

Opportunity:

There are times when a Rental Unit goes down and needs to be replaced with a new Machine. Rental Managers have requested the ability to replace the currently existing Machine on an Active Rental Contract with an alternate Machine of the same Model and have the new Machine inherit the previously billed amounts of the old unit so that the billing continues to flow seamlessly.

Solution:

We have added a "Replace Machine" option to the Actions button drop-down menu of the Rental Contract, which will allow users to "swap" the Machine currently on the contract with an alternate Machine of the same Model. When the "Replace Machines" option is selected, Flyntlok will display a list of available Machines. Users can filter through to select a Machine to add in place of the removed Machine. After selecting a new Machine, you will need to log both the new and previous Machine's Miles, Hours, and consumables. Flyntlok will then "Check-Out” the new Machine and add it to the Rental Contract. For billing purposes, the Machine being replaced will remain on the contract in a "Checked-In" status, but offset from the Machines currently on rent. The new Machine will display a  icon on the right side of the line item, above the Quantity field.

 

Machine Miles And Hours Tracked on Check-In/CheckOut-(Ticket #FD- 1815, 44563)

Opportunity:

Rental units can have either Miles or Hours tracked. Flyntlok Users have requested the ability to specify either or both metrics on the Check-In and Check-Out of the Machine from a Rental Contract and have that information logged in the Machines "Meter History" record.

Solution:

We have added fields to log both "Miles" and "Hours" of the associated Machine when checking the unit "IN" or "OUT" on a Rental Contact. While Flyntlok will only handle the billing of one of the two metrics, based on the machines "unit preference" set on the Machine's Dashboard, the values captured here will be stamped back onto the Machine's "Meter History" record.

 

Adding CC and Internal Emails to Rental Signature Requests-(Ticket #FD-1932, 44256)

Opportunity:

Rental Managers have requested the option to add additional "CC" and "Internal" recipient email addresses when sending a Signature Request from a Rental Contract. The  CC and Internal recipients would receive a PDF copy of the Contract.

Solution:

We have added three new fields to the "Rental Contracts" Signature Request modal;

The "CC" field will allow users to add additional Customer email addresses to the Signature Request modal, where recipients will receive an "unsigned"  PDF attachment of the Rental Contact. The "CC" field will allow Users to add any valid email addresses or to select from saved customer contact email addresses.

The "Internal" field will allow Users to add internal employee email addresses to the Rental Signature Request, where recipients will receive an "unsigned" PDF attachment of the Rental Contact. The "Internal" field will allow Users to add any valid email addresses or to select from a list of saved employee email addresses. The internal recipients are BCC’d on the email.

The "Message Field" will allow users to add custom text to the signature Request that will be added to the body of the email sent.

     

Service

Service Forms Available on Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-1982)

Opportunity:

Service Technicians have requested the ability, while working in the Mobile View, to add and edit Work Order "Forms" that are associated with Service Jobs.

Solution:

We have added a "Forms" section to the Work Order dashboard of the "Mobile View" to allow Service technicians the ability to add and edit available Service Forms to Work Orders jobs via their mobile device.

   

Work Order Tag Number on Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-1820, 44567)

Opportunity:

Service managers have requested we add the associated "Tag Number" of a Work Order to the list views displayed within the Flyntlok Mobile View

Solution:

We have added the associated "Tag Number" to the Flyntlok Mobile Views (All Work Orders, My Work Orders, New WO, and My Recent WO). This field will only be displayed for a WO with an associated Tag Number.

CRM Hub

Customer Contacts Report-(Ticket #FD- 1967)

Opportunity:

The Flyntlok team is currently in the process of a continuous update to our general Contact Management Capabilities.  Recently, we launched a new "Customer Contacts" report that contains a list of all of a company’s individual customer contacts and allows users to filter and view individual contacts. Our next update is to streamline the process of customer correspondence within the Customer Contacts Report.

Solution:

We have added "quick hit" links to the Customer "phone number" and "email" fields of the Contact Dashboard page, which will  allow Users to immediately start a new correspondence with the contact. Hovering over the "Phones" field will display a dropdown menu, where Users can choose to edit/delete saved numbers or immediately attempt to call the customer. If the "Call" option is selected, Flyntlok will first ask you to specify the application you would like to compete the call from, then populate the customers "primary" number into the application

 

 

Hovering over the "Email" field will display a dropdown menu, where Users can choose to edit/delete saved addresses or launch a new email. If the "Email" option is selected, Flyntlok will redirect you to your preferred email client, with a new draft email and the contact's "primary" address prepopulated.

 

“Repeat Customer” added as option to Source Field-(Ticket #FD-2033, 44893)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok salespeople have requested we add "Repeat Customer" as an option to the "Source" field of a CRM Lead.

Solution:

We have added "Repeat Customer" option to the dropdown menu of the "Source" field of a CRM Lead.

Purchasing

Purchase Order Default Email-(Ticket #FD-1935,1936)

Opportunity:

Purchasing managers have requested the option to set a default Company Email Address that will display on all Purchase Order PDFs. Flyntlok currently displays the Email Address of the User that generated the PO in the "Created By" field of the Item Purchase Order PDF and also in the "Reply-To" section of the sent PDF.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the "Flyntlok Settings" page, which will allow administrators to set a default "Parts Department" email address. When set, Flyntlok will replace the User Email Address in the “Created By” field of the PDF and the return address of a sent PDF with the "Parts Department Email". Administrators can add a "Parts Department Email" by navigating to the "Flyntlok Settings" page. (Admin Editor Wrench  -> Flyntlok-> Flyntlok Settings ->Company Section).

                   

Automatic Text Confirmation-(Ticket #FD-1783, 44514)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users have requested a warning be added to the Item Receiving Voucher system to alert Users when an automated SMS text message will be sent to a customer upon the receipt of a Special Ordered Item. Currently, users have to go to the customer dashboard to see if a customer is set up for automated text messages as well as if they have received an automated text message.

Solution:

We have added a "Sales Order contact will be notified of parts received" message to the Item Receiving Voucher modal that will display if the Item being received was Special Ordered, and the associated Customer has a least one contact with a phone number/ email saved and the enable SMS/email setting activated.

Inventory

Core List Price-(Ticket #FD- 1887, 44656)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Purchasing managers have requested we add a "Core List Price" field to the Item Receiving Voucher that will allow users to manually edit the "Core Items" List price when receiving the Item.

Solution:

On the Item Receiving Voucher page, when receiving an item that has a core, we have added a “Core Received List” field at the bottom of the receiving modal. This will display the Core Item’s current List Price by default, but can be modified/adjusted by Users to change the value of the Core Item upon receipt. Changing this value will also adjust the Core Item's master record to have the new List Price.

Machines

Utilization Percentage-(Ticket #FD-1934, 44735)

Opportunity:

Machine utilization is a simple measure of the productivity of the equipment. Currently, at the top of the Machine Dashboard, Flyntlok displays the Machines "Life time Utilization" (Total income generated by the Machine / Machine Acquisition Cost) and "Year Time Utilization" (Income generated in the last 365 days / Acquisition Cost). Rental managers have requested we add an additional field to also display "Time Utilization".

Solution:

We have updated the Machine Dashboard header by adding two additional utilization fields "Life time Utilization" (Number of days rented / Total number of days from when the Machine was received) and "Year Time Utilization" (Number of days rented in the last 365 days / Number of days passed since Machine was received OR 365 whichever is least). We also renamed the existing fields Life and Year Utilization to Financial Life and Financial Year.

 

 


Issues Resolved This Sprint

Incorrect Shop Fees on Work Order Estimate  -(Ticket #FD-1924, 44744)

Complaint:

Service managers were experiencing an issue where Work Order estimates were not retaining their correct billing style. If the User updated the billing style of a Service Job on a Work Order, by changing from "Estimate" to "Billable", previously generated estimates were also being updated to the most current billing setting. Estimates should not update after being generated.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Once a Work Order estimate is generated, you cannot change the Type and a new Estimate will need to be made if you want to change the billing style of the Work Order.

Rental Searching-(Ticket #FD-1812, 44558)

Complaint:

Rental managers were experiencing an issue when searching for a specific Machine ID or Serial Number among available Machines to add to a Rental Contract on the New Rental page. The results returned were all Machines of the same model as the searched Machine, but the exact match could be anywhere within the result set making it hard to find. The exact match should have filtered to the top of the list.

Cause/Correction:

If the search text exactly matches a machine's display ID or serial number, Flyntlok will sort that Machine to the top of any model search result.

Wittiness Lacking-(Ticket #FD-10141975)

Complaint:

The above release notes lack the usual subtle wit that has been present of late.

Cause/Correction:

It’s hard to inject humor about things like machines, inventory, and rental contracts every week. We’ll be funnier next time so we can keep you reading. (But hey, you made it this far…)


Last Release Notes

September 27th,  2023 Release Notes

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Rental

Model/Class Based Reservations-(Ticket #FD-1457, FD-759)

Opportunity:

Rental Managers have requested the ability to reserve a Model or Model Classification for a Rental Contract and also have the ability to convert the Model/Class to an actual Machine at a later date.

Solution:

We have added Machine Models and Machine Classifications as selectable options to add to a Rental Contract on the rental creation page or the active rental. When a model/class is selected, that model or class is temporarily added to the contract that users can later change to a specific Machine.

Users will be able to specify an actual Machine to the Model/Class holding spot by selecting the "Associate Machine" button on the individual lines of the Contract. Flyntlok will then display a list of all Machines of that particular Class/Model for the user to choose from.

Users will have the option to generate Interim Invoices for Rental Contracts with reserved Models. When the Model is later replaced with an actual Machine on the Rental Contract, Flyntlok will then display an "Associate Machine To Invoice" dialog. Flyntlok will then suggest line items from the Invoice that the Machine could be associated with. Associating the Machine to the Invoice allows for its monetary value to be applied to the income statement of the Machine.

If the Contract and Invoice have a duplicate of the same Model (e.g. two lines in the invoice have the same model), users will have the option to choose which line item to associate the Machine with by clicking the Edit button.

 

Convert Active Rental to Demo Contract-(Ticket # FD-1509, 43690)

Opportunity:

Rental managers have requested the ability to convert an active Rental Contract to a “Demo Contract”. Converting a Rental Contract into a Demo Contract allows for the associated Machine(s) to be released on a trial basis. Demo Contracts will block the depreciation of the Machines and eliminate the need to report the Machine(s) as FID to the manufacturer.  Flyntlok gave users the option to generate a Rental Contract or a Demo Contract from the rental creation page, but did not allow active contracts to be converted to a "Demo".

Solution:

We have added the "Is Demo" field to the General section of the Rental Contracts "Info Tab" allowing users to convert active Rental Contracts to Demo Contracts.

Audit Log Update-(Ticket # FD-1534, 43789)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested additional information be added to the Rental Contracts Audit Log to make it more evident what Machines or Items have been added or removed from the contract.

Solution:

We have updated the Rental Contracts Audit Log to now display the ID Number of Items, Models, and Machines that have been added or removed from the contract.

 

Purchasing

Honda Interface-(Ticket # FD-998)

Opportunity:

Purchasing Managers working with Honda equipment have requested the ability to generate Item Purchase Order documents for Honda directly from Flyntlok which they can then upload to the Honda Portal.

Solution:

We have added a "Generate Document For Honda" link to the Actions button drop-down menu of the Item Purchase Order which, when selected, will automatically download an interface document onto your computer. Once downloaded you can upload the document to the Honda Portal as a Purchase Order.

Item Alternates Indicator-(Ticket # FD-1543, 43857)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested Item Alternate information be added to the individual line items of the Draft Purchase Order Page, allowing purchasers to more easily see whether an individual item has any alternates. Alternates are Items that can be purchased instead of the original item, as a substitute.

Solution:

We have added an "Alternates" icon to the Draft Purchase Order Page, which will populate to the left of the Item Number if the item has any Alternate Item associated. We have also introduced a new tab titled “Alternate Items” on the "Inventory and Order History" section of an Item, which is visible when an individual item row is expanded. Flyntlok will display a list of available alternates for the given Item in this new section and display a “No Alternates” message if no alternates exist.

   

Machines

Machine Hour History-(Ticket # FD- 1520, 43734)

Opportunity:

Last release, we added a mileage log capability on Flyntlok. Our next iteration was to add an "Hour History" section to the Machine Dashboard. This will display all Work Order and Rental Contract check-in hour logs as well as any direct edits to the Hours field of the Machines edit page.

Solution:

We have combined the Machine Hours with the Mileage logs and renamed the section "Meter History". This section will display ALL mileage and hour log entries for the specific piece of equipment via the following pages: WO creation and WO check-ins; on Rental Contracts as well as on Check-in/out of the rental; and on changes to the Machine Dashboard edit page. This new section will display the ten most recent entries as well as a link that will redirect users to an alternate view that will display ALL mileage/hour logs for that specific Machine. Flyntlok will display the date, the metric, and the user's name that performed the logging.

Customers

Marketing Checkmark-(Ticket# FD-1553, 43884)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users have requested a way to easily see if a specific Customer is properly set up with contact marketing information.

Solution:

We have added a new indicator titled "Has Contact" to the Customer's Dashboard, which will display a green check icon if the particular Customer has one or more contacts with Contact name, phone number, and email information saved. This new field will be added to the top bar of the Customers Dashboard next to the "Last Survey Send" field.

Accounting

QuickBooks  Services-(Ticket # FD-1536, 43804)

Opportunity:

Accounting Managers have recently inquired about where they can create new items as a Service in QuickBooks Online. Creating an item as a Service in QuickBooks allows Users to set a revenue account for the item to book to within QB. Currently, Flyntlok provides a link to add a new Service in QB from the Accounting section of the Item Dashboard's edit page, but does not clearly define what the link does.

Solution:

We have updated the styling of the "Add Service to QuickBooks Online" link on the Item Dashboards edit page and also added descriptive text.

Issues Resolved This Sprint

CRM: Removed Status Change "New to New" from Audit Log-(Ticket #FD- 1516, 43724)

Complaint:

Salespeople have requested to have the logging of the status change "New to New" be removed from the Lead Dashboards Audit Log. Flyntlok gives users the option to edit information surrounding the Lead from the individual Leads Dashboard, such as the status, estimated revenue,  contact information, and more. Currently updating any status of a Lead ( for example updating a lead status from "Open" to "Won") creates a log stating "Status changed from NEW to NEW" and then also states the correct status change.

Cause/Correction:

We have removed the logging for the status change (New to New).

QuickBooks Online Not Updating Paid Invoices-(Ticket #FD-1514, 43676)

Complaint:

Sales Managers had noticed the red "Paid" stamp, usually displayed on a Sales Order invoice that has been paid in full and moved to a Delivered status and has been processed in QBO, is no longer being displayed.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

Wrong Lost Sale Form-(Ticket #FD-1540, 43810)

Complaint:

Salespeople were experiencing issues when attempting to document a lost Machine Sale by selecting the icon of the item line from the Point of Sale. The "sad face" icon allows Users to generate a "Lost Sale" form for the Item or Machine of the line selected. Flyntlok will then generate the "Lost Sale Form" with the Item or Machine information and "Loss Type" prepopulated, in this scenario the generated "Lost Sale Form" form was incorrectly set as an Item and was not populating any Machine information onto the form.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok will identify the Item or Machine associated with the specific Point of Sale line item and generate the Lost Sale Form with the correct "Loss Type" and Machine or Item information prepopulated onto the form.

Item Metrics Update-(Ticket # FD-1544, 43844)

Complaint:

Purchasing managers were experiencing an issue where Stock Items' recommended quantities were not successfully updated when users created a new Stock Purchase Order using the Flyntlok recommended quantity, and marked the PO as Ordered, but then deleted the PO. The recommended quantity was not being updated on the Recommended Orders Report or the Draft Purchase Order page.

Cause/Correction:

This was caused by a timing issue based on when Flyntlok updated recommended quantities (which is done in a nightly batch job). We have updated the metrics for inventory items, and we will now immediately update the recommended quantity when a PO with stock items is deleted.

Character Limit Error Message- (Ticket#FD-1570, 43932)

Complaint:

Flyntlok Users were experiencing an issue when trying to submit a Support Ticket when the description field exceeded 4,000 characters. The user would receive a generic error message and the ticket was not submitted.

Cause/Correction:

We have updated the error message displayed when the character limit is reached, and will now notify the User of the specific issue at hand and prompt users to shorten the description to 4,000 characters or less. (And, um, if the issue is that difficult to describe, you can always pick up the phone and call us for help. That’s what we’re here for!)

Last Release Notes

August 16th, 2023 Release Notes

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