I am trying to convince my organization to use freedcamp to communicate what they're busy with/working on. One of the primary objections is the unsophisticated reporting. The digest is a good feature, but it essentially amounts to a list. My manager wants reports in a specific format. Freedcamp provides all the information he is asking me for, but not in the format he wants. If I could either customize reports or export project data, I could provide him with a report he would be happy with.
This goes along with the request for an API, as well. I am a developer and could design my own custom reports if I had a way to access my projects.
Thank you for such a great tool!
We are already working now on a new concept called Dashboards that will support the Summary widget (pie, bar, battery, or card output), Table, and Buttons widgets. Essentially dashboards are custom reports and you can create as many dashboards as you need with as many widgets with drag and drop capability to set your perfect layout. Eventually, Dashboards will supersede Widgets page. Dashboards can be private, shared with all team members (new members will see it too) or selected team members. Initially, dashboards will be added to the Enterprise plan.
Greg Walker-Doyle commented
The ability to customise the report would be great - for us it's the ability to create a summary sheet that shows what the resource plan is for the next three months, to show who has too many tasks and who is light of tasks for the next quarter period.
The export to Excel can be used to then manipulate the report into the required format as necessary.
I agree - I am so excited about Freedcamp, BUT...we really need a good reporting feature - ESPECIALLY with the use of Custom Fields - being able to report how many "types of projects" we've completed in a year (or other time frame), How many projects we completed for a particular "customer," etc. Any further updates on whether this feature will be implemented? Thanks for this great tool! :)
David M. commented
Yes indeed Reports would be a great feature in FC. And as you mentioned I think this will be a great thing our API would be useful for. Our upcoming Version 3 is completely built on top of a new api structure. So we will be able to release it with V3 as we are already eating our own dog food and documenting and using the API internally.