Last month, we worked on our flagship apps and added the unit types library in Wialon Hosting. Read on to learn what other new features appeared in the system.
Previously, a Wialon user created unit type names on their own. It was time-consuming, and the name could be incorrect or misspelled. The use of these names in Wialon was very limited: they couldn’t be used to create unit groups, customize the interface, and so on.
We carefully analyzed all the unit type names that our users entered and created a universal library. Now the user does not need to invent anything: in the general unit settings, they select the right unit type from our list. If the selected unit is a vehicle – the user goes further and selects the right vehicle type in the Profile tab. These types will be displayed in the unit properties window, used as a filter in the CMS and in the worklist, applied for generating reports, and added as a new parameter in the calculator.
The data that the user has already entered manually will not be lost – it will be transferred to the Note field.
In the General tab, a new Unit type field has been added, placed under the Name field. Using it, you can select among the three unit types:
For the Vehicle unit type, we have added two fields to the Profile tab with a drop-down list:
If you have already entered unit type in the settings manually, don’t worry, this data will not be lost. All the current unit values saved in the Vehicle unit type field will be displayed in the Note field. This field is located in the Profile tab and in a pop-up window (if the option is enabled in the user settings).
The Note field has also been added to the calculator and to the report containing profile information. These fields are exported and imported, including data transfer via API. The other applications such as Logistics can access the data contained in them on request.
You can see the unit types in the following places:
as a filter based on the profile fields.
On the Monitoring tab
In reports and the calculator
We have added a new questionnaire to collect feedback by vehicle type. The obtained information will be further used to refine the unit type library and clarify the following questions:
In the unit properties, there is a tab with video settings. The tab is used to view connected cameras, edit their numbers, and rename them. Information about cameras can be updated and changed, so it is important to provide quick and convenient access to their settings.
Besides, the option with video settings is present on all the other tabs associated with the unit.
Therefore, we have aligned it with the rest of the interface.
What we have done:
Previously, we added the ability to display the order’s custom fields in the Orders table for a unit. Now, this ability is available for the order report for drivers, unit groups, and driver groups. To use this option, specify the custom field you want to see in the report in the table’s settings using the custom fields filter.
It will help get even more valuable information in a user-friendly format.
We added the option of keeping track of consumables used upon growing crops. It will help control the cultivation costs.
There are three types of consumables:
These consumable types can’t be edited, but within them, you can create as many specific items as you need and also specify the measurement units for them. The list of available measurement units will be updated as we receive your requests. Meanwhile, you can select from kilograms and liters or pounds and gallons depending on the measurement system selected for the resource.
When registering the cultivation you can specify the used consumables and their amount. The amount of consumables is specified as a rate – the material/substance volume per area unit (for example, 10 kg per hectare or 33 gallons per acre, etc.)
The consumables table also includes fuel in its upper undeletable line. All the other lines can be added or deleted in the process of selecting seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals. You can add several items of one type or different types but the specific item can be added only once.
To improve user experience, we added arrows to switch the month in the calendar on the Registrar page. Another enhancement allows manual changing of the column width in the reports.
Find more on the new features, as well as comments on the app processing and user experience on the forum.
We added a special window notifying of the application update. Thus, the user can learn about the new Fleetrun functionality as soon as it is rolled out.
If for some reason the user decided to change the fuel measurement units, the total filling cost specified before will retain while the cost of fuel per liter or gallon will be recounted.
Fuel fillings that were previously managed in other systems now can be imported from the CSV or XLSX files for further use.
In order to store and use fuel fillings data outside the system, you can export it to the CSV file.
Fuel fillings import
Fuel fillings export
We added the ability to calculate the total route cost. It is displayed on the third step of planning and on the Routes tab.
In the app settings on the Planning tab, there’s a new block where you can specify the cost for the order key parameters: cost per 1 kilometer, 1 hour, 1 order, and vehicle departure. If several methods are selected, the calculation results are summed up.
The cost measurement units are the ones specified in the settings on the General tab.
The received data will help calculate the cost-effectiveness allowing to plan routes at a lower cost.
We added several new columns to the routes table: Delivery interval, Estimated time to point, Estimated service time, Weight, Volume, Cost. The info from custom fields is also displayed in corresponding columns. It allows getting even more helpful data when planning the routes. All the columns are available for export and printing.
We completely redid the Logistics documentation and made it more clear and user-friendly. You can find the updated version in the Wialon Help Center.
Previously, to start working with a chat in the Logistics app for Android, users had to give multiple permissions both in the app itself and in the system, which was an issue for many. Now the messages display in the chat doesn’t need any additional actions while the chat is updated every 10 seconds.
In the Logistics app for Android, we added the option to attach several files with signatures to the order (previously, you could attach only one file). In some cases, such as medicine delivery, for example, there’s a need to attach at least two different signatures.
We added the ability to change the address format in the Address field for the source of address information Gurtam. The address format will be the same as in Wialon Hosting settings.
Visit the forum and read more about the new Logistics options. Please share your experience with the updated functionality.
In a month, we will prepare a recap of March’s features. Meanwhile, feel free to try and test the new features of the platform and apps, as well as leave your comments on the forum. Remember that we make almost all decisions based on your comments.