The Spring 23 update of the software includes new features and usability improvements on both its web-based dashboard, used by project and installation managers to schedule and manage installations and its mobile apps for installers and subcontractors to receive and report back on jobs.
A new drag & drop calendar makes managing installers’ schedules lightning fast, with users able to assign jobs, change dates and times or reallocate work to a different crew, either in-house or external, in a single movement, whilst everybody that needs to know is kept up to date with instant notifications.
Signmakers and printers running large campaigns such as retail graphics rollouts and signage refresh programs can make use of a new campaign builder, which lets them drop a spreadsheet with dozens or even hundreds of jobs into the system, book individual visits for each one, share important documentation, and allocate groups of jobs to installers, all within a few minutes.
And for those who already use an MIS or ERP system to manage their production workflow and invoicing, Vism’s new API eliminates the double-entry of data by allowing them to connect the two systems and send installation jobs directly to Vism, whilst its Zapier integration allows the user to connect Vism with more than 5,000 other tools that they use elsewhere in their business.
A refresh of the company’s mobile apps for both installers and project managers means PMs can now receive completion photos and check and approve the job directly from their phone before a crew has even left the site.
The API will be made available to all users at the end of May, whilst all other updates are already live for existing users and available for others to try out free for 30 days in the trial the company offers via their website.
Central to this latest release is making scheduling and managing work faster than ever, according to Roksoliana Sydorska, Product Manager at Vism.
“After speaking with many of our users, we know that efficiency is high on their agendas, with many printers and signmakers needing to do more with smaller teams than before. These latest updates are designed to help them do just that as we bring Vism closer to the other tools they use and make it a single source of information for every stakeholder on an installation project, be that the project manager, installer, third-party subcontractor, print production team or client.”
Sydorska, who has been with the business since 2021, concludes: