We've made many styling and interaction updates for the Staffing Timeline, including better styling for long event descriptions, fixed timezone offsets, more consistent menus when creating an event, and much more. We've also rolled out full support for Chromebook users, who previously had issues with interactions involving meta keys.
Managers are now able to unsync a user's calendar. A number of other issues and inconsistencies with Google Calendar syncs have been addressed as well.
We've made a number of improvements to the stability and usability of our Google Calendar syncs. We've also streamlined the process for customizing the mapping of Google Calendar events to Assembled events.
It's now easier to configure your integration and data mappings with Zendesk or Intercom. Our data feed also runs more quickly with close to realtime volume data.
We've invested a lot of effort in reducing the number of bugs that users run into. Most prominently:
We've launched major improvements to our scheduling experience. New features include copy and paste, default event types, drag creation of new events, and much more. Together, these updates provide a smooth and improved scheduling process for teams of all sizes.
The reverse Google Calendar sync allows teams to bring events from Google Calendar into Assembled. Now, you can customize how keywords in Google Calendar events get mapped to specific event types in Assembled. For example, an event with the string [1-on-1] in the title could automatically populate as a 1-on-1 event type in Assembled.
There is now an option to “Show Event Times” which will display an event’s information in the timeline display. We’ve also improved some slow and cumbersome hover interactions on the Staffing Timeline.
We’re continuing to make improvements to the overall scheduling experience. We’ve updated our font to make schedules easier to read, added a setting to show the start time and duration directly on an event’s display block, and revamped each event’s time input. We’ve also made various usability updates to the Staffing Timeline.
Account administrators can now easily change data mappings for our Zendesk and Kustomer integrations. You can use keywords to map tickets and cases to specific queues and change these data mappings dynamically. To enable this feature, please contact us.
We’ve made usability improvements to scheduling within the Staffing Timeline. Specifically, we've made it easier to create and edit events by: adding search for all event type fields, ensuring new events respect the boundaries of existing events, and improving various design elements, such as the preview circle. Finally, we fixed a bad bug that caused schedule changes to be hidden after using Undo and/or Redo.
You can now distinguish an agent’s queue from their secondary queues. This allows you to view all agents who can flex into other queues when needed, even if they don't normally handle that type of work. To enable this feature, please contact us.
We now support queue-specific configurations for inputs such as handle time and target response time. This allows you to account for queues that may have very different characteristics, such as a low-touch generalist queue versus a high-touch specialist queue. See here for more on how to configure staffing requirement calculations.
Our out-of-the-box integration with Intercom is now out of beta. Thanks to Hopper and various others for their feedback and early partnership! You can learn more in the Intercom App Store or by contacting us.
Templates allow you to make sweeping changes to the full team schedule. However, this can also make them stressful or unwieldy to use. We now support the ability to undo changes from a just-applied template.
We added permanent scrollbars to the Schedule Analytics report, which is one of our most heavily used reports. In addition, we added the ability to select and deselect all metrics, which simplifies configuration for users with a large number of event types.
We now have an out-of-the box integration with Kustomer. Now Kustomer customers can use Assembled to generate forecasts and determine staffing needs. If you use Kustomer and want to up-level your support team, contact us to learn more.
We’ve improved the way we backfill data from Zendesk after you hit connect—this way you can get up and running with Assembled faster. As a result, we’ll also be able to generate more accurate forecasts with a larger volume of data. We’ve also significantly improved the performance and stability of our integration with Google Calendar.
We’ve rebuilt our navigation bar to make it easier to find what you’re looking for on Assembled. In addition, we’ve reorganized various settings pages to make configuration more straightforward. Finally, we’ve standardized lexicon across the application and our Help Center.
We’ve researched which settings, such as sorting and event history, are most impactful for day-to-day users. We’ve broadly improved the defaults for new users, allowing them to be more productive, sooner.
In addition to syncing out to Google Calendar, we’ve had lots of users ask for the ability to sync events into Assembled. We’ve already seen this feature used in a broad array of workflows: to schedule team meetings or 1:1s, to indicate availability, and even to add basic reporting to Google Calendar events. Contact us if you’d like to try this feature.
We’ve made many small changes to improve readability within the Staffing Timeline. In addition, you can now add a second time zone to the header, which makes it easier to schedule across different time zones. This functionality is also available in Templates, making it easier to create templates for multiple regions.
We now support automatically approving or denying requests for any combination of agent attributes (queues, sites, etc). This means you can set one rule for everyone working the “Support" queue as well as a different, more specific rule for those working in the "Support" queue and based in the “Portland” site. Contact us if you'd like to learn more.
Applying templates now is smarter: instead of deleting any events that overlap existing ones, we keep the parts of the event that aren’t conflicting.
We've introduced a sortable list view to make it easy to see everything clearly when you have a lot of templates. We've also made a number of performance improvements when applying them.
Our previous Google Calendar integration synced events from Assembled into a Secondary Calendar. With the new Primary Calendar feature, you can now sync directly onto the same calendar you use for meetings, sharing with coworkers, and other planning. Click here to learn more.
We broadly revamped our infrastructure to support the prior holiday season. In addition, we now support basic forecasts based on 4 or 8-week average volume, which can be compared against our custom machine learning-based models. Finally, we added support for forecasting inbound Messages, in addition to Cases or Tickets. Contact us if you'd like to learn more.
Changing your password now requires you to re-enter your previous password. We've also made several backend changes suggested by our security partners. Contact us if you'd like to learn more.
We've made a number of performance improvements to Settings > Team. The page now loads over 10x faster on average, which should be especially evident for large teams. In addition, you can now search by someone's full name as well as their email.
Dragging or resizing an event on the Staffing Timeline now creates an outline visualizing the pending change. We've also made major performance improvements when performing these actions, as well as when creating or editing events.