Workbooks Enhancements & Suggestions

At Workbooks, we think that our customers should have the opportunity to influence our product development priorities.

If you have any suggestions or would like to vote on an existing suggestion, please do so – it helps us choose the features we will work on next. We have already addressed a lot of the most popular ideas voted for here. You get 10 votes which can be reallocated (and which become free when we complete an idea you have voted for).

Already committed features and new feature candidates can be found published on our roadmap page.

  1. Ability to add new activity while on the calendar view

    While viewing activities from the calendar view, have the ability to click on a day and add a new activity

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  2. Hide non-matching enrich suggestions

    When you click the enrich button, it normally brings back useful, correct information but occasionally suggests incorrect or useless information. After declining a suggestion, the enrich button continues to show, which makes is likely that another user will mistakenly click enirch and overwrite the correct information.

    My suggestion is to add a "Not a match" button for suggestions that are incorrect.

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  3. Opportunity Duration

    It would be really useful if there was a field that would allow users to select a length of time for an opportunity.

    For example, we tend to know that an opportunity will last approx '5 days' or '4 months' etc.

    Like most things, this is possible with multiple custom fields but it would be much more user-friendly if there were a duration field.
    Using an end date would be another workaround but it would need changing whenever the start date changes.

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  4. Import Options -

    Import Options - As a business we have two types of import mappings depending on whether it is a new quote or editing a existing quote, it would be good if you could name your mappings rather then using a existing mapping

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  5. Ability to build a Report on Files/Attachments or any Records that have Files/Attachments

    It would be great to have the ability to see the size of file attachments and uploads on records and emails. This would assist greatly with monitoring the amount of space being taken up on a database.

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  6. Deleting attachments in e-mails

    To comply with GDPR, we need to be able to delete attachments containing personal data from e-mails uploaded via Outlook Connector. At present we would have to locate and delete the whole e-mail even if we have permission to process that data. Being able to delete attachments based on the data of the e-mail (either calendar date or "items older than X years old").

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  7. Notification that e-mail hasn't tracked properly (contact email is incorrect)

    As it stands, if I track an email in Workbooks (using Email to Dropbox) and the e-mail isn't actually in Workbooks (i.e. the contact has an old email address) it isn't possible to know this, so nothing is tracked against the contact as intended. Workbooks should provide a notification that it has failed to link an email address.

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  8. PDF preview

    When generating a PDF on a quote or order, there should be a way to view the PDF document within Workbooks rather than downloading the file and opening it in a separate application.

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  9. Improve switching Employer process & way Workbooks handles people who work for more than one Organisation

    At present if a Person is employed by more than one Organisation and you want to change the 'primary' Employer field in the Person Main tab, you do not have an option to say 'continues to be’ or ‘is also employed by' the original Org (which is very often the case). The system assumes you have either made a mistake (by originally allocating them to the first Org) or they have now left it for the second one. Either of these options will mark the former Organisation as one they used to work for (ie. the Person becomes ‘Ex-employee of’…

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  10. search

    Change search to include customer name from sales orders. Currently if you search a customer name and limit the search to Sales orders only not results are returned unless the company name has also been included in the Order Name field. This appears to be a limitation in that the system only searches on the reserved field names of NAME and ID. This severely limits the usefulness of the search function and leads to confusion for the users

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  11. Custom tabs - show number of records

    There is the ability to create and add custom tabs to a record type based on a Report. However, these custom tabs don't show the number of results, so when I open the record it appears as if there's no data in the tab. So it would be really useful if the number of results could appear in the tab name e.g. Delegates (5)

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  12. 'In between' operator for date ranges

    It would be really useful if we had an 'in between' operator when using date ranges within reports. As at the moment the only way of limiting to a specific time frame is by using a combination of 'on or after' and 'on or before'. Is this something that is in the pipeline ?

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  13. Gmail copy email Addon

    It is not possible to forward as an attachment from GMail ( GSuite). This is a pain in the use of the dropbox. Therefore, it would be good to have a GMail Addon that when viewing an email, giving the option on a one button press to copy the email to workbooks.
    This amybe done by reformating the email and emailing to the users dropbox, or by using a php process to convert the email data in to an email record for workbooks to understand.

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  14. GMail Addon

    It would be good to user the new G Suite ( GMail Addons ) for showing data related to the user, who's email that you are viewing. For Example, a sales user, would when opening an email from a user see address, phone number in the Addon. They could also see that they have a task to set up a meeting.

    There is form dev level info here https://developers.google.com/gmail/add-ons/

    I have done a POC, and I can get data from the api using appscript, via an api_key. When I have time I will work on it a bit more.
    I…

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  15. Ability to vary the width of a dropdown selection box.

    Currently the width of a dropdown selection field on a customer field is determined by the width of the field in the layout. Standard fields like Product have dropdowns with a wider 40 character viewing window which allows for easier record selection. If this functionality can be added to customer fields it would improve the usability.

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  16. Add criteria to mailing lists

    Having criteria on a mailing list would be beneficial. It would allow multiple mailing lists to be powered from a single summary view of a report. Something that would be far cleaner than 1 summary view per mailing list as it currently is.

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  18. Ability to change currency at quotation, order and invoice stages

    We have a number of customers who return at the point of sale to ask for a amended order in a different currency. As we cannot delete or amend the existing quote or invoice we are forced to 'scrub' it as best we can and then alter the currency from the existing opportunity, creating a new quote and resulting invoice. This process is time consuming and messy and could easily be avoided if currency could be converted at any stage

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    We already have this option available on Opportunities, so we will look to replicate this on the other Transaction Documents in a future release.

    For now, it might be an idea to create a custom field on your Quotes/Invoices that stores the status of the document, e.g. ‘Rejected – currency change required’. This would make it easier to exclude the documents from your Reports and Landing Pages, meaning you do not have to ‘scrub’ the document, but simply change the status and create a new one.

  19. Ability to transfer configuration changes between databases

    We would like the ability to duplicate data between our Demo database which we use for confirming customisation configuration before we implement them into our live, which is quiet time consuming as we end up create the same changes twice.
    What would be good is to be able to select a specific landing page within our demo database & sync with our live database.

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  20. Convert Email to Contact and Covert Email to Opportunity

    It would be nice to be able to convert an email I receive in my outlook to contact and/or opportunity straight through outlook connector. Other software packages already offer this.

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