Feedback for Inventory Calendar Improvement (release 27/01/21)
This is a place to report feedback on the "improvement of New Inventory Calendar Experience", released a couple days ago:
I'll leave this link to another related thread:
Feedback for New Inventory Calendar Experience
here is some feedback on the latest version of the New Inventory Calendar:
- EXPAND ROWS:
Very helpful, and a good start (see below)
- POS UPDATES:
Very helpful feature.
this is a tricky one. What you see doesn't necessarily reflect what is happening in the background.
if you collapse all items of a category (little icon on the far right side of the category name), then the items' availability for this category is not loaded when changing the date/date period. The Expand/Collapse status dictates what is loaded or not (internet use).
If you just hide the items in a category (little arrow on the left of the category name), this doesn't impact on what is loaded or not. This is done on your browser side, with no use of internet.
So if you unhide all categories, but collapse them all, then no item availability is loaded on a date change. This is very quick.
But if you expand all your categories, all items will be loaded on a date change, even if you hide all categories. This can be very long !
In fact, in my case, changing the date takes at least 1,5 minute!!!
This is absolutely un-usable…
Could we have an additional "Expand/Collapse ALL" button at the very top of the page ?
- AVAILABILITY DISPLAY (QUANTITY):
As explain in my feedback from the first change (see the thread above), displaying the availability numbers for each item is not necessarily the best option for all businesses.
For all businesses that have items with a quantity of 1, and a Parent-Child structure, the current display doesn't offer an easy overview of the availability.
Anyone like me who need to identify items down to their unique serial number would have this structure, since CheckFront doesn't offer any other way to do it.
I can also think for instance, hotels, with Categories (Standard, Premium, Deluxe….), Parents (Double, Single, Loft, Cottage...) and Rooms (Double1, Double2, Single1, Single2, Single3, etc …..). They will want to quickly see how many Double rooms are available, without having to scroll through all room items!
Again, while the improvements you do may be beneficial for some, they may not be for others; or worse, they may be detrimental…
If would be great if we could have an option to display the availability on a Parent item as well. Each business could choose to use it or not.
And it could potentially (maybe) help reduce the loading time issue (explained above), by collapsing the Children items.
- AVAILABILITY DISPLAY (COLOUR):
Please bring back to colour background!! to easily visualise availability levels
The grey/blue/yellow/red colour variation of the font on the quantity is not enough in my opinion.
If you don't want a colour background of each cell, you could use a colour data bar showing Avail/Total like this for example: