Kahua has published the first version of the Release Notes for the 2021.8 Release which is scheduled for December 18, 2021. Click the link to access the release notes (Initial version published November 23, 2021).

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December 2021 Release Notes

The 2021.8 Release of Kahua will be deployed to our Production environments on December 18, 2021.  A preview of this functionality can be accessed at https://earlyaccesslaunch.kahua.com/ beginning on December 5, 2021.  Please click here for more information on the Early Access program.  


In addition to various performance improvements, user interface updates and error corrections, this release will also include:


Desktop


BROWSER HOST

Kahua is excited to introduce a new way to access Kahua! Users can log in and work directly from their browser, with no additional application or installation.  Accessing via the browser provides an easy way for occasional users or those that are not permitted to load our host on their machine. This host is browser agnostic; users can use their browser of choice, whether it is Chrome, Edge, Safari, etc. Generally, functionality will be similar to the experience on desktop, with a few exceptions. For more information on differences between the desktop and mobile hosts, please visit our comparison page. While this host has been through significant QA and end user testing over the last several months, users may encounter some items that may not work or perform to expectations with the initial release. If this is observed, it is recommended to report this to support@kahua.com and to utilize the desktop host to perform the activity. To access Kahua via the browser, click “Launch in Browser” from the launch page.


Launch Page:


UPDATED FILE VIEWER AND MARKUP TOOL

Kahua is replacing our file viewer with updated technology, which enables seamless interoperability between the Kahua desktop and mobile experience.  There will be no discernable difference in the interface and behavior of the viewer from what users are accustomed to today.  

 

MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS VIA EMAIL

Based on user preferences, email notifications can be sent to inform a user that a new Message has been received.  We have updated the format of this message to remove “New Kahua Message” from the beginning of the email subject and updated the “From” information to include “via Kahua”.

Example email client:

 

INSTANT MESSENGER ACCOUNTS

The Messenger section on the Contacts>People and User Profile apps has been removed.  The data remains in the database; however, it is no longer exposed within the product. 

 

VIDEOS AND DOCUMENTATION

Publicly available Vimeo and YouTube video types are now supported along with Wistia types. Previously configured Wistia videos will continue to be displayed as well.


Videos are setup in Configuration for each app. Select the desired video type in the Source drop down under the Videos & Documentation section. A valid ID must be entered for the Video. Tip: Kahua will attempt to determine the ID if the entire URL string is entered in the ID field, but for best results, only include the ID.

 

App Configuration for Videos & Documentation: 


Videos can be viewed by selecting Videos & Documentations when right clicking on an open App. This menu is only available when videos or documents have been configured.

 

Viewing Videos & Documentation for an App:



Kahua Provided Extensions


To continuously improve our best-in-class Kahua provided extensions, we will be updating offerings to include the following features:


Kahua for General Contractors, Kahua for Owners, and Kahua for Program Managers


EXPENSE SOV BREAKDOWN – UPDATED PERMISSION FILTERS

A new Permission Filter is available, granting access to records where the user account is associated with the same Company as the “To Company” attribute on the related Contract.


New SOV Breakdown Permission Filter 
 


EXPENSE SOV BREAKDOWN – EXPORT/ IMPORT ITEMS TO EXCEL

NOTE: The functionality described below is part of an ongoing platform upgrade for improved item-level export and import support in Kahua built and custom extensions. We plan for general availability for application developers in early 2022.

 

Kahua now supports export-for-import and import of SOV Items for a given Expense SOV Breakdown document, meaning: one Contract at a time.

 

Initiate Export/ Import Processes: 


Exported Empty Excel file: 

 

Update Import Excel file: 

 

Import Staging Area: 

 

Imported SOV Items on the SOV Breakdown: 


Kahua Host Updates


All Kahua hosts have been updated with various enhancements and bug fixes.  The Windows host will automatically update upon first launch after the release.


Download the appropriate app for your device:

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