The L2L team has spent many years fine-tuning the Dispatch screen. We've tweaked and adjusted along the way to help you, the end user, be successful and more efficient. We've also been listening to the feedback you have sent our way. We are at the limit to what the current Dispatch screen has to offer, and we decided to do something about it.
We're excited to announce that we're going to modernize the L2L Dispatch screen. Don't worry, everything you've grown to love about Dispatch will still be there, only it will be much better. We're not going to pull the rug out from under your feet, either. We're going to attack this modernization project in four steps. Here's what you can expect:
Step 1: Launching Dispatches Everywhere
Why should we make you go to the Dispatch screen to launch a Dispatch? Our first enhancement is to allow you to launch a Dispatch from any screen. Whether you are working on a checklist, examining a report or looking at a dashboard, when you click the "New Dispatch" button, a form will pop up so you don't have to leave your page. The "New Dispatch" button won't be added to the Dispatch screen just yet. That will happen in step 4.
Step 2: Making the Dispatch Header "Fixed"
Have you ever been scrolling down the Dispatch Screen and had to scroll all the way back to the top because you couldn't remember which column was which? We're going to solve that problem. During step 2 we're going to re-configure the header on the Dispatch Screen so that the header row will always be visible. We call it a "fixed" header. When you scroll down, the header stays put. We think the new header looks pretty sharp, too.
Step 3: Customizing the Dispatch screen
Here's where it gets fun. Step 3 will make it so you can customize your dispatch screen. You'll be able to turn on and off columns (don't worry, the information won't go far - just expand the row to see the hidden info), show and hide avatars, change the text size, and hide the area filter. Now you can customize the dispatch screen so it can be used like a dashboard, or you can clean it up for your iPad. Make Dispatch your own.
Step 4: Putting it all Together
This last step is perhaps the most important. We're going to add the "New Dispatch" button to the Dispatch screen. This also means that you'll get the new header and menu bar that you see everywhere else. This is what it looks like, and we couldn't be more thrilled!
We'd love to answer any questions you have about these upgrades. Just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.