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This page keeps track of all innovations, improvements and changes to ControlOffice.

  • The API has received new endpoints that ensure faster operation of the app.
  • In the purchasing advice, a column can now be used to show from which work orders the ‘Planned’ is taken and from which purchase orders the quantity is calculated at ‘Ordered’.
  • The minimum order quantity from a part is now taken into account in a purchasing line.
  • From the purchasing advice, by clicking on a line, a choice can be made to deviate from the standard supplier when converting the advice to a purchasing line.
  • There are now 31 different notifications available to be kept informed of actions in ControlOffice via email. For example, when reporting a work order or a notification as completed. Or if a plan line enters the plan zone or exceeds the plan date. This can now be set up under system administration and then ‘Notification settings’.
  • Background processes can be set up to automatically implement actions, for example automatically creating work orders from preventive planning. This can now be set under system management n then ‘Background processes’.
  • The API has been renewed and improved.
  • Columns have been added in various places. O.a. the warehouse location has been added to the goods receipt overview.
  • A better error message will be displayed if a file that is too large (larger than 30MB) is uploaded.
  • Service accounts can now be created under ‘Users’.
  • The admin can now overwrite user passwords.
    A problem with an employee who was sometimes mentioned twice on the work order has been resolved.
  • The date is displayed correctly again when printing via the ‘print screen’ icon.
  • The filter option at the top right now only searches after clicking the ‘enter’ key.
  • All icons have been updated/refreshed to better distinguish between the ‘Create workorder’ and ‘Create and open workorder’ buttons. The barcode icons for printing a label have also been replaced by QR code icons.
  • In some cases, adjusting an hourly booking gave an error message; that has been resolved.
  • Creating a user group works as it should again.
  • A search filter has been added to the Bill of materials (BOM).
  • The buttons in the planning board have been adjusted to open the views.
  • An option has been added in the planning board to create work orders directly.
  • Various preparations have been made for the rollout of the Alerter function in July.
  • Every column, in every screen, is now searchable and can be used in a filter.
  • Various click-through options have been added to make it easier to click through to relevant information.
  • Parts can be imported using the download and upload icon under ‘System Management’ and then ‘Parts’.
    Make a download via this function, this is split into 3 parts.
    – Parts
    – Parts stockroom(s)
    – Part supplier(s)
    This corresponds to 3 tabs in a section.
    Data can be adjusted or new added per tab.
  • Creating a work order, via a request or planning by date/stand, is now possible with a ‘Create and edit’ option.
  • All columns showing amounts, numbers and dates now align to the right.
  • The number of hours booked so far in the day is now visible in an hour booking from a work order.
  • The pop-ups from pickers (object, work order, notification, etc.) are now better sorted by default.
  • MyControlOffice is now loaded in parts, this ensures a more stable speed.
  • An employee who is in the trash bin no longer appears as a new active employee on a work order.
  • An item in the trash can now no longer be edited. These items have become read-only.
  • An issue with a ‘dark’ screen that is sometimes shown has been resolved.
  • An issue with views not being remembered correctly has been resolved.
  • Uploading a URL to a contract has been resolved.
  • A problem with linking a work order from a project has been resolved.
  • An issue with using a period or comma in prices in the English version has been resolved.
  • An issue in some reports with the footer has been resolved.
  • Various other small bug fixes.
  • A part no longer has to be linked to a supplier. A part can now be made without specifying a main supplier.
    One warehouse can be marked as standard, every part that is newly created and no warehouse is linked to it will automatically have the standard warehouse linked to it. Of course, as a user you can still create a part and link it to another warehouse.
  • You can now click through from the history to, for example, the work order or request. More click-through options will follow in various other places in the coming months.
  • Printing via the ‘book’ print icon adopts the set layout better.
    Columns and segments are now also taken into account.
  • More columns have been added in the overview of meters.
  • Each hourly booking now displays a counter that shows the employee’s amount of hours booked so far in the day.
  • An issue with a project on a purchasing line has been resolved.
  • The memo fields have been made slightly larger, and now no longer contain empty lines after using the enter key.
  • An issue with request and work order types that were no longer default has been resolved.
  • A request or work order type can now be assigned a category. The available categories are preventive maintenance, malfunction, corrective maintenance and others.
    By adding a category to a type, we determine in the widgets which category a type falls into. For example: the malfunction top 10 widget now looks at all requests and work order types that are in the ‘Malfunction’ category.
  • Various widgets regarding malfunctions have been added.
  • A relationship can now be automatically provided with a code by means of a series.
  • In ‘Hour bookings’ and ‘Work orders’ we now also display the hours as decimal. This is an extra column that can be turned on or off.
  • The function that warns the user if there are any changes before you close has been improved and re-enabled.
  • Several translations have been improved.
  • The pop-up in the planning board now also shows the relationship mentioned in the work order.
  • The comment field in a budget has been adjusted.
  • Various columns added, including the VVP as a column for purchase orders.
  • In the main menu ‘Stock’ you can filter and sort on each column. We will apply this to each overview in the coming months.
  • An issue with remembering views has been resolved.
  • Planning by date, a checklist sent to ‘Execution’ now handles the newly calculated date better.
  • Several translations have been improved.
  • In a purchasing line, if the destination is ‘Warehouse’, you may only choose from warehouses that are linked to the part in question.
  • The ‘Do not show objects in the tree structure’ button in the tree structure is now more responsive.
  • 2 new dashboard items have been added regarding executed work orders (last year and last 6 weeks).
  • The order date is automatically generated on a purchase order.
  • The meter reading history is now sorted by latest reading at the top and oldest reading at the bottom.
  • Responsible persons on a checklist can now only be those employees who have also been assigned this role.
  • The ‘book print icon now also prints the object code and description.
  • MyControlOffice dashboard item ‘Work orders completed this week’ has been revised.
  • A closed work order has been improved in terms of security and features that are allowed.
  • A problem with plan rules with ‘Execution’ control has been resolved.
  • Several translations have been improved.
  • A contact person can be selected again on a purchase order.
  • The underlying history of an object can now be loaded in the history. A check mark has been added for this purpose in the tab. If this check box is checked, the history of objects that are in this parent object in the tree structure will be shown in the history.
  • The costs on a project are now also added afterwards.
  • Some pop-ups have been visually improved
  • A field in which a value has been selected (e.g. object, work order, notification, relationship) now shows more information about the choice. For example, for a work order the number and description are now shown in the field.
  • The pop-up where you can filter has been moved slightly down.
  • The mandatory information is now better displayed and followed.
  • The fields for entering days/hours/minutes have been widened and visually easier to read.
  • The number of selected lines in a tab is now remembered.
  • Work orders that have been canceled and completed are now no longer shown in the planning board picker to schedule work orders.
  • Setting a work order directly to the ‘Closed’ status now means that the work order is also ‘Ready’ and ‘Booked’. Any request(s) linked to the work order, if this has been set, will also be automatically reported as ready.
  • Over the past month, many improvements have been made ‘under the hood’ for the annual check. These have not always been visible to users, but they do contribute to a better experience of ControlOffice.
  • An API key is now available to make connections to the ControlOffice odata sets in Excel and PowerBI, among others.
    This key must be enabled or disabled per user group through rights. You can then request a one-time API key by clicking on your name at the top right. For more information, please contact your Control Office.
  • Menu item ‘Stock’ has been adjusted and the speed is improved.
  • Problems with objects in the tree structure have been resolved.
  • Several spelling errors have been corrected.
  • Adding an object to a part has been improved.
  • The view function now indicates whether a view is active and which view it is. The view can also be undone using the new ‘X’ button.
  • The tree structure may no longer have a ‘circle reference’. This means that if Object B is in object A, then object A may not be in object B again. This is in preparation for showing the underlying history in objects.
  • Work order ‘Notifications’ tab only shows outstanding notifications in the picker to add.
    System statuses are visible and cannot be deleted.
  • A purchase order may be created without a supplier, but no purchasing lines can be created on it.
  • Several new features to improve the look and feel of reports.
  • The default component QR code and object QR code prints have been improved.
  • Several permissions have been improved in name and order to better match the rest of ControlOffice.
  • The user group permissions now open collapsed for a better overview.
  • Projects have been added to the input screens and can be edited in terms of layout.
  • The planning board has been given more rights.
  • A user’s email address no longer needs to be unique, this makes it possible to use the same email address with multiple users.
  • When creating a part, the part group name is now shown instead of the code.
  • Free fields can now be displayed in reports, using the handle: {{GetFreeField this [field name]}}
  • The number of selected rows is remembered in more places.
  • The filter options have been expanded in various places.
  • The relationship import module has been improved.
  • The loading speed when saving objects has been significantly improved.
  • Several translations have been improved.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Various language improvements have been implemented.
  • Various bugs have been fixed.
  • The (re)linking of existing attachments to items has been improved.
  • Using the folder structure, an already uploaded file can be relinked to an item.
  • Fields with an amount in them are displayed more visually.
  • Objects deleted to the trash are now also deleted from the tree.
  • A list of values ​​is checked for unique codes.
  • The requester of the request is no longer the requester of the work order if the notification is converted to a work order. The requester of the work order is now the one who converts the notification into a work order.
  • A checklist can now be correctly loaded into a work order afterwards. The contents of the tabs in the checklist are included in the work order.
  • The planning board now shows all upcoming lines from planning by date instead of only the lines for which the previous work order has been reported as completed.
  • Work orders with the status ‘Closed’ are no longer shown in the list of unplanned work orders in the planning board.
  • The ‘field filling’ in fields has been removed, a field without content is now completely white without light gray text in it.
  • Various columns have been added to overviews.
  • Forms have been designed in the same way as the rest of ControlOffice.
  • A confirmation now appears when 2 or more items are duplicated to avoid errors.
  • The number of planned parts can now be specified in a checklist, ‘Parts’ tab.
  • More columns have been added to the filter function in the ‘Stock’ menu item.
  • Various language improvements.
  • In ‘Planning by date’ the plan lines now automatically sort by date.
  • The schedule board now displays a tooltip when hovering over an item to see more information faster.
  • The unplanned work orders in the planning board are now displayed at the top of the planning board to view more information about the work orders.
  • Various visual improvements to the planning board.
  • Reports can now have a margin, orientation and page size specified.
  • The display of the ‘Yes/No’ field type has been improved.
  • The object exporter and importer has been improved.
  • The purchasing advice works as usual again.
  • Display of columns and functions in tabs have been improved.
  • Adding attachments to a project works again.
  • 3 MyControlOffice widgets items have been improved.
  • When a report is completed, the date/time and employee are filled in again.
  • An error message when executing the multi-action function on notifications has been resolved.
  • Time zone difference bug in checklist tab ‘Planning’ has been resolved.
  • The formatting of reports has been improved.
  • Various language improvements have been made.
  • A user group can now be deleted.
  • An issue with dragging an object to the top spot in the tree structure has been fixed.
  • The ‘Creditor number’ field has been added to a relation.
  • Pop-ups now show 25 lines by default instead of 10.
  • Tabs within objects can now be set via ‘Set up input screens’.
  • A background image can be added to the login screen via ‘Organization’.
  • Columns have been added in various places.
  • Sorting has been improved in various places.
  • From the object overview, multiple objects can be moved to another object group with one click.
  • Priorities and workflows now show their name in the dropdowns, not the code.
  • An issue with deleting value list values ​​has been resolved.
  • An issue with opening ‘Goods Receipt’ has been resolved.
  • The recalculation of the new plan date in ‘Planning by date’ has been improved.
  • Hourly bookings that are in the trash bin are no longer shown in the total count in the ‘Employees’ tab in the work order.
  • The problems regarding incorrect times and time zones have been resolved.
  • Removing a line from the ‘Planning’ tab in the checklist is possible again.
  • Converting a notification to a work order ensures that the notification status changes to ‘In progress’.
  • A relationship can now be disconnected using the cross icon of, for example, a work order or object.
  • Various translations and spelling errors have been corrected.
  • More filter options have been added to ‘Planning by date’ and ‘Planning by stand’.
  • Uploading an attachment to a relationship is possible again
  • Changes have been made to the odata feeds for PowerBI reports
  • An important change has been made to the API. All GET statements have been replaced by odata calls. This helps increase speed and prevents crashes when retrieving large amounts of data via the API. This means that the app must also be updated to version 1.0.5238 to avoid error messages.
  • A bug in adding a folder to the tree structure has been fixed.
  • A bug in an Excel import that caused commas to be removed has been fixed.
  • The default language can now be selected per website. This language setting applies to all users. To do this, go to ‘System Management’, then to ‘Organization’. Dutch and English are currently available, more languages ​​will be added in the future.
  • An issue with creating a new form group has been resolved.
  • A checklist can now be removed from an object.
  • The part picker when creating a purchase order line has more columns for a better search result, including the ‘Code at supplier’ has been added as a column.
  • The problem with making an hourly booking on a work order if there is an attachment to the work order has been resolved.
  • The user rights regarding who can edit a work order status have been improved.
  • User rights regarding who can edit the tree structure have been improved.
  • A user right has been added to control who can convert a notification to a work order. This right can be found under the rights under ‘Notifications’.
  • In a purchase order, the contact person can now be selected via a picker from the contact persons as stored at the contact.
  • In all overviews you can now choose ‘All’ with regard to the number of lines shown.
    In this way, for example, all rules can be exported to Excel.
  • Please note, with large quantities this can negatively affect the loading speed.
  • A number of spelling errors have been corrected.
  • The problem with adding a form to a work order, or vice versa, has been resolved.
  • Adjusting a value list via the multi-action has been improved.
  • Converting a plan line (Planning by date) to a work order has been improved.
  • Reporting a work order as completed has been improved.
  • Purchase orders without an order date are now shown.
  • The unit in a purchase order line has been removed from the description column and placed in a separate ‘Unit’ column.
  • The translation to English is completed. The language chosen in the browser is used to control the translation. Adjust your browser language to see either Dutch or English.
  • The export to Excel button has been added in ‘Inventory’
  • Attachments added to a checklist or notification are now automatically included in the work order. Click on the line in the attachment tab to turn it off.
  • The correct work order statuses are now displayed in the planning board.
  • The correct purchase order print will be displayed in the email that can be sent.
  • Saving a field with the type ‘Free entry numeric’ has been improved.
  • The search function in ‘Stock’ works again.
  • An error message when filtering by date has been fixed.
  • Placing a filter on a (report or work order) number has been improved.
  • Lead time in a work order is now used to determine the size of the schedule board item.
  • The error that fields that disappeared after making an hourly booking in a work order has been corrected.
  • The columns ‘Employees’ and ‘Clusters’ have been added to the filter options

1 New look & feel
The main menu consists of integrated links, which can be expanded or collapsed. The overview screens have been updated in terms of appearance and buttons.
The detail screens contain multiple columns to more effectively display the data next to each other, making optimal use of the width of the screen.
As a user, you are in charge of the columns and layout of almost all screens. Many functions have become drag & drop.


2. Fill-in screens
In TDOffice it is possible to determine which fields were visible, editable and mandatory via layout input screens. This is also possible in ControlOffice, but now by means of drag & drop and the screen can be divided into 3 columns to use the full width of your screen. In addition, the number of free fields that were limited to 10 in TDOffice has become unlimited. The free fields can be created separately, and then added to each entry screen, such as a work order entry screen, notification entry screen, hour booking entry screen, etc.

After logging in, as a user you immediately see a dashboard tailored to the user with interesting and useful information to be even better informed about all activities (including KPIs) in ControlOffice.

4. Overview screens
In the overview screens you can now determine how many item lines you want to see at the same time as a user in the list, there is a choice of 25, 50 or 100 item lines.

5. Exit without saving
Every detail screen, for example of a work order, now has a built-in security that you cannot leave this screen without getting a warning that you have made changes, with the option to Ignore, Save or Cancel.

6. List
In ControlOffice you can display lists in various places in which the details from a tab are shown. For example, you can now immediately view, change and add activities from the detail tab in a work order without going to the corresponding tab.

7. Signatures
A field type ‘Signature’ can be added in, among other things, a work order, report, form and object. As a user, you can then create and save a signature in a field.

8. Chat function
In a work order you can communicate through a chat.
Employees can leave a message that is provided with a time code and the name of the employee in question, which can then be responded to by other users.

9. Images
Images can be added to the master cards of an object and part to make it immediately visible which object or part it concerns.

10. Relationships
Suppliers have been renamed to “Relationships” and are now directly in the main menu. Documents and free fields can now also be added to a relation.

11. Scheduling
The (preventive) planning has been given a makeover, there is now a main menu item for planning by date and planning by stand.

12. Checklists
The control of a checklist has completely changed. More options are available to set up an interval. For example, you can now choose fixed days to perform a checklist.
You can also set whether a checklist is allowed to automatically create work orders. As soon as the planning zone is reached, work order(s) are automatically generated.
In addition, more fields from the work order can now be defaulted to the checklist, so that the work order looks even clearer and better every interval.

13. Planboard
The planning board has been completely renewed, it now works even more intuitively to plan the work orders.

14. Colors per status in the planning board
A color can be set for each work order status. This color is reflected in the planning board.

15. Purchasing
The purchasing module has been improved, there are fewer fields, making purchasing even easier. A (desired) delivery date can be specified per order line.

16. Reception
Receiving parts is now done per order line. The main menu item ‘Goods received’ indicates per order line what you can expect and when.

17. Columns
You can fully determine which columns you want to display per overview screen.
Fields from an object can now appear as a column in every overview screen that contains an object.

18. System management
The functions under ‘System management’ and ‘Basic file management’ have been combined into one clear menu.

19. Form and object master cards
The master cards for forms and objects are now both separated in their own menu item. Both a form and an object now have a ‘box’ of fields, these fields can then be added to one or more master cards. For example, a field only needs to be created once instead of per master card.

20. Delete and recycle bin function
All reports have a button to move items to the trash, and also a button to open the trash. An item can be restored or permanently deleted from the trash.

21. Notification and Work Order Types
As a user you can now create your own notification and work order types.

22. Notification and Work Order Statuses
As a user you can create your own notification and work order statuses.

23. Purchase order statuses
As a user, you now determine the statuses for a purchase order yourself.

24. Cost Entries
The expense entries have received a complete makeover. Booking costs is now even easier. The costs are also directly visible from, for example, an object or work order.

25. Employees and Users
A person in TDOffice can now be a user and/or an employee.

26. User Rights
The user rights have been changed.
More rights have been added to make it even easier to determine who can do what and where.
For example, it can be determined per employee whether that person may be an employee on a work order, or a responsible person.

27. Extra work order status ‘Closed’
The work order has a new status; Closed
Once the work order has this status, it cannot be changed. No more hours, parts or costs can therefore be booked on this work order(s).
The Admin user can optionally reset the status to make the work order editable again.

28. Done date/time and employee
In both the report and work order, it is now automatically tracked when they have been reported ready, and which employee has done this. This is also recorded in the work order for the statuses ‘Written off’ and ‘Closed’.

29. Multi-Action
The multi-action button on reports and work orders now works across every field in a report and work order. Free fields can now also be edited via the multi-action.

30. Filter
Each overview screen has, in addition to a general filter, also a filter button to perform extensive searches. For example, a date range (from/to) can now be specified.

31. Automatic Bill of Materials
The BOM of an object is now automatically built based on the expenses and purchases.

32. Fixed settlement price
For the fixed transfer price of a part, you can set how it should be calculated, there are 3 options:
– Free field; you determine the price yourself (as TDOffice currently works)
– Purchase price main supplier; the price of the main supplier is the VVP
– Average purchase price; the average purchase price is used as FRP
In addition, a storage percentage can be specified.

33. Passwords
You can now set how strong a password must be set up and for which period a password is valid. In addition, a user can reset his password himself in the login screen by means of an email.

34. Parts History
For each part, a tab is available with the historical releases and orders of that part.

35. Copy
More places in ControlOffice, such as checklists and order forms, have been given a copy function.

36. Activities
Work can now be created in a table and then assigned to each checklist or work order. Activities can of course still be created separately per checklist or work order.

37. Symptoms
In addition to the general table of symptoms, one or more symptoms can now be assigned to an object group per object group. If a report or work order is made on an object, only the symptoms belonging to this group are displayed.
At a later stage we want to expand this with solutions and causes per symptom.

38. Print barcodes or QR codes
Multiple barcodes or QR codes can be printed directly from the object and parts overview. Select one or more objects or parts and click the corresponding button.

39. Barcodes or QR codes with received goods
If desired, a barcode or QR code can be printed immediately from a goods receipt for the part to be received.

40. Efficacy Outcomes
An outcome can now be linked to an activity. For example, good, bad, repair needed, etc. These outcomes can be determined by yourself.

41. Standard Reports
The notification, work order and purchase order form can now be created and modified yourself from ControlOffice.

42. Follow-up work order
A follow-up work order can now easily be created from an activity. Select one or more activities and convert them into a follow-up work order with one click, whereby the link between the source work order and the follow-up work order is recorded.

43. Edit options in a text field
For example, in the explanation field or solution in the work order, colors, bold or bullets can be used to format the text even better.

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