Monthly Archives: June 2013

7.14: Prime Consultants: Enter a Quotation without Impersonate!

Enter on behalf of Contractor

Onware has introduced the ability for a Prime Consultant to enter a Quotation on behalf of a Contractor – without the need to Impersonate! Anywhere the Quotation process is used (Change and Change Directive), a button will display “Enter on behalf of Contractor”. behalf When this feature is used, Onware will  provide a person selector field to select which General Contractor the Quotation is being entered on behalf of.  The person selector field must be completed before the Quotation can be issued. Onware records in its audit whom initiated the Quotation (the Prime Consultant) and which General Contractor was selected. Once the Quotation has been issued, the Prime Consultant will be re-directed to the Change or Change Directive, allowing them to proceed with requesting Quotation Recommendations or Close the Quotation. Click on the link to see further details of the 7.14 release

7.14.0 Release

New Functionality


When an Onware account is created, the person is automatically added to the “Member” Group Access.

Project Edit

It was identified that a “Lot number” field was missing from the Location area of the Project.

Active Items Report

Based on feedback, we have enhanced the Active Items report to include filters for disciplines (for RFI’s), divisions (for Submittals) and a person filter – allowing specification of which Contract Administrator or Partner In Charge to generate the report for.


Copy a Change

A “Copy Change” feature is available from the Change Search/Browse page’s “Select an Action” drop down list.  A Change can be copied at any status.  Once copied, the new Change will have the “initiated” status and will only include any attachments (uploads) to the Change (no linked documents).

Requested by person selector

In order to identify where the request for a Change originates from, we have included a “Requested by” field.  This field will display on the standard form.

Unsolicited Change Request

An Additional status “Not Accepted/Invalid” has been added to UCR’s, to allow further clarification. UCR

Progress Claim

Based on user feedback, we have included the Change Order status in the Associated Changes table of the Progress Claim.


E-mail Subscriptions

Identified Issue: It was noted the RFI “return to issuer” status, which is no longer used, was displaying as an option for E-mail Subscriptions.

Project Search/Browse

Identified Issue: The ability to Edit a Project by Number was confusing for our customers, as they attempted to use it as a search mechanism.  Onware decided to remove this functionality.


Identified Issue: Meeting attendee status was lost when a new contact was entered. Identified Issue: Tasks carried over from previous meeting show all assigned people as “not on project”.

Project Summary

Identified Issue: Submittal count displaying incorrectly.


Identified Issue: Login ID does not save when selecting “Save”, must use “Reset Password” button.  Adjusted so Login ID will save using the “Save” button.

Standard Form

Identified Issue: Progress Claim’s distribution list was displaying Supplemental Instruction distribution list.

Internet Explorer 10

Identified Issue: Uploading attachment difficulties when using IE10 in maximum view.

7.14: New Drag & Drop, including updates to supported Browsers

In version 7.14, Onware has modified how the software handles uploads, which no longer requires Flash player to be installed.  Uploads will now use the “Drag & Drop” feature. As upload functionality is a significant component of Onware, our internal testing incorporated testing Onware’s usability and functionality in older versions of the Browsers that we support – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Onware’s Minimum Requirements have been updated to reflect our testing.  As of version 7.14, Onware now supports:
  • IE version 8 and above
  • Firefox version 16 and above
  • Safari version 5 and above
  • Chrome version 19 and above
Of the above, IE 8 and 9 are the least desirable due to it’s limited support for HTML 5. As Onware continues to add or ehance functionality, taking advantage of HTML 5, these may not be available for those people accessing Onware using IE 8 or IE 9.  The Onware software will continue to operate in IE 8 and 9, however the experience will be limited. Click on the link to see further details of the 7.14 release

What version of Internet Browser am I using?

The below steps will help you to determine which version of Internet Browser you are using.
  1. Open the Internet Browser.
  2. Find and select the menu that is named after the browser. For example: About Mozilla Firefox.
  3. A dialog box will appear listing the Browser version.

7.14: Quoting on a Change Directive? Now available!

New Functionality

Quoting on a Change Directive

If a Change Directive is not associated with a Change, you can now “Issue for Pricing” – requesting pricing from the General Contractor! The original Change Directive workflow has been supplemented with the Quotation workflow.  In other words, the Change Directive Owner Approval workflow will work in parallel with Change Directive’s using Onware’s Quotation workflow. A priced Change Directive can now be associated with a Change Order – just like a Change! CD Click on the link to see further details of the 7.14 release

7.13.2 Release


Standard Form

The Transmittal form has been updated to display the “Action Taken” field on the form. The Quotation form has been updated to display the “Reason for Re-quote” as well as links to any Quotation Recommendations, if present.

Site Visit

Identified Issue: Standard report generated error when loading. Identified Issue: Manipulate Items tool generated error when loading. Identified Issue: The “Select an Action” drop down option of “Copy” generated an error when attempting to copy the required Site Visit.