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BigPicture 8.3 is here
New authentication method to our non-public REST API
Your management data security is paramount to us. That’s why with version 8.3 we are introducing a new API connection authentication method that will protect your data against CSRF attacks more effectively. From version 8.3 on, every API endpoint requires a special token to authenticate the connection.
To keep using our non-public API after upgrading to version 8.3, you need to adjust all your custom automation flows, non-standard reporting solutions and other connections so that they meet the new authentication requirements. Please mind that this change applies exclusively to Server and Data Center instances of our products and have no impact on Cloud instances whatsoever. We recommend upgrading on-prem instances of our apps to version 8.3 only after adjusting API connections to the new requirements. Learn more…
Should you have any questions, please contact our Support Team.
BigPicture is getting…
easier to use and more accessible
more powerful in Portfolio Management
1. Greater ease of use and accessibility
1.1 Resource management made clearer and more intuitive
Exporting to Excel in-line with grid settings
Present your resource data in Excel just like in BigPicture
From now, whenever you export Resources to Excel files using BigTemplate your output spreadsheets will respect aggregation settings defined in your BigPicture view (e.g. a daily summary, a weekly report or a monthly report).
1.2 Planning comes easier than ever
New in-line editable fields
Display and in-line edit information crucial for effective planning
You can now display indicators such as Estimates, all Jira dropdown fields or Priority in the columns of your Gantt, Scope, Board, Calendar, and Risks modules. Moreover, you can in-line edit them, while planning work or whenever needed. Last but not least, in-line editing is also available in Overview and Resources modules.
1.3 Scope and dependency management no more a challenge
Collapsing task groups and easier dependency management on Gantt
Collapse all task groups, sort and easily manage them on your Gantt charts
Our Gantt has been augmented with new grouping and creating dependencies capabilities. You can easily collapse all task groups, sort collapsed tasks and manage dependencies between them, all to get a clear view of the elements that matter in a given context.
More clarity in dependency management on Board
Get a clear view of your board no matter how complex your dependency network is
If your board looks a bit like a bowl full of noodles, don’t worry. Now, you can collapse all dependencies and see how every single task is connected with others using the dependency counter. Moreover, dependencies displayed on Board can now be based on several link types in your Jira.
1.4 Yet another step towards greater accessibility
2. New portfolio management features
2.1 Financial management enters BigPicture
Financial columns in Overview
Add a financial dimension to your portfolio-level view
You can add and fill in manually columns that are critical for effective management of the financial side of your initiatives, such as budgets, estimated costs, actual costs. You can assign values to specific initiatives (e.g. projects) as well as to work items they consist of, and neatly aggregate the values at the initiative or portfolio level.
2.2 More customization and easier reporting
Customizable portfolio-level metrics in Overview
Adjust your portfolio-level metrics to the management approaches used within that portfolio
As different things matter in different types of initiatives, you can now customize your portfolio-view columns in the Overview module to reflect those changes and get instant access to relevant indicators.