88 Miles started out as a tool for freelancer developers, designers and copywriters but there is a number of you that use 88 Miles as part of an agency or in a team.
At the moment, 88 Miles gives all staff members full access to the creation, editing and deletion of all companies, projects, shifts and reports. While this can work for small teams, it gets a bit un-wieldy for larger teams, so I’m announcing a new user management system that should be launched in the next week or two!
The new system adds a new class of user called a Manager, that has the same permissions as staff do at the moment – they can add, edit and delete companies, projects, all shifts and run reports.
The new Staff class is more limited: they can only see shifts that they created, and any reports they run will only show their data.
So how will this affect you? Well, as the owner of the account, it won’t. However, some of your staff might see some slightly different options when they log in after the update. I say some, because not all staff members will stay staff members – some are going to automatically upgrade to Manager status.
Every staff member that you have that has created either a public (or shared) company or project will automatically become a Manager. You can of course override this after the upgrade has occurred by editing the user and changing their type to either “Regular Staff” or “Manager”.
The main reason I’m giving you the heads up now, and not just pushing the update straight through is I want to give you time to ask questions about the new system before it goes live.