It is finally here – the small changes with a big impact. We are very excited to introduce our new look and feel of the management portal. This update mainly covers three parts - color, styling, and navigation. Each section includes several changes, and each of them are described in details below.
The most noticeable change that comes with this Management Portal update, is the change of the background color. The light grey color spreads throughout each form, product page and admin center. Accordingly, navigation bar, panels and lists have minor color adjustments to match the new look and feel.
Meeting Dashboards, Workplace Add-in and Room Displays administrators will notice the changes in dashboard styling. We have removed product icons, unified colors and increased the font size for better readability and quick overview.
Secondly, the Management portal will now be using system fonts throughout the interface. This means that users of different operating systems will be viewing manager with a different font, determined by their device. This change creates a more seamless integration in user’s everyday life, ensuring trust and reliability.
Thirdly, to simplify the interface design, redundant help text has been removed. The concept of help text component has also been revised, and from now on, help text only indicates why or in which cases the user should make an action. Thus, meticulous description of functions and choices will no longer be present in the Management Portal (Admin Center excluded). In addition to that, should you need assistance in making a choice, additional articles have been created in AskCody help center.
Lastly, product icons have been removed, meaning that the product drop down menu to the left of the navigation bar and in the licence overview in the Admin Center, are now neater, giving the interface a more minimalistic look.
For the navigation, first of all, breadcrumbs are removed, and substituted with a more accurate menu, and better submenu labels and page headers. Headers and the menus are now descriptive of what can be done on the page. Thus the landing page of Meeting Dashboards, Room Displays and Rooms (former RoomFinder) is now called ‘Manage’, as those are the places where administrators can manage the modules of the AskCody Platform. There are some exceptions to this rule, however overall consistency in the manager is intended.
Secondly, some of the labels and columns have been move around to create consistency between the processes of adding, viewing and editing rooms, visitors, new items in Meeting Services Portal etc. This is done for the purpose of creating a consistent information hierarchy, without repeating information, or containing misleading labels.
Thirdly, additional label changes can be spotted throughout the manager. In Visitor Management ‘guest’ label is changed to ‘visitor’. The term guest is no longer used in the Visitor Management Portal front end interface, as the visitor label by definition is more accurate, and is a better description for those visiting a company. Another example of a label change by definition is the ‘name’ column in Meeting Dashboards change into ‘Screen header’.
Last but not least, in the Meeting Services Portal and Visitor Management Portal we have moved the Service Provider and reception name to the top right corner, next to the name of the person logged into the Portal. This, at all times, makes it clear to administrators of multiple Service providers/receptions, which Service provider/reception is currently in use.