On behalf of the Omnidek Team, we want to thank you for choosing Omnidek to be your business network. The following document is an overview of the application and designed to be a quick read for circulation to new users. In this document, we will define the key features of the platform and explain their utilization while following the order of the icons on the left menu bar.
Using the menu bar to the left, the first icon at the top is Dashboard. The Dashboard is the main screen that all users of the platform may view and navigate to with a simple click. On the Dashboard, the user will find the menu items on the far left of the screen. These will be visible based upon the user’s access settings.
The dashboard consists of 3 panels, all enable the user one-click access to desired features.
Offers a user the ability to set conditions of form submission activity that showcase a colored badge when certain criteria of a form are met.
- Inbox Preview
It is a preview of inbox items that you are currently involved in approving or reviewing. You are also kept in the loop of new comments made on active conversations with a badge showing the number of comments since last seen.
- My Forms
One-click access to your forms. The color ribbon next to the form means that this form is published and ready for use. Forms without the icon mean the form is in test mode and not able to be submitted. Users can favorite a form by clicking the star to the right of the form name. Favorited forms will group under favorites and have a a highlighted star. Click the start to toggle favorite on or off.
Forms are defaulted to not categorized until a category is created in the Form Designer. Press the double arrow to the right of My Forms to expand or collapse all categories. The single arrow next to specific category will expand or collapse the specified forms.
From the Main Screen the second icon on the menu bar located on the far left you will find Form Hub. Form Hub is the repository of all the forms that have been assigned to your account, and your document management system. Form Hub allows you to quickly and easily search your previously submitted forms, as well as forms that you have saved as “work in progress”.
Form Hub consists of 4 columns, all enable the user one-click access.
- My Forms
Offers one-click access to forms you have access to.
This is simply a form that you have not saved or submitted yet.
All saved forms will be available from here.
You can access all your submitted forms from here. With a search bar, you can easily search for your submitted forms with keywords.
Saved templates will be available in this column.
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The Inbox screen consists of 3 main sections:
- Message List
You can search for keywords in each section. You can navigate between messages by clicking on a message in the list, this will automatically load the associated form and chat dialogue box.
This is where you can view all the items that you are currently reviewing and/or approving. The Focused list will notify the user that a new action has been added to the thread by popping to the top of the list and the form name now in bold.
- All Items
All messages are here i.e. In Progress, Complete, Held, Rejected, Reset, and Killed. You can easily filter each message with the Filter By drop-down box.
The center of the screen displays the currently engaged form. Based on security and access, you will be able to edit, read-only, and view questions on the form. Each modification is logged in the audit log on the bottom of the chat dialogue box. At the bottom of the form, the user can do the following:
- View the PDF
This loads a PDF representation of the form in the Downloads folder of the local desktop.
- Save as Template
This is a presentation format for a form, used so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used.
This allows you to save current changes to the form and keeps the form open for additional commenting.
It allows you to submit the form back and moves you to the next form.
- View the PDF
It has three sections.
On the far right of the screen, you will find the Chat Dialogue box. From Top to bottom you will first find a 3-button series of Approve, Hold, and Reject. This allows the user to formally state their approval or disapproval of the process which triggers audit log and potential workflow condition changes. The next section is Show/Hide Members showcasing all the individuals currently involved in the workflow. This included users who are actively on the chat and those who will be included in the next phase of the work process. You may also invite new users to come into the chat dialogue for additional reviews from individuals in your business network. New invitees can be required to approve, or simply participate in the dialogue. If a user is not on the list, they may not be set up as a user.
- Chat Dialogue
The chat dialogue is the next feature of the dialogue. A user can make comments and attach files in the message area and the conversation addition is populated in the thread conversation. Within the dialogue, you can see who submitted, approved, rejected and/or held the form.
- Audit Log
The audit log is an in-depth audit of all activity from a form. In addition to the conversation, the audit log will document with time and date stamp views, changes, and actions against the form in the work process. This offers high levels of transparency, audibility, and security for historical records.
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Insights are a reporting feature in Omnidek. They are built per form to report on all submissions. A single form can have multiple insights saved for reference.
Access to the insight builder is located as the third menu item on the left sidebar. By clicking the insight menu icon, the user is navigated to the Insight Library. As the user selects the category, the data for the selected category is shown in a grid list in the center of the screen. The Search Insights bar allows the user to quickly search for desired insights.
Users can share insights using the share button. Shared insights can be dispersed to users, crowds, or organizations, however, recipients will not be able to edit an insight shared with them.
To Create a new insight the user can click the colored button on the top left of the screen called “New Insight”. By clicking the button, the user is brought through a series of modals.
- Select the Entity or Source of data for insight
- Select desired form for sourced data
- Add a Name, Description, and Category for the desired insight,
- Click Create
Once Insight is created the user is brought to the insight builder utility. The Builder utility has two basic parts for building your insight.
- The Configuration Utility
This utility offers a display of each available question down the left of the modal screen. The user may select the desired question for the report column. Each checkbox will showcase the column heading which can be adjusted and organized in order based upon sequence checked or by dragging and dropping the (…) located on the left of the question. Each question allows for conditional filtering by clicking the filter icon on the right of the question, and a drill down to grid and group summary options for total, average, min, and a max of data in the column.
- The Grid
The grid view shows the result of changes applied by clicking the “apply changes” to the grid in two ways. The first way is in Condensed View.
- Condensed View
The column description headings may be dragged up to the top of the grid where the text “drag a column header to group by that column”. This allows you to group by one or several column headings as desired.
- Full View
It allows the user to create a row for every entry for exporting in a 1 to 1 format to be used for granular analysis and exporting into CSV format.
- Summary viewing of tab contained/duplicated category data. Any data stored in one of these categories are accessible by clicking the arrow icon on the left of the row.
- Actions for each row include icons too.
- Open Form
- View PDF
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Channels are the 5th menu item on the left-hand side of the screen. Channels allow you to create a thread of activity-based upon any asset mentioned on form submission, and an accompanying conversation to create an ongoing dialogue referencing that asset. It has 5 main sections:
- + Add Channel
The left-hand screen menu is where the user can add as many channels as they wish for subscribing. Any new activity on the channel is shown by a badge counting new activity since the last viewing.
- Asset Information
Next to add channel menu is two sections. This section is the top one. It gives you information on the asset you are subscribing to. The asset type is connected to and any other asset details associated with that detail row.
Below asset information, is the forms. This gives you a list of forms the asset has been used on. It also shows which and a count of how many of the forms have been submitted. It will also show the last submission date. Plus, if you wanted to fill out a new form from one of the forms showing. You can just simply click on the Create New button.
- Chronological Timeline
Next to Asset Information and Forms on the right shows a timeline in chronological order of any mention of the asset on a form or API process. A date parameter filter allows the user to filter specific dates in history or scroll up to see previous activity.
There is also a chat dialogue that serves as a living communication thread and conversation regarding the subject selected asset.
Form Designer is the 6th icon on the left-hand menu that only administrators should have access to. When the Form Designer icon is clicked, the user is brought through a dialogue box…
- Choose a Form Template from the marketplace- Marketplace templates are forms that were shared by other Omnidek clients as “best practice” starting points. The idea is to allow these form templates to guide system usage and save time by eliminating guesswork for new business processes.
- Edit an existing form- Any form that is currently in published, non-published, or pulled from the marketplace will be available in the Edit Form button. The form is loaded in the editor once selected and can be modified, saved, and published to the network.
- Build your own- Dialogue is for advanced users who know exactly what their processes are and do not see existing templates in the marketplace.
The Form Designer 4 main sections of the screen display.
- Header- the top of the form wizard allows us to create actionable for the form.
- Name the form
- Settings icon
- Categorize your form with the drop-down box or add a new category via the green plus icon next to it.
- Toggle the Yes/No button if you want your form to have the ability to Allow editing post-completion.
- You can submit your form to Marketplace by clicking on the Submit this form to Marketplace button.
Sort questions and sections by engaging in the sort sections/questions toggle button.
- Preview View
Display on Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop
Make forms active or inactive from use
The form for testing – Unable to submit, but can preview in the Forms dashboard and Form Hub
- Publish for finalization
Once published the form can be submitted, but the questions will not be able to be deleted, only hidden.
- Back to Start
- Form Elements- the menu to the left provides the source for dragging and dropping answer types onto the form to create proper data collection formats. The Menu includes answer type sections.
- Answer Types
Singular/Simple data point capture with various formats
Advanced/Custom answer groupings serving complex functionality for data capture and display on a from
Include duplicatable or tab containing questions as well as grid entry screens.
- Answer Types
- Form Canvas- the center panel is where the user creates the layout of the form template. The user creates single or two-column sections. The user then drags answer types into the sections perform requirements.
- Form Attributes- the panel to the right shows the engaged answer types attributes. To change the attributes, click the desired question/answer on the canvas. The right attribute section is updated to offer advanced controls to the question configuration. See advanced details descriptions here.
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The marketplace is the 7th icon on the left-hand menu. This is where other Omnidek clients can share forms as “best practice” starting points. The idea is to allow these form templates to guide system usage and save time by eliminating guesswork for new business processes.
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Workflow is how Omnidek manages and replicates any business process by following the logical decision tree you put in place for a form to follow. This is the 8th icon on the left-hand menu.
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This is the 9th icon on the left-hand menu. This icon is mainly for administration use. It is where the bulk of the administration settings is.
The admin has 8 main sections.
It can be as simple or complex as you need them to be within your company as this is where you are going to place the user’s you create and assign out permissions throughout the site. If there is already a hierarchy for your company this would be a good reference, but if not think of your company from top to bottom to ensure that we consider each department/manager/team/field employee.
Have a limited view of the companies’ site. It is mainly used externally for customers and/or contractors.
Are the credentials a person can use to access your companies’ site. We’ve made it a requirement for the “Username” to be in an email format (User@company.com) this way you don’t have to re-think all your current employees/customer’s contact information. We made it easier to invite multiple users to your site. *If Unsure of fields just leave blank and we will cover in the next meeting.*
Arbitrary groups of users that in certain cases or scenarios need information that crosses but not limited to a company’s hierarchy.
Lists, Tables, Spreadsheets that can be imported/created within Omnidek to be selected from a dropdown selection on a form. This can be from simple weather picklist to all or your companies’ jobs.
- Data Security
Access is how you manage what a user can and can’t access throughout the site. They can be managed on the forms/organizations/user levels, but we will go over this is our training session.
Omnidek handles auto-increment numbers that can be used for Report #’s, PO’s, etc… View the Image below for the options you have in building your sequence in Omnidek.
This is where you can check on your account with Omnidek. Account information, Licenses, Your Bill, and Billing History.
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In this view, you can set your companies to preferences and customize your company brand on your Omnidek platform.