The last few weeks have seen our biggest ever release at Arlo. The team has worked incredibly hard to get these features and enhancements into your hands. We really hope you enjoy the results of their hard work.
So what do you have to look forward to in this release? There are a number of new key features as well as an even larger number of enhancements. Some of the feature highlights are:
Event presets – the ability to create favorite event settings (or a set of them) that can be applied to events as needed.
New Order Lines Report – new report which can include the details of the order, lines on the order, payment, and registration.
First off, we’d like to give a huge thank you to all those that attended either session of the demonstration of our new elearning features on Thursday. Your support and involvement are greatly appreciated
For those that missed out, do not to fear. This post includes the presentation for you to view as well as a PDF copy of the Presentation Slides and a link to all Q&A from both sessions, which will be updated periodically with new questions we may receive.
If you have any comments/questions on either the presentation or the features, please leave a comment or email us at Support@Arlo.co with Subject ‘E-Learning Demo Comment/Question’
Our hosting provider (Rackspace) will be performing key maintenance on their network infrastructure on March 8 between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM (March 9, NZT). This maintenance will affect Arlo’s systems.
Your platform will remain online and working normally for the majority of this maintenance period, but service may be disrupted briefly for up to 10 minutes.
When is the maintenance?
For New Zealand: (UTC+13): Sunday, March 8 between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM
For Australia Sydney/Melbourne (UTC+11): Sunday, March 8 between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM
For Australia Brisbane (UTC+10): Sunday, March 8 between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM
For Australia Perth (UTC+8): Sunday, March 8 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
For United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, March 8 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
What will happen during the maintenance window?
During this timeframe, there may be a short period of degraded performance of your platform (including your public website and management platform) which may last for up to 10 minutes. Outside of this 10 minute period, your platform will be online and functional.
Can people visit my website and register for courses during the maintenance?
Yes. Your website and management platform will be online during the maintenance, except for the brief period where the service may be slow or disrupted.
Where can I track the maintenance progress?
You can follow us on Arlo Twitter (@ArloSoftware) which will track the progress of the maintenance. We will also keep this page updated. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
So there’s been a number of changes around the office, including quite a few new staff members.
In December we had two new arrivals. The first to arrive was Adam, “I’m Adam, from Hungary, which is far-far away. Not as far as Mars, so I’m not an alien. Here in Arlo I’m the one who creates beautiful UI things for our customers, so if you see something odd or weird in your browser at Arlo, it was me And I’m also part of the development team, adding new and astonishing features (not bugs) to the system.”
Also, just in case you haven’t emailed or called us since then, we also gained a new Support staff member…me. My core function at Arlo is assisting clients to resolve issues, but I’m also dabbling in Tech Support, looking after our Social Media, and working with new clients to get their Arlo Platform live (I like to keep busy 😉 ) When not at work, I’m being constantly astonished (/terrified) at how quickly my little man is growing up (1st birthday next month)
In January, our Sales Team expanded to include Cathey & Josh
Cathey is Arlo’s BDM, a former teacher, and an intrepid traveler, backpacking around the world with her first child. Cathey’s goal is to make training and events easy for businesses to manage, and to show it can be done from down under. And when she’s not leading the sales at Arlo she’s raising her kids, Paige, Luca and Nico.
And Josh gives a fantastic personal introduction, “Well I’m Josh. Not a whole lot to me really – couple arms, couple legs, a nose and a lovely phone voice. At Arlo I’ll be at the desk firing through emails, or on the phone to potential customers communicating the exciting software that we have here, helping to make people’s lives easier.”
And finally, our Development Team gained Johannes. Taking on the role of resident code monkey, he’s here to implement awesome new features for Arlo’s amazing customers. In his spare time he transforms into a travelling circus/adventure playground for his 6 month old daughter, cultivates his backyard jungle by day and rescues kittens by night.
So a lot of new additions in the last couple of months
But it’s not only the company having new additions. One of our amazing staff members, Natalia is has a new addition on the way in just a couple months. It was our pleasure to transform our boardroom this afternoon for a special surprise baby shower
We’d considered calling Alex to say he had to come in, but to not spoil the surprise, we’d be left with excuses like ‘Code you wrote while working here seems to have gained a mind of it’s own’, or ‘Your wife may have gone into labor’…neither of which sounded like the best idea
But jokes aside, we are so happy for both Natalia and Alex. The office hasn’t been the same without Alex performing his code magic dances, and not looking forward to not seeing Natalia’s cheerful smile in the office, but they’re on a great adventure and we wish them the best. Thankfully we still have Natalia for a few weeks yet
That’s all for this week, but we’re looking at releasing some amazingly good news for you next week. Until then, Happy Friday the 13th everyone 😀
In December 2014, Xero-U was released, and we were so happy to play a part
The world of accounting is changing, and with so many businesses looking to make the move to cloud computing, there’s the potential for a lot of people to be a bit confused as to where to start the process. Thankfully, there’s an easy place to find out.
“This year we relaunched Xero U, a free customised self-paced learning environment for accountants and small businesses, to help us achieve this and educate more people about benefits of the cloud.”
Victoria Crone, Xero NZ Managing Director in Scoop.co.nz Press Release 18/12/2014
And the best part? It’s all set out in a way that it’s easy to find the course best suited to your needs.
Xero was able to focus on creating a site that is both functional and sexy by taking advantage of our easy to use, comprehensive API and import/export functionality. The result? Users simply click on their position, select the area they’re interested in and see what’s available to them; while Xero can continue to manage their courses and contacts in the Arlo platform.
Here at Arlo, we’re so impressed by the new site and are stoked to have our API supporting Xero in creating such an innovative and intuitive solution.
We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and have had as awesome a start to the New Year as we have here at Arlo
We’re excited to have a range of new clients coming on board this year as well as what existing ones are getting up to
You’ll be hearing more from us as we are going to be increasing our Social Media outreach
More coming. Soon
It’s an exciting time as we get back into it. Our Developers are hard at work coding, our Testers determined to win hide-and-seek with bugs, and our Support staff are ready to help you along your way; not to mention the new hires and the things they will achieve.
Check out our latest Arlo Service Overview video to see if there are any new features that you may be interested in.
The new service plans on our website also provide a list of key features that you might like to review.
We’re currently hard at work on both our mobile app for marking attendance for Android and Windows phones, as well as our Salesforce integration, and next month we will be releasing the beta versions of these for you to test.
If any of the features are of interest, contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org