What's new on Maindeck?

Maindeck is a fully mature software being utilised daily by the many hundreds of users across the globe. But even the best software must continuously improve itself, and Maindeck is no exception. Below is a list of some of the key feature releases.
August 2022

Lock work orders

Illustration showing how work orders are locked on Maindeck.

When in planning phase, as you are working on setting up a project specification, you can lock different work orders for edit, to avoid having colleagues making changes to them without your prior approval or knowledge. This gives you, as a project owner, more control and reduces risk when inviting your colleagues to your project.

August 2022

Draw or write on images on the mobile app

Mobile app interface showing Maindeck's edit mode

You now have the ability to add text and hand-drawings directly on top of images.

August 2022

Access documents from the mobile app

Screen shot from Maindeck's mobile app showing an accessible document

Access documents, such as PDF drawings, directly from your mobile app.

August 2022

Camera burst mode on the mobile app

With the camera burst mode, you can do continuous shooting with your camera. Just point and shoot as many images you need in a row. No additional clicks are required.

August 2022

Two-factor authentication

Image illustrating 2FA

To help you feel safer and more in control of your content, we've added in the ability for you and your team members to enable 2FA on your account.

August 2022

"What's new" widget inside the application

Image of Maindeck's in-app widget for new releases

With the new in-app widget, users will be notified of new releases and can learn about them right away. This will help make sure your users are always up to date with the latest capabilities, and are able to utilize them straight away.

August 2022

View cost in its original currency

Image displaying how the currency insight pop up works

All project-related costs on Maindeck are displayed to you in your base currency, but they are stored in their original currency in which they were quoted by either the yard or the supplier. If you wish to quickly view the cost in it's original currency, you can simply click on the cost to have a pop-up appear with a breakdown of the various amounts and their currency.

July 2022

Date stamp on all exports

With many exports being made during a project, we added this functionality to make it easier to see which export is from what time.

June 2022

Additional insights on the comparison matrix

We have now added analytics on cost items as well as an icon displaying where there are yard remarks.

June 2022

Project name automatically suggested

After noticing that the vast amount of projects follow the same naming convention (Ship name - project type - Year), we have released a function which automatically fills in this as a name suggestion for your project. You then have the option to overwrite this if you wish to.

June 2022

Option to “Select all” on Digital Shelf

If you need to add a batch of work from the Digital Shelf, you can do this by selecting all remaining items. For instance, if you want to add a batch of updates manually, you can apply necessary filters, choose select all and then apply.

May 2022

Ability to assign budget on group level

You can now specify a budget on group level, if this is something that is required in your organisation.

May 2022

Ability to assign account code per group

If you have specific account codes per group, you can select to assign these codes to your groups. This will help you create necessary cost overviews based on your account codes, making your financial department happy.

April 2022

Mark cost items as estimates

Cost comparison matrix with estimates.

You can now have cost items marked as being estimates, or have them marked as such automatically when applying auto estimates. Those that contain estimates will have an icon illustrating it, and you will also be able to see the total estimates for each yard candidate.

April 2022

Smarter search on the mobile app

We’ve improved the search functionality on the mobile app by making it smarter. This makes it even easier to lookup the work order you need.

April 2022

Ability to register new-building vessels (without IMO)

Until now, an IMO number has been required to register a vessel. This has made adding new-build projects difficult. With this change, you now have the ability to specify that a vessel is a new-build, which will exempt the IMO requirement.

April 2022

Adding links to documents in reports

We have now added a button called “Documents” on the Digital shelf. When inserting these documents into a report, they are added as the document name and with a link to the document on Maindeck. When sharing these reports with others, they can easily access these document on Maindeck. Such documents are often service reports from third parties.

March 2022

Ability to add new cost items directly in the comparison view

You can now add new cost items for specific yard’s quotations while in the comparison view. This option is most often used for adding manual estimates while seeing the other yards quotes in the same view. The most frequently used option by users is still the automatically applied estimates.

March 2022

New progress bar on work orders page

With this new progress bar makes it much easier for the user to quickly see the progress while browsing work orders.

March 2022

Saving external recipients

When adding external recipients of reports, these recipients are saved and remembered for future reports within that projects making it even faster to share reports.

February 2022

Table of content added to the PDF export

When exporting the project specification PDF, a table of content showing the work orders contained within it is now included automatically.

February 2022

New cost comparison matrix

Our new cost comparison matrix is unique in the industry. It includes functionalities that reduce the time spent on yard comparison from weeks to just minutes.

January 2022

A new and improved Gantt chart

Several improvements made to the Gantt chart.

With the new Gantt chart we have made several improvements: - Tree structure - The Gantt chart is now listed into the project's group structure by default. - Improved navigation - Easily navigate the chart with your mouse cursor (press, hold and drag). - Sort list - Easily sort the list based on start date, end date, group or more.

December 2021

In-browser memory of position of work orders in list

When you are working on work orders, you might be focusing on a specific work order, having expanded or collapsed certain groups to get the right position in the list. If you exit the site, and then come back to it later, it will remember where you left off so that you don't have to start navigating from scratch.

December 2021

Specific report template for cost

You can now generate a specific cost report without having to leave the budgeting and cost page.

December 2021

Rearrange groups inside a project

Rearrange the default order of groups in company settings.

To further simplify navigation of the work orders page, we have also added an option to rearrange the order of groups inside a project. The default order of groups is set by the company admin, but since each project might have some slight differences, users can now have the option to make certain tweaks themselves.

December 2021

Collapse-all button on list of work orders

With the list of work orders usually being very long and divided into several groups, being able to quickly navigate the page is essential. With our collapse-app button, this is made much easier.

December 2021

The Integration Hub is here!!

The Maindeck Integration Hub allowing you to connect to other programs.

Our API offers endless easy ways to sync applications, data, and workflows. With our long list of endpoints, there's simply no limit to what you can do.

December 2021

New variables available for report templates

We have added three new variables available for being used in report templates.

November 2021

Option for landscape-oriented reports

When generating reports, you now have the option to apply a landscape orientation.

November 2021

Bulk manage labels on templates

Adding various labels to a job template allows for easy filtering the template list and quicker adding a bulk of templates to a new project. With many companies having hundreds of job templates, it's important that you can easily manage the labels across all these templates. With this latest release, you can. It's now possible to bulk manage labels across templates.

November 2021

Improvements to the reporting module

We have made several improvements to the reporting module. Activity updates are now added as pure text and images, giving you even more freedom to edit and change the content as you see please. This improvement also solves the issue where in certain cases page breaks would appear across images.

October 2021

Invitation email to new users added to a project

Earlier, users would receive an email notification when they are added to the Maindeck account. With this change, users will also receive a similar email notification for every specific project they are added to.

October 2021

Rearrangement of the company-wide group list

You can now rearrange the order of your company-wide list of groups. This affects the the order in which the groups are added to a project.

October 2021

New alternative view of the work order list

A new view of the work order specification.

We have finally released the first version of the new work order list layout. On this page, work orders are visible under the different groups they belong to. The work orders are visible in a menu to the left, while the right side of the screen displays the content of the different work orders you select.

October 2021

Company groups settings

The company groups settings allow you to specify a common list of groups across your company. So when you create a new project, the list is copied to it as its default group structure. And when adding a new work order, you need to specify which group it belongs to in a drop-down menu instead of the previous free-text input field.

September 2021

Report template builder

The report template builder allowing you to set up company specific templates.

It's finally here! You can now build your very own report templates to be used across your company. Want a specific weekly report, a newbuilding report, or perhaps you just want to make specific changes to your daily report or final report? You can now do it all directly from within our unique report template builder. The templates you build will include real variables that you insert into them. These variables will then be populated once you generate a report based on this template. So you are creating complete report templates, not just empty shells that you later have to fill out manually.

September 2021

Auto-save functionality

When editing reports or report template, continue where you left off even if you forgot to save.

September 2021

Word export

In addition to exporting to PDF, you now also have the option to export your reports to Word.

September 2021

Page breaks

You can now override page breaks by adding them manually wherever you want inside a document.

August 2021

Cancel work orders via the mobile app

If you need to cancel a work order, you can do it directly on the mobile app. This functionality, like all other functionality on our mobile app, works offline.

August 2021

New, powerful text editor

Our new, powerful text editor is extremely robust and has all the features you need in a text editor. This allows you to edit text in description fields, reports and elsewhere exactly as you need.

August 2021

Bulk saving templates

When saving templates from a specific project you can now choose the "select all" option on your list of work orders. This is especially useful when you have perhaps completed your first project on Maindeck and want to save several/all work orders as templates.

July 2021

Import and export templates via Excel

With the ability to both import and export work order templates you can easily bulk edit or bulk add a list of templates.

July 2021

Search option on the mobile app

You can now easily search a work order on the mobile app. This allows you to quickly find a specific work order.

July 2021

Bulk select templates to add to a project

When adding templates to a specific project you can now choose the "select all" option on your list of templates. This list can be narrowed down by applying one or more filters to it.

June 2021

Weather widget

When generating reports, you can choose to include a weather widget which automatically fetches the weather data from the yard location and adds it to a weather overview in your report. By implementing it in your report template, all of this information is added automatically.

June 2021

Yard information page

When selecting a yard for your project a separate page called "Yard information page" will be created where you will find, among other things, coordinates and other yard related information.

May 2021

Dismissible warnings

When you import yard quotations, we automatically scan it for you and display warnings on various weaknesses we identify for you. These warnings are now possible to dismiss after having reviewed them, then you won't need to see them again.

May 2021

New and improved document center

We have released a new and improved document center, which allows you to see all project related files and images collected in one place as well as upload files directly.

April 2021

Updates to the mobile inspection app

Here are some of the added functionality to the mobile app: - Saving images taken on the app to your device's gallery.

April 2021

Expand/collapsable navigation bar

With the ability to collapse the navigation bar, it's easier for you to work on the project on smaller laptop screens or handheld devices.

March 2021

Individual pages for each owner supply

Just like you have the opportunity to view a work order on a specific page, you now also have the ability to do this per owner's supply. The main benefit of having this option is to be able to share specific owner's supplies as links with colleagues and others.

March 2021

Several updates to the mobile app

We have added several new functions to the mobile inspection app. Among these are progress bars, start and end dates and a the ability to remember any filters applied when you revisit the app.

March 2021

Yard comparison summary, in report format

After having imported the yard quotations and automatically evaluated the candidates in the yard comparison matrix, you are able to generate a summary report on PDF at the push of a single button. This report can, like all our other reports, be shared via email directly from within Maindeck.

March 2021

Attachments on owner's supply

You can now add attachments to owner's supply, just drag-n-drop files into each supply and keep all necessary documentation where it belongs so that it is easily accessible when you need it.

March 2021

In-browser memory for expand/collapsed work orders

As you are going through and reviewing yard quotations, users typically collapse work orders that have been reviewed. Previously, collapsed work orders were not stored as collapsed, so that it would be difficult to continue the review work later without having to collapse the completed ones first. This is now improved, so you can continue the work later without having to reorientate yourself.

February 2021

Company logo in reports

You can now add a company logo in settings that will be included automatically in report headers.

February 2021

Bookmark activity updates

By bookmarking activity updates, you will be able to find them easily later on. You can also choose to have bookmarked updates included directly to your reports.

February 2021

Ability to update progress without sending an activity update

You can now update a work orders progress without having to send an activity update. This was only possible on the mobile app before, but not it's also available on the web app.

February 2021

Gantt-chart improvements - hide/show work orders

Choose which work orders you want to see, or more specifically not see, on the Gantt chart.

February 2021

Reports shared as PDF attachments to emails

When sharing reports via email, you can select to include an automatically generated PDF as an attachment to the report. This attachment will then be in addition to the online version of the report.

February 2021

Additional content on the Digital shelf

We have added two more data tables on the Digital shelf: - Activity updates pasted into reports are now editable. This means you can add, remove, resize images, edit text and more.

February 2021

Handle different currencies and exchange rates

You can now handle different currencies from different shipyards and suppliers automatically on Maindeck. For each project, you will start by adding the various exchange rates from the different currencies to your main project currency. Then the currency of each yard and supplier is specified, and the rest is happening automatically in the background. All the different prices are stored in their given currency, but presented in your main project currency. This means you are allowed to update the exchange rates later, and this will update the project cost accordingly.

February 2021

Additional tags added for work orders

We have added additional tags for work orders (things that are to be included in the scope and quotations). These tags are: "NDT testing", "Welding" and "Disposal".

February 2021

Cost summary tables on the Budgeting and cost page

We have now added the ability to select show cost summary tables on the Budgeting and cost page. This means that as you cost is being updated through variation orders and increased consumables, the data is updated continuously and automatically. These cost summary tables are also found on the Digital shelf in reporting, so you can also add them to your reports.

January 2021

Specify main currency of your company

Specify the specific currency of your company and your project, and have all the cost details being updated accordingly.

January 2021

Added fields to the project specification export

The PDF export containing the project specification has been updated so that it now also contains a list referencing the cost items in the cost item sheet. This makes it easier for the shipyards to prepare and provide quotations.

January 2021

Default sorting of lists

We have now changed the default sorting/order of lists to follow the SFI/Coding structure. This applies to pages where we have a list of work orders and will help you orientate yourself quickly. You are still able to sort, filter and search these lists based on your own preferences.

January 2021

Additional content on the Digital shelf

We have added two more data tables on the Digital shelf: - Cost breakdown of yard costs - what was planned, what are the actuals, and how much do these two differ? This is shown in a table broken down to group level. - Progress per group and people. See how much progress is being made, and view it broken down to the various groups and people (yard, crew and specialists).

January 2021

New project status

You now also have the option to mark a specific work order as delayed.

December 2020

New single work order page

We have now released a new single work order page. The improved layout makes it easier to get a full overview of the work order, and allows for easier sharing of specific work orders.

December 2020

Additional content on the Digital shelf

The Digital shelf has proven to be a valuable tool for our users, and as requested we have added an additional feature to it: - Images on the Digital shelf are now searchable and possible to filter, making it much easier to find the exact image you are looking for.

November 2020

Manage your devices

You can now easily sign out on any devices directly from the web app. This helps you stay on top of which devices you are sign on to, which is an important security measure for both yourself and your company.

November 2020

Additional content on the Digital shelf

The Digital shelf has proven to be a valuable tool for our users, and as requested we have added more information to it. Now you will also find: - Images/gallery from all activity updates, variation updates and other uploads. - 2 more pre-filled data tables have been added as per customer requests.

November 2020

New version of the mobile app

A new version of the mobile inspection app is out, based on new synchronization APIs which are opening up an ocean of additional possibilities in the future, in addition to making the app more reliable and robust. The new release is out on both the App Store and Google Play.

November 2020

Visual quote check

Our visual quote check will automatically scan and check the imported quotations for issues. This will help you evaluate not only the quoted price, but also the quality of the quote. Some of the things we scan for at the moment are: - Tell the user if the quantity of a cost item is 0 or 1. - Tell the user if the price of a cost item is 0.

November 2020

Description of work done

You can now easily add a description of the work done on a work order, and choose to automatically include that description in the report.

November 2020

Resend invitations

When inviting your colleagues, if they for any reason don't receive the invitation, you can now easily resend the invitation from within Maindeck.

November 2020

Better access management

Managing access for a specific project is now much quicker and easier to stay on top of. The visual interface makes sure that you are never in doubt who has access to what, either it be an internal person or someone external who you have given permission to provide updates through the mobile app. Permission is down to specific work orders and type of device, and the user friendly interface makes sure anyone can manage the access to a project (if they have the permission to do so).

November 2020

Import owner's supply from Excel

You can now import owner's supply just like you can import work orders and yard quotations. This makes it easy to both populate the owner's supply list as well as maintaining it.

October 2020

Easy report sharing

Instead of having to export your report to PDF and then adding it to your email client, you can now send off your reports directly from within the reporting page. By just adding the email address (or selecting users from a dropdown), this will generate an email with the report to the recipients. With a proper daily report template in place, you can now both generate and send the report with one minute.

October 2020

Digital shelf

When writing a report, you don't want to go through your email and SD cards to find all the information you need to include in the report. With the Digital shelf we have gathered everything for you on a shelf, right above the text area for writing the report. Included on the digital shelf are:

October 2020

Project-specific labels

For each project, define a set of labels that you assign to specific work orders.

October 2020

Activity chart on the project cards

Based on the activities registered for the different projects an activity chart is generated showing you the level of activity on a project over a 52 week time period. This giv*es* you a quick overview of where work is being put down, and perhaps more importantly, where nothing is being done at the moment.

October 2020

Activity feed

On the Home page, each users now has an activity feed showing the all activities on the project he or she is working on. The activities can be by anyone working on those projects, making it easier for the user to see what has happened since last login. This is important to maintain a level of transparency when several people are working on the same project in real time.

October 2020

Own tags for standard work orders

On the standard work order page, you can now define your own tags and apply these to the standard work orders. You can for instance define one tag called "Class", another one called "5 year docking", and perhaps one per group of sister vessels. By applying these tags accordingly, it's easier to later apply standard work orders to a specific project based on both the project parameters.

October 2020

Add attachments to your variation orders

You can now add attachments to your variation orders. Add any file, email or other type of documentation which might come in handy at a later stage. By attaching it you make sure it's easily accessible later, having everything in a single source of truth.

September 2020

Additional fields on the yard comparison matrix

You can now also add additional field for comparison between the yards, such as bunker cost, deviation cost, loss or earnings and more.

September 2020

New reporting page

Create all your reports using our new and powerful reporting tool. Our reporting tool utilizes company-specific templates which are automatically populated with the latest variables, giving you a pre-filled report at the push of a button. In addition, you have all the text-editing options you need to continue writing or editing the document as you see fit.

September 2020

New work order layout

The work order list has been upgraded, with each work order card now containing more information making it easier and quicker to work on the page.

September 2020

Transfer project ownership

Transfer project ownership is handy if someone quits or for other reasons can't continue with the project.

September 2020

Import work orders

Import work orders from Excel. Allows you to quickly and easily populate the work order list.

September 2020

Import yard quotations from Excel

Import received quotations to Maindeck.

September 2020

Comments per work order

You and your team can now add your comments to each and every work order and keep the communication inside of Maindeck. With comments inside Maindeck, it allows you to have even more documentation per work order, yet another step taken to strengthen the position as the single source of truth for drydockings.

August 2020

New help-desk page, introducing: Helpdeck

We have launched Helpdeck, our new self-help portal. We are adding more and more articles to this page continuously. [Visit Helpdeck and have a look.](https://www.notion.so/Helpdeck-The-Maindeck-Help-Center-40728f253005481bb953d8702001aa30)

August 2020

Project statuses

You can now declare different statuses for each project. These are in addition to the various phases of a project, so at all times it’s clear not only where your project stands, but also how things are going with regards to the schedule.

August 2020

Export filtering

Apply any types of filters to your PDF export to get the exact PDF format you need. For instance, create an export including only the work orders that are to be executed by the yard and another only with the work orders that are to be surveyed by the class society. With this feature, it’s possible to create custom exports to suite your specific needs.

July 2020

Document center

We have now included a document center among the many functionalities and tools you have at your disposal. Here you can quickly store and access project-relevant documents across your team.

June 2020

Additional modules to insert in reports

We have added several more modules that you can insert directly into reports - making it easier to create stunning reports in no time.