O4W 10 WYSIWYG Form Designer

O4W10New to OpenInsight 10 will be a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG Form Designer.

This will enable website authors and developers to nest DIVs within DIVS and provide complete control over the placement of controls on the web form.

The O4W Form Designer will also support controls for toolbars, buttons, content layout, form elements, lists, images and tabs.  The Properties for each of these controls will be maintained in the Property Panel.

As someone that like to create interfaces that both look pretty on the eye and which are easy to navigate and use, this is another major step forward for web development for the OpenInsight and MultiValue communities.

You can learn more at the forthcoming RevUK RUG and OI10 product awareness training to be held in London at the end of September and then again at the main Revelation Conference in early 2016.

RUG and OI Training

OI10whiteI will shortly be writing to everyone that have, thus far, registered for the RUG and the OI10 Product Awareness Training with the venue details.  The interest in the OI10 training has been much better than I had expected and we are finalising details for a larger venue.

We now only have a handful of places left for the training, so please email me as soon as possible if you would like to grab one of the last remaining places.  Remember, this is a one off offer to get a head start on what OI10 has to offer and to better prepare yourself for the move to this new major release.

One or two people have asked me about future dates for the training.  We are taking advantage of having Mike over from the US for the week and Sprezzatura are releasing Carl for the training as well.  Any future dates will therefore form the usual one day RUG session with a quick overview of OpenInsight at that point and future direction.  For this reason, if you are unable to make this training session and you wish to take advantage of getting a head start with regards to OI10, I would advise you to watch out for details of the main Revelation Conference that is held in the USA.  That will be your next opportunity to bring yourself right up to speed on the toolset from the developers themselves.

RUG and OI 10 Training Dates

OpenInsight 10 Login Screen

Those of you on OpenInsight WORKS should have received an email from me this morning with regards to the next London based RUG and the OpenInsight 10 training that we are offering.

As I have mentioned previously, the OpenInsight 10 release will be the largest release in recent times and, going by what I saw and learned at the conference, arguably the biggest since OpenInsight was initially released.

Along with a huge amount of new features, enhancements and code changes, there are considerations to take into account when making the move to OpenInsight 10.  For this reason, we have set aside three full days whilst Mike is in the UK in September to cover as much of the new release as the time allows and a morning for one on one meetings with Mike.

The schedule therefore consists of:

  • Tue 29th Sept – AM only – RUG – Free of Charge
  • Tue 29th Sept – PM – OpenInsight 10 Training.
  • Wed 30th Sept – All Day – OpenInsight 10 Training.
  • Thu 1st Oct – All Day – OpenInsight 10 Training.
  • Fri 2nd Oct – AM only – One on One OI 10 meetings by appointment

As noted above, the RUG will be free to attend as usual and the venue will be announced shortly.  There will be a small charge of £500.00 per person for the OI 10 training and this is being discounted to £400.00 for reservations placed prior to the 7th August 2015.

I am already getting people asking for more details and to reserve places, so please contact mp@revsoft.co.uk if you wish to reserve your place on either the RUG or the OI 10 training course.  Please note in your email which you wish to reserve a place for.

Please note that there will be a very limited number of one on one meetings available with Mike and myself on the Friday morning.  These will need to be booked with me prior to the event and the time will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Arbrook’s O4W based ESS goes from strength to strength.


Some of you will know that I got involved with Ardbrook and their O4W based ESS system sometime ago.  From the fledgling system that I took over to Ireland for them to review, Bill and the team at Ardbrook have taken the system and enhanced it to become a very functional system used by some prestigious names.

Until recently Ardbrook’s myESS SAAS for payslips and P60s were only available to employees calculated through Ardbrook’s EuroPay product but Ardbrook have recently extended its availability

Ardbrook can now take payslips from their other payroll offering PayDay(as well as other payroll systems). Ardbrook basically takes an electronic copy of the payslip file, converts it and loads it onto the MyESS.ie website for access by the associated employees using Ardbrook’s payslip design so as not to infringe any copyrights.

Ardbrook has now made this feature available to employees calculated using other payroll packages, including UK payrolls. Ardbrook is currently working on this for a client with a large UK workforce.

Ardbrook is willing to develop others as required.