Flex5 Desktop Version 0.27.17 Released
On May 27, 2020 Flex Rental Solutions released version 0.27.17 of Flex5 Desktop. This release includes important Flex5 software feature updates as well as some bug fixes. We're gaining incredible momentum in our Flex5 development efforts. Just last month we announced that Flex5 Desktop Beta was available to all users. Here are some new things you'll be able to use in this new release.
Expanded Search Filter
Our Flex5 search filter capabilities have expanded with new and improved functionality. You can now select multiple search criteria (Inventory, Quotes, Contacts, etc.) instead of just one at a time. You can also quickly choose a single search criteria by clicking "ONLY". This will make it easier and faster for you to find what you're looking for and filter our irrelevant data.
Bulk Edit Suggestions
As part of our missio
Flex5 Desktop is Officially in Beta
Flex Rental Solutions is excited to announce we just reached a monumental milestone in our development efforts with Flex5 Desktop. Last week, with the release of version 0.27.15, we officially exited the Flex5 Alpha phase and entered the Beta phase. With this change, we have enabled all customers to use the Desktop version of Flex5.
Does that mean I don't have to use Flex4 anymore?
Not quite! Flex5 is still in active development and some features and functionality are not yet available. You will use Flex4 (the current Flash-based product) for some things and Flex5 (the new HTML5-based product) for others in your day-to-day operations. Eventually all functi
Flex Rental Solutions getting closer to Flex5 Desktop Release. Here’s where we are right now.
Flex Rental Solutions has been working diligently on making the transition to Flex5 Desktop. As part of the 4.27.0 release, you may have noticed some new links in Flex called "Open in Flex5" on financial documents, inventory, and some scanning screens. You will only see these links if you have the System Administrator permission granted, but this will change in the future so eventually every user will be able to see the links. Currently, these links take you to a "Coming Soon" page with information about Flex5. But in the coming weeks and months, we will be allowing some customers access to select features in Flex5 and they will be able to use the "Open in Flex5" links to quickly navigate between Flex4 (the current Flash bas
2019 and Beyond
For Flex Rental Solutions 2018 was a year of delivering on our promise to bring best-in-class apps and building a solid foundation for the future of Flex5 - 2019 will be no different. In fact, we’re more excited than ever. Let’s start off with a quote from someone who emailed us recently - a university professor training the next great minds of the production industry.
“We'd really love to train students on Flex, as it seems to be the premiere product being used in the market today.” - Daniel Mixer, Daytona State, Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment, and Art
Last year we celebrated memorable milestones
We released Flex5 Tablet to our users.
Shortly after, we released Flex5 Phone - giving our users more ways to manage their inventory.
We also released
Flex Rental Solutions Announces Release of Flex5 Phone
We're announcing the release of Flex5 Phone - our newly designed mobile app - to all our users! Flex5 Phone is already available for download in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in the Google Play store for Android devices. Flex5 Phone replaces Flex Mobile, which is no longer available in the App store.
“We’re really excited about the progress we’ve made bringing new ways for our users to track and manage their inventory in the warehouse and on the go,” said Chris Stein, CEO of Flex Rental Solutions, “our goal with Flex5 is to take the focus away from scanning and put it on what matters: increasing our user’s overall efficiency.”
Flex5 Phone features will mirror Flex5 Tablet. Users can search, call, text, or get direction to a contact right from their phone or tablet. Flex5 has
Flex Releases Flex5 Tablets to All Users
We're excited to announce the release of Flex5 Tablet to all our users. After months of developing, testing, beta user feedback, bug squashing, and feature improvements we're ready for the big reveal. In these past several months we have gained incredible momentum leading up to the launch of tablet. Flex5 Tablet was a big undertaking. Our approach was to design the user interface to adapt to the device and how people use applications on tablet, phone, and desktop, instead of simply shrinking a desktop environment smaller to fit on a tablet or phone.
We also laid the groundwork for a new backend architecture that will significantly improve the speed, reliability, and efficiency of the application. This is the same backend architecture and APIs that will
Flex Rental Solutions wins Best of InfoComm 2018 “Best Service/Product You Probably Didn’t See” Award for Flex5 Tablet
In July, Flex Rental Solutions received a Best of InfoComm 2018 award for Flex5 Tablet under the category of "Best Service/Product You Probably Didn’t See". The award was granted by rAVe Publications, a news organization that provides coverage of the commercial and residential audiovisual trade industries.
“Having worked in a warehouse for 20 years, we set out to build a high-performance inventory and rental management product that was easy to use but still had powerful functionality,” said Chris Stein, CEO of Flex Rental Solutions, “the award for the tablet is the tip of the iceberg for what’s coming in the pipeline for Flex5, we’
Flex5 enters beta phase
Flex Rental Solutions team is excited to announce that Flex5 for iOS and Android tablets is currently in beta testing. Previously, Flex5 was in early access, which means it was only available to select users willing to provide user feedback. Early access allowed us to gather critical data on performance and usability. Now that we’ve tested with early access users and addressed any initial concerns, we’re opening up the tablet release to a wider, but limited, beta user audience. Our team of developers are working hard to release Flex5 to everyone. When it is, Flex5 Tablet will be available for download from the App Store on your iPad and on tablet Android devices using the Google Play store. Chris Stein, Flex Rental Solutions CEO, along with our Product Manager Branden Rosenlof and Customer Support Specialist Lisa Fossler went on a listening tour
Flex5 Enters Early Access
Hello, everyone! This is Roger Diller, Technical Lead here at Flex. Last year was a fantastic year laying down a whole new foundation for the Flex product. The critical & biggest part of our 2017 effort was figuring out the new backend architecture and getting the Flex4 & Flex5 backend to communicate nicely. We also had a great year porting Flex features into our new tablet app.
Our efforts culminated in mid-December when Flex5 went to early access for selected customers (these are customers who were willing to test on their live data & give us feedback). This allowed us to send everything all the way through our new delivery pipeline and work out any quirks that came up.
Revealing new Flex5 UI updates
This is part of our Flex 5 Blog Series where we reveal progress on our HTML5 tablet app. For more Flex5 Blogs, click here.
Senior Learning Specialist Branden Rosenlof
Hey Flex users! I just wanted to share some updates and show the progress of Flex5 tablet. Our developers have been working very hard on getting these new features programmed, and we couldn't be more excited about what we've seen so far!
First, I wanted to show you the progress of the Dashboard. If you recall from previous Flex5 updates, the Dashboard will be the first thing you see when you login. You can fill the Dashboard with different widgets. Each user can customize th