News post - ProZ.com partnership and release of version 2.0

03/07/2017 , category: Update

Hello!

Finally this day has come and I can share this news. Happy to announce about partnership between ProZ.com and BaccS!

Would like to express profound gratitude to colleagues from ProZ.com, who believed in this tool and made all this possible. Thank you!

To celebrate this, with latest update we switch from version 1 to version 2. As against to general approach, when new version brings a lot of new functions, BaccS will get them with time. New features and direction mean a lot of new things.

First of all, from today, all ProZ.com Plus package subscribers get unlimited free access to BaccS – the program is now included in this package. If you’re the one, than in addition to all benefits of this package you will get one more tool in the stack. Hopefully, useful tool.

For all other translators this partnership means a lot of new features. BaccS now supports connection with your ProZ.com account to perform certain actions. With this release, it includes ability to post and view WIWO entries (What I’m Working On now) and link clients with Blue Board records to get general details about them, view and post feedback. There is no more need to visit ProZ.com website to leave feedback for your customers or post a new record to the WIWO service – now these actions can be done in a few clicks.

Before starting to use these functions, please go to program Settings and connect BaccS with your ProZ.com account. This procedure is described in detail in a new help article, which is available here. Also, recommend to read another articles from the same topic.

Bottom right corner (status bar) of the program now has two easy accessible buttons:

Click on WIWO+, and a small popup window will appear to share something about ongoing work:

Click 'Add details' to provide additional details about created entry and even upload an image:

The feature also allows to view WIWO entries created by you, by BaccS users or by all users.

Blue Board button will open a popup window with recommended clients to leave feedback. These recommendations are composed according to a number of completed jobs for your clients during last year:

Select desired row, fill-in appeared row, and your feedback will be sent for vetting by ProZ.com staff.

Of course, this is only beginning. Later I will add possibility to set availability and take part in polls.

At the end I’d like to make 3 remarks which are connected with this new partnership:

  • As this is only beginning, some bugs may appear in new functions. If something won’t work, be sure it will be working tomorrow.
  • Again, as this is only beginning, a long road is still ahead – no doubt there will be a lot of new stuff in upcoming weeks and months
  • Usually I answer e-mails very quickly. Now, if there will be huge increase of incoming support messages, it may require more time to answer. Hope it won’t happen, but please don't take any delays with answers unkindly.

That’s all for now. All these news has no sense if you won’t like the program. We’re working hard to improve it, make easier, faster, handy, feature-packed. So, hope you’ll enjoy it and it will be become your invaluable partner for many years to come.

Regards, Eugene.