Panther changelog
Panther changelog

Fresh Paint 🎨




We've redesigned the Contractors page for clients to include icons and soft colors to distinctions between hourly and fixed-rate contracts.

The updated page also includes a refreshed look for contract statuses.

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The previous Pay Contractors tab has now been divided into the Invoices and Payments tabs, where Invoices is where Clients go to view and manage unpaid or prior invoices, and Payments is where clients go to manage payments made and their associated tax reports.

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Easier Invoice Downloading




Invoices can now be downloaded in bulk via the Invoices page.

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Quality of life improvements

  • ACH debiting is now processed same-day
  • The format for dates is now universally Jan 1, 2023
  • Payout details for contractors now shows more accurate dates
  • Signatures are now visible on platform immediately after e-signing contracts
  • Faster loading times for contractors
  • Admins who are not the signer are now able to see the contract

Add Attachments to Contracts 🥦




Keep all of your important documents in one place by attaching relevant documents to your contract. This could include NDAs, stock agreements, or any other side letters.

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Quality of life improvements

  • improved pay-in reconciliation reliability
  • pay-in with card now features the "awaiting payment" status while Panther waits for funds from our card processor
  • 10+ copy and design improvements


Payout Tracking 🧭




Contractors can now track a payout's expected arrival under Payout Details.

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Separating Invoices from Payouts 🧅

When invoices are marked as paid, the funds have transferred to the contractor's balance. At that point, payouts are initialized.

Panther Direct Debit: Make Payments Directly On Platform 🪄




Now, you can initiate payments directly on Panther without ever having to log in to your bank account. This is a game-changer for making quick and secure payments. We know you're going to love it! Try it out today and experience the convenience of Panther's ACH direct debit payments.

Debiting is available for select customers. To request access, please contact support via the Help button.

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Card Pay-Ins 💳




Invoices can now be funded via debit or credit card 🕺💃

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Quality of life improvements

  • invoices marked as "paid outside of Panther" will now be labeled to include the "outside of Panther" detail.

Compliance Updates to 40 Countries 🌍




Our library of global agreements has been professionally reviewed and on 11/7/22, we have updated the contract templates of 40 countries to stay in line with the latest best practices guided by local law across the globe 🌍.

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We continue to aim to review all contract templates quarterly.

Fractional hours acceptance ⏲️




Time-based invoices can now more accurately account for time worked by invoicing down to the minute.

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Healthcare for contractors 💊




Contractors are technically responsible for their own insurance, but that can be really stressful. So Panther made it easy for contractors to get insured by providing discounted access to global health, vision, and dental insurance, right from the Panther dashboard.

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Quality of life improvements

  • invoice status labels now have tooltips with status descriptions
  • creating twice-a-month contracts calculates and displays a monthly total
  • redesigned contractors card on client dashboard

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Hourly Contracts ⏱




Clients can now create hourly contract, alongside fixed rate contracts, from the New Hire tab. Pay based on logged hours at an hourly rate.

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Quality of life improvements

  • Invoices are now ordered as unpaid first, followed by those where Panther is awaiting an expected payment's arrival, and concluding with paid invoices.

  • The welcome message on the dashboard now displays good morning, afternoon, or evening, depending on the time.

  • Receipts for contractor withdrawals now reference the bank name and account number.

  • The "How to pay a contractor" article is now easily discoverable within the Payment Info card found in each contract.

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