Following the live deployment of our September Enable update, our in-house development team have been hard at work adding the final touches to our November release. This release contains a mix of new features, solution improvements and performance enhancements.
Working within a six-week development cycle, Enable take a proactive approach to Enable updates ensuring our software is constantly being improved and enhanced. Our methodology ensures our clients are free to concentrate on their core business, whilst we focus on keeping the key software platforms maintained to the highest standard. This newsletter provides an overview of our latest Enable update.
As well as research-led development based on current market demands, many of our updates result from feedback received from our clients. Any feedback, positive or negative, that you have on Enable can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated Client Services team will be on hand to answer any queries you may have
Our latest update was deployed to our clients’ user acceptance testing (UAT) environments on 3rd November 2017 and is now available for testing. (This UAT environment is separate to your live environment and provides a suitable testing platform without any risk to the integrity of your live data.)
The UAT process will last for approximately 5 weeks. During this time you will be able to try out the new features and give us your feedback. The update will be deployed to your live Enable environment on 12th December 2017.
This update contains a combination of new features, feature enhancements, and performance improvements. The majority of these changes will be deployed as standard to your Enable system. There are however, certain new features described in this document which are only available by request as they require additional configuration in order to be applied to your Enable system.
Please contact a member of our Client Services team for more information.
The Apportioned External Earnings or Apportioned Fixed Amount Deal plugins now support new configuration options which control the apportionment of accrual earnings. The 'Apportion scaled total' option use this existing apportionment method. In this method the full Deal earnings values is apportioned across Turnover Lines at the time the Deal is calculated. The new 'Apportion scaled total' option scales current earnings before apportionment based on the time remaining before the Deal ends.
Various new features and enhancements have been added to Enable's Cash App. The Cash App is designed to enable Enable users to record and track payments received from Suppliers against Enable calculated Deal earnings.
Enhancements have been made to SAML2 configuration options. The Identity Provider name can be configured, and this name will be the one displayed to users through the UI.
The system now has a single login page, containing different components depending on specific sign-in settings. If single sign-on is enabled, the page displays a button allowing users to login with the configured Identity Provider. Additionally, if manual login is enabled, the page will also contain the usual sign in elements.
IdP metadata can now be provided to Enable to allow efficient configuration of sign-on options for the client. Metadata can be provided using a file or a secure URL.
The Enable welcome email is an existing feature which provides users with instructions for accessing Enable. The instructions in the welcome email are now generated dynamically based on your configured sign-in options.
When both manual login and single sign-on are enabled for the client, administrators can now disable manual login for individual users. This is done using a new option 'Disable manual login' on the users configuration page. When manual login is re-enabled for a user who previously had it disabled, the user will be automatically sent a password reset email (the same email used when users request to reset their password).
When manual login is disabled for the client, or for an individual user, the user will no longer be able to change their password using the system's 'change password' facility.
Improved support has been added for saving Deals with a large number of directly selected Deal Dimension Items. This should reduce the time taken when saving Deals of this scale.
Previously a Turnover file upload would fail in certain situations where one or more other Turnover file upload operations are taking place. We now notify the user of this occurrence as in this special case the user can simply try again later for the file upload to be successful.
The paging mechanism has now been included on the Supplier listing. Suppliers are displayed in groups of 100 and the user can navigate between pages using the pager controls. This is designed to improve system performance when high volumes of Trading Partners are present.
In line with Enable’s commitment to release a Enable update every six weeks, our next update will be deployed for testing within clients’ UAT environments on 15th December 2017, with deployment to Live environments scheduled to take place on 19th February 2018.
As part of our December update, we will be making further performance optimisations and platform enhancements. Alongside this, we will be introducing a series of new functionality as well as enhancing existing Enable features.
The following are brand new features that you can expect to see in our next Enable update.
Alongside the new features being introduced we are also continuing to enhance existing features and the Enable product as a whole. Heres what you can expect in the next cycle:
If you have any questions regarding our current or upcoming Enable updates, please contact our Client Services team at email@example.com.