Enable is fully reliant on the data that gets imported. With this in mind, December's update showcases some valuable improvements made to the data reconciliation reports available. Alongside this, there are several new feature enhancements and performance updates that have been made throughout the system to enhance Enable's functionality.
Our latest update was deployed to your UAT environment on 14th December 2018 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 9 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 19th February 2019.
Currently, a user can see a report after turnover lines have been reconciled. This report presents a long list of suppliers that often report zero values. To enhance the user experience, the panel presented to the right of such reports has been redesigned to offer additional functionality.
The right panel allows a user to order the report by any of the displayed columns. By default, the report is ordered to show suppliers with any non-zero values in their respective row above those that display a zero value in every column. Within this categorisation, suppliers are sorted in ascending alphabetical order.
The right panel allows a user to search for a particular supplier to view that supplier’s reconciliation details. The user will be shown a row count next to the option to download a report file, with this count being the number of rows the file contains.
As part of this update we have continued to develop Enable's Forecasting functionality, which we aim to make available in the new year. When configured, the Forecasting module will provide an area within Enable for a user to view and edit the forecasts on a per deal basis. The forecasting output from this module will always be a forecast for a single deal’s period or for a set “forecast period”.
This update also includes new reporting functionality for forecast earnings
The help content displayed on the dimension configuration pages, under Config > Structure, has been updated. Displayed help content now contains deep links to relevant pages from https://help.deal-track.com, improving the user experience. We intend to roll out similar improvements to help content throughout other areas of Enable in future product updates.
The way that weekly recalculation of baseline earnings are triggered for deals has changed. A deal’s baseline earnings will now be recalculated when one of the below statements is true:
A new sub-menu is now be visible in the breadcrumbs when viewing a deal. This sub menu will include navigation to the Deal earnings page, which was previously only accessible through the scheme level Analysis page, and the Deal forecast page (if the Forecasting module has been configured). Users will also have access to the Deal edit page through this navigation.
Enable has begun to invest in some early-stage engineering work on a Enable API, which will facilitate both the ongoing development of Enable itself as well as the development of future products, both first party and potentially by third parties.
The supplier name displayed on the Enable dashboard and the supplier listing pages will now be converted to title casing.
The user will now be presented with a visual indication of the state of a scheme (i.e. active, read-only, editable, locked) in the area to the right of the breadcrumbs. Clicking this button will display pertinent information in a hover panel and, in some areas, display additional actions.
The security of Enable data is a critical commitment for Enable and as part of this commitment, we regularly evaluate the security of Enable. Enable have engaged an external security company to perform penetration testing of Enable. This will provide an independent assessment of the security of the Enable application. The results of this assessment will be available to Enable clients upon request.
Enable experiences varying and often unpredictable usage demands. In order to effectively meet this demand, automatic scaling of database resources have been introduced. Enable is now able to respond to periods of higher demand by provisioning additional database resources, leading to improved performance when it’s most required.
After each Build phase, all of the Enable source code is packaged up and deposited in escrow. This ensures that the latest features and changes are available at all times in escrow. The benefit of this is that should code ever be released from escrow that it will be the latest live version and there is no risk of Enable subscribers losing a particular feature they may have come to rely on.
As part of this update, the source code deposited in escrow has undergone independent validation to confirm that it can be successfully re-built from escrow.
In line with Enable’s commitment to release an Enable update every six weeks, our next update will be deployed for testing within your UAT environment in February, with deployment to your Live environment to take place in April.
As part of our February 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. Further details of our next update will be provided as part of the February ’19 Enable update.
If you have any questions regarding our current or upcoming Enable updates, please contact your Client Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.