Release Notes - 2014

Modified on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 at 03:23 PM

December 21, 2014 - v2.5.1

  • Add Job Description to the list of fields that can be imported from a spreadsheet.
  • Replace Anonymity drop-down by two checkboxes in page "New 360° Feedback Survey" so that both options can be selected at the same time.
  • Fix issue causing apostrophes to be escaped as HTML entities in To Do page.

December 13, 2014 - v2.5.0

  • Display warning message to authenticated users when service is about to be interrupted for maintenance.
  • Minor bug fixes.

December 8, 2014 - v2.4.9

  • Improvements in account confirmation flow. Better error message when account confirmation link is invalid or has already been used. 
  • Fix minor typos.

December 7, 2014 - v2.4.8

  • New pricing and subscription model.

December 2, 2014 - v2.4.7

  • In appraisal results screen, don't show the option "Enable comparison mode" if employee has completed the self-review (step 1) but manager has not yet completed the appraisal (step 2).

November 29, 2014 - v2.4.6

  • Allow apostrophes in email addresses.

November 16, 2014 - v2.4.5

  • Show responses from self-evaluation in questionnaire when manager completes appraisal.

November 12, 2014 - v2.4.4

  • Add Manager column in user search results.
  • Fix issue with comparison filter in results page.
  • Back-end changes for subscriptions and plans.

November 8, 2014 - v2.4.3

  • Increase maximum size of rich text fields in user profile: About, Job description, Resume and Compensation.
  • Add new customer logos in home page.

November 3, 2014 - v2.4.2

  • Fix issue causing single and double quotes to be escaped as HTML entites in text responses when editing draft.
  • Change button caption to "Done" instead of "Save" in question edition dialog.
  • Remove extra entry from Type listbox in question dialog.

November 2, 2014 - v2.4.1

  • New! Rich text can now be entered when adding or editing questions in a questionnaire (formatting, indentation, bullet lists and hyperlinks).
  • New! It is now possible to add "text blocks", or informative sections, in questionnaires. These text blocks are displayed to respondents in the questionnaire and can optionnally be displayed on the results page.
  • Filter html from rich text areas for security reasons.
  • Fix issue causing error when editing an appraisal and the manager or department has been unassigned for the reviewee.

October 21 - v2.4.0

  • Add "Manage Account" under Admin menu and move "Settings", "Email Contents" and "Subscription" to the left menu. Split existing Settings page into "General Settings" and "Appraisals and Surveys".
  • Fix issue in Email Contents page causing the "Insert Variable" feature not to work in IE 11.
  • New! Add "Results Notes" section in Appraisals and Surveys settings to enabled/disable results notes and configure field labels.
  • New! Display results notes in results page and allow reviewee and/or manager to edit them.
  • Remove auto-numbering of sections in questionnaire and results page.
  • Fix bug in comparison filter (results page) causing selection not to work as expected.

October 6 - v2.3.10

  • Fix issue causing an error on the Dashboard for some users.

October 4 - v2.3.9

  • Fix bug that could cause an error when displaying the Settings page.
  • Fix issue in the Results and Comparison filter dialogs when selecting users on multiple pages.
  • Fix display issue with IE8 causing check mark to remain visible when option was unselected in the Results page.
  • Optimize queries to minimize page loading time for big organizations.

September 27 - v2.3.8

  • Remove limit on the number of questionnaires.
  • Upgrade third party libraries.

September 20 - v2.3.7

  • Comparison mode for appraisals in now available to all organizations.
  • Add section in Settings page to configure Results Comparison. It can be either disabled or enabled in one of two modes.

September 8 - v2.3.6

  • Fix resizing problem with customized app logo. Customized logo was resized unnecessarily to 162x21 pixels.

September 7 - v2.3.5

  • It is now possible to update the manager for an ongoing appraisal.
  • New! When editing a questionnaire, users can define whether or not a free text question is mandatory.
  • Add Facebook link and Like button.
  • Update client logos.
  • Fix issue that caused concurrent PDF downloads to fail.
  • Fix bug causing error when clicking "N/A" on the bar graph showing the frequency distribution of responses.

August 23 - v2.3.4

  • New! Add Comparison Mode for performance appraisals (feature in beta preview, available to select organizations).

August 14 - v2.3.3

  • Do not allow a managers to edit surveys on themselves, unless they are also the owner of the survey (i.e. they originally launched the survey).
  • Allow credential rotation.

August 7 - v2.3.2

  • Add "Exit Date" field to user accounts and user profiles.
  • Enforce maximum size for uploaded logos (270px by 60px).
  • Upgrade Zopim widget (live chat) to v2.
  • Small translation fixes (Spanish language).

July 3 - v2.3.1

  • Fix bug causing wrong rating scale to be displayed when adding new question in questionnaire.

July 1 - v2.3.0

  • New! Allow customization of the application logo (and the logo included in all email notifications and reminders). Administrators can now upload and set an organization-specific logo.
  • Fix issue that prevented the Questionnaire menu to display properly for users that have only the "Questionnaire Management" privilege.
  • Fix problem that caused welcome emails (the ones sent to users that register for free trials) to fail. The problem was introduced in v2.2.4.

June 29 - v2.2.4

  • Add feature to disable results comparison for an organization.
  • Fix bug that prevented appraisals to be displayed when there where no responses provided (form completed with zero responses).

June 16 - v2.2.3

  • Minor bug fix. 

June 5 - v2.2.2

  • Add feature to import users from a spreadsheet.
  • Make Résumé and Compensation fields available to all clients in the Edit User page.
  • Fix issue causing javascript errors in To Do page.

May 23 - v2.2.1

  • Add new privilege "Questionnaire Management" that enables users to create and modify questionnaires. Previously only users with the "Admin" privilege could do this.
  • Append validation token to link contained in reminder emails (to allow users to confirm their accounts, when they are are coming to the app for the first time).
  • Add 4-point rating scale for select clients.
  • Minor bug fixes.

May 18 - v2.1.6

  • Add new fields to user profiles: Hire Date, Job description, Resume, Compensation history (the last two fields are only visible to clients in the feature preview track).

May 8 - v2.1.6

  • The email sent to mangers when an employee completes a self-appraisal is now customizable.

May 7 - v2.1.5

  • Make delay between self appraisal and manager appraisal (default is 14 days).
  • Show rating scale at the bottom of the appraisal/survey results.

April 29 - v2.1.4

  • Add 4-point rating scale for select clients.

April 24 - v2.1.3

  • Minor cosmetic fixes to pricing page and subscription.
  • Add 3-point rating scale for select clients.

April 20 - v2.1.2

  • Users can export a questionnaire to PDF when editing/viewing a questionnaire.
  • When completing a survey or appraisal, users can also export to PDF.

April 8 - v2.1.1

  • Minor fixes.

April 6 - v2.1.0

  • Add support for configurable rating scales. 
  • New (beta)! - Import users from spreadsheet.
  • Increase size for questions and sections to 900 characters.

March 29 - v2.0.11

  • Show help regarding the meaning of each column in the appraisal results page. 
  • Minor fix to support Enterprise plans. 
  • New configuration to control if managers without the HR or Admin privileges can launch and edit appraisals/surveys. 

March 25 - v2.0.10

  • Support longer email addresses (the maximum length is now 150 characters). 

March 24 - v2.0.9

  • New! Add ability to hide comparison column in 360-degree feedback results.

March 19 - v2.0.8

  • Minor fixes and improvements to Google user import feature.

March 18 - v2.0.7

  • Use OAuth2 / OpenID Connect instead of OpenID 2.0 when authenticating with Google accounts.
  • Allow users with Google Apps administrator privilege to batch import users from their Google Apps account.

March 15 - v2.0.6

  • Fix issue in Manage Questionnaires page when multiple browser windows are open at the same time.
  • Fix issue in Manage Departments page which can cause application errors when modifying the department hierarchy.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

March 3 - v2.0.5

  • The results of 360-degree surveys now display text responses in random order (to increase respondent anonymity).
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes in subscription page (better logging and error handling).

February 22 - v2.0.4

  • Allow administrators to view and modify billing period from Subscription page.

February 20 - v2.0.3

  • Added toggle for monthly vs annual billing in Pricing page.
  • Added validation for email address field in Edit User page.
  • Don't send email reminders if initial invite has never been sent for participants in a 360° survey. When editing a survey, warn user if invite has not been sent for some participants and offer to send it when saving.
  • Disable Results button in Appraisals and Surveys page when user is not authorized to view results.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

February 13 - v2.0.2

  • Fix typo in automated emails and occasional error in Email Contents page.

February 3 - v2.0.1

  • Create sample appraisal questionnaire for new organizations.
  • Minor improvements to text and translations.

February 1 - v2.0.0

  • New! Launched new module that allows you to conduct performance appraisals.

January 23 - v1.5.11

  • Updated list of countries in payment form.

January 7, 2014 - v1.5.10

  • New! Email contents are now fully customizable (instead of just allowing custom text to be added at the end). Substitution variables can be used to include relevant information, such a the recipient name or the deadline of a feedback request.
  • New! On-premises deployment is now offered to enterprises with more that 250 users.

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