November is a busy month for us at SAI, marking two separate Acadia releases. All Acadia customers will receive our 7.10 release beginning Friday, November 16. This release enhances workflow summaries within email notifications and brings several bug fixes.
For our customers who have opted in to our Evaluations Alpha program, you will be given access to your alpha environment beginning Wednesday, November 28.
Throughout 2018, we’ve added several features to increase collaboration while creating the content you use to train employees, improve your processes and procedures, and manage your business. As a result, more of our customers’ employees are being invited to edit content throughout the process.
Beginning in 7.10, workflow notifications will show the complete workflow history up through the current workflow step. This allows content contributors to see every iteration the document has gone through, including any rejections and subsequent drafts, up through the current step. Full workflow notes and approval and edit history give the contributor the context they need to approve, reject, or edit the content appropriately.
We’re looking forward to several more enhancements to the content edit process in 2019.
We’ve also improved overall stability for 7.10, focusing on task management and our core content management code.
For task management, we’ve fixed some browser compatibility issues with MacOS / Safari, fixed a bug where task completion status could become out of sync, and fixed some issues with task ownership on collaborative tasks.
We’ve also fixed some browser compatibility issues around embedded video in MacOS / Safari, fixed an issue that may result in 404 errors for users who were invited to edit content, and resolved an issue where alerts may be cleared out when saving drafts.
As mentioned last month, we’re releasing a brand-new feature early in 2019: Evaluations. Evaluations will bring a second-party assessments of people, processes, and content to Acadia. November 28th will be our first major milestone as we release the first iteration of evaluations to our Alpha testing participants. The Customer Success team will reach out to our alpha testers to explain the program and provide access to the test environment.
If you’re not in the program, but are interested in learning more, let us know. We’d be happy to give an overview of the new feature. We’d love to hear your feedback.
To get a general overview about how Evaluations will work when fully released, click here to see our infographic.
Finally; as we approach Thanksgiving, it would be remiss of me to leave out our annual holiday highlight. To all our customers who have joined us in 2018; I’d like to introduce you to Donny Andrews, Sr. Software Engineer, appearing awesome after a fully fixed fowl.
From Donny and the rest of us at SAI, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!