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Release Notes: Version 7.68

360-Degree Feedback improvements for the first quarter 2019
Articles » Release Notes: Version 7.68
Version 7.68 of the EchoSpan platform will be released on January 12th, 2019. As always, applicable new features are included in your subscription at no additional cost. A brief summary of the new features and enhancements are below. Once the release is published, we'll make additional documentation on each of these items available in the product guides. We're thankful to all of our customers for their suggestions and feedback that have led to these great new additions to the platform.

7.68 Release Highlights (P= Professional Edition, E = Enterprise Edition, A = All Editions)

Instant License Purchases
Review licenses purchased online are now instantly added to your account. Simply enter the number of licenses you need to purchase, pay via credit card and licenses will be made available to you immediately. Account renewals can also be completed online and accounts will be updated in real time upon payment. (A)

Review Item Randomization
You can now randomize the display order of survey items for end users. Users respond to the review as usual, but all items appear in random order on a single page. Ordering of items in report output will be based on the original item sequence set up by the Administrator. (E)

Competency Branching Logic
Control the display of competencies based on user responses to items. This feature makes a review's structure dynamic and more efficient by showing only content that is relevant to specific users. (E)

Translated Content Import
Quickly upload translated survey content (questions, competencies, rating scales, etc.) for any supported language instead of entering translations into the admin tool one at a time. An auto-translated upload template translates the existing English survey content into the language you select. The administrator can then review and edit the translations as desired and import the content back into the system.  The tool will apply the translations to the appropriate fields during the import. (E)

Auto-translate All Fields
Administrators can now automatically translate all content fields (questions, competencies, rating scales, etc.) in a project with the click of a button. When clicked, any fields that do not have existing custom language translations will be populated with an automated translation, which can then be edited as needed. This feature will save administrators significant time when translating content in their review projects. (E)

Other Enhancements
1. Minimum number of ratings for reports that prevents the admin or autopilot from creating reports when a minimum total number of non-self, non-critical raters have not finished (P,E)
2. Set a default report template in your projects (A)
3. SSO Users Database that allows Enterprise clients to view SSO users and updates immediately without running an export (E)

How to Upgrade
Once released, the version 7.68 update is automatically applied to any new, blank project you create. You can also update an existing project by opening the project and clicking "Upgrade Project" in the top right of the project's homepage. This option will only be visible if an update is available for that project. Upgrades are available to clients without existing customizations. Note that if you clone a project that uses an older version of code, the new project will also be based on the older code and require an update.

As always, we appreciate your feedback on our product and services. Please remember that we offer a question and answer session each week that is an open forum for customer questions. One of our Senior Client Service Managers leads the interactive session and will address any product questions you have. A link to the signup page is available here:

https://www.echospan.com/qa.asp

Thank you for choosing EchoSpan for your employee feedback and review needs.


Last updated: Thursday, January 3, 2019
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