Version 7.71 of the EchoSpan platform will be released on September 21st,
2019. This release includes new features and enhancements to our 360-degree
feedback tool as well as the general beta release of our Employee Engagement
module. As always, new features for the 360 tool are included at no additional
cost in their respective EchoSpan editions.
Brief summaries 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. You
can also sign up for a live session to review the new features with one of our
client managers on October
We're thankful to all of our customers for their suggestions and feedback
that have led to these great new additions to the platform!
(P = Professional Edition, E = Enterprise
Edition, A = All Editions)
Define Admin Permissions - allows Master Admins to
enable or disable features that Other Admins will have access to in the
account's administrative portal. If an admin attempts to access a feature
that is restricted for them, they will be notified with a
pop-up stating that they do not have access to that particular option
and will be directed to the master admin for the account. (E)
Enhanced Email Editor - we've enhanced the email editor to
organize the email templates by
recipient type in the tool. Once the recipient type is selected, the
menu expands to show all applicable templates
categorized by project phase . In previous versions of the tool, the
templates were presented in alphabetical order based on the template type.
Images are also supported in HTML email templates as a result of this
Email Address Validator - EchoSpan now offers the ability to test
the validity of email addresses in bulk. This can prevent mis-delivery of
messages as a result of email errors in an import file. The new feature is
available under the
Test Email Delivery option. The tool can accommodate up to 250 email
addresses per test and will alert the administrator with
results via email. (E)
Scheduled Exports - admins can now schedule status exports to run
automatically based on pre-defined intervals. Each export can be set up to
run automatically for up to a two-month period. When the report is
generated, the admin who scheduled the export will receive an email
notification prompting them to log into the system and download the report.
This option can be used in conjunction with the auto-pilot to keep admins
informed on participant status during the project. (E)
Customizable Development Plan Report - admins now have the option
to set up a custom report as the
default template for users to download when they're in Development
Planning module. We suggest leveraging the component in the report template
Current Development Plan Summary which allows admin to customize the
title and intro text . (P,E)
Engagement - this is an all-new survey offering that clients can
choose to add to their EchoSpan subscription after this release. (general
Conduct engagement, team or departmental surveys using the same EchoSpan
tools you are accustomed to.
Customizable reporting that includes the ability to segment and filter
responses by answers to demographic or other questions.
Seamless integration with your existing 360 review projects.
Support for very large survey populations.
Admin ability to
edit survey responses (E)
Custom account timeout special parameter (E)
Hide overall score on Competency Summary component (P,E)
Require Admin login for export download (A)
Change order of rater name
entry fields (P,E)
How to Upgrade
Once released, the version 7.71 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 a manual update.
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. You can sign up for
these recurring weekly sessions below:
Thank you for
choosing EchoSpan for your employee feedback and review needs!
Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019