Version 7.73 of the EchoSpan platform was released on February 29th,
2020. This release includes new features and enhancements to our 360-degree
feedback tool, administrative system and reporting suite. 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.
Thanks to all of the program administrators who offered suggestions and
feedback that helped us identify these enhancement opportunities. We're
grateful for the perspective that you offer in continually improving the
7.73 Release Highlights
(P= Professional Edition, E = Enterprise Edition, A = All Editions)
Auto-Generate Report Templates (P,E): the administrative tool can now
create a report template
based on the content in a review project. This feature works with all
item types and can also pull in report components related to the
development planning module when it is enabled in a project.
Allow Target to Download Existing Report for Current Project (P,E):
we've added an additional option to a
in the On-Demand Reporting features that will enable a Target to
download an existing report from their dashboard, without allowing them
to refresh or generate a new report.
Benchmark Score Added to Data Export (P,E): we've added a column to
include Benchmarking data in the
titled "Target Results by Competency and Item Segmented by Rater
Group". The export information will reflect the settings chosen by the
administrator for the project. This includes real time, manual, and
historic benchmarks in their respective editions of the tool.
Revised Comment Randomization (P,E): we've increased the randomization
of comments in the report output when an administrator configures the
consolidate relationship groups
in the comment components.
Individual Activity Logs (P,E): administrators can now look up all the
taken by a particular user in the tool. This is helpful in determining
a timeline of events during troubleshooting.
Set Max on Pick Multiple Item Type (P,E): we've enhanced the "Pick
Multiple" item type to enable administrators to
set a maximum
number of choices a rater can
Voluntary Raters Identified in Admin Tool (E): when the "Voluntary
is enabled, administrators can
this type of participant from the rater management dashboard of the
Additional Merge fields (A): we've added new
to correspond with the additional
that may be appended to Target records during the import process. This
will enable administrators to further personalize
How to Upgrade
Once released, the version 7.73 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.
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. You can sign up for these recurring weekly sessions