Help Resources Menu
Links to various help resources—online help, support, training, etc.—can now be found under the Help Resources link, located in the top right corner of the UI, under your login user name. Click the Search All link to launch a centralized page where you can search all of Host Analytic’s various help resources—Community, Education, Online Help, and so forth.
Workforce Reporting Area Cloud Scheduler Integration
The Workforce Reporting Area is now available for selection as a Task when creating a Process Flow task in the Cloud Scheduler, so you can schedule your Workforce Reporting-based Scenario Processes.
Job Manager Enhancement
Admin users can now delete all types of jobs from the Job Manager—scheduled, queued, or completed—by selecting the job and then clicking the trash can (delete) icon.
Reports Drill-Through Enhancements
Previously drill-through on transactions provided only current month/MTD detail. Now, drill-through displays values from the beginning of the year to the current period when YTD or QTD are applied.
Values displayed in the drill-through pop-up window are applicable for all periods, from either the beginning of the current fiscal year or the period selected during report design. For example, if current month is set to September, drill-through displays the values from January until September if YTD is the Measure applied.
Further, the columns for transactional or translation drill through data can now be sorted in the pop-up window.
Dynamic Reports Grid Action Menu Enhancements
The Grid Actions menu (located under the More tab) for Dynamic Reports has been modified as follows:
- Grid On/Off menu selection has been changed to Show/Hide Gridlines
- Freeze On/Off menu selection has been changed to Freeze/Unfreeze Panes
- Show/Hide Row Headers and Show/Hide Column Headers have been added, for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and IE 11 non-compatibility browsers
Further, column headers in dimension-based Dynamic Reports are now center-aligned.
Attribute Settings Enhancements
The following updates and modifications have been made for Attribute Settings.
Attribute Settings are now processed in the cloud so you can continue working while processing takes place. Once complete, you will be notified via email, as well as via an in-application notification.
Usage Reports are now available for Attribute Settings (navigate to Maintenance > Admin > Cube Settings > Attribute Settings) in the Mapped Attributes, Mapped Properties, and Mapped Measures panes.
Selecting an attribute, property, or measure and then clicking Usage Reports opens a pop-up window, which displays all the places where the attribute, property, or measure is used in various reporting screens.
Audit Log Tracking
Attribute Settings are now available as an Audit Area, via Maintenance > Audit > View Audit Log, on the Application Audit Details screen, under the Select Criteria tab. The audit log is updated when Attribute Settings are updated for all Reporting Areas.
Compensation Items, Add and Edit
Add and edit functionality for Compensation Items is now available for all browsers. The UI has also been updated.
Previously, currency conversion for Opening Periods was inaccurate for calculations in Forecast and Budget Scenarios. This has been resolved.
Member Group, Source Company Export, MSOB
Hierarchy Management has been enhanced to allow for Hierarchy Export of the Group and Source Company fields when multiple set of books (MSOB) is enabled.
Data Calculations Exceptions Enhancement
The data calculations setting now provides the ability to enable this configuration at the scenario level, for either all scenarios or specific scenarios. Previously, this configuration was available only at the application level, with the same calculation applied to all scenarios.
Data Load Rule Copy-Paste
Copy-Paste functionality for Data Load Rules is now available for all browsers.
XLS and XLSX Data Load Performance
The performance of data loads for XLS and XLSX file types has been improved.
Alternate Hierarchy Enhancement
Presently, the application allows for the creation of only one alternate hierarchy. Now, the application can support up to five alternate hierarchies in each dimension. Further:
- The number of hierarchies is a fluid number and depends primarily on the total number of members that result with the creation of each additional hierarchy;
- Alternate hierarchies can be created for multiple dimensions, but this may result in a heavy performance load;
- Performance load can be controlled and improved by removing the hierarchy from being published to the cube.
Contact Support to enable this feature.
It is now possible to view Block Templates in any browser.
Actual Data Template
It is now possible to input data through Actual Data Template Input in any browser.
Employee Export Enhancements
It is now possible to export employees to PDF and Excel formats and share employee reports directly with users via email. This feature is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome browsers.
Hierarchy Management Attribute Rollup
Rollup based on Attributes is now available in Hierarchy Management, for all browsers. This is accomplished by selecting the Rollup based on Attributes option in the Type drop-down list on the Add Hierarchy page.
Note that this feature works best on hierarchies where rollup operators are not enabled.
The Host Analytics Customers For Life (CFL) team now provides broadcast messages to application users about important system and application updates. These messages appear at the top-right corner of the application.
You can now create new GL and Translation type Data Load Rules (DLRs), similar to Box-based data loads, using Google Drive. Maximum file size for data loads is 35MB; files larger than this will impact overall performance.
Business users can now manage the roles assigned to External user accounts, via Maintenance > Admin > User Management.
The following security updates have been initiated with this release:
- User accounts not used for 90 days are now deactivated
- Authorization checks revision across application
- Users encountering page display errors must contact administrators to verify access
- New authorization check for Web Services Access is enabled
Known & Resolved Issues
Known application issues Host is working to resolve, as well as any resolved issues for this release, can be found in the Host Analytics Support Portal, located at hostanalyticsinc.zendesk.com/home. Access to the link requires user authentication.
For more information, find all the details on the Host Analytics Website.