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Definitive Pro Release Notes

DateTypeTitleDescription of ChangeApplicability
06/04/2023EnhancementNew Limited Access RoleAdded a limited access role (e.g., for Federal contractors) that can assigned to a user so that they have access to the business need and business need assessment data, but do not access to the contract, resource. and financial data.All customers
06/04/2023EnhancementNew Cross Portfolio ReportingAdded a new "Program" page that enables users to list and report on cross portfolio projects for which a user is a team member.All customers
06/04/2023EnhancementNew Enterprise Administrator RoleAdded a new "Enterprise Administrator" role to manage the enterprise (i.e., account) such as color scheme, logo, naming conventions, and system notification wording.All customers
06/04/2023EnhancementNew Program EntityAdded a new enterprise level “Program” entity to the taxonomy that enables a workspace manager to assign projects to programs and report on programs via views, custom charts and dashboards. (Note: each project can only belong to only one program.)All customers
06/05/2023EnhancementNew Account WorkspaceAdded a "Workspace" capability to enable workspace managers (previously portfolio managers) to administer their decisions by categorizing them by "Decision Type" (e.g., alternatives analysis, pairwise comparison, and portfolio)., which can be changed at any time and is used for categorizing and visually displaying all of the decisions in the workspace. 2) The purpose of an alternatives analysis and pairwise comparison decision is to attain a result after a single (i.e., one-time) use, however, these decisions can be reused.All customers
05/01/2022EnhancementNew User InterfaceRedesigned the system to provide a completely new user interface to improve the user experience. Amongst other benefits such as performance and ease of use, this enhancement enables users to have multiple instances open at once.All customers
12/23/2022EnhancementNew "Portfolio Category" FieldAdded the “Portfolio Category” field on the "Governance" tab to enable the categorization of investments using a configurable selection menu.All customers
12/23/2022EnhancementEnhanced Access to Business Cases, Charts, and Dashboards via LinksEliminated unnecessary login steps when a user clicks a business case link, list link, or dashboard link by going directly to the item and bypassing the system notification screen.All customers
12/23/2022EnhancementNew Feature to "Create a List" of Business NeedsAdded a feature to create and share a list of business needs, and to control who has access to the list.All customers
11/19/2022EnhancementEnhanced Persistent Filtering of Business NeedsAdded the capability to persistently filter the list of business needs based on the contents in the "Decision" field, using the "Configure List" screen.All customers
11/19/2022EnhancementNew "Resource Budgeting" TabAdded the "Resource Budgeting” tab to expand the list of resources; enable the collection of resource estimates for multiple fiscal years; establish resource managers; and improve tracking of resource estimates. Also added the capability to automatically calculate and total the resource cost estimates, and push them to the “Forecast” tab, in the proper phase (pre-project, project, and post-project) and TBM cost pool.All customers
11/19/2022EnhancementNew "Copy Link" Icon for Business CasesAdded a "Copy Link" icon to the top of each tab within the business case.All customers
11/19/2022EnhancementNew "Reply" to Reviewer NotesAdded the capability to reply to the reviewer note within a business case. All customers
10/22/2022EnhancementExpansion of Custom ChartsExpanded the custom chart capability by adding the "Planning Category“ and “Portfolio Category” fields to the list of options for grouping data.All customers
10/22/2022EnhancementNew Feature to Share Custom DashboardsAdded a feature to share a custom dashboard and to control who has access to the dashboard.All customers
09/24/2022EnhancementNew Document Management Feature for PortfoliosAdded a new menu item under "Manage Portfolio" to store documents associated with the portfolio (or model).All customers
09/24/2022EnhancementNew Change Management FeatureAdded a change management capability to submit, review, and disposition investment list change requests (CRs). The list of approved CRs has been added to the cover of the business case report, and a complete list of the CRs is included as an additional page in the report.All customers
10/22/2022EnhancementEnhanced Business Case ReportChanged the business case report to default to the tabs that have data. Provided the user with the capability to select which tabs to include in the report. Added the reviewer notes and associated replies to the business case report as an additional page. The "Notes" page is optional. The default is set to include the page.All customers
07/23/2022EnhancementNew User Homepage OptionAdded the capability to set the user's homepage to "The last business case I was working on".All customers
06/06/2022EnhancementNew Scenario Management CapabilityAdded several new features to enable portfolio managers to set and test scenarios in situations where decisions are sensitive to uncertainty and changing conditions. Scenarios can be created for: 1) Criteria weighting factors; 2) Discount factors (by year); 3) Cost forecast (set % increases/decreases by year; and 4) Optimization constraints and dependencies.All customers
03/28/2022EnhancementNew Feature to Set a Home PageAdded a new feature within the "Manage Account" screen to select and set a different home page. The options include charts, dashboards, and lists associated with portfolios and decision models. All customers
03/21/2022EnhancementNew Feature to Create Custom Charts and DashboardsAdded a new feature for users to be able to create a wide range of custom charts and graphs, and to configure custom dashboards.All customers
03/14/2022EnhancementUser NotificationsAdded a new feature within the "Manage Account" screen to set up a wide range of notifications. The notifications can be received immediately or nightly.All customers
12/23/2021EnhancementNew Alternative Scoring Option within a Single Browser TabAdded a new feature to enable team members to score alternatives while reviewing the business case. This feature eliminates the need for team members to use two browsers or two devices to simultaneously review and score an alternative.All customers
12/23/2020EnhancementNew "Notes" CapabilityProvided the capability for reviewers to record their notes in the business case. The facilitator can also set up an agenda for a team review, review team comments, and record new comments live.All customers
12/23/2021EnhancementNew "Governance" TabAdded a new "Governance" tab to the business case. This tab provides the capability to assign key roles, set key milestones to reduce data calls, and improve reporting. Moved the "Project Manager" field and project health and status tracking to this tab. Added three new fields: Business Requirements Maturity (selection menu); Business Relationship Manager; and Planned Business Requirements Completion, and Planned Procurement Package Completion.All customers
12/23/2021EnhancementNew “Reports” Main Menu ItemAdded a new “Reports” main menu item with the following new reports: Submission Status; Priority Scoring; Resource Dependency Hours Analysis (for select customers); Portfolio Recommendations; and Contract Actions.All customers
12/23/2021EnhancementEnhancement to the “Resource Dependencies” and “Forecast” TabsAdded the capability to use blended rates for “Internal Staff Labor $”, "Internal Contract Labor $”, ”External Staff Labor $”, and ”External Contract Labor $” to automatically calculate the dollars associated with staff and contract labor, to include resource dependencies. Added icons to the “Internal Staff Labor $” and “Internal Contract Labor $” cost pools in the “Project Phase” with hover over information regarding the resource dependency dollar amounts that should be included in the forecast: For Internal Staff Labor $ - “Include $XX to cover YY staff resource dependency hours.” For Internal Contract Labor $ - “Include $XX to cover YY contractor resource dependency hours.” For External Staff Labor $ - “Include $XX to cover YY staff resource dependency hours.” For External Contract Labor $ - “Include $XX to cover YY contractor resource dependency hours.” Added an “External Staff and Contractor” section and added the Acquisition Management (AQM) organization as a resource dependency.Select customers
12/23/2021EnhancementAdditional Filtering Options on the "Manage Alternatives" ScreenAdded “FY Planned”, “FY Submitted” and “Completed” as configuration options.All customers
12/23/2021EnhancementScreen RedesignRedesigned all screens to use more icons and less buttons.All customers
10/18/2021EnhancementNew "Contracts" TabAdded a new optional “Contracts” tab to the business case. This tab provides three tables to assist the user in assigning contract $ from the “Forecast” tab to one or more contracts. The first table at the top is read-only, and provides a summary of the contract $ on the “Forecast” tab. The middle table tracks the assignment of the contract $ and is decremented as contract $ are assigned. The third table is where the assignment of contract $ to one or more contracts is made.All customers
10/18/2021EnhancementNew "Location" TabAdded a new optional “Location” tab to the business case. This tab provides the capability to enter an address or the latitude and longitude coordinates for a project. There is also a capability to select a location and look-up the address. Once the location has been set, it can be plotted on the map.All customers
10/18/2021EnhancementNew "Order of Execution" ReportAdded a new “Order of Execution” report that produces a list of investments sorted by the “Submitted Fiscal Year (FY)”, the “Planned Fiscal Year (FY)”, and the priority score.Select customers
10/18/2021EnhancementFiltering via Column HeadersAdded a filtering capability to the “Manage Alternatives” screen, which lists all the investments and business cases. The filters in the column headers can be used in conjunction with each other to filter the list as desired.All customers
10/04/2021EnhancementTwo New Fields on the "Forecast" TabAdded two new selection fields , “Project Manager” and “Acquisition Approach”, to the “Forecast” tab of the business case.All customers
10/04/2021EnhancementTime-Phased Resource ManagementAdded a new optional capability to perform time-based resource management at the portfolio and enterprise-level. With this new capability, enterprises can now: 1) Enter the capacity of defined resources over time; 2) Allocate resources to each investment over time; 3) Analyze the resource bottlenecks using the resource heatmap; 4) Perform deeper analysis using customizable area charts and bar charts; and 5) Make resource adjustments and take corrective action to the timing of investments.All customers
10/04/2021EnhancementApplication Programming InterfaceMade an API available to facilitate data sharing with project management and data analytic tools.All customers