The SafetyChain Team
New Features Release Notes Fixed Web & LINK Mobile

Release Notes: July 2023

AUTHOR: The SafetyChain Team

SafetyChain is excited to announce the details for the July 2023 monthly release!

Highlights include:

To view more information on these releases and more, including related images & demo videos, please continue reading in the release notes below!

Month Version Numbers

LINK 2.33

iOS, Android, Windows Apps 6.39

  • Important Note: A SafetyChain Beta application currently appears in the iOS (Version v6.37.1) and Android (Version SCM_M2_1_V6.37_vc57) app stores - please disregard at this time. This is a test application that should not be downloaded unless you have been specifically asked by the SafetyChain engineering team to participate in a coordinated Beta program. If you download this application to your device, it may interfere with your ability to accurately capture records.

For customers using MDM to update the apps instead of the app store, please use the following links for the App files after 7/31/2023:

A reminder from your Product and Support team: Ensuring your devices have the most recent SafetyChain App version is highly advised. If you are using an old version of the SafetyChain app for your mobile submissions, you are at risk for unexpected behavior and will not be able to take advantage of all new mobile features.

Top 5 Highlights

  • (LINK) New LINK Menu Updated to Include LINK and Web Modules – To streamline the navigation experience within SafetyChain, the menu in LINK now includes all of the modules in both the Web application and LINK. This updated menu also includes new, more logical categorization for the various menu options as well as a few updated module names to provide better clarity. More details are below.

    • Logical Categorization: The various menu options are categorized in logical groupings based on functional purpose to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Highlights include:

      • User Details (first name last name label) contains user account controls, the Inbox and logout function

      • Configurable Charts & Reports contains all functions to create and view customer created charts and reports

      • Records contains all functions for reviewing Records that are available in SafetyChain created visuals and reports

      • Supplier contains all functions for managing Supplier data specifically

      • OEE contains all functions for OEE

      • System Management contains management modules to create and manage key business objects and data in SafetyChain

      • Workflow Management contains all functions to create and manage workflow based solutions

      • Integrations contains all functions for integration management and set up

      • Settings contains all Settings functions in the platform

    • Some functions are best accessed outside of a category:

      • Top of Menu: Home, Inbox, Browser

      • End of Menu: Language Selection, Logout

    • Updated Module Names: A few of the main menu options have updated names to more accurately reflect their purpose. These include the following (note: Any module that is available in Web instead of LINK will open in a separate tab):

  • (LINK) Forms Manager Grid Updates – The Forms Management module in LINK has been enhanced to combine the power of Form Designer and Forms Manager, with the usability of the Browser view. Highlights include:

    • In the new Forms Manager grid view, Users can easily see if a Form has Location Filtering enabled and whether or not it has any Dynamic Flows or In-App Charts associated with it, making it easier to view critical data ahead of editing a Form

    • Additionally, Users can directly navigate to edit any Dynamic Flows, In-App Charts, or Locations associated with that Form and add new ones

    • Forms can also be enabled/disabled, edited, opened for completion, released, previewed and have ad-hoc task assignments all in one management screen

    • Finally, Users can navigate to the following inner-module screens with ease:

      • Unreleased Forms

      • In-App Charting Templates (this opens a tab for Chart Builder to create In-App Chart Templates)

      • Location Filtering Report

      • Form Transfer Utility

  • (API) Introducing Our Enhanced API with Streamlined URL Structure - We are thrilled to unveil our latest API version, brimming with innovative features and advancements based on your invaluable feedback. As part of this release, we are excited to introduce a streamlined URL structure, specifically designed to enhance the efficiency and simplicity of your integration process as well as some new endpoints to help on your integration journey. To learn more, read the article mentioned in the title above.

  • (LINK) Filter Panel for Resources Attributes Grid: Users can now filter Resources by their Category, Location, and Related Resources directly in the Filter panel in combination with the Resource Attribute filters available above the Grid.

    • In order to avoid confusion, filters only support multiple selections if the values are visible in the grid; because of this, Category and Attributes are the only filters in this grid that support multiple selections. Location and Related Resources can each have only one filter selected.

    • To find Resources based on a combination of Locations and/or Categories, continue to utilize the Resource Hierarchy Grid.

  • (LINK) Associate Case Programs to Categories: Instead of being limited to creating a singular Case program, Users can now create multiple programs and choose which program(s) should be associated per Category. By default, the existing Case program will be added for every Category. If selections are added or removed, only the relevant forms for the associated program(s) will be displayed when creating a task. The program name will still need to contain the word ‘Case’.

Here’s What Else Went Live This Month

  • (LINK) Visible Filters for Disabled Resources: In response to customer feedback, we have addressed Users' confusion that Disabled Resources were not previously displayed in the grid. The default behavior - that only enabled resources are visible - will remain the same; however, we have introduced a visible filter labeled “Hide Disabled Resources,” which can be easily removed to display both Enabled and Disabled Resources.

    • Additionally, the Filters have been updated to the following in the filter panel and the filter chips. The Users Management modules will have a similar update in upcoming releases.

  • (LINK) Added Ability to Configure Significant Digits on SPC Charts: When setting up your SPC charts, you can now configure how many decimal places to show on your configured chart. Navigate under settings and set your Range Chart, Control Limits, and Field Values decimal places to show on your chart.

  • (LINK) Exporting Data from Tables on a Dashboard: Now, when setting up SPC, Form, and Field Charts OR when viewing on a dashboard panel, Users can now click “View Data” to review the data behind the chart and easily export it into XLSX.

  • (LINK) Case Name Field Validation: Because certain special characters (such as @ or “) can interfere with Task creation, we are introducing a new field validation in Cases. This field validation will ensure that any names entered within a Case (such as Case name, Task name, Source, etc.) do not contain any of these characters. If a User does try to submit a name that contains any of these characters, Users will see an error on the field until the name is updated.

  • (LINK) Manage Supplier Users in the Supplier Resource: In SafetyChain, a Supplier has the most functionality when it is a Resource and has Users associated with it. Now, Users can manage the two together with the new Supplier Users tab in Supplier Resources. View and edit any existing Supplier Users directly from the slide out and add new Supplier Users when needed. Setting up a new Supplier Resource and the Users can now be completed right within the Resources module.

  • (LINK) Case Task Filtering for Resources: When creating a task in Cases, the list of Resources will now be filtered to prevent Task creation issues. The location and form must be selected first to see an accurate list of Resources that are valid for both selections.

We Fixed Some Bugs

  • Various other bug fixes and improvements

Finally, Some Logistical Updates from the SafetyChain Team

  • Release Dates: We intend to release this into the Live environment on 07/30/2023 for Web and 07/31/2023 for LINK, and will publish the mobile apps on 07/31/2023.

  • Feature/Bug Fix Availability: The label in parentheses that appears in front of each feature or bug indicates if that update is part of the Web, LINK and/or app release; therefore, indicating when it will become available.

Downtime: SafetyChain’s monthly release cycle requires one window of downtime, which takes place during the Web release and effects both the Web and LINK applications. During the 125 minutes of downtime this month, users may continue to operate in Offline Mode via the Mobile Apps (learn more about this here). Downtime does not occur during the LINK release.

  • Downtime Start & End Times:

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