The SafetyChain Team
New Features Sneak Peek

TRAIN Release: October 2023

AUTHOR: The SafetyChain Team

The following is being released into the Train environment on 10/22/2023 for Web and 10/23/2023 for LINK.

Please feel free to test these new capabilities in the Train environment and let us know if something doesn't work as expected.

Barring any critical updates or quality concerns, we intend to release this into the Live environment on 10/29/2023 for Web and 10/30/2023 for LINK, and will publish the mobile apps on 10/30/2023. More details, including images, videos, and other support content, will be included in the full Release Notes.

October Version Numbers

LINK 2.36
iOS, Android, Windows Apps 6.42

Released Features

  • (LINK) Added new Event Type to OEE for Rework in Tracking - A sensor or tag can be added to track reworked product at the input/entry of a line. These counts will be subtracted from the total in count for production to capture a more accurate picture of OEE.

  • (LINK) Tag Manager Updates - Updates to Tag Manager allow for a more efficient configuration process where Users can now add multiple Tags in a single screen when configuring a Gateway. Users will also see visual updates to give more information about what Tags are configured and when updates have been synced to the cloud.

  • (LINK) Supplier Email Reporting Pagination - The existing supplier email reporting has been updated to include pagination, which will lead to faster loading for any customers with more than 50 rows in the report.

  • (LINK) Visible Filters for Disabled Users - In response to customer feedback, we have introduced a visible filter labeled “Hide Disabled Users” in the grid. The default behavior will remain the same, where only enabled resources are visible; however, you can now choose to display both the Enabled and Disabled Users by unselecting this filter.

  • (LINK) Ability to Filter & Search API Activity - Provided the ability to filter and search Record Data Extract API Activity on the API Admin page. This includes filtering on:

    • API Endpoint

    • Date time range

    • User

    • Failed + Successful Requests

    • Error Messages

  • (iOS, Android, & PC App) Rounding Decimal Value of Numeric Field - Users can now enter beyond 6 decimal places for a numeric field, which will also round automatically (if the 7th place value is greater than and equal to 5, then the 6th digit place value will be increased by 1 (rounded up); if not, then it will remain as the digit itself (no change in value). For example:

    • if value = 6.2224559, then output will be 6.222456 (rounded up 1 digit in the 6th digit place value)

    • if value =6.2224555 then output will be 6.222456 (rounded up 1 digit in the 6th digit place value)

    • if value =6.2224554 then output will be 6.222455 (value in the 6th digit place does not change)

  • (iOS & Android) Additional Formats Available for Upload - Users can now upload the following file types on both form and field level when submitting a record:

    • Image(png, jpg, jpeg)

    • Word (doc, docx)

    • Excel (xls, xlsx)

    • Pdf (pdf)

    • Text (txt, rtf)

    • Comma Separated Values (csv)

'Preconditional Verifications' & 'Lists' BETA

The following will only be available in TRAIN from 10/23/23 - 11/27/23 for BETA; these will be released to Live at a later date. Stay tuned for more details & updates after feedback is obtained from BETA.

  • (LINK) Preconditional Logic on Verifications: We’re bringing order to Verifications with the ability to set a Preconditional Verification! If there is a Preconditional Verification applied to a Verification, that Verification will only appear in the ‘Verify’ drop-down when there are records associated with the relevant forms that also have the Preconditional Verification completed.

    • For example: If ‘Pre-Shipment Review’ verification has the ‘Quality’ verification set as a Preconditional Verification, then ‘Pre-Shipment Review’ will only be visible in the ‘Verify’ drop-down if records within the applied filters also have the ‘Quality’ verification completed.

  • (LINK) Preconditional Verification Report View in Records: Any user with access to records in LINK, will now also have a new report view to refer to the preconditional verifications and their related verification. This will allow users without access to the Verification module to understand the required order of verifications at any time.

  • (LINK) Preconditional Verification Filtering in the Verifications Module: Admins are now able to see, and filter by, the Preconditional Verification that may be set in the Verifications grid; allowing them to locate and find information faster.

  • (LINK) Process Control for Preconditional Verifications: To allow administrators more process control, and to ensure users verify records in LINK, the Sign Off icon has been removed from the Record pop-up window, available through the Record slide-out. This Preconditional Verification logic will only be supported in LINK record verification processes; if users sign records through Web modules, the preconditional logic will not be applied to the Verification.

  • (LINK) Optimized Single Record Verification - Single Record Verifications are now only one-click away in the record! A ‘Verify’ drop-down has been directly added to the Record slide out in LINK to support a seamless, single Record Verification, when needed. This drop down is visible in all modules within the Records menu, expanding the number of places within LINK that users can now verify records.

  • (LINK) Keep Resource Attribute Fields up to date with "Lists" - There is a new module available under System Management called ‘Lists’. It's a simple module with a lot of power that we’ll begin using in other areas of the platform in the future.

    • To start things off, you’ll be able to create Lists, add values, and then map them to a 'Select One' or 'Select Multiple' Field in Resource Attributes. From there, any time you add a value, it will automatically be added to the Attribute field and available for selection on the List.

    • Use Case example for Resources:

      • Create a List called 'Regions' → Add values for all the Regions you have Suppliers, Customers and Items from → Create a 'Select Multiple from List' Resource Attribute field for the Supplier, Customer and Item resource type

      • When a new Region is added for your business, add the Region to the 'List'. All Resources in Suppliers, Customers and Items will have this new value available to select without any additional edits in Resources!

    • Note: This is only available in Train. New Permissions are available in Roles to access the Module and have the appropriate edit permissions. Lists are only available to be used with Resource Attribute Fields at this time.

Bugs Fixed

  • (LINK) Resolved an issue in Resources, Users Management Modules, and Forms that resulted in the sorting functionality to only sort values on a particular page. Now, sorting will sort across all pages of data.

    • Note: Resources are sorted by Resource Category name in alphabetical order and then by Resource Name. To see the Resource Name in alphabetical order, re-sort the Resource Name column.

  • Various other bug fixes and improvements

Key Updates

  • Barring any critical updates or quality concerns, we intend to release this into the Live environment on 10/29/2023 for Web and 10/30/2023 for LINK, and will publish the mobile apps on 10/30/2023.

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