Saturday, 14 July 2007

NEW feature - quick entry of new users

We've added a new feature making it easier to set up meetings and brainstorming sessions: new user accounts can now be created from the pages for setting up meetings and sessions, without having to set up the users on the User List first.

At the bottom of the list of attendees is a new hyperlink labelled "Create a new user". This asks for minimal information - e-mail address, first name, last name, initials - and then creates the user and adds them to the participants for the meeting/brainstorming session.

The user is given an automatic random password which is sent out to them by e-mail (saving the amount of information which you need to provide manually). The user also gets a very basic set of privileges on the system - these can be altered at your leisure via the normal User List.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

NEW feature - graphs

We've added several graphing options to the system, mainly on the pages for analysing search results:

  • Analysis of meeting search results

  • Analysis of action point search results

  • Analysis of workflow item search results

  • Analysis of workflow item progress

Graphs are also available in one further place:

  • Participant activity report for a brainstorming session

In each case, a graph icon is displayed at the top of each column of figures in the analysis. Clicking on the icon inserts a graph of the numbers, plus options for changing the style of the graph etc. And the graph gets included if you then choose the save the page as a PDF document.

This isn't intended to handle every possible graphing scenario. You can continue to build bespoke graphs (and reports) yourself by downloading list results in CSV form, into Microsoft Excel etc, and graphing it there.