August 2020 Product Updates

August 2020 Product Updates

It’s September, the month when summer gives way to autumn. And as we prepare to see the leaves start changing color, we look back at August nostalgically…even though it ended under a week ago.😊

While our team enjoyed the summer – and there were vacations/staycations – we realize that the work must continue because procurement never sleeps! Here are the feature highlights for last month.

More Scorecard Improvements

As a company that focuses on customer-driven development, we often find that the more a customer gets engaged with a feature, the more feedback we get. Currently, we have several customers who are leveraging surveys and scorecards extensively and providing great insight into how we can improve the experience further.

Custom Ranges

Typically, surveys offer a fixed range of one to five. However, that doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes you might want more granularity…sometimes you might want less. And in some cases you might prefer to allow people to use a non-numeric rating that maps to a numeric value behind the scenes. To support this, Vendorful now supports custom ranges. Organizations can set up multiple ranges and then selectively associate them with survey questions. Here’s a configuration screen:

Custom Range Configuration for Surveys

And this is what it looks like when you configure your survey question to use the custom range you’ve just set up.

Survey Question with a Custom Range

Surveys Landing Page Refresh

Now that the number of surveys in our system has dramatically grown, we’ve improved our user interface to make it easier to access them as well as set up new ones. In a matter of a few clicks, you can toggle between completed and in-progress surveys as well as search and sort on various fields associated with the surveys.

Survey Landing Page

Supplier Spend: Cross-Tab Report

Vendorful has long allowed buyers to ingest and tag spend, and then report on the data. We’ve expanded this reporting, however, with the addition of a cross-tab report. This allows the user to build reports that involve multiple tags – another way to slice and dice spend data. The example below shows how much spend was made by metal type by country.

Spending Cross-Tab Report

Magic Cells

With all the pent-up demand for native spreadsheet support, it was not surprising to see our customers immediately start using it. We’ve gotten great feedback about how simple it is to use and lots of enthusiasm from people who want to incorporate tools like Excel into their Vendorful-based RFP process. But while spreadsheet users reap the flexibility in terms of formatting, opting out of a structured table means that apples-to-apples comparisons are harder.

Our solution? Magic cells. Now, buyers who use the spreadsheet can select specific cells in the spreadsheet for side-by-side analysis. Vendorful will pull out the values and display them next to each other. There are no limits to the number of magic cells you can select and they can be in any valid cell on any sheet of a multi-sheet document. How’s that for magic?

Magic Cells: Side-by-Side Comparison

Tasks Page Redesign

As an increasing number of Vendorful modules support task assignment, it was time for us to make task lists more accessible and manageable. So we replaced our old interface with a new one that supports sorting, filtering, and searching. Now you have no excuse for those overdue tasks that you were assigned!

Tasks Page

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July 2020 Updates

July 2020 Product Updates

July was a hot month for Vendorful in terms of both the weather and productivity. (Thank goodness for air conditioning!) Having signed some new enterprise customers, we’ve gotten a variety of requests for new features and enhancements that are going to provide lots of value to our existing – and future – customers. So it’s been an exciting opportunity for our team to expand the capabilities of our offering in very specific ways. This update is going to be a bit longer than usual because there is a lot of complexity that is being abstracted away by Vendorful and we want to make sure that we have space to explain the specifics.

Native Spreadsheet Support

When we started Vendorful, our focus was solely on helping organizations run RFPs for complex IT purchases. A pricing table didn’t make much sense because it was difficult to get apples-to-apples pricing for those kinds of sourcing events. But as we moved outside of IT, we rolled out our first pricing table and it was well received. However, as our customers continued to expand their usage of our platform, they needed a more robust pricing table. And so we delivered one. And it, too, was well received.

But as the scope of RFX expanded in our system, covering just about every category you could consider across both direct and indirect spend, it became clear that we needed more. And now we have it – native spreadsheet support! What does this mean?

  • Buyers can create spreadsheets in the Vendorful app or import spreadsheets that were created offline in applications like Excel.
  • Advanced spreadsheet features like formula support, cell coloring, and more are now natively available inside Vendorful.
  • Multi-sheet documents are supported.
  • Vendors can complete spreadsheets online or offline as well.

So many procurement professionals complain to us that they spend far too much time in Excel. But in some cases, taking Excel away isn’t the answer. For non-columnar, i.e., cell-based, collection and analysis of pricing, a spreadsheet is the right tool for the job. And now, it will work seamlessly inside Vendorful.

Setup is simple and should look very familiar.

Setting up a Spreadsheet

And on the evaluation side, we continue to support blind analysis for organizations that simply want to look at the numbers and not be influenced by cognitive biases.

Spreadsheet Evaluation

Cleaner Survey UI and More Granular Scorecards

Cleaner Look

We tightened up the UX/UI of surveys to make them a bit more aesthetically pleasing, bit primarily to make them easier to complete. Here’s an example of a small survey.

Example Supplier Survey

More Granularity

Several paragraphs ago, you were warned that this blog entry would be a bit longer than most of our product updates. Here’s where the rubber really hits the road.…

One of the problems with Scorecarding software is that they are not built for automating granular analysis. What do I mean? Imagine you are a manufacturer of clothing and you have a supplier, Acme, Inc., which cloth, buttons, zippers and wool to your company. Now imagine that you want to have both a holistic understanding of how Acme is performing, but also a breakdown by material. In most systems, this would be five surveys sent out to various people. And that’s how it would have worked in Vendorful…until now.

In Vendorful, a buyer would be able to associate Acme with multiple categories in the buyer’s taxonomy. In this case, we’d be looking at cloth, buttons, zippers and wool. Evaluation surveys can now map to categories and roles. What this means is that the right person is evaluating the right thing at the right time. Imagine the survey has a question about billing, which is to be completed by someone in finance, but is a different person for each product that Acme supplies. So there could be multiple roles that are mapped by responsibility and category. In this example, we’ll split finance into two groups, one for the primary materials and the other for ancillary ones. So we would create a role called “Primary Material Finance” for the billing team that deals with cloth and wool and another role called “Ancillary Material Finance,” which would be associated with buttons and wool categories.

For Acme, user Alice is assigned to the “Primary Material Finance” role, and Beatrice is assigned to the “Ancillary Finance” role. During the survey setup, we select which category tags to conduct the survey on (all should be loaded by default, and then be removable). To make things interesting, let’s remove wool, so our stakeholders are only evaluating cloth, buttons and zippers.

When the survey setup is done and the survey is launched, Alice would get two survey tasks: one to answer her question on the Acme/cloth survey and one for the Acme/buttons survey. Beatrice would get one task: to answer her question on the Acme/zippers survey. Any questions or sections assigned to roles NOT associated with specific taxonomy tags (they are optional) would cause the corresponding users to get a single survey task – just answer the requested question or section for Acme overall.

Survey Assignment by Role

Is your head spinning yet? This is not easy to imagine. Fortunately, we’ve reduced all of this to a few clicks in a very intuitive interface the Vendorful app. (Yes, that took a lot of work. Our heads were spinning when we initially get the requirements as well!) Now, you can configure extremely detailed surveys to understand how your suppliers perform in exacting detail for each category they supply and then see how that rolls up to an aggregate score. If you’d like to see just how easy this is, schedule a demo and we’d be happy to show you.

Sourcing Pipeline Updates

If you’ve made it this far, then you’re a trouper! We’ll err on the side of brevity here so you can get back to more important things. There were two significant changes to the Sourcing Pipeline module.

  • Pipeline items can now be cloned. So if you have an item and want to create another item that is largely similar, you can copy the first one, make edits to the copy, and then save it.
  • Managers can now see the pipelines of their reports. And since we implemented this feature so that it supports cascading, it works all the way up the organizational chart. Managers can see not only their own Pipeline items, but the Pipeline items belonging to their direct reports, and their reports’ direct reports, on down the line: anyone who rolls up into them on the org chart.

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June 2020 Product Updates

June 2020 Product Updates

Another month in the books and a lot more features and improvements. We want to keep you informed, but not bore you to tears so the following list is a brief summary of some of the more significant changes. While we do sweat the small stuff in our product, we want to keep the focus on some of the bigger picture items.

Legal Entities

When you’re managing suppliers, sometimes the name of the company is insufficiently precise. There are global companies that have legal entities all over the world. Imagine your organization works with Looney Tunes’ Acme, Inc. (Note: there is talk that they are considering discontinuing the production and sale of anvils.) Your Japanese office works with ACME Japan. Your French office is engaged with ACME France, etc. Now you can tie the relationship to a specific legal entity in Vendorful’s Vendor Management module and have all the entities roll up into a parent company.

Legal Entities under a Company

To be clear, legal entities is a naming convention we use rather than a prescriptive way to use the feature. So if you work with an organization that provides various unrelated services or products and you wanted to treat each as a different entity that rolls up to the parent, you can do that.

Contract Tagging and Filtering by Business Unit

Every organization has a large number of contracts, and it can become a bit of a challenge for people to focus on the particular contracts that are relevant to their role at the company. To help with that, we added Business Unit tagging to contracts. This allows you to have more granular control over contract classification and the ability to exclude contracts from a user’s view that don’t belong to their particular Business Unit.

Granular Scorecard Weighting

We now offer more scorecard customization at the survey level by allowing you to set survey questions as “optional” (vs. “required”). This will help you ensure that users responding to performance surveys don’t accidentally miss the key data your organization requires for evaluations, while also allowing them to skip questions that they aren’t in a position to answer meaningfully.

Misc Improvements

Importing spend data is now dramatically faster than it was before. So don’t be afraid of importing loads of transactions – we’ll process them in a blink of an eye.

We also added more information to individual user records. Now, organizations can specify a user’s supervisor. The initial use case for this is for the Sourcing Pipeline where administrators will be able to see, for example, the savings performance of a manager’s entire team. Moving forward, it will provide other opportunities to visualize and roll up data in reports

Set up a user's supervisor

A Teaser

If you work in procurement, then you almost certainly spend significant time in Excel. This past month we’ve laid the foundation that will allow Vendorful to leverage your Excel expertise while still allowing you to take advantage of the simplicity an automation of our application.

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May 2020 Product Updates

May 2020 Product Updates

Here in New York, May saw the weather change from chilly to warm. While we’re still observing social distancing guidelines, it was nice to get outside and be mask-free while not near other people. The time that we were indoors was largely spend improving the product for our current and future customers. Both May and April involved a lot of work that underlies our product. We make these investments in the product with an eye towards long-term rewards. But we are mindful that they aren’t that interesting to readers on their face so – as usual – we’ll focus primarily on the enhancements users can see.

Multi-Currency Spend Capture

It was over a year ago that a customer asked, “Can I load in my spend by supplier?” And after answering with a resounding “yes” and adding it to our Vendor Management module, we’ve been rolling out new functionality to allow buyers to slice and dice their spend in a variety of different ways. Now, that extends to currencies. Simply pass us your spend data in whatever currency you’d like and we’ll keep separate running tallies as well as providing the same dynamic reports that had in our single-currency implementation.

Annual Spend Overview: By Currency

Color-Coded Category Management

Vendorful has long supported custom, n-level depth category management. Put simply, you can bring your own category hierarchy (a.k.a. taxonomy) to us and continue using it in Vendorful. But beyond that, we have supported multiple taxonomies simultaneously, allowing procurement groups to categorize, manage, and track their supply base across multiple dimensions.

Last month, we made this a bit easier to understand visually. Like Turner Classics, we’ve added a bit of color. Indeed, you can now specific your tag colors by taxonomy. While his is a minor feature, it has major implications in that users can immediately understand what they’re looking with these new visual cues.

Category Management Color Coding

However, if you prefer a more traditional bar chart, Vendorful has got you covered. Think there’s another chart that would work well here? Let us know.

Surveys and Scorecards

There was a lot of activity in the Scorecard module over the past month and we expect to have lots more iteration in the coming months. We made a significant change to the data model that will further simplify creating, scheduling, and executing surveys. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about data aggregation, display, and reporting; that’s on our to-do list. While much of the changes were below the surface, a few of them bubbled up into the user interface:

  • Improved mailers for those assigned survey evaluations.
  • Report card scoring (A, B, C, D, F) can now be selected for organizations who prefer that to the standard numeric scoring.

Report Card Style Scorecards

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April 2020 Product Updates

April 2020 Product Updates

Another month of the pandemic is in the books and we’re working to adapt to the new normal. While we’re sorting that out, supply chain disruptions being managed by distributed teams have made Vendorful an increasingly important – and prominent – solution for our customers. And so our focus narrows and our work continues….

Improved File Uploads

We’re delighted to roll out a new file upload experience. The old one worked nicely, but the new one is both more functional and friendly. Some of the key changes are listed below.

  • Asynchronous file processing. All files are virus scanned and many are converted to PDF previews. You can now navigate to a new page after you’ve uploaded your files and the processing will simply continue in the background.
  • Ad hoc and managed files. Vendorful has long had a file manager that allows buyers to quickly reuse common documents, e.g. “About the company,”’ “Supplier diversity initiatives,” etc. Now, you can uncheck a box if you want the newly uploaded file to be limited to a sourcing event rather than in the file manager.
  • Improved user experience. From changes to the layout to more automation, the UI is easier to navigate and requires fewer clicks to use.

File Upload

Sourcing Pipeline Reports!

Several months ago, we rolled out our Sourcing Pipeline module. We built it in such a way that our customers could customize the data they captured. As different procurement organizations function in different ways, this was a big plus. However, that same flexibility makes building a reporting interface extra challenging. We’ve iterated, gotten feedback, and iterated some more and no we’re really excited to roll this out. One of our customers, an early adopter, has already been making extensive use of this with the head of procurement’s having real-time access to progress against savings targets.

The image below shows actual savings for a Vendorful customer. We’ve blurred non-numeric information for data privacy reasons.

Sourcing Pipeline Report

However, if you prefer a more traditional bar chart, Vendorful has got you covered. Think there’s another chart that would work well here? Let us know.

Contact Exports

Are you working with hundreds or thousands of suppliers and have multiple points of contact at each? Our Vendor Management module has got you covered. Now, what happens if you need that data for another system, or even to do something like run a mail merge? Excel, we can’t quit you. Now, exporting all – or any filtered subset – of your contacts at suppliers can be quickly exported as xls, xlsx, or csv.

There were a bunch of other visible enhancements to the product last month as well. Notably, we added some additional functionality to the advanced pricing table to provide even more flexibility and control. If you would like to learn more about any of the improvements listed above or are curious to know what didn’t get added to the list, sign up for a Vendorful demo and ask away!

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March 2020 Product Update

March 2020 Product Updates

First and foremost, we hope that you and yours are safe and and well. We are all impacted by a global pandemic and our thoughts are with those who are suffering and the frontline workers, essential employees, and medical personnel who are affected most gravely.

As a remote-first company, we’ve been spared some of the logistical restructuring. And in a world that sometimes seems unrecognizable, we find solace and familiarity with our work. Supply chain has never been more front and center in the public consciousness.  Almost every industry was affected overnight, causing teams to focus on remote-first processes and remote-friendly environments for their procurement and vendor management efforts. So while we know that the importance of new features are relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things, we remain eager to share what we’ve been working on and are hopeful that we can help our customers better navigate the pandemic.

Vendor Management Improvements

We made a variety of incremental improvements to the vendor management module.  Notably, there were some key features added to the “attributes.” (In Vendorful, a vendor or supplier’s attributes are the data that get collected, e.g. phone number, address, W-9, certificate of insurance, MWBE status, etc. These are all completely customizable by our customers.)

A month ago, we had two options for updating and accessing attributes: the buyer could do it or the supplier could. In this release, we’ve added a third option. The “read-only” attribute is only updatable by the buyer, but is viewable by the vendor. A buyer who wants vendors to include a specific internally-defined Vendor ID on invoices, for example, would use this.

The other change we made here involves attribute ordering. Specifically, we’ve made it really easy to order the attributes the way you want. Simply drag and drop the the field that you want to your desired location and you’re done. Vendorful will autosave the new order.

Draggable Attributes

New Supplier Scorecard Charts

Head-to-head. It’s the best way to evaluate RFX and it’s also a compelling way to understand the performance of your suppliers. And now it’s easier than ever to do. Vendorful allows you to select multiple suppliers and compare them against each other. Current views include a dynamic radar chart where each section of your survey corresponds to an axis. This visualization allows the viewer to quickly assess how vendors stack up along specific criteria.

Supplier Scorecard Radar Chart

However, if you prefer a more traditional bar chart, Vendorful has got you covered. Think there’s another chart that would work well here? Let us know.

Supplier Scorecard Bar Chart

Quicker Calendaring

We made a bunch of small UX/UI enhancements in the eSourcing module. Rather than call them all out, let’s focus on just one. The change to our Key Dates interface has reduced the number of clicks required by close to 50%. In addition, it’s more intuitive. Win-win.

Key Dates Setup

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February 2020 Product Updates

February 2020 Product Updates

You. Your colleagues. Your team. You are at the heart of everything we engineer here at Vendorful. Our team is 100% focused on making your days better, your processes more efficient, and your job happier experience. This month we have come out with some enhancements that we’re excited to share. Why? Because everything we develop is to make your life easier. This month we released the following enhancements to our suite of products:

RFX Enhancements

First, let’s cover the RFX enhancements, starting with our RFX scoring review page which we’ve overhauled to provide our users with more information and insights at a glance:

Our eRFX scoring and review features make it easy to view vendor attachments with a straightforward association between the vendor and the documents belong to them. At our customer’s request, we’ve added a bulk download feature for attachments on vendor responses to give our users more control over their content. 

Contract Tagging and Filtering by Business Unit

Every organization has a large number of contracts, and it can become a bit of a challenge for people to focus on the particular contracts that are relevant to their role at the company. To help with that, we added Business Unit tagging to contracts. This allows you to have more granular control over contract classification and the ability to exclude contracts from a user’s view that don’t belong to their particular Business Unit.

Optional Questions in Surveys

We now offer more scorecard customization at the survey level by allowing you to set survey questions as “optional” (vs. “required”). This will help you ensure that users responding to performance surveys don’t accidentally miss the key data your organization requires for evaluations, while also allowing them to skip questions that they aren’t in a position to answer meaningfully.

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January 2020 Product Updates

January 2020 Product Update

We rang in the new year with a variety of new enhancements spread across the application. This post will cover some of these: from improved user management to prettier graphs to threshold-based notifications. And of course, we’re constantly fixing small bugs, increasing the performance and reliability of our infrastructure, etc.

User Management Improvements

Access Requests

Although Vendorful is free for vendors to respond to RFX issued via the platform, to participate in reverse auctions, to fill out onboarding forms, etc., that doesn’t mean we take security any less seriously. So what happens when a large organization joins Vendorful to participate in an RFP and then, some time later, a sales rep in a different office is also invited?

Historically, this has been a manual, high-touch process for us that we channeled through our support team. But now things run much more smoothly. When a new user requests access to an existing vendor account, an email is automatically sent to the Vendorful team. A new administrative screen makes it easy for our team member to validate and verify the user. (Or, if the user can’t be validated, our team member can decline access.) 

The result is a much more streamlined process to ensure that vendors can securely access Vendorful and be responsive to buyers.

Business Units

In January, at the request of a customer, we expanded the concept of a Business Unit so that it functions as more than a label. Now, vendors and contracts — in addition to RFX — can be associated the specific business units. The other major change here is that users, too, can be associated with business units.

Putting this all together, organizations now have more ways to gate stakeholder access to contract and vendor data. Want someone in HR to see the data of the HR vendors, but not have visibility into vendors for the legal department? Easy peasy. Here’s how to give a user access to a business unit:

User Business Unit Configuration

Pipeline: Threshold-Based Notifications

The Sourcing Pipeline module is being rapidly adopted by our customers. One of the pieces of feedback we received was that it would be helpful if notifications were sent when large projects were scheduled or significant savings were realized. To accommodate this, we built a global threshold-based notification system. An organizational admin can configure Vendorful to send notifications tied to specific thresholds.

Pipeline Notifications

New Graphs for RFX Analysis

Since the earliest days of Vendorful, we’ve had graphs in place to help visually explain the results of a sourcing event. In our view, the look had gotten a bit stale. A little pixie dust and poof! New graphs! (We also improved the individual vendor response pages, but that screenshot is less interesting to look at.)

RFX Results Graph

A Slightly Better Nav Bar 🙂

We like our users, we really do! So why were we YELLING at them with an all-caps Nav Bar? Problem solved. We now make liberal use of lower-case letters and improved the use of space.

Updated Nav Bar

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December 2012 Product Update

December 2019 Product Update

In December, we sat our users on our proverbial lap and asked what they wanted for the holidays. Fortunately for them, none were on the “naughty list” and there were gifts for all. In addition to developing new features, we were able to leverage the relative quiet of the latter half of December to do some code housekeeping. In addition to some extra bug smushing, we were able to upgrade Elixir and Erlang.

Rather than providing an exhaustive list of the enhancements, we’re going to focus on some that we thought were more interesting.

Sourcing Pipeline

Wait a sec…. Did someone say “Sourcing Pipeline?” Yes, we did. With a lot of guidance from our customer, QVC, we implemented a pipeline tool. If your organization forecasts sourcing events and savings opportunities and then tracks the outcomes of those, then you’re using a sourcing pipeline. Unfortunately, you’re probably doing this in Excel.

Our goal was to provide our users with the flexibility of Excel — right down to naming columns and selecting cell types — while simplifying data aggregation and ultimately empowering users with data. The overview page allows for customized column display, sorting and filtering. (And when it’s your data, we don’t blur the information. ?)

Pipeline List

Creating or managing an individual pipeline item is very easy as well. Here’s a (blurred for data privacy) view of some of the key information that’s captured.

Pipeline Item

While there are a set of attributes that are common among all sourcing pipelines, there is a high degree of variability around what data is collected. Vendorful puts its customers in the driver’s seat, allowing full customization of the pipeline data that is recorded and tracked.

Sourcing Pipeline Settings

More Spend Analysis Features

We have been incrementally adding more functionality around tracking and breaking down spend. In December, we added a few new features that were requested by customers. We implemented an enhancement that would put thresholds in place, allowing organizations to focus on areas of spend that exceed that threshold.

Configure Spend Thresholds

An organization that set up its spend thresholds as shown above might see their spend widget on the dashboard looking something like this:

Spend Widget

Then clicking on Non-Federal would automatically open up a report that looked like this:

Spend Report with Filters

A Few Additional Improvements

While they don’t lend themselves well to screen shots, there are two other feature enhancements that made our list of noteworthy improvements.

  1. Background file processing. When incorporating attachments in RFPs, Reverse Auctions, Supplier Information, or anywhere else, we now do all the file processing in the background. This allows users to leave the screen, or even close their browsers, while files are being processed.
  2. Vendor view restrictions. We now have a feature than allows buyers to keep, but suppress the display, of vendors that meet certain buyer-specified criteria. This allows organizations to better control engagement between stakeholders and vendors.

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November 2019 Product Update

November 2019 Product Update

In the United States, November is probably most commonly associated with Thanksgiving, a holiday that begins with people expressing their gratitude and all too often concludes with people fighting the onset of “food comas” on the couch. At Vendorful, we enjoyed our turkey (and Tofurkey) along with our sweet potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. But we crushed a lot of bugs before the onset of food-induced sleepiness kicked in. Indeed, November was a month where we focused on small and behind-the-scenes improvements. Consequently, this will be a fairly short update.

More RFX Configuration Options

We further expanded the customizability (is that a word?) of eRFX. Two of the key additions were the ability to require the selection of a business unit/department and the ability to add/remove key dates. The former enhancement is particularly helpful for larger organizations that want to track which departments are running RFX…or having RFX run on their behalf. And the latter configuration option allows organizations to simplify building schedules that comport with their existing processes.

Set up milestones for your strategic sourcing events

Outbound RFX Improvements

Vendorful now allows searching and sorting on current and previously-created RFX by creator in addition to the members of the team. This feature was added specifically to address a need expressed by a customer. That same customer also wanted to be able to export the list of RFX after doing the requisite searching and sorting. So despite our best efforts to help people reduce their reliance on Excel, we now have an additional Excel export option.

New Form Builder

Behind the Scenes Stuff

November’s development work was like an iceberg in that most of it was under the surface. Many bugs were squashed and we also worked on a new (still secret) module that we hope to release in the not-too-distant future. Maybe next month we’ll be able to tell you a bit more?

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