Release Notes - 2013

Modified on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 3:22 PM

December 19, 2013 - v1.5.9

  • When responding to a survey, users that did not complete all text fields got an unnecessary and inaccurate confirmation message stating that some changes were not saved. The changes were indeed saved, the message was not accurate. This is now fixed.

December 9 - v1.5.8

  • Added new anonymity type for surveys: "Only users with the HR privilege can identify respondents".

December 5 - v1.5.7

  • Improvements to Spanish translations.

December 4 - v1.5.6

  • New! A Save draft button in the questionnaire page allows users to save their responses without submitting them.
  • Fix issue in questionnaire editor when deleting multiple questions.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

November 26 - v1.5.5

  • Minor improvements to Spanish translations.

November 24 - v1.5.4

  • New! Spanish support.

November 19 - v1.5.3

  • New! A Share button in the results page allows to quickly share the results of the 360° survey with the person being reviewed. An email notification is sent to that person when the sharing setting is modified. Available results can be accessed by reviewees from their Profile page.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

November 17 - v1.5.2

  • Fix issue with pending raters count in survey progress emails.

November 14 - v1.5.1

  • Fix display issue with user info popup in questionnaire and results pages.

November 13 - v1.5.0

  • New! It is now possible to customize the emails sent to participants when new surveys or new accounts are created.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

November 9 - v1.4.17

  • Fix issue with survey progress emails.

November 5 - v1.4.16

  • New! Automated survey progress emails to keep survey owners informed of what is going on with their surveys after they created them.
  • Updated testimonials section on the homepage.

October 30 - v1.4.15

  • Improvements to rating details popup.
  • Fixes for Google Marketplace setup and single sign-on.

October 25 - v1.4.14

  • Add some statistical details to rating details popup: mean, standard deviation and coefficient of variation.
  • Improvements to crawling mode.

October 24 - v1.4.13

  • Improvements to PDF export
  • PDF can be downloaded with one click.
  • Consequently, the button is now called "Download PDF" instead of "Export PDF".
  • Other minor changes not visible to end users:
  • Automatic generation of sitemap.xml.
  • Improvements to crawling mode.

October 20 - v1.4.12

  • New! Survey report can now be exported as a PDF file.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

October 17 - v1.4.11

  • Improve emails sent by the app (added Primalogik logo, links and the company mailing address).
  • Improve welcome email sent to new sign-ups.
  • Add drip email support. Send help email to new members to explain how to create their first survey.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

October 4 - v1.4.10

  • New! Users do not need to confirm their accounts in a separate step (before they are invited to provide feedback). When users are invited to provide feedback they will be requested to create a password the first time they login.

October 2 - v1.4.9

  • Warn users (only when logged in) when using an older/unsupported browser.
  • Show results only when there are more more than one person responded (to ensure anonymity of respondents).
  • Fix alignment issues (Internet Explorer 8).
  • Website content changes (allow subscription to newsletter, add Google+1 button, improve demo request page)

September 25 - v1.4.8

  • Add support for transparent OpenId login via Google Apps (a.k.a. back-end changes needed to be featured in the Google Apps Marketplace).
  • Small content updates and minor bug fixes.

September 19 - v1.4.7

  • Introducing new pricing packages.

September 17 - v1.4.6

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

September 11 - v1.4.5

  • New! Added filters to allow better analysis and comparison of survey results.
  • Results filter: It's now possible to show or hide self-reviews. For surveys that allow managers to identify individual respondents, it's possible to show/hide responses from any individual.
  • Comparison filter: Users can also compare results with different groups of people and with previous review cycles. 
  • Other minor bug fixes.

August 23 - v1.4.4

  • Redesigned look-and-feel for the survey results page as well as the questionnaire page.
  • Show progress of survey responses in the results page. 

August 19 - v1.4.3

  • New! Introducing confidential surveys. There are now two types of surveys:
  • Confidential surveys: this type of surveys will allow the managers (and only the managers) of the person being reviewed to identify the individual respondents in the results page.
  • 100% anonymous surveys: this is the default type of survey and ensures that respondents remain 100% anonymous.
  • Several small UI improvements to make access to results easier and more obvious.

August 10 - v1.4.2

  • New! Data can be filtered by department in the Request 360° Feedback page and in the Dashboard Status Snapshot view.
  • New! Department managers can manage feedback requests and view results for all employees in their hierarchy, including subdepartments.
  • New! View which raters have surveys to complete using the "View pending raters" link under the Feedback Progress pie chart (dashboard).
  • Allow department managers to see the Status Snapshot section on the Dashboard.
  • Allow users with the Manage Users privilege to manage departments.
  • Exclude deleted users from the Request 360° Feedback page and the Feedback Progress pie chart.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

August 7 - v1.4.1

  • Improve error message when trying to save a user having the same email address as a deleted user.
  • Improve error message when the survey requested in the URL is not found or when it belongs to a different organization.
  • Fix issue causing an error when trying to save a department with a manager who is not member of any department.

August 2 - v1.4.0

  • New! Organize users in Departments
  • Departments can be organized in hierarchies.
  • A person can manage one or more departments.
  • Track which departmens a given employee was a member of over time.
  • New! Configure a reference timezone
  • Survey deadlines are relative to the configured reference timezone.
  • Respondents will have until midnight (on the configured timezone) of the date selected.
  • Improvements to survey results
  • Comments from different respondents are separated by a dotted line
  • Usability improvements via better labels and on-page help
  • Improvements to email invites:
  • Email text contains the name of the person (and email address) that sent the invite.
  • Replies to email invites do not go to any more. They go directly to the person that sent the invite via the application.
  • Other usability improvements:
  • Add help and hints in the "Request feedback" pages to guide users through the creation of their first surveys.
  • Add link to new Getting Started guide in the Dashboard.

June 21 - v1.3.10

  • Website content update.

June 20 - v1.3.9

  • Add new "Introduction" field to user accounts.
  • Users can edit their Introduction from their own profile page.
  • User profiles are now accessible to everybody (within the organization) by clicking on a person's name from the survey page and the results page.

June 13 - v1.3.8

  • Fix bug that prevented users from removing a complete section from questionnaires.
  • Improve french version of welcome email.
  • Add link to the release notes from the version number that appears in the application footer.

June 12 - v1.3.7

  • Remember selected review cycle in Dashboard and Feedback Request List as a user preference.
  • Allow users to close some panels in the Dashboard.
  • Minor cosmetic improvements to bar chart that shows frequency distribution of responses.
  • Cosmetic improvements to user administration pages. Add "Job Title" field in User Edit screen.
  • Improved welcome email. It now describes 3 steps to collect feedback on your first survey.
  • Text responses are now limited to 5,000 characters. Show number of characters left when typing.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
  • Add meta tag to use Chrome Frame plugin in IE when available.

June 5 - v1.3.6

  • Allow review cycles to overlap.
  • Display review cycle name, start date and end date in questionnaire and results view; add explanatory text in Settings screen.
  • Show detailed distribution of responses in results page with frequency distribution bar charts.

June 3 - v1.3.5

  • Allow users to create requests for past review cycles.
  • When editing categories or questions, only set focus on first field in add mode and make text boxes wider in dialog.
  • Minor bug fixes.

May 28 - v1.3.4

  • Upgrade to GWT 2.5.1
  • Display cycle name in the tables that show the list of surveys to complete and in the table that shows completed surveys.
  • Links in invitation, password reset and account confirmation emails are valid for 30 days instead of 3 days.

May 24 - v1.3.3

  • Enable Live Chat feature for visitors and administrators.
  • Add pagination buttons on top of tables for better navigation.
  • Request a reason when a user declines to provide feedback (an email is sent to the owner of the review request).

May 17 - v1.3.2

  • Allow visitors to request a demo from the home page.
  • Add a second print button (this time at the top of the results page).

May 16 - v1.3.1

  • Add print button at the bottom of the results page.
  • Fix problem with end dates and timezones (review request now end at midnight relative to the timezone of the person making the request).
  • Allow users to easily move question to a different category (i.e. drag a question from one category and drop it on another one).

May 10 - v1.3.0

  • Add "Copy Questions" button to the questionnaire editing panel. Users can now easily copy questions from their own questionnaires and from the ones provided by us.
  • Reorganized corporate website. Moved blog to

May 4 - v1.2.9

  • Minor bug fixes.

May 3 - v1.2.8

  • Minor UI improvements to Login page.

May 1 - v1.2.7

  • Minor bug fixes.

April 30 - v1.2.6

  • Force users to select a value for rating questions (added 'N/A' option).

April 26 - v1.2.5

  • Links in invitation, password reset and account confirmation emails are valid for 3 days instead of 24 hours.
  • Minor UI improvements and better error handling in Login page.

April 9 - v1.2.0

  • Allow users with the "HR" privilege to drive the whole process. They can now request feedback on any user (before only managers could request feedback on their employees).

March 24 - v1.1.0

  • Added classic username/password authentication. Allow users without Google Apps or Yahoo! account to login by creating their their account with a password.

March 12 - v1.0.9

  • Add FAQ and Contact pages.
  • Added back-end authorization checks.

March 11 - v1.0.8

  • First production release.

Feb 12, 2013 - v1.0.0

  • Beta release.

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