Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.13.0 (20170506.1)

Inspekt Version 1.13.0 – Release Notes: New in Inspekt Version 1.13.0 – RCA/CAPA Management, enhancements to booking, scheduling, field inspections, reporting ….. and more!

Inspekt Version 1.13.0 (20170506.1): 06 May 2017

NEW FEATUREs:

  • RCA/CAPA Management: The Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Preventive Action (RCA/CAPA) Management module now enables your Buyers to collaboratively work with their Factories to track and manage the CAPA lifecycle at a granular level for each Defect and/or failed Checkpoint.

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  • Advanced Activity Report: Users can now quickly generate advanced activity reports that allows excel export of all inspection booking information, sectional results, along with PO/Lot details and Invoice details.
  • Invoice Reference Link: Customers who prefer to retain pre-generated invoice numbers issued by their F&A dept/systems can now link the invoice number with an inspection at the booking stage itself and track it throughout the lifecycle. This linked reference number will then be used for Web Services based or file upload based integration with the F&A dept/system.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  •  Security/Access Management: Admins can now manage security at a more granular level to ensure users regardless of roles have record level access as per Locations, Operating Offices, Clients relevant to them.
  • MDM on the fly: This existing feature has been further improved for faster new company master data management.
  • Invoicing Revision History: Invoicing revision history tracking is now on par with revision tracking in other modules.

BUG FIXES:

  • SP logo sizing (desktop Outlook email only): There was an issue where the Inspection Service Provider logo was losing it’s dimensions on some auto emails – this impacted only those customers using Desktop Outlook email client to view the emails. This issue has been fixed.

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.12.0 (20170324.1)

Inspekt Version 1.12.0 – Release Notes: New in Inspekt Version 1.12.0 – Enhancements to booking, scheduling, field inspections, reporting ….. and more!

Inspekt Version 1.12.0 (20170324.1): 24 Mar 2017

NEW FEATUREs:

  • Booking: On the creation of a booking from the Portal, the System Admin and Booking Manager roles in the Service Provider are notified.
  • Booking: We now allow for order cancellations at any time after the order is placed (but before it is scheduled or in execution).
  • Scheduling: We now allow black listing and white listing of inspectors for any type of company associated with the inspection (not just for buyer company).
  • Field Inspection – Reporting: We have now allowed the upload of supplementary documentation against an inspection. At the time of sending out the report, the user will have the option to send the report with or without the supplementary documentation.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • General: We have made the UI/UX pertaining to Single Select and Multi-Select fields consistent across the system.
  • Booking: The style number / item number fields have been expanded to 100 characters.
  • Booking: The search criteria has now been expanded to include the Booking Date.
  • Field Inspections: Now we warn users when they try to enter defect counts in a field that does not match the severity assigned to the defect.
  • Field Inspections: A system admin role can now revise the report even after it has been sent out. All changes are logged in the Revision History.
  • Field Inspections: We have now made the Reviewer selection dropdown to also have an advanced search capability.
  • Invoicing & Pricing: We have rearranged Price Item Type and Price Item as easily accessible items under the Invoicing menu item. The Invoicing screen has been updated to reflect the nomenclature more consistently as has the actual Invoice that is generated.
  • Revision History: Full AQL Overrides are now reflected in the Revision History.
  • Inspekt Communications: Email templates have now been improved to use the service provider’s logo more prominently.

BUG FIXES:

  • General: We fixed an issue wherein the idle-time lock screen could be bypassed.
  • Field Inspection: If a report has been issued, the Edit & Delete action buttons will no longer be available under the images sections.
  • Product Taxonomy: We have addressed a minor issue with the Product Taxonomy Search and Sort capability.

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.11.0 (20170223.1)

Inspekt Version 1.11.0 – Release Notes

Inspekt Version 1.11.0 (20170223.1): 23 Feb 2017

NEW FEATUREs:

  • Booking: Inspections Booking managers can now view and browse the location specific schedule without having to leave their booking screen.
  • Scheduling: Inspectors can now be separately scheduled for specific dates in a multi-day inspection.
  • Inspector Black/White List Management: With this new feature service providers can blacklist or whitelist any inspector for a given Buyer.
  • Custom Sampling Plan: Users can now override the standard ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 based sampling plan at the Inspection level or Protocol section level and use their own custom sampling plan.

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  • Image Annotation: Inspectors can now annotate all images from within the application. These images and their annotations will then be printed in the final report.

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Users can also reset the annotations at any time and revert to the original image.

  • Invoice Management: Now Inspekt users can easily manage multi-operating office/location specific invoice templates.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Dashboard: The Dashboard has been enhanced with an improved Calendar to quickly view and browse the inspection schedule.
  • Review Management: With an improved UI, it is now easier than before to configure and manage Inspector to Reviewer mappings in the workforce.
  • Query & Results Grid: An improved search query and query results grid screen is now available.

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.10.0 (20170125.1)

Inspekt Version 1.10.0

Inspekt Version 1.10.0 (20170125.1): 25 Jan 2017

NEW FEATUREs:

  • Booking: Inspection booking notifications to factory contacts can now be controlled from inside the booking screen.
  • Protocol Management: Protocol writers can now Preview the Protocol online and Print to PDF or printer.
  • Rollout/Trial Run Support: Via a system setting customers can now turn off outgoing Inspekt notifications and redirect them to an internal generic “Catch All” mailbox to avoid accidental notifications during the trial run.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Image Management: In addition to the pre-exisitng Image Interface, Inspectors can now also attach images under each section.
  • Invoice Management: The system now allows for enhanced tracking of Invoice issuance and payment, for both individual and consolidated Invoices.
  • AQL Calculator: AQL calculator User Experience has been improved.
  • Revision History: Revision History tracking has been streamlined to reduce clutter and improve legibility.

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.9.0 (20161230.1)

Inspekt Version 1.9.0

Inspekt Version 1.9.0 (20161230.1): 30 December 2016

NEW FEATUREs:

  • Protocol Management – Introduced default sample size for Onsite Test items.
  • Image Management – Prominently displaying guidelines to prevent aspect ratio distortions

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Dashboard – Dashboard now shows Today’s Invoice Count as well.
  • Protocol Management – Carton Specifications now include Carton Weight.
  • Protocol Management – Enhanced configuration to allow section level AQL and choose report printing configurations.
  • Booking – Booking details edit process related to change in Buyer/Factory details enhanced to improve user experience.
  • Booking  Search grid improved to clearly indicate source of order (via external Inspekt Client Portal, Internal Operations, B2B Web Services).
  • Scheduling – Estimated Man Day calculation provided with hyperlinked explanation.
  • Report  Standard Abbreviated report template modified with enhanced display of failed Defects, Check Points and Onsite Tests.
  • Mobile Verification – The mobile SMS based OTP verification process has been improved.

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.8.0 (20161128.1)

New in Inspekt Version 1.8.0: Analytics, Quotation Management and more !

Inspekt Version 1.8.0 (20161128): 28 November 2016

NEW FEATURES:

  • Analytics – Comparative Failure Analysis: You can now generate Comparative Failure Analysis reports.comparative-failure-search-release-v1-8For any Product, you can now visually compare the performances of all your Buyers and Factories over a period of time. For any Product, you can also compare the performances of countries. In addition to graphs, the report is also available in tabular format.
  • Analytics – Benchmark Analysis: For any product, you can now compare the performance of Buyers, Factories, by country against the Industry performance.benchmark-analysis-release-v1-8
  • Quotation Module: Your operations team can now prepare a quotation (based on pricing matrix) and post it on the Customer Portal. A customer portal access is automatically created if that customer (quotation recipient) doesn’t have portal access. Your Customer can then Accept or Reject the Quotation. If accepted, Inspekt will generate the Proforma Invoice.quotation-release-v1-8

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Protocol AQL – Configurability: You now have the option to include Section level AQLs in the Protocols and display it accordingly on the auto generated final report.protocol-aql-release-v1-8

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.7.0 (20161025.1)

New in Inspekt Version 1.7.0: Quotation Management, Pricing Matrix, Analytics and more !

Inspekt Version 1.7.0 (20161025): 25 October 2016

NEW FEATURES:

  • Quotation Management: Your customers can now raise a quotation request via the Inspekt Portal. Your operations team can then very quickly prepare the pricing matrix based quotation that will be posted back to the Portal. Your Customer can then Accept or Reject the Quotation. If accepted, Inspekt will generate the Proforma Invoice.
  • Pricing Matrix: You can now manage all your complex pricing requirements very efficiently. You can setup your multi currency pricing by Service/Customer/Protocol/Location/Country/Region and so on. This in turn allows for easy, fast, accurate quotation/invoice generation.
  • Terms & Conditions (T&C): You can now setup your T&C documents with captions and show it to your Customer for every quotation and booking on the Portal. Your Customer has to check a box to indicate agreement to attached T&C before placing the order.
  • Analytics – Inspector Monitoring: Managers can now generate a report on percentage of Pass/Fail/Pending results by an Inspector for each factory can now be generated. Report reviewers can also quickly view this information during the review process.
  • Analytics – Failure Analysis: You can now generate rich drill down Inspection Failure Analysis by Protocol Section, by Defects, by Onsite Tests and so on. Users can easily filter by Buyer, Supplier, Factory, Product …. you can also quickly export to excel all this rich data.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Booking: During the inspections booking process, in addition to Buyer, Supplier and Factory, your customers and booking staff can now also capture Agency/Agent name and contacts.
  • Booking: User can capture the Country of Destination information during the inspections booking process.
  • Protocol: You can assign Protocols faster than before based on Product Taxonomy mapping.
  • Scheduling: Schedulers can now specify the precise Inspection Time during the scheduling process.
  • Field Inspection: Inspekt now maintains a time log to track the time of various events such as “Arrival at Factory”, “Document Signed”, Departure from Factory” and so on.

Click here to see the entire change log (for every Inspekt version released to date).

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.6.0 (20160916.1)

New in QualNimbus’s Inspections Management Solution, Inspekt Version 1.6.0: Worforce Capability Matrix, Improved scheduling, Inspection Certificate, etc…

Version 1.6.0 (20160916): 16 September 2016

NEW FEATURES:

  • Workforce – Capability Matrix: We implemented the work effort related to a specific product taxonomy in the last release. Building on top of that functionality we are now rolling out the Capability Matrix. Workforce Managers can assign specific product taxonomies to a workforce as their capabilities. In addition, they can indicate the proficiency of the workforce in that specific product taxonomy. inspekt-workforce-capabilityWe have a system wide setting that can be set thru the settings menu that indicates the multiplier for the proficiency (e.g. Average=100%, Low=75%, High=120%).inspekt-system-setting-proficiency

Workforce can see their capability under the Skills tab in their own profile:inspekt-profile-skills

  • Scheduling – Estimated Man Days & Improved Inspector Filter: The workforce capability is used to list available inspectors with a capability pertaining to the inspection at the top of the list in the scheduling screen. When an inspector is assigned in scheduling, the estimated man days is automatically calculated taking into account the sample size, the average number of samples an average inspector can do in a man day for the selected product taxonomy and the proficiency of the assigned inspector.inspekt-scheduling-est-md
  • Inspection Execution – Revision History: We have implemented Revision History for Inspections Execution in both the Online and Offline modules of Inspekt. Now users will be able to see all of the changes made (including by whom and when) providing a valuable audit trail as the inspection moves through the workflow.inspekt-execution-revision-history
  • Inspection – Generate Inspection Certificate: The system now lets you generate an Inspection Certificate. The Inspection Certificate can only be generated by the Report Reviewer at the end of the Reporting Workflow.
  • Image Compression in Inspekt (Online and Offline): We have implemented compression of images – with no discernable loss in image quality in both the online and offline versions of Inspekt. This will dramatically reduce the size of generated reports (overcoming barriers to emailing large reports via email).
  • Inspekt Offline – Update Notifications Push: Inspekt Offline will now be notified whenever there is a new update to functionality available. The inspector will be notified of the same and will have to save their changes and restart the application on their desktop to get all of the new code changes.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Booking – Shortlist protocols based on product taxonomy: We already limit protocols in the booking screen based on the type of inspection. Now we are also applying the product taxonomy as a filter to show the most relevant protocols. Of course, users will still have the option to override these applied filters by using the advanced protocol search.
  • Contractor Availability: We have now improved the workforce profile to allow contractors to indicate the days they are not available for inspections (the leave type is set to Not Available and is non-editable). This will allow you to have better visibility to contractor availability during scheduling.

FIXES:

  • Leave Management: System allowed to create leaves in the same date range as existing leaves. This has now been fixed.
  • Web Portal – Search Functionality: Addressed an issue where some of the fields in the web portal search were not being taken into account during search.
  • Booking Cloning Functionality: Cloning a Portal order should have created an Operational order instead of a Portal order. Fixed now.
  • Contact reporting to another contact: The system allowed a contact to report to any other contact. We have now fixed this so that a contact at a company can only report to another contact at the same company.
  • On-the-fly MDM – Sections: Fixed an issue where adding a section on the fly in the Checkpoints tab was now working.

 

Click here to see the entire change log (for every release).

ABOUT Inspekt: Inspekt lets you manage the entire Inspections lifecycle – from order to invoice – all from your web browser. With innovative capabilities such as dynamic inspection protocol management and field inspection data capture and productivity enhancing features such as automatic report and invoice generation, the solution can streamline your operations and enhance productivity thus helping you save costs while delivering a better customer experience.

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Release Notes: Inspekt Version 1.5.0 (20160813.1)

New in QualNimbus’s Inspections Management Solution, Inspekt Version 1.5.0: Custom Reports, Consolidated Invoicing, Web Services, Workforce improvements and more.

Version 1.5.0 (20160813.1): 13 August 2016

NEW FEATURES:

  • Reporting – Custom Report Formats: Our customers have asked for the ability to have report formats that are different from the standard QualNimbus report format that can be at the Service Provider level or the Buyer level. We are pleased to announce that this capability is now available in the system as a premium service.
    • Customers can now request us to have a customized report format (send us a support request through the application and we will initiate a workflow). The customized report format will display the same information that is displayed via the default report format, but customized to reflect the formatting and look and feel that is requested by the customer. Note that each customized report format has to be individually developed, and as such there will be an extra charge for each custom report format.
    • Customized report formats can be attached at the Service Provider level, the Buyer level or the Buyer’s Program level.
    • The hierarchy of selection of the report format for any inspection order will be as follows:
      • If a report format is available at the Buyer’s Program level, it will be used when an order has that Program assigned.
      • Otherwise, if a report format is available at the Buyer Company level, that will be used.
      • Otherwise, if a report format is available at the Service Provider Company level, that will be used.
      • Else, the QualNimbus default report format will be used.
      • Based on these rules, the report format will be  automatically selected in a drop down on the field inspections screen. This can be overridden, if the user desires.
  • Consolidated Invoicing: Another feature that our customers have asked for is consolidated invoicing. You will still have to enter the details of each individual invoice associated with an order. But now you will have the option to send out a consolidated invoice at any time by pulling together multiple individual invoices into a single invoice:inspekt-consolidated-invoicingA few things to note:
    • The invoiced entity (buyer / supplier / factory) must be the same across all selected invoices.
    • Edits made to invoice notes are stored with the consolidated invoice – not stored back to the individual invoices.
    • Invoice notes can be consolidated into a single note if the user so desires (ability to edit / delete notes is provided).
    • A consolidated invoice can be edited at a later point in time.
    • Consolidated invoices can be sent to customers directly via this screen.
    • One click automated generation of consolidated invoice works just like the individual invoice currently does.
    • The consolidated invoice generation option is available under the Invoicing menu.
  • Inspekt Bridge – Booking Web Service: For customers that already have a web presence whereby they are capturing orders, we are pleased to announce Inspekt Bridge – a set of web services that allow such companies to simply call a web service and send orders into Inspekt. Inspekt Bridge is currently in public BETA. If this is something you would like to implement, please send us a note via the in-application support mechanisms (or via our support email) and we can share with you the process to implement this for your instance of Inspekt.
  •  MDM – Work Effort: We have now implemented the ability to add the Sample Size that can be inspected (on average) at the Product Taxonomy level. Now you can define how many samples an “average” inspector can inspect in 1 man-day. Simply click on the + sign on the 4th node of the taxonomy and add the number of samples. inspekt-taxonomy-workcontentIn coming releases, we will implement:
    • Workforce: Assigning product taxonomy nodes to the workforce to indicate affinity to different items on the taxonomy. Also, ability to assign proficiency (Low, Average, High) against each taxonomy node assigned. This will allow maintenance of Workforce Capability matrix.
    • System Options: Ability to assign a multiplier to each of the Proficiencies (e.g. Low = 0.75, Average = 1, High = 1.2) which can then be used as a multiplier to calculate the specific inspector’s output.
    • Scheduling: The estimated number of man-days based on the order quantities, inspection level and the work effort. The estimated actual number of man-days based on the Workforce capability when inspectors are assigned to an inspection during scheduling. Suggested inspectors will also be prioritized on the basis of capability tied to the product being inspected.
    • Order Quotation: This also lays the groundwork for us to provide quotations via Inspekt.
  • Workforce – Holiday Schedules: We already have the capability in the system wherein we can define location specific holidays. Now users can have their own holiday schedule set up in the system. Users can access this from their user profile:inspekt-workforce-holidayA new holiday can be added to the calendar by simply clicking on the day of the calendar and adding an entry. Note that the same functionality is also available from the workforce management screen. It is also important to note that Inspectors will show as unavailable in the scheduling screen if they have a holiday defined on their calendar for the scheduled inspection dates.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • In application support (Event based help): We have now implemented the foundation of providing event or trigger driven help interventions. So now, we will be able to prompt users with a help video or deck when they try to use a capability for the first time. Stay on the look out for usage videos pertaining to first-time usage in the various parts of the application.

FIXES:

  • Email Notification: Inactive users were getting notifications – this has now been fixed.
  • Protocol + On the fly MDM: We have fixed an issue wherein if a defect was added on the fly while constructing a protocol, it would not be available for selection (we still had a workaround by doing an advanced search and selecting the item). Now this has been addressed.

 

Click here to see the entire change log (for every release).

ABOUT Inspekt: Inspekt lets you manage the entire Inspections lifecycle – from order to invoice – all from your web browser. With innovative capabilities such as dynamic inspection protocol management and field inspection data capture and productivity enhancing features such as automatic report and invoice generation, the solution can streamline your operations and enhance productivity thus helping you save costs while delivering a better customer experience.

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Inspekt: Offline Field Inspections (BETA)

Introducing Offline Field Inspections (BETA) capability for Inspekt where Inspectors can now perform field inspections even when offline.

Introducing Offline Field Inspections for Inspekt

We are pleased to announce the limited beta of our Offline Field Inspections module for Inspekt – called Inspekt Desktop. This capability is available today in limited Beta for the Windows platform.

WHY OFFLINE?

Sometimes, Inspectors have to go to locations wherein they may not have internet connectivity. As such, they will then be unable to use Inspekt on the Internet. For such users, we have introduced Inspekt Desktop which will allow them to execute field inspections even when they are offline!

BETA??

Yes – Inspekt Desktop is in Beta right now. We want to provide the solution to some selected customers and work with them to iron out any kinks before we do a broad rollout to all of our customers. Broad rollouts are expected to start gradually over the next month and all customers should be able to access and use Inspekt Desktop by the end of the month (still in Beta). A disclaimer upfront – Beta software can be buggy or may have changes to features (please also refer to our Terms of Service). We want to hear from you in case there are issues so we can address them and fix them (please use in-application support channels). If you are interested in signing up for the Inspekt Desktop beta, please drop us a note through the application support channels.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You will be provided a link to download the Inspekt Desktop installer for Windows. On executing the installer (please override any warnings that Windows may throw up about software downloaded from the internet), Inspekt Desktop will be installed on your desktop. The installer will also install Chromium (the open source version of Chrome) on your machine. After installation, Inspekt Desktop will be started and will run in your application tray. By right clicking on the tray icon, you can Run Inspekt Desktop (or Inspekt-D – the D stands for Desktop).Inspekt Offline

On running Inspekt Desktop, the Chromium browser gets launched with the Inspekt UI. The user needs to be connected to the Internet on first use – and has to log in to Inspekt using their Inspekt credentials. After they log in, they can then Sync Inspections (and download any assigned Inspections). Once this has been done, the user can operate on these inspections even if they are offline.

ABOUT THE OFFLINE FUNCTIONALITY

While we have tried to replicate the online experience of the Inspekt application (everything related to Field Inspection execution should work just as it does online), there are some limitations to the offline functionality (primarily because you are offline!).

For instance, updates are saved on a section-by-section basis. Thus, if there are 2 inspectors assigned to an inspection –  they can both work on 2 different sections of the inspection and save them asynchronously – and it will not pose any issues. But if they both work on the same section of an inspection, only the first inspector’s save will be recorded online. The second inspector will receive a Conflicted copy of their changes; the online version of the inspection will be synched back to the record they were working on. We intend to keep streamlining this functionality – but until then, please be aware of this.

Besides this, we will not allow for on-the-fly MDM creation in Inspekt Desktop (although existing master data such as checkpoints, on-site tests and defects can still be added during the inspection). And reviewer assignments will have to be done when online.

Also, while offline, rich report generation will not be possible (as this runs on the server) – although we DO offer a lightweight HTML report that can be printed and signed off by the inspector and factory representative. Inspekt Offline Report

However, after the information has been synched online, the rich report can be generated online as per the usual (one-click) process.

We are super excited to provide our users with this functionality and look forward to hearing from you about how it is working for you and what we can do to continue improving it.

 

Click here to see the entire change log (for every release).

ABOUT Inspekt: Inspekt lets you manage the entire Inspections lifecycle – from order to invoice – all from your web browser. With innovative capabilities such as dynamic inspection protocol management and field inspection data capture and productivity enhancing features such as automatic report and invoice generation, the solution can streamline your operations and enhance productivity thus helping you save costs while delivering a better customer experience.

Not a current user of Inspekt – but want to get all these great features for Inspections Management? Start your free 30 day trial today!Register