Anaplan Release: New Product Enhancements 9th December 2017
Christmas came a little early this year at Anaplan and Bedford as we saw some neat new features released earlier this month, including enhancements in Dashboards & Visualisation, User Lists, Application Lifecycle Management, Modelling, Property Imports in History, Private and Default Import and Export Files and more.
Here is a quick look at what’s new;
Navigation of dashboards by either administrators or end users has become that bit slicker as we can now make selections via the new toolbar menu rather than drilling into the legacy ‘hamburger’ icon. In particular, a single click refresh button will aid with dropdown filtering.
An administrator can now preview their dashboard with the Design/Preview toggle switch allowing a quicker edit time for dashboard updates.
If multiple administrators are working on the same dashboard, and changes are saved, a new message will be displayed to all other administrators and users that states a new version of the dashboard is available.
Resizing buttons on a dashboard
Administrators now have the ability to resize Action buttons to improve dashboard alignment. Once published, Action buttons will be allocated an Auto width basis but they can now be customised and given a specific Custom pixel width.
It is now also possible to change the look of a button on a dashboard by selecting from the new style options of Primary, Default or Link.
A user can now filter a list formatted line item in a module with greater ease and less click throughs using the new ‘List Filter’ option.
When creating a new module or changing the ‘Applies To’ of an existing module you can now select a User List which is dynamically updated from the User tab.
This will aid with user specific filters (e.g. if you wish to add a control filter to a dashboard in order to show/hide certain time periods) which typically would have been static for all users. By incorporating the new User List these filters can be dynamically updated by each user of the platform. Previously we may have achieved this via a fake user list which tried to replicate the User tab, but in that case the list would not be updated dynamically.
Save History Exports
Just like with standard data exports, a History export can now be saved to the Action list and subsequently published to a dashboard for recurring use.
While the "Export from Model History" Action cannot be edited, you can override it by saving another model history export with the same name.
Other new enhancements in brief;
Property Imports in History: Previously, list properties have been imported as individual rows in History, which could potentially create thousands of entries (rows) when multiple properties were changed. Now, property changes are consolidated into two new entries, eliminating the excessive History entries.
In this release, you'll notice improved performance in the following areas;
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