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Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.01.10
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This article records recent product changes to Lifecycle Management.  Fixed: Search query of first name and last name combination not working:  Using the combination first name + last name in a search query now works as expected. Fixed an issue impacting Institutional Admin users on the search field, who were seeing no results when entering a query

Updated on: January 9th, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes - 2023.01.10
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This article records recent product changes to Interfolio's Faculty Search.  Added - Salary Range or Pay Grade settings to make the field required when administering search settings When Institutional Administrators navigate to Position Settings under Administration, they see a “Salary Range or Pay Grade Settings” section. Within this section, Insti

Updated on: January 19th, 2023
Faculty Activity Reporting Release Notes 01.31.23
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This article describes a recent change to our Faculty Activity Reporting module.    Update: 2023 LCME Table 4.2-1 Supported The LCME report in Faculty Activity Reporting has been updated to support the revised 2023-2024 standards for LMCE Table 4.2-1. To request a report, Administrators should contact their Client Success Manager. To support the rep

Updated on: January 31st, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes 2023.02.07
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This article explains recent product changes in Interfolio Faculty Search.    Added: Advanced EEO/Diversity Reporting in Interfolio Faculty Search  Administrators with permission to view EEO data can access a new tab labeled “Advanced Reporting” in the Reports section of Faculty Search. This opens a new view that provides insight into diversity data

Updated on: February 6th, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.02.07
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This article describes recent product changes in Interfolio Lifecycle Management. Added: Allow Hire Date to start in the future:  Institutional Administrators of Lifecycle Management can create a new faculty profile with a hire date set in the future when creating a faculty record in LM for any individual applicant hired through a Faculty Search pos

Updated on: February 6th, 2023
Faculty Activity Reporting (IDS) Release Notes 2023.2.22
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This article records a recent product change in Interfolio's Faculty Activity Reporting IDS. (Fixed) IDS Records with duplicate co-authors are accepted as expected:  Corrected an issue preventing faculty users from accepting IDS records when there are duplicate co-authors listed. Users were encountering problems with seeing duplicate coauthors and b

Updated on: February 22nd, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.03.21
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This article records product changes to Interfolio's Lifecycle Management.  Display user who last edited role:  LM Administrators can see which user last edited a user’s role in addition to the time/date the user was last edited.  When an LM Administrator edits a user's role, they will see the full name of the last user and can make an edit to the u

Updated on: March 22nd, 2023
RPT Release Notes 2023.04.04
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New sticky case list filters:  When an RPT user filters the Case List, the selected filters now remain applied until the user clicks to reset them. This allows the user to navigate into and out of a case and back to the Case List without losing their selected filters.

Updated on: April 5th, 2023
RPT Release Notes 2023.04.18
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This is a summary of recent product changes to Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure. Fixed: When searching by case title, removing the text and then searching with another case no longer results in error:  Fixed an issue happening when RPT Admins on the case page searched for cases using the case title. User would get results, but removing the

Updated on: April 19th, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes 2023.04.18
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This is a summary of recent product changes and fixes to Interfolio Faculty Search. Added: Report Number of Referrals for Faculty Search Position:  Added the actual number of applicants who visit a position page in the report for a published Faculty Search position. The report still shows the percentage of people who came to the position’s landing p

Updated on: May 8th, 2024
Faculty Reporting, Vita Builder & IDS Release Notes 2023.05.23
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This a record of changes in the most recent release of interfolio's Vita Builder and Interfolio Data Service   Added: Draft & Publish Institutional Vita Builder Templates:  Administrators are now able to create and edit drafts of vita templates. When a draft of a vita template is published, it becomes available for faculty to use in the unit in

Updated on: May 24th, 2023
RPT Release Notes 2023.05.23
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Improved: Updated message when canceling a Letter of Recommendation request We updated the messaging to Administrators in Faculty Search and RPT when the user cancels a request for a letter of recommendation. Before, if an Administrator chose to cancel the request, there was a pop-up that indicated an email would be sent out to the evaluator to let

Updated on: May 24th, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes 2023.05.23
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Improved: Message prompt when canceling Letter of Recommendation  We updated the messaging to Administrators in Faculty Search and RPT when the user cancels a request for a letter of recommendation. Before, if an Administrator chose to cancel the request, there was a pop-up that indicated an email would be sent out to the evaluator to let them know

Updated on: May 24th, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes 2023.06.20
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Updated Disability Statement/Question on Standard EEO Form (2023):  The Department of Labor has updated the question text and answer options related to disability. The default EEO form in Faculty Search has been updated to reflect these changes. For Faculty Search and Dossier users viewing a standard EEO form, existing form submission questions/answ

Updated on: June 21st, 2023
New Interfolio by Elsevier Logo
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In the coming weeks, we are rolling out a change to how the Interfolio logo appears in our product and in emails. We have integrated the Elsevier logo with our Interfolio logo to reflect our updated brand as Interfolio by Elsevier, a change that adds the trusted experience and support of a global leader of information analytics and academic publishi

Updated on: August 3rd, 2023
RPT Release Notes 2023.08.08
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Discover the newest features of this release, featuring an optimization of the case creation process.     Case Creation Improvements What's changing? When an Institutional Administrator in Review, Promotion & Tenure clicks to create a case, they will see 3 creation steps for the cases they are creating:  Select Candidate Select Template view Rev

Updated on: August 16th, 2023
Faculty Activity Reporting: Vita Builder Bulk Export
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Vita Builder Bulk Exports Vitas generated using a New Vita Builder template can now be exported individually or in bulk. For more information, see our article on exporting Standard Vita Reports. Background Administrators often solicit data input from faculty using Initiated Activity Input periods. These processes often require using a feature of our

Updated on: August 22nd, 2023
Review, Promotion, & Tenure Release Notes 2023.09.06
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This article summarizes important changes and new features in Interfolio's Review, Promotion & Tenure.   Added: RPT cases are tied to Events created in Lifecycle Management: When an RPT case that was created from an LM event is closed in RPT, the final case status will be sent back to the corresponding event in LM. The event end date will be the

Updated on: September 6th, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.09.06
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Added: RPT cases can now be created from LM Events: Institutional Administrators of Interfolio's Review, Promotion, & Tenure, AND Lifecycle Management can now create RPT cases from Events in Lifecycle Management. When the admin opens Faculty Profiles from LM that match the criteria to create a case, and then clicks on “Initiate Cases,” they are

Updated on: September 6th, 2023
Review, Promotion & Tenure Release Notes 2023.10.03
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Unit Administrator Page Visibility Update: Unit Administrators in Faculty Search or Review, Promotion & Tenure, with NO permissions to add or edit units ( setting is restricted to IAs only), will not see add or edit unit options on the Users & Groups > Units page, and cannot make changes to units on this page.   When an institution’s Unit

Updated on: October 3rd, 2023
Faculty Search Release Notes 2023.10.03
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Unit Administrator Page Visibility Update: Unit Administrators in Faculty Search or Review, Promotion & Tenure, with NO permissions to add or edit units ( setting is restricted to IAs only), will not see add or edit unit options on the Users & Groups > Units page, and cannot make changes to units on this page.   When an institution’s Unit

Updated on: October 3rd, 2023
Faculty Activity Reporting Release Notes 2023.10.03
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Reverse Chronological Sorting for single-term activity sections (Fixed): When a faculty member generates a vita, activities with only a start term are displayed in reverse chronological order based on that term value. This applies to single-term activity sections. Activities with a start and end term will be sorted on the vita in reverse chronologic

Updated on: October 11th, 2023
Faculty Activity Reporting Release Notes 2023.10.16
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 Added Secondary and Tertiary sort options to Vita Builder: By default, activities that are output on vitas generated from New Vita Builder are sorted in reverse chronological order by the date/time in which they were entered into F180 as described in this article. Now, users have available secondary and sometimes tertiary sorting, or can switch bet

Updated on: October 26th, 2023
Faculty180 Update: Tokens Required For Web Of Science Search
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  Token Now Required for WoS Integration We recently released a change to FAR's Web of Science (WoS) integration to ensure that it still works after Clarivate (makers of WoS) deprecated their SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) endpoints. Faculty Activity Reporting now relies on WoS's REST endpoints, which require a token from clients. If you did n

Updated on: November 7th, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.11.07
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(Fixed) Users can close RPT cases as expected Fixed issue preventing administrative users from closing cases. Before this fix, in some cases the event status did not change after closing a case via RPT. Lifecycle Management/ Review, Promotion & Tenure Institutional Administrators can now close a case created via LM-RPT integration, and the close

Updated on: November 9th, 2023
Review, Promotion & Tenure Release Notes 2023.11.07
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Fixed issue preventing Administrative users from closing cases. Before this fix, in some cases the event status did not change after closing a case via RPT. Lifecycle Management/ Review, Promotion & Tenure Institutional Administrators can now close a case created via LM-RPT integration, and the close date will be set as the corresponding Event E

Updated on: November 9th, 2023
Client Community Updates 2023.11.21
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Updated Client Community Saved Views: Made updates to Client Community to improve client view of their open cases and product ideas. The following improvements have been made to Client Community:  “Lifecycle Feature Requests”  has been removed. “My Institution’s Closed Tickets” - This list view now shows all closed tickets at your institution. “My I

Updated on: November 27th, 2023
Review, Promotion, & Tenure Release Notes 2023.12.05
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RPT: (FIXED) Edit Case option missing HREF attribute:  When viewing a case in RPT there is a “Case Options” dropdown in the upper right area of the screen. The first option, “Edit Case” was missing an HREF attribute. Now, when an RPT user navigates to the Case Options dropdown in a case in RPT, they are able to select the Edit Case option from the d

Updated on: December 8th, 2023
RPT Release Notes 2023.12.19
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RPT: UI- Skip to Main Content (Fixed): The button labeled “Skip to main content” button was not working as expected to skip the left-side main navigation. We have added a site map with links to all the major areas and functionsm including an element that links to main content areas/pages.

Updated on: December 19th, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2023.12.19
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(Added) Allow appointments to be created that do not have any remaining events within their rank: We now allow faculty loads to be accepted even if the faculty member has no remaining events left. Before this change LM users were unable to load a faculty member into the module by file load or through the UI if there were no remaining events left in

Updated on: December 19th, 2023
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.01.03
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(Added) LM API: Created endpoint to validate data before starting upcoming events in bulk:  We will present pre-validation when a user with appropriate permissions selects profiles to start events in bulk, notifying the user of what is going to happen. This will present a message with the number of profiles that will be able to start the event on th

Updated on: January 3rd, 2024
RPT Release Notes 2024.01.03
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(Fixed) RPT: Issue with screen reader not announcing when a column is sorted by "Sorted Ascending" or “Sorted Descending”:  When a user is using our accessibility screen reader to navigate the Case Review Steps > Manage recusals window and sorts column headers, the screen reader now announces when a column is being sorted either by "Sorted Ascend

Updated on: January 3rd, 2024
Lifecyle Management Release Notes 2024.01.16
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(Added): Start Event for Faculty in Bulk:  LM Unit Managers and Administrators can now start the an upcoming event for more or more faculty members by selecting names on the Faculty List. To reduce the effort needed in entering and managing data in Lifecycle Management, we are developing features to allow users to manage events in bulk so they can m

Updated on: January 17th, 2024
RPT Release Notes 2024.03.05
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Discover the latest features and improvements in the RPT software with the release notes for version 2024.03.0.      Fixed RPT (Fixed): Committee form date not not saving the correct date:  Fixed issue happening when committee members would respond to committee forms; saving would not show the correct date entered. Committee members were unable to u

Updated on: March 5th, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.03.05
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Discover the latest features and improvements in Lifecycle Management with the release notes for version 2024.03.05.    (Added) Set Faculty Start Date Before Hired A user who is creating/editing a faculty appointment via API can now set the appointment start date before the Hire Date noted on the faculty profile. A user who is creating/editing a fac

Updated on: March 5th, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.03.19
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Fixed: Improved performance of Profile List search: Searching the Profile List now works as expected. Lifecycle Management Administrators will see faster results when loading the faculty Profile List and entering a search term.    

Updated on: March 21st, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.04.02
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(LM API Improvement) Show Unique Appointment ID in Export Profile List as CSV: Overview:  As a step toward allowing users to update appointment information (including required fields), we now allow LM users (Admins, Viewers, and Managers) to view a previously hidden appointment ID. When the user opens the Faculty List Page, Filters the list, selects

Updated on: May 8th, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes: 2024.04.16
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(Fixed) Slow/Freezing Profile Page (Refactored timeline): Fixed issue causing clients to experience timeouts/load issues when trying to edit an event for a profile. An LM user with access to Faculty Profiles will no longer receive a timeout when editing events, should see a response time of at least 2 seconds, and should be able to navigate through

Updated on: April 18th, 2024
Faculty Search Release Notes: 2024.04.16
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(Improved) Increase character limit to 300 characters:  We increased the number of characters on the salary field from 100 characters to 300 characters. To align with new pay transparency laws across the country, institutions have to list relevant information in the pay range when they are doing an open rank search.  For example: Assistant Professor

Updated on: April 30th, 2024
Faculty Activity Reporting Release Notes 2024.05.07
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Added: Preview Output of Vita Builder When Entering Initiated Activity Inputs:   Users of new Vita Builder templates are now able to preview their data inputs. We have added vitas generated from templates created from Vita Builder to the list of options for preview in Initiated Activity Input. Administrators can now select a new Vita Builder templat

Updated on: May 8th, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.05.07
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Improved Professional Journey Visualization:  We recently resolved slowness on the Profile Page of Lifecycle Management when editing events. This provided the opportunity to update the look of events and the journey in alignment with our new design of Lifecycle Management.  

Updated on: May 8th, 2024
Lifecycle Management Release Notes 2024.05.21
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 Added: Confirmation modal for Bulk Activation of Profiles: Administrators and Unit Managers in Lifecycle Management can activate profiles in bulk. Users will see the ability to activate profiles following the selection of at least one faculty profile. A window shows the status of each Faculty Profile to let the user know if any of the selected Prof

Updated on: May 21st, 2024
Review, Promotion & Tenure Release Notes 2024.05.21
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Added: Updated timestamp on the CSV generated of the case Activity Log: Timestamps now show Eastern Time or ET (depending on the space available) when downloading the activity log CSV for a case in RPT. This improvement allows users to easily understand exactly when actions in the activity log took place. We use the following guidelines for date for

Updated on: May 21st, 2024
Coming Soon in RPT: Manage Bulk Permissions with Academic Levels
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The upcoming academic workflow levels improvement in Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure will give your institution a new, much easier way to manage administrative access to cases for many users at once. Academic levels will allow you to manage who can administer cases, at individual case review steps, based on unit hierarchy instead of by use

Updated on: September 1st, 2022
Interfolio and the Log4J “Zero-Day” Security Vulnerability
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What is the “zero-day” software security vulnerability associated with Log4J? You may have heard about the recently disclosed “zero-day” security vulnerability in Apache's very popular Java logging framework Log4J. Zero-day vulnerabilities are security vulnerabilities that are known to be actively exploited in the wild before the vulnerability has b

Updated on: April 22nd, 2022
Private Positions in Interfolio Faculty Search
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We are pleased to release Private Positions in Interfolio Faculty Search. This feature will enable you to set up an open position and accept applications for it, but not display it in your public-facing list of positions. When creating a position, users are now asked to indicate the Advertising Setting for the position, to set if the position will b

Updated on: February 16th, 2024
Coming Soon in Faculty Search: Advanced EEO/Diversity Reporting on Applicant Pool
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Building a diverse faculty but not sure how it’s going? Knowing whether you’re on track to meet your institution’s EEO and diversity goals is easier than ever with Interfolio’s new diversity reporting options. The upcoming Advanced EEO/Diversity Reporting feature in Interfolio’s Faculty Search module will allow users at your institution with EEO per

Updated on: January 12th, 2023
Changes to Interfolio's SFTP Service
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Interfolio is upgrading its SFTP service and will be sunsetting the older service on January 16, 2023. If your institution populates the Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180) or Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) modules with base, profile, or activity data via autoload or in collaboration with the Technical Services Team, then you may be r

Updated on: November 21st, 2022
About Rich Text in Scholarly Contributions in Faculty Activity Reporting
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FAR can now capture rich text and select special characters natively in the titles and descriptions of Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions (SCCP) activity records.    Why did we make this improvement? Until recently the FAR module did not directly support rich text or special characters in the titles or descriptions of SCCP activity rec

Updated on: November 28th, 2022
Coming Soon in Interfolio Lifecycle Management: View Only User Role by Unit
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The upcoming “View Only” role in Interfolio Lifecycle Management (LM) will allow Institutional Administrators (IA) to give view-only permissions to users at the unit level. This will create greater transparency while allowing for editorial oversight.   About the View Only User Role by Unit What is changing? Currently in Lifecycle Management (LM), al

Updated on: December 16th, 2022
Save and Publish a Draft of an Institutional Vita Template
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Administrators are able to create and edit drafts of vita templates. When a vita template is ready, it can be published and made available for faculty to use. This article explains how the draft and publish feature works.    After creating a template, users can either publish it or save it as a draft and publish it later. Drafted templates are only

Updated on: December 12th, 2023
New Interfolio by Elsevier Logo
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In the coming weeks, we are rolling out a change to how the Interfolio logo appears in our product and in emails. We have integrated the Elsevier logo with our Interfolio logo to reflect our updated brand as Interfolio by Elsevier, a change that adds the trusted experience and support of a global leader of information analytics and academic publishi

Updated on: August 3rd, 2023
Change Regarding Faculty Activity Reporting’s Integration with Clarivate’s Web of Science (WoS) Tool
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Clarivate announced that they are deprecating the Web of Science (WoS) SOAP APIs and moving to REST APIs. The Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180) integration with WoS will now point toward the new REST APIs so that searches and imports from WoS can continue in FAR with no interruption.     Due to the recent changes from Clarivate (below), o

Updated on: November 7th, 2023
Faculty180 Update: Tokens Required For Web Of Science Search
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  Token Now Required for WoS Integration We recently released a change to FAR's Web of Science (WoS) integration to ensure that it still works after Clarivate (makers of WoS) deprecated their SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) endpoints. Faculty Activity Reporting now relies on WoS's REST endpoints, which require a token from clients. If you did n

Updated on: November 7th, 2023
Review, Promotion, & Tenure Release Notes 2023.11.21
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(Fixed): Confusing language on Case Creation error message:   Clarified language for modernized case creation error when creating a new case or cases. If any selected candidates do NOT have an account in FAR, but the template being used for the case calls for a Faculty180 vita, the administrator will see the following error message: “We are unable t

Updated on: November 27th, 2023
Client Community Updates 2023.11.21
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Updated Client Community Saved Views: Made updates to Client Community to improve client view of their open cases and product ideas. The following improvements have been made to Client Community:  “Lifecycle Feature Requests”  has been removed. “My Institution’s Closed Tickets” - This list view now shows all closed tickets at your institution. “My I

Updated on: November 27th, 2023