i-lign 8.7 release information

By Rachel | May 1, 2019

Our next release increases our Review and Risk functionality and improves our standard Financial Import. It’s a relatively small release as during this time we’ve also been focusing on our future navigation design.

Release date is scheduled for Sunday 19 May. This date is subject to successful completion of development work and testing. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or comments. .

Review changes

We’ve increased the ability to configure Reviews to meet your organisation’s needs. You can reduce or increase the number of Review Fields you have. For example you may decide that you want to add Stakeholders to your current Review Fields of Cost, Schedule, Scope, Benefits and People. We also give you the ability to add three additional RAG (Red, Amber, Green) statuses to your Reviews, should you choose to.

As well we rename Reviews to Status Reviews and give you the ability to add the Review Date and Author manually. Prior to this release, the Review Date and Author are added by the system, with no ability to edit.

Risk Heat Map changes

As a result of a request from one of our customers, we’ve given you the option to swap the position of the Consequence and Likelihood Axes.

Standard Financial Import improvements

In 8.7 you’ll be able to import financials for Programmes, Activities and Services as well as Projects. We’ve also made some improvements to the import process, including adding and Undo Import function. If you currently use the i-lign standard import to upload financials then please get in contact as you’ll need to make some small changes to the format of the import file you use. Prior to release, we’ll update the tutorial information relating to this import, including providing an Excel Spreadsheet template you can use.

You may be aware that we’re planning some significant changes to i-lign navigation in the longer term. We intend to send you a Navigation prototype in the next month or so. This will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the changes we’re considering and provide us with your feedback.