Release Notes 0.2 – September 2023
As we continue to roll out our unified user interface, our Product Suite of brand management innovations include an enhanced template builder, our admin module has undergone a complete transformation, and DAM drag and drop provides an even simpler user experience.
New design systems features, duplicate image detection when uploading, and local access to campaign planning across multiple locations are among the treasures in store this September for our customers. Enjoy these changes, with plenty more to come soon.
(Released 2 October 2023)
All UI is updated
We have now delivered a completely unified user interface (UI) for Point. Being the foundation of our entire platform, having the home for your brand have one seamless UI completes a process of improving the experience for all users across your organisation.
New Page template builder
Created using the new UI library, there are several enhancements to the page template builder including intuitive page selection when accessing from the admin page, and searching is now possible according to several different parameters. There are key indicators to show how many pages are using one particular template, with modified pages made clear and warnings when attempting to exit without saving, some key changes to provide an overall better user experience.
New Page admin module
The page admin module has undergone a comprehensive overhaul, now integrated with the new UI library. Notably, languages and page actions are segregated into distinct tabs — reducing complexity, and providing a simple view of translations. A significant enhancement is the incorporation of “Infinite scroll” into the page tree. This eliminates the need for the previously implemented “Folder view,” which was introduced due to the brand hub’s expansive page count, enhancing user navigation.
Design system improvements
Design components can now be grouped under a Categories tab, under settings for design systems. Figma files are identified and specific components can be assigned to a new category – using this when setting up the table of components, with those already in the active category displayed with a set checkmark. Similar to the DAM view, users can now limit the table of components to display all components, those specifically linked Figma files, or those from particular categories.
(Released 18 September 2023)
Duplicate image detection
When uploading assets, the uploader process will verify if you already have one or more of the new assets existing in the DAM. You will see a warning saying “Duplicated” next to the progress bar. There are three useful options so users can continue in the way best suited to their needs. These are to upload and skip all duplicates (they will not be uploaded), to upload all, including the duplicates, or to resolve the duplicates i.e. review whether or not to continue uploading both. Read more here.
Drag and Drop to the DAM window opens uploader
Dragging assets to the DAM triggers the uploader, creating a much more efficient process. This automation simplifies asset addition, saving time and effort as users no longer need to manually open the uploader, as the system anticipates the intention and initiates the upload. Reducing friction in workflow, this user-centric feature that aligns with the goal of providing a seamless and intuitive experience.
(Released 20 September 2023)
Local access for campaign projects
Enterprise customers can improve multi-location campaign and activity planning as users gain local access, assigned to one or multiple locations, at a national, regional, or city level – or a combination. Each user, according to local assignment, can access only the campaigns and activities that are set for the specific location. Independence and privacy is maintained as different cities cannot see each other’s actions, while users have an overview and can maintain comprehensive control of their entrusted location.
New default elements: Status, Assignee, Creator
Customers using Plan for varied purposes, whether national or local campaigns, or as a co-op-oriented planning and communication tool, can keep everyone involved in the planning, whether teams have 5 or 50 people. A swift situational assessment is possible with campaign item elements – Status, Assignee, and Creator. Status manages item statuses, customisable by groups. Assignee designates the item person, changeable by users. Creator auto-assigns to an item creator and streamlines planning for cross-campaign collaboration.
Item URL Share
Item URL sharing aids user communication as campaign users can copy an item’s URL to share within the company. Note that sharing is restricted to internal users with access, preventing unauthorised entry and ensuring data security.
Template builder saving updates
To avert unexpected issues, we introduce advanced template saving, ensuring intricate templates are saved frequently to avoid accidental progress loss upon closure. Features include saving without closing, and warning message before unsaved closures.
(Released 15 September 2023)
The new Optimizely plugin enables end users, such as editors, to search, find, and drag and drop content from Place into Optimizely web pages. This Optimizely plugin is based on the content provider framework provided by Optimizely and creates a seamless user experience between the different softwares. This framework unifies the UI and UX for Optimizely users on how to interact with external sources. From an Optimizely editors point of view, Place is seen as an external source.
Table of contents:
- Duplicate image detection
- Serverless transcoding
- Drag and Drop to the DAM window opens uploader
- Local access for campaign projects
- New default elements: Status, Assignee, Creator
- Item URL Share
- Template builder saving updates