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Current version 8.11

Timeline


2020.01.28 - v. 8.11 (R.X.X.X.XX)

CATEGORIES / KEYWORDS MANAGEMENT IN ALL MODULES

    • Categories / keywords can be managed independently on PIM, DAM, DMS modules. Now, in the artwork module you can assign categories for a new browsing experience.

POWERFUL ARTWORK SEARCH ENGINE

    • In the search engine of the artwork library you can now search for "My Artworks". The widget, properly set, will allow you an overall view of the status of the artworks you are following.

MULTIPLE UPLOAD OF FILES IN THE DMS (ARTWORKS LIBRARY)

    • Now it is possible to associate several files to the artwork, in a single simplified interface. Different settings allow a complete customization of the upload.

DUPLICATE MANAGEMENT IN THE DAM (ASSET LIBRARY)

    • A new dedicated function allows the identification of files in the database of assets having the same name and the same extension. Based on the results, the user can decide which assets to keep and with which features.

LINKS TO THE REFERENCE GROUPED BY CATEGORY *

    • In the SKU card (product or reference card) it is now possible to link categorized contents, for a better navigation and consultation. Links can be: assets, ingredients or other textual content.

FUNCTION OF ASSIGNING THE INDIVIDUAL USER TO THE REFERENCE *

    • In the single reference (SKU) it is possible to associate a single user, to enable its visibility and receive the notifications foreseen by the set approval flow.

4PACK USER MANAGEMENT *

    • The admin (if enabled) will be able to manage the platform users autonomously, creating new ones or modifying some information. A practical counter will allow a monitoring of the number of users available.

AUTO-ALLOCATION OF TAG AND KEYWORD ON DATA IMPORTED FROM FTP

    • With the correct setting of rules that identify TAG (#) and Keyword (@) on FTP folders, importing data into the DAM module makes this information available to the user.
*) Function available after custom setup.


2019.10.16 - v. 8.10 (R.9.5.1.14)

MARKET*

    • A new parameter is added to SKU data card to declare the MARKET where the product is sold.
    • 4PACK modify some behavior in relation to MARKET set-up:
      • Allergene list applied to ingredient text block
      • Nutritional fact table:
        • templates applicable to SKU (IE: number of column),
        • rounding rules,
        • reference values for RI
    • Market setup is defined in discovery session at system startup or update.

ARTWORK COMPARISON TOOL V2

    • Automatic alignment in case of different layout workarea dimensions
    • Mismatch highlighting: sensitivity setup
    • Syncro zooming in parallel view
    • Double comparison view:
      • Parallel view (original/history/diff.report)
      • Full view with switch (original/history/diff.report)
    • Tool is now available in Artwork Annotation panel

NEW NUTRITIONAL FACT TABLE MANAGEMENT*

    • New dedicated UI for 100gr. values set-up with instant refresh of calculated values in columns (portion, RI…)
    • Real time table preview in two versions: monolanguage and multilanguage. Table is now “ready to use” for any output.
    • Rounding rules and column structure are now market related.

UI SKIN UPDATE

    • New skin list
    • UI colors optimization

CONTENT VERSION COMPARISON DIFF HIGHLIGHT (beta)

    • In version comparison tool a new column highlight text differences in fields (added and removed strigs)

TEXT CONTENT DATABASE*

    • Database manage the new item “Text content” with a dedicated data Card (with translations) to be used in multiple SKU
    • Each text element, when linked to an SKU , may be used to build new SKU text blocks (ie: Marketing claims, characteristics list, preparation suggestions, …)

PENDING CHANGES, IN RELATED CONTENTS, REPORTED WITH DETAILS**

    • Changes applied to Ingredients or Text contents, generates a new detailed “Pending changes summary” in each linked SKU
    • Available pending changes info are now: date, time, user, element name, language, field, content before/after

STICKERING LABELS MANAGEMENT*

    • New SKU field to define language/country list for Label generation
    • Dedicated output templates may be defined for Label auto generation
    • Dedicated workflow may be define for Labels management

*) Function activated only after customer agreement and custom set-up
**) Function available after custom setup.


SYSTEM

  • PERMISSIONS

    • DOSEARCH: fixed bug. Now disables also the search engine in the search result (necessary for users who reach the result from a widget or a search template but do not have the DOSEARCH)
    • NUTRITAB_EDIT: permission to manage the Nutritional Table key in the REL type ART

  • CARD BUILDER

    • The value "SKIP_ET8_VIEW" can now be inserted in the "TD PARMS" field. In these cases the field is never displayed in the UI, also if it is existing and enabled. Useful to hide fields that are processed by triggers or autocalculated or procedures that cannot be disabled but must not be seen.

OTHER CORE FUNCTIONS

  • If several elements have been inserted in the "Basket", it is now possible to delete each single element.
  • In the "Artwork" section, you can now clone an existing subfolder (spread) and rename it. All content will be copied into the new one.
  • In the Artwork library, after selection, from the button on the side you can now also select the function "Multiple upload" (Beta version)
  • In the "Notes" panel of an Artwork, a direct link to the function "PDF comparison" has been added.


2019.06.30 - v. 8.9 (R.9.5.0.31)

CORE SECTION

    • many UX interface improvement

DAM SECTION

    • new asset check-in and check-out functionality
    • new temporary upload template functionality
    • new tag parameter in the upload template

CMS SECTION

    • snippets site template improvement

DMS SECTION

    • improve printable annotation layout
    • new folder task to generate a complete InDesign files with automatic TOC (pages extracted from Job are automatically collected in a single document)
    • new visibility configuration for page history

ADMIN SECTION

    • new admin section
    • new user management

2019.03.31 - v. 8.8 (R.9.4.18.6)

CORE SECTION

    • bugfixing
    • performance improvement

DAM SECTION

    • improve asset identification by path for import/export excel

CMS SECTION

    • snippets site template improvement
    • sites cache optimization improvement

DMS SECTION

    • new configurable button for user notes
    • folders bulk update

CRM SECTION

    • modify personal data visibility for GDPR compliance

2018.12.31 - v. 8.7.1 (R.9.4.15.1)


CORE SECTION

    • new configurable language restriction for users
    • new icon file association for drop down values
    • new 4Pack logs engine
    • bugfixing

PIM SECTION

    • new versioning type with only the current element without the whole structure

API

    • new endpoints for listing collections and their contents
    • new endpoint for asset file update
    • new endpoint for publications list
    • add new assets search parameters: collection and folders
    • new endpoint api version

2018.09.30 - v. 8.7 (R.9.4.9.76)


CORE SECTION

    • new configurable mandatory home page widgets
    • bugfixing

PIM SECTION

    • new search parameter for search in list of codes
    • refactoring entity bulk update

DAM SECTION

    • audio player and management improvement (mp3, ogg, wav)
    • new search parameter for search in list of codes
    • refactoring asset bulk update

CMS SECTION

    • snippets site template improvement

DMS SECTION

    • new group folder notifications
    • improve sheet preview with extra information

2018.07.16 - v. 8.6 (R.9.4.5.5)


CORE SECTION

    • API for PIM, DAM, CRM sections: OpenAPI 3.0 standard and dedicated site for developer, https://api-4Pack.4flow.net
    • new configuration for pinning specific important attribute in search engine
    • bug fix: some minor bug in search engine

PIM SECTION

    • new function clone in product card view
    • multiple edit improvement: it is possible to choose the attributes to modify or take a product as source for multiple products update

DAM SECTION

    • new section for asset metadata: EXIF, IPTC, Photoshop, XMP, ICC_Profile, APP14, COMPOSITE, QUICKTIME, MPEG, ID3
    • new assets deduplication function: 4Pack shows the possible repeated assets and the DAM manager is able to join them or make them unique
    • asset search improvement with most important metadata criteria
    • multiple edit improvement: it is possible to choose the attributes to modify or take a product as source for multiple assets update
    • upload template: it is possible modify the template on the fly for single particular upload

CMS SECTION

    • update link for last news snippet
    • http/https switch improvement
    • SEO function improvement

DMS SECTION

    • bug fix: publication list filters

2018.06.05 - v. 8.5.2 (R.9.3.1.0)


CORE SECTION

    • new user interface font size selector
    • security fix: mysql injection e xss

PIM SECTION

    • bug fix: versions

DAM SECTION

    • image editing: crop, flip, rotate, hue, contrast, vibra, seppia effect, saturation, exposure, blur effect, gray scale
    • unrecognition character check for asset rename
    • video streaming improvement
    • mp3 streaming improvement
    • bug fix: relation object list search
    • bug fix: upload asset

CMS SECTION

    • last news alt and title management on default snippet
    • header alternate update on default snippet
    • slideshow header alternate update on default snippet
    • full form submit label update
    • new full slideshow snippet

DMS SECTION

    • new improved pdf compare
    • add parameters for low PDF InDesign export
    • bug fix: languages note
    • bug fix: I.D.R.A. overflow icon missing

CRM SECTION

    • bug fix: newsletter profile detail

2018.04.05 - v. 8.5.1 (R.9.2.0.0)

    • New way of opening and closing of side panels. The opening and closing keys are now incorporated into the moving vertical bar.
      • navigation panel (left)
      • quick view (eye) right
    • It is now possible to authorize some user profiles to allow editing of the lists used in the multiple choice fields.
    • In the PIM module: by creating a version it is now possible to insert a description that is displayed in the historical version. Therefore, by creating a version, the user can now:
    • choose the type of version (if the system has more than one version type)
    • describe the data version it is generating.
    • The Import / Export data functions via .xlsx files are available in the PIM, DAM, DMS, CMS modules.
    • The function has also been entered in the main menu of each module.
    • PIM: added in the main menu the entry for the creation of a new entity (Ex: New tab Article / Product / Label)
    • CRM: The new Newsletter duplication function is available
    • CRM: the cancellation of already sent newsletters is now available only through a specific permission assigned to the user.
    • DAM: Inserted in the main menu the new navigation mode through #TAG. The function, like the existing "Browse by Category" and "Browse Libraries", allows you to consult the Asset database through the available ## TAGS The main features are:
      • the list of #TAGs is displayed in the navigation panel (from left), the most used 20TAGS are displayed as default. Each #TAG in the list shows the number of Asset in which it is used.
      • search filter #TAG
          • available in the navigation panel
          • allows searching in the #TAG library
          • displays the most used 20 #TAG corresponding to the set search
      • navigation "multi#TAG": it is possible to select more than one #TAG in order to filter the Assets list. The selected #TAGs are displayed in the head of the central panel and can be individually removed from the filter itself.
      • #TAG editing (modification and deletion of the #TAGs in the list)
    • Fixed some bugs reported by users.

2018.02.27 - v. 8.5 (R.9.0.0.0)

    • Full Entity (View of Det # TAG of Entities)
      • The panel view is now navigable through a tree structured in sections.
      • New 2-level navigation Father-Son: 2 tabs can be viewed simultaneously through the "Quick view": by selecting the row of the linked element (in the panels of the "Linked elements" section)
      • By displaying the details of a linked element, the header allows to know the name of the parent entity through the exposure of both names. For example, by displaying the item # 371 - "Steel Screw" as an element of "6424 - Condensing Boiler", the header will show the following information: "371 - Element steel screw of 6424 - Coal boiler... "
      • Panels repositionable freely:
          • at each time (eliminated panel edit mode)
          • also fixed "system" fixed positions
      • List of elements linked to an entity:
          • now have user-configurable columns
          • if they are DAM Assets they now have the possibility to be included in the cart
    • Search
      • Search Templates: it is now possible to memorize the column settings
      • Available in the new column "item type" (form / entity)
      • Added new criteria for searching through DATA fields in PIM / DAM modules
    • DMS comparison: In the Spread History panel, you can now compare the high-resolution PDFs of the current phase and one of the phases in the story. (Available only if the HR PDF is available in the chosen phase and in the current phase)
    • Created new entity: RELATIONITEM
      • Goal: to manage the relationship between Relations and Relations / Products
      • 2-level navigation managed by RELATIONITEM entity: when the display of a card as a child element of a parent entity is displayed, in the ELEMENT BOARD section (Text and data, Card ...) the additional panel is automatically displayed: "Data of this composition"
    • Reduced the system font and optimized some UI spaces
    • Preview in "Overprint" mode activated in the DMS
    • "Collections" panel added in the Asset curves of the Asset to find out which Collections it is in.
    • DAM Menu: "Collections" created by the user no longer appear in the DAM menu
    • DAM objects: in the INFO panel there are links to use the resource from external systems (if configured in the shop). Link can also be used to insert images in the HTML area of the tabs.
    • Import: the "Import" function that allows you to import xls files of the cards, now takes into account the permissions of the user who is importing
    • Minor bugfixes on report i of version 8.1.1 (56)
    • Various minor UI optimization (32)
    • SW / HW optimization for performance improvement
    • System configuration (new parameters):
      • Show in list tree: manages the information displayed in Header + View Tree
      • Show in list: manages what can be seen in the columns
      • Overprint preview settable for Shop via path admin
      • New type of entity in card builder: "RelationItem": card for the configuration of the relationship fields between two entities
      • In Product tab added new parameter to the "Mandatory" field: "YES (Key import)". This value is used to indicate the field (s) to be considered Key during import xls of eT8. The parameter must be set on fields with a unique value and can not be set for the first level of the board.
      • New parameter in "Relation Types": for each element allowed as a child it is now possible to associate a RelatioItem card that will manage the connections with that type of item.

2017.10.27 - v. 8.1.1 (R.8.5.3.0)

    • The "block" views have been reactivated in the display of the Asset list. In the new views are now available:
      • direct access to the "Quick View" panel (with the same criteria as the "in list" views),
      • multiple selection for massive operations,
      • multi-function menu on each thumbnail.
    • Some compatibility bugfixes
    • New version alerts: if the 4Pack platform is updated, the users who have activated a work session, in order to guarantee the protection of the data not yet saved, receive a warning message inviting them to reload the page (with detailed indications not to lose unsaved data in the open screen).
    • DMS: it is now possible to load the paginated / artwork files even on a date before the first scheduled date.
    • DAM: the function to import the .xls files of the data previously exported by the system is now also available in the DAM module.
    • PIM: the "Image preview" view has been modified and made similar to the other lists of elements, so, even in this view, you can now apply filters, sorts and set the columns to display.

2017.10.16 - v. 8.1.0 (R.8.5.1.1)


GENERAL INTERVENTIONS

    • New functionality
    • Various optimizations for managing widgets related to search results on the Home page.
    • Upgrading and optimizing certain parts of the user interface.
    • Process panel upgrade with more information.
    • Optimizing the Quick Notification Menu.
    • Improved performance of background processes.
    • Bugfix


DMS SECTION (Publications and Artwork)

    • New of NOTE section
      • Redesigned annotation features and new note icon
      • Redesigned the right panel containing:
          • Historical notes
          • List of notes
          • Comment to file (if compiled)
          • Attachments
    • New functionality of NOTE section:
      • New note: by selecting the NEW NOTE button, the user now indicates the exact position where the note is to be created (previously it was created in a fixed position).
      • Shortcuts for selection and de-selection notes:
          • 1 click on the not selected note = select
          • 2 click on the not selected note = select and edit text.
          • 2 clicks on the background = deselect all.
      • Simplified drawing tool.
      • New style of the "selected note" icon.
      • All users can now change the status of a locked note.
      • New view of the JOB (Collections-Publications) called "Full content": authorized users, selecting a JOB (Collection-Publishing), in addition to the CONTENT panel that displays the list of elements contained in the JOB (Collection-Publishing), has to Also available in the EXPLODED CONTENT panel, this panel displays all the SPREAD (Artwork-Pages) contained in the JOBs (Collections-Publications) inserted a selected one.
    • Element lists: new "Select filter" option that is added to the existing "Select visible" and "Select all": the new option allows you to select the elements that are visible after applying a filter through the "Filter" field ". In summary:
      • Select all: select all the elements belonging to the list (visible and not visible: for example present in successive pages of the view). Any applied filters are ignored.
      • Select visible: select ONLY the elements of the list that I am viewing in the current screen.
      • Select filtered: using the "Filter" field, the displayed list is automatically reduced and displays only the valid elements for the text written in the filter, through the new "Select filtered" option you can select all the elements belonging to the filtered list.
    • Added new workflow configuration parameters to allow annotation blocking based on the status of the job and the type of user.


DAM SECTION (OBJECTS-ASSETS)

    • New access mode for user in consultation only (eShare mode) which includes:
      • Welcome homepage
      • Required widgets
      • Navigation restricted to shared assets only
    • Assets can now be associated with ## TAG to facilitate their search and cataloging. Authorized users can create ## TAG: in this case, while typing, the system suggests the ## TAG already present in the system.
    • AUTO ## TAG: (functionality to be activated separately to the standard license) The system, through a new image analysis engine, is now able to recognize the contents of a photo shot or an image and identify the # #TAG more suitable. (Example: a photo of an autumn landscape could be automatically associated with #LANDSCAPE #AUTUMN #TREE #LEAF #SKY #YELLOW #BROWN #RED #COUNTRYSIDE)
    • Optimized browsing of COLLECTIONS: it is now possible to go back to viewing the complete list from every view.
    • Optimized multiple association of categories: it is now possible to associate more than one category at a time.
    • Automation related to Categories: depending on the categories associated to the Asset is now possible (function to be configured during system set-up):
      • automatically fill in the fields on the Asset tab
      • automatically set visibility restrictions through Brand
      • automatically change the Status of Life and the Type of Use of an Asset
    • "Block" views have been temporarily disabled in the display of the Asset list. These views are being reviewed and will be available again soon.


BUGFIX

    • Updating an ASSET file does not work.
    • Forms Widgets are available to which the user does not have access due to the permissions associated with them.
    • DMS-Note: note selection is not consistent with the indication of the selected note in the right summary panel.
    • Other bugfixes to the framework with the insertion of new data security checks.
    • Optimizations related to the reactivity of the user interface.
    • Preview of TIFF files at levels also displays disabled levels.
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