New Features ReleasedAn API, upgraded checklists and template folders, a new account overview in beta, and a new feedback platform
During the keynote the immediate availability of five new features was announced:
- An API, allowing programmatic access to CxAlloy data.
- General availability of our checklist upgrade, which makes it easier to manage and report on your checklists.
- Template folders, easing the challenge of organizing large template libraries (template folders are only available within accounts and projects that have performed the checklist upgrade).
- An account overview (currently in beta), giving quick insight into project progress without having to click into individual projects.
- A feedback platform, providing customers a stronger voice in letting us know what features are most important.
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Programmatic Access to CxAlloy Data
The CxAlloy TQ API makes it possible to access CxAlloy data programatically. This means you can write code that pulls in real-time data from CxAlloy, then leverages it for whatever task you want. Integrate your project data into enterprise dashboards, run analytics, integrate into other software, or do something we haven't even thought of yet.
The API is available for all accounts. Full documentation on the API is found at api.cxalloy.com.
Template Folders and Checklist Upgrade General Availability
Unlock New Tools for Working With Checklists
We put our Checklist Upgrade into beta in the spring and at the conference we announced it is now available for all accounts. The checklist upgrade converts your checklist sections into full checklists, allowing you to better sort, group, update, and report on checklists. All the details of the checklist upgrade our available in our Checklist Upgrade Guide.
At the same time we announced the release of folders for checklist templates in upgraded projects. Folders allow you to organize your checklist templates into any arbitrary folder structure. Group them by regions or equipment type, or by regions then equipment type. Who knew folders could be so exciting?
Quickly Review Project Status
Our new account overview, currently in beta, lets you review project status without having to click into each project by showing each project's dashboard directly in the list. In addition, the account overview provides sorting by key metrics such as a project's percentage of closed issues. Filtering is also available, allowing you to view only those projects involving a specific company, in a specific region, or specified by many other criteria. Finally, PDF and Excel exports of this same information are available just like you're used to.
The beta is currently reserved for those companies that attended the conference. We anticipate making the account overview generally available to all customers in early 2019.
Product Feedback Platform
Tell Us What You Want
As the community of CxAlloy TQ customers grows we need to find new ways to enable productive communication. Our new customer feedback platform, available now at feedback.cxalloy.com, not only allows greater communication between CxAlloy developers and customers, but also facilitates communication among customers.
The feedback platform allows any CxAlloy user to submit a feature request. Feature requests can then be voted and commented on, and CxAlloy developers will respond to the most popular requests with comments and status updates.
The platform is restricted to registered CxAlloy users, so you will have to login to CxAlloy if you are not already logged in when you visit the site.
Future Features AnnouncedSee what's in store
In addition to the new features we released at the conference, we also announced a number of planned features for 2019. You can see these features, and details about them, under the "Planned" tag on the new customer feedback platform.
From answering multiple checklists simultaneously to tools for marking up photos we think you'll be excited about our 2019 roadmap.
CxAlloy FM Integration DemonstratedTransfer asset data into operations at the touch of a button
During the conference we demonstrated migrating asset data from a CxAlloy TQ project into our facility maintenance software, CxAlloy FM.
With one click you can bring all your asset data - equipment, equipment types, systems, spaces, floors, and buildings - into CxAlloy FM. The migration will also bring over associated files, such as O&M manuals, that were uploaded to those assets.
Even better, CxAlloy FM will detect the types of equipment being imported and automatically created recommended scheduled maintenance for common types such as air handlers, boilers, and chillers.
This integration is built on the foundation of our new TQ API and version 2.0 of CxAlloy FM. This integration will be available in Spring 2019. We look forward to providing more details as the release nears.
New InsightsGreat presentations from our customers
The presentations from our customers were wonderful. Whether it was about using CxAlloy TQ for file sharing, coordinating room signage, or extracting cross-project metrics, we learned a lot from these presentations.
Not only that, but there was a great feeling of community as everyone shared their experiences, for which we are grateful.