Bochum, January 16, 2018 – The latest update to BIC Platform is now available. Below are descriptions of the update’s new features, designed to simplify daily work activities. Streamlined processes, improved performance, and user-friendliness all lead to increased user acceptance. Automatic PDF generation, updated icon design, and optimized document control are among the other highlights of this newest version.
New Filter and Notifications
The minute the BIC Portal homepage is opened, the new version is unmistakable – both optically and functionally. The new filter functionality allows filtering for scope and roles, so that these can be established individually. And now, too, by clicking on the star icon, you can mark items as favorites. The new notification function generates an email message as soon as a process or object that has been marked as a favorite is modified. This means that users are always kept up-to-date and are able to track process development.
Tooltips Provide Helpful Information
The newly-integrated "Tooltips" display the most essential information about object in a standardized graphic model. When the mouse is moved over an object, a pop-up window appears with all of the information that has been entered for the object. Exactly which particular content will be shown for each object is determined during the customer-specific configuration and set-up.
Improved Language Management
Existing language content can be automatically transferred to non-maintained languages. When non-maintained languages are used in publications, this new function will display the text in the default language (“repository language”). If English is the repository language, English content will be displayed in place of the published non-maintained language. If translations can thereby be avoided, this will save time and resources.
New ICS and Matrix Reports
The newly-expanded reports, such as the ICS process handbook and the new matrix table reports, allow data to be prepared according to a specific focus. This speeds up access to the desired assessments and the detailed overview tables. In addition, the new release enables report generation based on search results.
Transfer Model Formats
With the "Transfer Model Format" feature, changes can be made to model formatting. In order to do this, a diagram will be formatted as a template and the selected formatting will then be transferred by means of the report to existing diagrams with similar icons. This ensures uniform displays for modelling and publishing.