Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Roadmap to Sep 2015

We realize that updates to the application can be frustrating. In order to alleviate some of that frustration and to give institutions advance notice of changes, we are presenting our list of major updates / changes for ampEducator. After this period of change we expect that the application will not go through any changes for a long period.

Roadmap   
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Date Change Details
May 2014  Remove Webservices  Web services will be discontinued to allow developers to focus on other areas of application. Alternates will be provided to institutions.
 Add Event Types  Events will be typed as 'To Do', 'Meeting', 'Phone Call Out', 'Phone Call In', 'Other' to allow for better tracking, reporting and analysis.
 Remove Event Tags  Events tags will be removed because of overlapping functionality with event types.
Jun 2015 Add Prospect Workflow A better method to manage and track progress of prospective students.
Add Prospect Analytics Visualizations (charts & graphs) on prospects and recruiter performance.
Add Integrated Prospect Reports Reports on prospects and recruiter performance.

Integrate Groups Groups will be integrated directly into Prospect and Student modules.
Add Create Group A new method to generate groups dynamically using filters only will be added.
Add Group Bulk Actions Ability to perform bulk actions with groups (multi-enrol, drop, move etc..)



Drop Custom Roles Custom roles will be replaced with fixed pre-defined roles but users will have the ability to take on multiple roles.
Drop Sharing Access to objects like prospects, students and courses will be determined by the application and will depend on role, location and assignments (i.e. recruiter, advisor)
Update Datalist UI Move action buttons from below table to top of table
Move documents out of database Documents will be moved to standard storage in order to reduce database size, increase efficiency.
Jul 2015 Integrate Imports Importing will be integrated into Prospects, Student, Course & Programs.
Integrate Course Templates Course Templates will be integrated into the Courses module.
Aug 2015 Integrate Reports Reports will be integrated into Prospects, Students Courses & Programs.
Add Student Analytics Add reports and visualizations (charts & graphs) regarding student statistics and financials.
Add Course Analytics Add reports and visualizations (charts & graphs) regarding course statistics.
Add Program Analytics Add reports and visualizations (charts & graphs) regarding program statistics.

UI Update Update UI combining information in applicable sections into a single (or at the most 2-3) pages.
Manual Provide new online manual for users.

Note that this roadmap is only a rough guideline. Dates and items may vary. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please email us support@amperea.com.

Introducing Event Types

  • Expected Live Date November 10th 2014
  • Events will now be typed as 'To Do', 'Meeting', 'Phone Call Out', 'Phone Call In', 'Other'
  • Event Tags will be discontinued
  • Web Services will be discontinued
The newest build of ampEducator will introduce Event Types into Events. Event types differ from event tags in that the application is able to recognize, track and report on the different types of events. Depending on the event type the application will also require different inputs and present different options.

Event Type Possible Outcomes Required Fields
To Do Completed or Incomplete Item to be completed, Date
Meeting Show or No Show Date, Time, Duration
Phone Call Out Answer, No Answer, Voicemail Date, Time, Duration
Phone Call In Answered, Missed, Voicemail Date, Time, Duration
Other Completed or Incomplete (Opt) Item, Date, Time, Duration

The change will allow institutions to better track, report and analyse activity. Some examples of the new reports which will be possible include
  • Number of interviews booked, Show / No Show %
  • Number of applications booked, Show / No Show %
  • Number of calls made, Minutes on Phone, Answer / No Answer / Voicemail %
It will be redundant to have both event tags and types so we will be removing event tags from the system.
Also being removed this week will be webservices. The services were severely underused and we felt that development time maintaining them could be better applied elsewhere in the application. We are providing alternate solutions for institutions already using web services.
Web Service Alternate
HourClockWS We've intergrated an hour clock directly into the application at
https://purl.ampeducator.com/HourClockWeb?key=xxx
For details see 'Edit Hour Clock Config' under Configuration->Hour Clocks.
ProspectWS We've update the prospect web form at
https://purl.ampeducator.com/ProspectWebForm
It will now return a JSON response when it finds the following parameter
&response=json
For details see 'Web Form / Api' under Configuration->Prospects.

Please feel free to email us at support@amperea.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns.