What's new in Cascade

All the latest product updates and feature announcements from Cascade.

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November 03, 2020

November Updates πŸ¦ƒ

4th November 2020

πŸ”§ Improvements

  • We've made some adjustments to the navigation menu to make things easier to find. Both the 'Explore' and 'Engagement' reports are now found under the Track section (alongside Snapshots and Dashboards), while the 'Bulk Edits' and 'Customize Fields' (formally named 'Strategy Model') have moved to Admin.
  • If you are new to Cascade, there is now an all-new place for you to learn about the platform - 'The Hub'. You can access the Hub by clicking on your initials in the top right of the screen. Here you will find Step-by-Step guidance to help build your understanding of our core concepts.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the bug that sometimes the dashboard widget settings sidebar doesn't close properly when you save your goal widget configuration.

3rd November 2020

πŸ”§ Improvements

  • To make it easier to customize the Units you use, we've moved the admin page for these into the Strategy Model section of the left hand navigation.
  • You can now click on the titles of your Vision, Values, and Focus Areas to edit them directly without opening the popup. You can still access the popup window to change images and colors from the edit pen icon.

Kayub Maharjan
Developer
Alex Turner
Product Manager

Eddy Chou
Senior Developer
Liam Ly
Developer

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October 16, 2020

October Updates πŸŽƒ

23rd October 2020

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • The 'Allow Multi-select' config option for custom dropdown attributes wasn't working properly. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed a bug that sometimes the dashboard share settings weren't pointing to the correct dashboard if you modify the share settings from the 'Dashboards' dropdown.

βœ… Tasks

  • Removed the legacy Tasks widget from the Add widget options.

16th October 2020

πŸ”§  Improvements

  • Now you can filter by goal owner when using the Table Widget for Tasks, this will allow you to display the tasks that are attached to goals owned by specific people.
  • Numbers now display to the standard two-decimal point rounding system. Four-decimals will still display for numbers between 0-1 so that you have the detail when it is important. 
  • You can now see how many characters over the limit you have typed when writing your goal & task titles!
  • We've modified the date picker so that you can more easily get to the date you're trying to select. You can now choose the month from a drop-down and quickly get to today's date by clicking 'Today'.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that was including archived users in the list of people when selecting an owner for a new goal.

Jagat Prajapati
Senior Developer
Faisal Syed
Developer

Saranya Raj
Senior Developer
Liam Ly
Developer

Meina William
Head of IT
Nicole Wang
Product Manager

Kate Eager
Product Manager
Santosh Prajapati
Developer

Matthew Oh
Developer

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December 11, 2019

December Updates

18 December 2019

  • You can now drag-and-drop on the planner for more β€˜group by’ display settings, including when you group by Goal Template, Weight, Owner and Tracking Type! 
  • We modified some of our settings around the body height of our application because it was causing inconsistencies in Intercom. An incredibly interesting incident indeed! 😡
  • Navigating to bulk edits while in β€˜Switch to Demo’ was causing all kinds of javascript errors that our coding heroes have taken out! πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ’» 
  • The sidebar will now let you know when you are trying to save a goal without an owner! As well as stop producing silly errors for unassigned goals. 
  • We will also ask you to confirm that you want to delete a snapshot, in case it was an accidental click-ity-do-da-lete ❌
  • We updated the navigation to read β€˜Snapshots’ because it’s sooo much more than just β€˜Snapshot’ ✨
  • We’ve also fixed an issue where Snapshot CSVs were not exporting when they included update/tasks/risks with custom fields
  • Table Widgets on embedded Dashboards are displaying goals again!
  • If you were cloning a goal with many sibling goals, typing a title was slightly delayed. We fixed it so that the whole family could be on time for Christmas dinner! πŸŽ„
  • The process of resetting your password and finding your username has been updated to make sure we get you back into Cascade quickly and clearly!

19 December 2019

  • Our developers have been working hard on improving Zapier integrations to make your work zap-happy… or dare I say it, zappy? ⚑ You can now use zaps to update tasks and risks, and we improved how you create updates, issues, and tasks. Basically, all your templates and custom fields are now supported by Zapier so your zaps are simpler to use and more diverse! Huzzah-p!

Meina William
Head of IT
Santosh Prajapati
Developer

Jane Clinton
Head of Product
Nicole Wang
Product Manager

Kate Eager
Product Manager
Kayub Maharjan
Developer

Matthew Oh
Developer

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November 08, 2019

November Updates

1 November 2019

  • In Snapshots, the formula and number columns just didn't want to work together to multi-level sort in your reports. We managed to unite them once again and now they are sorting together on multiple levels!
  • If you deleted a data set attribute while displaying the planner by its color, the goals that had been using the attribute were disappearing. Now they don't!
  • We also fixed nested data set attributes that were making the planner funky. Now they're back to being the other kind of funky 😎
  • Cascade tree exports are back up 🌲
  • Printing from performance and competency was stopping at one page, now it prints them all.
  • Font size adjustments for Snapshot exports work again!
  • When you tried to edit a Template from the Strategy Model via the Planner page, the modal wasn’t closing. Now it does, so you could say it is now a model modal! 😏
  • We replaced the way drop-down menu’s work when you select users across the system. This will make accounts with lots of users run this process way faster than before.
  • Your goal title now saves when you clickity-click out of the Sidebar

8 November 2019

  • Goal weights can be seen by all users again πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
  • The Manage Plans button on the Planner was being cheeky and leading you to the wrong page πŸ™Š. We've told it to take the right path so you can get where you want to go!
  • The Planner now has breadcrumbs to show you where the plan you are viewing sits in the scheme of your other plans 🍞 mmm... breadcrumbs
  • We've made sure the sidebar saves when you directly click into another Goal πŸ’Ύ
  • And the lines connecting your Templates on the Strategy Model stay nice and straight when zooming

18 November 2019

  • Bulk uploading of Focus Areas is fixed!
  • Risk widgets took risky to a new level when they stopped displaying their titles. We’ve resolved that issue so you can get back to resolving your risks 🚩
  • The Vision text box took a little trip to the right side of the triangle in your Strategy Model, now it is centered back at home 🏠
  • Choosing your dates on the sidebar was getting complicated πŸ˜•. So we switched the logic to match our current Goal Designer because dating is hard enough πŸ’Œ

29 November 2019

  • We fixed auto-tracking by β€˜sum of goal’ to correctly calculate when children and parent goals both have initial values πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
  • When switching to demo the company page was showing an error, we fixed it so you can see what you came here to see. Your company. Whoopee!
  • Expanding and collapsing Goals on the Planner page was getting a bit jumpy, so we modified the transition speed. Now the only thing jumping around are the kangaroos outside our Sydney office 🦘
  • Exploring your strategy model is simpler as there is now a visible box to indicate which area is clickable for dragging around your map 
  • Adding updates on goals with multiple templates attached is functioning again for those of you using Internet Explorer and Edge!
  • If you had no privileges the sidebar was not showing all your options when trying to change the weight of a goal, now it does!
  • The sidebar also now displays the role title for unappointed owners of goals, providing you with more detail and context! 🧐
  • And we cleaned up the settings for organizational goals by removing the default add image option 🧼

Meina William
Head of IT
Santosh Prajapati
Developer

Jane Clinton
Product Manager
Nicole Wang
Product Manager

Kate Eager
Product Manager
Kayub Maharjan
Developer

Matthew Oh
Developer

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October 17, 2019

October Updates

17 October, 2019

  • Exporting Cascade tree wasn't quite working. We've fixed the bug so you can now export the graph, send it around, print it out, show it off to everyone, etc.
  • Sometimes configuring Snapshots column width in the preview wasn't so easy for the last week. This is now fixed.
  • If you tried to edit your goal details from the My Goals page for the last week, you might notice sometimes the edit icon doesn't take you anywhere. Sorry for the annoyance, the icon is doing its job now.
  • Issue with scheduled reminder emails not sending properly for users in certain regions is now fixed.
  • We've also fixed or tweaked some other things in the system that are too small to mention. But they are all good things we promise.

Meina William
Head of IT
Santosh Prajapati
Developer

Eddy Chou
Senior Developer
Kayub Maharjan
Developer

Jane Clinton
Product Manager
Nicole Wang
Product Manager

Kate Eager
Product Manager

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Improvement
September 06, 2019

Snapshots 'Secondary Grouping' now includes Custom Fields!🚦

We are super excited to let you know that you can now group your Snapshots by all the Custom Fields you create in your Templates! This is really great for honing in on areas of interest within your entire Organization, and helps you customize reports to show how your Goals relate to very specific aspects of your strategy.

For example, you could group your whole Organization's Plan by the RAG Status of your Goals.

Santosh Prajapati
Developer
Kate Eager
Product Manager

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