Mar 2020 | Amazon Corretto Java VM, TeamPage Quality Management, Developer SDK, and general improvements

ImageTeamPage Winter 2020 Release TeamPage installers now optionally install and configure the Amazon Corretto OpenJDK implementation of Java SE as the bundled Java Virtual Machine. This release also includes improved support for ISO 9001:2015 quality management and business process improvement solutions; improved requirement sign-off tracking; improved work in progress tracking performance; improved SDK support for Client forms, Client Actions, Database API's, and Queries; improved SDK for image and file resource management; new SDL tag support for Conditionals and Conditionals requiring resource management.

TeamPage Installers now bundle Amazon Corretto OpenJDK implementation of Java SE

Traction Software's InstallAnywhere installers now optionally install and configure the current supported version of Amazon's Corretto 8 Java Virtual Machine and run time environment. Corretto is distributed by Amazon as Open Source under terms of the GNU Public License version 2 with the Class Path Exception (GPLv2 with CPE). Traction Software also uses Corretto for all TeamPage Cloud subscriptions.

Quotes from AWS Amazon Corretto page

Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, you can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.

Backed by Amazon

Amazon Corretto comes with no-cost long-term support from Amazon, so you can upgrade versions only when you need to. Amazon is committed to Corretto, running it internally on thousands of production services.

Production Ready

Amazon Corretto is certified to meet the Java SE standard and can be used as a drop-in replacement for many Java SE distributions. Amazon provides quarterly updates that include performance enhancements and security fixes critical for enterprise application development.

Multiplatform Support

Amazon Corretto lets you run the same environment in the cloud, on premises, and on your local machine. Corretto 8 supports Linux, Windows, macOS, and Docker and Corretto 11 supports Linux, Windows and macOS.

Corretto FAQS

Q: Can I use Corretto as a drop-in replacement for other JDKs?

A: Corretto is designed as a drop-in replacement for all Java SE distributions unless you are using features (e.g., Java Flight Recorder) not available in OpenJDK. Once Corretto binaries are installed on a host and correctly invoked to run your Java applications (e.g., using the alternatives command on Linux), existing command-line options, tuning parameters, monitoring, and anything else in place will continue to work as before.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and Business Process Improvement

Traction Software partner impi! Solutions uses TeamPage as a framework to deliver client specific ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and general Business Improvement Services, see impi! and TeamPage Reduce Administration of Document Control and Aug 2018 | TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 Solution adds integrated Risk and Improvement Project Management.

Unlike traditional consulting and business improvement firms who deliver reports that are too often tossed over a wall and ignored, impi! experts work side by side as members of their client's secure TeamPage community to quickly answer everyday questions, spot potential problems or opportunities, and provide mentoring for effective definition and use of an improved business process tailored for that client. This is particularly valuable for small to mid-size business who don't have a dedicated staff or experience to handle introduction and use of a ISO 9001:2015 continuous improvement process. Impi! clients learn by doing - with impi!'s expert support.

Some TeamPage elements of a full impi! solution are also available a la carte, such as the impi Standard Meeting Plug-in for TeamPage, please contact us for information. Winter 2020 TeamPage impi! solution bug fixes and improvements include:

  • Improvement Project Dashboards now split display of Issues into Open Issues and Closed Issues sections.
  • Added a template for logging issues in Improvement projects to save time and guide the user by suggesting relevant and useful information.
  • Changed sort order of Meeting view Open Tasks to by due date, earliest due date first.
  • Fixed Safari specific problem in opening permalinks to Risk articles.
  • Forced Improvement Project's Space selector field default to empty so that user makes the relevant choice.
  • Made Title, Assignee, and Due date required in Meeting Task form.
  • Meeting minutes now show Tasks completed since the previous Meeting.
  • Added a reason for rejecting an innovative idea on the Innovation form.
  • Risk follow up actions/counts/status' now incorporate open Improvement Projects from directly associated Innovation Opportunities.
  • Meeting status now shows percentage of Meeting Tasks closed on time.

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Other Highlights

  • Improved full text search performance for queries that have multiple search terms.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Insert/Edit Link Dialog's Preview button from working properly for a custom link created using TeamPage's rapid selector language.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes prevent TeamPage from sending email notifications to all the users who should receive them when a new event entry is created.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented TeamPage from determining the dimensions of images added via a Status Update form, which could prevent the image's dimensions from being properly constrained for display purposes in various contexts.
  • Added support for custom filter search expressions that reference attachment file properties.
  • Added a server level setting that allows administrators to customize which sources should be used to generate type-ahead suggestions for TeamPage's search box.
  • Improved styling for SDL tags and other inline elements.
  • Updated the version of Apache Commons Lang3 library that ships with TeamPage to 3.9.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rotated log files to be deleted or archived (compressed) before they should have been according to the log file archiving and deletion policy.
  • Fixed a bug in the Signature Requirements add-on module that prevented the signatures summary from being displayed in email digests.
  • When a user is looking at a project or milestone dashboard, and uses one of the Add buttons to create a new entry (e.g., a new task or a new related article), TeamPage now refreshes the dashboard rather than navigating to a single entry view of the newly created entry.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent type-ahead completion from being able to use a connected external search engine to resolve queries that requested multiple specific types of entries (e.g., milestones and projects).
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent unexpected errors from being reported when an administrator attempts to deactivate a space or user.
  • Optimized the queries used for Updated and Discussions pages, and the corresponding Updated and Discussions sections; and optimized the way searches are applied to the results from those queries.
  • Improved optimization for native TeamPage queries by removing redundant search terms and detecting cases where no results would ever be returned without executing the query.
  • Improved the logging of certain types of administrative operations, such as activating or deactivating a space or a user account, or activated draft mode for a particular space.
  • Improve web admin interface. Server settings > General > Current Journal > Journal Info now shows some basic statistics about the current journal, including the total number of journal entries, total and active user and space counts, and the byte size of the main journal database.
  • Improve handling and reporting of invalid email or mailbox properties created by web or command line updates.
  • Improved the error messages displayed to users when external search engine queries fail.
  • Improved the performance of several of TeamPage's most commonly used text transformation and cleanup capabilities.
  • Improved defenses against cross-site request forgery attacks when handling certain kinds of requests.
  • Added a feature that allows administrators to broadcast a simple message to all connected users for a length of time of their choosing. This could be useful to let users know, for example, that the server will be shutting down at a particular time for planned maintenance.
  • Added the ability to download all content of a folder from a Documents page as a single .zip file. The .zip file download link now appears at the top of each Documents view.
  • TeamPage Winter 2020 Release (6.2.45) incorporates over 130 bug fixes and general improvements, see TeamPage Change Log for a complete list of updates shipped since the Summer 2019 Release.

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Jun 2019 | Pluggable Mailbox Protocols, Search performance improvements, new TeamPage plug-ins

ImageTeamPage Summer 2019 Release includes support for pluggable mailbox protocols, refinements to TeamPage's handling of configuration or environmental problems, performance improvements for built-in search filtering, improved protection from cross-site forgery attempts, improvements to TeamPage's SDK, and many other bug fixes and improvements. This release also packages several TeamPage plug-ins for general use.

TeamPage Plug-ins

Linkbox Widget plug-in 

Inserts a link to another TeamPage article displayed as a card used to show an eye-catching image along with a brief description and 'Read more' link (if needed). You can write a brief description yourself, or let the plug-in transclude text from the lede paragraph of the article. You can choose 'large' or 'small' size with 'full' or 'half' width styles, and optionally choose to show the related entry's tags. You can insert a Linkbox using the rich text editor or as an inline text widget.

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Balloon Widget plug-in

Create a sentence decorated by a balloon widget, or a sequence of sentences to show a conversation. You can insert a Balloon using the rich text editor, or as an inline text widget.

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Improved Questionnaire plug-in

New Questionnaire plug-in adds an Answer Table tab to each question so you can see each reply and a summary of choices. Click the 'Export CSV' button to export responses as a comma separated value (CSV) file for spreadsheet analysis.

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Other Highlights

  • TeamPage now has a pluggable API for customizing existing support for standard email protocols, or adding support for protocols beyond the usual standards (IMAP, POP3 and MBOX for message stores and SMTP for message transport).
  • Administrators can now review some statistics about existing user private drafts, including how many there are and how many owners they belong to. Administrators can also delete private drafts that are older than a certain number of years.
  • When a Work in Progress form is cancelled or closed, TeamPage now presents a clearer confirmation dialog using choice buttons labelled 'Close and Keep this Work in Progress' or 'Discard this Work in Progress'.
  • Configuration and environmental problems that were previously handled within the TeamPage core security manager are now handled by a layer over the core security manager to improve reporting and handling of non-security related conditions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused words that are very common to be added to TeamPage's fulltext index, taking up unnecessary space on disk or possibly in memory.
  • Added another line of defense against cross-site request forgery attacks in TeamPage's handling of requests for certain file manipulation operations
  • Fixed a bug that could cause TeamPage's startup to be substantially slowed down when using a custom user directory configuration that connects to an external service such as a Microsoft Active Directory server
  • Fixed a bug that could cause prevent users from sharing, tagging, commenting on or tasking certain external web pages using TeamPage's Social Enterprise Web bookmarklet (and other widgets) due to incorrect handling of certain kinds of relative URLs used in those pages' Open Graph metadata properties.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent TeamPage from replacing inline references to automatically downloaded images with a reference to the attached image if the URL contained certain characters.
  • The EntryField SDK class and its API's have been substantially revised to add improved access to EntryField values and properties.
  • The release includes many other bug fixes and improvements. See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes from this and subsequent point releases.

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Mar 2019 | TeamPage release focuses on Performance, Quality Management, and Interactive Tables

ImageTeamPage Winter 2019 Release focuses on performance. It incorporates major improvements in query optimization, handling of search expressions, and caching. These improvements will be particularly significant for customers with large journals and for those who use TeamPage solutions and reporting views that make extensive use of search expressions in queries and interactive tables. Other changes include: additions and improvements to the Impi! Quality Management ISO 9001:2015 TeamPage solution; new ability to show Google calendar events in TeamPage Calendar pages; new PDF, Excel, CSV, and print export of for Data Tables; new Data Table filtering per column; improvements to PDF generation; improved temporary file management; improved background process task management; and improved statistics gathering.

Query Performance

The focus of this release is to improve the performance of TeamPage's built-in queries. These improvements will be particularly noticeable for customers with large journals, or for customers who use queries with many search terms.

Query Optimizations

These optimizations apply to TeamPage's retrieval of the "base result set" for a query, before searches are applied.

  • Modified the way that queries are serviced to ensure that requested parameters, such as date scoping, are are narrowed as much as possible before additional work is performed to retrieve any results.
  • Moved all query type-specific "implicit" filtering to TeamPage's SDK query implementation layer, where in-memory metadata indices can be used to quickly disqualify candidate results that formerly had to be filtered out at higher levels of code.
  • Optimized the handling of requested minimum and maximum numbers of results.
  • Improved the handling of the handling of offsets used to retrieve the next "chunk" or "page" of results for infinite scrolling and in other similar contexts.

Search Optimizations

These optimizations are related to TeamPage's handling of queries that have search expressions, and are designed to minimize the amount of work performed.

  • Search expressions are now simplified before any additional work, such as performing auxiliary queries, is performed to apply them.
  • Added short-circuiting to avoid performing any additional work when it can quickly be determined that there are not (or cannot be) any matching results for a search expression.
  • Optimized the way in which search filtering is actually applied. The best filtering strategy is selected, which may be purely iterative predicate filtering, filtering using high performing auxiliary queries, or a hybrid approach, depending upon the size of the base result set and what sort of search expressions are present.
  • Optimized the handling of auxiliary queries used to handle search expressions to ensure that the parameters, such as date scoping, are narrowed as much as possible while still matching the scoping of the base query and base result set.
  • Whenever possible, queries that have searches will be rewritten to use an equivalent but better performing query based upon one or more of the search expressions.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Managment

Quality, Risk, and Improvement capabilities of the TeamPage Quality Management solution have been substantially revised. They are now more tightly integrated with each other and extensible to handle related standards based activities.

The Risk plug-in now supports use of a 'Standard' entry type. Standard entries can be created to represent various ISO standards — e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 45001, — that apply to different activities in an enterprise. A special CSV attachment to a Standard entry represents the available sets of choices for certain fields in other forms, including the Quality module's Nonconformity form. They can also designate a preferred template to be applied when a user chooses to create a new Nonconformity referencing that particular Standard. This capability makes it simpler to extend the TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 framework to handle other specific activities.

The Quality solution's Nonconformity and Corrective Action entry types, and the forms used to create them, have been improved and expanded. Most changes depend upon the Risk capability, which via the new Standard entry and other changes, offers an expanded set of form fields, although the Quality module plug-in can still be used without the Risk plug-in. When the Risk plug-in is available, to create a new Nonconformity, the user must first choose an applicable Standard, and the choice of Standard governs the options that appear in certain other fields.

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Other improvements include:

  • Most of the due date fields for the separate phases covered by the Nonconformity and Corrective Action forms will now have default values when the user initially opens the forms, driven by per-space settings governing the offset in days from the current date to use for each default. This way, the default due dates can reflect the expected amount of time usually required to reach and complete each phase.
  • Users now have the option to create an Innovation Task to follow up on an Improvement Opportunity. This provides a lighter-weight alternative than the full Improvement Project.
  • Threats, Innovation Tasks and Improvement Opportunities can now all be associated with one or more feedback reports, and will appear in the special "References" list for any feedback report alongside Nonconformities and Corrective Actions. Buttons for adding any of these types of associated entries also appear there alongside the existing buttons to add new Nonconformities and Corrective Actions.
  • Added server-level navigation tabs and pages for Nonconformities, to make it easy to survey quality management activities across all spaces.

The TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Solution is packaged as a family of integrated Quality Management, Standard Meeting, and related plug-in extensions and templates, along with expert support to help your product or service organization work better, see ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Met By impi! Solutions. Please contact sales@tractionsoftware.com if you're interested in trying out this solution.

Data Tables

We've made a number of improvements to the TeamPage Data Tables plug-in, which is free for licensed customers.

This TeamPage plug-in integrates the open-source DataTables JQuery plug-in of the JQuery Javascript library to add advanced pagination, instant filtering, multi-column ordering and other capabilities to TeamPage HTML tables.

You can use this integration to configure and add interactive tables to TeamPage entries based on entry types, properties, dates, status, relationships, and other data. If you're a developer, this plug-in also offers you a way to create interactive tables based on other TeamPage or external data sources you specify and control. This capability is useful in creating interactive dashboard, summary and other tables for general business solutions or your specific applications. You can learn more about the Data Tables plug-in here.

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Other Data Tables improvements include:

  • TeamPage installers now automatically install the Data Tables plug-in.
  • Use Ajax data loading to improve Data Tables performance.
  • Users can now export CSV, Excel, PDF, and a print version with the click of a button. The exported data will reflect any active filters.
  • Each column now has its own separate filter control.

Other highlights

  • Administrators can now configure up to four Google Calendar sources to be made available for users to display in various Calendar pages. Each Calendar can be given its own display name, text color, and background color.
  • Improve TeamPage metadata indices and journal entry cache design to improve memory footprint and improve performance.
  • New framework for managing long-running background processes.
  • New and improved statistics gathering for currently open resources.
  • Allow administrators to enable or disable generation of TeamPage Digest views for Visitor accounts.
  • Improve TeamPage type-ahead completion to always use Unified Search to provide more consistent results and improve performance.
  • Improve performance of internal queries used to support password re-use policies.
  • Improve performance of feed summary views.
  • Updated SDK support Query API, File API, and handling of unexpected file load errors.
  • Improve SDK support for management of Temporary files.
  • Improved SDK entry filtering support.
  • Improved Project Management and Status SDK entry type class definitions.
  • New SDK Snippet tag for flexible generation and use of snippet text derived from entry text, external search engine content or other sources.
  • Improved SDK search result Highlighter tag with simplified API.
  • Security related improvements and bug fixes relating to: certain potential cross-site scripting and forgery attacks; certain potential open redirection attacks; password change requests; and web socket validation, see change log.
  • The release includes many other bug fixes and improvements. See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes from this and subsequent point releases.

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Aug 2018 | TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 Solution adds integrated Risk and Improvement Project Management

ImageTeamPage 2018 Summer Release TeamPage's 9001:2015 Quality Management solution - developed in partnership with impi! Solutions - adds integrated Risk and Improvement Project management, tracking, and reporting capabilities. This release also adds: Advanced Japanese language search; improved type-ahead search; improved built-in search; many product and developer SDK bug fixes and improvements.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Managment

Improved TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 support adds Risk and Improvement Project management to Non-Conformance and Corrective Action management, tracking, and reporting to deliver a broader, integrated ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management solution. Two TeamPage customers who tested the pre-release ISO 9001:2015 update previously used TeamPage to manage their quality documentation including Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Related content and were very happy with that - their auditors were very happy too. Both previously used Microsoft Word documents for Non-Conformance and Corrective Action Reports, and Excel spreadsheets and macros to track NC's and CA's.

The ISO 9001:2015 specification includes new requirements for risk-based thinking as well as an improvement program. Risk and Improvement replace the concept of Preventive Action in the former ISO 9001:2008 specification. With the new requirement, customers have the opportunity and motivation to re-think their current practices. TeamPage relates NC and CA reports to SOPs and also relates Threats to SOPs. From there, Risks relate to Threats. The risks are scored and, as necessary, mitigated with innovations and improvements. Both pre-release customers liked the quality-specific article types and tight relationships included in the TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 solution; both upgraded to the new solution. They said that this will save time managing and reporting on the status of their NCs, CAs, Threats, Risks and mitigation activities. One customer described the improved TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 solution as "Perfectly fitting our needs". The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management solution leverages TeamPage's unique Work Graph Model to integrate quality documentation, action tracking, reporting based on the business process improvement model created by impi.

The TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Solution is packaged as a family of integrated Quality Management, Standard Meeting, and related plug-in extensions and templates, along with expert support to help your product or service organization work better, see ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Met By impi! Solutions. Please contact sales@tractionsoftware.com if you're interested in trying out this solution.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Examples

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Other highlights

  • Solr based TeamPage Advanced Search is now available for use with Japanese language articles and files. The new Solr configuration includes Japanese language tokenization rules.
  • Type-ahead completion and suggestions in TeamPage search and forms now uses Advanced Search when that capability has been installed and enabled. Queries using quotation marks to express phrase are now supported.
  • Improved background memory cleanup and garbage collection performance.
  • Improved private draft support and snippet generation for very large TeamPage articles, where each article may contain tens to hundreds of pages of content.
  • Improved TeamPage behavior with external defined TeamPage accounts (e.g. a Microsoft Active Directory server) when an invalid account security principle encoding is encountered.
  • Improved NTLMv2 logging and diagnosis of failed login attempts.
  • Added statistics gathering for open file resources; improved statistics gathering for attachment save operations.
  • Updated Apache Derby server version to 10.14.2.0.
  • Improved performance of "Completed Tasks", "Total Tasks", and "% Tasks Complete" calculation for project and milestone reporting.
  • Improved Task Table performance.
  • Updated SDK support for handling fine-grain permission to erase specific versions or all versions of an entry.
  • TeamPage's web forms SDK framework now supports an "html" pseudo-field type. This makes it easy to include possibly dynamic arbitrary markup in a form. Making it a field on the client side means that it can be set up to be dependent upon one or more other fields in the form, which means that the markup can be updated when a field change. SDK support for new event types for auto-refresh, entry-update, comment-insert, comment-update, comment-save and related events.
  • Improved SDK entry filtering support.
  • Improved Project Management and Status SDK entry type class definitions.
  • New SDK Snippet tag for flexible generation and use of snippet text derived from entry text, external search engine content or other sources.
  • Improved SDK search result Highlighter tag with simplified API.
  • The release also includes many other bug fixes and general improvements. See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes in this and intermediate point releases.

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Mar 2018 | Question and Answer plug-in and other TeamPage improvements

ImageTeamPage 2018 Spring Release includes a new Question and Answer plug-in that make it simple to add Q&A capabilities to any TeamPage solution. You can also introduce a dedicated Q&A space to support a forum connecting any combination of external customers, partners and internal team members.

Other highlights

New section editor support for choosing a custom sliding time slice "Last [N] [Days | Weeks | Months | Quarters | Years]". Previously, there was only a choice between "All Time" and tracking the time slice for the containing page. Sections and section tables that have custom configured time slices also now have text that indicates the exact date range covered so that it will be clear to users what they're seeing. More highlights

  • Integration of a new version of Google Web Toolkit (GWT) to resolve several layout problems introduced by new versions of Google Chrome;
  • Rich text editing updated to use the latest release of TinyMCE;
  • Custom transformers based on the open source htmlcleaner library can now be used to normalize and clean up incoming email and other sources before being posted as TeamPage entries;
  • Fixed a script injection vulnerability associated with certain HTTP request parameters;
  • Improved Active Directory integration; improved SDK support for custom EntryClass moderation;
  • SDK now includes 'form-field-value-change' events to allow creation of custom event listeners that add special user interface behaviors for particular form field values;
  • Performance improvements for TeamPage's optional CRM module;
  • Caching performance improvements for large TeamPage journals.
  • The release also includes over 60 bug fixes and general improvements. See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes in this and intermediate point releases.

Question and Answer examples

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Dec 2017 | FullCalendar adds list and schedule views, ability to show calendar events for selected groups

ImageTeamPage 2017 Winter Release includes integration with FullCalendar to add new calendar views and capabilities including: list and agenda views; the ability to display events from Google Calendars; the ability to show individual calendars for people who belong to a selected group. FullCalendar is a customizable and open-source JavaScript event calendar with many extensible capabilities and a popular API.

Other highlights

A new Copy action used to create an editable duplicate of an existing entry; a much faster HTML-to-plaintext converter used to render snippets; updated NTLM libraries for single sign-on support; updated Adobe Derby JDBC connectors; improved type-ahead completion used to show relevant suggestions as text is typed in the TeamPage search box; improved external search engine integration, administration, and performance; new and improved developer SDK support for extending or overriding behavior of custom entry types and EntryClasses; new JavaScript functions used to extend and customize the TeamPage Proteus skin; colorful setting panel styling. The release also includes over 90 bug fixes and general improvements. See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes in this and intermediate point releases.

FullCalendar examples

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Nov 2017 | TeamPage 6.2 Major Release

ImageTeamPage 6.2 is a major release which packages changes and improvements that have been incrementally delivered to cloud-hosted and on-premises customers. In addition to bug fixes and improvements, highlights of this release are updates to API's used by developers to extend TeamPage, and substantial internal refactoring to improve the structure of the TeamPage code base.

Release Highlights

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  • New features and capabilities based on impi! Solutions partnership include a new a Threat and Opportunity module. The Threat and Opportunity module helps businesses identify, document, and handle risks posed by threats to business processes. A risk can be linked to innovation tasks to mitigate that risk, or to an improvement opportunity that is tracked and managed as part of an improvement project.
  • Improved handling of auto-logged replies to TeamPage email notifications.
  • Configurable project tracking tables can show the number of complete tasks or percent completed.
  • Improved document relevance boost can use the number of incoming or outgoing cross-references, tags, the size of the entries discussion thread, number of updates, entry type, and other metrics to score relevance and return relevant results for any query.
  • Improved Table of Contents widget (customer contributed) is now part of the TeamPage supported baseline.
  • Improved interactive tooltip shows the title of the project or milestone associated with a Calendar event.
  • Updated Public SDK API includes: new built-in sorting capabilities; improved flattened thread and sub-thread queries; configurable dynamic updates to form fields; form support for multi-level dialogs; support for required fields; regular expression support for list type matcher; support for numeric field types; relevance boost can now show an explanation of scoring to help understand why a result appears where it does in a list of search results.
  • TeamPage SDK extensions and improvements support new TeamPage plug-ins and plug-in solutions developed by Traction Software, Traction Software's Japanese Business Office, partners, and customers.
  • Many specific bug fixes and performance improvements, see TeamPage 6.2 Change Log for details.See TeamPage Change Log for a detailed list of changes in this and intermediate point releases.

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Dec 2016 | Business Process Improvement with impi!, Plug-in extensions, TeamPage improvements

ImageTeamPage Winter 2016 Release Consolidates point releases shipped since May 2016, adding numerous improvements to support business process, quality management, daily report, and other plug-in extensions. This release also includes new user experience and performance improvements, bug fixes, extensions of the TeamPage SDK, and architectural enhancements to extend the capabilities of the TeamPage platform.

Business Process Improvement with impi!

Traction Software has teamed with impi! Solutions to create a family of business process improvement solutions that use TeamPage as a platform for planning, support, management and improvement of business and quality management processes, with a particular focus on processes aligned with ISO 9001:2015. See Why, How and What of the impi Standard Meeting Plug-in for TeamPage for a short video demo and customer interview.

All impi! solutions are built on TeamPage on a wiki space and are standard documents. Every solution starts with a Policy (the why) and a Standard Operating Procedure (the how). The SOP is the hub that links all the other documents (the spokes). The templates used for these documents are the same that the client can use for their own controlled documentation in their own wiki space called “Knowledge Central”. Two outputs of every improvement projects are a) an operational improvement and b) documentation in Knowledge Central. The project templates used to run improvement projects comprise standard articles that will naturally become elements of the BOP (e.g. SIPOC, business process maps). When the project leader reaches the Control or Adjust part of the project, large chunks of the documentation would have been written. Using the capability of TeamPage simplifies the linking and tagging of documents. The organization steadily builds its very own Wikipedia, and it’s ISO 9001 compliant. The risk of deadwood documentation is reduced: team members create their own documentation, hyperlinking contextualizes the documentation and tagging and search capability ease retrieval of information.

Several templates are available for improvement projects (e.g. PDCA, DMAIC). With each project milestones are associated standard articles e.g. project charter, project checklist, Fishbone diagram, business process “AS IS". For each milestone there are also associated tasks. In each task is a tutorial on its own with tips and links to glossary terms, One Point Lessons (e.g. How to use a risk assessment matrix) or external reference in the public domain, e.g. Wikipedia, Lean Institute.

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Impi! Solutions and its consulting partners offer Business Process Improvement services to help guide successful introduction, management, and improvement processes by mentoring and working as members of their client's TeamPage based solutions rather than walking away after presenting a big consulting bill, and coming back to pick up the pieces six months or a year later. By working alongside their clients in the same TeamPage system, impi! partners can remotely monitor activity, recognize potential problems or opportunities, answer questions, work through issues or problems, and provide guidance that's both effective and affordable, particularly for small to mid-size organizations.

Contact Traction Software to learn how impi! Solutions can help your business succeed.

Daily Report and other plug-in extensions

Traction Software's Japanese Business Office works with TeamPage USA and customers and partners around the world to define, develop, and deliver plug-in extensions to Traction TeamPage. TeamPage extension range from customer specific specialization of general purpose TeamPage Task, Project, and Dashboard forms and views to a growing range of mini-applications that work as a native part of TeamPage. These extensions leverage TeamPage's plug-in runtime extensible architecture to selectively override or add behavior and properties to the base TeamPage model, making it simple to maintain plug-in's across TeamPage releases.

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For example, Traction Software's Japanese Business office launched a dedicated DailyReports.biz site and solution for the Japanese Daily Report 日報 practice. In some Japanese companies, at the end of each day employees are expected to write a summary of what they did and submit it to their boss. This is called a "日報" (daily report or daily journal) and is traditionally used to share information between employees and bosses. Rather than adding a chore at the end of each day, the new Daily Report solution makes it easy to share a short note after a talk with a customer, when a task is completed, or after some other noteworthy event. The note is easy to post using a phone, tablet, or desktop computer and is shared in with others in real time. The note is also automatically included in a summary email digest at the end of the day, see DailyReports.biz (Japanese).

Daily Reports can include tasks, scheduled events, meeting notes, photos, and Customer contact notes using an extensible CRM form on desktop or mobile devices. Team members as well as bosses can share notes, plans, and a Daily Report calendar of events.

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Daily Report is offered as a dedicated solution in Japan, see DailyReports.biz for a live demonstration site, pricing, feature summary, and frequently asked questions (all in Japanese). Google Chrome's automatic translation works well for reading the DailyReports.biz site and demonstration in English - on mobile as well as desktop devices. In Japan, please contact DailyReport.biz for more information.

In US and other markets, please contact US sales if you're interested in using the Daily Reports solution, or for information about free TeamPage community extensions, mini-applications, or customer specific extensions tailored to exactly what you need.

Other Release Highlights

• Improved Social Enterprise Web Comment and Task forms

• Improved Section Table widget editor

• Updated Japanese localizations

• Finer grain control over what events appear in your Personal Calendar

• New "Assigned to Me" and "Notify Me" filter options for Task Lists and other views.

• Updated version of TinyMCE rich text editor

• Support for SHA-2 algorithms for Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)

• New "Indexing Mode" setting controls how Premium search tracks and dispatches new and updated documents

• Improved support for Microsoft Edge browser

• Social Enterprise Web. The hover menu for individual files (either in a single file view, or in external search engine results) now includes a "describe" item that will allow a user who has permission to do so to create or edit an entry that contains an authored description of the file.

• Many "under the hood" improvements to the part of the Traction SDK that cover integration with external search engines, with the goal of making external search engine features more reliable. The Traction SDK external search integration API (mostly contained in the com.traction.sdk.search package) has undergone extensive changes.

Related

Why, How and What of the impi Standard Meeting Plug-in for TeamPage A short video demonstration and customer interview of the impi! Standard Meeting plug-in for TeamPage.

Jul 2016 | TeamPage Real Time Daily Report 日報 (Japan)

Jun 2016 | ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Met By impi! Solutions

May 2016 | TeamPage Mobile App, Improved Document Management

Dec 2015 | Quality Management, Signature Requirements Create, distribute, manage, and improve procedures to deliver high-quality products and services to your customers

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

A Fabric, not a Platform Making work actionable as well as observable: Objects, context, conversation, connection

Jul 2016 | TeamPage Real Time Daily Report 日報 (Japan)

ImageTraction Software's Japanese Business office launched a dedicated DailyReports.biz site and solution for the Japanese Daily Report 日報 practice. In some Japanese companies, at the end of each day employees are expected to write a summary of what they did and submit it to their boss. This is called a "日報" (daily report or daily journal) and is traditionally used to share information between employees and bosses. Rather than adding a chore at the end of each day, the new Daily Report solution makes it easy to share a short note after a talk with a customer, when a task is completed, or after some other noteworthy event. The note is easy to post using a phone, tablet, or desktop computer and is shared in with others in real time. The note is also automatically included in a summary email digest at the end of the day.

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Daily Reports can include tasks, scheduled events, meeting notes, photos, and Customer contact notes using an extensible CRM form on desktop or mobile devices. Team members as well as bosses can share notes, plans, and a Daily Report calendar of events.

Daily Report is offered as a dedicated solution in Japan, see TractionSoftware.jp for a live demonstration , pricing, feature summary, and frequently asked questions (all in Japanese). Google Chrome's automatic translation works well for reading the DailyReports.biz site and demonstration in English - on mobile as well as desktop devices.

Traction Software doesn't currently market a dedicated Daily Report solution in other countries. For US and other markets, please contact US sales if you're interested in using the Daily Reports solution.

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Image「書かない日報」ソリューションの特設紹介サイトをオープン - Press release (Japanese) 1日の出来事や成果をまとめた日報は、コミュニケーション促進や情報の共有に役立つのは確かです。しかし、「日報としてまとめて書く」ときに、大切な情報が抜け落ちたり、書くことが負担となることも少なくありません。

Daily Report 日報 = Observable Work: Takashi Okutsu - About the Daily Report practice in Japan.

Eat your spinach: Email is good for you, but it could taste a lot better - ホウレンソウ (HORENSO) has a literal English translation "spinach", but it is used to refer to a Japanese practice that aligns members understanding and synchronizes actions.

Jun 2016 | ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Met By impi! Solutions

ImageImpi! founder Pierre Bienvenüe shares his analysis of ISO 9001:2015 requirements based on lessons learned working with one of his clients since July 2015 under the guidance of one of the contributors to the new version of the standard. He uses the impi! model to document mappings from sub-clauses of the impi! solution model to ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and from ISO clauses and sub-clauses to solution capabilities.

Pierre writes: "Since July 2015, I've had the privilege to contribute to the ISO 9001:2015 implementation at one of my clients (my official guinea pig!) under the guidance of one of the contributors to the new version of the standard. impi! has proven itself to be a solid and flexible platform to work through the implementation and manage the required documentation. As a result, the current impi! solutions are supportive of the new standard."

"All impi! solutions are built on TeamPage on a wiki space and are standard documents. Every solution starts with a Policy (the why) and a Standard Operating Procedure (the how). The SOP is the hub that links all the other documents (the spokes). The templates used for these documents are the same that the client can use for their own controlled documentation in their own wiki space called “Knowledge Central”. Two outputs of every improvement projects are a) an operational improvement and b) documentation in Knowledge Central. The project templates used to run improvement projects comprise standard articles that will naturally become elements of the BOP (e.g. SIPOC, business process maps). When the project leader reaches the Control or Adjust part of the project, large chunks of the documentation would have been written. Using the capability of TeamPage simplifies the linking and tagging of documents. The organisation steadily builds its very own Wikipedia, and it’s ISO 9001 compliant. The risk of deadwood documentation is reduced: team members create their own documentation, hyperlinking contextualises the documentation and tagging and search capability ease retrieval of information."

"Of course we apply this model to definition and development of our own impi! solutions! I'm happy to share my mapping of imp! Solution clauses to ISO 9001:2015 requirements - and the inverse mapping from ISO 9001:2015 to imp! solution clauses. This is a living document that guides definition and development of TeamPage solutions developed by impi! and Traction Software."

Pierre Bienvenüe is founder of impi Business Improvement Solutions Pty, a South African business improvement firm and TeamPage solution partner since 2012. See Introducing impi! for contact information and background. See Quality Management, Signature Requirements for more about Traction Software's Quality Management option. Please contact us for Quality Option details.

Solutions application ⇒ ISO 9001:2015 reference


Sub-clause Solution Application by the solution

4. Context of the Organisation

4.1 Understanding the organization and its context

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Analysis of external factors (STEEP)
  • Identification of beneficial/harmful and internal/external factors (SWOT)
  • Performing risk assessments of key processes at functional levels

4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Mapping of key processes at functional levels using a SIPOC model that names the affecting (Suppliers) and affected parties (Customer)

4.4 Quality management system and its processes

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Map of the organisation process model
  • Map of key process model at functional level

4.4 Quality management system and its processes

Management of Improvement Projects

  • A structure is established to manage the implementation of improvement opportunities
  • Improvement projects are process centred and include risk assessment and change management

5. Leadership

5.1 Leadership and commitment

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Leadership establishes and manages the process of Long Range Planning (LRP)
  • The LRP process is an enabler for:
    • engagement and communication;
    • process, risk and improvement based thinking;
    • establishing clear policy direction and responsibilities.

5.2 Policy

Managing Long Range Planning

  • The LRP process enables the adjustment and communication of the quality policy
  • Vision, mission and values are adjusted for the organisation

5.3 Organisational roles, responsibilities and authorities

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Adjustment of the organigram and the MBU structure
  • Heads of department are responsible for the roll out the MBU structure (including KPI management) as well as the management of IPs
6. Planning

6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities

Managing Long Range Planning

  • List of IOs is updated

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Breakthrough Objectives and annual objectives are decided for BU 4
  • Annual objectives are decided for BU 3

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

Establish and Run Mini Business Units

  • Roll out of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) usually following on the management review

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

Management of Improvement Projects

  • IOs are triggered with the view of improving measurable outputs that are aligned with the organisation's breakthrough objectives. Improvement measures are reported in the project reviews of IPs
  • Changes to processes are managed through IPs. Responsibilities and Resources are identified during the project and deployed.
  • Change management forms part of the IP

7. Support

7.1.6 Documentation. Organisational knowledge

Management of Improvement Projects

  • Knowledge Central is a moderated space configured to organise and retrieve internal and external knowledge.

7.3 Awareness

Establish and Run Mini Business Units

  • The change management and communication is planned to ensure the organisation's employees are communicated the structural and strategic changes, the Vision, Mission, Value Statement, breakthrough and annual objectives.

7.3 Awareness

Management of Improvement Projects

  • Alignment of KPIs and their regular review ensures that every person in the organisation understand the value of their contribution to the effectiveness of the quality management system
  • Standard meetings are regular forums where non-conformance and improvement are managed in the relevant MBUs.

7.4 Communication

Managing Long Range Planning

  • The change management and communication is planned to ensure the organisation's employees are communicated the structural and strategic changes, the vision, mission, values, breakthrough and annual objectives.

7.5.2 Documentation. Creating and updating

Management of Improvement Projects

  • An IP is only completed when the relevant personnel is deemed competent and standard documentation is published in Knowledge Central

9. Performance Evaluation

9.3 Management review

Managing Long Range Planning

  • The management review is integrated in the LRP process

10. Improvement

10.1 General

Establish and Run Mini Business Units

  • Every MBU is responsible to manage corrective (problem solving) and improvement activities

10.1 General

Management of Improvement Projects

  • The management system for improvement projects is established to improve the quality management system focussing on process changes using lean-six sigma concepts and methods
  • IOs are managed, prioritised and converted into IPs

10.3 Continual improvement

Managing Long Range Planning

  • Improvement Opportunities (IOs) and Improvement Projects (IPs) are identified during the various milestones of the LRP process. They are then prioritised and responsibilities are allocated

10.3 Continual improvement

Management of Improvement Projects

  • Operational, systemic and strategic improvement projects are managed through the IP system.

ISO 9001:2015 reference ⇒ solutions application


ISO Clause Sub-clause Application by the solution

Goal Alignment - Managing Long Range Planning

Context of the Organisation

4.1 Understanding the organization and its context

  • Analysis of external factors (STEEP)
  • Identification of beneficial/harmful and internal/external factors (SWOT)
  • Performing risk assessments of key processes at functional levels

Context of the Organisation

4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

  • Mapping of key processes at functional levels using a SIPOC model that names the affecting (Suppliers) and affected parties (Customer)

Context of the Organisation

4.4 Quality management system and its processes

  • Map of the organisation process model
  • Map of key process model at functional level

Leadership

5.1 Leadership and commitment

  • Leadership establishes and manages the process of long range planning.
  • The LRP process is an enabler for:
    • engagement and communication;
    • process, risk and improvement based thinking;
    • establishing clear policy direction and responsibilities.

Leadership

5.2 Policy

  • The LRP process enables the adjustment and communication of the quality policy
  • Vision, mission and values are adjusted for the organisation

Leadership

5.3 Organisational roles, responsibilities and authorities

  • Adjustment of the organigram and the MBU structure
  • Heads of department are responsible for the roll out the MBU structure (including KPI management) as well as the management of IPs

Planning

6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities

  • List of IOs is updated

Planning

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

  • Breakthrough and annual objectives are decided for BU 4
  • Annual objectives are decided for BU 3

Support

7.3 Awareness

  • The change management and communication is planned to ensure the organisation's employees are communicated the structural and strategic changes, the vision, Mission mission, values, breakthrough and annual objectives.

Support

7.4 Communication

  • The change management and communication is planned to ensure the organisation's employees are communicated the structural and strategic changes, the vision, mission, values, breakthrough and annual objectives.

Performance Evaluation

9.3 Management review

  • The management review is integrated in the LRP process

Improvement

10.3 Continual improvement

  • Improvement Opportunities (IOs) and Improvement Projects (IPs) are identified during the various milestones of the LRP process. They are then prioritised and responsibilities are allocated
Goal Alignment - Establish and Run Mini Business Units: SOP

Planning

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

  • Roll out of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) usually following on the management review

Support

7.3 Awareness

  • Alignment of KPIs and their regular review ensures that every person in the organisation understand the value of their contribution to the effectiveness of the quality management system
  • Standard meetings are regular forums where non-conformance and improvement are managed in the relevant MBUs.

Improvement

10.1 General

  • Every MBU is responsible to manage corrective (problem solving) and improvement activities
Management of Improvement Projects

Context of the Organisation

4.4 Quality management system and its processes

  • A structure is established to manage the implementation of improvement opportunities
  • Improvement projects are process centred and include risk assessment and change management

Planning

6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

  • IOs are triggered with the view of improving measurable outputs that are aligned with the organisation's breakthrough objectives. Improvement measures are reported in the project reviews of IPs
  • Changes to processes are managed through IPs. Responsibilities and Resources are identified during the project and deployed.
  • Change management forms part of the IP

Support

7.1.6 Documentation. Organisational knowledge

  • Knowledge Central is a moderated space configured to organise and retrieve internal and external knowledge.

Support

7.5.2 Documentation. Creating and updating

  • An IP is only completed when the relevant personnel is deemed competent and standard documentation is published in Knowledge Central

Improvement

10.1 General

  • The management system for improvement projects is established to improve the quality management system focussing on process changes using lean-six sigma concepts and methods
  • IOs are managed, prioritised and converted into IPs

Improvement

10.3 Continual improvement

  • Operational, systemic and strategic improvement projects are managed through the IP system.

Related

Introducing impi! - Pierre Bienvenüe - Concepts impi! uses to build business management systems. Convergence of Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement.

Dec 2015 | Quality Management, Signature Requirements - The TeamPage Quality Management module adds Feedback, Non-Conformance, and Corrective Action forms and dashboards to TeamPage's standard support for authoring, delivery, and tracking of quality and compliance documentation

TeamPage Solutions: Quality Management - Author, version, and share quality procedures using TeamPage

May 2016 | TeamPage Mobile App, Improved Document Management

ImageTeamPage Spring 2016 Release introduces: the first release of a new TeamPage Mobile App for iPhone and iPad; a new TeamPage Document Management user interface; the first release of a new JSON API for mobile devices, bots, and other external clients; improved external search engine integration; bug fixes, improvements, and other changes.

TeamPage Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

The free TeamPage app lets you review TeamPage discussions and notifications, tracks what you have read, and lets you add items to your worklist and reply via email. It also supports offline reading and replying to downloaded content. It's a handy way to keep up with activity in TeamPage using your iPhone or iPad when you're away from your desk. See TeamPage iOS Application and Chris Nuzum's blog post for details and examples. You can download the free TeamPage App from Apple's iOS App Store.

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Improved Document Management Interface

TeamPage's document management interface has been revamped, and now supports a native move feature for moving files and folders.

Other Release Highlights

• Social Enterprise Web. The hover menu for individual files (either in a single file view, or in external search engine results) now includes a "describe" item that will allow a user who has permission to do so to create or edit an entry that contains an authored description of the file.

• The section table widget now supports sections driven by external search engine queies.

• The reset password view, which is used with the "Forgot your password?" feature that can be enabled on TeamPage's login form, now displays password requirements you've set, such as minimum length or minimum numbers of special characters. Previously, these requirements were shown in other contexts where TeamPage user account passwords are being chosen, but not on this page.

• Improved dashboard section RSS and Atom feed support.

• Documents page's network drive link is now easier to spot, and the accompanying help tip has been improved.

• Improved reporting and recovery from network errors such as intermittent internet connectivity problems.

• Upgraded the version of Java packaged with TeamPage to Oracle JRE 8u72.

• Improved support for the Microsoft Edge web browser.

• Fixed a bug that could prevent localizations of TeamPage's rich text editor for certain languages (including French) from being correctly loaded.

• Added support for Calibri font to the Proteus skin, as well as to the Print skin, and PDF export options.

• Fixed an issue that could prevent email notifications from being sent in certain situations when a user changed their locale.

Developer SDK

• In order to support external clients, such as mobile devices and chat bots, the first part of a new com.traction.jsonapi plug-in is now included in TeamPage.

• Many "under the hood" improvements to the part of the Traction SDK that cover integration with external search engines, with the goal of making external search engine features more reliable. The Traction SDK external search integration API (mostly contained in the com.traction.sdk.search package) has undergone extensive changes.

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July 2015 | TeamPage Live Task Lists Live task lists keep everyone in synch on order of execution as well as planned end date

May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement Focus on what matters to you

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Dec 2015 | Quality Management, Signature Requirements

ImageTeamPage Winter 2015 Release introduces a new TeamPage Quality Management option. The Quality Management module adds Feedback, Non-Conformance, and Corrective Action forms and dashboards to TeamPage's standard support for authoring, delivery, and tracking of quality and compliance documentation. The new Quality forms and dashboards make it simple to manage the full life cycle for manufacturing, operations, and other procedures based on ISO 9001 or other compliance standards. Signature Requirements is a new capability which lets you require people to sign TeamPage articles either once or on a recurring basis. Signature Requirements can be used to collect approvals for publication, confirm that a document has been reviewed or a process followed, or for any other situation where a set of users and groups must explicitly acknowledge that they have reviewed an article. Signature Requirements is included with the Quality Management option, and is also available as separately priced independent option, please contact us for details.

Quality Management

The Quality Management module adds a Quality tab with Overview, Feedback Reports, Non-Conformances, CAPAs (Corrective and Preventive Actions), and Quality Calendar subtabs to any TeamPage Space. This makes it simple to set up separate Quality processes for different departments or use cases on the same TeamPage server - or just use a single Space shared by all of your teams.

The Quality Management module also adds new Feedback Report, Non-Conformance, and CAPA forms to TeamPage. These Quality forms work like specialized TeamPage tasks, with additional pull down and fill in the blank options used to classify, assign and track Quality related actions. Action tracking, calendar notification, history, search, personal worklist, email digest, and other capabilities work just like they do with standard TeamPage tasks. This enables you to not only track the status of Feedback, Non-Conformance, and CAPA items, but also to use TeamPage collaborative and action tracking capabilities to work with your team to diagnose the problem, come up with a solution, then implement and test the updated procedures - while keeping everyone on the same page. TeamPage streamlines and simplifies the compliance process for everyone.

By combining TeamPage authoring, delivery and tracking with Quality Management module reporting, you get a system that's easy for people to use to get their work done as well as a system that makes your Quality Management team - and auditors - very happy.

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Feedback Reports, Non-Conformances, CAPA subtabs each include a dashboard view with burn up chart, pie chart summaries, and an interactive tracking table for the corresponding Feedback, Non-Conformance and CAPA forms. The sidebar shows the total number of tasks and sum of tasks times for all forms of that type, with a choice to show only open Tasks to include completed items. Click any segment of a pie chart to zoom in on items that match that filter.

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The interactive Tracking table for each subtab lists the title and selected properties for items of that type. You can choose any of the form's properties to show as table columns, and sort by any column by clicking the column name. The items shown in the table drive the burn-up chart and pie charts for the corresponding dashboard view.

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Click the Add or Update buttons to create or edit the corresponding form type. The CAPA form shown above includes pull down selectors for Initiator type, Issue Type, Location, Review Phase and more, along with auto-lookup fields to fill in the responsible person - or persons - and action dates.

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Every organization will want to use its own values for pull down choices like Initiator type, Location and other fields. The Quality Management setup form lets customers who have appropriate permissions fill in their own choices for pull down options as well as selecting template articles that contain the default content for each type of form.

The Quality Management module is an extra cost option that is now shipping. The Signature Requirements module is included with the Quality Management option, please contact us to learn more.

Signature Requirements

TeamPage now has a separate module that supports managing signature requirements. You can require selected users and groups to read, approve, authorize, or certify that they have taken some action associated with or described in a TeamPage article.

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You can schedule signature requirements to be completed by a specific date, and you can also set them to recur automatically, for example to help clinical staff fulfill the requirement to review certain Standard Operating Procedures on an annual basis.

The types of requirement supported are extensible, so you can easily add custom types. The system reminds everyone involved of upcoming and overdue digital signature requirements, and managers can see exactly who signed when—and who has not yet signed—broken down by person, group, document, or space.

For auditability, signatures track the exact version of the document signed, and if a document has changed since the last time you signed it, the system shows you the exact changes between the versions.

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Signature Requirements is now shipping as part of the Quality Management option or as a standalone option, please contact us to learn more.

More about TeamPage Quality Management

TeamPage Solutions: Quality Management - Author, version, and share quality procedures using TeamPage

How to make your ISO Auditor Smile; And Make Your Professional Life Much Easier - A Swedish precision machined products manufacturer uses TeamPage for ISO/TS 16 948 certified manufacturing and ISO 14 001 certified Environmental Management. One day the ISO auditor paid a visit ...

Alcoa Tackles IT Projects and Compliance

Athens Group - Traction TeamPage for Quality Management, Training and Knowledge Base

Decagon Devices: Plans, Products, Projects, Procedures and ISO 9001 Quality Management

Other Release Highlights

Improved Unified Search

Type-ahead completion for unified search now supports "in-order" character-by-character matching for space and user names to make it easier to find thing even if you're not sure how to spell what you want. Tag names now offer type-ahead completion. User name and user display name type-ahead completion is now provided even for users who don't have full address book search permission. The algorithm used to show type-ahead suggestions ordered by search hit score has been improved.

Improved Password Management

When requirements are in effect for passwords for user accounts managed in TeamPage (e.g., minimum length or minimum number of special characters), a summary of the requirements will be displayed anywhere a user password can be set for either new or existing user accounts.

Developer SDK

Improved TeamPage GWT, SDK, SDL capabilities for creating and editing extended entry types. The new directory_users UnifiedSearchSource can now be used to query for users defined in any external identity server or servers that TeamPage is currently configured to use. The db.entries tag, which can be used as a way to iterate over journal entries based upon queries executed against externally defined database tables, now supports query result sets which include the same entry multiple times

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Oct 2015 | Personal Worklists, Quick Forms Track and share what you plan to work on. It's easy to add, rearrange, organize, checkoff and share items on your personal worklist

July 2015 | TeamPage Live Task Lists Live task lists keep everyone in synch on order of execution as well as planned end date

May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement Focus on what matters to you

March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions Better tools for understanding the big picture of a projects or milestones

Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions Bring any TeamPage item to someone's attention, bring them into the followup conversation

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

Nov 2015 | Traction continues to punch above its weight - Real Story Group

ImageReal Story Group released the latest version of their Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Evaluations Report with updated reviews of Google, Igloo, Jive, Liferay Social Office, Telligent/Verint, and Traction on Oct 26, 2015. Real Story Group analyst Kashyap Kompella writes:

Traction: With a fairly loyal customer base, Traction continues to punch above its weight. The company is finding interesting use cases for the TeamPage software particularly in the ISO / quality management space for manufacturing customers.

See Kashyap's blog post for other sneak peaks. Contact Real Story Group for a complementary vendor evaluation chapter and the full Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Report.

Contact Traction Software to learn about new TeamPage capabilities and product solution packages for Quality Management, Compliance, and Continuous Improvement.

See also Real Story Group's Enterprise Collaboration & Social Software Reality Check H1 / 2015 quoted by Dion Hinchcliffe

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TeamPage Solutions: Qualiity Management

Alcoa Tackles IT Projects and Compliance

Athens Group - Traction TeamPage for Quality Management, Training and Knowledge Base

Decagon Devices: Plans, Products, Projects, Procedures and ISO 9001 Quality Management

How to make your ISO Auditor Smile; And Make Your Professional Life Much Easier

Nov 2015 | Teampage Plug-ins from Traction Software Japan

Takashi Okutsu, Director of Traction Software's Japanese Business Office has been on a roll. His new plug-ins include: a new Bootstrap3 skin; a new JQuery Mobile skin; Customer Support Request and Customer Quick Reference plug-ins. Takashi is also the author of Gantt Chart, Traction Poll, Mind Map, Pop-up Annotation, and other plug-ins, free to Japanese and International Traction customers.

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Japanese customers, please see the プラグイン拡張機能 (Traction Plug-in Extensions) page of the Traction Software's Japanese site. English speaking customers, see this Google Translation of the Japanese Extensions page.

Non-Japanese speaking customers can download and use localized English versions of plug-ins from the Traction Customer Forum (free registration required).

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Oct 2015 | Personal Worklists, Quick Forms

ImageTeamPage Fall 2015 Release introduces Personal Worklists: Track and share what you plan to work on. It's easy to add, rearrange, organize, checkoff and share items on your personal worklist. New Quick Forms make common actions simpler using a right click action or keystroke. TeamPage now automatically checks for updates and notifies your administrator.

Personal Worklists

Worklists make it easy for you to track and share what you plan to work on.

To add an article to your worklist, use the right-click Add to Worklist action. You can also press w in a task list or feed view to add the selected article to your worklist.

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As you complete items on your worklist, you can check them off or use the Remove from Worklist action to clear them.

Worklist Example

If you want only certain people (or nobody) to be able to modify anyone else's worklist, you can add them to a designated Worklist Managers Group in Server Setup.

Quick Forms

TeamPage now offers several quick forms for common activities such as closing a task, assigning a task, editing an article, and deleting an article. These quick forms can be launched using the right-click context menu, or with a keystroke in list views when you have an item selected (see keystroke table below).

Quick Form Example

Keystroke Action
e Edit the selected task
a Assign the selected task
c Close the selected task
Backspace or Delete Delete the selected task
W Add the selected item to, or remove it from, someone's worklist

Other Release Highlights

List Separators

Task lists and worklists now support separators, which can be used to organize the list using outline-level headings. Each heading also shows the count and the total time estimates for the tasks contained in that section.

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Ordered List Improvements

• Ordered lists now have their own print view, including separators.

• Task lists can now be reset to the default order, clearing any manual overrides.

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Projects

The order of the Tasks tab has been rearranged to put Projects first, followed by Milestones, and then Tasks, in order guide people towards using Projects, which support ordered tasklists.

Projects can also be ordered and color-coded on the Projects tab, and the Projects tab can be filtered by color as well as other attributes.

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On the project tab, each project block also shows the project's most recent status update. Expanding projects on the projects tab shows an abbreviated project dashboard, highlighting the project's milestones and top tasks.

Blank States

Many views now provide helpful feedback when no content is displayed.

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Automatic Check for Updates

TeamPage now checks periodically for whether a newer version has been released and, if so, displays a message to server administrators. Administrators may choose to skip a version or temporarily dismiss the update notification, but can check again any time using the "Check for a New Version of TeamPage" button that appears on the server settings > general page under Runtime Info.

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July 2015 | TeamPage Live Task Lists Live task lists keep everyone in synch on order of execution as well as planned end date

May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement Focus on what matters to you

March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions Better tools for understanding the big picture of a projects or milestones

Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions Bring any TeamPage item to someone's attention, bring them into the followup conversation

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

July 2015 | TeamPage Live Task Lists

ImageTeamPage Summer 2015 Release update introduces live task lists: drag and drop to reorder tasks for a project or milestone, everyone sees the live update. Use shared task lists to keep everyone in synch on order of execution for tasks as well as planned start and end dates. A live Presence bar shows who else is watching the same page.

Live Task Lists

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TeamPage task lists now support drag and drop ordering. Task lists shown in the browser automatically update themselves to show changes made by other users. Tasks that have been marked done now fade out and disappear from the task list after a moment. The inline task form now allows saving a new task just by pressing enter when the cursor is in the title field.

In the screenshot to the right, the highlighted task (light blue background) is being dragged to the first position in list (the drag handle is not visible in this screen capture).

Task views also add a Presence bar to show who else is looking at that page, see the three avatars in the upper left after the word Viewing. These people will see the live drag and drop action without having to hit the Refresh button.

Live animation and presence features require a browser that supports WebSockets, starting with Internet Explorer version 10, Google Chrome 16, Firefox 11, or Safari 6 and newer versions.

Other Release Highlights

The release also: improves performance for native fulltext queries, particularly for Japanese language text; restyles email notifications, error and feedback pages, context (right click) menus; improves metadata and fulltext index rebuild status for administrators. The release includes bug fixes, updated internationalization, and other performance improvements.

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May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement Focus on what matters to you

March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions Better tools for understanding the big picture of a projects or milestones

Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions Bring any TeamPage item to someone's attention, bring them into the followup conversation

July 2014 | TeamPage Notifications Introducing inline notifications

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0 Major Release. Restyled skin, Editing, Forms, Security, and internal improvements.

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement

ImageTeamPage Summer 2015 Release introduces a new Bookmarks sidebar and interactive filtering. Interactive filtering makes it easy to focus on what interests you; bookmarks make it simple to return to any filtered or standard view with one click. The release also: improves searching and hit highlighting of Japanese text using the TeamPage native search interface; adds new classes to the TeamPage SDK; includes bug fixes, updated internationalization, and performance improvements.

Bookmarks

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Now you can bookmark TeamPage views and return to them later. This lets you bookmark and return to filtered task lists, searches, or other TeamPage views including any Article or Dashboard. Bookmarking a filtered view shows new results using the filter settings you saved. To bookmark any view: 1) Click the bookmark icon; 2) The icon changes from empty to filled in, and your current view is added to the Bookmarks list. To navigate to a bookmarked view: Click the title in the Bookmarks list; that title is moved to the top of the Bookmarks list. To delete a bookmark: 1) Click the title of the bookmark you want to delete; 2) Click the bookmark icon. The icon will change from filled in to empty and that bookmark will be deleted from the Bookmarks list.

Interactive Filters

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New interactive filtering makes it simple to drill down by Task Assignee, Member and Priority as well as general space, title, author, tags, and contributors. Interactive filters are extensible: application specific entry properties added as a TeamPage plug-in extension are automatically added to the filter menu. The May 2015 release adds interactive filtering for Project Management views and interactive section tables. The June 2, 2015 TeamPage update adds extensible interactive filtering for Activity and other views.

Japanese Search

TeamPage now comes bundled with the kuromoji Japanese morphological analyzer. This improves indexing for native search within Japanese language text, providing much better querying and hit highlighting.

Other Release Highlights

Preferred Article Date and Attribution The new Article Date preference allows the choice of original creation date or last published date to be shown with TeamPage articles. The new Attribution preference allows the choice of the original author name, last editor name, or no author name to be shown with TeamPage articles. TeamPage always records a detailed audit trail including the date and author of every article change, which can be seen an article's History tab or in the Activity feed of a person, space, or other object. The new preferences select the short Article Date and Author name generally shown along with the Article's title in many contexts.

Improved Attivio search filter builder - The filter builder interface has been updated so that it is quicker and more intuitive to apply a filter, and more visually consistent with the rest of TeamPage's user interface.

New SDK EntryField Class - SDK EntryField and EntryFieldRenderer interfaces provide improved access to entry field and other properties used in custom forms and SDK applications.

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March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions Better tools for understanding the big picture of a projects or milestones

Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions Bring any TeamPage item to someone's attention, bring them into the followup conversation

July 2014 | TeamPage Notifications Introducing inline notifications

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0 Major Release. Restyled skin, Editing, Forms, Security, and internal improvements.

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions

ImageTeamPage 6.1 Spring 2015 Release focuses on improvements to the Project Management suite, including a new "Burn-up Chart" for tracking progress; user-defined interactive tables to dynamically summarize activity; and better tools for understanding the big picture of a project or milestone. This release also includes major under-the-hood improvements to TeamPage's forms SDK to make it easier for developers to create custom forms, or customized variations of standard forms.

Burn-up Charts Track Progress

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Project and Milestone dashboards now include a Burn-up Chart. A Burn-up Chart tracks the scope of work to be done to complete a Project or Milestone versus time. You can see the rate at which you're making progress, the scope of the work left to do, as well as track any scope changes, see Why I prefer to use burn-up charts for project planning. The chart is based on on the sum of hours for Completed versus Total Tasks associated with that Project or Milestone. The Default Task Estimate for Task hours can now be specified as a Server default as well as a specific number of hours for each Task.

Improved Section Tables Summarize Activity

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TeamPage Sections are user-defined summaries based on live, permission-aware queries that gather and filter articles, comments, projects, tasks, milestones and other objects specified using the TeamPage Section Editor. A Section Table shows this summary as a live table with rows that can be sorted on any column. Individual rows can be expanded inline. Section Tables can be defined and added to any TeamPage article using the rich text editor.

TeamPage 6.1 gives Section Tables a visual makeover, and makes actions that add or update section table rows fully dynamic: the content change is displayed as a live update.

Section Tables are simple but powerful tools to show live business case specific summaries, in context without custom programming beyond the "power user" familiarity with the Section Editor.

Extended SDK Opens New Doors

TeamPage 6.1 introduces and uses new extensions to the TeamPage SDK for Section Tables, TeamPage Forms, and TeamPage Entry Properties. The new SDK extensions enable customer, partner, and Traction Software developers to create new forms and add new properties to TeamPage entries cleanly using the TeamPage plug-in extensible architecture. The new SDK extensions also allow customer or application specific properties or behavior to augment or replace standard "out of the box" behavior. These capabilities make it simpler to develop, adapt, or customize TeamPage for business case and customer specific use cases.

Other Release Highlights

New Task Summary - Shown in sidebar of Project and Milestone dashboards. Shows summary elapsed, estimated and percentage complete for associated Tasks, with breakdown by Assignee and Milestone.

New Space level display settings - Give finer control on the date (created, last edited, last published) and author shown for articles in a spaces.

Improved WebDAV performance - For file attachment and folder features.

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Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions Bring any TeamPage item to someone's attention, bring them into the followup conversation

July 2014 | TeamPage Notifications Introducing inline notifications

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0 Major Release notes

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions

ImageTeamPage Fall 2014 Release Introduces inline @ mentions. An @ mention makes it it easy to bring any TeamPage item to someone’s attention just by typing their name. Automatic inline completion makes @ name lookup easy. When a person is mentioned, TeamPage will automatically notify them of follow on comments. Reply to the inline or email notification to add a quick response from your smart phone, tablet, or a Web browser. This is a great way to bring someone into a conversation without sending a hand authored email, text message or other message. @ mentions extend TeamPage's Work Graph model using notation that's familiar from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other Web services.

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When you want to bring a discussion, task, or status post to someone’s attention, just type their @ name, full name, title or any part of their email address. Auto inline completion for @ mentions works in rich text articles, status posts, and comments. That person will get a TeamPage notification, including a link to the article or comment where you mentioned them. By default TeamPage will add the thread in which the person is mentioned to their personal Watch list, so they'll get notifications of follow on comments.

For example, Wile Coyote mentions Greg Lloyd in a comment:

To make @ names easy to find, the @ name is now shown with each person’s profile page, pop-up mini profile, and is included with TeamPage search results preview.

TeamPage also does auto completion lookup for @ user name mentions in articles, comments, and status posts.

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Other Release Highlights

Move Article - Makes it easy to move the content and attachements of an article from one space to another, then delete the original article.

Advanced Search - By default, duplicate files aren't listed in search results.

TeamPage SDK updates - Adds SDK support for @ mentions, adds new API capabilities, updates recommended interfaces.

Space Templates - Updates and improves Project Team, Wiki, Intelligence templates. Adds new Management Team template.

Updated internationalization, bug fixes, performance, and other improvements.

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July 2014 | TeamPage Notifications Introducing inline notifications

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0 Major Release notes

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work

Sept 2014 | KMWorld names TeamPage a Trend-Setting Product of 2014

ImageOn Sept 1, 2014 KMWorld recognized Traction Software's TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product of 2014. KMWorld editor Hugh McKellar writes: "This year, we looked at more than 600 products. Traction TeamPage was selected by the panel because it demonstrates thoughtful, well-reasoned innovation and execution for the most important constituency of them all: the customer.Traction Software is honored that KMWorld has again selected TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product. TeamPage customers such as Alcoa and Athens Group show the value of integrated action tracking and collaboration in support of knowedge management, quality management, project management, and similar business activities. Read KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2014

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Alcoa Tackles IT Projects and Compliance

Aug 2014 | Providence Business News - Social tools being adapted for Web-based QC tool

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0

Aug 2014 | Providence Business News - Social tools being adapted for Web-based QC tool

ImageWriting in the 8 Aug 2014 Providence Business News, Staff Writer Patrick Anderson interviewed Traction Software VP of Sales Jordan Frank and Thomas Cogdell, DTA quality manager for Houston-based firm The Athens Group. The oil-rig consulting firm purchased TeamPage to support its push for ISO 9001 certified rig inspection, verification and technology assurance services. Anderson quotes Cogdell: “The reason we chose it is because it is Web based with a good security audit and trail feature,” said Thomas Cogdell, DTA quality manager for Athens Group. “Every change to every document is tracked and reported on, and nothing gets lost. It gives us the flexibility to encourage employees to add to the knowledge base freely and the quality control we need.» Read the full story

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Athens Group - Traction TeamPage for Quality Management, Training and Knowledge Base

July 2014 | TeamPage Notifications

ImageTraction Software Summer 2014 Release New features include inline-page push Notifications, extending TeamPage's email notifications. Notifications make it simple to focus on activity that's important to you. Get more details, or send a quick reply whether in your office or using your smartphone or tablet. Change what you watch when your priorities and interests change. Available now, contact us for more information or a free trial.

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The new Notifications menu makes it simple to skim and keep a summary of activity you decide to watch. The menu shows the current notification count, and expands to let you read, flag, or clear any notification. Click the title or one of the notification's Task, Project, or Milestone links to see it in context. Click the bubble icon of a notification to add a quick comment. Links at the bottom of the menu let you quickly mark all notifications read, clear all read notifications, and to show an expanded feed of all notifications.

Other Release Highlights

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Streamlined Watch interface - Improves the sidebar's Watch menus, used to watch any Space, Person, Tag, or Article and change watch settings. You can also choose to receive automatic notifications for any Task you're mentioned in, changes to articles you create, or discussions you've participated in. Automatic notifications are configurable as personal preferences, using a streamlined user interface.

Improved Rich Text Editing for iOS devices - Rich text editing using the updated and improved rich text editing support introduced with TeamPage 6.0.

TeamPage SDK improvements - For login, authentication, and property list iteration, bug fixes and other improvements.

Updated internationalization, bug fixes and other improvements.

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June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0 Major release notes.

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work.

June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0

ImageTraction Software is proud to announce Traction TeamPage 6.0, a major release incorporating important new features, improvements, and internal updates, as well as consolidated capabilities from updates shipped over the TeamPage 5.2 baseline. Sign up for a free trial, or download a free TeamPage license for free access to Traction Software's Customer Support and Customer Forum TeamPage server, including installer links and detailed change log information.

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Traction TeamPage 6.0 Feature Highlights

Updated Styles for the Proteus Skin - Cleaner, crisper, less cluttered appearance. Icon and font rendering updates improve performance as well as style.

New Forms - TeamPage's Web based forms for creating and editing articles, tasks, and other TeamPage objects use a new forms framework. The new forms look cleaner, crisper and simpler. Developers can make their own forms that use standard features like naming, moderation, parent/child relationships, related project, related milestone and more. Forms support saving and loading template articles, making it to define and use templates for common tasks, meeting agendas, and other activities.

Updated and Improved Rich Text Editing - TeamPage uses the TinyMCE open source rich text editor, donating contributions back to the main project. TeamPage 6.0 incorporated the latest TinyMCE fixes and improvements, making rich text editing more reliable, easier to use, and visually attractive.

Jetty Web Server - TeamPage now includes the Jetty web server, which offers many advantages, including: server-tracked sessions, with the associated ability for administrators to expire any or all active sessions; tunable throttling to combat DDoS attacks; better resource management for handling incoming connection requests; and forward-looking compatibility with protocols such as SPDY and WebSocket to make it easier to keep TeamPage up to date with future innovations that affect the world of web based applications.

Smaller Memory Footprint - The amount of memory that TeamPage uses to provide access to the settings and properties associated with users, spaces, the journal, and the server has been greatly reduced without sacrificing performance. This can be a big benefit for TeamPage deployments of all sizes.

Updated Setup Interface - The Personal, Space and Server Setup pages have been redesigned and reorganized to make it easy to configure and maintain TeamPage defaults and options. The TeamPage unified search box at the top of every Setup page makes it simple to jump quickly to the right page by typing part of the name of a page or option and choosing from a list relevant Setup Pages that use that term.

Security Improvements - TeamPage 6.0 has been updated to use the latest industry standard procedures and cryptographic algorithms for password security, including the PBKDF2 standard (i.e., IETF RFC 2898). TeamPage now also keeps track of information about recent authentication attempts for each user account. Administrators can access this information for any user at any time, and each user can always access this information for their own account. Security conscious administrators have the option to require that each user review a summary of the previous successful and failed attempts to authenticate with their user name.

Improved PDF export - A new HTML to PDF export framework incorporates many improvements and fixes, particularly for robust cleanup and handling of messy or invalid HTML copied from external sources.

Improved invitations - Inviting someone to TeamPage automatically subscribes them to receive notifications for the spaces to which they have been invited.

IE7 Compatibility Mode - The Proteus skin now supports Microsoft IE 8 and newer browsers running with IE7 Compatibility Mode enabled.

Updated internationalization - Particularly for the Japanese locale.

Many Developer SDK improvements and examples

Many bug fixes and small improvements

TeamPage 5.2 features and improvements incorporated with Teampage 6.0

Traction Software's policy is to release incremental updates on a rolling basis to introduce new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Traction Software updates TeamPage for all Cloud hosted customers, and provides update installers for customers who choose to deploy TeamPage on their own systems. Updates with major improvements are typically released on a semi-annual to quarterly basis, with minor improvements and bug fixes on a quarterly to monthly basis depending on the urgency of any associated bug fix.

Traction® TeamPage 5.2 introduced capabilities to make it simple to track actions, show activity, watch status, and follow discussions embedded in the flow of collaborative work. TeamPage 5.2's new activity dashboards show actions, status and work in context using a format that's easy to read and reduces information overload. Activity dashboards allow people dive into and watch activity associated with projects or milestones they want to focus on, while also seeing, searching, exploring and connecting with others across a broad range of actions organized by business context as well as person. TeamPage 5.2 also introduced drag-and-drop file upload and image insertion for Web browsers supporting the new HTML 5 standard.

TeamPage Fall 2011 release: Traction TeamPage Social Enterprise Web and Attivio Plus options. The Social Enterprise Web option enables TeamPage to share, tag, comment, task, index and search linked public Web or company intranet pages. TeamPage Web browser extensions, inline badges and comment widgets link external Web sources to TeamPage discussion and provide visual feedback (similar to the way Disqus adds shared comments to pages on the public Web). The Attivio Plus option integrates deep search and discussion with live content stored in external line of business systems. The option provides permission-aware search, analysis, tagging, tasking, and sharing of content spanning TeamPage, SharePoint, email in Exchange, Documentum, File servers, SQL Databases, the public Web, private intranets, and other sources.

TeamPage Summer 2012 release: One-click action to allow TeamPage members to invite other people to join a TeamPage space (automatically creating account and adjusting permissions as needed per configurable rules); section table widget shows entry properties, including properties added as entry, task and custom entry type extensions; new developer SDK/SDL features; rewritten SDL documentation with FAQ and tree-structured index of SDL tags.

TeamPage Winter 2012 release: Calendar Events used to record meeting and other dates can be created, edited and shown along with project, milestone and task related dates. Project, task and milestone dashboards can now shown Twitter style status dialog focused on that specific activity; zoom out to see all status dialog in a space, from a person, or a merge stream of all status your have permission to see; type-ahead navigation and Attivio query completion suggestions; emailed notifications include a list of attached files; new sort options for Project, Milestone, Task sections; Java 7 update; user interface and performance improvements; developer updates.

Teampage Spring 2013 release: Unified search for quick lookup of people, spaces, tasks, projects and milestones; "finish later" and autosave support for articles, tasks, projects, milestones and comments; updated IOS 6 iPad and iPhone support; streamlined header design and navigation; Cloud pricing options, first month free; developer updates.

TeamPage Fall 2013 release: Upgrade to Java 7 as default and recommended Java version; Compatible with Attivio AIE release 3.5.1; Improved developer SDK support for custom entry types; Improved YouTube widget; improved feedback and erase features; developer updates; bug fixes and performance improvements.

Learn more

Sign up for a free trial, or download a free TeamPage license for free access to Traction Software's Customer Support and Customer Forum TeamPage server, including installer links and detailed change log information.

The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style Understand how TeamPage connects people and their work.

Alcoa Tackles IT Projects and Compliance

The IT division of Alcoa Fastening Systems used TeamPage to reduce time spent on compliance activities by 61% and reduce time to deploy IT systems from sixteen months to seven.

Alcoa's TeamPage results are documented in the Deloitte report on Social Software and Business Performance and blog posts by Alcoa employees.

From the Deloitte report

"The paper highlights the experience of one early adopter, Alcoa Fastening Systems, which has significantly improved employee productivity -- achieving a 61 percent reduction in time required for compliance activities -- by leveraging [Traction TeamPage ] social software tools." Deloitte report

Alcoa quotes:

  • “Traction Software is the place where informal work gets done.
  • “With Traction Software I can post meeting notes and assign action items to individuals. Then, they can go into the tool and write comments to update the group on the status of their action items as well as post deliverables. It greatly increases transparency and streamlines communications.
  • “What sold me on Traction Software is I realized how it can help me do my job better. Traction helps me get work done faster and allows me to communicate more effectively with my colleagues.
  • “With Traction, people take ownership for their area of expertise on the tool. They provide help to other projects if they have the knowledge needed to contribute.
  • “With Traction, people are pulled in to solve problems based on their expertise on short notice. Before Traction, we simply weren’t able to do this.
  • “Traction has increased transparency around resource allocation and made it easier for managers to find the expertise they need quickly.

From Brian Tullis, Next Things Next blog posts

"What was our goal? We went from request to live in seven months. A team of techs from the US supported a travel team of analysts. We accomplished a task that normally requires at least 2x the time and many more resources. We did it on time and under budget. The stars lined up for us on this project, but our map was in Traction." Brian Tullis, Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work: Recap and Speakers Notes

"By consolidating this work in an enterprise social software platform, we eliminated 61% of the work required to maintain documentation, do tests, and inefficient waste time spent searching for information across 7 locations. 61% equates to almost two full time resources." Brian Tullis, Social Software for Business Performance - Some Perspective

See TeamPage Solutions: Quality Management
and TeamPage Solutions: Project Management

Related

Alcoa Fastening Systems: What were you doing at 7:15AM Saturday July 2, 2011? Joe Crumpler was working.

Alcoa Fastening Systems: Forrester Groundswell Award Nomination

Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work: Brian Tullis and Joe Crumpler, Burton Group Catalyst 2010 Santa Diego

What's Social About Software? | KMWorld 2009 San Jose

March 2014 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

ImageFor the tenth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software, naming the company to their annual KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. "Traction Software has proven to define the spirit of practical innovation by blending sparkling technology with a deep, fundamental commitment to customer success," says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-Chief. The list is compiled by analysts, system integrators, and a select group of users along with KMWorld colleagues over a one year period.

Greg Lloyd, Traction Software President and co-founder said: "We're honored that KMWorld consistently ranks Traction Software as a company that matters in Knowledge Management. Traction Software employees work closely with customers to build a stronger and more useful TeamPage platform." Lloyd continued, "TeamPage was among the first to use the Web as a platform for work. KMWorld recognized TeamPage's potential very early, and has tracked each stage of its evolution. I thank Traction Software's employees and customers for earning this recognition." See the 2014 KMWorld 100 list.

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