What’s new in Invotra?

New product features and improvements within Invotra!

 

July 2022

 

June 2022

 

May 2022

  • EMA project

Improvements to  the language and design of the error screens the user sees when they try to access unpublished sections and pages – Learn more

 

April 2022

 

March 2022

  • Invotra Auth release – Learn more
  • ‘Poll response’ option for group polls
  • Group widget – Pull in the latest group posts and group polls from a single group
  • Use Count Column – Learn more

 

February 2022

  • Banner widget
    The new banner widget enables Section Managers to easily create accessible and responsive banners without needing to use HTML or support from the webmaster to achieve this. Learn more
  • Invotra Authentication
    We have updated authentication for users and configuration for site administrators. Learn more

 

January 2022

  • Add users to multiple teams via the ‘User import’ – Learn more
  • Add a personal pronoun field to user profile – Learn more
  • Twitter widget – Learn more
  • ‘Share’ option on widgets [Share with Groups] – Learn more

 

December 2021

  • Update message and links for email notification
  • Ability to search for mobile numbers in user management – Learn more
  • ‘Confidential submissions’ option on webforms – Learn more 
  • Broadcast improvements – Learn more

 

October 2021

  • Upgrade to PHP 7.4

Upgraded all servers to PHP version 7.4 (from current PHP version 7.3)

  • Section specific previewers can view unpublished sections they are assigned to

 

September 2021

  • Group Description on Feed Joining Notification
    Webmasters and Group managers can configure group notifications so that they can set appropriate feed notification styles for group members

    Group members can set appropriate feed notifications for other group members joining the group

  • Blogs Widget- Multiple Authors and Blogs
    Webmasters, Global Section Managers and Local Section Managers can select a variety of Blog Author and/or Blog Titles and/or Tags within one widget, so that a set of related Blogs are presented for end users to consume in one place
  • Bulk Operations
    Bulk Operations project is a huge improvement to the existing Manage Content and Files screens

    Allow selection of multiple options in blog widget

August 2021

  • Badge Manager Role
    Distribute badge management across your workforce with the new badge manager role. Now you can empower individuals to create, manage and distribute badges without the need for your webmasters to manage it all
  • Section Specific Previewer Role

The previewer role is now section-specific meaning that you can allow stakeholders to preview specific sections without providing access to the wider intranet

  • Cloning a widget

Build entire sections at speed with the new ‘Clone widget’ functionality. You can now clone an entire widget and it’s configuration with a single click allowing you to design your sections and content at pace

 

July 2021

  • Welcome email formatting for Gov Notify integration – Learn more

 

June 2021

  • Clear Webforms Results
    Extending content management powers to section managers. Now section managers can clear webform results to start a new round of data gathering without having to duplicate a webform
  • Poll Content Type to be Section Based
    Extending content management powers to publishers, editors, and authors. Polls are now a content type so they can be easily edited by members of a section’s publishing team
  • Accordion Function for WYSIWYG
    Publishers can now create sections and snippets of content that can be displayed and hidden by the user. This makes content more interactive and easier to navigate, especially for text-heavy FAQs – Learn more
  • Aggregated Feed Messages
    Messages appearing on a user’s feed will no longer repeat with every new interaction, such as a new comment. New actions on updates will be aggregated to make feeds quicker and clearer to digest – Learn more

 

May 2021

  • Importer Project
    The importer project lets you integrate your user management application with our API so you can manage user information between Invotra and your identity source, e.g. Azure.Learn more
  • Invotra Mobile App
    The Invotra mobile app is now available in the App Store. It puts your organisation in the palm of your hands, connecting you to the people and information you need to progress at work. What’s more, the mobile app is absolutely secure with Invotra Auth’s multi-factor authentication and single sign-on capabilities – Learn more
  • Manage Groups
    Keeping groups up to date and relevant has never been easier with Automated Groups Reporting, or ‘Manage Groups’ as it is called in the product.

Highlight and remove groups that haven’t posted anything in over a year, groups without any members, groups without an admin. Alternatively, don’t miss the most active areas on your intranet: Look at the number of members, admins, posts in the last 7 days, all the signs you need to know if something is popular and needs wider attention – Learn more

 

April 2021

  • Search People by Blank Job Title
    For an intranet to be at its best, user data needs to be kept up to date. Invotra Intranet’s profile settings trigger so much of its essential functionality: Targeted content, search filtering, and permission-based access. Now, any user without a job title can be quickly identified using the people search category and updated – Learn more

  • Custom Layouts
    You can now create up to 25 custom layouts with up to 10 rows in each. Custom layouts slot seamlessly into the new Edit Mode features, launched in 5.12, and let publishers deliver designs that match their organisation’s content vision and experience – Learn more
  • Closing Group Polls
    Group Polls have an option to set a closing date, which triggers the poll to close at 23:59 on the appropriate date – Learn more

 

March 2021

  • Sidebars
    Whatever you’re working on, you now have the support of a sidekick sidebar. It gets out of the way when you need to focus and steps in when action’s required — adding widgets, changing layouts, scheduling publish dates.
  • Alert messages
    Quick reminders guard against you ever losing work. You might be editing at double speed, picking a template then tweaking it slightly with a couple widgets, before deciding the title isn’t quite right. Do you want to save your changes so far? Yes – Learn more
  • Content fields
    Content fields have been refreshed and reflowed for a more spacious, calm and considered editing experience. News articles, manuals and forms all benefit from better titling, labelling and assistive text, and so do all of our publishers – Learn more
  • Widget Library
    Everything you create is displayed through a widget, they are the building blocks and they now stack up straighter than ever. Categories are specific and each widget gives you a helping hand as to what it is and how to use it when you click ‘i’ – Learn more

 

January 2021

  • Advanced targeting
    Targeting content is now more accurate as you can target teams in certain regions, or specific role grades in multiple locations. Previously, you had to choose to target in only one of those available categories. 
  • Quick-view widget settings
    Whenever you are editing a section or content type in build, you can hover over the widget settings icon to find out how each widget is configured without having go in and investigate. Speeding up content creation for section managers everywhere. 

 

December 2020

  • Confirmation modals

Previously, your internet browser would ask if you were sure you wanted to delete a widget. Now, it’s part of the product in a modal that is clear and obvious for content creators.

 

November 2020

  • Video streaming

Up until now, Invotra customers could easily embed videos from the likes of YouTube and Vimeo. With Invotra Video however, the streaming of exclusive content can become a seamless part of an organisation’s comms strategy. Host 2 to 3 hour long videos before adding them to the relevant sections of your site or integrating them within existing content – Learn more

  • Layouts experience

The way you change your layout has been reordered and simplified to make the process clearer and quicker. The regions that define layouts, that is, how many regions are in each row, are now named numerically to help improve communication between comms and design teams. This will also influence mobile design capabilities in 2021 – Learn more

 

October 2020

  • Read-only access

Safeguard your users from friction and protect them from inappropriate interactions. The read-only access role gives webmasters the control to stop individuals from doing anything other than consuming content on their site. This might be while an investigation runs its course, or could be the outcome of an investigation, where an individual is banned from commenting for 6 months – Learn more

September 2020

  • Mandatory content review

You now have the ability to make content reviews mandatory for content types. It’s a useful way to ensure content is always up-to-date, accurate and relevant. It also acts as an automated unpublisher of content if the review date passes without being reset. You choose the content types that feature the mandatory content review field and the rest is up to your content creators.Learn more

  • Progress indicators

We updated the progress indicator style from an indeterminate linear progress indicator to a determinate linear progress indicator. The change was to address visual issues for accessibility users. The new progress indicator will provide feedback and inform users of page load activity as well as confirming that an action like save is in progress.

 

August 2020

  • Notify integration

Invotra now integrates with Notify, the UK Government’s notification service that lets users create and send emails, text messages and letters. Dedicated to central government, local authority and NHS organisations, Notify will be available to all of Invotra’s public sector customers. Take advantage of Notify’s customisable templates, performance dashboards, as well as the manual or automated send function that give users live updates on sending, sent and failed deliveries – Learn more

  • Filter drawer

The filter draw, which features in all search results pages, app pages, and workplace pages (My Content and Manage Content) has been slimmed down to reduce the cognitive load for users. The action buttons have also been re-written to be consistent and clearer.

  • Delete all comments widget

The first externally hosted widget is now available. Built using javascript and APIs to allow customers to introduce even more flexibility within the product for their specific needs. This widget provides a simple button that can be added to News pages to automatically delete all comments held on that news article.  

Please contact us for more information about how to introduce your own external widgets.