Thursday, May 28 saw the biggest release of the year with new features and many improvements throughout each and every module. Most of them have been directly requested by our customers. So where to start?
CATS is now what it is: Setup!
One of the most answered questions of the client service team has always been: What is CATS and what’s the actual meaning of it? Originally used as an internal admin tool to manage customer accounts, the functionalities of CATS have been more and more enhanced. It contains the entire user management, the setup of tags that can be used in all the other modules, the management of user teams and much more. So we decided to give it a more handy name: please welcome Setup! And to finally solve the mystery, CATS stood for “Customer Administration Tool Suite”.
Group countries to regions
To introduce Setup properly we included a long awaited new feature. From now on you can group countries to dedicated regions, e.g. continents, markets or whatever you need. In Rollouts and Networks the regions can then be used in each of the table overviews to give you more flexibility to group and filter your connections and launches.
The global dashboard supports groups now
Top-level managers don’t like to waste time and the global dashboards allow a quick overview over the activities in all modules at one glance, customised to your very own needs. Consequently they became very popular since the release a few months ago. So far they provided information only for one organisation. In order to get information for all group members some clicks still had to be made. There is no need for that anymore: it now has a group version to support the Rollouts and IREG Toolbox group dashboard gadgets.
New dashboards and extracts for the IREG Toolbox
Our IREG Toolbox is a swiss-army-knife for automation processes that puts efficiency on a completely new level. But it’s also a powerful reporting tool with multi-purpose dashboards and extracts that cover all important sections of an IR.21 and IR.85 document. In this release we included two new extracts. The LTE-M services supported-extract lists the services supported for VPMN and HPMN. Connection to inter-PMN IP backbone (Non-overlapping) lists all IP addresses of a TADIG code without overlapping and nested IP address ranges.
For our group customers, we added a dashboard gadget to display how many documents each group member has in their Inbox. This helps you with identifying bottlenecks and speeding up your network configuration processes.
To complete the whole release package, we added the option to query and update custom field values via a 3rd-party-API. Now it’s possible to use translation type information from MSISDN and GT number ranges in vendor-specific configuration templates.
Spring-cleaning for your connections
Remember the old times, when you tried to maintain your roaming-relations in messy excel-sheets? Things have brightened up considerably since our Networks module helps you to be always up-to-date. However things change sometimes, partners leave, networks close down and you need to eliminate redundant entries. To keep track these relics have to be removed from your footprint. From now on, you can handle this with an iron fist by using the bulk delete option. You can clear multiple connections with one click, so be careful, as soon as it’s away it is really gone. If you would just like to redefine your relationships, you can either decide to remove only one direction for multiple networks or any selected service.
By the way: With the March release, we introduced a new feature that displays information about 2G/3G network closures and 4G/VoLTE/5G network availabilities. Now you can also subscribe to emails that automatically keep you informed about upcoming network openings and closures, just check the settings to enable it.