Process Navigator is now fully documented in product. Version 13.5 includes a Getting Started Guide (pdf), as well as a User Manual (pdf) and equivalent on-line help.
All context-sensitive Help buttons now go to a version-specific, on-line help page. For example clicking Help on the Tools>Options dialog loads the following help file:
With full documentation in place, the Feature Previews option has been removed.
This approach to documentation is a great improvement over the Knowledge Base product documentation and in future will be extended to cover the full Triaster Library functionality. Following that, all product help documentation will be removed from the Triaster Knowledge Base.
An Advanced option has been introduced to group together all Process Navigator settings which require advanced understanding of how the software works:
Within this Advanced area, found in Tools>Options, an Advanced Mode has also been introduced. When 'Run in Advanced Mode' Process Navigator menu options are revealed for functionality which has the potential to change data or make overwrites across widespread maps, for example: 'Replace Data', 'Import Properties from Excel file' and 'Simulate and Aggregate'.
By default Process Navigator will not run in Advanced Mode - the menu options are greyed out - in order to reduce the chance that an inexperienced or casual process mapper makes erroneous widespread data changes or unintended overwrites of the process maps.
Please note that 'Advanced Mode' is simply a device for hiding and displaying menu options and toolbar buttons. It does not affect command line automation so if you have built task files to automate for example a Replace Data, then this will still work as before.
Simulation and Aggregation has been further enhanced in version 13.5. The major aim of the Simulation and Aggregation feature is to help derive the cost of a mapped 'as-is' process, along with the cost of several alternative 'to-be' processes. Thus quantifying the business case for change. A detailed article to explain Simulation and Aggregation will be included in the January/February 2014 Connector.
The following further enhancements have been made to the Alerts and Approvals functionality:
In addition, a new report has been added to the Publication Checklist reports, which gives information about unapproved maps.
Cross-browser compatibility has been improved. Before 13.5, the search capabilities of the Process Library would not work in any browser other than Internet Explorer. The search will now work on a number of browsers. This has become increasing important as we develop the Library for mobile devices.
A beta version of the mobile Library is also available in version 13.5. If you are interesting in testing this and helping evolve the new functionality, please contact email@example.com or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234.
Process Navigator 13.5 is available for download from the Triaster Knowledge Base, Software Download page. If you need a reminder of your activation code, please also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
At the time of any Library upgrade, we will install the latest software released. Therefore anyone on the list for Library upgrade will be automatically upgraded to the latest Triaster Server release (currently 13.5).
The Library upgrade process from software version 10.1 or earlier is a reasonably complex process, which is delivered free of charge by remote install (only) by Triaster for all Library customers.
If you have already been upgraded to version 11.2 or later, the upgrade to version 13.5 is much more straight forward, but does require some liaison. Please e-mail email@example.com or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234 to discuss. These are also the contact details, if you haven't yet commenced the Library upgrade process.
For more information on previous releases please see below: