Aristotle Support

July Release

Article ID: 1156
Last updated: 02 Jul, 2014

 Overview:  

July Release:  The July Release will launch July 2nd.  

The July Release is focused on kicking off Action Center related functionality specifically linking Action Alerts and Action Center within our Blast Email Wizard to make sending alert much more efficient and eliminating the need for the user to hunt down and modify links.   We will also be enhancing VIQ Email capabilities to include email templates.  July release will support advanced user controls relating to CAPTCHA and Unsubscribe utility.  In the July release you will find support for  Political Committee and Disbursement Import.   We also released several client requested reports.  Also – we are standardizing our MICR Printing capability.  We have sought to enhance load times of 360.  We have added Hover Text to political committee to make it easier to see committee disbursement activity.

 

August Release is scheduled to go live August 21st which is a bit later than normal as there is an FEC filing due August 20th and we do not have planned software releases immediately prior to a filing day.

 

The primary goal for this release is establishing a stable and effective technical foundation for Action Center 3.0.  We are currently doing the UI/UX client interviews to guide our overall client experience

 

Enhancements

PCS Check Request ServiceFacilitate and speed deployment for new PCS clients. New deployment will no longer require a new build to setup the service.

 

Affiliated Committee Limit Checking- Provide support for corporations that may have multiple federal PACs giving to a specific committee. This feature will support two or more affiliated PACs and enforce a common limit. This enhancement applies only for disbursements though we are trying to work in a receipt enhancement in forth-coming Sprints.   Any corporation with two affiliated PACs should benefit from this enhancement.

 

NAR Enhancement: Custom Check Request Page: Based on FA, state association should only see specific contribution types. Confirmation email now includes name of user who is logged into the check request page.

 

Webform – Provide Explanatory text for Total Payment and Multiple Payment- The Total Payment and Multiple Payment options on Webforms now includes clarifying text to help user understand the implication of the option selected for greater clarity.

 

Optimize Load Times on Panels Upon visiting a Legislator, Individual and Committee pages activity will build server and browser cache that will provide faster performance on subsequent visits.

 

Political Committees and Disbursement Imports – To facilitate loading state level political committees as well as disbursements that standard import wizard.   We recommend all Federal committees continue to leverage the COSMOS tool. The tool will provide the other to add non-existing committees as well as ignore non-existing committees. Matching will support the following options: Committee Name and Primary Address state or Source ID or Registration ID. 

 

VIQ Email Enhancement  - Support Email Templates – Provide template support to VIQ

 

CAPTCHA –Enable / Disable CAPTCHA  - We have created a DB settings where Admin User can set CAPTCHA may be set On or OFF for all webforms or enforced for selected webforms.  A confirmation message will be displayed alerting user to impact of their desired settings. If settings reflects selected webforms the user will be able to apply desired state based on Confirm Options page. The default setting will be set to on by default.

 

Unsubscribe – Turn on or off Unsubscribe option  - Based on corporate PACs desire to prevent users from unsubscribing from internal communication we have set an option within Database Settings called Unsubscribe Manager.  This permits the Unsubscribe Manager from being enforced.  Unsubscribe is set to ON by default.  When turned off a message is displayed warning that Aristotle may, if alerted to abuse, turn on the enforcement.  When turned off emails will no longer provide unsubscribe option to recipients.

 

Accurate list of acceptable formats on import Wizard – Accurately described supported files for import wizard.

 

Email Wizard –Support Action Center and Action Alert Links – Support sending out Action Alert/Action Center Links using Blast Email Wizard.  These links are now supported within the Blast Email Wizard to ease the ability of user to find actionable links within the blast email.  When the “Earth – Paper Clip” icon is selected a new UI is presented that provides an option for Action Center and Action Alert.  When Action Alert is selected a drop down box is displayed showing available Alerts. Also we have included click through tracking and Enable Auto login where users credentials are passed to automatically recognize individual. Similar support is provided for webforms.

 

Add Hover Text to Political Committee – Added Hover Text to provide details on giving to specific committees. Provides additional details when displaying Legislator results and displaying linked committee column as it will show which committees (linked to legislator) that make up YTD giving.

 

Reports

 

Fly In - Create Handout Report and Button –Created reported to support Handouts. Clients like NBWA wanted the ability to print only Handout portion of this report. Report will respect the Map include/exclude toggle on Fly-In UI.

 

 

 

Client Specific Report

 Covered Associate Report- Client requested report showing status of payroll contributors and their Covered Associate status

 

Disbursement Activity Report – Client requested disbursement report

 

Contribution Summary Report – Client requested contribution summary report

 

Detailed Contribution Report – Client requested contribution report

 

Bugs & Enhancements Comprehensive List

 

 

Work Item Type

ID

Title

Total

Bug

14031

Activity sort does not execute (Case 278982)

1

14203

Disbursement By State Report not retrieve the entire list of disbursements

1

14283

Email field on the web form confirmation labeled incorrectly

1

14345

Issue with the "merging records", when search results from Quick Search (282873)

1

14387

Delete receipt not flagging audit fields

1

14976

Web Forms - Drop Downs gone after deleting group/category {26081}

1

15072

Advanced Search not filtering on deleted employers

1

15150

RE: p6_NathanDealforGovernor / contributions being saved as 0 dollar contributions. {26834}

1

15393

- “Show Members” feature is not respecting the deleted flag for Individuals

1

15808

Quick Search and Basic Search are disabled In IE after working with Action Alert

1

16069

The 'Twitter' field name on legislator records is spelled incorrectly (currently says 'Twiter')

1

16070

Event category functionality {29967}

1

16096

Statement Date {30086}

1

16107

Import receipts and assign to event {30087}

1

16108

Unable to select open batches {30088}

1

16236

{30151} 'Event Summary Report' is showing inflated total receipt amounts for certain events vs a query builder search

1

16653

Individual Basic Search - when State is entered in search screen error message appears

1

16795

IE9: Individual record fails to load when Compatibility View is on

1

17216

Fly In New Appointment is not respecting the Fly In Date Range Parameter

1

17424

Import Manager not available to users with Import Manager Permissions

1

17443

Increase size of Employer Field on webform to equal the max length of Employer field in 360

1

17714

Undefined URL showing on mass email wizard editor when click on webform link

1

17820

DB setting tool : Names to appear in alpha sorting

1

17822

Mass Email: Does not do anything on clicking Web-form --> OK button (on Link pop-up)

1

17824

Unsubscribe Enable/Disable button text is confusing to the user

1

17825

Warning message displayed on both Enable and Disable of unsubscribe link

1

17828

Enable Captcha for Specific Web Forms not working

1

17839

Hover Text not working on multi-browser

1

17852

Import: Change of message on STEP 2 & STEP 3

1

17863

Covered Associate Report Last Receipt Amount $ is missing

1

17864

Covered Associate Report Last Receipt Date showing timestamps

1

17865

Covered Associate Report Input Parameters Receipt Type is missing

1

17937

Mass Email: Unable to disable click through tracking for Action Alert and Action Center

1

17938

Change of pop-up position, on changing the link types

1

17979

Using "Republican" in the Party field causes no results to show

1

17984

: As per requirement title = Disbursement Activity Report

1

18172

 Election Year instead of Election Cycle

1

18173

Import: Label & UI Issues

1

18183

Receipt and Disbursements not importing

1

18184

Import Match Criteria not applying

1

18186

Select State instead of State

1

18272

Committee Page will not load correctly

1

18281

Confirmation Email not received

1

18329

MICR Controls: Sorting of the 'Check Template' dropdown is incorrect (DB Settings)

1

18330

MICR Controls: Label Changes

1

18336

VIQ: Change 'Recipient Email Type' default to 'Personal Email

1

18337

Changes to "Last Election" data for Senators in ABA disbursement report

1

18346

Fly-In: Printing next appointment at the end of the last appointment

1

Bug Total

48

Product Backlog Item

13325

Enhancements to custom check request page

1

16604

MICR Printing Controls

1

16605

Webform - Provide explanatory text for Total Payment and Multiple Payment Option

1

16655

Affiliated Committee Limit Checking

1

16749

Performance: Optimize Load Times of Panels

1

17069

Covered Associate Report QRT

1

17087

Import: Political Committee and Disbursement Import

1

17143

VIQ Email Routine Enhancement Support Email Templates

1

17283

Web-Form: Enable/Disable 'CAPTCHA'

1

17414

More accurately list acceptable formats on import wizard.

1

17422

Action Center - Action Center and Action alert Email Wizard Link Integration

1

17423

Add Hover Text Support For Political Committee Display

1

17438

Unsubscribe - Provide ability to turn on/off Unsubscribe Manager

1

17442

Fly In - Create Handout Report and Button

1

17450

Disbursement Activity Report

1

17823

Custom Report: Contribution Summary Report

1

17827

Detailed Contribution Report

1

Product Backlog Item Total

17

Technical Backlog Item

18293

PCS - Requirement for PCS Checkrequest web service to automatically take care of new PCS clients

1

Technical Backlog Item Total

1

Grand Total

66

 

 

 

 

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