<H2>Important Updates to ODS Track</H2> <p><p>To all ODS Track Administrators,</p> <p>This is to inform you of important updates to the ODS Track system which were rolled out today the 16th of April 2015.&nbsp; The following major updates have been rolled out:</p> <ul> <li>New<strong> credit version-control</strong></li> <li>Ability to <strong>pull documents from template</strong></li> <li><strong>Export entire tracker database to an open-source format</strong></li> <li>Development of <strong>Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) Template</strong></li> <li>Print entire tracker outline to PDF</li> </ul> <h3>Credit revision-control</h3> <p>You can now maintain multiple revisions of credits in both templates as well as local "project-level" trackers.&nbsp; This replaces the old "edit local copy" feature which was used to edit credit descriptions and objectives. You can create/edit and select revisions for credits from the revision-control drop-down menus at the top-right of the Credit page.</p> <p>Previous credits that were edited via the "Edit Local Copy" method have been ported across as a new "Local Revision" under the new system.&nbsp; This change is seamless and no action is required from the administrators.</p> <p>The advantage of the new method is:</p> <ul> <li>Unlimited versions of the credit may be created and is saved with the tracker</li> <li>New revisions that are created at the template-level will appear and have the option to be used by all projects that are based on the template.&nbsp; This allows template-administrators to create new credit versions as they are released and gives project-users the option of adopting those new versions.</li> </ul> <h3>Pull documents from templates</h3> <p>Documents may now be uploaded to a template and projects that are based on that template now have the option to pull those documents into their projects. This may be selected from the menu on the left-hand-side of the "Tracker Overview" page under the heading "Admin Options."</p> <p>This may be useful if:</p> <ul> <li>There are consistent documents that are used across multiple projects.&nbsp; In this case a template should be created and the documents uploaded to the template.&nbsp; When a project is created based on that template then these documents may be pulled into the project without having to re-upload them.</li> <li>If there are Submission Templates (as per Green Star 2014) which have consistent fields pre-filled, or, you would like to version-control them from a template-level.</li> </ul> <p>Documents may be uploaded to the template at any time and will be pulled into the project so long as the project-level document has not been edited or deleted.&nbsp; If the project-level document has been edited or deleted then the project-admin will have to use the "Reinstate Default Documents" operation from the Credit homepage to reinstate that document from the template.</p> <h3>Export Tracker Database to JSON</h3> <p>The tracker database may now be dumped to a text-based open-source format (JSON).&nbsp; All of the tracker information including comment history and scores are included in that file.&nbsp; In theory the tracker could be re-instated on any platform from the information contained in that file.&nbsp; This may be useful if:</p> <ul> <li>You would like to maintain consistent backups of the tracker database on your local servers (further to the daily backups that are maintained by ODS on their own servers)</li> <li>You would like to do additional post-processing or analysis of your trackers on your own systems.</li> </ul> <h3>&nbsp;Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) Template</h3> <p>We have developed an Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Austraia (ISCA) infrastructure-rating tool template.&nbsp; This template is not currently available publicly due to copyright limitations by the ISCA.&nbsp; The template may be provided for your project upon proof of project registration.</p> <h3>Print Tracker Outline to PDF</h3> <p>You may now print an entire tracker to a PDF-document.&nbsp; This is useful if you have developed a custom tracker or other custom-QA system and would like to generate your own technical manual that is based on the system.&nbsp; This along with the above features make the ODS-Track platform suitable as a <strong>complete platform for the development of new tools,</strong> as well as maintenance and distribution of those tools.</p> <h3>About ODS Track</h3> <p>The ODS Track document mangement system is is a document and submission management framework which centralises and automates a large amount of document gathering, filing; reviewing and associated emailing of comments and reminders. On a typical Green Star Design v3 project it has been demonstrated to reduce the administrative burden of several thousands of emails of comments and reminders; automate filing and management of several hundred documents; increase the round 1 result and obtain the rating faster.&nbsp;<em><strong> If you would like to adopt ODS Track on your project then please respond to this email or contact us through our website to set up a company account which will give you unlimited access to the system.</strong></em></p> <p><em>You are recieving this email because you on the ODS Track system as a Project Administrator.&nbsp; If you would like to stop receiving these emails please log into the ODS Track system and remove yourself as a project administrator or simply reply to this email for assistance.</em></p></p> <p class="fright"><small>15/04/2015 | 23:00:35</small></p> <br><br>