To all ODS Track Administrators,
This is to inform you of important updates to the ODS Track system which were rolled out today the 16th of April 2015. The following major updates have been rolled out:
You can now maintain multiple revisions of credits in both templates as well as local "project-level" trackers. 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.
Previous credits that were edited via the "Edit Local Copy" method have been ported across as a new "Local Revision" under the new system. This change is seamless and no action is required from the administrators.
The advantage of the new method is:
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."
This may be useful if:
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. 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.
The tracker database may now be dumped to a text-based open-source format (JSON). All of the tracker information including comment history and scores are included in that file. In theory the tracker could be re-instated on any platform from the information contained in that file. This may be useful if:
We have developed an Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Austraia (ISCA) infrastructure-rating tool template. This template is not currently available publicly due to copyright limitations by the ISCA. The template may be provided for your project upon proof of project registration.
You may now print an entire tracker to a PDF-document. 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. This along with the above features make the ODS-Track platform suitable as a complete platform for the development of new tools, as well as maintenance and distribution of those tools.
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. 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.
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15/04/2015 | 23:00:35