We have been hard at work this summer creating a better experience for our users. The new VeriSky is a cleaner, faster, completely redesigned interface that we hope will make your life easier. Over the next few weeks, you will notice several changes to the VeriSky dashboard as we push out a series of 3 to 4 major updates. We are very excited about these changes and hope that you like them as much as we do. Please take a minute to check out some of the enhancements below.
Our number one goal while redesigning the main dashboard was to simplify. We focused on eliminating extra text, removing unnecessary features, and rearranging data and buttons to be as intuitive as possible. While this update is only the first step in simplifying your experience, we believe that you will be happy with the changes.
You'll notice that the old notification feeds have moved to the right side and have all been combined into one simple activity feed. Adding new projects and people is easier than ever. The scattered buttons from the old version have been rearranged and made into simple blue icons. Easy to find and easy to use. You'll also notice that we have removed a lot of the text on the page, increased the font size, and modernized the font style.
When redesigning the chapter dashboard, we did it with each individual user in mind. When Jane Smith logs into the system, whether she is a student, a manager, or an administrator, she is focused on completing the tasks that have been assigned to her. With that in mind, every change we have made (and will make over the next few weeks) is intended to provide pertinent information to the individual user. A manager logging into the system wants to see the three requirements that she needs to approve right at the top of her list, while a student leader is more interested in the items that are due in the next couple days. Each user plays a unique role and therefore deserves a unique dashboard that is tailored specifically to his or her needs.
This update includes a lot of changes to the chapter dashboard. In the old version, there was a lot of unnecessary text taking up prime real estate on the screen. Whether you are managing a probation, an expansion petition, or an accreditation application, creating and managing requirements is easier than ever. Clicking on "View Details" at the top of the screen will open up a new section that includes introduction text, reports, and a viewable calendar. Clicking "View Details" on any of the individual requirements will give you instant access to all of the pertinent information regarding that requirement, as well as the chat screen, documents, and support materials.
You will also notice that the old statuses (complete, incomplete, past due, etc.) have been replaced by a much more useful status. The system will now tell you which user the requirement is waiting on in order for it to be completed.
Hovering over your picture in the top right of the screen will now bring drop a menu with several new options. In addition to being able to change your account details, add a profile picture, and customize email notifications for your organization, you will also notice two other options: Reports and Analytics. Reports simply allows you to extract raw data from the system into a spreadsheet for staff meetings, board meetings, permanent files, etc. We are always developing new reports and are happy to develop custom reports on request. Analytics is a brand new feature and we are excited to hear your feedback.
As if file management, automatic notifications, and report generation aren't enough, we have begin working on the future of VeriSky. In a world full of raw data, we wanted to provide you with something more. Analytics provides a visual look into all of your data. While the beta version only has a handful of charts and graphs to peruse, the possibilities are endless. Imagine being able to see a 10 year history of your discipline data complete with charts, graphs, and maps. Our ultimate goal is to provide your organization with a full suite of analysis tools that aid in reviewing historical data, benchmarking, and developing projections. Analytics is still in its infancy and we need your help in order for it to reach its full potential. Please provide feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for much, much more in the coming weeks. We are very excited about the new VeriSky and would love to hear what you think. If your organization isn't currently using VeriSky for tracking and collaborating on paperwork, please contact us about a demo and free trial.