What's New for July 2015

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The following new features and enhancements are available for July 2015:

Compensation Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
3 OU Salary Structure within Standard Reports 3 OU Salary Structure within Standard Reports   Prior to this enhancement, portals that defined a salary structure with primary, secondary, and tertiary organizational units (OU) could not report on the tertiary OU in the Employee Salary Range Report. With this enhancement, when running the Employee Salary Range Report, for portals that have configured their salary ranges with a tertiary OU, then the Tertiary OU column and the tertiary OU display in the report output.
Compensation Redesign and Auto-upgrade Compensation Redesign & Auto-upgrade   With this release, all portals are automatically upgraded with the new Compensation Task redesign. Because of this, the layout and appearance of compensation tasks will be improved. Also, organizations will receive new enhancements that have been released since November 2014 that only impacted the redesigned Compensation Task functionality.
Custom Employee Relationships for Compensation Snapshot Custom Employee Relationships for Compensation Snapshot   With this enhancement, administrators can constrain users' permissions for Compensation functionality using the custom employee relationships defined in their portal. These constraints can be applied to either individual permissions or as general constraints within a security role.
Decrease Budgets Decrease Budgets   With this enhancement, administrators are able to decrease a compensation manager's budget while the compensation manager's plan is in progress.

Connect Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Connect Redesign Connect Redesign Yes With the March 2014 Release, the user experience of Connect was completely redesigned. This includes a customizable main page, intuitive community set-up and activity, and Q&A, Suggestion, Discussion, and File posting types. Once enabled, new pages must be set up through Nav Tabs and Links. Note: New Connect and New Knowledge Bank is a replacement for Old Connect. Currently, there are no plans to retire Old Knowledge Bank.
Connect Redesign - Data Migration Connect Redesign - Data Migration Yes As of the February 2015 Release, a data migration script is available for all organizations using the legacy version of Connect. Communities, topics, and postings from the legacy version of Connect are copied into the redesigned Knowledge Bank and Communities functionality. The redesigned Knowledge Bank and Communities functionality functions differently than the legacy version of Connect, so only data is migrated; no permissions or preferences are migrated.
Community Activity Updates in Live Feed Community Activity Updates in Live Feed   With this enhancement, the Live Feed may now display community activity updates. This enables the user to view activity updates from all communities in which they are a member in a single location.
Flexible Availability for Cohort Communities Flexible Availability for Cohort Communities   With this enhancement, when editing the availability of a cohort topic or community, the entire cohort roster appears as a single line item. This functionality gives the administrator greater control over the availability configuration for cohort communities and topics, and allows for the creation of larger and more stable cohort rosters. In addition, if a new user is added to the cohort roster, any customized availability settings are maintained.
Like, Reply, and View Counts N/A   With this enhancement, the Likes, Replies, and Views totals are now updated in real time on the Topic Details page.
Share Topics across Communities Share Topics across Communities   With this enhancement, a topic can be shared across communities. A shared topic can be updated in one location, and the update is applied to the topic in all shared locations. This includes if a topic's subtopics and postings are updated. This enables administrators and moderators to update a posting in one location instead of multiple locations.
Sort Drop-downs in Topics Sort Dropdowns in Topics   With this enhancement, users can sort postings on the Topic Details page using six different options.
Threaded Replies in Postings Threaded Replies in Postings   With this enhancement, users are now able to reply directly to posting replies.

Learning Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Adobe Connect Seminar Rooms Integration   Yes With this enhancement, the Adobe Connect vILT integration now supports Seminar Rooms, in addition to Meetings and Shared Meetings. The Seminar Rooms functionality allows for a higher number of participants in sessions.
Cisco WebEx Meetings SSO WebEx VILT SSO Yes WebEx integration is enhanced to enable organizations to utilize the WebEx Single Sign On (SSO) functionality. When WebEx SSO is enabled, WebEx instructors are no longer required to enter their passwords when creating and launching meetings.
Collaborative Learning - Custom Fields Collaborative Learning Usability Improvements   With this enhancement, program and cohort learning objects (LOs) now support custom fields.
Collaborative Learning - Email Triggers Collaborative Learning Usability Improvements  

With this enhancement, the following new email triggers are now available for Collaborative Learning via Global Email Administration:

  • Video Comment - New
  • Video Comment - Reply
Collaborative Learning - Launch Cohort Collaborative Learning Usability Improvements   With this enhancement, when a cohort is launched from the Transcript, the Main tab of the cohort is opened.
Collaborative Learning - Cohorts in Standard Reports Collaborative Learning - Cohorts in Standard Reports   With this enhancement, standard reports now include cohorts.
Configurable Session Completion Date Configurable Session Completion Date   With this enhancement, organizations can configure how session completion dates are determined. Organizations can set the configuration for all new sessions in the portal. In addition, administrators may be granted permission to manually adjust the session completion date for individual users on the session roster.
Create Event LOs Web Service Create Event LOs Web Service Yes With this enhancement, a new Create Event web service is now available. This web service enables administrators to create event learning objects (LOs) via REST Web Services. This facilitates the creation of bulk event LOs.
Curricula Administration Localization Curricula Administration Localization   With this enhancement, the text field values can now be localized when creating or editing a curriculum.
Curriculum Player Redesign and Auto-upgrade Curriculum Player Redesign and Auto-upgrade   With this release, all portals are automatically upgraded with the new Curriculum Player redesign. Because of this, the layout and appearance of the Curriculum Player will be improved. Also, organizations will receive new enhancements that have been released since November 2014 that only impacted the redesigned Curriculum Player functionality.
Curriculum Versioning - Push to Completed Users Curriculum Versioning - Push to Completed Users   With this enhancement, the curriculum reversioning functionality is redesigned, providing additional options to administrators. Administrators have enhanced filtering options when defining which users are impacted by the new version of the curriculum, including the option to assign the new version of the curriculum to users in a Completed status. Administrators can also now define whether users are able to maintain their curriculum progress with the new version.
Custom Transaction Fields Custom Transaction Fields   With this enhancement, administrators can now create custom Transaction fields in Custom Field Administration. A Transaction tab is added to Custom Field Administration to enable administrators to create custom fields for transactions and add the fields to the transactions that are created when training is purchased. The fields can be added to the Shopping Cart, My Account, and Manage Transactions functionality.
Enhanced ILT Reservation Summary Standard Report Enhanced ILT Reservation Summary Standard Report   With this enhancement, fields are added to the Advanced Criteria section of the ILT Reservation Summary Report.
Filter Transcript by Type Filter Transcript by Type   With this enhancement, a learning object (LO) type filter is added to the Universal Profile: Transcript page. This enables users to filter the items within their transcript by a specific LO type, such as Online Class, Cohort, or Certification. Only a single LO type can be selected at a time.
Google Analytics on Self-Registration Page Google Analytics on Self-Registration Page  

With this release, when Google Analytics is enabled to be used within the portal and organizations use their Google Analytics tracking code, Web traffic will be tracked and reported back to Google Analytics for any page that includes a standard Cornerstone footer as well as any self-registration pages.

Hide Certified Certifications Hide Certified Certifications   With this enhancement, certified certifications can now be hidden from the Certifications widget and the Universal Profile: Transcript page. In addition, administrators can configure whether or not certified certifications are hidden on the Universal Profile: Transcript page by default. This enhancement enables users to more efficiently manage their certifications.
Offline Network Player Enhancements Offline Network Player Enhancements   With this enhancement, administrators can configure automatic training synchronizations using the Windows Task Scheduler. The Sync Management page now maintains a log of historical synchronizations. On the Download Courses page, administrators can search for and filter courses. On the Offline Transcript page, Completed courses can now be displayed and users can filter courses.
Quick Add Users to Session Roster Quick Add Users to Session Roster   With this enhancement, when an instructor or administrator clicks the Add Users link on the Session Roster page, the instructor or administrator is directed to a Select Users pop-up that allows them to select the users to be added to the session roster. They can then add the selected users to the roster. This avoids having to complete the Proxy Enrollment process.
Same LO in Multiple Recurring Curricula Same LO in Multiple Recurring Curricula   With this enhancement, a new preference is now available to control whether a LO may be added to multiple recurring curricula. Organizations may choose whether they enable the ability to include the same LO in multiple recurring curricula. This preference only impacts curricula that are created or modified after the preference is modified.
Support Up to 10 VAT Numbers Support Up to 10 VAT Numbers   Portals using the Extended Enterprise functionality to sell training internationally must include VAT (Value Added Tax) numbers in order to calculate tax. Often, the training is sold in more than one country, so it is imperative to have support for multiple VAT numbers. With this enhancement, the VAT Number field on the Modify Payment Account page will support up to 150 characters alphanumeric characters in a comma delimited string. This will allow administrators to enter up to 10 VAT numbers into the field. Prior to this enhancement, the field only accepted up to 25 characters.
Transcript Enhancements     With this enhancement, one of the Sort By filters on the Transcript is renamed from "By Date Added to Transcript" to "By Date Added." This applies when any training category is selected. Within Transcript Preferences, one of the Sort By options is renamed from "Date added to transcript" to "By Date Added." This applies to all training categories.
Transcript Redesign - Universal Profile Transcript Redesign - UP Yes With the June 2014 Release, the Transcript page is redesigned with an improved user experience and is accessible from the Universal Profile. Once enabled, active relevant widgets and links direct users to the new Transcript page. The configuration of the Transcript title and description is migrated to Transcript Preferences instead of within Navigation Tabs.
Update to TranscriptAndTask Web Service   Yes With this enhancement, the TranscriptAndTask web service is enhanced so that the launchURL that is generated in the web service response is encrypted. Because of this, organizations need the new encrypted URL to deep link to the Transcript Summary page for a user.
Withdrawal Penalty for Sessions in Curricula Withdrawal Penalty for Sessions in Curricula   With this enhancement, if a withdrawal penalty is configured for a session that is part of an event within a curriculum, and a user withdraws from the session, then the user is charged the withdrawal penalty.
Reports - Added Fields in Learning Custom Reports Added Fields in Learning Custom Reports  

With this enhancement, fields are added and modified in the Training section for the following custom reports:

  • Training Report
  • Training Plan Report
  • Transcript Report

Mobile Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Mobile Responsive Content Mobile Responsive Content Preference   With this enhancement, if an online course is designed to be responsive and is enabled for mobile devices, then administrators can now configure whether or not the online course content is responsive to the size of the screen on which it is being viewed.
Mobile User Generated Content - Video Mobile User Generated Content - Video   With this enhancement, users with the appropriate permissions can now upload a video from their mobile devices and submit the video for approval to the system administrator. After a user has submitted a video, they can view the details of their submission within the mobile application.

Performance Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Admin Preview for Performance Reviews Admin Preview for Performance Reviews   With this enhancement, when using the redesigned Performance Reviews functionality, administrators are now able to preview a performance review task before it is assigned to reviewers. This enables administrators to ensure the performance review task appears properly and make any necessary adjustments before it is finalized.
Ability to Inactivate Competencies Ability to Inactivate Competencies   With this enhancement, administrators can now make a competency inactive, which prevents it from being added to new skills matrix roles and competency models.
All Versions Count within Skills Matrix Standard Reports All Versions Count within Skills Matrix Standard Reports  

With this enhancement, if a user has completed any version of a LO, the LO will show as Completed and count toward role completion in the Skills Matrix Report. If a user has completed any version of a training equivalency, the LO will show as Completed and count towards role completion in the Skills Matrix Report.

Custom Employee Relationship for Goals Snapshot Custom Employee Relationship for Goals Snapshot   With this enhancement, administrators can constrain users' permissions for Goals functionality using the custom employee relationships defined in their portal. These constraints can be applied to either individual permissions or as general constraints within a security role.
Data Load Wizard - Competency Load Updates     With this enhancement, competencies loaded via the Competency Bank data load will have the Admin Visibility set to All Employees.
New Competency Management Permissions New Competency Management Permissions   With this enhancement, new Competency Assessment Bank Admin and Competency Assessment Model permissions control whether an administrator can view, edit, and manage competencies and competency models. Admin Visibility can be set for competencies and competency models, which restricts the administrators who can view the competencies and competency models.
Performance Review Email Digests Performance Review Email Digests   With this enhancement, administrators can create email digests for performance review step assignments. An email digest is a scheduled email that is sent on a recurring basis. They are intended to group a user's notifications and reminders into a single email. Email digests are only sent to a user if there is active content for the user. In future releases, the Email Digest functionality will be expanded to include additional email digest sections for other modules.
Reports - Added Fields in Custom Goal Reports Added Fields in Custom Goal Reports   With this enhancement, a Target Actual Amount field is added to the Targets section for custom Goal reports.

Platform Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Custom Charting Custom Charting   With this enhancement, charts can now be created for all custom report types. A new Chart tab is added to the Custom Report Builder page to allow users to display data visually.
Custom Employee Relationship Security Roles Custom Employee Relationship Security Roles   With this enhancement, administrators can constrain users' permissions using the custom employee relationships defined in their portal. These constraints can be applied to either individual permissions or as general constraints within a security role. In addition, administrators can enable dynamic security roles for any custom employee relationship, which are dynamically assigned to any user designated in the custom employee relationship.
Data Load Wizard - Blank Overwrite DLW - Blank Overwrite Automatically enabled when using the Data Load Wizard With this enhancement, the Blank Overwrite feature is updated to prevent it from overwriting existing values in the database when the fields containing these values are not mapped to the data file.
Data Load Wizard - Group Load DLW - Group Load Automatically enabled when using the Data Load Wizard With this enhancement, administrators can now load group data into the system via the Data Load Wizard. Using the Data Load Wizard, administrators are able to create new groups, update existing groups, add users to groups, and remove users from groups.
Data Load Wizard - User Load Primary Key   Yes With this enhancement, the User Data Load can now support the GUID as the primary key for a user record. This enables organizations to convert an external candidate within the Recruiting module to an internal user in the system. Organizations can also now use the Username as the primary key for a user record. When the Username is used as the primary key, the organization is able to modify the User ID via the data load.
Introducing Link Introducing Cornerstone Link Yes

Link is the newest product in Cornerstone OnDemand's unified suite of talent management applications. Link adds functionality to general Cornerstone system functionality so that organizations can use Cornerstone to manage their employee records. Organizations can continue to feed data from 3rd party systems, but Link's added functionality enables organizations to additionally manage their people data within the Cornerstone system. In addition, employee data can be maintained within the Cornerstone system and updated, when necessary in 3rd party business applications.

Link enables organizations to manage their talent data and their employee data in the same system.

Jump to Predictive Search Jump to Predictive Search   With this enhancement, clicking a predictive search result in the Global Search widget or page directly navigates the user to the appropriate page for the selected search result.
Link: Scheduled Changes in Auditing Log Introducing Cornerstone Link   With this enhancement, administrators now have the option to view future effective changes within the Modification History section. Administrators can also modify past or future effective dated records via the Effective Dated Records section. Lastly, when a future effective dated change is cancelled, the Modification History section now displays all cancelled modifications.
Link: Reason for Change Introducing Cornerstone Link   With this enhancement, administrators can select a reason for change when modifying employee data. These are intended to provide an explanation as to why a change was made. Administrators can define the reasons that can be selected. On the User Record, the reason for change is displayed in the Modification History section and the Effective Dated Record section.
Lockout Preferences Lockout Preferences   With this enhancement, administrators can configure the number of incorrect login attempts a user is allowed to make before they are locked out of their account. Administrators can configure the amount of time a user is locked out of their account before they can attempt to log in again. Administrators also have the ability to unlock a user's account when it has been locked.
Universal Profile - View Enlarged Photo View Enlarged Photo in Universal Profile Bio   This enhancement allows the user to view enlarged profile photos on all Universal Profile Bio pages.
User Record Contact Fields on My Account User Record Contact Fields on My Account   With this enhancement, administrators are able to enable users to modify their own contact information within My Account. Administrators configure which contact fields display on the page and which contact fields can be edited.
User Transcript Audit Report - New Action Time Stamp and HTML Output   Yes With this enhancement, a new action time stamp and HTML output capabilities are added to the User Transcript Audit Report.
Reports - Added Fields in Core Added Fields in Core   With this enhancement, a Date Effective field is added to the User section for all custom reports that include a User section.

Recruiting Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Added Recruiting Requisition and Vendor Fields in Custom Reports Added Recruiting Requisition and Vendor Fields in Custom Reports   With this enhancement, new fields are added to the Requisition and External Vendor sections for custom Recruiting reports. In addition, existing fields are enhanced in the External Vendor section.
Candidate My Profile Redesign and Auto Upgrade Candidate My Profile Redesign and Auto Upgrade   With this enhancement, the My Profile page in career sites is updated to improve the user experience by introducing common page elements, updating graphic to match current user interface (UI) styles, and enabling applicants to view applications and resumes per job application. In addition, applicants can now view their application and resume from the Application Status section on the My Profile page.
Candidate Search Redesign Candidate Search Redesign   The Candidate Search Query functionality is enhanced to improve the user experience when searching for talent or looking up specific candidates across internal and external users. The search is improved by enhancing the capabilities of the keyword search feature to allow Boolean operators to be used in the search. In addition, the information that is used to find matching candidates is expanded by including attached resumes. The user interface (UI) for the Candidate Search and search results pages is also updated to match current styles.
Encrypted User Custom Fields on Forms Encrypted User Custom Fields on Forms   This enhancement allows encrypted short text box fields to be used as User Custom Fields on forms. When included on a form, the fields automatically encrypt the data that is entered in the field once the form is saved or submitted.
First Advantage Integration   Yes Integration with First Advantage (FADV) provides a new integration provider for screenings, including background checks and drug screening.
Form Approvals Form Approvals   With this enhancement, an approval workflow process is added to the Form Management functionality. The approval process allows for submitted forms to go through a predefined approval workflow before they are considered completed.
Future Manager in Onboarding Emails Future Manager in Onboarding Emails  

Prior to this enhancement, when User's Manager was selected as the email recipient, the email was only sent to the user's current manager. This presented an issue in the onboarding process, because the user's current manager for internal new hires was not the manager that the new hire would have once they reached their onboarding start date. External new hires do not have a current manager while they are in their temporary organizational units, so the email is not sent to any recipient.

This enhancement rectifies the issue by adding an option to designate the User's Future Manager as a recipient for Onboarding emails. The user's future manager is the manager they will have when they reach the start date for their new position.

Succession Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary By Request? Description
Custom Employee Relationships for Succession Snapshot Custom Employee Relationships for Succession Snapshot   With this enhancement, administrators can constrain users' permissions for Succession functionality using the custom employee relationships defined in their portal. These constraints can be applied to either individual permissions or as general constraints within a security role.
Display Successor Roles in Succession Snapshot Display Roles the User is a Successor for in Succession Snapshot   With this enhancement, administrators can now quickly view for how many positions and users a user is planned as a successor from the Succession Snapshot page within Universal Profile. This enables them to make effective decisions based on the information.
Search Attributes in Universal Profile Resume Search Attributes in Universal Profile Resume   With this enhancement, users are able to search for a resume attribute when selecting a resume attribute on their Bio: Resume page. In addition, the Select Attribute pop-up now displays the parent attributes if the attribute has a parent value.
Succession Snapshot History Enhancements Succession Snapshot History Enhancements   With this enhancement, updates to the Succession Snapshot page are tracked in a Modification History section at the bottom of the page.
View-Only Permission for Succession Snapshot View-Only Permission for Succession Snapshot   With this enhancement, a new permission is now available, which only grants users the ability to view Succession Snapshot information. Because of the new permission, the Snapshot - Succession permission is renamed and is now titled Snapshot Succession - Manage. This permission continues to allow the ability to view and manage Succession Snapshot information.