Thursday, 3 April 2014

Our development team have been busy...

It’s been a while since we wrote about the new features we are adding to Market Dojo.  However, that doesn’t mean the development team have been taking it easy.  Even though we have been hard at work on some big enhancements (more about those very soon), we still found time for our ongoing improvements programme.

Here are some of the highlights…

Performance

Our customers are running bigger and bigger events, with more Participants and more Lots.  When running these big events, we noticed some areas that might act as bottlenecks.   We have been looking at where things were not as fast as they should be, and improved them.  You should see a marked improvement in response times if you are running an Auction with more than 30 lots or participants where a lot of bids are received in a short period of time.

We know that speed matters, and we have lots more planned for this area, but we believe this is a good start.

Bid upload

As part of the drive to support big events, we have added the ability to upload RFQ and Qualification Bids using a spreadsheet. This means that Participants can submit bids copied in from a spreadsheet, rather than having to re-enter them to the application.  This can save a lot of time if you are providing information on 100+ lots.  To learn more about this feature, please see the demo video.

Category Dojo

We launched Category Dojo at the end of last year. Since then we have been working with customers and looking for ways to improve. The changes include...

  • Fine-tuning the algorithms to make the recommendations more accurate
  • A ‘clone portfolio’ feature, to allow new portfolios to be created more quickly.
  • Improvements to the Prioritisation Report, to make it easier to weight the different factors you want to consider when planning your strategy.

Support

We have created a support portal. This links our live chat, CRM and bug tracking systems, so if you do have a problem, we will be able to help you even more quickly.

General

We have also included more than 100 smaller tweaks and bug fixes to make using our products more enjoyable, even if you are still using older versions of Internet Explorer.


A lot of these changes came as a result of customer suggestions.  We think they will improve the product for all our customers. We would love to hear what you think.

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