Here’s what’s new in the latest Jedox software release:

Jedox 2018.4 is now available – Check out the New Features.

Jedox is a highly flexible modeling platform for business users who want to build their own apps for planning, analytics, and reporting. The November 2018 release, Jedox 2018.4, provides several enhancements for power users, admins, and planners alike to further simplify and integrate planning across the entire organization. Read about the highlights from the latest release below.

Jedox Release Highlights

#1 Smart Data-driven Modeling in Jedox Web

The new data-driven modeling engine in Jedox Web lets you build a new app in just a few seconds. The new engine creates a multi-dimensional data model for you. Simply upload data from your ERP, CRM, or other source systems in an Excel file. Smart, data-driven modeling automatically recognizes dimensions and data types. You can modify the structure of your model using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. When ready, the engine creates your data model in seconds.

#2 Offline Mode for Jedox Excel Add-in

Disconnect your Excel workbook from the Jedox In-Memory Database to make quick offline modifications and changes in your workbook with static values. When you reconnect to the database, your values are automatically refreshed, and you can keep working with real-time values.

#3 Report Designer: Labels and Hidden Sheets

Use the new form element label to enhance your reports with free-form annotations. A label can display either text or the result of a formula.
Hiding sheets in Jedox Web Spreadsheets allows you to add meta content that is not displayed for end users. Hiding is a reversible action that enables you to simplify the report design process and direct your planners to relevant content.

#4 Multi-cell Entry

For more ease of use in planning, budgeting, and forecasting, you can now add the same value to a continuous range of cells or to scattered cells with special key combinations, similar to what you can do in an Excel Spreadsheet.

  • To add a value to a continuous range of cells, select one cell, then hold the SHIFT key and select the last cell.
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  • To add a value to scattered cells, select one cell, then hold the CONTROL key and select additional cells.

Once the cells have been selected, enter the value and press the ENTER key. The value will then be applied to all of the selected cells. You can also use input via a data validation list or the copy command.

#5 Administration: Scheduled backups, Native SAML Support and User-defined Password Policy

Now it’s simple to schedule a database backup in Jedox Modeler. The new feature Schedule Database Backupcreates a task in Jedox Scheduler. Access this functionality by right-clicking a database in Jedox Modeler.

Jedox 2018.4 natively supports the SAML standard for server-side and client-side authentication, using third-party identity providers, such as Azure Active Directory or Salesforce.

You can now set your own password policy, including password length and complexity/ pattern. Users will be asked to comply with your password policy in the ‘Change Password’ dialog.

What’s New in 2018.4 – Release Notes

Curious what else is in store with Jedox 2018.4? Read the entire release notes document “What’s New in Jedox 2018.4”.

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For the third year in a row, Jedox was recognized by users in the category “Project Length” among the peer group of integrated performance management products. In addition, the self-service platform for planning, reporting, and analytics was voted as a leading software for its price-to-value, query speed, customer experience, flexibility and leading support from vendors and implementation partners.

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Jedox 2018.3 Release – Cloud security, ease-of-use and connectivity reach new heights
Jedox 2018.3 is available as of today – Here is an overview of the latest features and updates. As more and more customers adopt Jedox software as a service running in the cloud, reliability, performance, and – above all – security are essential aspects of the overall CPM solution. Customers want their data to be managed securely in the cloud, with access limited to authorized people only. They want a reliable data storage and a scalable service that can quickly adapt to the needs of the business. And customers expect to take advantage and integrate seamlessly with best-of-breed or new services as they become available.
Security and Compliance We have put a lot of work in Jedox 2018.3, our latest release, to ensure that our software-as-a-service covers all the criteria above. Between 2018.2 and 2018.3 releases, we published a new web source for Jedox security and compliance information: https://trust.jedox.com. We were re-certified against ISO 27001 for information security and we passed the SOC 2 audit. SOC stands for “System and Organization Controls,” and includes a series of standards and internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization. It is designed to help measure how well a service organization, like Jedox, conducts and regulates its information in order to provide confidence and peace of mind for customers.
UI Refresh – More to come 2018.3 also brings a freshened-up UI with first updates to the usability and look and feel in Report Manager, Report Designer and the home screen. We added a new ribbon format, the Simple Ribbon, in the spreadsheet editor in Jedox Web. This UI option merges the advantages of a ribbon, such as grouping buttons by functionality, with those of a toolbar, such as using less space and preventing clutter. For casual users this provides more intuitive navigation. We also added easy access to recently used items. This is just the beginning of the Jedox UI refresh – stay tuned for more to come.
Salesforce Connector 2.0 Connecting Jedox with the eco-system and best-of-breed applications is a high priority for Jedox. In 2018.3, we significantly enhanced the integration with Salesforce CRM for simplified sales planning. A new bulk API and support for Salesforce Object Query Language, SOQL, for data retrieval has been added, as well as new writeback functionality for data load to Salesforce. We are proud to present the latest version: Jedox 2018.3. For a complete list of new features please check out the entire release notes document here.
 

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Jedox Global Partner Summit

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The annual Jedox Partner Summit is the biggest networking event and exchange forum for Jedox business partners. Following the motto “Take off to the Cloud” Jedox invites its partner network to the vibrant city of Cologne, where both Jedox newbies and veterans alike can look forward to two days of exciting keynotes, vivid live demos and in-depth workshops covering technology, marketing and sales insights.

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