From Strato's previous release (version 1.10), a lot of exciting new enhancements and more new features are again delivered for this newest version - Strato 1.11 .
These improvements promise great performance and usability, especially on creating templates, widgets, and the new Report Builder functionality.
Overviews of these changes are included in the sections below, with some of the major enhancements individually documented in our Help Center.
Strato v1.11 version is available starting Sept 9, 2019.
Having an Error when trying to Log-in to Strato?
For best performance of Strato, please read the following:
What are the browsers that are compatible with Strato?
How to Clear you Browser's Cache to Refresh Strato?
(Click section to see contents.)
Document Editor / Template Library
New Feature: Reusable Sections and Conditions [DITC-4285]
From the previous version of Strato, reusing an existing section was already possible when creating a new template. However, saved conditions were not captured when reusing a section so you would still need to recreate the condition. Also, reusing multiple sections need to be loaded in the new template one by one.
In this new release, the new "reusable section" feature allows you to select multiple sections within a template, with an option to save them as "reusable sections." These sections are then saved as a "Sub Template" which you can then reuse for other or new templates including their saved conditions if there are any. The highlight of this new feature and its related articles are here: Improved Reusable Sections
New Feature: Versioning in Document Template [DITC-5150]
When working on a document or template in Strato, a version of it is going to be saved every time you make and save changes in your document. This will serve as logs and to track the revision history of the document, which are going to be displayed at the bottom section of Document Settings. This will display who created the document, what changes were saved and when it was revised. You can also decide which version of your document should be published.
More information of this feature and its related articles are going to be published in this link: Version Control
New Feature: Reversible and/or condition style [DITC-6187]
When creating conditions, you can now reverse the placement of and/or. This further allows you to create more complex and versatile content based on conditions.
New Feature: Formulas Based on Dates [DITC-6186]
You can now create formulas in your document based on date fields.
Related article: TBA
Document Generation / Integration
New Feature: Internal Workflow [DITC-5155]
Instead of following a DocuSign or AdobeSign workflow, an internal workflow is now available that allows you to follow a workflow to sign documents without leaving Strato while still sending email notifications.
More details here: Add On: Internal Workflow
Enhancement: Apply Role Based Permission Authorisation from SuccessFactors [DITC-4540]
The authorizations from SuccessFactors can now be used to create a group in Strato. The release highlight for this enhancement is published here: Authorization Management
Enhancement: Applying and Reusing Filters in Widgets [DITC-5423 / [DITC-5324]
The selected filter options are now displayed in the widget. This allows you to see and keep track of the filters currently applied to the employees you have selected. In addition, the selected filters and selection options can now be saved for future use.
More of these updates here: Widget Selection Updates
Enhancement: Filters on Document Templates [DITC-5162]
The Employee Self Service Widget allows the employee to execute Strato documents. However, some are only specific to employees in certain regions. For example : An Australian employee may have different documents to a Chile employee. The document list in the widget needs to be dynamic enough to only display documents for particular employees, and hide the rest. For the release highlight of this enhancement, please read: Widget Redesign: Show Templates Based on Conditions
Enhancement: Search using JobTitle and JobTitleId in Application Widgets [DITC-5287]
You can now search the job titles by typing the JobTitle or the JobTitleId in the Application Widgets of Strato.
Enhancement: View Deleted Requisition [DITC-4769]
Deleted Requisitions can now be viewed by setting the Is Deleted field as the filter, with a value of False.
Enhancement / New Feature: Folder structure in the New Strato Library [DITC-3543]
The New Strato Library will now contain folders, templates, sections, and pictures. With this enhancement, you can now set privacy settings both on a folder and on a report level. Additionally, a section within a document can be directly edited from the library, which will then launch the section editor. More information will be published here: Strato Folders
Enhancement: BenefitEmployeeClaim entity [DITC-5539]
The BenefitEmployeeClaim entity is now available in Strato.
Enhancement: Sorting in Field Groups [DITC-5575]
The data displayed in the fields of a field group can now be sorted into ascending or descending based on a field.
New Feature: Strato Reporting (Beta) [DITC-4283] [DITC-4502] [Add-On]
Creating reports will now be possible in Strato using modules from Employee Central as its data source, via the new Report Builder functionality. Additionally, external datasources such as CSV files or Google sheets can be used when creating reports. This functionality needs to be activated to be enabled in your Strato solution.
More updates and information about this new functionality will be published soon.
DITC-5353 No Candidates in Application Widget
There was an issue where the number of candidates in SuccessFactors were not displayed in the Application Widget. This was caused by the special "ë" character in the Job Title and is now resolved.
DITC-5349 Duplicate fields when creating conditions
Fields no longer appear twice when creating a condition.
DITC-5345 Font issues
An issue was corrected where the font size gets changed after saving the document.
DITC-5336 "Component does not exist" error upon saving document
An error "Component does not exist" happens upon saving a document. This was caused when that document was a duplicate of another existing document. This has been resolved.
DITC-5332 Broken Images after Import
Images in an exported document no longer get broken once imported to a different system.
DITC-5572 Custom fields (display as image) in table sections
Corrected an issue wherein custom fields (display as image) could not be displayed in table sections.
DITC-5545 Adding a column in a table section causes the table to lose all its data when previewed
Corrected an issue where if a column is added to an existing table, all the data of the table section will be missing when previewed.
DITC-5318 XML Error when previewing document in editor
There was an issue where if field names contain special characters such as "<" and ">" caused an XML error when previewed from the document editor. This has been resolved.
DITC-5523 Deleted language still exists in document
Corrected an issue where a deleted language in the language settings tab would still exist in the translations dropdown and when uploaded in a different system. The translation is now deleted and the language no longer appears upon loading into a different system.
DITC-5998 Field Value was Not Displayed Properly
Corrected an issue where the Field Value for the Job Description field was incorrectly displayed. A Format as HTML tickbox under the Field Settings tab in the Document Editor was added to resolve this.
DITC-5997 Random Special Characters appear in Text Section
After saving documents, there may be instances where special characters such as "?" would appear in your document. This has been resolved.
DITC-5994 Unable to Load Global Sections
Resolved an issue where global sections could not be loaded in a different catalog.
DITC-5993 and 5991 Misplaced Reusable Section
Resolved an issue where a reusable section got misplaced upon loaded in a document.
DITC-5992 Image Loader - suddenly closing
Resolved an issue where it was unable to select a folder when uploading an image which was caused by the Image popup suddenly closing.
DITC-6178 Strato crashes when previewing from document editor
There was an issue where preview a document from the editor caused Strato to crash. This has been caused if fields used in formula do not have data in SuccessFactors. This has been resolved.
DITC-6211 Error when opening document in editor
[ ZD 9818 ]
There was an error when a document is opened in the template editor. This was caused by a deleted field used in a formula in the document. This has been resolved.
DITC-6188 Varying Font Settings in Document
[ ZD 9752 ]
It has been identified that some fonts in the document editor does not apply the font settings applied to them. As a workaround, make sure to use the Paste from Word function when pasting content from Microsoft Word.
DITC-6179 Fields displayed in search are inconsistent
[ ZD 9745 ]
Corrected an issue where the fields displayed when creating a custom formula varies every time the operation is change.
DITC-6209 Cannot immediately delete a custom field from a table
[ ZD 9816 ]
Resolved an issue where a custom field took some time before getting deleted in a cell of an inserted table.
DITC-6210 Cannot navigate to or click a table cell
[ ZD 9817 ]
Corrected an issue where users were not able to directly navigate or click the cell where the custom field was.
DITC-6223 Cell Padding was not applied in inserted table
[ ZD 9817 ]
There was an issue where cell padding that were set on a table was not applied when previewed from the editor or when generated from a widget. This has been resolved.
DITC-6240 Editable Section cannot be edited
[ ZD 9877 ]
Resolved an issue where an editable section could not be edited if it was pasted from Microsoft Word.
DITC-6222 Warning message for deleted fields used in conditions
[ ZD 9837 ]
If a custom field used in a row condition in an inserted table gets deleted, the row where the condition was set was still not displayed even if the field no longer exists. This has been corrected and the row is now displayed.
DITC-6375 Inconsistent behavior of searching for fields
[ ZD 9745 ]
Corrected an issue where using the search function when inserting or selecting fields was not displaying search results even if the fields actually exist.
DITC-6205 Name Search Inconsistency
[ ZD 9813 ]
When searching for employee names, the returned employee list is now more consistent.
DITC-6453 Data Format for Formulas
[ ZD 9923 ]
Data format for created formula fields can now be set.
DITC-6232 Field value for State field
[ ZD 9861 ]
Field values for the State field are now correctly displayed.
DITC-6183 Unable to use formula field that used other formula fields
Corrected an issue where creating formula fields that used other formula fields caused an error in Strato.
DITC-5325 Missing Employee Names
A sync button is now available to retrieve the name and photo of employees added into Strato from SuccessFactors.
DITC-5733 Error in Document Generation
Fixed an issue where documents could not be previewed from the Template Editor. This has been caused by issues with the personid and usedid in relation to Infotype 0105 Communication in SAP.
DITC-6004 Missing text template parameter in Application Widget
Corrected an issue where the textbox of a template parameter did not appear in a widget prior to document generation.
DITC-5362 Error Upon Generating Application Document
Resolved an issue where previewing generated Application documents resulted to an error.
DITC-5579 Generated PDF documents inside zip files were only limited to 10
Corrected an issue where only the first 10 employees selected will have their documents included in a zip file when downloaded.
DITC-5350 Save Generated Documents as Individual Files
Generated documents can now be downloaded as individual files in a zip folder.
DITC-4928 Corrected behavior of upload to SuccessFactors button
The upload to SuccessFactors button is no longer displayed if the system does not have this configured.
DITC-5341 Error upon generating document for mass employees
There was an issue where generating a document for an entire job title caused an error when previewed. This has been resolved.
DITC-5322 Difference in Preview vs Generate
There was an issue with the alignment and division of the sections between the Preview and the Generated view. This has been resolved and the document now looks the same in both views.
DITC-5342 Double header in preview
Documents are now correctly displayed on the left side of the document preview screen. The double header no longer appears.
DITC-5595 Mass Generation of PPTCs - Search Box
This change is for the Search Box to be in full screen when a widget is viewed as a tile in SuccessFactors.
DITC-6170 Random Special Characters in Document Preview
There were some random special characters that were being displayed upon previewing a document with an editable section. Code changes were done so that these special characters are no longer being displayed.
DITC-6208 Clicking "More" when Previewing from Template Editor displays "No Data"
Resolved an issue when clicking "More" during employee selection when previewing from Template Editor displays "No Data".
DITC-6376 Decimal Number issue
Decimal Numbers are now correctly should when used in Formula Fields and when rounding-off values.
DITC-6217 Date differences in template preview vs generate from widget
The value of date fields are now the same when previewed from the template editor and when generated from a widget.
DITC-6172 Field from JobOffer entity was not displaying the current version
Resolved an issue where a field was not displaying the current version of the data from SuccessFactors.
Fields does not display the data from current version in SuccessFactors
DITC-5429 Border thickness differs when Microservice us off and on
There was an inconsistency with the thickness of the line borders in a generated document, which depends on whether the Microservice setting is on or off. This has been corrected.
DITC-6785 Inconsistencies between Strato Preview, SuccessFactors Preview, and SuccessFactors PDF
[ ZD 10146 ]
Document now looks consistent when previewed from Strato and SuccessFactors as well as when download as PDF file from SuccessFactors.
DITC-6829 Unable to Edit Inserted Table from Widget Preview
[ ZD 10223 ]
Tables inserted in an editable text section can now be edited when previewed from a widget.
Enhancement: Number Format for Formula Fields - Replace [DITC-6951]
- Reason for Change: Previously, creating Formula Fields only supported the text Data Type
- What has been added: The Field Data Type can now be set to number to allow the creation of more complex formulas for computations such as salaries, balances, etc.
Enhancement: Preview Custom Fields [DITC-6203]
- Reason for Change: Previously, only fields from SuccessFactors can be previewed.
- What has been added: Custom and Formula fields created within Strato can now be previewed as well.
DITC-6931 Preview Timeout causes crashes
Previewing fields that result to timeout no longer causes Strato to crash. Additionally, a manual retry button has been added to retry previewing the fields.
DITC-6839 Error when editing merged field groups
Editing a merged field group with unequal number of primary fields and secondary fields causes an error. This has been fixed.
DITC-6625 Custom Fields were not copied went document was uploaded to a different system.
Resolved an issue where a document with a custom field was imported to a different system, the custom field was not created. This has been fixed and the custom fields inside a document are now created in the target system.
DITC-6966 Error when generating talent card
Code changes were done to fix an error when generating a talent card.
DITC-6856 Error when uploading documents to SuccessFactors
Fixed an issue where uploading a document to SuccessFactors caused an error.
DITC-6797 Inconsistencies between SuccessFactors and Strato
There were extra carriage returns in documents generated from a tile in SuccessFactors. This has been corrected. The documents are now consistent when generated from Strato and when generated from SuccessFactors.
Enhancement: Fixed Height Section [DITC-6861]
- Reason for Change: The height of a section may vary depending on the data of an employee. This causes the contents of the page to adjust.
- What has been added: A Fixed Height box has been added under Section Settings.
Enhancement: Add a new page [DITC-6419]
- Reason for Change: The current "Add a page below" button always adds pages at the end of the document.
- What has been added: An "add a new page" button has been added to be able to add a next page.
Enhancement: Vertical Alignment on Table Section [DITC-6851]
- Reason for Change: At present, the only available alignment option is Horizontal alignment - left, right, center, justified.
- What has been added: Data in Table Sections can now have the top, middle, bottom alignment in the cells.
Enhancement: Paste from Excel [DITC-7254]
- Reason for Change: Currently, only contents from Microsoft Word can be pasted in a Strato document via the Paste from Word button on the toolbar.
- What has been added: Content from Microsoft Excel can now be pasted.
DITC-6184 Warning Message In Preview box
The Warning Message about unsaved changes is displayed even after saving the document. This has been corrected.
DITC-6867 Upper Left Cell in nine box grid has a different border
Adjusted the code so that the border format of all the cell in a nine box grid are the the same.
DITC-6865 Carriage Returns are lost in Conditional Text
Carriage returns in conditional text were deleted after saving. This is now fixed.
DITC-6365 Unable to launch template editor in Internet Explorer 11
[ZD 9942 , 10044]
Fixed an issue where launching the document template editor in Internet Explorer 11 resulted to an error that prevented the document from being edited.
DITC-6855 Field in Template Preview follow the browser language instead of the preview language
Previewing a document from the editor takes the browser's language instead of the selected language for the preview. This has been corrected.