Alloy Navigator 2023.2 is Coming: What’s in Store?

Unveiling the exciting new features in the upcoming release of Alloy Navigator, the all-in-one ITSM/ITAM solution

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here—a major update that promises to streamline the way you work in Alloy Navigator, adding a fun, colorful touch. In this exclusive preview, we’ll take you on a quick tour of what you can expect from version 2023.2. From fantastic new features that will boost your productivity to a sleeker, a way more flexible user interface, this release has it all. Here is a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Conditional formatting in data views

We are thrilled to announce conditional formatting, a game-changing tool for data visualization and analysis for “new experience” data views. This exciting capability empowers you to transform your data views into dynamic, eye-catching reports. Conditional formatting helps you and your teammates easily spotlight information that is critical or needs immediate attention and quickly identify trends and patterns in large datasets. With visual cues and color-coding, you’ll gain valuable insights, making information processing smoother and more fun.

You can create formatting rules for rows and columns, applying background colors, font styles, and cell designs according to specific conditions. The intuitive condition rule builder will help you effortlessly create beautiful views for conditions of any complexity.

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Customizable form layouts

Another killer feature in the upcoming release is the introduction of customizable layouts for object detail forms. To access these unparalleled customization capabilities, users need to activate the New Experience toggle located on each full form.

At first glance, the new forms may appear like the classic ones, just faster. However, these new forms offer complete customization, allowing admins to tailor Alloy Navigator’s object detail forms to your specific business processes. Strategically position custom fields in prominent locations, introduce new tabs and sections, eliminate unused UI elements, and exercise full control over the arrangement of tabs, sections, and fields. The power is entirely in your hands!

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Group access to shared data views

Previously, when a technician shared a new data view, it immediately became available to all other technicians. The enhanced sharing mechanism is significantly more intelligent, granting precise control over the individuals or groups that can access shared views.

Seriously, why would Change Advisory Board members need data views intended for the Service Desk team? Or vice versa. The new version simplifies the process of sharing views with their intended audience, fostering better collaboration and reducing unnecessary clutter.

Tailoring spacing to suit your style

You are getting the flexibility to control the amount of information displayed on your screen at once. The new version introduces three distinct view modes to cater to your preferences.

  • Comfort: This classic format is ideal for those who prefer a more spacious layout with increased spacing. Comfort mode is the perfect choice for touch-enabled devices.
  • Compact: This mode strikes a balance, providing a moderate amount of spacing between rows. It allows you to view more records on a single screen compared to the comfort mode. Personally, I find this mode for large data views most appealing! 👓
  • Condensed: Tailored for those who want to maximize the number of records visible on a single screen.
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Swift transition to the new experience

We introduced a new experience in data grids over three months ago. During that preview period, our development team quickly addressed all reported issues and implemented numerous enhancements, mainly based on your feedback.

And now, drumroll, please! The new experience has reached a level of maturity that allows it to take over from the classic one. That’s why we’re introducing a seamless way to convert your cherished custom classic data views into their new equivalents, one by one. It is important to mention that all the classic views remain as they are, as the conversion process essentially duplicates the original view settings within the “new experience” interface.

We’ll conclude here, but there’s more to come. The upcoming major release encompasses search enhancements, workflow updates, the latest audit tools, and a host of other exciting features. We’re in the final stages of preparation, doing a thorough check, and we’re almost ready to roll it out. Stay close, we’ll keep you posted!

NOTE: Please be aware that the screenshots included in this article are for illustrative purposes. The UI is subject to ongoing development and improvements, which may lead to slight variations between these screenshots and the actual user experience.

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