We are happy to announce that a new major version has been released, EyeQuestion 5! Before we update customers from 4 to 5, we will need to schedule a call and go over some changes to make sure the transition to 5 will go over as smoothly as possible. We will gradually start the roll out. We hope to update everyone as soon as possible.
So what exactly is different relative to EyeQuestion 4? Below are the major differences between the two versions.
The project overview has been made more user friendly by having a clear distinction between the folders on the left hand side and the projects on the right hand side. Added options for filtering and searching based on project properties, such as date/time, author, etc, were added to make sure you are able to quickly find the project that you were looking for. We also added an overview of the amount of open and closed sessions that a project has. On the right side you see some quick action buttons to for example deploy a project from this view.
The different access levels are now not used anymore. Instead of having 6 access levels where each level can do more then the level below, we now have 11 profiles, all of them with their own functionality. This means that when upgrading from 4 to 5, your existing access levels will be turned in one or more profiles, based on the current functionality that your user had in EyeQuestion 4. This also means that not all new functionality will be available right away as this is tied to one of the new profiles. Profiles gives your company a lot more flexibility in assigning only certain functionality to your users, which is something the old access levels was missing.
User and Panel Management
In EyeQuestion 5, there is a clear distinction between users and panelists. Registered users with a panelists profile can be found in the panel management overview whilst registered users with one or more user profiles can be found and managed in the user management overview. For panel management we also added the possibility to create custom categories and assign these to both users and panelists. Custom created categories can also be used in questionnaires so that participants can update this information themselves. Based on the collected data, dynamic panels can be created and used in projects.
Template and Training Management
EyeQuestion 5 offers users the possibility to create their own project template database by easily using existing projects and saving them as a template or by importing external projects. Templates can have a status and a version in order to make sure your database is fully manageable. There is also a possibility to link custom templates to a user specific training, meaning that users who have not been trained to use a template cannot create a project based on that template.
Another big addition to EyeQuestion 5 is the possibility to quickly create projects using a wizard step workflow with EyeQuestion Express. Express works with specific express templates and is a way to restrict users from having the complete edit functionalities that the normal workflow offers. This enables companies to have users quickly set up a project without a lot of EyeQuestion or Sensory knowledge. A good practice could be to use this in Quality Assurance division of your Company.
The Central Database (CDB) is a project that we were working on for quite some time and it is finally ready to use in EyeQuestion 5. The CDB is a optional in EyeQuestion 5 and requires some configuration based on your company’s personal needs.
Other Additions and Changes
RATA Questiontype : The RATA (Rate – All – That – Apply) questiontype has been added to our default question library.
Project Finalization : An additional step has been added after Close, which prevents data and project information from being changed.
Multilingual : On the fly language selection and default user language selection has been added.
Archiving : Archiving has been redesigned in order for project data that has been archived to be easily accessible.