VAS Platform 1.17 Release Notes

VAS Platform 1.17.0 release has new features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Release Date: 10/17/2019

Revision Date: 10/24/2019 (includes mobile app updates and additional bug fixes)

IMPORTANTPlease make sure to run the web updater in DairyComp to take full advantage of the updates in this Platform release.

New Features

  • Integration Status Alert: The Platform now alerts you when data from on-premise applications has not been synchronized for more than 24 hours. The alert displays in both the mobile app (for DairyComp integrations) and in the web version of the Platform (for DairyCompFeedComp, and ParlorComp integrations). See “Data Not Current” Alert and Integration Status for more information on the alert, as well as steps for troubleshooting integration data errors.
  • Mobile Pen CorrectionsSometimes animals accidentally end up in the wrong pen, and other times, animals are correctly placed into a new pen but their CowCard has not yet been updated to track the pen move. For these reasons, the Platform mobile app now allows you to conveniently make pen corrections when processing animals in a worklist. See Making Pen Corrections for more details!

  • PREV Event Available in the Mobile AppThe list of supported events is growing! See PREV (Previous) Event to learn more about this event.

Enhancements

  • Multiple Dairy-Level DashboardsThe Dairy Dashboard now supports multiple dashboard tabs, just like the Company Dashboard. See Manage Multiple Dashboards for more information on adding and customizing your dashboards!
  • Command Line and SUM Results Page EnhancementsPlatform Command Line and the SUM Results page include several improvements, including the following:

    • Commands support date shortcuts. See Date shortcuts for details.
    • Additional date formats are now accepted. See Date format for more information.
    • Options to Print and Export to PDF for SUM Command Results are now supported.
    • SUM Command Results Group By is more intuitive.
    • SUM Command Results table sorting is more robust.
    • When you begin scrolling up on the SUM Command Results page, a  option displays. Clicking or tapping Back to Top automatically returns you to the top of the page.

Bug Fixes

This release also includes minor bug fixes in both the mobile app and the web version of the Platform.

VAS Platform 1.17.2

VAS Platform 1.17.2 release has new features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Release Date: 10/31/19

New Features

  • Pair RFID Wands in the Platform Mobile App (Android): The Android version of the VAS Platform mobile app now supports most RFID scanners and wands that can establish a Bluetooth connection with your device. Along with this update, the More menu in the Android mobile app provides a new RFID Connections option that allows you to view all paired RFID scanners, check their connection status, and pair new scanners with your mobile device. See Working with RFID Scanners to learn more!

Enhancements

  • Mobile Event Entry UI ImprovementsThe mobile app now includes an * (asterisk) symbol for any fields required to process the event. Also, field names remain visible even after data is added for ease of identification.

Bug Fixes

This release also includes minor bug fixes in both the mobile app and the web version of the Platform.

VAS Platform 1.17.3

VAS Platform 1.17.3 release has new features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Release Date: 11/07/19

Enhancements

  • Scanner Shortcut Improvement in the Android Version of the Mobile AppWhen you toggle the scanner shortcut switch ON in the Android version of the mobile app, it now makes sure to connect you to the last scanner that was used under your account. Once the scanner finishes connecting, the mobile app displays a pop‑up message to confirm that it is ready to use:

Bug Fixes

This release also includes minor bug fixes and usability improvements in both the mobile app and the web version of the Platform.