Software Release Notes

This page lists the release notes from production versions of VelocityEHS’ Risk Management Software.

Support

If you haven’t registered for a support account, you can do so here: Online Help Desk.

This will enable your organisation and the Support Team to track and manage issues, inquiries, and enhancements.

Help Desk

If you require any assistance with your upgrade, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +61(0)8 6468 5351 or email risksupport@ehs.com

If you have any suggestions to make the system even better, we’d appreciate the feedback.

We have just finalised our latest upgrade, which will take place on Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 08.30 AWST and it will be applied to all users.

The upgrade is expected to complete at 09.30 AWST.

9.0.0 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Major Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the V9.0.0 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

Improvements

New Feature

Added support for simple verification through risk study.This new functionality allows the risk study coordinator to define the risk registers with additional assurance context. With the additional assurance information, verification activities will be created and bundled to appropriate users for them to complete.

The workflow diagram for the new functionality can be seen here.

Mobile App

  • Added support for users to close out currently assigned actions
  • Fixed issue where certain fields are not shown in the verification activity wizard
Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed or resolved:

  • Unable to filter date field from grid
  • Users being able to input texts more than the allowable limit
  • Added support for displaying master bowtie data within Base Controls By Register MAE and Risk report
8.2.0 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Minor Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the V8.2.0 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed or resolved:

  • Missing fields within verification activity wizard
  • User being able to move parent register under child register
  • Master bowtie review wizard only showing top 1000 records for team leader field
  • Newly created user being placed in incorrect register
8.1.0 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Minor Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the R8.1.0 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

Improvements

Mobile App

  • Added new functionality for users to view currently assigned actions
    • Users will not be able to edit actions from there at this stage and it will be made available as part of the next update for the mobile app
  • Updated the interface for list of verification activities for better user experience
  • Fixed issue with user needing to re-log in the mobile app everyday
  • Fixed issue with texts not showing on iOS when system is set to dark mode
  • Fixed issue with texts not showing correctly in the introduction page
Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed or resolved:

  • Bowtie history not showing up for some of the bowties
  • Questions in verification activities not appearing in the correct order
  • Inherent risk rating not getting calculated correctly
  • Actions report not showing data if all child registers report scope is selected
  • Verification results crosstab dashlet timing out and colour mismatch
8.0.3 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 21st March 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Minor Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the R8.0.3 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

New Feature

Verification Results Import

Verification results collected in external systems can be imported into the system allowing reporting and monitoring of verification results even in organisations that use multiple and external action tracking systems for verification actions.

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed or resolved:

  • Duplication of base control shown in the study worksheet when attaching/detaching base control
  • Planned date in the verification template not showing the start date
  • Fix master bowtie edges not getting calculated correctly
  • Fix numbers not shown correctly in Risk Scenario Details report
8.0.2 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 15th February 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Minor Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the R8.0.2 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

Improvements

Editable Dashlet Titles

Users will now be able to edit Dashlet titles. They can also restore the original title with the Reset to Default button.

Enhanced Bowtie Reports

Bowties reports now allow filtering of Critical Controls and Master Bowties can be included.

Calculation Notification

Users are notified when a recalculation is in progress.

Action Creation Date

Action creation date is now visible.

Bug Fixes
    • Attachments not opening if the file name contains special characters
    • Attachments not downloading from Verification Activity Timeline dashlet
    • Error on verification activity page when re uploading a file
    • Risk study seeding interface issues
    • Study worksheet drop down menu behaving incorrectly
    • Inner grid not showing data when items per page is set to 5 or 1
    • Two rows being added to a span grid when using the add button
    • Menu definition not being backed up
    • System running slowly after updating the configuration
    • Frequent system timeouts
    • Reset Password not working
    • Reset Password not sending email
    • System not always loading correctly
    • Attaching and detaching activity owners failing
    • Inactive instances generating rogue verifications
    • System stops responding when deleting performance standards
    • Error deleting multiple MAEs from grid view lists
    • Incorrect logo showing in a reports
    • Critical controls reverting back to non-critical controls following configuration updates
    • Risk scenario/bowties not opening
    • Verification Activity Timeline not showing completion levels and progress
    • Error when editing Hazard study cells in demonstration instances
    • Automatic updates failing when moving an entry up or down in a hazard study
    • Critical Control Verifications showing red when NA entered
    • Inaccessible bowties
    • Creating new registers fails
    • Deleting more than two nodes at a time fails
    • Error when adding deviation templates
    • Study worksheet not showing all items when “all” selected
    • Verification activity questions appearing out of order
    • Generating a bowtie from risk studies uses incorrect consequence values
    • Error when downloading attachments
    • Active users unable to login if a duplicate inactive user that is inactive exists
    • Unable to import study worksheets
    • Unaligned Result Verifications in the dashboard
    • New line item not appearing when a new Hazard Study is created
    • Base Controls not showing their verification score
    • Unable to login in the Mobile Application
    • Non-existent users can be created and selected from the site/master bowtie review page
    • Critical controls being overwritten
    • Missing Base Control information when exporting a Risk study
    • Data not updating in the grid when adding a new entry in the properties panel
8.0.1 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 17th January 2020 at 08.30 AWST.

Minor Upgrade

The Customer Experience Team has made various small improvements and bug fixes as part of the R8.0.1 release.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

Improvements

Smart Entity Page Titles

Page titles have been enhanced to further indicate to users which the page relates to, such as the name of the open bowtie or name of the verification activity.

Optimised Verification Crosstab Dashlet Loading

The loading time for the Verification Crosstab Dashlet has been optimised to reduce timeouts that sometimes prevented it from displaying.

Bug Fixes
  • Discrepancies in the data returned by the Verification Crosstab Dashlet and the report.
  • Verification Crosstab Dashlet showing an overdue indicator when there is no overdue verification.
  • Downloading files containing Unicode characters in the filename.
  • Update existing actions as a regular user.
  • Child records not showing all details within the properties panel.
  • Duplicate hazard lines showing when a new record is created.
  • Error occurring when trying to attach a user to a role.
  • Unnecessary recalculation of Risk Study Consequence Residual Severity.
  • Probability Failure on Demand (PFD) values of related Risk Controls incorrectly displayed after the PFD value of a Base Control is updated.
  • Unable to submit a Complete Verification from the Verification Web App.
  • Updating the Base Control Status does not update related Risk Control Status.
  • Overall Verification Result incorrectly calculated when all responses are set to Not Applicable.
  • Updating the Company Logo from the Configuration Editor fails.
  • Incorrectly calculated Risk Matrix with Snap to Ceiling setting.
  • Report viewer not working for newly added Bowties.
  • Various login errors.
8.0 Release Notes

When: All environments will be updated on Saturday, 7th December 2019 at 08.30 AWST.

Major Upgrade

The product core has been recoded and optimised to make it leaner, faster, more scalable and more flexible. The new core will provide the basis for all forthcoming releases.

At the same time, the user interface has been modernised to make the system easier to use and navigate.

R8.0 will be the basis for new features and further ways to extend and integrate the sytem, bringing unprecedented value to customers and partners.

Release Changes

The following changes that have been made to the system:

New Features

Multiple Authentication Methods

Support for multiple authentication methods has been added, utilising the internal directory and/or external business directories, with support for both company and external email address authentication.

Bookmarking and Sharing

Pages can now be bookmarked and shared using standard web browser functionality.

Recent Items

A Recent items list has been added to the main menu, providing quick access to Recently accessed pages of the system.

Improvements

Enhanced Calculation Engine

The calculation engine has been rewritten and now provides better stability and performance. Full recalculations can be performed in the background, allowing users to continue using the system.

Reduced Base Control Update Time

The time taken for updates of a Base Control based on the number of related risk controls has been significantly reduced.

Reduced Bowtie Update Time

The time taken to update Bowties based on the number of nodes has been significantly reduced.

Reduced Benchmarks

The time taken to perform most common activities have been significantly reduced.

Bowtie Enhancements

Bowties have been enhanced to improve consistency, irrespectively of number of nodes. More than 40 nodes in a single row are now possible.

Enhanced Risk Register Manager

The Risk Register Manager has been improved to make it more accessible and easier to use. It now allows instant register switching, favourites and the ability to work with multiple registers at once using browser tabs and windows.

User Interface Improvements

The user interface has been modernised and streamlined with improved access to Menus, the Risk Register Manager, Search, In-tray, Help and the User Profile.

The colour scheme has been changed to provide better contrast

Redundant buttons that replicate browser functionality have been removed and important buttons have been given text descriptions.

Printing is easier to access and use.

Configuration changes don’t terminate user sessions

Due to full recalculations being able to be performed in the background, users are not terminated when configuration changes are made.

Toggle Menu Filter

The menu filter, which filters the menu options based on the entered text, is no longer displayed by default. It can be toggled on and off within User Preferences.

Standardised Icons

Standard icons have been applied across the system.

Overdue In-tray Indication

Overdue In-tray items are indicated in the header by changing background colour of the badge that shows the number of open In-tray items to red.

Mobile Applications

The Android and iOS Applications have been rebuilt to comply with PlayStore and AppStore security requirements.

System Messages and Information

System and error messages have been improved across the system. Information about the version and instance of the system have been added to the Help area.

Bug Fixes
    • A minor security bug discovered during Penetration testing has been rectified.
    • A bug causing dates to display as inactive in the mobile application has been rectified.
    • A bug where incorrect terminology displayed in the Register Type Wizard has been rectified.
    • A bug displaying incorrectly formatted dates in the Verification Activity Timeline Dashlet has been rectified.
    Known Issues

    Internet Explorer is no longer supported

    The system no longer supports any version of Internet Explorer. Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari can be used as a work around.

    Bowtie Risk Control display error

    A minor issue with the display of Risk Controls in a Bowtie has been identified that does not impact system usage.

    Unable to download files with UTF-8 characters

    Attachments that include UTF-8 characters in the filename (i.e. “Escritura Mendonça.pdf”) can not be downloaded. A work around is to only use standard characters in filenames.

    Linking another Register to a Register Type fails

    An error occurs during a Force-Apply Active Site Bowtie through Register Type if the user attempts to link another Register to a Register Type.

    Risk Study Duplication

    Risk Study duplication does not carry over the Study Type.

    Recent Item Permissions

    If the permissions of a user are changed, Recent Items are not updated and the user may be able to see Recent Items that they no longer have permission to access.

    Register Trends Dashlet

    The date selection on the Register Trends Dashlet has an error when the time range is set to Year, defaulting back to 7 Jan – 7 Jan instead of the current month Aug-Aug.

    Localised Page Titles

    Page titles do not use the localisation settings.

    Missing Favicon

    The Favicon is missing from the Configuration page.

    Invalid Site / Master Bowtie Reviewer

    An error occurs if a non-existent user is entered as a Site or Master Bowtie reviewer.