Fall is upon us and another round of product updates is ready. Over the last few months, we have been focusing on improving the ability for users to manage, find and communicate their data to a wider audience. 

In this batch of updates we are releasing: 

  • Autogenerated metamodels
  • Improved Quick Filters Powered by the Graph
  • Improved search and navigation of workspaces
  • Support for nested levels of folders
  • Plans for a major upgrade to Process Flow
  • A customer face product portal (including the product roadmap)

Autogenerated Metamodel

Now you can simply create a metamodel of your entire organization or a group of workspaces. The automatically generated metamodel will show you which component types, references and fields are in use. Most importantly, it shows how they are connected (or not).

You can also add metamodels to presentation, making it simpler to contextualize what data readers see in the presentation.

This can be used for:

  • Data governance
  • Metamodel overview and insights 
  • Data completeness scores on Fields and References 

Graph Filters

As your data grows and becomes more connected, you will often find yourself looking to focus in on a subset of your data to tell more meaningful stories. You can now use graph filters to filter down what user sees in Ardoq's views. This can be used to show Value Streams, Data Flows, User Flows, Contextualized Architectures and much more.

Graph filters can be configured to take a parameter. This enables easy toggling between common views.

Nested Folders and Improved Left Menu

Support for nested folders, type to filter, and drag and drop on the Home Screen are some of the improvements to help you better organize and access workspaces in Ardoq.

We've also upgraded the left menu navigation to enhance stability and efficiency. The new styling and improved usability ensures a smoother experience using Ardoq. It is also easier to return to the last open workspaces so you can easily continue where you left off.

Deprecating Process Flow and introducing the Block Diagram

The Process Flow is the most popular view in Ardoq. Use-cases for this view range from everything from process documentation, org charts, deployment diagrams and value streams. 

Over the last couple of months, we have been working on a major upgrade to the Process Flow which includes an overhaul in terms of consistency and ease of use. We have also reduced the number of options but increased the customizability.

Since this is a major upgrade that changes some of the behaviour of the view, we have decided to introduce it as a new view called Block Diagram

As we move to this new view, which is currently in Beta, existing customers will have the option to have both Process Flow and Block Diagram in parallel and migrate presentations to the new view. New customers will only get the new Block Diagram view. A full migration plan will be rolled out once this view comes out of the beta stage. 

Customer-facing Product Roadmap

As we have grown to globally service customers of all sizes, we have seen the need to better communicate, gather feedback and prioritize our product roadmap. For this reason, we have launched the new Product Portal to all paying users. 

You can now find the product portal in the bottom left help menu in Ardoq.

What you get: 

  • Visibility into what is planned, in progress, available for early access, launched.
  • Ability to vote and comment on issues
  • Ability to submit ideas and feature requests

Underway

Apart from what's in early access, we are also working on:

  • Pages view upgrades
  • Two-way ServiceNow integration
  • AWS integration

Highlights from last month

  • Timeline View
  • Date Range field
  • Calculated fields
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Vertical Swimlanes
  • Name the squares in Bubble chart
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