What's new in Q4 at Ambition?
The Ambition team works to improve our platform every day. These updates include everything from major improvements, feature request from our customers, and bug fixes. Each week we'll organize those changes by new, improvements, and bugs. If you have additional suggestions for improvement, please let us know.
December 30, 2019
- Coaching Timelines & Actions: December's release includes several updates that are designed to streamline the coaching experience in Ambition, improving the day-to-day management of coaching for employees and for managers. This coaching release introduces more than 20 customer requested feature requests!
- These updates include:
- New Coaching Tab on Dashboards (user & managerial dashboards)
- Coaching History Timelines (actions, historical events, and analytics)
- Simpler Check-Ins for employees and managers
- Create custom tabs for check-ins
- Improved Coaching Management (filters, tables, and more)
- Metric Comparisons (User vs Group)
Click here to learn more.
- Improved Navigation & Layout: The left-hand navigation has been rebuilt to help you find what you need, but in fewer clicks. This smart navigation is permission based, providing relevant options that are dependent on the user's manager or administrator permissions.
- These updates include:
- New & Improved Left-Hand Navigation
- Improved Ambition Help Center
- Updated Dashboard Layout
Click here to learn more.
December 2, 2019
- 30 Minute Challenge Intervals: You can now build one-off Challenges (think Friday afternoon Call Blitz) on 30 minute intervals... so 3:30PM => 4PM for a quick burst of activity!
- Recurring Competitions Not Updating TV Slides: A recurring competition was not updating a TV slide with the most current competition. This has been fixed!
November 18, 2019
- Show Users Without Data on Leaderboards: This update allows managers to view leaderboards that either include or exclude entities (users, groups, roles, etc.) who haven't contributed towards a selected metric (nulls). This applies to both leaderboards and TV leaderboard slides. Click here to learn more.
November 7, 2019
- Searching for TVs: From the TV Management page, you can now search for TVs by their name or branding.
- Coaching Metrics Toggle for Player/Coaches: Within a coaching check-in's Metrics tab, there's a a toggle that's only visible for managers who also have their own metrics. This toggle will switch between the individual's metrics and the manager's metrics. This has been updated to toggle between the two for both metric cards and graph mode (shown below).
- Duplicate Entities on a TV Leaderboard Slide: If a user is in two groups (ex: New Hires & Chattanooga) and both groups are selected for a leaderboard slide's hierarchy, they will no longer appear twice on the leaderboard slide. Duplicates were appearing for a short period of time, but it is now working as expected.
October 31, 2019
- Multi-Metric Leaderboard TV Slide: The TV Leaderboard slide now has a new 'Grid' setting which will allow managers to display 1-5 metrics at once. Learn more about the update here.
- Edit Coaching Programs Built with a Template: Previously, coaching programs that were created with a program template were locked. Now, managers can rename and edit the program's agenda.
- Unable to download the manager utilization report within coaching programs = Fixed.
- Unable to edit a coaching program's agenda = Fixed.
October 18, 2019
- Salesforce User Hierarchy Sync Update: This week we added support for all Salesforce string types as source fields for field mapping, including Picklists for roles, teams, groups, etc.. Learn more about User Hierarchy Syncing here.
- Action Plan Creation within a Check-In: Coaching check-ins experienced an error that prevented new action plans to be created within an open check-in. This has been fixed.
October 14, 2019
- Coaching Updates & One-Off Check-Ins: This week Ambition launched several coaching updates. To learn more, click here. Some of the new features include:
- One-Off Coaching Check-Ins
- Templates for One-Off Check-Ins
- Shared & Private Notes
- New Emails & Calendar Invitations for Coaching 1:1s
- New Check-In & Action Plan Agenda Items (polls & feedback)
- New Admin View for Coaching
*(Notes & one-off check-ins shown in the manager quick actions menu.)
- Edit Users & Groups from their Dashboard: Employee & group dashboards now have an edit button (settings icon) which is only visible to users who have permission to edit the selected entity.
- Scorecard Benchmarks: Selecting the Benchmark/Target button within the Scorecard Builder page will now carry over the selected role & scorecard over to the Benchmark Calendar page. This saves the user from having to reselect the correct role and scorecard on the next page.
- Improved Manager Dashboard: All goals for any user or group that rolls up to a manager are now visible on the manager's dashboard.
- Scorecard Smart Benchmark Upload: This week we addressed a scorecard import issue which incorrectly allowed users to upload a target of zero. Now the screen will show an explicit error message. Click here to learn more about this advanced setting.
- Employee Anthem TV Toggle: Changes made to the TV's 'Employee Anthem' switch (which control if the employee or a default anthem will play upon a fired trigger) were not being saved. This has been fixed and is now saving changes as expected.
October 11, 2019
- Cisco Integration Improvement: Ambition's Cisco integration has been updated to better support rare instances where a single upload file contains duplicate record IDs. Although uncommon, if a single upload contains duplicate records where the first record is missing the user ID, but the subsequent record contains the user ID, Ambition will properly process the last record in the upload. Learn more about Cisco integrations here.
October 4, 2019
- New Coaching Features: This update, which is in beta testing, includes new one-off check-ins, calendar invites, check-in templates, shared & private notes, and new admin views. The update will be coming to all users soon. For more info, click here.
(^View from the quick actions button)
- Salesforce Widget Performance Improvements: The Ambition Salesforce widget package has been updated to further improve process and load times in Salesforce.