The following items were released in the fourth quarter of 2018 and can be found in our products today.
Event ManagementEnhanced Eloqua's sync with event data: You can now sync your event's session data to Eloqua.
Enhanced new reporting: You can now use advanced filters in more Event Management reports. When exporting a report, the table of contents will not be included in the export, but color coded cells will and data sorted within the report will mirror Excel's sort structure. Additional details were also added throughout reports. Queued reports now last seven days. And finally, we added a number of event, contact, admin, and cross-event reports.Built out new Flex features: You can now preview your event from the Site Designer. The Rich Text Editor has been improved and the colors for a pop-up's background and header have been updated. You can now use guest registration, discount codes, taxes, sub-questions, registration approval, and administrator registration. A new email designer was added, and surveys, such as the Event Feedback survey, can now be customized in the Site Designer. Speaker scheduling has been added and group members can be added post-registration.Added custom consent fields for Classic events: You can now add custom consent fields to the Identity Confirmation page of your Classic event's registration.Added new Admin features: Budget template imports, user permissions, and meeting management updates are now available in the New Admin framework. Dutch, French (Canadian), and Thai are also supported by Cvent.
Added new in-app help links: There are now more links within Event Management that route you directly to a relevant article in the Cvent Community. AbstractAdded Updates to File Upload Formats: You can now choose which file formats authors can upload for their submissions. We’ve also added support for the following formats: BMP, GIF, RTF, and ZIP.Updated the Site Designer: This latest version of the Site Designer offers more visual themes, easier navigation, and overall improved usability. Within the designer, you can also preview your website for phones, tablets, and desktop displays.
Allowed for Project Syncing With Flex Events: You can now integrate Flex events with your new and existing projects. All sessions and speakers, along with their schedules, will be synced to the associated Flex event whenever you publish your project.
Added Unique Submission Confirmation Codes: For authors and reviewers, you can now display and share a unique submission code for identification purposes, then use this code to search for submissions within your account.
Improved the Look and Feel with the Visual Refresh: We've updated the look and feel with the new styles and patterns introduced by our Visual Refresh.
Added the Ability to Change Submission Decisions: Have a speaker who’s no longer able to present? Did an author make revisions that elevated their submission to another level? You can now react quickly to these changes by undoing the acceptance or rejection of submissions.
Added Sub-Questions: Get more insight into authors and submissions by asking follow-up questions right on your project website. When authors choose a certain answer to a question, you can now make a related sub-question appear to collect more details.Added "Other" for Choice Questions: Want to accept custom answers for Choice questions in addition to preset answers? For any Choice question, you can now allow authors to select “Other” and enter their own answer.
Added a New "Session Details" Report: Use this report to get a list of the sessions created for your project and their associated details, including speaker info and custom contact fields.Updated the Author Summary Widget: On the project website, this widget now displays both author and co-author information, helping reviewers make more informed decisions about submissions.
Added Character Limits for Submission Fields: Within a project, you can now set maximum and minimum character limits for all submission fields.
Allowed for Recurring Invitation Emails: Improve submission and review rates by scheduling recurring invitations to your authors and reviewers.
Added Save Last Search Criteria: You can now automatically save the most recent terms you used to search for contacts or invitees within your projects. This setting is available under My Profile in Admin.AppointmentsRedesigned Planner Calendar: We’ve redesigned the planner calendar so that it’s consistent with the attendee and exhibitor calendars.
Allowed for Appointment Responses via Personal Calendars: Attendees can now accept or decline invitations directly from their own personal calendars (like Outlook and Gmail). For a given event, you can choose which appointment types offer this option and which ones only accept responses via the attendee website. We’ve also added a new set of emails specifically for personal calendar invitations, which allows attendees view all appointment details directly in their email.Added the Option to Hide Attendee Details: You can now restrict the ability for attendees to view the details of attendees from other organizations. This can be set up per appointment type and applies to both the attendee website and emails.
Updated Custom Question Visibility: Hosts and planners can now choose which attendees can view custom appointment questions and answers. By default, we’ll suggest attendees from the host’s organization, but visibility can still be limited to the host only.
Allowed for Planner Approval: You can now choose to make certain appointment types require your approval in order to be created. This allows you to review the appointment details before requests are sent and time slots are reserved.Onsite SolutionsAdded Required Questions in LeadCapture: Exhibitor Admins can mark one or more questions as required in the survey.
Added Date/Time Questions in LeadCapture: Once onsite staff scan a new lead, they can now answer date and time questions using date and time pickers. Exhibitor Admins can add this question type to a survey and choose whether onsite staff need to collect date alone or date and time.
Added a Star Rating Answer Type in LeadCapture: When onsite staff qualify a new lead, they can rate leads using a 5-star rating question, which replaces the 5-point slider scale for the rating question type. Exhibitor Admins can customize the labels for the lowest and highest rating as well as set custom values for each of the 5 stars.
Redesigned the Dashboard in LeadCapture: A new and improved home screen to help you gather leads even more efficiently than before. Now, upcoming appointments and naming lead gathering devices are visible.
Added Support for Secure Badge IDs in LeadCapture: You can scan badges with secure badge IDs in addition to ticket reference IDs.
Added Sponsored Sessions to LeadCapture: Select sessions that exhibitors can sponsor. In the Exhibitor Portal, exhibitors can view those sessions as well as export lead information from sessions.
Added Sandbox Mode in LeadCapture: Exhibitors can now log in to sandbox mode. Sandbox mode is an environment that allows exhibitors to test the LeadCapture app for an upcoming event without affecting real event information and data.
Added Sandbox Mode in OnArrival: If you are using OnArrival with Event Management or Onsite Solutions Standalone, you can log in to sandbox mode. Sandbox mode is an environment that allows you to test the app without affecting real event information and data. Removed Instagram from SocialWall: Instagram has changed their API and no longer supports third-party content providers like SocialWall. Made Visual Improvements to OnArrival: When logging into OnArrival, you will see a more modern interface and color scheme that matches Cvent's branding.
Updated Scanning in OnArrival Android: You can now scan a barcode or QR code with the camera on your Android or Zebra Touch Computer series device, scan and print secure badge IDs, scan a barcode, QR code, MeCard, or secure badge ID with the rear camera on your device, print a secure badge ID on an OnArrival Name Badge, and view an attendee's badge print history, including a UHF or secure badge ID.Added the Lock Device Feature to OnArrival: You can lock onsite staff into either a specific event, session, or location. You can configure which features are also available to the locked onsite staff member, as well as turn the following features on or off: access to the attendee list, automatically move through the session schedule (only available if a session is assigned to a location), require a password for access control overrides, and register someone onsite.Added Check-In Windows in OnArrival: In the Event Management solution, you can set a check-in window for all sessions at your event. Select smart session timing based on whether or not there are ongoing sessions in a selected location, or define your own check-in window. If an onsite staff member attempts to check in attendees into an inactive session, they'll see a screen asking them to confirm their action. Added the Ability to Move Through an Event's Session Schedule Automatically in OnArrival: If a device is locked into a location, an onsite staff member won't have to change sessions manually. The app can now do this for them based on the schedule set in the Event Management solution.
Updated the "Follow Session Schedule" Setting in OnArrival: When you enable the "Follow the Session Schedule" setting, you can now launch into a specific session. You can also turn off check in reminders, decide who has access to the attendee list, see allowed ticket types for sessions, and create pins for single sign-on.Added Address Fields to Kiosk Mode in OnArrival: Configure specific work or home address fields that attendees can fill in during registration in Kiosk Mode. While attendees are registering, they can also search for their country using a localized list.
Added the Ability to Request Consent for Badge Tracking in OnArrival: If you are hosting an RFID event and don't request badge tracking consent from attendees during check-in or registration, you will see "Yes (unanswered)" as the response in the attendee's profile.
Added Support for Additional Languages in OnArrival: OnArrival can now support Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, and Turkish.
Made attendee info even more secure: Attendees must now login before they can view the attendee list, any attendee profiles, or the Game Leaderboard. Users will still earn points in Game before logging in, but won't see their position on the Leaderboard until they do.
Shortened attendee list load time: The attendee list now loads ten times faster on Android devices, bringing it up to speed with the download rates on iOS.
Moved navigation tabs front and center: For iOS, the navigation tabs are now at the top of the Activity Feed, Schedule, Game Leaderboard, and Travel Data screens, making this layout the same across iOS and Android devices.
Enhanced new reporting for Business Intelligence: New grouping options, widgets and dashboards, columns, and selection criteria are available in Business Intelligence reports.Added new Lead Scoring enhancements: You can now run the new Cvent Intel Demand to Come report, use the new FDC Property Configuration, and use the new multi-function FDC API.
Integrated Reverse Action with the Supply Portal: You can now integrate the Reverse Action with the Supply Portal for Business Transient.
Enhanced emails: You can now use the updated Business Intelligence Summary Email.
Updated the portal: You can now use the updated contracted and archived RFP event dates on the portal.
Added new APIs: You can now use new APIs for supplier categories and preferred suppliers.
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