• New Linked Object Options in 2.7

    Linked objects can now pull additional information from their source objects. In addition to the name and description, there is now the ability to pull notes, owners, tags, and related items.

  • Live Search in 2.7

    The latest version of the software includes live search that updates your search results as you type. This can make searching for things considerably faster.

  • 2014 Users Conference

    We're teaming up with the Balanced Scorecard Institute to create our first ever users conference. Join us from March 30 to April 2, 2014, in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    For more information, including registration details, check out the official conference website.

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  • Export and Import Scorecards in 2.7

    Another popular request that is now in the software is the ability to export an entire scorecard in a format that is easily imported.

    There are two new buttons in the scorecard section, one for exporting structure and one for exporting metric values. Users can export their data, edit it in Excel, and then use the spreadsheets in Connect to build new scorecards.

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  • Test Driven Development

    Here at Spider Strategies, we strive to use the latest and greatest technologies and software development methodologies. One area that has received a lot of buzz during the past few years is Test-Driven Development (TDD). Proponents of TDD claim it can both improve software quality and decrease development time. A technique that can both improve quality and decrease cost is a very attractive prospect, but we've been a little puzzled on how to get TDD started.

    The trouble is, TDD depends on the creation of unit tests, but it's difficult if not impossible to write unit tests for code that accesses a relational database. Since most of the Corporate Management Suite is concerned with accessing and manipulating data in databases, it didn't seem like there was much room for us to apply TDD to our development process.

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