Release Notes: December 2021

The December 2021 release of Alinity was deployed to Production environments on December 16th. A summary of the changes included in this release appear below.

We’re moving platforms in 2022

If you have been following our monthly release blog posts closely, you will notice the number of new and improved features in this release is lower than we usually provide.  This is because our development team is working on migrating Alinity to a new hosting platform for early 2022. The new platform uses the latest versions of cloud and database technologies and Alinity is being upgraded to take advantage of them. This work will continue through the end of 2021.  We will continue to upgrade Alinity with bug fixes and new features each month but at a lower volume.

The new platform will provide better performance, better security, and will make new technologies available for further improvements to the product.  One of the new features we can take advantage of immediately after moving to the new hosting platform will allow us to automatically add computing resources to your system during peak periods like renewal, and automatically return to normal resource levels when demand drops.  There are new options for document storage that will allow us to reduce storage charges going forward. The software will look the same as it does on our current platform so no special planning or retraining is required for this move.   We are excited about starting this next chapter of Alinity’s progression.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Change List

Change Type Applies To
***************New Feature***************
Address Name Template New Feature Person Details
You can now control how names appear in mailing addresses using a template stored in Setup->Configuration. For example – a template created with this variable layout “@Prefix @FirstName @MiddleInitial. @LastName” would result in the name appearing as “Dr. Jane X Doe”.  See the help text in the configuration setting for a full list of template variables.
***************End of New Feature***************
***************Feature Update***************
Employment Supervisor Effective Time Feature Update Employment
Supervision on registrant employment records now have an effective date field to be used. This provides the ability for admins to know exactly when supervision started for a workplace and if there are multiple supervisors, identify any gaps in supervision.
Generate PDF for Forms in any Final Status Feature Update General
Forms in any final status, such as Withdrawn or Discontinued, will now have a PDF generated for them as long as the member saved a response to the form. This provides an audit trail if another form is started which replaces the old form.
PAD Subscriber Icon Feature Update Registration
The same icon used on the person search to show a member is part of the PAD program will also be shown now on the registration search.
Exam Date Feature Update Exams
When creating a new exam entry for a member the exam date field will now be optional instead of required.
***************End of Feature Update***************
***************Bug Fix***************
Corp “by status” Forms Updated to Match Member Variants Bug Fix Corporations
The number of parameters for each ‘by status’ query has been nearly tripled to match the more powerful variants of the queries aimed at members.
Organizations Widget Bug Fix Member Dashboard
The organization’s widget on the member dashboard showed labels for organizations that were too long to display underneath the buttons making it difficult to read. These labels will now wrap and trim properly, an ellipsis is shown when the label is trimmed and the member can hover over the label to see the full text.
***************End of Bug Fix***************

Next release

The January 2022 release of Alinity is scheduled for deployment to production sites January 20th.