VERSION 4.0.0, published in Q3 2020
The new D-QUANTUM version is ready for delivery to our customers. The SYNABI development team is pleased to present all new functions, improvements and bug fixes for D-QUANTUM V4.
Our personal highlights this time are:
- D‑QUANTUM graphical user interfacee – greater freedom of design and ease of use
- Draft Automation – improved and extended functionality
We welcome feedback, criticism and improvement requests!
D‑QUANTUM graphical user interface
Greater freedom of design and ease of use
D-QUANTUM V4 offers you the possibility to customize page navigation, user interfaces and themes according to your requirements, to use and colour your own icons and to upload company logos. To make this individualization of D-QUANTUM easier for our users and to further promote the independence of D-QUANTUM, we are dispensing with the Zen Foundation Plugin from D-QUANTUM V4 onwards. In the past, this plugin was used to display the page structure and the graphical user interface in D-QUANTUM
In the course of the GUI revision, further functionalities were improved:
- The ‘Print page’ function is integrated in the menu and optimizes components that have not yet been loaded during the process; page export is also supported
- Navigation on the entity pages is simplified by the use of tabs and jump labels
- Reduction of page loading time
Improved and extended functionality
Since the release V3.1.0 you can use the Draft Automation in D-QUANTUM to automatically create and edit large amounts of data. This saves you work steps and time on data maintenance.
No matter whether you want to create new or edit data records, with the help of the Draft Automation you can make changes automatically in one step. Use the advantages of Excel for editing and then transfer them to D-QUNTUM for automatic execution.
With the new D-QUANTUM version, we have expanded and greatly improved the functionality of the draft automation. It is now also possible to select enriched entities, i.e. data supplied externally to the system, as usual and edit them via a Microsoft Excel file. The updated XLS selection can then be easily uploaded into the system.
In addition, the owner of a started Draft Automation in D-QUANTUM V4 can be automatically informed about the status of his currently running selections via e-mail. The draft automation workflow is thus considerably optimized and the parallel editing of several selections is greatly simplified.
In Draft Automation the illustration of a relation between two entities is now much easier with the help of path patterns. The user has the possibility to define these patterns in such a way that they function as unique business UID. The path pattern results from the properties that define the entity and attribute and is thus logically comprehensible, this can e.g. be a unique name.
To make the Draft Automation even easier to use, the following UX improvements have been implemented:
Draft Automation selection can be operated with keyboard
Pagination in the selection process overview
The final status of a selection is now differentiated by colour depending on the result
Revision of the tooltips
D-QUANTUM V4 can more
In addition to the focus topics listed above, the following improvements contribute to even more efficient work with D-QUANTUM:
- UI and UX optimization of top navigation
- Page navigation is dynamic, folds in and out
Search and filter
Search function has been extended and improved, it can now be selected by entity type
Filter function has been revised and can be reset after filtering
Predefined search configurable by preset parameters
In the Draft Edit, only predefined HTML tags are allowed in the Rich Text Editor
The button “Save anyway” is always shown in the Draft Edit if a corresponding input condition is violated
Improvement of the responsive BusinessGraph depiction
Icons in BusinessGraph menu adapted
The DataFlowGraph displays more information when selecting a connection, e.g. name of the source/destination node and the corresponding sub-node
UX-improvement of the BusinessGraph, to avoid overlapping of scroll and zoom function, the graph must be activated via keystroke
Graph can be activated via the configuration for individual entity types
Status texts now appear during graph loading
The processing of SQL inputs is supported by syntax highlighting in the configuration
Entity Type Icons can be edited in the configurator directly by clicking on the icon
Tabs can be added in the configurator simply by right-clicking
Missing manual links are also marked with exclamation marks
HighCharts diagrams have defined colour values
TrafficLights was integrated into Workflowstatus
Notification Center function was implemented, daily/weekly automated mailings inform about open to-dos
New functions have been added to the MetaModelGraph in the configurator, e.g. display of configured usage types, tool tips, coloured highlighting of connections etc.
- UI and UX of the page generator have been simplified and improved
Interface and usability of the SynExpl GUI have been improved
Performance optimization of the SynExpL
Code syntax highlighting has been added in SynExpL editor
- Knowledge Base updated to D-QUANTUM V4
I am very pleased that our team has once again succeeded in taking D-QUANTUM to a new level with many interesting features. Only in this way can we really help our customers in terms of data governance!Wolf ErleweinCOO & Co-Founder
With V4 we have drastically reduced the rendering times for entity pages and gained complete frontend control. This is an important step for the further development of the software and gives us a lot of flexibility for the future.Christoph RugoCTO & Co-Founder
D-QUANTUM V4.0.0 brings us far ahead in almost all product areas. This is the case for the significantly more robust but still flexible configuration or the newly added themes for customer individualization.Martin MüllerTeamlead Quality Assurance
A quantum leap for performance and user-friendliness in all DQUANTUM areas, which we have successfully implemented as a team.Fabian KloseFrontend Lead Developer
In my opinion, D-QUANTUM's design adjustments and the easier options in the Draft Automation will bring significant benefits for the customer.Michael SchroederBusiness Analyst
Feedback from our customers has enabled us to develop features that make working with D-QUANTUM even easier and more convenient. This makes working with metadata really fun.Peter ZierzSenior Business Analyst