Matrix: Now Live and with Target Analyses

DevResults is proud to announce the release of our new Matrix feature to all users. Matrix is a powerful query tool for creating reports. Find it on each indicator's reports tab.

Functionality highlights:

  1. Cross-disaggregated reports (new)
  2. Group reporting periods by fiscal year (new)
  3. Unlimited display disaggregations (new)
  4. Include actuals and targets (improved)
  5. Calculate percent of activity targets and global targets (new)
  6. View information incrementally or cumulatively (now including target analyses)
  7. Show or hide totals for each grouping/disaggregation (new)
  8. Not shown: Expanded/improved filters for activities, organizations, disaggregations, geographies, and reporting periods.

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You'll find the updated display and filter options on other visualization tools, including dashboard tiles for indicator results.

Check out our knowledge base article for more information. And let us know what you think at help@devresults.com.

Updated form template placeholders

We have updated our form template placeholders to be more user-friendly and more closely match fields in our site. Our Knowledge Base has the updated lists of placeholders for Form Template: Activity, Form Template: Indicator, Form Template: Reporting Period.

We'll be phasing out the old fields on May 31st, so make sure you update your templates before then.

Matrix: Now in Beta

DevResults has just released our brand new Matrix feature for beta testing. Matrix is a powerful query tool for creating reports. Find it on each indicator's reports tab.

Functionality highlights:

  1. Cross-disaggregated reports (new)
  2. Group reporting periods by fiscal year (new)
  3. Unlimited display disaggregations (new)
  4. Include actuals and targets (improved)
  5. View information incrementally or cumulatively
  6. Show or hide totals for each disaggregation (new)

Not pictured: tons of new filter options below.

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You'll find the updated look on the other visualization options, too.

Check out our knowledge base article for a quick walkthrough. And let us know what you think at help@devresults.com.

Disaggregation Diagnostics

We've added a few additional warnings and diagnostics to highlight when a disaggregation does not have any disaggregation categories. If indicators are linked to a disaggregation with no categories, you will not be able to enter data. We've added warnings to all data entry pages if an indicator is connected to a disaggregation with no categories.

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We've also added a new diagnostic to our diagnostics tab.

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DevResults now integrates with Power BI

We're excited to announce that you can now connect to your DevResults data directly from Microsoft Power BI. This is an important tool for any users that want to more easily perform advanced statistics on their results data. You can find out more about how to connect to DevResults through Power BI by reading our Knowledge Base article.

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Bulk Assign Activities to Indicators

We've made a number of recent updates to the activity index that allow you to make configuration changes in bulk, like assigning multiple indicators, sectors, tags, statuses, and reporting periods to one or more activities.

Now we've added another option to the indicator index: assigning activities to indicators.

Yes, assigning activities to indicators is functionally the same thing as assigning indicators to activities. We just wanted to give you another option in case it better supports your workflows.

On the indicator index page, pick the indicators that need to be assigned to one or more activities, and then click "Assign activities".

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Then choose the activities that should report on those indicators, and click "assign".

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These assignments come with the indicator's default reporting cycle. Go to an activity overview's page to change the frequency with which an activity reports any particular indicator.

Export All from Indices

In the past, to export your full list of activities with every definition field, you had to click the checkbox for each field before downloading. Now there's an "export all" option.

You can still export just the rows and columns displayed by choosing "export current selection".

This works on any index in the site -- activities, indicators, organizations, locations, and users.

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Activity Diagnostics

Activities are the central organizing feature in DevResults and they're also the most complex. To make activity set-up and troubleshooting easier, we've introduced a new "Diagnostics" tab.

The Diagnostics tab can be found on the right hand side of each activity page. If an activity is properly configured, you will see a small green tick in the tab.

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If there is a missing element in the activity, you will see an orange alert, instead. rn-activity-diagnostics-bad.png

You can click on the alert to learn more about what the issue is. We've also added links to our Knowledge Base to give you more information on how to fix the issue.

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Disaggregation Categories

This is a small change, but you'll notice it in a number of places.

Previously we referred to disaggregation options as values, i.e., "sex" is a disaggregation and "female" is a disaggregation value.

We thought it made more sense to call these disaggregation categories (and to reserve the word "value" for numbers).

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Better "users" page

We've updated our Users page to make changes to the page in bulk. Previously, all user information was displayed in a 'card' view. Now, users are displayed in a grid view similar to other index pages in DevResults, with check boxes to allow you to select multiple users at once.

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You can also bulk assign or edit the permission groups that the users in your site belong to. Previously, you had to assign or edit groups by clicking on individual users and changing their profiles one by one. Now, you can select all users you wish to make changes to and click the "Change group" button at the top of the page.

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Select the new group and click "Change". Your changes will then be saved.

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You can also delete multiple users at once by clicking on the checkboxes next to the users you wish to delete and then clicking the "Delete" button at the top of the page.

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