Here’s what’s new in the latest Jedox software release:

Jedox 2018.4 is now available – Check out the New Features.

Jedox is a highly flexible modeling platform for business users who want to build their own apps for planning, analytics, and reporting. The November 2018 release, Jedox 2018.4, provides several enhancements for power users, admins, and planners alike to further simplify and integrate planning across the entire organization. Read about the highlights from the latest release below.

Jedox Release Highlights

#1 Smart Data-driven Modeling in Jedox Web

The new data-driven modeling engine in Jedox Web lets you build a new app in just a few seconds. The new engine creates a multi-dimensional data model for you. Simply upload data from your ERP, CRM, or other source systems in an Excel file. Smart, data-driven modeling automatically recognizes dimensions and data types. You can modify the structure of your model using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. When ready, the engine creates your data model in seconds.

#2 Offline Mode for Jedox Excel Add-in

Disconnect your Excel workbook from the Jedox In-Memory Database to make quick offline modifications and changes in your workbook with static values. When you reconnect to the database, your values are automatically refreshed, and you can keep working with real-time values.

#3 Report Designer: Labels and Hidden Sheets

Use the new form element label to enhance your reports with free-form annotations. A label can display either text or the result of a formula.
Hiding sheets in Jedox Web Spreadsheets allows you to add meta content that is not displayed for end users. Hiding is a reversible action that enables you to simplify the report design process and direct your planners to relevant content.

#4 Multi-cell Entry

For more ease of use in planning, budgeting, and forecasting, you can now add the same value to a continuous range of cells or to scattered cells with special key combinations, similar to what you can do in an Excel Spreadsheet.

  • To add a value to a continuous range of cells, select one cell, then hold the SHIFT key and select the last cell.
  • To add a value to scattered cells, select one cell, then hold the CONTROL key and select additional cells.

Once the cells have been selected, enter the value and press the ENTER key. The value will then be applied to all of the selected cells. You can also use input via a data validation list or the copy command.

#5 Administration: Scheduled backups, Native SAML Support and User-defined Password Policy

Now it’s simple to schedule a database backup in Jedox Modeler. The new feature Schedule Database Backup creates a task in Jedox Scheduler. Access this functionality by right-clicking a database in Jedox Modeler.

Jedox 2018.4 natively supports the SAML standard for server-side and client-side authentication, using third-party identity providers, such as Azure Active Directory or Salesforce.

You can now set your own password policy, including password length and complexity/ pattern. Users will be asked to comply with your password policy in the ‘Change Password’ dialog.

What’s New in 2018.4 – Release Notes

Curious what else is in store with Jedox 2018.4? Read the entire release notes document “What’s New in Jedox 2018.4” or check out the “What’s New Video”.

Author: Vladislav Malicevic