Current release 3.4
This release features several new features and some bug fixes. Here are the changes:
- Calendar dashboard view
- New transactional report grouping options
- Improvements in internationalization support
- Compatibility improvements
Dashboard — the dashboard has been improved to add a calendar view. The
calendar view shows the mailing and transactional emails sent for that month.
You can move to previous months, or pick a month to view from the dropdown.
A total of the number of transactional emails sent during that day is shown on
each calendar day. Select a mailing by clicking on the calendar and get a popup of the key details of the mailing, including a thumbnail
image of the contents. See all the most important information here, and export the results to send to other interested
parties. You can also jump straight to the full report or back to the content editor with a single click.
Click on the transactional number and get a popup of the key metrics for all the transactional emails sent for that day,
including information about deliverability, opens, and clickthrough rates. As with mailings, this information can be
exported and you can jump directly to further reports.
New transactional report grouping option — this new feature of the API allows the sender of a transactional email to give one or
more "category" names to the sending, which then can be used later as an option when reporting. This allows transactional emails
to be grouped together and reported on more like a mailing, but still maintaining the flexibility of sending the transactional
email whenever desired. When sending a transactional email using the API a user could assign it to a group of "Store 128" as well
as a category of "Birthday Coupons." Later reports can be pulled for either of these groups, and any transactional email sent with
the category will be organized for reports on opens, clicks, or deliverability.
Improvements in internationalization support — we've always tried to make Symphonie work well for the international audience, and
some cases were identified where some display items were shown in English when they should have been shown in the user's selected
culture. This includes some display of calendars, time and date formatting, currency formatting, and number display. Improvements
were made to a number of pages throughout Symphonie.
Compatibility improvements — a small number of customers had occasional problems in Firefox in the send test mail/document pages, as
well as the preview mailing/document pages, so those pages have been reworked to make them more compliant with current technologies.