Release notes

HighBond is regularly updated with the latest features and fixes. Because it is a cloud product, updates are delivered to you automatically. There is nothing to install. Analytics and ACL for Windows are desktop applications. When new versions are released, you or your system administrator can download the latest version from HighBond and install it on your computer.

Type Date App Description Ticket Number for SOC 2 Compliance
 New October 7, 2021 Asset Inventory

Activity logging System Admins can now download activity logs that contain all users' changes in Asset Inventory over the last month. Learn more

Note

We’re also beginning to log activities today, so you may initially have less than a month’s worth of data in your export.

TEC-1193
 New October 6, 2021 Projects

New Controls tab We have added a new Controls tab. Now, you can see an overview of your controls in a customizable table, navigate to the procedures or walkthroughs and test plans associated with those controls, and see their results at a glance. You can show or hide this tab in your project type settings. Learn more

To support this change, we've also introduced the ability to customize the plural term for controls in project type settings.

TEC-1218
 Enhanced September 29, 2021 Results

Rename an interpretation We've added a renaming option in the Interpretations page. You can now rename an interpretation, and this will help you to change the title of an interpretation used in a storyboard, as and when required.

Learn more

TEC-1201
 New September 29, 2021 All New look and feel We have started updating our look and feel in HighBond, Help Docs, Academy, and Community, to align with the Diligent brand.

With the rebrand, we’ve removed the HighBond logo from the navigation bar. To get back to Launchpad from any app, you can now click the name of your organization. For getting anywhere else, you can still use the app switcher.

TEC-1170
 Enhanced September 29, 2021 Projects, Frameworks New page headers We are continuing to release improved page headers in more apps. These headers provide more consistent design and easier navigation throughout HighBond.
  • You now have breadcrumb-style links in the header that give better insight into where you are.
  • We have simplified the menu you can use to switch between projects and frameworks. We have removed the portion you could use to navigate to different places within the Projects and Frameworks apps.
TEC-1191
 Enhanced September 24, 2021 Toolkits

Steele Risk Intelligence robot toolkit We've added a pre-configured Steele Risk Intelligence robot toolkit. This will help you to automate screening and monitoring of customers, suppliers, and employees against Steele Risk Intelligence dataset.

Currently, the Steele Risk Intelligence robot toolkit can be used for watchlist screening for trade, export, and anti-corruption compliance. Other categories will be added in future enhancements.

This is a premium toolkit and requires an additional subscription. Contact Support or your Diligent representative for assistance.

Learn more

TEC-1101
 Enhanced September 22, 2021 Results, Storyboards, Bulk Importer New page headers We are continuing to release improved page headers in more apps. These headers provide more consistent design and easier navigation throughout HighBond. Notably, when you create or update metrics in Results, you now have breadcrumb-style links in the header that give better insight into where you are within Results. TEC-1158
 Enhanced September 17, 2021 Robots

Robots user interface enhancements Several enhancements make navigating and using Robots easier and more intuitive.

  • New page header A new page header with breadcrumb-style links makes it easier to move quickly between different areas of Robots. The breadcrumb is especially helpful in the Robots script editor where it gives better insight into your current location, and makes it obvious how to move from the editor to the Script versions tab or the Robots dashboard.

    The new page header is consistent with the new page header design being implemented across all HighBond apps.

  • Robots script editor Several enhancements make the Robots script editor easier and more intuitive to use:

    • Script title The script title now uses the comment text from the saved script version instead of the robot name. This change makes it easier to see at a glance which version of a script you are working with. As well, the script version number has been repositioned to be more prominent.

    • Keyboard shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts have been added to the script editor. You can access a list of shortcuts by clicking the Keyboard shortcut icon in the title bar, or by pressing Ctrl+/.

    • Variables and Commit buttons repositioned The Variables and Commit buttons have been moved from the page header to the tool bar to make it clearer that they represent actions you can perform while working in the script editor.

    • Commit button renamed The Commit button has been renamed Save and commit to make it clearer what the button does.

  • Resource Center The Resource Center has been added to Robots, aligning it with the rest of the apps in HighBond. The Resource Center provides periodic in-app notifications and various other forms of support to keep you informed as Robots and HighBond continue to evolve.

    Access the Resource Center using the Help and Support icon in the title bar.

UXD-1241 (Robots page header)

RAPRM-1258 (keyboard shortcuts)

RAPRM-1803 (other UI changes)

 Enhanced September 15, 2021 Strategy, Assurance Plans, Scheduler, Toolkits

New page headers We are continuing to release improved page headers in more apps. These headers provide more consistent design and easier navigation throughout HighBond.

In Strategy, the tab menu was previously on the right side of the screen, but has moved to the left on the redesigned page header.

In Assurance Plans, we have removed a menu that you could use to switch between projects and places within the Projects app from the header.

TEC-1189
 Enhanced September 8, 2021 Task Tracker, Issue Tracker, Mission Control New page headers We are continuing to release improved page headers in more apps. These headers provide more consistent design and easier navigation throughout HighBond. TEC-1180
 Enhanced September 2, 2021 Robots

Variables window The Variables window in the Robots script editor has been redesigned to be easier and more intuitive to use. The relation between HCL variables and robot task inputs is now more obvious. Tooltips now provide more extensive guidance.  Learn more

RAPRM-1740
 Enhanced September 2, 2021 Robots

HCL password variable The maximum length of an HCL password variable in HighBond robots and Workflow robots has been increased from 245 characters to 8 KB. The longer length accommodates the longer authentication strings that are often associated with cloud computing.

RAPRM-2000
 Enhanced August 25, 2021 Projects, Frameworks Improved UI for controls We have released several UI improvements to controls in Projects, including:
  • For controls that are linked to source controls in a framework, in the Control X-Ray panel, we have added a link to the source framework.
  • For projects and frameworks, on the Fieldwork tab, we have replaced the “Control definition” header with the name of the control.
TEC-1161
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen your cybersecurity risk and control assessments with the pre-mapped Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) to NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls in HighBond Mappings between the controls for Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) to NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls are now available in HighBond.

Center for Internet Security (CIS) version 8 and NIST SP 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 are the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines. Import or learn more or get content.

Exempt
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen your cybersecurity risk and control assessments with the pre-mapped Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) to NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 in HighBond Mappings between the controls for Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) to NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 are now available in HighBond.

Center for Internet Security (CIS) version 8 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 are the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines. Import or learn more or get content.

Exempt
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Frameworks

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using CIS Controls IG1 version 8 (2021) in HighBond The full set of controls for CIS Controls IG1 version 8 (2021) are now available for HighBond.

Version 8 is the latest version of CIS controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines. 

This control catalog contains 18 cybersecurity controls to ensure and support an IG1 organization’s compliance against diverse set of threats and risks. A company self-identifies as IG1 when resources and cybersecurity expertise are limited and the impact of implementation is low. IG1 is considered to be Basic Cyber Hygiene. Learn about frameworks or see other content for security and IT compliance.

Exempt
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Frameworks

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using CIS Controls IG2 version 8 (2021) in HighBond The full set of controls for CIS Controls IG2 version 8 (2021) are now available for HighBond.

Version 8 is the latest version of CIS controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 18 cybersecurity controls to ensure and support an IG2 organization’s compliance against diverse set of threats and risks. A company self-identifies as IG2 when resources and cybersecurity expertise are moderate and is typically focused on technical mitigations to manage sensitive client or company information. Learn about frameworks or see other content for security and IT compliance.

Exempt
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Frameworks

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using CIS Controls IG3 version 8 (2021) in HighBond The full set of controls for CIS Controls IG3 version 8 (2021) are now available for HighBond.

Version 8 is the latest version of CIS controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 18 cybersecurity controls to ensure and support an IG3 organization’s compliance against diverse set of threats and risks. A company self-identifies as IG3 when resources and cybersecurity expertise are mature and is typically very technically focused on security automation for reducing zero-day and targeted attacks. Learn about frameworks or see other content for security and IT compliance.

Exempt
 New August 20, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) in HighBond The full set of requirements for Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls version 8 (2021) are now available for HighBond.

Version 8 is the latest version of CIS controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This compliance map contains 171 cybersecurity requirements to ensure and support your organizations compliance against diverse set of threats and risks. Import or learn more or get content.

Exempt
 Updated August 19, 2021 Content - Frameworks Manage and maintain your cybersecurity posture using the Secure Controls Framework The framework is updated to the newest version, SCF 2021.02. The update to the content includes 32 new controls and 18 updated controls, as well as updates to various control mappings that were added to account for the recent release of NIST SP800-53 rev 5 baseline controls along with other industry recognized regulations and standards. This catalog contains over 950+ controls to help you achieve your security goals. Learn about frameworks or see other content for security and IT compliance Exempt
 Enhanced August 9, 2021 Launchpad

HighBond Importer in GovCloud Bulk Importer is now available in GovCloud, too. Learn More

TEC-1130
 Enhanced August 9, 2021 Launchpad

Email ID in place of User ID in Bulk Importer In the Excel template of Bulk Importer, you can now provide even an email ID for the fields which require a user ID.

For example, assignedBy field in Actions and ownerUser field in Requests.

This will help you save time and effort, as you don't have to go and find UID of the users. You can still provide the UID if you have it. Learn more

TEC-1043
 Enhanced July 29, 2021 Launchpad Notifications when email changes When a System Admin changes someone's email, HighBond now sends an email to the user's old email address. This is a security measure to alert people in the event of a malicious or unauthorized change. TEC-1087
 Enhanced July 29, 2021 Results

Improved navigation in Interpretations We've introduced a new way of navigating between visualizations in Results. You can now easily switch between multiple visualizations and the Table View using the new All tabs button. We've also moved the left/right arrow buttons (< >) next to each other for easy access.

TEC-1043
 Enhanced July 28, 2021 Projects, Frameworks Improved UI for controls We have released several UI improvements to controls in Projects, including:
  • On the Dashboard tab, in the My work status table, the order of objectives matches any sorting you have applied on the Fieldwork tab, in the Objective List table.

    Note: You have to refresh your browser to see the changes on the Dashboard tab.

  • For projects and frameworks, on the Fieldwork tab, we have improved the menu you use to navigate between different controls and aspects within those controls.
TEC-1161
 Changed July 28, 2021 Launchpad Restrictions when updating user emails You can only update a user's email address if that user is not a member of a HighBond instance that belongs to another company. Learn more TEC-1088
 Enhanced July 28, 2021 Asset Inventory Metadata at a glance We have added a new Additional information section to the end of each asset and record. This section contains metadata including when the asset or record was created and last updated, and the users who performed those actions. TEC-1086
 Enhanced July 19, 2021 Reports

New reports enhancements We have upgraded our Reports system to provide the following feature enhancements:

  • Enabled PDF export for Dashboards and Presentations. Learn more
  • Reinstated the option to toggle between chart and table view for a multi-chart canvas report on a dashboard.
  • Enhanced the Image Manager to accept a broad range of image file types, including animated GIFs.
  • Added the option to share a dashboard as a PDF via email. Learn more
  • Added the option to save the current settings of the export panel for PDF.
  • Added a button to exit full-screen mode for Present.
TEC-1023
 Changed July 16, 2021 Results

Easier to access and distribute questionnaires On any collection homepage, the following options have moved from overflow menus to their own buttons, making them easier to find and open with fewer clicks.

  • Questionnaires
  • Distribute survey
  • Distribute event report

Learn more

TEC-1040
 New July 15, 2021 Launchpad Update email addresses System Admins can update any user's email address in Launchpad without contacting Support. Learn more TEC-1019
 New July 8, 2021 Results Show table IDs You can view a table's ID on any collection page. This is useful when you are setting up a robot or using the API, and you need to pull data from or publish to a table in Results. Learn more TEC-1073
 Enhanced July 8, 2021 Compliance Maps Header updated We've deployed a new page header for the Compliance Maps app. This change is mainly cosmetic. TEC-1009
 Enhanced July 8, 2021 Projects Filter assets by attribute If you subscribe to ITRMBond, you can now filter assets by one or more attributes when you’re selecting assets to associate with a project. You can use any attribute type that has a dropdown list input in Asset Inventory. Learn more TEC-1027
 Enhanced July 7, 2021 Launchpad

New and improved Excel template in Bulk Importer We've enhanced the Excel template in Bulk Importer to make it more intuitive and user-friendly. This will also help you to reduce input errors and improve usability. Some of the enhancements include:

  • Drop-downs: We've added drop-downs with predetermined values wherever applicable, such as Target Types, True / False fields.

  • Field validation: We've added validation to fields where only certain type of input is allowed.

TEC-1049
 Enhanced July 7, 2021 Asset Inventory

Workflow improvements We have made several improvements to Asset Inventory:

  • When viewing an asset, you can now view attributes in customizable and collapsible sections. To configure these sections, contact your Galvanize representative.
  • When viewing an asset, when you navigate to a tab and/or section, the URL now updates accordingly. If you send a colleague a link to the asset, that information is included in the URL, so they can see the exact attributes you were looking at.
  • We have improved the error indicators that display when you save an asset, or advance it to another status, if the asset has incomplete or missing attributes.

    These improvements include more descriptive error messages that include direct links to the affected attributes, visual indicators on the sections that include the affected attributes, and indicators on the specific attributes that require attention.

  • If you have any unsaved changes to an asset, buttons that allow you to save or discard your changes automatically appear and are anchored to the bottom of your screen.

TEC-991, TEC-1143

 Enhanced June 23, 2021 Timesheets Updated header On the Time Report page, we have updated the page header to be consistent with the Timesheets page. TEC-1008
 Enhanced June 18, 2021 Asset Inventory

UI improvements We've made various improvements to the Asset Inventory UI:

  • On the Asset Inventory homepage, we have changed the list of asset types to display in a table, rather than cards, for better visibility.
  • Asset Inventory now supports rich text fields, so you can use text formatting, hyperlinks, and images.
  • When viewing lists of assets, findings, and questionnaire responses, you can now choose to hide a column using the Options button in the column header.

TEC-1022

 New June 16, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps Strengthen your cybersecurity risk and control assessments with the pre-mapped NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls to NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 in HighBond Mappings between the controls for NIST SP 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 are now available in HighBond. NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1 are the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines. Import or learn more or get content. Exempt
 New June 11, 2021 All Leave feedback any time We've added a new "Give feedback" option to the help menu. Now, in most places in HighBond, you can leave us feedback about your experience and suggestions to improve as you work. Whether it's a feature you love or a pain point you can't stand, let us know! TEC-971
 Enhanced June 10, 2021 Timesheets Create non-project time categories You can now configure up to 50 custom non-project time categories in your organization. Learn more TEC-191
 Enhanced June 9, 2021 Projects Customizable term for sections When managing project types, you can now customize the plural term for sections. Previously, you could only customize the singular term. Learn more TEC-969
 Enhanced June 9, 2021 Results Descriptive page titles Results now has descriptive titles for each page. These titles appear in your browser tab, and make Results significantly more user-friendly for anyone using assistive technologies like screen readers. TEC-1004
 Enhanced June 3, 2021 Projects View scoped assets in Control X-Ray If you have a subscription to ITRMBond, when you associate assets to a risk category in a project and view a control associated with that risk category, you can now see a list of those assets in Control X-Ray. Learn more TEC-970
 New June 1, 2021 Robots

HighBond robots released HighBond robots for cloud-based scripting are now available in the Robots app in HighBond. The release of this new type of robot is the next phase in our rollout of major new capabilities in Robots, which began on May 1, 2021.

HighBond robots allow you to develop data analysis scripts that combine the full power of Python and all its supporting libraries with HighBond Command Language (HCL), our new custom Python library for domain-focused data analysis and HighBond automation.

Learn more

Note

The new capabilities are available with ACL Robotics Enterprise Edition. They are not available with ACL Robotics Professional Edition.

IN-517

IN-630

RAPHX-379

RAPRM-572

RAPRM-840

 Changed May 27, 2021 Timesheets Updated UI To support upcoming functionality changes, we've updated the Timesheets UI. TEC-191
 New May 19, 2021 Results

Map chart in visualizations We have added map chart to Visualizations. You can use a map chart to show data across different geographical locations. You can visualize how different locations are performing on their respective parameters across the world. Learn more

TEC-798
 New May 5, 2021 Results

Show totals in summary table We have added a new option called Show Totals to the Display tab of Summary table. You can use this option to show / hide totals in the Summary table. Learn more

TEC-953
 New May 1, 2021 Asset Inventory ITRMBond Launched We have launched our new ITRMBond solution in HighBond. ITRMBond subscribers gain access to the Asset Inventory app, including a pre-configured, end-to-end IT risk management solution to help you automate and continuously monitor IT risk management. Learn more

TEC- 790

TEC-801

TEC-807

TEC-806

TEC-810

TEC-809

TEC-811

TEC-812

TEC-813

 New May 1, 2021 Asset Inventory ThirdPartyBond Launched We have launched our new ThirdPartyBond solution in HighBond. ThirdPartyBond subscribers gain access to the Asset Inventory app, including a pre-configured, end-to-end third-party risk management solution to help you automate and continuously monitor third-party life cycle management. Learn more

TEC- 790

TEC-801

TEC-807

TEC-806

TEC-810

TEC-809

TEC-811

TEC-812

TEC-813

 New May 1, 2021 Robots

Major new capabilities in Robots We are beginning a phased introduction of major new capabilities in Robots. Our plan is to roll out the capabilities over a number of months, with completion expected some time in the final quarter of 2021. The first of the new capabilities have now been released.

Note

The new capabilities are available with ACL Robotics Enterprise Edition. They are not available with ACL Robotics Professional Edition.

Released

  • Cloud-based scripting (Released)

    • Use Python as well as HighBond Command Language (HCL), our new custom Python library, to write scripts directly in Robots.
    • With cloud-based scripting we're adding two new robot types: Workflow robots, followed by HighBond robots.
    • The existing robot type, now called an ACL robot, continues to support data analysis and data automation using ACLScript and scripts uploaded from Analytics.
  • Workflow robots (Released, customizable event-based triggering not yet available)

    • Event-based Workflow robots allow System Admins with a Professional subscription type to automate portions of their organization's HighBond workflow.

Not yet released

  • HighBond robots (Not released)

    • HighBond robots will support domain-focused data analysis.

Learn more

RAPRM-1095

AN-8238

 

 Enhanced April 28, 2021 Reports

We have introduced a number of improvements to reduce the likelihood that Reports will time out as a result of having to process too much data. This includes improved filters that you can use before running your report, and limiting the number of projects per report. Learn more

TEC-734
 Updated March 31, 2021 Content - Framework

Manage and maintain your Cybersecurity posture using the Secure Controls Framework The framework is updated to the newest version, SCF 2021.01.

The update to the content includes new controls that were added to account for the recent release of NIST SP800-53 rev 5 baseline controls, as well as updates to controls that map to PCI DSS 3.2.1 and HIPAA. This catalog contains over 950+ controls to help you achieve your security goals.

Import or learn more

Get content

Exempt
 Enhanced March 31, 2021 Results

Logical fields in Visualizations Logical data fields (true / false) in the Table View will now be available in the X-axis and Color by fields of the Configure Visualization panel. You can now use the logical fields to create visualizations.

TEC-877
 Enhanced March 31, 2021 Results

Size options in Bubble chart We have added Bubble scale to the Display tab in the Configure Visualization panel of Bubble chart. You can now select the size of the bubbles on the chart from options 1 through 3, where 1 is the smallest and 3 is the biggest. This will help you to better visualize the charts. Learn More

TEC-897
 New March 24, 2021 Launchpad

Bulk importing HighBond resources Use the new Bulk Importer to upload numerous HighBond resources at once.

You can upload the following resources in bulk:

  • Projects
  • Frameworks
  • Issues
  • Actions
  • Objectives
  • Risks
  • Controls
  • Mitigations
  • Entity Category
  • Entity
  • Requests

Learn More

TEC-850
 Enhanced March 24, 2021 Storyboards Export a storyboard to PDF You can now export a storyboard in PDF format. This will help you to share storyboards offline with other users and key stakeholders. You can also easily collaborate, review, and revise storyboards. Learn more TEC-572
 New March 22, 2021 Content - Framework

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 (2020) The full set of controls for NIST SP 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 1,100 security and privacy controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

Import or learn more

Get content

Exempt
 Enhanced March 17, 2021 Projects View file sizes for supporting workpapers When viewing supporting workpapers for your project, you can now see the size of each file. TEC-882
 New March 15, 2021 Content - Pre-built Robots

SOX Storyboard toolkit We've added a pre-configured SOX Storyboard toolkit that helps monitor the progress of your SOX programs in HighBond.

The toolkit delivers quick time-to-value and provides greater visibility into SOX programs through out-of-the-box storyboards that display various visualizations from your environment. This is highly helpful to executives as the visibility of progress can provide assurance and instill confidence in the effectiveness of your SOX program.

Learn more

TEC-577
 Enhanced March 10, 2021 Results

Show Total in Pie Chart We have added a new option called Show Total to the Display tab in the Configure Visualization panel of Pie Chart. You can turn on this option to see the sum total of the pie chart values.

TEC-867
 Enhanced March 10, 2021 Projects Persistent homepage filters Projects now remembers your tag and project type filters, and automatically applies them again the next time you access the homepage. These criteria automatically appear at the end of your URL, so if you have a bookmark that includes filtering criteria in the URL, you'll need to clear the filter parameters (e.g., ?filter%5Bstatus%5D%5B%5D=active) from your bookmark to use this feature. TEC-859
 Updated March 5, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg X - Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1024) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg X - Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1024) are now available for import into HighBond.

The RESPA requires lenders, mortgage brokers, or servicers of home loans to provide borrowers with pertinent and timely disclosures about the nature and costs of the real estate settlement process. RESPA also prohibits practices such as kickbacks, and limits the use of escrow accounts. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) originally published Regulation X, which implements RESPA.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated March 5, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – (Title 12 CFR Part 1022) Fair Credit Reporting (CFPB Regulation V) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – (Title 12 CFR Part 1022) Fair Credit Reporting (CFPB Regulation V) are now available for import into HighBond.

The FCRA is intended to ensure consumer reports are accurate and used for permissible purposes. It creates consumer protections and rights and imposes responsibilities on banks as users of consumer reports and entities furnishing information to the consumer reporting agencies.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated March 5, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg M - Consumer Leasing Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1013) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg M - Consumer Leasing Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1013) are now available for import into HighBond.

The CLA ensures consumers get meaningful and accurate disclosure of lease terms before they enter into a contract. With this information, consumers can more easily compare one lease with another, and compare the cost of leasing with the cost of buying on credit or the opportunity cost of paying cash. In addition, the CLA limits balloon payments due at the end of the lease, and regulates advertising for leasing transactions.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Enhanced March 3, 2021 Results

Search in Configure Table View panel We have added a search field to the Configure Table View panel. You can now enter a keyword or phrase to filter the list of available columns in the table. This is especially useful when you have to search through a large number of columns.

This enhancement includes keyboard accessibility and screen reader support in the Configure Table View panel. This will be helpful for those using screen readers, keyboards, and other assistance technology. Learn more

TEC-833
 New March 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 - Full Baseline (2020) in HighBond The full set of controls for NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 1,100 security and privacy controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

Import or learn more

Get content

Exempt
 New March 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 - High Baseline (2020) in HighBond The full set of High baseline controls for NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 371 security and privacy controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

Import or learn more

Get content

Exempt
 New March 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 - Moderate Baseline (2020) in HighBond The full set of Moderate baseline controls for NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 288 security and privacy controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

Import or learn more

Get content

Exempt
 New March 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 - Low Baseline (2020) in HighBond The full set of Low baseline controls for NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 149 security and privacy controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

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 New March 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Strengthen the cybersecurity posture of your organization by using NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls Revision 5 - Privacy Baseline (2020) in HighBond The full set of Privacy baseline controls for NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls revision 5 are now available for HighBond.

Revision 5 is the latest version of security and privacy controls needed by organizations to accomplish security and privacy objectives. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines.

This control catalog contains 96 privacy focused controls to protect your organization from a diverse set of threats and risks.

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 New February 25, 2021 Launchpad Bulk import requests Use the new Bulk Importer to upload numerous requests at once. Learn more. TEC-861
 Enhanced February 24, 2021 Results

Display Percentage in Bar and Column Charts We have added a new option called Show Percentages to the Display tab in the Configure Visualization panel. You can turn on this option to see the percentage that each value represents in the chart.

Note that this is applicable only for the bar and column charts. Learn more

TEC-855
 Fixed February 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Get the fixes made to the PCI DSS 3.2.1 compliance map Fixes to the PCI DSS 3.2.1 compliance map are now available in HighBond.

We noted some issues in the structure which did not allow for the granularity required to map controls to sub-sections. We fixed these by splitting out the sections and creating a more granular level of requirements to map to your controls.

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 Updated February 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to FINCEN: Rules For Banks - (Title 31 CFR Part 1020) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for FINCEN: Rules For Banks - (Title 31 CFR Part 1020) are now available for import into HighBond.

Part 1020 requires covered financial institutions to establish and maintain written policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to (1) identify and verify the identity of customers; (2) identify and verify the identity of the beneficial owners of companies opening accounts; (3) understand the nature and purpose of customer relationships to develop customer risk profiles; and (4) conduct ongoing monitoring to identify and report suspicious transactions and, on a risk basis, to maintain and update customer information.

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 Updated February 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to General Provisions - Title 31 CFR Part 1010 Updates the to Code of Federal Regulations for Title 31 Part 1010 - General Provisions, as part of FinCEN, are now available in HighBond.

Part 1010 outlines the general requirements for anti-money laundering programs, reports of currency transactions, and standard due diligence for preventing money laundering.

The changes to Part 1010 were in two sections:

  • Section 1010.661 was added

  • Section 1010.821 had changes to the penalties table.

Updates are generated by regulatory action taken by federal agencies and published in the Federal Register, and subsequently to the Code of Federal Regulations.

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 Enhanced February 10, 2021 Projects View links as reference cardsWhen you paste a link to a narrative, objective, control, risk, control test, walkthrough, or test plan into a rich text field within the same organization, then save your changes, the editor now replaces the URL with a reference card that displays information about the link. Learn more TEC-716
 Enhanced February 10, 2021 Storyboards and Results

Storyboard filters carry over to the Visualization When you drill down from a storyboard that has filters applied, these filters will now be carried over to the visualization and you can see the filtered dataset in Results as it was in the storyboard. You do not have to apply the same filters again. Learn more

TEC-794
 New February 3, 2021 Launchpad Bulk uploading requests You can now add multiple requests to Projects in one go by uploading a populated Excel template. This will help you to avoid time-consuming manual data entry. Learn more TEC-614
 Enhanced February 3, 2021 Projects Custom attributes for test plans Project Admins can now add up to five test plan custom attributes to each project type. You can use these new attributes to add another level of granularity to your information gathering, and target that data in Reports. Learn more TEC-766
 Updated February 2, 2021 Reports

Change in Report Readers role We have changed the permission level of Report Readers to read-only access. Report Readers can now only view existing reports, dashboards, and presentations. They cannot create or delete any components in the Reports app. Learn more

TEC-797
 Updated February 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg DD - Truth in Savings Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1030) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg DD - Truth in Savings Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1030) are now available for import into HighBond.

Reg DD enables consumers to make informed decisions about their accounts at depository institutions through the use of uniform disclosures. The disclosures aid comparison shopping by informing consumers about the fees, annual percentage yield, interest rate, and other terms for deposit accounts.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated February 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg Z - Truth in Lending Act (Title 12 CFRPart 1026) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg Z - Truth in Lending Act (Title 12 CFRPart 1026) are now available for import into HighBond.

Reg Z prohibits certain practices relating to payments made to compensate mortgage brokers and other loan originators. The goal of the amendments is to protect consumers in the mortgage market from unfair practices involving compensation paid to loan originators.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated February 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg E - Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1005) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg E - Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1005) are now available for import into HighBond.

The EFTA is intended to protect individual consumers engaging in electronic fund transfers (EFTs) and remittance transfers.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated February 1, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg C - Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1003) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg C - Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Title 12 CFR Part 1003) are now available for import into HighBond.

The HMDA requires many financial institutions to collect, report, and disclose certain information about their mortgage lending activity. It establishes institutional and transactional coverage thresholds in Regulation C that determine whether financial institutions are required to collect, record, and report any HMDA data on closed-end mortgage loans or open-end lines of credit (collectively, coverage thresholds).

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Enhanced January 27, 2021 Projects View embedded images in Impact Reports When you download any custom Impact Report or Project Report in Microsoft Word format, the report now includes images that were stored into rich text fields in the Projects app. Learn more TEC-751
 Enhanced January 27, 2021 Scheduler New default views for all projects or people We have added a second default view to both the Projects and People tabs. Now, you can switch between seeing only active projects or people associated with them, or the new view that includes all projects and people, in addition to creating your own saved views. TEC-765
 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg II - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing (Title 12 CFR Part 235) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg II - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing (Title 12 CFR Part 235) are now available for import into HighBond.

The DCIFR establishes standards for debit card interchange fees and prohibits payment card network exclusivity arrangements and routing restrictions for debit card transactions.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to FRS Reg H - Membership of State Banking Institutions in the Federal Reserve System (Title 12 CFR Part 208) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for FRB Reg H - Membership of State Banking Institutions in the Federal Reserve System (Title 12 CFR Part 208) are now available for import into HighBond.

Reg H addresses issues related to membership of state chartered banking institutions in the Federal Reserve System. Topics covered include membership, capital, and branching requirements, investment in securities, premises and loans, real estate lending and appraisals, Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and financial subsidiaries and related activities. Regulation H also implements National Flood Insurance Act and Flood Disaster Protection Act requirements.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg Y - Bank Holding Company Act (Title 12 CFR Part 225) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg Y - Bank Holding Company Act (Title 12 CFR Part 225) are now available for import into HighBond.

The BHCA regulates the acquisition of control of banks and bank holding companies by companies and individuals, defines and regulates the nonbanking activities in which bank holding companies (including financial holding companies) and foreign banking organizations with United States operations may engage, and establishes the minimum ratios of capital to assets that bank holding companies must maintain.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Community Reinvestment Act and Interstate Deposit Production Regulations (Title 12 CFR Part 25) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Community Reinvestment Act and Interstate Deposit Production Regulations (Title 12 CFR Part 25) are now available for import into HighBond.

The CRA regulations establish CRA performance standards for small and intermediate small banks and savings associations. The regulations define small and intermediate small banks and savings associations by reference to asset-size criteria expressed in dollar amounts, and they further require the agencies to publish annual adjustments to these dollar figures.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Reg CC - Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Title 12 CFR Part 229) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Reg CC - Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Title 12 CFR Part 229) are now available for import into HighBond.

The AFCC addresses two laws—the Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFA Act), and the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21). The regulation sets forth the requirements that depository institutions make funds deposited into transaction accounts available according to specified time schedules and that they disclose their funds availability policies to their customers.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Updated January 22, 2021 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to Loans to Executive Officers, Directors, and Principal Shareholders of Member Banks (Title 12 CFR Part 215) Updates to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) up until December 2020 for Loans to Executive Officers, Directors, and Principal Shareholders of Member Banks (Title 12 CFR Part 215) are now available for import into HighBond.

Reg O restricts credit that a member bank may extend to its executive officers, directors, and principal shareholders and their related interests.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections.

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 Enhanced January 17, 2021 Results Faster performance in visualizations To improve performance with large datasets, Results no longer applies filters each time you make a change. After making all your changes, you can click Apply Filters to refresh your view. Learn more TEC-737
 Enhanced January 13, 2021 Launchpad

Improvements to the help and support menu We have made some changes to the help and support menu.

  • It has a new Product updates section, where we will tell you about major enhancements.

  • It includes new, more dynamic help and training content, which we will expand on over time.

Currently, this applies to Launchpad, but the changes will be applied to the other apps in HighBond over the coming weeks.

TEC-177
 Changed January 13, 2021 Timesheets Faster performance To improve performance, when you’re selecting a project to associate your time with, you will now sometimes see fewer than five recent projects to choose from. TEC-705
 Enhanced January 6, 2021 Scheduler Save filters as views You can now save your filters as views that you can share across your organization, on both the Projects and People tabs. TEC-719
 Enhanced December 23, 2020 Reports

New reports enhancements We have upgraded the Reports app in the North American region (Canada and the United States). For the complete list of enhancements, see below.

TEC-277
 Enhanced December 16, 2020 Reports

New reports enhancements We have upgraded the Reports app in the Asia Pacific (AP), Europe (EU), and Australia (AU) regions.

  • The Dashboard module has been completely redesigned to enable you to create infographic dashboards via a flexible, free-form canvas. Learn more
  • The new free-form dashboard canvas layout supports the use of multiple content objects to create pixel perfect dashboard designs. Learn more
  • Traditional static dashboard layouts have been retained and further enhanced.
  • Many new widgets have been introduced on the dashboard canvas, like text, images, icons, filters, and action buttons. Learn more
  • The Storyboard module has been replaced with Presentation. Presentation is a fully integrated presentation module designed for data-led communications. Learn more
  • The entire dashboard canvas functionality has been shared in Presentation. This includes reports, text, images, icons, filters, and action buttons. Learn more
  • Presentation slides can be designed and saved as themes to be reused for other presentations or individual slides. Learn more
  • Filter objects can now be positioned freely on the dashboard and in the standard fixed locations, providing additional design freedom.
  • The Dashboard builder now supports undo and redo for multiple changes on the canvas. Learn more
  • A new Preview mode has been introduced to allow users to preview the dashboard and test out its interactions before publishing. Learn more
  • A Properties Panel has been introduced that allows you to easily customize content objects with instant effect. Learn more
  • The user interface for linking report interactions on the dashboard has been completely redesigned, making it simpler and more intuitive. Learn more
  • You can now launch report editing mode directly from the dashboard so you can customize the report and return directly to the dashboard. Learn more
  • You can now export reports into CSV format files from a dashboard. Learn more
  • You can share dashboards without going into edit mode. Learn more
  • Filters in Dashboard and Presentation have been enhanced.
  • Enhancements have been made to make the filter linking process easier. You can now link filters through the filter panel in an easy-to-use setup. Learn more
  • We've made enhancements to the overall user interface design and user experience throughout the Reports app.
  • Adding KPI reports to dashboards has been deprecated.
  • Exporting a dashboard has been deprecated.

North American region upgrades are expected shortly.

TEC-277
 Enhanced December 15, 2020 Results Improved performance of charts You can now improve performance of the charts by turning on the Boost performance option in the chart display settings. This will help in loading charts much faster, and it is especially useful when a storyboard contains multiple charts with a high volume of data. Learn more TEC-704
 Changed December 9, 2020 Projects Locked-in testing rounds To prevent unintentional data deletion, you can no longer change the number of testing rounds on an active project. When you first create or rollforward a project, the number of testing rounds you choose now becomes locked in. TEC-660
 New November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0 New version of Robots Agent Version 15.0 of the on-premise Robots Agent has been released.

Customers who use an on-premise agent must upgrade to the new version if they want to use analytic scripts that include any of the updates to ACLScript in Analytics 15.0.

Version 15.0 of the Robots Agent is also required if you want to implement the new multi-agent capability.

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RAPHX-374
 Important November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

Customers who upgrade from version 14.x of the Robots Agent to version 15 Check the status of the UploadLogsWhenFailed configuration setting in the Robots Agent configuration file on the server (C:\Program Files (x86)\ACL Software\Robots Agent\agent\Agent.exe.config).

If UploadLogsWhenFailed is set to false, and your intention is that logs for failed tasks should not be uploaded to the Robots app in the cloud, you need to re-specify the upload prohibition using a new configuration setting in Robots.

In the Agent management screen in Robots, set Permitted file uploads to File uploads not permitted.

Although UploadLogsWhenFailed currently still appears in the configuration file, the setting no longer has any effect.

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RAPHX-1113
 New November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

Robots Agent cluster for increased processing capacity and load-balancing Customers with ACL Robotics Enterprise Edition can now create a Robots Agent cluster by installing additional instances of the Robots Agent on additional Windows servers. A multi-agent cluster increases task processing capacity by automatically balancing the processing demand across multiple agents.

This capability significantly increases the scalability of Robots as an enterprise-level data automation and analysis solution.

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RAPRM-492
 Enhanced November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

More flexible directory structure You can now configure separate base folders for these Robots Agent items:

  • temporary analytic job folders
  • Analytics data tables folders
  • Analytics result tables folders

Separately configurable base folders allows you to optimize hardware resources when implementing an on-premise Robots Agent. For example, you can locate temporary analytic job folders on a fast, high performance drive. For data table folders, you can specify a more economical, cold storage location appropriate for large files that are accessed only periodically.

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RAPHX-100
 Enhanced November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

Improved control of file security A new global configuration setting in Robots gives you three options for controlling the upload of files from the Robots Agent to the Robots app in the cloud:

  • Upload only non-Analytics result files, such as Excel, and logs (existing behavior in version 14.2 of the Robots Agent)
  • Upload Analytics result tables, non-Analytics result files, and logs (new option)
  • Prohibit the upload of any file from the Robots Agent to the Robots app. (new option)

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BOT-2009
 Changed November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

Data segregation enforced Robot tasks are prevented from accessing data in other robots, or from outputting data to other robots. Tasks can only interact with data in the robot in which they are located, or with data located outside the Robots Agent directory structure. In a script, any command that attempts to traverse a robot boundary will cause the script to fail.

Strict data segregation allows different departments in your organization to use the same instance of Robots while ensuring that employees see only data that they are entitled to see.

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RAPHX-331
 Changed November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0

Configuration setting removed The UploadLogsWhenFailed configuration setting has been removed from the Robots Agent configuration file (Agent.exe.config). The uploading of Analytics logs from the Robots Agent to the Robots app is now controlled by the new file uploads configuration setting in Robots.

Note

If you upgrade version 14.x of the Robots Agent to version 15, the UploadLogsWhenFailed configuration setting still appears in the configuration file, but it has no effect.

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RAPHX-1113
 Fixed November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0 Running simultaneous tasks An error occurred if you ran simultaneous robot tasks to import data from Results to Robots using the IMPORT GRCRESULTS command. The problem has now been resolved and the import tasks can run simultaneously. RAPHX-1133
 Fixed November 19, 2020 Robots Agent 15.0 Robots Agent unable to connect to HighBond A delay in generating the RSA key needed to connect the Robots Agent to the Robots app in HighBond was causing the connection to fail. This problem has now been resolved. RAPHX-518
 New November 19, 2020 Content - Pre-built Robots

4 new pre-built analysis robots We’ve added 4 new analysis robots to our pre-built robot offering:

  • T&E Analysis for Concur Robot

  • User Access Controls Testing Analysis Robot

  • P2P Analysis for SAP ERP Robot

  • P2P Analysis for Oracle eBS Robot

You can implement these analysis robots in conjunction with the corresponding data integration robots.

The overall approach is to implement the data integration robot(s), and share the tables created from this robot to any analysis robots using Robots' shared tables feature.

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TEC-630
 Unresolved November 19, 2020

Content - Pre-built Robots

  • Active Directory Data Integration Robot

  • User Access Controls Testing Analysis Robot

Field length limitations for Member field in AD Group and MemberOf field in AD User tables Using Analytics or Robots Agent v15, the fields Member in the Group table and MemberOf in the User table are limited to a maximum length of 2000 characters (4000 in Unicode) in the Active Directory Data Integration robot. This may result in significant truncation of data contained in these fields and impact the results of analytic UA04AD_NonAdmin_Privilege, which analyzes the membership of groups in the Group table. Groups for which possible truncation occurred are flagged by the analytic.

Using previous versions of Analytics or Robots Agent, these fields are imported with a maximum length of 12,000 (24,000 in Unicode), which reduces the risk of truncation but does not entirely eliminate it.

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 Unresolved November 19, 2020

Content - Pre-built Robots

  • All Data Integration Robots

Use Sample Data Parameter The intended behavior of leaving the "Use Sample Data?" parameter blank is to skip the use of sample data and use production data instead. Leaving the parameter blank returns an error message.

Workaround: Select False in the dropdown list for this parameter to skip the use of sample data and use production data instead.

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 Unresolved November 19, 2020

Content - Pre-built Robots

  • Unicode analysis robots running with Robots Agent 14.2

Analysis Robots running with Unicode Robots Agent 14.2 The task may appear as failed although the script runs through to completion according to the log. No error message is captured in the log and no files other than the log are uploaded to the Output panel. Robots running with Robots Agent 15 and non-Unicode robots are not affected. Robots running in ACL 14.2 are also not affected regardless of encoding. Exempt
 Changed November 12, 2020 Projects Associated risks now visible in Control X-Ray and Procedure X-Ray We have moved the associated risks for a control or procedure to the Control X-Ray or Procedure X-Ray. Learn more TEC-673
 Fixed November 6, 2020 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.7.1 This release includes updated Firebase Crashlytics SDK libraries.

TEC-602
 Fixed November 5, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Updates to the ISO 27001:2013 (US, Canada, & UK Only) Compliance Map to include Annex A Fixes to the ISO 27001:2013 (US, Canada, & UK Only) are now available for import into HighBond. The latest version of the ISO 27001:2013 Compliance Map now includes controls listed in Annex A of the authoritative document. You will now be able to import the ISO 27001:2013 requirements and easily map your controls to the principles and controls in the standard.

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 Enhanced November 4, 2020 Results Format options in Visualizations Format options are now available for the Average aggregate option in the Data tab of the Configure Visualization panel. You can use this option to apply formatting such as decimals and rounding to the Y-axis values in the chart. For all other aggregate options, format options set in Table View are applied. Learn more TEC-596
 Enhanced November 4, 2020 Storyboards Duplicating Storyboards You can now create a copy of an existing storyboard. A new option called Save As has been added to the Save button on a storyboard. You can use this option to create modified versions of existing storyboards on the fly. Learn more TEC-399
 Enhanced October 15, 2020 Mission Control

Bulk update the assigned user for control tests You can now bulk update the assigned user for multiple controls at once. Then, that user gets one digest email notification, instead of one email per control. Learn more

TEC-556
 Enhanced October 2, 2020 Mission Control

Expanded permissions for bulk updating control and testing attributes Bulk updates in Mission Control are no longer restricted to Launchpad System Admins only.

Learn more about the new bulk update permissions

TEC-496
 Enhanced September 28, 2020 Results

Results redesign We have redesigned the Results homepage and collection pages. These changes make it easier to access the data and features you use the most. They also improve accessibility by making Results more compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

  • On the homepage, we've modernized the collection listing into a tabular format that gives more information about what a collection actually contains. To support this, we've removed the Tests and Results button. To access a collection, just click the collection title.
  • On the homepage, if you are a Contributor User, you will now see how many tables in a collection contain records that are assigned to you. You no longer need to use filters to identify which collections you need to work in.
  • On the homepage, we've removed the filtering options because they were rarely used. We've replaced them with a new search box so you can search based on collection title.
  • On the homepage, we've introduced a new, collapsible "Special collections" section that houses the Reference collection and any other special collections available to Results Admins.
  • On each collection page, we've modernized the list of tables into a tabular format. You can open an interpretation by clicking on the button showing the number of interpretations, or you can open the default interpretation by clicking on the table title.
  • On each collection page, we've added a new search box so you can search based on table title and what type of table it is.

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CS-10592
 Enhanced September 23, 2020 Results Accessibility improvements We have made some small usability and accessibility improvements in Visualizations. This enhancement includes addition of keyboard accessibility. This does not affect how you use the Results app, but those using screen readers, keyboards, or other assistance tools should have a better experience now. TEC-537
 Enhanced September 23, 2020 Projects Contributor Testers can now create requests We have added the ability for Contributor Testers to create requests. If you are a Contributor Tester, you can now view and update all requests that you have created or that you are assigned to as the owner, and you can delete requests that you have created. TEC-239
 Enhanced September 17, 2020 Scheduler

We have made several improvements to the People tab in the Scheduler app:

  • We have added a column that shows the number of scheduled and remaining hours for each user, so you can see at a glance if a user has been scheduled for too many or too few hours for the time frame you’re viewing in the scheduler.
  • You can now choose to view the Gantt chart by week, month, quarter, or fiscal year, and jump to either today or a specific date.
  • If a user is scheduled to a phase outside of the time frame that’s currently visible in the Gantt chart, the phase now displays anyway, so you can check when they’re scheduled for that phase.
  • You can click and drag the start, end, or an entire bar to adjust scheduled project time within the visible portion of the Gantt chart.
TEC-342
 Enhanced September 17, 2020 Strategy Filter risks by state We have replaced the buttons used to show or hide risks by state in the Risk Profile with a filter, which applies when you’re viewing the Risk Profile, Strategy Heatmap, and Risk Heatmaps. Learn more TEC-564
 Enhanced September 10, 2020 Mission Control Bulk update testing attributes You can now bulk update testing attributes for up to 50 controls at a time. Learn more TEC-554
 Changed September 10, 2020 Projects View all project objectives On the project dashboard, if you have Professional User access or higher, you can now view all objectives in a project, regardless of whether you’re the Assigned User of any objectives. TEC-514
 Enhanced September 9, 2020 Storyboards Exclude Today option in Relative Date filter We have added an Exclude Today option to the Last n Days and Next n Days fields of the Relative Date filter. This is available in the Conditional filter drop-down to filter Storyboards. You can use this option to omit the current date for the relative date calculation. Learn more TEC-536
 New September 4, 2020 API

Automate more with HighBond's Public API  You can now use HighBond's API to configure automation for HighBond. Use the API to create, update, and query a growing list of HighBond objects. Here are a few examples of what the API will empower you to do:

  • Automate bringing data into HighBond from other tools, like cloud data feeds, vulnerability scanners, incident monitoring, and other risk management point solutions

  • Synchronize issue management between HighBond and other workflow and investigation tools

  • Migrate data from other GRC tools into HighBond

  • Mass-deploy updates to a growing number of HighBond objects like frameworks, risks, controls, results tables, robots, and visualizations

  • Automate the user access review for HighBond collections

If you are familiar with REST APIs, head to https://docs-apis.highbond.com/ to get started. We are continuously expanding the API to new HighBond objects over time. If you want to access a HighBond object that's not currently supported by the API, contact support or your Diligent representative to request it.

CS-10029
 Fixed September 3, 2020 Toolkits

New version of COVID-19 toolkit A new version of the COVID-19 case data toolkit is available that fixes two issues with the first version (JHU COVID-19 Case Data Robot and Storyboard). The new version automatically accommodates case data that exceeds 100,000 records. It also allows specification of your HighBond region when configuring the robot task, which removes the need for a manual script update.

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CS-10547
 New September 2, 2020 Academy Two new learning programs on Galvanize Academy We’ve recently launched a brand new three-course Internal Controls program and a three-course Compliance Management program on Galvanize Academy. Get hands-on practice using HighBond, apply what you learn to your own organization, and gain CPE credits for your hard work! Like all Academy courses, you can start, work on, and complete them at your own pace. Get Started  
 Changed September 2, 2020 Scheduler Easily view non-project time non-project time now displays in the Gantt chart in striped grey so you can see at a glance when users are unavailable. TEC-515
 Changed September 2, 2020 Strategy Better compatibility with all currencies We have removed the dollar sign from the Cost Impact on the Assurance tab to reduce confusion if you use a different currency. TEC-55
 Enhanced August 27, 2020 Mission Control

Notification improvements We have made some improvements to the communications you receive when you bulk update controls.

  • When you bulk update the Owner for multiple controls, the new Owner now receives one digest email notification rather than one email per control.
  • We have improved the readability of the messages that let you know whether you have successfully or unsuccessfully updated one or more controls.

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TEC-492
 Enhanced August 23, 2020 Toolkits

Toolkits navigation update Launchpad has a new link under Resources called Toolkits. You can click this link to go to the Toolkits app that matches the region of your HighBond instance. Learn more

CS-10508
 Changed August 18, 2020 Results Questionnaires indicate required fields Questionnaires now mark required questions with "(required)". Optional questions are no longer marked as optional. CS-10505
 Enhanced August 13, 2020 Toolkits

Toolkits interface update The user interface of the Toolkits app now provides more control over managing your toolkits. It now has two tabs, Available Toolkits and Installed Toolkits, with the option to install and delete toolkits, respectively. You can also preview the resources of a toolkit before performing an action. Learn more

CS-10397
 New August 13, 2020 Results

Combo Chart in visualizations We have added a combination chart to the charts available in Visualizations. A combination chart consists of a line chart overlaid on a column chart. This can be useful when comparing values in different categories. For example: Using combination chart to compare projected sales with actual sales for a given time period. Learn more

CS-10414
 Enhanced August 13, 2020 Storyboards Filter storyboards by dates relative to the current date We have added a relative date option to the Conditional filter drop-down in Storyboards for Date and Date-Time fields. You can use this option to filter the data by relative dates such as Last 10 Days, Next 3 Weeks, etc. Learn more CS-10415
 Changed August 12, 2020 Scheduler Professional Managers can now schedule non-project time for any other users. Learn more CS-10517
 New August 12, 2020 Frameworks Sync changes from projects to frameworks When items are linked between frameworks and projects, you can now sync changes in a project back to the framework. This helps deliver a consistent assessment process across large, distributed teams; important changes to risk and control information from the first line of defense become available to all teams that need it. Learn more CS-9874
 New August 12, 2020 Mission Control Bulk update control owners Use Mission Control's bulk update feature to update the owner for up to 50 controls at a time. This is particularly helpful when a control owner leaves your organization and their controls need to be assigned to their replacement. Learn more CS-10518
 Enhanced August 12, 2020 Mission Control

Usability improvements when bulk updating controls We have made some helpful improvements to the bulk update process.

  • When you change an attribute, a blue dot appears next to the attribute name, indicating that it will change.
  • When you change an attribute, a small reset icon or link appears, so you can quickly undo that change.
  • You can now set any attribute to "blank". Doing this removes the data from that attribute. It does not revert your changes.
  • When bulk updating controls, the Update and Cancel buttons are always visible when the list of attributes is taller than your browser window.
CS-10518
 Enhanced August 8, 2020 Reports

Custom date fields available in more Views The following fields are now available in the Actions and Actions by Entity Views for your reporting purposes:

  • Project Planned Start
  • Project Planned End
  • Project Actual Start
  • Project Actual End
  • Project Planned Milestone
  • Project Actual Milestone
  • Objective Planned Start
  • Objective Planned End
  • Objective Actual Start
  • Objective Actual End
  • Objective Planned Milestone
  • Objective Actual Milestone

Learn more

TEC-269
 New August 6, 2020 Mission Control Bulk update custom control attributes Use Mission Control's bulk update feature to update custom attributes for up to 50 controls at a time. Learn more CS-10441
 Changed August 6, 2020 Projects Clearer user permissions When viewing user permissions, you can now see an Effective role column, which displays the highest level of access that a user has between their personal and group roles. Learn more CS-10479
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Homeowner's Protection Act (HPA) (12 U.S.C. Chapter 49) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Homeowner's Protection Act (HPA) (12 U.S.C. Chapter 49) are now available for import into HighBond.

The HPA addresses homeowners’ difficulties in canceling private mortgage insurance (PMI) coverage.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Debt Collection Practices (15 U.S. Code Chapter 41 Section 1692) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Debt Collection Practices or FCDPA (15 U.S. Code Chapter 41 Section 1692) are now available for import into HighBond.

The FCDPA is the main federal law that governing debt collection practices and prohibits debt collection companies from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices to collect debts.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity and interpretation of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (15 USC chapter 96) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce or E-Sign Act (15 USC chapter 96) are now available for import into HighBond.

The E-Sign Act facilitates the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by ensuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically.

The changes to the chapter were structural changes (splitting requirements) to improve clarity and interpretation of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (50 U.S. Code Chapter 50) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Servicemember Civil Relief Act or SCRA (50 U.S. Code Chapter 50) are now available for import into HighBond.

The SCRA gives military members a wide range of legal protections not available to the general public.

Updates to the chapter included additional requirements and definitions as well as structural changes (splitting requirements) to improve clarity and interpretation of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Restrictions on use of telephone equipment (47 U.S. Code Chapter 5 Section 227) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Restrictions on use of telephone equipment or TCPA (47 U.S. Code Chapter 5 Section 227) are now available for import into HighBond.

The TCPA restricts the use of certain telemarketing phone calls, text messages, and facsimiles. It also restricts the use of automatic dialling systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice messages without the consumers consent.

Updates to the chapter included several additional requirements as well as structural changes (splitting requirements) to improve clarity and interpretation of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 Updated July 31, 2020 Content - Compliance Maps

Comply with the latest updates to the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S. Code Chapter 45) Updates to the U.S. Code up until June 2020 for Fair Housing Act or FHA (42 U.S. Code Chapter 45) are now available for import into HighBond.

The FHA prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

The changes to the chapter were minor wording changes to improve clarity of the sections and subsections. Updates are made throughout a congressional session on an ongoing basis as public laws are enacted. The version made available is the most current online release point.

Exempt
 New July 31, 2020 Content - Pre-built Robots

Six new pre-built data integration robots We’ve added 6 new data integration robots to our pre-built robot offering.

  • Active Directory Data Integration Robot
  • Oracle eBS Data Integration Robot
  • Salesforce CRM Data Integration Robot
  • SAP ERP Data Integration Robot
  • Concur TnE Data Integration Robot
  • UNIX Data Integration Robot

You can implement these data integration robots by themselves, combine them with related analysis robots, or use them as the basis for building your own analysis robots.

The overall approach is to implement the Data Integration Robot, and share the tables created from this robot to any analysis robots using Robots' shared tables feature. Get content

Exempt
 Enhanced July 31, 2020 Content - Pre-built Robots The pre-built robot for Active Directory Contacts currently in ScriptHub is now available as a toolkit. Exempt
 Enhanced July 29, 2020 Mission Control

Cosmetic improvements We have made cosmetic changes to better standardize Mission Control.

  • Better, more colorful icons
  • When you examine a control, custom attributes are now on the right side, below the rest of the attributes
CS-10440
 Enhanced July 29, 2020 Mission Control New fields available in Mission Control You can now add (or hide) more fields in the data grid: Type, Prevent or Detect?, Method, Title, Project type. These fields are hidden by default. CS-10440
 Fixed July 28, 2020 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for Android 2.7 The latest release includes an optimized APK file and other minor fixes. This release also includes support for Android version 11, and the minimum supported version of Android now is 5.0 or later.

CS-10411
 Enhanced July 27, 2020 Results

Accessibility improvements to Questionnaire Response page We have made some accessibility improvements on the Questionnaire Response page. Those using screen readers or other assistance tools should have a better experience now. This enhancement improves accessibility by making the page more compliant with WCAG 2.O Levels A and AA guidelines and also makes typography and spacing more consistent.

  • In the Safari browser, you can now select radio buttons by using the Tab key.
  • We have modernized the Related Files link and if you are using a screen reader, when focus is on the link, it reads out the file name.
  • We have enhanced the color contrast ratio of text elements.
  • You can now use your keyboard to select response types for numeric scale, date, and signature questions and use the Adjust column width button.
  • The page shifts focus to the top automatically when you navigate to different pages in a multi-page questionnaire. If there is an error, focus shifts to the top or the first response that has an error.
 
 New July 22, 2020 Mission Control Update multiple controls You can now update up to 50 controls at once in Mission Control. This is particularly useful when you import from a framework to projects and controls need to reflect specific circumstances in each project. Learn More CS-10150
 Enhanced July 22, 2020 Mission Control Accessibility improvements We have made some small usability and accessibility improvements in Mission Control. This does not affect how you use Mission Control, but those using screen readers or other assistance tools should have a better experience now. CS-10150
 New July 22, 2020 Mission Control Show and hide columns in Mission Control You can change which columns are visible to you in Mission Control, ensuring you only need to see the data that is relevant to you. Learn More CS-10150
 New July 22, 2020 Mission Control Sort columns in Mission Control You can change the order of the columns in Mission Control. Learn More CS-10150
 Changed July 22, 2020 Mission Control New Control performance column in Mission Control We have moved the control performance progress bar from the Description column to a dedicated Control performance column. CS-10150
 New July 8th, 2020 Projects Get more context about a control or procedure If your team does routine testing, you might need to execute procedures or test controls with little background knowledge. Use Control X-Ray and Procedure X-Ray to see previous testing results and key attributes and gain a fuller understanding of what you are working on. Learn More CS-10151
 New June 29, 2020 Results, Robots

Two new COVID-19 toolkits We have released two new COVID-19 toolkits that are free to all customers and easier to install.

  • Aggregated regulatory feed and U.S. bill list: High-quality, public data from the WHO, CDC, and U.S. government, right in HighBond.
  • Assessment questionnaires: Employee self-reporting, work-from-home capabilities, and return-to-office site preparedness surveys.

Learn More

CS-10268, CS-10269
 Enhanced June 17, 2020 Scheduler

We have made a variety of enhancements to the People tab in the Scheduler app.

  • You can now assign resources to projects and phases to ensure you have adequate capacity to complete planned projects. Any tasks (planning files, objectives, and results files) that were previously scheduled are now displayed as phases (planning, fieldwork, results). This change offers a less granular Gantt chart view, more flexibility, and ease of scheduling resources to significant stages in a project.
  • You can now account for absences that are not based around project functions, such as vacations, leaves, professional development, administrative tasks, and more.
  • Project Admins can now configure the default working days and full-time hours for people in their organization. They can also set individual hours if they need to specify different work hours for certain people. This information is used to calculate how many hours a resource is expected to work, and how much of the resource's time can be spent on project work.

Learn more

CS-9942
 New June 10, 2020 Results, Storyboards

Subscription changes To ensure HighBond provides the best possible value, we've added capabilities to some of our subscriptions.

  • AuditBond standard subscribers now have access to the Results and Storyboards apps
  • AuditBond standard subscribers now have access to survey tables in the Results app
  • All standard editions of HighBond now have access to data analytic tables in the Results app
  • All standard editions of HighBond now have access to the Robots app
CS-10396
 Changed June 3, 2020 Frameworks, Projects Updating entity tags and syncing changes If you update entity tags associated with an item (objective, risk, or control) in a framework, and sync changes from the framework to the project, the entity tag changes no longer carry over to the project. Learn more CS-10231
 Enhanced May 25, 2020 Projects More informative action update emails We have added more information, including the project name, action owner, and due date, to the emails you receive when an action is updated or requires a response, so you can keep track of what's happening more easily. TEC-508
 Enhanced May 22, 2020 Projects View all of a project’s objectives, not just yours On the project dashboard, if you have Professional User access or higher, you can now use the Show all fieldwork toggle to view all of the objectives in a project, not just the ones for which you’re the Assigned User. Learn more TEC-514
 Changed May 13, 2020 Frameworks, Projects

Labels for My Fieldwork status For better concision and clarity, we changed some of the labels in the My Fieldwork status dashboard tool:

  • My Fieldwork status is now called My work status.
  • The Preparer review column in the table is now called Prepared.

Learn more

CS-10333
 Enhanced May 13, 2020 Projects Impact Reports Impact Reports are now supported in PDF (.pdf). Learn more CS-10282
 Fixed May 8, 2020 Offline Projects

Offline Projects The latest release resolves the following customer reported issues.

  • Custom Terms were overflowing the sidebar and not wrapping around when they contained long words without spaces. (OPM-851)
  • Line spacing was not maintained in the Description field when text was copy-pasted with new line characters or edited in the web application with new line characters. (OPM-933) and (OPM-864)
  • The Risk/Impact and Owner fields were mandatory, but they should be optional. (OPM-886) and (OPM-930)
  • Names in the Next Reviewer drop-down list were not sorted alphabetically. OPM-934
  • Random text displayed in the Impact and Likelihood fields under Associated Risk when the fields did not have any selected value. (OPM-935)
  • Newly created issue under Walkthrough did not display the saved field values. (OPM-940)

Note To upgrade to the latest version of Offline Projects, check in all checked out sections to auto-update Offline Projects to the most recent version.

CS-10285
 Enhanced May 4, 2020 Launchpad Access your contact book from Launchpad System Admins can now access the contact book from the Organization page in Launchpad, since many of you indicated this is where you expect to find this. There are no changes to the contact book itself or the process for managing your contacts. CS-10345
 New April 30, 2020 Content - Projects

A new harmonized security and data privacy controls framework Added a the Secure Controls FrameworkTM Harmonized Controls - a comprehensive catalog of controls harmonizing requirements across about 100 statutory, regulatory and contractual frameworks spanning multiple geographic regions.

Exempt
 New April 29, 2020 Results

Reference Collection and basic Active Directory integration Results Admins will now see a new system-generated collection in Results: the Reference Collection.

  • This is a special collection that holds Reference tables. These are tables where you can import custom data from an external source so people can reference that data in HighBond. We recommend using a robot to keep this data up-to-date.
  • The first reference table, called Contact book, is out now. Use it to automatically import contacts from Active Directory or any other address book. Once set up, Projects users can find people and assign actions and requests to them with greater ease.
  • To help you get started quickly, we have provided a script to help ACL Robotics customers quickly integrate Active Directory contacts into HighBond. You can use this script as-is, or you can modify it to bring contacts into your Contact book from another system or data source. Learn more
CS-9570
 Enhanced April 29, 2020 Frameworks, Projects Track review statuses and sign-offs Use My Fieldwork status to see the status of all reviews in a project or framework. Easily track outstanding work that needs to be reviewed and signed off, and drill down for more detail, as required. Learn more CS-9941
 Enhanced April 27, 2020 Results Search field in the Add Filter drop-down A Search field has been added to the Add Filter drop-down list. You can use this field to filter the list of available column names. Learn more CS-10299
 Changed April 23, 2020 Launchpad 15-minute session timeout minimum You can now set sessions in your HighBond instance to expire after as little as 15 minutes of inactivity. The previous minimum was 30 minutes. CS-10342
 Fixed April 23, 2020 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for Android 2.6 The latest release includes an upgraded Android Gradle plugin and updated translations. Android 2.6 also fixes the following customer reported issues:

  • Documents cannot be attached to various pages, including planning files, narratives, walkthroughs, and testing. (ANDROID-449)
  • Some pages appear editable when signed off. (ANDROID-288)
CS-10216
 New April 22, 2020 Projects

Project Admins now have the flexibility to define who can update the status of an action. The new option (Allow anyone to update the status of actions) is available under System administration > Settings.

  • Enabled Anyone with access to actions can update the Status field (default).
  • Disabled Only licensed HighBond users with access to actions (Professional Managers, Professional Users, Oversight Executives, and action creators) can update the Status field.

The new option applies to all projects in your HighBond instance.

Learn more

CS-10254
 Enhanced April 8, 2020 Robots Improved script version details The Script versions tab in development mode now displays the names and categories of scripts contained in each script version, and highlights the names of newly added, deleted, or modified scripts.  Learn more CS-10276
 Enhanced April 1, 2020 Frameworks, Projects Assigning roles in projects and frameworks You can now search for groups or individuals that already have access to a project or framework. Search for groups by name and individuals by name or email. Learn more CS-10109
 New March 26, 2020 Frameworks, Projects Syncing projects with frameworks You can now sync updates to objectives, narratives, and test plans from a framework to one or more projects. Syncing updates allows you to manage changes in an evolving regulatory and business environment. Learn more CS-9877
 New March 25, 2020 Projects, Robots, Results

COVID-19 toolkit We've released the first phase of our COVID-19 toolkit. This toolkit is available for free to all customers. It includes a pandemic risk and response management framework and enterprise risk, a data analytics package with COVID-19 infection data from Johns Hopkins University, and more. Learn more

CS-1033
 Enhanced March 25, 2020  

Assigning roles in projects and frameworks We have optimized and improved the performance of the side panels where you grant individual users and groups access to projects and frameworks:

  • Groups and individuals assigned the No Access role are no longer displayed.
  • The groups and individuals list are now paginated, with a maximum of 50 groups and individuals displayed per page.

Learn more

CS-10109
 Fixed March 21, 2020 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.7 The latest update fixes the following customer reported issues.

  • After signing off as a Preparer on a narrative, there was no indication that the item had become read-only. (MOBDEV-2578)
  • Multiple versions of the same files (MS Word and Excel) displayed with the same name in the Testing section, with no indication as to which was the latest version. (MOBDEV-2803)
  • User was unable to view the items assigned in the project when added to the project through a group. (MOBDEV-2804)
  • "No response" pop-up message displayed when a user tried to open an objective. (MOBDEV-2835)
CS-9883
 Enhanced March 17, 2020 Reports

Issue SYS ID and URL fields The following fields are now available in the Fieldwork and Fieldwork by Entity Views for your reporting purposes:

  • Risk Issue SYS ID
  • Risk Issue URLs
  • Control Test Issue SYS ID
  • Control Test Issue URLs
  • Walkthrough Issue SYS ID
  • Walkthrough Issue URLs

Learn more

CS-10083
 New March 16, 2020 Results Turn off emails when triggers assign records When you use a trigger to assign records to someone, you can turn off email notifications to assignees. Use this feature to avoid sending too many emails if you expect a trigger to handle a large volume of records. Learn more CS-10227
 Changed March 16, 2020 Results Cannot delete fields in Control Performance and Certifications tables We have disabled the ability to delete fields in tables that were generated by the control performance and certifications features in the Projects app. These types of tables generate their own data structures and should not be altered in this way. Learn more CS-10226
 Enhanced March 12, 2020 Storyboards See what is already included in a storyboard When you add a chart, table, or metric to a storyboard, you will now see a green check mark next to items that are already included in that storyboard. Learn more CS-10225
 Enhanced March 6, 2020 Reports

Custom date fields available in more Views You can now include the following fields in your reports, using the Archived Issues, Archived Issues by Entity, Issues, or Issues by Entity View:

  • Project Planned Start
  • Project Planned End
  • Project Actual Start
  • Project Actual End
  • Project Planned Milestone
  • Project Actual Milestone
  • Objective Planned Start
  • Objective Planned End
  • Objective Actual Start
  • Objective Actual End
  • Objective Planned Milestone
  • Objective Actual Milestone

Learn more

CS-10084
 Changed March 4, 2020 Projects

Cloning or importing items To better handle copying items from different project types, we have implemented the following behavioral change:

When cloning or importing items, if the target project or framework has a required field that is blank, the first available value from the required field is chosen.

To learn more, see the following topics:

CS-10162
 Changed February 26, 2020 Projects

Action fields Issue owners, while still maintaining control over action fields, can now allocate some responsibility to action owners. Action owners can specify when they have completed an action.

These completion updates can be collected in a systematic and reportable way, and are accessible to all action owners.

To support this enhanced workflow, we made the following changes:

  • A new Submitted On field has been added to enable action owners to choose their completion date.
  • The Discussion tab has been renamed to Update Action to better indicate the area where the action owner makes updates.
  • All users (including assigned action owners without access to HighBond) can interact with the Update Action tab.
  • The action Status field has been moved to the Update Action tab so that action owners can update their status of completion.

    Tip

    Issue owners can still maintain control to close the action, using the Action state field.

  • The default action status option (Closed) has been renamed to Completed.

Learn more

CS-10053
 Enhanced February 26, 2020 Reports New action field You can now report on the Action Submitted Date field using the Action Items or Action Items by Entity Views. Learn more CS-10097
 Enhanced February 26, 2020 Projects

Working with issues When you create or update an issue from the Issues tab or Issue List panel, you can now interact with the page in context while the side panel is open. We have also reordered the list of fields and made some styling improvements in the side panel. Learn more

CS-10094
 Enhanced February 20, 2020 Launchpad Speed improvements We have made minor speed improvements throughout Launchpad. CS-10160
 Changed February 18, 2020 Results Grid view removed from Results Due to low usage, we have removed grid view, and the buttons to switch between list and grid view, from the Results home page. If you were using grid view, Results now displays collections in list view. CS-10096
 Changed February 13, 2020 Projects

Automatic issue assignment When you bulk upload issues and specify a HighBond user's email in an owner field (Owner, Executive Owner, Project Owner), the person is now automatically assigned the issue in Projects.

Previously, automatic issue assignment via bulk upload was not supported. Learn more

CS-10103
 Enhanced February 12, 2020 Results Faster questionnaire submissions We have improved the time taken to process questionnaire submissions. This affects anyone who answers a questionnaire, but is most noticeable for large questionnaires with hundreds of questions. CS-10134
 Enhanced February 12, 2020 Robots Delete old tables and files You can now delete old task runs and the output tables and files they contain once they are no longer required.  Learn more CS-9923
 Changed February 12, 2020 Projects Contributor Tester role Users assigned the Contributor Tester role now have the ability to create issues in a project. Previously, Contributor Testers only had read access to issues. Learn more CS-10057
 Enhanced February 12, 2020 Results More control over what data questionnaire recipients see in surveys and event reports We have extended the ability to display specific fields when sending questionnaires from records in surveys and event reports. Use this option to control what information is provided to questionnaire recipients when you follow up on records in these types of tables. Learn more CS-10095
 Enhanced February 12, 2020 Results Open status questionnaires in a new window If you need to answer a questionnaire when you change a status, you can now click on the questionnaire title to open it in a new window, making it easier to fill out long questionnaires. CS-10110
 Changed February 3, 2020 Results Deleting control performance records We have restored the ability to delete records in tables that were generated by Control Performance. CS-9869
 Enhanced January 29, 2020 Scheduler Gantt bar tooltips in the Scheduler We have improved the clarity of tooltip information in the Scheduler. Tooltips containing detailed information are available when you hover your mouse over horizontal bars or circles in the Gantt chart. CS-10037
 Enhanced January 29, 2020 Projects, Results Draft certifications You can now view the collection associated with a draft certification by clicking the overflow button next to the certification, and selecting View results. Learn more CS-9937
 New January 28, 2020 Reports Pre-defined functions When creating calculated fields, you can now select from a series of pre-defined functions. These functions allow you to split delimited values to report on sub-values, extract the month or year from a timestamp field, convert character data types to numeric or date data types, and more. Learn more CS-9498
 Changed January 22, 2020 Projects, Frameworks Objectives limitation You can now define up to a maximum of 500 objectives per project or framework. Learn more CS-9660
 Enhanced January 21, 2020 Launchpad View existing tokens If you have generated any tokens to integrate HighBond with other platforms, you can view your existing tokens in case you need to reuse them. Learn more CS-9927
 Enhanced January 20, 2020 Results Adjustable columns in questionnaires Questionnaire recipients can now widen and narrow the column containing record details, making it easier for them to review the data they are answering about. CS-10021
 Enhanced January 15, 2020 Scheduler View today in the Scheduler Easily jump back to the current date in the Scheduler after scrolling horizontally to a different time frame. Learn more CS-9931
 Enhanced January 13, 2020 Results Show previous questionnaire responses to recipients You can now display questionnaire response fields in questionnaire emails and the questionnaire itself. This allows questionnaire recipients to see the answers of previous respondents, so they can provide more informed responses. It is particularly helpful when you need to chain multiple questionnaires together. Choose the fields you want to show in the settings for the table that questionnaire is sent from. Learn more CS-9914
 Enhanced January 8, 2020 Frameworks Define narratives in frameworks Define narratives to provide a description of the business process or area under review, attach supporting files, and reference associated controls. Learn more CS-9483
 Enhanced January 8, 2020 Projects, Frameworks Import narratives Copy narratives and associated items from a framework to a project to build out your own templates or programs, re-use existing frameworks, or execute a similar process in a different location. Learn more CS-9483
 Enhanced January 8, 2020 Frameworks Download narrative reports Download an Excel or a PDF report of all narratives associated with a specified objective in a framework. Learn more CS-9483
 Enhanced December 2019 Results Access Projects collections from Analytics You can now use the Analytics user interface to import Results tables that were generated by Projects (like control performance and certifications). Learn more CS-9864
 Enhanced December 2019 Results More control over what data questionnaire recipients see Questionnaires have a new option to display only specific fields to respondents. Use this option to ensure that questionnaire respondents have enough context to answer questions without showing them fields that contain sensitive or irrelevant data. Learn more CS-9868
 Enhanced December 2019 Results Deleting records and tables We have disabled the ability to delete tables and records that were generated by Control Performance and Certifications. You can still delete these tables by deleting the project that generated them. CS-9869
 Enhanced December 2019 Results Custom terms in Certifications collections If you use custom terms for certifications, those custom terms are now used in Results too. Learn more CS-9866
 Changed December 2019 Results Moved sort options for Visualizations We have created a new Sort tab in the Configure Visualization panel, and moved all sorting options from the Display tab to this new Sort tab. CS-9817
 New December 2019 Results Custom sort order Use the new Sort tab in the Configure Visualization panel to create custom sort orders for your charts. Learn more CS-9817
 New December 2019 Compliance Maps View related requirements and suggested controls Within your Compliance Map, you can now view related requirements, copy rationale statements from related requirements, and map suggested controls to expedite the mapping process. Learn more CS-9482
 Enhanced December 2019 Projects Certifications reminders When someone sends a Certification reminder, participants receive the custom email that was defined for that certification. Previously, they received the default questionnaire email, which could be confusing. CS-9867
 Enhanced December 2019 Results, Projects Enabling Certifications Certifications collections are now created in Results when Certifications are first enabled in that project, instead of when the first certification is sent out. This gives you the opportunity to configure your table and control which fields are sent out in invitation emails. Learn more CS-9865
 Enhanced December 2019 Results New Certifications metadata We have added new metadata to tables created by the Certifications function in Projects, so participants have access to more context about what they are certifying. Learn more CS-9865
 New December 2019 Robots Agent 14.2.0

New version of Robots Agent Version 14.2.0 of the on-premise Robots Agent has been released.

Customers who use an on-premise agent must upgrade to the new version if they want to schedule analytic scripts that include any of the updates to ACLScript in Analytics 14.2.  Learn more

CS-9337
 Enhanced December 2019 Frameworks Framework dashboard enhancements Search for risks and controls, quickly access detailed information, and easily sync risk and control updates to projects. Learn more CS-9628
 Enhanced December 2019 Frameworks Syncing risks and controls from frameworks You can now use the framework risk or control page to sync updates from a single framework risk or control to the projects where the risk or control is referenced. Learn more CS-9628
 Fixed December 2019 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.6.2 The latest update fixes the following customer reported issue:

Mobile app crashes. (MOBDEV-2806)

CS-9870
 Enhanced December 2019 Projects Improved image security To provide secure and appropriate access to images inserted in rich text fields, Galvanize has implemented a series of security features. Learn more CS-9886
 Enhanced November 2019 Strategy

Redesigned Risk Profile cards We have improved the risk cards on the Risk Profile page.

  • You can now go to a risk by clicking its name, even if the card is collapsed.
  • For expanded cards, the Manage button now says View, but it performs the same function.
  • You can no longer double-click a risk card to edit that risk. To edit a risk, expand the card and click the new Edit button.
  • You can no longer associate a risk with strategic objectives from the Risk Profile page. To associate a risk with strategic objectives, open the risk and go to the Assessment tab. Learn more
  • Minor visual tweaks and color changes to risk cards to improve their appearance.
CS-9842
 Enhanced November 2019 Strategy Custom risk workshop invitations When you create a risk workshop, you can customize the email subjects and messages invitees receive. Use these customized emails to improve participation rates and provide more context. Learn more CS-9834
 New November 2019 Strategy Download risk workshops Facilitators can now download the data from a risk workshop as an Excel file. Learn more CS-9833
 New November 2019 Strategy Unordered lists in Strategy You can now create unordered lists in long text fields in Strategy. CS-9858
 New November 2019 Strategy Strategy Heatmap residual risk The Strategy Heatmap can now display residual risk. This new view gives you insight into aggregate risk in your organization after controls and other mitigating factors are in place. Learn more CS-9836
 Enhanced November 2019 Strategy Risk scoring factor descriptions Strategy Admins can add descriptions to risk scoring factors and their various scores. These definitions are accessible during risk assessments and risk workshops so everyone has the guidance they need to score risks more objectively. Learn more CS-9835
 Enhanced November 2019 Reports Objective fields available in more Views Report on custom objective attribute fields using the Action Items, Action Items by Entity, Archived Issues, Archived Issues by Entity, Issues, Issues by Entity, or Timesheets View. All objective fields are also now available in the Action Items and Action Items by Entity Views. Learn more CS-9648
 Changed November 2019 Projects

Deleting items associated with certifications Before you can delete an item associated with a certification, you must either remove the item from the certification or delete the certification. Learn more

CS-9661
 Changed November 2019 Projects

Deleting projects containing certifications

  • If you temporarily delete a project, the Results collection is archived.
  • If you restore a deleted project, the Results collection is also restored, and the certification process resumes.
  • If you permanently delete a project, the Results collection is archived and no longer displays a link to the project.

Learn more

CS-9661
 Enhanced November 2019 Projects Additional context for items included in certifications When setting up a certification program, you can now view the IDs, titles, and descriptions of items so that you can easily identify what to include. Learn more CS-9661
 Enhanced November 2019 Projects Auto-selection of owners in parallel certifications When you select an item with a defined owner, the owner is now automatically added as a participant in the group. This allows you to identify stakeholders faster without having to recall who owns what. Learn more CS-9661
 Enhanced November 2019 Projects Increased character limit The email message and additional instructions / supplemental information fields in certifications have been increased to 50,000 characters each. Learn more CS-9661
 Enhanced November 2019 Strategy Risk scoring factors In a risk's Assessment tab and in a risk workshop, you can now hover your mouse cursor over the values for risk scoring factors to show a tooltip. This will improve clarity when risk scoring factor values are too long to display in full. CS-9840
 Enhanced November 2019 Strategy

Risk heatmap PDFs We have made several improvements to risk heatmaps that you export to PDF.

  • Overlapping bubbles are numbered and marked in both the heat map and the legend. Learn more
  • There is an additional page containing a heatmap with no legend.
  • There is an additional page containing a legend with no heat map.
  • The links to zoom in and out, which do not work in PDFs, no longer appear in the export.
CS-9837
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Highlighted differences in history When you view an item's change history, the After column now highlights additions and deletions. This will help you easily identify exactly what has changed in that item, especially when dealing with long text fields. Learn more CS-9767
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects More context in review emails When you are assigned to review items, the email notification now specifies the associated objective and project. Learn more CS-9784
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Assigned review items Review items under Priorities > Assigned by me on the Projects homepage are now automatically removed when all sign-off levels (Preparer, Detail Reviewer, General Reviewer) are completed. Previously, review items remained listed under Priorities until you archived or deleted the project. Learn more CS-9766
 Fixed October 2019 HighBond for iOS or Android

HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.6.1 and Android 2.5.1 The latest update fixes the following customer reported issues.

  • Mobile app crashes. (MOBDEV-2817; ANDROID-434)
  • Android app now asks for permission when attempting to access photos and videos. (ANDROID-426; ANDROID-437)
  • Unable to check in narrative that was edited in offline mode. (PD-13542)
  • "Turn on your wifi..." popup message displays for pages that can be accessed offline. (MOBDEV-2813)
  • Unable to download image file after taking a photo. (ANDROID-440)
CS-9657
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects

Importing risks or controls When you import risks, you can now choose to include associated controls. Similarly, when importing controls, you can also choose to include associated risks.

CS-9628
 Enhanced October 2019 Strategy Risk description hyperinks Hyperlinks in risk descriptions and Risk Appetite fields now open in a new tab. You will no longer lose your place in HighBond if you need to reference other information. CS-9815
 Fixed October 2019 Strategy Risk heatmap The popovers that appear when you clicked on risks disappeared too easily, making it hard to click Assess This Risk. These popovers now stay visible when you interact with them. CS-9839
 Enhanced October 2019 Strategy Linking risks to objectives If you link a Strategy risk to an objective from a framework, then create issues in child projects that use that framework objective, those issues appear in the Assurance tab for that risk in Strategy. Learn more CS-9832
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Action emails When you assign an action, email notifications now include the assignee and assigner, and additional contextual information. Learn more CS-9685
 Enhanced October 2019 Results

Resubmitting questionnaires We have made changes to the behavior of questionnaires when someone is resubmitting them.

  • Recipients can now delete previously attached files.
  • When responding to one questionnaire for multiple records, recipients now see previously attached files that are mutually attached to all records on that questionnaire. Previously, recipients only saw previously attached files from the first record on that questionnaire.
  • When responding to one questionnaire for multiple records, if only a subset of those records have previous attachments from that questionnaire, recipients do not see those attachments listed as previous attachments. In addition, these invisible attachments are overwritten when the questionnaire is resubmitted. Only the files actually listed under previous attachments, and any new attachments you add, are preserved in the questionnaire response. Questionnaire recipients are warned before this happens.
  • We have removed the Save button when you are responding to one questionnaire for multiple records if any of those records already have a response for that questionnaire.
CS-9764
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Certify on objectives or risks We have added more items that you can include in your certification programs. You can now certify on multiple controls by objective in your SOX program or perform risk assessments. Learn more CS-9625
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Copy certifications Copy an existing certification program to reduce the setup time. Learn more CS-9624
 Fixed October 2019 Reports Updated field The Project Owner field that was previously listed in the Projects folder has been renamed to Issue Audit Owner, and moved to the Issues folder. Learn more CS-9750
 Enhanced October 2019 Reports

Updated field formats We have updated the formats of fields in the Results View to coincide with how fields are presented in other Views. Learn more

CS-9750
 Enhanced October 2019 Projects Report on time entries data You can now extract time entries data from Projects to perform different types of analysis in Analytics. Learn more CS-9633
 Enhanced September 2019 Results Truncated data fields in questionnaires Data fields shown in questionnaires are now truncated after 255 characters. Recipients can click Show more to see everything in that field. CS-9790
 Enhanced September 2019 Launchpad Self-assign subscription types If an instance only has one System Admin, that System Admin can now assign themselves a subscription type. Learn more CS-9754
 Enhanced September 2019 Launchpad Switch instances more easily When you are in Launchpad, you can switch to another instance without opening the app switcher. Learn more CS-9754
 Enhanced September 2019 Projects Cross-reference a calculation or formula Use Citation Mode to cross-reference a single cell or a range of cells in an Excel file for the purposes of verifying data validity. Learn more CS-9407
 New September 2019 Projects Certifications Send certification requests to stakeholders in various departments across your organization, and assure signing officers that key internal controls over financial reporting are operating effectively. Learn more CS-9314
 Enhanced September 2019 Results Wrap text In Results' table view, you can set columns to wrap to the next line. This makes long, free-form text like questionnaire responses easier to read. Learn more CS-9755
 Enhanced September 2019 Robots

Display auxiliary scripts Any auxiliary scripts in a script version are now displayed in the Scripts tab in production mode.

Displaying both analytic scripts and auxiliary scripts provides a more complete picture of the production version of a set of scripts.

CS-9666
 Enhanced August 2019 Launchpad Launchpad redesign We have given Launchpad a face lift. You now have one-click access to the areas of HighBond you are likely to need the most. CS-9531
 Enhanced August 2019 HighBond New app switcher We have redesigned the app switcher in HighBond. This new navigation will help you get your work done faster, with fewer clicks and direct access to the areas of HighBond you are likely to need the most. Learn more CS-9531
 Enhanced August 2019 HighBond New instance switcher If you have access to multiple instances of HighBond, you can use the new app switcher to move between instances. Learn more CS-9531
 Enhanced August 2019 HighBond Global navigation bar improvements We have updated the app name in the global navigation bar. It now corresponds with the apps you see in app switcher and Launchpad. For example, when you are looking at Storyboards, the app name now says, and links back to, Storyboards instead of Results. Learn more CS-9531
 Enhanced August 2019 Storyboards Storyboards is its own app We have moved Storyboards out of Results and made it its own app with its own home page. This gives you direct access to Storyboards from most places in HighBond, and you no longer need to go through Results to see your storyboards. Learn more CS-9529
 Enhanced August 2019 Launchpad

Use SSO for multiple instances Users who need to access multiple instances of HighBond can now authenticate to all of them using Single Sign-On (SSO). Learn more

CS-9571
 Enhanced August 2019 Launchpad Organization page tweaksWe made small tweaks to the Organization page to give System Admins a clearer picture of which HighBond product is in use and which subdomain and region your company's HighBond instance is on. CS-9583
 Enhanced August 2019 Results Interpretation summary tweaks Clicking the icon next to an interpretation's breadcrumb trail shows you a quick descriptive summary about that interpretation. Professional Managers and Professional Users can update an interpretation summary quickly through this small box instead of opening a dialog. Learn more CS-9529
 Fixed August 2019 Robots Agent 14.1.2

Delimited file import Characters were being omitted from the import of a delimited file if the file contained a delimiter character at the end of the line (end of the record). The issue has now been resolved. (AN-7700)

Making this fix required reverting an earlier fix: "Empty last field in *.csv and *.dat files correctly imported" (AN-6859). The defect addressed by the earlier fix is now present again in Robots Agent 14.1.2. It will be addressed in a future version of Robots Agent.

 
 Enhanced August 2019 Projects More options for customizing and configuring project types You can now re-label additional fields, and show or hide select fields and tabs within projects and frameworks. Learn more CS-9417
 Enhanced August 2019 Reports

Additional system fields You can now include the following fields in your reports, using the Fieldwork or Fieldwork by Entity View:

  • Parent Framework Control SYS ID
  • Parent Framework Risk SYS ID

Learn more

CS-9509
 Enhanced August 2019 Reports

Timesheets View The Timesheets View now includes the following objective fields: 

  • Objective Name
  • Objective Description
  • Objective Reference
  • Objective Owner
  • Objective Executive Owner
  • Objective Assigned Auditor
  • Objective Location
  • Objective URL
  • Objective Assurance
  • Objective Inherent Risk Score
  • Objective Residual Risk Score
  • Objective Created
  • Objective Updated

Learn more

CS-9608
 Enhanced August 2019 Reports

Issue Identified Date field The Issue Identified Date field is now available in the Action Items and Action Items by Entities Views.

Learn more

CS-9605
 Enhanced July 2019 Strategy Risk scoring factor tooltips We've improved the tooltips you see when hover over a risk scoring factor's name in tables throughout Strategy. Strategy now immediately shows the full name and weight of the scoring factor in a single tooltip. CS-9493
 Enhanced July 2019 Results Improved questionnaire experience We have adjusted the interface for questionnaire recipients to make questions easier to answer. On laptops and desktop computers, the left side of the questionnaire has its own scroll bar so recipients can scroll through information about the current record. On mobile devices, record information appears above questions. CS-9517
 Enhanced July 2019 Results Better record context For questionnaire recipients, we've changed the "Supporting files" heading to "Related files", changed the "Record details" heading to "Details", and optimized the layout for record information. This is a visual change only. CS-9568
 Enhanced July 2019 Projects Viewing images You can now view images in rich text fields in Offline Projects when you check out a section from Projects. Learn more CS-9081
 Changed July 2019 Projects Navigation update To view recent activity or a historical record of field-level changes, you must now expand the Recent Activity or History section. Previously, this information was displayed by default. Learn more CS-9494
 Fixed July 2019 Projects

The updated HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.6 fixes the following customer reported issues:

  • HighBond Help is pointing to the Support website instead of Help website. (MOBDEV-2789)
  • Reference to www.aclgrc.com should read www.highbond.com. (MOBDEV-2790)
  • Unable to edit Did this Control operate effectively? when Are you testing this key control as part of this testing round? is equal to Yes. (MOBDEV-2796)
  • Japanese text display is distorted in the iPad app. (MOBDEV-2801)
CS-9451
 Fixed July 2019 Projects

The updated HighBond mobile app for Android 2.5 fixes the following customer reported issues:

  • Unable to capture evidence from testing tab using the camera. (ANDROID-417)
  • HighBond mobile app crashes when using the camera. (ANDROID-425)

CS-9451
 New July 2019 Reports Advanced function: Date Period Extractor Extract a specific value, such as a year, quarter, or month, append a year value, or classify a date as a period by comparing it with the current date. Learn more CS-9102
 New July 2019 Reports Data converter: Numeric to Text Convert numeric fields into text fields for display purposes. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Broadcasting PDF reports If you choose to broadcast your report as a PDF, you can now specify a password required to open the document. This option is useful if you need to share reports containing sensitive information. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Exporting reports to PDF (.pdf) When exporting a report to PDF, you can also specify a password that will be required every time the PDF is accessed. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Exporting reports to Excel (.xlsx) Additional support for text wrapping and Co-Display reports. Learn more
  • Text wrapping is now applied automatically when you export reports to Excel. You can additionally specify the number of characters after which the text will wrap.
  • If you have a Co-Display report that contains tabs, you can now export all tabs to Excel. Each tab is defined as a separate worksheet in the Excel file.
CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Variance function field Use the new % of Total Variance and % Change in Relative Proportion options to calculate variances in data. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Applying basic function fields to advanced function fields You can now apply basic function fields, such as average, trend, forecast, and accumulation, to advanced function fields (set analysis or variance). Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Sorting Co-Display and Drill Through reports Apply sorting to Co-Display and Drill Through reports from the Design tab. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Conditional formatting Text in conditionally formatted cells now automatically changes color if it is difficult to see on the selected background color. Learn more CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Time series charts More options for displaying time series data. Learn more
  • Discrete time series option Configure chart data to be viewed according to discrete time junctions, rather than a continuous flow.
  • Date format Change the date format within a discrete time series chart to display longer or shorter variations.
  • Specify how to treat null values If your data contains null values, you can now specify how to represent gaps in time granularity for series and trends data. You can choose to break the line where there are gaps in time, skip over the missing values without filling in the gaps with any additional values, or treat each missing value as zero.
  • Specify a Color field You can now represent a third data dimension in time series charts.
CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports More chart configuration options Experience more control in the way you present data. Learn more
  • Pie charts Configure pie chart settings to hide the percentage value displayed in pie chart tooltips.
  • Line charts Add labels to line charts to print out the values of the data points.
  • Treemap chart Configure treemap chart settings to display a maximum number of squares or the top x number of values you specify.
  • Heat Grid chart Sort Heat Grid charts by series and add a dimension field as a tooltip.
  • Axis style settings Configure additional settings for the horizontal and vertical axis in a chart, such as displaying tick marks on the axis, customizing the axis style, and showing labels displaying tick values.
  • Customizable axis titles Customize horizontal or vertical axis titles on an Auto Chart.
  • Legend style settings Configure additional legend settings, such as limiting the number of values displayed in the legend, defining the shape of items in the legend, and showing legend items for trends.
  • Sorting by group order Sort chart data based on the same group sorting applied to the table in the report.
CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports Redesigned chart tooltips Tooltips now provide more precise information and interactivity, allowing you to perform different actions in charts. Data drilling and filtering can now be done directly using chart tooltips. CS-9102
 Enhanced July 2019 Reports

Date fields added to Views The following fields are now available in the Projects and Users and Projects and Users by Entity Views:

  • Project Planned Start
  • Project Planned End
  • Project Actual Start
  • Project Actual End
  • Project Planned Milestone
  • Project Actual Milestone

Learn more

CS-9528
 Fixed July 2019 Reports

The Reports system upgrade corrects the following reported issues:

  • Reports marked as favorites are being duplicated in the dashboard side panel. (RPM-1074)
  • Removing reports from the favorites list does not automatically update the favorites list. (RPM-1124)
  • Report Readers can edit a report if they are assigned as an approversion (RPM-1154)
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) is stored in image manager. (RPM-1216)
  • Font color remains black even on dark colored backgrounds. (RPM-1070)
  • Configuring the font size for summary reports does not work. (RPM-1070)
CS-9102
 New July 2019 Robots Shared tables Organizations that use an on-premise Robots Agent now have the option of sharing Analytics tables between robots.

Sharing tables allows you to import a data set once and use it in multiple locations, instead of importing the same data set multiple times. It also lets you maintain a single master copy of a table. Learn more

CS-9347
 Fixed June 2019 Robots Agent 14.1.1 ACL connector for Oracle The ACL connector for Oracle was failing to import a portion of the specified data, resulting in blank values in some fields. An issue with the driver used by the connector was causing the problem. The issue has now been resolved. (AN-7653)  
 Fixed June 2019 Robots Agent 14.1.1 Oracle import WebSocket error Certain imports containing integer fields performed by the ACL connector for Oracle were failing with a WebSocket error. An issue with the driver used by the connector was causing the problem. The issue has now been resolved. (AN-7672)  
 Fixed June 2019 Robots Agent 14.1.1 Error message incorrectly shown An "ACCESSDATA command failed" message was being shown when the command initially failed but subsequently succeeded after an automatic retry. The reported command failure was causing the imported data to be discarded. The error message is no longer being incorrectly shown in this situation, and the imported data is retained. (AN-7660)  
 Enhanced June 2019 Results Daylight savings time Results now supports daylight savings time (DST).
  • Datetime fields in Results now reflect DST when it is active in your time zone. Learn more
  • Trigger schedules now adjust for DST when it is active in that trigger's time zone. In most cases, we updated your triggers to support DST automatically. In rare cases where we were unable to make that update for you, those triggers still run on their old schedule. If you need DST support, you can open those triggers and reselect a time zone to enable DST for that trigger. Learn more
CS-9435
 Enhanced June 2019 Results Filter validation Results now identifies filters that reference missing or invalid fields and marks them with error icons. Learn more CS-9474
 Enhanced June 2019 Results Visualization validationResults now identifies charts that reference missing or invalid fields and marks them with error icons. Learn more CS-9474
 Enhanced June 2019 Results Non-logged in user can download questionnaire attachments When you send a questionnaire to someone who is not logged into HighBond or not a HighBond user, that recipient can now download attachments from records associated with that questionnaire. Previously, they could only download supporting files. Learn more CS-9461
 Enhanced June 2019 Launchpad Groups When you create and manage groups, the side panel shows the subscription for each person in the group. This will help simplify permissions management, since subscription types help determine whether someone can access a project or framework. CS-9465
 Enhanced June 2019 Launchpad Domain change aclgrc.com has moved to highbond.com. You should use highbond.com to access HighBond. All system emails now come from notifications@highbond.com. System administrators should update single sign-on (SSO) and allowlist highbond.com to avoid interruptions in service. CS-9425
 Enhanced June 2019 Launchpad Emails Set up a custom email sender to improve trust when people receive emails from HighBond and identify your organization as the source of the email. Learn more CS-9442
 New June 2019 Projects Scheduling team members Schedule team members to projects and tasks to gain oversight over your team's work commitments and availability, and ensure that teams are not over-committed or under-resourced ahead of time. Learn more CS-9106
 New June 2019 Projects Restoring deleted projects You can now restore mistakenly deleted projects to retrieve them. Deleted projects are stored in the Project Library for 30 days. During this time, and depending on your permissions for the project, you can restore or permanently delete the project. Learn more CS-9105
 Enhanced June 2019 Projects Image searches If you insert an image in a rich text field, and specify alternative text for the image, you can later search for the image by its alternative text description. Learn more CS-9423
 Enhanced June 2019 Projects Additional file types supported in Citation Mode You can now cross-reference clippings from .tif and .tiff files. Learn more CS-9478
 Enhanced June 2019 Projects Redesigned action page Action owners that have been sent an unauthenticated link to an action via email can now experience a redesigned action page layout. We have widened the left-side portion of the page and included a vertical scroll bar so that you can easily review detailed information prior to commenting or attaching files. CS-9452
 Enhanced June 2019 Projects Additional reporting capabilities You can now report on any custom attribute from Projects in Analytics. To report on custom attributes, you can import Projects data to Analytics. Learn more  CS-9479
 Changed June 2019 Projects Project Calendar is now deprecated We have replaced the Project Calendar with the Scheduler. In the Scheduler, you can easily view who is available to work, who is scheduled, when they are scheduled, and the length of their work commitment. Learn more CS-9108
 Changed June 2019 Projects Increased character limit for fields The project name and framework name fields now support a maximum of 120 characters. Previously, the maximum was 60. CS-9464
 Changed June 2019 Projects Navigation update To view, unarchive, or rollforward an archived project in the Project Library, you must now click on the overflow button beside the appropriate project. CS-9492
 Enhanced May 2019 Strategy

Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.

If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more

CS-9273
 New May 2019 Results Rsam integration If you are an Rsam Cloud customer, you can use Rsam to access Results and view pre-configured and custom storyboards. Learn more CS-9337
 Enhanced May 2019 Results Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more CS-9379
 Enhanced May 2019 Results Terminology change for groups We have renamed Results' groups to workflow groups to avoid confusion with the groups feature in Launchpad. There is no functional change to how groups work in Results, but you might notice that labels have changed in the interface. Learn more CS-9397
 New May 2019 Launchpad Groups Create groups to specify the level of access specific groups of people have to different resources in HighBond. Learn more CS-7730
 New May 2019 Launchpad Rsam integration If you are an Rsam Cloud customer, you can use Rsam to access Launchpad. Learn more CS-9337
 Changed May 2019 Launchpad Role names Account Admins are now System Admins, and Account Users are now Users. Learn more CS-7730
 Changed May 2019 Launchpad Changing subscription types To segregate responsibilities and prevent ease of access to sensitive data, System Admins can no longer change their own subscription type. Another System Admin must do this for them. Learn more CS-7730
 Enhanced May 2019 Launchpad Global navigation bar We have made improvements to the global navigation bar to make it easier for you to navigate back to Launchpad, switch between modules, and return to the homepage of the module you are working in. CS-8853
 Enhanced May 2019 Launchpad

Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.

If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more

CS-9273
 Enhanced May 2019 Launchpad Filter improvements You can now filter users by subscription type. Learn more CS-7730
 New May 2019 Projects Sharing projects and frameworks Share projects and frameworks with individual users and user groups so that you can collaborate and communicate meaningful insights. Learn more CS-9119
 New May 2019 Projects Insert images in rich text fields Add visual content directly within any rich text field in Projects or Mission Control to ensure your workpapers are thorough and succinct. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced May 2019 Projects

Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.

If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more

CS-9273
 Enhanced May 2019 Projects Issue sign-offs Easily sign off throughout the issue lifecycle (identification, remediation plan, and retest) to indicate that the appropriate reviews happened at each stage. You can also centrally view all issue sign-off statuses in your issues list. Learn more CS-9321
 Fixed May 2019 Projects

The updated HighBond mobile app for iOS 5.5 includes:

  • Visual updates associated with our rebranded company and platform, including new logos and names. (MOBDEV-2771 and MOBDEV-2772)
  • The ability to view and remove images inserted in rich text fields. (MOBDEV-2779)

The following customer reported issues have also been resolved:

  • Unlinking risks and controls does not work. (MOBDEV-2647)
  • Error message displays when creating a request and leaving the Contact Email field blank. (MOBDEV-1590)
  • Difficult to see table headers as font color and background color is very similar. (MOBDEV-2786)
CS-9355
 Fixed May 2019 Projects

The updated HighBond mobile app for Android 2.4 includes:

  • Visual updates associated with our rebranded company and platform, including new logos and names. (ANDROID-397 and ANDROID-398)
  • The ability to view and remove images inserted in rich text fields. (ANDROID-404)

The following customer reported issues have also been resolved:

  • Text is being duplicated when editing information within rich text fields. (ANDROID-411)
  • A previously viewed planning overview page opens when you edit the planning overview for a different project. (ANDROID-412)
  • Text typed into fields is not being display when creating a new project item. (ANDROID-414)
  • Mobile app requests permission to access Phone and Device ID & Call Information. (ANDROID-402)
CS-9355
 Enhanced May 2019 Reports

Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.

If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more

CS-9273
 Enhanced May 2019 Reports

Issue sign-off fields Report on issue details, issue remediation, and issue retest sign-offs from Projects using any of the following Views:

  • Archived Issues
  • Archived Issues by Entity
  • Action Items
  • Action Items by Entity
  • Issues
  • Issue by Entity

Learn more

CS-9321
 Changed May 2019 Reports Field name change The acl_profile_email field is now renamed to Current User Email. Learn more CS-9398
 New May 2019 Robots Cloud agent for Enterprise Edition You can now use a cloud-based Robots Agent with ACL Robotics Enterprise Edition. Previously, Enterprise Edition supported an on-premise Robots Agent only. Learn more CS-9303
 New May 2019 Robots Rsam integration If you are an Rsam Cloud customer, you can use Rsam to access Robots. Learn more CS-9337
 New May 2019 Robots Agent 14.1.0

New version of Robots Agent Version 14.1.0 of the on-premise Robots Agent has been released.

Customers who use an on-premise agent must upgrade to the new version if they want to schedule analytic scripts that include any of the updates to ACLScript in Analytics 14.1.  Learn more

CS-9337
 Enhanced May 2019 Robots Security enhancements Several changes make user and admin security in Robots more streamlined and more flexible:
  • Automatic assignment of Robots Admin A Launchpad System Admin with a Professional subscription is now automatically a Robots Admin. This automatic assignment cannot be changed in Robots.

    Other users can still be manually assigned as a Robots Admin in Robots.

  • Robots Admins have access to every robot Robots Admins are now automatically a collaborator for every robot, with the role of owner. This change ensures that at least one user has a global view and maintenance capability for all robots.

    Previously, Robots Admins had to be assigned to each robot just like a regular user.

  • Robots Agent management The ability to manage the Robots Agent can now be assigned more flexibly with the addition of the Manage Agent? setting. If required, IT staff can be given the ability to manage the agent, while being prevented from seeing any data in Robots.
  • Subscription change As a result of the security changes, users with an Oversight subscription can no longer be Robots Admins. A Professional subscription is required to be a Robots Admin.

Learn more

CS-9335
 Enhanced May 2019 Robots Share task passwords When you enter one or more passwords required to run a task, you now have the option of sharing the password. If you share the password, any user with access to the robot can run, disable, or enable the task. Shared passwords remain masked in the Task Designer. Learn more CS-9346
 Enhanced May 2019 Robots Redesigned and simplified emails We have refreshed the design and content of our HighBond emails, making them simpler and easier to act on.

If you have specified a logo for your organization in Launchpad, the logo now displays in the footer of all system email notifications, which helps users identify that the notifications are from a legitimate source. Learn more

CS-9273
 Enhanced April 2019 Results Time zones Datetime fields in Results now display using the time zone you have set in your user profile. This applies in tables, filters, metrics, storyboards, visualizations, and almost everywhere datetimes appear. Learn more CS-6378
 Enhanced April 2019 Results More standardized formatting Your field formatting settings are applied more consistently in Results to ensure your data always looks the same in data tables, visualizations, filters, metrics, and everywhere else it appears. CS-6378
 Enhanced April 2019 Results Trigger validation Results now identifies triggers that reference missing or invalid fields, disables them, and shows error icons in the collection view and the modal dialog where you maintain your triggers. When you edit triggers, Results also highlights the exact option that is causing the issue. Learn more CS-9354
 New April 2019 Projects Custom planning attributes Define up to five custom planning attribute fields for your project tracking and reporting purposes. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced April 2019 Projects Additional context for action owners Provide issue and remediation details to action owners, without granting them access to the project itself. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced April 2019 Projects Contributor Tester role Users assigned the Contributor Tester role can now sign off as a preparer, detail reviewer, or general reviewer. Learn more CS-9107
 New April 2019 Reports Planning fields Report on custom project planning attributes and custom framework planning attributes from Projects. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced April 2019 Robots Download related files Non-ACL related files can now be downloaded individually from the Input/Output tab. Previously they could not be downloaded. Learn more CS-9319
 Enhanced March 2019 Reports Actions fields Report on custom action attributes from Projects using the Action Items and Action Item by Entity Views. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced March 2019 Reports Issues fields Report on custom issue date fields from Projects, including the actual remediation date, retest deadline date, and actual retest date. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced March 2019 Strategy Zoom in and out on risk heatmaps You can choose whether the axes end after the highest assessed values or continue to 100%. Learn more CS-9341
 Enhanced March 2019 Strategy Risk heatmap popup When you click on a risk in the risk heatmap, the popup now also shows total values for risk scoring factors. CS-9342
 New March 2019 Projects Narratives Reference controls in narratives to provide additional context to internal stakeholders. Learn more CS-9184
 New March 2019 Projects To-dos Create in-line to-dos using Citation Mode to provide coaching notes and ensure your reports are conveyed with the appropriate tone, details, facts, and positioning. Learn more CS-8961
 New March 2019 Projects Custom issue date fields Accurately track when remediation and retest takes place, and quickly understand of how much time it takes to remediate and retest, using the new customizable fields:
  • Remediation Deadline
  • Actual Remediation Date
  • Retest Deadline Date
  • Actual Retest Date
Learn more
CS-9081
 New March 2019 Projects

New role Assign control owners that are responsible for control testing the Contributor Tester role.

Users assigned the Contributor Tester role have the same permissions as Contributor Users, with the addition of read and write access to walkthroughs and tests they own in Projects and Mission Control.

Learn more

CS-9107
 Enhanced March 2019 Projects

Mission Control Frontline staff can now evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of controls, view test plans, and easily access critical information about controls. Learn more

CS-9107
 Enhanced March 2019 Projects Assurance plans
  • The Assurance Plans Admin privilege provides read and write access to assurance plans. Learn more
  • Use the Risks tab to see how your plan aligns with your organization's strategic risks. Learn more
CS-9077
 Enhanced March 2019 Projects Additional data types for custom fields Custom attribute fields for risks, controls, and issues can now be specified as short answers (text), dropdowns, multiple choice, dates, or paragraphs (rich text). Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced March 2019 Projects Assessment surveys Additional Projects fields are now captured as contextual data in the questionnaire and table in Results. Learn more CS-9323
 Enhanced March 2019 Robots Download files individually Non-ACL result files can now be downloaded individually from the Task run details panel. Previously they could only be downloaded as part of a result package. Learn more CS-9345
 Enhanced March 2019 Robots View or download log files ACL log files from task runs can be viewed directly in Robots, or downloaded individually. Previously they could only be downloaded as part of a result package. Learn more CS-9344
 Enhanced March 2019 Robots Task password management Tasks with passwords can only be run, enabled, or disabled by the user who entered the password. After clicking through a warning dialog box, other users can edit a task to enter their own password. Learn more CS-9288
 Enhanced March 2019 Robots Delete tasks In addition to disabling tasks, any user with access to a robot can now permanently delete a task. Learn more CS-9289
 New February 2019 Robots ACL Robotics Professional Edition With Professional Edition, the Robots module now includes a lightweight option that features cloud-based data processing and storage. Installation and maintenance of an on-premise Robots Agent is not required.

Learn more

CS-9257
 Enhanced February 2019 Strategy Improvements to the Strategy Map When adding new mappings between strategic objectives and operating segments, the drop-down list now remains open until you click Save or Update. CS-9250
 New February 2019 Projects Custom action attributes Define up to five custom action attribute fields for your tracking and reporting purposes. Learn more CS-9081
 Enhanced February 2019 Projects Assurance plans You can now rollforward an archived project, active project, or project template in an assurance plan. Learn more CS-9009
 Enhanced February 2019 Reports Report on additional fields in Strategy We have added the following fields to the Strategy View: Residual Risk Heat, Residual Risk Score, Risk Resolved For, and Risk Resolved Permanently?. Learn more CS-9285
 Enhanced January 2019 Results Project rollforwardWhen you rollforward a project that has control performance enabled, the new linked Results collection now contains descriptive information copied over from the previously linked Results collection. Learn more CS-8967
 Enhanced January 2019 Results StoryboardsStoryboards now load more quickly. CS-9168
 Changed January 2019 Results Results Lite table limitResults Lite is now restricted to five tables plus the default tables that are always included with Results. This replaces the 10-table, 64,000-record limit that was previously in place. If your organization has more than five tables in Results Lite, those tables are still present and functional, but you cannot create new tables until your table count is below five. This change does not affect paid subscriptions to Results. Learn more CS‌-9232
 Changed January 2019 Results Metric triggersWhen you create triggers based on metrics, the Only for new records checkbox is now disabled. These types of triggers execute when data exceeds the threshold you defined in the trigger condition, not necessarily when new records are added. Learn more CS‌-9241
 Enhanced January 2019 Strategy Linking metrics from Results If you previously linked a metric to a risk in Strategy, and archived the collection in Results where the metric is located, the metric is protected in a read-only state. No data can be added or changed. Learn more CS-9152
 Enhanced January 2019 Launchpad Fiscal year end date The fiscal year end date in Launchpad is now also used to define the Quarters and Fiscal years view in the Projects Scheduler. Learn more CS-9076
 Enhanced January 2019 Launchpad Page name update The Manage Users page is now termed the Users page. Learn more CS-9211
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects

Scheduling projects

  • Add planning files, objectives, and results files directly from the Scheduler to build out your projects.
  • View all projects by fiscal quarter or fiscal year.
  • Filter by collaborator to view a team member's workload across multiple ongoing projects.
  • The timeline start now defaults to the current day of the previous month.

Learn more

CS-9076
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects

Assurance plans

  • Download an assurance plan report in .docx or .pdf format to share with stakeholders.
  • View a complete history of changes to an assurance plan.
  • View each project's status and allocated hours in an assurance plan.

Learn more

CS-9009
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects To-dos Navigate to the source page where a to-do was created by clicking the link under the Source column in Task Tracker. Learn more CS-9208
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects Linking evidence from Results If you previously linked a table or a metric to your workpapers in Projects, and archived the collection in Results where the table or metric is located, the table or metric is now protected in a read-only state. No data can be added or changed. Learn more CS-9152
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects Assessment surveys If you previously set up an assessment survey in Projects, and archived the collection in Results where the survey is located, the assessment survey is disabled. To re-enable the assessment survey, you can unarchive the Results collection and re-send the assessment survey from Projects. Learn more CS-9152
 Enhanced January 2019 Projects Control performance When you rollforward a project that has control performance enabled, the new linked Results collection now contains descriptive information copied over from the previously linked Results collection. Learn more CS-8967
 Changed January 2019 Projects Deleting projects To delete a project, you must now type the name of the project to confirm the action. Learn more CS-9226
 Enhanced December 2018 Results Rollforward projects automatically create a new linked Collection containing all collection members and previously created questionnaires. Learn more CS-9162
 Enhanced December 2018 Results When you're looking at a collection, if a table only has a default interpretation, clicking the View Records button takes you directly to the default interpretation for that table instead of asking you to choose an interpretation. Learn more CS-9161
 Enhanced December 2018 Results We have improved column name upload processing to avoid potential naming conflicts for supporting files in questionnaires. Learn more CS-9166
 Enhanced December 2018 Results If you try to delete a questionnaire associated with a survey, Results now displays a message telling you why the deletion is not possible. Learn more CS-9167
 Enhanced December 2018 Projects View roll-up dates in the Scheduler by switching on Show project roll-up. Learn more CS-9076
 Enhanced December 2018 Projects A vertical line indicator now marks today's date in the Scheduler. Learn more CS-9076
 Enhanced December 2018 Projects When you rollforward a project, control performance schedules are now copied to the new project. A new collection is automatically created in Results containing all previously created questionnaires. Enabled schedules begin running on the specified frequency. Learn more CS-8967
 Fixed December 2018 Projects

The updated ACL GRC mobile app for iOS 5.4.7 fixes a scrolling issue associated with accessing different organizations.

CS-9097
 New November 2018 Projects Define an assurance plan to execute on the key objectives of the organization, ensure that appropriate coverage and resources are available, and align directly to strategic risk. Learn more CS-9009
 New November 2018 Projects

Use the Scheduler to easily manage timelines and dates across the different phases of all active projects. The interactive Gantt chart allows you to quickly determine the risk of schedule slips, dependencies, and audit schedule overlaps. Learn more

CS-8795
 Enhanced November 2018 Results You can now archive Collections in a read-only state for safe storage of completed work. Learn more CS-9037
 Enhanced November 2018 Results Send supporting files with questionnaires. You can attach default supporting files to a questionnaire and include specific ad-hoc attachments when remediating records. Learn more CS-9050
 Enhanced November 2018 Results Professional Managers can now also save changes to the default interpretation, and all users see these configuration updates. Learn more CS-8801
 Enhanced November 2018 Launchpad You can now specify a fiscal year end date in Launchpad, which is used to define the project start and end dates in an assurance plan in Projects. Learn more CS-8979
 Important November 2018 Reports

All Views prefixed with "ZZZ (Retired)" are now deprecated and no longer supported.

You cannot access any reports you previously built based on retired Views. Broadcasted reports based on retired Views will still run normally. Any reports you were actively using based on a retired View need to be re-built using a supported View.

CS-8985
 New November 2018 Robots Robots includes the following key features and workflows:
  • Iterative script development supported by version history and a testing environment. Learn more
  • Scheduled tasks configured in the cloud but run from the security of a local Windows server, close to your data source and within the protective boundaries of your network. Learn more
  • Simple yet powerful user management for controlling how users interact with robots and tasks. Learn more
CS-8956, CS-9030, CS-9041
 Enhanced October 2018 Results The remediation and interpretation buttons inside collections are merged into a single access point. CS-8801
 Enhanced October 2018 Results You can now customize questionnaire email templates. Customize the default message in the questionnaire settings, or create a specific message when sending a questionnaire during remediation. Learn more CS-8951
 Enhanced October 2018 Results Allow assigned questionnaire respondents to resubmit answers without providing an explanatory comment. Learn more CS-9063
 New October 2018 Projects Configure up to four statuses to classify projects for workflow management and reporting purposes. Learn more CS-8979
 New October 2018 Projects All customers have now been automatically moved to the new Projects homepage experience. Learn more CS-9026
 Fixed October 2018 Projects

The updated ACL GRC mobile app for iOS 5.4.6 includes:

  • Support for fields that are automated using Assessment Drivers. (MOBDEV-2700 and MOBDEV-2701)
  • Support for Super Retina display for iPhone X. (MOBDEV-2721)
CS-8952
 Enhanced October 2018 Reports Updates to assurance-related field names for Frameworks, Fieldwork, and Fieldwork by Entity Views. Learn more CS-9065
 Important September 2018 Results

Control performance tables are merged into a single table per Project. This change enables comprehensive reporting and supports visualizations, metrics, and triggers on control performance data from multiple controls and schedules within the same project.

Existing interpretations, metrics and triggers associated with control performance tables are automatically moved to the new unified tables. A filter based on their schedule name is included so that the data they reference stays the same. Learn more

Caution

Any scripts in ACL Analytics or Analytics Exchange that reference control performance tables must be updated to reference the new table format.

 
 Enhanced September 2018 Results Trigger sections relabeled for clarity. Learn more  
 Enhanced September 2018 Results Column naming requirements and upload processing improved to avoid potential naming conflicts in data. Learn more  
 Enhanced September 2018 Results Usability and labeling enhancements to the processing records interface. Learn more  
 New September 2018 Strategy View the history of when items are created, updated, or deleted using the Activities tab. An entry is logged to track all changes and preserve a complete history of your organization's risk data. Learn more CS-8760
 Enhanced September 2018 Strategy The Treatment Areas information available on the Assurance tab is now auto-expanded and displays immediately when you open the tab. Learn more CS-8992
 Enhanced September 2018 Strategy If you have not assessed residual risk, the Assessment tab opens by default. If you have assessed residual risk, the Assurance tab opens by default. CS-8992
 Enhanced September 2018 Strategy Filtering by Operating Segment now also filters the associated inherent risk values on the Assessment tab and in the Risk Heatmap. Learn more CS-8992
 Important September 2018 Projects A single Results table now contains all scheduled performance records for a project. As more schedules are added to controls in the project, records are appended to the table in Results. Learn more CS-8805
 Important September 2018 Projects Within each text editor that has Citation Mode available, the following limitations apply:
  • a maximum of 400 highlights and links (total of both)
  • a maximum of 30 files per link
  • a maximum of 200 clippings per file

Learn more

CS-8842
 Enhanced September 2018 Projects Customize your Projects view: mark projects as favorites and hide the progress percentage bar. CS-8775
 Important September 2018 Reports Opening Reports in another browser tab in order to work on multiple reports or compare reports side-by-side is not supported. For optimal performance, use Reports in a single browser tab. CS-9014
 New August 2018 Reports We have added a series of new report and dashboard templates that you can copy as a starting point for building out reports and dashboards, and customize as needed. Learn more CS-8625
 Enhanced August 2018 Reports Report Admins can now view and export SQL information associated with a report. Learn more CS-8557
 Important August 2018 Results Idle trigger conditions now compare the Updated date field using a relative date. Existing idle conditions are automatically changed to use a condition that checks when the Updated field last changed so that existing automation continues to work. Learn more  
 Important August 2018 Results Trigger conditions now support information fields and are simplified to use a single list for all conditions. Learn more  
 Enhanced August 2018 Launchpad The SHA-1 or SHA-256 fingerprint of the SAML certificate are now supported for SSO (Single Sign-On). Learn more CS-8895
 Enhanced August 2018 Projects We have made it easier to find and identify important tasks in Task Tracker by: 
  • consolidating the To-dos (Mine) and To-dos (Others) tabs into a single view, and adding improved filtering and sorting options. Learn more
  • adding improved filtering and sorting options to the Requests tab. Learn more
  • adding improved filtering and sorting options to the Reviews tab. Learn more
CS-8839
 Fixed August 2018 Projects

The updated ACL GRC mobile app for Android 2.3.4 includes:

  • Support for fields that are automated using Assessment Drivers. (ANDROID-367)
  • Preventative measures for editing text containing citations. (ANDROID-368)

The following customer reported issues have also been resolved:

  • The objective Owner field is mandatory and should be optional. (ANDROID-323)
  • When you add an issue, the Published field displays old user role names: "Client, Executives, and External Reviewers". (ANDROID-362)
CS-8848
 Enhanced July 2018 Results You can import up to 100 columns from file or from ACL Analytics in one operation, and tables now support up to 500 columns in total. The combined sum of linked questionnaire columns and data columns cannot exceed 500. Learn more  
 Important July 2018 Strategy The Treatment Tags feature has been deprecated. All tags are now Risk Tags. Learn more CS-7729
 Enhanced July 2018 Strategy Define relationships between framework objectives in Projects and strategic risks in Strategy to aggregate and track assurance and testing results associated with operational risks and controls. Learn more CS-7729
 Important July 2018 Projects Each objective can now contain a maximum of 1000 risks. CS-8857
 New July 2018 Projects You can now import risks from projects or frameworks to build out templates or programs. This capability brings parity to the import controls functionality. Learn more CS-8558
 Enhanced July 2018 Projects Using Citation Mode, you can now link text to a specific section (clipping) within a supported file type. Easily cross-reference an excerpt of text from within a contract document, a calculation within a monthly bank reconciliation, or a statement within an email chain that signals proof of fraud. Learn more CS-8436
 Enhanced July 2018 Projects We have added Citation Mode to other text editors on different pages in Projects including: Planning Files, Narratives, Testing, Issues, and Results Files. Learn more CS-8880, CS-8663
 Enhanced July 2018 Projects You can now search for text contained within an uploaded file to quickly navigate to the file in Projects. Learn more CS-8436
 Important July 2018 Reports The Treatment Tags field has been removed from the Strategy module and is no longer supported for reporting purposes in Reports. To report on tags from Strategy, use the Risk Tags field. Learn more CS-7729
 Enhanced July 2018 Reports We have added description and sign-off fields for planning and results files to the Fieldwork, Fieldwork by Entity, and Frameworks Views. Learn more CS-8569
 Enhanced July 2018 Reports Reports using the Results View now generate faster. RPM-1196
 Important June 2018 Projects Each objective can now contain a maximum of 1000 controls. CS-8857
 Enhanced June 2018 Projects You can now customize the term for Testing in a project. Learn more CS-8751
 Enhanced June 2018 Projects The Control Title has been added to the Execute Procedure / Walkthrough, Test Plan, and Testing pages in a project to provide further details about controls. CS-8751
 Fixed June 2018 Projects

The updated ACL GRC mobile app for iOS 5.4.5 implements preventative measures for editing text that contain citations. (MOBDEV-2704)

CS-8849
 Enhanced June 2018 Results Real-time triggers can now be run against new or updated records, or new records exclusively. There is no longer an exclusive updated records option.

Any existing triggers configured to run against updated records only are still supported, however no new triggers can be configured this way. Learn more

 
 Important May 2018 Results New record reviewing and processing interface for both single record and batch processing. Learn more  
 New May 2018 Results Use scheduled questionnaires to ensure that control activities are performed consistently for projects in the Projects module. Learn more  
 New May 2018 Results Prompt users to answer a questionnaire when changing the status of records during remediation. Learn more  
 New May 2018 Results New treemap chart displays hierarchical, tree-structured data as a set of nested rectangles. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Results Run real-time record triggers when a specified questionnaire is submitted to a table. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Results Export the table view of an interpretation to Excel (.xls) format. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Results New chart selection dialog for visualizations. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Results Improved column-level overview in the Table View. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Results Data formatting applied in the Table View is now respected in charts and storyboards. Learn more  
 Enhanced May 2018 Launchpad We have refreshed the design of Launchpad. CS-8136
 New May 2018 Projects We have redesigned and vastly improved the Projects homepage to make it easier to find your active projects, track project progress, and manage outstanding tasks. CS-7731
 New May 2018 Projects Back up your key insights and findings by citing evidence, and facilitate an efficient review process using Citation Mode. Learn more CS-7732
 New May 2018 Projects Set up a schedule to assure that control activities are being performed consistently. Learn more CS-5979
 New May 2018 Projects Use the new Mission Control module to manage the controls you have access to in a single, central location. Learn more CS-8136
 Enhanced April 2018 Reports We've added a new advanced function, Standard Deviation From Mean, that allows you to measure the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. Learn more CS-7413
 Enhanced April 2018 Reports Tabbed Co-Display reports can now be exported to .xlsx. Learn more CS-7413
 Enhanced April 2018 Reports Font options for labels are now available for the Treemap chart type. Learn more CS-7413
 Enhanced April 2018 Reports You can now set the text color of a Numeric Display chart based on the conditional formatting of the metric. Learn more CS-7413
 Fixed April 2018 Reports

The following reported issues have been corrected:

  • Unable to email reports to external stakeholders.
  • Users can modify / delete the default Storyboard theme
CS-7413, RPM-1134, RPM-1054
 Enhanced May 2018 Reports We have added the Time Entry SYS ID field to the Timesheets View. Learn more CS-8569
 Important March 2018 Results Record remediation has been centralized in a single location, the Table View. The Remediation page no longer exists and you can use the following time-saving features in the Table View to remediate records more efficiently:
  • filtering and sorting on the View & Add Filters panel
  • preset Assigned to Me and Status is Open filters
  • showing and hiding columns in the Configure Table View panel

As part of this change, the export to XLSX feature is deprecated.

Learn more

 
 Enhanced March 2018 Results View a storyboard as a slide show using presentation mode. Learn more  
 Enhanced March 2018 Results Filter storyboards using conditional operators. Learn more  
 New March 2018 Projects Automate walkthrough and control test assessments and notify key stakeholders when changes occur. Learn more CS-7661
 Enhanced March 2018 Reports All aggregations now ignore null values. Learn more CS-7413
 Enhanced March 2018 Reports Precise results now returned from mathematical equations involving whole numbers, decimals, and null values. Learn more CS-7413
 Enhanced February 2018 Projects We have added configurable date fields for project planning and results. Learn more CS-8034
 Enhanced February 2018 Projects You can now define custom attribute fields for project planning, objectives, walkthroughs, tests, and results. Learn more CS-8034
 Enhanced February 2018 Projects Edit Microsoft documents online using any of the supported browsers and an installed version of Office 2010, 2013, or 2016. Previously, you could only edit Microsoft documents online using Internet Explorer 11 and an installed version of Office. Learn more CS-8082
 Enhanced February 2018 Projects Whenever an automated risk assessment changes, stakeholders are notified via the Projects daily summary email, enabling them to take appropriate action. Learn more CS-4933
 Enhanced Febraury 2018 Results Idle conditions on triggers now use the created field if the updated field does not contain a value. Learn more  
 Enhanced February 2018 Strategy The total inherent risk score for each strategic objective and each operating segment is now displayed in the Strategy Heatmap. Learn more CS-8159
 Enhanced February 2018 Reports

We have upgraded our Reports system in the Asia Pacific (AP), Europe (EU), Australia (AU), and North America (United States) regions to provide the following feature enhancements:

  • a redesigned user interface that supports a simpler experience for creating and formatting content
  • easier and more comprehensive access to information about available Views, including the ability to see which reports have been built using certain Views Learn more
  • an improved report building workflow that is visualized sequentially from left to right in the tabs of Report Builder Learn more
  • a redesigned Browse page, which is now the Reports homepage, that allows you to quickly and efficiently access and manage reports, dashboards, and storyboards Learn more
  • the ability to drill through to a dashboard from a report Learn more
  • options for exporting reports to new supported file formats, including .docx and .xlsx Learn more
  • a new treemap chart that allows you to compare metric values to show hierarchical relationships Learn more
  • new function fields that can be used in charts to include aggregate measures such as trends, averages, and variances Learn more
  • improved color settings that allow you to apply custom colors to any metric on a chart (Note: previously applied custom cell background and border colors may be reset) Learn more
  • the ability to apply aggregation functions to chart data independently from aggregation functions applied to fields in a table Learn more
  • a revamped and simplified canvas creation experience that allows you to display multiple charts, text, and images on a single page Learn more
  • updated default sorting of data in tables and charts
  • null or empty string values are now both included in a chart or aggregation (previously, empty string values were ignored)
  • terminology updates: categories and sub categories are now referred to as content folders and sub folders Learn more
  • the Reports inbox feature has been deprecated
CS-7413
 Enhanced February 2018 Reports Custom risk scoring factors fields and custom risk attributes fields have been added to the Strategy View. Learn more CS-8196
 Enhanced February 2018 Reports Custom attribute fields, planning files fields, and results files fields have been added to the Fieldwork, Fieldwork by Entity, and Frameworks Views. Learn more CS-8196
 Fixed February 2018 Reports

The Reports system upgrade corrects the following reported issues:

  • Report cannot be removed from favorites from the Output tab. (RPM-859)
  • Export to PDF with sections defined per page is not working. (RPM-985)
  • XLS export only supports 256 columns. (RPM-926)
  • Advanced boolean filter not showing options. (RPM-831)
  • Field that has a null value in the sections list with a tabbed style does not work properly. (RPM-827)
  • Calculated field returns error "Invalid type: BOOLEAN" in Report Builder. (RPM-878)
  • Custom-named filters are changing names when user sets up pre-defined filters. (RPM-843)
  • Column sorting under report formatting appears wrong. (RPM-821)
  • Chart types names are localized inconsistently. (RPM-899)
  • OR filters are being applied to a filter selector. (RPM-996)
  • Unidentified users modified reports. (GRCPRD-1794)
  • Editing a draft version of an active report does not work properly. (RPM-814)
  • Advanced conditional formatting does not work properly. (RPM-763)
  • Privately accessible dashboards are listed under public access on the Browse page. (RPM-762)
CS-7413
 Enhanced January 2018 Results New multi select filter type for storyboard filters. Learn more  
 Enhanced January 2018 Results Questionnaire selection in triggers now indicates which questionnaires are already linked to the table you are configuring the trigger against. Learn more  
 Enhanced January 2018 Strategy The Assessment screen has been redesigned to open as a full page. CS-6955
 Enhanced January 2018 Strategy Risk title has been updated to "Title" for flexibility outside the ERM context. Learn more CS-8003
 Enhanced January 2018 Strategy You can now filter risks by multiple operating segments and strategic objectives. Learn more CS-7779
 Enhanced January 2018 Strategy Risk Workshop facilitators can now filter and view scores submitted by individual participants. Learn more CS-8032
 Enhanced January 2018 Launchpad You can now easily access Academy courses from Launchpad. CS-7688
 Enhanced January 2018 Launchpad From your user profile, you can now manage email notifications associated with product news, events, webinars, and resources. Learn more CS-7687
 Enhanced January 2018 Launchpad Account Users are now restricted from accessing the Users page (Options > Users). Learn more CS-8112
 Enhanced January 2018 Launchpad Users can now specify their preferred locale and date format when they activate their access to Launchpad. Learn more AD-1088
 Enhanced January 2018 Projects Standards and regulations are now ordered alphabetically by name in the Compliance Summary report. PD-7756
 Enhanced January 2018 Projects 0 now displays instead of "-" under the Issues column in Compliance Maps when a requirement is mapped with controls that have no issues. CS-8033
 Enhanced January 2018 Reports

We have upgraded our Reports system in the Canada (CA) region to provide the following feature enhancements:

  • a redesigned user interface that supports a simpler experience for creating and formatting content
  • easier and more comprehensive access to information about available Views, including the ability to see which reports have been built using certain Views Learn more
  • an improved report building workflow that is visualized sequentially from left to right in the tabs of Report Builder Learn more
  • a redesigned Browse page, which is now the Reports homepage, that allows you to quickly and efficiently access and manage reports, dashboards, and storyboards Learn more
  • the ability to drill through to a dashboard from a report Learn more
  • options for exporting reports to new supported file formats, including .docx and .xlsx Learn more
  • a new treemap chart that allows you to compare metric values to show hierarchical relationships Learn more
  • new function fields that can be used in charts to include aggregate measures such as trends, averages, and variances Learn more
  • improved color settings that allow you to apply custom colors to any metric on a chart (Note: previously applied custom cell background and border colors may be reset) Learn more
  • the ability to apply aggregation functions to chart data independently from aggregation functions applied to fields in a table Learn more
  • a revamped and simplified canvas creation experience that allows you to display multiple charts, text, and images on a single page Learn more
  • updated default sorting of data in tables and charts
  • null or empty string values are now both included in a chart or aggregation (previously, empty string values were ignored)
  • terminology updates: categories and sub categories are now referred to as content folders and sub folders Learn more
  • the Reports inbox feature has been deprecated
CS-7413
 Fixed January 2018 Reports

The Reports system upgrade corrects the following reported issues:

  • Report cannot be removed from favorites from the Output tab. (RPM-859)
  • Export to PDF with sections defined per page is not working. (RPM-985)
  • XLS export only supports 256 columns. (RPM-926)
  • Advanced boolean filter not showing options. (RPM-831)
  • Field that has a null value in the sections list with a tabbed style does not work properly. (RPM-827)
  • Calculated field returns error "Invalid type: BOOLEAN" in Report Builder. (RPM-878)
  • Custom-named filters are changing names when user sets up pre-defined filters. (RPM-843)
  • Column sorting under report formatting appears wrong. (RPM-821)
  • Chart types names are localized inconsistently. (RPM-899)
  • OR filters are being applied to a filter selector. (RPM-996)
  • Unidentified users modified reports. (GRCPRD-1794)
  • Editing a draft version of an active report does not work properly. (RPM-814)
  • Advanced conditional formatting does not work properly. (RPM-763)
  • Privately accessible dashboards are listed under public access on the Browse page. (RPM-762)
CS-7413

Historical release notes are available on request.