Release Notes

Features and optimizations in Symbio

The release notes are a collection of all new features, optimizations and bugfixes. For configurations and instructions please use the documents in the download area.

Please note that the new features can only be used with the current version of Symbio

July 2020

Subscriptions for document categories

For the facet “Documents” you can add categories to your subscriptions.

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Authentification via Microsoft and LinkedIn (OAuth)

Symbio supports OAuth 2.0, which is used with Linkedin and Microsoft accounts.

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Performance-Optimization: Keyword Search

The search has again been optimized and accelerated.

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Usability: Simply copy permalinks

With the new permalink dialog, the ability to share links with others has been significantly improved.

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Extensions in the Symbio standard method

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Short News

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Outlook: Mass data editing

You can edit any number of data simultaneously in the future with our mass data editing option. Safe a great deal of time as much data can be changed at once. Example: the process author can be edited for all processes concerned at once, if an employee decides to leave the company.

March 2020

Activate exclusive process editing

Processes cannot be edited by multiple authors at the same time.

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Swimlane for Applications

With “Swimlane for applications” you can display a graphical view of the process, which shows the process by applications in swim lanes.

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Release Cycle: Configuration of an additional approver workflow phase

You can now add additional Approvers for the release cycle of your processes.

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Performance Optimization

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November 2019

Permissions for objects made more flexible

This feature simplifies the authorization structure, as the authorization is assigned directly via objects.

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Permissions for facets

As with processes, you can assign authorizations to all facets (such as risks, systems, etc.).

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Favorite management: sharing favorites

Favorite groups can now be shared with other users or user groups.

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Optimization

Extended filter function: filter bar and lists can be filtered in more detail for specific attributes and fields.

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October 2019

Export of process portal for Archiving

Users having the Admin role can export and archive the process portal at certain intervals (e.g. monthly).

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Visio Importer

It is planned that vsdx files created with Microsoft Visio can be imported into Symbio as sub processes.

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Show global objects on flow graphic

In the graphic views, you can display a view that displays the global objects in addition to the process (whether main or sub-process).

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Acceleration of graphical modeling

When creating and changing repository objects while modeling, no automatic graphical update of the entire process model will be generated in the future.

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Favorite Management: Grouping favorites

After creating favorites, it is now also possible to group them. This function is available to users from the Viewer role onwards.

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Permissions for the user role architect

https://www.symbioworld.com/en/resources/release-notes/release-note-october-2019/

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Skills

With the new object “Skills” you can manage company-specific skills.

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Optimization

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June 2019

Graphical Comparison

With the graphical version comparison, all users can directly see the deviations of the different versions of a process.

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Feature Flags

An important extension of the Continuous Delivery method is the option for customers to activate or deactivate the new functions for the application.

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Jira Connector and extension of requirements management

In Symbio you can use the interface to the requirements management tool Atlassian Jira to create a platform for planning and implementing projects.

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Efficient search with the new filter option

More and more data is managed in Symbio and successively increases the complexity of accessing information quickly.

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Multiple selection of filter attributes

With the new version, users can use the multiple selection for the filter criteria organization, locations and tags.

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Extension of the project method

To capture and document an extensive project portfolio, we extend the project view with new content.

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Consolidate user groups

By consolidating the user groups, old or no longer used user groups can be merged.

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Debugging

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Version: 1812

Personalized view of own roles

All users can now add their own roles to their preference list.

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Paging in lists

In Symbio the object lists are divided into pages.

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Grouping of related objects

In the 1812, you can link an unlimited number of objects to processes or process steps.

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Extended configuration

The extended configuration now offers the possibility to define the created attributes for several types.

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Version: 1810

Create template-based web documents

In Symbio, you can now create standardized documents for all process and object types.

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Controlling the Validity of Processes and Objects

By setting the validity with start date, the author can determine which content is displayed to the viewer at the specified time.

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Extension of the Symbio method – “Data”

With the integrated management view “Data” we extend the Enterprise Architecture and visualize automatically the connections of your IT infrastructure.

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Instant printing function of graphics

Each user can print the displayed graphic immediately by clicking on the Print icon.

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Extension of the profiles with cumulated object lists

You can now list all linked objects within the process in main and sub-process profiles.

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Adjustments of the Symbio method

In version 1810 the Symbio method is extended.

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Version: 1808

Extended permission concept for all Symbio contents

By implementing a new authorization concept in Symbio, we are extending the flexibility and further options for tailoring large databases specifically to user groups.

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Process validation according to BPMN2.0 in the release workflow

In order to ensure the consistency and correctness of the processes according to BPMN2.0, Symbio checks the process according to defined indications.

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Fixation of the roles for the Swimlane & matrix graphics

By fixing the axes in the graphics, the responsible roles remain in the vertical and horizontal swimlane.

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Optimized behavior of language-dependent content

In the case of multilingual data maintenance, Symbio now ensures that untranslated content adopts the designation/name from maintained languages.

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Process revision with predefined selection fields

The author can define the reason for a status change, for example, ready for release, more precisely using predefined options.

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Database Pools

With database pools Symbio becomes much more flexible in interaction with SQL Server databases.

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Multiple Identity Provider

With this version, different authentication options can be configured in Symbio.

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Extended configuration with new attributes

Symbio also offers further configurable attributes and functions in the 1808.

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Adaptation of the views in the new graphical editor

In order to adapt your existing views to the new graphical editor, we have created a guide.

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Adaptation of previous permissions

In order to adapt your existing permission, we show you how you adapt the settings.

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Version: 1807

Analysis with Symbio Reporting

An important extension for our customers is the use of various Symbio reports.

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Optimized graphical Editor

The graphical editor impresses with new functions and optimized usability for the users.

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Advanced configuration of the method in the admin area

In the new version, administrators can better determine the position of the custom attributes in the detail area.

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Fact sheet extension for flat object types

With the latest version Symbio now supports the profiles for all objects.

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Preview: New permission function

A highlight in release year 2018 will be available in version 1808.

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Breaking News

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Optimizations

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