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Release Notes & Upcoming Changes

Nimonik releases features, bug fixes and performance improvements on a rolling basis. We have no downtime during releases. This page contains the past six months of changes as well as upcoming changes that may affect usage of the web or mobile application.

Please see our Change Management Policy here for further details.

LevelDescriptionExamplesCustomer Notification
1Very substantial changes that will change the core functionality of the platform.Removal of Incidents module with no replacementMinimum 6 months
2Significant changes to the products that will alter documented workflows, how-to guides, and support manuals. These changes will substantially change the way users interact with the software.Removal of Scheduler module and replacement with Internal DocumentsMinimum 2 months
3Small changes to functionality that will affect the workflow and the way the platforms are to be usedDeployment of Internal Actions, Change of terminology on certain buttonsMinimum 2 weeks
4Bug fixes, security patches, upgrades to underlying software, and minor improvements to the web portalUpgrade MySQL, Change a drop down to multi-select, Addition of new filters on a report, etc.None – Release Notes

2024 Planned Upgrades :

  • Compliance Dashboard: A dashboard for tracking updates, completed assessments, controls, concordance and compliance gaps.
  • CLCO Register page improvements: We will be making the a number of large improvements to the CLCO (requirements within documents) page that we have recently made to the CO page (Freeze and filter by column  headings)
  • Addition of Industry Standards: Nimonik will add many industry standards to its database and make them available in PDF, Print and Subscription format.
  • Better Full Text of Documents: Nimonik will improve the structure and appearance of documents within its regulatory and standards database. 
  • Improvements to creating audit from CO: Nimonik will be improving the process for creating audits from COs, and simplifying the questions
  • Audit improvements: Based on feedback gathered over the summer, we will be making a number of improvements to the audit module
  • Library Updates Regulatory Newsletter Upgrades:
    • Fixing URLs – Add hyperlinks to amending document titles. These links will bring you to the amending document page in Nimonik.
    • Allow users to set the frequency of their newsletters – Users will be able to set custom newsletter frequencies on the account settings page. This will allow you to receive newsletters weekly, monthly, quarterly or at any other frequency that you prefer.
    • Improve date handling – We will be changing the order of the dates that appear in the newsletter so that they are more intuitive. We will also be hiding blank dates
    • Reduce duplication in update content – We will be making a number of changes to the Update page (example) so that we can reduce the amount of duplication that appears in the update text
    • Improve navigation – We will be changing the names of some of the report options on the website (‘Customize Report’ for example) so that their function is clearer. We will also be opening links in new tabs, allowing you to check them without losing your place in the report
    • Send report as a PDF – Instead of a link that expires, we will be attaching a PDF version of the newsletter directly to the email.

     

    • Improve content order – We will be adjusting the order of the report so that Provinces/States appear under their parent countries
    • Improve headings – We will be moving the status and changes type into the report entries, and strictly using the Jurisdiction for the headings.
    • Table of contents – We will be adding a table of contents to the beginning of the report which will allow you to quickly jump to specific sections.
    • Formatting improvements within entries – We will be improving the spacing, sizing, and order of information within the newsletter entries to better emphasize the most important information

March 2024 Changes

  • Allow users to request standards from the library: A new button has been added to the library page that will allow users to reach out to our sales team to request standards
  • Allow documents to be locked for accounts: The full text and CLCO version of locked documents will not be visible to non-paying accounts. Instead users will see the option to reach out to our team to unlock the documents. This feature will be used for standards (coming soon)
  • Replace chart tool: The tool that was used to generate the charts that appear in audit reports was replaced by a new one
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

February 2024 Changes

  • Bug fix: CO select all option is not working as expected for Bulk Delete: A bug was causing the cross page select all to behave strangely when filters were applied in a CO
  • Upgrade Ruby – Ruby was upgraded beyond 3.1 on Nimonikapp and the legislation server
  • Bug fix: “&” character not displayed correctly on Nimonik Library page and legislation info page: A minor bug was causing special characters such as & to appear incorrectly. It has now been corrected
  • Add new relationships (change types) for standards: Two new change types (Superseded and Withdrawn) have been added. These will be used as for standards as they are added to the database
  • Add category filter to the library clause page: A category filter has been added to the library CLCO page 
  • Add MPS recordal to footer of nimonikapp.cn: Nimonik’s MPS recordal information has been added to the footer of the Chinese website
  • Bug fix: New documents are not appearing in search results: A bug was causing certain documents to be excluded from search results. The underlying issue has now been  resolved, and additional monitoring tools have been put in place to help prevent similar issues from arising in the future
  • Removed CLCO Clause actions: A new clause level action type has been created to allow users to receive notifications when clauses in their CLCOs are removed (more info)
  • Add ‘read more’ option to internal actions: For internal actions with long notes, users will now be able to click ‘read more’ to see the complete text in a modal 
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

January 2024 Changes 

  • Add show legislation revisions API: Users will be able to use this API to see the details of specific legislation revisions
  • Add legislation revision ID to items API: Users will now be able to see the corresponding legislation revision ID for each document level action returned through the items API
  • Add include_in_report to legislation revisions APIs: Users will be able to see the include_in_report value of legislation revisions returned through the API. This indicates whether or not the change is visible in the library updates report and digest
  • Bug fix: Special characters not appearing correctly in new and updated documents report: Due to a bug, special characters were not appearing correctly in certain columns of the report. This issue has now been corrected
  • Move link to Library Updates Report to the Library Drop-Down: The link to the library updates report has been moved from the reports dropdown to the library dropdown
  • Increase the number of characters of clause text on the library clause page: The character limit has been increased to match the CLCO page
  • Make findings auto save: Audit findings will now be automatically saved when the user clicks outside of the text field
  • Adjust responsible party filter to include register level responsible party: Previously, register level responsible party was not being properly included in the results of this filter. This issue has now been corrected
  • Legislation Page: Show option to view clauses above full text: A link has been added above the full text to allow the user to view the CLCO version of the document
  • Show clause class on the library clause page: A new column has been added to the page that will show the class (Obligation, Applicability, Obligation for Government, Informational) of each clause. Obligations will also be highlighted for increased visibility.
  • Bug fix: PDF exports of library updates report: A bug was causing PDF exports of the report to be limited to one page. This has now been corrected
  • Show clause class on the CLCO page: A new column has been added to the page that will show the class (Obligation, Applicability, Obligation for Government, Informational) of each clause. Obligations will also be highlighted for increased visibility.
  • Improve the way PDF documents are shown on Legislation Page: PDF documents will now be shown in PDF format instead of plain text format
  • Add “Standards Store” to top menu: A link has been added to the top menu that will allow users to visit document-center.com and purchase standards.
  • Add topic filter to Library updates report: A topic filter has been added to the library updates report
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

December 2023 Changes

  • Introduce column heading menu and allow sorting – custom fields: Users can now click on custom field column headings to sort their COs in ascending or descending order
  • Rename All New and Updated Documents Report – This report has been renamed to Library Report. We believe the new name is simpler and better reflects the content of the report
  • Implement New Library Report Newsletter/preview Template – We have made a number of changes to improve the appearance of the newsletter version of the library report (here)
  • Fix PDF export of Library Updates – The PDF export of the newsletter version of the library report has been updated to match the new template
  • Change order and pagination to new and updated documents newsletter – In order to improve legibility, we have added pagination to the newsletter version of the library report (50 entries per page) and organized the data according to the hierarchy below:
    1. Jurisdiction
    2. Change type
    3. Status of changed document
  • Remove limit on library report newsletter: Previously, this version of the report was limited to 200 entries due to performance concerns. This limit has now been removed
  • Add Activity ID to Activity Section Items API: The activity ID of the parent document will now be returned in activity section items API calls
  • Remove trial account creation button: The option to create a trial account has been removed from the Nimonik website. If you are interested in starting a trial, please contact info@nimonik.com
  • Prevent users from deleting their accounts: We have removed the option to delete your account from the Nimoik website. If you would like to delete your account, please contact us at info@nimonik.com
  • Bug fix: Restricted users cannot edit single clauses – A bug was sometimes preventing restricted users from editing clauses in their CLCOs. This issue has now been resolved
  • Move existing CO page filters to column headings – custom fields: The user-type custom field filter that previously appeared at the top of the page has now been moved to the column headings
  • New Custom Field Filters – Risk – Users can now click on risk-type custom field headings and filter their COs by the contents. 
  • New Custom Field Filters – Multiple Choice – Users can now click on multiple-choice-type custom field headings and filter their COs by the contents. 
  • New Custom Field Filters – Date – Users can now click on date-type custom field headings and filter their COs by the contents. 
  • Custom Library – Nimonik has introduced a custom library module that will allow account admins to prescreen documents and create curated libraries that can be linked to the COs in their account.
  • Show Nimonik Publication date on Library page – The date on which documents were added to the Nimonik database now appears on the library page.
  • System upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

November 2023 Changes

  • Allow users to reopen internal actions: Users can now reopen closed internal actions by clicking on the green checkmark
  • New System Field Filters – Internal Actions: Users can now click on the ‘Internal Actions’ column heading to filter for
    • Documents with one or more outstanding internal actions
    • Documents with no outstanding internal actions
  • New System Field Filters – External Actions: Users can now click on the ‘Assessment History’ column heading to filter for
    • Documents with one or more outstanding external actions
    • Documents with no outstanding external actions
  • Performance Improvements – CO Page: Significant performance improvements have been made to improve the load time of the CO page
  • Add total page count to paginated API results: We will now be including the total page count in the data returned by legal module API calls
  • List register sections API: We have added a new API call that allows users to extract data about all of the clauses within a selected register
  • Add created_at filter to register sections API: The results of the List register sections API call can now be filtered by their creation date
  • System upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

October 2023 Changes

  • Add Pagination to all new and updated documents report: In order to improve performance, the results of the new and updated documents report will now b paginated
  • Introduce column heading menu and allow sorting – system fields: Users can now click on system field column headings to sort their COs in ascending or descending order
  • Move existing CO page filters to column headings – system fields: The system field filters that appeared on the CO page have been moved to the column headings
  • Delete internal actions via API: Users can now bulk-delete internal actions using the API
  • Add effectiveness assessments t the API: The following effectiveness assessment calls have been added to the API
    • List
    • Show
    • Create
    • Update
    • Delete
  • New System Field Filters – Dropdowns: Filters have been added to the column headings of the following system fields:
    • Sub Category
    • Jurisdiction
    • Status
    • Track
  • New System Field Filters – Dates: Filters have been added to the column headings of the following system fields:
    • Publish Date
    • Effective Date
    • Modified Date
  • System upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvement
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  • September 2023 Changes
  • Improve the appearance of CO page: We have rearranged the buttons on the CO page to provide a streamlined experience (more info)
  • Bug fix: Library pagination not working correctly: A bug was preventing users from jumping to a specific page of the library. This has now been corrected
  • Add select all option to external action bulk closure: A select all option has now been added to the bulk external action closure feature. When activated, this will select all of the actions on the current page
  • Notification about SPC pl
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

August 2023 Changes

  • API: list and filter legislation: Users will be able to use the API to extract information about legislation in the library. This information will be filterable by:
    • Jurisdiction
    • Industrial Sectors
    • Document Types
    • Topics
    • Document Status
    • Publishing Authority
    • Essential Documents
    • Nimonik upload date
    • Govournment publication date
    • First effective date
  • Bug fix: Full text not appearing on document page: A minor bug was causing document text to be absent from the legislation pages of certain documents. This has now been corrected
  • Add ‘generate results’ button to library page – A generate results button has been added to the library. Users will now be able to adjust all of the filters and then press this button to generate reslts.
  • Fix FR and ZH translations on the library and CO pages: A number of translations were not appearing as expected. This has now been corrected
  • List and filter legislation revisions:
  • API: list and filter legislation revisions: Users will be able to use the API to extract information about changes to legislation in the library. This information will be filterable by:
    • Jurisdiction
    • Document Status
    • Publishing Authority
    • Essential Document
    • Govornment publication date
    • First effective date
    • Nimonik publication date
  • Add clear filters option to the library page: Users can now use a ‘Clear’ button on the library page to completely clear all of the filters
  • API: List Registers: Users will be able to use the API to extract information about the CO registers in their account
  • Create a notification when document is connected: When one or more documents is connected, the responsible party in the child register will now receive an email  notification
  • Add Nimonik Publication filter to the library page: This filter will return documents based on when they were added to the Nimonik database
    • Comin soon: we will show the Nimonik publication date of each document on the library page
  • Bug fix: Documents outside of subscription appearing in new and updated documents report: A bug was causing documents with industrial sectors and topics outside of subscription to appear in the new and updated documents report. This has now been corrected
  • Add Nmonik publication date filter to legislation revision API: The legislation revisions API will now be filterable by Nimonik publication date
  • System upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

July 2023 Changes

  • Show creator of internal actions: The user that created each internal action will now be displayed on the internal action page
  • Change the name for ‘facility’ in Chinese: In Chinese, facilities will now be referred to as ‘公司’. No changes have been made in English or French
  • Attachment type custom fields: Users can now add attachments to the documents and clauses in their CO register with attachment-type custom fields (more info)
  • Bug fix: Language issues at account signup: A bug was causing the UI to switch to English at various points during the account signup process. This has now been corrected
  • Add Beta tooltip to clause filter in CLCOs: A beta indicator and explanatory tooltip have been added to the clause type filter on the CLCO page to reduce confusion about clause classification status
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements

June 2023 Changes

  • Remove welcome emails: When a new Nimonik account was created, an automated email would be sent to the creator. In order to reduce spam and send more pertinent messages, these emails have been removed
  • Bug fix: Incorrect assessment note in CO exports: Under certain circumstances, the wrong assessment note would be included in the assessment note column of the CO export. This issue has now been corrected
  • Remove topic highlighter plugin: There used to be a plugin that would highlight topic names that appeared in the full text on the document page. Since this feature could be confusing, and was not providing any major benefit, it has been removed
  • Bug Fix: CO page search bar: Previously, a bug was causing newly added documents to be omitted from CO search results. This has now been corrected
  • Change the way redline comparison is shown: The criteria for redline comparison to be available on the document page have been changed so that it is available for a greater number of documents
  • Increase the number of warning text characters in history of changes: The character limit for the text that appears in the ‘Action’ column of the history of changes table on the document page has been increased from 200 to 400
  • Allow users to view and export a PDF version of the All new and updated documents report: A print to PDF button has been added to this report which will allow users to view and export it in a PDF newsletter format
  • Rename ‘Essential’ and ‘Effective’ columns in the All new and updated documents report: The titles of these columns have been changed as described below, but please not that both have a tooltip which will show the complete title:
    • Essential – Replaced with a star icon
    • Effective Date – E.D
  • Improve visibility of team members  (Manage teams page) – We have made the followig changes to this page
    • Next to each team, all members are listed
    • A read only version of the page i now accessible to non-admin users
  • Change the default date filters for the All new and updated documents report: the default date filter for this report has been set as follows
    • When accessing the report from Nimonik – Previous 7 Days
    • When accessing the report from the monthly email – Previous month
  • Add ‘Generate Report’ button to All new and updated documents report – This button will allow users to generate their report once they have finished setting all of their desired filters
  • Improve Document Update Page: A number of improvements have been made to this page, including:
    • Adding the document title, status, and essential status
    • Showing the jurisdiction and publishing authority
    • Adding links to the document page, the clauses page, and the ‘Add to CO’ page
  • Reduce the number of documents on the CO page: In order to improve load times, the number of documents on each CO page has been rduced from 100 to 50. We will be making further performance improvements to this page over the course of the summer, and once these are finished we will be showing 100 documents per page once again
  • Improve visibility of team members (my profile page): We will now be showeing the list of teams that you belong to on the edit my profile page
  • API: List and filter external actions: Users will be able to use the API to extract information about external actions. This information will be filterable by:
    • Date
    • Type
    • Responsible Party
  • System Upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements
  • Improvements to document processing tools

May 2023 Changes

  • Bug fix: Returned to registers page when you clear a search in a CO: Previously when the user cleared a search in a CO, they were brought to the CO index page. This issue has now been corrected and users will be returned to the first page of the CO when they clear a search
  • Add a document status filter to the library: A new filter has been added to the library page that allow users to filter for documents base on their in-force status
  • Revers column sorting order in COs: Previously when the user clicked on a column heading the contents would be filtered first in ascending and then in descending order. This has been reversed so that users can more quickly see documents with more recent dates
  • Add footer to the login page: The footer that appears on all other pages will no be shown on the login and account creation pages
  • Rename the Library: The name of the library page has been changed from ‘Library’ to ‘Conformance Library’
  • API: List and Show Activities: An API option has now been added that allows you to extract information about documents in your COs
  • Rename compliance obligations: Compliance obligations (registers) have been renamed to CO registers across the platform
  • API List Clauses: An API option has now been added that allows you to extract information about clauses in your CLCOs
  • Allow account admins to make action closure and assessment notes mandatory: Account administrators can now make the following notes mandatory (more info)
    • Document and clause assessment notes
    • Internal action closure notes
    • External action notes
  • Improve New and Updated Documents Report Export: We have made a number of improvements to the export of the all new and updated documents report, including:
    • Add a description column that shows the description of the new or updated document
    • Add a column ‘Industries’ column that shows the industrial sectors associated with the new or updated document (comma separated)
    • Add a ‘Publishing Authority’ column that shows the author of the new or updated document if available
    • Add a ‘Topics’ column that shows the the Topics of the new or updated document (comma separated)
    • Rename ‘Last document update’ column to ‘Update’
  • Improve New and Updated Documents Report: We have made a number of changes to the All new and updated documents report, including:
    • Make the links open in a separate tab by default.
    • Add a description column that shows the first 200 char of the description of the new or updated document
    • Rename ‘Last document update’ column to ‘Update’
    • Add tooltips to each of the date columns
  • System Upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements
  • Improvements to document processing tools

April 2023 Changes

  • Convert L2 topics to non-bullet list on documents page: Previously, each of the second level topics appeared as a separate bullet on the document page. They are now displayed in a coma separated list following their parent L1 topic
  • Display 3rd level headings on nimonikapp: A bug was causing third level headings in CLCOs to be hidden. This has now been corrected and where applicable users can see up to three levels of headings in their CLCOs
  • When the user arrives on the library page from a CO, indicate which documents are already present in the CO: An ‘In CO’ column now appears on the library page when it is accessed from a CO. Documents that have already been added to the CO will be identified by a number that correponds to the number of copies of the document that are present in the CO
  • Improvements to monthly new and updated documents email: Some minor styling and formatting improvements have been made to the monthly new and updated documents email
  • Page layout fixes (various): When the CSS framework was updated in March, a number of minor to medium impact issues with page layour and alignment were introduced. All medium level issues have now been corrected.
  • Bug fix redline comparison stops working: The clause comparison feature in clause level external actions sometimes stopped working for older clauses when a new version was created. This issue has now been resolved.
  • Get rid of collapse option on CO page: The feature that allowed users to collapse the CO table by clicking on the CO title or collapse icon has now been removed, as it did not serve any purpose.
  • Various SEO improvements
  • System Upgrades
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements
  • Improvements to document processing tools

March 2023 Changes

  • On track documents page remove unnecessary metadata: The track document page has been modified so that it only shows the COs that the selected document can be added to
  • Allow users to enable CLCOs in all available languages: Users can now enable CLCOs in any language in which they are available, and receive updates.
  • Add header to login page: The grey header that appears elsewhere on Nimonikapp will now also appear on the login page
  • Update: CSS framework: We have done a sitewide update of css framework. While functionality should remain unchanges, you may notice some slight changes to the appearance of certain pages
  • Bug fix: Incorrect obligation count for documents with multiple CLCOs: For documents with CLCOs enabled in more than one language, a minor bug was causing the incorrect obligation number to be displayed on the CO page. This has now been corrected
  • Improve appearance of CLCOs page – Replace ‘info’: On the CLCO page, we were previously showing ‘info’ at the end of each clause we will now be showing
    • Read more: If the clause text is truncated and there is no complete thought
    • Complete though: If the clause has a complete thought associated with it
    • nothing: If the clause text is complete and there is no associated complete thought
  • Change default user type to restricted: Previously, when a new user was added to Nimonik, their role would be set to general. Now, new users will be assigned the Restricted General User role
  • Remove add documents page, allow users to bulk add documents from the library page: We have added selection checkboxes to the library that will allow users to select and add documents to multiple COs at the same time . This page will also be where users that click the ‘add document’ button in their COs are sent (more info).
  • Add “News” document type: A new document type “News” has been added to Nimonik.
  • Show publishing authority on Nimonik: For certain jurisdiction, Nimonik will now be showing the publishing authority in the following locations
    • Document page
    • Library page (filter)
    • CO (system field)
    • All new and updated documents report (filter)
  • Make library page filters multi-select: users can now select multiple options in the following filters on the library page:
    • Jurisdiction
    • Industrial Sector
    • Document Type
    • Topic
  • When accessing the library page from a CO, pre-populate filters: When you access the library page by clicking ‘Add documents’ on the CO page, the filter will be prepopulated to match the settings on the CO’s edit page
  • Add toggle for non-selectable documents on library page: Non selectable documents are now hidden by default on the library page. In order to view these documents, users can now click on a toggle that has been added to the top of the page
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements
  • Improvements to document processing tools

February 2023 Changes

  • Bug fix: Co export contents shifted to the left: A bug was causing the CO export contents to the right of the track column to appear in the wrong columns. This issue has now been fixed.
  • Allow users to set preferred jurisdictions and change types for monthly emails: Users can now customize their monthly new and updated documents emails by selecting their preferred jurisdictions and change types (more info)
  • Remove complete thoughts that match clause text: We have removed all complete thoughts that are simply duplicates of their associated clause text. Now, a complete thought will only be shown if it adds additional context to its clause.
  • Add Filter and essential document column to all new and updates documents report and exports: A new column has been added to the report that indicates whether or not each document has been flaged as ‘essential’ by the Nimonik content team. Users can also filter the report so that only essential documents are shown (more info)
  • Various fixes, updates, and performance improvements
  • Improvements to document processing tools
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