Release Guide - March 2018

View Release Guide - March 2018

For a brief overview of all the new releases in this version, view the Release Notes


Highlights - Generally Available

  • Create Dynamic Reports
    Create dynamic reports on sales, benefits, and app activity from the Hub’s new Data Explorer (rebranded from Qlik Sense). “Slice and dice” your data however you want—such as by member segment, location, year, week day, item, benefit, and more. Learn how

  • View Purchase Tax
    A new field was added to the POS API (TotalTaxSum in 2.8 and totalTaxAmount in 4.0) that allows the POS to report the total tax amount on a purchase, for tax-excluded countries.

  • Remove Purchase Validations
    To improve our data, the validations on purchase amount were removed to ensure that valid purchases are not rejected (since purchases were rejected due to rounding).

  • Age Restrictions
    Customers below a certain age are prevented from registering—according to the legal minimum age of the relevant country.
  • GDPR: Right to be Forgotten
    In preparation for the new European regulations (which applies to EU citizens in all countries), members can now more easily exercise their right to be forgotten.
  • Accessibility Support
    To comply with IL accessibility regulations, voice over for all app screens was improved, voice over is now supported is certain web views, and accessibility features are now supported in the web views that are integral to the main app flows.

  • Send App ID Codes by SMS/Email
    Third-party platforms (like ordering sites and self-service kiosks) can use the new sendIdentificationCode API call to ask Como to send members their temporary ID code by SMS or email (instead of generating it from their app). View the API documentation

  • Smart Migrations, Redeem Codes & More
    Old gifts were upgraded to smart, old punch cards/birthday automations were removed, and new default for Redeem Code Type.

  • Decimal Settings
    Various changes were made as part of the transition to "dollars" (with decimal) in displays and inputs.
  • Marketing Email Enhancements
    All business data displayed in the email footer is configurable from the settings and new template stats are now available (open rate, click rate, and delivery rate).
  • Unsubscribe Improvements
    Various changes were made related to allowing marketing SMS or emails--including a default method for SMS unsubscribe, unsubscribe buttons from the Hub, new logs, and new registration form fields.

  • Bulk SMS in US (Short Code)
    Bulk marketing SMS is now supported in the US—since the requirements were completed to receive Short Code approval.

  • New Server Infrastructure
    To improve stability and performance, the server infrastructure was migrated from Google App Engine to Kubernetis.

  • Add Conditions for Specific Beacon Devices
    Filter members or add automation conditions based on receiving a beacon signal from a specific beacon device—using the new Major and Minor fields.
  • Zooz Payment Token
    To provide better support, purchases in the Hub can now be linked to payments in the Zooz portal using the Zooz Payment Token.

  • Add Coupon Code Button Actions
    Add an additional button action to perform when the coupon code succeeded (in addition to the action which is performed by the automation).

  • Filter by Multiple Item Codes/Branch IDs
    Add search filters which include multiple item codes or multiple branch IDs (separated by a comma)—for example, to filter members based on their purchase.

  • View Salesforce Status in Hub
    Using the Salesforce API, a new service was developed to extract data from the Salesforce database. This allows us to automatically present the Salesforce business status in the Hub header, and other related details in the Hub settings.

Highlights - Pilot* 

*Note: These features are only currently available for selected businesses participating in the pilot program.

  • Use RFM Customer Segments
    Based on purchase history and behavior, customers are automatically segmented using to the RFM model based on how recently they visited, how often they visited and how much they spent—allowing you to target each segment in the most effective way. These segments are represented using member tags. Learn more
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