With the summer around the corner we’re releasing exMon 4.3. Our primary focus has been to improve the user experience of exMon, by making many small adjustments and bug fixes. Here are some of the new features and changes that we’ve made.
Filter on Exception Maps
exMon 4.3 introduces a new feature for Exception Maps, filtering the number of exceptions for each object on the map, by using the underlying data in the exceptions. In the example below, we have a single Test that is looking at price consistency between the price master and individual stores. However, we want to display how each store is doing separable on the map. To do that we add the test four times to the map and add a filter for each object. In our case, the filter for Store 1 is: __store_num=1.
This feature can also be beneficial when mapping tests to departments within your company or product groups.
Process Map improvements
We made few improvements to process maps:
We have made improvements and fixed couple of bugs regarding user privileges. Most important ones are:
exMon 4.3 comes with a new reporting schema in the database that you can use to connect to via BI tools such as Tableau or Excel. With the reporting schema you are better able to validate the progress you are making with exMon and better able to operate exMon while making sure nothing is falling between the cracks.
The configuration options in exMon have always been a rather cumbersome process that can confuse even the most experienced exMon users. With exMon 4.3 we are starting to address this issue by adding a new way Configuration dialog under Tools > Configuration.
The configuration dialog groups related options together for easier use and allows you to test your settings were applicable. We will continue to offer the older configuration options, but over the next few releases we expect to move everything and remove the old dialog.