Who is this article for?
Q-Pulse administrators responsible for managing Q-Pulse.
IT access will be required to implement this update.
The below table outlines the product updates released for Q-Pulse 6 and the new features that were introduced in that version.
|6.5||New Web Client||Introduced new Web Client featuring Documents module.|
|6.2||Auditor Action Bank||The auditor action bank allows an audit administrator to create a bank of actions which can be applied to a specific question within the Checklist editor. The auditor then can choose from a pre-defined series of actions.|
|Secondary Assessment Response||A ‘Secondary Assessment Response’ has been added to the ‘Managed Lists’ section of the Administration Module. This feature allows auditors to use their own pre-defined responses to comply with the Area of Standards that they are using.|
|Audit Question Attachment||Auditors can upload attachments to questions when they are completing an audit checklist.|
|Improved Checklist Interface||A new look to the ‘Complete Checklist’ wizard has been introduced. Users are no longer locked into the Checklist window when filling out questions.|
|Multiple Areas of Standard||Auditors are now have the ability to record multiple Areas of Standards covered by audit questions.|
Auditing complies with the Enhanced IATA Operational Audits.
|Improved Authentication for Session Timeout||Q-Pulse now supports all three authentication methods. (Q-Pulse Credentials, Windows Prompted, Windows Automatic)|
|Improved CA/PA Actions Workflow||A more appropriate order has been introduced to the ‘Action Details’ window, listing the closed date at the bottom of the window.|
|No Auto Re-Assignment of Document Authors||The assigned author of a document can no longer be changed to a new author. This ensures that documents can no longer be assigned to users who did not write them originally.|
|Improved Sorting on Analysis Report Pivot Grid||Printing analysis graphs now show the graph order as opposed to alphabetical.|
|Supplier Messaging||This feature ensures that e-mails are no longer sent to suppliers who have been archived.|
|Improved Security Model||A dynamic security model is introduced to control system security. This ensures that there is no back-end security cache that could cause delays in the visibility of records.|
|Active Directory Integration||Instead of using common name to authenticate users, Q-Pulse now queries the SAM account name.|
|Improved Password Security||A new algorithm was implemented for managing and encrypting user passwords.|
|6.1||Plugin for Microsoft Office||Allows users an easier upkeep of key information relating to the document. As soon as a field has been added, it will automatically sync with the Q-Pulse record.|
|Saving Documents Directly Into Q-Pulse||When writing a document, it is now possible to save the document directly into Q-Pulse. This is a process which will launch the Q-Pulse wizard and gather the required information and then save the document directly into the Q-Pulse document module.|
|Document Viewer and Enhanced Security||The Document Viewer is a built-in viewer that will show the attached document without the need to open it in a third-party product.|
|Convert to PDF||A document can be exported to a PDF during the activation process, removing the need to attach two document attachments and apply and index.|
|Notify Only Distribution||In the past, when distributing a document, copyholders had to acknowledge receipt of the document. The notify only distribution allows users to be notified of document availability and granted access without the need to perform an acknowledgement.|
|Archive an Asset||Assets that no longer needed can be archived under the Administration Module’s Managed Lists.|
|E-Mail Digest||A message digest was introduced that collates all of reminder and escalation e-mails. This includes a link to launch Q-Pulse and the Q-Pulse Web interface.|
|Improved Document Reviews||Document reviews can now be performed by multiple users, with various outcomes suggested by each reviewer.|
|Electronic Signatures for People & Training||Electronic signatures have been introduced to ensure that the person who is performing a key action, such as approving a document or closing an audit is the person who is logged into the system.|
|EASA No. 376/2014 Compliance||Aviation customers can now submit to ECCAIRS. This is in line with EASA legislation changes.|
|Raising Incidents from Audit in Offline Audit||Admins now can choose whether audit non-conformances were raised in the CA/PA or Incident modules. The API’s for both Offline Audit and the Auditing iPad have been extended to replicate this functionality.|
|Updated Web Interface||The ‘Incident’ module has now been added to Q-Pulse Web in addition to tabs to access Gael Risk, Gael Academy and Performance Monitor.|
|Improvements to Q-Pulse Risk Matrices||Numeric values now can be shown into the matrix as well as the ability to change the meaning and sort orders of matrices to accommodate other sector matrices.|
|6.0||New Look and Feel||Both the Desktop and the Web interface have been updated to include a nicer look and feel.|
|Document Actions||A supplementary stage called ‘Draft Approved’ has been added which allows actions to be performed on a document before activation and distribution.|
|Competency and Requirements Matrices (People Module)||When managing the training of users, it is now possible to view the competency framework within a matrix format, making it easier for training managers to visualise gaps in employees’ training records or identify areas of strength or room for improvement.|
|Enhanced Risk Matrices in Incidents Module||The risk assessment feature within the Incident module has been enhanced, making the process easier to use, improved visuals and also with support for multi-perspective matrices.|
|Raising an Incident as an Audit Finding||Audit has been expanded to include the ability to raise an Incident record as a finding. This provides the ability to risk assess the finding in order to determine the correct workflow to be followed.|
|Integration with Gael Academy||Gael Academy can now be integrated into Q-Pulse, in order to import Academy courses as master events, assigned as requirements and to track user’s progress through the Academy.|
|Integration with Gael Risk||The ability to connect with Gael Risk has been introduced which ensures to schedule risk assessments for records held in Gael Risk via the Audit functionality of Q-Pulse.|
|Improved Performance in the Document and CA/PA module||Major changes have been applied in the Documents and CA/PA modules within Q-Pulse which reduce the time taken for data to be returned to the user. This functionality has also been extended to the Incident Stages & Action register.
|Navigate to a Person’s Record from Training Details||Within a training course record, attendees shown in the Attendee section will now act as a hyperlink, providing a quick way to access the person’s record.|
|Navigate to a Master Event Document or Academy Course||The Event Title field of training records based on a Document record now act as a hyperlink to open the document record directly. This feature also works in conjunction with the new feature that lets you train users on documents with a “draft approved” status.
|Localisation of the Web Reporting Portal||The Web Reporting Portal is Gael’s dynamic way to submit Occurrence records from various devices and systems. The Web Reporting Portal can now be used in four different languages: French, Italian, Spanish and English.|