The newest update from Lhotse introduces powerful analytics for workflow insights, an improved Data Manager UI with advanced data handling features, and a redesigned Copilot experience with interactive elements and clearer interfaces. Also included are refinements to the side panel for better information display and fixes to dropdown visibility in forms, enhancing overall usability.
Our latest release enriches the app with a powerful new analytics feature. This addition provides users with valuable insights into various aspects of their workflows. Users can now easily track and analyze key metrics such as request volumes, cycle times, and spending per category. This feature is designed to enhance decision-making by offering a clearer understanding of operational efficiencies and areas for improvement early in the request process.
Our latest update significantly improves the Data Manager UI and introduces new data handling features. The enhanced UI now offers clearer hover states, intuitive table interactions, and advanced file management. Additionally, a new embeddings functionality for semantic searches in large datasets has been added, making data management and integration more efficient and user-friendly.
This release introduces key features like Absence Management for delegating approvals, AI-driven Intelligent Request Initiation, and efficient Jira Integration, alongside enhancements in pricing management, AI response speed, workflow clarity, and language consistency.
This latest feature enhances workflow efficiency by allowing users to assign representatives to manage approvals during absences. It enables easy setting and cancellation of absence periods and the establishment of substitute chains to ensure continuity. This approach adds temporary approvers while maintaining the original approver's rights, with all actions transparently recorded in the change log.
With the new AI-enhanced, user-friendly home screen, users can easily start requests, with intelligent recommendations guiding them to the most relevant channel for their request specification. This also includes the ability to duplicate past requests and initiate new ones based on search terms.
The "Jira Integration" feature in Lhotse seamlessly connects request processes with Jira workflows. It enables direct creation and tracking of Jira tickets from within the Lhotse platform. Users can initiate tickets, such as IT reviews, and receive updates on their progress, including completion notifications, all within the Lhotse interface. This integration fosters a more cohesive and efficient workflow between Lhotse and Jira systems.
The release brings major improvements, including Lhotse Copilot for maximum user guidance, non-input triggers for more flexible workflows, pre-filled user defaults for more efficient request definition, and other enhancements like adding offers on the intake overview, attaching references in forms, and optimizing the Unite catalog integration.
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Previously, our workflow already allowed any user-filled fields to serve as triggers. We're now enhancing our workflow triggers to also include non-input triggers, such as total net price of the request, new supplier creation, and cheapest offer selection. These non-input triggers provide additional flexibility in automating workflow steps, streamlining approval processes, and ensuring compliance with corporate rules.
With this feature, default values of users (cost center, company code etc.) can be automatically populated in the corresponding form fields when users start a new request. Depending on the settings, users still have the option to manually overwrite these default values. This feature enhances user onboarding and default value handling, ensuring a smoother and more efficient form submission experience.
In this release, we've improved user onboarding, restructured forms for consistency and flexibility, increased file size limits to 50 MB, added non-input triggers, and enhanced the request summary PDF with more customization options. We've also fixed UI issues and dashboard filters for a smoother user experience.
We've revamped the user onboarding process in Lhotse for a smoother experience. Admins can efficiently add new users, complete their profiles with default values, and streamline the onboarding journey. Whether through manual addition or Single Sign-On (SSO) login, users remain in the onboarding phase until all mandatory fields are set up. Admins have full control, ensuring a seamless onboarding experience for all users.
We fundamentally changed the way forms and intake flows are handled. These infrastructural changes will establish a single source of truth, simplifying future improvements and ensuring feature consistency, including form Logic and related elements like products, offers, and auto-population. Thereby, we now also allow users to create and reuse offers across products, and enable logic when editing inputs on the intake overview.
This release introduces Data Manager 2.0 for simplified data handling. Also, users can now track PO status and enter goods receipts directly. Improvements include a refined workflow builder, faster auto-populated fields, and mandatory fields in the offer section for data accuracy and process efficiency.
Previously, master data import in Lhotse primarily relied on our API. This functionality, of course, remains intact, and also the seamless synchronization of master data with your ERP system remains one of our core functions. However, the introduction of our new Data Manager empowers users to directly upload CSV files within the platform, make necessary edits, and effortlessly update records with a single click. This feature offers a simpler and more accessible solution, eliminating the need for complex integrations with other systems. Welcome to a revolutionary era of data management in Lhotse!
Lhotse now enables users to track their PO status and enter goods receipts directly within the platform, eliminating the need to switch between various tools. With this latest enhancement, requestors are no longer burdened with complex ERP systems, while the fundamental procurement processes remain unchanged - the goods receipt information is seamlessly sent to their ERP system and securely stored there.
What's even better? This simplifies the requisition process for requesters and potentially leads to cost savings for companies by reducing the need for expensive ERP licenses.
The latest release brings mainly two very valuable new features: A revamped change log, aligning with global audit standards and offering improved event displays, and exporting functionality of essential request summaries, storing crucial data or sharing with external parties. Additionally, we were working on numerous enhancements and bug fixes to the application. Notable improvements include enhanced task alignment, improved error handling, and collaborative approval processes.
We are exited to announce that we have launched a new SAP Connector for streamlined PRs/POs creation in SAP systems, as well as a new product & offer section that enhances user experience by displaying relevant offer options and looping for copying recurring values. Despite, we were continuously working on further improving our platform - feature flags now onboard customers more swiftly, while autopopulated fields are refined for seamless form navigation. Email designs have been updated, search capabilities are significantly enhanced, and UI improvements are made for search select fields. Furthermore, we've addressed bugs, including resolving issues with empty media submission and erratic logic in product sections.
This release brings two major new features - the integration of Mercateo Unite for seamless catalog search within the forms, and the introduction of the Lhotse MS Teams App, enabling direct request initiation within Microsoft Teams. The update also includes improvements such as detailed change log events, additional data on the dashboard, enhanced file management, and various design refinements. Bug fixes address translation inconsistencies, supplier search issues, net price display problems, and offer duplication concerns.
In this release we are happy to announce that tasks can now be included in workflows to further structured and standardize the request processes, approvers have a more comprehensive overview of the request that needs to be approved, and we introduced the capability to handle multiple products within one form, streamlining intake. The update also brings improvements to offer modal design, tasks module functionality, and the ability to delete uploaded products/offers. Furthermore, bug fixes address smaller issues related to filtered fields, form breaks, media uploads, and email notifications.
Introduced the ability to integrate task actions in workflows, including prerequisites for process continuation, either as standalone tasks or within approval stages. Users can allocate tasks to designated individuals, ensuring accountable task completion prior to workflow progression, hence adding an additional layer to our workflow component. Tasks are the perfect way to further structure the request process, and ensure clear accountability, enhanced collaboration, transparency, and efficiency.
Approvers now have a comprehensive view of pending requests. The newly introduced side panel displays a summary of the most important request information without having to navigate though all request details. Approvers can view completed, current, and pending approval steps. Based on their permissions, they now also have the option to edit or view specific request details
Requestors can now include and manage multiple products within a single form, thereby even further improving the intake process. This enhancement also includes improvements in how inputs are displayed, the overall layout, and how data is presented. Moreover, users can now effortlessly upload files for each specific product section as part of this update.
Beyond the capabilities of our request automation tool, we've been on an intense journey crafting a game-changing solution for the enterprise request process in the past months. Today, we are extremely excited to introduce Lhotse 2.0 - our new innovative solution that enables requestors to create simple, fast and compliant requests while ensuring maximum transparency for all stakeholders involved. Curious to see the new features? Discover the constellation of new capabilities that Lhotse 2.0 brings to your fingertips below or contact us directly to see them in action in a live demo: