Releases and updates on the EventConnect platform.
Latest releases from EventConnect
As part of our continued effort to implement new features and improve upon our existing ones, we want to take time to show you just what we've been working on behind the scenes.
September - October
Who's Playing: Team Logos
New for the Who's Playing page, team logos!! Displaying right beside the team name, you can now see at a glance just who's playing and from where.
Scheduling & Scoring: Wildcard
After hearing from our users, we've implemented an exciting new Wildcard rule to our Scheduling & Scoring feature. This now adds a new source seeding rule to find the next non-sources team in a certain bracket based on overall standings. Keep your eyes open for a detailed article explaining how and why we developed this new tool.
Contract Notes for Amenities: Hotel Contract Proposal Confirmation Email
The Hotel Contract Proposal confirmation email now includes the hotel contract amenities, found in the contract notes (not listed separately). This is made for easier referencing and cleaner organization.
Sport Type Survey
You can now create a new survey type based on sport type! Sport Type surveys will be displayed in the registration flow, one per sport type - per registration. Submission answers will also be displayed on the registration report page, as well as the event owner registration details page.
Feature updates & Bug Fixes
Comp. Rooms: "Sold Out"
Fixes an issue where event owners could create new comp room reservations on a hotel contract that’s been marked as “sold out”.
Reservation Report: Exporting
Updates the reservation report export CSV to include all columns on the report.
Fixes an issue on the admin event contracting page, where paginating between the different contracting pages broke the system.
Fixes an issue on the messaging portal pages (event owner, association admin, referee assignor) where the page broke in older browsers.
Registration: No Address
Fixes an issue where, when a user is registering for an event, if they don’t have an address attached to them the registration flow broke.
August - September
New Registration Flow
The new Registration flow was released! Feast your eyes on multi-registration, improved discount functionality, proper fees, and membership improvements. Read more about the new reg. flow project in this detailed article.
Dynamic Comp Room Buffer
Adds ability to add a “buffer” to comp rooms, to help alleviate risk of EO’s over assigning comp rooms and having to pay for nights.
Registration - Selecting Memberships
When registering, system now gives users the option to select past memberships from previous registrations to be added to the new registration.
Hotel Feed Search Results - Refined Display Options
Updated the open hotel feed search page to separate the event name and travel date inputs, to help users better understand how they can find their events.
Inventory Breakdown - Event Owner Tournament Hotels
Improves upon the hotel contract information on the event owner dashboard to more accurately report the state of inventory. The system now shows the same hotel card as the teams when reserving. The hotel contract details page also shows a graph that displays how much inventory is contracted, reserved, and blocked.
Hotel Documents - Download Preview-able Contract
Introduced a new functionality for hotel users to download a preview version of their hotel contract. Now you can print it out and tape it to the office fridge.
Club Dashboard - Display Hotel Room Types
When club directors are approving hotels on the dashboard, they now have the ability to view the room types contracted for each hotel. See more about clubs here.
Comp Rooms - Admin View
Updates the Comp Rooms page on the event owner dashboard so, when admin’s (us) view the page, we see the actual number of comp rooms as well as the buffered number that event owners see.
Built a Slack/text messaging service to allow team sales to contact teams to insure they’re happy with any blocks, or to ask if they need a block extension. New system allows tracking of conversations.
FEATURE UPDATES & BUG FIXES
Lock Date Error - Reflect 7/8PM System Deadline
Changes the error message that shows up when trying to update or edit a reservation after the system lock date. The message was showing the hotel contract lock date instead of the system lock date (a day before hotel contract lock date at 7PM), leading users to think they could still make changes when they couldn't.
Blocking - Block Rooms for Contract Hotels
We had some issues with creating/releasing room blocks that sometimes produced errors or even led to blank pages. The room blocks feature is now stable again. No more blank pages!
Order Summary - Showing Merchandise
Fixes issue where order summaries weren’t showing merchandise when there were custom questions. This has been resolved to show order summaries no matter the situation.
Hotel Feed - Sorting Results
When sorting by a specific venue on event hotel feed, system now auto-sorts by distance to that venue.
Club Dashboard - Venue Issues
Fixes issues where, when viewing hotels that needed to be approved, map wasn’t updating properly when switching between events so users were getting confused about which hotels had been contracted.
The oversell report has increased accuracy as well as some efforts reducing oversell occurrences. Instances of incorrectly returned nightly room blocks caused issues that are no longer a problem. A list of missing inventory has also been created.
CVB Access - Economic Impact Report Exporting
Fixes issue where event owners with only the “Economic Impact Report” permission were able to view the economic impact report, but unable to export it.
Hotel Dashboard - Missing Graph
Fixes issue that had the hotel dashboard nightly reservation graph not showing up. We found the graph, scolded them for running off, and they are now firmly in place.
System no longer throws 400 and 500 errors when getting hotel bed data for hotel feed. (Errors were around getting hotels for past events, user not logged in, and no inventory available).
System no longer throws an error when editing a pickup report on an invoice.