ARMATURE Fabric: September 2022 Release Notes

Over the last few weeks, we have continued to focus on introducing new features and developing additional performance enhancements. Please see below for a summary of the most recent developments. We hope some of these updates help support your organizational goals, better engage your stakeholders, and improve the way you work.


New Features

We have introduced several new features within the latest product release based on suggestions we have received directly from customers and improvements that our product team has identified. For this release we have focused on developing new Instrument Response Review functionality and additional performance improvements, particularly for complex Instruments (e.g., those that use branching logic). New features include:

  • Out-of-Cycle Calculated Effective and Expiration Dates: 
    • Introduced new Calculated Effective and Calculated Expiration dates for certifications that account for intervening decisions (recorded directly on the certification record)
  • New Public Profile Features: 
    • Introduced public profile features to the organization profile to allow capturing basic social media links and high-level summaries 



  • User-Defined Certification Options:
    • Introduced support for user-defined certification types that allow more controlled management of certified entities (see screenshots on page 3): 
      • Supports the creation of multiple instances of a single certificate type; 
      • Supports naming unique instances of a single certificate type; 
      • Entities are created as full organizations providing access to the complete suite of tools available to an organization 





  • Training Pathway Tracking: 
    • Introduced new views to simplify the identification of contacts and people that enrolled in a Training Pathways track that requires approval 
  • Payment Processing Support: 
    • Introduced initial out-of-the-box support for Payment Processing (processors: Authorize.NET and Square): 
      • Current implementation requires customization for populating Invoice/Amount details 
      • Payment listing shows all payment process stages and their current status with link to invoice where available
  • Shared Documents:
    • Shared documents are now visible to Staff under an organization record, including the ability to make edits


Performance and other General Improvements

  • Performance: Improved loading times of Application Overview page 
  • General architectural update to .NET 4.8 
  • Training Pathways: improved how training pathways are managed for an individual to reduce complexity 
  • Standards Management: criterion title can now be inferred from the content if not directly provided 
  • Standards Management: improved warning messaging when attempt to remove criteria being used in instruments 
  • Instruments Management: configuration users can now update the Type of an Instrument after it has been created 
    • This allows changing an instrument from an Assessment to a Self-Assessment or vice versa 
  • Instrument Responses: uploaded documents will automatically be given a unique name if an existing document has the same name 
  • Instrument Responses: support allowing Staff users to replace documents after submission, if necessary (e.g., removal of documents found to contain PHI data) 
  • Instrument Responses: summary/landing page will now include a link back to the item the instrument response was linked from (e.g., Application/Process will link back to the Application) 
  • Instrument Response Reviews: request modifications now enforce 100% completion when Requires Completion is checked for the Instrument Response 
  • Instrument Response Reviews: “Allow Ratings and Findings” can now be turned on without requiring “Allow Response Modifications” 
    • Supports Rating/Findings only captured during review cycles 
    • Prevents unexpected edits from reviewers on non-rating/finding questions
  • Applications: updated interface to simplify management and usability 
  • Feature Removal: deprecation of Organization Programs object type 
    • Organization Programs being moved to the Organizations object type 
    • Organizations will now display parent organizations to simplify parent/child identification for Programs 
    • Conversion support available for customers using this feature 
    • Note that customizations are not included in the conversion and would be covered under SOW 
  • Minor UI improvements and cleanup across the system

Key Bug Fixes

There are several bug fixes included in this release that have resulted in the following:

  • Notifications: resolved an issue preventing some notifications being sent to trusted contacts from a process activity 
  • Notifications: resolved an issue where some users would not receive dashboard notifications 
  • Organizations: resolved an issue where new organization records would not be created unless you unchecked the Primary Email checkbox 
  • Applications: resolved an issue preventing the Applications Overview page from loading for users without specific elevated permissions 
  • Instrument Response: resolved an issue preventing the Filter option on Instrument Response Reviews from working correctly 
  • Instrument Response: resolved an issue where some users would see unexpected translations within an Instrument Response 
  • Permissions: resolved an issue where some trusted contacts users had visibility to documents on a process stage that was not externally accessible 
  • Contacts: resolved an issue where some customers could not see a person’s name when customizing the read-only properties of the Person Editor screen 
  • Standards Management: resolved an issue where Standard criterion elements would display out of order for some users 


Next Steps

If you have specific requests, including training, or wish to see post-release updates, please contact your Project Manager or Customer Support for more details. To experience the full benefits of the ARMATURE Fabric platform, we recommend that you update your software twice a year.

Training Videos

We invite you visit our YouTube channel from time to time to check out our latest videos:

Over the last few weeks, we have added the following instructional videos: