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Future Enhancements

Oxcyon's development labs are always hard at work developing new modules, features and functions to improve Centralpoint. Many of these ideas come from our clients, which is why we call it our VOC, or Voice of Customer. Other ideas come from our long range study of big data, and what it means for everyone. Oxcyon has been a leader in enterprise content management and knowledge management for over 17 years, and we are constantly surprised at how much we are still learning. It is fair to say we learn more now than we ever had, and are proud to share our future development efforts with you from our labs. 

To see all of our past releases click here. For a narrated video giving you a tour of the notable updates within the past year, click here.

Ability for Centralpoint to Feed Sharepoint

Although Centralpoint can index, ingest from Sharepoint via it's Data Transfer tools, it has been requested that we also feed SharePoint records from Centralpoint. Why? For those who are committed to SharePoint, but find it's search less than ideal, the request is for Centralpoint to index/ingest all records from SharePoint for the benefit of enriching metadata, classification and security roles (based upon the scanning/mining of each record found within SharePoint). This yields a very robust search (within Centralpoint) of these records, but some have requested these enriched records be redeposited into SharePoint with their newly enhanced & enriched metadata. In summary, this feature is being developed for those who are unable to leave SharePoint at this time, and wish to improve upon their native SharePoint search. This new feature, when completed, will be an extension to Data Transfer/Data Transformation, (specifically within the Source & Destination tab) allowing SharePoint to named as a destination (or to receive) those SharePoint records having been enriched by Centralpoint's ingestion.  

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

MAIL- Integration with Exchange Calendar

Integration with Microsoft Exchange Calendar

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

AJAX/AngularJS Module Stylesheets

This project would begin by upgrading the Module Designer so that Generic modules could produce multiple outputs.  The Administrator creating the module would be able to choose between a standard (Web Form) UI or a newer AJAX (Angular like) UI.  Then we would build a UI for Generic Enhanced modules based on AJAX.  The module designer itself would contain HTML templates that are updated as the views change by passing updated JSON objects to the server.  This project would lead to a lot of CpScript updates to work with these new AJAX style modules, and possibly to the develop of other AJAX modules using the same framework.

Sun, Aug 15, 2021

WYSIWYG Web Services Designer

This tool is intended to work very much like Module Designer does today, but grant object oriented, design control over web services found in the Web API. In this way, the UI (User Interface) can leverage the re-usable objects within Centralpoint, but extend beyond traditional .net webpages. Like Module Designer, the Home, Results and Details view of any web service can be managed within the Centralpoint architecture.

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

MVC - Core Root Extension

A new MvcRoot folder built using ASP.NET Core.  The master console would provide a Framework option when creating a new site: Web Forms or MVC.  When MVC was selected IIS would be set up to use a completely new Root folder, but the Client and Master consoles would work as they do now.  This require a completely new code base for the front end of the site and eventually all front end integrations and modules.  The initial phase of this project would include the development of the framework itself which primarily involves the Site Architecture Modules as well as the UI for Generic modules.  Phase 2 would involve rebuilding additional modules as needed.  Phase 3 would involve the development of an MVC based client console that renders as part of the root folder (like forms management) as opposed to using a separate web application. This will also include MVVM

Fri, Oct 15, 2021

MDM - Live Visualizer

This is planned as a Angular visual map of the enterprise, including all scheduled data transfers (reflecting all data moving in and out of the enterprise). This mind map will also act as the primary interface in which to initiate new instances of data imports, scheduled tasks (outbound email alerts), and or web services (either consuming data from other systems, or showing other systems consuming information from Centralpoint). This UI interface will act as a live 'traffic management' map, and include any Syndicated data feeds being consumed by outside systems. In this way, the entire ACL or Access Control List of your users, roles, and accessible content types will be seen in one location. Additionally, your data cleaning rules, and/or all scheduled data transfers or API (in or out of Centralpoint) will be able to be viewed in real time, including the next scheduled routines for each.

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Conditional Alerts

Broadcasts currently allows for scheduled Email or Text based alerts to various audiences and/or roles. This allows you to distribute scheduled (dynamic) newsletters, and alerts to your members (clients, employees, others), and maintain as many email broadcast campaigns as you need (complete with click through reporting for each). One of the new 'Scheduled' features we will be exploring is to go beyond time based scheduling (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly), introducing a new Scheduled type, known as 'Conditional'. In this scenario, you will be able to Schedule your broadcast when (X<=>Y), meaning that these alerts will be triggered based on any conditions found within Centralpoint or within other systems altogether. (Example: Imagine scheduling an alert, when employees are approaching their anniversary date (from being hired). A report like this would alert you of which employees need to re-sign their employment contract (for an example).  

Fri, Dec 10, 2021