Release notes

Details about upcoming releases will be posted as they become available.

May 21, 2024

  • Platform: Track the user who deleted an event. (Improvement)

May 17, 2024

  • Submissions: Organizers can export author information. (Improvement)

May 15, 2024

  • Organization Dashboard: The Bank Accounts section has been revamped. (Improvement)

May 14, 2024

  • Platform: Display time according to user's locale; 12-hour format for US users and 24-hour format for Europeans. (Improvement)

May 10, 2024

  • Submissions: Add submission title to folder names when exporting submission files. (Improvement)

May 7, 2024

  • Transactions: When a payment is associated with the Fourwaves Stripe account, a special credit card statement is displayed to the user. (Improvement)
  • Forms: The conditional field logic has undergone several fixes. (Bugfix)
  • Submissions: The "Missing required fields" flag is more robust. (Bugfix)

April 26, 2024

  • Submissions: An email is required for each author. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Remove columns where there's no tax data. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Give Program Chairs the ability to edit the schedule. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: The reviewers can be managed on the Configuration -> Reviews page. (Improvement)
  • Organization Dashboard: Organizers have partial access to the dashboard of the organization they are associated with. (Improvement)

April 20, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: An email is sent when a transaction is refunded. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Decision Types have been renamed to Presentation Types. (Improvement)

April 19, 2024

  • Organization Users: Administrators can view the organizers associated with their events. (Improvement)
  • Organization Users: Administrators can remove an organizer's access to all the organization's events. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Dashboard: Events page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Peer-review Module: Prevent a submission from being assigned to its author. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: The maximum size of the logo file has been increased to 10 Mb. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: An organizer can resend an email from the communications page. (Improvement)

April 16, 2024

  • Payment Gateways: Fourwaves now has Moneris support for payment processing. (Feature)
  • Schedule: If there are no virtual sessions, the Virtual filter is hidden. (Improvement)

April 10, 2024

  • Organization Dashboard: The top and side navigation has been revamped. (Improvement)

April 9, 2024

  • Organization Dashboard: A settings page has been added for administrators. (Improvement)
  • Organization Dashboard: Transactions page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: The 'Missing registration' flag has been renamed to 'Not registered'. This flag is applied even if the required registration option is not enabled. (Improvement)

April 8, 2024

  • Platform: Our team has commissioned an external security audit. We are pleased to release a number of small enhancements to improve the safety of our users. (Improvement)

April 5, 2024

  • Organization Dashboard: Administrators configuration page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Organizers can export user-selected data table records to Excel.(Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Organizers can generate badges for user-selected data table records. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Organizers can generate a booklet for user-selected data table records. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Organizers can generate poster tags for user-selected data table records. (Improvement)
  • User Roles: The Treasurer role has been removed. (Maintenance)
  • Organization Dashboard: Organization units has been removed. (Maintenance)

April 3, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: Participants can be made private. (Feature)

March 28, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: Theme & color configuration page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: General configuration page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Payments configuration page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: The committee configuration page has been revamped. (Improvement)
  • Full-page modals: A loading indicator appears when an action is in progress. (Improvement)

March 25, 2024

  • Schedule: Organizers can export their schedule to Word or PDF. (Feature)
  • Organizer Panel: Organizers can export submission files. (Feature)
  • Organizer Panel: The navigation has been redesigned. (Improvement)
  • Modals: A loading indicator appears when an action is in progress. (Improvement)
  • Form Builder: Form field actions are now grouped in a drop-down list. (Improvement)
  • Forms: User upload controls have been revamped. (Improvement)

March 18, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: When not active, advanced features are more visible in the interface. (Improvement)
  • Form Builder: Added configuration options for the 21% VAT tax rule. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Data table action dropdowns have been visually improved. (Improvement)

March 14, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: The page settings have been reorganized with the introduction of tabs. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: Warn organizers when they are leaving a page with unsaved changes. (Improvement)

March 12, 2024

  • Organizer Panel: For easier management, organizers now have the ability to delete their events. (Feature)
  • Payment Gateways: Fourwaves now has Global Payments support for payment processing. (Feature)
  • Form Builder: Organizers can clone fields as they build their forms. (Feature)
  • Platform: Fourwaves has an updated logo and a new color palette. (Improvement)
  • PlatformA cookie consent banner is now displayed to all users. (Improvement)

March 8, 2024

  • Modals: Full-screen modals have been visually enhanced. (Improvement)

February 22, 2024

  • Committee: User invitation emails will appear on the communications page. (Improvement)

February 20, 2024

  • Side Panels: Visual enhancements have been made to enhance the user experience. (Improvement)
  • Event Overview: Visual enhancements have been made to enhance the user experience. (Improvement)

February 15, 2024

  • Form Builder: To help organizers collect location data, the Country List field has been added. (Feature)
  • Form Builder: Organizers can add Instructions fields to the review form. (Improvement)

February 9, 2024

  • Reviews: The Submission ID is now visible in the review data table. (Improvement)
  • Form Builder: Visual enhancements have been made to the way organizers can reorder content. (Improvement)
  • Form Builder: Visual enhancements have been made to the way organizers can add content. (Improvement)

February 8, 2024

  • Modals: We've improved the appearance of every modal in the application to enhance the user experience. (Improvement)
  • Organizer Panel: There have been improvements to the look and feel of data table filters. (Improvement)

January 25, 2024

  • PDF Generation: Documents containing Korean, Japanese, and Chinese characters display properly. (Improvement)
  • Waitlist: Emails confirming acceptance to the registrant list will appear on the communications page. (Improvement)
  • Date Pickers: Dates are no longer disabled in the calendar. The field will be validated against its corresponding "To" or "From" field, when applicable, upon closing the date picker. (Improvement)

January 26, 2024

  • Email Deliverability: We've received user feedback about email not reaching certain Microsoft Exchange installations. We've introduced a fix that should resolve this issue. (Fix)

January 15, 2024

  • Payments: Organizers can choose the Ethiopian Birr as the payment currency. (Improvement)

January 9, 2024

  • User Sessions: We've made significant improvements to our user session handling and login process. Users will now experience less frequent prompts for entering their username/password. These changes have been implemented to provide a more seamless, convenient, and simplified user experience. (Improvement)

January 8, 2024

  • Reviews: The Reviews module settings page is now located under the Configuration menu. (Improvement)

January 3, 2024

  • Forms: The "VAT number" field will now be displayed in the billing form when a VAT rule applies. (Improvement)
  • Forms: Taxes have been removed from the cart and will only be visible on the billing form. (Improvement)
  • Forms: Event tax numbers will no longer appear next to the amount. Please note that all details will still be displayed on the invoice. (Improvement)

December 20, 2023

  • Hide Reviewers' Names: A toggle in the Organizer panel that hides the names of reviewers from submitters when results are shared. (Feature)
  • Tax Rules: Three new tax rules have been added. VAT 19% in Europe (27 countries), VAT 0%, and VAT Reverse Charge 0%. The 0% tax rules are special cases that appear in quotes and invoices despite their zero values. (Improvement)

November 3, 2023

  • Fields set to "visible" in the Organizer panel are now displayed on the event website participant page. (Improvement)
  • We've removed contextual help from the Organizer panel. We will be rolling out a brand new Help Desk with enhanced capabilities very soon. (Maintenance)

November 1, 2023

  • User Dashboard: We have made significant changes to the user dashboard. The "My events", "My transactions", "My registrations", and "My submissions" sections have been updated to improve navigation and user experience. (Feature)
  • My Reviews Section: We have introduced a brand new section where users can manage and track their reviews. (Feature)
  • Review Results Sharing: An organizer can now share review results with authors. This allows for better communication and feedback sharing. (Feature)
  • Email Content: Users now have the ability to view the contents of sent emails, providing better tracking and management of sent communications. (Feature)
  • Email Attachments: We've introduced a new feature that allows email attachments, enhancing the scope of communication. (Feature)
  • Inline Formatting in RTEs: Users can now apply inline formatting in all RTEs, providing greater flexibility and control over text appearance. (Feature)
  • User Audit on Form Modification: We've introduced a user audit feature that tracks and logs user activity when a form is modified, improving accountability and tracking. (Feature)
  • Submission Details Page: The page has been updated for a better user experience. (Improvement)
  • Registration Details Page: The page has been updated for a better user experience. (Improvement)
  • Review Details Page: The page has been updated for a better user experience. (Improvement)
  • Schedule Builder Page: Sessions in the Schedule Builder have been redesigned to improve the user's scheduling experience. (Improvement)
  • User Profile: We've made some minor cosmetic improvements to the page. (Improvement)
  • Email Footer Removal: The Fourwaves email footer is removed from emails when the whitelabel feature is enabled. (Improvement)
  • Zoom Embed: Our integration with Zoom is back! You can host a meeting or webinar right from within Fourwaves. (Improvement)

October 25, 2023

  • Update the logic used to validate the size of the "Figures" field. (Fix)