Supplier Discovery JN 1.0 Build 352 Upgrade
An Overview of the Newest Features and Improvements in the Latest Build of Supplier Discovery
On December 18, 2012, a major upgrade to the Supplier Discovery application became available. This upgrade brings a number of useful features for both OEMs and Suppliers (including a new field for Supplier Profiles) and is immediately available.
Previous Discovery Search Results Can Now Be Viewed
OEMs are now able to see the results not only from their current discovery search, but also the results for all of the previous searches performed with that discovery search. The results will be "frozen" in time so that they reflect the scores attained at the time of the search, rather than being dynamically generated based on Supplier Profile changes made since the time of the search. This will make it easier to provide context between suppliers.
To view past results, simply open the discovery search page and click within the box corresponding to the date and time of the discovery search in the Discovery History section.
Please note: There are rare instances where a certain supplier's name may have a brief "(Error Loading)" or "(Deleted)" message next to their name. For searches performed before December 18th, "(Error Loading)" will appear when the relevant supplier has been deleted from the RfD database or has requested an internal ID name change. For searches performed on or after December 18th, "(Deleted)" will appear only when the supplier is deleted (i.e., ID changes will no longer result in an error). Some very old discovery searches may also not have data in the Requested Processes section, but supplier scores in the Supplier Results section will still be displayed.
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New Phone Number Field for Supplier Profiles
Phone numbers for suppliers can now be added into a new Phone Number field in Supplier Profiles. Suppliers wishing to add information to this optional field can simply edit their Supplier Profile to reflect the phone number they wish to make available to OEMs.
One key reason for Suppliers to add information to this field is that the phone number will show up next to their firm's name in discovery search results. This means that OEMs will have direct access to phone numbers for the top ten suppliers in their searches, making it quicker and easier for them to contact your firm if they are interested in your services.
Additional Features and Fixes
JN 1.0 Build 352 also has additional features and fixes that will make your workflow quicker.
Faster OEM Loading Times: OEMs will now see a marked improvement in the amount of time it takes to load discovery search-related pages that have results on them.
Additional Administrator Features: Administrators are now able to see a variety of common fields from within their default site view, allowing them to quickly identify common errors and rectify them so that they do not affect suppliers' places in discovery searches.
Back-End Optimization: The back-end that powers the Supplier Discovery application continues to receive additional optimizations, making the application quicker and easier and paving the pathway for additional exciting features in the future.
About Supplier Discovery
Supplier Discovery is an application that is part of the overall Request for Discovery system, which links Nevada manufacturing suppliers and OEMs based on capabilities and needs. Request for Discovery is powered by the RfD technology platform developed by SQI, Inc.