Teamphoria Release Notes

Welcome to Teamphoria — a sleek user interface built on a modern technology architecture, implementing great, employee management features around recognition, communication, surveying and performance management. Teamphoria will allow your team to gain deep insights into the health and growth of your culture as you manage your workforce! If you have questions regarding our releases, please email us at support@teamphoria.com.

Version 2.9.0

Release Date: September 14, 2016
Updates in this release:
  • Admin pages – We’ve updated the admin pages to a new design that is more user-friendly and easily navigable! We’ve even thrown in a few numbers that you may find interesting.
  • Invitation email – We’ve updated the next steps content in our initial invitation emails, as well as linked to our new mobile app in the footer.
  • Some minor communication permissions bugs were fixed, among a few others.

Version 2.8.0

Release Date: August 15, 2016
New in this release:
  • Engagement Actions – New to the top of the activity feed — check out the engagement actions that encourage users to interact with their team!
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  • Mobile App – We’ve recently released the Teamphoria Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. User will now be aware of this fact and can download the Teamphoria mobile app to send recognition awards to peers, communicate with your organization, view helpful links on the organization page and receive push notifications.
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  • Manager Alerts – When sending recognition in Teamphoria, a recipient’s manager will be automatically listed in the share field.
Updates in this release:
  • We’ve updated some guidance verbiage around performance reviews.
  • Some minor bugs on the team member profile page have been crushed, among others.

Version 2.7.0

Release Date: July 27, 2016
New in this release:
  • Feed Filtering – Users can now filter the Activity Feed by My Groups and My Locations in addition to filtering by awards, birthdays, work anniversaries and communications. We also took the opportunity to improve the performance of the activity feed.
Updates in this release:
  • Performance Profile – We’ve moved where Team Member’s performance profile lives and combined it with their personal profile. Now there’s a one-stop-shop for your Team Members. Managers can also find their Direct Reports list under the My Profile page.
  • Performance Management – HR Admins can now manage performance reviews and goal sets by visiting the Admin Settings page in the side-navigation.
  • Account Management Navigation – We’ve also moved where the Account Management navigation lives. Users should click the icon in the upper right-hand corner of any page to access account settings, submit a support ticket, or logout.
  • We’ve fixed some backend bugs and deployed backend updates.

Version 2.6.0

Release Date: June 28, 2016
New in this release:
  • Survey embed widget – Want to embed a survey link within your organization? Now you can with our survey embed feature, which produces styled embed code for any enabled survey in Teamphoria.
Updates in this release:
  • User Invites – We’ve improved how we post event items to the feed, and notify our global clients about updates.
  • We’ve fixed some backend bugs and deployed backend updates.

Version 2.5.0

Release Date: June 1, 2016
New in this release:
  • Group Goals – Organizations can now create group specific goals and associate with an organization goal, with the option to automatically aggregate progress based on completed milestones.
  • Rewards Points – Organizations who upgrade their accounts to include Rewards Points will be able to set points based on engagement actions in Teamphoria that are calculated each month and converted to a third-party export. Organizations can use the export to reward their employees with gift card rewards by partnering a third-party.
Updates in this release:
  • User Invites – When uploading a user CSV list or running a user sync, admins can now decide whether or not to send out invitation emails immediately. Invitations that are not sent can be manually sent by selecting resend invites.
  • Group and Manager support in CSV Upload – Admins now have the ability to automatically add new users to groups and assign managers from the CSV sync. Download the new template from the CSV upload page.
  • We’ve fixed some miscellaneous bugs around surveys.

Version 2.4.1

Release Date: April 28, 2016
New in this release:
  • Customize Leaderboard Points – Admins can now choose how many Leaderboard points a user receives for engagement actions throughout Teamphoria! Admins can customize points for sending and receiving all levels of recognition, submitting communication, birthday and work anniversaries and much more.
  • Group Support in CSV Upload – Teamphoria now supports automatically adding new users to groups via CSV upload! Simply type the group name in the csv row associated with the new user, and you’re all set.
Updates in this release:
  • Improved performance on API groups and goals.
  • We’ve fixed some minor bugs around core values and goal setting.

Version 2.3.0

Release Date: April 6, 2016
New in this release:
  • LDAP Sync for Group Management – Admins can sync groups from their LDAP directories into Teamphoria groups by utilizing our directory sync feature.
  • Choose your Homepage – Admins now have the option to choose whether the activity feed, or their organization profile is their Teamphoria homepage at login.
  • Anonymous Reviews – We’re now giving our users the option of determining if internal, or external reviewer feedback can be anonymous to the participant for Performance Reviews.
Updates in this release:
  • Profile Redesign – We’ve given user profiles a facelift with a new default cover photo, reorganization of profile fields and inclusion of birthdays and work anniversaries in the user’s personalized feed.
  • Goodbye Bugs! We’ve fixed some minor issues.

Version 2.2.0

Release Date: March 8, 2016
New in this release:
  • Google Sync for Group Management – Admins can sync groups from Google into Teamphoria groups by utilizing directory sync with Google.
  • Slack Integration! – Set up your organization’s Teamphoria account to post Slack integration.
  • Organization Page – Welcome to the new organization page with customizable features about your organization section and tagline. Organization core values, goals and surveys have now been organized under the new page.
Updates in this release:
  • Goodbye Bugs! We’ve fixed some minor issues.

Version 2.1.65

Release Date: February 1, 2016
New in this release:
  • Google Sync for User Management – Admins can now manage Teamphoria users by connecting to their organization’s Google Sync directory. Want to learn more, or implement? Contact us to learn more.
  • Single Sign-On User Authentication – Admins can now connect Teamphoria authentication to their organization’s Identity Provider — eliminating the need for users to remember a separate password for Teamphoria login.
  • Work Anniversary and Birthday Activity – Emails and Notifications – Happy Birthday! Users will now receive email updates and in-app notifications when someone likes or comments on their birthday.
Updates in this release:
  • Performance Reviews – Hate proof-reading performance reviews on a computer screen? HR Admins can now print a Preview of a performance review when filtered by reviewer type (self, peer, manager, or external).
  • How Points Work Design – We’ve updated the How Points Work styling on the Leaderboard page to make it easier to understand and prep for some excited new points features coming down the pipeline.

Version 2.1.54

Release Date: December 17, 2015
New in this release:
  • User Sync – We’ve added a new section titled User Sync, where Admin and User Admin roles can manage all users within their Teamphoria account.
    • LDAP Directory sync – Admins can add LDAP user directories to Teamphoria allowing us to automatically activate, update or deactivate Teamphoria users based on changes from your organization’s LDAP server. Please contact us if you’re interested in implementing this feature.
Updates in this release:
  • User management – We’ve made user management much easier by added a new page in Admin settings titled Users, where Admin and User Admin roles can add new users, deactivate old users, change user roles and more.
    • Manually Adding Users – The users list under the Users page allows Admins and User Admins to manually add users to Teamphoria in a newly designed interface.
    • Uploading a CSV of Users – The CSV upload interface for syncing users has been moved to the new Users page, where Admins and User Admins can upload a CSV and see the status of the processing.
  • Filtering Performance Reporting by Group – Want to see how a specific group within your organization is progressing on your Performance Review? You now have the ability to filter data by a specific group, or sets of groups to get more specific information.
  • Oopsey Daisy… (but it’s fixed!)
    • Fixed an issue around deleting a scale in Performance Reviews.
    • Knocked out an issue around editing Core Values.
    • Made some design tweaks for the Performance Reporting Dashboard.
    • Fixed an issue with Communication notifications for groups

Version 2.1.47

Release Date: December 2, 2015
New in this release:
  • Performance Review Reporting Dashboard – We’ve added a new feature to the Reporting page that allows anyone with the Reporting role to monitor progress on Performance Reviews. The dashboard shows completions filterable by participant type (self, manager, peer, external), as well as completions plotted on a timeline chart per day, total participants versus total requests, and review completions by user type.
Updates in this release:
  • Company Goal Progress Aggregation – We’ve updated the way an organization can determine their progress on company goals by aggregating associated team members’ goals progress into the company goal page. When setting a company goal an HR Admin can now choose whether they want manually set and check off milestones, or if they want to aggregate all Team Member goals to automatically determine progress and goal completion.
  • Oopsey Daisy… (but it’s fixed!)
  • Fixed an issue around Accountability Buddy visibility on goal sets.
  • Knocked out several Performance Review admin bugs.
  • Ironed out a resend invitation email snafu.

Version 2.1.33

Release Date: October 27, 2015
New in this release:
  • Notifications Bubble – Want a quick update about what’s going on in Teamphoria that affects you? Just like your other favorite social media sites, Teamphoria will let you know about new notifications via a teal notification bubble next to your profile photo in the sidebar. Click the bubble to see all new notifications and interact with your organization!
  • Notification and email for idle users – Need a nudge to recognize your peers? Now if you haven’t sent an award in 15 days, Teamphoria will send you a friendly email reminder and in-app notification.
Updates in this release:
  • Full screen award redesign – We’ve made our full screen awards easier on the eyes, including the ability to share awards via email or social media.
  • We’ve also made some changes to the design of our emails you receive from Teamphoria — with easier access to all the good stuff like support, FAQs and our blog!
  • Oopsey Daisy… (but it’s fixed!)
  • Fixed an issue with emails not firing when someone comments on an award.
  • Fixed some styling issues on Performance Goals page.
  • Fixed some date styling issues on Performance Profile.

Version 2.1.29

Release Date: October 6, 2015
New in this release:
    • External Performance Reviews – Announcing external performance reviews! HR Admins can now set up performance reviews allowing users outside of Teamphoria to give feedback to review participants.
      • HR Admins can make a specific performance with external functionality.
      • Question visibility can be set to allow external reviewers to answer selected questions.
      • Participants, managers and HR admins can request external reviewers from performance profiles by inviting a user by name and email address.
      • External reviewers will receive an email invitation to see an overview of the review, and accept or decline to participate.
    • Groups in Performance Reviews – Limit performance reviews to only apply to a specific group within Teamphoria. Admins can now select specific groups when creating a Performance Review. Only Teamphoria users in those specific groups will see the review request on their Performance profile, although peer reviewers and managers outside the selected group can still submit reviews if requested.
    • External Surveys – Announcing external surveys! Survey Admins can now enable a survey to be accessed by external participants, so individuals without Teamphoria accounts can provide feedback to an organization. This applies to both surveys using the culture template as well as custom surveys.
    • Groups in Surveys – Admins can now choose specific groups when creating a survey. Only Teamphoria users in those specific groups can access the survey and see the link to take the survey on the Culture page.

Version 2.1.23

Release Date: September 3, 2015
Updates in this release:
    • Give Award Page – Check out the brand new Give Award page! We’ve redesigned and streamlined it so you can send an award to any public groups within your organization.

Version 2.1.23

Release Date: September 3, 2015 Updates in this release:
    • Give Award Page – Check out the brand new Give Award page! We’ve redesigned and streamlined it so you can send an award to any public groups within your organization.

Version 2.1.21

Release Date: August 24, 2015
Updates in this release:
    • Activation – A few folks noticed some issues with account activation. So, we’ve further enhanced the user flow for activating your account and setting a password.
    • Social Login – We’ve made updates to logging into Teamphoria with LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+.
  • Oopsey Daisy… (but it’s fixed!)
    • There were some issues social authentication, but those have been fixed now.
    • Updated Culture Engagement Score view to populate score when only one submission exists.
    • Remedied graphing issues on in-depth reports.
    • And as always, we’ve crushed some more bugs.

Version 2.1.19

Release Date: August 11, 2015 Updates in this release:
    • Create Hierarchy – While anarchy is awesome, we realize that it just doesn’t translate to most modern offices. Teamphoria now allows for up to four levels of group hierarchy within the platform.
    • New Notifications – Users will now receive in-app notifications for birthdays, work anniversaries, leaderboard status, performance reviews, and goal setting.
    • Reporting Aggregation – Users will now receive in-app notifications for birthdays, work anniversaries, leaderboard status, performance reviews, and goal setting.
    • Workflow Updates – Improved workflow for new user sign-up and activation. Giddy up, let’s go!
    • Security – We’ve made some behind the scenes updates to security around our platform.
  • Oopsey Daisy… (but it’s fixed!)
    • Fixed an issue with authentication via LinkedIn.
    • Fixed a glitch where certain custom communication types may not have appeared in the reporting dashboard pie chart.
    • And as always, we’ve crushed some more bugs.

Version 2.1.15

Release Date: June 24, 2015
New in this release:
  • Team Members Page
    • Groups – Team Members can now filter the Team Member page to show users in public groups.
Updates in this release:
  • Groups
    • Export – Admins can export a list of all groups and members, or a specific group with associated members.
  • Organizing Team Members
    • Filter and export Users without Group – HR Admins are now able to view and export a list of users that have no associated groups.
  • User Onboarding
    • Welcome to Teamphoria – New users will be shown an onboarding modal that highlights the benefits and features of Teamphoria. Any user can relaunch the onboarding welcome modal from the Help page.
  • General
    • TV Stream – Content types can be selected on stream settings.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some more bugs and updated some styling.

Version 2.1.10

Release Date: June 8, 2015
Updates in this release:
  • Groups
    • Group Types – Organizations can associate groups with a group type.
    • Group Hierarcy – Organizations can associate a group to a parent group.
    • Group Copy/Paste – Admins can copy and paste a list of emails to add to a group.
    • Public/Private Groups – Admins can determine if they want a group to be publicly viewable or private and hidden.
    • Group Owners – Admins can mark individuals in groups as owners, and they will receive email alerts when associated groups are updated.
    • Export – Admins can export a list of all groups and members, or a specific group with associated members.
  • Organizing Team Members
    • HR Admins Page – HR Admins are now able to update a Team Member’s manager, direct reports and any associated groups from this page.
    • Direct Reports Page – Managers in the system will be able to add or remove new direct reports from public groups.
    • Alert Emails – Affected Direct Reports, Managers and Groups Owners will receive email alerts when any associated changes are saved.
  • Performance Review
    • Export – HR Admins now have the ability to export performance review results for the entire organization.
  • General Settings
    • Office Locations – Admins now have the ability to add multiple office locations to their company settings.
    • HR Email Address – Admins have the ability to set an email address that will receive any updates about direct report or group changes.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some more bugs and updated some styling.

Version 2.1.7

Release Date: April 23, 2015
Updates in this release:
  • Goal Setting
    • Categories – Organizations can create categories and subcategories and require goal form fields.
  • Team Members Page
    • Export List – Ability for Admins to export a list of active, pending and inactive users from the Team Members page.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some more bugs and updated some styling.

Version 2.1.6

Release Date: April 16, 2015
New in this release:
  • Goal Setting
    • Company Goals – Organizations can set company goals and allow team members to set individual goals.
    • Team Member Goals – Team members can create goals with due date and milestones, which are shared automatically with their managers.
    • Accountability Buddies – Team members can add accountability buddies who can provide encouragement and feedback on goals.
Updates in this release:
  • Styling Updates and Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some more bugs and updated some styling.

Version 2.1.0

Release Date: February 26, 2015
New in this release:
  • Activity Feed
    • Filters – Users can now filter the activity feed by Awards, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Communications.
    • Work Anniversaries – A team member’s work anniversary can be automatically displayed on the feed if the date is entered in their profile.
    • Welcome New Team Members – Newest team members can be welcomed by the company if they are added to the system before their start date and their start date is entered in their profile.
  • Surveys
    • Culture Surveys – Organizations can utilize Teamphoria’s new survey feature to launch culture surveys to learn their engagement score. Survey admins can view and export the results of the surveys.
  • Reporting
    • Culture Surveys –Culture engagement analytics are available for culture survey data.
  • Administration
    • Culture Surveys – Manage Users is a new role option. This role can upload new team members, update their profile information and profile picture only.
Updates in this release:
  • General
    • Login Page – Update to login page design and terms and service agreement checkbox.
    • Authentication – Improved password security requirements on login.
  • Performance
    • Manage Reviews Page – Admins now have the ability to delete a Performance Review section, or the Performance Review completely.
  • Administration
    • Updated styling to company admin settings pages and landing page.
    • Edit core values from the culture section in admin settings.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some bugs related to mobile view and emails

Version 2.0.16

Release Date: January 27, 2015
New in this release:
  • General
    • User Invitations – Ability to manually resend an invitation, and pending invitations will resend automatically to users after certain time periods.
  • Team Member Upload
    • CSV and Manual Upload – Reconfiguration of adding new users through CSV and manual upload.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some bugs related to reporting and emails.

Version 2.0.15

Release Date: December 17, 2014
New in this release:
  • General
    • Activity Feed – Public communication types are now included on the activity feed. Team members will see submissions for communication types without permissions, such as ‘ask a question’ and ‘make a suggestion’ appear in the feed allowing them to reply and like.
  • Performance
    • Reviews – Scheduled reminder emails for Performance Reviews.
      • More user interface and functionality changes, include ability to manage answer scales.
      • Managers can now add notes to each question while completing a performance review for their direct reports.
      • Managers and HR can now request a team member to review another team member as a ‘lead’.
      • HR admins can now decide who should be able to see the responses to each question (self, manager, and/or peer reviewers).
      • HR admins can reset reviews back to the ‘started’ state.
    • Emails – The scheduled reminder emails now include the review end date.
  • Communication
    • Emails and Notifications – Improvements in communication emails and notification functionality.
    • Permissions – Ability to list ‘manage’ permission group or users, along with email notifications of new communication submissions.

Version 2.0.10

Release Date: December 5, 2014
New in this release:
  • General
    • Leaderboard – Redesigned engagement leaderboard.
    • Stream – Redesigned activity feed stream, built to fit TV screens to showcase the recognition of the organization.
  • Performance
    • Emails – Scheduled reminder emails for Performance Reviews.
    • Emails – Peer requests emails now include end date reminder.
    • Performance Reviews – Various user interface and functionality enhancements.
  • Reporting
    • Export – Ability to export the content of communication submissions in csv format.

Beta Version 2.0.9

Release Date: October 30, 2014
New in this release:
  • Performance
    • Performance Reviews – Organizations can utilize Teamphoria’s performance review functionality to complete team member performance reviews.
  • Reporting
    • CSV Export – Ability to export a csv of award content for a specific time frame.
    • Bug fixes
  • Profile
    • About Bio Field – New field in profile that allows users to write a bio about themselves.

Beta Version 2.0.8

Release Date: September 25, 2014
Updates in this release:
  • General
    • User Profiles – Admins can manage team members’ profiles.
    • API – Updates to user profile API end-points.
  • Communication
    • Communication – Updates to styles for communication pages.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We’ve fixed some bugs related to communication and user profiles.

Beta Version 2.0.7

Release Date: September 18, 2014
New in this release:
  • General
    • Emails notifications – Preference toggles for communicator.
    • Navigation – Improved scrolling within sidebar navigation.
Updates in this release:
  • General
    • API – Updates to user profile API end-points.
  • Communication
    • Styling – Updates to styles for communication pages, include rate your date.

Beta Version 2.0.6

Release Date: August 27, 2014
New in this release:
  • Reports & Analytics
    • Dashboard – A new reporting dashboard with charts and visualizations of aggregations of key data points over time ranges for recognition and communication.
Updates in this release:
  • Reports & Analytics
    • Ad-hoc – revamped design and UI. Simplified filters and reports.
  • Bug fixes
    • We’ve squashed more bugs. Thanks for the feedback!

Beta Version 2.0.5

Release Date: August 5, 2014
New in this release:
  • General
    • Timezone – Organizations and users can now select their timezone. All dates within the application will reflect the specified timezones.
    • Date Format Locales – Our friends in UK, Australia and Canada can now view dates in the proper formatting for their region.
Updates in this release:
  • Application Design
    • New Look! – Teamphoria now has a fresh coat of paint! A brand new navigation sidebar, a refresh of color and new feed styling are among many of the visual changes that have been made.
  • Reports & Analytics
    • Recognition Reports – Ad-hoc reporting for recognition ability to filter by groups
    • Communication Reports – Ad-hoc reporting for communication ability to filter groups.
  • Bug fixes
    • Thanks for all the feedback! We’ve fixed all reported bugs.

Beta Version 2.0.2

Release Date: July 18, 2014
New in this release:
  • General
    • Feed – The brand new feed page shows what’s happening within your organization. It brings together recognition sent, engagement leaderboard, organization core values and team member birthdays!
    • Stream – The TV stream has been completely redesigned with a fresh new look and animation.
    • Leaderboard – The leaderboard now has a dedicated page. You can follow who’s leading engagement at your organization each month.
    • Team Members – See a list of team members, complete with profile photos. Click on a team member and visit their profile page.
    • Profile – Every team member has a profile page that features their activity on Teamphoria. Users can see recognition awards that have been sent and received as well as see contact information, favorites and interests.
    • Groups – Administrators can create and manage groups of team members.
  • Recognition
    • Send a “Sparcet” – The same great send recognition features are now presented in an easy-to-use view that can be accessed from any page.
    • Customize Recognition Awards – Organizations can now customize the name of the recognition award. Use the name “Sparcet” or infuse your company’s culture by giving it a unique name.
    • Additional Features – Some of the great features of V1 are back, including: sending an award to multiple people via group awards, proxy award ability for administrators, social sharing of awards, and adding impacts to recognition awards.
  • Culture
    • Core Values – Display your organization’s core values to team members on a dedicated page.
  • Communication
    • Vent, Rate your day, Make a suggestion, and Ask a question – Organizations can now utilize revamped communication features.
    • Configuration – Organization admins have now have complete control over each type of communication.
      • Communication message and branding customization.
      • Posting, viewing and replying permissions for company, users and groups.
      • Anonymous/Do not track post and reply settings.
    • Anonymous + Do not Track – Allow users to post and/or reply anonymously and/or do not track.
  • Reports and Analytics
    • Recognition Reports – Ad-hoc reporting for recognition including filters for types, time ranges, users.
    • Communication Reports – Ad-hoc reporting for communication including filters for types, time ranges, users.
  • Administration
    • Branding – Companies can upload a logo and branding image to customize their Feed and Login pages.
    • Feature settings – Manage features including groups, recognition and communication.

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