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FoodLogiQ’s Fall 2020 Release: Internal Audits, Permissioning Capabilities, Data Normalization and More

With each product release of 2020, FoodLogiQ has planned, primed and delivered developments and enhancements to the FoodLogiQ Connect platform. This investment in the direction and evolution of the FoodLogiQ product stems from, and continues to align with, several guiding, strategic priorities. Among these extensive priorities are: the ability to offer active monitoring and enhanced reporting, a dedication to data process and normalization, and efforts to nurture and expand the FoodLogiQ developer community.

Each of the above factors was extremely influential in the components and the evolution of our latest software release. This is in addition to ongoing communication and valuable feedback from FoodLogiQ customers and partners. We are incredibly excited to showcase the innovative new functionality and features included in the Fall 2020 release of FoodLogiQ Connect, below.

Key Elements of the Fall 2020 Release

  • Internal Audits

With the introduction of internal auditing functionality, food and beverage organizations can conduct internal audits to ensure that locations meet brand standards, compliance rules and audit schemes. In addition, users can design and configure internal auditing templates, specify which individuals have access to make template edits, and schedule audits at a determined frequency. 

Internal audits are available on the FoodLogiQ mobile application, as well, and can also be executed in the absence of an internet connection. As with supplier self-assessments and supplier audits, internal audit results will automatically upload once internet connection is restored.


  • Template-Level Permissions

As part of this release, FoodLogiQ placed a significant focus on enhancing document and template access according to user role. Through template-level permissioning within FoodLogiQ Connect, administrators can determine the owners of specific templates, as well as limit which users can modify them across their organization. This is particularly important in environments in which cross-departmental collaboration is high and scenarios involving many different teams working together within the platform. 

Template-level permissions can be applied to audit and assessment templates, including those specific to internal audits. In addition, admins in FoodLogiQ Connect can specify which roles can edit document types, product types, location types and workflow templates. In such, individuals with appropriate permissions can perform actions such as adding custom attributes to documents and stipulating product requirements.


  • Updates to the Events User Interface and Attribute Normalization

The Fall Release includes improvements to the Track + Trace solution’s Events user interface (UI) for added usability and improved clarity. For example, the event submission form now features a two-column view for simpler data input and review. 

In addition, consistent with our focus on data and process normalization, FoodLogiQ has also introduced four new attributes that reflect purchase order, invoice, bill of lading and pallet ID. Emphasis has also been placed on data normalization, and users will notice standardized modes for data entry related to attributes like business transactions. Such normalizations are not only helpful for data consistency and accuracy, but also support enhanced reporting, analysis and integration opportunities. 


  • Refined Acknowledgements

These adjustments are specific to product recall, withdrawal and hold acknowledgements within FoodLogiQ’s Recall + Response solution. Whereas previously, email opens registered as “acknowledgements” within the system, new and refined acknowledgements designate a user’s email click as acknowledgement of a recall or withdrawal event. This distinction provides further clarification for community owners executing a recall, and works to ensure that action is taken on affected product when it matters most.


  • French Language 

FoodLogiQ continues to expand the number of languages supported across the Connect platform. Adding to pre-existing English, Spanish and Portuguese options, this release includes the introduction of the French language to FoodLogiQ Connect.

  • API Change Policy Management

In connection with our strategic priority to nurture and expand the FoodLogiQ developer community, we have introduced new documentation and updates around FoodLogiQ’s API modifications and extensions. API documentation can be accessed in the Connect platform through the Resource Center, and now features two new sections reflecting the FoodLogiQ API’s Change Management Policy and Change Log. These additions provide the developer community with additional visibility into the FoodLogiQ API, as well as those changes, both past and future, affecting it.

These are just some of the new features delivered in FoodLogiQ’s Fall 2020 Release – and currently live in FoodLogiQ Connect. We encourage you to log in to experience the new functionality, and to consult our Knowledge Base for additional information and supportive resources. Stay tuned for more information on new features within the platform, product developments to come, and suggestions on how to best take advantage of FoodLogiQ Connect functionality.

Experience the Fall Release

Posted by Kirstin Meyerhoeffer on Nov 13, 2020 10:06:57 AM

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