What’s New in Jama Connect 8.45!
We are excited to announce several enhancements to the latest release of Jama Connect for our Cloud customers, available today, January 3.
There are new Electronic Signature capabilities in Jama Connect in 8.45, customers using SSO/SAML now have the ability to electronically sign reviews and Baselines.
We’ve also designed a new Review Center signature modal, streamlining signature information into one view. Review Center also sees improvements to the Participants Progress tab on the Stats page, adding more context on the progress of the review and everyone involved. Lastly, you can now export your reviews! Export reviews in Word or PDF formats to show stakeholders how decisions were made in an easy to read format. Exports include a title page, participants section, items included in the review, and all comments associated.
This release also brings more clarity to Baseline organization, streamlining the way to add new Baselines as well as updating the language around Baselines (i.e. ‘Baseline name’ is now ‘Baseline’). We’ve also updated permission settings, added activities from reviews, and added electronic signatures in activities for baselines.
We received a lot of positive feedback following the addition of links to Baselines and reviews within an item's version history and some suggestions to help with usability. Single item view's version widget now shows Baseline/reviews in the order they were created (newest to oldest).
Finally, we have two updates in this release based on customer feedback. You can now export to PDF in Jama Connect. Now, anywhere you can export to Word you can also export to PDF formats. You can select the option directly from the export menu as well as select any office template and select PDF.
We’ve also made an improvement to usability in the explorer tree — previously when you hovered over items in the explorer tree you would see the item type, it now displays the entire name of the item for easier identification.
We invite you to learn more about the latest release by checking out the What’s New Video. You can also access the full release notes here.
The Jama Product Team