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RELEASE 4.34 QUARTERLY UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

Check out our latest release 4.34 available now. This release is packed with new and enhanced features and functionality.

Since we add new features each quarter, take a look at what we added to the Vicinity product for Q1 of 2021.

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4.34 FEATURE VIDEO – Planning Workbench Displays Formulas without Activity

The Planning Workbench can now retrieve and display formulas for which there are no open planned orders or batches. In addition, the list can be filtered for formulas that have activity, formulas that have no activity, or all formulas. Previously, formulas without activity would not show up on the Planning Workbench.

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4.34 FEATURE VIDEO – Separate Component and Formula Attributes

Attributes can now be configured as assignable to components, formulas, or both. To support this feature, two visibility settings have been added to the Attributes Setup window: Hide for components, and Hide for formulas. When an attribute is hidden, the hidden attribute and any child attributes will not be available for selection on the applicable window.

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4.34 FEATURE VIDEO – Lot Number Generation by Batch Type

Automatically assigned lot numbers can now be defined by batch type in addition to facility.

This allows you to have unique lot number definitions for each batch type at a facility.

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4.34 FEATURE VIDEO – Project Entry External Documents

External documents can now be associated with a project.

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4.34 FEATURE VIDEO – Assign Lot Number When End Item Entered

The end item lot numbers can now be automatically assigned when a lot tracked end item is added to a batch. The setting can be enabled either for a facility or batch type. The setting applies to end items added to a batch via the Batch Entry window, or when an end item is added to a batch by converting planned orders to batches.

Previously, lot numbers were automatically assigned only when an end item quantity to complete was entered.

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4.33 FEATURE VIDEO – Planning Workbench Enhancements

The following enhancements have been made to the Planning Workbench:

Single Formula Inquiry

Single formula inquiry has been added to simplify querying planning information for an individual formula.

User Defined Batch Types
The Planning Workbench has been enhanced to support querying planning information based on formula batch type. Previously, the Batch type restriction only supported Mix and Fill values.

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4.33 FEATURE VIDEO – Component Lot Attribute from Batch Sample

Quality Sample Entry for Batch type samples has been enhanced to update lot attributes for lots produced by a batch based on quality test results. Previously, lot attributes were only updated for Component Lot samples.

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4.33 FEATURE VIDEO – Batch Parameter Entry Enhancements

Batch Entry support for parameters has been enhanced to include parameters associated with unit procedures, operations, and phases. Prior to this release, only parameters associated with the overall batch were supported.

Two main types of parameters are supported: Batch and Procedure. Batch parameters are associated with the top-level batch. Procedure parameters are associated with either a unit procedure, an operation associated with a unit procedure, or a phase associated with an operation.

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4.33 FEATURE VIDEO – VicinityView Search Grouping

VicinityView has been enhanced to support grouping of search clauses so order of comparison operations can be explicitly defined. Prior to 4.33, and/or comparisons were evaluated from left to right.

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