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New Features and Updates in KaiNexus 2.3.5

Posted by Ryan Rippey

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Jun 18, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Summer is almost here, and it’s already a hot one... and so is our latest 2.3.5 release with 64 new improvements!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

Activity & Impact Goals

Gooooaaaallll!!! Introducing Activity Goals and Impact Goals. This new feature gives you the ability to set goals for improvement submissions and/or financial impact at any level of the organization and then visualize them through Reports. This can help increase long-term vision and short-term motivation to ensure the success of your improvement culture.



The functionality of this new feature is very similar to the Target Line that was once available on the Item Curve Report. With the introduction of Activity Goals and Impact Goals, we are removing the Target Line functionality from the Item Curve, so any previously set targets will no longer be displayed here. Instead, head over to the Network, where you'll be able to configure an Activity and/or Impact goal on any Location. Configuring an Activity Goal (Improvement Counts) will be visible on the Activity Over Time Report, while configuring an Impact Goal (Financial Impact) will be visible on the Impact Over Time Report.


On Time Report

Be on the lookout for an enhanced view of the Activity Over Time Report that shows items that have been (or are on track to be) completed on time. You can identify when and where work is consistently falling overdue to encourage the setting of more realistic due dates.



Voting Enhancements

We have a number of customers that follow Dr. Alan Robinson’s improvement methodology and his recommendations on voting for prioritization. We’ve gotten some great feedback on the new voting feature we released in our last release and have quickly turned around and added that feedback right into the product.



You’ll now have the ability to vote on items multiple times, the ability to see the number of votes in List/Tree View, and the ability to see who has and has not yet voted.


More Options for Styling Line Charts

New line width, and fill options have been added to Line Charts. Use color fills to help better illustrate charts and trends. This functionality will make your Line Charts look visually similar to the Item Curve Report.



Multi-Chart Importer

We know Charts are a favorite in KaiNexus for tracking your KPIs and wanted to give you a more efficient way to update your data. You now have the ability to update multiple charts with a single excel import. This can be enabled by Quality Administrators with a new system Role permission on Charts called “Multi Chart Import.”



If you’re interested in learning more about the 2.3.5 release, be sure to sign up for our next Training Team Office Hours webinar which will be hosted on June 20th, 2019. To check out all of our webinars from this year and last, head over to kainexus.com/webinars/office-hours.

For those customers with the Milestones Add-On module, we have a bunch of enhancements in this release that we didn’t go over, but be sure to check out the support site or reach out to your Customer Experience representative. We are also planning a Training Team Office Hours webinar later this year on Milestones so be on the lookout for that.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need assistance with configuration, be sure to reach out to your CE lead. You can also check out the full 2.3.5 release notes on our support site. Until Kai-next time, this has been your Senior Customer Enablement Manager, Ryan Rippey, keep improving everyone!


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