For the past several months EMSI has been working on significant updates to Analyst, our web-based labor market analysis suite. These upgrades represent some of the biggest and best changes we have made to the tool, and we are quite excited to release these to all Analyst subscribers in the very near future. To learn more about what we have done for Analyst 2.5, read on.
1. Improved user interface – One of the most noticeable changes you will see in the new tool will be a brand new dashboard to help users. Here are some of the highlights:
> Dashboard – Analyst will now include a dashboard that will provide you with a better entry point into the tool and data. The dashboard will give users instant access to key data, reports, selected regions, among other things. Below is a preview of what it looks like (click on the screenshot for a full-sized image):
> Training and Help Videos – These short pieces will include discussions on the data, how to do use Analyst for different tasks, and the occasional real-world example of what others have done with Analyst.
> EMSI Updates – Live feeds from EMSI’s Twitter account and blog for a more dynamic user experience.
> “Getting Started” Section – This will include specific ideas that help users get into the tool with easy to find and relevant information.
> New Help System – A context-sensitive help system that allows us to present help tips and explanation right where the user is in the tool rather then only in the master help file.
> Program Data – More robust program and profile areas for colleges to load and display personalized info based upon a college’s programs.
2. Workflows – Also, a huge part of the update is the ability to create workflows. We now have the under-the-hood capability to build and save custom workflows for clients based upon specific information they need to get out of the tool. This allows us to present the data, tables, and charts that are most critical to you in a seamless manner.
We will be releasing some videos soon … but if you would like to learn more about the updates, please contact one of your regional reps, or email Rob (firstname.lastname@example.org).