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Announcing Release 24.0: Enhancing Your Specright Experience with New Features and Improvements

With new major capabilities, such as the introduction of the Where Use Finder, Export Specs to PDFs, and many other enhancements, Specright’s product release 24.0 meets the needs of everyday users with an array of new features that will drive efficiency, communication, and sustainability.

Posted on 
December 20, 2023
Ravi Gandhi
Sr. Director of Product
Product Release 24.0 Webinar

The Specright Product Team is excited to bring you a host of new features, enhancements, and fixes that elevate your Specright experience. This release is heavily influenced by suggestions from people who use the product daily. With each release, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best product possible.

In this blog, we’ll be unveiling the major features of this release. However, more details about the entirety of our 24.0 release will be available in the Product 24 Release webinar. 

The New Features of Release 24.0

Where Used Finder

We are excited to introduce the Where Used Finder – a powerful tool that allows users to explore the web of connections linked with a specification. This feature facilitates seamless navigation through multiple data levels within the Like Item Finder. This makes it easy to see where specs are being utilized across Specright.

This feature allows users to quickly and easily scroll through several levels of connections, enhances data visibility, and makes setting up for new admins easier than ever.

Fig 1: Where Used Finder Result Screen

Export Specifications to PDFs

The Export to PDF functionality allows users to seamlessly make any specification into a ready to print PDF document. It is designed with the user in mind as it seamlessly integrates into the Specright platform. 

Key benefits of this feature include a user-friendly interface, ability to generate print-ready documents for various purposes, and customizable PDF layouts supporting custom colors and addition of the company logo. 

Fig 2: Exported PDF 

Supplier Specs

If your team utilizes spec comparisons and variations, then this tool is for you. The Supplier Specification functionality enables you to efficiently clone a specification that is tied to a specific supplier. 

You can even group various supplier specifications together under a master specification.

This feature simplifies the organization of supplier variances, allowing for quick creation and easy comparison across suppliers. 

Fig 3: Supplier Specification Modal

Improvements to Our Specification Data Management Platform

COMPASS Integration General Enhancements

This release’s enhancements to the COMPASS integration focus on improving usability for both users and admins. 

This includes new notifications for bulk exports, more COMPASS insights and recommendations through the new “Component Type” field, and defined default units to ensure data accuracy. 

Fig 4: COMPASS Bulk Export Success Message

Revision Management: Change Request Improvements

Significant improvements have been made to the Change Request feature, providing a more streamlined and controlled data management experience. 

Updates include the ability for users to preview records prior to submission of the Change Request, simplified navigation powered by dynamic button visibility, a revamped search criteria configuration screen that is more intuitive and efficient, and new email notifications.

With these improvements, users won’t have to worry about unintended updates and the usability of the feature is greatly increased. Stakeholders will also be kept informed in real-time of any change request outcomes.

Fig 5: Preview Records Screen
Fig 6: Intuitive Search Criteria Screen


IDP Improvements

Our team is continuously making improvements to the IDP feature. In this release, users are now able to resubmit a document in case any errors occurred during its initial submission. 

Additionally, we’ve included a feature that captures and relays edits made during review stages, allowing for continuous assessment of the model’s performance over time.

Fig 7: Resubmit Document option showing on the Document Analysis screen

Fixed Up Features

  • Visual Hierarchy Column Headers are now being displayed properly
  • Lorax Integration Data Mapping: No further issues when adding new fields to map to Lorax 
  • The Specright Maps Legend now shows overridden or translated labels
  • IDP Email Submission Setup: When adding the IDP Review Users on the IDP Email Submission Setting screen, grid view now shows the correct data without needing a screen refresh
  • IDP Multiple Review Tasks: User actions on the document analysis record can add multiple review tasks without error

As mentioned earlier, this is just a glimpse into the new capabilities and enhancements within Release 24.0. If you’re interested in learning more, watch our on-demand webinar here. You can always reach out to our team to learn more. We appreciate all your support, as it inspires us to keep innovating. We hope you enjoy the updates.

See you at the next release!

About 

Ravi Gandhi

Ravi Gandhi is a Senior Director of Product Management at Specright, responsible for the planning and execution of Specright’s product roadmap. He is also in charge of Specright’s integration and API strategy and was part of the founding team that built Specright’s Integration Services Platform. Ravi runs Specright’s Customer Advisory Board where select Specright customers from across industries contribute to and influence Specright’s product direction and strategy.

He has 19 years of experience in the enterprise software space, having built software for Hewlett Packard, and having led integration product management for HireRight, the world’s largest provider of global background screening services, where he launched solutions in partnership with HCM leaders including Oracle, SAP and Workday. He has graduated with a MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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