Transform your SxMD Operations with 2.4.0

In the world of Software as/in a Medical Device (SxMD), staying ahead means embracing change. That's why we're thrilled to announce our latest release – a transformative update designed to skyrocket your flexibility, efficiency, and ease of use. This release is more than just an upgrade with a new UI that makes your day-to-day tasks and onboarding new users a breeze, and a streamlined way to configure your instance exactly as you want, with or without an engineer, it's a revolution. Keep reading to learn about some of the key features and enhancements 2.4.0 brings to our Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system and our Quality Management System (QMS). To see a complete list or download the verification and validation report, be sure to check out our release notes.

Matrix Marketplace

Welcome to the growing Matrix Marketplace – your new hub for effortless customization, no developer experience necessary. Discover a plethora of vetted and tested add-ons for MatrixALM and MatrixQMS, from UI dashboards, plugins, and modules to project templates, all ready to streamline your operations. With the Marketplace, it's not just about choice; it's about making those choices work seamlessly for you. All Matrix users can access the Marketplace directly inside their instance and see which add-ons they already have and which add-ons are compatible with their instance. Your Admin will be able to request more information, install, or request a license for the add-ons directly inside the Marketplace.

SDK (Software Development Kit)

Developers rejoice! We’ve made it easier to tailor your instance and unlock a world of innovation with our SDK. Enhance functionality by building unique dashboards, UI plugins, and workflows using pre-built libraries, tools, and components. Deploy customizations faster by leveraging code templates equipped with examples and thorough documentation. Be empowered to create functionalities that align perfectly with your unique needs and be confident that the SDK is well maintained, tested, and updated by Matrix to ensure compatibility and high performance.

New UI (user interface)

Discover a UI that's not only sleek but intuitive. We've reimagined your daily digital environment to enhance usability and efficiency. Technology and design trends are always evolving, and while our product roadmap includes a ton of exciting UI enhancements to make our software more intuitive, easier to navigate, and easier to perform common tasks quickly, we know it can be overwhelming when there are too many changes at once. While we've made significant enhancements, we've kept the familiar aspects, ensuring a smooth transition. We’ll be making incremental changes to reduce the learning curve using your feedback to ensure we’re building a more user-centric experience that meets our customer needs best. Have a UI improvement you’d love us to add to the roadmap? Let us know by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.

Proxy Signature Functionality

Keep workflows uninterrupted with our proxy signature functionality. Assign signing authority to a designated list of users, ensuring document approval processes don't stall, even when key team members are away.

Autosave text

Never lose your work again. Our new feature safeguards your inputted text, restoring it even after a page reloads by autosaving the content in the text box every 30 seconds. It's about making sure your hard work is always saved and ready when you are.

LiveQMS shortcut keys

Speed and efficiency are at your fingertips with the new LiveQMS shortcut keys. Navigate our system effortlessly, keeping your focus sharp and your workflow smooth. It's all about doing more, faster, without losing sight of what's important. There are global, training, and navigation keyboard shortcuts for the most common tasks like reading and understanding a procedure or training, showing the history of a current item, comparing previously published versions, and more. You can find the complete list in the user manual.

Customized automated email text

Communication is key, and our new email customization feature ensures your automated emails that are generated when a gate has passed are relevant. Now, when a process has successfully met the required conditions or standards at that particular stage, the triggered email can be customized to inform your team in a meaningful way that makes coordinating any subsequent actions smoother and more timely.

Rename projects

Typos happen, projects evolve into something bigger, and naming conventions change, so why shouldn’t your project names evolve too? Flexibility in project management is crucial. Our latest feature lets you rename projects, a top request from our user community. The enhancement makes it easier to adapt quickly to changes without missing a beat.

Enhanced security

Your security is our priority. With the latest update, we've bolstered our defenses, particularly in user management, aligning with 21 CFR Part 11 standards. Admins will no longer be able to modify other users’ passwords and emails. For any changes in user credentials, our dedicated Matrix support team is here to assist you, ensuring safety and compliance.

Print high-resolution DrawIO diagrams

Quality matters in documentation. You put a lot of time into making your diagrams to better visualize complex processes and illustrate software architecture, user flows, system integrations, or compliance frameworks, and our improved DrawIO integration means your diagrams stay crisp and clear when they are added to PDFs, even when they are zoomed in or printed. Say goodbye to pixelated images and hello to precision.

Control notification setups for users

Efficiency is about getting the right information at the right time. Admins can now set up tailored notifications for users, ensuring smooth workflows and timely alerts. This change ensures everyone stays on the same page, effortlessly.

Prevent deletion of mandatory categories

We understand the importance of enabling your team to configure projects on their own for better productivity and we also understand the importance of safeguarding critical project elements that should not be changed or deleted. Our new enhancement prevents non-Admin users from accidentally deleting mandatory categories, adding an extra layer of protection to your projects.

Streamline translation

Effortlessly translate text from one column to another column or table with our integrated DeepL translation module. The ability to translate text directly into a column or table streamlines globalized business operations by organizing your translation needs with precision.

Display the count of Read-Only Users

Manage your team's access with greater clarity. Our update provides a clearer view of read-only users, making user management smoother and more transparent.

And There's More...

These highlights are just a glimpse of the many enhancements we've packed into this release. Each feature is crafted with your needs in mind, aiming to transform your experience and make your workday more productive and less stressful.

This release is more than just a set of new features; it's a commitment to continuously evolve in ways that empower you, our valued customers. We're excited for you to experience these enhancements and see the impact on your daily operations.

Ready to dive deeper?

Take 2.4.0 for a spin in a free trial instance to see these features in action and discover how they can improve your day-to-day operations. If you want to get a deeper understanding and chat with our dedicated success team, schedule a demo and take the first step towards a more efficient, user-friendly, and secure solution.

About the Author
Heather Laducer
Product Marketing Manager