Every release of iRiS GXP brings our users, partners and customers enhanced features and capabilities. Below find further detail of each release.
R4.73 Coming Soon! (10-17th Sep, 2019)
Transaction Services POS (Point of Sale System) - Prefix Filter when Syncing a Menu into iRiS GXP
Prefix lookup field = First Name and Third Name in EMC are supported. It is suggested that customers use the ‘Third Name’ field in EMC to add their Prefix moving forward, so to avoid the Prefix printing out on the Guest check
The Prefix is now automatically removed from the Display Name of Items in iRiS Manager (during initial sync only) - reducing the effort for customers who are using Prefix filtering and having to manually remove the Prefix from the Display Name title
Section Icon - No longer Mandatory field - There are many customers who do not want to use Section Icons, so this selection is no longer a mandatory field in Manager when adding or editing Sections.
Enable Brand F&B Menus to be Editable at Property level - Enabling Brand Sync customers the ability to add local produce item details via ‘IsEditable’ toggle. To date our Brand Sync customers manage ALL content at Brand level and Property level have limited functionality to change those Items. This is generally tied to 'Visibility’ only, providing the Property the ability to show/hide products to their Guests. A change has been implemented which will now enable Brand Users to mark Items as ‘Editable’ giving Property level the opportunity to edit Name, Description and Image.
Hide ‘Share’ Buttons from all Item pages in Manager - these non-supported toggles are now hidden from the Item page
R4.72 (29th August, 2019)
This release is merged with R4.71
Building Manager API’s - Sections - this includes the linking of Categories to enable the creation of Sections and Categories via third party automation tools
Web Hooks - Part 1 - Web Hooks allow our customers to subscribe to events happening in iRiS GXP. When a specific event happens then this event can trigger a subsequent event. Web Hooks are used to deliver data to other applications. Phase 1 of this solution will be aimed to support Web Hooks for when an F&B Order has been placed which can then send information about that order to a third party system. The following was completed in this release:
Event Grid Domain setup in Azure
Publishing Flag for Event Grid Domains
Publishing Non-Verified Guest Order Created and Updated Events to Event Grid
R4.70 (6th August, 2019)
SSO (Single Sign On) “Feature Complete” - ready for customers to on-board!
Asset Manager - Ability to Search by Room Number/Asset Id - Managing devices via the Asset Manager has been optimised so that Users can now quickly find the right asset by searching for Room Number or partial Asset Id
R4.69 (23rd July, 2019)
Content Versioning has had a makeover - check it out!
Content Versioning - WebJob/Azure Function - Lots of useful columns have been added to the Versioning page and enhancements have been made to Brand level.
As a Manager User at Brand level I can trigger a group of Properties Versions from one area
As a Manager User at Brand level I can see a list of all Properties in my Brand, when they last Versioned, who (User) triggered that Version, the status and a quick link to navigate to Property
Item Tax is “Feature Complete” - Item Tax is not supported in iRiS Guest apps but may be used via the v4 API for customers building their own apps. The field is visible on the Item page but there is no way for a User to assign a Tax without the appropriate user permissions.
Lightspeed POS (Point of Sale System) - Supports ‘Number of Guests’ - when an iRiS Guest app customer is also integrated with Lightspeed POS the cart option which asks the user how many guests are dining can now be sent down to POS and printed on the staff check.
R4.68 (15th July, 2019)
This is a merged release with 67 and 68 shipping together. This includes SSO (Single Sign On) and will impact Users logging into GXP for the first time after the release. Note that Users will be logged out and asked to reset their password.
SSO part 2 of 3 – Log in flow and new User creation
Signing of SP AuthNRequest
Enable / Disable
NOTE: ALL USERS WILL BE LOGGED OUT OF iRiS GXP and asked to reset password!
Building Manager API’s - Availability Periods
Building Manager APi’s - Outlet - enhancement to the Outlet Manager API
Outlet Opening Hours
Outlet Phone Number
Item Tax (Part 1 of 2) - Tax Area and Hierarchy - It has been identified that in some scenarios a Product Item may have a specific Tax that is different to another Item. Therefore we are working on the ability to assign a Tax Rate to Items. In this release a new area has been added at Group dimension under Setup called ‘Tax Area’ where Taxes can be added. (please note that this feature is not yet supported in iRiS Guest apps)
R4.66 (12th June, 2019)
This GXP release is a big one, with many themes! TS POS, more Manager APIs, v4 APi updates and another Content Versioning enhancement.
Transaction Services POS (Point of Sale System) - Price Records and Effectivity Dates - Effectivity Dates can be applied to Menu Items in EMC, and are most commonly used when a Menu is being updated with a Price change to become effective at a later date.
Instead of assuming Price Level 1 is the only price that is mapped when performing a POS Sync, GXP will now consider all levels and will pick the first Price Record where effective date.
TS allows 8 prices per item. Each price has a sequence number. If the price is in date, TS will send it to us, otherwise it doesn't send it E.g.
Sequence Number 1 -
not sent(not in date)
Sequence Number 2 - Price 8 (in date)
Sequence Number 3 - Price 11 (in date)
We now look at the first available Sequence Number, which in this case is Sequence 2, and we stop there, meaning that we ignore Sequence 3.
Building Manager API’s – Link F&B Menu to Outlet - Manager API for Outlet that now enables a third party system to link an F&B Menu to an Outlet.
V4 API – Get Order by ID - As a developer using the v4 Guest API, an Order can be retrieved by its ID; so that the Order can be displayed in a third party system later, without storing the Order details in the app.
Optimised Navigation Menu - The Manager navigation menu (where you search for your Properties) has been optimised - so its faster and less clunky!
Transaction Services: v4 API GetOpenCheck - An up to date Check amount should always be displayed to a Guest in the front end UI – this API endpoint supports the scenario when Staff may add a discount, remove an item, or if payment is made outside of the app, then the app needs to know!
Content Versioning - ‘Created by’ Record - A new column has been added to the Versioning page in Manger tracking which User created which Version.
R4.65 (29th May, 2019)
This GXP release improves our Content Versioning capability and make a start on SSO (Single Sign On)
Content Versioning - Versioning is a long running theme for GXP and efforts will be made throughout various up-coming releases to optimise how our Content Versioning feature works. In this release we have introduced Redis cache.
Single Sign On - Part 1 - We want to remove the need for our GXP users to remember and manage logins and passwords, so we are working on the framework to support Single Sign On. First step has been completed, so you will notice that the login screen (gxp.iris.net) is now split into two pages, Enter your Email and then Enter your Password.
SSO efforts will continue in future releases.
Item Lead Time - To support the scenario where a Guest submits a Food & Beverage order which contains food items that have varying preparation times; we have introduced a new field to both Product and Service Items. This new field is labelled ‘Lead Time’ and is not a required field. So you can still create Items and not be forced to add a Lead Time.
This is available on the v4 API utilising the GetSectionsCategoriesItems endpoint, but is not yet supported in our iRiS Guest Solutions. If you are using our iRiS Guest solution, note that any value entered into this field will not impact the apps.
If you are using our v4 API then this endpoint can be used to enable an estimated delivery time to Guests based on the longest Item Lead Time found in the cart.
R4.63 (25th April, 2019)
This GXP release is a Manager API and POS Integration heavy one, looking at both Transaction Services and OHEICS.
Migrate OHEICS to Transaction Services (POS) The objective is to enable the migration of Properties who are currently using OHEICS over to Transactional Services, whilst maintaining menu details, such as Name, Description, Image. The below work was completed as part of this release:
Extract and store the Transaction Services PosCode during an OHEICS Sync
Script to swap from SKU to PosCode
Building Manager API’s – Categories - Manager API is a long running theme, which will enable Automation. iRiS Manager API can be used so that third parties can build UI’s to support:
Transaction Services [POS] Add to Existing Check (Guest Table) - As part of an iRiS Guest Table POC solution, we want to support users being able to continuously add Items to an existing check and send orders across multiple 'rounds'. The below work was completed as part of this release:
GXP Order Centre – display concept of rounds, by bundling orders tied to the same check together
V4 API Order History
R4.61 (2nd April, 2019)
This Release of GXP focusses on some enhancements to the Brand Sync feature we released last month. These changes were identified from customer and user feedback and seen as valuable additions to the Platform to support ease of use.
These changes include:
Check Info Lines - The Check Info Lines have been shortened for our Transaction Services POS Integration, this is to save space on the printed check and ensure only useful information is displayed.
Save and Push for Item Modifier Options (Brand Sync only) - For Menus being managed at a Brand level, enhancements have been made to Item Modifier Options that allow Brand level Menu changes to be pushed down to the Property level.
POS Sync Status - More Status’s have been added so that it is more obvious which stage the Sync is in! Theses Status’s now also appear on the Menu listing page, which reduces the number of clicks to see how a Sync is progressing.
iRiS GXP Release Version - The logo of the iRiS GXP Release has been changed to avoid any confusion around the Content Version Number!
Building Manager API’s - This is an ongoing iRiS initiative to support future roadmap enhancements such as the ability to build custom Staff-facing experiences
We’ve also included some bug fixes for Transaction Services POS Integration