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empower release notes
2/22/2017
 
Account Management
  • Fixed a bug where company name was not showing for all addresses
  • Fixed a bug where field titles were not appearing while in small screen mode
  • Fixed a bug where an account could be requested even if already in the user profile
 
Order Tracking
  • Optimized the shipment tracking functionality to improve response time 
  • Optimized the dashboard order search to improve response time
  • Fixed a bug where orders with alphanumeric order numbers were not searchable
 
Price & Availability
  • Fixed a bug where the dashboard page is displayed with errors after adding a new product from the P&A results page
 
Order Entry
  • New Feature: Added the ability to place Latin America export (CELA) orders through empower
  • Enhanced feature: added text entry of state and country in the manage address functionality
  • Fixed a bug where the manage address pop-up was missing the edit and delete buttons
 
Saved Lists
  • Fixed a bug where the last edited on date isn't updated
 
Product Catalog & Product Search
  • New feature:  Updated advanced search page, adding grid view, more lines per page, add to cart, and save to list options
  • New feature:  Added the ability to hide common features and highlight differences in the product compare functionality
  • Enhanced view of the product compare function, adding save to list and add to cart options 
  • Enhanced the usability of the product specifications page to view product data in 3 columns, minimizing need for scrolling
  • Fixed a bug where the columns are not displayed correctly for competitor products
  • Fixed an alignment bug on the advanced search results page
  • Fixed a bug where type-ahead was not working for all products
 
Manage Users
  • New  feature: option added to reactivate a user 
  • Enhanced the User Details page to allow mass revalidation of users
  • Fixed a bug where customer admins were not displayed in the search results list  when searching for users 
  • Fixed a bug where sales reps were not able to search for customer accounts
 
Invoice  
  • Auto-assigned the invoice privilege to empower users who had the same privilege in EliteNet
  • Fixed a bug where the filter-by-date was not working correctly
  • Fixed a bug where the invoice was not downloaded while in small screen mode
  • Fixed a bug where the Invoice search and invoice bubbles were not working properly
 
Registration
  • Fixed a bug where the pre-authorization email was not being sent to a second user
 

 

2/7/2017

 

  • Spec Sheets now available for GE items you add via Catalog Search.  Just click on the Documents icon on the line item to view/download the spec sheet. 
  • Hold for Release (GE internal only) provides the ability for GE users to select Hold for Release (Factory drawings required, Factory drawings and conference required, or No factory drawings required) at order entry time for equipment line items where applicable.
  • Document Wizard - Beta version now available providing you a simplified way to customize your proposal, submittal, and O&M documents.  The wizard will walk you through 4 easy steps to build a customized document in minutes!  You will have the ability to:  choose which pages you would like included in your document (i.e. Cover Letter, Notes, Summarized BOM), choose which items from your quote you would like included, and enter and save customer contacts to be populated in future documents.  
  • New checkbox added to SHIPPING & BILLING order screen for you to indicate if you are willing to accept the shipment before your requested delivery date. 
  • Load Interrupter Switch (LIS) configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure, price, get publications (drawings coming soon) for LIS today!  Check out the new enhancements: a. Stand-Alone Single VCB switch type configuration now available, b. Seismic Zone certification available now with Single VCB, c. UL and LED Live line indicators are available to be selected at the same time for Fused LIS, d. UL for Selector Switch is now available.  Orders for quotes with LIS to be entered and managed by GE.  
  • (Load Center) Fixed a bug where load center configurator was not allowing series ratings between branch breakers and upstream mains.  
  • (Panelboard) Specified Layout enhanced!  Now you can place breakers by circuit number/location instead of drag & drop via the new Breaker Placement button on the Layout screen.  This is available for A-Series Lighting Panels at this time.  We will make available for Spectra PowerPanels soon. 
  • (Panelboard) Submetering panel with a large range of options is now available: Submetering ready (no meter included), Submetering solid core CTs in an 84 circuit panel, Submetering split or solid core CTs and sub-feed breakers and feed thru lugs.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon panel extended scope for EntellEon pilot users:  Service Entrance and Ground Fault, Ground Fault Alarm and RELT now available 
  • (Switchboard) 5000A Splice to existing is now selectable/enabled.
  • (Switchboard) New selections added to the Options screen for copper bus with Tin plating and 3” galvanized steel base.
  • (Switchboard) Bill of Material fixed to show breaker programmer options and accessories.
  • (Switchboard) Bill of Material fixed for Large Tenant missing Individually Mounted SG breakers as feeders or service disconnects
  • (Switchboard) Bill of Material fixed for movable hoist.
  • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where Commercial Metering was unable to place main device for Non-Euserc utilities.
  • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where Commercial Metering Large Tenant with Individually mounted service disconnects only allowing group mounted. 
  • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where metering was not displayed on layout screen, but showing on BOM and Front view.  
  • (Switchboard) 2000A ZTS depth issue fixed.
  • (MCC) Service Entrance has been enabled for Mains.
  • (MCC) Specified Layout of units now available!  This gives you the ability to move all units except Mains or MLO units.  Currently the specified layout function is only available when the lineup is incoming location on the left and power flowing to the right.  More enhancements to specified layout coming soon.  
  • (MCC) Added the ability to add Surge Suppressor to Starter Units.
  • (MCC) You now have the ability to create a separate metering bucket.  By default if a meter is selected, the tool attempts to place the meter in the same unit as the unit it is monitoring. Adding a separate bucket will create a separate compartment from the incoming unit preventing the customer from having to open the same door as the Incoming unit to service the meter.
  • (MCC) Unit Nameplates and Master Nameplates have been added.  Master Nameplate is only available on Sections that have 12 high Top Wireway covers.  If no information is provided for the master nameplate then only 1 will be provided on the first available section and it will be blank.  If information is provided for master nameplate, it will be on each section that information has been entered.  Currently the number of characters and number of rows is limited.  The information entered will be displayed on the drawings.    
 

 

2/6/2017

 
Enhanced Product Search
  • New feature: Our new product tool allows you to search for products by product categories, features, and competitor part numbers.   You can view product images, specifications, and price information and can compare and add products to your shopping cart.    
 

 

1/28/2017

 
Order Tracking
  • New Feature:  New product # hyperlink to view product details
  • Enhanced Feature: Re-designed order details excel download for easier tracking of project orders.    
  • Fixed a bug where the shipment tracking number is not hyperlinked in small screen mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the PO# was not clickable in small screen mode
  • Fixed a bug where the Close button was appearing in the email and download pop-up
  • Fixed a bug where order details emails were not sent when in small screen mode
 
Price & Availability
  • New Feature: Added product images and specifications to price & availability details  
  • Added an alert when entering invalid one-shot spas 
  • Fixed a bug where one-shot SPAs should only be displayed for EMEA customers.
  • Fixed a bug where one-shot SPAs were not being displayed correctly in small screen mode
  • Fixed a bug where the Final Net Price alert was being displayed incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where the SPA scrollbar isn’t working using Firefox browser
  • Fixed a bug where the final net price in the Product Details pop-up was not getting updated after applying a SPA
  • Fixed a bug where the Ship-to address selection was auto-closed 
  • Fixed a bug where all-numeric products were not uploaded to Price & Availability from excel file  
  • Fixed a bug where products with replacing item and SPA Invalid messages were not able to add to shopping cart
  • Fixed a bug where product descriptions are not being displayed in the correct language
 
Saved Lists
  • Fixed a bug where saved lists were not getting deleted 
  • Fixed a bug when sorting saved lists by date
  • Fixed a bug where saved items are not displaying correctly in small screen mode
  
Order Submission
  • New Feature: You can now indicate if you are willing to accept order shipments earlier than the estimated delivery date.  
 
Enrollment 
  • Fixed a bug where sales engineer code requests were not being received
  • Fixed a bug where requests for accounts with lower-case letters were not being processed.  
  • Fixed a bug where you could not pre-authorize more than one user at a time
 
Manage Users
  • Fixed a bug where admins were unable to assign privileges to users without accounts
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect user status was showing in the Manage Users section
  • Fixed a bug where admins were unable to see users with role of “none” in their profile
  • Fixed a bug where updated user status was not being displayed after deactivating a user
  • Fixed a bug where Internal GE admins could search and update users for accounts they do not manage
  • Fixed a bug where you could not add accounts to users in small screen mode
 
Invoice/Payables Tracking
  • New Feature:  You can now download invoices directly from the Invoice/Payables dashboard.  Invoice/Payables tracking is an optional tool - please contact your empower admin or your GE account manager for access.
  • Fixed a bug where pagination was not working after sorting invoices by date
 

 

1/13/2016

 

  • Extended descriptions are now displayed on the BOM (via BOM link or via Documents link).  Just click on the pencil icon to input an Extended Description for any line item.  This is especially useful for Miscellaneous (non-GE) items where you can paste in a more detailed description to include in your quotes to your end customers.  
  • You will now be notified (via the bell alarm icon) when a quote is shared with you.  Just click on the link in the notification to access the quote.  
  • Error messaging enhanced (for value contract and order entry) to advise you of the reason for the error and any actions required. 
  • Continuous improvements to the user interface based on user feedback:  calendars for Due Date and Submit Date now highlight today’s date making it easier for date selection.
  • New option now available for GE users at order entry time.  On the BUILD ORDER screen, GE user can input their Prenegotiated Number at the line item via the new drop-down arrow to the right  of the release type.  This number will be displayed on the order summary report which the factory receives. 
 
 
 

 

12/21/2016
 

Invoice/Payables Tracking

  • New Feature - Payables Tracking is now available in empower.  Please contact your account manager to have the invoice feature added to your profile.
 
Order Tracking
  • Fixed a bug where you could not view Purchase Order Details
  • Fixed a bug where you could not view shipment tracking details for carrier Fedex Freight
 
 

 
12/20/2016
 
  • (Panelboards) Auto-Panel type logic has been enhanced to truly provide the most cost effective panel for your voltage and interruptive capacity requirements.  Issues like AQ not series rated at 42 KAIC and SBO being auto-selected before AE panel have been resolved.
  • (Panelboards) We have extended our A-Series panel ground offering to include the AEG47 ground kits, which are currently also offered in Spectra panels.
  • (Panelboards) Fixed Specified Layout issue where you could not drag and drop breakers easily as the scroll bar didn’t adjust automatically.  Note:  2DI graphical window needs to be fully in view for the scroll to work automatically. 
  • (Load Centers)  DFCI breakers (THQL-DF and THHQL-DF) are now available in the Load Center Configurator.  Dual function breakers meet the NEC 2014 code and have both arc fault and ground fault protection.  Series ratings for these breakers will be available in January.  
  • Fixed a bug which caused pricing error if Miscellaneous non-GE item had a special character in the catalog number.  You can now include special characters (i.e. #, &, *) in the catalog number for the non-GE items you enter via the Miscellaneous configurator.  
 
 

 
12/15/2016
 
  • Customer Admin:  This new admin privilege is now available for those individuals who wish to manage the profiles of the empower users for their company.  Customer admins can pre-authorize accounts, approve registration requests, assign tools, accounts and permissions, and revalidate and deactivate users.  Please contact your GE account manager if you would like the customer admin privilege.  
  • Account Management: Changes were made to reduce the amount of time it takes to display accounts on the account management page.    
 
 

 

12/6/2016

  • Motor Control Center configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure, price and get drawings (completely redesigned!) and publications for MCC items.  Orders for quotes with MCC’s to be entered and managed by GE.  The new MCC configurator will currently offer the following scope with a 4 week manufacturing lead-time. The new configurator was designed with many similarities to the switchboard configurator to drive consistency and a familiarity between configurators.
    • Main Lug Only (MLO) formerly known in Speedi as Incoming Line will offer 600A, 800A, 1200A.
    • Mains consist of only circuit breakers at this time. With amperages ranging from the following: 150A, 250A, 400A, 600A, 800A, 1200A.
    • Metering will consist of PQMII and SPDs.
    • The units that will be offered are currently meeting Fastrac’s scope for Starters - both circuit breakers and fused switches. (FVNR, FVR, 2S1WVT, 2S2WVT, RVNR)
    • The Feeder units are the full scope for circuit breakers available. The Fused switches for feeders are limited to the offering of Fastrac at this time.
  • Sub-metering panel with solid core CTs is now available in a 84 circuit A-Series panel
  • Service Entrance panels with main breaker barrier that complies with UL67 is now available for A-Series and Spectra panels
  • Kirklocks are now available for mains on PowerPanels
    
 

 

 

12/2/2016
 
Price & Availability
  • New feature: Added the material unit of weight
  • New feature: Added catalog# type-ahead 
  • Fixed a bug where the “replaced by” message was not carried over to the shopping cart
  • Fixed a bug where the “Invalid SPA” message was not displayed on mobile/smaller screens
Order Entry
  • New feature: EMEA customers can place an order using a one-shot SPA
  • New feature: Added warning that estimated delivery dates will be recalculated when changing the default ship method
  • Fixed a bug where the cart order total was not re-set after the order was placed
  • Fixed a bug where non-CCC items were added to the shopping cart
  • Fixed a bug where the “replaced by” message was not carried over to the shopping cart
Notifications
  • New feature: Added a link in the empower footer to view release notes
Registration
  • Enhancement:  Added localization to the pre-authorization notification emails
  • Fixed a bug where the password reset link was pointing to the wrong environment
  • Fixed a bug to ignore requests for accounts when the user already has them in their profile
Manage Users
  • Fixed a bug where admins were seeing registration requests for users who did not request an account
  • Fixed a bug where the requested accounts were missing for users with special characters in their name
  • Fixed a bug where Chinese user names were not being stored correctly
Account Management
  • Fixed a bug where dummy account numbers were being displayed in the favorites tab in mobile/small screen mode.    
 

 
12/2/2016
 
  • Busway configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure Spectra & LowAmp Busway and Busplugs (including PTO devices), price and get drawings & publications.  Orders for quotes with configured Busway items to be entered and managed by GE.   
  • 3-Phase Padmount Transformer configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure & price padmount transformers today!  Orders for quotes with 3-Phase Padmount Transformers to be entered and managed by GE.
  • Elevator Disconnect configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure, price, get drawings & publication and order Elevator Disconnects.  This configurator will allow you to include our newly launched Mersen Fusible Shunt Trip Switches (aka Elevator Disconnects) .  Our Elevator Disconnects are made in Canada - built by Mersen and branded as such.  Fuses can be included while configuring the switch, however, please note they will ship separately from the switch and have a shorter lead time. 
  • Quote Attachments now available!  Just click the 3-dot “hamburger” menu on the Quote Details bar, then select Attachments.  Then, select your file(s) to attach, then edit the file name if you wish, then click Done.  
  • You now have the ability to add Marks and Quantity at the “top-level” of Multi-Line Catalog items, which will then apply to each of the catalog numbers within that multi-line item.  Just add your first catalog number via catalog search.  Then, click the 3-dot “hamburger” menu on that line item, then select Add Catalog.  Then, add your second catalog number.  Now the line item becomes a multi-line catalog item.  Click the 3-dot “hamburger” menu on the “top-level” item, then select Edit.  Then, edit the Quantity and Marks that you want applied to each of the catalog numbers within the multi-line.  
  • Marks are now displayed in the summary BOM screen & download (i.e. when you uncheck Details).  
  • Item Price on the BOM screen & download will now just show the total price for each line item versus all the pricing, even for the sub-items within a line item.   
  • Item Marks are now displayed on the Notes page for you to manage your notes more easily.  
  • Created By/Last Changed added to the Edit Item details page (access via the pencil icon) so you will have visibility to the person who created the line item and who last modified the line item.   
  • You now have the ability to enter a higher Total Net Price or a Disc Mult > Auth Mult.  
  • Fixed a bug specific to the Accessorized Breaker configurator where it was not opening to the correct breaker line item for you to edit. 
 

 
11/15/2016
Panel Update
  • Branch circuit monitoring ready (BCM-Ready) panels are available for A-Series. By selecting the option “Submetering Ready (No meter included)” the panel will include sub-metering provisions and space required to add a meter kit and CTs any time after installation.  Field installation kit will available in a future release.
  • Assembly Center scope is now available
  • OEMs A-Series panels are now available
  • Automation of modification ZRD for OEM and LOEM to indicate the use of new channel rails, eliminating old tray design
  • 100A 2 pole THQD with incorrect catalog number fixed
  • Automation of required modifications associated with NYCS - New York City School Construct
  • Correction on drawings to display correct quantities of rating plugs and lugs for grouped breakers
  • Logic correction to achieve "skin tight" envelopes for Spectra panels
  • Multiple fixes to breaker catalog numbers for Pro-Stock panels
  • EntellEon main breaker location fine tune on front view drawings to display the horizontal main breaker at the exact circuit on bottom feed panels
  • Fix on the XML output to correct wrong bus type on pro-stock panels
  • Automation of required modification B61 - Box Painted ANSI61 for NYCS panels
  • Fix of missing fuse catalog number on drawings for ADS panels
  • Fix of Specified Layout for Spectra panels where breakers were not snapping into place during drag & drop 

 
11/7/2016
Enhanced UI:  Added the ability to press the enter button on pages instead of clicking the mouse 
 
 Order Tracking
New Feature:  Shipment Tracking is now available for most carriers
New Feature:  Added the ability to download/export an excel file of PO Order Details  
Fixed a bug where the order export email was received without the attached excel file
 
Price & Availability
Fixed a bug where SPAs could not be selected in mobile/small screen mode
Fixed a bug where SPAs and Quantity Contracts were missing 
 
Order Submission
New Feature:  Estimated delivery dates are displayed during check-out  
Added United Parcel Service as an option for Collect orders
Added messaging when the submission of large orders takes an excessive amount of time
Fixed a bug where the wrong ship method was applied for Will Call/Customer Pick Up orders
Fixed a bug where orders were not coded as unit ship / ship complete 
 
Enrollment
Fixed a bug where the add account pop-up did not work properly in mobile/small screen mode
Fixed a bug where the sold-to address was not displayed on the approval notification email
Fixed a bug where enrollment request emails were not being sent for users with special characters in their name
Fixed a bug where approval notifications were not sent if the admin’s default language was not English
Fixed a bug where German language account request confirmation emails were missing information  
 
Manage Users
New Feature:  Action buttons added to revalidate, inactivate and delete users
Enhanced UI:  Maintain sorting selection while navigating between screens
Fixed a bug where the add account function did not work properly in mobile/small screen mode
Fixed a bug where the checkbox displayed incorrectly when searching for users in mobile/small screen mode
 
Notifications
Fixed a bug where the release notes were not displayed when clicking on the link

 


 
11/01/2016
  • Quote Share feature now available!  Open your quote, then click on the hamburger menu on the Quote Details header and select Share.  Type the name of the GE user or your colleague that you want to share your quote with, then click Add, then Save.  Use the Account share to make your quote Private (to all users) or to provide Can Edit or View Only access to all users with access to the account.  Further details coming soon!  
  • "Marks” column added to the Itemized Price Report.  Download the pricing report to Excel to upload to your ERP system (i.e. Job Management in Eclipse) to create your purchase order.    
  • In the Documents tool, product publications are automatically included in the Submittals for key products (Switchboards, Panelboards, Safety Switches, Motor Control Center Fastrac Units, and Definite Purpose Rated Contactors).  More products to be added in future releases!
  • MEG Products Now Added to Modular Metering Configurator – All MEG approved Meter Mod III Meter Stacks and Mini Mod III units are now in Empower!  Simply click the “MEG Approved” checkbox and the correct part #, BOM and list price will display.
  • TMQV Breakers Now in Modular Metering Configurator – All TMQD breakers have been replaced with the equivalent TMQV breaker in the Modular Metering configurator.  Also, we now have a 2P & 3P option for the 60A TMQV breakers as well as a 2P & 3P option for the 110A TMQV breakers that we didn’t have before.
  • (Switchboards) Misc AddOns  for “RELT” - changed cycle flag to “Normal” cycle
  • (Switchboards) Kirk Locks are now an available accessory for EntelliGuard G devices
  • (Switchboards) ZTS – Zenith Transfer Switch is now available with EntelliGuard G devices
  • (Switchboards) EntelliGuard G devices require RELT with ETU MV or PM programmers
  • (Switchboards) Front/Rear access is now available for Evolution Series lineups
  • (Switchboards) HPCII list price increase for 2000A, 2500A, 3000A, 4000A with programmer options A, AM, APM, IA, IAM, IPM, IG, IGM, IGPM, G, GM, GPM

10/10/2016

  • Indicator added to the Notes link to indicate when there are Notes on a quote as well as the quantity of notes.
  • Increased idle timeout to 4 hours.  
  • Account field and User No. field now active – just click anywhere in the search bar on the field (vs. the magnifying glass) to open the list.   
  • Catalog No. now displayed on the BOM and Pricing screens when input for a Miscellaneous item.  
  • New Spec Sheets now pulled from new Product Selector (replaced e-catalog).
  • Within each configurator, you can use the hamburger menu to the left of the product configurator name to add multiple items to a configurator without exiting back to the main screen.  This table has been widened so that the catalog no. as well as the description and marks are visible.  
  • In the Documents tool for Submittals and Proposals, drawings and publications can be annotated (i.e. users can highlight, circle, draw shapes, insert comments, etc. directly on the drawing or publication).
  • In the Documents tool, there is a new document type /template, called “Drawings Only”, which includes just the drawings of all of the items in the quote in one document.
  • In the Documents tool, for Quixtra users, there are Proposals in multiple languages.

10/08/2016

Account Management

  • New feature - Favorite/Frequently used accounts 
  • Enhanced  usability - switched Search and Reset buttons on Account Management page

Order Tracking

  • Fixed a bug where the order details PDF shows the wrong shipment tracking number
  • Fixed a bug where the order status of equipment orders was being displayed incorrectly

Price & Availability

  • New feature - added PDF export for Price & Availability
  • Fixed a bug preventing the use of quantity contracts for EMEA orders
  • Fixed a bug when uploading products with SPAs for Price & Availability
  • Fixed a bug where replacement items were not being displayed correctly

Order Submission

  • Fixed a bug where the order value is not displayed in the shopping cart icon
  • Fixed a bug where the shopping cart symbol is not updated when Non-CCC products are removed
  • Fixed a bug where Will Call orders were not being held for pick-up

Enrollment

  • New feature - Manufacturer rep admin role
  • Enhanced usability - default to MM/DD/YYYY date preference for North America users when registering
  • Fixed a bug when registering with a pre-authorization code using IE browser
  • Fixed a bug where registration emails are not being sent to the user and admin

Manage Users

  • New feature - Download list of pending user requests
  • Enhanced feature - Invite User type ahead account search
  • Fixed a bug where checkboxes are not displayed correctly when paginating through Manage Users list

Notifications

  • Fixed a bug in the bell icon when more than 99 notifications are pending
  • In the Documents tool, for Quixtra users, there are Proposals in multiple languages.
  • In the Documents tool, for Quixtra users, there are Proposals in multiple languages.

 

9/15/2016

  • Definite Purpose Rated Contactor configurator now available in your Add New Item menu.  Configure DP Rated Contactors, get drawings and pubs, price and order today.  Check out the enhanced Bill of Material and drawings for DP Rated Contactors!  
  • Quick Ship applicable to AS panels!  If your AS panel is Quick Ship eligible, the delivery truck icon in the panel configurator will indicate 5 day lead-time, cycle will automatically be set to Q for Quick Ship and your panel will ship in 5 days at $0 premium.  No action required by you!   
  • New keyboard shortcut now available in the feeder breaker summary grid in the panel configurator.  Add feeder breakers quickly via your keyboard (vs your mouse!) using the new hotkey (i.e. Insert key).  On the Feeders grid, just input your quantity, then tab to the Quick Entry field (type in Trip Amps No. of Poles), then hit Insert on your keyboard to add a new breaker row.  
  • Updated user interface for the header bars in the configurators.  No more guessing which tab you are on while quoting panels, switchboards, etc.  The name of the tab (i.e. Feeders) that you are on will be highlighted.  
  • Items “Marks” are now displayed to the right of the Item number in the header bar within each configurator.   No more wondering which item you are working on!  
  • New Total Net $ column added to the itemized pricing summary report!
  • The Add New Item menu has been maximized to the full length of your screen to minimize scrolling.  Just search for the product configurator you need (sorted alphabetically) and select it.  
  • Quote No. and Quote Name are now hyperlinks in the header bar on each page.  No need to click on the left arrow to get back to the All Items main screen, you can now click on the Quote No. or Quote Name!  
  • The Download Document banner, “your PDF is being processed”, will now remain on the screen until the PDF download is complete. You will be notified when your download is ready.  Updates were made to significantly improve download times.
  • Arrows added to each column title on the All Quotes page for you to easily sort the columns – just like you can do in empower!  
  • Informational text added to the Catalog Search screen to remind you that the detailed BOM, Drawings, Spec Sheets, and Publications are not available for items added via Catalog Search. To get these documents, please add items via the configurator.
  • For Rebates, the Rebate Name field is now limited to a max of 25 characters to prevent SPA failures.  Remember that this field is automatically populated with the Quote Name, but you can edit this field (i.e. PO # 12345) up to 25 characters, which will print on the SPA Excel file emailed to you.
  • Updated look & feel of the Notifications view to match Notifications look & feel in empower.  
  • There are now placeholders for Quote Notes and Line Item Notes so that if you access the Notes link (without adding a note first) you will be able to Add notes to the Quote or to each line item quickly all in one spot.      
  • Fixed a bug where Panel Box Ahead was not scheduling the Boxes in SAP with 5 days (vs. 10 days). 
  • (Switchboard) Service exception error fix for Individually mounted feeders above 1200A
  • (Switchboard) Allow Zenith Transfer Switches for EntelliGuard
  • (Switchboard) Allow meter sockets for Rocky Mountain power in Commercial Metering
  • (Switchboard) 5000A Bussed pull section depth fix​
  • Accounts are now synced between empower and empower-Quote!  If you are approved for an account in empower, then you will be approved for that account in empower-Quote.  Remember that you have access to all quotes created for your approved accounts and you can create project quotes for your approved accounts.  Note that if you are approved for multiple account locations, you will need to click on the magnifying glass to search for the correct account in order to create a new quote.

9/12/2016

  • New Copy/Paste functionality for Price & Availability
  • Secondary warehouse availability details are displayed for EMEA material
  • Account Manager registration by sales office / sales engineer code
  • Email/download of order details
  • Email/download of PO details
  • Email/download of Product Availability
  • Actual Ship date now listed in order details front page
  • Price privilege – ability to hide price information
  • Ability to include spa # on Price & Availability upload
  • Downloadable Bill of Lading document
  • PO Details additional information displayed
  • Enhanced shopping cart icon
  • Bell icon alerts are displayed
  • Removed line limit on order entry
  • Edit for non-CCC materials for China orders
  • Fixed a defect when requesting an account where Asia region is auto-selected and not changeable
  • Ability to save shopping cart
  • Fixed a defect where Price & Availability reminder alert is not displayed

8/9/2016

  • ADS Fusible PowerPanels now available!
  • Delta Hi-leg panel voltage now available!
  • Specified Layout for Spectra panels now available!​

8/2/2016

  • Motor Control Fastrac Unit configurator now available in your Add New Item menu!  Configure MCC Fastrac units, get drawings and pubs, price and order today!
  • Mounting hardware now available for feeder breakers in Spectra Bolt-On PowerPanels. 
  • On the All Quotes screen, “Created By” column will now display last name, first name to be consistent from quote to quote.  
  • On the All Quotes screen, the Quote Name is now a hyperlink so you can access a quote via Quote Number or Quote Name. 
  • On the Notes screen, “Created By” has been added to each note so that you will know who added each note making collaboration with your colleagues that much easier. 
  • On the Itemized Pricing Report (saved to Excel), a column has been added to break out the catalog number into a separate column making importing into your ERP system even easier.  
  • A unique PO # will now be automatically generated for each rebate SPA request submitted so that you can import the .csv file into EliteNet with no issue. 
  • Total Net Price will now include MISC items during price appeal process.  So, when you price appeal a quote which includes Miscellaneous (non-GE) items, input the Total Net Price you need including these Misc items.  Pricing will then review and authorize correctly with Misc items accounted for in Total Net Price returned. 
  • If multiplier returned from pricing tool is blank, empower will now show 1.00 Auth Mult rather than 0.00 Auth Mult.
  • Fixed a bug where user couldn’t edit email address once copied/pasted into Rebate Specialist email field in the Rebates screen.
  • Fixed a bug where warning indicator on the Pricing link was not being triggered for line items added via Catalog Search. 
  • Fixed a bug where Marks were getting overlapped with first line of item in the BOM-PDF report.
  • Fixed a bug where Unit Price for Miscellaneous items was getting converted incorrectly if user included a comma.

 

6/27/2016

  • Catalog number order entry ... add to cart from price & availability, saved lists, build order 
  • 3 step check-out process
  • Price & Availability - enter multiple lines for same material
  • Fixed a bug where direct ship items were not showing availability
  • Added warning message when pricing is different than the selected contract #
  • Removed pagination from the product list
  • Order tracking fixed a bug in the PO order search where the "select all" box was not working
  • Order tracking fixed a bug where the date range filter was not working for European date formats
  • Order tracking fixed a bug where the PO Search results "next" button was not clickable
  • Saved lists fixed a bug where you could not create a new list from the saved lists page
  • Saved lists fixed a bug where you could not create a new list from the Price & Availability page
  • Added Help link to view site documentation

6/21/2016

  • Small Projects-Same Day program now available for you to fulfill negotiated projects from your stock!  Click the new Rebates tab to create a new Special Pricing Agreement (SPA) in the GE system for you to create the SPA in your system.   
  • Pro-Stock Panels now available!  Just select the new “Pro-Stock Compatible” checkbox on the panel Lineup screen.  To view the Pro-Stock catalog numbers for your configuration, view the BOM in the panel configurator or select the new Catalog No. checkbox on the main BOM.               
  • You can now add/copy multiple panels and switchboards without exiting the configurator back to the main screen. Check out the new table now available via the hamburger menu in the upper left next to the product configurator name.  Also, note that this option has been updated for the component configurators.  Click the hamburger menu in the upper left next to the product configurator name to see the updated user interface.  Press + to add a new line item or use the copy icon on an existing line item. 
  • Validation added for required fields during Order Entry and will prompt you before moving to the next screen if invalid.
  • Pricing options moved to new Pricing button at top right next to Download button.  Reminder:  In order to enable the Appeal Pricing option, you need to type in a lower Total Net Price or a Disc Mult < Auth Mult.
  • Help guides now available via drop-down menu in upper right next to your name
  • Catalog Number now displayed (on All Items screen, on BOM, on Pricing) for catalog search/multi-line catalog items
  • If you have access to more than 1 account, the Account field will default to blank and you will search via magnifying glass for the correct account when creating a new quote
  • Total Price checkbox added to BOM options. You can now include or not include the Total Price (Net or Sell) and/or Itemized Pricing (Net or Sell) on the BOM download.  
  • You can now adjust the Total Sell Price rounded to even dollars to print on your BOM download and Proposal Documents 
  • Panel UX enhancement: 10 rows of breakers displayed in breaker summary before need to scroll
  • Advanced Protection (RELT) is now available for main breakers in Spectra Bolt-On (SBO) panels
  • New “Save” button added to product configurators to save and remain on the page.  Continue to use the “Done” button to Save and close.  
  • Show by Item (vs. by Product) is now the default for the pricing screen since this view includes Marks and Lead Time
  • Fixed a bug where line items were sorting incorrectly once resequenced 
  • Fixed a bug where quote status was changing to Submitted (and date could not be cleared) if user input a Submit Date regardless of what the date was 

5/24/2016

  • Advanced Protection now available for Spectra main breakers
  • EPM Meters now available for Spectra
  • SPD (Externally Connected) now available for A-Series Panels 
  • New offering of Branch Circuit Monitoring of up to 84 poles with Main Lugs and 66 poles for Main Breaker panels (split core configuration ONLY)
  • Now retaining specified layout of branch breakers with change of panel feed direction
  • Added 22 KAIC rating 3P4W service for 480/277 Voltage for AE/AS Panel type
  • Enhancements to UI:  Moved Incoming Service to new tab, combined Bus & Enclosure into single section, enlarged the BOM screen
  • Fixed a bug where compression and pressure lugs were not available for quantity larger than 1
  • Fixed a bug where users were not able to move breakers in layout specific to A-Series panel with top feed, horizontal main with combination of breaker and breaker space devices
 

5/9/2016

  • Ability to select shorter cycle (where eligible) for Switchboards.  Just select “Show by Item” on the pricing screen to see available cycles 
  • Lead-time indicator added to switchboard configurator which will display shortest available cycle and lead-time (in days) based on your switchboard configuration

5/8/2016

  • Feedback button now available on all empower screens  
  • Ability to download pricing report to PDF, Word, Excel or Text
  • BOM view now defaults to Sell Price (vs. Net Price)  
  • Order screens reordered to enable further order enhancements.  In addition, the Ship Method (i.e. Ground, 2nd Day Air, NDA) you select on the Shipping & Billing screen (now in step 1) will impact your Estimated Delivery Date and thus Requested Delivery Date
  • City added to Account on All Quotes screen to decipher between multiple accounts/branch locations  
  • Fixed a bug where Archive function wasn’t removing the quote from the list of All Quotes

4/28/2016

  • Fixed a bug where the bill-to address was displaying for customer accounts instead of the sold-to  
 

4/25/2016

  • Added system downtime alerting 
  • Added price & availability optimization for excel upload files
 

4/23/2016

  • Ability to select date preference (mm/dd/yyyy  vs.  dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Feedback button available in English 
  • Price & Availability – ability to view inventory in multiple warehouses
  • Order Search Results – ability to export/email  search results in pdf, excel, or CSV
  • User Management – introduced new roles/privileges for admins
  • Added saved lists functionality allowing the saving of frequently-used materials for checking price, availability, and adding to shopping cart.s  
 

 


5/9/2016

  • Ability to select shorter cycle (where eligible) for Switchboards.  Just select “Show by Item” on the pricing screen to see available cycles
  • Lead-time indicator added to switchboard configurator which will display shortest available cycle and lead-time (in days) based on your switchboard configuration

5/9/2016

  • Ability to select shorter cycle (where eligible) for Switchboards.  Just select “Show by Item” on the pricing screen to see available cycles 
  • Lead-time indicator added to switchboard configurator which will display shortest available cycle and lead-time (in days) based on your switchboard configuration

 


10/08/2016


 
11/01/2016
  • Quote Share feature now available! 
 

 

12/6/2016

  • Fixed a bug where pagination was not working after sorting invoices by date
 

 

1/13/2016