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empower release notes
empower release notes


  • (MCC) Programmable Logic Control Unit (Plate Only) is now available.
  • (MCC) Sectional bottom wireway  - users now able to specify bottom wireway at section level.  
  • (MCC) Control Terminal Board Unit is now available.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon Pro-stock panels for Small Project Same Day (Rebates) program is now available.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon with FB 1 & 2 pole branch breakers are now available.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon with kirk lock and kirk lock provision options for main and branch breakers are now available.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon option to interlock up to two breakers is now available. Users can interlock the main and one branch breaker or two branch breakers. Breakers must have kirk lock to be interlocked.
  • (Panelboard) EntellEon offers the option to force a 45” wide box with center mounted bus to accommodate larger breakers side by side.  Select CB45 in Options screen. This option is not available with SK branch breakers or SK horizontally mounted main. 
  • (Panelboard) New A-Series panels split section for CT Provisions for Title 24 is now available.  Select the CT Provisions check box in Feeders screen.
  • (Panelboard) 200% neutral now in scope for A-Series Quick Ship (5 day lead-time) offering.




        Returns Tracking (New feature!)

        • View your return requests, check the status, and download your return documents


        Returns Requests (New feature!)

        • Submit return requests for good and defective material


        Profile page (Enhanced feature!)

        • New improved user experience - View and update your empower profile information including your name and email address.


        Order Tracking

        • Fixed a bug where the wrong product name was displayed for some products
        • Fixed a bug where line details were not viewable for some line items


        Price & Availability

        • Fixed a bug where the SPA list was empty



        • Enhanced the order that invoices are displayed on the screen so that the newest invoices display first   


        Price Delivery

        • Fixed a bug where the rows were not sorting by effective date



        • Fixed a bug where the submit button was disabled on the invite users pop-up




        • New Resequence quick action icon available for users to reorder line items numerically once a line item has been deleted.   
        • New Re-Engineer quick action icon available for users to re-engineer any selected line item(s).  Re-engineering a line item will apply the most current set of configuration rules. After re-engineering, users should validate pricing and dimensions prior to ordering as they may have changed from the previous configuration.
        • New Move To quick action icon available for users to move selected items to the top or bottom of their quote making it easier to rearrange a lengthy quote.  
        • The Quick Actions Bar (with product filter, quick action icons and total net price) now docks as users scroll down their list of line items making it easier to select the lines at the bottom of a quote and then apply a quick action icon to their line item(s).
        • Any user with read/write access to a quote can now edit the quote header via the pencil/edit icon (i.e. select a new account, update the Submit Date, etc.).
        • Users now have ability to delete a Due Date from the quote header (via the Clear option)  – same way users can delete a Submit Date today.   
        • Currency column now displayed on the Account search page making it easier for GE users to select the correct account.  
        • Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) is now displayed as part of the timestamp throughout empower (i.e. Notes, Item details, snapshots).  
        • All Quotes Filters are now saved automatically for ease of use. When you choose your filters to apply to the all quotes page they will now stay selected for the next time you access the page or login.  Also, the Search feature has been updated to allow users to search for quotes without having to update filter options first.  
        • Added the following note to the price appeal screen:  “Note for customers:  You should receive a pricing response within 30 minutes unless your appeal request is 'Meet Competition' or 'Offer of Business' that the Fast Appeal team cannot meet, then they will escalate to the US Pricing team who will respond within 24 hours. If you need to expedite response time, please contact your local GE sales rep.”
        • (BOM-Quick Download) Added the Excel option to the Quick Download feature.
        • (BOM-Beta) Simplified user experience for saving a BOM.
        • (BOM-Beta) Auto-populated document name with the quote name.  Also, added ability to rename document name and delete document.   Downloaded document file name is now consistent with the empower Document name.  
        • (BOM-Beta) Pro-Stock catalog numbers now displayed when Catalog Number option is enabled.
        • (BOM-Beta) Improved formatting of excel file.
        • (Documents) On the created documents list, added the ability to rename documents.  Also added columns (quote price, status, and recipient name) to help users better delineate and manage their documents.  Also, added the ability (via Gear icon) to show/hide these columns.   
        • (Documents Wizard) On the Items selection screen, added ability to show by Product Family.  Also, added ability to de-select/select items by Product Family for exclusion/inclusion in document.
        • (Documents Wizard) Added a new optional customization wizard step for de-selecting/selecting specific drawings and/or publications for exclusion/inclusion in a document.
        • (Order) Additional fields for non-standard terms (i.e. Non-Standard Title Passage, Liquidated Damages, Warranty) now available for the GE internal users on the Shipping & Billing screen to be sent on the order summary report to the factories.    
        • (SFDC) Cycle now displayed on the Line Items section in SFDC for empower quotes. 
        • (SDFC) New mandatory field, Version Name, added to the Proj Ops request form in SFDC.  GE users need to mark the version to hand off to Proj Ops as the Primary version, then take note of the Version Name to include in the Proj Ops request form.  
        • Fixed a bug where GE users were unable to use the blue feedback button on the empower-Quote screens when entering from SFDC.
        • Branded Products configurator now available for the GE SEPS team!  GE users can now submit factory requests to the SEPS team for empower quotes.  
        • (MCC) Added Lighting Panel as an available Unit
        • (MCC) Enabled the full selection of Starter Light Colors. (Amber, Blue, Clear, Green, Red, White, Yellow)
        • (MCC) Enabled the ability to select Class II Wiring.
        • (MCC) Added the ability to add Extra Starter Auxiliary Contacts.
        • (MCC) Section fans, MM200, reversers now available to add via manual entry
        • (MCC) Ability to change RPM on selection of Full load Amps
        • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where 400A-1200A  Zenith Automatic Transfer Switch was not showing necessary details.
        • (Switchboard) Expanded scope now includes “Integrated components/sections” for Transformers, Mounting Plates, Breaker Plates, and Lighting Contactors (next phase to include lighting panels and powerpanels). 
        • Dry Type Transformers (15-225 KVA) that meet DOE 2016 (Std) are available to be selected. 
        • SE and SF frame breakers with factory provided lugs on line and load side mounted horizontally to a plate (referred to as “Breaker Plate”) are selectable.  This allows the user or factory to cable the device to other equipment.  
        • Mounting Plates 20-60W X 16-48H are available for users.  
        • Open style Models CR463, CR160, and CR360 are available to be selected. 
        • The user may use “Specified layout” to move sections to valid locations.
        • Factory provided cables are available if indicated.
        • Factory will only cable the units if the “Provide Factory Interconnecting Cable” button is selected on the LAYOUT screen.  After selecting this button the user will right mouse click on the unit that needs cabled.  A box will appear “Cable Schedule”, left click the mouse on this box to enter the cable origin and destination details.   This cable schedule will become part of the drawing package for Sales and Engineering.  The BOM will show cable size and pricing for each unit.
        • Note:  If bus is not required and all the units are cabled then select “OTHER” as the Application on the Lineup screen.




            Motor Control Center Configurator

            • (MCC) Added communication option for devices. 
            • (MCC) Enabled 1600A Frame Power Break mains and feeders with 1200A Main Bus. This addition is for 100% rated offering.
            • (MCC) Bus connected Surge protection devices are now available.
            • (MCC) Current Transformers for Remote Metering are now available.
            • (MCC) Enabled the ability to change the bottom wire way’s default size for the lineup. 
            • (MCC) Additional Nameplate colors are now available.
            • (MCC) Enabled the ability to delete a section without any units in specified layout.

            Price Delivery (New Feature!)

            • View and download standard and special pricing agreements, and sign up for notifications of price changes.  
            Account Management
            • New Feature: You can now select your favorite accounts directly from the empower header without going back to the account management page.    
            Price & Availability
            • New Interface was launched that has greater accuracy in determining lead time and expected delivery dates for customers globally.
            Order Entry
            • Fixed a bug where address changes were not being saved while managing ship-to addresses.
            Invoice Tracking
            • Enhancement: Filtered the invoice data to show just those invoices for the selected account, eliminating the “contact customer service for invoice copy” error.
            Manage Users
            • Enhancement: Re-named the tool privileges and added tool tips to give more information on what each toggle switch does.
            • Enhancement:  Added links on all empower emails for easier access to empower training and status pages.  
            • Fixed a bug where internal users were unable to request more than one account at a time.
            • Fixed a bug where approved accounts were still showing as pending for approval when registering with a pre-authorization code.  
            • Fixed a bug where registration approval emails were sent in the wrong language for Chinese users.




              • Import Items from another quote ... users can now import items from another quote into their current quote as well as import items across multiple versions of the same quote.
              • Advanced BOM Generation ... we have updated our BOM generation technology to bring several key enhancements such as saving BOMs and emailing BOMs to customers directly from empower.
              • Updated BOM header and footer … Page numbers, Quote Name, Quote Number now displayed in the footer, your Workgroup (company) logo is now displayed on the header, and  margins reduced to minimize the total number of pages.  
              • Panelboard Global Modifications ... launching the long awaited functionality of modifying several panelboards at once.  Global modifications icon now available on the quote Details page once you select at least one panelboard.
              • Transfer Quotes to GE ... distributors can now transfer their quotes to their GE account representative for order hand-off and project management via the new Transfer action icon on the quote Details page.
              • Quote Snapshots ... these read-only snapshots of a quote allow users to look back at what their quote looked like at a key moment in the quote process (price appeal, order creation, and more!).  Access snapshots from the Version Management table.  
              • Managing Non-Released Line Items ... creating a single order against a quote no longer renders all items as view only.  You can now edit your non-released line items and add additional line items to a quote with an order against it.
              • Quote Status Process ... users can now easily “Close Quote” in order to indicate that the quote is complete (no longer active) for all users with access to the quote.
              • (Switchboard) Lead time truck now indicates “Shortest Available”.  The pricing screen will allow the user to change the cycle and price it accordingly.
              • (Switchboard) Specified Layout message changed to “Layout is Customer Specified”
              • (Switchboard) 80A Trip for SF frames are now available
              • (Switchboard) Specified layout fixes
              • (MCC) Smart Overloads have been enabled. MM200, MM300, Sprecher & Schuh. The MM200 and MM300 can be configured using the catalog number builder. The Sprecher & Schuh can be ordered with the ground fault sensor options.
              • (MCC) Splice to Existing is enabled for adding to Evolution MCCs.
              • (MCC) User now has the ability to configure pull boxes and Lug Pull Boxes
              • (MCC) RVNR Starters have been added to equipment.
              • (MCC) User now has the ability to expand sections to 36W.
              • (MCC) Key locks have be enabled for selection.
              • (MCC) The lineup Voltages have been expanded to now offer 208, 240, 380, 480 and 575.
              • (MCC) The user now can select shipping split to be each section or automated to join where possible.
              • (Panelboard) Expanded offering in A-Series Quick Ship 5-day scope to now include flush fronts and screw-on nameplates.  
              • (Panelboard) Updated NEMA 3R,12,4,4X A-Series box sizing logic to match box offering, resulting in being able to price more quotes immediately.
              • (Panelboard) A-Series with Main Studs are now available for OEMs.  Select “Stud (No Neutral)” for the Incoming Device Type. This panel is part of the OEMs offering known as L panel type, in which the box, the front, the shield and the neutral are not supplied.  
              • (Panelboard) Box Ahead for Spectra Power Panels now available to all users during order entry.  The cycle will be 5 days + transit time.  
              • (Panelboard) Canadian UL EntellEon panel is now available.
              • (Panelboard) Continuous circuit numbering across sections on multi-section panels.
              • (Panelboard) ADS Spectra panel with PCU Motor Control Units are now available.
              • (Elevator Disconnect) A new feature has been added to our Mersen Elevator Disconnect offering – surge protection.  Just select the new Surge Protection checkbox. You can now order your switch with surge protection integral to the unit.  The updated NEC code 620.51 requires surge protection be provided if the disconnecting means is supplying an emergency system. (Elevator, escalator, moving walk, platform lift, stairway chairlift, etc.) 




                  Order Tracking
                  • New Feature:  Issue drawing and customer approval milestone dates are now available in the Order Details excel download file
                  • Enhancement: Added currency to the order details excel download
                  • Fixed a bug where “Not Found” occurs when tracking an order with a “/” in the PO#
                  • Fixed a bug where split lines were displaying incorrectly when filtering by status bubbles
                  • Fixed a bug to remove the ‘~’ character in front of shipment tracking numbers
                  Price & Availability
                  • Fixed a bug where spa pricing was lost when adding a new item
                  • Fixed a bug where updated price & availability was failing for certain products
                  • Fixed a bug where the quantity and extended price fields were not sortable
                  Order Entry
                  • Made the name field mandatory when emailing a file
                  • Fixed a bug where “server error” occurs when saving an item to an existing cart
                  • Fixed a bug where duplicate entries were listed in the State/Region drop-down for China users
                  • Fixed a bug where the line number was not being sent with one-shot orders
                  Invoice Tracking
                  • Fixed a bug eliminating some of the “contact customer service” errors while trying to download an invoice copy
                  • Fixed a bug where credit invoices without a GE Order # were not downloadable
                  Manage Users
                  • Fixed a bug to consider sales org & channel when assigning accounts to Zenith reps
                  • Fixed a bug where a spinner was displayed after closing the Invite Users pop-up
                  • Fixed a bug on the Invite Users functionality while uploading a file of accounts
                  • Fixed a bug where internal users were unable to request accounts
                  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect message was displayed when a deactivated user logs in



                      • (Quote Details) Visible indicators added to the Notes, Attachments and Versions action icons to indicate when there are Notes, Attachments and Versions as well as how many there are.  
                      • (Quote Details) Users can now use the Ctrl key and Shift key when selecting multiple line items on the quote Details screen to then delete, copy or rearrange multiple lines at a time. 
                      • (Catalog Search) Updated Miscellaneous (non-GE) Item feature – now allows $0.00 as a valid unit price and updated order of fields so that the mandatory Description field is first with optional catalog number field following.  
                      • (All Quotes) Updated the "Created By" filter to allow type-ahead.  It will default to your name (vs. “Me”).  You can then type the name of the Created By person or you can click the X to use the dropdown list.  
                      • (All Quotes) Added ability to type in a page number to jump to that page instead of having to click through the arrows one at a time. 
                      • (Orders)  The Total Net Price (excluding any Miscellaneous non-GE items) now displays at the top of the SHIPPING & BILLING screen as a reference for users when inputting their PO Value.
                      • (Orders) Component Order No, Equipment Order No and Transmitted By details added to Order Summary page once order is placed, including live links on the order numbers to empower-flow order status.  
                      • (Rebates) – Updated UI to match order screens.
                      • (BOM) Panel Summary report now available.  Download it from the BOM screen.  Note:  if you want to download it for previous quotes, you need to first re-engineer (Save) each previously configured panel first.  
                      • (Documents) Ability to edit the document name (via the new field “Document Name” on the DocWizard template screen) to be different than the Quote name for publish/download.
                      • The new Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) configurator launched which includes all ATS products (ZTX, ZTG, ZTS, ZTE, ZT30, GTX).  Note:  You can price and order any previously configured ZTX and ZTG switches, however, if you need to edit these, you will need to create from scratch using the new all-inclusive ATS configurator.         
                      • (MCC) Distribution Transformers with Circuit Breaker and Fused Switch Disconnects are now available for MCC.
                      • (MCC) Manual Entry selection is now available for MCC. With a new feature to add Manual Entry notes to give more specifics on how it is intended to be applied.
                      • (MCC) Automatic Transfer Switch is now available for MCC.
                      • (MCC) Special Unit is now available for selections.
                      • (MCC) Main and MLO units are now available for extended heights.
                      • (MCC) Drawing Notes is now available.
                      • (MCC) VFD Defaults are now available on the Defaults screen. This is a new feature not offered in Speedi today.
                      • (Panelboard) Fixed a bug where cable size lug description was incorrect on panel drawings.
                      • (Panelboard) EntellEon panels main cable size is now set to mechanical 2 (500MCM) for panel amps less than or equal to 600A and to mechanical 4 (500MCM) for panel amps greater than 600A.
                      • (Panelboard) EntellEon panels main breaker now defaults to the lowest price for your convenience.
                      • (Panelboard) For A-Series lighting panels, the configurator will now automatically add the option ZRE (Neutral with 14 – 2/0 holes) required for panels with more than six breakers rated 70A or greater.  
                      • (Panelboard) For A-Series lighting panels, THQB-GF 25A/2P ground fault feeder breaker has been added to AQ panel scope.
                      • (GE Internal only) Margin index column now available for GE internal users on the pricing screen.
                      • (GE Internal only) Primary version indicator now visible at all times on quote header for GE internal users so that it is clear if version is Primary or not.





                        • (Panelboard) Dual function (DF) breakers are now available in panelboard configurator:  QL one pole breakers for AL panel family, available in 15 or 20 trip amps, 10 or 22 kAIC.
                        • (Panelboard) EntellEon feeder breaker prices are now displayed during frame selection. The system defaults to the breaker with the lowest price for your convenience.
                        • (Panelboard) Closed gap in empower to allow kirk lock or pad lock on main breaker on service entrance Spectra panels.
                        • (Panelboard) Delete All button added to the Feeders screen to make it easier to edit from panel to panel, especially when using the Copy feature.   




                          Account Management 

                          • Enhanced filtering capability to search for account by City
                          • Updated account search to default to user’s region
                          • Added option to contact account manager when account request is rejected
                          Order Tracking
                          • Added the ability to filter order line items by status
                          • Fixed a bug where the PO# was displayed incorrectly while in small screen mode
                          • Fixed a bug where lines were skipped while navigating next through the line details 
                          Price & Availability 
                          • Enhanced the SPA # search to allow the entry of SPA numbers 
                          Order Entry
                          • Enhanced the checkout process to pre-set the shipment options according to the user’s default settings 
                          • Fixed a bug where orders submitted with one-shot spas were failing
                          • Fixed a bug where the wrong country of origin was assigned to export orders
                          • Fixed a bug where the obsolete item was submitted on the order when a replacing item exists
                          • Fixed a bug where the data was not being cleared out of the add new item pop-up after closing
                          • Fixed a bug where the order value was not being reset after submitting an order in small screen mode
                          Saved Lists
                          • Fixed a bug where lists were saved with preceding spaces causing price & availability to fail
                          Product catalog
                          • Enhanced product details now shows inventory availability 
                          • Fixed a bug where viewing product details after searching a competitor part # was causing a server error
                          • Fixed a bug where the detailed product description was displaying incorrectly in the pdf download
                          Invoice Tracking
                          • New functionality – You can now export invoice lists in pdf format
                          Manage Users
                          • Updated behavior for order toggle to prevent adding to cart when order toggle is off
                          • Updated behavior to default order toggle to Yes for new users
                          • Fixed a bug where super admins were receiving revalidation notifications
                          • Fixed a bug where manage users page was displayed after removing sales office code
                          • Enhanced process to escalate pending user requests to next approver when not acted upon by empower admin
                          • Added the sales office name to the sales office registration process
                          • Fixed a bug where pre-authorization emails were not being generated
                          • Fixed a bug where duplicate account requests were generated when requesting sales offices
                          • Fixed a bug where leading zeroes were displayed in the pre-authorization pop-up 
                          • Fixed a bug where an account request could not be canceled



                            • Updated Add New Item menu - All available configurators have been listed on the screen in a multi-column approach in an effort to eliminate unnecessarily scrolling when selecting a product configurator. This updated experience will also set the stage for future enhancements to allow users to select their favorite configurators for quick access. 
                            • Improved Catalog Search now contains such features as type ahead search results and the ability to edit the Quantity and add Marks before adding the item to the quote.  Also included is the ability for a user to add multiple catalog items (GE and miscellaneous non-GE) at one time.  
                            • Updates to the Details page include the ability to directly modify line item Marks and Quantity without first selecting the line edit function. 
                            • Updated BOM, Notes & Order Entry screens provide a better user experience! 
                            • From the All Quotes screen, users can now filter and export the result set, including the newly added column for Net Price.  
                            • View Only icon updated to an 'eyeball' vs the previous lock icon.  
                            • The Margin % input by the user will now be maintained as a user makes updates to the quote and re-prices.  Previously this field was reset to 0 upon any changes.
                            • Users will notice a new megaphone icon in the top right of empower-Quote to signal when there are announcements (planned maintenance, outages, releases, etc.).  Users can also collapse (via the X) the banner once read and re-access via the megaphone icon.  
                            • Documents process enhanced!  The document wizard approach will now be the default when creating new quote documents, users will have ability to save their Page selections as the  default for future documents, and users now have ability to include their quote attachments into their document. 
                            • (MCC) VFD and Solid state starters now available for MCC.  
                            • (MCC) Specified Layout of units now available!  This gives users the ability to move all units except Mains or MLO units.  
                            • (LIS) Drawings Now Available! Front View, Single Line Diagram and Conduit View drawings for all switch types.  The drawings can be downloaded in various formats (i.e. PDF, DWG and DXF).





                            Account Management

                            •  Enhanced feature: upon login, empower will default to your list of favorite accounts

                            Order Tracking

                            •  New Feature: Added the ability to search for orders by Product #
                            •  Enhanced Feature: New messaging is displayed when tracking numbers have expired or details are not yet available
                            •  Fixed a bug where the order search results are not orderable by GE Order #
                            •  Fixed a bug where the “on time” indicators were being calculated incorrectly
                            •  Fixed a bug where the sort by total amount was not working
                            • Fixed a bug where the sort-by dropdown was missing in small screen mode

                            Price & Availability

                            • Fixed a bug where the product description and net price display incorrectly in small screen mode
                            • Fixed a bug where price was not updated after applying a special (SPA) price agreement
                            • Fixed a bug where the warehouse availability was not wrapping while in small screen mode

                            Order Entry

                            •  Enhanced feature: State and Country drop-downs now allow text values to be entered
                            •  Enhanced Feature: Added the ability to specify whether the order can be received prior to the requested delivery date
                            •  Fixed a bug where the add to cart message displays when trying to add a blank item to the cart
                            •  Fixed a bug where the company name was missing in the Bill-to and Ship-to address

                            Product Catalog

                            • Enhanced Feature: Added the ability to download product specifications in PDF format
                            • Enhanced Feature:  Products can now be searched by alternate product number
                            • Fixed a bug where products are not displayed in the saved list while in grid view

                            Manage Users

                            • Fixed a bug where revalidation notices were sent for inactive users
                            • Fixed a bug where the revalidation button was missing in small screen mode

                            Notifications & Alerts

                            • Enhanced Feature: The bell icon now vibrates when receiving a new notification
                            • Enhanced feature: Personalized outage alerts in user’s language and recognized date format
                            • Fixed a bug where clicking on the Clear All link did not clear the existing notifications
                            • Fixed a bug where clicking on the release notes link did not open the notes in a separate tab


                            • Enhanced messaging for users with multiple user IDs to indicate which user ID is valid for empower access


                            • Updated links for terms & conditions




                            • (Load Centers) 1P & 2P GFT breakers for 3P4W load centers now available.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where RELT unit was placed incorrectly on Main 2 side.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where HPCII was not showing programmer option for zone interlock on BOM.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where ZTS was not showing BOM items correctly.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where device accessories could not be selected.  




                            • (Switchboard) Group mounted feeders with RELT now automatically price and place RELT doors.   The RELT Misc AddOn is no longer required.
                            • (Switchboard) HQ users now able to add HQ Misc AddOns to both GE Sales and Distributors quotes who will then only see them on the BOM and Drawings.
                            • (Switchboard) New 3R design with 2” roof implemented.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where Bill of Material was not displaying breaker spaces.  
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where users were unable to place a 4000A Detroit Edison unit. 
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where configurator was not stacking the Utility and Main in same section for NStar.
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where configurator was not keeping user selection for increasing panel X Height.   
                            • (Switchboard) Fixed a bug where Ground Fault Alarm was not generating power supply.
                            • (Switchboard) ZTS configurator changes may result in loss of existing selections when opening the existing quote.  Please check your BOM and Drawings for accuracy.





                            Arc Vault configurator now available in the Add New Item menu!  Configure, price and get drawings & publications for Arc Vault today!  Orders for quotes with Arc Vault to be entered and managed by GE.

                            Improved quote experience giving users the ability to filter by product families and perform certain functions (copy, delete) against multiple line items along with allocating more screen space to key activities

                            Quote Versions has now launched giving users the ability to create and manage multiple versions of a single quote

                            Persistent header (notes/BOM/pricing/documents/orders/rebates) now across every screen to allow users the ability to easily navigate throughout the quote

                            Launch of Quote Preferences Center which allows users to specify a default account as well as a default quote share option for all new quotes

                            New filtering experience on the 'All Quotes' page which now allows users to search and filter on a number of options, including archived quotes as well as customize your view via the new Settings option

                            New configuration Favorites option now available in all configurators which allows users to save a configuration as a favorite/template to then add items to any quote from this saved template speeding up the configuration process.

                            Enhancements to Documents Wizard:  users can now copy and delete a document from the documents list and if user fills out a customer contact it will automatically be added as a recipient in the feature where emails are sent.


                            • Multiple sizing logic updates to address reported problems with 400A panels, 200% neutral panels, dual main lugs, feed thru lugs and sub-feed breakers.
                            • Copper neutral option is now available on main breaker A-Series panels.  Select “Solid Stair Steps Cu Neutral” in Neutral Option field on the panelboard Lineup screen. 
                            • Copper Lugs option provides copper lugs for the neutral and the main lugs on our A-Series panels.  Select them via the Lug Option Type field on the panelboard Lineup screen. 
                            • Now available!  Lug kit option with two cable sizes to choose from for SK branch breakers, (4) 250-500 MCM (Std) or (3) 300 – 750 MCM
                            • Fixed a bug where “T1” in Pro-Stock interior catalog number was missing for panels with sub-feed breakers.  



                            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
                            • 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
                            • Fixed a bug where the pre-authorization email was not being sent to a second user




                            • 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.    



                            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.    



                            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.  
                            • 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




                            • 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. 



                            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

                            • (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.  

                            • 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.    



                            • 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



                            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
                            • New feature: Added a link in the empower footer to view release notes
                            • 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.    

                            • 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. 

                            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 

                            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 
                            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
                            Fixed a bug where the release notes were not displayed when clicking on the link


                            • 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


                            • 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.


                            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


                            • 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


                            • 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.



                            • 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.


                            • 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


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


                            • 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.



                            • 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


                            • 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 


                            • 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


                            • 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


                            • 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


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


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


                            • 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  



                            • 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


                            • 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



                            • Quote Share feature now available! 



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