Categories: Unify, 2020.3
The release of Unify 20.3 introduces the following features and product improvements:
The System Monitor UI provides system administrators with a single resource for quick interrogation of active processes within the Unify system.
Anonymise PII Data
The inclusion of multiple anonymisation formats for PII Personally Identifiable Information Fields in Unify provides administrators with data encryption flexibility to suit the organisation and legislation.
Updated Reports Format
A new reporting format streamlines the process for generating Reports within Unify. With this change comes new export and filtering options.
Data Archiving and Database Maintenance
Each Unify database will now have a corresponding archive database. Logically deleted data will be moved from the live database to the archive database to reduce the active data footprint and optimise the live system's performance.
The indexes on the client systems will now be continually rebuilt during limited maintenance windows everyday.
Bulk Merge and Deduplication
The Bulk Merge will now automatically send data to the off-system deduplication process. Existing Bulk Deduplication contexts can be reused and rerun.
The Unify API now supports middlename and initials fields.
The following areas of Unify have also been updated to accommodate the new fields:
- Database Schema
- Unify User Interface
- ETL Import
- Bulk Deduplication & Merge
Custom SQL Structured Query Language Views
A new interface allows users to set up Custom Views in a controlled manner, ensuring that naming and other required conventions are met and that enough data is stored in order for them to be recreated if required. Custom SQL views are registered as custom databases within Unify to avoid being overwritten during upgrade.
Person Profile Pivots
Unify will now pre-build Person Profile data into a pivot that is used directly by UNIT and Engage to reduce ad-hoc build requirements and improve end-to-end build time.
Contact Point Profile
The Profile Administration window and associated ETL Extract, Transform, Load have been updated to import and present Contact Point Profile data, selectable for viewing from the dropdown menu.
File Logger Update
Changes to the Unify FileLogger allow new Unify clients to be added to the service without requiring a restart. On start-up, the Unify FileLogger will now report any issues with a client configuration.
To make implementation and installation of Unify and its modules easier, installers for FileLogger, the Engage Connector, and Bulk Merge modules have been developed along with a Unify Configurator tool.
New DataSync Connectors have been built for importing data from Eloqua and Magento 2.
The Eloqua connector also includes a configuration file that enables the specification of Source Table Fields to overcome a 'number of fields' limitation within Eloqua.