Everbridge CEM: September 2023 Release Notes

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All features listed in this section are accessible in all products unless otherwise noted for a feature.

Feed View for SMART Weather

Users will be able to view a feed of Weather Alerts and send a new Notification as needed. You'll now have access to Weather Alerts regardless if they were automatically sent by Smart Weather or not, allowing you to send them manually or for troubleshooting weather.​
SMART Weather Fed View
This feature is free for all SMART Weather customers and will be enabled automatically. 

Release Date: September 19 (EU), September 20 (US) 

Event Log for SMART Weather

Account and Organization Administrators will now be able to audit changes to Smart Weather settings for Quiet Periods, Alert Subscriptions, and Weather Thresholds via the Event Log. 
SMART Weather Event Log
This feature is free for all SMART Weather customers and will be enabled automatically. 

Release Date: September 19 (EU), September 20 (US) 

IPAWS Auto-Simplify Polygons

IPAWS senders will now be able to automatically simplify polygon shapes to the 100 points/vertices limit required (by IPAWS) for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). IPAWS senders will no longer need to manually adjust shapes, making it much easier to send WEA to a limited area. 
Auto-Simplify Shape
This feature is free for all IPAWS customers and will be enabled automatically. Note that Polygons can be programmatically re-drawn; the boundaries are altered slightly and may affect intended recipients.

Release Date: September 19 (EU), September 20 (US) 

IPAWS Prevent Invalid Shapes

IPAWS senders will be prevented from sending invalid shapes for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). IPAWS senders will be prevented from accidentally sending unintentional wide-area WEA alerts.
Invalid Polygon
This enhancement is free for all IPAWS customers. Note that users will be blocked from sending IPAWS until correcting invalid polygons.

Release Date: September 19 (EU), September 20 (US) 

Product

Feature Area

Feature Description Benefits

Notifications and Incidents

IPAWS LIVE Alerts Adding additional reminder messages, when users are sending LIVE Alerts via IPAWS (Wireless Emergency Alerts) new confirmation ​message will remind user they will be sending alerts to public.  When sending LIVE IPAWS (WEA/EAS), it is important to remind user they will be sending to public.

CAS

Authentication MFA The Enter button will log in the user instead of​ requesting a new MFA code.  Users can use the keyboard to confirm the entering of an MFA verification code.

Contact Management

Scheduling Calendar Update Emails Modified the format to match the new Everbridge branding. The branding of the calendar update emails match the rest of the platform and the new Everbridge brand.

Manager Portal

Event Log Report

Security Events The option for Security Event has been renamed Security. This makes this category more consistent with the other category.

Manager Portal

Event Log Report

Contact Management Event logs will be created when a user adds a new group in the Manager Portal and via REST API. This allows admins to track audit logs for adding new groups to their Organization.

Manager Portal

Event Log Report

Contact Management Event logs will be created when a user adds a new rule in the Manager Portal and via REST API. This allows admins to track event logs for adding new rules to their Organization. 

Notifications and Incidents

Launch and Templates

Rich Text Editor The "Century Gothic" font will be supported in the Email, Mobile App, and SMS Web Page Message Rich Text Editor. This allows users to send messages using the "Century Gothic" font if Century Gothic is the recommended font for employee/stakeholder communications.
Crisis Management Widgets Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes can now be added as a widget in a single event dashboard.  Aside from users viewing and managing Meeting Minutes from the ‘Meeting’ icon on the left sidebar of an event, it can now also be viewed and managed on a single event dashboard when the user adds it as a widget. 
Crisis Management Events Dashboard When managing a dashboard, Incident Operators can now share Critical Event dashboards internally and externally.  When managing a dashboard, Incident Operators can now share Critical Event dashboards internally and externally. 
Crisis Management Events Task List The Task Name can now be edited by the user from the Task List Details page. Makes it easier to edit the Task Name. 
Crisis Management Roles Permissions All Remove-related features have been renamed to "Delete."  Aligns the Crisis Management permission verbiage with other features/products.
Crisis Management Reports Create Report A report will show the Event ID under the Event Name instead of the URL ID.  The Event ID for a Critical Event coincides with the Event listed in the Event column, replacing a long URL ID for a cleaner report. 

Product Area

Feature

Defect

Case Numbers

Users

Roles Administrators are unable to assign groups to a role when there are many groups (1K+).
  • 451194

Contact Management

Scheduling Calendar does not display correctly on iOS devices.
  • 448472

Contact Management

Rules

When searching using a filter on Expected Location, the Expected Time Frame disappears when saving the rule.

  • 462833

Contact Management

Contacts Tab Users are unable to see the Contacts tab.
  • 470669

Universe

Contacts Contact information does not appear when hovering over a contact after applying a filter​.
  • 460421
Notifications and Incident Communications CAP RSS Publishing Broadcast duration CAP RSS Feed doesn't honor the time specified in the "Expired" field. 
  • N/A
Crisis Management Documents Downloading a document in a linked event fails when the document is located in a private folder. 
  • N/A
Crisis Management API A 404 Error is observed when calling proxy APIs in the Manager Portal. 
  • N/A
Crisis Management Situation Report Error page appears when a user attempts to run a Situation Report within Critical Events. 
  • 459332
Crisis Management Submissions New Critical Event submissions are added with the same unique ID, creating duplicate IDs in the system. 
  • 464302
Crisis Management Documents Update reminder was received by a customer multiple times after deleting a document. 
  • 466535

 

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