Spanish Pages and Dashboards for Field Staff Among a Host of Improvements Released
Peer Water Exchange releases new features designed to help field staff enter data and for all users to have a better experience
November 22, 2012
Based on interaction with and feedback from the member network, PWX designed and deployed several features to serve its constituents and the entire water sector better.
PWX is now multi-lingual with the project pages now available in Spanish. As requests for other languages come, PWX will keep adding languages to support its global network.
New User Interface and Project Flow
The project page was completely redesigned to layer the data into easy to see chunks. The project status in its entire lifecycle is easy to see as is the verification data of its operating status (monitoring phase). The flow of data of the project pages is also changed to make navigation easier and to create room for upcoming features.
PWX enhanced its project reporting feature now called Notes. Field staff and project visitors can quickly attach notes to project reports creating a living history of project activity and report on operating status long after project completion.
Dashboard for Field Staff
In addition to Spanish, field staff get access to a simple dashboard containing a list of the projects assigned to them. They can quickly submit notes on their field work while retaining access to the suite of business intelligence tools provided by PWX AnalytiX.
The new UI for PWX includes a webview geared to smartphones and tablets with easy access to frequently used features.
Widgets for Organization Maps
Members can insert a map of their projects on their own websites. These maps will be automatically updated with the latest project activity reported on PWX.
Schools for Water
and The Samburu Project
are organizations already making use of this feature.
Other features to increase SMS use and solidify the foundations of the platform were part of this release.
The PWX platform upgrade was made possible by a generous grant by the Cisco Foundation.