Minor Agiloft software releases happen continuously throughout the year, while major releases happen about twice per year. This page highlights some of the most important and exciting recent enhancements to the software, but for the full list of changes for each version, make sure to review the full list of Release Notes.
This page covers updates for Release 24.
You can find the latest Agiloft downloadable installer at https://www.agiloft.com/ewdownload/, or contact Support to request an upgrade if your knowledgebase is hosted in the cloud. The most recent release notes can be found here: Release Notes.
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Agiloft Integration Hub powered by Workato
The new Agiloft Integration Hub makes it easy to connect your KB to over 200 enterprise integrations using Workato, an integration-enablement platform. With these connections, you can trigger purchase orders when contracts are signed, send contract data to your billing platform for invoicing, notify your team in Slack or Microsoft Teams when deals close, and much more.
The Integration Hub includes a Templates folder with recipes specific to Agiloft, and it offers a library of pre-built recipes for popular apps, which makes the process simpler, quicker, and more intuitive. You can also create your own recipes from scratch on the Recipes tab.
After you've set up some integrations in the Hub, you can quickly check their status using the Dashboard tab.
The Integration Hub is an add-on that requires additional licensing. When you've purchased the add-on and set it up, you can access it at Setup > Integration Hub.
Continued additions to connected experiences
In addition to the new Integration Hub, this release includes continued additions to connected experiences, including a new Mulesoft connector, outbound webhook system, and enhancements to the integration with Salesforce.
Connect KBs to Mulesoft with new Agiloft connector
Easily connect Agiloft with your software ecosystem using the Mulesoft platform, where you can now add the new Agiloft connector. When you're connected to Agiloft in Mulesoft, you can configure your connector to do any or all of the following:
- Pull data using Get, GetChoiceListId, Query, and Retrieve Attachment
- Add or update data using Create, Update, Delete, Attach, and Remove Attachment
To leverage this new connector, log in to Mulesoft and add the Agiloft connector through Exchange. From there, configure the KB you want to connect to.
If multiple users need to work with the connector on the Mulesoft platform, or if one user needs to connect to multiple KBs, configure a connector for each user-KB combination. Access to KB data is controlled by the permissions attached to the Agiloft credentials you use to configure the Agiloft connector in Mulesoft.
For more information about connectors in Mulesoft, see Mulesoft's
Introduction to Anypoint Connectors. For detailed guidance on adding the Agiloft connector and configuring it in Mulesoft, see Mulesoft's documentation about configuring connectors. The connector integrates with Agiloft using REST API calls with the JSON request/response format over an HTTPS connection.
Sync CPQ with the Salesforce managed package
If you use Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) with Salesforce, you can now leverage that information when you sync to Agiloft by including linked product information in contracts, and keeping the product list up to date in both systems. The new CPQ sync is easy to set up with the existing Salesforce managed package.
With CPQ included in your Agiloft sync, contracts automatically include any linked products when they sync back to Agiloft. Your product lists also stay in sync, so users can create contracts in either system while pulling from the same list of products. If you want to use only one of these features, you can easily disable the other.
Whether you've already installed the Salesforce managed package or you're installing it for the first time, you can access this setting by logging in to Salesforce and using the App Launcher to search for and open Agiloft Configuration. At the bottom of the Field Mapping tab, select Include CPQ and click Upload Mapping. This automatically creates new SF Contract Product and SF Product tables in Agiloft, and creates or updates the necessary sync configurations to connect everything in both systems.
For more information about integrating with Salesforce, see Salesforce Integration.
New outbound webhook system
The new outbound webhook system was created for use with the Integration Hub, but can also be a useful alternative method for integrating your KB with other systems and apps. With webhooks, your Agiloft system can send out notifications when certain events happen, so that external systems can then request updated information from Agiloft. For example, you could notify an external system when a new Contract record is created, so that system can then request that contract data from Agiloft. This push-based model requires fewer API requests overall, tends to be simpler to build, and provides real-time updates.
You can create, edit, and delete webhooks in the Setup > Integration > Webhooks Setup menu, which lists all webhooks in your system. You can also create webhooks in Agiloft using the new POST /ewws/webhooks API call. Webhooks can run when a record is created or edited, after any applicable rules have run.
View and test REST API methods directly in your system
Explore convenient, interactive documentation of our REST API methods and responses now available using Swagger. The documentation is available directly in your KB, for the most up-to-date and KB-specific information, at Setup > System > View REST Documentation.
The documentation inside your KB showcases REST information using the fields and tables specific to your system. You can even call the API from the documentation to test it out. In addition, the values and parameters included in REST calls can now be formatted in JSON.
Usability and user experience updates
Every release includes enhancements and adjustments to improve the experience of your users.
Easily share links to specific records
Use the new Copy Link option to easily share a record with coworkers or vendors, or even send it to yourself for quick reference. Open the record you want to share, click the ellipses menu in the top left corner, and click Copy Link. This copies the URL to your clipboard so you can paste it into an email, instant message, notebook, and more.
These links are encrypted for security, and they respect user permissions, so you don't need to worry about them getting forwarded to a third party. If you click a link to a record in a KB you're already working in, the link opens right away so you can get right to work. Otherwise, you're prompted to log in, and then brought directly to view the record. If you need to make changes, simply click Edit.
You can even include a record link using the new deeplink() function, which is available in Formula Help on the Functions tab. For example, you might use it in an approval notification so that you can also include a link to the contract being approved.
Note that this feature requires you have a value set in the Hotlink Server Root URL global variable (Setup > System > Manage Global Variables). This global variable is also used for hotlinks in email templates, so if you use those, it's probably already configured.
Internal Comments in the Agiloft Word App
Collaborate on contracts with the rest of your team right in the Agiloft Word app using the new Comments section. These comments make it easy to communicate with your colleagues without leaving comments embedded in the actual Word document, so you can share the Word file with third parties without your comments included. Your comments are stored in your Agiloft KB, rather than the Word file itself.
To deploy this, go to Setup > Integrations > Word Add-in and click Upgrade. This automatically adds the necessary Comments field to your Contract table, and will also update your KB with any other new features of the Word app. If you want to see and post comments in your KB also, simply add the new field to your Contract layout.
For more details on installing and configuring the app, see Agiloft Contract Assistant for Word.
Additional updates for the Word app
Beyond the addition of the Comments tab, the Agiloft Contract Assistant for Microsoft Word has more improvements to offer.
- When working with document templates, you can use the app to insert linked variables that point to other tables.
- When editing a contract with duplicate tags, the tags are now interconnected, so when you update the tag in one location, the duplicates update as well.
- If you try to save a document where duplicate tags have conflicting information, the app shows a warning message.
Updated design of Quick Search filters, buttons, and settings
The new Quick Search pane continues to improve, now sporting minor but notable updates to filters, buttons, and settings.
- Filters now use different letter styling to clearly distinguish the field name, operator, and value. You can hover over a filter to see a full text description.
- Adding filters has changed from "+ Filter" to "+ Add filters," and the button is now placed above the added filters, so it doesn't move out of view.
- The advanced text options String, Context, Synonym, and Active Only are now hidden by default, so they don't take up space on the screen unless you expand the caret to access them. This section also now has a gear icon that contains all the advanced settings that you used to access by clicking "More Options." This concentrates all the advanced options into the same area, and hides them from users who don't want to use them. The options stay expanded once you expand them, even if you switch tables or close the Quick Search pane and reopen it.
Updates to the layout editor
The new layout editor has been improved in a few additional ways. You can now:
- Click on a grayed out field in the field list to jump directly to its position on the layout, so you no longer have to scroll through the whole form to locate a specific field
- Use Ctrl + click to select multiple cells, and then delete them all at once
- Drag fields onto a tab name to open that tab and access its layout
Updated scheduling options added to Chart Collections
Chart Collections now offer the same improved frequency options on the Schedule tab as the other types of reports. These options are more intuitive, and they also offer more granular control when creating schedules. For example, you can now schedule a Chart Collection to be distributed every two weeks on Monday at 12:00.
New warning about unsaved changes in split view
To avoid unintentional lost work, you will now see a warning if you're editing a record in split view and you open a different record without clicking Save. For users who frequently work in split view and don't need the reminder, you can disable the warning.
If you turn the warning off, but later want to re-enable it, you can do so from User Menu > Preferences > General Preferences. The setting can also be changed globally from Setup > Look and Feel > General Preferences.
- Agiloft Integration Hub powered by Workato
- Continued additions to connected experiences
- Usability and user experience updates
- Easily share links to specific records
- Internal Comments in the Agiloft Word App
- Additional updates for the Word app
- Updated design of Quick Search filters, buttons, and settings
- Updates to the layout editor
- Updated scheduling options added to Chart Collections
- New warning about unsaved changes in split view