Introducing the new Windows Desktop App
The newest version of the Windows App is coming for Showpad. The Windows Desktop App will offer much of the same look and feel of Showpad's current Web app but delivered on your Windows device for anyone on Windows 10 - April 2018 version. Now users can leverage the clean and organized Home Screen where they can easily search through content (on and offline!) as well as see their assigned courses and paths. Distributing sales collateral has never been so dynamic with the added ability to upload cover images or create Shared Spaces to create a more immersive buying experience for customers.
Shared Spaces Improvements
New functionality will soon make it easier to create and manage your Shared Spaces. With the upcoming release you will find the ability to duplicate Shared Spaces, giving you the opportunity to create a template of an ideal Shared Space that can be used as the starting point for all your future Shared Spaces. Copy and reuse the Shared Space for different customers and use cases. All the assets added in the Shared Space you duplicated will copy over to the new space, and you can easily update the title and logo for the space so it’s relevant for each customer. Participants and comments on assets will not be duplicated. We've also made it easy to archive Shared Spaces you are no longer using to help you stay organized and avoid the clutter.
Shared Spaces Improvements
New data will also be available via the User Analytics Reports. Added columns allow you to see the number of active Shared Spaces a user has created, the names of each space, and the number of active Shared Spaces your users have access to. Use this data to leverage new strategies for easy content sharing, and to better understand how your users interact with prospects and customers via Shared Spaces.
Add URL assets to My Files
With the upcoming release, users will be able to add their own URL assets to My Files. As a sales rep, this can be helpful to share relevant information with your prospects that is not housed in Showpad, like a company blog post. This can be done seamlessly in your typical workflow, by simply selecting URL instead of File when adding content and pasting the URL address. Gain insights about view activity on URL assets in the Shares tab.
Improvements to Pages
Improvements to Showpad Pages are coming soon. To make the process of developing Pages for your users easier and more flexible, we are releasing some updates that will improve the Pages experience. These upgrades will include the ability to edit a Page from within Advanced Experience and more intuitive editing flows among other things. You will also have 20 additional fonts available to use and more variation in font size options.
As compliance with privacy laws is one of the foundations of Showpad, we are updating the Showpad platform privacy notice following a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice. In addition to requesting permission to analyze the interaction of the recipient with the content shared and to use a cookie in that process, the privacy notice now also makes it clear that the cookie is valid for 14 days and after that time period, consent will be requested again. The new privacy notice will also better detail what activities the cookie tracks and why, and informs the recipient of the possibility of opting out to view the content anonymously.
Assign individual users to a Path
Get learners up and running quickly with Showpad Coach by assigning individual users to Paths. The power is in the hands of the admin to add both groups and users individually to lists of courses and tests to complete within a Path. No stress if an employee was added to a group late or needs their own due date--this can all be managed with the click of a button. There will also be a definitive list of users and groups assigned, with priority levels that can be changed as needed from large groups to single learners.
Share PowerPoint presentations as PDFs
Sharing great content and finalized presentations just got easier as you will soon be able to download PowerPoint presentations and other documents as PDFs. This means there will be no risk of deleted or changed slides once the presentation or document is shared. Users can choose to share presentations as a viewable or downloadable PDF instead of the original PowerPoint format. Admins can control whether content is available for download internally or externally, and whether the item will be downloaded in the original format or restricted to PDF only. These expanded options will give sellers plenty of options to best tailor how they share content with their recipients.
Search and share in kiosk mode
Trade shows can be amazing hubs for demonstrations, innovations, and new connections. That’s why we are adding the capabilities to search and share within Experiences for devices in Kiosk mode. When prospects have questions, you’ll be able to quickly find and share the information you want to highlight and continue to sell better, faster, and create a great experience for the customer.