Upgrade Your Pivot Table Reports with MultiMatrix

Last year, we made significant improvements to indicator reports with our Matrix feature. This year, we've expanded it to work with multiple indicators! What's new? In addition to bringing the functionality you know and love to reports with multiple indicators, we added a few extra touches to make it easier than ever to make and share the reports you need. Disaggregation Category Combinations Ever need to make a report with »

Rename "Activity"

One of DevResults' most anticipated features is finally here. We can now rename the concept of an "activity" to anything you like. Whether you work with projects, programs, grants, offices, operating units, partners, awards, or teams, your DevResults site can reflect the terminology of your organization. Plus, your chosen term will be translated automatically for users who view the platform in another language. Two caveats: All help materials and training »

Notifications: Now in an Inbox Near You!

To Do: Celebrate. Due Date: Now. Details: Advanced notifications settings are here. DevResults site owners and administrators can now choose: What actions in each site trigger a notification, Which users receive notifications, and The frequency with which they receive these notifications. How do I use this? As a site administrator, you can now select what actions in your DevResults site warrant in-app or email notifications, including overdue checklist items, new »

Linked Tables 2.0: Now with Indicators

Last year, we began working on a big project to bring you relational data tables. Today, the project is complete. Relational data tables allow you to link one or more tables by information common to both. The project involved three stages: Rewrite the existing data tables in a programming language that's more flexible and efficient. (Completed in 2018) Create the user interface for designing and interacting with relational tables. (Completed »

The Great 2019 Menu Update

We’re releasing an update tonight that will change the layout of DevResults menus. This update won’t add or subtract any menu items or features, just rearrange them in a more intuitive way. The four main menus will be: Data, for accessing features where you can view or edit indicator data Program Info, the place to manage the content of your DevResults site Tools, for additional features that aren't »

IATI: The Next Level

All of the world's major donors have agreed to publish their data using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. Many now require that grantees and recipients report back to them in IATI format. In 2017, DevResults responded by developing one-click IATI exports. Earlier this summer we expanded our IATI support to include additional activity information. Now we've added even more options to better serve our customers who face mandatory »

IATI Progress Report

We're actively working to expand our support of the IATI activity standard. We've already enabled IATI exports for the activity data housed in DevResults and this next phase will expand the scope of information you can include. It is our intention to offer complete tools for adding and exporting the following IATI activity elements by July 15th, though you may see some of them go live earlier: recipient-country recipient-region sector »

Upgrades to Data Tables

Stage one is complete. We're in the middle of a big project to bring you relational data tables. Relational data tables will allow you to link one or more tables by information common to both. For example, you'll be able to have one table of trainees and a separate table of all the trainings they attend without needing to repeat demographic information (age, sex, etc.) about them every time. This »

Progress Update: Relational Data Tables

What are relational tables? Relational tables let you link two or more tables using information shared between them. Imagine a table of beneficiaries and a table survey responses. The beneficiary table includes the beneficiary's ID and demographic information about them. In the table of survey responses, each response set would be identified with the ID of the beneficiary who took the survey. If these tables are relational, or "linked", then »

New Dashboards Are Here

After months of work and four months in beta testing and refinement, we are proud to announce the official release of our New Dashboards. Dashboards have been completely rewritten to provide snappier visualization, multiple and shared dashboards, customizable default dashboards, faster performance, more filters, and an updated look. Here's a rundown of the changes. New Functionality Multiple Dashboards - Create a dashboard for your own navigation. Create one for the »

Introducing: New Indicator Choropleth Maps

We are pleased to announce our latest major visualization overhaul: the new Indicator Choropleth Map. What It Gives You The new version of the Indicator Choropleth Map (visible on the Indicator Reports tab under Map) will generate a choropleth map based on your indicator's data, just as it always has, and you can configure which reporting period and geographic disaggregation you want the map to display. But we've added several »

Single Sign-On Integration

We know how hard it can be to manage an ever-growing suite of tools and software across your organization. While we work hard to keep improving DevResults to meet your M&E data management needs, we know we're not the only piece of software in your toolbox. We're continuing to look for ways to offer smooth and more seamless integration with your other tools, and so we're happy to »

New Dashboard Beta

We are very pleased to announce the Beta Release of our New Dashboard functionality! Unlike previous beta releases, this is available to all users directly in your live site by going to the Dashboard menu and selecting New Dashboard (Beta). With multiple, shareable dashboards and interactive widgets, the New Dashboard gives you more control over more engaging dashboards. Here's what you need to know to go test it out. What's »

IATI Spoken Here

We believe that development data is critical for transparency and accountability, and we're committed to making practitioners' work easier. That's why we're excited to announce one-click exporting of DevResults data in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) format. The XML file that's generated can be published to the IATI Repository, used for reporting to funders, or shared with other organizations. 1 Why is this important? IATI was created to help »

New Feature: Data Table Approval & Locking

One of the features our clients appreciate most is the submission, approval, and locking workflow we have for direct entry indicator data. Many of you have requested a similar process for data stored within data tables. This is much trickier, since each data table might feed dozens of indicators, with multiple date columns, etc. But never fear! The lovely and talented engineers here at DevResults put their heads together and »

Introducing Enterprise

When we first started on DevResults in 2009, our goal was to make it easier for projects to manage their work and use their data. Over time, we expanded the scope of our software to support entire USAID Missions, regional programs, and globally-distributed organizations managing portfolios across dozens of countries. Today, our goal is to make software that meets the local and evolving needs of practitioners in the field while »

Introducing: New Indicator Targets vs. Actuals Graph

We are pleased to announce the first of our major visualization overhauls: the new Indicator Targets vs. Actuals Graph. What It Gives You The new visualization unleashes all kinds of new functionality, including: Depending on the indicator's configuration, you can choose from one of four graph types: Line (like the old visualization) Area Column Stacked Column You can choose whether to display data incrementally or cumulatively. You can choose to »

New Feature: Merge Duplicate Locations Tool

No matter how great your workflow is, odds are that eventually someone will create a duplicate location in your DevResults site--even if you're the only one creating them. And it's totally possible that data has already been collected or calculated for that duplicate location. We wanted to make finding and merging duplicate locations simple, so we are proud to introduce our latest addition: the Merge Duplicate Locations Tool! 1 Why »

Introducing: Release Notes

Over the last two years, we've greatly expanded the ways we let you know about changes in the software. We're excited to announce a new addition to this: Release Notes. We also wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of all the ways you can stay up to date on what's happening with us. Release Notes We make changes to the software almost every day. In the last year, »

New Feature: Dropbox Integration

DevResults provides unlimited document and photo storage, and many clients love this feature. But for those of you who already have existing document storage solutions, never fear! We're excited to introduce our latest feature: the ability to connect your Dropbox account to your DevResults site. 1 Why Would I Use It? Bottom line: it lets you keep using the Dropbox structure you're used to while also exposing that in DevResults, »

New Feature: Help Menu

We're always working to make DevResults easier to understand and use. Last year we released our Something's Wrong tool to make it easier to report bugs or ask questions from within your DevResults site. Now we are proud to unveil our latest tool to help you use DevResults better: the Help Menu. This makes a lot of our help site resources available from within DevResults. The best thing about it? »

New Feature: Reporting Cycles

Reporting Cycles will let you more easily assign different reporting frequencies to your indicators, like having some indicators report annually and some report quarterly. 1 How Does It Work? Reporting Cycles contain Reporting Periods. A quarterly Reporting Cycle contains all of your quarterly Reporting Periods; an annual Reporting Cycle contains all of your annual Reporting Periods. You can view and manage Reporting Cycles under Administration > Reporting Cycles. Reporting Periods are »

New Feature: Single Indicator Pito

Most of you are familiar with Pito, our query tool for viewing indicator performance data. I'd like to introduce you to Pito's new little brother: Single Indicator Pito. For an individual indicator, the Reports tab has always contained three things: a choropleth map, an actuals vs. targets chart, and a results grid. As many of you have noted, the results grid was pretty limited in how you could arrange and »

Overhauled Index Pages

We're proud to announce the unveiling of our new, improved Index pages. These are the pages that list all of your activities, all of your indicators, etc. We completely rewrote these from scratch to get you improved performance, a cleaner interface, and a whole bunch of perks. The new pages are considerably faster, the filters/search are much more responsive and user-friendly, you can now create new activities in bulk, »

New Feature: Custom Queries

We're pleased to announce our newest feature: custom queries. Working with one of our Data Scientists, you can define a custom layout for some DevResults information in Excel. We'll write the query and save it directly in your site, and you can run it whenever you need it. Here's what you need to know about the feature. 1 Why Would I Need It? Sometimes, you need to see info in »