Iress will release the first of several planned updates to thousands of users this week aimed at making Xplan simpler to use.
The changes to advice software platform Xplan will be in the latest release available from Friday and follow more than 12 months of user input and testing globally as part of Iress’ co-design software approach, Iress Labs.
The main improvements users will experience include organising menus and screens so users can find what they need more quickly and perform actions on behalf of clients more efficiently.
The group has also launched the Iress Community, a resource of Xplan information and support including documentation, training videos, real-time updates and access to support and tips from product experts and other Xplan users globally.
“Our users tell us they know Xplan has deep and powerful functionality but there was an opportunity to make it simpler and easier to use,” Iress product executive Emily Chen said.
“The feedback we’ve received from those testing the new Xplan navigation has been extremely positive, particularly around the overall user experience and search capability. In fact, of those users already offered the choice between the previous and new navigation, 90 per cent have chosen the new experience and continued to use this.”
Future improvements to Xplan in the process of being tested with users include the introduction of a client snapshot – bringing together all key information about a client into one place – as well as initiatives designed to simplify compliance processes and make data keying faster and easier.
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