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Upcoming Platform UI Changes

UPDATE:  Phase 2 is now available -- see the full release notes here: June 8, 2017: Shinobi Template Editor is Here!

Starting April 22nd 2017 we will begin rolling out improvements of our long-awaited Next Generation Ninjacat, including a new user interface for our reporting platform. As we continue to roll out new features, it is vital that we constantly improve the user experience so that NinjaCat remains THE all-in-one reporting platform of choice for digital advertising agencies.

What’s changing:

We are planning to roll out our new platform in three phases.  Here are the details about each of these releases:

Phase 1: New User Interface

Here are the changes we plan to roll out in April:

  • Modernized User Interface:
    • Top navigation bar instead of left navigation
    • More intuitive way to interact with the platform
    • Responsive design for improved user experience on mobile / tablets
  • New Command Center for working within a single account
  • User Profile Management
  • Customizable groups for user roles and permissions
  • Beta testing of new template builder begins (contact support@ninjacat.io to apply).  Supported integrations will be:
    • AdWords
    • Bing Ads
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Search Console
    • Facebook Ads

Phase 2: New Template Builder

In early June, we plan to add the following features:

  • Global release of our beta template builder, including:
    • Aggregation and data mixing across all channels
    • Customizable calculated fields for reporting templates
    • Scorecard widgets
    • Additional integrations for:
      • Call Tracking
      • Facebook Insights
      • Google Sheets
      • TradeDesk
      • Twitter Ads
      • Twitter Organic
  • Account-specific customizable client-facing dashboards

Phase 3: Final Release

Features that we are planning for our third release include:

  • Cross account aggregation
  • Full Screen Presentation Mode for reports
  • Additional integrations for template builder (TBA)
  • Template builder for HTML email reports (Stretch)

Account Command Center

New in this release is a new mode for working within a particular account.  The account command center allows you to connect your data sources, add your call tracking numbers, connect your reports and monitor your account budgets all within the same window:

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Navigation changes

Currently, users navigate the system using primarily a left sidebar menu structure. With the release of our new user interface, the navigation will be changing to a top menu.

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User Profiles

With this new release we have added a new profile editor available from the top right-hand corner for all users:

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Under the Profile menu, users can do tasks like update their profile photo, change their username, email address and password.

 

Agency settings:

Under the “Setup” menu from the top-right corner, agency administrators can find all of their agency settings under this new menu structure:

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New name for “Networks”

In our current system, integrations with advertising channels such as Adwords, Bing, Facebook Ads, are labeled “Networks”. In our new platform these are now called data sources, which can be seen from the Agency setup tab.  

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Under the new Data Sources section, we’ve also added a feature that will show status updates or warnings if a password or token has expired and needs to be re-created:

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We have also made adding your data sources more visual to make adding additional networks a more user-friendly experience:

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"What to expect" Webinar:

We want to be sure you're comfortable and can find your way around, so we made our latest webinar available on demand to help you get acclimated to the new environment:

Support documentation

For more specific instructions on how to do a number of tasks in the new interface, we are adding a number of support articles to help make this transition as seamless as possible. More articles will be added to the following list as they become available:

Articles:

 

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