Our Previous Release Notes for 2021

 September 2021 Release


  • Dashboards: Copy (or import) Dashboards 

    In our quest to provide even better and faster dashboarding, allow us to introduce “Import Dashboard”. 

    We have added the capability to copy dashboard layouts to/from other projects.  This enhancement helps to streamline and standardize your project management and governance processes. Create a custom dashboard layout and use it again and again*... in Philip’s project, then later in Glen’s project, and so on. 

    As a bonus, if the originating dashboard (template) was shared with others, when you import it there will be an option to share it with the same users. 


    • In the event there are custom fields or views that do not exist across both projects the Dashboard’s widgets will be imported but will require further configuration to align with the destination project. 

Learn more about copying dashboards


  • Steps Execution Report 

    We’ve given the Steps Execution report an upgrade.  Located under the “Reports” tab, there are now 200 rows of viewable data per page.  Additionally, contents can now be fully exported to a spreadsheet by clicking the “Export” button conveniently located atop the table header. 

    Learn more about Dashboards



Panaya for SAP

  • Offline Synchronizer Installation for SAP Risk Analysis and Intelligent Code Remediation code submission 

    We are adding an option for defined users to use a locally installed, or off-line, version of the ABAP Synchronization Code and Intelligent Code Remediation (ICR) code submission tool.  This provides an avenue of installation for environments where security constraints exist, for example, when using Citrix. 

    The option is enabled by your Customer Success Manager.   

    Once enabled, set the relevant user’s Recorder Mode setting to “Local Installation” in User Management.  (If a system is already configured for local installation, then the default setting of “System Default” will suffice.) 

    Learn here how to set the Panaya Risk Analysis and ICR Synchronizer to Local Installation


    The instructions and downloadable code are in your system(s) Configuration tab under “SAP Development” 

    • Synchronization of Code Changes - ABAP Component - for Risk Analysis (transports sync) – server-side 

    • Impact Analysis .Net local installation - for ICR (code sync) – client side 



  • Intelligent Code Remediation – Reevaluate for Pseudo Comment 

    We are adding a new fix type – “Reevaluate for Pseudo Comment” applicable to EHP, SPS, and S/4 Hana transformation projects 

    The fix type is added to elevate our Pseudo Comment related fixes and is applied in the following scenarios: 

    • The issue  to be fixed conflicts with another fix 

    • Source code is not up to date 

    • Missing source code (for custom code, where there is a conflict with another fix on the same line) 

    • Syntax error is in the main object 

    • The issue was re-opened 


Panaya for Foresight

  • Present Package Names

    We are now supporting Package names in addition to the existing Namespaces. 
    A new column has been added for Packages in the impact analysis results, which displays to which package each component is associated. This includes both custom and 3rd party packages. 
    The Package column is also available in the All Components grid. You can filter and group by the package in the different lists.  


  • Free Text Search 

    A new option when starting an analysis is to search for a hard-coded text or string across your org within the components themselves, including the Description, Error Message, etc. You can review the components that contain the text/string and open them in Salesforce or launch the impact analysis to review the dependencies. There are currently 35 different component types supported for searching.

    Learn more about Free Text Search







August 2021 Release



  • Dashboards: Entity Distribution Widget
    Adding to the existing functionality of the Entity Distribution Widget, users may now group data using text fields such as: 

    • Tests: Catalog ID, Business Process, Functional Area, System, Module, etc. 

    • Defects: Transaction, Transport Request, etc. 

    • Requirements/Workstreams: Business Process, Functional Area, Module, Category, Package, etc. 

    • Corrections: Transport Request, Category, Type, Object Name, Object Type, etc. 

    • Issues: Ref Object Number, Ref Object Type, Pseudo Comment, Note, Submit Failure Reason, Client, System, etc. 

    • All Custom Fields type: String 

The following are some examples where this might come in handy: 

  • Show all open defects by Transaction Codes 
  • Show all tests by Functional Area 
  • Etc. 

Learn more about Dashboards

  • Dashboards: Project Risk and Actionable Insight
    TDx (Test Dynamix) customers rejoice. We have added Project Risk and Actionable Insight widgets previously accessible only to our RDx (Release Dynamix) customers.

    Learn more about Dashboards




Panaya for SAP

  • Intelligent Code Remediation (ICR)
    For EHP, BSoH, and SAP S/4 HANA upgrading and migrating customers using Panaya’s Intelligent Code Remediation functionalities, we have added configuration settings that provide you with the option to retain your existing code rather than by removing it.  The legacy code will be commented out and you may optionally add relevant surrounding comments.  The changes can be implemented via your ICR settings and by default, they are “OFF”.   

    As an example: 

    Learn more about ICR


Panaya for Foresight

  • Discover with Panaya extension enhancements
    The Google Chrome extension will now display Impact Analysis results directly in Salesforce without having to launch the analysis in ForeSight first. Simply hover over the item in the Salesforce Object Manager, click on the Analyze button and a side panel will display various highlights of the analysis. You have the option to View in Panaya to see the analysis details in ForeSight. 

    Learn more about Discover with Panaya






 July 2021 Release



  • Dashboard Widget – “Field Calculation”
    We added a new widget that leverages fundamental calculations of numeric fields leveraging your views.
    Want to display something like the average age of open defects in your work queue in your dashboard?
    Want to know the total remaining dev efforts of critical defects? This could be the widget for you. 

    Learn more about Dashboards


  • Mobile Application Drill-Down to Entity Lists
    Furthering the capabilities of our Mobile Application (and we’re not done yet), we are adding drill-down into the following entity lists:
    - Corrections
    - Requirements
    - Tests
    - Defects 
    The drill-down is available for “Counter” and “Entity Distribution” widgets. 
    Access your mobile dashboard by clicking on one of the relevant links below from your mobile device: 
    (Don’t forget to add the app to your mobile home screen).


Panaya for SAP

  • Dashboard Enhancement – Entity Distribution Widget:  Issues
    We have enhanced the Entity Distribution Widget to include Issues.
    Relevant for all supported Impact Assessments - EHP/SPS, S/4 Convert, and S/4 Accelerate, the widget brings visibility to issue groupings within your dashboard and can help your team to quickly visualize such groupings as open issues that can be fixed with Intelligent Code Remediations or those that fall into other categories. 

    Learn more about Dashboards


Panaya for Foresight

  • Tag your Salesforce Components - Enhancements
    The tags you have added to your Salesforce components are now available on the Impact Analysis Graph view - Where you can view the existing tags, edit the tags, and add new tags to the selected components. Tags are also already available in the List view. Please speak to your Customer Success Manager to get access to this new feature. 






 June 2021 Release



  • Easy change of status
    Click on the status to change it! We added this intuitive improvement to Corrections, Requirements / Features / Workstreams / User Stories / Tasks (Level 1, 2, and 3 activities).
    Learn how


  • Development Burndown Widget
    We added a new widget for selection in your custom dashboard. 
    Learn more


  • Your Development List now displays all related parent and child activities - Requirements / Features / Workstreams / User Stories / Tasks (Level 1, 2, and 3 activities). Add them as columns, then sort, filter, group, and export.



Impact Analysis for SAP
  • Satellite Systems > Interfaces List
    Use this new list to review and export all interfaces to your SAP system, including the type (RFC, Info Object, etc.), description, date last used, and usage statistics.

    Read more about our Satellite Systems view
  • Issues Counter for your Dashboard
    Use the View Counter Widget to display the sum of Issues according to the desired criteria (e.g., automatic fixes, assigned issues, etc.).
  • Corrections and Issues Work Efforts Alignment
    We fine-tuned the way Panaya calculates efforts for all types of SAP upgrade projects. 
    The sum of all work effort in the Issue level is automatically calculated and reflected in the Correction level, allowing for a better understanding of the scope and timeframe of your upgrade project. Also included in the calculation are automatic fixes, so you can instantly grasp manual effort savings. 



Panaya for SAP S/4HANA

  • New Intelligent Code Remediation (ICR) Fixes 
    We added support for DB operation replacement activities originating from SAP ATC, by providing automatic fixes calling to replace APIs instead of accessing deleted tables.


Impact Analysis for Oracle

  • Default Working Hours
    We added the ability to define the default working hours for Unit Tests by object type.






May 2021 Release

Panaya for S/4HANA

  • Intelligent Code Remediation (ICR) Usability Improvements
    The following enhancements will allow you to have better management and control over your code issues and fixes - 

    • The Reevaluation Reason now appears as a new field for Issues where reevaluation is needed.
    • We added a new Reevaluation Reason for issues with Syntax Errors in main objects in your Issues List.
    • We incorporated a new Failed to Submit status for issues to better monitor automatic fixes submission failures. The new Submit Failure Reason column now appears in your Issues list.
    • ATC Pseudo Comments automatic submission -
      • Add Pseudo Comments
        You can add ATC pseudo comments directly from your Code Remediation Workspace or Issues list, in bulk or one by one.
      • ATC Pseudo comments details now show up in the Issues List as a new column.
        We added a new Pseudo Comments Only view for selection when working in the Issues List.
      • We dramatically increased the number of ATC Pseudo Comments auto submission coverage for ATC issues, classified initially as manual fixes.





Panaya ForeSight

  • Potential Technical Debt 
    We crafted a new ForeSight feature to help identify Fields that are potentially serving as technical debt within your Org. We’ve identified several indicators of potential technical debt, such as Fields with names that hint deprecation (i.e., Field includes ‘old’ / ’temp’ in the name), Fields not used in any Page Layout or key components, and more. This release includes indicators for Fields, and we plan to cover additional component types in upcoming releases. 
    The information also appears in the Org Overview Dashboard.


  • Scope Impact Summary - Enhancements
    We now display the sum of Impacting Components in the Scope section of your analysis. This, along with the already existing Impacted Components sum, gives you a more comprehensive understanding of the scope of the planned change.


  • Tag your Salesforce Components
    You are now able to add tags/attributes to your Salesforce components. Create a custom field of your choice, and then assign the relevant values to your selected Salesforce components. These will be available within the Impact Analysis results. Please speak to your Customer Success Manager to get access to this new feature.






April 2021 Release


  • Help & Support Menu
    Need assistance? A new help menu allows easy access to existing resources and much more. 
    The new menu includes a growing library of interactive product walkthroughs, updates, and feature announcements alongside a link to our Success Center knowledge base.
    Use this menu to contact our support team, view all previous support requests, and suggest new feature ideas - directly to our product teams.

  • We’re on Mobile!
    Your Panaya Dashboards are now compatible with mobile devices
    Visit my.panaya.com/mobile or emea.panaya.com/mobile to view Panaya for Mobile.


Test Management & Execution

  • Resume Recording
    Lengthy business processes? No issues. Capture your actions, then resume the recording later. You can then decide if you wish to add new captured activities to the original recording or initiate a separate test run. 
    Learn how

  • Time Range Zoom in Reports
    Need to focus on a particular time frame in a trend graph? We added the ability to click and drag to zoom into a specific time range in the following reports - Planned vs. Actual, Testing Progress Forecast, Tests and Steps Trend by Status, Open Defects Progress, and Defects Status Progress.

  • Export to Worksoft
    Export your SAP GUI Quick Tests Scripts in a format compatible with WorkSoft so that you can import them as automation scripts for your Worksoft automation engine
    Learn how


Panaya for SAP

  • New Change Requests Report
    Monitor all SAP transports and their corresponding requirements with this new report for your SAP Ongoing Changes projects.

  • Fiori Apps Test Coverage
    You can now filter by Fiori apps in the Test Coverage Report. Use the Object Type filter to include or exclude Fiori. 




Panaya for S/4HANA

  • SAP S/4HANA Upgrade Projects (S/4Accelerate)

    • Recommended Progression Tests
      Panaya automatically generates progression tests for Fiori applications, allowing a better understanding of transaction codes which can be replaced by Fiori Apps. 

    • Fiori Apps Recommendations
      S/4Accelerate projects now include the Recommended Fiori Apps report. The report displays all recommendations according to the target version per impacted module. 


  • New Automatic Fix for ATC DB Calls issues
    We added a new automatic code fix for replacing direct DB calls with API calls (e.g., SAP functions).


Panaya ForeSight

  • Lightning Web Components (LWC)
    The ForeSight analytics engine has improved and now supports imported (migrated) methods (e.g., @wire function calls).







 March 2021 Release


  • History Tab Export
    Use the new Export button added to the History tab of all item types (Tests, Defects, Requirements, etc.)


Test Management & Execution


  • Test Tree Improvements 
    • New Status Color Indication in the Test Tree
      We added a visual color representation of the tests’ current status, providing immediate visibility into tests’ statuses when working in the Tree.
      Learn more about the Test Tree
    • Open in New Tab
      Right-click anywhere in the Test Tree view to open up an item in a new tab.

  • Clone and Keep/Delete Assigned Testers
    When cloning Tests, Cycles, Folders, and Business Processes, you can now select to keep or delete any testers assigned to the original tests.
    Learn how

  • Transaction/Object Field in Defects
    When reporting Defects using our Testing Tool (Recorder / Player), the Transaction/Object field will be auto-populated with the corresponding tested transaction (where possible), or the test step Transaction/Object field.


  • New Testing Tab Fields in Requirements / Features
    You asked for new fields for the Testing tab in Requirements / Features (Level 1). You can now add the below fields to the test list in the Testing tab - 

    • Business Process

    • Functional Area

    • Module

    • Covering Entry Points

    • IT Owner


  • Improved Defect Owners Report
    We added a new row with the total sum for each column in the report.


  • Define Recorder Mode per User
    As of this release, you can define whether each user will be using the Panaya online/offline recorder.
    Learn how




Panaya for SAP S/4HANA

  • Panaya S/4Accelerate
    Upgrade your SAP S/4HANA version with ease-of-use and peace of mind! 
    Our latest offering allows you to review all corrections and tests in advance, based on your current SAP S/4HANA code and usage.
    Learn more


  • View Deleted Transactions and Covering Entry Points in the Test List
    We added two new fields for your S/4HANA upgrade and conversion projects. You can now add the Deleted Transactions and Covering Entry Points fields using the select columns button


  • Enhanced Project Risk Widget
    We added all risk spider vertices from the Project Risk Cockpit view, into the Project Risk Widget in your S/4HANA Dashboard.
    Learn more

  • More Actionable Insights 
    We converted all Risk Mitigation areas from the Project Risk Cockpit view to actionable insights in your S/4HANA Dashboard.
    Learn more



Panaya ForeSight

  • Lightning Web Components (LWC)

    The ForeSight analytics engine has improved and now supports the following -

    • Navigation Services are now fully supported, including cases of dynamic relations that are referenced in JavaScript code. These relations will appear when you add a Lightning Web Component as a Scoped Item and analyze your planned change’s potential impact.

    • LWC to another LWC relations is now supported when used via JavaScript (in addition to previously supported HTML).






 February 2021 Release


  • Comments Fields in Lists
    We added comments metadata to your favorite List View so you can track and monitor who, when and what was commented about. Use the select column button to add comment related fields such as Last Commented By and Last Comment Date as well as the comment itself.

    Note that these fields will show data for comments posted after February 7th, starting from 10:00 AM EST.


Test Management & Execution

  • Pause & Resume Test Recording. 
    We added the option to pause the capturing of tests when recording web-based applications.


  • Drill Down to Steps
    We added a new view that will allow you to review, edit, and export test steps.

    To display the list of steps, click on the number of test steps in -

Impact Analysis for SAP

  • New Entry Point Pop Up
    We added a new pop up displaying all the essential information about Entry Points. 
    Key metadata such as the usage and impact details now appear in one centralized view. 
    This is also where you can assign owners and link or generate related tests. 

  • Accept Automatic Fixes in Bulk
    Use the new Code Remediation Workspace to multi-select issues and accept automatic fixes with one click. 
    View all related articles

    Watch this short video about our Intelligent Code Remediation for SAP


Impact Analysis for Oracle

  • New Entry Point Pop Up
    We added a new pop up displaying all the essential information about Entry Points. 
    Key metadata such as the usage and impact details now appear in one centralized view. 
    This is also where you can assign owners and link or generate related tests. 


Panaya ForeSight

  • Panaya’s SFDX Plugin 
    The new Panaya SFDX Plugin allows you to smoothly integrate Panaya ForeSight in the various use-cases related to Salesforce Developer Experience (SFDX).
    Use SFDX command line (CLI) to analyze the impact and risk of a package.xml file. Panaya will automatically create a dedicated Analysis item with the relevant scoped items. 





 January 2021 Release


  • UX Enhancements
    We added new color coding for the statuses of development items, to allow you to better recognize them in lists and dashboard widgets.


Test Management & Execution

  • The Ready to Test email notification subject and description, now include the Test ID and Test description


  • New Filters for the Test Progress Forecast Report
    Use the new filters to narrow down the forecast for different purposes such as specific cycles and modules.


  • Custom Automation Support via API
    Leverage our new & improved automation API infrastructure, allowing you to control and manage all testing related assets and activities within Panaya.

    How to write Panaya's Test Automation Connector?
    How to build a playlist and execute automated tests?


  • Panaya Testing Tool (Recorder/Player)

    • Improved Salesforce Lightning recording with even more precise test evidence 

    • Improved capturing of browser scroll bars for web applications

    • Improved performance for SAP GUI recording when working with multiple tabs


Impact Analysis for SAP

  • Intelligent Code Remediation

    • Better User Experience
      We made some visual and functional improvements to the Code Remediation Workspace such as contrasted separation of the Issues list and the Issue details pane, as well as clearer status display, and much more. 

    • Customized Automatic Code Comments
      We now provide admins the option to decide what information should be included in Panaya’s automatic code comments. You can include or exclude the submission date, project name, and even add custom comments.

    • Mass Edit Issues Statuses
      Use our Code Remediation Workspace to edit the status of issues in bulk
      View all related articles



Impact Analysis for Oracle

  • Panaya now supports Oracle e-Business Suite upgrades to R12.2.10


Panaya ForeSight

  • View in Salesforce Classic / Lightning Selection
    We continue to expand the list of supported components to allow the automatic opening and viewing of components in Lightning Experience.
    Admins can select to display components in Salesforce Classic or Lightning.
    The selection is enforced for all users.

  • Testing Progress Forecast Report Filter
    We added our dynamic filters to this report, allowing you to narrow down the scope of the forecast to include specific modules, cycles, etc.

  • Refined Test Evidence & Script Capturing for SFDC Screens
    We keep improving our level of evidence to include a better resolution of your business processes steps. Try it now with date pickers and chatter/text areas.

  • Improved playback support for Salesforce Dashboard pop-ups