December 01, 2018

December 2018 Update: Custom Statuses and Attachments

Custom Record Statuses
Last month, we launched a feature that allows you to categorize records. We received lots of positive feedback but many customers wanted to be able to further customize statuses. With this update you can now configure your own statuses (up to 5), and customize them to better match your internal workflows and documentation processes.

A quick note: If you change an existing status, that change will update any existing record with that status. For example, if you change the “approved” status to “pre-cleared”, the new label will apply to all existing records that were labeled with the “approved” status. Additionally, if you delete an existing status, all contributions will be relabeled to your account’s default status setting.

Attachments
The notes feature on records just got more powerful. Now, when you add notes on a record, you can upload and attach files as well. Any file (DOC, PDF, CSV, JPG, XLS etc) up to 100 MB can be added to a record as an attachment.

Navigation Improvements
We adjusted the placement of a few features to improve ease of use and simplify the interface. Now, you can access the Dashboard by clicking “Vigilant”. And when you’d like to view, add, or make changes to monitored employees or companies, go to the “Monitoring” tab. You can find reports and other settings (including customizing record labels) in the drop-down menu under your account name in the top right corner.


news
POLITICO recently dug into the lobbying efforts of Juul Labs with the help of public records data compiled by Vigilant.
compliance updates
The Vigilant team is happy to announce two major releases for our political contribution monitoring platform. Standalone searching and enhanced candidate and committee data will help streamline workflows for compliance teams.
news
Today we’re launching the first iteration of Vigilant’s Vote Analysis, a new tool to help with the search and analysis of roll call votes in Congress and at the state-level in each of the 50 state legislatures across the country.