Introducing automatically managed reporting dates
We have redesigned the way we create and update reporting dates to reduce administrative burden and maximise data completeness.
Reporting dates provide a consistent set of dates which can be used for reporting and organising your data within Elements. A reporting date is a ‘master’ date for an output or activity within Elements (e.g. a publication, grant, teaching activity or professional activity) and until now, reporting dates were set once by the system when an item was first created, and needed to be updated manually.
We’ve introduced new functionality to automatically maintain Reporting dates, recalculating them as new information becomes available (eg. additional records are added to the system) in line with new configuration settings which allow organisations to define their own ‘date precedence’. Together, this new functionality ensures Elements can offer accurate reporting throughout the scholarly communications lifecycle.