Result Catalog Actions
A new type of result action is available that acts upon result catalogs as a whole, producing alerts for entire result catalogs rather than the individual results within a catalog. This feature allows action administrators to reduce the number of alerts by focusing on the overall control point execution rather than the individual findings within the overall execution.
Data360 Govern Integration Improvements
The following improvements have been made to the Data360 Govern integration capability originally introduced in release 9.3.
- Control Point Execution Summary
Infogix Assure now sends execution summary data to Data360 Govern daily. This information includes how many times a control point has run in the current month, how long those executions collectively ran, and how many instances they collectively processed. The number of periods (year-month) is configurable. This information allows the Data360 user to understand whether controls are actively running and how the execution behavior has changed over time.
- Layout Field Assets and Usage
Infogix Assure now sends information about each field of layout rules defined within Infogix Assure. Additionally, Infogix Assure sends relationship information on which control points read which layout fields. For database layouts, the information about layout fields includes the database connection, database table, and database column that the field maps to. These capabilities allow a Data360 Govern user to extend the data lineage from technical assets that describe the original business source all the way to the control points, fields, and reports that use those assets.
User Report Key Break Control
User report summary row output (corresponding to “key breaks” on control fields) is more controllable by the rules developer. In addition to the traditional behavior (now defined as “All”), the rules developer can specify that only summary rows at the most detailed level of “key break” be produced. Alternately, the rules developer can specify that summary rows only be produced for key breaks that have explicit sum or count labels defined, and whether or not to include a grand totals summary line. This new capability allows the rules developer to produce user reports with only the summarization output that they desire.
Catalog Results Report List Web Service
A new web service method is added to the results web service that returns the list of reports produced by a control point execution. The returned information includes the type of report and the user interface URL that can be used to view the report. This allows customer-specific programs and interfaces to run control points and provide links to their users that access the reports produced by the control point.
Database References Report
A new system-wide report is added that lists database table and column mappings to layout fields and to the rules that use the layout fields. This new report helps customers review and understand the potential impacts to controls for changes being made in source databases.
Calendar selection throughout the system is changed from a drop-down list of calendars to a calendar selection popup window. When the selection popup is used from control points, the user can create the needed schedule calendar or duration calendar on the fly. This improves the rules developer’s productivity by avoiding the need to save their control point, navigate to calendars, create the necessary calendar, and then return to the control point and select the calendar.
Reconciliation Task Summary Report
Reconciliation control points now produce a reconciliation task summary report for the control point execution. The report includes information for each reconciliation task applied in the control point. This information was previously only seen on the reconciliation task summary result produced for each reconciliation task. Additionally, the report summarizes each match-set-end balance check within each task, providing totals for the left side total, the right side total, and the comparison variance in both natural and absolute terms. This new report helps internal auditors and operations staff to ensure the consistent application of the matching rules.
Client Logging Context
The Infogix Assure client and server utility now includes a process-specific context on log output. This helps system administrators and support to correlate the logging of particular executions in environments where multiple client executions use a shared log file.
Infogix Insight Notification Override
Traditionally, when Infogix Insight integration is enabled, Infogix Insight is notified of the execution of every control point in Infogix Assure. Now, the controls developer in Assure can choose which control points send execution notification information to Insight with a new option in the control point advanced details. This allows the controls developer to avoid sending excessive notifications for frequently executed control points that are not included in control views. This helps Infogix Insight keep its control views up to date.