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From the Blog

Improved Judge Reports

Prior to this update you needed to be an Excel wizard and would have to export data from both the submissions and judges to get the kind of data you were looking for. Our new judging reports interface provides all of the functionality you have been used to, with some powerful filtering and organization tools. You can now export scores with the related submission fields, you can filter out...Read more

Configure Rendering of Application Name when using first name + last name

When using two text fields for your application name field we have always defaulted this to LastName, FirstName.  Customers have been clamouring us to improve this functionality. We’ve rolled out an update that will let you decide exactly how to make this formatted.  The default is still LastName, FirstName or {SecondValue}, {FirstValue} per the configuration, but you are free to make...Read more