Sapho Employee Experience Portal 4.8 introduces Okta and PeopleSoft integrations and brings support for GDPR compliance

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Okta rounds out Sapho’s suite of identity providers

If your organization is using Okta for authentication and authorization in various business systems, we have good news: we now support Okta as an identity provider. From now on, Sapho admins will be able to restrict access to Sapho Builder and Sapho micro apps based on the security groups you have set up in Okta. Furthermore, you can use the same security groups to send targeted feed cards, push notifications, or emails to employees.

PeopleSoft integration

As we continue to extend our support of Oracle, we’re extremely proud to announce a new connector and pre-built micro apps for PeopleSoft. To start, our main focus is on consolidating requisition approval workflows, but we will be adding support for more use cases in the future. For now, managers can search for older requisitions, receive notifications about pending requisitions, and approve them without having to leave Sapho.

Sapho embeds in Google Sites

Sapho already integrates with many Google technologies and in this release, we added support for another one—Google Sites. Sapho Employee Experience Portal can now be directly embedded on a page in both new and classic Google Sites. Moreover, employees can automatically log into Sapho with their G Suite credentials so they don’t have to use any additional login details.

GDPR compliance support

You are probably already aware that on May 25th, all organisations working with EU citizen data will need to be GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant. At Sapho, we take our customers’ needs for data privacy and security seriously, so we’ve been working on features that will allow your organization with the ability to meet GDPR requirements on our platform. In Sapho Employee Experience Portal 4.8, you’ll find new tools which will allow Sapho administrators to:

  • Delete all personally identifiable information about a specific user from all the databases Sapho uses.
  • Verify (search) the deletion of all data related to a specific user.
  • Export all data related to a specific user from Sapho’s internal databases.

These tools can be accessed in the user interface of Sapho Builder as well as our public REST API.

“User impersonation” feature for Sapho admins

You probably already know that you can restrict micro apps to certain user groups using the security provider of your choice, ensuring that employees only see what they have permission to access. With this release, we’re introducing a new feature that enables defining preview roles and assigning security provider groups to that role.

This means that Sapho admins will be able to preview the experience of a specific employee or user group right from Sapho Builder.

We hope that this feature will be particularly useful in troubleshooting issues and verifying if content is restricted appropriately to user groups with different security permissions (e.g. managers versus employees).

Automatic card expiration in workfeeds

One of the core features of Sapho Employee Experience Portal is our unified workfeed. This workfeed consolidates notifications in the form of cards about important updates, pending tasks, and company-wide announcements. Working with our customers, we’ve identified several use cases that require a card to be automatically removed after it is no longer relevant for employees.  Now, micro app developers can configure card expiration rules in the Feed Card channel editor under the Expiration tab.

Card expiration is triggered by a condition rule, time rule, or if the underlying record for that card is deleted from the source system.

Search Field for App Header

We’re also excited to announce the ability to configure a global search in the header of Sapho Employee Experience Portal. This new component allows micro app admins to bundle search pages from different micro apps in a single location so that employees are able to submit search queries across micro apps and find page results in fewer clicks. When added by admins, the search bar will be included in the Sapho header, regardless of what page employees are on.

These were our top highlights from Sapho Employee Experience Portal 4.8. Stay tuned for more updates and  new features we add in upcoming releases.

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Ana Chetrari

Ana Chetrari is a Product Manager at Sapho. She held various junior positions in Sapho and joined full-time after graduating from SUNY Empire State College.

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