DOOH and SSP releases
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DOOH and SSP Version 11.16.2

10.06.2024

Note

Install this version if you use DOOH to ensure that all statistical data is stored correctly.

Resolved issues

We’ve fixed an issue where the digital report didn’t show the playouts after a booking item was completed.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.16.1

29.04.2024

Resolved issues

We’ve fixed an issue where the DOOH Playback Importer didn't provide any data in the IXM Platform after an update to 11.16.0.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.16.0

27.03.2024

Update to 11.16

Note the following important information, before you update to 11.16:

Mandatory script before update

Before upgrading an IXM server with DOOH to 11.16.0 or later, you must run the following script. Previous versions contained an issue where the total provision of multiple sales persons could exceed 100%. The script will help you find critical entries that you need to correct in the database before updating to 11.16.

SELECT
	DISTINCT BookingId, SUM(provision) as TotalProvision, COUNT(*) as SalesPeopleCount
FROM	
	[dooh].[SalesPeople]
GROUP BY
	BookingId
HAVING SUM(provision)<>100

No DOOH for location users

As of this version, location users can no longer use DOOH or any DOOH-related features in the IXM Platform. It’s no longer possible to enable DOOH for this user type.

Advanced permission system

With this release, we’ve updated the DOOH permissions system with new user groups. These user groups work in conjunction with the existing permissions system of the IXM Platform. You can still set general IXM Platform permissions that apply to all users, such as read and write rights. In addition, you can now control who has access to which

DOOH clients and bookings via new DOOH user groups.

This leads to the following changes when updating to 11.16.0:

  • The system automatically creates a default DOOH user group

  • The default DOOH user group is automatically assigned to DOOH users at first. You can select a different group later.

  • The default DOOH user group is automatically assigned to DOOH clients at first. You can select a different group later.

New booking owner system

You can now differentiate between the owner of a booking and an additional sales person. From now on, every booking must have an owner who is the primary sales person. Optionally, you can select another sales person who may receive a provision from the sales. This leads to the following changes when updating to 11.16.0:

  • The owner of a booking now appears in DOOH reports.

  • In the database, the owner is now included in the dooh.SalesPeople table to store their provision and to make the changes backwards compatible.

Changed structure of cmsContentSummary

We’ve changed the CMSContentSummary at /common/webServices/gui/user/CmsContentSummary.mjs.

New features

Advanced permission system

We've created a new DOOH permission systemDOOH permissions system which provides a better way to control who has access to clients and bookings. A new type of user group that we’ve developed specifically for DOOH allows you to stay on top of things and manage your sales persons, clients, and bookings more efficiently.

With the update to 11.16, the system automatically creates a default DOOH user group and assigns it to all existing DOOH clients and users. You can create your own DOOH user groups and assign your own DOOH user groups instead.

Learn more …

New booking owner system

You can now differentiate between the owner of a booking and an additional sales person. The owner is the primary sales person of a booking and usually its creator. In addition, you can select another sales person who may receive a provision from the sales.

Templates for simple content creation

To simplify the creation of DOOH content and bookings, this release includes new and improved DOOH templates. With our ready-to-use templates, you can design and manage your content exactly how you want and create a more vibrant user experience in a few simple steps:

  • We’ve created the new Weekday Media Viewer spot where you can select the video by weekday.

  • The Random Media Viewer spot can now play videos in the same order as stored.

  • The Live Tag Media Viewer spot can now play content based on categories.

  • The Daytime Media Viewer spot can display multiple spots at selected times of the day.

Learn more …

New VAT solution

Value added tax (VAT) may not be the same for all DOOH clients, for example if their companies are registered in another country. To provide our users with a comprehensive and global solution to this very real challenge, we have expanded our VAT settings to include the option of whether or not a customer must pay VAT.

More DOOH product data

Based on customer feedback, we've implemented measures to add more data to DOOH products. This allows us to help you tailor the DOOH user experience to your needs. Each DOOH product can now be customized with a new tab and fields for additional data - what data you want to add is entirely up to you. Please contact Grassfish for more information on this solution.

Redesigned DOOH booking calculation

With this version, we've fundamentally revised the calculation of DOOH bookings. This redesign of the calculation process allows us to maximize the performance of our platform which means that you can expect faster and more accurate processing of your bookings. Note that analog products now behave like digital products in the chart. If an analog screen is part of multiple products, the space in each product is occupied accordingly.

Expanded booking list search

We have expanded the search field functionality of the DOOH booking list. You can now search for a booking description, customer reference ID, agreement number, sales person, contact person, and brand.

SSP audience recognition

With audience recognition, you no longer have to to preset live tags in the IXM Platform. The Windows and Linux Player can now pass live tag information to an SSP provider through the AdServing API.

Learn more …

Resolved issues

  • Booking a spot length that exceeds the frequency is no longer possible.

  • We’ve added a missing translation in German and Swedish in the DOOH system parameters.

  • Bookings are no longer deleted if you set them to “cancel and set to reseverd" and then click “Close”.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to create a new booking item due to a JS error.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the capacity exception logged "AvailableSeconds" as an object instead of indicating a value.

  • It’s now possible to place an order for a digital product without selected media.

  • It’s now possible to copy and save an older booking item.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a not selecting a DOOH spot group for a new customer in the system parameters lead to an error.

  • It's no longer possible to copy a booking item with a deactivated product.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to delete a second sales person.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a deactivated location was not crossed out if the booking’s start date didn’t match the deactivation start date.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the campaign report was blank if there were no completed booking items.

  • The default duration of a reservation can no longer exceed the specified maximum.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where resetting ordered bookings worked although it wasn’t allowed.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where saving DOOH product subgroups after changing their names to the same name and back.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the dialog for entering a new reservation date couldn’t be canceled when changing an ordered or running booking to reserved.

  • Changing time ranges in the DOOH chart no longer triggers two webservice requests.

  • DOOH product live tag assignment now shows the assigned live tags instead of only the parents.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the "Cancel" button did the same as the "Apply" button in the DOOH product live tag assignment dialog.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where using of the advanced filter for users, product groups, and products incorrectly showed no results.

  • The “Report digital” button is no longer available when “Use prices” is not selected in the DOOH system parameters.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where printing a digital report took a long time if a lot of locations were involved.

  • Opening the webhelp from the DOOH tab in the IXM Platform section now opens the DOOH webhelp instead of the IXM Platform webhelp.

  • Opening the webhelp from the DOOH tab via right click now opens the DOOH webhelp instead of the IXM Platform webhelp.

  • The main location of deactivated locations is now displayed correctly in the player selection and no longer called “Root”.

  • We’ve added a missing German translation for “Network” when working with deactivated locations.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the date of a deactivated location wasn’t displayed correctly.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where editing a DOOH product resulted in an error.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where booking item dates were not named for UTC but local player time.

  • We’ve added a new DOOH booking order confirmation dialog.

  • We’ve fixed the title of the deactivated locations window.

  • We’ve changed the name of the “Locations” pane in the DOOH chart to “Locations (digital ad-spaces)”.

  • Standard users now see the selected client’s name in the filter instead of “Do not filter”.

  • All filter options in DOOH now work for standard users.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a small number of reserved bookings wasn’t displayed correctly in the chart.

  • Users with permission "See bookings of others" can no longer add or delete a spot in other's bookings which lead to an error when trying to save.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where using “Reserved” and “Waiting list” filters, “Waiting list” could no be deselected independently of “Reserved”.

  • The context menu is now available in the chart’s location view.

  • When opening a booking item, the request GV2/Webservices/rest/gui/api/dooh/affectedScreens/list is now only called once.

  • User who can only see but not edit bookings of other users no longer see the “Reserve”, “Order”, “Back to registered”, and “Prolong reservation” buttons.

  • We’ve fixed a calculation issue when using share of vioce in the DOOH chart.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where if a location had a specified deactivation start date but no end date it wasn’t marked as inactive.

  • The Dooh ImporterPlugin task “ImportDoohBookingItems” no longer returns a wrong error message concerning the original price column.

  • We’ve added translations for an error message when trying to create a booking but no DOOH products are available.

  • Bookings are no longer deleted when the reservation time expires without the booking being ordered.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the “ReservedUtc” date when reserving a booking contained the correct date but a wrong time.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a server exception occurred when trying to edit a deactivated client.

  • We’ve fixed links to the DOOH webhelp.

Known issues

  • If your advanced filter is active and you select a client under “DOOH > Booking > Clients”, this client is automatically used in the filter and prevents the system from displaying another client even if you select one.

  • After upgrading to 11.16.0, the IXM Platform throws an error if you add additional data that contains at least one boolean value to a DOOH product that existed before.

  • The player report may contain more entries than the player list in the IXM Platform because the report only displays digital players for DOOH users, but the player list may include analog screens.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.15.3

22.12.2023

New features

Improved order confirmation template With this version, we've expanded the contractual terms field in the DOOH order confirmation to allow more text to be entered. This helps improve communication and documentation.

Resolved issues

  • We've fixed an issue where the default end time was 01 when adding a booking in the chart but the default end time was 24 when adding it in the “Booking” tab.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.15.2

01.12.2023

Resolved issues

  • We’ve fixed an issue where prices were not updated correctly when changing the time of a booking item.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the VAT was reset to 20% after setting it to 0% in the system parameters.

Known issues

  • When you add a booking via the chart, the default end time is 01. When you add booking via the “Bookings” tab, the default end time is 24.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.15.0

18.08.2023

New features

Week numbers in the chart

In the monthly view of the DOOH chart, you can now see the week number in addition to the weekdays. This information can be useful for sales persons when selling DOOH bookings. The beginning of each week is now marked with the abbreviation CW and the week number like “CW 20”.

Copy booking items

As of this version, you can copy booking items. This is particularly useful if you want to create multiple similar booking items without starting from scratch each time. When you copy a booking item, important values like the DOOH product, spot length, and tags are inherited from the original item. In the copied item, you can change these values as you like.

Price display in the DOOH chart

We’ve improved the display of prices in the DOOH chart to make the pricing easier to read and understand. For each product distribution type, there’s now an exact pricing text in the tooltip such as “Price per day per 10 sec. spot length for 100 sec. frequency”.

Display of deactivated locations

If a location is deactivated, for example due to renovations or repair work, it shouldn’t be booked for DOOH playouts during this time. To make it easier to work with activated and deactivated locations, the IXM Platform now displays an info message in the booking item if there are deactivated locations and an option to show them.

Set product price per year

As of this version, you can set a price per year for digital and analog DOOH products that use frequency or share of voice as content distribution. This new pricing option is now available in addition to price per day, started week, and started month.

Playback report for booking items

With this version, you can create playback reports for booking items even if the booking isn't completed yet. This is particularly useful for long-term bookings that contain booking items for different time periods. This new option also allows you to create reports on demand while a booking is still running.

Cancel booking items

It’s now possible to cancel a running or ordered booking item without changing the other items in the booking. Canceling can be useful, for example, if you want to end a booking item early.

Missing media indicator

With the help of the new "Media" column, you can quickly find out whether any of your booking items are missing media files. You can simply check the color-coded media indicator in the bookings and booking items list. This helps you not to forget to add media to a booking item before it runs.

Notify sales persons of booking item status change

The IXM Platform can now automatically send a notification to the sales person when a booking item’s status changes from waiting list to reserved. You can specify whether they receive a news center message, an email, or both in the IXM Platform news center settings.

Switch product while editing booking item

You can now switch the DOOH product while editing a booking item without losing your prior changes. The IXM Platform keeps the start date, end date, and discount that you’ve specified.

Use players with display times for  bookings

As of this version, you can use players with configured display times for DOOH bookings with the content distributions frequency, playback, and live tag. The capacity calculation now considers the specified play times of each player.

Resolved issues

  • The price text in the product details is now correct for DOOH products with the content distribution “Playbacks” and “Live-Tags”.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where DOOH spot playbacks were not distributed correctly over time.

  • We’ve changed the wording in the print dialog from “offer” to “business proposal”.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the “Create a booking item” window didn’t open automatically in the DOOH chart.

  • The column "Reserved until" is no longer empty when a booking is on the waiting list.

  • It’s no longer possible to add a booking item when the booking status is ordered/ running/ cancelled/ completed or if it’s a read-only booking.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the IXM Platform froze when trying to select a spot from a spot group in the booking item.

  • It’s now possible to book a frequency based booking for more than one day with a player that has set display times.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a live tag booking couldn’t be booked despite enough ad-spaces.

  • Switching the product group while creating a DOOH product no longer results in incorrect details in the “Price” tab.

  • We’ve corrected the word “Canceled” in the booking window.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to open the digital report PDF.

  • We’ve added a toast message that appears when you activate or deactivate DOOH product groups.

  • We’ve fixed an issue in the DOOH chart where the button for adding a new booking item was sometimes disabled.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to make a booking for one day from 00:00 to 24:00 if “Enable reserved for bookings” was disabled.

  • The campaign report no longer shows 0 in the field “Total number of views, purchased” even though a value has been set for target views.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a user with read/write rights couldn't select a spot from the spot group when creating a booking.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the PDF was sometimes corrupt when printing a DOOH report.

Known issues

  • The capacity check calculates the available seconds per hour to check whether there is enough space to order a booking. However, if the display times don't start and/or end at the beginning of the hour, e.g. 07:15 - 18:00, the available seconds are calculated on the hour (07:00), but the check doesn't take into account when exactly the seconds are available.

  • After a booking has been reserved, it's possible to select a start date in the past for a booking item and order it.

Update to 11.15

Update plugins

When you update from a previous version to 11.15, the installer updates the following plugins automatically:

  • CommonDataImporterPlugin

  • CommonOnlineOfflinePlayerImporterPlugin

  • DashboardDataImporter

You must manually update all other UDC and ReportingGateway (RG) plugins that you use.

To update RG plugins, stop the service and exchange each required plugin folder (e.g. DoohImporterPlugin). We recommend deleting the old folder and copy/pasting the new folder instead of overwriting it. Don’t forget to restart the service afterwards.

To update UDC plugins, stop the service and copy all relevant plugin files into the plugins folder. Note that there are no subfolders per plugin here. Restart the service afterwards.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.14.2

30.05.2023

New features

Use players with display times for frequency bookings

As of this version, you can use players with configured display times for DOOH bookings with the content distribution method frequency. The capacity calculation for these bookings now considers the specified play times for each player. That means it checks for capacity within the display times of the player.   

Resolved issues

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the IXM Platform froze when trying to select a spot from a spot group in the booking item.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where a live tag booking couldn’t be booked despite enough ad-spaces. The target playtimes are now defined for the time range from start date to end date and not for every single day in that time range.

Hotfix 1

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to open the digital report PDF for bookings that contained digital and analog products.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to make a booking for one day from 00:00 to 24:00 if “Enable reserved for bookings” wasn’t selected.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.14.1

10.03.2023 

Resolved issues

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the default duration of a booking was less than specified if undercutting was allowed.

  • It’s no longer possible to add a booking item if the status is ordered/running/cancelled/completed or in case of a read-only booking.   

 Hotfix 2

  • We’ve fixed an issue where bookings with the content distribution method frequency didn’t work with players that have specific display times.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.14.0

13.02.2023

New features

Improved spot selection

With this version, we’ve improved the spot selection when you create a DOOH booking and add a spot. Users can now select a spot group or template group if they have the proper permission.

Set airtime ratio per player or location

As of this version, you can set the airtime ratio directly for players and locations. This allows you to set different percentages of screen time for advertising on a more individual level than the whole network.

Change list price flexibly

You can now flexibly change the list price for a booking to a higher price if this option is enabled. For example, you can easily increase the list price of a booking that is restricted to Sundays and, therefore, more expensive without having to create a new DOOH product.

Add client reference ID

If a client submits a reference number for a booking, you can now add it in your booking details and see it on your order confirmations.

Campaign optional

As of this version, the DOOH campaign field is optional. You no longer have to enter a campaign when you create a booking.

New default start/end date and time

As of this version, we’ve improved the default values of start/end date and time when you create a booking item. The start date is now the current date plus one and the end date is the current date plus two unless there’s a minimal booking duration or undercutting is allowed. The default start time is now 0 and the end time 24.

Offer is now called business proposal

As of this version, offer has been renamed to business proposal. With this new wording, DOOH adjusts to the working language of advertisers who need to be able to differentiate between non-binding business proposals and offers with a guarantee.

Client number optional

As of this version, the DOOH client number can be set to optional or mandatory depending on the project requirements. In addition, you can now configure that the client number is not displayed at all.

Select the brand by customer

The same brands often book again. To facilitate the booking data entry, you can now either select the client as brand from a dropdown list or enter the brand manually as before.

Brand visible in booking info from chart

When you show bookings directly from the DOOH chart, you can now see the brand in a newly added column.

Report improvements

To make report creation more intuitive, we’ve reduced the two previous fields “Potential contacts” and “Contacts” to one field where you can enter the number of “Visitors”.

DOOH chart improvements

We’ve made multiple improvements to the DOOH chart:

  • The quarterly view now displays a full quarter instead of three months from the selected date. For example, if you’ve selected August the quarterly view displays July, August, and September.

    • The “Price” column is now smaller, which creates more space for other columns that contain important information.

    • When you select a product group in the chart, the products within a subgroup are now displayed in alphabetical order. This helps to find products more easily.

Resolved issues

  • We’ve fixed an issue where it was no longer possible to copy the content of a DOOH playlist.

  • When creating a booking item, the alphabetical sorting of DOOH products in the dropdown is no longer case-sensitive.

  • We’ve fixed missing or incorrect translations.

Known issues

  • In some cases, the price description in the product details is incorrect. The wording of "Price unit" or "Price per" may not match the selected price settings, but prices are still calculated correctly.

  • If a newly created booking with a booking item is quickly set to ordered, the “New” button remains active. As it’s not allowed to add a new booking item to an ordered booking, trying to insert a new booking item will result in an exception.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.13.4

17.02.2023

Resolved issues

  • We’ve fixed an issue with the DOOH chart where the “Create a booking item” window didn’t open automatically when adding a new booking item to an existing booking.

  • We’ve fixed missing or incorrect translations.

  • We’ve fixed an issue with the DOOH chart where the button to add a new booking item was sometimes not enabled.

Links to webhelp


DOOH and SSP Version 11.13.2

07.11.2022

Resolved issues

  • In the “Ad-spaces” tab, the “Locations” pane no longer displays “Network: ROOT” but “Network: [All locations]”.

  • We’ve fixed an issue where the price was sometimes incorrect when you added a booking in the chart.

  • In the system parameters, the name of the selected spot group is no longer changed to “Root” after saving.

  • We’ve changed the wording in the booking and price information window.

Links to webhelp


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