Maintenance Break on Thursday, January 7th

We are doing some maintenance on the FIBRES platform on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, starting at 6 pm EET (= time in Helsinki, Finland).

FIBRES will not be available during the maintenance. The maintenance will last for three hours at maximum, i.e. the platform will be available again at 9 pm EET at the latest.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the maintenance.

Updates to Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


Important Changes to FIBRES Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


At FIBRES Online, we are committed to keeping you informed of changes to our terms and conditions.

We have made changes to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. These changes are not intended to weaken your rights.

The updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will be in force from February 1, 2021 onwards. By continuing to use our Services after this date, you indicate your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have listed some of the most important changes below. Please make sure to read the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in full before continuing to use our Services.

Thank you for building your futures with FIBRES!

Changes to FIBRES Privacy Policy

The most important changes may be listed as follows:

  • augmented scope of the Privacy Policy to cover not only users of our Services but also other individuals whose personal data we may collect and process especially related to our marketing and customer relationship management activities
  • minor updates to align with recent legal interpretations and recommendations both by legal authorities and by certain technology providers added details of which data we may collect of individuals

Changes to FIBRES Terms of Use

The most important changes may be listed as follows:

  • added and modified terms and conditions e.g. related to IPR and indemnifications, to better cover for third-party content (such as add-on services and powerups) integrated to our Services
  • modified terms and conditions related to free (non-paid) Accounts we sometimes offer to individuals, our resellers, other partners, and/or for educational purposes

Please contact us at support@fibresonline.com for more details.

UI Renewal Continued - and Heading Towards 2021!

Support announcement

First, a final reminder: FIBRES will officially stop supporting Internet Explorer browser as of December 31, 2020. During early 2021 we will also technically block access to FIBRES using IE.

We encourage all our remaining IE users to switch to current versions of Chrome, New Edge, Safari or Firefox immediately. There are known issues with our UI renewal on IE that we are also not going to address.

New FIBRES Release!

FIBRES 2.17.1

New

  • Improved Home view: The view where you land when logging into FIBRES is now even easier to browse with the new Article Grid layout!
  • While at it, we now also use Article Grids on Content Full View for showcasing Pinned content, already Linked Content and AI Picks
  • And talking about Content Full View, it also has an improved layout. Stay tuned for more improvements on upcoming releases!
  • Network Builder tools for managing the links of a Content Item now has type filtering
  • The Network Builder is now also available via Discover on any article "card" shown, just expand the card and you have the option to open Network Builder for that Content Item
  • Improved Tag suggestions: When editing Tags of a Content Item, you now get even better suggestions from AI for new Tags
  • In Content Completeness suggestions, we replaced the reminder about assessing Impacted Regions with a one reminding about linking a Content with an already existing other items on your FIBRES Account

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with Network Builder, which caused the last item not to be shown fully on mobile devices when action bar was visible
  • Fixed an issue with Tag editor which caused the editor not showing in full when there were a lot of Tag suggestions
  • Fixed an issue with Web Clipper, which in some rare occasions caused duplicate articles to be created
  • Add to Home Screen function now works again on mobile devices
  • Fixed a corner case in email validation, preventing you from inviting users with some rare formats in their email addresses
  • Fixed a problem with "Share using email" not opening an some older email clients
  • And the usual plethora of small layout fixes here and there

Heading Towards 2021!

It's been a crazy year 2020. We hope you have stayed safe, and that you and your families, friends, and colleagues are doing well. In case you have lost a close one, please accept our deepest sympathies and support. Luckily, we at Team FIBRES are all well.

The pandemic, while devastating in loss of human life and health, seems to have some positive impacts, too: it has brought many of us closer together as we have joined the same battle through all humanity on the planet.

In our current understanding, year 2021 will bring a lot of relief with covid vaccinations, and with other focused efforts to beat the pandemic.

In business terms, it seems that year 2021 will be opening up for FIBRES quite positively indeed. We have closed quite a few new deals during late 2020, and will continue to do so in early 2021. Our product development is progressing nicely, we will keep introducing new exciting things, and we are expanding our marketing and sales efforts to reach even wider than before.

To wrap things up for 2020: thank you all so much for your commitment to FIBRES, for all your feedback, and for all your support. We will continue doing all we can to offer you the best possible tool and platform for your foresight and futures work. After all, that's why we are here: Your Team. Your Future.

Our best wishes for the holiday season!

--Team FIBRES

Fixed an issue with Mapegy Power-Up

We had an issue with Mapegy Power-Up, which caused an error message to be shown when attempting to enter a search query. The problem has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!

UI Renewal Step One, and lots more!

Support announcement

First, a friendly reminder: FIBRES will stop supporting Internet Explorer browser as of December 31, 2020.

We encourage all our remaining IE users to switch to current versions of Chrome, New Edge, Safari or Firefox immediately. There are known issues with our UI renewal on IE that we are also not going to address.

New FIBRES Release!

FIBRES 2.16.0

We are super excited to bring you the biggest release we've had in a while, with a massive amount of improvements all over! We're especially happy to release the first step of our major UI renewal. Full release notes below, but here's just a quick TL;DR summary first:

  • UI Renewal Step 1: Improved navigation and Content preview, plus introducing the Network Builder for even easier management of content linkages and for browsing AI recommended articles. Stay tuned for even more exciting updates here in our next releases!
  • Web Clipper improvements: in addition to web pages, you can now clip online PDF documents, too.
  • Also improved web clipping from web pages overall, as well as even better auto tagging.
  • Our premium FIBRESEED Data Service now also integrates with GDELT, the largest and most comprehensive open database of human society ever created!

And now, into the details then:

New

  • Major UI Renewal Step 1
    • Improved navigation from Home and Discover (and Collect for those of you with Data Management Booster Pack enabled) views to Content Full View, always remembering the original context where you left off when navigating back to the home/list view
    • In-place Preview in list views: No more additional step of opening a Preview on the side (or on top on mobile) when clicking on a Content Item! You can still see a summary of the Content Item on the list view by expanding the article on the list. This should please especially those using FIBRES on a mobile device!
    • Introducing Network Builder for managing the Linked Content of an article. Now all modifications to pins and linked content happens in Network Builder, and the Content Full View only showcases the already pinned / linked content as well as content Recommendations made by AI. This change will happen in several steps, so please note especially that
      • Filtering by content type will be restored in the next release
      • Showcasing the existing pins/linkages and recommendations will also be improved to address the problematics with having scrolled a carousel, navigated to a different article and then returning to the previous one
  • Web Clipping improvements
    • Overall improvement on how data is extracted from web pages, addressing issues with several sites where only limited data could be extracted
    • Capability to create a Content Item from an online PDF document (with further improvements coming up shortly)
    • Improved auto tagging of Content Items created from web pages
  • GDELT for FIBRESEED: For those of you using the FIBRESEED Data Service, you'll now have articles available from GDELT, a huge database that monitors hundreds of thousands of broadcast, print, and online news sources from every corner of the globe in more than 100 languages, every moment of every day. Please contact us at support@fibresonline.com for details.

Smaller improvements & fixes

  • You can now hover over a flash message with your mouse in order to prevent it from closing before you have read it in full, or close it before it times out
  • Performance optimizations, especially with initial loading of the FIBRES application, and with opening Content Full View
  • Fixed an issue where you needed to click twice to start editing an empty title or description in Content Full View
  • Fixed a problem where User list actions were not available for a Trend Manager for managing Trend Scout and Read Only users
  • Fixed an issue with Radar item sizes when a small number of items were shown
  • Fixed a problem with closing the Joint Evaluation Poll modal using the "X" button on top-right corner
  • As usual, numerous small layout and other fixes here and there

Phew. That's a big one. Hope you like it!

UPCOMING: MAJOR RENEWAL FOR THE FIBRES UI!

Support announcement

We develop FIBRES primarily with minor steps so that your main user experience remains familiar.

However, we will now introduce a major renewal of the FIBRES user interface and related navigation as this is the only possible way of taking its overall usability to the next level.

This UI renewal will be implemented in three main steps during the period from November 2020 to January 2021. Please see selected previews of the new UI, and of the renewal steps in this online presentation.

Also please feel free to book a personal demonstration and Q&A session for your team with a FIBRES expert right from this online calendar.

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Over several months, we have compiled a lot of feedback related to FIBRES overall usability.

Then, we have run a lot of experimenting with optional further development paths. We have reviewed benchmarks, we have implemented our own mockups, carried out internal and external user tests, given demonstrations and Q&A sessions with our premium customers, and then some…all in order to find the best possible solution for the FIBRES UI renewal. Phew.

And now indeed we are proud to introduce the updated FIBRES UI!

We trust you will love it. Obviously we also understand that such a big change in many steps during the next three months may cause some irritation. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but still fully convinced you will enjoy the new experience.

Please keep your feedback coming.

PS.

Just a friendly reminder: FIBRES will not support Internet Explorer browser after December 31, 2020. We encourage all remaining IE users to switch to current versions of Chrome, New Edge, Safari or Firefox immediately.

End of IE support

Support announcement

Since we announced our plans to end support for Internet Explorer (IE) in May this year, we've seen a constant decline in number of IE users on our platform. This in combination to the ever growing amount of extra work needed to maintain support for IE, we have decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer browser as of December 31, 2020.

We encourage all our remaining IE users to switch to current versions of Chrome, New Edge, Safari or Firefox immediately.

Fixed

Version 2.15.4

Coincidentally, we have fixed what we hope will be our last IE specific anomaly, which resulted the application getting stuck in "Loading…" state when trying to access FIBRES using Internet Explorer.

Fix for showing content in "Search for more..."

Version 2.15.3

Fixed

When searching for more content to link to a Content Item in "Search for more…" on Content Item view, all content was not always shown when a search text was not specified. Now you will get all respective, unlinked content in All, Megatrends, Trends, Signal Clusters, Signals and Collections tabs when there is no search text defined. On Best Matches you will always get unlinked content recommended based on currently viewed Content Item.

Fixes for search and CSV export

version 2.15.2

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause CSV exports to fail with "not authorized to perform operation" error message
  • Fixed a problem in Content Item search where fuzzy matches were returned to a quoted search phrase, when the phrase only had one word ("example")

Introducing FIBRESEED, and more!

Version 2.15.1

Our October update brings some Cool New Stuff to your FIBRES Account!

New

  • We launched a new and customizable FIBRESEED premium service for bringing in new external trend data! Please contact us for more information and a free trial!

  • We've added some more intelligence to Recommended Content in Content Item View, so you should get even more precise recommendations for the Content Item you are viewing.

  • Improved Users view: Users view has been reworked based on your feedback: The invitation controls are now easier to access, and the Users listing works much better especially on mobile devices

  • Invitation emails to Joint Evaluation Polls and Collections now have a more user-friendly layout

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with Email Notification where user would sometimes get notified even if the content was last updated by the user herself
  • Fixed an issue with Email Notifications where user would get notified even if they opted out in their profile. Sorry!
  • Fixed a bunch of layout issues on Radar visualisation
  • Fixed a problem with content carousels where the last item was sometimes not shown in full
  • Fixed an issue which caused an unauthenticated user to land on Home view instead of Content Item view after logging in, when clicking a link to a Content Item in e.g. Email Notification
  • The usual bunch of layout issues here and there