What’s New in Enact in Q3 2018

InfinityQS is pleased to announce the Q3 2018 update to Enact®, the cloud-based Quality Intelligence platform powered by real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC). This Enact update includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve change tracking and overall usability.

This Enact update includes the following features:

Change History (Subgroups and Specification Limits) 

This new functionality enables users to view what changes have been made to two key types of Enact data: subgroups and specification limits. You can now easily view what changes were made to subgroups and specification limits, who made each change, when each change was made, and what data each change affected.

Benefit: Change History helps with both data traceability and data security, which are particularly important in regulated industries.

The Change History option is set in the Security menu. There you can select either Subgroup Data or Specification Limits.

This new feature displays the following three change types:


  • Restore
  • Remove
  • Create

Following is an example of the new Change History dialog showing a list of changes for a specific Part Process combination.


The following screenshot provides detail about the changes that were made to the subgroup data shown above.


Finally, the next screenshot shows an example of change history for a specification limit value.


Note: You can change or reorder the columns in the Change History list to better match your needs. The list can also be filtered to display items of interest only.

Compliance Tile

The Compliance Tile is an option for Raw Dashboards. The Compliance Tile displays the statistics for real-time manufacturing data collections and checklists configured with timed collection requirements, enabling you to view compliance to collection requirements in a single table. 

Benefit: Information contained in the Compliance Tile is clearer and more helpful to Enact users.

Improvements to the Compliance Tile include the following:


  • A new column called “Active” has been added to the Compliance Tile. This column indicates the number, or count, of active collection requirements that are not completed or missed.
    • Currently, the Total column includes the number of “Active” collections in its calculation.
    • With this Enact update, calculations in the Compliance Tile will not include the “Active” counts.
  • For improved readability, the percentages and counts are displayed together in the Missed, Received, Late, and Success columns.

New Compliance Tile filtering improvements make it easier for supervisors to get the information they need to make informed decisions. The new Compliance Tile can be filtered by:

  • Process
  • Feature tag group
  • Feature
  • Time
  • Process tag group
  • Shift


​Following is a screenshot showing the new Compliance Tile format.



The screenshot below shows an example of the former Compliance Tile format.



All Compliance Tiles are automatically updated with these changes, and no action is required on the part of the user.

Fast User Switching

This new feature, if activated by your Enact administrator, enables users to quickly switch between users on a shared Enact workstation. 

Benefit: Fast User Switching makes logging into Enact quicker and easier, improving operator efficiency and shop-floor adoption.

A new “Switch User” dialog has been added to Enact. This window saves the names of the ten most recent users of the workstation. The following screen shows an example of how users are displayed in the list.



A user needs only to locate their name in the list, click on his/her name, and type a password—bypassing the need to enter Company ID and User ID.


Enact administrators can activate or de-activate this feature on the Security Policy dialog, as shown in the following screenshot.


Once this feature is activated by your system administrator, users can bypass the formal sign in process by clicking the “Switch User” icon in the bottom left of the main Enact sign-in screen.

Switch User Icon

Login screen with new Switch User icon highlighted


Users can also be switched from inside Enact by clicking the Switch User icon in the top-right icon ribbon.


Within-Piece Display Improvements

Within-piece, or multiple measurements on the same part, functionality has been significantly improved in this Enact update. 

Benefit: Statistical analysis is now available for within-piece data, enabling users to gain more value from Enact.

Within-piece specification and statistical violations can now be detected and can trigger events. These events display on the Process Event Pareto chart and, if enabled, trigger notifications.

Enact control charts now display within-piece data as a 3-D control chart.

  • Subgroup size = 1: IX, Ms, s(within)
  • Subgroup size > 1: X-bar, s, s(within)
  • Within-piece statistics can be selected by users to be included in the Chart Summary 


Users can click the More icon   to access the Data View table, which now contains within-piece data and within-piece statistics. The average piece value is displayed in the main table, and the within-piece data is accessed by clicking the grid icon.

Usability Improvements

A significant number of usability improvements have been made to Enact as part of the Q3 update. Following are some of the more important changes.

Checklist Keyboard Navigation: This update makes checklist navigation more intuitive when using a keyboard.

Benefit: It is now faster and easier to use keyboard navigation with Enact Checklists.

Defective Data Collection: The dialog for defective data collection now highlights when a defective violation has occurred, and displays the total number of defectives (see the screenshot below).

Benefit: It is now easier for operators to see defective violations during data collection activities.


The data collection grid and filmstrip display also now display defective violations, as can be seen in the following screenshot.

To see previous Enact updates visit our archive page.