What’s New in Enact in Q4 2019

InfinityQS announces the latest update to Enact®, our cloud-based Quality Intelligence platform. This update delivers many new features and enhancements focused on data analysis, data collection, and general usability – all aimed at making users more efficient and effective.

Enhancements to Histogram, Box & Whisker, Pareto Charts, and Control Charts

Based on user feedback, a variety of improvements have been made to Enact's data analysis charts. They are now easier than ever to understand and more efficient to use.

Benefit: Key data analysis charts display information more effectively—enabling faster data analysis 


A new header and side panel, containing detailed statistical information, has been added to the Histogram chart. A new data curve has also been added. 

Box & Whisker and Pareto Charts:
Box & Whisker and Pareto charts now include level numbers for improved usability. This enables users to quickly identify the level of each chart element (box & whisker or bar).

New Control Chart Button:

With this update, users can quickly access control charts from a notification listed on a Notification tile. The control chart button is also available on notification emails. 

For example, an operator who receives notifications can immediately—from within the notification—click the control chart button and access the control chart, helping accelerate troubleshooting. 

Other User Interface Improvements

New Global Font Options:

Users can now select from three font sizes as a default text size—small, medium, and large.

Data Collection Tile Simplification:

When a data collection has a time requirement (timer), Enact will now display only a data collection sub-tile with a timer counting down.

In previous versions, Enact has shown two sub-tiles for a data collection with a time requirement: one sub-tile included a timer and the other sub-tile did not include a timer. The second sub-tile is an ad-hoc data collection sub-tile that can be used to collect data at the discretion of the user. This second sub-tile was removed from this view to minimize user confusion.

With this update, the second ad-hoc data collection sub-tile is displayed only when you click the View All button at the bottom of the data collection tile.

A new alphabetical display option is also available for data collection sub-tiles, in addition to showing timed data collection sub-tiles first.

Other User Interface Changes:

Data Collection Types have been relocated from the Global Configuration menu to the Labels menu.

The Processes window now includes an Operations tab that enables you to copy a list of operations from another process. This improvement helps you add processes to process models more efficiently, saving time.

New Subgroup Labels Add Important Context

Subgroup labels are an important new capability included in this update. Like descriptors, subgroup labels add important contextual information to subgroup data—aiding in data analysis. 

Benefit: Include important contextual data to subgroup data to improve data analysis

Subgroup labels cannot be used to filter dashboard data, and are only visible in the following ways:

  • Data table linked from a Finished Items tile
  • Data table linked from a Collected Data Pareto tile
  • Raw data download to Microsoft Excel
  • Control chart, in the Point Details panel and control chart Data View page 

Subgroup labels are part of subgroup label groups. Up to five label groups can be assigned to a data collection. If enabled, users are prompted at the beginning of a data collection to select up to five data labels. This is a hard limit intended to maintain system performance. Several time-saving features available include Auto-Complete and Remember Previous Selection. 


New Attribute Data Collection Options

Monitoring attribute data is an important capability of Enact. In this update, several data collection screen options have been added to improve the efficiency of collecting attribute data.

Benefit: Attribute data collection is now more efficient, saving user time and effort

New Defect Options:

With this release, Enact will include two new options for defect data collection: Increment and Numeric.


The Increment option enables users to enter data by clicking code tiles to increment the count for each code. A window opens with codes displayed in tile form (see below). Each click adds +1 defect for that code, which is shown as a red number on the top right of the corresponding tile.

The Numeric option enables users to enter data by clicking a code tile and typing in a code count. The user can click as many tiles as needed to add appropriate data. Code data can be updated in any order, and can be updated multiple times.


New Defective Options:

A new option for defective data collection was added in this update: Require a Code for Each Piece.

The Require a Code for Each Piece option provides users with a visual list of “defective” buttons which they can click on to select a defective code. Defective data entry only allows a single defective code to be selected for each piece in the subgroup. Please note that this selection cannot be skipped. 


More Effective Work Instructions

Web links (URLs) can now be included in Enact work instructions. This new capability enables a much broader range of information to be shared with workers who use Enact to collect data. 

Benefit: Web links help users improve data accuracy and reduce errors

Work instructions containing clickable hyperlinks enable users collecting data to refer to standard operating procedures, drawings, and/or photos so they are fully aware of where and how to collect required data.  This feature opens a wide range of resources to Enact users. There is no limit to the number of web links that can be included. However, all web links must fit within the 500-character limit of a work instruction.  

Smarter Automated Data Collection

This update includes two significant improvements to the Enact Automated Data Collection (ADC) process.

Benefit: Simplifies data collection for users and improves data accuracy

Automated Data Collection without Part/Lot Information:

If Part and Lot information are not entered during the ADC data collection process, Enact will use the current production assignment to determine this information. Often users are not aware of the exact part and lot being run on a manufacturing process. Enact is smart enough, in many cases, to know this information on behalf of the user.

Stop Collecting ADC Data during Idle Processes

Enact will now check the process state before storing ADC data. If a process is idle, quality data will not be stored. This saves storage space, and also prevents Enact from storing unusable data.

More Efficient Workstation Creation

Enact workstation setup is now more efficient by enabling the Enact system administer to add more details about the workstation before it is authenticated. 

Benefit: Saves time when creating new Enact workstations

Details now supported during workstation creation include: 

  • Name (required)
  • Department (optional)
  • Assigned License (required)
  • Access Level (optional)


To see previous Enact updates visit our archive page.