- Features and Fixes
- SAGE Awards
- SAGE Advances
- SAGE Budget
- Infrastructure and Performance Improvements
Features and Fixes
Search Award Request List by eGC1 or Request ID
Users are now able to search for Award Setup, Modification, and Advance Requests from within the Awards section by either the Request ID (ASRxxxx, MODxxxx, ADVxxxx) or the Application (eGC1) ID (Axxxx) associated with the request. This is an exact-match search, so the full ID is required.
Note: For modifications, searching by Request ID is more accurate, since the eGC1 associated with the request may not always be populated.
Fix: Advance Extension Requests Budget Selection
Advance Extension requests no longer require selection of a budget number or sub budget, and can proceed with submission to GCA.
Fix: SAGE Budget Contacts and Access Caching Issue
An issue has been resolved where SAGE Budget contacts and access were not refreshing properly when navigating between budgets. The system now refreshes as expected, and users no longer have to do a manual refresh to see the accurate list of individuals.
Infrastructure and Performance Improvements
Improved Load Balancing Across Production Servers
In order to better handle the volume of users in SAGE and improve system stabilization, a change was made on 11/20/2023 to modify the approach used to balance users and system calls across the multiple production servers that support SAGE. ORIS and UW-IT have collaborated on the solution and are jointly monitoring its success and stability.
Optimized SQL Server Settings for Improved Stability and Performance
In order to improve performance of the SAGE Suite applications, a review of the SQL Server has been performed, and settings have been modified per best practices. Indexes have also been added to support improved performance.
Improved Error Handling for Award Request Workflow Status Delays
When the event handling service does not return the new status for a request that is returned, denied, or approved within a reasonable timeframe, the system will only retry a specified number of times before the user will get a message to try refreshing later. This will prevent possible system issues if retries continue indefinitely.
Note: This update will go out independently of the other updates, shortly following the release.
Refactored Approach to Search and Future Filters
The technical approach to award search and filtering was refactored to address past performance issues. This refactoring supports the search feature and will yield significant improvements for users with the additional filtering coming in the December release.