In our commitment to delivering a best-in-class user experience to our customers, Egnyte has embarked on an ambitious and comprehensive overhaul of the entire UI. This is a multi-phased initiative, where we’ll first freshen up and modernize the visual layer and make it consistent across the platform before rapidly moving on to introducing new page layouts and navigation for improved efficiencies.

What Can Users Expect to See and When

The first changes started showing up in the Collaborate Web UI in April 2022. These changes will be rolled out continually - roughly every 2-4 weeks. During this phase, users can expect to see a few occasional discrepancies in the UI – like uneven fonts, inconsistent colors, and misaligned UI elements - as we systematically work through redesigning each component that makes up the UI. We will do our best to keep such issues to the minimum as we fine-tune the user experience. We are requesting patience from our users as we go through this exercise. Also, custom Branding settings will not be affected by the redesign. 

Impact on Life Sciences Applications

The GxP Portal and other Life Sciences applications (Quality and eTMF) are also included in the redesign. However, their information architecture and user flows won’t be touched, and all changes will be only at the visual layer level. Our Life Sciences users will enjoy the new, beautiful, and modern design, with no re-learning required!

Key Milestones and Target Completion Dates

We are planning to complete all milestones by Q2 2022:

MILESTONE

TARGET COMPLETION

STATUS

Milestone 1:

Collaborate redesign – new typeface, resizable columns, new Home page

April, 2022

Completed

Milestone 2:

Collaborate redesign – update 40+ UI components (building blocks to the UI, like dropdowns, date picker, buttons), introduce Purple as the new Primary color

May 25-26, 2022

Completed

Milestone 3:

Collaborate redesign – top bar (global header) redesign with new styling but no functional changes

June 15-16, 2022

Completed

Milestone 4:

Collaborate redesign – new design for Activity sidebar & left bar (tree view), update files/folder listing with new gallery view design, new Search design

June 15-16, 2022

Completed

Milestone 5:

Collaborate redesign – update all icons with new colors and theming/style

June 15-16, 2022

Completed

Milestone 6:

Collaborate redesign – updated design for Links, Workflows & Tasks, Preview

June 29-30, 2022

In Progress

Milestone 7:

Collaborate redesign – update navigation (separation of global level vs. product level) such that platform level navigation will be in the top global header and product level will be moved to the left sidebar

June 29-30, 2022

In Progress

Preview of the Upcoming Design Changes

We are following an evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach in the redesign – let’s modernize but not rock the boat! We want to keep the new design familiar to our users so that there is barely any re-learning required.

The following examples illustrate where the new design is headed, even if you won’t see all the changes on day one. Details are still being tweaked, so the final designs may differ from what you see here.

NEW COLOR PALETTE

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NEW TYPEFACE

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FILES/FOLDER PAGE – LEFT (PRODUCT) NAVIGATION EXPANDED

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FILES/FOLDERS LIST PAGE – LEFT (PRODUCT) NAVIGATION COLLAPSED

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PREVIEW PAGE WITH WORKFLOWS

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REPORTS – DASHBOARD PAGE

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GxP COMPLIANCE PORTAL – DASHBOARD PAGE

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LIFE SCIENCES - QUALITY

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LIFE SCIENCES - ETMF

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