April 2023 Update
Welcome to the April edition of the Brite changelog! As the snow melts and the sun starts to shine a little brighter here in Utah, our team has been hard at work fine-tuning our newly dropped editor and cooking up some new features we are excited to announce in this article. While we’ve certainly taken advantage of the warmer weather and spent some time catching rays, we’ve also been focused on improving how Brokers and HR teams educate employees about their benefits. So, grab your sunglasses, and let’s dive in to see what we’ve accomplished this month!
The new Brite Editor beta is live!
We’re excited to announce that the Brite Editor beta is now live! This beta introduces Brite’s new guide editor, which has been designed to make guide creation quicker and easier. Anyone can sign up to be trained on this new editor experience and have it activated on their account. The editor boasts a clean and simple menu bar, new page templates, and component block libraries to save you time. Additionally, all business and benefit data dropped into the guide is dynamic and will automatically update as benefit packages and business details change.
If you are interested in participating in this beta test group, click here to sign up.
Microsoft Teams Integration
We have officially launched Microsoft Teams integrations! Users can now send Brite content to employees via Teams directly from the Brite platform. This new feature complements our existing Slack and text messaging integrations, providing even more options to communicate with employees about their benefits. Brite + Teams is ready to use! If you have any questions or need help getting started, contact our team.
To make Brite even more user-friendly, we’re currently building a simplified navigation experience for all users. Our goal is to make it easy for even the newest users to understand where to start and how to flow from one part of Brite to the next.
For new users who need some extra guidance, we’ve added an in-app tour that showcases the core areas of our product. This tour will be displayed the first couple of times a new user logs in to Brite.
Based on feedback from our beta users, we’ve made several improvements to the Brite editor.
Uploading images via URL is now easier to navigate, and users can now upload an image as a page background. We’ve also made it simpler to exit the plan comparison tool and added more flexibility for adding background styles to individual components. Additionally, text can now be stylized by individual characters instead of by only the entire text component. We’ve even implemented a converter for users wanting to make their existing content compatible with the new editor. Finally, color picker support for RGB color codes has been extended.
In addition to the features we’ve introduced this month, we want to give you a glimpse of what we’re working on in March and what the future holds for Brite.
We are revisiting the concept of course templates in Brite, specifically how they are created and used. Currently, we have templates for courses, individual pages, and blocks of components. While it may seem helpful to have the option to save content in different formats, this feature has proven to be confusing for our users. We acknowledge that no one enjoys starting from scratch, and we aim to improve the template experience in Brite. Our goal is to make the use of templates the primary method for creating new courses.
Creating clear and engaging content is crucial, but having a proper distribution strategy is equally important. Even if you create a fantastic benefit guide using Brite, it’s useless if you don’t have a way to get it into the hands of your employees.
In the past few months, our team has been working on features to help guide creators effectively distribute content to employees and their significant others. After successfully testing features like texting and Slack, we’re excited to make these communication mediums more accessible. Next week, a new Messaging tab will appear in Brite’s left navigation bar. This tab will allow users to send guides via their preferred medium and view a history of guides they’ve sent in the past.
At Brite, we understand the value of saving time for our Brokers and HR customers. That’s why we’re constantly exploring new ways to eliminate benefits-related FAQs. We are currently integrating with OpenAI to allow Brite to capture any questions employees may have about their benefits, regardless of whether the answer is in your Brite Benefit Guide.
Once this integration is complete, your employees will never have to leave a Brite Benefit Guide with an unanswered question about their benefits. We’re committed to streamlining the benefits process and making it as effortless as possible for our clients.
Here is what got fixed in April:
- Clicking undo buttons would not elicit a response from the editor.
- When using a keyboard shortcut for Undo/Redo, the editor would not revert to its most recent state.
- Some users could not reorder pages in their guide by using the click-and-drag function.
- Crashing issues in the editor when modifying medical pages.
- Could not edit header components when associated with a Design Style.
- The compare plans button was showing for plan summary components where only one plan was present.
- Saving changes to custom verbiage fields would occasionally cause Brite to time out.
- Accuracy of cost per paycheck calculations displayed in plan recommendations.