Release History
September 26, 2018 (Download Release Notes)
  • The system is now capturing all nom quantities for each of the configured Nomination Cycles.
  • Previous Cycle Scheduled Quantity column added to the Operator/Point Operator SQ by Point screen.
  • Ongoing maintenance to improve the overall performance and user experience of the system.
  • Release notes are attached

 
May 30, 2018
  • Added Units selection to contracts
    • Affects Contract Sign-Off Documents & Invoicing
    • If the Contract's unit of measurement is not the System's unit of measurement, the units will be converted to the Contract's UofM (eg. Dth to GJ).

 
March 22, 2018
  • Added Currency selection to contracts
    • Allows for the splitting of invoices by currency
  • Small usability improvements (eg. clicking on a file will now open in a new window)

 
January 25, 2018
  • Operators can now edit Fuel % and Invoice Qty Type on a Nomination
  • Sales Tax moved to the Customer record (previously selected on the Prepare Invoices screen)
  • New Contract Sign-Off Document merge field to show all ratchets in an MDQ loop

 
November 27, 2017
  • User Role management updated
    • Redesigned the user interface for easier management.
    • Expanded Operator permissions in the Contracts and Invoicing section.
  • New Notification System Events for Date Effective Rates Entry/Edit
  • Reporting available for user adds/edits/deletes (Admin only)
  • Copying a nomination now checks the contract to see if the transaction type is still available.

 
September 27, 2017
  • Limit Receipt/Delivery points on Nomination Entry based on contracted MDQ 
    • Points with a zero MDQ will not be available to select in the Receipt/Delivery drop down.
    • Systems with secondary transaction types will use the Primary/Secondary priorities to determine whether to include the point.
  • Admin Operators can update the facility's Design and Operating Capacity 
    • For Operationally Available/Unsubscribed Capacity postings to Informational Postings Web Site.
  • Sending Invoices to customers now more flexible
    • The e-mail TO, SUBJECT and BODY can now be overwritten when sending invoices.
  • Fixed printing issues with Internet Explorer

 
September 7, 2017
  • Contract Sign-Off Templates can now be assigned to contract categories.
    • This helps speed up the preparation step, as the template will be selected for you.
  • A CSV file is now included in Report Distribution e-mails
  • User management and forgot password improvements
    • Inactive users are now prompted to contact the storage operator if they request their password.
    • Inactive users are now shown on the User Mgmt screens by default.  Previously, they were hidden and you had to show them.

 
August 17, 2017
  • Monthly MSQ on Contracts
  • Updates to the Operator Scheduled Qty by Point screen
    • Total lines updated when data changes
    • MSQ validation added
  • New option on Interconnects to "Auto-populate Confirm Quantity for Timely Nominations" 
  • Point Operator Users can now be assigned to multiple interconnects
  • Updated charting engine

 
June 21, 2017
  • This release is focused on Operator Reports
    • The ability to Save a version of most Operator Reports for future use (like the Custom Nom Report)
    • Create Report Distribution e-mail lists and distribute saved reports
  • Operators can now view a Storage Customer's active users list directly from the Customer record.
  • Dashboard quantities are now represented a signed integers
  • Nomination cycles can now be configured at the facility level

 
April 11, 2017
  • Added multiply() and divide() functions to Contract Sign-off Document Templates
  • Added a Dashboard to the Storage Customer side of NGI
    • Operators can customize the Shipper Dashboard Message on the System Configuration page.

 
March 7, 2017
  • All Operator management screens (Contracts, Customers, Interconnects, etc.) have been redesigned to allow for faster sorting, searching, and paging of data.

 
February 21, 2017
  • Operator Custom Nom Report can now be automatically distributed to e-mail lists.
  • Admin Operators can un-archive a Contract.  The Admin roles will need to be updated to use this feature.
  • Improvements to the Dashboard

 
January 30, 2017
  • NEW Dashboard view for Operators and Plant Operators
  • System now logs the when a User is deleted

 
October 19, 2016
  • Hourly Profile history is now logged
  • Added Flat Fee rate component to Hub contracts
  • Monthly Flat Storage Fee and Monthly Storage Rate labels on a Contract are now editable. Change the label to fit your Contract verbiage (ie. Flat Wheeling Fee, etc.)

 
August 25, 2016
  • Proxy Login
    • As an Operator, you can now login as one of your Customer and Point Operator users
    • See the Proxy Login link on the bottom of the navigation bar
  • The "Truncate long fields" option on the Nom views can now default to unchecked
    • Currently, the checkbox is checked by default and you must uncheck it to see the full Customer and Contract names.
    • This is a configuration setting.  If you would like to default this to unchecked, please contact Kyle Murphy at kyle@latitudetech.net.

 
August 3, 2016
  • Secondary Storage Injection and Withdrawal transaction types now available.
    • Allows for Primary/Secondary point rights to be enforced, rather than a single MDQ.
    • Also allows for pricing at Primary/Secondary points.
    • This functionality requires a configuration change to your system.  If you wish to use this feature, please contact Kyle Murphy at kyle@latitudetech.net.
  • Added a Date Range Filter on Contracts
    • Search for Contracts that fall within a certain date range
  • New Notification Event added to Notification Mgmt that allows for lists to be e-mailed when a User is Entered or Edited.

 
June 22, 2016
  • Improvements to the Operator and Plant Operator Scheduled Quantities by Point screen
    • Sorting within Receipt and Delivery groups
    • Filtering by Cycle and Customer
    • Ability to Show/Hide nominations for each point
  • User Management improvements
    • All changes to user records are now logged
    • Password reset now sends a secure URL to the user that expires after 24 hours
  • Hourly Profiles are now designated at the Transaction Type (previously at the Contract level)

 
May 3, 2016
  • Operator and Plant Operator Scheduled Quantities by Point streamlined
    • Grouped by Receipts and Deliveries
    • Total lines aligned, making it much easier to read
  • Fuel and Rates are always retained on Contracts
    • Prior to this change, rates and fuel would go away when changing a Transaction Type to Allow = No
  • Custom Nom Report sharing

 
March 2, 2016
  • New and improved Date Picker throughout the system.
  • Added drill-down ability to the Operator Location Summary Report.
  • Many behind-the-scenes updates made in preparation for the upcoming FERC Order 809 (NAESB v3.0) release - April 1st.

 
January 19, 2016 (Download Release Notes)
  • In preparation for FERC Order 809 (NAESB v3.0), the Interconnect Edit screen has new fields for the Location Data Download requirement.
    • Instructions for the new fields are in the attached release notes document.
  • Loosened the restriction on the Customer Name (space, comma, etc. now allowed).
  • Added "Active Contracts" column (count) to Customer Management.
  • Relabeled the "Contact Phone 3" field to "Other Info" on Customer Contacts.
  • Improvements to the Custom Nom Reports.
    • Contract filter is much faster
    • Column headers match other Nomination reports
    • Faster report output
  • Loosened the restriction on the Interconnect Name (space, comma, etc. now allowed).
  • Shipper report updates
    • Added the new Contract Filter to all reports.
    • Reports now have "Download CSV" link.

 
November 18, 2015
  • Storage Customers on mobile devices will automatically be relocated to a Mobile Version of NGI.
    • A convenient way to view Nomination and Inventory Summaries while on the go!
    • Logging into the mobile version automatically logs users into the full site.
    • Users can switch back-and-forth between the Mobile and the Full Site with ease!
  • Custom Nom Report Improvements
    • Secondary Grouping now available
    • When grouping by Gas Day, inventory quantities can now be included.
  • Minimum Storage Quantity added to the Facility Inventory screen.
  • Added filtering to the Date Effective Rates management screen

 
October 7, 2015
  • Single Sign-On
    • Users with rights to multiple systems only need to log in to one of their facilities.  
    • All other systems will be logged in automatically!
  • New Operator Report
    • Location Summary Report
    • Located on the Reports page under Nominations
  • When performing Inventory Adjustments, the user will be warned if the adjustment results in Over/Under the MSQ.
  • New System Configuration
    • Default the "Post to Info Posting" to checked or unchecked.
    • The default is still "checked".
    • If you would like this changed, please e-mail kyle@latitudetech.net.

 
September 9, 2015
  • Maximum Hourly Quantity (MHQ) Validation on Hourly Nominations
  • When adding a New User, the system will generate a random temporary password.
  • Date Effective Rates can now be copied.
  • Hub Nominations can now be copied.
  • Capacity Release location data can now be modified when creating an Offer.
  • Operator Inventory by Contract report can now be run on multiple contracts.
  • Improved look and feel throughout the entire system.
    • Larger font and extra padding for improved readability.
    • The overall look and feel is much more consistent (button placement, page titles, etc.)

 
May 27, 2015
  • New validation on Operator and Storage Customer Nomination Entry and Edit which checks for future nominations and the implication of the entry/edit on Inventory.
  • Improvements to the Contract Filter
    • Master Agreement filtering is now available
    • The Selected Contracts box now retains it's list of contracts when clicking the BACK button in the browser.
  • Ability to Group by Master Agreement on the Custom Nomination Report.
  • Bug fixes and improvements to the Contract Sign-Off Document process.

 
April 22, 2015
  • Updates to Customer (and Contacts) are now logged.
  • Contract Filter added to multiple reports
    • Nomination History Report
    • Inventory / MDIQ Report
    • Ratchet and Inventory Projection Report
    • Monthly Storage Activity
    • Fuel Report
  • Nom Analysis Output is now available for review upon completion of all Nom Entries (no longer need to select "Show Nom Analysis" on the Nom Entry form).

 
March 26, 2015
  • Storage Customers now have the View Hub Noms screen (if you have the Hub Module)
  • New events added to Notification Management.  Now you can get notified with the following events occur:
    • Contract Entered
    • Contract Edited
  • Contract Point Priorities (Primary, Secondary, IT) are now in the Contract Info helper on the Scheduled Qtys by Point screen.
  • Easily filter your contracts on the Contract Management screen.
  • Updates to Interconnects are now logged.

 
January 22, 2015
As of this release, the Admin Sites are no longer supported
  • Admin Users can now login to any of your Facility Sites to perform your duties including:
    • User Role management
    • Managing users across multiple Facility Sites

 
November 6, 2014
  • Updated User Management
    • Operators can now Reset Password (temporary password emailed to the user).
      • Previously, Operators had to delete and recreate the user.  This feature is a real time saver.
    • Email Address is now a required field.
    • Change Password button is now under the left-side navigation at all times, allowing the user to change their password at any time.  Previously, users could only change their password immediately after logging in.
    • More information about Users (First Name, Last Name, Failed Login Attempts, Last Logged In, Date Created, Date Last Modified, Last Modified By)
  • Option to Include MDIQ/MDWQ on the Daily Inventory Summary by Contract report.
    • Please Note: The MDIQ and MDWQ values include the Scheduled Quantities for nominations on the Gas Day shown.
  • When generating the Overall Summary files on the View Approved Invoices screen, a new CSV file is generated that breaks out the invoice charges.
  • New Calendar on Nom screens
    • The calendar on all of the Nom view screens (Daily Nom Summary, View Point Quantities, etc.) has been updated.  It is much easier to navigate between months and years along with some additional performance benefits over the old calendar.

 
September 10, 2014
  • New Contract Sign-Off Document process.
    • Create unlimited Templates based on the services you offer (Hub, PAL, Firm Storage, etc.).
    • Batch document preparation, approval and sending process (like Invoicing).
  • Improved Nomination History
    • All field changes are now logged.

 
August 13, 2014
  • Email Notification Improvements
    • Email notifications now come FROM ngi@latitudetech.net
    • All system generated email notifications now have a Reply-To header.  
      • A single e-mail address for each facility has been designated.  This email address will now receive all:
        • Bounce Backs - notification emails sent to a mailbox that no longer exists get "bounced back" the Latitude mail server.  You will now be aware of these so you can cleanup your contact lists.
        • Replies - notification email was received and the recipient Replies in their mail client
  • "Title" field has been added to Customer Contacts
    • This field is also on the file generated from Download Contacts.
  • You can now select multiple contracts on the Inventory/MDIQ Report.

 
July 8, 2014
  • New Feature: Contract Categories
    • The System Categories (Storage, Park, Loan, and Hub) are still available.
    • Create custom contract categories to: 
      • Simplify Contract Entry/Edit
      • Match your service offerings.


Click Here for a 5 minute demo of this new feature!

 
November 20, 2013
  • Several features of the system have been renamed to reflect their true function:
    • Email Events Mgmt renamed to Notification Mgmt
    • Deals renamed to Date Effective Rates
    • Contract Ratchet Date Spans renamed to Seasonal Ratchets
  • All documents generated from the system will be in PDF format.  Removed the SWF option.  
  • Storage Customers can now download their Invoices

 
October 10, 2013
  • New Features:
    • Hourly Nomination Profiles
    • New System Setting to check if there is remaining capacity when a Storage Customer is entering an Authorized Overrun (eg. Shipper enters an Authorized Overrun Injection and the system will take the sum of all Storage Injections at that Interconnect.  If that number is below the MDIQ at that Interconnect, the Authorized Overrun Injection will fail with a message stating that there is remaining capacity).
                  * This setting is turned off by default.  To turn this setting on, please contact kyle@latitudetech.net
  • Improvements:
    • Contract Attachments can be shared with your Storage Customers
    • Reports include a "Download CSV" link at the top.  You can easily open the data in Excel rather than copying and pasting the screen report.

 
August 8, 2013
  • "Remove from Customer Folder" option added to Approved Invoices screen.
  • When generating the Overall Summary PDF in the Approved Invoices screen, a CSV file is also generated.
  • "Generate Overall Summary" option added to the Review and Approve Invoices screen.

 
July 25, 2013 (Download Release Notes)
  • Invoice Workflow Improvements
    • Review & Approval
    • Logging
  • Common Rates on Invoices now use NAESB compliant transaction type codes

 
May 2, 2013
  • User Security Enhancements
    • User cannot change their password using one of their last 5 passwords*.
    • User cannot change their password more than 1 time per day*.
    • User must change their password every 90 days*.
                   * Can be configured. Contact kyle@latitudetech.net to change any of the above settings.
  • Updated the Contact selector on Contract Entry and Edit making it easier to select a customer contact.
  • New option on Contract Entry and Edit to "Allow Upstream/Downstream Nominations on this contract for Hub transactions". (For facilities with the Hub Module only)

 
April 18, 2013
  • Added Customer Download and Contact Download to the Download Options.
  • When copying contracts, you are now warned to change the dates.
  • Added Inventory Adjustment to the list of available transaction types in the Custom Nom Report.

 
March 27, 2013
  • New warning on the Scheduled Qty by Point page if you change a value and try to leave the screen without saving.
  • When saving a contract, you now have the option to Post to Info Posting (FERC Regulated Facilities Only)

 
February 12, 2013 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Deals.  Deals are Date-Effective Rates by Point for a Transaction Type.
  • “Facility MDQ” has been renamed to “Total Contract MDQ”. This was a point of confusion in the system.

 
November 29, 2012 (Download Release Notes)
The following changes were made to be compliant with NAESB 2.0
  • Updates to the SUBJECT line in the Scheduled Qty e-mails.
  • Capacity Release updates to be compliant with NAESB 2.0.
  • Updates to Transactional Postings on the Informational Postings site.
  • Updates to Operational Available Capacity on the Informational Postings site.

 
November 15, 2012
  • Security: Passwords cannot contain the username

 
October 18, 2012 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Rates by Interconnect to Contracts.
  • Customer Contacts redesign. A single contact can be assigned to multiple Contact Types.

 
September 19, 2012 (Download Release Notes)
The following changes were made to Invoicing
  • Added Invoice Due Date.
  • Added the ability to apply Taxes to your invoices.
  • Cosmetic changes to be NAESB compliant.

 
April 19, 2012 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added seasonal Ratchet Date Spans to Contracts.
  • Operators can flag nominations as not-editable by Shipper if they are created by the QuickDeal feature.
  • On the Scheduling Quantity by Point screen, when you edit a Wheel's receipt side it will now calculate Wheel delivery volumes.
  • Plant Operator OBA reports now respect OBA Grouping.

 
September 15, 2011 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Fuel by Interconnect to Contracts.
  • Added Capacity Release Invoice Credits to Contracts.
  • Customer Number added as an available field on the Invoice Template.
  • Email Events Mgmt updates.  New event for "Schedule Quantities Updated" and redesign of the look and feel of the screen.

 
August 30, 2011
  • Added the FERC 549D Quarterly Report to Reports.  This is used by Intrastate facilities only.

 
June 15, 2011 (Download Release Notes)
  • Redesigned Schedule Quantities by Point screen.  Added Implicit Wheels detection.
  • Removed the Scheduled Quantities by Customer screen.
  • Added Edit Nom Rates by Cust page to make it easier to updated rates on a daily basis.
  • Added Master Agreements.  Currently only used to rollup contracts for the FERC Form No. 549D export.

 
February 10, 2011 (Download Release Notes)
  • Operator and customer Submit Nomination screen redesigned.  First select the Contract, and then show available Transaction Types.
  • Receipt and Delivery Location drop down boxes on Nomination Entry/Edit now filter using the Interconnect’s Direction (Injection, Withdrawal, Bi-Directional) based on the Transaction Type.
  • Added Record Date to Customer Entry/Edit.

 
October 29, 2010 (Download Release Notes)
The following changes were made to be compliant with NAESB 1.9
  • Updates to Capacity Release and Transactional Posting to be compliant with NAESB 1.9.
  • Added Index Mgmt to Capacity Release.  Each Facility Operator is required to designate at least two price indices that can be used by their Shippers in an IBR release (see NAESB Standard 5.3.65).  These indices post to Informational Postings.

 
August 19, 2010 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Invoice Qty Type to Contracts.
  • Added OBA Interconnect Groupings to Interconnects.
  • Operators can now edit the auto-injection/auto-withdrawal rates in Hub to Storage and Storage to Hub nominations.
  • Rate 2 on a contract now sticks to a Nomination.  Prior to this change, Rate 2 was pulled from the contract at the time of invoicing.
  • Added Point Operator Confirmations as an event in Email Events Mgmt.

 
May 26, 2010 (Download Release Notes)
  • Reports are grouped by function.
  • All reports can now pull data for a full year
  • Grouping has been added to the Custom Nom Report

 
April 7, 2010 (Download Release Notes)
  • Ability to Add Attachments to Contracts.
  • New system setting for Default Contract Service Type.
  • Rates can now be updated from the Scheduled Quantity by Customer
  • Added an Email Event for when Customer deletes a nomination.
  • Added a Customer Contact Type of "Invoice".  This contact type will receive an email when Invoices have been copied to their login by the Operator.
  • Download a CSV File with the output of your Custom Nom Report.
  • Grouping added to the Nom History Report.
  • Can now edit OBA Flow Noms (up to 3 years back).
  • Added password retrieval if user forgets their password.

 
January 27, 2010 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Fuel to Wheel To Hub transactions
  • New System Setting to update Scheduled Quantities upon Intraday updates.
  • Smarter MDQ Checking
  • Added filters on Facility Inventory
  • OBA Charts added to Facility Inventory and OBA Management screens.
  • Added Projected Revenue Report

 
December 15, 2009 (Download Release Notes)
  • Added Date Effective Monthly Rates and Flat Storage Fees.

 
July 9, 2009 (Download Release Notes)
  • Updated Email Events to split out Nom Entry/Edit events by Nom Cycle.
  • Added new Contact Type of "Scheduling" to allow notifications of Scheduling changes.

 
March 24, 2009 (Download Release Notes)
  • Option to Suppress Zero Noms on the Daily Nom Summary pages.
  • Wheel transactions can now be performed on Hub Contracts.
  • For FERC regulated customers who use Latitude's Informational Postings, you now have the ability to e-mail your NGI Notice Contacts when posting a notice.

 
February 24, 2009 (Download Release Notes)
  • Back-dated Nominations are now annotated with a B (previously annotated with T).
  • Evening nomination edits are now included in the Customer Intraday Nom Edit notifications event.
  • User logins are now logged and downloadable from the User Mgmt screen.
  • Contract Sign-off Documents can now be e-mailed to customer contacts.

 
February 10, 2009 (Download Release Notes)
  • Columns on the View Hub Noms screen can be rearranged.  Contact kyle@latitudetech.net to change.
  • Inventory Download added to the Download Options.

 
December 10, 2008 (Download Release Notes)
  • User Security Enhancements
    • Passwords:
      • Case sensitive
      • Must be 8-20 characters long.
      • Must contain at least one alpha character (a-z, A-Z).
      • Must contain at least one number (0-9).
      • Must contain at least one special character (@,#,$,%,etc.)
    • If a user enters their password incorrectly 5 times, the user account will be inactivated and an Operator with User Mgmt priveleges must re-activate.
  • Interconnects can now be designated as Injection only, Withdrawal only, or Bi-Directional.
  • Added Point Priority to the MDIQ/MDWQ sections of Contracts.  These numbers will show on the Scheduling screens to assist with scheduling.

 
October 29, 2008 (Download Release Notes)
  • Customer Contact Enhancements
    • Customer Contact Types added.
    • Unlimited contacts can now be added.
  • System settings for Invoice Format and Quantity used in Volumetric Calculations.
  • Interconnect Names can now have spaces.