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PPSR release management

Find information about previous and upcoming releases and the process for enhancements to the PPSR.

The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) employs an agile release management cycle to enhance and fix defects in the PPSR. Production releases generally occur quarterly, but may vary depending on the scope of the release.

Prioritisation of enhancements and defect remedy is determined by AFSA in consultation with industry, PPS Operations and Stakeholder forum members.

Industry integration period

Major releases are deployed into Discovery prior to Production. The new release is made available at least two weeks prior to Production release to enable clients to familiarise themselves with the new functionality.

If you find functionality or performance issues in Discovery complete the PPSR incident report form and email it to AFSA's National Service Centre (NSC) at enquiries@ppsr.gov.au.

Industry feedback

Industry is encouraged to provide feedback on the RMC and PPSR through their peak bodies or by email directly to AFSA.

For more information see Requesting changes to the PPSR.

B2G Web Services Description Language (WSDL)

If a release requires changes to the B2G WSDL, associated documentation will be made available. In addition, an extended Industry Integration Period will be provided to allow adequate build and testing of B2G solutions.

Releases and enhancements to the PPSR

To find a list of possible future enhancements, see Enhancements under consideration.

Release: R7.4

R7.4 delivers changes which improve the web user experience.

There are no changes to the WSDL.

Release date

December 2020

Scheduled dates for implementation

Task name Planned date End date
Deploy to Discovery Environment Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Thursday, December 3, 2020
Deploy to Production Environment/Go Live Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Thursday, December 17, 2020

Enhancements

Enhancements name Details Business benefit Channel Suggested by

Welcome Email

When signing up to the PPSR for the first time, users will receive a ‘Welcome Email’.

*Users will also receive a Welcome Email if they’ve requested the PPSR reset their password (as it contains the reset link).

Provide new users with helpful information and guidance for using the PPSR.

Web UI Business
Login seamlessly

When a new user saves their password and secret questions they will be logged in automatically.

*This also applies when a user resets their password.

Simplifies the login process. Web UI Business
Refresh landing pages The design and content of the following landing pages have been updated:

  • Home 
  • Search 
  • Create account customer
  • Secured party groups 
  • Registrations
  • Create a registration

Improves navigation and provides users with information to assist them with transactions.

Helps to prepare users, especially new and infrequent users, to search or register on the PPSR.

Web UI Business
Release: R7.3

R7.3 delivers an update to the PPSR navigation and display.

There are no changes to the WSDL.                                                          

Release date

October, 2020

Scheduled dates for implementation

Task name

Planned date

End date

Status

Deploy to Discovery Environment

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Complete

Deploy to Production Environment/Go Live

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 

Complete

Enhancements

Enhancement name Details Business benefit Channel Suggested by

Upgrade credit card payment screens

Update layout and branding of credit card payment screens.

This enhancement will align with the new PPSR branding and improve usability for users.

Web UI

Business

Improve ‘Reports’ process

User research identified Report menu options ‘Request a report’ and ‘Report list’ cause confusion for users. 

We have enhanced the process and renamed the functions to ‘Generate a report’ and ‘View past reports’.

Minimises confusion and improves navigation for users. Generating a report and viewing past reports will be more intuitive and easy to follow.

Web UI

Business

Introduce time and information required for individual tasks

User research identified that providing details about the time and information required to complete a task improves user experience.

We have introduced time estimations and updated required information for creating an account, SPG, and a registration.

This enhancement will assist users prepare for common transaction types.

Web UI

Business

Updating menu layout

User research identified that menu options were not in the most efficient order and caused confusion for some users.  Changing the order of options within the menu, and making them visible to users who are not logged in will improve user visibility and experience.

This enhancement will allow users to see all transaction types, even when they are not logged in to their PPSR Account.  

Re-organising the menu options will put requests in order to assist inexperienced users.

Web UI Business
Release: R7.2

R7.2 delivers an update to the PPSR branding.

There are no changes to the WSDL.

Release date

August, 2020

Scheduled dates for implementation

Task name

Planned date

End date

Status

Deploy to Discovery Environment

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Complete

Deploy to Production Environment/Go Live

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 

Complete

Enhancements

Enhancement name Details Business benefit Channel Suggested by

New PPSR branding

Updates made to colours, logos, and icons on the Register to align with the new PPSR branding.

B2G customers creating their own verification statements and search certificates are required to update their templates with the new branding.

This enhancement will ensure consistency with the information website.

Web UI/B2G

Business

Clickable Icons

Market research identified that users want to click the icons at the top of a page to navigate between the pages involved in creating an account, SPG, and a registration.

Improves navigation for users. Reduces the amount of clicks a user will make whilst completing transactions. 

Web UI

Business

Simplify requesting a ‘Current Registrations for a SPG Report’ 

Users have provided feedback that it would be easier to be able to request ‘Current Registrations for a SPG Report’ from the group registrations page.

Streamlines the process for users who want to request a ‘Current Registrations for a SPG Report’.

Web UI

Business

 

Release: R7.1

R7.1 delivers functionality changes which improve security and enhances the web user experience.

There are no changes to the WSDL.

Release date

June, 2020

Scheduled dates for implementation

Task name Planned date End date Status
Deploy to Discovery Environment Thursday, May 28, 2020 Friday, May 29, 2020 Complete
Industry Integration Monday, June 1, 2020 Friday, June 12, 2020 Complete
Deploy to Production Environment/Go Live Saturday, June 13, 2020 Sunday, June 14, 2020 Complete

Enhancements

Enhancement name Details Business benefit Channel Suggested by
Account creation simplification

Simplify account creation process.

Streamline access to the PPSR.

Web UI Business
Display registration fee

Registration fees will be displayed next to the duration of the registration.

Visibility of user fees during registration process

Web UI Business
Email address for service validation

When creating a Secured Party Group users will be required to validate their address for service (email).

Ensures that the email address for service entered is correct.

Web UI Business
Historical releases and enhancements

Historical release and enhancement information is periodically archived. For historical release information please download the document below.

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