Release 2017.2


Analysis & Reports


The following Genus Discovery enhancements will be introduced:

  • Open an Analysis from a Form or Table etc, keeping the context. This is the first step to incorporate Analysis as a step in a adaptable and user centric workflow.
  • More flexible grouping of aggregates, similar to the functionality in Reports. Each value can use individual paths to dimensions during aggregation, and the paths are no longer limited to the ones defined for selection filtering.
  • Accumulative Time Balance calculation. Allows presentation of accumulated values over time, for example accumulated sales year to date.
  • Improved functionality in Maps, like introducing support for feature layers (GeoJSON) and binding symbol size to field values.
  • Management support for operating Data Marts. For example, log of data mart loading with time consumption and row counts.
  • Bubble Chart as new visualization type (tile) to visualize three dimensions (values) of data.
  • Heatmap as new visualization type (tile) where individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors.


Note that Analysis Viewer on web is restricted to evergreen browsers. The term "evergreen browser" refers to web browsers that are automatically upgraded to future versions. We consider Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari to be evergreen browsers. Internet Explorer 11 and older versions are not considered evergreen.




Please note that our support for Internet Explorer 11 and older versions may be removed in a future release based on general browser usage.


Time schedule


The release stage plan for Release 2017.2 is:

  • Alpha version at March 27th
  • Beta version at April 24th
  • Release Candidate at May 1st
  • Release at May 8th


All dates may be subject to change.


For more details regarding the contents of 2017.2, please review our release notes here.


Release 2017.3


The release stage plan for Release 2017.3 is:

  • Alpha version at May 8th
  • Beta version at May 22nd
  • Release Candidate at May 29th
  • Release at June 9th


All dates may be subject to change.


The detailed contents of release 2017.3 will be announced later.


Future Releases


Continued step-by-step transition of Genus Desktop to a hybrid desktop by combining web technologies based on JavaScript with traditional desktop technologies, making it possible to fully integrate web apps in your desktop application. This ensures a continued investment in our rich Genus Desktop experience, to support our customer's requirements for complex high productivity business applications.


Increasing investment in our cross-platform Genus Apps technology by a steady increase in the richness of UI and logic expressiveness. Our Apps Form designer will be redesigned.


An increase in our focus on web apps (mobile web) compared to installed apps (mobile apps), supporting a broader, global trend where web apps are favored over installed apps. Our support for installed apps may be removed in a future release in dialogue with our customers.


Introducing a clearer separation between components (Form, Analysis, Diagram, Map, Report, Table) and controls (Button, Group Box, Image, Text Edit, …). Introducing support for combining components, and at the same time give the end user more flexibility to adjust both his or hers user interface and functionality.


Continued investment in Genus Discovery, integrating the functionality tighter with the rest of Genus App Platform, in order to make Analysis an even more integrated part of the end user experience and the end user object handling workflow. New visual controls will be added to Genus Discovery in a steady pace.


Transition of Genus App Services to the aPaaS (Application Platform as a Service) level in the cloud utilizing a microservices based approach. Support for on-premises and third party hosted installations will be continued.


Increased modelling capabilities for utilizing Genus App Platform as both a consumer and provider in our customer's microservices architecture. This will be carried through by an increased richness in our REST/JSON-offering, but also by dividing larger application models into smaller model domains.


Continue to add to our list of supported database systems, and not only relational databases, but also NoSQL database systems.


Continuous learn and adapt to new technologies and functionalities. On our current list is machine learning, exploration of visual decision logic and model revision control management.




This roadmap contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results may vary from those stated or implied.