Archive for March 2015

TPP Club Documentation

GHIN has published supporting documents for the recently released TPP Club Viewer and Reface. On the info portal, http://infoportal.usga.org/, webinars have been uploaded covering TPP Viewer and the changes made to TPP Club with the refacing project. These items can be found on the GHIN tab, using the left menu to select GHIN Web Ed / Demos.

The files are located under TPP Online Club:

TPP Online – Viewer  (this includes instructions on using the viewer program with your TPP Association site)

TPP Online Club – Reface

 

Web Ed

In addition to the webinars GHIN, has created a TPP Club Quick Start Guide and TPP Viewer User’s Guide. These documents can be found on the GHIN tab, using the left menu to select Documents, TPP Online Club. Each file is in PDF and word document format. For those wanting to use their association branding, use the word file format to make the necessary changes.

TPP Club Info Portal

If you have any questions, please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

Web Ed: TPP Club – Reports

We have scheduled a webinar for association staff on the reorganization of TPP Club Reports. The GHIN support team will review the enhancements including the ability to search by report name, description or tag. Over 100 new reports have been added to the library.

In order to participate you must register for the session. If you are unable to attend the session, it will be recorded and posted on the Info Portal for viewing at your convenience.

Webinar Schedule

Thursday, April 2 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6875557735513051906

As a reminder, all previous TPP Club webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing on the USGA Info Portal.

If you have any questions please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

Web Ed: TPP Club – TPP Viewer

Continuing our education of TPP Club, we have scheduled a webinar for association staff on the newly redesigned TPP Viewer. The GHIN support team will demonstrate the new functionality which will be available for clubs and associations to quickly set up a professional leaderboard for viewing onsite at championships. A wizard will walk the user through a 3 step process to select the event, theme and background image.

In order to participate you must register for the session. If you are unable to attend the session, it will be recorded and posted on the Info Portal for viewing at your convenience.

Webinar Schedule

Monday, March 30 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1308484073169383170

As a reminder, all previous TPP Club webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing on the USGA Info Portal.

If you have any questions please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

Web Ed: TPP Club – Reface

We have scheduled a webinar for association staff on the new reface of TPP Club. The GHIN support team will review the changes to be made enhancing the look and usability of TPP Club. Changes include a responsive design (screen will adapt to the device being used), improved navigation and clean-up of terms and navigational elements.

In order to participate you must register for the session. If you are unable to attend the session, it will be recorded and posted on the Info Portal for viewing at your convenience.

Webinar Schedule

Thursday, March 26 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5234492650283230721

As a reminder, all previous TPP Club webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing on the USGA Info Portal.

If you have any questions please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

Scheduled TPP Deployments

Due to a server environment issue at our hosting facility, we have been advised not to deploy any applications at this time. As such, the planned TPP releases for this week have been pushed back until next week.

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As a follow up to our Blog Post on March 6, GHIN will be releasing into production the enhancements previously discussed for TPP. We encourage you to take a look at the enhancements in the UAT site prior to deployment.

The updated deployment schedule is:

Monday, March 23 9:00 pm TPP Club Reface –  this will require a brief downtime during the deployment. There may be a slight disruption in services between 9 – 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 25 TPP Viewer for both Association and Club – the link on the splash page for TPP Club will be replaced pointing to the new TPP Viewer application.

For clubs wanting to use the existing Clubhouse Viewer, please direct them to: http://tpp.ghin.com/club/ClubhouseViewer/

Once TPP Viewer has been successfully moved into production notification will be sent to the associations.

Associations will use https://tppviewer.ghin.com/<AssociationInstanceName>/membership/login/ to access the new TPP Viewer.

For associations wanting to use the existing TPP Clubhouse Viewer, continue to access the same site as you have been.

Monday, March 30 TPP Club Reports – this will require a brief downtime during the deployment. As soon as the time has been confirmed an update will be sent.

Once released into production there will be an online overview of the changes made available to club officials when logging into the TPP Club site (see the What’s New link on the login page). In addition, webinars have been scheduled (separate Blog Post) and a User’s Guide for TPP Viewer will be distributed.

If you have any questions, please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

UPDATE: GHIN Infrastructure Move to Offsite Hosting Facility 3/8/15

8:50 am Monday, March 9, 2015

The relocation of our database to the offsite hosting facility has been successfully completed. We are now in the process of bringing the applications back online through a systematic approach so you may not see all applications working at this time. As the sites are coming online we are validating the connection to the database. We would ask in these early stages to refrain from doing serious file maintenance until our unit testing has been completed.

We will continue to update you throughout the morning.

TPP Enhancements Advanced Look

While GHIN continues to plan for the future with the modernization initiative well underway, specific development items were identified to help bridge the gap between the current GHIN products and future GHIN. These initiatives include the refacing of TPP Club, the report management and designer project, and the new TPP Viewer option. The development work on these items is now in a pre-production release state which we have moved to their respective UAT environments.  Going forward enhancements, and addressed issues or changes in these products will land in these outwardly facing UAT sites for SRGA review.  So, we encourage you to take a look at them prior to our target release date(s) starting on or about March 16, 2015 for full production availability.

The purpose of the reface of TPP Club was to bring a modern look and feel to the product along with a responsive design. So if the user is working on a desktop or tablet the screen will scale to fit the device. Navigation has been improved with a left handed menu bar highlighting the selected focus area. Clean up was done on verbiage to ensure standardization of terms and navigational elements and lastly GHIN has removed menu options that are not relevant to Club usage.

 

Pairings

 

Phase 1 of the report management and designer project takes the familiar report tree on the left to a user friendly searchable menu across the top. Reports can be searched for by name, frequently run, or by name/tag/description. For those users that still like to follow the logical flow in order to gain access to a report, you can filter the reports down by Category and Report Type.  (Hint: Category = highest level of the previous report tree structure, Report Type = second/third level in the tree structure)

 

Report Search

 

All of the standard reports have been tagged and while these reports will not allow for changing of the report information, a user who imports their own reports will have complete control of defining the Name, Description and Tags.

 

Report Tag

 

TPP Viewer has been redesigned for both the club and association as an alternative to the current TPP Clubhouse Viewer program. Many of you at the association level have spent time and energy customizing your clubhouse viewer screens to align with your branding. Because of this the new TPP Viewer will be an alternative tool for those who are currently running the viewer via TPP Association or TPP Client.

The new TPP Viewer has simplified the setup process by walking the user through a 3 step process that can have them displaying scoring results on a professionally designed screen within a significantly shortened period of time. The initial production rollout will be for individual stroke play events only but the viewer has the ability to display both gross and net scores on the same display! (work is currently being done on team scoring) Simple customization allows the user to load and build out their personal background image and logo libraries for quick retrieval for future events.

Also check out in Step #1 the Most Relevant tournament selection option. We are sure that this will make finding the tournament you are currently running much simpler.

 

TPP Viewer

 

IMPORTANT LOGIN INFORMATION:

To access the UAT site for TPP Club you can use either your SRGA or Club login credentials from the production site.

Club Reface and Reports Project: http://uat.tpp.ghin.com/Club/Admin/

To access the UAT site for the TPP Viewer site there are a few assumptions that need to be made in order to make this a suitable review.

  1. At the club-level you MUST have an OnCourse account set up in the TPP Club Admin site in UAT.  (this can be found under the “Other” menu option)
  2. The most relevant filter will only show events where tournament dates are greater than or equal to today.  So the initial tournament selection page may not have any events listed, if that is the case you can use either the Seasons or the Search filter options to find a tournament to display results.

Club TPP Viewer Product: https://uat.tppviewer.ghin.com/club/membership/login/

To access the TPP Viewer site for associations use the link below and where the red text is (AssociationInstanceName) replace with your TPP Association folder name. You must have an OnCourse account set up in your TPP Association site.

Association TPP Viewer Product: https://uat.tppviewer.ghin.com/<AssociationinstanceName>/membership/login/

 

Webinars will be scheduled on these development initiatives with details to follow. If you have any questions please contact GHIN support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.

Reminder – 2015 Handicap Card Orders

For those wanting to order handicap cards for your members the deadline to submit the order and artwork is tomorrow, Friday, March 6. For details and pricing, please review the notice sent out last month. 2015 Handicap Card Order Information

Associations wishing to place an order should email Bruce Rodriguez at GHIN BRodriguez@USGA.org with the order quantity and any design and logo changes that need to be made. Please be advised that cards will not be automatically ordered for your association unless you request them and any orders after the deadline could be at a substantially higher rate.