Future heidi development
HESA works closely with the heidi Stakeholder Group to identify and prioritise areas for the on-going development of heidi. A summary of the current planned heidi development for 2013 is shown below, along with provisional timescales for delivery.
We always welcome suggestions for future development from heidi users, please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
heidi API development
Work is now progressing at HESA to develop an Application Programming Interface, more commonly referred to as an API. The heidi API is a technical interface to heidi designed to allow a level of machine-to-machine integration between heidi and universities' systems, most likely their BI system or data warehouse. It is most certainly not an interface that we would expect heidi users to interact with directly.
Following a review by HEI colleagues and the Heidi User Group, an API Specification document was created. Note this document is aimed at technical staff (developers and system designers). For more information on the heidi API development, please go to our heidi API page.
Previous heidi development
heidi 4.3.2 release
We are pleased to announce the release of heidi 4.3.2 on 09 April 2013.
This new maintenance release has addressed a range of known issues. In addition it introduces some significant improvements to the usability of charts and a new chart type; the radar chart.
The heidi 4.3.2 release notes, which describe the enhancements in more detail, can be viewed here.
heidi 4.3.1 released
heidi 4.3 was released on 29 January 2013. This new maintenance release has addressed a wide range of known issues. In addition it is introducing a significant improvement to system performance when reports are rolled forward, and providing users with the ability to download charts to Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 format or later.
The heidi 4.3.1 release notes, which describe the enhancements in more detail, can be viewed here:
heidi 4.3 released
heidi 4.3 was released on 11 September 2012. This new release incorporates the introduction of a report and chart sharing functionality as well as an administrator tool that will be required for the later release of the heidi Application Programming Interface (API).
The heidi 4.3 release notes, which describe the enhancements in more detail, can be viewed here.
heidi 4.2 released
heidi 4.2 was released on 2nd April 2012. This new release incorporates a re-design of the student data tables for all years in heidi providing additional data fields, more detail in existing fields and also significantly improving the flexibility of the tables.
The heidi 4.2 release notes, which describe the enhancements in more detail, can be viewed here .
heidi 4.0 released
heidi 4.0 was released on Monday 7 March 2011. This new release has introduced a wealth of new features, including:
In addition to the new functionality, the following data has been added as part of the heidi 4.0 release:
The heidi 4.0 pre-release notes, designed to help introduce you to the new functionality, can be accessed here .
heidi 4 development
Since the release of heidi3 in the autumn of 2009, development has focused on the fourth major version of heidi (heidi 4), scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2011. heidi 4 intends to deliver significant usability improvements largely derived through a re-design and re-write of the system interface, based on feedback received from heidi users;
heidi 3.1 released