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ECOES2

 

Welcome to the ECOES2 information page

 

This page provides answers to some of your questions about ECOES2. If you have a question that is not covered below please do not hesitate to get in contact with the MRASCo Central Administration Service (CAS) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also view the Pre-Release Note for ECOES2, which can be found here.

 

What is ECOES2?

ECOES2 will provide all the same functions and data as the current version, but via a new modern web interface.  We have designed ECOES2 in such a way that it can be readily enhanced to support additional or changed industry processes, as needs arise.

 

What new features will ECOES2 have?

ECOES2 will perform the same functions as current ECOES, just better! Enhancements include:

  • New modern look and feel;
  • Utilising icons to help users quickly identify attributes of an MPAN;
  • Improved navigation;
  • Allowing individual users to decide how they want to view search results;
  • Allowing individual users to decide default filters they want on their searches e.g. showing no disconnected MPANs; or only showing Domestic MPANs.
  • Better use of space e.g. combining MPID and Participant name in the same field, allowing the user to switch between the two by hovering their mouse; and
  • Improved user account management;

For a tour around ECOES2, please take a look at our demonstration video.

 

When will ECOES2 be launched?

Initially, each company will select a small number of Beta testers to use ECOES2 from late September 2017, ahead of everyone else.

After Beta testing, ECOES2 is being launched in two phases. Phase 1 is scheduled for 16th October 2017 and will provide these core functions:

  • Standard MPAN or address Search, and Displaying results
  • Master Admin User functionality
  • Customer Letter Generation

Users who only have access to these functions currently will migrate to ECOES2 in Phase 1.

All remaining users will migrate when Phase 2 is launched early next year.

 

What is Beta testing?

Beta testing will be a two-week period where a small number of LIVE users who will have been selected by their organisation as testers will be migrated to ECOES2 to use the new interface to complete their normal work tasks.

The purposes of Beta testing is to assess ECOES2 in operational use to ensure that any niggles are ironed out before all other users are migrated, including helping each company communicate any changes within their own organisation.

The data displayed will be LIVE data, exactly as the current interface.

In the unlikely event that Beta testing raises any issues which impact on operational use the Beta testers will be migrated back to the current ECOES while fixes are put in place.

 

When will my ECOES account be migrated to ECOES2?

Migration of all users eligible under Phase 1 is scheduled to take place between 16th October and 20th November 2017.

Your organisation will decide when they want their users to be migrated to ECOES2 between these dates.

 

Will my current ECOES username and password still be used for accessing ECOES2?

Your username and password will remain the same however the first time you log in to ECOES2, you will be requested to confirm a few of your details.

 

What if I’m migrated to ECOES2 Phase 1 and then I need to access functions that haven’t been included yet in ECOES2?

This could be possible in exceptional circumstances. If this affects you, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can resolve any problems.

 

I like the current ECOES, do I have to migrate to the new version?

Yes, but we are confident that your experience of ECOES will be improved.  If not, feedback is always welcome!

 

Will ECOES2 have the same ecoes.co.uk URL?

Yes.

 

Implementation Timetable:

Activity

Date

Owner

ECOES organisations advised which users could be Beta testers for ECOES2

25/08/2017

MRASCo

ECOES organisations to confirm to MRASCo CAS a final list of Beta Testers – max 10 per organisation

08/09/2017

ECOES User organisations

Alpha Testing (undertaken by Gemserv in LIVE environment)

18/09/2017

MRASCo

Beta Testing starts (undertaken in LIVE environment by agreed industry Beta testers)

25/09/2017

ECOES User organisations

Beta Testing completed 06/10/2017 ECOES User organisations

Final Release Note published on MRASCo website

9/10/2017

MRASCo

MRASCo will commence migration of eligible phase 1 users to ECOES2

16/10/2017

MRASCo

All eligible phase 1 users will be migrated to ECOES2

20/11/2017

MRASCo



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