Piestar Periodical – September

The Piestar Periodical is a blog about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar systems. We gladly welcome requests, suggestions, comments, and feedback.

We have been hosting Piestar Advisory Council meetings each quarter to learn about what teams like about the Piestar systems and what can be done to improve the systems. We look forward to hosting these 1-hour online meetings each quarter. For anyone interested in participating in the Piestar Advisory Council quarterly meetings, please email info@piestar.com to let us know.

Piestar DPx Team Reporting

The Team Reporting feature allows project personnel to enter data as a team rather than just individually. Team members can enter, view and edit their own data in the modules and view and edit data entries of other team members. Please view this video to learn more about Team Reporting.

Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan & Site Visits update

The Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan & Site Visits module for the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs has been updated to reflect changes in policy. One team is using the new module. If other Feed the Future Innovation Lab teams wish to learn more about the module, please let us know.


Personnel Tags added to Module Progress

Personnel tags now appear on the Module Progress page. These tags are set either in the People page or the Personnel tab of a Project’s page.

Personnel Tags
Module Progress Tags

Dynamic Searchable Tables

Module list pages have a search bar and can now be sorted by column. They now have dynamic searchable tables for sorting, filtering, and choosing columns.

Module Features


As we continue to make improvements to the Piestar systems, our goal is and always will be to meet the needs of those we serve. We are also interested in providing information and training for users of the Piestar systems. If there are areas of the Piestar systems that need further explanation, we are happy to conduct training sessions or even make short video tutorials. We are very grateful for the teams we support, and are so proud of the important work they are doing for science and people around the world. We welcome thoughts, ideas, requests, suggestions, comments, feedback and questions. We also gladly welcome referrals.

Ben Kohl
Vice President