IndySoft has announced a new release of IndySoft Version 11. Version 11 adds over 70 new features, a faster interface, Unicode and multi-lingual support, and uncertainty and tooling features included in every client license. With this, they also announced a simplified pricing structure with perpetual license, monthly cloud hosting and self-hosted subscription based options.
“We are very excited about our new cloud based option,” notes IndySoft chief technology officer, Rhett Price. “Our customers can have the same experience whether they are in a lab or on site on a mobile device. Another bonus is that they will always have access to the latest version. Upgrades for the latest enhancements, features and security updates can quickly and easily be pushed to all users on the system.” As long as you have an active support agreement, Version 11 is available to you for download free of charge.
Cloud-based software offers many advantages over on-premise software. Operational agility is frequently noted as a key driver of going to the cloud; flexibility to quickly and easily scale based on business needs is built in. Going to the cloud may also have financial benefits. Perpetual licenses require a lot of capital on the frontend, where cloud subscriptions provide cheaper monthly options and include support. Additionally, it allows businesses to focus on what they are in business to do. Because there is no on-premise hardware required and set-up and management is much simpler, an expensive IT department or outsourced IT services are not needed.
Version 11 also introduces an optimised cache system for speeding up network database access and a new faster option for accessing the client from a shared network drive. These optimisations provide greater robustness and over three times speed improvement in some applications.
Oracle database support now utilises the latest BLOB/CLOB technology for embedded documents in order to meet the latest IT requirements. And, as an added bonus, a new IndySoft email server application allows for all emails to be funneled through one central server – eliminating the need for clients to have their own specific email settings for each workstation.
In addition to these core optimisations, Version 11 includes improvements to the user interface. New customisable slide-out panels allow for easy access to advanced functions without complicating the IndySoft Dashboard interface. Also available is a new look and updated header options which allow for efficient viewing of Equipment Data.
“In order to encourage every customer to upgrade to this new version, we have decided to include the older Version 8 “Classic” application in a new updated Version 11 form. We understand some long-time customers being hesitant to upgrade to the new look and feel of our Dashboard application introduced in Version 9; however, Version 11 now allows all customers to migrate to this latest version and still continue to work with the older application look and feel,” says Price. IndySoft will be offering free Customer Web Training to encourage existing users to begin utilising the enhanced functionality found in the new Dashboard interface.
Now included as a part of the IndySoft product line is the formerly optional Uncertainty and Trend Analysis Modules. These functions have become a critical requirement for Enterprise and Commercial Lab customers provoking the integration into the product at no additional cost.
At the close of 2017, IndySoft will start shipping German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese versions of the software. With the new Version 11 release, customers can already begin performing their own translations of the IndySoft Client.
“IndySoft has long been known for our industry leading customisation capabilities which makes every deployment feel like it was designed specifically for each company,” says Price. “Now, with the addition of Unicode and multi-lingual support we are prepared to offer a comprehensive solution for multi-national organisations with support personnel using any language.”