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Enhancements in Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Synergy

With every product update Exact implements some enhancements based on direct customer feedback. The list for Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249, which is currently generally available, includes improvements of showing sections as tabs in requests, subscriptions to follow changes in requests and the possibility to copy a user’s preferences to another (set of) user(s).

Changes in supporting Microsoft SQL Servers

Written by Bert Siekmann on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Exact’s system requirements follow Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for those Microsoft products which are required for Exact Globe Next, Exact Synergy and Exact Synergy Enterprise. Consequently, with Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy product update 404, planned generally available as of July 2012, we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000. As of Exact Globe Next product update 405, planned generally available as of October 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Additionally, as of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249, planned generally available as of July 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Please see below an overview of changes and implications per product line. Should you need additional information regarding Microsoft SQL Server lifecycle policy, please refer to this document.

Exact Globe customers

As of Exact Globe Next product update 404 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server before updating Exact Globe Next. When updating to Exact Globe Next product update 404 or higher, a warning will be shown that Exact Globe Next doesn’t support Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Please note that when a user opens an Exact Globe Next company a check will be executed to detect the Microsoft SQL Server version. If the check detects the Microsoft SQL Server 2000, opening this company will not be possible.

In order to open companies in Exact Globe Next you are advised to update your Microsoft SQL Server to version 2005, 2008 or 2008R2. To be able to work with Exact Globe Next with extended functionality you need to update to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Please note that as of Exact Globe Next product update 405, planned generally available as per October 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

If you participate in the Microsoft Software Assurance program, you are entitled to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server free of charge. Please check Microsoft website for more information. If you use the desktop edition (MSDE) of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 you can download the Express Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2 free of charge. Please refer to this Microsoft page.

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Exact Synergy customers

As of Exact Synergy product update 404 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server in advance before updating Exact Synergy. When updating to Exact Synergy product update 404 or higher, a warning will be shown that Exact Synergy doesn’t support Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Please note that when a user opens an Exact Synergy company a check will be executed to detect the Microsoft SQL Server version. If the check detects the Microsoft SQL Server 2000, opening this company will not be possible.

Please note that Exact Synergy will not support Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Exact Synergy Enterprise customers

As of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and higher we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in addition to the currently supported Microsoft SQL server versions (SQL Server 2008R2, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005).

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Changes summary 

Exact Globe PU 404 and higher stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000
PU 405 and higher start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exact Synergy PU 404 and higher stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Exact Synergy Enterprise PU 249 and higher start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 are generally available

Written by Bert Siekmann on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of now Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 are generally available, which marks the end of the controlled release period which started in May 2012.

As you could read in the controlled release announcement, we have extended our offering with numerous enhancements to both Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy Enterprise 249. The new features have been developed in order to facilitate the needs of our main target markets – professional services organizations, wholesale trade and manufacturing customers. Besides those improvements, we have added features based on direct customer feedback, changes that are required by regional legislation and business standards.

To view the complete overview of new developments, please visit Exact Product News website. On the Exact Product News website you can find all the news specifically for you by clicking on an item in the top bar. You can select a product line, your industry or a business process to find all the news that applies to the Exact software your business uses.

If you have any questions regarding the new product updates, please comment on this blog post.

Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and Exact Globe Next product update 404 are in controlled release

Written by Bert Siekmann on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of now Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and Exact Globe Next product update 404 are in controlled release. That means that these releases are now available for resellers as well as all controlled release customers. After a successful controlled release period we will announce both products generally available, planned for mid-June.

Responding to challenges and needs of professional services organizations we have extended our PSA offering with numerous enhancements which will allow users to work more efficiently, save costs and achieve higher margins. Among others we will offer now integration of WBS (work breakdown structure) and budgets, a new flexible project cockpit and the possibility to copy a scope of a project  for easy project scope creation. Additionally, in this product update of Exact Synergy Enterprise we will launch a new Word Merge functionality that makes it easier to generate MS Word documents in which content from various entities from Exact Synergy Enterprise, such as accounts, projects and persons is automatically included. Moreover, we have extended Exact Synergy Enterprise with numerous enhancements, such as UX improvements, a solution to facilitate new Dutch holiday entitlement legislation and other improvements that have been developed based on direct feedback from our customers.

In Exact Globe Next we focused on facilitating the needs of our Wholesale customers; we have implemented numerous changes to the current functionality, such as improvements to E-WMS (release notes in tab Warehouse Management System). Additionally, after an extended controlled release period the B2B e-Commerce Portal will be generally available as of Exact Globe Next product update 404. To further extend the value proposition for customers in the Manufacturing field, we offer new solutions such as Exact Visual Scheduler (to be generally available) and back flushing for by-products. Moreover, we have extended Exact Globe Next with a large number of new features that facilitate changes in regional legislations and other enhancements that have been developed based on direct feedback from our customers.

Furthermore, in advance to launching Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 we have introduced numerous solution: Exact Synergy Enterprise Configurator and Central Master Data Management are now generally available. The Exact’s Service Management solution that strengthen wholesale and manufacturing companies is now in controlled release.

Please note that as a result of an extensive controlled release period and the feedback we received from our customers we have made a decision to change the name of Exact Globe to Exact Globe Next. What it means in practice is that when a customer decides to update his current Exact Globe, it will be updated to Exact Globe Next product update 404. An upgrade is not mandatory but when a customer decides to do so he will automatically benefit from the improvements of the Exact Globe Next version. Furthermore, he can request extended functionality that is standard in Exact Globe Next but not available without requesting it: Exact Synergy Enterprise with the Synergy user, integration with SSRS reports that offers real-time dashboard reports and a selection of alerts facilitated by Exact Event Manager. And a new menu/shell with state-of-the-art UX from which a user can operate all new and existing features. In the coming weeks we will provide more information on how this request process will work.

Should you have any questions regarding controlled release of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 or Exact Globe Next product update 404, do not hesitate to comment on this blog post.