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New user interface in Exact Synergy

Written by Alexander Kutilov on . Posted in Exact Synergy

In product update 255 the interface of Exact Synergy is completely redesigned. After performing an update you’ll see that the complete user interface has undergone a transformation to a more innovative and visually attractive design.

The menus are now available on the top. Via the preferences menu (gear-icon) on the top right you can add or remove the items such as Homepage, News, Favorites or My Documents, HRM Module from every top menu.

The toolbar buttons that were present on the menu bar before, are now available via the ‘Hamburger’ menu, in the Quick access part together with the ‘My menu’ options.

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In previous releases the search function was available on the left. As of this product update it will be available on the top. Your roles determine in which module you can search.

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Similar to the search function the +Create menu is also available on the top. Via this menu you can create the entities.

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On the right side next you can find the Modules that allow you to navigate to the various functions of those modules.

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Besides the changes mentioned there are also several changes within other parts of Exact Synergy Enterprise. Soon you can read more about them on this blog.

The controlled release phase for product update 255 starts in May 2015. If you are interested to participate, please send an email to productreadiness@exact.com.

New iOS Field Service App for working offline in Controlled release

Written by Sonja Bloemers - Blom on . Posted in Exact Synergy

As of today the new Field Service App for working offline is in Controlled release.

Next to the existing Field service app, Exact offers now a new Field service app that doesn’t require an internet connection. This  enables the service engineer to perform the tasks that are essential to do his job, even when he is on the road or on a location where no internet connection is available.

Product updates 409 and 254 are now generally available

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of today Exact Synergy product update 254 and Exact Globe Next product update 409 are generally available. In these product updates several new functions and improvements are available.

In Exact Synergy there are improvements in the service management dispatch board and the B2B E-Commerce portal. Also the navigation on several pages is improved. In Exact Globe Next there are various improvements in the WMS solution. It is now possible to use BarTender Commander for all E-WMS labels, and a new report is introduced to gain more insight in the E-WMS stock reservations.

New look and more user friendly

A start was made to create a more user friendly system and the menu in Exact Globe Next has a new look. The new look offers the possibility to mark menu paths as favorite. Another advantage is that all companies have a different color, which makes it clearer to see in which company you are working and makes it easier to distinguish the companies.

Change in system requirements

Furthermore the system requirements have changed. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required as of these product updates. Also keep in mind that the support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Server 2003 are discontinued as of product update 254/409.

Additional information

For more information about product update 254 and 409 you can check the release notes. The release notes of product update 254 can be found in document 26.015.774. The release notes of product update 409 can be found in document 25.934.159.

Support for Windows Server 2003 will be discontinued as of product update 409 and 254

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

To provide you a great user experience Exact products use the newest technologies. To support these new technologies the system requirements are revised regularly when releasing a new product update. This is also the case for product update 409 and 254. As of product update 409 and 254 the system requirements will change. For instance, the installation of Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 will be a requirement.

Because Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 is not supported for Windows Server 2003, and because according the Microsoft support lifecycle policy the support for Windows Server 2003 will stop as of July 2015, we are unfortunately forced to stop the support for Windows Server 2003 as of product update 409/254.

If you are using Windows Server 2003 and want to update to product update 409/254, we advise to timely upgrade to a newer supported operating system.

 

Integration with Exact: ELIS – Where are we now?

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As announced earlier ELIS is currently in controlled release.

ELIS is a new technical framework for the integration between Exact Globe Next and Exact Synergy Enterprise and supports solutions that exchange data between these two products and possible third-party solutions.

Via an included control center you can centrally install, activate and manage these solutions (such as Exact Integration, CMDM, Shop Floor Control, Word Merge, Exchange Integration). This all is possible including central and pro-active logging which means that you can manage all integrations from one central location and send them again if errors occur. ELIS even offers the possibility to receive a notification by e-mail our in your workflow, so you can take action immediately.

Also partners are enabled to base integration solutions on this framework to benefit from the built-in functionality and central manageability.

Based on the positive results of the controlled release phase so far, we expect that ELIS including the solutions Exact Integration, Shop Floor Control and Word Merge, will be generally available by the end of this month.

For people who can’t wait it’s still possible to sign up for the controlled release program. This can be done by sending an e-mail to productreadiness@exact.com.

Please refer to the Fact Sheet for more information about the controlled release program.

For more information about ELIS, please see the start page: Getting started with Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS).

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Product updates 254 and 409 in controlled release

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of this week Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 254 and Exact Globe Next product update 409 are in Controlled Release. This means that customers who participate in the controlled release phase can download the new product updates. In these product updates several new functions and improvements are available.

In Exact Synergy Enterprise there are improvements in the service management dispatch board. Here you can define whether to show or hide weekends, and define to hide the hours that are outside the timeframe.

There are also improvements in the B2B E-Commerce portal. The navigation on several pages is improved. The enhanced pagination makes navigation between pages more instinctive and responsive to the users.

In Exact Globe Next there are several improvements in the WMS solution. It is now possible to use BarTender Commander for all E-WMS labels, and a new report is introduced to gain more insight in the E-WMS stock reservations.

Furthermore a start is made to a more user friendly system and the menu in Exact Globe Next has a new look. The new look offers the possibility to mark menu paths as favorite. Another advantage is that all companies have a different color which makes it clearer to see in which company you are working and makes it easier to distinguish the companies.

For more information about product update 254 and 409 you can check the release notes. The release notes of product update 254 can be found in document 26.015.774 on our customer portal. The release notes of product update 409 can be found in document 25.934.159 on our customer portal.

For more information about the controlled release phase you can check this document.

Furthermore the system requirements have changed. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required as of these product updates. Also keep in mind that the support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Server 2003 are discontinued as of product update 254/409.

Exact Lightweight Integration Server now in Controlled Release

Written by Sander van Triet on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of this week Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS) is in Controlled Release. This means that customers who participate in the controlled release phase can now benefit from this new technology.

ELIS is a brand new technical framework for the integration between Exact Globe Next and Exact Synergy Enterprise and supports solutions that exchange data between these two products as well as with third-party solutions.

Via the ELIS control center you can centrally install, activate and manage these solutions (such as Exact Integration, CMDM, Shop Floor Control, Word Merge, Exchange Integration). The framework offers central and pro-active logging, which means that you can manage all integrations from one central location and send them again in case errors occur. Even better, ELIS will send you a notification via mail or workflow, so you can act and resend immediately.

Another important enhancement is that the framework supports multiple instances as well as multi-tenancy, for optimal performance and scalability. It also means you can for example manage multiple 1-1 Globe-Synergy integrations from a single management console.

Soon we will also enable third-parties to base integration solutions on the ELIS framework to benefit from the built-in functionality and central manageability. Our ultimate goal is to have one central place for managing all integrations, greatly reducing the TCO of managing your Exact environment.

The ELIS framework will be available with Exact Globe version 409, and Synergy Enterprise version 254. Initially we will go into Controlled Release with the add-ons Exact Integration, Word Merge and Shop Floor Control. For Shop Floor Control there is an added bonus, as running Exact Integration is no longer a precondition, we will now also support it in combination with CMDM or XML integration.

In the coming months we will be migrating other solutions to make use of the ELIS framework as well, among others CMDM, Exchange Integration, and Service Management. Keep an eye on the product blog as we will be posting updates on a regular basis.

Please contact your account manager in case you wish to participate in the Controlled Release, or me in case you have any questions regarding the ELIS framework.