With the summer holidays upon us and in full swing you may be reading this either before you go or after you’ve been. Either way we hope you have/had a pleasant break.
At this time of year we are usually busy putting the details together for our Annual Customer Event. This is still the case but this year read Events!! We have decided to hold two Customer meetings this year, one in Leeds and one in Swindon. We take the presentations on the road on 6th /13th October at Swindon and Leeds respectively. As a result we expect to see the number of participating customers increase. For more details click here.
The focus of the events this year will be the launch of Javelin’s MS SQL version, branded Javelin. Javelin is a significant step along our ongoing development plan and we are confident it will compliment the needs of our customer base as well as future demands from the manufacturing industry sector. This ‘relational database’ platform will provide us with additional scope for future development and further integration with other software tools. (MS SQL is often available as a free download or rolled into MS server operating systems). This will not affect any customers using the Pervasive database. Releases from October 2010 will accommodate the Pervasive and MS SQL users. We plan to continue partial development in the Pervasive system for the next two years, therein we will turn our full development resources to the MS SQL version. Customers who decide to stay with the Pervasive version after this time will obviously be fully supported as normal and indefinitely whilst in maintenance.
I mentioned in the last newsletter that we were looking at changing the style of our training programme delivery. With our new Training Consultant now onboard we are re-writing all previous programmes and reviewing our options in the ways in which we deliver them. We will be able to roll out our training and delivery plans at the Customer meetings in October. This will include details of our on-line training proposals.
The JIMS reports (Javelin Informed Management Summary), the on screen management tools, continue to be taken up by customers but we are still looking for more ideas as to future content. If you have an idea for the ‘dashboard report’ you would like to see then please let us know. Details of what versions of Javelin will support JIMS are available from Tom McClure.
We are advised by MSE, owners of the MAGIC licences used by Javelin, that their version 9 series will no longer be available from the end of this year. Any customers still using these older versions that may wish to take any additional licences should do so before the end of the year. Again, any questions in this regard please contact your Account Manager Tom McClure.
I hope to see everyone at one of the customer events in October. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
As mentioned earlier the JIMS development is still very much alive but waiting for your input. Watch out for new links in Javelin allowing integrated JIMS screens to be called from within the system menu.
29/09/10 – 30/09/10 NEC, Birmingham
Customer Event: Swindon & Leeds
06/10/10 - South - Hilton Swindon Hotel
13/10/10 - North - Hilton Leeds City Hotel