- Posted May 17, 2013
- Author Stevan Kalaba
- Comments 0
- Categories activeCollab, Development, Productivity
In every business and in many other aspects of life, what people resent the most is staying idle. The old saying, “time is money” is quite literal, to say the least, and by staying idle, businesses tend to lose. In a constantly changing world, the race against time is the one thing that never changes. When it comes to business owners, we know how much they value their time, which is exactly why we have one of the best project management softwares out there. What does that have to do with time saving? Our product is designed to help people organise their businesses and to improve collaboration between associates and clients by saving them as much time as possible. By bringing people from all over the world into activeCollab and by keeping their tasks and projects organised, our system allows our customers to focus directly and strictly on work.
As we always look for new ways to improve our product and services, we have recently introduced a new feature within activeCollab that is guaranteed to save our customers even more time. This new functionality is our Auto-Upgrade feature. Before the introduction of this new feature, upgrading to a new version of activeCollab had to have been done in one of two ways; by using the Manager application, or it had to be done manually.
The Manager application has become replaced by the Auto-Upgrade feature itself. The way that the Manager would conduct an upgrade to a newer version of activeCollab is that it would take that new version directly from the activeCollab.com website. Then, it would unpack it and upload the files, one by one through FTP or SFTP. After the upload of those files has been completed, it would begin the installation. The Auto-Upgrade, however, would only take one file between two, much faster servers. It would unpack the file and begin the installation immediately. You can see that the difference between the two methods of upgrading is quite drastic.
Besides using the Manager, upgrading to a newer version of the system could have been done manually. Manual upgrade meant that the user had to take his or her time to conduct the upgrade by themselves. This meant that precious and productive time would have been spent on simply upgrading to a new version, thus eliminating the possibility to focus on work for the duration of the upgrade period.
With the Auto-Upgrade feature, not only do we manage to save our customers time, but we simultaneously save them effort as well. Now, in order to upgrade to a new version of the activeCollab system, you will only need a few clicks and a few seconds of waiting! By simply clicking on the Administration icon, you will see if you have the latest version of activeCollab installed. Here, in the Administration window, the latest version will be displayed, and a button to upgrade to it, if you haven’t done so already. If your system is running in the latest version, the button will be in green, otherwise, the upgrade button will be red. In a few simple steps, you will be working in the latest version of activeCollab, and with practically no effort, you can continue on about your daily tasks.
Besides time saving, what the Auto-Upgrade feature enables us to do is to introduce more frequent releases. This means that we can release one or two new versions of activeCollab per week and by simply clicking on the upgrade button, you always stay up to date on the latest version of the program. By doing this, new features and fixes would be available more frequently to our customers, eliminating problems and bugs, and making your activeCollab setup even more efficient than before.