What’s New in 360Suite: 2020.01
Better Than Ever
Did you know that 360Suite releases new versions of its popular web platform every quarter? Our developers work hard to pack 360Suite updates with improvements and new features in response to customer feedback and changing market conditions, and the latest release is no exception. Version 2020.01 of the 360Suite web platform was released in January 2020, and it offers several new features that are sure to delight 360Suite customers worldwide.
Before we dive into the details, here’s a quick primer. The original version of 360Suite (v1) is now known as the “legacy app,” and it includes 360View, 360Plus, 360Cast, and 360Vers. The newer version of 360Suite (v2) is called the “web platform” and it hosts 360View, 360Live, 360Plus, 360Vers, 360Univ, and as of recently, 360Bind. Customers on the web platform who want to use 360Cast must also retain the legacy app — at least for now. 360Eyes is a separate standalone product that’s not included in either the legacy app or web platform.
The first release of 360Bind in the web platform was available in last quarter’s release but it could only do web intelligence. The second release of 360Bind (v2) includes the following features:
- Excel support (export and Excel comparison) for:
- Analysis for Office
- Crystal Reports
- Crystal Reports for Enterprise
- Web Intelligence
- Security on the 360Bind menu (limit access to certain users)
- Custom document binding to compare documents that have a different name or CUID
- Bulk create 360Bind projects from Excel
- Live report comparison
- Better performance when exporting 360Bind tasks
- Server group selection
- Ability to re-use existing instances in the export tasks
Following feedback from our customers, promotion results are now available in CSV format in 360Plus, so that you can carry out any reporting analyses as you like.
Since the last update release in 360View, we now have near 100% parity between v1 and v2. One aspect that was missing from v1 was the ability to do a complete update of recurring instances — this is now available in this new release by using our bulk update with excel spreadsheet.
2020 will see us re-working our core-engine. The extractor engine works well for the majority of you but if you have hundreds of thousands of reports and instances, sometimes it can take a little longer than hoped for — this is one aspect we are working hard on to improve.
In this update, you now have the ability to extract the derived table metadata extraction information.
This year, 360Suite plans to finalize the comparison documentation to 360Bind v2. The biggest update coming up is the move of 360Cast to the “web platform” — this will be the first release and we hope we will have all our customers on the “web platform” by the end of 2020.
With regard to 360Eyes, this year’s updates will include refactoring some parts of the extraction engine to modernize the solution and adding a self-service piece to the platform to help users better access their required information.
Staying Ahead Of The Game
With 360Suite, there’s no need to wonder when it’s time for an upgrade. Quarterly releases take the guesswork out of the process and make it easy to remember to install the latest and greatest version of 360Suite on your system. Upgrading is quick and easy! Just visit our support site, download the latest install file, and run the executable (.exe), which will detect that you have the software and need the update. In the case of 360Eyes, you’ll also need to import the .lcmbiar file for the latest jobs and Universes. If you haven’t already moved from the legacy app to the web platform, now’s the time to do so, even if at the moment you need to retain the legacy app to run 360Cast. Side-by-side installations take just a little longer because they require a fresh installation and an extra step to manually recreate tasks in v2.
For a demo, free trial, help upgrading, or more information about 360Suite updates, send us an email at Contact@360suite.io.
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