(Used with permission. This content created by Sean Fitzsimmons of Central Nervous Systems - an experienced MISys Implementation Partner).
Today, MISys announced the release of the next major version of MISys
Manufacturing - MISys 6.0. I am writing to let you know what this means for your
business, in the form of a Q&A list as follows:
is this different from a minor patch?
Answer: A minor patch (i.e.
upgrading from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206) is a small modification to the program in
the existing folder on your server. A major release, on the other hand, is a
completely new installation of the program, in different folders, on your
Question: How is the upgrade process
Answer: Instead of logging into the administration module
(on the server) and pressing the upgrade button, we have to download an
executable file and follow a 15 step process to ensure that the system installs
Question: Do I need Central Nervous System's
help doing this, or can I attempt the upgrade on my own?
are completely free to try the major upgrade on your own - please don't think
you are not. We just know that many customers will want assistance because they
are uncomfortable with the idea of coping with a manufacturing system that doesn't
work should anything go wrong. Should you choose to include us, our process
involves upgrading your system on a test server (that we bring with us to your
office) to ensure that the upgrade processes properly before doing the upgrade
on your operational server.
Question: How many hours will Central
Nervous Systems bill to come on-site to upgrade my MISys
Answer: Central Nervous Systems staff - Paul, Nigel and
Nick - have already been testing the upgrade process. We anticipate it will take
between 3 to 5 hours to complete the upgrade at client
Question: What's in it for me, the MISys
Answer: There are a lot good reasons to upgrade to MISys
6.0. For one, there are dozens of improvements to the code to consolidate
previous updates and streamline the integration with different accounting
programs. Secondly, MISys has added a bunch of new features and fixed some
annoying bugs. You can see the full list on the MISys 6.0 landing page at the
feature that we think people are going to be most excited about is the MISys
Query Report Designer. This will give you the ability to quickly create new,
custom reports without any prior training. MISys corporate has a video
uploaded on their website that gives you a preview of what it is like.
MISys Query does NOT replace the standard reports in MISys Manufacturing. You
are still able to modify existing MISys reports or create new reports using
Sean Fitzsimmons, Partner
C: (604) 990-0082