Should I use the latest version of Act!? Of course, the „old“ version of Act! „functions“ further. Update costs money. Why should you nevertheless invest in the new Act! 19 version?
Why to change to the latest Act! version?
We will give you 3 good reasons for Updating:
1.) The latest Act! version increases the security of your data
You keep always hearing in the news‘ reports, that the customer data of a company have been „stolen“. This means an image and confidence big loss of the affected companies.
Protect yourself and your customers!
Older Act! Versions do not support the latest Windows server operating systems.
The Life cycle from Microsoft for the widely used Windows Server 2008 R2 OS will end soon.
After this time point, you’ll never receive any other updates, particularly, no security updates anymore.
Depending on the operating system used, it contains a version of the IIS (Microsoft Internet Information Services). The latest generation – currently IIS 10 – is only available from Microsoft Windows Server 2016 on wards.
The different IIS versions are offering different authentication and encryption possibilities, to protect your data from attacks from the Internet.
The most recent version, of course, is also the one which is based on the latest level of technology.
2.) Improve your Act! system performance!
The newer Act! versions works with Microsoft SQL 2014 SP2 and after. Compared to older SQL versions, these shows the significant performance advantages, and -equally important- would be maintained by Microsoft.
3.) Get the most out of the action! Manufacturer Support
The support of the Act! support swiftpage is limited to the latest 3 versions. The support of the older Act! releases is paid and exclusively through your ACC. Changes on Act! program components to correct errors wouldn’t be possible anymore, if your Act! version is older than Act! version 17.
Are you not sure if it’s possible to update your Act! version? Please contact us!
Our Act! Premium support will carry upon request the entire update for you out: starting with the conversion of database to the complete installation of your new Act! version on your computers or server.
The sales team will be happy to advise you about the different Act! Variants and price models, and will provide you an offer for our premium support.