(Not!) Sometimes you need a reason to move on from your first love - iMIS 10.6 anyone? We’ve gathered some short snapshots (not those kind of pictures!) that will make you want to jump feet first into a whirlwind romance. These are just a few of things we love and are gonna love -a lot!
The Sequel to SQL
- You may have been wondering what was going to happen to all those SQL case statements in your organization’s fancy special pricing rules, once you move away from the desktop and take the plunge into web-only iMIS. Although legacy rules created in the iMIS ‘classic’ desktop will continue to work, you won’t be able to update them in the staff site. ASI has the answer, though, and has been busy working on adding an Expression builder
to the Business Object Designer.
We are loving the idea of having the ability to add fields based on complex calculations and functions, which can then be used in special pricing formulas. That isn’t the only place they can be used, though. We especially love that you will also be able to build IQA queries using these new fields, which will allow your queries to be more dynamic than ever before – all without ever logging onto a server and opening SSMS.
iMIS 2017 Service Packs
- We loooove how ASI continues to add features and resolve issues through the release of Service Packs for iMIS 2017. As of this writing, the latest Service Pack is the letter O and they are currently working on readying Service Pack P. Unlike in the past, these service packs are not just correcting problems, they are bringing new, requested functionality and we love that ASI listens to you. To see what’s happening, review the release notes here
to see if there is something you love. And don’t forget – take a service pack out on a first date to make sure you’re compatible – aka apply it against a Dev/Test environment first so you have the opportunity to evaluate the effect it will have on iMIS.
- We've all wanted to make it easier for site visitors to quickly and easily reach out and share what's on their mind (both good and naughty). The new "Contact Us" iPart will give RiSE sites a seamless way to deploy a simple contact form which will send the message to staff members via email. With configuration options allowing you to set a subject line prefix (for email software rules), who the email is going to (along with CC and BCC options) and a reply to option to provide better deliverability. This new iPart will also keep the bots away using CAPTCHA security. Yeah baby!
It's not red, the color of love, but...
- With the new versions of iMIS (cloud and future release), come a new theme for use. It's a softer, more gentler theme based off of the Natural Heritage Site template called: Glacier Bay. With the loving touch of a violet, blue, beige and off-white (perhaps a mother-of-pearl white and who doesn't love their mothers?), this new theme is a welcome change from the previous sample theme, Great Barrier Reef.