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#1 Kate

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:19 AM

Hi

Anyone on version 7 of proiv and are using the new proiv change management tool?
How long have you been using it and what are you experiences with it?

We are are upgrading to version 7 and it looks like we have to now use the proiv change management tool for managing our source code and for moving to different environments/regions etc dev/qa/prod...so just want to get some insite into other peoples experiences with it!

Thanks in advance
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

Hi Kate

We are also upgrading to version 7 and are very interested in the Change Management tool. If you start using the tool before us then please post your experiences and we will reciprocate.

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#3 Kate

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:48 AM

when is your go live for version 7? what version are you on now? We are on 5 so we are going to have to do a double jump, 6 and then 7. looking at changing dev over towards the end of the year and then production go live in March next year.

What are you using for your change control now?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:36 PM

Hi Kate

I upgraded from 5.5 r513 to 5.5 r556 and using VIP 5.5965 re-genned everything prior to exporting to a vpx for installation into 7.0.7.0.

Originally I'd loaded 7.0.7.0 onto the same machine (for evaluation) that 5.5 was on but there were issues preventing 5.5 from operating correctly. Pro IV Support were very helpful in getting my existing environments back to (nearly) the state they were in before. There were windows registry corrections/changes to be made that I was unaware of and that Support investigated and found.

My recommendation would be to install 7.n onto a different machine that 5.n. If you never need the 5.n ever again then it may not be so critical. In my case I did as not all my customers have upgraded yet.

I would also recommend that you contact Pro IV Support, in advance, for an upgrade path as they have all the information you're likely to need.

Other than the "two releases on the same box problem" the rest of the installation went as expected. There were some cosmetic changes required but that was because I'd used some bitmaps for Tabs and they had been altered between the releases. As it turned out the changes were an improvement.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hi there. I am considering upgrading from version 5, through 6 to version 7. I have been using Superlayer and version 5 for years although I know it is no longer supported. My big concern is that I am not sure what the advantage will be. My customers were thrilled about the option to email from PROIV but that feature has not been quoted to us yet. As of now, it seems like a fairly lot of money to have proiv do the migration and to buy the licences and I am not sure what we are going to gain from the upgrade. I also am concerned that I will not be able to easily maintain my system if I need to learn a new change management tool.... whatever that is!

So my question to Darren and Kate is - assuming you completed the conversion to Version 7, are you happy with the new version? Are your users happy as well?

Thanks for your input!

-Amy

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

Amy

You don't have to use the change management tool if you already have your own change management procedures in place. Change management is the same as version control or at the basest level back ups of your software.

From the initial tests I conducted the email feature is pretty simple to use and could be easily made much more user friendly. As far as I'm aware it is part of Version 7 and incurs no extra cost. Pro IV should be able to confirm this. Although you will have to spend time incorporating the new features into your existing system. There are many advantages of Version 7 - maybe the sales team or your account manager at Pro IV could point out what some of them are. The printing features are greatly enhanced apparently (but I haven't had a chance to use them yet). If you have an evaluation copy (of 7) with the examples installed - have a look at them. They should show you what kind of features are available.

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