QQube version 8.0 will be released sometime this fall, and that will mean the sunset of all QQube 5.x versions.
QQube Version 5.76 was a solid release, with no bug fixes necessary for approximately 18 months. It had also pressed the limits of both the technology and architecture we used since the first version of QQube back in 2010.
It is rare that a software company decides to re-architect its technology, but it was part of a strategy to do more with less, and to facilitate more out of the box metrics for the more modern tools of today like Power-BI, which seems to be taking the small business community by storm.
Not only have we added more analytic subjects, more fields, and more features for synching multiple company files, and the Excel Add-In, but we have made the most efficient use of transforming the spaghetti - called the Intuit SDK (Software Development Kit) - into something that is usable out of the box, without the need to work directly with tables, relationships, and weeks or months of reverse engineering.
We are also at a point in our current version, where we have fixed the bugs with regard to data accuracy, and performance (approximately 75 of them).
We officially released the first architecture changes in QQube on October of 2017, and have released 10 major updates since then. We are currently on version 7.4
Each release has been thoroughly documented in our announcement section, but here is a synopsis of changes, additions, and improvements.
CHANGES NEEDED SINCE VERSION 1
To read about these improvements in detail review this release announcement.
SYNCH OPTIONS AND MULTI-COMPANY SYNCH IMPROVEMENTS
CONFIGURATION TOOL CHANGES
DATABASE AND TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS
QQube 5.76 was the last version using SAP SQLAnywhere 12.0 All current versions use SQLAnywhere 17.
The improvements in SQLAnywhere 17 allow us to perform more operations in memory (rather than disk, which was much slower). Secondly, we were able to change our base architecture to "load once, refresh many", which is also much faster for the average user.
Company Files are now in Alpha Order:
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The structural changes are of the most concern to users upgrading from this version. If the Excel Add-In was used to generate reports, there are no upgrading problems. If custom work was performed, then customers should review this document to assess the necessary changes.