This is a great video to be paired with the last blog posting about the new TpAutoFTP program. Automating software updates and running DBValidator4 will ensure that your software is always up to the latest and greatest standards that Bridgeware has to offer!
Not sure if your software is up to date? Call us! Optimize your Temps Plus! It’s covered in your maintenance with Bridgeware Systems, so there is no reason to not be running the latest version and we will help you get there!
To find out for yourself … log in to Temps Plus and go to “Help” then “About”. If you’re running TPJKM version 4 and it is not at 4.0.272 then you should do software updates. If you’re running version 4.1 and its not yet at 4.1.34… Guess what? You should do software updates!
What is the difference between Temps Plus version 4.0 and 4.1?
Basically… version 4.1 is setting you up for success to optimize the “tools” that are available in streamlining your staffing business. Some of these tools included in the setup are the Automated Messaging Service fully integrated with Call-Em-All, and the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Program. These features are currently being used by Bridgeware Clients across the country already. Also version 4.1 has the capability to assign customers and employees’ logins through your website and print off past pay stubs, invoice history etc. Currently in final Beta testing, will be the launch of mobile applications on your Droid or IPhone and tablet devices.
If you are running version 4.0 and would like to get ahead of the curve and jump to 4.1 call (607.770.7043) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a time with Kathy to have tech support get you upgraded. Friday is a great day to do software updates!
The tpAutoFtp program can be run in fully automatic mode by adding “Auto” to the command line. For example, c:program filesbridgeware systemstemps plus jkm 4tpAutoFtp Auto
When run this way, the automating Temps Plus software updates program will automatically log on to the Bridgeware site, download any updates and copy them to the npath. It creates a log that it puts in the npath, named “AUpdates.txt” which contains the date and time the update was performed and a list of the files that were updated.
When workstations log in, theautomating Temps Plus software updates program automatically checks for AUpdates.txt in the npath and, if found, reads the date and time of the last update. It then compares this date/time value to a registry setting of the last update it installed. If the values are not equal it automatically runs the workstation update program (updates.exe) and installs the updates. If there is a problem installing the updates (like a file it is trying to replace being in use), it makes a registry setting to automatically perform the updates the next time the system is restarted.
With these new features, a client could use the Windows Task Scheduler (available from the control panel) to have one machine on the network execute tpAutoFtp on a regularly scheduled basis (weekly, monthly, etc) and all the workstations on the network would take care of themselves.