October 2012 News

1 October 2012

It's that time of the year again and your end-of-the-year gift is ready to be mailed! Learn how to get yours below.

This month we are announcing the availability of AccuTrack/AccuSQL 12 installation CDs, a new user feedback system for Accudemia, AccuTrack /AccuSQL, and a new iAccu release. We are also announcing the first ever Accudemia Orlando training class, the latest software training webinars, and the December AccuTrack/AccuSQL Orlando training class!


Get AccuTrack / AccuSQL Version 12 CD

During the past two months we made version 12 available for Platinum Plus subscribers via free software download. This made the new version available to those who were in a rush to get it.

We are now putting the final touches on the installation CDs of version 12. In addition to updating the software with some last minute improvements, we updated its user's manuals (Quick Start and Reference) with version 12 new features. The CD version should be ready for shipping on October 22, 2012.

If you have an active Platinum Plus subscription you qualify for a free upgrade to version 12 and complimentary copy of the installation CDs. This copy will be customized with your college logo. We expect heavy demand for this new CD, so requests will be handled on first-come, first-served basis. Please be patient as we work through the requests.

To request version 12 CDs, click here.

For a list of improvements in version 12, Click here.


Vote on AccuTrack & AccuSQL New Features

Over 20 new suggestions are now available on the AccuTrack/AccuSQL user feedback site. Give us your five cents by voting on the features you would like to see in a future release. You can also suggest your own features if you like.

To request features or vote on existing ones, simply visit the new user feedback site. Here is how it works:

  1. You get 10 votes to use as you like.
  2. You can vote on existing requests or create your own.
  3. You can cast from 1 to 3 votes on each requests.
  4. Requests with the highest number of votes will be implemented in the next major release of AccuTrack / AccuSQL.

To visit the AccuTrack / AccuSQL feedback site , click here. You no longer need an account to view or visit the site.

We hope you will take advantage of this new system so you can help shape future releases of the software.


Join us in Orlando for the AccuTrack / AccuSQL December Training Class

The next AccuTrack / AccuSQL Orlando training class is scheduled for December 6 & 7, 2012. Join us for 1.5 days of face-to-face AccuTrack training lead by the AccuTrack support team.

During this session learn how to make the most out of the software. Ask your questions and get your answers. Meet colleagues at other institutions who use the software and exchange ideas.

Registration for the Orlando training class is free to all users with an active Platinum Plus subscription. Simply fill out the online registration form to join. Seats are limited and our last few sessions filled up quickly, so please register ASAP to reserve your seat.


View an AccuTrack/AccuSQL Webinar

The webinars are a great way to learn about the capabilities of the software. Each webinar is only one hour long and focus on a specific topic. This makes easy for you to select topics of interest.

So far we have conducted webinars on the following topics:

  • What's New in AccuTrack / AccuSQL Version 12
  • The Power of Profiles
  • Tutor/Advisor View
  • Student View
  • Using Report
  • All About Sign-ins
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Collecting information from Students and Tutors

Wish you had attended one of the above webinars? No problem - you can view a video of the recorded webinar on Engineerica's YouTube Channel.

Don't miss upcoming webinars including:

  • Hidden Features: Useful features that you might have missed!
  • Understanding local labs.
  • A look under the hood.
  • Communication Made Easy.
  • And more!

To register for webinars, click here.


Visit the Accudemia Feedback Site

Accudemia users are already taking advantage of the user feedback site by adding their requests and voting for requests they like. Requests with the highest votes will be implemented in future Accudemia releases, so it is important that you participate.

To request features or vote on existing ones, simply visit the new feedback site. Here is how it works:

  1. You get 10 votes to use as you like.
  2. You can vote on existing requests or create your own.
  3. You can cast from 1 to 3 votes on each requests.
  4. Requests with the highest number of votes will be implemented in a future Accudemia release.

You can find the Accudemia feedback system here.


Accudemia Webinars

Many Accudemia users contacted us to ask for Accudemia
webinars. We are pleased to announce that we have conducted our first Accudemia webinar ever, and it was a huge success as it broke our record for a webinar attendance!

For those of you who could not make it due to scheduling conflicts, we have uploaded a copy of the webinar online. You can view this webinar now on the Engineerica YouTube Channel.

We will be offering another Accudemia webinar on running reports soon. Contact the Accudemia support team for more information.


Register for Accudemia's First Ever Orlando Training Class

We are delighted to announce the first ever Accudemia Orlando training class. This 1.5 day of face-to-face training will cover Accudemia's usage from beginner to advance topics.

As an extra bonus, you will get to meet one of the two senior Accudemia developers! Diego will be available during the training and will answer your deep technical questions and listen to your software improvement ideas.

The Accudemia Orlando training session will be offered on February 25 & 26, 2013. Registration is free to all Accudemia users. Seating is limited, so please register as soon as possible by clicking here.


Accudemia Improvements

As announced, Accudemia was taken down for maintenance on Saturday October 6, 2012. During this time we implemented a number of improvements to the system. The improvements suggestions were the results of several weeks of server monitoring and analysis by a SQL Server engineer. We are very pleased with the results as our monitoring logs show great system performance improvements. You should notice the improved speed and faster response time as well.

Let us know what you think of these improvements.


New to iAccu: scan barcodes with your Apple Device!

iAccu converts your Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into a portable attendance tracking device. Use iAccu for tracking attendance at any event or place where you do not have a computer to use as a sign-in station. The attendance data is saved on the device and later uploaded to Accudemia's server via Wi-Fi or cell data connection!

The latest version of iAccu adds the ability to sign students in and out by reading a barcode with their ID number. The barcode is read via the Apple's device camera, so you do not need to buy expensive barcode scanners! Don't have a barcode on your student ID cards? No problem - you can easily print out barcodes on a label using your regular printer. Stick the barcode label on the student's ID card and you are ready to go!

Version 1.3 of iAccu is now available for download on the Apple Store. For more information please visit the iAccu website here.


Request Your End-of-the-Year Gift

Those of you who have been with us for a while know what it is! For the rest we would leave it as a surprise. We only have 100 of these gifts, so we will distribute them on first-come, first-served basis.

Your gift will by mailed via USPS. All we need is your mailing address. Send this to us by filling out the form here.


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