Whether prompted or not, you’re not maximizing your EDI software investment unless you are taking advantage of upgrades.
We’ve all been there—after we launch our computer in the morning we spend countless seconds ignoring, “x-ing” out and closing software version update reminders.
You say, “The version I have now works, I don’t want to update and break my computer.”
But, if you’re in the habit of dismissing update notifications, you need to reconsider.
Applying software updates is probably one the most important things you can do for your systems and your business.
Software updates are not the same as software upgrades.
Software updates will update your current version of the software to the latest release, such as moving from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2. On the other hand, a software upgrade relates to a major release, like moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
Here are three reasons to take five minutes to update your software:
- Software updates for business generally have bug fixes and product enhancements because they have heard from thousands of users all over the world and have worked to create better, faster and more robust offerings. You’re missing out if you don’t take advantage of those updates.
- Third-party technical support will need you to be on the latest version before they can help you fix any problem.
- Not all software packages have “push” notifications. It’s important to subscribe to your vendors’ newsletters and to be an active member of a user community to ensure you’re notified of updates.
Bottom line, if you can’t remember the last time you updated your software, take some time this week to get in touch with your vendors and start leveraging the latest software updates.
1 EDI Source frequently releases software updates. If you haven’t upgraded in a while, call us at 877-334-9650, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with your representative.