Archer is continuing to remove Silverlight from their administrative back-end pages with the expectation of full removal by the fall of 2021.
Throughout a typical calendar year, Archer releases major and minor upgrades with new enhancements and the gradual removal of Silverlight. However, this year, the Archer upgrades will focus primarily on completely transitioning out Silverlight.
With Silverlight’s end-of-life approaching quickly, it’s important that companies examine their Archer implementations and coordinate plans to get the most up-to-date version of Archer.
Organizations that utilize the cloud version of Archer will continue to be up-to-date, but organizations that do not use the cloud will require an upgrade to the newest version.
New implementations should be performed with the latest version of Archer to avoid the risk of losing continuity in their program, optimal program function, and back-end support.
On the other hand, when organizations do upgrade to the latest version of Archer, they will find many positive user experience changes including increased user-friendliness, faster speed and new features.
It can seem like a daunting process to implement a new Archer upgrade, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right support team behind your organization, the process can be smooth and efficient.
When working with a team to assist in the execution of an upgrade, the process will generally follow the steps below:
- Plan the roadmap for your Archer upgrade.
- Create and execute platform upgrade testing and validation scripts.
- Communicate with the support team and end users to ensure clarity on the new differences.
- Partner with all applicable IT teams during Archer platform installation.
- Coordinate deployment into production.
At Cential, we use our years of platform and infrastructure experience to help our clients smoothly implement their Archer upgrades effectively without disrupting business operations.
If you have questions about planning for your next Archer upgrade, contact us.