Updates

Escape Online Software Releases

At regular intervals, Escape Technology releases updated Escape Online 5 software. We have found that this allows our customers to test and install releases in a more timely, scheduled manner. We have a very structured approach that makes this process quite smooth. Here is how it works:

  • We develop a list of CRs (which means “change request” and is how we track features and fixes) for current users and implementations.
  • We closely monitor the progress of the CRs through the release cycles and make adjustments as necessary.
  • CRs are “released” to quality assurance, where they are unit tested, making sure that CR works as specified.
  • CRs are then tested in an integrated environment, making sure that the current software and the new features and fixes work together as expected.
  • We bundle it all together in a “build” and release to customers with updated documentation.

2017 Releases

Release

17.01

17.02

17.03

17.04

Available to Customers

March

June

September

December

2016 Releases

Available to Customers

February

May

November

December

Release

16.01

16.02

16.03

16.04


Escape Online Report Releases

Since report updates can be independent of software updates, we release updated reports twice per month, on the second and fourth Wednesday. Escape Online has over 500 reports and our end users run them millions of times per year, so this "continuous" delivery of ongoing enhancements is very beneficial.

Report releases follow the same rules as software releases, in that they are carefully specified and tested before release. If a report change includes changes to the database or software, it is held until the "major" software release.