A Release Note For Legacy Systems

I’ve often said that older systems haven’t innovated as much as they should have the past decade. Sure, the systems change and evolve, but have they really improved? Here is a quick look at what just about every release made in the last 10 years could have looked like.

imageAnnouncing SuperOld CMS 8.5!

We are proud to announce our newest version of SuperOld CMS. Right off, you will be impressed with the bigger version number which means more goodness for you.

For this release we listened to you and heard your concerns. In version 7.5 we placed our new critical features in a menu that our customers said was too hard to find. Now that you have had three years to learn exactly how to use those features, we have moved them to a more intuitive location. You won’t believe how easy it is to use now once you break three years of ingrained behavior!

Staying on the theme of improving our user interface, we have completely revamped the interface. We have moved our menu items around so they are now alphabetical. In addition, we added fuchsia to our palette because everyone agreed that blue is too sedate and doesn’t properly convey the power of SuperOld CMS.

We have finally added Desktop Sync to our suite. You can now work offline with a 75% confidence level that your work will be synched back into the core system. If you aren’t sure if your work was synched properly, we have a new section of our web application that will let you double check every action you have taken with sortable columns!

For administrators, we have made it easier to create custom interfaces for your users. Everything is now drag-and-drop and uses the latest version of Silverlight, a much needed improvement over the old system. While the auto-lookup feature has been discontinued and your existing forms will have to be recreated, we know that in the long-term, you will find the new interface dramatically better. Just be sure to take advantage of our new training offerings before you start.

To address security, we have improved encryption across the board. We listened to you on this one to provide the performance you required. Working closely with our beta customers, we were able to implement all the security required to meet the latest regulations with only a 30% impact on performance. This new add-on, SuperOld Security 1.0, is available immediately for SuperOld CMS 8.5. Just contact your Account Representative for pricing.

We know you are just going to love the new version!

Note: In conjunction with this release, we are dropping support for version 7.0 in six months. If you are one of the 50% of our customers that are still using SuperOld CMS 7.0, our professional services will be happy to help you upgrade to 8.5 for the low cost of your annual IT budget. You can try and do it yourself but make lots of backups and be sure to sacrifice a live chicken to your god of choice before beginning.

Disclaimer: Any similarity between the above features and real features is entirely coincidental. Any similarity between the product name and version number and any existing product is entirely your guilty conscience.