It’s been well over a year since Yardi released the latest and greatest version of its industry-leading software solution, Voyager™, and by now, nearly 2,000 clients have implemented Voyager™ 7s.The upgrade incorporates an impressive number of truly consequential changes to users’ daily business operations.Continuing to run Voyager™ 6 means you're falling behind. Determining which nimbus is right for your company’s needs is an important process. Thankfully, users have the capability of opting out of some of these modifications. Voyager™ 7s has added security requirements to a whole host of functions that previously had none. Despite Yardi’s continual commitment to improvements (see #2), bugs and quirks still abound, even more so if you use a variety of add-on modules, such as Construction, New York, Investment Management, etc. Just as it did with your original implementation, Yardi provides a test database for users upgrading to 7s. Incorporating a thorough test plan and sufficient testing time can ensure a smoother launch and fewer problems in the immediate aftermath of “go-live.” ********* The bottom line: your Yardi 7s upgrade isn’t as simple as clicking Go.Some of these may be surprising, and it's a good idea to be apprised of the new security steps, lest they take you by surprise (and consume more time later). A lot of these bugs crop up depending on your company’s unique usage of the software, which is why we saved the most important lesson of all for last: 7. The upgrade is best vetted by a trusted advisor, someone who has been down the block many times, and can map the best course of action for your unique company.When Yardi evolved from Voyager™ 5 to Voyager™ 6, the effort required of users amounted, effectively, to a whole new implementation.Data migration was a much more complicated and potentially messy enterprise than what you can expect when you upgrade to 7s. Every day, Yardi is fixing bugs and improving quirks that 7s users have identified these past 18 months.But perhaps foremost among these is that Yardi is no longer merely an application service provider, but has now fully shifted to being a ”Software as a Service,” or “Saa S,” in technology parlance (hence, the “s” in Voyager™ 7s). Some other note-worthy improvements include: While upgrading to 7s will enhance your workflows and optimize your operational efficiency, the other side of the truth is that this transition is not guaranteed to be a seamless one.
What’s more, Yardi is focused on enhancing Voyager™ 7s. Yardi offers three different cloud solutions for 7s clients: Saa S, Saas Select, and Private Cloud. Not every company is a fan of every change offered by 7s. The biggest surprise will be the security requirements. It is often only through copious testing can you identify and work through the various problems that will inevitably arise with any new system.To determine if you’re on a 32bit (x86) or a 64 bit (or x64) operating system see: Run NOVA_again New Features Introduced in the New Version 5 HMI (Interface versions R2P05) Firmware Upgrade For a comprehensive list of the new features: Download the new interface features pdf here With the introduction of the version 5 HMI firmware, a revamped interface display is introduced to the NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press.• Completely redesigned user interface display with more intuitive menus • Switch between “Set Speed” and “Set Depth” adjustment modes straight from the main screen • “Precision” mode has been introduced, allowing users to set the target depth in finer increments • Fractional display for imperial units have been introduced • “Stop & Reverse for 6 seconds”, A new Digital Depth Stop function has been added • A new F-button shortcut is now available which can be used to set the current depth reading as your target depth • The password function can now be used to lock most settings in the menu but still let user operate the machine • A new Power Spindle Hold mode has been introduced for keyless chuck users • Custom drill press speed limit and output power limit can now be set MINOR BUGS AND FIXES TO ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.Specific fixes noted below for previous and current firmware versions: R2P05r (coming soon) – Adding French as a language option R2P05n (US version) – Disabled chuck guard EMSR2P05m (Europe version) – Added anti-tear out mode (may need a better name) version 1.00 – Can enable/disable – Depth options of: SET -1/-2/-5mm or SET -1/16th -1/8th -1/4th – Enabled chuck guard EMSR2P05l – Changed power spindle hold to be adaptive power setting – Minimum pow: increase to 15%, maximum pow: 25%R2P05j – Enabled German as a language option R2P05h – In the F shortcuts, changing units cycle between all 3 options now – Added shortcut description text to bottom for F keys R2P05g – Fixed issue with depth stop not always working – Allows a “reverse to top” option Additional Older Software Versions: R2P05i – May 30th 2017 R2P05h – May 10th 2017 R2P05f – April 7th 2017. Simply choose your SKU / model number from the drop down below and your results will appear in the bottom. On this page you will be able to download the latest software / firmware upgrades for your device.