Migrating your legacy Time Bank to Time Bank Online
OVERVIEW AND PROCESS
If you are currently on our locally-installed legacy platform of Time Bank, we now have a hosted version available, Time Bank Online, accessed through a web browser.
Time Bank Online is a more robust, flexible product that is designed with a much more powerful database and ability to scale to meet your needs now and into the future!
Why migrate now?
Time Bank v. 3, launched in 1998 and containing Microsoft components over 12 years old and at risk of obsolescence, is in the process of being sunsetted. We’ve been reaching out to over a thousand clients over the past two years in an attempt to proactively migrate everyone to our hosted product, Time Bank Online, before the sunsetting date of 12/31/18.
A letter went out to clients on the legacy platform in March of 2018 via USPS, and we have also been notifying clients who open support cases.
Although we have successfully migrated many clients, because we are still trying to connect with a number of clients to get their migrations scheduled, we will be finalizing the switchover in 2019. For remaining clients on the legacy platform who sign a migration sales order, we will continue to support that legacy Time Bank platform (as much as is possible) into 2019 until the migration is completed and Time Bank Online is live.
What are the benefits of moving Time Bank to the cloud?
- Eliminates environmental issues associated with local installs
- Improved performance
- Better user screens and access to your data
- More powerful database
- Increased flexibility to meet business needs now and into the future
- Ability to easily add multiple users
- Remote processing (with internet access)
- Automatic improvements and updates for the life of the solution
- Better support process as your configuration can be accessed quickly and easily
How long will this process take?
In most cases you can anticipate around 4-6 weeks from the start of the migration process to go live. After reviewing timeline and expectations with you, the configuration part takes place without needing your involvement, and then the last step is to re-engage you for implementation and parallel testing before going live.
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