Thursday, April 15, 2010

Epic Upgrade Releasing Next Week


A major (perhaps epic?) upgrade rolls out next week, and this after several weeks on staging so our customers could review and provide input before we move to production.   Indeed, we received helpful comments from many communities and made several refinements to the final version, releasing next week.  Thanks to everyone for their input!

Overall, this upgrade provides a number of modules:  a linguistically aware full text searching module with ranked results; a mapping module which can display client and resource data simultaneously; a real-time situational analysis module with multiple boundaries; integration of US Census Bureau data; and some additional taxonomy tools for Information & Referral specialists.

Over the next week, I'll summarize each module.  Each component can be used right away, and yet each also provides fundamentally new and advanced capacities which can drive, and be driven by, complex community and partnership issues and needs.

Stay Tuned as the Community Operating System (tm) takes another major leap forward.

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink