Yes. That's right: Timeslips 2017 Perpetual License version will soon be released. We're expecting to see Timeslips 2017 in June or July. This release of Timeslips marks a pivotal change: The old BDE (Paradox) database engine is being retired. Timeslips 2017 and future releases will be based on the Firebird SQL database engine. If you have subscribed to the Timeslips 2016 Premium version, you are already taking advantage of the Firebird SQL. Starting with the 2017 version all Timeslips users will be able to experience the increased capacity and improved performance in a network environment.
If you were reluctant to change to Timeslips Premium 2016 because it was a subscription service, you can now have similar benefits with a Perpetual License in Timeslips 2017. Many of us "crystal ball" gazers were predicting an "all subscription" Timeslips for the future. That didn't happen. Sage will continue to offer Timeslips with a Perpetual License.
So what's the difference between Timeslips Premium and Timeslips Perpetual License?
- Timeslips 2017 has a Perpetual License. Timeslips Premium requires a subscription
- Timeslips 2017 does not include any support with the purchase unless you purchase the Business Care. Timelips Premium includes support.
- Timeslips 2017 has a limited feature set compared to Timeslips Premium.
- Timeslips 2017 will have annual releases. Timeslips Premium has multiple updates and service releases throughout the year
What are the differences in features?
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As always we will keep you posted as more information becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 289-4302 (direct line).