NRG Software to provide limited updates for older version of FileMaker Pro

Up until earlier this year all of our shipping solutions were built using FileMaker Pro v11. After reviewing our user base, we determined that we could migrate our core development to FileMaker Pro v15. Starting in 2018 we will provide limited maintenance updates to customers who are using FileMaker Pro v15 or below. New features of NRGship will only be available to customers who are using more recent versions of FileMaker.

If you are using FileMaker 11 or below please review the Filemaker Conversion Checklist. Overall the upgrade process should be relatively straightforward.

If you are using FileMaker 12-14 then the file format is still .fmp12 so it’s just a matter of upgrading your workstation and/or server installation.

Please contact NRG sales if you would like assistance in upgrading as we can provide both conversion assistance and software licenses.

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NRGship end of life for older operating systems due to UPS updates

Some things are built to last forever, unfortunately computer hardware and software is not. IT departments regularly replace workstations as they grow slow over time, stop receiving operating system updates, or fall out of warranty.

If you have an older Mac you’ve probably noticed that you can’t use Safari with many websites. Banking websites require higher security and others like Google Maps utilize features in newer Safari releases.

Recently UPS has begun a process to update their servers for higher security standards. Starting in January 1, 2018, Macs running OS versions less than 10.9 or PC’s with Windows XP will no longer be able to connect to the UPS servers. FedEx performed similar server updates in late 2016. Users of NRGship will need to update their OS to 10.9 Mavericks or above. If your Mac is not updatable then it would need to be replaced with newer hardware that can run a more recent OS release.

You can find more information regarding the security updates the UPS website.

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NRGship for UPS Compatibility with macOS 10.13, High Sierra

macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra is scheduled to be released on Monday, September 25. High Sierra is is a free update from Apple. It will run on most any Mac made since 2009 and is considered a maintenance update. However, there are some changes which break compatability with applications. NRGship for UPS has been tested under High Sierra however we highly suggest users wait to upgrade to insure compatibility across all installed applications.

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NRGship for FileMaker Compatibility with macOS 10.13, High Sierra

macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra is scheduled to be released on Monday, September 25. High Sierra is is a free update from Apple. It will run on most any Mac made since 2009 and is considered a maintenance update. We have done cursory testing with NRGship and FileMaker v11 thru v16. While High Sierra is supports 32-bit applications, we have found that 32-bit versions of FileMaker (all releases up to and including v13) will crash under general use. NRG recommends that users of High Sierra update to FileMaker v14 or higher. Stay tuned for more information from FileMaker, Inc. upon High Sierra release.

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NRGship Pro for UPS Compatibility with macOS 10.13, High Sierra

macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra is scheduled to be released on Monday, September 25. High Sierra is is a free update from Apple. It will run on most any Mac made since 2009 and is considered a maintenance update. However, there are some changes which break compatability with applications like NRGship. If you upgrade to High Sierra you will not be able to use NRGship Pro for UPS. NRG is in the process of finalizing an update which will be released in the upcoming weeks. Please do not upgrade to High Sierra on any NRGship workstation until we have confirmed full compatibility.

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