We’re retiring some of our legacy apps and replacing them with new and improved versions in the next major release of our software, Claromentis 9, which is due later in 2021. Here’s what you need to know:
Announcements will replace News Announcements
Our new Announcements application was released together with Claromentis Seven Sisters (version 8.9), and allows you to push important or urgent updates to your staff quickly and easily. This will fully replace the old News Announcements app in Claromentis 9.
To find out more about our new Announcements app, watch our webinar.
Polls & Surveys will replace Surveys
Our new Polls & Surveys app received many new features and improvements, including anonymous tracking as well as the ability to take the poll or survey multiple times. This will fully replace the old Surveys application in Claromentis 9.
We’ve put together a detailed guide on Polls & Surveys which you can read on Discover.
Embed Component will replace Social Feed
Additionally, our legacy Social Feed component will no longer be available in Claromentis 9. We encourage you to use the new and improved Embed component instead, and you can read our guides on how to embed Facebook and Twitter feeds on Discover. The Embed component can also be used to embed Instagram posts, something that was not possible with Social Feed.
Why are we making these changes?
For a period of time, both the legacy and new versions of these apps were available simultaneously in Claromentis 8 to give our customers time to adjust and move over any data. Starting from Claromentis 9 - the next major version of our software which is due later in 2021 - both legacy versions will be removed. This will allow us to better align our resources to improve product features, performance, and security for our customers.
Will these apps still be supported?
The older versions of these apps will continue to be available in Claromentis 8. We’re committed to supporting Claromentis 8 for two years after its last feature release, which we’re planning to release later in 2021. This means that legacy versions of News Announcements, Surveys, and Social Feed will be supported in Claromentis 8 until at least 2023. This will include security updates.
If you are concerned about this or would like to ask any questions, please open a Support Ticket and our team will be happy to help.