Dental4Windows i6 Update – What’s new & how to update

Published on : 3/11/2020

Dental4Windows has a version major upgrade approximately every 2 years to coincide with Sybase (SAP) upgrades, now we’re excited to release Dental4Windows i6.

Sybase (SAP) is Dental4Windows i5 database engine, currently, it’s on Sybase ASA16.  Sybase has ended the life of Sybase 16 and we must upgrade to Sybase 17 to stay current with latest features, performance and security features.

These are just some of the new features that are available with Dental4Windows i6 – Build 4841:

  • Tyro eSystem – Rebate Estimate
  • D4W Marketing – Add additional templates – Reactivation email
  • D4W Marketing – separate email and printing channels
  • Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) – new medicare legislation
  • Enhanced Financial Recording – TimeZones for multiple location databases
  • eClaims for Abu Dhabi
  • Invoice Manual Allocation for UAE to Support eClaims

Sybase (SAP) Upgrade

SQL Anywhere 17.0 introduces many new features and changes across the software in the areas of programming interfaces, security, performance, SQL support, catalogue changes, and administration tools:

  • In-Memory Database: run advanced analytics alongside high-speed transactions and get accurate, up-to-date responses in a fraction of a second
  • Support for digital client certificates (also called passports) and NCSLib logging
  • Internationalization features, including database time zones, and TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE data type
  • Database isolation
  • User locks
  • Indirect identifiers and table reference values
  • Enhanced auditing
  • Online rebuild
  • Point-in-time recovery
  • In-memory database validation
  • External embedded JavaScript stored procedures
  • Broad support for programming language JavaScript
  • Broad support for programming tools, including Node.js runtime environment
  • Offline OData
  • Supported Platforms for Deployment Android & Windows Phone

Why it is so important that Dental4Windows upgrades to SAP/SYBASE ASA17?

The End Of Life (meaning no more upgrades) for SQL Anywhere v16 was December 31, 2018.

Now SAP remains committed to supporting the in-market versions of SQL Anywhere (currently v17) through the delivery of updates.

How to upgrade?

There is two upgrade tracks, which differ if you’re on a support & upgrades contract.

Active Support & Upgrades Contract

Dental4Windows users on a Support & Upgrades contract can update now – click here

Non Support & Upgrades

Don’t have a Support contract?

Click here and a member of our friendly team will get in touch with you.

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