periodically (usually monthly) issues new releases of its applications.
These occur on the second Wednesday of each month except during legislative
sessions. New releases consist of user enhancements and fixes, and may contain
upgrades to Visual Basic, Crystal Reports, and/or SQL Server software. They
are easily obtained by just logging on to TEIS. The built-in upgrade process
will notify you when an upgrade is available, and will download the appropriate
files needed (if you choose to upgrade).
Why is it necessary?
Advances in programming software platforms and user requested enhancements
make the upgrades desirable.
What are the benefits?
(see Change Management System) changes provide for increased functionality,
and advances in programming software platforms provide TEIS systems with
better reliability, quicker response, and allow for a better user interface.
What is the impact?
none. These new releases have been thoroughly tested, but bugs can and
do occur. Every effort will be made to minimize these.
What is the current
schedule for this change?
Deployment occurs when you log onto TEIS and the system detects that there
is a new version available for you to use. Some upgrades are mandatory
(must upgrade), while others are optional (can upgrade later).
These upgrades are painless and are accomplished automatically by the
normal TEIS Upgrade Application process.
What about Training?
on-line training documents available on this site (TEIS
System User Training). For other training that may be necessary,
please contact your agency training coordinator for information and scheduling
Please contact the person listed under Technical (see the contact
list: Contacts), for any questions you may have about TEIS or upgrades.