We are pleased to announce that PICS 20.00 is now available for install.
For customers hosting their own copy of PICS, please see the help page Upgrading to the New Version of PICS for further details and instructions on how to update your software. Customers using our Hosting platform will be upgraded automatically this evening (14th August).
This major release includes changes to PICS and PICSWeb to allow entry, export and reporting of 2020/21 ILR data, and a full list of changes in this build is available as usual.
This marks a departure from our usual fortnightly releases, which usually take place on a Tuesday afternoon. From now on, releases will be on a Friday afternoon and take place every third week.
As we switch our focus to PICSWeb, the successor to PICS, there are fewer changes in each release, but the admin burden of producing the release remains the same. As such we’ve made the decision to extend the cycle by a week.
If your updates are done for you, such as by a 3rd-party IT company, you may want to let them know of this change so they can update their schedule to match, although it’s not essential that you update immediately after a release.
Users of our Hosting platform won’t notice any difference – your software will continue to be updated automatically overnight whenever updates are released.