OnBase 17 is Released from Hyland Software

Each new OnBase release is comprised of thousands of client driven enhancements and improvements to the stability, functionality and performance of the software. OnBase 17 is no exception. For information about this release, please see the following information from George Angelato, VP of Customer Loyalty at Hyland Software:

OnBase 17 documentation and training collateral is now available on the OnBase 17 Community.

As you plan for your OnBase 17 implementation or upgrade, make sure to review the Product Adoption Strategy posted on Community. Each major release is more feature-rich than the previous one and has the most up-to-date OnBase security enhancements. We think it is in your best interest to deploy the latest OnBase version. However, we know that it is not always possible due to schedules and testing cycles. We publish our Product Adoption Strategy so you can plan your implementation or upgrade with the latest OnBase version in mind.

Please consider this as you think about your upgrade: There are many options for upgrading to OnBase 17. For blogs, supporting upgrade documentation and forums please join the Upgrades Technical Forum on Community.

It delights me to let you know that more than 40 percent of the changes to OnBase 17 come directly from you! During our ongoing collaboration at OnBase events, VOGUE engagements and our many site visits, we listen to YOU so we can continue to understand your business needs. As a result, we make thousands of changes to OnBase so that you can achieve greater efficiency and value from your OnBase system.
A big project for OnBase 17 was to modernize the Web and Unity Clients. Those who have seen the new interfaces are thrilled. Before upgrading, I recommend you access What’s New on Community and select Interface Changes, as shown in the screenshot below. This will provide you with screenshots of the new interfaces so that you can decide if the changes will result in the need for additional training. I feel the screens are intuitively laid out and no training should be needed; however, I will let you be the judge since you know your users.

As you plan for your installation of OnBase 17, you will want to run an Upgrade Considerations Report. A new offering with OnBase 17, this report comes directly from a committee whose mission is to make new installs and upgrades better and smoother. To create the report, access What’s New on Community, scroll to the bottom and select Upgrade Considerations, as shown in the screenshot below. Then click Generate Report. You will be presented with a report that provides you with information you should be aware of – specific to the modules you own – when moving to OnBase 17 or later. To export the results to PDF, click on the PDF icon. The Upgrade Consideration feature will continue to mature with future releases.

It is also worth noting that OnBase 17 fully supports:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft Server 2016
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7

Make sure to frequent the OnBase Third Party Compatibility page on Community for other supported hardware and software.