While many of our clients are excited about the new template/macro product, several have expressed a need for a 64-bit version of Forms Assistant in the interim. We have heard you, and we are working with our developers to meet that need. Today we are happy to announce that we plan to release a fully compatible 64-bit version of FA before the end of this year. Please contact your PayneGroup project manager to discuss your project schedule and timeline if you wish to move to this new version.
We are also extending the support service on the Forms Assistant product to early 2019. This provides you with more time to transition to the new product.
For the new Forms Assistant replacement product, we are continuing to develop the new software and plan to have this product available before we end support on the Forms Assistant in early 2019. This new product will be both 32- and 64-bit compatible. We will also use the time to test the new product against the newly announced release of Office 2019.
If you are an existing Forms Assistant client with annual maintenance, there is no license fee to move to the new replacement product. There are only customization charges for bringing your current customizations, when possible, to the new product. Also, remember that you will be able to do more customizations in-house. With the new product, we will offer professional services with a mixture of onsite and remote training to get you up-to-speed.
We hope you are pleased with these changes and we look forward to our continued work together. If you have questions or wish to get on the schedule for the 64-bit release or upgrade, please don’t hesitate to contact us.