- The Problem - OutDated Software
Here's the problem, you build your application, burn 20,000 CDs and a week after shipping your product, you find a bug, or you find a way to boost performance 100%. What now? Throw out the CDs? Ship them and live with support calls ? Of course you can build CD's one at a time at 5 times the cost, but once they're shipped your customer has built-in obsolesence.
- Magic Solution
It's amazing - UpdateLive is a utility you ship with your application and keeps your software and data current. UpdateLive can be run at the end of an install kit to check your web site for updates. UpdateLive can be run from a Start menu, allowing users to update anytime. UpdateLive can be run at system startup to check for updates on a daily basis.
- It's Easy For You
One - Include UpdateLive in your install kit.
Two - Place the individual files you want kept up to date on your web server. You can also add advertising messages and update history.
Three - When the customer runs your install kit, you call the UpdateLive utility.
- It's Easy for the Customer
I love it - there are No Web Browser Dependencies - Thank God. In fact no Web browser is required. UpdateLive makes its own HTTP connection to your server, checks to see which files (if any) need updating, shows the customer what's new. UpdateLive then downloads the appropriate files, creates a backup directory (to allow reversal of the process), registers any OCX's if necessary, adds desired registry entries, and runs any Exe's if necessary
- Increase Sales
It's a great competitive advantage. Include the UpdateLive logo on your web site and product packages, telling customers the product is kept up to date, their investment is safe and that they will always have the most recent updates/patches. This is a feature customers definitely remember! Advertising messages optionally displayed during downloads will tell the customers about your new products and services.
- Cut Distribution Costs
Produce CDs in large quantities without fear that inventory may become outdated.
- Cut Support Costs
Support costs are cut when your customers automatically get the most recent versions of your products - any patches to correct problems are in place from the start. Support costs are cut as you add to your help files and other documentation with answers to frequently asked questions.
- Open New Business Opportunities
Update data - not just applications. Imagine subscription sales for the latest information for users in your field.
- Reduce Network Maintenance
Within an organization UpdateLive insures that everyone on the corporate network is working with the same up-to-date versions of software and data. Bennet-Tec designed UpdateLive to meet its own needs - keeping our ActiveX components up to date on programmer machines.