October 2020 Newsletter l Current Release: W891A0
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OASIS Webinar
Join us on October 29th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST for our OASIS Webinar over Commission Reconciliation!

Click here to register
OASIS Halloween Definitions
  • Horror – When you don’t check your Hard Drive space for OASIS and you get an error message “Disc out of space”. You lose that large quote you were creating
  • Scary – No good reliable backup of your OASIS database in place.
  • Trick -or-treat – guessing what a button does in OASIS, Call Support for answers or training
  • Nightmare – Trying to use OASIS without training – Call support to schedule yours
  • Wizard – the Support Team Help Desk. Call them for help
  • Chilling – Falling behind on monthly OASIS releases
  • Dreadful – not keeping your M&S up to date. You call Support, they say “No Support”
  • Frightening – Forgetting to put Qty, Mfg, Part Number and Sell Price before converting to an Order “Money Unassigned”
  • Haunted – your machine running an old release
  • Nightmare – Running OASIS on a Mac

Happy Halloween!
Check Your Hard Drive Space!

It is critical that the machine that hosts the database is as reliable as possible and capable of storing increased amounts of data.
A general rule of thumb is to add 1 gig of RAM to the server requirement.
The minimum client and server hardware requirements, as well as Ingen Software's recommendations for hardware are listed below:

For smaller groups of 1-10 employees using a PC using as server:
OS: Windows 8,10 or later
RAM: 8 GB or more
DISK: 50 GB free 
CPU: 2.0 GHz dual core (AMD or Intel) or faster 
Network: Gigabit wired

For larger groups of 10+ employees using a PC as a server:
OS: Windows 10
RAM: 8 GB or more
DISK: 100 GB free
CPU: 2.5 GHz dual core (AMD or Intel) or faster
Network: Gigabit wired

Click here to learn more!
Microsoft Update
Microsoft is preparing to disable the Exchange for Web Services (EWS) protocols over the next year. This change will occur during the first half of 2021, a more precise date will be determined later. NEW Office 365 tenants (accounts) will not have the EWS option and will have to switch to Office 365.
For more information about the Microsoft Update.
For steps on new OASIS Email Connector
Manufacturer Connectivity
A recent enhancement to order send allows the Current customer account to be defined within the OASIS order by placing a value in the Account field on the General tab of the OASIS order. 
Monthly Maintenance
Ingen Software has monthly planned maintenance windows. These take place on the Saturday after the monthly production release, which is generally the first Tuesday of the month, during the hours of 10:00 AM Central through 8:00 PM Central. During these maintenance windows, operating system updates and patches will be applied to our Windows and Red Hat Linux servers, firewalls, and switches as necessary. Therapeutic reboots of virtualization hosts may also be performed. Temporary outages can be expected during these planned maintenance windows. 

This month's maintenance window was Saturday, October 10, 2020. 

Next planned maintenance windows:
11/7/2020, 12/5/2020
Beta Testing
We are looking for permanent Beta testers.
If you are interested in finding out more about Beta testing call
501-543-6750 or send us an Email to support@oasissalessoftware.com
Database Health Check
Database Page Size is how OASIS determines how large your database can be. Each page size has a limit to the amount of data that can be stored in the database file without it crashing. We recommend that users track the database size regularly, as users must contact customer support prior to reaching these page size limits, so we can update your database. 
OASIS Community Forum
We are always looking for new ways to improve our software. Feel free to share feature requests and new ideas to add to OASIS!
O4 Contacts
O4 allows users to create contacts and record a wide range of information associated with the contact. Users can record contact company information, notes about the contact, and company addresses and contact information.