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14-Aug-2013 Join the Analyse-it Method Evaluation 3.5 public beta test and earn a free upgrade!

Update 14th October 2013

The Analyse-it Method Validation Edition version 3.50 has now been released, see Analyse-it Method Validation edition version 3.5 is now available.

Original article

Today we released the first public beta test version of the Analyse-it Method Evaluation edition, version 3.5. The software is feature complete and is validated – it is now only missing documentation.

We invite everyone to download the beta and try the new version of the software before it is finally released in September. You will need Excel 2007, 2010, or 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported) and it can be installed and used alongside older versions of Analyse-it so it won't interrupt your day-to-day work.

To download the beta version:

/support/download/P-TEST-PKVA-GWQK-C7CS

To activate the software use the product key:

P-TEST-PKVA-GWQK-C7CS

Will I qualify for a free upgrade?

The software will be publically released at the end of September 2013.

If you purchased a licence in the last 12 months, the 12 months of maintenance included means you will qualify for a free upgrade to the new version.

If you are outside the 12 month free upgrade period you can purchase 12 months of maintenance, to get the upgrade (and all updates in the following year), for 20% of the cost of your licence. For example, if you have a 1-user licence then the upgrade will cost 20% of the cost of a 1-user licence. Similarly if you have a 3-user licence the upgrade cost would be 20% of the cost of a 3-user licence.

There is a way to reduce the cost…

Earn a discount on your upgrade.

The software is now validated but we would like your help to smoke out any differences in the statistics compared to Analyse-it version 2.xx. To find differences, download the new release and compare the statistics against those shown by your current version of Analyse-it. If you find a difference use the Send Feedback feature in the software to report the problem to us (see How to send feedback).

If you find a difference in the statistics we will credit you $25 towards an upgrade (or new licence purchase), provided:

  • The difference is not due to the use of a different algorithm or method. For example some statistics are now calculated using better formulas, so they will be numerically different.
  • The difference is not a small numerical difference due to a change in the order of calculation. Often a change in the order of calculation, or the splitting of computations between multiple processors, changes how rounding errors in floating point arithmetic accumulate, leading to a small difference.
  • Finally you must be using the latest release of the software. We will fix problems as they are reported and release an update that includes a fix, so please ensure you are using the latest version to avoid reporting problems that have already been fixed. Analyse-it will automatically notify you of new releases, so ensure you install them as soon as possible.

We will respond to every calculation problem reported. If it’s a genuine problem we will credit you US$ 25 that you can later use against the purchase of an upgrade or new licence. If it’s not a genuine problem we will tell you why (you will see the statistic does not change in later releases). There is no limit to the amount of credit you can earn, so please start testing now.

Price increase from 1st September 2013.

From the 1st September 2013 the price of the Analyse-it Method Evaluation will increase slightly. A 1-user perpetual licence will increase from US$ 649 to US$ 699, and a 1-user concurrent-user perpetual licence will increase from US$ 1149 to US$ 1239. Pricing in other currencies will increase similarly.

The good news is you can buy a licence now, at the current prices, and the 1-year maintenance included means you will get the new release (and all updates for the next year) free of charge. So if you’re considering buying a licence, or additional licences, buy now to beat the price increase.

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