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2016 Year in Review

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, it’s the time to take a look at the past year. Here are some brief reflections on our most talked-about topics.

Throughout the year, our team has focused mostly on IBM Notes and Domino application data archiving. We spent a lot of time talking with our partners and customers, and we learned about current trends and common practices across the Notes and Domino community.

Many thanks to all of you who shared your comments and ideas about application modernization and/or migration (at a time when we were all still waiting for IBM to finally reveal its Domino application modernization vision). Our common theme was Notes data archiving, and your input helped us better understand your priorities, so we could plan our product roadmaps.

In May, we published our 2016 Notes/Domino Applications Report with the aggregated results of our survey. Here is a quick summary:

IBM Notes/Domino Application Report Summary

If you have not read the whole report yet, grab a cup of coffee and take some time to read it while it’s still 2016: Notes/Domino Applications Report.

Version 6 of SWING PDF Converter for Notes was also published in May. This, the most powerful version yet, comes with lots of new, advanced options for Domino administrators, developers, and business users.

The new PDF Converter is the backbone of our Premium Export Services program. Many companies opted to use this program, and they let our team perform the Notes data extraction for them. Recently, we expanded this program by enabling our business partners to also provide this type of service to their clients.

In October, we launched a new product called Seascape for Notes. Like PDF Converter, Seascape also exports data to PDF; however, it goes a step further by providing a complete archive of Notes application views and documents. It extracts and preserves the entire application content outside Notes and Domino. These archives are highly portable (they don’t even require a server to run), and all you need to view your data is a web browser. Once you open your archive, you will be amazed by the level of convenience this kind of archiving brings (a sentiment many of our customers kindly shared with us).

That’s the end of our 2016 summary. We want to thank you for your support during the year, and we hope to stay in close touch with you all in the upcoming year as we improve and expand our product portfolio.

Season’s greetings, and best wishes in 2017!

The SWING Software Team