3 Tips for a Stress-Free Software Upgrade

Upgrading your software can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. The idea of new features and improvements is thrilling, but the fear of potential challenges and complications from the upgrade process is not ideal.

If you ever found yourself worrying about upgrading software, know that you’re not alone!

Many others express concerns about the process, from broken files to new user interfaces to wasted time. But don’t worry, with a few best practices, you can upgrade your software with ease and confidence.

First, we’ll touch on the Golden Software best practices. Understand, we can’t speak for other software companies, but here at Golden Software, we understand the importance of making your software upgrades as seamless as possible. Your time is valuable and it should be spent on the great work that you do, not fighting with software!

We keep software quality at the forefront of our development efforts, ensuring that your existing project files continue to work as expected. We also minimize changes to the Surfer user interface, making the transition between versions as smooth as possible.

Even with these assurances, it’s natural to have concerns about upgrading. Here are three additional tips for a stress-free upgrade experience.

1. Upgrade as Soon as Possible (Within Reason)

This ensures you get the most out of your software investment. In doing so, you can take advantage of the latest features and improvements and ensure your software runs efficiently.

However, we understand you might be mid-project and under a deadline, so upgrading at that moment might not be the best idea. We don’t want to add extra stress to an already challenging situation. Upgrade once your project concludes.

2. Upgrade When You Aren’t Pressed for Time

We’ve all been there – you’re about to give a critical presentation and suddenly you receive a notice to upgrade your software. Upgrading at that time is not an ideal situation, as it often leads to unnecessary stress.

We recommend upgrading your software when you’re not pressed for time. Not sure what to do with that 30 minute time block between meetings? Upgrade your software! 

3. Upgrade Earlier in the Week 

Sometimes issues arise when upgrading software. When you upgrade earlier in the week, you give yourself time to troubleshoot with your software provider and you don’t have to wait for a response over the weekend.

Added bonus if you upgrade during the customer support hours. For us, our legendary customer support crew consists of real humans who will answer your call, chat, or email and help you get back up and running more quickly in the rare chance an issue does arise.

Upgrading software doesn’t have to be stressful. By following these tips, you can upgrade your software with ease and confidence! 

Looking for a guru to help guide you through your stress free Golden Software upgrade?

Reach out to our support team at support@goldensoftware.com or call us at (303) 279-1021.

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