Questions on upgrading to Archer 6.x
Can anyone tell be what kind of general experience you had with upgrading from Archer Secops 5.x to Archer 6.x?
What kinds of issues did you incur and did anything stand out as a strength or a gain by upgrading?
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We are SaaS, and the upgrade was installed in Dev last week. We don't go live in Prod until the end of next week.
Although our testing continues, we've not experienced any 'upgrade' issues thus far. The majority of my time has been spent on deciding on the settings, as things are in different places on the screen now; i.e. deciding if we want to use the 'Quick Links' and 'Filters' functionality that we hadn't used previously, what changes are needed to dashboard layouts (are the reports we've displayed front and center still meaningful?), etc.
We have only the weekend after the Prod upgrade to complete the testing and set up before the end users will see it, so whatever setting changes we make in Dev now (turning things on / or off) I am immediately replicating in Prod.
I highly recommend that prior to the upgrade that you run and save off a copy of the App Builder reports (application record permission summary, and Application Data Driven Events), and then confirm all of your environments MATCH each other - and if not, that you know where the differences are. One of our user groups is finding inconsistencies between the record permission settings in his apps between Dev and Prod, but that is not due to the upgrade; but instead is noticing it because of the focused testing time.
Thank you for posting this information. I have been trying to find other SAAS customers who are either scheduled to upgrade, or have already completed the upgrade. It is very comforting to hear that you did not experience any issues from the upgrade process!
Since you have been live in production for several weeks now, would you be willing to share as to whether you've found any issues/inconsistencies/problems since then, or offer any additional advice? We are currently on v5.5 and our main solutions are BCM, Vendor, Policy and Compliance.
Thank you in advance!