Archer Announces Availability of Archer Release 6.9 SP3
Archer announces general availability of Archer Release 6.9 Service Pack 3 (SP3) (6.9.3).
Archer Suite running on all supported Operating System (OS) platforms.
Archer announces general availability of Archer Release 6.9 SP3. This release delivers enhancements for the Archer Platform. With Release 6.9 SP3, the Archer Suite no longer requires Microsoft Silverlight technology.
Release 6.9 SP3 is immediately available in all languages supported by Archer, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and simplified Chinese.
Release 6.9 SP3 completes removal of Silverlight technology elements in back-office Administration pages for:
Notifications > Subscription Notifications
Data Feed Manager
Applications and Application Builder
In addition, Release 6.9 SP3 includes enhancements for the following back-office Administration functions:
Application Builder updates provide an updated user experience for building and managing Applications, Questionnaires and Sub-Forms:
Improved navigation offers a single access point for Applications, Questionnaires and Sub-Forms. The header navigation allows admins to switch between applications, questionnaires, sub-forms, levels, or layouts without moving back to the listing page.
New layout designer displays fields, record layout builder, and field properties in one interface. The layout designer provides field property filter and on-layout field creation capabilities. It also visually simplifies layout properties for the Archer IRM Mobile app.
Quick field creation allows admins to add a new field within the layout by entering minimal required property values.
Application and Field listing panels provide an option to display additional configuration parameters.
New formula builder offers typeahead capabilities for functions and first level of variables. It also provides an option to compare the changes in the edited formula with the saved formula.
Simplified rules and actions management allows admins to view the list of rules and actions and display details of the selected item from the same page.
New multi-panel layout page design and tab consolidation reduces user clicks between various pages and pop-up windows.
Legacy General, Navigation Menu, Administration tabs are now found within the Properties tab
Legacy Fields Tab are now available within the Designer tab
All Field property tabs (including General, Display properties, Options, Help Text, and Access) are now located in the Properties panel in the Designer tab
Support for cross-reference field configuration allowing admins to change from a manual to automated configuration and an automated to manual configuration.
Data Feed Manager updates deliver administrative user experience improvements:
Data Feed Listing page displays columns for Target application, Predecessor (Reference Feeds), and Duration.
All Run Configuration items are consolidated on a single tab, including schedules, post-processing options from existing General tab, Tokens from Source Definition tab, and Update/Archive options from Data Map tab.
Manage Data Feed page header provides a status link to indicate if the feed is pending, running, or completed, with automatic updates.
Run Details page automatically updates every 30 seconds.
Experience improvements for mapping data between source systems include:
Source Field Pane of Data Map tab has searching and filtering capabilities.
Target grid of Data Map tab supports filtering and sorting.
Target grid enables drilling into reference fields to focus on one level of target fields at a time, without repeated expanding and scrolling.
Breadcrumbs in Target grid show the path to currently displayed level and allows easy navigation back to any of the levels in that path.
Bi-directional mapping mode enables mapping from source field-to-target field or target field-to-source field.
Properties for mapping can be accessed from either the source field or the target field.
Source fields show full path of mapped targets and target fields show full path of mapped source fields.
New Announcements capability enables administrators to communicate time-sensitive announcements such as system maintenance information with specific users and groups.
Security Events Report API is now available for all Archer customers (previously released to Archer SaaS). This capability allows Admins to systematically retrieve data that was previously available only through manually run reports. For more information regarding the list of reported security events, please refer to the Archer 6.9 SP3 Platform Security & Configuration Guideor Archer Help documentation.
Discussion Forum capabilities are being retired with Release 6.9 SP3 and will no longer be available within the Archer user interface.
Discussion Forum fields have been removed from the following use case applications:
BCM Risk Register
This change impacts the following use cases which are updated in the Release 6.9 SP3 installation package only for new installations of Archer. Use case packages will be available on the Archer Community via RSA Link in an upcoming release.
Archer Assessment & Authorization
Archer Bottom-Up Risk Assessment
Archer Business Continuity & IT Disaster Recovery Planning
Archer Controls Monitoring Program Management
Archer Crisis Management
Archer Cyber Incident & Breach Response
Archer Incident Management
Archer IT Risk Management
Archer Policy Program Management
Archer Resiliency Management
As a reminder, the following Features are being retired:
As mentioned above, Discussion Forum capabilities are being retired with Release 6.9 SP3 and will no longer be available within the user interface. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Legacy Workflow (also known as Content Review) is being retired with Release 6.9 SP3. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
XML Notifications are being retired with Release 6.9 SP3. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Training and Awareness is being retired with Release 6.9 SP3, to be replaced with Announcements. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Data Feed Manager Deep Sight 2.0 and 4.0 transports types is being retired effective with Release 6.9 SP3. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Internet Explorer 11 will move to Extended Support with Release 6.9 SP3. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Archer Assessments iOS app will be removed from the Apple Store in November 2021.Please review the blog on RSA Link for additional information.
Elasticsearch integration will be retired no earlier than the Spring 2022 Archer release. Please review the blog on the Archer Community via RSA Link for additional information.
Archer recommends that customers running Archer Releases 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.9 SP1, or 6.9 SP2 apply this latest update. Please note that all releases are cumulative. If you are running Archer Release 6.2 or earlier, you must first upgrade to Release 6.8 and then upgrade to Release 6.9 SP3.
Previous Archer installation exe folders and file names followed a specific naming convention. Please be aware that Release 6.9 SP3 installer has a different naming convention. The previous naming convention includes: