Technology Tag Archive

End of Life for 32-bit Windows Support

Modern computers are based on 64-bit architecture. Microsoft released 64-bit Windows XP in 2001, nearly 20 years ago! Unfortunately, 32-bit Windows are still out there, and there are a few customers still using them.

As Andar Software continues to grow and take advantage of new technology, we find it more challenging to support old technology. We're currently planning to upgrade Andar/360's internal engine which only supports 64-bit computers — and we're likely moving to this technology in June 2019.

As such, it's an excellent time for you to make an inventory of your computers:

  • Right-click the Windows start menu and then select “System.” Your Settings window will show your “Device specifications” where you will hopefully see “System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor”.
  • If you see 32-bit instead, you will need to upgrade this computer to continue using Andar/360.
  • You can also go to AndarSoftware.com/MyInfo to see if any 32-bit machines used Andar/360 in the last month. You'll only see an alert on this page if you have 32-bit machines.

Google URL Shortening Service is Expiring

The Google URL shortening service (goo.gl) is expiring on March 30th, 2019. As a replacement, there is a new URL shortening service hosted by Andar Software in the 2019.01 Release.

If you have the Andar Texting license, please switch to Andar URL Shortening soon. 

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Are You Working as Efficiently as Possible?

You might think you know what modules you own and how to use them... but what if you don't?

You could be missing out on using functions within Andar that will make your life easier, save you time and make you shine at your job.

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IMPORTANT: Monthly Server Maintenance for Andar Hosting Customers

This message only affects customers who are hosted by Andar in the cloud. 

On the weekend after the second Tuesday of each month, we run maintenance on our hosting servers to ensure optimal performance. As such, this weekend, there may be brief periods during which customers may not be able to access their hosted applications. All services will return to normal by Monday morning.

It's Time to Rethink How You Use Andar

You might think you know what modules you own and how to use them ... but what if you don't?

You could be missing out on using functions within Andar that will make your life easier, save you time and make you shine at your job. What's the best part about this? If you already own the module, all you need to do now is learn how to use it more effectively.

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Find Out More About Your Functions and Modules

From CRM to Community Impact and much more — Andar/360 isn't just a donation record keeping tool. Would you like to learn more about the functions or modules YOU OWN?

Schedule a free demo to receive a personalized look into your instance of the software.

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New Andar Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting

We are proud to announce that we are now offering Cloud Hosting for Andar/360. Save money by getting rid of your servers and letting us take care of your technology. We’ll handle security, backups, upgrades and much more.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

What is this CAPTCHA thing anyway?


You've seen it before, the dreaded CAPTCHA test. Sometimes it's really difficult to tell what those squiggly letters are meant to be, and sometimes it is hard to tell if it's a street sign or a billboard! What if all of the squares are street signs?? If the test is too hard for me, am I a ROBOT??

 Captcha

A CAPTCHA test is a really important security feature to help protect your database from being flooded with data from other computers called 'Robots' or 'bots.'  These computers scan websites for fillable forms and submit false information. Since a computer is filling out the form, it can potentially submit hundreds of forms in a very short amount of time; filling your database with useless data quickly. 

CAPTCHA means: Completely Automated Public Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart - It is meant to confuse a 'bot' by creating a situation where the computer cannot parse the information presented like the human brain can. With the CAPTCHA in place the 'bot' cannot complete the form - keeping your database clean and safe!

Recently, we've added a feature called reCAPTCHA that uses the latest CAPTCHA technology. Check out this page for setup instructions or give us a call for assistance.

SalesForce Integration with Andar/360

Best of Breed Connected.

Some organizations are looking to leverage the power of Salesforce.org in their day-to-day resource development activities while continuing to rely on Andar/360 for their back-office processing and as their system-of-record.

Our integrated module synchronizes select donor information between Andar/360 and Salesforce in real-time. Whether you already have Salesforce or you are planning to implement it, this module can very quickly start the data synchronization process between the two systems. Any accounts already in your Salesforce instance will be imported and matched with your Andar and any Andar accounts can be pushed to Salesforce.

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Google reCAPTCHA to Replace Andar simple CAPTCHA

Would you like to use the Google reCAPTCHA instead of the simple Andar/360 default? Follow these simple directions with the 2018.02 service pack loaded.

    1. Open https://www.google.com/recaptcha/.
    2. Click on the Get reCAPTCHA button (if logged in click "My reCAPTCHA").
    3. Select reCAPTCHA V2 and register your domain. It will generate two keys: Site key and Secret key. 
    4. Copy the 2 keys and paste them into Andar > System preferences > e-Community > e-Community - General > CAPTCHA settings.

**The new Google reCAPTCHA will work only if both keys are entered.

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