1. FREE for Existing Software Subscribers
If you are already a ValuSource software user with a current subscription, there is no cost to upgrade from VSS8 to VSS9.
Open and save files much more quickly. Also, the program is much more responsive when navigating from screen to screen.
3. Microsoft Updates Won’t Cause Havoc
In the past, when Microsoft Office released updates it could cause havoc with our software, but this is a thing of the past with VSS9. This ensures continuity and eliminates glitches.
4. Bring Your Own Template OR Use Ours
Your template can easily be converted to VSS9 or use the VSS9’s built-in industry-best-practice templates. It’s important to note though, that if you create a valuation in VSS9 or convert a VSS8 project to VSS9, it can’t be opened in VSS8.
5. Streamlined Report Writer
The old report writer relied on text characters (chevrons) for number, table and chart fields. The updated report writer uses native Word fields, which makes creating and editing reports a breeze. Pagination and editing are much easier, plus what you see is what you get in terms of the final product. The report also opens in a separate window so that both the spreadsheet and document can be seen at the same time.
6. Several Analysis Files Can Now be Connected to a Single Report
Think of several restaurant locations with each having its own valuation and then a single report tying them together.
7. Better Data Integration
The older version of the software needed to be updated for some database changes. VSS9 has been redesigned so that it has access to the latest databases without needing to be updated. For example, the latest version of RMA needed to be updated for correctly mapping multiple years of data because the latest data uses the newer version of NAICS codes.
8. Improved Usability
The VSS8 docked toolbar has been replaced with a standard Windows application. This means the program is MUCH easier to use and you can have more than one window open at the same time which is especially helpful when you want to see the report at the same time as the analysis.
You can also size or drag any window in VSS9 to any one of your monitors and even open more than one VSS9 window at a time (i.e., Analysis window, Report window, or Data window). Windows are also color-coded making it easier to switch between them. These are just a few of the improvements…
9. Updates and Bug Fixes
We have stopped updating and fixing bugs in VSS8, so we encourage you to update as soon as you can.