How is ISPadmin 5 different from ISPadmin 4

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29. 07. 2019

There are many differences between the two versions. This page contains just a brief overview of some of them. If you are interested in the complete list of changes, please consult our Changelog page: https://wiki5.ispadmin.eu/changelog/?lang=en .

Information on new features and other changes can be found not only in our changelogs, but also in our newsletters. If you do not receive our newsletters for some reason, you can find them here on Wiki 5 in the relevant sections. If you would like to receive our newsletters, please contact our Sales Department (sales@ispadmin.eu).

Sales:

  • New licensing model
  • New pricing policy
  • Modular system as opposed to a system as a whole
  • Clearly defined technical support levels

Global system changes:

  • New operating system: Debian 9
  • New database system: MySQL 5.7
  • New PHP version: PHP 7.2
  • Migration to Nette Framework
  • Migration to Bootstrap Framework
  • Across-the-board code optimization and script modifications
  • Support for the individual system components
  • Future system component upgrades
  • Better compatibility with new technologies, easier implementation of new features and higher security level
  • Big data processing optimization

Responsive design:

  • Switch to responsive design to make the use of the system on mobile devices easier
  • Removal of frames
  • Implementation of a new main menu and Client card menu
  • Compact main menu

REST API:

  • New REST API: Clients (Contacts)
  • New REST API: Administrators (Users)

Helpdesk

  • New optional module integrated into the system
  • It allows system users to communicate with clients via email.
  • Communication history is logged by the system.
  • The module is linked with the Client card. In the future, it will be linked with the Scheduling module, too.

Permission settings:

  • Implementation of a new user permission system
  • New feature Copy user permission settings between users

Invoicing:

  • Bulk invoice sending feature optimization + Information on the status of the process
  • Implementation of automatic matching of payments to more than one invoice
  • Concurrent running of several invoicing actions blocked: If users try to perform several invoicing actions in the same invoice group or client at (appoximately) the same time, all but one action will be blocked in order to prevent any unwanted interferences from occuring between the individual processes.
  • Reminder feature rewritten
  • Reworked graphical displays of invoiced periods + new click-through option
  • New feature Do not suspend services temporarily
  • Payment calendar feature rewritten
  • Support for line breaks on invoices
  • Dynamic creation of the invoiced items table
  • Lock invoicing period feature rewritten
  • New option Export individual invoices to ZIP file
  • New permission setting for the Bulk invoice deletion feature + History

MikroTik:

  • Expanded version of the MikroTik upgrade utility
  • New tab Dashboard: Information on the current status of the individual MikroTik routers
  • Support for MikroTik API-SSL
  • Bulk password change utility for MikroTik routers
  • Support for MikroTik 60 GHz devices

History:

  • History of access points
  • Expanded history of devices connected to routers
  • Expanded history of network interfaces
  • History of a particular router
  • Logging of automatically suspended services
  • History of actions performed by a particular user
  • History of bulk invoice generation
  • History of changes to invoice group settings
  • History of changes to security settings
  • History of accesses of users to Client cards

Imports and exports:

  • Modifications of existing imports and addition of new ones
  • Export the contents of Inventory to CSV
  • Export the contents of Scheduling / Overview and Report to CSV
  • New CSV and PDF exports from Clients pages

Ping:

  • Implementation of a new ping engine
  • Implementation of new ping graphs
  • Implementation of new ping settings

Backup:

  • Implementation of a new backup method
  • Rewrite of the backup settings page

Further important changes:

  • Dashboard completely rewritten
  • Better handling of GPS coordinates
  • More options in the Add task form (any number of technicians, file multiupload feature, …)
  • New option to define your own service type
  • New feature Copy router
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