Keeping your software updated is one of the easiest ways to boost performance and improve functionality while maintaining maximum security. Genfare provides regular updates for all of our fare collection software. Each update is tested to ensure it is stable, quick to install, and does not disrupt the current software setup.
Here are some of the main benefits of our software updates.
Improvements in function
Our software updates are able to introduce new functions and abilities that continue to revolutionize the transit industry, such as the ability to take new forms of electronic payment. Updates occasionally remove outdated functions that may be bloating the software and causing it to run slower. Updates may allow expanded compatibility with new devices.
Improvements in performance
In addition to totally new abilities, our fare collection software updates can also improve current features. These “patches” are often focused on providing faster results with less lag time and fewer bugs. Software updates can also focus on improving battery life for wireless devices. As performance and function benefits increase, both employees and riders report increased satisfaction and ease-of-use.
Improvements in security
One of the number one threats to businesses in 2019 is cyber crime. Hackers are known to take advantage of outdated software by finding new ways to exploit security vulnerabilities. Software engineers must always stay ahead of the criminals by releasing frequent updates to cover these “holes” before hackers can find new ways to break in.
Increasing the lifetime of the current software
Software upgrades occur when there are major changes made to the entire system to improve overall functionality of the fare collection software. Software upgrades are important for long-term development and can introduce industry-changing advancements, but there are some enticing benefits to receiving updates versus upgrades.
While updates are generally free, software upgrades must be purchased, though they are usually available at a discount for those owning previous versions.
Full upgrades can also bring a whole host of sudden change. Employees and end-users alike may have to relearn how to complete important functions. This may require re-training and can cause errors, delays, and a temporary decrease in customer satisfaction as users adjust to the new system. With software updates, most if not all of the user interface tools stay the same, with potentially one or two adjustments that are faster and easier to learn.