I've written at length about staying Up to Date with the current release of Jet Essentials (now called Jet Professional), but after my last blog reviewing major Jet Reports release 2015, I walked away with mixed feelings. The features and new tools, though beneficial were cumbersome to install or subject to 'gotchas' that if you weren't paying attention, you'd easily miss. I felt myself wishing that I'd written down all the gotchas so I could just email it to all my clients. Well this time I did it for 2017.
In a nutshell:
If you're uncertain whether your organization has Jet Enterprise, send an email to the same team that handles activation codes and licensing: email@example.com for non-US and firstname.lastname@example.org for US-based clients.
Jet Professional for Everybody
During the video of my installation adventures / woes, I took notes in TextEdit. I'll present them in cleaned up form here.
The Jet Professional installation is divided into two sections: client components and server components.
IMHO (in my humble opinion) the only client-specific component of Jet Professional (not including Jet Enterprise) is the add-on for Excel formerly known as Jet Essentials.
We only really saw the emergence of server components in Jet Essentials 2015 and later. Technically users can skate by with JUST Jet Professional/Jet Essentials, but the server components offer massive quality of life improvements from the administrative and user-adoption perspective.
Jet Web Portal
That's All For Now
Stay tuned for the next blog post on Jet Professional 2017 features specific to Jet Enterprise clients.
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Jae Wilson is a Jet Reports Certified Trainer from Data Analytics consultancy Onyx Reporting.