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Am I allowed to say I’m SO glad Herschel isn’t a cloud app?

By |June 12th, 2017|News|

When we were developing Herschel version 12 we did an in-depth investigation of making it a cloud-based application. Our conclusion was a locally hosted version would be faster and allow us to make the most of our "Minority Report" inspired multi-window approach. One thing we didn't really appreciate was with a cloud app you're really [...]

Our new Shop is open for business!

By |March 22nd, 2017|News|

We've improved and streamlined our online shop and rationalised our product range. You can see it here. It's quick and easy to order our various support options and services. Support is now paid annually, to reduce paperwork and administration. All payments are now made using PayPal - although you don't need a PayPal account to [...]

Herschel Version 12.0025 Released

By |February 3rd, 2017|News|

A relatively exciting new update to Herschel is now available here. This version fixes several bugs and adds more functionality to smooth things along. Here’s the list: Various incorrect captions and text corrected. Link to example spreadsheet added to plan module's forecast tool import page. Example plan spreadsheet also added to version 12 install. Optimise [...]

You’re STILL using one monitor?

By |January 6th, 2017|Hints & Tips|

I've suddenly realised some people are still using Herschel with just one monitor. Don't you realise with two or three monitors you can spread those Herschel windows all over your huge desktop?  And they auto-update! You can have Herschel, Outlook, Ebay and Facebook all open at once. And really impress office visitors.

Remember when disks actually were floppy?

By |December 1st, 2016|Comment|

Interesting story on the BBC news website about how the US nuclear weapons force still uses obsolete technology and 8-inch floppy disks. "This system remains in use because, in short, it still works," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt Col Valerie Henderson told the AFP news agency. It reminds me of the old version 11 of Herschel, which just [...]

Making things matters. This is what Britain forgot

By |June 18th, 2016|Comment|

Interesting (if slightly depressing) article by Ha-Joon Chang in today's Guardian about the need to reinvigorate British manufacturing: "The weakness of manufacturing is at the heart of the UK’s economic problems. Reversing three and a half decades of neglect will not be easy but, unless the country provides its industrial sector with more capital, stronger [...]

Give Your Old Computers A New Lease Of Life

By |April 17th, 2016|News|

We’d been putting off upgrading our PCs for over three years.  Moving everything to new hardware was just too much hassle.  I spoke to our local computer guru and he suggested replacing our hard disks with SSD drives. The new drives were fitted within a day and the results have been incredible.  One PC which [...]

Herschel Freshdesk Support Goes Live

By |April 6th, 2016|News|

After months of toil, our new Freshdesk support site is now fully working. If you’ve signed up for Herschel support, just send details of any problems to support@herschel.freshdesk.com – a ticket will be automatically raised, allowing you to track the progress of your query. There’s also a dedicated knowledgebase, packed full of implantation guides, detailed [...]

Are Spreadsheets a Curse?

By |March 15th, 2016|Comment|

I’ve visited yet another company where everything is done using single-user, unwieldy, labour intensive spreadsheets. I’m sure if I visited their factory in 1916 they’d have used exactly the same methods of working – except with a ledger and a fountain pen. If only they’d chuck out their spreadsheets (after importing them into Herschel, of [...]

A Hard Year For UK Manufacturing

By |December 15th, 2015|Comment|

It seems 2015 has been another grim year, according to this week’s Economist.  “They were supposed to carry Britain aloft, but manufacturers have had a hard year”.  British manufacturing has fallen to 9% of GDP – Germany’s is 20%. Britain’s deep problem is “to get its tens of thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturers to [...]