If you are running Archer on-prem you may require upgrading to sustain your security. Turn to Karta to help maintain your Archer investment.
OUTDATED SOFTWARE EXPOSES YOUR ORGANIZATION TO SECURITY RISKS
If you host and support your own Archer environment, your team is responsible for applying the latest updates and patches to ensure things run smoothly. Many Archer administrators also juggle additional responsibilities beyond ownership of the company’s integrated risk management system, reducing the time and bandwidth available to conduct the necessary upgrade activities.
WHY THIS UPGRADE IS REQUIRED
For over 10 years, Microsoft Silverlight has been an integral component of the Archer platform. However, Microsoft announced the end of life for Silverlight in October 2021, meaning Microsoft will no longer release any future quality or security updates. Archer versions prior to 6.9.3 require Silverlight to operate, leaving organizations exposed to risk. Choosing to upgrade to Archer 6.9.3 or later version allows you to safely operate Archer and deprecate your dependence on Silverlight.
THE EASIEST WAY TO UPGRADE
ASSESS, PLAN AND COMPLETE A RELIABLE UPGRADE OF YOUR ON-PREMISE ARCHER DEPLOYMENT
Karta’s Archer Upgrade program provides a suite of services to help you get the best out of your Archer investment. You will partner with an expert Karta staff member who will guide your team through the upgrading process, delivering the Archer release version that supports your business needs.
The program can be delivered as a targeted service for a single environment or be used as a broader effort to address an upgrade path for all of your organization’s development, testing, and production environments.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
The upgrade program is delivered remotely, allowing flexibility by all parties in completing the key tasks. Karta’s Archer Upgrade program includes the following phases:
The kickoff phase lets us hear from you and your project team, enabling Karta to understand your use of the Archer platform and the key individuals engaged in the process. During this phase we will discuss the history of your deployment, any internal dependencies, and the timing requirements, making sure that there is an agreement on what project success looks like.
Karta will analyze your current Archer architecture and configurations to identify the best approach for the upgrade. Karta will outline project tasks and work with your support staff to determine timelines and approach. In addition, we will outline requirements and success criteria to ensure a clear path to upgrade.
Karta will work within a defined maintenance window alongside your support staff to conduct the upgrade. As each environment is upgraded, Karta will review and perform validation testing to ensure final state integrity. These tests include platform functionality testing and key actions, such as notification delivery, scheduled calculations, and data feeds.
Karta will schedule a knowledge transfer session with the stakeholders to recap the process and provide recommendations for future efficiencies. A final state document will be included outlining the key technical upgrades and validation testing of each upgrade.
ARCHER PLATFORM UPGRADE SERVICE BRIEF
- Services tailored to your existing Archer environment setup, addressing the nuances of virtual or physical infrastructure (or both)
- Flexible project management methodology, aligned to meet your requirements
- Certified Archer staff utilizing current best practices and exposure to the most recent versions of the Archer platform
- Security configuration review, addressing pressing concerns by ensuring your update aligns with Archer’s best practices