Installing a Version 12 FREE Trial
IMPORTANT! Please print these instructions before you click the download link so you will have the steps you need to run the installation.
NOTE: Licenses are purchased annually but the version is updated throughout the year for FREE. A software update is a full install. It is not a just a patch.
You will be installing version 12.17.0614.16, which came out on June 14, 2017.
The 17 refers to the year 2017.
The 06 refers to the month of June.
The 14 refers to the day-of-the-month.
The 16 refers to the hour-of-the-day - 1600 hrs./4:00 PM EDT
These installation instructions pertain to the following items...
- Gradience Attendance, which includes Gradience Records
- Gradience TimeClock, TimeStation, TimeClock Remote
- Gradience FMLA Tracker
If you are already running an older multi-digit version number of one of the above listed items on other computers, the version number of what you are about to install on this computer will not match. If you run different multi-digit versions on different computers, you will get strange, performance from the software and you risk corrupting your data beyond repair! Please ensure all computers running any of the listed items above are running this [same] multi-digit version number.
STOP! Print this article first and then...
Click here to download the installation file for the software.
When you get to the web site click on Gradience Suite.This will not automatically give you all four software titles. It merely gives you the option of any or all four titles. All you are doing here is downloading the installation file. Once you run that file, you will be given the opportunity to select the specific Gradience software title or titles you want to install.
In most cases, the download will begin automatically and when the download is complete, you will find the installation file in your downloads folder so you'll have to go there and find the installation file to run it from there
Firebird is the mechanism that connects the software to the data. Previously, Gradience used Firebird 1.5. Gradience now uses Firebird 2.0 but will continue to work with version 1.5 if that is what you already have. If however, you are a bank or a credit union or some other business in the financial sector, you should use Firebird 2.0. This update will not automatically install Firebird 2.0 if you are currently running Firebird 1.5. So, if you want the newer version of Firebird, please open Services and stop Firebird and then uninstall Firebird. This must be done before you install the software update if you want Firebird 2.0.
Installing the Update:
During the installation process, you will be given the option of installing this as a standalone or as a server or as a client. All options are available during the FREE Trial but typically, people install on one computer as a standalone to test the software and then redeploy the software to multiple computers across their network later.
Select Your Software Title...During installation you may select the particular software title(s) you wish to evaluate.
When you open the software, you will be prompted for a product key. Just click Continue in Demo mode. The software will have 100% functionality for 30 days. When you purchase a license, you will receive a product key. Once you enter the key, the software will function through 12/31/ of the licensed year.
Use the software for FREE for 30 days in Demo Mode. Once the FREE Trial expires, you can open the software and enter the words demo extend where the product key would go. This will allow you to continue to use the software for FREE for another 30 days.
Please use the first 30 days before entering demo extend. If you enter the words demo extend early, say on day 5, you will end up with a total of 35 days. If you wait until the first 30 days are over and then enter the words demo extend, you will end up with a total of 60 days to evaluate the software for FREE.
If you decide to purchase a software license, please call 800-999-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.