23 Sep 2020

Big update to your RxWeb system, we are moving to HTML5

We wanted to tell you about some exciting developments to our RxWeb system that we are nearly ready to roll out to all of our customers.

We’re upgrading to HTML5

As you may know, Adobe Flash is due to stop working on December 31st, 2020. RxWeb was originally developed using this software which obviously posed a unique challenge for us. As soon as we heard this news, way back in  2017, we began to take a range of internal steps that would not only protect but improve RxWeb for all of our customers.

In early 2018, we began work on a massive development project that would migrate RxWeb from Flash, to HTML5. As this project nears completion, we wanted to give you a short update on what this means for both RxWeb and you, the user.

This migration was a very large undertaking, one which has required a substantial investment of time, development and money in the system. Originally, Flash technology gave RxWeb the platform to be the most cost-effective, innovative and forward-thinking PMR system on the market. Now, HTML5 will open up a whole new world of possibilities for RxWeb and enable us to continue to be the digital foundation, and a trusted partner, to your pharmacy for years to come.

What does this mean for you?

Well, initially, our customers won’t notice any difference within the system whatsoever. One of the priorities of the project was that user experience would not be negatively impacted in any way. As such, everything will be in the same place as before and will work in the same way. So there’s no need for your staff to be retrained. The differences and improvements will arrive as we continue to build and develop our system on this new modern technology.

You can expect improvements in security and increased accessibility. For example, you will be able to access our system using Google Chrome. Our development process will become easier and less time consuming, meaning loads of new features, functionality and integrations will be introduced to RxWeb in the months ahead. All of which, will be rolled out through automatic system updates and releases.

With RxWeb, you already get the PMR system most favoured by independent pharmacies and with what we’ve got planned, our system is only going to get better.

Looking to the future

As we enter the final quarter of 2020, we are busy putting the final touches to our product roadmap for 2021. It’s shaping up to be a massive year for RxWeb and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds. If you’re a current customer then check your emails, we’ve sent out an announcement email which included a short roadmap feedback survey and we would love to hear from you! We want to get your input and hear your ideas. We value each and every piece of feedback that we receive and we want to work with you to improve RxWeb together. Your input will have a huge impact on the product roadmap for RxWeb.

As this project progresses, we will make sure to keep you all informed. Keep an eye out on the news section of our website for further updates.

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