Source intranet software organizes and categorizes business documents and provides robust search capability for all forms of data. Today, Source is trusted by over 600 financial, healthcare, and corporate organizations.
Did you know: Intranet connections rebranded in 2019, becoming IC Thrive. Our intranet software is now named Source, and in 2020 we added a new platform called Reach.
We are thrilled to announce a milestone software update – Source 15.0 Accelerated Search and Security. It brings the most powerful search functionality our intranet software has ever seen. Upgrade today!
We’ve also committed to the future of Source by replacing its underlying technologies with newer, vendor-supported software. As a bonus, 15.0 comes with the very first integration of our internal communications platform, Reach.
When you upgrade to 15.0, know that Source will stand the test of time, and your internal documents and communications will be even more searchable and shareable.
Source 15.0 has upgraded four key software functionalities:
In 2018, Lucee announced the end of life for version 4.5 (which Source 13.5 to 14.5 currently run on). This means Lucee will no longer be supporting or doing any hotfixes to this version.
To use Lucee safely over the next few years, we highly recommend upgrading to Source 15.0 which uses Lucee 5.3.
Note: Source 15.0 includes automatic upgrades to Tomcat 9.0 and Java 11.
Source 14.5 and earlier versions have not been tested with versions beyond Tomcat 8.5.42. Please do not upgrade to Tomcat 9.0 unless you are on Source 15.0 or later.
Although Tomcat 8.5 is still receiving some updates, 9.0 has more built-in security features and maintenance, so you can be more confident in the newer technology.
Java 8’s end of life is scheduled for December 2020, whereas Java 11 has long term support. Along with the 15.0 upgrade, you’ll be covered up until 2026 with Java 11.
Document search is probably one of the very reasons you went to seek an intranet in the first place. Remember how cumbersome it was to search for documents in the “S” drive or SharePoint?
With Source 15.0, we’ve made a massive upgrade to Elasticsearch 6.6.2 which brings a different style of indexing. Rather than a single index search engine system, it’s pumping all your data into multiple indexes – making indexing and search much faster for end-users.
We’ve also built APIs that provide robust logging. The indexing process now provides a more detailed report, including the number of items indexed for each application by site, making troubleshooting a breeze.
“In previous versions of Source, if you were unable to locate a document via search, you had the option to re-index your entire intranet, which could take a very long time. Now it’s much faster, orders of magnitude faster. You have better insight into what has been indexed, and the logging is verbose so if something fails or dies, you’ll see it right away” –Paul Marcotte, Lead Software Developer, IC Thrive
Where Source is your trusted single source of truth for all documents, forms, and internal communications, Reach is here to actively push content to specific audiences. When you need your workforce to get information or require an immediate response, Reach is the best way to get it in front of your audience, wherever they are.
Source 15.0 has the first integration between the two platforms, with automatic user-sync.