OrCalc Software Update

All users of ORCalc are required to install the new version of ORCalc, v3.6.2, which shall be made available in the authorised user area of the Non Domestic Register websites in E&W and NI.  This version includes the previously released Welsh language patch; consequently, users are not required to patch v3.6.2 separately, as is the case with v3.6.1.  Other than uninstalling v3.6.1 beforehand, there should be no further action. 

For the small number of DEC assessors using ORCalc and familiar with the “web browser connection mode”; this has changed and is described in detail in an updated version of the user guide that will be made available for download alongside the ORCalc v3.6.2 software.

The software and information to allow ORCalc users and OR software vendors to transition will become available as detailed above on Thursday 2nd August 2012.

We recommend that Accreditation Schemes advise their DEC Assessors to switch to v3.6.2 of ORCalc as soon as possible.

Please note that both the current and new systems will be operational from Thursday 2nd August 2012 until Friday 7th September 2012.  Shortly after 7th September 2012, verification connections using the current version of ORCalc v3.6.1 will be disabled and the necessary steps taken to decommission the current verification service.  Both ORCalc v3.6.1 and v3.6.2 will be available in the authorised user area of the Non Domestic Register websites from 2nd August 2012 until 7th September 2012.  Shortly after 7th September 2012, ORCalc v3.6.1 and its associated Welsh patch and documentation will be removed from the Non Domestic Register websites.

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