Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Server

I'm just back from the data center downtown, where I installed a new backups server for our hosted programs. We now have 1.5 terabytes of backup space, plenty of room for the new hosted Pika programs coming on line recently. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CMS Reviews at LSNTAP now has a Case Managment System Review and Ratings website at The site is designed to help programs in the market for a new CMS to make an informed decision. They have a feature checklist for each of the most popular systems on the market, as well as user-submitted reviews and ratings. It's pretty cool!

Pika currently has only 6 user reviews. If you have a moment, please fill out a review and mention it to your coworkers. It's only 13 questions long, and it'd help out other programs thinking about adopting Pika CMS to hear your experiences. Thank you!

LSNTAP's CMS Review tutorial:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pika CMS 4.10 Released

Greetings Pika Community,

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Pika CMS 4.10
for general release. Those of you with Pika subscriptions can download the software from:

Here is a brief list of the new features added for this release (a
more complete listing is available in changelog.txt included in the release).
  • Added Report Security by Report by Group Security
  • Added new Error Reporting system and restored and updated trigger error screen.
  • Added Case Tab Manager and upgrade scripts.
  • Added System Maintenance screen (Update Metaphones and Client Age).
  • Added RSS Feed manager which allows RSS feeds to be displayed on the Pika Home screen.
  • Reviewed and updated all template plugins.
  • Updated setFunding lookup for activity records - now based off ajax case-lookup service.
  • Pika Megareport can now be saved.
  • Updated Pro Bono Attorney Screens and fixed issues with search and sorting.
  • Added parameters section to report template to specify the parameters that the report is running.
  • Updated Search Notes section with sorting and paging.
  • Updated User Account management screen - added filtering, sorting, searching.
These updates were funded by the subscription dues paid by Pika clients. Thank you for your continued support!