Friday, August 23, 2013

Pika CMS Version 6 is Available

Our new version, Pika CMS 6.0, is now out. Here's the download link for subscribers:

A live demo of the software is available at:

This is our most ambitious new software release ever.  You'll notice an entirely new, modernized user interface, and IT administrators will enjoy the new and improved framework for managing custom software modules.  Many other smaller improvements have been made throughout the system, too.  (For the computer nerds) Pika CMS 6 uses HTML 5, CSS 3, and jQuery 1.10.  PHP 5.1 through 5.3 are now all officially supported.

All this work was directly guided by ideas and requests from our clients.  Thank you everyone for your great feedback.

Please give me a call if you'd like to discuss Pika CMS 6 and how it might make your program more efficient.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pika CMS 5.1.2

I'd like to announce the immediate availability of Pika CMS version 5.1.2.  This update can be downloaded from:

Here is a summary of the changes included in this release.

  • Added "Gender" table to LSC Age Race report.
  • Now tracks who has last edited activity (time/case notes/calendar) records.
  • Performance improvement on name searches.
  • Electronically transferred cases no longer import time keeping from transferred record.
  • Closed Javascript XSS vulnerabilities on calendar and search screens.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions at  These updates were funded by the subscription dues paid by Pika CMS clients. Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LSNC Adds Version 5 Compatibility to their Google API Project

Good news from Legal Services of Northern California regarding an update to their Google API Project:

Mark Sawyer has uploaded to the LSNC Google API Project an updated, repackaged set of files and installation notes for adding the Google Apps Calendar integration to Pika version 5.0 and above.

The ZIP file includes installation documentation. (The Wiki pages at the project site are acting up at the moment, but we will eventually post the installation notes as wiki pages once things settle down.) 

LSNC does have plans to update and repackage the project files for the Gmail and Google Docs integrations as separate packages for use with Pika 5.0. (LSNC is still using an earliler version of Pika.) Stay tuned.

For more information or technical questions, contact Mark Sawyer at -- msawyer at lsnc dot net

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reset Your Case Numbering for the New Year

A Happy New Year for some Pika programs includes resetting the case number counter every year so that the first case of the new year begins with 00001 resulting in a case number of X-13-00001.  Where X is the office code and 13 is the last two digits of the new year.

Pika Administrator Instructions:
  • Select pull-down menu Site Map
  • Select Case Numbering from the System Screens section
  • Enter 0 (zero) and select Update Counter button.  (don't worry, the system will add in the filler zeros for you)
Have a very Happy New Year

Programs running Pika CMS versions prior to v4.01 who wish to renumber case list can find instructions from Blog Entry 2008