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Happy Holidays from Ascend!

On behalf of the entire Ascend Team I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for a wonderful 2012.  Together we’ve accomplished some great things.  We’re looking forward to an exciting 2013. I’ll Have A Blue Christmas Because of You Back in September we released Version 2.5.  Read More

2 Steps to Start Getting Ready for V3

Our progress continues on Ascend Version 3.  As with most major projects we’ve had some surprises and things are taking longer than expected.  We’re focussing all of our energy on providing a fast and reliable system to carry us all into the future.  We’re targeting the 2nd half of 2013 for release.  Sometime after the 1st of Read More

What is your Ascend back-up plan?

To our customers living in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:  We hope you’re safe and sound and your lives are returning to normal.  If there’s any way we can help, please let us know. Earlier this year my neighbor’s house was gutted by fire.  Fortunately they were well insured and most everything has been replaced. Read More

Spread the Word!

We need your help spreading the word about our weekly blog.  With Ascend Version 3 on the way, it’s important that you and your fellow employees stay informed. Once we release Version 3, it’s our goal to get everyone on it as soon as possible.  We want it to be an easy transition for you. Read More

Chrome Is It!

With a nod to the old Coca-Cola campaign, I’m officially announcing that “Chrome Is It!”.  Google Chrome is the official web browser of Ascend Version 3. Why only one browser? My decisions regarding the development of Ascend are guided by the following principles: We will maximize the time we spend programming new features and improvements. Read More

Version 3 Project Update – Milestone Alert!

We’ve reached a major milestone in our project to take Ascend to the cloud.  This week we started internal testing on the first release of Ascend Version 3. It took me four steps to get set up: Get the web address from our fantastic development team. Open up my Google Chrome browser and paste in Read More

Ascend Mid-Year Update

As we enter the second half of 2012, here’s an update on the major initiatives we’re working on at Ascend. 1.  We’re winding down work on Ascend Version 2 We’re putting the finishing touches on Version 2.5.  It’s the last planned update for Version 2.  It will go to early release  on August 20th and Read More

The Re-Imagination of Nearly Everything

In the winter of 2004 I, along with other managers at Trek, read Re-imagine! by Tom Peters.  The premise of the book was that businesses need to constantly evaluate and re-invent themselves.  Peters emphasized how the web would dramatically change all businesses.  Not long after reading the book, Trek decided to get into the software business and Read More

Join us for our Ascend Version 2.4 Webinars

On Monday night, June 11th, Ascend Version 2.4 will be available for you to download in your stores. Please join us on Tuesday, June 12th, at 9am CST or Wednesday, June 13th, at 11am CST for an overview of the new features. To register for the Tuesday session go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/893359656. To register for the Read More

Ascend Version 3 – To the Cloud!

We’re excited to announce that work on Ascend Version 3, our next major platform, is underway with an expected release date of Q2 2013.  Before then you will see two more major upgrades to Version 2.  Version 2.4 will be released next month on June 11th.  Click here for a preview of the changes that Read More

Version 2.4 – Early Release Update

Today we previewed and released Ascend Version 2.4 to our Early Release Team of dealers.  We will make it available to all dealers next month on June 11th. Here are some highlights of what we previewed for them today: When you choose to unreconcile a category, Ascend now asks if you want to unreconcile its child categories. On Read More

Happy Birthday Version 2

One year ago this week we introduced Ascend Version 2. On the surface, it wasn’t a big change.  At the last Trek World  I joked that the main comments we heard were “It’s pretty much the same as Version 1” and “It’s slower”.  While it wasn’t readily apparent, much had changed. We had completely migrated Read More

Venturing into the unknown

This past Sunday I flew into Frankfurt, Germany. I’m spending the week in Germany and Switzerland visiting Ascend dealers and our local support team. When I’m traveling and have extra time, I like to venture into the unknown. I hop on the train from the airport into the city center, store my luggage and start Read More

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