Thanks for that. I'm waiting for confirmation of current license entitlement, but while I'm waiting I wanted to get a head start on reviewing WFM 6.0 so I filled in an evaluation form about a week ago.
I got the automated response saying I'd hear back soon but haven't heard anything since. Is there anything you can help with?
I'm still struggling to get hold of a WFM 6.0 demo. I've been offered an account on a Flexera hosted web based version, but I'm working with a client where I ideally need an offline instance I can fully customise and demo within meeting rooms that have no internet connectivity.
Having asked for an offline instance it's gone silent again. I'm familiar with the config, etc, so all I need is the software itself, and a 30 day (ish) evaluation code. It can't be that hard / unusual surely?
I can understand not wanting to provide a Workflow Evaluation to a customer who's never used it before as there's an associated learning curve to configure it, but at a previous client account I spent 2+ years managing and maintaining Workflow Manager from version 3.5 through to 5.6.
Seems the company behind SparkleFlow are more accommodating when it comes to providing the software for an offline demo - shame as it would have been nice to have Workflow Manager so we could make a more neutral proposal.
The AdminStudio installation had grown very large, so we removed the AdminStudio Enterprise Server / Workflow Manager installation from that package. The AES install is now hosted in the Flexera Product and License Center.
As for an evaluation, we don't have a downloadable copy of the product that you can evaluate offline. I understand you have a lot of knowledge around WFM, but the prospective customers that are looking at WFM do not and, as you know, setting up WFM requires a lot of infrastructure to be in place for it to work correctly.
We have two alternatives to a local install: our "sandbox" website where most of our customers evaluate WFM to get a feel of the solution without having to stand the servers and other systems up or we also use a cloud-based virtual machine provider, where WFM can be accessed through an RDP connection. Both options require Internet access, however.
Hope this clarifies what we have available. Let us know if one of those alternatives can help you.
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