Everything technological and web-related has a shelf life, and as quickly as innovations happen these days, a lifetime can be two or three years.
We first introduced our PowerWeb 2.0™ platform for HME providers back in 2005. In its time, it was truly original and was the next step in our line of web solutions for those in the HME industry. But, like all good things on the web, the days of the PowerWeb 2.0 will be coming to a close soon.
Why is PowerWeb 2.0 going away?
While most web technology is out of date or plagued with problems after four or five years, we still have a number of customers running on eight, nine or 10-year old PowerWeb 2.0 websites. The reason for the phaseout of the 2.0s isn’t because they don’t work; it’s because of a variety of other reasons, the main one being security. Older security standards are easier to hack and work around (though we won’t let this happen).
Support from various internet browsers and other technology tidbits is another reason for the phaseout. There is also a better, more modern web solution available for HME providers: the PowerWeb 4.0. It is a better solution in that it gives you more control over your website’s content, allows you to more visually connect with your audience online and easier to manage from a backend point of view.
Most importantly, a newer platform is just better from a visual, functional and marketing standpoint.
What is the timeline for the phaseout?
The first part of our phaseout plan for PowerWeb 2.0 owners begins this month. If you are currently on a PowerWeb 2.0, we’d like to help you find a new, better solution for your website. Ideally we would like to start a conversation with you as soon as possible to minimize any of disruption of service with your website.
We need to hear from you by April1, 2015 in order to help you find a new solution for your website needs. Waiting until after this deadline increases the chance of disruption with your website’s service, so be sure to get in touch with us today.
What do I do to upgrade?
Just give us a call at 1-877-391-5654 and say you are calling about the PowerWeb 2.0 upgrade. We’ll connect you with Jane or Carrie, our HME sales representatives. They’ll guide you through your options for a new website with us.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!