Spike version 3 is our latest childcare management software system. It is powerful, reliable and registered for use with Australia's CCMS system (including Version 1.6 released mid 2014).
A new release of Spike has been developed and registered for use with CCMS version 1.6, 2014.
This new version meets increased CCMS reporting requirements introduced by the Australian Government Department of Education, as well as providing new Spike features.
It is currenty being progressively rolled out to Spike services, and you will be contacted soon with details of changes and the date your server will be updated to the new release. The current viewer will still work with the new server, however you will need to update to a new version to access new functionality.
Following successful trials of Spike with the new CCMS 1.5 system, a new version of Spike will be progressively rolled out to all users starting Thursday 13th September and completed by Friday 28th September.
Spike Viewers must be updated
Once the new version of Spike has been released, users will receive the following error 'Login failed, this viewer is out of date please upgrade'. Instructions to update your viewer can be found at: http://spike.economicoutlook.net/windows#update
A new release of Spike 3 has been developed and registered for the new CCMS changes that will be rolled our over the next few weeks.
This new version accommodates changes by DEEWR to the CCMS system known as ER15.
To ensure minimum disruption, we will pilot this release with a small number of Spike users. Once the pilots are complete we will set a date for other services to migrate. You will need to download a new viewer when that occurs, and familiarise yourself with DEEWR's new requirements.
Spike 3 completed certification for use with CCMS v1.4 on 19 May and has been successfully trialled in production.
It will be activated for all other services on our servers late Wednesday 8 June.
You do not need to update your Spike Viewer, but may notice a brief outage if you are using the system late that evening.