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Hello Accudemia 2012

As we have previously announced, Accudemia was moved to Amazon Could servers to provide a more reliable service for our customers. We have highly improved our recovery plan in case of failures and we are still improving it. So we expect to provide even better service in 2012.

Also, we are introducing a lot of improvements to the existent features. iAccu is unveiling the Multi Device Session Tracking Mode (MDST), where you can organize sessions and use multiple devices to sign-in and sign-out users. As iAccu can be used while you’re on a place with no Internet connection, MDST is an important addition since now multiple admins can track users simultaneously.

Accudemia has many bug fixes and improvements with email templates being the most important addition. Now you can fully customize the text and format of all emails that Accudemia sends.

What’s Next? Well, there’re many ideas for the future, but you’ll have to wait to see them. Send us your ideas, requests and everything you would like to have to our Forums.

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