TMS Collections is an upgraded version of TMS (Windows). It is not possible to use them simultaneously on a single instance of a TMS database.
TMS Collections includes a simple, google-like search across multiple fields (cross-field search), configurable data entry screens in every available module (not just Objects), batch updating of Exhibition-Object and Loan-Object XRefs (statuses, etc.), and greater data visibility than in TMS. Text fields are greatly enhanced and support rich text formatting, navigation trees reduce clicks, and a [...]
The underlying data schema used for TMS Collections is the same one used for TMS, so there may be minimal impact on 3rd party integrations. All 3rd party integration should be reviewed and thoroughly tested, with special attention to data importing procedures that might affect term indexing for searching, and media caching. Gallery Systems assistance [...]
Other than to move data from three specific formatted fields in the Bibliography module (Notes, Citation, Physical Description), no data migration is required.
TMS Collections supports Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services. Customized reports will have to be verified during the migration project. Gallery Systems is available to help with this as part of the TMS Collections services implementation.
We will not stop developing and supporting TMS.
Although TMS Collections has a different user interface and greater flexibility, the underlying database structure is the same as TMS. Many configurations, including setting user permissions, building DataViews and ListViews, and configuring fields for search are done the same way as now in TMS, and many features are similar. TMS Collections has an intuitive interface [...]
eMuseum can be configured to work with TMS Collections or with traditional TMS.
Yes. You will be given the same number of licenses you currently have with TMS at no charge.
Transitioning to TMS Collections will not affect your maintenance fees. You will continue to pay the same maintenance rate as you currently do for TMS, unless you purchase additional licenses when you move to TMS Collections.