Experiencing slowness? Here are some things you can do to help

Experiencing slowness? Here are some things you can do to help

We are aware that there are currently issues with performance in the application and are engineers are working diligently to get at the cause of slow response times some of you have been experiencing.    There are a few things you can do to help us solve the problem any help is much appreciated.   The more specific the information is, the closer we can get to a resolution.  We have a special Performance Report form that you can fill out that will be invaluable in helping us determine the cause.   Here's what important:

  1. What you were doing specifically when you experienced the slowness.  Things like "I just clicked save on a sales invoice and it took 7 seconds to finish saving" are awesome.    This can lead up to specific area of the code where we can determine if optimization is necessary.
  2. What exact date /time you experienced the slowness.  This can help us when looking a log files.
  3. Your account number (the 7 digit number starting with 110 in the upper left corner of the application)
  4. Your Operating System and version (Windows 10, Mac OS 10.15)
  5. Your browser and version  (Chrome 80*)

Some external factors that may be contributing to performance issues

  1. With the current situation with Covid-19, there has been an large increase in the  number of users on home connections which could impact your internet connection depending on the type of connection you have.  
  2. We are seeing an increase in system usage as it is the tax season.  This surge seems to be lasting longer than it does in past years, most likely due to the tax filing extension.

Some things you can do that may help

  1. Run this test to check the readiness of your computer and internet connection.
  2. Turn of any unnecessary extensions in your browser.  Sometime extensions can add to the negative affect on performance.
  3. Close any unnecessary programs that you are not using.
  4. File a performance report when you experience slowness.  (You can also call or chat if you'd rather)
We are sorry for this inconvenience and are working diligently towards a resolution.  

Last Updated  12/02/2020 - JML

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