26 Sep 2017 — QSA ToolWorks today announces the immediate availability of the Helix 7.0.3 family of information management tools.

The Helix product line debuted with the introduction of the very first Macintosh computer in 1984 and continues to meet needs in hundreds of different industries more than three decades later.

“While the internet and all manner of mobile devices provide a seemingly limitless cornucopia of apps that many people try, some buy and some use, for many individuals and businesses, there is still no adequate substitute for a tailored approach to data management,” says Gil Numeroff, QSA director of marketing and sales, adding “and that is why these products continue to find new uses. Everyone uses databases, but most people are not aware of the power and flexibility a database management application like Helix can provide when applied to a specific need.”

Scalability, Security and Compatibility

“Helix 7.0.3 has about 60 distinct improvements over 7.0.2,” says Matt Strange, QSA director of product development, “and it is compatibile with macOS High Sierra which, coincidentally, is also being released today. As always, performance improvements and bug fixes top the list of changes, but we did manage to squeeze in a few feature enhancements as well.”

“Along with many anticipated features such as Unicode support, Helix 7 adds encryption and a greater emphasis on security overall,” says Numeroff. “Medicine and healthcare are two of our largest market segments, and in these industries, encryption is really no longer optional. To comply with most state and federal laws, systems handling medical and patient demographic data must provide secure authentication and encrypted communication.” Users in other markets will certainly find the added security useful as well.

A complete listing of changes is found on the QSA ToolWorks website, with direct page links found in the latest edition of our online commentary, “The Latest Word,” one click away from our home page at qsatoolworks.com.

Pricing for Helix 7 remains unchanged.