By now you've probably heard a lot about the Flash® ending in 2020, as well as the importance of disabling classic Wdesk (which runs on Flash) and upgrading to the next generation Workiva platform. But you shouldn't wait until December to make the move—here's why.
1. Security is first priority
Ever since Adobe announced they were retiring Flash, support for the application has diminished. While the Workiva platform remains secure, IT teams across the globe are prioritizing the removal of all Flash dependencies. (Even the Department of Defense is warning against continuing use of Flash.) Disabling Classic now will help avoid pressure from IT in the future.
2. Single platform = seamless experience
Disabling Classic takes the guesswork out of what platform your users are in. You can prevent users from continuing to create Classic files that will need to be transitioned, or accidentally rolling forward an old file that wasn't upgraded.
And when you call or chat with your CSM or Support, we will be three steps ahead and can jump in right away, knowing there's only one type of file to focus on.
3. Nothing to slow you down
When you turn off Classic and transition files to next gen, you can put an end to productivity delays that always seem to happen right against the deadline.
- Lightning fast load times
- No more Flash warnings
- You can start—and complete—that next project in record time
4. More time to adjust
We can help you preview what life will be like without Flash. More importantly, you can identify what you'll need from the Classic environment before it goes away.
For example, our support team can retrieve historical revisions if necessary. And your feedback now is critical to make sure we are all ready for the end of the year.
5. The future is hard to predict
Things get busy. Things get deprioritized. Things get forgotten. Suddenly, it's December and you're scrambling to transition more files than you thought you'd need. Why wait when you can disable Classic right now, with very little interruption to your work?
Plus, you can get it done before running into a quarter or year-end close or an IT moratorium is put in place.
6. The sense of accomplishment
Who doesn't like checking the last thing off a list? Disabling Classic is the final step toward a faster, easier Workiva experience—we'll even do most of the work! Not only is it one less thing to worry about, it's one more thing to feel good about. You'll be ready to grow with the platform, finish your journey to next gen, and enjoy a post-Flash world.
Hopefully you can see why it's so important to disable classic Wdesk now to begin your new life in next gen.
Not sure if you are ready to disable classic? Learn more about preparing to disable classic, or reach out to Customer Success Manager (CSM) today to get started.
- Prepare to Transition
- Getting Ready to Disable Classic
- Community Discussion: Why you should disable classic
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