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FAQs

Considering buying Modes?

How does Modes licencing work?

You can install Modes on an unlimited number of networked computers. Your licence will limit the number of users who can log on to Modes at the same time.

Standalone installations require a licence for each copy of Modes which can be used at the same time.

How soon can I get Modes up and running in my organisation?

You can download the software and get started as soon as we receive your order. We can give you an estimate for additional work such as data conversion which may be required to import your data from another system.

What support do you offer to new users?

We give free support to new users for the first 12 months. This means unlimited help by phone or email (during office hours) and access to our website resources. We can also resolve technical problems directly through remote access to your computer. You can access a range of training courses for an additional fee. Another great source of free support is the online community of Modes users.

How easy is it to transfer from another collections management software to Modes?

You shouldn't need to re-type anything! We can transfer your data from other systems, usually through a CSV or XML export. 

What if I choose one level of software and realise it isn't right for our organisation - how can I upgrade to another version?

It's easy to upgrade from Modes Compact to Modes Complete. What's more, we will give a full discount on the purchase price, so it will cost you no more than if you had originally chosen Modes Complete. Downgrading from Complete to Compact is also possible. Click here to find out more about our software packages.

I don't work in the museums sector, but I'm looking for software to manage a collection. Would Modes be appropriate to my organisation?

Modes is ideal for cataloguing collections of all types. Local history societies, sports clubs, schools and hospitals all use Modes to catalogue their collections. If your collection includes photographs and memorabilia, then Modes will work very well for you. Many features can be customised in Modes Complete, to tailor it even further around your collection and organisation. 

Does Modes run on Windows 10?

Yes. Modes will run on Windows 10. Click here to see our full technical specification.

Does Modes run on a Mac?

No. Modes is written for Windows and requires a Windows operating system. It can be run on a Mac running Windows as a virtual server (e.g. Parallels Desktop) or which can be booted into Windows. 

Does Modes run in the cloud?

No. Modes is a desktop application which requires a local computer or server to store its data files. 

How do you ensure the safety and confidentiality of the system?

The system is fully password protected. Each Modes user has an individual account with a personal password and belongs to an access group which determines their level of access in the system. You can limit reports and outputs to control access to confidential information. Your data is further protected by a built-in back up system, which automatically creates a back up when you exit Modes.

Already using Modes?

Is it easy to add additional users to my licence?

Yes, you can add an additional user to your licence at any time.

Is it easy to upgrade from Modes Compact to Modes Complete?

Yes. Modes Complete version 1.4 can import data directly from a Modes Compact backup file.