I've just purchased Advanced Installer Professional for my company and have been very pleasantly surprised at the level of support I've received. My questions have all been answered in a very prompt manner and the instructions provided have always been to the point, easy to follow and more importantly always solve my issues.
I use Advanced Installer since 2007. I managed to sell my company (Onigma) to McAfee. As a byproduct I introduced your technology to McAfee. Now I have a new startup, Soluto, and one of the first products I purchased was Advanced Installer. This product is very smart, clean, lean and mean. I love it. I must add that only few developers can really appreciate "the art of installers" - As a former user of other packaging and installation tools I can say that your product is the best.
I was using another software installer product (market leader) for a long time. I suddenly recognized that it took me a lot of time in maintaining the configuration in order to install the product. This changed when I switched to Advanced Installer. I can now do more with less efforts and this for a reasonable price! Moreover, support services are awesome.
We are extremely impressed and satisfied with Advanced Installer. I wish I found it years ago. Previously we paid much more for other products [...], yet they where extremely difficult (tedious) and confusing (weakly documented) for us to use. We just kept buying expensive updates, hoping each new version would be better... That was when we found, demoed, and purchased the Advanced Installer Enterprise version. Actually, its low price almost made me pass – it seemed too good to be true. Fortunately, those fears were unfounded. Compared to Advanced Installer, our old package now makes me recall the fable "The Emperor has no clothes!
The creation of reliable installations that are simple and logical for the end user is essential yet many Install authoring tools on the market are complex and time consuming to use. Advanced Installer takes the pain away from creating professional installations, masking the arcane and complex nature of the Windows Installer format. I was especially impressed with its UI design capabilities. Caphyon are very supportive – helping you to create a complete installation package before you’ve even committed to pay for the product. We now use Advanced Installer for the client and server installation of our product XIA Configuration - performing database creation, SQL script execution, Windows Service installation and IIS configuration. Overall a very capable and well delivered product.
Advanced Installer has been a powerful, market leading product that has dramatically reduced our development life cycle. It has simplified our packages and reduced our overheads, allowing us to automatically apply application add-ons and database changes with minimal amount of effort. Caphyon Support is invaluable to its customers, with a prompt response and outstanding first time fix ratio. Keep up the good work!
I wanted a replacement for my installer creating software (the market leader) because it had become far too complex for my needs, too expensive and the technical support was inadequate. Advanced Installer from Caphyon gives me all the functionality I need at an affordable price. Crucially, their technical support by email is prompt, authoritative and friendly. As a further sign of their commitment to their customers, when I had a hard disk crash and lost the installation and with it my record of the installation key, I supplied proof of purchase by email and within a couple of hours they had supplied me with a key and I was up and running again. Try their 30 day trial to see if Advanced Installer meets your needs. If it does, go for it - Caphyon will not let you down.
I recently purchased your Advanced Installer Enterprise edition and just wanted to let you know that your product ROCKS!!!. I’ve been an Install Shield Express customer for 5 years and recently tried Install Aware which was a disaster. Your product is much easier to use and I was able to take advantage of all the features with very little learning curve. I am very satisfied with the product features and the price was very reasonable! I’m thankful that I was able to find an alternative to the other vendors.
I always dreaded building MSI installers. MSI build tools are not only expensive and very complex to use but also required signing to a complex pricing scheme. In frustration I downloaded the free version of Advanced Installer. Thanks to the wizard, within one hour of downloading it, I was able to build a fully working server product installer. Now with the Pro version we are doing .NET GAC installation, windows service installation, environment variable settings to registry updates with a complex pre-condition checks through intuitive UI and wizards that eliminated costly field installation errors. And when I needed a support, helpful email response came back within an hour of writing. I recommend Advanced Installer to anyone who has the same dread as I have.
Your solution worked incredibly well and taught me just how simple AI really is compared to IS, IA, WA and all the other 2 letter product names out there. Out of the many setup authoring tools evaluated recently, AI had the shortest learning curve - thanks to its intuitive UI, rock solid application thats hard to fault and a top notch support team to back you up if the plethora of documentation isn't enough.
We are a small company so the productivity of our tools is important. Advanced Installer and its support team have made complex multi-msi installs a breeze. Our applications need SQL Server co-installs, scripts to be run and other customised actions and AI handles all of this with ease. Thanks must also go to a wonderfully patient support team who is always ready to help the new user. Purchasing AI will be one of your best investment decisions you will have made.
Thanks for the free Advanced Installer tool, a breeze
[Built a package in about 1/2 an hour.. took me 4 WEEKS to build a Debian package .. :]
I have 3 decades programming experience. I know a good piece of software when I see it. It not only worked out of the box with very little investment of time ... the package it created did too (I left out one file which was easily fixed).
Advanced Installer is the product I have been seeking for a very long time. It is intuitive; with only a brief perusal of the Help pages you can create impressive professional installers within a short time. Embedding digital signatures is built right in and is an easy matter of filling in a few lines of data. With Advanced Installer you can be as creative as you like customizing the banner and dialog images to produce a unique look for your installation packages that reflects your company. Advanced Installer takes care of everything so you can spend more time on your own software.
I have to admit I am very impressed at how simple Advanced Installer is to use. My company distributes several different applications for Windows ranging from Win2000 to Win2003 Advanced Server. The cost savings are tremendous compared to other products and the interface much less complicated. I completely duplicated an Installshield package in less than 10 minutes! It took about a day to work it out using Installshield. I am very satisfied with Advanced Installer and it is working out great!
I want to say how much I liked Advanced Installer over Wise Enterprise. Within 10 mins I had generated a custom installer for my program. I was never able to get Wise to do what your software has done for me in 1/10th the time. I highly recommend this software to everyone. The fonts used are easy to read, and the menus are well laid out and intuitive. The program guides you step by step. 5 stars!
Many thanks for such a fantastic product. Windows Installer always seemed far too over-engineered and it was often easier and quicker just to write an installer from scratch in C++. Advanced Installer changes that, well done!
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Advanced Installer is great - I mean it's free and easy to learn. It's quick an reliable and it tops a lot of other installer software around. And I know them all.
Advanced Installer is fantastic! I was able to learn how to use it quickly, and it provides very stable and reliable end use performance. Also, technical support is fast, friendly, and high quality. Within a short time from purchase I prepared several installers for client projects using Advanced Installer, and my customers were very happy with the fast and easy to use installer packages they received. This is the best Windows Installer authoring tool I have seen.
Advanced Installer Professional is a stunning product. So easy to use you don’t need to be a top developer to prepare your end product ready to install. Advanced Installer gives the impression of being one step ahead of users’ needs. And you get it all for a very competitive price.
Developing Java applications has a unique problem; how to get the application installed on the target platform. For Mac OSX and UNIX generally it's easy because those platforms usually have a JVM installed. For Windows, the Advanced Installer for Java takes care of this by installing the application as well as a JVM if necessary making Java applications a reality for the general Windows user.
I love Advanced Installer for Java product. I tried it against one of my opensource projects and wrapped it up in under 30 minutes. The results are beautiful and give my application the professional look I desire.
I like the approach of Advanced Installer: quick, simple and powerful. The shield and wise products create the full blown development environments but even with their resources the products are dodgy to say the least. And this is free!!! Well that's just a bonus.