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Re-Launching our Affiliate Program

You could earn over $2,000 for every new customer you refer to MIDAS!

A large portion of our customers discover MIDAS as a direct result of the positive experiences of our web based room booking and resource scheduling software and unrivaled customer support to match.

Other customers find us through search engines, or through referral links.

Way back in 2011, we launched our own “Affiliate Program“, with the aim of showing our appreciation to those who refer new customers to us through commission payments.

Now, at the start of a new year, we’re relaunching our Affiliate Program with a whole host of improvements!

Earn Commission Become a MIDAS Affiliate today and you could soon be earning an impressive 30% commission on every new sale that arises from your referrals!

What is a MIDAS Affiliate?

An Affiliate is someone who promotes our room booking and resource scheduling software through referral links to our site and in return is rewarded by earning a commission from every referral that results in a new sale.

Can anyone become an Affiliate?

Yes! Whether you’re an existing MIDAS customer or not, as long as you have a PayPal account (into which your commissions will be paid), anyone may become an Affiliate and start earning commission. Not yet with PayPal? No Problem! Get a FREE PayPal account now!

Alternatively, if you are an existing MIDAS customer, you can opt to take your referral commissions as account credits instead, which reduce future Annual Support Subscription renewal costs, license upgrades, or addons for your MIDAS system.

How does it work?

Once your application has been approved, you will be assigned a unique “Affiliate ID” which you can include in all your links back to our site. We’ll even provide you with a range of text and image links to choose from, or you can use your own! Our website tracks visits that have originated via your affiliate links, and if someone you refer then goes on to purchase a cloud-hosted or self-hosted edition of MIDAS within 60 days, you will earn a commission!

Total Referrals Commission Rate You Could Earn Up To*
1 – 2 5% $377 USD per referral
3 – 5 10% $755 USD per referral
6 – 10 15% $1,132 USD per referral
11 – 15 20% $1,510 USD per referral
16+ 30% $2,265 USD per referral
*Actual referral earnings are dependent upon MIDAS edition & associated options purchased by those your refer to our site, and may also vary day to day due to fluctuations in global currency exchange rates. Maximum referral commission amounts show are indicative only and were correct at time of publication

Can I track my referrals?

Yes, we’ll send you a monthly report by email detailing the number of referrals you’ve accumulated so far, and how many of these referrals have led to actual sales!

It’s absolutely FREE to join… so Apply Now!

Full Terms & Conditions may be found here

MIDAS v4.17 Out Now!

A very Happy Christmas from MIDAS HQ!

Whilst many businesses shut down over the Christmas period, we also appreciate that that many of our customer’s businesses remain open this time of year. That’s why our Priority Support remains available across the festive season to those customers with active Annual Support subscriptions!

We’re also excited to announce our latest update to MIDAS, v4.17 is now available!

Here’s What’s New & Improved in v4.17:

How To Get MIDAS v4.17…

New To MIDAS?

We are committed to fair and accessible pricing for all organizations regardless of size. We’re totally upfront and transparent about our pricing structure, and you can purchase MIDAS v4.17 securely through our website and be up and running in no time!

“Self Hosted” Customers:

Self-Hosted customers with ongoing Annual Support Subscriptions will be able to update to v4.17 in the coming days. It only takes a couple of clicks – simply log in to your MIDAS system and go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update

“Cloud Hosted” Customers:

Cloud-Hosted customers don’t need to do anything! – All our active Cloud-Hosted MIDAS customers have now been automatically updated to the latest version of MIDAS!

We’ve plenty more exciting updates in the pipeline for 2018, so watch this space!

In the meantime, whatever you’re up to this festive season, we wish you a very happy and peaceful time with friends, family, and loved ones.

Here at MIDAS, we accept a wide variety of payment methods – including payment by credit/debit card, PayPal account, or via Electronic Bank/Wire Transfer.

From October 21st 2017 our BIC (Bank Identifier Code) and IBAN (International Bank Account Number) – required for electronic bank/wire transfer payments made to us from outside the UK – are changing.

Why are BIC and IBAN changing?

After the global economic crisis, the UK Government put new rules in place to protect the economy and taxpayers in case something similar happens again. The new rules state that banks will have to keep their high street arms separate from their wholesale and investment banking divisions (sometimes called “ring-fencing”)

These new UK banking rules require all large UK banks to change their structure in the UK. Consequently, our bank is restructuring its operations to ensure it meets these new rules.

When do these changes come into effect?

The BIC and IBAN changes come into effect on 21st October 2017, and we’ll be writing to all potentially affected customers in advance of this date.

Does this impact on electronic payments originating from outside the UK?

Yes – if you reside outside of the UK and make electronic payments to us, these are international payments which require BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers.
These numbers are changing and so any electronic payments made from 21st October 2017 will need to use the new numbers.
The new numbers will be present on all subsequent quotations, invoices, and on our website from 21st October 2017.
Until then, please continue to use our existing BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers.

Does this impact on electronic payments made from UK bank accounts?

No – our Sort Code and Account Number for making electronic payments from other UK bank accounts will not be changing. The changes being made only affect electronic payments originating from outside the UK that require BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers in order to make an international payment.

Is anything else changing?

To coincide with these changes, we’ll also be taking the opportunity to update the postal address of our bank.
Our current bank branch recently closed, and accounts were transferred to a neighboring branch of the same bank.
No account numbers/codes or transactions were affected by this branch transition, and the old branch address continues to be accepted, however given the upcoming BIC/IBAN changes, from 21st October we’ll also be listing the new branch address of our bank.

For the avoidance of any doubt, our Bank, Sort Code and Account Numbers remain the same going forward, but from 21st October 2017, new BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers and a different branch postal address will be in effect.

What if I mistaking make an international electronic payment after 21st October using the previous BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers?

Our bank inform us that they’ll do all they can to ensure that payments made after 21st October using old BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers will still reach us, however this is not guaranteed.
We would therefore encourage our international customers that any electronic payments made to us from 21st October onward should only use the new BIC/SWIFT/IBAN numbers.

What if I have further questions?

Please contact our sales team who will be happy to advise

MIDAS v4.16 Out Now!

We love bringing new and improved features to MIDAS throughout the course of the year, and our latest update v4.16 is no exception!

If you frequent our website, blog, or social media channels, you’ll likely already be aware of some of the exciting improvements we’ve been busy working on for this update, but we’re now excited to announce the release of MIDAS v4.16!

Here’s What’s New & Improved in v4.16:

How To Get MIDAS v4.16…

New To MIDAS?

We are committed to fair and accessible pricing for all organizations regardless of size. We’re totally upfront and transparent about our pricing structure, and you can purchase MIDAS v4.16 securely through our website and be up and running in no time!

“Self Hosted” Customers:

Self-Hosted customers with ongoing Annual Support Subscriptions will be able to update to v4.16 in the next few days. It only takes a couple of clicks – simply log in to your MIDAS system and go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update

“Cloud Hosted” Customers:

Cloud-Hosted customers don’t need to do anything! – All our active Cloud-Hosted MIDAS customers have now been automatically updated to the latest version of MIDAS!

We love hearing from our customers, so let us know what features you’d like to see in future updates to our software by voting on our feature request page!

As part of our ongoing commitment to the services we provide to our “cloud-hosted” customers, we’ll shortly be upgrading all our client servers to support HTTP/2.

HTTP/2 is the first major new version of the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for two decades, and will eventually replace the previous HTTP/1.1 protocol which was standardized way back in 1997.

The primary goal of HTTP/2 is to overcome many of the shortcomings of the twenty year old HTTP/1.1 protocol, particularly in relation to how content is delivered over the internet.

HTTP/2 focuses on optimizing the communication and flow of content between web servers and web browsers. When a user connects to a web site, their browser negotiates an HTTP session with the server. The type of session created will vary depending on the features supported by the browser and the server. If both ends support the latest HTTP/2 protocol, the server uses the HTTP/2 protocol to shape and optimize traffic before it passes through the network back to the browser.

Once the browser and server agree to use HTTP/2, they can utilize additional features such as compression and multiplexing to optimize the connection. If either the web server or the user’s web browser doesn’t support HTTP/2, the connection will fall back to the HTTP/1.1 protocol.

Benefits of HTTP/2

One of the main improvements over HTTP/1.1 is that HTTP/2 uses simultaneous connections (or multiplexing). Previously only one resource can be fetched from the server at a time, however with HTTP/2 multiple resources can be fetched over a single connection concurrently.

Another benefit is header optimization. Every request over HTTP contains header information. With HTTP/1.1, many of these headers are repeated over a single session. HTTP/2 removes redundant headers while compressing the remaining headers, leading to performance improvements.

Benefits to cloud-hosted MIDAS users

In terms of MIDAS, the benefit of our client servers supporting HTTP/2 is that users will see notable improvements in page load speed and responsiveness when using MIDAS.

In our pre-testing, we saw page load times via HTTP/2 improve by some 20% over the same pages loaded via HTTP/1.1

When will the upgrade happen?

We’ll be upgrading our client servers to support HTTP/2 over the coming weekend (15/16th July 2017), and other than a quick server restart, no additional downtime is expected. For more information, be sure to check our our dedicated Service Status site (which already supports HTTP/2!), and follow us on Twitter for updates.

Will I need to do anything?

No action is required on your part!

If you’re running a modern operating system and web browser, you won’t need to do anything – your browser will already support HTTP/2, you’ll still access MIDAS in exactly the same way, and once our servers are HTTP/2 enabled over the weekend, your browser will adjust accordingly.

If you’re not running a HTTP/2 compliant browser/operating system don’t worry, you’ll still be able to connect to your hosted MIDAS system over HTTP/1.1 as before, but you may like to consider upgrading your operating system & browser to one that supports HTTP/2 for a better MIDAS experience!

  • Edge Chrome Firefox Current versions of Edge, Chrome, and Firefox browsers fully support HTTP/2.
  • Safari Current versions of Safari support HTTP/2 on OSX 10.11+
  • Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 11+ supports HTTP/2 on Windows 10 only

UPDATE: Our network is now fully HTTP/2 enabled, and we’re seeing some great performance improvements too!