Category: Software Release

TariffShark CPUC Version 2 Now Available

TariffShark CPUC Version 2 Now Available

Links Technology Solutions, Inc. is excited to announce the release of TariffShark CPUC Version 2. This release is a major update to the software first introduced in November 2016 for California utilities managing tariffs and filing advice letters with the California Public Utility Commission. Initially built to streamline the management and filing of electric and gas tariffs, TariffShark CPUC v2 better handles the nuances of water utility tariffs.

If you currently use TariffShark CPUC, you are entitled to this software update for no additional fees. Our US-based Support Team is standing by to help you get started with the upgrade.

If you’re not yet using TariffShark CPUC to meet your CPUC tariff and advice letter obligations, we invite you to contact sales and ask for a software demonstration today.

What’s New in the Update?

Here are just a few of the new features and enhancements provided in the update.

  • Configurable business rules
  • Supports multiple, configurable Document Layouts and Header & Footer Templates
  • Multi-Sheet commands for viewing clean and marked content
  • Copy content from one Component to another
  • Publish multiple tariffs at once
  • Performance improvements throughout
  • And much, much more

TariffShark Updated with New Filing Types

For our enterprise TariffShark customers, software updates are available NOW for all TariffShark Hammerhead releases (4.1 and higher) and all TariffShark Tiger releases on TariffShark.com. This is a database-only update.

For our hosted customers, we will update your hosted servers in the next few days during the nightly server maintenance window. No action is required on your part.

Background and Details

On March 15, 2018, FERC took action to address changes in the income tax rates for the electric transmission and natural gas and oil pipeline companies that it regulates, stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Commission’s news release provides an excellent summary of its actions with links to relevant notices, orders, and other resources.

In accordance with FERC’s recent actions, the following new Filing Types have been added to TariffShark:

TOFC (Code) Filing Title (Description) Filing Category Applies To
1430 FERC Form No. 501-G Report Compliance NGA Gas Pipelines
1440 Limited Sec 4 Tax Reduction Normal NGA Gas Pipelines
1450 Limited Tax Reduction Compliance Federal Power Act Electric (Traditional Cost of Service and Market Based Rates) Public Utilities

Today we are announcing the availability of TariffShark software releases that accommodate these Filing Type additions. Updated software, upgrade guides, and installation instructions are available NOW on the TariffShark website.

If you are currently running a recent TariffShark release, only your TariffShark database is affected by this update. Consult the TariffShark Releases page to assess the impact to your installation. If only your TariffShark database requires update, simply download and run the appropriate database installer to bring your TariffShark installation up to the latest release.

Please contact TariffShark Support at 847-252-1611 or at support@tariffshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.

TariffShark Tiger Now Available

July 10, 2017

Thanks to our customers, TariffShark has been the leading eTariff filing solution since its release in 2010.  We have not taken the honor sitting down, however.  We’ve spent the last two years listening to our customers and building an even better experience.  Introducing TariffShark Tiger, the third major TariffShark software release!  The most advanced eTariff filing solution in the industry is better than ever.

With loads of new features and enhancements, including an updated user interface, Tiger will take your eTariff filing experience to a whole new level!

Learn more.

TariffShark Updated with New "Settlement" Filing Types

For our enterprise TariffShark customers, software updates are available NOW for all TariffShark Hammerhead releases (4.0.1 and higher) on TariffShark.com.

Hosted customers, we will update your hosted servers prior to the January 3, 2017 effective date of the FERC Notice. No action is required on your part.

Background and Details

On December 1, 2016, FERC issued a notice that requires all settlements in Parts 35, 154, 284 and 341 proceedings set for trial-type evidentiary hearing and/or settlement judge procedures before a Presiding Judge or Settlement Judge must be filed in eTariff, effective January 3, 2017.

The following new Filing Types have been added to TariffShark:

TOFC (Code) Filing Title (Description) Filing Category Description of Change
1380 ALJ Settlement Compliance Settlement in a Part 35
FPA Traditional Cost of Service and
Market Based Rate Program proceeding
1390 ALJ Settlement Compliance Settlement in a Part 35
FPA Market Based Rate Program proceeding
1400 ALJ Settlement Compliance Settlement in a Part 154
NGA Gas Pipelines Program proceeding
1410 ALJ Settlement Compliance Settlement in a Part 284
NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines Program proceeding
1420 ALJ Settlement Compliance Settlement in a Part 341
Oil Pipelines Program proceeding

Today we are announcing the availability of TariffShark software releases that accommodate these Filing Type additions. Updated software, upgrade guides, and installation instructions are available NOW on the TariffShark website.

If you are already running a recent TariffShark release, it’s likely that only your TariffShark database is affected by this update. Consult the TariffShark Releases page to assess the impact to your installation. If only your TariffShark database requires update, simply download and run the appropriate database installer to bring your TariffShark installation up to the latest release.

Please contact TariffShark Support at 847-252-1611 or at support@tariffshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.

TariffShark Software Updates Available for FERC Compliance

For our enterprise TariffShark customers, software updates are available NOW for all TariffShark Hammerhead releases (4.0.1 and higher) on TariffShark.com.

Hosted customers, we will update your hosted servers prior to the November 7, 2016 effective date of the Filing Type changes. No action is required on your part.

Background and Details

On September 6, 2016, FERC issued a notice that identifies changes to filing types that affect the Part 284 program. Subsequently, on October 21, FERC provided updated Filing Type and Attachment CSV files on the eTariff web page to align them with the notice.

Today we are announcing the availability of TariffShark software releases that accommodate these Filing Type changes. Updated software, upgrade guides, and installation instructions are available NOW on the TariffShark website.

Note that only the following FERC program is affected:

  • NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines 

If you are already running a recent TariffShark release, it’s likely that only your TariffShark database is affected by this update. Consult the TariffShark Releases page to assess the impact to your installation. If only your TariffShark database requires update, simply download and run the appropriate database installer to bring your TariffShark installation up to the latest release.

Please contact TariffShark Support at 847-252-1611 or at support@tariffshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.

TariffShark Hammerhead SP1 Now Available

Links Technology Solutions, Inc. is excited to announce the release of TariffShark Hammerhead SP1.  This release is an update to the wildly successful TariffShark Hammerhead eTariff software.  If you are a user of TariffShark Hammerhead, you are entitled to this software update for no additional fees.

If you are a user of the original TariffShark Premier product, we encourage you to contact LINKS for a demo of Hammerhead and see for yourself why so many customers are adding Hammerhead to their core product.

If you’re not yet using TariffShark to meet your FERC eTariff obligations, we invite you to contact sales and ask for a demo of TariffShark Hammerhead today.

What’s New in the Update?

  • A Filing may be associated with a Filing in a different Tariff Database
  • Overtaken by Events was added as a valid FERC Response for Pro Forma FTRVs
  • When generating FERC Attachment content, Whole Document TRVs are eligible for inclusion
  • Improved usability around changing Company and Tariff Database context
  • Greater visibility to licensed Companies
  • Various improvements to Filing validations
  • Microsoft Word 2013 compatibility
  • SQL Server 2012 compatibility
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

TariffShark Software Update Available

For our enterprise TariffShark customers, TariffShark Releases 3.5 and 4.0.3 are available NOW on TariffShark.com.

Hosted customers, your hosted servers will be updated prior to the December 23, 2013 effective date of the Filing Type changes.

Background and Details

FERC recently updated their eTariff Filing Type definitions. The November 26, 2013 FERC notice identifies changes to filing types that affect Oil Pipelines and nominally affect the Part 284 program. Today we are announcing the availability of TariffShark software releases that accommodate these changes. Updated software, upgrade guides, and installation instructions are available NOW on the TariffShark website.

Note that only the following FERC programs are affected:

  • NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines 
  • Oil Pipelines

If you are already running a recent TariffShark release (R3.3, R3.4, R4.0.1, or R4.0.2), only the TariffShark database is affected by this update. Simply download and run the database installer in order to bring your TariffShark installation up to the latest release.

If you are running a TariffShark release older than R3.3 or R4.0.1, there is a free upgrade path. Consult the Releases page on the TariffShark website for more information.

Please contact TariffShark Support at 847-252-1611 or at support@tariffshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.