Category: Update

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 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 Hosted Services Update

TariffShark has been offered with a hosted subscription service option since FERC Order 714 took effect in April 2010. In Q1 2014, all hosting servers were upgraded.

Why Did We Upgrade Servers?

We upgrade servers from time to time to keep things running optimally. The fact is, our customers been making eTariff filings and the amount of data being stored has increased. Also, business is good: the number of customers supported by the servers has grown nicely. So, to keep up with the resource demand, the servers have been configured to run with faster processors, more memory, and more storage.

Disaster Recovery Update

Also in the first quarter of this year, we updated our disaster recovery procedures. Through the power of scripting, recovering from a potential disaster will be done with greater automation than in the past. Fewer manual steps means greater efficiency and speed in the event of a disaster. In the latest test of our disaster recovery procedures, a test server was booted in our DR data center, all data restored, and back online in under an hour.

If you’d like to learn more about Hosted TariffShark, please visit our website or contact sales.

TariffShark Team Simulates Disaster and Recovery

During the evening of December 4, 2013, the TariffShark team gathered in a conference room at the Links Technology headquarters in Schaumburg, IL to test our disaster recovery procedures.  In the event that our Tier 4 data center experiences an outage that causes the hosted TariffShark servers to become unavailable, we restore service to a secondary data center.  We test these procedures every 6 months as a service to our hosted TariffShark customers.

The test ran successfully in just over an hour.

If you’d like to learn more about Hosted TariffShark, please visit our website or contact sales.

FERC Posts Updated eTariff Filing Types

On November 26, 2013, FERC issued a notice of changes to filing types that affect Oil Pipelines and nominally affect the Part 284 program. The specific changes are described in the notice and go into effect on December 23, 2013.

We are updating TariffShark to be compliant with the changes and will notify our customers when the update is available for download.  The update will require that only the database component be updated.  For our hosted customers, we will take care of everything.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact our support team.

FERC Posts Additional Changes to eTariff Filing Types

Earlier today, October 24, 2013, FERC posted additional changes to the filing types for the NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines program on its eTariff webpage.  Here is a brief summary of the changes.

TOFC (Code) Filing Title (Description) Filing Category Description of Change
820 Statement of Conditions with Rates (Baseline)(fee) New Description and Citation updated
980 Rate Change Filing Compliance Description updated
990 Statement of Conditions with Rates (Baseline) Refiled Description updated
1300 Rate Change Filing Normal Description updated
1320 Statement of Conditions with Rates (Baseline)(fee) New Description and Citation updated
1330 Statement of Conditions with Rates (Baseline) New Description updated


As with the noticed changes we blogged about earlier in the week, these changes go into effect on November 12, 2013.  We are updating TariffShark with these additional changes and will blog again when the software update is available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact our support team.

FERC Posts Updated eTariff Filing Types

On October 11, 2013, FERC issued a notice of changes to filing types that affect NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines. The specific changes are described thoroughly in the notice and go into effect on November 12, 2013.

We are updating TariffShark to be compliant with the changes and will notify our customers when the update is available for download.

Though omitted from the notice, we discovered that several other changes had been included in the updated Type of Filing CSV file that FERC posts on its eTariff webpage.  The unnoticed changes affect Oil Pipelines, go into effect on November 12, 2013, and are summarized below.

TOFC (Code) Filing Title Filing Category Description of Change
830 Rate Changes, Initial Rates & Other Tariff Changes Normal Citation updated
870 Cancellation of Tariff (partial) Normal Citation updated
970 New company tariff (Baseline) New Citation updated
1230 Amendment Amendment New filing type
1250 Concurrence Normal New filing type

We are updating TariffShark with these Oil program changes at the same time as we accommodate the changes for NGPA 311 Gas Pipelines.  We will blog again when the software update is available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact our support team.