Currently there are 2 basic programs to operate FIES and its detector. The detector program 'BIAS' should be partly re-written to melt in with our new operational software environment (the 'Sequencer'). The same holds for the control program that operates the moving parts in FIES and its calibration unit, and additionally this program will have to be adapted to operate new items yet to be designed (e.g. a new calibration unit, Hartman doors, a new exposure meter, etc.).