Release Notes

Smart Vendor Release Notes



Release Version 8.0.47 – September 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Head Office/Polling
  3. Integrated Credit Card
  4. Label Printing
  5. Miscellaneous
  6. Station Setup
  7. Stock File

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Added support for Shopify (Product Variant) Weight Unit
    • You can now set Weight Unit in Smart Vendor from the Stock Form | Web Tab.
    • When creating a new Stock Item, Smart Vendor will set the Weight Unit to your Shopify stores’ default Weight Unit.
      (see Shopify -> Admin -> Settings -> General -> Standards and formats)
    • The Smart Vendor Global Changes feature now supports Weight Unit (Web Ship Weight Unit)
    • In order to preserve backwards compatibility, running 8.0.47 for the first time will set the Smart Vendor Weight Unit to “kg” for all Stock Items that are tagged to publish whether they are currently published or not.

Head Office/Polling

  • Resolved rare issue where certain polling preferences might not poll from head office to store (or transactor server to station).

Integrated Credit Card

  • Removed option to “Stop Waiting” while processing credit/debit. Operator should press “Cancel” from payment terminal if necessary.

Label Printing

  • Changes to indicate “Kit” and appropriate data entry prefix where applicable.
  • New 2 up, 1 price, 2 description, and reorder# label with right-justified price.
  • Zebra label form maintenance aimed at improving alignment.
  • Added “FixUnderscoreLabels” one-time update to resolve duplicate label options in system setup.

Miscellaneous

  • Added one-time correction that improves consistency of phone # and postal code masks throughout system. (Issue: 2319)

Station Setup

  • Added Support for “PosX-tp5 k144hs0” Thermal Receipt Printer. (Issue: 2358).

Stock File

  • Quantity adjustment dialogue now consistent with other quantity indicators, supporting up to 3 decimals (Issue: 1835)


Release Version 8.0.46 – June 7th, 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Corrects an issue related to maintaining real-time quantities in Shopify.
  • Web Publisher for Shopify now supports new inventory-related Shopify APIs.


Release Version 8.0.45 – June 1st, 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Global Changes
  3. Installer
  4. Label Printing
  5. Product Updates

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Solution updated in response to Shopify halting support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 security protocols.

Global Changes

  • Resolved issue where certain global change dialogues were out of alignment with property selected. (Issue: 2338)

Installer

  • Redundant Unikey installation files no longer included during installation to “Smartwin” folder.

Label Printing

  • Added 1-up, 1-Price, Shelf, Reorder #, 3 Description label options for Zebra 2824, ZD410, and ZD420.
  • Added 2-up, 1-Price, Full Description, Category label option for ZD410.

Product Updates

  • Software updates integrated with main ACCEO Smart Vendor site for improved continuity.
  • Pages and downloads over “HTTPS” (backed by a signed security certificate)
  • Downloads are now faster, with greater support for concurrent downloads.


Release Version 8.0.44 – May 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Backup
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Global Changes
  4. Installer
  5. Label Printing
  6. Sales Register
  7. Smart Data Import (SDI)
  8. Station Setup

Data Backup

  • Resolved issue where backups using “Uncompressed” option could error and fail to include replaceable plug-in files. (Issue: 2317)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Increased width of eStore 360 SEO description field from 160 characters to 320 characters. (Issue: 2304)

Global Changes

  • Resolved issue where a global change to reset consignment amount or percentage would not toggle consignment mode. (Issue: 2310)

Installer

  • Full installation resolves unwanted “NetUnikeyServer” prompts on Server restart. (Issue: 2309)
  • Full installation checks that all stations have exited program before proceeding. (Issue: 2315)

Label Printing

  • Added some 1-up, 2-up, and half-up label options for Zebra 2824, ZD410, and ZD420.
  • Added 4 inch label options for Zebra ZD420.

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue related to sale of weighable products and appearance of pop-up dialogues. (Issue: 2316)

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Resolved “Product Name” issue affecting small number of clients. (Issue: 2323)

Station Setup

  • Resolved error #500 that could occur when adding new station based on default template. (Issue: 2311)


Release Version 8.0.43 – February 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Label Printing
  3. Miscellaneous
  4. Purchase Orders
  5. Sales Register
  6. Smart Data Import (SDI)
  7. Stock File

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Resolved issue where time zone would delay arrival of Web Order. (Issue: 2290)

Label Printing

  • Added ability to print shelf labels based on recent selling price adjustments. (Issue: 2296)
  • Added 1-up, 1-price, 2-Description label options for label #18925 (1-1/8″). Applies to Zebra 2824, ZD410, and ZD420.

Miscellaneous

  • Resolved plug-in modules limitation that could prevent combination of Head Office and Store products from being installed on same server. (Issue: 1339)

Purchase Orders

  • Corrected issue where batch ordering could recommend replenishing stock despite max level of zero. (Issues: 825, 1324)
  • Amended Special Order slip feature to indicate Company Name when customer entry lacks First and Last name. (Issue: 2299)

Sales Register

  • Corrected issue where use of temporary save/recall during creation of special order or layaway creation might not record committed quantity. (Issue: 2297)

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Now supports the following (limited) list of Stock Adjustment types:
    • LISTPRICE
    • SELLPRICE
    • SALEPRICE
    • SALESTART
    • SALEEND
    • STATUS
    (Issue: 2301)

Stock File

  • Resolved matrix adjustment logging issue where old/new values could be reversed. (Issue: 2295)


Release Version 8.0.42 – January 2018

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. Data Collector
  3. Documentation
  4. Installer
  5. Labels
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Promo File

Consolidation Service

  • Resolved issue where MySQL port override was not read from default configuration file (“Smartwin.INI”).

Data Collector

  • Resolved issue where use of comma in section name could negatively affect application performance. (Issue: 2270)

Documentation

  • Updated Smart Data Import (SDI) user guide. Includes new and important information and formulas for preparing stock data for import. All SDI users are encouraged to locate this guide on their Server, and print a fresh copy for their next import task.
  • New Smart Collector (for WinCE and Android) user guides and overview.
  • New Smart Mail user guide.
  • New Mix & Match user guide.

Installer

  • Updated various aspects of “Default” data to match most common preferences and usage patterns.
  • Database Consolidation Triggers newly created with each product installation (to resolve any missing or corrupt triggers).

Labels

  • New “half-up” (shelf), 2-up, and ring labels that include UPC number for Zebra 2824, ZD410, and ZD420.

Miscellaneous

  • Resolved rare access violation that could result from early exit of Splash/File Maintenance forms.
  • Removed general purpose “import/export” user access level which is now obsolete. (Issue: 2267)

Promo File

  • Added 2nd description to display of promo item on screen and in print. (Issues: #680, #2276)


Release Version 8.0.41 – November 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Collector
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Global Changes
  4. Installer
  5. Language Support (Canadian French)
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Sales Register
  8. Smart Data Import (SDI)

Data Collector

  • Resolved Smart Collector issue where a quantity of 0 was prevented during Stock Counting. (Issue: 2255)
  • Resolved Android Smart Collector issue where it was difficult to input negative quantities. (Issue: 2256)
  • Improved Smart Collector validation logic to prevent negative quantities in Sales, Gift Registry and Ordering topics while allowing them within Stock Counting and Receiving Topics. (Issue: 2257)
  • Resolved invalid Smart Collector prompt: “A Quantity must be Entered” that affected certain areas when using “+” to set the quantity as 1. (Issue: 2263)
  • Installer includes latest WinCE Smart Collector installation wizard (Version 8.1.0.8).
  • Installer includes latest Android Smart Collector installation wizard (Version 8.0.2.6).

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • (New) Added support for the new checkout option in Shopify (Admin -> Settings -> Checkout-> Primary Contact Method. Smart Vendor now supports both phone number and email order checkouts.
  • Corrected issue where blank Company name coming from Shopify would blank out the Customer -> Company field in Smart Vendor. (Issue: 2238)
  • Removed “Import Non-Order Customers” switch from Setup -> Internet -> eStore Setup and corrected eStore Customer sync logic to no longer import non-order Web Customers. (Issue: 2188)

Global Changes

  • Resolved potential MySQL error that could occur when no filters are specified. (Issue: 1925)
  • Resolved issue where “Lookup” option might be unavailable despite applicable context. (Issue: 2145)
  • Resolved “No items entered” error and “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” bug report when defining department filter while Sub department feature is enabled. (Issue: 1441)

Installer

  • Updated various aspects of “Default” data to match most common preferences and usage patterns.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Corrected “Current” and “Change” full display dates in Date Change. (Issue: 2253)
  • Removed references to “SCGS” in Software Expiry message. (Issue: 2254)

Miscellaneous

  • Resolved rare access violation that could occur when clicking footer buttons.

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue where combination of “Force Print” option and operator holding Enter key for too long would produce a second (unwanted) receipt. (Issues: 1528, 2156)
  • Increased width of Commission ID column to support IDs of 3 or 4 digits without wrapping. (Issue: 2175)
  • Resolved potential Access Violation that could occur when recalling a weighable product from a station without a scale. (Issue: 2227)

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Enhanced solution to support greater automation.


Release Version 8.0.40 – October 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Backup
  2. Integrated Credit Card
  3. Sales Register
  4. eStore 360 for Shopify

Data Backup

  • Corrected naming convention of multi-volume backups – making it possible to open them with “Zip” related tools. (Issue: 2228)

Integrated Credit Card

  • Introducing Tender MCM (Merchant Connect Multi) powered “Chase Paymentech” integration.
  • Introducing Tender MCM (Merchant Connect Multi) powered “Global Payments” integration.

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue affecting data entry in Alpha-Mode Sales Register.

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Updated Payment Type “ESTORE GIFT CARD” (Setup Form-> Financial -> Payments -> ESTOREGC) -> so that Add To Bank Totals is off and changed the icon to match the Shopify Gift Card icon.


Release Version 8.0.39 – September 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Smart Mail

Smart Mail

  • Refinement of Smart Mail module.


Release Version 8.0.38 – Mid-August 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Sales Register

Sales Register

  • Improved interface responsiveness (IE. Total Units) when scanning many items.
  • Added scan detection logic in confirmation dialogues to ignore scanned input when human input is required.


Release Version 8.0.37 – August 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Customer File
  2. Global Changes
  3. Integrated Credit Card
  4. Reports
  5. Smart Data Import (SDI)

Customer File

  • Resolved search issue in Customer File and Sales Register where customers with company name but no first or last name might be excluded from F10 (full) search results. (Issue #2203)

Global Changes

  • Resolved error that could occur when altering Customer Level Pricing, Margin, or Markup. (Issue: 2210)

Integrated Credit Card

  • Added headings and footers to Credit Card Audit reprints

Reports

  • Added embedded tax amount fields and disambiguated $ value versus applicability. (Issue: 2199)

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Resolved an issue related to Stock creation when the Stock # is specified in any Import Profile.
  • Added a Search feature which gives the user the ability to search the database by Stock #, UPC, and Supplier Name + Reorder #. This feature uses the same search logic that SDI uses when processing Import Profiles (Advanced Mode only).


Release Version 8.0.36 – July 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Reports
  3. Sales Register
  4. Stock File

Miscellaneous

  • Removed general purpose “import/export” options which are now obsolete.

Reports

  • Items Sold: Productivity
    • Resolved issue where totals displayed may include all stations rather than current station when filtering for “This Station”. (Issue: 861)

  • Drawer Summary: Payment Counter Screen
    • Resolved issue where Apply and Cancel buttons may not be visible. (Issue: 2171)

  • Report Generator: Accounting/Financial
    • Added missing payment type fields to Sales Summary, Drawer Summary and Clerk Summary Report areas. IE. PayPal, EStore Custom, EStore Gift Cert. (Issue: 1351), (Issue: 1447), (Issue: 1648)

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue where initial receipt printed may display DEC 31 1899 12:00AM Time Stamp. (Issue: 2168)

Stock File

  • Resolved an issue affecting chains with mixed web/local quantities related to the calculation of Net Available Qty. (Issue: 2164)


Release Version 8.0.35 – June 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. Customer Accounts
  3. Data Collector
  4. eStore 360 for Shopify
  5. Web Services

Consolidation Service

  • Resolved issue where department name edits were not immediately reflected in certain areas of Report Generator (Issue: 1789)

Customer Accounts

  • Resolved issue in display of aging amounts (Issue: 2149)

Data Collector

  • Resolved issue where double clicking Android Smart Collector menu options could later result in application crash on exit. (Issue: 2140)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Resolved issue in “svWebPublisher” that affected publishing.

Web Services

  • Resolved issue affecting web service utilization and version related maintenance. (Issue: 2147)


Release Version 8.0.34 – May 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. Data Collector
  3. eStore 360 for Shopify
  4. Label Printing
  5. Language Support (Canadian French)
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Return to Supplier
  8. Smart Display
  9. Station Setup
  10. Transactor

Consolidation Service

  • Resolved issues contributing to “CP Offline” scenario. (Issue: 1643)
  • Resolved issue where changing current cost to $0.00 might not be reflected in F7-History window. (Issue: 1841)

Data Collector

  • Enhanced Android Smart Collector with Product Search functionality.
  • Enhanced Android Smart Collector with new fields. Added fields include: Sale Price, Sale Starts, Sale Ends, and Shelf Location.
  • Resolved issue where exporting stock information to data collectors could display “Master Column Widths exceed the page width…” warning.
  • Resolved issue of French text “Désélectionner” being too large for button. A change in work flow requires an item to be selected first, then in a subsequent action de-selected. (Issue: 2086)
  • Improved speed when importing or exporting from workstations. (Issue: 2133)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Improved handling of Web Order cancelled Fulfilments.
  • Added UPC export support to svWebPublisher original XML format.
  • Resolved issue with HTML Editor.

Label Printing

  • Support added for Zebra ZD410 2″ label printer model. (Issue: 1982)
  • Support added for Zebra ZD420 4″ label printer model. (Issue: 2127)
  • Resolved issue in Serial dialogue where label printing options were hidden from view. (Issue: 2101)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Resolved issue where toggling language preference would not be reflected in “Number Streams” area of System Setup until program was closed and reopened. (Issue: 2113)
  • Resolved issue in sale completion where printing options might always be shown in English. (Issue: 2098)

Miscellaneous

  • Resolved potential warning: “Status/Sub status Already Exists” when editing Service area of System Setup following character case change. (Issue: 1072)

Return to Supplier

  • Resolved issue in where “Receiving List” print option would display “Issue Date” heading and information in reverse order. (Issue: 2128)

Smart Display

  • New feature registration checking logic is able to determine validity of Smart Display without a USB key. NOTE: a valid plug-in is required and Smart Vendor must be run at least once to detect feature prior to use. (Issue: 2111)
  • Improved Smart Vendor application startup to automatically start Smart Display Player as needed. (Issue: 2108)
  • New and improved Smart Display installation wizard. (Issue: 2110)
  • Resolved error that could appear when using “Refresh Display” option in Smart Display Player. (Issue: 2129)

Station Setup

  • Added Support for (Seiko) SII Thermal Receipt Printer Model RP-D10. (Issue: 2135).

Transactor

  • Resolved issue where Tier 2 Transactor might continue prompting for “Standard Edition” code after a valid one had been entered. (Issue: 1739)


Release Version 8.0.33 – April 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Backup
  2. Data Collector
  3. Global Changes
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Sales Register
  6. Smart Display
  7. Stock File
  8. Year End & Spot Checks

Data Backup

  • Increased maximum length of Backup Path to 250 Characters. (Issue: 1702)
  • Added option to backup Smart Display Media files. (Issue: 1137)
  • Enhanced backups to include receipt logo, plug-ins, INI files, etc. (Issue: 1125)
  • Resolved issue where certain backup types might be performed when not fully configured. (Issue: 1853)
  • Added Integrated Backup option to Global Change completion. (Issues: 175)

Data Collector

  • System Setup option (“Allow Data Collection”) hidden and treated as active in all cases. Use of this feature has become very common and does not require opt-in. (Issue: 2077)
  • Resolved issue in Android Smart Collector where “Ordering” section may not correctly align titles and values. (Issue: 2105)

Global Changes

  • Added Integrated Backup option to Global Change completion. This backup can be used in the event that an unintended change needs to be reversed. (Issue: 175)
  • Improved Work Flow to offer either Scheduled or Immediate application of change(s). This change supports the newly added backup. (Issue: 2095, 693)
  • Resolved issue where changes could be scheduled to occur on current or prior date. (Issue: 2061)

Miscellaneous

  • Related to insufficient log – Logging automatically switched off by installation. (Issue: 1905, 1907)

Sales Register

  • Resolved issues of “insufficient points balance” and “gift card has insufficient funds” errors that may occur when totalling transaction. (Issue: 1905)
  • Resolved issue of “Serial # not found” error that may occur when totalling transaction. (Issue: 1907)
  • Resolved issue where “Points Refunded” on product return may be rounded down by 1. (Issue: 227)
  • Enhanced Quick Pick setup validation/warnings to prevent undefined “Item Type”. Previously this could produce error “”…is not a valid integer value”. (Issue: 192)
  • Resolved issue related to button colour of “Goto” link to enforce colour of target menu when target already exists. (Issue: 192)
  • Resolved issue where a new Service (work order) might remain locked by the station. (Issue: 1927)
  • Enhanced Serial # dialogue to allow by clicking the lookup triangle. (Issue: 1126)

Smart Display

  • Smart Display “Media” folder can now be included in Date Change backup. See System Setup | Utility | Data Backup. (Issue: 1137)

Stock File

  • Added option to Search by Serial # in Stock File. NOTE: feature not extended to other areas yet. (Issue: 559, 1130)

Year End & Spot Checks

  • Resolved issue where a Spot check after Year End Rollover might cause “No Records Found” on reports. (Issue: 135)
  • Resolved issue where Stock History may display “Qty Year End” based on Spot Check values rather than Year End values. (Issue: 903)


Release Version 8.0.32 – March 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Collector
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Installer
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)
  5. Quick Receiving
  6. Reports
  7. Smart Data Import (SDI)
  8. Stock File
  9. Year End & Spot Checks

Data Collector

  • New Android Smart Collector support – Contact your sales person for details.
  • Resolved issue of case-sensitivity in alpha-numeric stock search. (Issue #629)
  • Resolved issue where searching for unpadded code 39 barcodes might fail to return a match. (Issue #2067)
  • Installer includes latest Smart Collector installation wizard (Version 8.0.2.4).

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • “Shopify custom discount” – Smart Vendor automatically creates a “custom discount” (ECUSTDISC) Coupon to support the use of Shopify -> Draft Order -> custom discounts.
    Note: As with all System Objects, Users are restricted from Editing or Deleting this Coupon.”

Installer

  • In accordance with minimum system requirements, installation is no longer permitted when memory is less than 4GB.
  • Resolved issue where insufficient memory during software installation might show “%1” in dialogue instead of available memory.
  • Installer includes latest product documentation.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Various New/Updated Terms

Quick Receiving

  • Resolved issue where split-cost receiving might arrive at incorrect average cost. (Issue #2071)

Reports

  • Added 2nd Description (AKA “Matrix” description) to “Items Sold” Report. (Issue #1251)

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Resolved issue where advanced importing based on Stock ID might not create new entries when Reorder # also present. (Issue #2074)

Stock File

  • Resolved issue where view of Quantity Adjustments might not refresh properly after filter is applied. (Issue #208)

Year End & Spot Checks

  • Misc. Year End consolidation corrections.


Release Version 8.0.31 – February 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Miscellaneous
  4. Sales Register
  5. Year End & Spot Checks

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Sales History – Corrected display of Web Customers to be shown in order of Last Name, then First Name. (Issue: 2050)
  • Stock File – Resolved issue where Head Office QOH might show Web QOH as total when not all stores use real-time quantity. (Issue: 2041)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Various New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Optimized software upgrade sequence to no longer require “Full Consolidation” if coming from Version 8.0.15 or higher. (Issue: 2054)
  • Optimized on-time Stock Quantity update to avoid potential memory exhaustion. (Issue: 2055)

Sales Register

  • Resolved Access Violation issue related to use of Citizen 1000/2000 receipt printers.(Issue: 2052)
  • Added instruction box to new gift card search feature.(Issue: 2037)

Year End & Spot Checks

  • Resolved possible “Out of memory” error in Yearend/Spot-check filter dialogue. (Issue: 2051)


Release Version 8.0.30 – January 2017

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Head Office/Polling
  3. Language Support (Canadian French)
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Reports
  6. Sales Register

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Resolved issue where Matrix Header might publish while no Matrix Items are tagged to publish. Stock Form -> Web tab -> now displays two useful matrix items counts after the “Matrix Header“ term. It adds the text (/ Items) which shows the user two counts: The count of Matrix Items tagged to publish out of The count of Matrix items that are qualified to publish. (Issue: 1958)

Head Office/Polling

  • Enhanced time-stamping of quantity records to facilitate polling. (Issue: 2028)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Various New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Removed obsolete Date Change Import/Export options from System Setup and Date Change sequence.
  • Added missing “Reference” field to “Rebuild OnOrder Qty” function (found within file maintenance options).

Reports

  • Report Generator -> Gift cards -> Web Gift Card Information now retrieves the web gift cards in batches prior to generating the selected report.

Sales Register

  • Register -> F10 -> Gift Cards no longer retrieves the entire Gift Card list before the user can search it. Additionally, a minimum of three characters (excluding the “*” wildcard) and pressing the Enter key is now required for each search. (Local and Web). (Issue: 2034)


Release Version 8.0.29 – December 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Aesthetic Improvements
  2. Consolidation Service
  3. Data Collector
  4. Global Changes
  5. Head Office/Polling
  6. Labels
  7. Language Support (Canadian French)
  8. Miscellaneous
  9. Recompiled
  10. Smart Data Import (SDI)
  11. Stock File

Aesthetic Improvements

  • Improved dialogue and input field widths to support both English and French captions.
  • Standardized (footer) button sizes at bottom of all forms and dialogues.

Consolidation Service

  • Improvement related to customer accounts.

Data Collector

  • Added ordering functionality in SmartCollector software and in Smart Vendor Application to provide convenient quantity ordering information on supported WinCE devices.
  • Optimized data transfer between Smart Vendor and portable device to dramatically reduce stock count download times.
  • Improved information displayed during import confirmation prompts to identify both the Stock # and the Description of products that are not associated with the current supplier. Affects Purchase Orders, Quick Receiving, and Return to Supplier.
  • Resolved issue where UPC trimming prevented items from being recognized or imported properly. (Issue: 652)
  • Resolved issue where import did not default to a section if not defined on Data Collector. (Issue: 656)
  • Resolved consistency issues related to UPC Trimming options shown on device and in Smart Vendor. (Issue: 690)
  • Resolved issues related to viewing & editing data. (Issue: 702)
  • Added dialogues (during import/export) to indicate whether it is safe to remove the device from the cradle/cable. (Issue: 1280)
  • Resolved ‘unexpected error’ that could occur by selecting the “-” button while the Qty field was blank. (Issue: 1281)
  • Resolved error (Affecting Janam) that could occur when exiting from section screen. (Issue: 1559)
  • Added functionality to automatically sync sections on device while exporting stock lookups. (Issue: 1600)
  • Corrected display of product pricing on device (using 2 decimal positions and dollar symbol). (Issue: 1874)
  • Resolved issue where UPC Trimming settings were not retained after exiting SmartCollector. (Issue: 1875)
  • Resolved issue (Affecting Honeywell 6100) where pressing keypad Enter might not work to make selections (and highlighted option might be difficult to see/read). (Issue: 1881)
  • Resolved issue where errors occurred after deleting sections. (Issue: 1883)
  • Resolved issue where ‘Barcode Not Found’ prompt negatively impacts workflow. (Issue: 1876)
  • Resolved issue where Info box has insufficient space to display the Description, Description2 and Selling Price. (Issue: 1882)
  • New “SmartCollector” folder used for data collector file exchange (formerly “Palm” folder).
  • New SmartCollector installation “Wizard” included (required update if using data collector).
  • IMPORTANT: SmartCollector Version 8.0.2.2 or higher must be used for compatibility with this version.

Global Changes

  • Performance improvements when building and performing Global Changes.
  • Protection mechanism added to avoid exhaustion of memory resources (“out of memory” error).

Head Office/Polling

  • Corrected missing title element in Store Polling Setup (Seen only at store locations).
  • Improved time-based polling of certain System Setup areas.

Labels

  • Revised ZebGX420d (compatible) form files to accommodate new (narrower) label stock.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Various new/updated terms.
  • Performance graphs now display month names in based on preferred language.
  • Various forms, dialogues, and field sizes increased to accommodate larger captions.

Miscellaneous

  • Diagnostic log functionality expanded in payment area.
  • Validation added to System Setup which constrains round price decimals to a valid range.
  • Added rounding support to dollar values used in the Supplier Files, Performance Graph.
  • Corrected “Cash &Drawer” caption. (removed ampersand in polling context)
  • Added “Chase” integrated credit card option – Release date not yet announced.
  • Order of Margin & Markup made consistent across all forms.
  • Improved Windows keyboard handling in Sales Register.

Recompiled

  • Applications and packaging freshly recompiled using latest development platform and components.

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Added support for Customer Level 21 Price – Customer Level 50 Price fields.

Stock File

  • Corrected issue related to display of selling price and decimal precision when using more than 2 decimal places. (Issue #1997, #2003)
  • Resolved issue where “Sale” related fields might display while feature is disabled in System Setup. (Issue: #2000)
  • Resolved Inconsistent display of pricing when moving through stock items of differing pricing models. (Issue: #2002)
  • Added validation to Stock Data entry which prevents serialized products being configured without automatic quantity. (Issue #1833)
  • Resolved an issue in the Stock Detail screen where the “Sell Price” could appear red while iterating next/prior.


Release Version 8.0.28 – September 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Digital Signatures
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Integrated Credit Card
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)
  5. Sales Register
  6. Smart Display

Digital Signatures

  • Added Digital Signatures to core application files and installations. (Issue #1971)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Corrected “svWebStore” application version.

Integrated Credit Card

  • Corrected missing accelerator in “Credit Card Utilities” main menu utilities option. (Issue #1970)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 50+ New/Updated Terms

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue where customer email might not appear correctly in customer information area. (Issue #1969)

Smart Display

  • Now able to activate Smart Display on Unikey from Smart Vendor application. (Issue #1967)


Release Version 8.0.27 – September 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Data Collector
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Head Office
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)
  5. Miscellaneous

Data Collector

  • Improved data collector stability. (Issue #1883, 1559)
  • Improved user messages regarding data transfer progress.
  • Enhanced Error/exception handling and retry when possible during transmission. (Issue #1280)
  • Sections are now sent during Report Generator’s Stock Information Export. (Issue #656)
  • Added support for alternate installation locations on device (IE. extra storage or application area). NOTE: this varies by device. Use of alternate storage locations improves both capacity and stability while making the solution more tolerant to factory resets and/or battery failure.
  • Resolved issue where UPC trim settings may be lost between sessions. (Issue #1875)
  • Application version now shown in settings screen (Some devices may be unable to display properly in title bar due to display size).
  • UPC-E preamble and checksum characters now picked up by scanner (Motorola and Janam). These characters can be trimmed if necessary. (Issue #652)
  • Price check feature displays price on first line, ensuring that it is always visible. (Issue #1874)
  • Upgraded SqlCE version to 3.5 on all devices for improved data access.
  • Software installation streamlined and simplified by batch file and ini.
  • Improved appearance of highlight font on Honeywell D6100 for improved readability (formerly white on grey when button was selected). (Issue #1881)
  • Now able to receive negative quantities. (Issue #1281)
  • If item scanned cannot be found and user presses “Add” it is added to the Stock Lookup and will no longer show “Barcode not found” on subsequent scans.
  • Prior Warning message (IE. “Barcode not found”) is cleared as soon as a new character is entered/scanned into the barcode field, and a ‘waiting’ (hourglass) cursor is shown until a result can be shown.
  • Lookups speed greatly improved, particularly when barcode value cannot be found. NOTE: Some delay may be expected on certain models when performing the first successful and first “Barcode not found” scan. Subsequent scans can be sub-second.
  • New duplicate-check when scanning serial numbers for a given item.
  • View of previous scans is now Barcode/Qty/Serial/Section, where Section is scrolled off the screen now instead of Serial (user knows what section they are in, needs to see the serial number).
  • View of previous scans now always shows the Serial column, the reason being that even though the current mode may be Single/Multi, there may be previous serialized scans on the device that the user should see.

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Resolved issue where voiding a Web Order at the Sales Register could produce “Integer” errors. (Issue #1956)

Head Office

  • Resolved issue where updating alternate supplier cost might affect cost of current supplier. (Issue #207)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 30 New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Improvements to standard “Wait Form” to support longer captions.


Release Version 8.0.26 – August 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Head Office/Polling
  2. Miscellaneous
  3. Pole Display
  4. Shipping File

Head Office/Polling

  • Resolved issue where taxes of products created at store may be replaced with head office product definitions. (Issue #1934)

Miscellaneous

  • Changed font registration methods to address potential Windows 10 issues. (Issue #1942)

Pole Display

  • Resolved issue where LD9000 emulation may show a series of characters (IE. “ÇÇÇÇ”). (Issue #1940)

Shipping File

  • Corrected packing slip printing to only include items picked up today. (Issue #1914)


Release Version 8.0.25 – July 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Customer File
  2. eStore Plus and eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Head Office
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)
  5. Miscellaneous
  6. Pole Display
  7. Sales Register
  8. Smart Display
  9. Stock File
  10. Supplier Consignment
  11. System Setup
  12. Transaction Audit

Customer File

  • Resolved error in “Shipping” tab where invoice recall would show “Error #500” on “invoiceno” field. (Issue #1885)

eStore Plus and eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Added Order Date Filtering support to the Web Orders form. An F12 “Filter” button is now available when viewing any Status other than “Open”. This feature allows the user to specify any valid date range to limit the list of Web Orders retrieved from the web cloud. The default filter range is between (today – 120 days) and the current system date.

Head Office

  • Resolved issue where “Point level” could appear blank despite having been set. (Issue #1819)
  • Resolved issue in “FixStkPropagate” (Update) that might cause store products to share the same “Status” as the head office. (Issue #1864)
  • Resolved issue where updating alternate supplier costs might not propagate to all stores. (Issue #207)
  • Reduced time required to upgrade Head Office locations through conditional bypass of “RecalcCostByType” routine.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 606 New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Resolved issue where matrix items specified in matrix grid view (within quick receives, purchase orders, or return to supplier) might be associated with default supplier information (IE. cost) instead of alternate supplier information. (Issue #1879)
  • Resolved issue where “RecalcSerialInfoCreatedDate” might fail to complete on software upgrade.
  • New “acceo smart vendor” logo graphics in Splash Screen, About Form, and Main Menu.

Pole Display

  • Pole display now shows rounded amount where appropriate for cash payments. (Issue #1331)
  • Pole Display now shows updated unit price after a manual discount has been applied. (Issue #1365)
  • Resolved issue where wrong Subtotal/Total may be shown after editing Quantity or Price of a line item. (Issue #1697)

Sales Register

  • Resolved issue where “Alpha stock” (“A” function) did not respond to pressing lowercase “a”. (Issue #1786)
  • Resolved issue where customer level might also discount coupon items. (Issue #965)
  • Resolved potential loop where serialized items prompt for quantity with pop-up dialogue. (Issue #1833)
  • Resolved potential loop when Quantity Price Break is used in conjunction with prompt for price and pop-up dialogue. (Issue #1892)

Smart Display

  • Resolved issue where Smart Vendor might show “Unable to Connect to Smart Display Player” even when Player had been opened. (Issue #932)

Stock File

  • Corrected issue where “Foreign Cost” might be visible to clerks without cost access. (Issue #1865)
  • Added validation to Stock Data entry which prevents serialized products being configured without automatic quantity. (Issue #1833)
  • Resolved an issue in the Stock Detail screen where the “Sell Price” could appear red while iterating next/prior.

Supplier Consignment

  • Corrected issue where “Last Paid” consignment date might be affected by Head Office location. (Issue #1806)

System Setup

  • Resolved “Cannot Focus a disabled or invisible window” in system setup/points configuration. (Issue #1808)
  • Resolved issue where backup path might be constrained to 50 characters. (Issue #1702)

Transaction Audit

  • Resolved issue where row selector would move back to top of list after viewing an invoice. (Issue #1781)


Release Version 8.0.24 – June 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. Customer Accounts
  3. eStore 360 for Shopify
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)
  5. Miscellaneous
  6. Touch Register

Consolidation Service

  • Corrections made to how Customer Layaways, Special Orders and Quotations are counted.
  • Corrected the Created Date value in the serial information table for sold full serial items.

Customer Accounts

  • Resolved issue where 3rd copy of same account statement might be missing user defined caption. (Issue #1871)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Stock Form – Web Tab -> Edit -> Tags now includes Tags linked to Non Stock (Status) Stock #’s
  • Web Orders Form now supports Non Stock (Status) Coupons when matching Shopify Discounts to Smart Vendor Coupons.
  • Smart Vendor – Web Publisher for Shopify (1.2.6.5) now supports the publishing of Non Stock (Status) Stock #’s

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 377 New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Data type integrity improved by performing “UpdateDoubleFields” with each new software upgrade.
  • Database disconnect logic now more tolerant of network latency issues as it relates to repair tables and date change.

Touch Register

  • Corrected missing decimal button in Quantity/Price pop-up dialogue.


Release Version 8.0.23 – May 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Integrated Credit Card
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Touch Register

Integrated Credit Card

  • Added option to cancel payment request if pinpad fails to respond.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 28 New/Updated Terms

Touch Register

  • Corrected potential access violation that could occur when applying cash payment or when existing touch register.


Release Version 8.0.22 – May 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. Integrated Credit Card
  3. Language Support (Canadian French)

Consolidation Service

  • Misc. Consolidation improvements.

Integrated Credit Card

  • Improved use of Windows sockets to create fresh connection with each transaction. Additional transaction logging to aid in troubleshooting.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 471 New/Updated Terms


Release Version 8.0.21 – May 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Integrated Credit Card
  4. Language Support (Canadian French)

Consolidation Service

  • Corrected Consolidation routine which calculates Customer Points summaries. Upgrading to this version will automatically recalculate all Customer Points summaries. (Issue #1852)

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Web Orders form now defaults to display financial history.

Integrated Credit Card

  • Added logic to allow credit/debit payments to be the exclusive activity.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 602 New/Updated Terms


Release Version 8.0.20 – May 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Integrated Credit Card
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Pole Display

Integrated Credit Card

  • Improved handling of possible timeouts in Credit Card components.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 1161 New/Updated Terms

Pole Display

  • Improved support for Serial Pole Displays (Alternate Serial Component).


Release Version 8.0.19 – May 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation Service
  2. eStore 360 for Shopify
  3. Language Support (Canadian French)
  4. Recompiled

Consolidation Service

  • Optimized consolidation for when Stock -> Cost Method is equal to “Last Paid”.

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Converting a Shopify Web Order to a Smart Vendor invoice now re-checks for any new Shopify payment transactions (Financial History) immediately before the conversion. This addresses the issue where a Shopify capture or sale transaction may have occurred while the Order Fulfillment form was open.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 2127 New/Updated Terms

Recompiled

  • Applications and Packaging Freshly Recompiled using Windows 10 System.


Release Version 8.0.18 – April 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Labels
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Reports
  4. Training Mode

Labels

  • New Zebra 2824 Plus “Reorder #” label.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 991 New/Updated Terms

Reports

  • New indicators for “Selected” and “Available” fields when Adding/Editing Reports.

Training Mode

  • Resolved potential access violation when taking payments in Training Mode. Related to Integrated Credit Card module.


Release Version 8.0.17 – April 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Installer
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)

Installer

  • Installer components upgraded to latest version. (5.5.9)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 1035 New/Updated Terms


Release Version 8.0.16 – April 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Head Office
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Stock File

Head Office

  • Resolved issue where matrix custom reorder numbers may not be saved. (Issue #1804)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 1172 New/Updated Terms

Stock File

  • “Product Group” search field now shown only when option selected in Stock Setup.


Release Version 8.0.15 – April 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Head Office
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Reports
  4. Station Setup

Head Office

  • Correction to one-time update (“BackfillStkPrice”)

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 542 New/Updated Terms

Reports

  • Corrected fit & finish of Report Wizard dialogue – Used when filtering top customers by different criteria.

Station Setup

  • Added “Logo Indent (inches)” option in Receipt Printer setup dialogues. Allows more precisely alignment/centering of logos on thermal receipts.


Release Version 8.0.14 – March 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Language Support (Canadian French)
  2. Miscellaneous
  3. Sales Register
  4. Stock File

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 667 New/Updated Terms

Miscellaneous

  • Increased maximum Version size to support comparisons done in polling.

Sales Register

  • Customer transaction recall dialogue improved by widening and right aligning dollar value columns.

Stock File

  • Corrected how consolidation computes the value stored in stkprice.CostByType (Stock Form -> F7 History -> Last Price Paid) when Setup -> Stock -> Options -> Cost Method is set to “Last Paid Cost”.


Release Version 8.0.13 – March 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. eStore 360 for Shopify
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Reports
  4. Stock File

eStore 360 for Shopify

  • Addressed the case when converting a Shopify Order Fulfillment to a Smart Vendor transaction and there is no Shopify Ship To Province Code to use during the tax check. Smart Vendor will now use the Shopify Order Bill To Province Code in this case.

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Addressed the case when using dual languages and the user makes changes to any dual-language supported setup element (E.g. Register -> Quotation Types). The system wasn’t always refreshing to use the correct language description.
  • 959 New/Updated Terms

Reports

  • Adjustment History
    • Tabs and printing support added for “Point Adjustments” and “Promo Point Adjustments”.
    • Point and Promo Point filters have been removed from the “Quantity Adjustments” tab.

Stock File

  • Matrix Grid corrected to address possible missing Store Number.


Release Version 8.0.12 – March 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. Integrated Credit Card
  2. Language Support (Canadian French)
  3. Look and Feel
  4. Pole Display
  5. Reports
  6. Sales Register
  7. Stock File
  8. System Setup

Integrated Credit Card

  • When taking debit payments with Moneris Debit (when cashback is configured in system setup) Cashback lookup and grand total (shown for Desjardins) will be hidden and replaced with the caption “Cash Back via Pinpad”.
  • Station setup will advise the User that Positive ACK may be required (default response to continue option will be “No”, and focus will be placed on checkbox to let user remedy choice and save again).

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • 119 New/Updated Terms

Look and Feel

  • Changed grid behavior where text is too large for a column – will now display “Ellipsis”, IE. “This is a…”.

Pole Display

  • Corrected second line of pole display for messages on exit (was displaying line 1 on both lines)
  • Corrected rotating message logic to still show the current date and time even when all 15 messages are blank.

Reports

  • Corrected how discounts given appear in Sales Summary statistics tab. (Formerly showed sum of unit discounts rather than extended discounts.)
  • Corrected how unit discounts are displayed in Discounts given drill-down. (Formerly showed stored “DiscPrice” value from history table, this was incorrect because “double-discounting” would cause a lower value to be stored. Additionally this might not agree with the sold price and ext disc numbers surrounding it in the drill-down.)
  • Report Generator – Corrected user defined text use to apply defaults when caption is not specified in system setup – This way field names/captions are never blank.

Sales Register

  • Resolved potential access violation that could occur in sales register if live scale enabled and no scale configured for station.
  • Resolved layout Issue in Register Totals, increased right-hand side to better accommodate white heading text.
  • Corrected storage of preset key macros. (Issue #1765)

Stock File

  • Added Head Office “BackfillStkPrice” and “BackfillStkProd” updates. These routines will recreate any missing linkage records for stock/store/supplier.
  • Instrumented “BackfillStkPrice”, “BackfillStkProd”, and “FixStkPropagate” with logging to show how many records were added to each table as a result of each routine.

System Setup

  • Added “ResizeUserDefined” update – Increases the maximum size of English and French captions from 512 to 2048 characters. Allows storage of large return policies etc.


Release Version 8.0.11 – February 2016

[Table of Contents]

  1. About Form
  2. Consolidation Service
  3. Customer File
  4. Data Collector
  5. Event Booking
  6. Head Office/Polling
  7. Installer Changes / Enhancements
  8. Integrated Credit Card
  9. Language Support (Canadian French)
  10. Logging | Tracing | Debugging
  11. Look and Feel
  12. Misc. Improvements
  13. Promo File
  14. Purchase Orders
  15. Sales Register
  16. Service
  17. Stock File
  18. Reports
  19. Return to Supplier
  20. Serialization
  21. Smart Data Import (SDI)
  22. Station Setup
  23. Supplier File
  24. Tax Province Issue (GST/HST)
  25. Training Mode
  26. Web Services
  27. Web / eStore
  28. eStore 360 for Shopify
  29. eStore Plus

About Form

  • Now accessible via a new “About Smart Vendor” menu item added to the Setup menu.
  • Addition of a convenient search box to make it easier to isolate one-time update entries (typically done when investigating if/when a routine was run or when needing to re-run a specific routine).
  • Backups menu removed.

Consolidation Service

  • Resolved all issues pertaining to running under alternate system language or regional settings. I.e. OEM French Windows.
  • Performance optimizations made to key Stock qty and price areas
  • Main Menu now displays CS and CP in green at the bottom left corner when the Consolidation Service and Consolidation Process are both running successfully. The indicators will display in red if offline/not running successfully. On the Smart Vendor server, stopping and restarting Smart Vendor Consolidation in Windows – Services should restore both parts of the Consolidation service to normal. Alternately, restarting the Smart Vendor server after all workstations and the server have closed all applications should automatically restart the service.

Customer File

  • Corrected color of text in User-defined Fields. [Issue #1550]
  • Added system generated “Notes” Column in “Promo Pts.” tab to indicate whether point(s) have expired (due to the date range of promo). Additionally employed red text for emphasis of “Point(s) Expired”.
  • Correction to Customer Performance Graph to reflect product returns more accurately.
  • Improvements made to Customer filtering and synchronization between results while iterating through results (detail view PGUP/PGDN).
  • Improved Customer Search Speed.

Data Collector

  • Resolved issue in export that would remove spaces from item descriptions on handheld (“validation” feature).

Event Booking

  • Removed invalid “Store” button from Event Detail screen.

Head Office/Polling

  • Resolved issue where Head Office Store Detail Form might not show points configuration options. (Issue #1492)
  • Resolved issue where “Store Detail Form” might not display taxes correctly. (Issue #1523)
  • Resolved issue in Coupon and Charge files where values shown in Details page did not match those shown in F6 stores list. (Issue #1554)
  • Closed a loophole in Store Form that might have allowed a Head Office to copy stock, charge, kit, coupon attributes from other stores to itself.
  • Improved FTP download logic to allow retry when download times out, (IE. no progress after 5 seconds of downloading)
  • Introduced a one-time update that helps propagate stock quantity information from head office to stores.
  • Resolved issue affecting Cloning of stock information from one location to another.
  • Resolved issue affecting propagation of stock information where an item is tagged for additional stores at a later date.
  • Resolved Issue with propagating of stock status by store (“StatusText” field deprecated)
  • SmartPolling now has an FTP logging option to help identify transmission issues.

Installer Changes / Enhancements

  • During full installation of Smart Vendor installer will create documentation shortcut on desktop. (Issue #1510)
  • Installer simplifies server migration by deploying “MySQL” and “Information_Schema” as needed. (Issue #1513)
  • Added French support to “Full” installer (Based on operating system)
  • Added Partial French support to “Web Patch” installer (Based on operating system)
  • Database Consolidation Triggers newly created with each product installation (to resolve any missing or corrupt triggers).
  • Installer will check if current station is running Windows XP/Server 2003 and prevent installation in these cases
  • Installer optimized to only install/replace certain files if missing.
  • Documentation Updated – Removal of outdated/obsolete documents (*Full installer only)

Integrated Credit Card

  • Next generation support for Desjardins and Moneris integrated payment processing (Using Tender’s MCM Solution). Includes support for:
    • iPP320 with Tap feature
    • Optional:
      • Cash Back on Debit Purchase
      • “Store and Forward” (offline transactions – up to “floor limit”)
      • Manual-entered/Card-not-present” (Web/Mail/Telephone) Transactions

Language Support (Canadian French)

  • Extensive translation work done to put support for Canadian French on par with English. This applies to all windows, dialogues, and reports within the entire Smart Vendor application suite (Smart Vendor, Web Publisher, eStore 360 for Shopify, SDI, SmartPolling and XmlPolling). All system and log files remain in English.
  • Invalid language options removed from System Setup.
  • User-defined fields now support storing headings in both the Primary and Secondary languages. E.g. Setup -> Customer -> Details -> Use Company Name | Field Description allows for language-specific values (when Setup -> Software -> Settings -> Secondary Language is set to anything other than “None”. When Smart Vendor is running in Canadian English, the user may fill in an appropriate English heading. When running in French a unique storage field will allow the user to store an appropriate french heading. Both are stored and displayed according to which language is active on screen at the moment.

Logging | Tracing | Debugging

  • Performance logging facilities added to assist support in tracing client performance issues. This logging covers sales transaction operations like pole display, login, payments, totaling, invoice saving, drawer firing, and printing.

Look and Feel

  • The Smart Vendor 8 series introduces a major updated look and feel to the product. Unlike past editions, all secondary applications (SDI, Web Publisher, etc) now share this new style whether running in store or head office configurations.

  • Aesthetic Improvements
    • Improved Fit & Finish of all forms and dialogues.
    • Alternating line colour introduced Sales Register for easier Visual Tracking
    • Sales Register line items shown in different colours to emphasize returns and coupons
    • Payment Selection is now more touch-friendly (displayed as buttons).
    • Input fields aligned, evenly spaced and optimally sized for greater ease of use.
    • Where required, grid columns have been expanded to handle larger data values.

  • Main Menu
    • New “Change Language” option added to the “Setup” menu. This option allows the user with the ability to switch between English and French at runtime without having to re-start Smart Vendor. Note that this option is only visible when a secondary language has been specified in Setup -> Software -> Settings.
    • New “About Smart Vendor” option added to the “Setup” menu.

  • Main Form
    • The single Consolidation Service status Indicator has been separated into two indicators: the first (CS) represents the state of the Consolidation Windows Service and the second (CS) represents the state of the process running inside the Consolidation Windows Service. (Also see the “Consolidation Service” section)

Misc. Improvements

  • Added logic to buffer main application file locally to improve network performance (RE: Error “COOOOOO6”).
  • Improved internal formatting enforcement within Smart Vendor suite of applications (including language, m/d/y and separator characters)
  • Improved Management of Number Streams (Counters, Locking)
  • Improved window ordering to reduce/eliminate the chance of forms or dialogues falling behind one another.

Promo File

  • Resolved issue with “Redemption Summary” report where “CustAddrPostalCode” error might appear. (Issue #1573)
  • Promo feature now includes “Start Date Mode” and “Trailing Months”. These options allow a customer promo points to be honored in a way consistent with how certain suppliers operate (IE. Redemption of promo must fall within 24 months of qualifying purchases).
  • Removed invalid “Store” button from Promo Detail screen.

Purchase Orders

  • Resolved issue where font style of text (IE. bold/italic) in Purchase Order was inconsistent between Suspended and Saved orders. (Issue #210)
  • Resolved issue where Fractional Quantities on Special Orders could not be brought into a Purchase Orders. (Issue #758, #1546)
  • Corrected currency formatting in printed reports. (Issue #1424)
  • Resolved issue where accepting “Auto Fill” might block further edit attempts. (Issue #1642)
  • Resolved issue where Stock File “Qty. On Order” might not decrease as “Qty. On Hand” increases when a suspended purchase order was saved.

Sales Register

  • Improved multiple discounting/package logic to take into account non-stock items that may have no stock price to begin with. (Issue #1122)
  • Selling by serial # is no longer case-sensitive. (Issue #1499)
  • Magellan Scale issue resolved related to weight exceeding capacity. Sales register will now return 0 weight when amount being weighed exceeds rated capacity of scale (IE. Scale rated for 15kg, 16kg placed on scale – cannot be accurately measured) (Issue #1531)
  • Resolved issue where a “Select List Form” might select a certain option when the “X” (close button) was clicked. (Issue #1577)
  • Resolved issue where F10 in register might display a Sales Person login while key has no corresponding caption. (Issue #1578)
  • Resolved issue where recall of transactions involving kits might show current pricing rather than historical pricing. (Issue #1674)
  • Payments with conversion rates can be applied by pressing (no longer requires PGDN). (Issue #1693)
  • Disabling payment conversion rates will now disable display of rate on sales receipt. (Issue #1694)
  • Resolved issue where using quantity/price pop-up dialogues while returning coupons (during “return by invoice #” / multi-item return) would not default to a positive value. (Issue #1695)
  • Addressed issues with multi-item return dialogue with linked items.
  • Improved fit & finish of scale dialog issues and included (hidden) PGDN as option to apply.

Service

  • Resolved issue that prevented addition of charge items to work orders (when using touch-dialogues). (Issue #1656)

Stock File

  • Quantity adjustments dialogue now sized automatically based on number of column shown. (Issue #1479)
  • Resolved issue where adding a new item while applying a sales link was not linking properly. Formerly required a two part process (create item, save, then link). (Issue #1486)
  • Changes made to whether items may be deleted.
  • Correction to Performance Graph to reflect product sales net of returns.
  • Global Change forms now full-sized (Can also be minimized/re sized).
  • Hourglass will not be shown while applying filters.
  • Improvements made to Stock Filtering and synchronization between results while iterating through results (detail view PGUP/PGDN).
  • Increased width of “Linked Item” field to better accommodate larger numbers.
  • Increased width of “Order ID#” column in “On Order” tab to avoid information being cut off (or needing to resize column manually)
  • Optimized TAB key logic to reduce additional processing and possible flicker when entering/exiting edit mode (IE. Save/Cancel).
  • Resolved issue to track opening qty date for newly created matrix products.
  • Revamped cost and selling pricing layout Stock Detail tab (combines landed cost fields into Details tab, and organizes fields for better work flow with cost related fields down the left and retail related fields down the right).
  • “On Order” tab now displays the total quantity received per item when not complete. Formerly only the quantity indicated in the last suspended or back-ordered session would be shown.
  • [Web Tab / eStore]
    • Added two new options to the Stock Filter Form: “Web On Sale” and “Has Shopify ID”
    • Added Validation/User warnings related to SEO Page title (recommended max length 55)
    • Added Validation/User warnings related to SEO Page title and SEO Meta description (prevent inclusion of hard carriage returns)
    • Retitled “Features” section title as “Shopify Product Tags” (eStore 360 for Shopify) (Issue # 1619)
    • Added “Net Available Qty” field on Web Tab to display QOH less Committed QOH.(Regular Stock and Matrix Items)

Reports

  • Adjustment History
    • Added missing text in Adjustment history grid – now reports on head office changes to “Sp. Order Hold”, “Sp. Order Release”, “Duty ($)”, “Duty (%)”, “Freight” and “Supplier Cost”. (Issue #1552)

  • Drawer Summary
    • Addition of logic in ”DrawerCountForm” to display payment types pertaining to Web Order Sales, even if the payment type is not enabled for regular Sales Register use.

  • GC Reconciliation (Web Gift Card)
    • Corrected web service Gift Card Reconciliation logic to correctly handle non-numeric Store #’s.

  • Report Generator
    • Resolved issue in history report where extended discount or discount percent might be incorrectly stated. (Issue #1657)
    • Resolved issue in Report Generator that caused printing of Subtotals to fail.
    • Layaway Items” and “Special Order Items” reports now offer fields” “Comm. Clerk ID”, “Comm. Clerk Name”, “Created Date (Stock)”.

  • Sales Summary
    • Hourglass will now be displayed when performing time-consuming operations.

  • Accounting Export
    • Added export support for Acceo Solutions Acomba / Acomba X accounting software. The user interface provides account # validation for this new Export Type.
    • Simply Accounting is now called Sage 50 Accounting
    • Support for MYOB has been discontinued.
    • QuickBooks export now supports a “Desktop” or “Online” export. This option only affects the structure of the generated export file. Support for exporting directly to a QuickBooks Online account is being considered for a future Smart Vendor release.
    • Quickbooks export option will default to Desktop during program initialization (startup) if currently enabled.
    • Changes to how “Points Redeemed” is indicated in Accounting Export.
    • Corrections/Enhancements made to Debit/Credit Account ID# in Export Logic.
    • Account Export Options – Changes to the way accounts are displayed depending on validity of Account Numbers specified for Credit/Debit.
    • Expansion of Account Export file name field to 255 characters (formerly 100 chars)
    • Standard Windows Folder Selection dialogue added to Account Export configuration screen.

  • Transaction Audit
    • Resolved potential “Divide by zero“ error in printing. (Note: Grid information may disappear briefly when printing). (Issue #1576)

Return to Supplier

  • Resolved issue that allowed cost to be edited before/after issuing.

Serialization

  • Improved the way various areas handle items that have transformed between non/basic/full serialization (IE. Special Order/Purchase Order) (Issue #1666)
  • Stock File now prevents changing between serial types when a unit of inventory is contained within and active document (IE. Special Order/Purchase Order).
  • Resolved issue related to quantity adjustments of Matrix-based Full Serial stock items (Matrix Header information now included).

Smart Data Import (SDI)

  • Now supports Smart Vendor Training Mode
  • Fixed – inserting/updating stock price and stock supplier records for deleted or inactive stores (Issue # 1687, Issue # 1684)
  • Fixed – updating stkprice.Status (Issue # 1686)
  • Fixed – Changed date field in RepGen Stock reports was not picking up SDI updated items (Issue # 1685)
  • Fixed – Not updatting Taxes using Y or N (Issue # 1683)

Station Setup

  • Improved peripheral support by adding COM ports 5,6,7,8. This allows more flexibility in station setup when several serial devices are installed.
  • Reorganized “Touch” related features into a single tab (Includes Touch Register, Smart Pricer and Quick Picks)

Supplier File

  • Improvements made to Supplier filtering and synchronization between results while iterating through results (detail view PGUP/PGDN).

Tax Province Issue (GST/HST)

  • Resolved display issue in Charge, Coupon and Stock areas of head office where the alternate tax lookup fields fail to display their text – remained blank (data still retained and intact in database). (Issue#: 1541)
  • Resolved issue where context of Tax Province persisted after viewing a completed invoice from an out of province customer. (Issue limited to users of tax-by-province)

Training Mode

  • Restricted access to certain web features while in Training Mode: Publishing to your eStore and viewing eStore Web Orders will be blocked. Quantities will not be updated on the Shopify website by changes in the training mode (Live Web Qty will remain unaffected on the Stock File Web tab, while the Net Available Qty will continue to update.
  • Clearing down Customer Web Points is now prevented when in Training Mode.

Web Services

  • Eliminated startup lockups when Smart Vendor initially connects to the Smart Vendor web cloud and there are issues with the local network or internet connection. If, after starting, Smart Vendor cannot reach web services within a timely manner (approx. 7 seconds or less), the user will be notified and Smart Vendor will not attempt to make any subsequent web service calls until (a) the user selects “Enable Web Services” from the Utilities -> Web Utilities menu or (b) re-starts Smart Vendor.

Web / eStore

    eStore 360 for Shopify

    • Also see the Stock File -> Web Tab / eStore section.
    • Added support for Shopify line item properties. These become Messages in Smart Vendor Register transactions, E.g. A company that sells sports jerseys online and needs to collect a unique Name and Number to print on a custom jersey.
    • Improved automatic synchronizing of Stock On Hold information between Shopify and Smart Vendor. The new design is self-correcting and should no longer require support to intervene to correct On Hold mismatches.
    • Added support for Shopify Draft Orders and custom items (see Shopify Admin -> Orders)
    • Added special web service support for automatic conversion of GST -> TPS tax support (applies to eStore 360 for Shopify users in QC only).
    • Smart Vendor will warn the user when the Stock Form -> Web -> SEO Page title is too long for Shopify and when either SEO Page title or Meta description contains hard carriage returns.
    • Corrected the Shopify Product -> handle encoding issue that would cause Stock File -> Web -> F9 eStore to fail.
    • Improved automatic new Customer acquisition logic.
    • Added a Setup switch to control the downloading of Non-Order Customers from Shopify.
    • Eliminated “null” field values for Customer profiles showing “null” on blank fields imported from Shopify (Issue # 1709)
    • Added Publisher support for Consignment Stock items.
    • Addressed the case where Matrix Header dimensions (or Groups) containing the “/” character (I.e. ‘WAIST / INSEAM’). would prevent the Matrix Header from publishing to Shopify. For some reason the Shopify API will not accept this character combination. The Publisher now substitutes “/” with a “-” character.
    • Increased the height of the Stock Form -> Web tab -> Edit -> F2 Features window in order to display more Shopify Product Tags.
    • Changed to Stock Form -> Web Tab -> Edit -> F2 button caption changed to “Tags”.
    • Improved publisher pause logic to deal with exceeding Shopify’s API call limit.
    • Resolved: Coupon Linking for Shopify Should Work on Regular and Quick Item Status (Issue # 1734).
    • Resolved: EGC Department Missing from Lookup List (Issue # 1722)
    • Improved Auto-Update Web Prices. The Consolidation service now monitors changes to Sell and Sale Prices in real-time and will automatically update Web prices for products tagged to publish when this feature is on.
    • Added support for Shopify “Customer is tax exempt”.
    • Resolved: Web-Unpublishing a product, Smart Vendor should not error on “Title must have Value”, b/c Title field is empty (Issue # 1534).
    • Resolved: retitle Web tab FEATURES to PRODUCT TAGS for eStore 360 users (Issue # 1619)
    • Resolved: Block import of newsletter only Customers (Issue # 1706) – SEE Non-Order Customers above
    • Resolved: Web tab prices not auto updating if Custom Price/Other enabled on Matrix Item (Issue # 1705)
    • Resolved: Missing EGC Stock description in Web Order display (Issue # 1669)
    • Resolved: Drawer Summary needs all ePayments supported in upper payments section (Issue # 1494)
    • Resolved: SEO Product Page Title reduced from 70 to 55 characters (Issue # 1487)
    • Resolved: Partial Fulfillment giving wrong Coupon and wrong HST values in SV (Issue # 1469)
    • Resolved: ESTORE and PayPal payment type not in Drawer Summary (Issue # 1447)
    • Resolved: Web data is not polling from HO to Stores (Issue # 1395).
    • Resolved: Web Features does not support “&” – Shopify Insert/update fails (Issue # 1390).
    • Removed Payment Capture Check when converting a zero dollar Shopify Order Fulfillment to a Smart Vendor Transaction.

    eStore Plus

    • Fully re-designed to take advantage of the advanced ecommerce integration model offered by our eStore 360 for Shopify ecommerce product. This eliminates the downloading of web orders and adds the ability to view real-time web orders on the Smart Vendor cloud and convert each web order to a Smart Vendor sale using a simplified one-step process.

[BETA] Version 8.0.7 (Build 3740) – May 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Aesthetic Improvements
  2. Quick Pick Feature Enhanced
  3. Stock Pricing Dialogue Improvements

Aesthetic Improvements

  • Smart Vendor Application Restyled and Improvements to Fit & Finish of all forms and dialogues.
  • Alternating line colour introduced Sales Register for easier Visual Tracking
  • Sales Register line items shown in different colours to emphasize returns and coupons
  • Payment Selection is now more touch-friendly (displayed as buttons).

Quick Pick Feature Enhanced

  • Quick Pick Configuration and Content Management is now Easier And more flexible.
  • Sales Register can be layout can be customized per Sales Terminal to locate the Quick Pick section right, left, top, or bottom.
  • Quick Pick menu drill-down is now unlimited (formerly limited to 2 menu levels).
  • Polling Switch Added to Allow Quick Pick content to be polled independently of Preset Keys

Stock Pricing Dialogue Improvements

  • Several Enhancements made to data entry dialogues to simplify cost and selling price management in both store and Head Office.


Release Version 7.7.7 – June 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Prevent Sale of Zero Price Items
  2. Data Collector Description Spaces
  3. Shopify “Matrix Orphans”

Prevent Sales of Zero Price Items

  • Setup Switch Added to optionally prevent the Sale of items with Selling Price of $0.00

Data Collector Description Spaces

  • Correction to Data Collector data export (Preserving spaces between words in product description).

Shopify “Matrix Orphans”

  • Corrects the issue where de-publishing and/or re-publishing an already published Stock Matrix Item could cause an orphaned Product Variant to be created/left over on your Shopify estore.


Release Version 7.7.6 – Late April 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Head Office Polling + E-Commerce
  2. Polling + CPU Constraints
  3. (Rare) Menu “Freeze”

Head Office Polling + E-Commerce

  • Polling changed to include e-Commerce product description fields.
  • Polling now controls send/receive of Category information based on whether the sender Head Office and whether some flavour of E-Commerce is in active use.

Polling + CPU Constraints

  • Resolved access violation which could result from early program exit by user (during export phase).
  • Added “Option” section to allow performance parameter changes. Parameters such as “Packet Size” and records per second can be customized so some extent to reduce peak load on CPU. Changes to these settings may be required when equipment falls short of recommendations. IMPORTANT: Care should be taken when changing these settings as they may increase time required per/polling cycle

(Rare) Menu “Freeze”

  • Issue Resolved where (under certain rare conditions) the use of web services could result in a program freeze following start up. In such a scenario Smart Vendor would become unresponsive while displaying the main menu.


Release Version 7.7.5 – Early April 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Shopify “Limits”

Shopify “Limits”

  • “svWebStore.exe” (a component in eStore 360 solution) Updated to handle Shopify’s new “Call Limit” algorithm.


Release Version 7.7.4 – March 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Head Office / Polling
  2. Sales Summary
  3. Consolidation Improvements
  4. Installer with Table-Rebuild

Head Office / Polling

  • Corrected Issue related to default polling options when adding new stores.
  • Resolved Kit, Charge and Coupon issues related to tagging additional stores at later date.
  • Added automatic screen refresh logic when tagging stores so that additions can be seen right away.
  • Added filtering for inactive, deleted and default stores when creating items for “all stores”.
  • Added dialog to F2-Add in Quantity forms to indicate when all stores had already been selected.

Sales Summary

  • Corrected Issue Related to Embedded Tax and 0-Sum Exchanges.

Consolidation Improvements

  • Consolidation improvements for performance and quality of information.

Installer with Table-Rebuild

  • “SmartMySqlUpdate” (a component of patch and all-in-one installers) will perform a one-time rebuild of tables to improve adherence to keys. This extra operation helps to prepare the data for various upgrade routines which take place during next run of Smart Vendor.


Release Version 7.7.3 – January 2015

[Table of Contents]

  1. Consolidation and database changes
  2. Resolved issue related to points and discounts.
  3. New Option to Restrict CPU usage during “Export” Phase.

Consolidation and database changes

  • Optimized performance for larger databases. IMPORTANT: As this involved structural changes to the database you cannot use a previous version of Smart Vendor once this version of Smart Vendor has updated the database

Resolved issue related to points and discounts.

  • System Setup Option to “Prevent Points on Discounts” now covers all scenarios including on sale items, special customer levels, Mix n’ Match pricing, returns, etc.

New Option to Restrict CPU usage during “Export” Phase.

  • XmlPolling component now allows users to specify a CPU Limit (this reduces overhead during data export phase).


Release Version 7.7.2 – October 2014

[Table of Contents]

  1. Backups
  2. Consolidation as a Service
  3. Data Collector
  4. Date Change
  5. Embedded Tax Enhancements
  6. E-Store Enhancements
  7. Installer (WebPatch)
  8. Integrated Credit Card
  9. Kits & Packages
  10. Linked Items
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Points
  13. Polling (SmartPolling + XmlPolling)
  14. Pricing
  15. Report Exports
  16. Sales Summary
  17. Screen/Display
  18. SmartMySQLUpdate
  19. Stock File / Sales Register
  20. Training Mode
  21. Transactor
  22. Version Tracking
  23. Web Services
  24. Year End & Spot Checks

Backups

  • Data Backup in the Utilities menu now offers a “* Custom Backup”
  • This feature allows the user to specify: Compression, Include images, File or folder name, and Save location (file save dialogue)

Consolidation as a Service

  • Quantity, Reporting and Summary data is now automatically maintained in real-time! (No longer any need to run a merge prior to reporting or viewing summary data). F5-Merge has been removed from Report Generator and Merge is no longer an option on the Date Change System Setup screen
  • The first Date Change/End of Day after the upgrade will trigger a “Full Consolidation” by the new and improved application. It is recommended that you do your next Date Change/End of Day at the end of the next business day (not in the morning)
  • “C” Indicator shown in Main menu to confirm that consolidation service is actively monitoring the database for changes
  • Reduced overhead on Smart Vendor application and polling since consolidation picks up some of their workload (maintaining totals etc.)
  • Improved Calculation of on sale status and current selling price
  • Correction of Average Cost calculations
  • Consolidation optimized to reduce overall CPU load (during queries)
  • Correction to report generator view of account aging (30/60/90 days)
  • Corrected issue related to customer transactions and last day of month. This issue was causing certain customer transactions to get omitted from the Customer Performance tab.)
  • IMPORTANT: Head Office users MUST PERFORM AN END OF DAY DAILY to ensure that reporting columns are shifted daily/weekly/monthly for statistical reporting columns based on these reporting periods. In addition End of Day is required to create a BACKUP of your Head Office data.
  • Consolidation will avoid conflicting with other areas that require exclusive access to the database, e.g. The Consolidation service will automatically be paused by Smart Vendor while backups, date change, or Training Mode create/delete are being performed

Data Collector

  • New and improved “Smart Collector” (WinCe) software.
  • Built-in auto-repair to reduce/eliminate need to reinstall software after application error.
  • Added support for new Honeywell Dolphin 70E with 4.3″ display and on screen keyboard. NOTE: Due to the newer firmware of this model installation of SqlCE 3.5 on PC is required.
  • Improvements to Report Generator data collector Export routines to strip problematic characters from product lookups (validation) on device.

Date Change

  • Smart Vendor will now prevent other stations opening the program while a Date Change or End of Day is in progress.
  • Dramatically reduced date change times since “Consolidation” and other database maintenance tasks do not need to be performed here.
  • Database optimization is automatically performed during Date Change or End of Day (regardless of whether option is tagged in System Setup – Date Change).

Embedded Tax Enhancements

  • New on-screen calculator back-calculates “Base Price” based on embedded tax amounts whether “fixed” or “percent” based. Matching interface improvements in head office Store detail editing form.
  • Allows discounting of items with multiple “Percent” based embedded taxes.
  • Supports printing embedded tax indicators next to qualifying items on receipt and full sized invoice.
  • Supports printing total embedded tax amounts (per tax) separately on receipt and full sized invoice.
  • Improved Sales summary consistency and reporting with – To-the-penny match between embedded items vs. invoice totals.

E-Store Enhancements

    eStore 360 for Shopify
  • Integration to Shopify supports “Partial Pickups”/”Partial Fulfillment”.
  • Custom, Gift Card and Paypal payment options added.
  • Addition of Serialization.
  • Addition of Coupons (Called “Discounts” by Shopify).
  • Added error message when loading a corrupt or invalid image file (E.g. JPEG #53)
  • Changes to Accounting Export, Sales Summary, and Drawer Summary reports to break out payments by local vs. Web.
  • Added a setup option to Setup -> eStore that toggles between using the use matrix header dimension name (the default) and the dimensions variable type name when publishing matrix headers to Shopify
  • Added “On Sale (SV Date)” and “Web On Sale” check boxes to the Stock Search Filter form
  • Estore 360 will now evaluate in-store Sale Price Dates to control putting items on sale or taking items off sale in Shopify (if “Auto Update Web Prices” is enabled in System Setup > Internet > Estore)
    eStore Plus
  • All-new much improved implementation
    Both
  • Added a convenient main menu link to “SpeedTest.net” to help support and clients find the source of communications bottleneck.

Installer (WebPatch)

  • Consolidation Service installed silently to reduce prompts during software installation.
  • Dialogue shown during installation asks user to acknowledge that Smart Vendor may now require internet access to perform online version tracking.
  • New “Shortcut” Installer helps our staff and users create head office, store, transactor program and polling shortcuts (consistent with our new applications).
  • “Smartwin\WinCe” contains all of the versions we are currently installing or evaluating. Additionally we include the “Compact Edition SQL” (AKA SqlCE) software which is required to be installed on the host PC where windows mobile (Formerly “ActiveSync”) resides.

Integrated Credit Card

  • Issue resolved with Paymentech/Global Payments (SoftPay) lock-up during refund for certain card types.

Kits & Packages

  • Corrected issue that caused Kit/Package Tax flags not to save.

Linked Items

  • Corrected Stock Form to only show linkable file types based on system setup switches (Kit, Coupon, Charge, and Stock).

Miscellaneous

  • Smart Vendor now checks for a running instance of MySQL on the target machine and port and will display an error message to the user if it’s not running and then terminate the program.
  • Smart Vendor, XmlPolling and SmartPolling are now able to dynamically reconnect lost MySql connections.
  • Correction to “Alt+V” screen – System Data vs. Start TimeDate corrected – Were reversed before.
  • Data Sanitizer (In Progress…)
  • New Station locking screen and related functionality – From main menu option or elsewhere via Alt+F10.
  • Reduced frequency of key checking
  • Overhaul of Station Polling tabs – Now closely matches head office/store polling tabs.
  • Head office, Stores, Transactor Servers and Stations can now “Sync” by date without using calendar. (simple date entry).
  • Corrected issue that caused access level check marks not to refresh when traversing clerks in clerk file.
  • Updates routine “BackCalcPotentialTax” is now much faster
  • Exclusive work mode (“Locking”) implemented to prevent Consolidation, Date Change, Backups, File maintenance and other parts of the system from colliding (which might otherwise lead to data/index corruption).
  • Fixed issue with “Items On Order” Printout that would cause duplicate lines.
  • Added Regional Settings check to detect problematic system date formats before they produce side effects in Smart Vendor.
  • Resolved display issue in Code Entry dialogues that made the title unreadable (white text on white background).
  • Corrected an issue with invalid hyperlinks on Invoices.
  • Fixed Potential Access Violation in Touch Register.

Points

  • Corrected a loop-hole where Points might not be returned during customer product returns/exchanges (when a specific discount/point option was selected in System Setup).

Polling (SmartPolling + XmlPolling)

  • New and improved one-fits-all polling interface.
  • Simplifies management of Head Office or Transactor Polling.
  • Improved Performance and activity indicators.
  • Shorter Polling Times – Allowing more frequent cycles (particularly with local Transactors).
  • More reliable performance during uploads/downloads under challenging network/internet conditions.
  • Indicates sequence for Stations/Stores to be polled.
  • Transactor polling components rewritten/revamped.
  • XmlPolling Application is able to abort work if Zip File is corrupt.
  • Partial downloads and uploads (resulting from cancelled polling) are automatically purged.
  • Less work is required and less information needs to be propagated thanks to Consolidation service.
  • Polling can now be cancelled while busy.
  • New handling of bad ASCII characters in XmlPolling.exe
  • Improved communication of voids from store to head office for analytics.
  • Smart Dialer has been replaced by new SmartPolling application.
  • Old polling icons at each polling location need to be deleted, and new ones installed.
  • FTP operations now handle a greater number of communication failures to or from the FTP site (this should help where “zipper” error has been encountered).

Pricing

    General Break Pricing
  • All line items participate in Qty Break or Mix n Match pricing
  • Multiple price break tiers supported, say @ 3 and @ 10 and @100 etc
  • Multiples of break quantity are kept together
  • Example:

    Qty = 990 with breaks at 99 would stay as single line Qty = 990 @ 99 price break level

    Qty = 999 with breaks at 99 and 3 would break as Qty = 990 @ 99 and Qty = 9 @ 3 price break level

  • Best pricing applies including: Sale, Customer Level with Wholesale, Qty Break Customer Level
  • Mix n Match overrides Qty Break if defined for same Stock item
  • Break pricing supported in Register and Quotation, not Layaway or Special Order
  • Discounted items not included in Break pricing, cannot discount if item already in Break Pricing
  • Discount by % or $ can be removed, will check if Break pricing is applicable
  • Customer selection before or after items added to register will check if Break pricing is applicable
  • Receipts, Invoices, Recalls, and viewing completed items should all work
  • Cannot use Edit dialog (F3) to edit quantity
  • Linked Items are grouped after item breaks
  • Example:

    Can of Pop    10

    Can of Pop     2


    Deposit (Pop) 10

    Deposit (Pop)  2

    Qty Break Pricing
  • Quantity Break (QB) Pricing has been modified to have the same logic as Mix & Match ‘ cashiers may now simply scan items as they come across the counter rather than having to physically group them in order to key the final quantity on the stock number on the Sales Register
  • If the Cashier does type a quantity on the product, Smart Vendor will only separate to a new line any qty that do not reach the required quantity level
  • Example: If you have one Quantity Break Pricing level for 12 units, Smart Vendor will allow any multiple of 12 on the single item line on the Sales Register, if however the cashier inputs a quantity of 13, or 25, etc., then Smart Vendor will separate only the unqualified items to a second stock line with the appropriate quantity

  • Smart Vendor will give the Customer the best price, if a valid Stock File Sale Price, Wholesale Price, Customer Level Discount, is better than the QB Price
  • Smart Vendor no longer preserves QB pricing if a regular sale in progress on screen is converted to a Layaway or Special Order; With the improvement made to allow cashiers to scan each item, Smart Vendor cannot provide protection to guarantee that ALL the related QB items are picked up together in order to merit the QB pricing
  • When returning by Invoice #, Smart Vendor will refund the price paid, it is up to Retailer to determine if less value should be refunded if the client has no longer purchased enough units to merit the Quantity Break Pricing
  • Supports Qty Break Pricing Customer Levels.
  • No adjustment made to unit pricing or extended pricing.
  • Fixed SR#9851 – Customer level cannot disable “included in Qty Pricing”.
  • Fixed SR#6993 – Qty break does not calculate in a layaway.
  • Fixed SR#6993 – Sales Register – Not Properly Responding to Quantity Pricing WITH Customer Level Discount
    Mix n Match Pricing
  • Multiple tiers for Quantity level and bundled price are now supported (up to 4); This allows the Retailer to set better prices for more units purchased, example: 3/$10, 6/$19, 12/$35, 60/$160
  • Smart Vendor will now allocate the discount proportionately across all the qualifying items on the transaction, rather than applying it to the last qualifying item on the transaction with the goal to provide more accurate sales performance on all the qualifying items; Note that this can result in the last item having a slightly higher or lower price by a several cents to accomplish the final price depending on number of units sold
  • When returning by Invoice #, Smart Vendor will refund the price paid, it is up to Retailer to determine if less value should be refunded if the client has no longer purchased enough units to merit the Mix & Match Pricing
  • Adjustment made to unit pricing (same to 3-4 decimal) and extended pricing (last row within 1-2 cents).
  • Note: all combinations of Qty = 6 @ $17 should work, 1 line of 6, 2 of 3, 3 of 2, or 6 of 1 All produce same total = $17 as sum of extended pricing

  • Fixed SR#9880 – Expand Mix & Match functionality.
  • Fixed SR#9791 – Mix & Match Items should block all types of manual price changes.
  • Fixed SR#9811 – Mix and Match – Prevent points on discount broken.
  • Fixed SR#9697 – Mix & Match – does not display savings on receipt.
  • Fixed SR#10080 – Mix & Match – Poll Display not showing Mix and Match price.
  • Fixed SR#10087 – Mix & Match – w/links are not adjusting correctly.

Report Exports

  • Export options include: PDF, Email(PDF), HTML, Tab, CSV, XLS
  • Export dialogue sequence re-ordered to properly constrain options
  • Valid export options will lead to a file saving dialogue rather than a print dialogue.
  • File Saving dialogue Warns if file being saved is already in use
  • Comma Separated Exports will now save with “CSV” extension
  • All CSV, Tab delimited and Excel exports will exclude report headings and page delimiters (unbroken flow).
  • No double spacing in XLS, Tab or CSV exports.
  • XLS, Tab or CSV exports using Totals/Subtotals include and extra column on far left to identify certain rows as Total/Subtotal.

Sales Summary

  • Supports exporting day’s sales to Quickbooks or Simply/Sage Accounting for “Store Sales” separated from “Web Sales” for eStore 360 and eStore Plus users where web orders are converted to Smart Vendor invoices.

Screen/Display

  • Improved form and window centering.
  • Full screen works properly.
  • New Splash screen – Faster Startup Sequence.
  • Removed “Press Any Key to Continue” prompt.
  • Default screen size changed to 1024×768.

SmartMySQLUpdate

  • Stops / Starts Consolidation service (conserv).
  • Optimized updating of progress, more than 2X faster.
  • Cleaned up interface.
  • Highlights errors in red.

Stock File / Sales Register

  • Option to omit “Warranty” aspect for certain products. eg. Prescription. Suppresses prompt at Sales Register and warranty details from appearing on screen or in print (Receipts/Invoices).
  • Smart Vendor search speeds in areas like Stock Search have been improved
  • vGenerating new Matrix Stock #’s is dramatically improved

Training Mode

  • No longer copies database file folders. It creates, recreates and deletes the training database via MySQL.
  • This process is also better protected and more flexible than before. I.e. If 5 non-training users are logged in they will not prevent someone from creating training data and switching into training mode. Only other SV users currently in training mode would prevent a user from creating or deleting training data.

  • This version allows users to reset Training Mode data from any station, even with other stations in Smart Vendor!
  • Other stations will be blocked from creating/resetting training mode data if another station is already using Training Mode
  • Changing the current Station via Alt-S or Setup form is no longer available when in Training mode.

Transactor

  • Removed from “No-Fly List”. This is the first Transactor Module update since 7.05-4H – polling is all new and uses the same applications used successfully for Store and Head Office polling.
  • Transactor now tracks polling success and last date per topic – This vastly improves error handling and cycle times.
  • Changes made to system setup/Station setup from transactor stations will poll back to server. (Symmetry)
  • Main Menu options corrected to correspond to abilities of active Transactor Tier level.
  • Global Change and Year End areas now off limits while in transactor mode.
  • No more need for “Purge” or “Resync” windows or dialogues.
  • Certain polling topics that may not have worked previously should now work (Promo/Registry?).
  • Corrected issue for Tier1 and Tier2 mode – Stock file was preventing add, edit etc. (regardless of Server/Station mode).
  • Charge, Kit, Coupon, Customer file and search screens amended to control add, edit etc. based on tier limitations.

Version Tracking

  • During application startup Smart Vendor may contact one of our secure web servers to track a client’s software version.
  • This helps us make sure that our clients are running on the appropriate version. Clients may encounter new message dialogues in Smart Vendor shortly after starting program if communication cannot be made with our servers.

  • Corrected Smartwin’s internal version number from “7.6” to “7.7” to reduce user confusion.

Web Services

  • Added a “Station” Section to the Web Service Information form which gives authorized users the ability to bypass web services for one or more Stations.
  • This replaces the “WebServiceBypass” smartwin.ini switch which is now obsolete

  • Corrected a case where a store stock qty value wouldn’t publish to the web cloud (Web QOH)
  • Addressed startup issue where System Setup -> Primary Web Service URL and/or Secondary Web Service URL is blank.
  • Faster and more reliable Web Gift Card, Web Points and Web QOH handling than Smart Vendor 7.05.x Series.

Year End & Spot Checks

  • System Setup checkbox changed to a lookup called “Year End Method”.
  • Options captioned as “Reset Quantities to Zero” and “Rollover Existing Quantities” to address the confusion that some users face in performing pre-year end configuration.
  • Added double-click support to year end summary form. (only supported pressing enter on row before)
  • Improved startup speed Year End & Spot Checks.
  • We now offer option of Print/PDF when printing summary/variance reports.
  • Added date/time suffixes to Year End PDF exports.
  • Added strategically place backup options during sequence.
  • Special naming convention for Year End and Spot Check backups. (IE. “YearEnd_2013_06_30_12_03_53_Reset_PreFinish”)
  • Spot Check is now the Default option in Counting. “Cancel” option is now offered in same menu.
  • Issue resolved with F2-Add sometimes missing due to Year End method.
  • After completing a Year End or Spot Check user will be left with a dialogue that congratulates them.
  • Addition of table indexes to improve overall performance.
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