What’s new in SAMCO Power Accounting

Current Release 35.177 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
May 08 2020

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RW The gui interface options for right click have changed so the paste from thunderbird option now uses alt-t instead of alt-p like the normal paste.

*RW The entry screen has been enhanced so the date math options can now use up to 5 digits after the + or - sign.

*RW The gui interface edit drop down menu has a new toggle option for century date, which does the same as the ctrl-o key, to change date fields so they will allow format MMDDCCYY instead of MMDDYY when the user is entering the field. The display continues to be MM/DD/YY.

*A-I The rediwrite table L7 has been standardized so that the field descriptions no longer have the prefix "Order urgent" in front of the core part of the field names.

*AP The find vendor function has been enhanced to allow F2 key to see  the list of contacts for the currently highlighted vendor.

*AR The find customer function has been enhanced to allow F2 key to see the list of contacts for the currently highlighted customer.

*BR The B/R transfer function has a new option for whether to show funds transfer details on the optional report, or whether to just show the total transferred.

*CM The C/M module added a contacts report to the reports menu. It is able to export all the contact information when the X printer is selected.

*CM The all contacts lookup screen has been enhanced to only show vendor or customer contacts if the corresponding vendor/customer find function has been allowed in the extended functions access control (aka password access).

*CM The contacts lookup screen feature for F7 search would, if the search did not match any contacts, automatically exit the screen instead of displaying a message to notify the user of the situation. This has
been corrected.

*CM The contacts lookup screen would still show options for edit and delete even when coming in from the extended functions menu where the function is in view-only mode and edits are not allowed. This has been corrected.

*CM The contacts lookup screen feature for F7 search has been enahnced so that all the contact fields are searched, not just the name.

*CM The contacts lookup screen has been enhanced so that the Primary/Alt/Related indicator in the right column is now the full word instead of just the letter, to make it easier to see at a glance.

*GL The change GL account numbers function would, after specifying a filename to import the list of changes from, display the first 10 entries to allow confirmation that this is the right file, but those entries would not have separators showing. This has been corrected.

*IC The find kit function displayed D=detail as an option, despite the option doing nothing, so the option has been removed from the screen.

*IC The find kit function has been enhanced to show the kit type in the zoom window.

*IC The Inventory transaction screen would not display the "change price?” field correctly when loading an existing record. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory status maintenance has been enhanced to allow the Tab key to save and return to the previous screen.

*IC The warehouse setup screen would ask if there are any changes twice when adding a new warehouse. This has been corrected.

*PA The special update routine PAUP6L was created to do a file relationship check on the PAATOF file that tracks OE reservations of PA purchase orders. If the referenced orders, lines or purchase orders do not    
exist, then the reservation record is purged.

*PO Posting receivings in the PO module could, under certain conditions, not handle markup codes properly. This has been corrected.

*RW The unattended mode feature for showing the password index numbers would not show them on two column menus. This has been corrected.


Current Release 35.176 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Mar 02 2020

*AP The vendor history view by check number has been enhanced to allow for looking up online payments by their "check" number in addition to their confirmation number.

*OE The form printing could get an error 91,02 on the CBCODS file when the form has a summary section. This has been corrected.

*PC The find employee zoom window has been enhanced to show the mobile phone number.

*PC The employee maintenance screen has been changed to refer to the Cell Phone as a Mobile Phone.

*PC The print employee records printout has been changed to refer to the “Cell Phone" as "Mobile ph#".

*PC The print employee list option for including email on a 2nd line will  also now include the mobile phone#.

*SA The S/A user defined report would compute costs using only 2 decimals of the unit cost, so the total cost could be slightly understated. This has been corrected.


Current Release 35.175 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Feb 20 2020

*AP The open items and manual payments entry screen has been enhanced to check for open items where the discount account is blank AND then vendor discount account is blank, and prevent the user from entering a discount amount.

*AP The open items and manual payments edit-list/register has been enhanced to check for open items where the discount account is blank AND then vendor discount account is blank, show a message saying the entry cannot post and prevent the transaction from generating a bad G/L transaction.

*AP The reports menu now has the 1099 reports/year-end functions sub-menu in it.

*AP The Accounts Payable Print by Vendor # report would, when exporting, always show zero for the purchases last year. This has been corrected.

*AP The transaction entry screen has been enhanced so that if you change the invoice amount, then after going to the GST amount field, the screen now goes to the non-discount amount field and after that, it
will recompute the discount amount if the discount percentage is set.

*AR The customer maintenance screen would show "post" instead of "post code” for the postal code field. This has been corrected.

*MS The ftpsend.sh script could get an error message about missing argument when the setup does not allow for connecting to the remote system to check the file size of the sent file. This has been corrected.

*GL The G/L module would not allow entry from the menu if the data integrity report was being run, since that function locks the files. The menu has been enhnaced to display a message explaining that the files are locked and to try again later.

*IC The Inventory Change item # program would not update Purchasing's transfer records and history. This has been corrected.

*IC The inventory history function to adjust history from status could create adjustment records for non-inventory items such as miscellaneous items and/or goods/services/fees, now that the billing module can create history for sales made there. This has been corrected.

*IC The inventory history function to adjust status from history could create adjustment records for non-inventory items such as miscellaneous items and/or goods/services/fees, now that the billing module can create history for sales made there. This has been corrected.

*OE The immediate invoice printing window feature for overriding the default invoice number would allow an order to re-use the same invoice# it used the first time, if posting was done and the order updated so
only backorders remain. This has been corrected.

*OE The orders enter function has been enhanced so that if the customerdoes EDI, and this order has been invoiced, the warning message about being unable to void the invoice can now be overridden (using the F2 key) by those users whose password makes them an "EDI supervisor", that is,  they are allowed access to the D/X option for D/X customer maintenance.

*OE The invoice posting function would generate a separate application record for penny rounding instead of using the allowance amount. This has been corrected.

*PA Purchase Requests have been enhanced to disallow ordering items that have been marked as inactive.

*PA Adding a new vendor item record, when coming from item maintenace after copying an item, could load "last purchased" information from an unrelated vendor item. This has been corrected.

*PC The distribution to GL report could show incorrect account numbers when using the export printer in detail mode. This has been corrected.

*PO The fast receivings screen would, when no deliveries were scheduled, encounter a file error. This has been corrected.

*RW The print to pdf function, when running in crossover, would fail to show the pdf file due to trying to put quotes around the filename. The function has been changed so any spaces in the filename get converted to underscores, removing the need for quotes.

*RW The extended functions option for view user activity feature where F4 can search for who has a file open, can now be made available to all users of a linux system instead of just the root user, but the
administrator must do some setup work first by putting the users4file and  users4file.sh functions into /usr/bin and then setting the setuid bit on the users4file program.

*TC The employee work history report has been enhanced to ask whether to show active, inactive or both types of employees.


Current Release 35.174 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Dec 13 2019

*AP The vendor history view by check number would not format the bank account field when displaying it. This has been corrected.

*PC The control information final screen has been changed to stop showing Y or N depending on whether the information has been set, and just show an ellipsis (...) next to the tag literals, to indicate that choosing that option will bring up another window with more information.

*PC The forms list report would not print the literal showing the type of the form. This has been corrected.



Current Release 35.173 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Dec 06 2019

*AP The A/P transaction post could, as of 14.07.35.171, get a 90,01 error on the APTLCK file when one user is posting by user and another is trying to post by all users. This has been corrected.

*CB The FTZ monthly activity report would print the incoming stock headers instead of the sales headers, even if there was only sales in the period. This has been corrected.

*GL The Accounting Period maintenance screen could, in a terminal environment, erase the name of the current period field. This has been corrected.

*IC The item history screen would display the central warehouse differently in the 'xfr' column than in the 'whs' column. This has been corrected.

*IC The inventory analysis by history report would not set the dates correctly when pre-loading the default values. This has been corrected.

*OE The orders->enter totals screen would incorrectly state that "another user has done something which conflicts with what you're doing" when the payment detail window was used to select or unselect the order via the retail operations menu. This has been corrected.

*OE The rapid/retail entry screen would incorrectly state that "another user has done something which conflicts with what you're doing" when the payment detail window was used to select or unselect the order via the retail operations menu. This has been corrected.

*PA Purchasing's Transfer Out screen would accept entry of serial numbers that are in different warehouses than the source warehouse. This has been corrected.



Current Release 35.172 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Nov 14 2019

*FP The Fishpro creation of XML files for record of employment has been enhanced so that when a trip has zero for the insurable amount, it will not be recorded for sending to Revenue Canada, but the warning message will still be generated.

*IC Added new odbc table ICPHXFNC. It references the same data as the other ICPHXF tables, but instead of numeric quantity fields it has alpha fields, so they can be tested to see if they hold "*NULL*” as a value, indicating that the field has no count yet.

*AR The A/R distribution to G/L report would only allow one user at a time to run a report. This has been corrected.

*AR The sales posting could sometimes get a rounding error when processing foreign currency amounts and be off by one cent when the amount to round was exactly one half cent. This has been corrected.

*AR The order posting function could, as of 14.07.35.170, get an error 91,02 on CUSFIL in the UPDBAL program. This has been corrected.

*CB The ACE codes maintenance has enhanced the types field to do type lookup from a new code types file.

*CB The customs document print function would continue to auto-print to the screen after using the F7 display option while viewing the insides of a document, then trying the F7 print option at the document list level. This has been corrected.

*CB The ACE cargo-release-only-update option would always set the immediate delivery indicator to yes, even when there is no 6043 document. This has been corrected.

*RW The esend option for faxing to multiple addresses would not handle the case when the fax number area code was in parentheses followed by a space. This has been corrected.

*GL The General Ledger Financial Statements could encounter a file error when more than one user is using it at the same time. This has been corrected.
 
*IC The control information onscreen tag "Use component prices as kit price?" has been changed to be "Kit price from component prices?", but still means the same as before.

*IC The find item has been enhanced so that if you use the filter feature to find matching items, the "no more" literal at the end of the list will include a count of how many inactive items were found that matched
but which were not included in the list.

*IC The F8/W/D option to show the detail of which documents in the system are committing this item at that warehouse, could show P/A transfers incorrectly when in-transit warehouses were in use. This has been corrected.

*IC The dated price import has been enhanced to allow a longer filename.

*IC The dated price import has been enhanced to show the name of the file imported in the legend section of the import report.

*IC The dated price import would not set the warehouse price record if the import was for a warehouse and the start date was on or before the current date. This has been corrected.

*IC The dated price function to "update items to current prices" would skip warehouse pricing. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory's Item Prices screen would, when using warehouse pricing, show the item price instead of the warehouse price. This has been corrected. Inventory's Item Prices screen now also displays longer price code descriptions.

*IC Inventory's Sale prices screen would, when using warehouse costing, display the default item costs and prices instead of the warehouse costs and prices. This has been corrected.

*IC The inventory register with detail will now print the vendor number if one is available.

*IC The inventory register would, when posted from another module, still display a warning about "no inventory transactions in range selected” if there were other inventory transactions already on file. This has
been corrected so the message will not display.

*IC When copying an item, the new item is now automatically marked as an active item.

*IC The Recalculate inventory quantity function could set the quantity commit incorrectly for serialized items when using in-transit warehouses. This has been corrected.

*OE The billing select screen for line item entry would, if the customer went over their credit limit and the user was viewing a line, allow the user to select the "cancel line" option without checking to see if a
customs document had been printed/generated, so a supervisor override was not asked for. This has been corrected.

*OE The orders enter screen for line item entry would, if the customer went over their credit limit and the user was viewing a line, allow the user to select the "cancel line" option without checking to see if a customs document had been printed/generated, so a supervisor override was not asked for. This has been corrected.

*OE The order/7512 recall screen has been enhanced so that instead of simply saying "duplicate record" when the order number was already in the submission list, it will now tell the user that the order# was already in the submission list and it would need to be retracted first. The submission screen has a similar change.

*OE The form printing has been enhanced to allow 200 feature codes rather than just 100 feature codes.

*OE The rapid entry screen could get "order in use by XXX" message when it really wasn't. This has been corrected.

*OE Order Entry would, when changing the customer on an existing order to one over their credit limit, still proceed with the order even when you specify not to. This has been corrected.

*PA Changing the product number of an item would create a new vendor item record instead of modifying the existing one. This has been corrected.

*PA The transfer in screen would, when the in-transit warehouse was in use and the transfer out was deleted and the item had serial numbers attached to it, fail to put those serial numbers into the reversing
inventory transfer that is created to move the stock from the in-transit warehouse and back into the from warehouse. This has been corrected.

*PA The transfer in entry function would not correctly commit serial numbers. This has been corrected.

*PA The transfer out entry of serial numbers now allows ? to bring up the serial number find window. It defaults to just available serial numbers and just those in the "from" warehouse.

*PA The transfer out handling for serial numbers would not commit them. This has been corrected.

*PA The transfer out serial number window would not update the serial numbers remaining count. This has been corrected.

*RW The eSend feature for saving the last message in the faxmemo/LASTxxx.FAX file would leave the space in if the initials XXX were less than 3 characters, causing the system to be unable to find it afterwards. This has been corrected.

*RW The eSend feature for loading a memo has been enhanced to replace the
old creation date and time with the current date and time.



Current Release 35.171 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Sep 26 2019

*FP The ROE trip information would give an error message about zero as the insurable amount, when a trip got adjusted down to zero (ie reversed).  This has been corrected.

*IC The inventory entry screen could say "invalid item" when in actual fact only the user record cost flags prevent viewing costs for that item. The message has been changed to say: You are not authorized to see costs for this item.

*IC The inventory entry screen would only show the total quantity available (in all warehouses) tag when the transaction was a warehouse transfer. This has been corrected.

*OE The feature codes for .1LFT and .1RGT would not work when the force column position feature was turned on, even when they were set to the same column position as the field that needed to be shifted. This has been corrected.

*PC The employment type code field has been expanded to include types 15 thru 17, and the entry now uses a selection window.


Current Release 35.170 (14.07)                                                                                                                                           (back to top)
Sep 12 2019

*AP The void check function could report that the online payment does not exist, even when the confirmation number is on file, if the first payment in the history file is for a different cash account. This has been corrected.

*AR The find customers function could get an error 96 when searching by user defined fields and nothing was found after using the F3 search. This has been corrected.

*AR The find customers function would get an index out of bounds error if the screen showed no lines, and the user typed in a digit as if trying to higlight that non-existent line. This has been corrected.

*AR The statement printing would only set the printed flag of the first payment open item, when a cash receipt is applied to multiple open items, and the statement criteria says to show the payment total rather
than all the apply detail. This has been corrected.

*BR The bank reconciliation screen has been changed so that void and stop payment records can now be "cleared" like regular documents. They  will remain in the list until cleared. Once cleared, they are attached
to that reconciliation date. The "*void*" mark (and the "*stop* mark)  have moved from the cleared-date column to the opposite amount column.

*CB The check for delayed so,97 report has been enhanced to distinguish between sent documents and pending documents.

*CB The PG30 inspect date should be format MMDDCCYY but was instead being set using CCYYMMDD format. This has been corrected.

*FP The control information screen for magnetic filing has the T4 and ROE bulk file sequence number fields exposed so they can be reset as needed.

*IC The find item function would get an index out of bounds error if the screen showed no lines, and the user typed in a digit as if trying to higlight that non-existent line. This has been corrected.

*OE Billing could, for a newly created company, not record invoice history files. This has been corrected.

*OE The EDI option for enable/disable edi status would not show if the user did not have access to the D/X module function for EDI customers. This has been changed so now the option shows, but if the function key is used then the password is checked to see if this user is authorized, and a  message displayed if they are not.

*PC The accrual code maintenance could fail to recognise the accumulator when  ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The control information function could fail to recognise the accumulator  when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The history control information could fail to recognise the accumulator  when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The history set pension adjustment function could fail to recognise the  accumulator when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The set NS basic exemption function could fail to recognise the  accumulator when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The set pension adjustment function could fail to recognise the  accumulator when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected. 

*PC The transaction code maintenance could fail to recognise the accumulator when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The transaction code listing could fail to recognise the accumulator when ? to find the accumulator was used. This has been corrected.

*PC The year end screen would, when warning about the last time it was run, display that date in non-standard format YY/MM/DD, which could be confusing. The screen now uses format MM/DD/CCYY.

*SA The sales analysis user defined report would ignore the key range on the detail item if item number was used as a sub-total and the range of items was first to last. This has been corrected.

*SA The sales analysis user defined report would, after reading a saved set of parameters, keep the record locked preventing a second user from using that same set of parameters. This has been corrected.

*SA The sales analysisy user defined report has been enhanced to use the standard counter system, so that internet use of the report will not experience slow downs due to the counter being updated too often.



Release 35.169 (14.07)                                                                                                                                                              (back to top)
Aug 09 2019

*AP Accounts Payable The quick check function could, when auto posting to the G/L, get an error message saying "someone is posting general journal entries Can’t run your selection now".. This has been corrected.

*AP Accounts Payable The period end function would assume the beinning of the current periodwas the first of the month that the period end date occurs in, but this did not allow for weekly periods that fall outside month boundaries. This has been corrected

*AP Accounts Payable The void check function would create a vendor history record using the
void-check's date for the distribution date instead of the actual distribution date. This has been corrected

*AR Accounts ReceivableThe cash transaction entry could create an incorrect unposted record that gets left behind if the transaction is deleted. This has been corrected.

*MS Multisite The mailtouser.sh script has been enhanced to support -a <file> as an option to attach a file to the email.

*CB Custom Bonded The customs bonded document processing would not find the inbond number in the response (C1) to an inbond query (CQ). This has been corrected.

*CB Custom Bonded The arrival entry screen has been updated to show the "ship-date” from the OE order, or "posted" if the order is no longer on file.

*CB Custom Bonded The arrival report now includes a column for the order ship-date .

*CB Custom Bonded The DIS label codes listing would, when a specific agency code (or document type) was selected, show everything except that agency (or document type). This has been corrected.

*CB Custom Bonded The document image history function has been enhanced to have the F7 filter feature, to allow finding all the images related to a specific entry number or a specific purchase order.

*CB Custom Bonded The enter/view details screen would not show the purchase order number or the line number, when called from the ACE document image history function, when the original PO had been received. This has been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The General Ledger Chart of accounts list, when exported to Excel, would print the budget/comparative amount for the current period in every period. This has been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The general journal posting would leave the TRXFIL record with spaces in the user id field, instead of using the user id of whoever created the general journal transaction. This has been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The general journal edit list could get a fatal file error 96 when sorting by document number and suppressing the zero balance documents, and all documents get suppressed. This has been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The extended trial balance would only show the processing date column when  the processing date was outside the current reporting period. This has  been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The standard journal posting would leave the TRXFIL record with spaces in the user id field instead of using the user id of whomever posted the standard journals this time. This has been corrected.

*GL General Ledger The trial balance would only show the processing date column when the processing date was outside the current reporting period. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory Management  The change item number function would, if the import file option was  used, try to display more than the first 10 entries, and could get an index out of bounds error. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory Management Inventory Control The change item number function would allow the "to" item# to be the  same as the from item#. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory Management The change item number function would rename/merge the item record in the middle with the other files instead of waiting until the end. This was a problem if the process got interrupted and had to be resumed, so the item file is now processed last.

*IC Inventory Management The item history function to adjust history from status has been changedto use the standard record counter logic instead of showing the item# and date of the transactions currently being processed, as this is more efficient.

*IC Inventory Management The Price list in Inventory now allows you to specify to show items that are active or inactive only.

*IC Inventory Management The inventory posting could skip adjustment transactions created by the billing module and they would have to be posted separately. This has been corrected.

*IC Inventory Management The inventory transaction posting could, when two offsetting transactions have a cost which is right on the rounding boundary of 1/2 cent, end up with a leftover penny due to rounding twice. This has beencorrected.

*IC Inventory Management The kit list function has been enhanced to ask whether to print the component information. This allows the listing to show just the kit items themselves.

*OE Billing The Find Order window now uses the A and D hotkeys to sort ascending or descending.

*OE Billing The view invoice history function to view by invoice number would include component line values in the invoice total, if the invoice had a miscellaneous kit on it. This has been corrected.

*OE Billing The rapid entry (and retail entry) screen would set the order status  from incomplete to complete (or selected) when tab out of the line adding to get to the totals section at the bottom even if the user resumed adding more lines. This has been corrected so the order status remains incomplete until after exiting the entry screen for that order.

*OE Billing Order Entry would not update the salesman when pressing F1 to show the next ship-to address for the customer. This has been corrected.

*OE Billing The orders enter function would not mark the order as in use, when the order was found using the F1 or Shift-F1 options. This has been corrected.

*OE Billing The orders enter function has been enhanced so that when using F1 or Shift F1, to find an order but the order is marked as in use by another user, the message will now allow enter to retry the current order and F1/ShF1 to go to the next/previous order.

*PA Purchasing Purchasing's Purchase requests would allow a PO to be created for a vendor that has been marked as inactive. This has been corrected.

*PC Canadian Payroll The control information screen for funds transfer information has a new file format option for JP morgan CPA format.

*PC Canadian Payroll The calculate journal entry would not record the employee number with the GL distributions for the monthly benefit transactions on the employees, when the "detail in journal entry" is set to yes. This has been corrected.

*PS Point-of-Sale  The end of day would not do the get distributions part of the “auto post" feature unless the I/C control information said to post the transactions, even if the interface method was set to something other than "No Auto Post". This has been corrected.

*RW The print to screen was making the second dashed line of the headers brown instead of black. This has been corrected.

*SC The find tickets function has been enhanced to show a counter when building the work file, purging it, and when paging up/down (using a filter) so that when a large # of records have been loaded, any delays are
still giving feeback about progress.

*TC Time and Attendance Shift definition maintenance could, when using the next/prev record function, display records with invalid field values. This has been corrected.



Release 35.168 (14.07)                                                                                                                                                              (back to top)
Jun 11 2019


*AP Accounts Payable would accumulate the PTD and YTD amounts based on distribution date instead of invoice date. This has been corrected.

*IC The I/C distributions to G/L report field for journal number would leave the screen blank, instead of displaying "All", when F1 was hit to set "All" as the selection criteria. This has been corrected.

*IC The item maintenance would not allow a supplier number be the same as the item number, even though it is common to use a supplier's part number as one's own. This has been corrected.

*OE The line item entry could set the quantity committed wrong if the item was lot controlled, and the option inside the lot allocation window was used for changing the line quantities, then after the line was finished the user pressed F5 to select a line. This has been corrected.

*OE The billing posting would allow the selection of an eSend printer as the device to send reports to, but it would ask for the eSend information multiple times, allowing the user to tab out without specifying designation information, and causing the reports to be lost. This has been Changed - The eSend printer option has been removed from the selection  window for the billing option for Post Invoices.

*PA The find vendor item function (?2 in the item# field when processing a PO) has been enhanced to show both the vendor item# and the inventory item# and to show column headings so it is easy to tell which is which.

*SF The screen saver function that requires entry of a password to get back into the system would record failed attempts to log back in, but would not reset the count once log in was successful, meaning a session could get locked when it should not. This has been corrected.

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