AmberPOS Software Update Notes

2018

 

- Fixed a bug when entering partial quantities without a leading 0 wouldn't input the intended amount.

 - Fixed a bug in the backup procedure where it wasn't cleaning up the backups after 30 days.

- Fixed a bug where sometimes the screen would not resize properly and stays small when loading up AmberPOS

 - Added Tax Exempt into the Customer Export Query Builder

 - Packing slip has been returned to the original invoice format, and the modified version will be available when switch 031 is enabled.  New format has taxes removed, bin number added, displays different order of columns, and doesn't display backorder quantities.

 - Bin picking number has been added to the inventory snapshot query window.

 - Add permission to not allow selling deselected dimension Sku's.

 - Add Webstore Attributes in Setup->Stores->Attributes now adds the required attribute fields in compliance with OAuth Bigcommerce integration.

- Fixed bug with BIN# in the Inventory Count screen when trying to do a snapshot.

 - Updated payment type names to French when you use Quebec as a province in your store settings.

- New tax reports by Shipping Country, Shipping State and Shipping State & City are now available under the Sales > Taxes by... Reports.

- Fixed issue with reports getting unfocused and going behind AmberPOS.

- Added button to clear out attribute values in the Attribute creation area.

- Fixed a bug with Inventory by SKU Report where a query for "On Sale=True" was not working properly for items that have Prices Include Taxes checked On.

- Added Vantiv\Worldpay transaction ID into the recall transaction screen so you can copy it easier when processing a return.

- Added Tip Functionality to Moneris integration. You must create the TIP payment account and then when you process a transaction with a tip it will add the payment on to MC\Visa\Debit and then tip will go into the TIP account.

- Added return reason into the POS, when processing a sale it will now use either the transaction reason or the return reason based on weather you are doing a return or a sale.

- Added Packing Slip Message from the Messages tab under stores.

- Added Invoice and Internal Notes to Special Order Screen with the ability to update the notes.

- Added PO Receiving Set Date to Special Order Screen. Added Ability to Multi-Print Special Orders from the Special Order module.

- Added Suggested Min, Max and ReOrder Point, Current Vendor PO Alternate Vendor Price to PO Item list view screen.

- Added Top 5 Attributes to the PO Item list view screen as well.

- Added SOLD Date and Time to Auto Add Query when adding items to a PO with Auto Order function.

- Customer comments on BigCommerce transactions will now import into the Invoice Notes field in AmberPOS.

- Day End saved by store now displays the name of the user who last saved the record in the bottom right corner of the screen.

- Added Outlook 2016 email attachment integration. Added a switch to turn on a feature to ask for email address when one is not populated under customer account.

- Added ability to import % amount into consignment SKU's

- Doubled the Customer and SKU lookup timeout period.

- You can now designate which printer AmberPOS uses to send commands to open up the cash drawer. Previously it was dependent on the assignment of the invoice printer.

- Reprint to select printers (Switch 026), will detect another printer to print to if the full size report task has a different printer than the invoice.  For instance if you have invoice designated to Generic Text Only printer, and the full size report task to a full size document printer, the reprint to select printer will list both the Generic Text Only printer and the full size document printer for its options.

- Added Customer Type to query for the Points Activity report

- Fixed bug with Catalog listing by Product Number report that had a decimal point value in a SKU Attribute.

 - Added ability to add Customer fields into the store invoice message. Some Example fields are "[FirstName] [LastName] [Name] [Company] [Address] [City] [CityProvZip] [ProvState] [Country] [PostalZip] [MemberID] [Phone1] [Phone2] [CellPhone]"

- Made Invoice Due Date as an available field in the custom form.

- Fixed bug with Catalog listing by Product Number report.

- Customer Comments on BigCommerce transactions will now import into the Invoice Notes field in AmberPOS.

- Day End saved by store now displays the name of the user who last saved the record in the bottom right corner of the screen.

- Added button feature that allows you to clear out all attribute values assigned to an attribute.  Access this feature in the Attribute creation area (Setup->General Settings->Attributes).

- Added store switch 99 to allow the removal of Store ID from the transaction number on the invoice receipt.

- Added Elements transaction ID into the recall transaction screen so you can copy it easier when processing a return.

- Added Tip Functionality to Moneris integration. You must create the TIP payment account and then when you process a transaction with a tip it will add the payment on to MC\Visa\Debit and then tip will go into the TIP account.

- Added return reason into the transaction screen.  When processing a sale it will now use either the transaction reason or the return reason based on whether you are doing a return or a sale.

- Added Packing Slip Message to the Messages tab (Setup->Stores->Messages) so you can have a custom message appear at the bottom of each packing slip..

- Added Invoice and Internal Notes to Special Order Screen with the ability to update the notes. Added PO Receiving Set Date to Special Order Screen. Added Ability to Multi-Print Special Orders from the Special Order module.

- Added Suggested Min, Max and ReOrder Point, Current Vendor PO Alternate Vendor Price to PO Item list view screen. Also added Top 5 Attributes to the PO Item list view screen as well. Added SOLD Date and Time to Auto Add Query when adding items to a PO with Auto Order function.

 

2017

  

Updated the Purchase Order module to be able to have 2 of the same items in the PO with different item notes. It was overwriting all items with the same notes before.

Added support for Crystal Reports Service Pack 21.

Added the ability to import Categories through Mass Upload window for Bigcommerce Integration. Using a CSV file, we can import categories based on WebID, and what you want the Category+Subcategory to be.
Article: https://amberpos.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005640323

Changed how rental items work

- Average cost on rental items is now 0.
- To use rental items properly, create two SKU's receive inventory into first SKU, then make a 2nd SKU which will be used as a rental SKU item.
- You will not be able to add Rental items to a PO or add them into special orders
- Once items have history you can't convert them to rental items.

Added Rental Agreement to the invoice printer options, so now Rental Agreement transaction will print out using invoice printer.

Added ability to multiprint invoices and packing slips from the Webstore Management Module

- Added Employee Email to List view under Employees

- Added new feature for Scales to handle UPC and EAN barcodes properly with options to adjust the format in the general settings tab

- Added ability to show Multi-Store quantity on each item. even if the quantity is not merge from all stores with the webstore.

- Bin Picking Number now available in AmberPOS and can be downloaded while importing SKU's from Big Commerce.

- As of this AmberPOS Version you can now show Attributes in the HTML Suffix instead of the product number. Click Here for the link to the article.

- Added HTML_Prefix to the webstore module, so now you can have an HTML Prefix or HTML Suffix.

- Added HTML Upload option into the webstore Mass update right-click tab so you can upload the HTML Descriptions to your items if you are using HTML Prefix\Suffix.

- Added Web Only NON inventory Options. So you can have an option on an item in AmberPOS but not in AmberPOS during transaction.

- Added new columns into the Inventory Tab - Dim. 1 Description, Dim. 2 Description, Dim. 3 Description, Dim. 4 Description, Season, List Cost, Tax 1 and Tax 2.

- Added Avg Cost to Inventory Tab and also Bin Picking # to Import Attributes drop down in the SKU's Tab.

- Added a switch that can be enabled for dimension groups so that they only prompt on the web.  This is for non-inventory dimensions so that they do not appear at the transaction screen in AmberPOS and only trigger online.

- Added mouse-over for Item description and Quantity on Order to PO list screen

- Added option to Split Inventory Tracking by Product or Product Options or none at all on the Web info screen for Big Commerce items. 

- Changed the Payment Details report to count Points as Dollar Value instead of points redeemed.

- Lookup for zipcode server is updated to http://www.zip-info.com

- AmberCount software has been updated to show SnapShot QOH and an option to save to multiple batch files to the scanner has been added as well. It will start with invent.txt then go to invent1.txt > invent2.txt, invent3.txt and so on. This function is only available on the DataLogic Axist Inventory Scanner.

When uploading the SKULIST, it will now give you the option to upload the snapQTY.txt file with the snapshot quantities on the DataLogic Axist Inventory Scanner Only.

- Added Web Item = True or False into qualifying reporting queries, so now you can query(filter) your web items in your reporting.

 - Fixed Bug with Load List From Scanner where some quantities were doubled up in batches. It was only an issue with Jan 20th version after the QOH update was made.

 - Added F Key Menu back into the Top of the POS Customer Screen as it disappeared in recent versions. Sorting for Columns is now working properly again with F1, F2, F3, F4, F6, F8, F9 F10, F11 and F12

- You can now load up a website link by adding a web URL into a text Attribute and double clicking on it.

- Removed ability to update BigCommerce Live store from the Training Database.

- Add Company Name to the Special Order Report in reporting module

- Inventory Value Detail By Sub Department report has been optimized to load faster.

- Fixed issue where some web Categories were not saving on the web and some were disappearing.

- Weight, Width, Height and Length were added to the SKU Tab and will now be able to sync to Big Commerce. You will first need to enable sync "From AmberPOS To Web" in the  Web Sync Configuration tab under the Big Commerce Mass updater module in AmberPOS.

- Added Partial QTY to the Inventory Transfer reports and also the Inventory Adjustment Details report

- We updated the SKULIST upload process to now have a pop up if you would like to upload the Snap Shot QTY for the Datalogic Axist Scanner and the SKU QTY per SKU for the Dolphin Scanners.

 

 

2016

 

- Added ReOrder point to query for the Inventory Over Maximum Qty report. Now you can set the reorder point >0 or 1.

- In the Prices tab under SKU's, the Basket\Kit SKU items screen has been expanded and a Save Button has been added.

- Added a notification at the bottom of the Webstore Mass update window to show last full LC update status and also last partial LC update status. 

- Extended the number of characters from 50 to 100 for the first name of a person when importing transactions from Big Commerce.

- Added Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and YT buttons to the Vendor Invoices tab to quickly sort Vendor invoices by each quarter of the year like Q1 is Quarter 1, Q2 is Quarter 2 and YT is yearly total.

- GL Export will include data for missing  GL accounts (eg. "Men's Clothing(Account Missing),-10.00").

- When AmberPOS tries to create a new SKU using the SPECIALSKU feature and the SKU pattern is used up, a new message will now show up instead of just a general error.  The message reads, "Please check SKU creation pattern, as the current one is used up".

- Added two Reports ‘Quantity Sold By SKU’ and ‘Quantity Sold By SKU and Dimension’.

- Added shortcut keys for Customer Screen 'F6' and CRM 'F7'

- TriPOS Service for Elements Payment Processing will now start if it is stopped when loading up AmberPOS. 

Street address added to the list view under Vendors.

- Created a new Aged Receivables report listing multiple customers per page.

- Added item disclaimer to the packing slip.

- Updated Customer AR Statement to have Store Credit at the bottom of the report.

- Added Special character ability to Webstore so characters like the OMEGA sign can now be in the description and not cause havoc for item syncing as options were being dropped.

- Added hours and minutes to the time card report.

- Itemized receipt copy printed from AmberPOS includes the Order ID for transactions processed with Worldpay.  This allows to have both the transaction ID and order ID available on itemized copy as they are both needed for returns with Worldpay.

- Added support for serial numbers in the Web Store Management screen when importing orders from Big Commerce.

- When you select an inventory item and click on "Web Info" the Item Information screen will now update the Weight unit to the units assigned to the store on Bigcommerce.  The possible values are Pounds, Ounces, Kilograms, Grams, Tonnes.

- AmberCount converted to run on Android Inventory Scanners.

- "Season" added to Query in the Selective Snap Shot under Inventory Count.

- Extra Digit added to the price of an item so it will no longer get stuck on 99999.99

- Updated F Keys inside the Customer screen from F1 to F12

- Editable baskets will now have employee permissions so differing users can be permitted to this feature.

- New permission added for not allowing Item deletion in the POS screen.

Report Changes on the Detailed Item Sales Analysis by Vendor. Added background color to totals column, aligned the Total QOH with item QOH, Sort by Vendor, then Description, then Dim 2 then Dim 1 then Dim 3. Added Web Item = True/False and Sold = True/False.

- New version of AmberPOS requires .NET 4.6.1 to run properly Click Here to Download .NET 4.6.1

Added Web Item query into the Sales by SKU report.

Added a new function that uploads the special price from an item in AmberPOS from the Base Special Price Sku's attribute and adds it to the 'sale price' for the linked item on Bigcommerce.

- Query Condition Operators now display the operators description, when mouse over.

- Can now change the name of existing paid in/out reasons in the store management section.

- Automatically will install .Net 4.6.1 and Crystal Reports SP16 if previous version is not installed.

- The popup message "500 Points ready to redeem!" points value has been changed to “minimum points to redeem” instead of hard-coded 500 points.

- Internal notes and invoice notes query option added to Transaction Details Report.

- Focus changed to dim description instead of alias after add button pressed for add dimensional values. Also changed that dimension creation function to focus on the description box instead of the alias box after clicking the add button.

- Dimension description and alias will now be visible in the dimension group view again but the A-Z button will need to be pushed to refresh the view and make them visible.

- Changed name of AmberPOS permission “Recalled Transaction” to “Recalled Outstanding Transaction”. This refers to recalled outstanding layaway and special orders on POS screen, not historical finalized invoices on recall transaction screen.

- New update to AmberPOS gives you an option to either upload Selective Snapshot SKU list or the Full Inventory SKU list to the inventory scanner.

- Depending which switch is turned on 23 or 24 on you can now calculate your margin based on List Cost or Average Cost. It will now show the one that is turned on in the POS list view window.

- Added a way to cancel out of the Multi-Printer window in the recall transactions screen.

- Webstore sync for Rules has now been split into 3 separate sync options. Price Rules,  Weight Rules and Image Rules separately.

- Added new feature that allows users with container SKUs on BigCommerce to discount the items in the container. This is achieved by adding a special price rule in AmberPOS for the members in the container that you would like to discount and then re-upload the container SKU to the web. This will change the price on the web to the new special price. It will not show the customer the discount they are receiving on BigCommerce, this will only update the price as if it was the normal price.

New update that imports the customer information properly from the Big Commerce Bill-to into the AmberPOS Bill-to customer info and then the Big Commerce Ship-to customer info will be populated in the transaction it self and updated on the customer Ship-to address.

LC Database now auto-shrinks every minute.

New update to the Dimension Group view which will now show how many dimension Aliases are present in the current group and also the Dimension listing will now show how many SKU's are using this dimension and how many use this on Big Commerce.

 

 

2015

 

- When starting AmberPOS it will now check if SQL Server is running and if not it will now auto start the instance.

- Parent \ Daughter SKU association available for dimensional skus.  A customer wants to sell one (10 pack) of Medium Shirts and one (SINGLE) medium shirt as well, so in this case they need 2 SKU’s. If you sell a medium size in the daughter SKU it will now transfer the quantity from the medium size Parent SKU.  Must have identical dimension group association in both skus.

- Email address has been added to the Customer AR / Store Credit Report.

- Windows 7 can now properly format the font size to display properly in the list-view.  Problem prior where the font changed though the lines would not.

- Adjusted the Detailed Item Sales Analysis by... and Item Summary Sales Analysis By... Reports to have proper Consolidated totals at the bottom.

- Added a new attribute called “Disable UPC Validation”, check-box store attribute.  If this is set to “ON”, then it will disable UPC validation, i.e. the 1st value from InventoryLookups table will be used as a web UPC value (regardless if it is a valid UPC or not) and uploaded to BigCommerce if UPC synchronization configuration is set “From Amber To Web” in mass update form.

- Update to the Multiple Print Menu will now give you options to print Packing slip and Gift Receipts and Transaction Item Note to be displayed in the list view as well.

- Added Last Received Date, Last Sold Date and Last Sold Age Days to the Query for the Detailed Item Sales Analysis By... and the Item Sales Summary Analysis By... reports.

- UPC Sync Function added to Big Commerce Integration.

- Attributes with a long list of items will now be displayed as a full list instead of a scroll bar.

- Added City \ State lookup by zip code on the Customer input screen.

- New Tare Weight option added into AmberPOS.  Now you can sell items that have a Tare weight for the container and during the sale AmberPOS will subtract the Tare weight from the total item being weighed by scale.

- Webstore Threading has been moved down to 5 as a default value which can then be increased if needed.

- .Net 4.5 Update in AmberPOS will now make the font look a bit different under Windows 7 in AmberPOS.

- Email Subscriber and Mail Subscriber are now by default NOT checked on. The store clerk should verify if a customer wants to be on an email list and check these options ON manually.

- Added Customer Type to the POS screen below the Store Credit, AR Balance and Points area.

- Dimensional Price rules now affect the basket/kit builder in Amber. 

- When importing SKU's with blank Vendor and Department AmberPOS will not create a Vendor called "No Vendor" and a Department called "No Department" and make those as default values for any blank Vendors or Departments upon import.

- Changed the report Customer Listing by Dollar Spent to show transactions by store only not by customer created in.

- Added a warning message when copying two layaways into one invoice that if you delete an item from one of the layaways it will void the layaway.

- Non-inventory options and option type support has been added for importing items from Bigcommerce to Amber.

- For Penny rounding, when you press the Insert Key it will not populate the cash tender to the nearest .5 so $40.43 will now be $40.45. All other payment types will still be original amount.

- New “View Costs” permission: if checked off, list cost and average cost will show blank or zero on screen and reports.

- Two new reports: “Detailed Item Sales Analysis By” and “Item Summary Sales Analysis By”.

- New backend Switches 89 and 90. Switch 89 will popup  the Transaction Attribute form at the end of the transaction before the payment window. Switch 90 will add the full dimension description to the item description on 3" Receipt and Invoice.

- Web Mass update screen has some GUI changes and will now refresh in real time if any item related changes are detected.

- New function to create automatic Container Link SKUs from a Dimensional SKU. This feature is available under the Edit Items Window. Once this is created Adjust QOH has to be clicked to moved the QOH over.

- Some GUI layout changes in webstore integration mass updater: new toolbar was added to the bottom area.  The toolbar buttons are enabled/disabled based on the selected tab and selected columns in the grid.

- Switch 092, Will automatically uncheck “Discount on Reg. Price” when using discount QuickLaunch buttons. E.g. {Discount}All10%

New Store attribute: “HTML Invoice Note”. Text in HTML format, will show on invoice as additional note, above the “ship to” address.

- Added Phone Numbers to Print AR Statement report.

- DIM Values display order now supported from Amber to Webstore.  If you change the display order of DIM values in "Inventory Settings -> Dimension" tab, the online display order will be updated. NOTE: Not automatic. Click refresh on mass uploader and re-upload one item from the DIM group.

- "QOH Below Minimum QTY" added to Inventory tab query.

- New Feature which allows you to print multiple label types one type after another. ie. multi-page(label) signature form.

- Search function added to dimensional rules (price, list cost, weight, web image), so you can find rule names that "contain" the value you are searching. 

- Added three columns into listview for the "Order&Receive" tab in purchase order process.  Allows efficiency to sort skus imported from inventory scanner so the user can easily remove items intended to be imported into another purchase order.  Added columns titled "Primary Vendor, Alternate Vendors, Alternate Vendors Product Numbers".

- New tab “Images” was added to BigCommerce mass update form under “Edit Web Items” screen.  This tab provides functionality to associate and upload new images for items and also for editing existing item images, e.g. set default image, delete image.  “Edit Web Items” tab is visible to Administrator user since web skus can be deleted from Bigcommerce in this feature.

- New Attribute that acts as a Special Price Rule, called [CustomerType]_Price. It can be found here :https://amberpos.zendesk.com/entries/40944444-Attributes-Catalogue-...

2 new attributes have been added:

[CustomerType]_Price - Special Price by customer type. Eg, VIP_Price, BandEdge_Price. We won’t auto create special price rule any more.

Base Special Price - Use this attribute instead of creating special price rule per Sku. Removed SpecialPrice column from Sku import template.  Import to this Sku attribute instead.

- New version of AmberPOS released which requires .Net 4.5 Windows XP and Server 2003 are not supported supported beyond this version anymore.

 

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