9.3 Release Summary

March 20, 2012 in Release 9.3

The 9.3 Release of Online Advantage sees us return to major releases with a longer development cycle with a long list of new features and functions to assist users with their daily tasks.

Below is a summary list of the highlights of the 9.3 Release:

This release sees the final push to the use of our Wizard based User Interface (UI) to provide a consistent and familiar approach to data entry. All of the remaining forms using the old interface have been reworked in this release along with a number of the remaining reports. The full list of all the functions re-written for this release appears HERE.

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User Definable “Custom Data”

April 5, 2012 Online Tools

The Custom Data function is arguably one of the most powerful additions to Online Advantage in years. With this tool users can effectively change what data is stored in the system and decide what additional information they need to keep in Online. There is no limit to the number and amount of custom data you […]

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Purchasing system additions

April 4, 2012 Purchasing

The following changes were made in this release to the Purchasing module to assist with the processing of Orders and Shipments through the system. They are as follows: Buyer Purchase Limits and Order Release Controls We have made enhancements to the Purchasing module to include purchase limits per Buyer with controls for the release of […]

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Generate Picking Docket enhancements

March 28, 2012 Order Management

The Generate Pick Dockets function used to select outstanding orders due for picking and produce the appropriate picking docket paperwork has been enhanced to include a number of new features as follows: Suggested Transfers Report This new report will make suggestions on Stock Transfer that should be performed between the Issuing Stock Location used in […]

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Back Order Release – No Stock Check

March 28, 2012 Order Management

A new function has been added to Pick Docket Processing that allows the generation of Picking Dockets from Back Orders on the system without checking if there is Stock Available as would normally be the case depending on the system setup options selected. The idea of this new routine is to allow users to generate […]

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Order Number to Invoice option

March 28, 2012 Accounts Receivable

By default, Online will create a unique Invoice number in sequence for each new Invoice generated on the system. This would be the normal way people operate, so they can point to an unbroken sequence of “running” invoice numbers on their Invoice Register reports and audit trails. However there are customers who like to see […]

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Capture & Reporting of Margin Override Authorities

March 28, 2012 Accounts Receivable

Online has always had the ability to view a Line Item Audit that shows all the changes to standard pricing and discount a user does for a given product or customer. It’s an important and well used feature of the system. Now we have added the recording of the Authorisation details to this Audit, so […]

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Order Availability Displays

March 28, 2012 Order Management

Four new Order Management display functions have been added to the module. Each one is discussed below: Order Availability – Summary The new Order Availability Summary screen will show a list of all the orders for a nominated Stock Location and provide a “status” of each order in a grid list – each order being […]

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Order Entry UI and Performance Improvements

March 28, 2012 Order Management

We have performed a complete review of the software used in the Sales Order Entry functions with a view to streamlining the system and making it more efficient to run. An emphasis has been placed on the speed of input, ease of input and the performance of the software over internet and slower links. To […]

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9.3 Order Processing Enhancements

March 27, 2012 Release 9.3

There has been a number of changes made to improve the processing facilities in the Order Management system in this release.  They are summarised in the sections below: Order Entry UI and performance improvements New Order Availability Displays Order Number to Invoice option Capture & Reporting of Margin Override Authorities New Back Order Release Generate […]

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Contract Pricing features

March 27, 2012 Accounts Receivable

A new sub-menu has been added to cover three new functions that assist users with the updating of Contract Prices already held in the system. The functions added are: Calculate new Contract Prices Review/Report on new Contract Prices Confirm/apply new Contract Prices Using the three new functions users can keep their contract prices “current” so […]

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Drill-Down to Master files Details

March 27, 2012 Release 9.3

Online has always had the ability for users to use the drill-down function to get to the main master records to make changes. This feature was available for the following types of data: Customers Suppliers Products Inventory Employees But now we have extended this to cover a much large range of items so that if […]

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GL Posting Improvements

March 27, 2012 General Ledger

As part of a general review of the various functions in Online that interface to the General Ledger we have made a range of User Interface (UI) enhancements in the area of GL dissection posting where-ever users enter Account postings. The following improvements have been made: Full Account Posting entry Valid Branch/Division Combinations shown Account […]

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General Ledger Uploads

March 27, 2012 General Ledger

There have been three new functions added to the GL module for the uploading of data from a spread-sheet style application/format to the OA system as follows: General Journals Forecasts Automatic Posting Allocations In essence these routines all allow a user to create OA data in an external application such as a spread-sheets in Excel, […]

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New Sales Analysis functions

March 23, 2012 Release 9.3

The following new functions have been added to the Sales Analysis system in Online. Top Customer Sales reporting A series of “Top Customer” reports have been added to the Sales Analysis module allowing user to report who their Top Customers are in the following ways: By Customer By Customer Category By Branch By Division By […]

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9.3 Minor Enhancements List

March 20, 2012 Release 9.3

As always with each new version of Online, the 9.3 Release includes a number of minor changes to the application designed to add to the functionality, improve the speed, reliability or ease of use of the system. A summary of these changes is included below: ­ General Ledger When new Journals are entered into the […]

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Auto Emailing of Report Issues

March 19, 2012 Release 9.3

We have enabled an automatic reporting facility as part of the Reporting enhancements made to the 9.3 Release. Because reports can be run interactively, scheduled to run at regular times during the day, week, month, and also run based on overnight processing or automatic functions like the Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) feature, we felt it […]

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Flatten Reporting Data option

March 19, 2012 Release 9.3

Online Advantage stores its data in a database that supports multi-dimensional data. In short this means that the data being stored does not have to conform to the restricted two dimensional row and column view of the world that many databases adhere to. Storing data in a multi-dimensional way offers many performance and storage benefits […]

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Silverlight Report Viewer

March 19, 2012 Release 9.3

Microsoft has released a new development and run-time technology called Silverlight which runs within a browser, similar in concept to Adobe’s Flash technology. In order to run a Silverlight application, a browser plug-in is loaded as it is with Flash. The Silverlight software is then downloaded to the client PC as required from the web […]

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Additional Mandatory Report Filter Types

March 19, 2012 Release 9.3

We have added a new method of data selection and verification to the Mandatory Filters that are used in the Report Launcher. Because there are times when a user wants to select several answers to a report filter question, we have added in a new “Multi-Check Box” filter type. This means that a filter prompt […]

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