The 9.1 Release of Online Advantage sees another major step forward in the evolution of Online Advantage. This release is very much a culmination of the functions and features that have been evolving over the last few versions. It also sees the consolidation of many of the new features we have implemented in the browser version, across all the modules, so that functions in Online have a consistent look, feel and approach.

Below is a summary list of the highlights of the 9.1 Release:

With the introduction of these new features and functions to the system, there has again been a significant emphasis put on the continued improvement of the reporting tools for Online. This is part of our ongoing commitment to give our users continuous enhancements to the way they can access, report on and manipulate the data held in their business systems.

This release sees a continued push to the use of our Wizard based user interface (UI) to provide a consistent and familiar approach to data entry. Many of the remaining forms using the old interface have been reworked so that only a handful remain. A list of all the forms that have been moved into this Wizard UI for this release appears HERE.

Along with the work above there have been a number of significant enhancements to the application functionality in this release along with a continuation of the reworking of terminal emulation based functions into the new Browser-Based format. The complete list of new Forms and Reports that have been implemented in this version are available HERE.

It should also be noted that the old style terminal maintenance functions are now no longer available in the ‘green screen’ version in this release. This was necessary because the terminal emulation software utilises pessimistic locking whilst the browser based version utilises optimistic locking and these two methods are inherently incompatible.

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9.1 Separated Address Entry

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

On “check-out” or order saving the “Order Confirmation” entry form has been enhanced to prompt for separate address information for “cash” style customers for whom you do not already have address details recorded. This allows the “user” to enter individual address details in an abbreviated form as per the screen shot following: You will also […]

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E-Commerce Other Charges

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

The standard Other Charges function has been worked into the Online B2C and B2B functions to allow users to setup such things as “Small Order Fees” and specific product related charges that are automatically added to orders as customer create/place them in the E-Commerce systems. Below is an example of what the user sees when […]

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E-Commerce Product Catalogue Features

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

We have made a number of enhancements to the general product browsing in the Online E-Commerce portal including: Browse “path” for Catalogue history Ability to select from a predefined drop-down list of customer accounts Support for Products with multiple Sizes Support for Products with multiple Colours Support for Products with multiple Sizes & Colours Tool […]

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E-Commerce Product Walker

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

A new version of the product walker has been written allowing you to highlight a dynamic list of products that you want to tell your customers about. It starts off with a summary view as follows: And then moves through each product on the list showing the products web description and main image as follows:

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9.1 New E-Commerce Look & Styles

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

The overall look and style of the E-Commerce suite has had a review which has resulted in a smoother more modern feel to the pages and buttons. Across the board changes have been made to the style sheets and colours to help you present your product catalogue online. Here’s an example of the new look: […]

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9.1 Summary of New Browser Functions & Re-written Forms

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

Below is a set of detailed lists of all the functions that have been redeveloped in the new Browser Based graphical format or re-worked into the new Wizard User Interface including reports that have been re-implemented using our new browser based Reporting tools. Description Module Mandatory filters applied to in Stock take Comparison & Valuation […]

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9.1 Minor Enhancements List

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

Additionally this release includes a number of minor changes to the application designed to improve the speed, reliability or ease of use of the system. A summary of these changes is included below: Browser setup Tool – we have written a desktop tool to assist users to setup their Internet Explorer settings via a script […]

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9.1 New E-Commerce functions

February 17, 2012 Business To Business

A large number of improvements have been made to the B2C and B2B function in the E-Commerce suite for this release. We have summarised the improvements into the sections below: New Look & Styles Product Walker Product Catalogue Improvements Order Charges Separated Address Entry

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9.1 Master file Deletion Checking

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

Over the years one issue Online users have talked about is not knowing when they can remove a master file entry in one of the support definitions (e.g. Trading Terms, Reps, Buyers, Customer Categories). So we looked at what could be done to make this easier. The main focus was preventing the deletion of an […]

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9.1 GL Profit & Loss Display

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

A new approach to the General Ledger Profit & Loss function has been taken, in the form of a dedicated form with specific questions relating to the GL P&L report. As you will see from the sample screen shots below, the new function asks some simple questions of the user as follows: The function will […]

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9.1 Bank Reconciliation Revamp

February 17, 2012 Cash Management

In this Release we have given the Bank Reconciliation tool a serious work-over in order to make it easier to do bank rec’s – both manually and using an electronic version of the bank statement details. Firstly, the following changes have been made to the basic reconciliation input functions: A “delete” icon has been added […]

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9.1 Batch Displays

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

A series of new Batch Display functions have been developed for the following subsidiary ledgers: Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Purchasing Inventory Payables Time Cards The functions are essentially the same for all the modules, with the only real difference being what information can be searched with to find/view transactions. Since all transactions for a ledger […]

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9.1 Messages & Reminders

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

With the 9.1 Release comes a new Messaging and Reminder system that is integrated to all the Online “Notes” functions across the modules. This tool facilitates the sending of messages to other OA users within your company, and to email addresses within and outside of you organisation. The new Messages function has been designed with […]

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9.1 Standard Sales Reporting

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

9.1 see’s the introduction of a new and powerful Sales tool which allows for the easy generation of what we have termed “Standard Sales” reports. We have used this reporting tool to generate a staggering 490 different sales reports from the data held with the Online Advantage sales analysis system. These new reports are already […]

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9.1 User Interface Improvements

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

There have been a number of improvements made to the general user interface across the forms and functions in OA. The first thing to note is that we have adjusted the minimum screen resolution required to run OA to 1280 x 1024 resolution. Given the advances in screen technology and the importance of getting more […]

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9.1 End Of Day (EOD) & Process Scheduler

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

This version sees the release of our new Process Scheduler. With it, we can schedule End of Day, End of Week or End of Month procedures to run as required. The setup is simple to do, just need to nominate the user who will be running the process and then pick your options. We can […]

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9.1 Display Improvements

February 17, 2012 Release 9.1

To all our displays functions we have added a new ‘View in Cube’ link next to the existing ‘View in Excel’ option. With this link any row/column data shown can be sent to the standard OA Cube function for further analysis.  Essentially the more columns and rows of data there is, the more useful this […]

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9.1 Report Query Editing changes

February 16, 2012 Release 9.1

There are also new features that have been added to the Report Query editor as follows: User Reports added to the system using the Reporting Tools can now be added onto “selected” Online Advantage menus from the Query create/edit form. This allows them to be “published” into the standard menu structure so that users can […]

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9.1 Report Designer Improvements

February 16, 2012 Release 9.1

Once again we have a new and improved version of the Report Designer in this release. Apart from some cosmetic improvements to the look and feel of the Designer there are significant enhancements to its functionality. Here’s a look at the new style: Below is a summary of some of the more important new features […]

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