9.2 Release Summary

February 13, 2012 in Release 9.2

The 9.2 Release of Online Advantage is a minor release compared to the previous two versions. This was intentional. We specifically wanted to put out a release made up of a smaller enhancement list over a shorter development cycle because we wanted to track the individual tasks and activities in more detail than normal. Never the less there is still some significant and worthwhile features in this release to read about, just less than we normally have in a major release like 9.1.

Below is a summary list of the highlights of the 9.2 Release:

Apart from some of the highlighted functions that are documented in detail, this release also included another batch of functions that have been transitioned from the terminal emulation version to the browser based version of Online. Most of these functions were in the form of Master File Utilities that allow the user to perform “transfers” from old to new codes, moving history and/or outstanding transactions to the new code as part of the process. The complete list of new Forms and Reports that have been implemented in this version can be seen HERE.

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Spooler Archive Conversion

March 5, 2012 Online Tools

The Online 2000 “terminal emulation” system contained a Spooler Archive that allowed users to store reports from their “Print Spooler” into predefined sections called “Archive Types”. Many Online 2000 users would use this facility to store important reports that they wanted to have ongoing access to. In particular users would store their useful End Of […]

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Stationery Print Format Options

March 5, 2012 Release 9.2

There are times when you require alternative stationery formats within the system. Sometimes this can simply be the ability to vary the name, address and contact information that the system prints. Other times you might need a completely different format for a branch or group of users. In the 9.2 Release we have added the […]

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Report Filters – Grouping

March 5, 2012 Release 9.2

Report Filters are a significant resource for the user. With them, more targeted reporting is achieved. Without them, the user has to wade through too much data and reports that are just too long. In short, they provide focus. All the things a user is not concerned about can be excluded. Alternatively, only the data […]

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Report Scheduling

March 5, 2012 Release 9.2

Reports can now be Scheduled from the Report Launcher. This means that a user can set a report to run at a regular time to save having to do that manually. Many of our customers told us that they run reports on a regular schedule and “deliver” them to selected users in the company. With […]

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9.2 Improvements to the User Interface

March 1, 2012 Release 9.2

As with every release, we have made further improvements to the User Interface (UI) of Online Advantage to improve the efficiency of the navigation and the speed of screen refresh and handling. The following changes have been completed for the 9.2 Release across the system: Search Indexing The logic behind the generic search function used […]

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9.2 Order Processing Enhancements

March 1, 2012 Order Management

The following changes were made in this release to the Order Management facilities to assist with the processing of orders through the system. They are as follows: Customer Restricted Products There are times when you don’t want to sell a certain product or range of products to a customer. It could be that agency agreements […]

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System Audit features

February 29, 2012 Release 9.2

Online Advantage has always had strong auditing facilities. We track who does what to all the transactions that go through the system with our standard “Activities” feature so you can see the time, date and user for all the main functions and processing that occurs in the system. Now we have expanded the system audit […]

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Forgotten Password Function

February 29, 2012 Release 9.2

We all forget a password at some point. Even the best of us can’t remember them all. There are even some users who forget them regularly. So to make things a little easier for the System Administrator we have introduced the ability to setup a password reminder function which will email a user their OA […]

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System Restriction Facility

February 29, 2012 Release 9.2

One important control function introduced to Online is the ability to completely restrict the access to the system to all users.  This essentially gives a System Administrator the ability to prevent OA users using the system for a period by stopping people logging in.  The reasons to do this can be many and varied but […]

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Password Setup and Controls

February 29, 2012 Release 9.2

A new function for the establishment of all password rules and controls has been created to make things easier for the System Administrator to stay in control of the OA security setup. This new function lets the System Administrator set the global override password, the number of days before users must change their password and […]

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9.2 Security Enhancements

February 29, 2012 Release 9.2

We’ve performed a complete review of the password security features in this release and made the following improvements to the system: Password Setup and Controls System Restriction facility Forgotten Password function New System Audit features

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Stationery Message Management

February 22, 2012 Release 9.2

The ability to include a standard message on the many “documents” that are produced within the processing functions is a great way to communicate with your Customers and Suppliers.  For this reason we have tools within the system to allow you to add and edit the messages you want to give on the following “Stationery” […]

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9.2 E-Commerce Enhancements

February 22, 2012 Business To Business

This release sees the introduction of two significant features to our E-Commerce suite with the introduction of a Payment Gateway for Non-Account customers and a multi-customer facility for B2B Account customers. Payment Gateway Due to popular demand from our E-Commerce suite users, we have incorporated a Payment Gateway facility into the E-Commerce so that non-account […]

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9.2 Minor Enhancements List

February 21, 2012 Release 9.2

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: Remittance Advice reprint – a long awaited and welcome addition to the Accounts Payable system sees us implement a new function to […]

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9.2 Summary of New Browser Functions & Re-written Forms

February 21, 2012 Release 9.2

Below is a summary list 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 Sales Other Charges setup (P073) Order Processing Generate & Print Picking Docket […]

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9.2 Reporting Improvements

February 13, 2012 Release 9.2

The 9.2 release includes the following significant enhancements to the Reporting tools designed to give users more facilities across all the standard reports in Online Advantage. These improvements are summarised below: Report Scheduler Report Filters – Grouping Stationery Print Format Options Spooler Archive Conversion

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