Release Notes

Updates will trigger the automatic update utility or you may manually update by navigating to Setup > Tools > Update. Registered users will also receive email notifications when updates become available.


8.3.18 (March 8, 2017)

Pro & Back Office

  • Enhanced: Now preventing ability to over-tender certain tender types with Payment Terminal.
  • Enhanced: Added new “Drop (Multi-Tender)” function for POS. This enhanced Drop will perform cash and non-cash tender drops in “blocks”. For example, you add the new Drop (Multi-Tender) function to the POS and then press [Drop] 2.00 [Check] 3.00 [Check] [Drop]. This will drop 2 checks from the till with a Check media total of $5.00.
  • Fix: Addressed errors on reports with employee or register filters.
  • Fix: Fixed Permissions (Security) that carried over from POS functions onto “Dept Items” dynamic screens.

HQ

  • Fix: Addressed errors on reports with employee or register filters.

RF

  • Fix: Using the RF Terminal for Receiving or Counting now accurately reflected in Inventory History. Previously only final count was adjusted.

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8.3.17 (February 23, 2017)

Pro & Back Office

  • Enhanced: Shelf and Price Tag support for ZPL label language added. For details, see Specialized Label Printer.
  • Fix: Addressed errors that would occur when trying to Add a database item from a Lookup screen, and the added item required a secondary lookup. Fixed by moving the Add function button from Lookup to Data Entry screens.
  • Fix: Addressed instance where placing a transaction on Order with partial tender (deposit) from EBT did not forgive taxes when recalled.
  • Fix: If employee was restricted to certain Departments, some reports would generate an error.
  • Fix: Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Scan Data addons modified to report tobacco sales from all manufacturers.
  • Fix: Addressed label format issues for the Dutch Valley, Troyer Cheese and Walnut Creek Foods addon modules.

HQ

  • Fix: Addressed errors that would occur when trying to Add a database item from a Lookup screen, and the added item required a secondary lookup. Fixed by moving the Add function button from Lookup to Data Entry screens.
  • Fix: Products screen allowed for edit of Store number in grid. This is now blocked to prevent unintentional changes.

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8.3.16 (January 18, 2017)

Pro & Back Office

  • Enhanced: License validation script enhanced to accommodate times when licensing servers are offline.
  • Enhanced: Receiving import function enhanced to save report of items on invoice that are not in the StoreTender database.
  • Fix: Receiving import function did not properly parse ordinal fields after last update. Fixed in this version.
  • Fix: Employee name on timeclock receipt not correct when clocking in using Employee Card (in POS only).
  • Fix: Adjusted the new Scale Data “Misc” text field so that miscellaneous text can be sent to label printing scales with E-Plum addon.

HQ

  • Enhanced: Receiving import function enhanced to save report of items on invoice that are not in the StoreTender database.
  • Fix: Receiving import function did not properly parse ordinal fields after last update. Fixed in this version.

RF

  • Enhanced: Counting task now allows for decimal entry on quantities. Used primarily for bulk food counts, quantities can be counted to two decimal places (i.e. “1.25”).

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8.3.15 (January 4, 2017)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: Addon Modules for data exchange with Dutch Valley Foods, Troyer Cheese and Walnut Creek Foods. With these modules product data like ingredients and nutri-facts (when available) are updated and saved in StoreTender, for use with the E-Plum Scale Management addon module.
  • NEW: Updated the Receiving import utility to allow for importing of Harbor Wholesale Foods electronic invoices and credit memos. Available in Pro only (not HQ). See instructions.
  • Enhanced (Added 01/05/17): Product minimum on hand field now stores a decimal. This means that if your Pack Size is more than 1 (for example, 24), you can specify the reorder to trigger at a fraction of that pack size (i.e. ‘.25’, or 6 each in our example). This functionality was added in an update to this version after the initial release. If you have already updated and are unable to save a decimal in the minimum on hand field, please follow these steps to get the latest file.
  • Enhanced: RJ Reynolds Scan Data addon module updated to send data for all tobacco products, not just RJ products.
  • Enhanced: Order receipts for customer now have date & time printed above barcode.
  • Enhanced: When using the E-Plum Scale Management Addon, you may now enter persistent miscellaneous text to be printed on the scale label (ex., adding recipes).
  • Fix: RJ Reynolds Scan Data file submission errors addressed.
  • Fix: Philip Morris Scan Data file submission errors addressed.
  • Fix: Unhandled Exception warning when clicking the Add button on the Product lookup box.
  • Fix: Food Service Inventory Sales report generated an error when a Subdepartment filter was selected.

HQ

  • Enhanced (Added 01/05/17): Product minimum on hand field now stores a decimal. This means that if your Pack Size is more than 1 (for example, 24), you can specify the reorder to trigger at a fraction of that pack size (i.e. ‘.25’, or 6 each in our example). This functionality was added in an update to this version after the initial release. If you have already updated and are unable to save a decimal in the minimum on hand field, please follow these steps to get the latest file.
  • Enhanced: Added ability to duplicate top row data on Product price zone grid, activated by clicking on header of the row you wish to duplicate.
  • Enhanced: Added Sales Formula to the Sale Pricing task (Tasks > Pricing > Sale).
  • Enhanced: RJ Reynolds Scan Data addon module updated to send data for all tobacco products, not just RJ products.
  • Fix: RJ Reynolds Scan Data file submission errors addressed.
  • Fix: Philip Morris Scan Data file submission errors addressed.
  • Fix: Unhandled Exception warning when clicking the Add button on the Product lookup box.
  • Fix: Products > History > Activity was retaining store selection settings between sessions.
  • Fix: Food Service Inventory Sales report generated an error when a Subdepartment filter was selected.

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8.3.12 (October 24, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: For clients that need direct access to their database, we now offer Private Cloud SQL Server hosting. Select the server closest to you for the fastest response times. Give database access to third-party developers for website shopping carts or other programs. Maintain access-anywhere benefits. Perfect for multi-store chains who want to manage their own database while maintaining HQ accessibility. (Contact Sales for more information or see Private Cloud Server)
  • Enhanced: Added Modify (Preserve) function to POS. Food Service Items that are deleted using Modify (Preserve) will be marked with “Void” rather than simply disappearing.
  • Enhanced: The Payment Terminal function no longer permits the use of the Void or Refund functions immediately prior (without a subsequent item selection). This prevents unintentional refunds to the customer card.
  • Enhanced: New Qty Only function added to POS. Unlike the standard Quantity (@ For) function, subsequent presses do not affect the multiplier or price.
  • Fix: “ConnectionString” message should no longer appear on poor/no internet connection.
  • Fix: Time card adjustments accurately reflected in reports.
  • Fix: Changing the width of the Shelf Label description line would produce an error if the Text Wrap option was checked.
  • Fix: The PM and RJR Scan Data addon modules were modified to correct some formatting errors that resulted in file submission rejection.
  • Fix: Where the Tax Number was > 256 an error displayed.

HQ

  • Fix: Screen Designer now has all functions.
  • Fix: Time card adjustments accurately reflected in reports.
  • Fix: The PM and RJR Scan Data addon modules were modified to correct some formatting errors that resulted in file submission rejection.

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8.3.10 (September 8, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • Enhanced: We have added more efficient handling of offline modes when internet service is unavailable.
  • Enhanced: Now when refunding to a card using a Payment Terminal, the cashier is prompted for confirmation.
  • Enhanced: When reprinting an Order from the Order Inquiry screen, the Order recall barcode now prints.
  • Enhanced: Import of Inventory optimized for greater speed.
  • Fix: POS Journal Function was printing all transactions instead of individually selected ones.
  • Fix: The Inquiry+PLU function was not functioning with programmable keyboards.
  • Fix: Added improvements for OLCC reporting (for use with the OLCC addon module).

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8.3.8 (July 28, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • Fix: For installations set to Register Accounting, the Sales Tax summary on the Z-Report was repeatedly showing daily taxes.
  • Fix: Cash declaration values were not reset after close of shift unless application was restarted.
  • Fix: POS lookup box caused error if certain characters were entered (i.e. apostrophe).
  • Fix: Failed to notify user that no internet was available when saving an Order.
  • Fix: Inventory History report generated an error when a Department filter was selected.
  • Fix: Inventory Reorder report was listing items marked as “not carried” for the store.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report was not including sales for Departments 25 thru 48 (newly added).
  • Fix: Purchase Order (Auto-Generate) was not including items with certain minimum/maximum or pack size settings.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report printing extra blank page.
  • Fix: Purchase Orders now respecting the “not carried” flag on Products.
  • Fix: Loyalty points were not being removed when item or transaction was deleted with Void (Preserve).
  • Fix: EBT refunds with payment terminal now reverse tax forgiveness.
  • Fix: Scheduled Sales Summary report (email) added lottery payouts to the sales totals.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report now include Void totals.
  • Fix: Pricing Tasks where Family was involved generated an error under certain circumstances.

HQ

  • Fix: Inventory History report generated an error when a Subdepartment filter was selected.
  • Fix: Inventory Reorder report was listing items marked as “not carried” for the store.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report was not including sales for Departments 25 thru 48 (newly added).
  • Fix: Purchase Order (Auto-Generate) was not including items with certain minimum/maximum or pack size settings.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report printing extra blank page.
  • Fix: Purchase Orders now respecting the “not carried” flag on Products.
  • Fix: Scheduled Sales Summary report (email) added lottery payouts to the sales totals.
  • Fix: Sales Summary report now include Void totals.
  • Fix: Pricing Tasks where Family was involved generated an error under certain circumstances.

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8.3.7 (June 30, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: Added support for new GS1 DataBar coupon barcodes.
  • Fix: Loyalty cards now applied to transaction using scanner/scales to read loyalty barcode.
  • Fix: Order number does not increment on bold receipt text. Barcode number was correct.
  • Patches: This release includes the patches from versions 8.3.6.1 through 8.3.6.5.

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8.3.6 (June 23, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • Release 8.3.6.5: Addresses issue with fiscal accounting day end and certain tax configurations.
  • Release 8.3.6.4: Allows percentage discount when customer account set to standard pricing.
  • Release 8.3.6.3: Fixes issues with split-package items, tiered discount customers, card processing, sales reports and shift reports.
  • Release 8.3.6.2: Fixes error processing Debit transactions on PinPad 1000se devices.
  • Release 8.3.6.1: Fixes error processing Debit transactions on MX-9xx devices & Order barcode printing.
  • NEW: Loyalty Program now permits accrued cash rewards to be added as a credit to the customer’s account. This lets customers build up cash value for later use. Activate by clicking “Store Credit” under Setup > Store > Other > Loyalty. Cashier can redeem accrued cash value by using the Charge tender function for any amount up to the available credit (example: $3.00 [Charge]). Check available credit balances by pressing [Inquiry] [Charge]. Once the transaction completes, the current Loyalty balance is printed at the bottom of the receipt. (See Loyalty)
  • NEW: We’ve added support for the Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds “Scan Data” programs. We’ve created an addon module that will generate the required weekly reporting data to a text file that you then electronically submit. Available for single or multi-store. See our Addon Modules for availability. For usage instructions see this Knowledgebase article.
  • NEW: Your POS will now track and apply Deposits for partially paid Orders. This means that if you take a partial payment on an Order (say, for a birthday cake), that deposit is tracked as a “Deposit In” on your Z-Report. When the Order is recalled the previous deposit is applied with the remaining balance due. The applied deposit is tracked as “Deposit Out” on the Z-Report.
  • NEW: Sales to customers on Tiered Pricing levels now show on the receipt as a discounted sale.
  • Enhanced: Improved offline functionality, especially with starting the software when no network (internet) connection exists.
  • Enhanced: Added “On Hand Quantity” column to the Inventory Reorder Report.
  • Enhanced: We’ve added 64 new Produce PLU codes to the Produce Codes function. That makes 1,004 Produce items you can visually search for from the POS.
  • Enhanced: Food Service Modifiers increased from maximum 99 to 999.
  • Enhanced: Added the ability to print from the Product History screen (Data > Inventory > Products > History > Sales/Activity).
  • Enhanced: Now able to search for a product using Alias in Receiving, Ordering, Labeling and Counting.
  • Enhanced: Sales Tax / VAT / GST summary (by tax) added to X/Z Report.
  • Enhanced: GST and VAT handling improved, better indicators added to sales receipts.
  • Enhanced: Custom Price Embedded Barcode Format (Setup > Store > Other > Measures) now allows for 2 character prefix.
  • Enhanced: Printing enabled for Employee Schedules.
  • Enhanced: If you use a scanner/scale, you may now enter a numeric prefix and then scan an item. The scan will no longer delete the prefix entered. Useful when you need to adjust a PLU number to accommodate items like 6-pack or case PLU’s, where the barcode number is the same on either quantity. (See Selling Singles and 6-Packs)
  • Enhanced: We’ve doubled the number of Departments you can use, up to 48 total.
  • Fix: Void (Preserve) was removing tendered amount when used after tender had started.
  • Fix: Day End function was not working under certain conditions – fixed.
  • Fix: Self-Hosted server address input lengthened to 80 characters.
  • Fix: Error function fixed to allow for use with Food Service Items.
  • Fix: X/Z-Report now accurately displays “N/A” under Cash media count.
  • Fix: Shelf Label options were not saving settings.
  • Fix: Product “List” report caused an error when a Department filter was selected.
  • Fix: Located and fixed a problem with Suspended transactions that would cause errors.
  • Fix: Scheduled Reports were not restricting the report to the current Store.
  • Fix: Auto-generated Purchase Orders now produce the same results as the Inventory > Reorder report.
  • Fix: Addressed error when deleting a Product.
  • Fix: The Inventory Counts wizard (Tasks > Counting > Wizard) generated a list of duplicate products in a multi-store environment.
  • Fix: Daily & Monthly Sales reports did not properly calculate Profit when there was a $0.00 cost.
  • Fix: Changing the Department assigned to a Product now deletes the orphaned Subdepartment.
  • Fix: Inventory History report (Reports > Sales > Inventory > History) did not respect Department filters and generated an error.
  • Fix: Auto-generated Purchase Orders now take items already on another order into consideration when calculating reorder quantity.
  • Fix: Subdepartment names with unexpected characters were causing an error.
  • Fix: Quantity multiplier now works when item is on sale with a pricing formula.
  • Fix: Paying with any tender in excess of EBT amount due would cause EBT to charge full eligible amount and conclude with change due.

HQ

  • Release 8.3.6.3: Alias search restored for Products and Everyday / Sale Pricing. Search fixed for Transfers.
  • NEW: Now you can change Everyday and Sale Pricing for all Price Zones – at one time! Simply click the red “All Zones” icon in either task and your pricing changes will be saved enterprise-wide. A great time saver!
  • NEW: When working on a single item in the Product screen, you can mimic the Price set in the top row by clicking on the “Price” grid header. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to set the top-row price to all Price Zones. Another way to zip through price changes in HQ!
  • Enhanced: Added “On Hand Quantity” column to the Inventory Reorder Report.
  • Enhanced: Food Service Modifiers increased from maximum 99 to 999.
  • Enhanced: Added the ability to print from the Product History screen (Data > Inventory > Products > History > Sales/Activity).
  • Enhanced: Now able to search for a product using Alias in Receiving, Ordering, Labeling, Counting and Pricing (except Everyday and Sale) Tasks.
  • Enhanced: Printing enabled for Employee Schedules.
  • Enhanced: We’ve doubled the number of Departments you can use, up to 48 total.
  • Fix: Purchase Orders and Receiving generated error when Product description was over 40 characters long.
  • Fix: Now able to edit previously created Purchase Orders in HQ.
  • Fix: Products created at Store level could not be found by HQ. Product lookup in HQ had to be restricted to PLU or Description. Vendor Item Number and Alias could not be reliably used in HQ Products lookup box due to multi-store table restrictions.
  • Fix: Self-Hosted server address input lengthened to 80 characters.
  • Fix: Creating a Product and then cancelling caused an Alias warning to appear.
  • Fix: Creating a WIC item in HQ did not prompt for selection of a Food Group.
  • Fix: HQ was not respecting Product “Not Carried” flag for ordering and reports.
  • Fix: Auto-generated Purchase Orders were causing an error under certain circumstances.
  • Fix: Auto-generated Purchase Orders now produce the same results as the Inventory > Reorder report.
  • Fix: Addressed error when deleting a Product.
  • Fix: Alias lookup had to be removed from Everyday & Sale Pricing due to multi-store Price Zone constraints.
  • Fix: Daily & Monthly Sales reports did not properly calculate Profit when there was a $0.00 cost.
  • Fix: Changing the Department assigned to a Product now deletes the orphaned Subdepartment.
  • Fix: Auto-generated Purchase Orders now take items already on another order into consideration when calculating reorder quantity.
  • Fix: Subdepartment names with unexpected characters were causing an error.

RF Server

  • Alias support added for all tasks.

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8.3.2 (February 10, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: Both Hosted and Self-Hosted versions of StoreTender now use the same setup file. Self-Hosted users will not be automatically prompted to update to this version. If you’re using a Self-Hosted version, download the setup file and run it on each Pro and Back Office computer. Once you’ve updated to 8.3.2 your subsequent updates will be automatic. Note: Self-Hosted licenses no longer utilize the USB license key. License validations are now performed periodically over the internet.
  • NEW: Added ability to view and edit up to 6 fields of data attached to a customer record, from within the Point of Sale. Used with the new Customer Comments function. Note: Data is only visible or editable from within the POS.
  • NEW: If you sell fuel at your store, you can now generate receipts that display the gallons sold to the .xxx decimal. To use, set up your fuel Products and then set the price per gallon in the Fuel settings screen (set in Pro or Back Office only).
  • Enhanced: We’ve rewritten the code that deals with Alias PLU’s. Now, you can search by Alias from the Products screen. If you have multiple Alias’ for the same product, it will show an entry for each Alias, but they all point to the same Product. See Products.
  • Fix: When creating a Purchase Order using the Auto-Generate based on projected needs function, Parent items with Case Breakouts were not ordered appropriately. We now track each time a Parent item (case) is broken apart so that reorders respect both sales and case breakouts of that Parent. Note: Your Child product (the one you do not order) should not have a Vendor attached, or the system will order for both the Parent and Child items. You will need to have some historical data to utilize this feature’s functionality.
  • Fix: When performing a Sync/Update, if employees have been added or deleted the system would change the current cashier name. Fixed by requiring the user to sign in again following a Sync/Update.
  • Fix: Receiving tool would error if the item’s description was over 40 characters.
  • Fix: Receiving tool did not permit saving from multiple computers. Now you can do so as each Receiver is tied to the software license number. This requires that every PC in your enterprise running StoreTender be updated to the current version.
  • Fix: Receiving would error if a field was left empty. Now, empty fields are ignored.
  • Fix: Permissions would error upon screen entry.
  • Fix: New employees no longer default to a Department 1 restriction.

HQ

  • Enhanced: We’ve rewritten the code that deals with Alias PLU’s. Now, you can search by Alias from the Products screen. If you have multiple Alias’ for the same product, it will show an entry for each Alias, but they all point to the same Product. See Products.
  • Fix: When creating a Purchase Order using the Auto-Generate based on projected needs function, Parent items with Case Breakouts were not ordered appropriately. We now track each time a Parent item (case) is broken apart so that reorders respect both sales and case breakouts of that Parent. Note: Your Child product (the one you do not order) should not have a Vendor attached, or the system will order for both the Parent and Child items. You will need to have some historical data from this version to utilize this feature’s functionality.
  • Fix: When running reports that require a store selection, the selection shown will generate a report for that store, instead of all stores.
  • Fix: Receiving tool would error if the item’s description was over 40 characters.
  • Fix: Receiving tool did not permit saving from multiple computers. Now you can do so using Pro or Back Office. You can not save Receivers from multiple computers running HQ, as HQ has no unique license number.
  • Fix: Receiving would error if a field was left empty. Now, empty fields are ignored.
  • Fix: When a Purchase Order was created using StoreTender RF Server, and it was loaded in HQ, the display showed results for all saved Purchase Orders.

RF Server

  • Version number synchronization.

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8.3.1 (January 20, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

This update to Pro and Back Office adds new features that may reset your Permissions file (if you’re upgrading from a version earlier than 8.3). Once you have applied the update, navigate to Permissions (Setup > Permissions) to check and, if necessary, re-enter your settings. When complete, Sync (green arrow icon) each PC.

  • Fix: Using an alphanumeric PLU with the new Fees feature caused an error, which has been addressed.
  • Fix: The Inventory Sales Report now displays all items sold within the selected period.

HQ

  • Fix: The Inventory Sales Report now displays all items sold within the selected period.

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8.3 (January 19, 2016)

Pro & Back Office

This update to Pro and Back Office adds new features that may reset your Permissions file. Once you have applied the update, navigate to Permissions (Setup > Permissions) to check and, if necessary, re-enter your settings. When complete, Sync (green arrow icon) each PC.

  • NEW: View Customer purchase history right from the POS screen, using the new Customer History screen function.
  • NEW: Create Purchase Orders by scanning shelf barcodes using the RF Terminal and RF Server software. A quick and easy way to generate PO’s for multiple vendors while walking the aisles! (See Purchase Orders).
  • NEW: Create and charge service fees for Check Cashing, Money Orders, Wire Transfers and Utility Payments. Easily track fees and payments.
  • NEW: Added a new Subdepartment Sales Report (Reports > Sales > Department > By Subdepartment).
  • NEW: Purge inactive Products and Food Service Items from your database. (See Purge).
  • Enhancement: Updated Punch Card Pricing Formula to accommodate three simultaneous Punch Card programs. Great for “Buy 10 get 1 free” promotions over multiple purchases. (See Pricing Formulas).
  • Enhancement: You may now set whether or not you wish to allow Gift or EBT balance checking via the Verifone Payment Terminal. Configure in Setup > Register > Devices > Payment Terminal > Test.
  • Enhancement: You can use the Receiving task from multiple computers running Pro or Back Office at the same time. Note: You cannot receive from more than one computer at a time if using HQ’s Receiving Task. We suggest using Pro or Back Office.
  • Fix: Repaired “On TPR” report date filters (Reports > Inventory > Stock > On TPR).
  • Fix: Printing Receivers now prints only those items from the selected Receiver.
  • Fix: EBT tax forgiveness issue when a Payment Terminal is used and the payment method is changed after initial selection.
  • Fix: Voiding an item after a tender amount had already been entered caused first tender to be recorded twice in Media totals.
  • Fix: Linked item with a negative amount (like a discount) did not reflect total item price correctly on customer screen.
  • Fix: Inventory Sales Report now ignores items with no sales.
  • Fix: Program crash when in a pricing task and an empty field was encountered.

HQ

  • NEW: Transfer Products between your store locations (Tasks > Transferring), using the new Transfer Task. (See Transferring).
  • NEW: Added History button to Products screen. View Sales and Movement history. (See Products).
  • NEW: Added a new Subdepartment Sales Report (Reports > Sales > Department > By Subdepartment).
  • Fix: Printing Receivers now prints only those items from the selected Receiver.
  • Fix: Inventory Sales Report now ignores items with no sales.
  • Fix: Program crash when in a pricing task and an empty field was encountered.
  • Fix: Receiving task failed to delete saved Receiver after “Apply” was pressed. Note: You cannot receive from more than one computer at a time if using HQ’s Receiving Task. We suggest using Pro or Back Office.

RF Server

  • NEW: Now you can create Purchase Orders using the RF Terminal. Simply scan the item barcode and enter the number of purchase units. In StoreTender Pro or Back Office you load the data from your Terminal to create the PO. Work with multiple vendors while scanning. The system will correctly separate the items you scanned for purchase by Vendor, automatically! (See Ordering and Purchase Orders).

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8.2.18 (November 24, 2015)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: 8.2.18.3 – Cashier and Customer screens can now be customized. Cashier screen can be set to right or left-handed and receipt can be black text on white background or white text on black background. Customer screen can be set to black/white or white/black AND size can be increased to 1/2 or full screen receipt display. Change settings in Setup > Register > Preferences. Cashier screen default can also be set per-cashier in Data > Staff > Employees. (12/16/2015)
  • Fix: 8.2.18.3 – Addressed issue when voiding an item after a transaction is partially tendered. (12/16/2015)
  • Fix: 8.2.18.3 – Fixed Dashboard display. Register Preferences must set Dashboard to “True”. If Permissions is active, Employee must also be permitted to view Sales Summary Report. (12/16/2015)
  • Fix: 8.2.18.3 – Offline EBT was not forgiving complete tax when transaction was split-tendered. (12/16/2015)
  • Fix: 8.2.18.2 – Fixed Refund and other tender issues introduced with version 8.2.18.1. (11/30/2015)
  • Fix: 8.2.18.2 – Addressed Sales Summary Report error. (11/30/2015)
  • Enhancement: 8.2.18.1 – Improved background security protocols when using a Verifone PINPad 1000SE. (11/25/2015)
  • Enhancement: Added Offline Gift Card tender function.
  • Fix: With certain processors, when issuing a refund to a card (using integrated processing), the refund would appear within StoreTender as a charge. The refund was properly applied to customer’s card, but StoreTender media reported transaction as incoming funds.
  • Fix: When using Offline card tender function, the previous transaction’s tender type was automatically applied to subsequent transaction’s card tender.
  • Fix: Corrected issue with alpha-numeric Vendor ID when using Purchase Orders.

HQ

  • Fix: 8.2.18.2 – Addressed Sales Summary Report error. (11/30/2015)

RF Server

  • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.17 (November 10, 2015)

Pro & Back Office

  • Enhancement: Now permit using alphanumeric Vendor ID.
  • Enhancement: Training Mode (available with Cashier Accounting) no longer requires you to close the batch when training is complete. Transactions are not recorded (except to the journal).
  • Fix: Case breakouts in multi-store now adjust inventory correctly.
  • Fix: Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements to improve your user experience.

HQ

  • Enhancement: Now permit using alphanumeric Vendor ID.
  • Fix: 8.2.17.1 – Addressed “string to binary” conversion error when loading certain Products. (11/11/2015)

RF Server

  • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.16 (November 3, 2015)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: Income Dashboard on menu screens. Now you can view your income for Today, Month-to-date and Year-to-date, without running a report. Turn on via Setup > Register > Preferences. Also requires that logged in user has Sales report privileges via Permissions. If you can’t view Sales reports, you won’t see the Dashboard. (See Register Preferences).
  • NEW: Installation now places a shortcut to StoreTender QuickSupport on your desktop and application menus. Use when directed by support staff to permit remote access of your system, without requiring a keyboard or mouse.
  • Enhancement: You can now scan in an item from the Find Product screen to populate with that product. Previously, using the Find screen was prohibited.
  • Enhancement: Gift card balance inquiry with Payment Terminal attached now permitted on cashier screen as well as Terminal. Added “Processing” message and balance display to cashier screen.
  • Fix: Memory leak causing “Index out of range” errors has been found and corrected.
  • Fix: Void (Preserve) after a partial tender caused the partial tender to be recorded twice.
  • Fix: Saving and loading Orders (or Suspended transactions) from previous dates did not record transaction sales, only media, hourly and tax totals.
  • Fix: Minimize button on login screen was removed due to multiple instances displaying in task bar.
  • Fix: Logic added to compensate for Products imported or created in HQ without a Pack Size or Multiplier. When selling multiple quantities (@/for), these items would produce a “divide by zero” error.
  • Fix: Refunds for WIC and WIC F/V now tendered as such, instead of as Cash.
  • Fix: Refunds for EBT Food now exclude (forgive) tax, just like EBT Food purchases.

HQ

  • Enhancement: Check box for Label printing at stores added to HQ Products screen.
  • Enhancement: New persistent icons and minimize button.
  • Enhancement: You can now scan in an item from the Find Product screen to populate with that product. Previously, using the Find screen was prohibited.
  • Fix: In HQ, Department defaults were present but not functional. Due to the multi-jurisdiction capability of HQ, defaults made little sense. They have been removed from HQ and are available in Pro/Back Office only.
  • Fix: Auto generated Purchase Orders in multi-zone (Price and Tax) configuration now populate correctly. Was populating with one entry for each zone, not each product.

RF Server

  • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.15 (October 8, 2015)

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: Minimize button on home screen.
  • NEW: Screen icons throughout software for accessibility.
  • NEW: Products sent to label scales via ePLUM now store Ingredients, Nutri-Facts and COOL data.
  • Enhancement: Day End balancing now filters out inactive employees.
  • Fix: Offline functionality.
  • Fix: End of Day (Z-Report) and Sales Summary data now sent during single database update, to avoid data loss.
  • Fix: For multi-store: Some Price and Tax Zones being reset to default value (1) when software loads.
  • Fix: Magellan scanner-scale not being turned off when age verification requested, which shut down POS when another age-verification product was scanned.
  • Fix: Subdepartment lookup preferences retained.
  • Fix: Grid columns now can be rearranged.
  • Fix: Grid search and replace changes can be saved. Note: Products Grid is still not fully functional.
  • Fix: POS Journal function reprint now only prints selected receipt.
  • Fix: Shelf Label button now appears with New record.
  • Fix: Journal viewer now sorting correctly.

HQ

  • Fix: Journal viewer now sorting correctly.

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8.2.14 (September 23, 2015)

NOTICE: Because of changes to the local shift file structure, only apply this update to your POS computer(s) after the open shift has been completely closed (Z-Report or Day End). If you do not, you will lose your open shift sales data. Updates may be applied to Back Office or HQ computers at any time.

Pro & Back Office

  • NEW: A Grid View for Customers, Employees, Products, Vendors, Departments, Subdepartments, Brands and Families. View your table data in a spreadsheet fashion and edit, filter or sort.
  • NEW: Added ability to auto-generate Purchase Orders and include all products from Vendor, whether Vendor is the primary or alternate supplier.
  • NEW: Generate Inventory Sales Report for Food Service Items.
  • NEW: Added check processing options via the gateway. New Extended Check Processing Settings in Media Setup, to add text and other settings for check processing.
  • NEW: Offline Credit, Debit, EBT functions for those who have integrated merchant processing but also use a backup stand-alone terminal. To activate, add the “Offline” media functions to a POS Screen using the Screen Designer. Note: Transactions processed with the “Offline” media function are not processed by StoreTender. You are responsible for the safe use of this function.
  • NEW: Loyalty Comps for things like free meals or sale credits. Set up a PLU with a dollar amount (the amount to be discounted) or no dollar amount (whole sale free). Now add that PLU to the Loyalty Comp area on the Customer screen, and designate the number of uses per day for that Customer. Finally, add the new Comp tender function to the POS screen, using the Screen Designer. Perfect for providing a free/discounted meal program. See Loyalty Comp.
  • NEW: If you have a non-standard scanner setup and want to recognize Price Embedded barcodes, you can now set parameters in the Custom Price Embedded Barcode Format, found at Setup > Store > Other > Measures.
  • NEW: Add customers to your database from the POS, using the new “Add Customer” function. Add this functionality using the Screen Designer.
  • NEW: Gift Certificate tender type, available as a function from the Screen Designer.
  • Enhancement: Data like Products, Employees, Devices and settings now load into memory upon initial startup of StoreTender Pro, instead of entrance to POS. This will dramatically speed up entrance to and exit from POS. This also enables changes to be made to Inventory (like pricing) which only updates the POS when the Update function is used (or upon start of the software). We recommend adding an Update button to your POS screens.
  • Enhancement: Local files structure enhanced to reduce errors while fluctuating between offline and online.
  • Enhancement: Added warning prompt when resetting label queue.
  • Enhancement: Prep printer receipt layout cleaned up, easier to read. Order number reduced to register number and last 2 digits of transaction ID.
  • Enhancement: Store setting whether items on Sale or TPR are able to receive discounts.
  • Enhancement: Void (Preserve) function for POS Screen. Using this function you can void items but still preserve the item text for journal tracking.
  • Enhancement: Label option for Date now prints MM/DD instead of MM/YY.
  • Enhancement: Advanced checking on creation of Product or Alias PLU to ensure the number does not exist on another Product.
  • Enhancement: In multi-store environments, products created at the Store level (without HQ) are now available at all locations to add.
  • Enhancement: Everyday Pricing edits do not show the currency symbol when the price is edited, to make it easier to determine which record has been changed.
  • Enhancement: Products now list a last edit date in the status bar.
  • Enhancement: Addition of two new Epson printer emulations, for printing plain text without enhancements. Specifically for those clients with Kitchen printers who prefer smaller receipts for their prep staff.
  • Enhancement: License icon added to main screen for easier access.
  • Enhancement: Blue “Synchronize” icon on the login screen now functions as a data update button, to update your POS with the latest information.
  • Enhancement: You may now use the Refund or Discount functions with Food Service Items.
  • Enhancement: The Sales Summary Report now utilizes a single column format, necessary because of the inclusion of new tender types.
  • Enhancement: Employee cards can now be used with serial scanner-scales to sign on, use time clock or manager override.
  • Enhancement: Lookup screens can now have the number of visible records changed. Enter your desired number or records to view in the “Display” prompt at the top of the screen. Note that large numbers will impact performance.
  • Enhancement: New “Barcode” button on the Product screen, so you can quickly print an individual barcode label. Requires setup of Specialized Label Printer.
  • Enhancement: Customer balance on receipt now optional and set on Customer record.
  • Enhancement: To prevent errors, the Delete function has been removed from the Departments screen. If you don’t use a particular department, change the name to “Not Used” or something similar.
  • Enhancement: Vendor Item Number field added to Find boxes for most inventory and pricing tasks.
  • Enhancement: Media Report now permits running of a series of reports for each cashier plus a summary report.
  • Enhancement: Backspace function added to Screen Designer.
  • Enhancement: The PIN reset dialog now allows selection of a new avatar.
  • Enhancement: Log Off is a new POS function that not only closes the POS, but it also goes directly to the login screen. Useful for registers with many cashiers working on the same machine (register accounting). Add this function in the Screen Designer.
  • Enhancement: More descriptive messages for payment transactions that are not approved (integrated processing).
  • Enhancement: Better support added for Honeywell Stratos 2xxx scanners and scanner-scales.
  • Enhancement: Most Inventory reports now permit use of a Partial PLU filter.
  • Fix: Prep printer(s) using different emulation than receipt printer now print enhanced text.
  • Fix: Addressed issues with Void where sale is suspended and resumed.
  • Fix: Serial pole displays now show Food Service Item sales.
  • Fix: Some tasks failed (like Reconciliation) if the cashier’s security level is higher than yours. Now all tasks are available with the exception of viewing Employee records with higher security.
  • Fix: Memory error on large journal tapes.
  • Fix: In instances where there is a custom Accounting Cycle set, sales reports now post to the overrun day vs. actual day.
  • Fix: Expiration date validation removed for manual card entry, to allow for 00/0000 date on certain EBT cards.
  • Fix: Savings Recap setting now works properly, including discounts.
  • Fix: Addressed issue with Error Correct where previous transaction would load.
  • Fix: If a Clear function was placed before any other button function that required a manager override, that override was required twice.
  • Fix: Applying a manual weight to a non-weight item will now generate a warning.
  • Fix: Refund on EBT card using integrated processing now enabled.
  • Fix: Reports with values in excess of 999.99 exported to CSV incorrectly.
  • Fix: Accounting Cycle settings now set per store when edited in Pro or Back Office.
  • Fix: Multiple Food Service Items now can be sold using the “@/For” key.
  • Fix: Sales with Loyalty Points program active.
  • Fix: Customer Aging report now generates correctly.
  • Fix: Text wrapping on labels works correctly.
  • Fix: Subtotal Void now requires any non-cash tender to be reversed prior to permitting the action.
  • Fix: On Sale or TPR pricing that was deleted from the Products screen now resets the price to normal.
  • Fix: Serial connected cash drawers now open at Z Report or End of Day.
  • Fix: Z Report function now closes the POS and logs off the cashier.

 

HQ

  • NEW: Added check processing options via the gateway. New Extended Check Processing Settings in Media Setup, to add text and other settings for check processing.
  • NEW: Generate Inventory Sales Report for Food Service Items.
  • NEW: Loyalty Comps for things like free meals or sale credits. Set up a PLU with a dollar amount (the amount to be discounted) or no dollar amount (whole sale free). Now add that PLU to the Loyalty Comp area on the Customer screen, and designate the number of uses per day for that Customer. Finally, add the new Comp tender function to the POS screen, using the Screen Designer. Perfect for providing a free/discounted meal program. See Loyalty Comp.
  • Enhancement: Advanced checking on creation of Product or Alias PLU to ensure the number does not exist on another Product.
  • Enhancement: License icon added to main screen for easier access.
  • Enhancement: Customer balance on receipt now optional and set on Customer record.
  • Enhancement: Lookup screens can now have the number of visible records changed. Enter your desired number or records to view in the “Display” prompt at the top of the screen. Note that large numbers will impact performance.
  • Enhancement: Vendor Item Number field added to Find boxes for most inventory and pricing tasks.
  • Enhancement: Backspace function added to Screen Designer.
  • Enhancement: Most Inventory reports now permit use of a Partial PLU filter.
  • Fix: Memory error on large journal tapes.
  • Fix: Screen Designer button reset issue fixed.
  • Fix: Some tasks failed (like Reconciliation) if the cashier’s security level is higher than yours. Now all tasks are available with the exception of viewing Employee records with higher security.
  • Fix: Customer Aging report now generates correctly.

 

RF Server

  • Enhancement: Now supporting multi-store.
  • Enhancement: Added ability to scan 5 digit PLU codes for Audit, Count and Receive functions.

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8.2.11 (June 9, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Improved error reporting.
    • Fix: Rebuild tables on version change.
    • Fix: Inventory history report failed when department or sub department filters were specified.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.10 (June 2, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: New Pricing Formula (Option 4), permits a fixed amount discount when quantity requirement is met. (see Formulas).
    • Enhancement: Per-item comments on Food Service items by clicking the Food Service product name.
    • Enhancement: Order number prints in enlarged and bold text on customer receipt, for Food Service Items.
    • Enhancement: Food Service Modifiers and Comments now print in reverse (thermal printer) or red (impact printer) on the Prep printer copy.
    • Enhancement: POS Journal function now permits printing to receipt printer, system printer or email.
    • Enhancement: Offline performance (due to connectivity failure) improved.
    • Enhancement: Connectivity failure notification in POS changed to status bar message and icon, instead of intrusive red bar.
    • Enhancement: “Processing” screen added at end of transactions to permit system to complete tasks before operator interruption.
    • Fix: Failure to connect with merchant processing gateway now generates “Payment can not be processed” message.
    • Fix: Screen Designer respects store number in multi-store installations.
    • Fix: “You Saved x.xx” text fixed for formulas where Link PLU is attached to item.
    • Fix: Subtotal Void function with Food Service item no longer prints a Prep Printer receipt.
    • Fix: Tooltip fixes.
    • Fix: Setting system to “Offline Mode” now works properly. (see Connectivity Settings).
    • Fix: Fixed error when selecting Void and then clicking a non-PLU line (i.e. Total or Coupon).
    • Fix: Price key now requires a dollar amount to precede it, preventing 0.00 sales (unless preceded with ‘0.00’).
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Screen Designer now has Journal, URL and Comment functions, like Pro.
    • Fix: Tooltip fixes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.9 (May 5, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added ability to print count sheets from Counts task.
    • Enhancement: Debit and EBT integrated processing receipt printing improved.
    • Enhancement: Improved automated error reporting.
    • Fix: Food service items with alphanumeric Item Number can now be modified.
    • Fix: Everyday Pricing import fixed.
    • Fix: No Tax function fixed.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Everyday Pricing import fixed.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.8 (April 27, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Food stamp tax forgiveness.
    • Fix: Remaining Void issues addressed.
    • Fix: Modify food item function now works properly.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Can now edit information in Products grid without saving and reloading record.
  • RF Server

    • Support for printing shelf labels with Windows printer.

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8.2.5 (April 23, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Journal function added to Screen Designer. View current day/register journal from POS and reprint receipts.
    • NEW: URL function added to Screen Designer. Access web site from POS.
    • Enhancement: Print to Prep Printer/KDS from Orders, prior to customer arrival (i.e. telephone orders).
    • Enhancement: Added Food Stamp Shift function to Screen Designer, to add/remove Food Stamp status to individual item.
    • Enhancement: Suspend/resume functionality added to Receiving task.
    • Enhancement: Customer History button on Customer Screen can now search by date and print.
    • Enhancement: Vendor item number added to lookup box in Receiving/Purchase Orders.
    • Enhancement: Sales task now defaults to all sale days checked.
    • Enhancement: Sub-departments increased from 36 to 99 per Department.
    • Enhancement: Activity and Sales buttons added to Inventory screen.
    • Enhancement: Product Alias (Alternate Lookup) increased from 1 to unlimited.
    • Enhancement: Enhanced routine to get EBT Food/Cash balances from merchant processors, for display on receipts and balance inquiries.
    • Enhancement: Updated POS internet connectivity time-out to allow for users with longer than expected response times.
    • Fix: Inventory History Report corrected.
    • Fix: Miscellaneous Void errors corrected.
    • Fix: Department grouping on receipts fixed.
    • Fix: Eligible function fixed to only recognize subsequent EBT Food button press.
    • Fix: Food Service Items with tax now works properly.
    • Fix: Sales reports for Register Accounting now filter by register, not employee.
    • Fix: Blocked creation of food service item when number exists in inventory table.
    • Fix: Running on-sale report no longer resets sale time-of-day.
    • Fix: Updated pole display routine to allow for USB (virtual serial port) power down. (Not officially supported)
    • Fix: Fixed Screen Designer button creation and text color errors.
    • Fix: Updated Inventory Import routine to allow for back-to-back imports.
    • Fix: Updated auto-increment to go beyond 10.
    • Fix: Scanner-scale now disables weight unless item marked as “weighed” is sold, to prevent “unexpected weight” warning.
    • Fix: Updated local file handling routines to prevent file download/deletion errors.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Inventory History Report corrected.
    • Enhancement: Added Food Stamp Shift function to Screen Designer, to add/remove Food Stamp status to individual item.
    • Enhancement: Suspend/resume functionality added to Receiving task.
    • Enhancement: Customer History button on Customer Screen can now search by date and print.
    • Enhancement: Vendor item number added to lookup box in Receiving/Purchase Orders.
    • Enhancement: Sales task now defaults to all sale days checked.
    • Enhancement: Sub-departments increased from 36 to 99 per Department.
    • Enhancement: Activity and Sales buttons added to Inventory screen.
    • Enhancement: Product Alias (Alternate Lookup) increased from 1 to unlimited.
    • Fix: Sales reports for Register Accounting now filter by register, not employee.
    • Fix: Blocked creation of food service item when number exists in inventory table.
    • Fix: Running on-sale report no longer resets sale time-of-day.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.4 (March 26, 2015)

Pro & Back Office

  • Fix: Media Report register selection for Register Accounting.
  • Fix: Kit lookup when creating new Kit now shows complete inventory list.
  • Fix: Fixed issues with Food Service items and multiple quantities.
  • Fix: Payment Terminal setup screen enhancement for lower resolutions.

 

HQ (released 3/23/15)

  • Fix: Addressed error when creating new Sales.

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8.2.3 (March 17, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Increased processing speed at the point of sale.
    • Enhancement: Added Open Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items with zero price.
    • Enhancement: Added Sale Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items on sale.
    • Enhancement: Added TPR Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items on TPR.
    • Fix: Time card report.
    • Fix: Error correct function.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Added Open Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items with zero price.
    • Enhancement: Added Sale Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items on sale.
    • Enhancement: Added TPR Items function to the screen designer allowing auto population of all items on TPR.
    • Fix: Time card report.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.2 (March 6, 2015)

IMPORTANT NOTICE – READ BEFORE INSTALLING!

This update is required for all 8.2.0 and 8.2.1 versions. It will update your system without modifying your screens or custom buttons so any customizations you previously made are safe.

If you are updating for the first time from 8.1.5 or earlier you need to recreate your shortcuts and custom screens using the new Screen Designer. See this article for additional information.

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Fixed issue with price formula creation when price formula type 4 existed.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Fixed issue with price formula creation when price formula type 4 existed.
    • Fix: Fixed copy and paste of screens from one store to another.
    • Fix: Receiving now updates cost and optionally updates retail based on margin.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.1 (March 3, 2015)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added Open PLU functionality to Screen Designer. (see Open PLU).
    • Fix: Now able to reset permissions without error.
    • Fix: Screen Designer PLU lookup now allows for more than 3 characters.
    • Fix: Tier discounting now functions with Open (price override) PLU items.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Added Open PLU functionality to Screen Designer.
    • Fix: Reset HQ user permissions.
    • Fix: Screen Designer PLU lookup now allows for more than 3 characters.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.2.0 (March 2, 2015)

IMPORTANT NOTICE – READ BEFORE INSTALLING!

Updating will make changes to your data that older versions will not be able to access. For example, PC’s running older versions will not be able to ring up items with sale pricing. We recommend performing this update when you can update all your PC’s using StoreTender.

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Food Service Items and Modifiers. (see Food Items and Modifiers).
    • NEW: Create your own POS screens – up to 100 screens available. (see Screen Designer).
    • NEW: Inventory stock history report.
    • Enhancement: Activated printing of debit receipts when merchant copy enabled.
    • Enhancement: Modified inventory sales report to allow for consolidated item costs.
    • Enhancement: Added quantities to product lookup in point of sale for any store within enterprise.
    • Enhancement: Added food stamp balance on customer terminal and receipt for certain processors.
    • Enhancement: Time clock entry restrictions by store now observed.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to edit the receiving date on receivers.
    • Enhancement: Import capability added to TPR’s.
    • Enhancement: Cost and pack size fields added to everyday pricing.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to edit the starting balance of charge accounts.
    • Enhancement: Time card reporting now permits selection by date and time.
    • Enhancement: Sale pricing can now be day of the week and time specific.
    • Enhancement: List report added to inventory kits.
    • Enhancement: Customer statements can now be generated by date range.
    • Enhancement: Added a statement code filter for generating statements.
    • Enhancement: Modified Help manuals to reflect version changes.
    • Enhancement: Added support for kitchen printers and displays.
    • Enhancement: Added support for video text inserters.
    • Fix: Time card reports now respect store number.
    • Fix: Purchase order retrieval fixed.
    • Fix: Trapped division by zero errors in price formulas.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with media variance reporting.
    • Fix: Closed purchase order status corrected.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Sale and TPR pricing added to inventory products screen.
    • Enhancement: Added POS screen designer.
    • Enhancement: Added support for food service items and modifiers.
    • Fix: Time card editing issues resolved.
    • Fix: Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.1.5 (December 22, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

      • NEW: Now you can change the theme from the default 3D button style to our new flat buttons. This new theme increases POS font sizes by 40% for improved readability. (see Register Preferences).

    • Fix: Normalized lookup length on all PLU find dialogs.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue causing EBT transactions not to process on certain networks.
    • Fix: Item Inquiry was always displaying the base price even if an item was on sale or TPR.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Scheduled Report filters.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Normalized lookup length on all PLU find dialogs.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with user settings.
    • Fix: Addressed error in Receiving.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.1.4 (Internal revision)

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8.1.3 (December 16, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Employee store and register restrictions now obeyed when using number pad to log on.
    • Fix: Prior transaction EBT balance printing on receipt for subsequent credit/debit transactions.
    • Fix: Tax now updated on customer screen for EBT transactions.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization.

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8.1.2 (December 11, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Major code enhancements to improve performance and reliability when internet service is poor or disrupted.
    • Enhancement: Added new notification screen when system is processing a transaction.
    • Enhancement: Drop alerts added. Set a cash threshold which activates an on-screen indicator, alerting the cashier to make a drop. (see Register Preferences).
    • Enhancement: Added multiplier and regular price fields to TPR and Sale Pricing task screens.
    • Enhancement: Added high contrast settings for Shortcut Buttons (dark buttons, white text). (see Register Preferences).
    • Enhancement: You’re now able to clock in/out directly from the POS screen, using StoreTender Employee Cards. (see POS Time Clock).
    • Enhancement: Time clock in/out now records store number, for multi-store record keeping and reporting. (see Time Card Advisory for important information on how this may impact you).
    • Enhancement: Modified filters on Time Card report.
    • Enhancement: Improved the record retrieval speed when editing time cards.
    • Enhancement: Updated the Drop, Loan and Payout functions so they no longer display on the customer screen.
    • Enhancement: EBT Cash and EBT Food receipts now show available benefit balance, when using integrated processing.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue where items would not load in TPR / Sale task screen when multiple store/price zones present.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue preventing scheduled reports from printing.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Modified filters on Time Card report.
    • Enhancement: Added current time display.
    • Enhancement: Added Report Scheduler.
    • Enhancement: Added regular price and multiplier fields to TPR and Sale pricing task screens.
    • Enhancement: Added the ability to add/edit inventory Kits.
    • Enhancement: Added the ability to set minimum age and manufacturer coupon preferences for all stores.
    • Enhancement: Added a new Pricing Formula.
    • Enhancement: Time Card entries now include a store number designation. (see Time Card Advisory for important information on how this may impact you).
    • Enhancement: Improved the record retrieval speed when editing time cards.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Sale pricing start dates.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with report subtitles.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Department editing.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with TPR and Sale price batches.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue where items wouldn’t load in TPR task screen with multiple stores/zones.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.1.1 (November 26, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added the version number to the application desktop.
    • Enhancement: Added support for the Bematech line of products, including printers, cash drawers. pole displays, card readers and keyboards.
    • Enhancement: Minor updates to the GUI.
    • Enhancement: Added date sort to On Sale and TPR reports.
    • Fix: Fixed and issue involving manually added or edited time cards.
    • Fix: Fixed On Sale and TPR reports.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue where scanner/scales were still active while cashier dialog boxes where displayed. This also fixes the issue when an item not on file is scanned and the program closes unexpectedly.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue where customer names longer than 26 characters caused a problem on charge receipts.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue saving media settings in multi-store environments when done at store level as opposed to using HQ.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Added date sort to Sale and TPR reports.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue involving manually added or edited time cards.
    • Fix: Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
    • Fix: Fixed On Sale and TPR reports.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.1.0 (November 14, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Added support for the Verifone 915 and Verifone 925 Payment Terminals.
    • Enhancement: Added brand filter to inventory counts. (see Inventory Counts).
    • Enhancement: Update the Help manual.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Permissions involving Targeted Email and Targeted Mailings.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Permissions involving the Setup Wizard.
    • Fix: Age verification now correctly accepts manual birth date input. (see Age Restricted Items – Store Info).
    • Fix: Price Formulas now import correctly.
    • Fix: Clients using Register Accounting now see register number filter instead of cashier filter.
    • Fix: Department default settings table creation error fixed.
    • Fix: Case breakout function fixed.
    • Fix: Adjusting and adding time card entries fixed.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Adjusting and adding time card entries fixed.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.30 (October 20, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Added support for customer tax exemption by tax. (see Customers).
    • NEW: Now select No Tax at the point of sale by a specific tax table. (see No Tax Function).
    • NEW: Print receipt output to receipt printer, system printer or email. (see Print Function).
    • NEW: Specify a default receipt output by customer. (see Customers).
    • NEW: Punch Card program support. Give value of goods to client after x-number purchased. (see Pricing Formula #4).
    • Enhancement: Age verification now can be set as passive (default) or active, requiring cashier to input DOB. (see Age Restricted Items – Store Info).
    • Fix: Issue with scale initialization.
  • HQ

  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.29 (October 13, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Added support for unattended scheduled reports, including 6 reports suitable for automatic emailing and viewing on smartphones. (see Report Scheduler).
    • NEW: Sales history button on the Inventory dialog.
    • NEW: Now certified for TenderCard gift and loyalty processing.
    • Enhancement: International date format support.
    • Enhancement: Support for transactions up to 1,000,000.00
    • Enhancement: Employee or Register filtering to the Sales Summary report, depending on accounting settings.
    • Enhancement: Electronic payment processing now independent of StoreTender server availability.
    • Enhancement: Added support for trapping unsupported currency formats.
    • Enhancement: Eliminated the change dialog on debit transactions when the change HALO is set to zero.
    • Enhancement: Time Clock now enables applicable (clock in/out) button based on employees clocked-in status.
    • Enhancement: Suppress scanner and keyboard input once tendering is started.
    • Fix: Issue with discount rounding.
    • Fix: UI ghosting when switching between single-wide and double-wide button formats.
    • Fix: UI display when scale unit of measure is set to kilograms.
    • Fix: Manual weight display for items weighing exactly one pound.
    • Fix: Form feed and paper cut issue involving serial printers.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue introduced previously regarding reprinting receipts.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Added blind-close option to Employee dialog.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.28 (Internal revision – no changes)

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8.0.27 (September 19, 2014)

If you disabled automatic updates you may need to login to the client area and manually download the updated setup file for StoreTender. The [Update] button may inaccurately report that no update is available (Fixed). If you need more help please open a support ticket, and we’ll be happy to assist.

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Added support for Department preferences (defaults) when adding new items. (see Departments).
    • NEW: Add items on-the-fly into your Products database, from the Point of Sale screen. (see Adding Items on-the-fly).
    • NEW: Add customers on-the-fly from the Point of Sale screen. (see Adding Customers on-the-fly).
    • NEW: Multiple vendors for your products. The vendor matrix includes item numbers, pack size and case cost. (see Vendor Matrix).
    • NEW: Auto-generated Purchase Orders can now calculate best-priced buys from the new multiple vendor matrix. (see Purchase Orders).
    • NEW: Import multiple vendor price books in either CSV or Excel format. This feature works in conjunction with best-price calculations.
    • NEW: Create Kits (a product that consists of 2 or more other products). (see Kits).
    • Enhancement: Improved Product import routines.
    • Enhancement: Updated logic for tendering routines to prevent unexpected scans and double-pressing tender keys.
    • Enhancement: Improved off-line performance.
    • Fix: Update button now correctly identifies when a software update is available.
    • Fix: Updated command set for Epson TM-T88V printer not cutting paper. Be sure to select “ESC/POS Mode TM88 IV/V” for the emulation in [Setup] > [Register] > [Devices].
    • Fix: Various other bug fixes.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Dashboard now lists stores by store number, regardless of order stores were created in database.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.26 (August 22, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • NEW: Added support for Orders. The Point of Sale now allows converting a transaction to an order and then recalling it at a later time from any register within the store. (see Orders Help).
    • NEW: Added support for different accounting cycles. Day end options now include calendar day with overruns as well as a fixed fiscal day end. (see Accounting Help).
    • Enhancement: Added support for self-hosted non-subscription accounts to use KeyLok dongles in lieu of web based license authentication.
    • Enhancement: Added cashier name to drop, loan and paid out receipts.
    • Enhancement: Updated the Setup Wizard.
    • Enhancement: Updated Permissions.
    • Enhancement: Removed local help file from install package, reducing the download size.
    • Enhancement: Timecard report now subtotals for each employee.
    • Enhancement: Journal Viewer now allows loading all registers or cashiers for a specific day.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue where a loyalty card entered using a USB card reader prevented a subsequent credit/debit/EBT/Gift card entry on the same transaction.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue preventing a digital signature retrieval when a merchant copy was printed.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue when attempting to void an item added to a previously suspended transaction.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with Setup permissions.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue causing part of a reprinted Drop, Loan or Payout receipt to be truncated when using a RS232 Serial printer interface.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue when the registered company name exceeded 40 characters.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with the Verifone MX Series Payment Terminals when performing balance inquiries on gift cards, EBT cards and Charge accounts.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with the signature line on the merchant copy of a charge account receipt when used with a Verifone MX series payment terminal.
    • Fix: Fixed an issue with discounting when PLU number were printing on the receipt and dual monitors were installed.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Timecard report now subtotals for each employee.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.25 (August 7, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Support for additional credit union debit cards.
    • Enhancement: Gateway enhancements.
    • Enhancement: Update Help.
    • Enhancement: Update Permissions.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.24 (August 5, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Removed DNS dependency to dramatically improve offline performance.
    • Enhancement: Added Panasonic Camera Drivers.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.23 (August 1, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • New: Added support for displaying customer purchase history detail from the customer screen.
    • New: Added the ability to produce customer email and address lists based on purchase history. Filters include dates, sales totals, quantities, department, subdepartment, brand and product. Suitable for export to your favorite marketing email service / mailing list.
    • Enhancement: Enhanced the Everyday Pricing screen to include pack size and case costs.
    • Enhancement: Added support for partial gift card authorizations when processing with Mercury Payment Systems.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.22 (July 23, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Updated Help for Wholesaler Pricing Utility.
    • Enhancement: Optimized the time it takes to load or save employee records.
    • Enhancement: Completed and received Valutec certification for the following gift card functions: Activate, Add Funds, Redeem, Void and Balance Inquiry.
    • Fix: Error in POS when voiding an item involving a mix match formula.
    • Fix: Pricing Wizard limiting result rows to items with formulas.
    • Fix: Using the PLU repeat function on an item with split package pricing caused error.
    • Fix: Deleting an employee and then entering Point of Sale caused an error.
    • Fix: Allowing certain reports to be sent to the print engine before defining a report printer.
    • Fix: Import/Export routines preventing NULL values from being sent.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.21 (July 10, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • New Feature: Added a movement by date range report allowing all items (sold or not) to be included. Sorts include PLU, Description, Qty and Sales. Filters include Brand, Department, Subdepartment, Vendor and Product.
    • New Feature: Added minimum denomination and rounding support for countries discontinuing certain coins including but not limited to Mexico, Canada, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand, China and Brazil.
    • New Feature: Added support for automated error submissions.
    • Enhancement: Updated the License Terms found in Help > View Licensing.
    • Enhancement: Added support for Logic Controls LD-1000 pole display.
    • Enhancement: Added support for Systech SysLINK cellular modem models (SL-500/1000/2000/3000/4000). This device serves as a fail-safe, rolling your internet connection to a cellular data connection in the event your internet service is interrupted. Requires a cellular data plan, sold separately.
    • Enhancement: Update images in Setup Wizard.
    • Enhancement: Improved merchant copy formatting on credit and charge receipts.
    • Fix: Force credit card and in-house charge receipts to print even when receipt printing is turned off. Enable by checking “Merchant Copy” under Setup > Store >Receipts.
    • Fix: Age verified items where the age verified text was not deleted on a void.
    • Fix: Sort options for the 13-month movement report.
    • Fix: Issue with the department valuation report.
    • Fix: Issue with the inventory sales report.
    • Fix: Error when using item filters in Pricing Formulas, when using the pricing wizard to adjust Everyday Pricing.
    • Fix: Subtotal Void issue involving lottery payouts, AR payments and gift card loads.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.20 (June 26, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support to force credit card and in-house charge receipts to print even when receipt printing is turned off. Enable by checking “Merchant Copy” under Setup > Store >Receipts.
      • The above Enhancement is not working in all cases. This has been addressed and will be working in the next update. (FIXED)
    • Fix: Fixed a bug that prevents printer attached cash drawers from opening when receipt printing is turned off in Receipt preferences.
    • Fix: Changed the Register Preferences description “Payment Terminal” to “Pmt Terminal”, as it was being truncated on 1024 x 768 resolutions.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Fix: Fixed a bug in the RF Server Application requiring fingerprint drivers to be loaded.
    • Fix: Changed the minimize icon in the RF Server Application to display correctly in all supported resolutions.

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8.0.19 (June 25, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Installer package warning when trying to install help images with file paths exceeding Windows XP-SP3 limitations.
    • Fix: Hourly sales report issue where sales were being reported one hour behind.
    • Fix: Corrected Z-out process for businesses not closing their shifts until the following day.
  • HQ

    • Fix: Installer package warning when trying to install help images with file paths exceeding Windows XP-SP3 limitations.
    • Fix: Hourly sales report issue where sales were being reported one hour behind.
  • RF Server

    • Fix: Installer package warning when trying to install help images with file paths exceeding Windows XP-SP3 limitations.

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8.0.18 (June 16, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Feature: Added lottery payout functionality at the point of sale and modified reports to reflect lottery payouts.
    • Enhancement: Added both keyboard and keypad functions to user defined screens at the point of sale.
    • Enhancement: Revised the keyboard programming document in Help to reflect new additions. See online help documentation.
    • Fix: Pole display routines preventing initialization.
    • Fix: Sales Summary report (statistics).
    • Fix: Void item with open ring price (user entered price).
  • HQ

    • Feature: Support for lottery payouts in reporting.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.17 (June 3, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Update products and prices using Wholesaler Pricing Tool (EZ-Load).
    • Enhancement: Added vendor item number to purchase order printout.
    • Enhancement: Margin markup calculation added to EZ-Load.
    • Enhancement: Improved image replacement for custom screens.
    • Fix: Brands memory array constraint.
    • Fix: Unified custom screen name length to 20 characters.
    • Fix: Shortcut Remove function.
  • HQ

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.16 (May 27, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added New Price List sortable by Margin, Markup, Plu, Description, Cost or Price.
    • Enhancement: Added Keyboard mapping instructions to the online help manual (http://help.storetenderonline.com).
    • Enhancement: Added ability to store report sort preferences by user license.
    • Fix: Missing report filters for individual stores when part of an enterprise with multiple pricing zones.
    • Fix: Missing tool-tip text.
    • Fix: Formula pricing errors corrected.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Add enhanced functionality to inventory price list.
    • Fix: Missing report filters for pricing zones.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.15 (May 20, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added ability for price embedded bar codes to reduce inventory by lbs. sold.
    • Enhancement: Added the option to include PLU numbers on customer receipt.
    • Enhancement: Added unique receipt formats across an enterprise.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to sell and track membership loyalty program.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to create an automatic reorder based on projected needs.
    • Enhancement: Added SSL security certificate check before attempting host connections.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to store and look up Receivers by invoice number.
    • Enhancement: Added persistent hosting license key after updates.
    • Fix: Incorrect calculation of split package price combined with a mix/match formula.
    • Fix: Quantity calculation on label printing when the wizard is used.
    • Fix: Printing of Z-report when receipt printing is turned off in register preferences.
    • Fix: Control panel add/remove programs list not clearing on a reinstall or update.
  • HQ

    • Enhancement: Added ability to create an automatic reorder based on projected needs.
    • Enhancement: Added SSL security certificate check before attempting host connections.
    • Enhancement: Added ability to store and look up receivers by invoice number.
    • Enhancement: Added persistent hosting license key after updates.
    • Fix: Control panel add/remove programs list not clearing on a reinstall or update.
  • RF Server

    • Version number synchronization – no changes.

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8.0.14 (May 7, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Register vs. cashier accounting.

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8.0.13 (May 7, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Redesigned Verifone test utility to correctly display on 1024 x 768 screen resolutions.

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8.0.12 (May 6, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for the NCR 59xx Dynakey display/keyboards.
    • Enhancement: Day end reconciliation is now available by register or by cashier based on the type of accounting in effect. Results are printable.
    • Enhancement: Media report now shows the amount expected, counted and variance for each media.
    • Enhancement: Support was added for European date formats.
    • Enhancement: Added automatic account number incrementing to the following tables; brands, departments, employees, families, formulas, messages, slides, vendors, WIC food groups, WIC packages and videos.
    • Enhancement: Added support for sub departments to appear on the department listing.
    • Enhancement: Added support for self hosting of data.
    • Enhancement: Added support for offline operation of the produce chart with images.
    • Enhancement: Added support for offline operation of custom screens with images.
    • Enhancement: Added support for label printing from purchase orders, price changes, and receiving.
    • Enhancement: Changed the way gift cards are accounted for to comply with new state rules.
    • Enhancement: Changed the way coupons affect sales tax to comply with new state rules.
    • Enhancement: Added support for 100% customer discounts.
    • Enhancement: Added support for blind close-outs.
    • Enhancement: New button positions for produce, gift cards and shortcuts.
    • Enhancement: Support for key dongle for self hosted licenses without internet access.
    • Enhancement: Added support for exporting reports. Drag and drop directly into MS Excel.
    • Fix: Sale and temporary price reduction reports not reflecting all items.
    • Fix: Corrected errors found in the creation and execution of custom screens.
    • Fix: Shortcuts dialog referred to a non-existent Edit button.
    • Fix: Manual weight entries were not being reset between transactions.
    • Fix: Purchase Orders were not printing correctly.
    • Fix: Items with zero sales were being excluded from the Inventory Sales Report.
    • Fix: Data imported into inventory was not updating markup and margin fields.
    • Fix: Customer loyalty points were not resetting.
    • Fix: Avery Berkel 6720 – Return to Zero error.
    • Fix: Receipt Format was not store specific in multi store environments.
    • Fix: Double tendering when items were voided in the middle of tendering.

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8.0.11 (Internal Revision)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Internal version number revision (no changes).

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8.0.10 (April 4, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Manufacturer coupon tax options with matching general ledger reporting.
    • Enhancement: Gift card liability reporting on general ledger.
    • Enhancement: Receiving documents with price changes now feed label queue.
    • Enhancement: Custom screens now support .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif and .bmp formats.
    • Enhancement: Second screen available when not in point of sale.
    • Fix: Find dialog selection returning top item when pressing the Open vs double-click.
    • Fix: No Sale when used in conjunction with receipt grouping caused error.
    • Fix: Camera refresh required exiting the program when new cameras were added.
    • Fix: Customer visits not being incremented for customers with 100% discount.
    • Fix: Validate license button on connectivity settings not operational.
  • RF Server

    • Initial Release

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8.0.9 (April 1, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: License Server Connectivity Optimization.
    • Enhancement: Support for Self Hosting.
    • Enhancement: Blind Close Option.
    • Enhancement: Various interface enhancements.
    • Fix: Split package pricing on open PLU rings.
    • Fix: Corrected GDI+ error on custom screen generation.
    • Fix: Zero balance transaction tendering.

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8.0.8 (March 19, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Feature: Ability to create custom screens for the point of sale.
    • Feature: Ability to create shortcuts for the point of sale.
    • Feature: Added offline mode for sidewalk sales, accessible from the sign on screen.
    • Enhancement: Trapped double pressing of tender keys.
    • Enhancement: Added support for international date formats.
  • HQ

    • Initial Release

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8.0.7 (March 4, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for free Back Office module.

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8.0.6 (March 3, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for subdepartments.
    • Enhancement: Added fast cash keys.
    • Fix: Corrected Panasonic driver loads.

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8.0.5 (Internal Revision)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Internal version number revision (no changes).

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8.0.4 (February 26, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for multi-store licensing.
    • Fix: Food stamp tax calculation.

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8.0.3 ( February 18, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for international tax reporting.

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8.0.2 (February 17, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Enhancement: Added support for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    • Enhancement: Added support for Provincial Sales Tax (PST).
    • Enhancement: Added support for Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
    • Enhancement: Added support for Value Added Tax (VAT).
    • Enhancement: Added support for Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA).

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8.0.1 (February 17, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Fix: Corrected department grouping on receipt when activated on a single monitor.

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8.0.0 (February 3, 2014)

  • Pro & Back Office

    • Initial release.

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