Release Notes

Release Notes

Updates will trigger an automatic update notification or you may manually update by navigating to Setup > Tools > Update. For HQ navigate to Setup > Update.


8.5.27 (August 3, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

New

Introducing the Inventory Upload addon module! With this addon, you can automatically send your inventory data to any number of online shopping services, using the FTP or SFTP file transfer protocols. Inventory data is uploaded every 30 minutes and includes everything needed by third-party online shopping services to get your products online. See the knowledgebase article for details about this addon: Inventory Upload

New

We’ve integrated StoreTender with the popular eGrowcery Online Shopping service! With eGrowcery you can sell your products online for delivery or pickup at your store. And, thanks to the eGrowcery Exchange addon module, you can send inventory data and receive sales transactions into your POS. Using ‘virtual lane’ technology, your eGrowcery Online Shopping sales are recorded and individual transactions recorded in the Electronic Journal. You’ll have full access to your online sales with a special cashier or register account (for filtering eGrowcery activity only). See the knowledgebase article for details about this addon: eGrowcery Exchange

Enhanced

  • When adding a customer ‘on-the-fly’ from within the POS, you can now assign a Price Tier to that customer.

Fixed

  • When an Altria/AGDC Scan Data merchant sold a tobacco product with a Price Formula that was deleted prior, the Scan Data file was incorrectly recording the final sales price. The price at the register was correct.
  • Fixed an issue with voiding or error correcting a tobacco coupon.
  • If you were an RJ Scan Data merchant and you suspended a tobacco sale after accepting a tobacco coupon, resuming the sale did not persist the coupon data for scan data.
  • The search boxes in the back office area only allowed for a 14 character search. This has been increased to 50 characters, to allow for long product names.
  • POS transaction upload routine optimized to better handle a communication disruption after the transaction has uploaded, but before the connection is closed.

HQ

Fixed

  • The search boxes in HQ only allowed for a 14 character search. This has been increased to 50 characters, to allow for long product names.

 

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8.5.26 (June 9, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

New

  • Accept credit and debit card Donations on the Ingenico Lane series of Payment Terminals running EasyCheckout. Select either “Round up to next whole dollar” or “Suggestive donation amount”. You can track donations via the selected Donation PLU in Inventory & Department sales reports. Contact us for setup assistance.
    • As a reminder, Ingenico Lane + EasyCheckout also support Tips with credit or debit card payment. Contact us for setup assistance.

Fixed

  • Importing new Products now creates an initial entry in Inventory History, just like adding a new Product via the data entry screen.
  • For Multi-Store, deleting a Product in Pro/Back Office was removing it fully from all stores. Now it only deletes the Product from the store that invoked the deletion.
    • Note: If no other store(s) carry the Product, it is fully deleted so that it will not appear anywhere, including HQ.
  • Fixed Permissions link error relating to Department Sales Report.
  • Fixed loading of past Receivers into the Receiving grid (Tasks > Receiving > Find).
  • Scheduled Reports criteria was incorrectly set if an existing scheduled report was edited and saved.

HQ

Fixed

  • Importing new Products now creates an initial entry in Inventory History.
  • Adding a new Product via the data entry screen now creates an initial entry in Inventory History, as it does in Pro/Back Office.
  • Deleting a Product in HQ will permanently remove it from the database, for all stores.
    • Note: If you only wish to delete a Product from one particular store, use Pro/Back Office instead.
  • Fixed loading of past Receivers into the Receiving grid (Tasks > Receiving > Find).
  • The Sales Summary Scheduled Report was not filtering for the day specified (Yesterday/Today).
  • The Inventory Sales Scheduled Report was trimming the last character of a 14-character PLU Number.
  • Restoring HQ after minimizing to the taskbar now refreshes the screen correctly.

RF Server

Fixed

  • Internal code optimization and version number synchronization.

OLCC File Transfer Utility

Fixed

  • To compensate for very large Inventory History tables, we optimized the query for daily and monthly inventory reports.

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8.5.25 (May 16, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Fixed Day of Week setting in Sale Pricing to correctly apply sale pricing on a specific day of the week.
  • Product Import would fail if no Alternate PLU was specified.
  • Removed Tax Summary report from Report Scheduler – should not have been listed.

HQ

Fixed

  • Fixed Day of Week setting in Sale Pricing to correctly apply sale pricing on a specific day of the week.
  • Product Import would fail if no Alternate PLU was specified.
  • Fixed Product Import to apply to specified Store Number, Price Zone or Tax Zone. If not specified, the import will apply to all stores and zones.

RF Server

Fixed

  • Fixed price change failure when looking product up via Vendor Item Number instead of PLU Number.

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8.5.24 (April 5, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Patch 4/7/22: Product Import would fail if no Alternate PLU was specified. Fixed in same version number, released today. If you are experiencing this problem, uninstall and then reinstall from the setup file dated 4/7/22 from the Client Area of our website.
  • Fixed conflict with new AGDC Scan Data that would cause file uploads to fail if ten (10) or more units of the same tobacco item with a multi-pack formula were sold in a single transaction. Multi-pack quantity field had to be adjusted to allow for new reporting specifications.
  • Fixed Product Import to import an Alternate PLU into the Alias table.
  • Deprecated the three unused “Sale” import fields in Product Import.

HQ

Fixed

  • Version update with fix for AGDC Scan Data table adjustment to increase the multi-pack quantity field.

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8.5.23 (April 4, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

New

  • Added support for the new AGDC 2022 Scan Data Retail Reporting Requirements.

Enhanced

  • Added additional checks when entering the POS to see if EasyCheckout was out of sync with StoreTender. This typically happens if StoreTender was terminated unexpectedly, after the Payment Terminal button was pressed. In most cases the POS appeared “hung” when, in fact, the Payment Terminal had rebooted after the client entered the POS. This addition check will identify the synchronization issue and offer to restart the Datacap Director Service, avoiding the need to reboot the POS computer. In some cases a reboot is still necessary if the service restart fails.
  • Added the ability to scan the full PDF417 barcode on a government issued ID at the Passive Age Verification screen.

Fixed

  • Coupons were not properly scanning if a custom price embedded barcode format was activated.
  • In rare cases where a price embedded barcode pointed to an alias PLU, sales by weight were not being tracked.
  • In very rare cases where a transaction started before midnight and ended after 12:00:01 am, the date change caused the file upload to fail, sending the POS into offline mode.

HQ

Fixed

  • Support added for the new AGDC 2022 Scan Data Retail Reporting Requirements.

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8.5.22 (February 23, 2022)

Pro & Back Office

When version 8.5.22 is installed on a POS using Datacap’s NETePay Director and Ingenico Lane devices, the Director will restart automatically and download the latest version of EasyCheckout for the new functionality below.

New

  • Added support for a new Datacap EasyCheckout directive that checks for the presence of a card in the chip reader, at the end of a sale. If a card is left in the device, the screen message “Verifying card removed…” will remain onscreen until the card is removed. After 15 seconds an error screen will show. Removing the card resolves the issue.
  • Added support to disable EasyCheckout Pre-Dip functionality. If disabled, the prompt to insert/tap/swipe a card will not display until the Payment Terminal button on the POS screen is pressed. If you wish to disable Pre-Dip, please open a support ticket.
  • For the Ingenico Lane/7000 model, the contactless event timer in EasyCheckout is reduced to zero from .7 seconds. This will provide a faster contactless card read.

Enhanced

  • If utilizing a supported 2D scanner, you can now scan an ID or License in the Age Verification screen, and the check with validate both the date of birth and the expiration date of the ID/DL. This also conforms with the new AGDC Age Verification Technology (AVT) initiative for 2022. This added functionality will disallow a purchase if the scanned ID/DL is expired – even if the date of birth check passes.
  • Added Date and Register Number to screen of the POS Journal function, when viewing journal transactions from the POS.
  • Added ability to set an Employee to Training Mode, when using Register Accounting. Previously this was only available if your accounting method was set to Cashier Accounting.

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where an apostrophe in a product name would cause the taxable (T) or food stamp (F) flag to be pushed out of view when reading from the electronic journal.
  • Found and fixed an error that would cause Sales and Media balances to be off by a penny or two, should a discount be applied to more than one identical item and then the receipt was consolidated.
  • Fixed “Update Available” button flashing on then off when first entering the application.
  • Fixed last number entered not clearing when EasyCheckout Payment Terminal was called, then cancelled on device. Occurred when setting a dollar amount for a partial payment.

HQ

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where an apostrophe in a product name would cause the taxable (T) or food stamp (F) flag to be pushed out of view when reading from the electronic journal.

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8.5.21 (December 29, 2021)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Gift Card Reloads (Add Funds) via EasyCheckout is fixed to send the proper ‘Reload’ directive, rather than the ‘Issue’ directive that is used for new cards. This should fix any declines when reloading a gift card and getting a “Card Already Active” error message.
  • Addressed the inability to Void a partial Gift payment via EasyCheckout. This sometimes happens when a gift card is presented but there are not sufficient funds to cover the transaction. If the customer cannot pay with another tender, you will need to void/refund the card payment before voiding the entire transaction.
    • Now, when attempting to Void a partial Gift payment, a refund is initiated that offsets the original payment (funds are returned back to the gift card). You can then optionally Subtotal Void the transaction if the customer could not pay the balance due.
  • We rewrote the routine for voiding partial payments on Credit, Debit, EBT and Gift via EasyCheckout. Credit payments are voided by touching Void followed by the Credit payment line on the cashier screen. Debit, EBT and Gift are refunded and the card must be entered into the payment terminal to complete the refund.
  • For non-EasyCheckout NETePay installations (where your payment device is not an Ingenico Lane/3000 or Lane/7000), voiding partial Credit payments and refunding EBT and Gift partial payments is also rewritten. Chip PIN Debit refunds may not be possible due to limitations within NETePay. In this case, try entering the card backwards first, to trigger the chip read fail. Then swipe the PIN Debit card’s magstripe and proceed to complete the refund.
  • [01/04/2022] New installations with a freshly created database were unable to enter the POS due to a database table query exception (non-existent journal table, which is used for numbering file creation or rebuild).

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8.5.20 (December 22, 2021)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Food Service Items sold after a Subtotal were not clearing the Subtotal group as expected.
  • When recalling an Order, the Order Details were not printing on the receipt.
  • You can now apply an individual percentage discount to a Refund. This is useful when trying to reverse a previous transaction that included a discount.
  • Fixed code that affected EasyCheckout clients who were also OLCC clients.

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8.5.18 (December 21, 2021)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Under certain circumstances more than one Subtotal row would appear in a transaction, which would cause an imbalance between sales and media totals:
    • Loading more than one Order into a transaction.
    • Suspending a transaction after pressing Subtotal, the Resuming.
  • The Subtotal line was not being updated if the Subtotal button was pressed and then a Discount (Percentage) was applied. Correct totals were present/charged, but the receipt displayed incorrectly.
  • Ringing in multiple items, applying a Subtotal Discount and then selling another item would display incorrectly on the receipt.
  • The Feed and Cut between a customer receipt and merchant copy was not working correctly in all cases.

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8.5.17 (December 16, 2021)

Pro & Back Office

New

  • Added EBT or Gift Balance to cashier decline message, should either tender type be declined by the processor.
  • Added TIP support for EasyCheckout (Ingenico Lane/3000 or Lane/7000 payment devices). Contact us if you would like to add this to your setup or wish to upgrade to EasyCheckout.

Enhanced

  • Added the ability to refund Order deposits. Recall the order and then Subtotal Void to start process. Deposit will be refunded as change (cash) due to the customer.

Fixed

  • Fixed multiple issues with partial payments and:
    • Linked items (i.e. Bottle Deposits)
    • Suspend/Resume
    • Orders/Recall
    • Error Correct

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8.5.16 (November 11, 2021)

Pro & Back Office

Fixed

  • Fixed a problem with Item Consolidation setting not working correctly. Selling multiples of an item were not consolidating with this setting turned on.
  • Fixed a rare issue with partial tenders being duplicated on the receipt, when selling a tobacco scan data Loyalty enabled product and a customer was added to the transaction after the partial tender. Customer was charged correctly, but the tender media would duplicate the partial tender in reports. Additionally, the customer account details did not display on the receipt.

HQ

Fixed

  • Fixes issue when loading a Purchase Order in the Receiving Task and getting an “Invalid Column” error.

RF Server (11/16/21)

Fixed

  • Fixes error message that appears on the version update screen.
  • Fixes an error when printing to a sheet-fed printer using the Print Label function.
  • Fixes specialized label printer assignment changes not being observed.

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