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Storman v9.3.6 to v10.0.42
Posted by Jonathon Wildon, Last modified by Michael Dutton on 08 November 2018 06:53 AM

 

Automatic Updates

Storman can now download and install the latest version, to get fixes and improvements to you faster!

Storman will now check for, download and install updates overnight.


 

Accounting

Storman can now export the following, to be uploaded into Xero Online.

  • Invoices (Sales)
  • Statements
  • Chart of Accounts  

Please click here to view our knowledge base article. And get exporting today!


 

 Incremental Backups

Storman now supports incremental backups.

  • This is especially useful for users backing up to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox or similar.
  • Incremental Backups can be configured to run half hourly, hourly, daily, weekly etc.

Please click here to view our knowledge base article on how to setup and configure incremental backups in Storman.




Storman and BPay

Storman now supports and integrates with BPay (AU)

  • For Storman Users with BPay, we have renamed 'Customer Reference Number' to 'BPay Reference' on the AutoPay & Notices tab of Agreements and Reservations. 
  • We have also removed the hard coded BillerCode number from Storman Invoices, this should now be displayed on the invoice footer.

Please click here to view our knowledge base article on BPay, and how to configure this in Storman.


  

Ezidebit

  • For Ezidebit users, the CCV credit card field is no longer compulsory when uploading a new Customer Profile. This is now only required for one off payments.
  • We have resolved an issue with processing refunds through cash sales, for users using Ezidebit.

   

Autopay and Transactions

  • After closing a direct debit transaction that has been processed, the alert stating 'this transaction has not been processed...continue?' has been removed.
  • Invoice will no longer print when an AutoCCSuccess notice is generated for a customer.
  • We have fixed an issue where a customers balance would not update correctly after processing a direct debit transaction.
  • We have fixed an issue where an Agreement's balance would be updated even if a credit card process was declined.

  

Reports and Exports

  • The SMS delivery report will now check and compare SMS records against Contacts, Reservations and Agreements.
  • Charge transactions on Cash Sales are now shown in the correct column for the Cash Received Analysis report, instead of the 'Other' column.
  • The Action Required and Door Size fields have been rearranged on the Unit Status Report. This was so the action required column would display correctly when printed in portrait.
  • Invalid characters that could be displayed in the Summary of Discounts report have been removed.
  • If a negative amount was present, this could cause a MYOB export to be calculated incorrectly. This has been adjusted to account for both positive and negative transactions.
  • There is now an option for the Cash Received Analysis report, to run this report based on the Date Banked of Transactions. Rather than just the Transaction Date.
  • We have resolved an issue where tax inclusive or exclusive would not be calculated correctly, for the Inventory Valuation Report in batch reporting.
  • When running the banking report, the option to 'Include transactions with a date banked of today' has been changed to 'Include transactions with a date banked of XXX...' and will show the date the report is being run for.

  


 

Agreements 

  • We have fixed a glitch, where adding new receipt to an Agreement, would either tick or un-tick the 'Always Allow Access' tick box.
  • Users will now be alerted if an incorrect or invalid date is entered in the autopay date fields, for an Agreement.
  • Storman can now support customer email addresses longer than .com.au or .co.nz. Eg: john.smith@institute.govt.com.au
  • It is now possible to search using a date range for notes in agreements.
  • In line with the SSAA agreement there is now a field to record customers who wish to opt out of marketing information after moving out.
  • We have removed the alert that would appear when trying to add a receipt to an agreement, if the user actually has permission to do this.
  • We identified and fixed a rare issue that could cause transactions to become corrupt and/or not save correctly.
  • Previously, changing the amount or date of Agreements with multiple Units or multiple Insurance records would update all others as well. This has been resolved and only one is updated.
  • It is now possible to view previous attachments that have been sent to customers, from the Notice History section in an Agreement.
  • An issue where the Days Overdue field in an Agreement would not update correctly after adding a receipt or charge has been resolved. 
  • Moveout prorata credits and charges are now calculated correctly for Agreements with multiple units, and on multi-month billing plans. 
  • Users will now be warned to undo last charges if attempting to move an agreement out that has been billed in the future. 

 

Reservations

  • It is now possible to search using a date range for notes in Reservations.
  • We have fixed an issue that would display incorrect notice history records after printing a form for a reservation.
  • We have fixed an issue that would cause the sorted to be out of order when searching for a reservation.

 

Sales Enquires / Contacts

  • It is now possible to search using a date range for notes in sales enquiries.
  • We have resolved two issues where any notes for a sales enquiry would not be carried over when converting to a Reservation or an Agreement.
  • Contacts now show the correct amount of merchandise when selecting multiple items.
  • We have resolved an issue where Contacts would re-open after saving and closing.
  • The same Sales Enquiry/Contact can no longer be open by two Storman Clients at the same time. 

 



Invoicing and Receipts

  • Receipts printed using a receipt printer (slim line) Will now correctly display the header of facility information. Company name, phone number, address etc based on what is configured in System Setup.
  • We have fixed an alignment issue above the Invoice Footer, for Invoices that need to be printed over more than one page.
  • The custom text box printed under the table of transactions on an Invoice, now supports five lines of text.
  • An issue with the Last Bill Date not updating correctly for multi-month billing plans has been resolved.

 

Cash Sales

  • For Cash Sales, you are now able to select between the old Cash Sale screen and the new Cash Sale screen.
  • The old screen can be used for customers that may pay with a single payment method. ie: cash only.
  • The new screen can be used for customers that may pay with two or more payment methods. ie: cash and eftpos.
  • When creating a new cash sale directly after another, we have fixed an issue where the previous transactions would be viewable in the new sale.
  • Cash sale transactions are now correctly matched off together when the sale is saved.

 

Daily Processing

  • If daily processing is already being run on another computer, you will not be able to log in until this is completed.
  • In the Lock List Report that is printed at the end of Daily Processing, the title 'Days' has been changed to 'Days Stayed'.
  • For autopay during Daily Processing, we have reworded the alert that states 'There are 0 credit cards to process. Would you like to process now?'.
    This now says 'There are no credit cards to process.'
  • In the daily summary Report, we have reworded the status of autopay receipts.
    These will be either ‘Recurring’ or ‘Previously Processed’ depending on whether or not the payment has been processed.
  • The daily lock list now fits fully when being printed portrait or landscape.
  • The delay before loading the email template for each notice has been removed.
  • We have fixed an occasional issue where during daily processing random late fees could be added to agreements and credit sales.
  • We have fixed an issue where Storman could become stuck in a loop at the end of daily processing.
  • During daily processing some users reported an error appearing when trying to process email and letter notices.
    This has been resolved.
  • The automatic calculation of Activity for daily processing at Storman Central has been sped up.
  • Changes made to notices before they are sent out during daily processing are now updated and saved.
    The notice is sent out correctly.
  • We have fixed an issue where some windows would open on top of another or get stuck behind each other.
  • For BPay users, BPay transactions have been added to their own autopay report at the start of Daily Processing.
  • After a recently created Reservation, during daily processing all notice plans may be addressed to this Reservation instead of their respective customers. This has been fixed.
  • We have made some changes to the way notice plans are loaded and how autopay is triggered during daily processing. This should result in daily processing being a faster and smoother process.
  • For Ezidebit users, at the start of Daily Processing and the banking report. Storman will now automatically check the status of Ezidebit payments.
  • We have fixed an issue where letter notice plans could be generated displaying the database references instead of the values:
    eg: a printed letter may show {CustomerName} instead of 'John Smith' or {CustomerPhone} instead of '09 280 3393' etc 
  • We have fixed an issue with the Daily Summary Report, where credit cards would show as 'Previously Processed' even if they had not yet been processed.
  • An issue with the Last Bill Date being incorrect for 6 and 12 month billing plans, with discounts has been resolved.

 


 

Storman central

  • We have fixed an issue where the next invoice number for facility would not increment correctly if it was unable to request the next number from the Storman Central it is syncing to.

Users and permissions

  • Entering or editing a users' password is now masked (****).
  • There is now a permission for being able to change the backup location for Storman in system setup.
  • The user 'Manager' has been removed


Analysis Codes 
 

  • Viewing Analysis Codes inside Storman Central (previously known as Multiview). Storman will only display Analysis Codes for the Site you have selected.


SMS 
 

  • We have changed the way SMS records are saved, so there will never be any confusion if a Contact Reservation or an Agreement have similar numbers to one another.


Access Control 

  • Communication to access control systems is no longer paused after running reports.
  • For users using Sentinel with Storman. Storman is now able to create a gate log record against a customer using not only the PIN number, but the Unit number that Sentinel sends across as well.


Inventory

  • We have resolved an issue when trying to add a new Inventory Item Purchase, a previous record would be selected and no new purchases could be added.
  • New Purchases can now be added when trying to add a new Inventory Item Purchases.
  • The Inventory Count Form and Inventory Valuation Report now updates after deleting purchases from a Cash Sale


Notice Plans

  • It is now possible to create an SMS notice plan that can be used to send an SMS to your autopay customers XX days before they are due to be processed, please click here for our knowledge base article on how to configure this in Storman.
  • We have disabled the ability to click the Next or Previous buttons when adding a new notice plan. The new Notice must be saved first.


Unit Types and Units 

  • We have resolved an issue where editing Unit Types, the previous and next buttons would not save any changes made. 
  • When editing Units, the previous and next buttons would not save changes made. This has been resolved.
  • Unit History will now be automatically updated if a Unit's Unit number is changed.
  • Rent Increase History will now be automatically updated if a Unit's Unit number is changed.
  • It is no longer possible to add a new Unit in Storman, if it would mean exceeding your Unit licence.
  • We have improved the way you can search for Units. In the Maintenance Unit menu screen, the "find button" has been replaced with a search box that will search for eligible Units as you type.
  • We have resolved an issue where users were unable to edit the Unit History for a Unit. Even if they had permission.

 


 

Storman API

  • Our Storman API documentation has been updated! Please click here to view.

 

General Storman

  • We have updated our Storman logos and images throughout Storman and Storman Central.
  • The time taken to create PDFs for invoices, statements, and reports. Has been sped up throughout Storman, by removing checks for outdated PDF drivers.
  • Throughout Storman, we have adjusted the wording of StorMan to Storman, and Multiview to Central
  • Storman will now automatically open this release note web page, relevant to the Version of Storman you have updated to.
  • We have resolved an error that would occur when opening Maintenance > System Setup.
  • Storman will also stop asking if you would like to run Cash Books when closing System Setup.
  • On upgrade Storman will now automatically create the following Photo ID's if they do not already exist: Passport, Driver Licence, Firearm Licence, Medicare Card, 18+ Card, Student ID. 

  

Advanced

  • The latest version of the Microsoft Visual C++ package is included with any installation of Storman.
  • Firewall rules and folder permissions are automatically set with any installation of Storman.
  • Storman can now be configured from system setup to shutdown at a predefined time. To ensure data is safe when Windows updates or computer reboots are scheduled to take place
  • We have added more logging to the sending of emails, for troubleshooting.
  • You are now able to view the release notes page, for the version of Storman you are on. This can be accessed from the File Menu.
  • Throughout Storman, we have reworded the 'critical error' alert message to say 'an error has occurred'.
  • We have added indexing to the PhotoCards table, to reduce loading times in Storman.
  • For anyone using the overnight export function, please note the date formats have been changed. The export is now using the following format: YYYY/MM/DD.
  • Storman can now be configured to allow communication over HTTP instead of HTTPS for Insomniac Kiosks only.
  • Activity calculations which are used for various reports including the Key Statistics Report. Will now run for 31 days at month end, and 7 days during the month. As well as including deletions and changes to Transactions.
  • We have made some network changes to Storman Server, which should improve performance for users with Server/Client (multiuser) enviroments. For more information, of if you believe you are having performance issues with your Storman Server please contact our support team. 

 


 

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