- Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:52
As a user of our software you are probably entitled to update it to the latest version at any time, the only proviso being that the software is covered by current software maintenance. To have current maintenance, the software should be within it’s original cover period from sale (usually a year), under maintenance contract or under a rental agreement.
Click here for instructions on how to install your program update.
Nominal Transacions now have a description length of up to 30 characters (doubled from 15).
The diary summary screen has been made stretchable.
When creating new customers or prospects the user is now prompted to fill in mobile and e-mail address details should they fail to do so initially. This feature is intended to aid collection of contact information in order to enrich this valuable resource of marketing material.
A new system parameter allows you to set the system to automatically use the next system stock number when creating a vehicle record.
This setting may be found in :
As with columns in lists it is now possible to move a tab to a new location in various property and other screens containing data tabs by dragging the heading for the tab to the new position - this new position will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.
To reset back to it's default position as with lists just right click on the tab headings and select 'Reset'.
The cost entry and amendments have been given the windows look and feel.
A new "Goods Received" option has been added to your "Purchase Order Processing" menu, allowing you to receive purchase order items into stock without having to first hunt down the order the items were on, then find the item concerned on that order.
Adding items to the list of stock to book in can be done entirely by barcode scanner, or you can scan one item then enter the quantity received manually, or you can run the whole thing by keyboard and mouse, the choice is yours.
Once you have built up the list of items you want to receive, a click of a button will book the order(s) in, producing labels and/or goods received notes as in "Add/Edit/Process/Purchase Orders".
The depots, prices, suppliers and barcodes pop-up screens have now been given the Windows "look-and-feel" and are available as tabs on the main window.
As in many other new areas of Platinum we have also taken advantage of wider screens when available to allow more information to be shown and amended.
One of the advantages of this update is it will give you the ability to make large scale changes to a single stock code's depots, suppliers, prices and barcodes only prompting you to accept the changes once at the end, saving you time.
The most commonly edited information from these popups are now available on the "details" tab.
Order Item Description entry has been updated to ensure a description of exactly 30 characters is not lost when you Esc from the detailed edit popup; and to restore text wrapping functionality.
You can access the list of licensed terminals and configure some settings not available elsewhere in Platinum by using the new "Reports & Parameters" -> "Maintenance Options" -> "Terminal Configuration" option.
There was a problem with the check for existing workshop jobs for MOT or service based on detection of the words "MOT" or "Service". This has been fixed.