The following is a list of changes that have been made to the Atrex 9 package since the 8.0x release. For your convenience, the list has been broken down into functional areas:

General/Misc. Changes
Stock Codes
Customers
Vendors
Invoices/Orders/Quotes (common features)
Invoices
Orders
Purchase Orders
Receivables/Payables
Service Orders
Options/Customization
Security
Imports

General/Misc. Changes
  • Added ability to print any report to a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format*.
  • Added option to send emails via the default email software on the system rather than sending directly to a SMTP email server.
  • Added support for server side authentication when sending email directly to a SMTP email server.
  • Emailed report attachments will now default to a PDF format.
  • Invoice, Order, Quote, SO, and PO emailed print jobs will now include the transaction number as part of the subject line for easier reference.
  • Added ability to export any report to XML format.
Stock Codes
  • Units to Order field has been changed from an integer field to a decimal field to allow for entry of non-whole numbers.
  • Added price, cost, and on-hand to the list of filterable fields for stock code selection.
  • Added alternate code information to the stock code query window.
  • Changed stock code manufacturer field to be a drop down list box field.
  • Added inventory manufacturer maintenance function for centralized maintenance of manufacturer information.
  • Added ability to create pre-built containers.Serialized items in the pre-built containers can be assigned serial numbers prior to being added to a transaction.
  • Added a loop around container/assembly definition.
  • Added ability to set, clear, and load last used filter on the stock code selection window.
  • Added line item count to the stock code label printing functions.
  • Added ability to filter the stock code information editing window to allow navigation and editing of limited sets of records.
  • Modified inventory information editing window to disable the pricing fields if the stock code is set to auto price and the calculation type is not manual.
  • Increased item description field from 60 to 90 characters.
  • Added automatic quantity based discounts.
Customers
  • Added ability to prevent late charges on an individual customer basis.
  • Linked ability to modify changing of customer credit limit to the ability to override credit limits in the user security.
  • Linked the ability to modify pricing related customer fields to the enable price change user security option.
  • Added ability to set, clear, and load last used filter on the customer selection window.
  • Added line item count to the stock customer label printing functions.
  • Added ability to filter the customer information editing window to allow navigation and editing of limited sets of records.
  • Added ability to enter alpha characters into customer phone fields and have the letters automatically converted to the corresponding numbers on the phone. Entering in 800-BIG-BYTE will actually enter 800-244-2983 into the field.
  • Added two additional sets of phone number and extension fields to each customer record.
  • Added ability to set the phone format for each individual customer.
  • Added option to specify customer name order either globally or by individual customer on customer oriented printouts such as invoices, orders, and mailing labels.
Vendors
  • Added ability to set, clear, and load last used filter on the vendor selection window.
  • Added ability to filter the vendor information editing window to allow navigation and editing of limited sets of records.
  • Added ability to create a new vendor from the vendor selection window where appropriate.
  • Added ability to set the phone format for each individual vendor.
  • Added ability to enter alpha characters into vendor phone fields and have the letters automatically converted to the corresponding numbers on the phone. Entering in 800-BIG-BYTE will actually enter 800-244-2983 into the field.
Invoices/Orders/Quotes (common features)
  • Added line item count to invoice/order/quote creation/editing dialogs.
  • Added hot keys to allow quick entry of item discount levels.
  • Increased additive item description field from 60 to 90 characters.
Invoices
  • Added ability to insert pre-built containers via a selection list.
  • Sales returns can now be initiated by selecting a previous invoice or by manually selecting a customer.
  • Added the ability to manually insert items directly to a sales return instead of requiring that the items be selected from a list of items from a prior invoice.
  • Items from multiple invoices can now be returned on a single return invoice.
Orders
  • Added ability to insert pre-built containers via a selection list.
  • Added ability to assign serial numbers to serialized items on sales orders prior to shipping.
  • Added Other Functions selections to the order shipping popup menu to allow stacking of other functions during an order shipping session.
  • Added ability to force an open order to be closed without editing the order.
Purchase Orders (PO)
  • Added line item count to PO creation/editing dialog.
  • Added line count, item count, and received cost to PO receiving functions.
  • Post PO receiving functions have been grouped into a single options window displayed after the receiving session.
  • Added vendor name to PO receiving and PO direct receiving windows.
  • Added vendor contact information to PO creation/editing window.
  • Added on order quantity information to the PO item dialogs for both PO creation and batch PO creation functions.
  • Added ability to force an open PO to be closed without editing the PO.
  • Added PO preview capabilities to PO and Open PO selection windows.
Receivables/Payables
  • Added ability to select alternate AR payment receipt formats.
  • Added a single customer outstanding transaction report.
  • Added ability to print a common message on customer statements.
Service Orders (SO)
  • Added service order returns.
  • Added hot keys to allow quick entry of item discount levels.
  • Containers can now be used in service orders.
  • Added right click capabilities to SO parts window to allow for access to enhanced functions.
  • Added customer PO field to SO information window.
  • Added ability to add or modify deposits for open service orders even if a deposit was not taken when the SO was created.
  • Added SO preview capabilities to SO and Open SO selection windows.
Options/Customization
  • Price rounding functions now support a rounding mask to allow values to be rounded to either a fixed value such as .95 or to the next value that matches the round mask. Thus you can specify that the rounded value should end in a 9 but leave all other digits intact.
  • Added multiple price rounding masks. Prices within 4 different price ranges can have different rounding masks.
  • Added option to use last received cost or stock code record cost for the default PO item cost.
  • Added option to batch processing (Dead Data Removal) to purge orphaned container items left behind by invoice, order, quote, or service order history purges.
  • Added automatic transaction logout option.If security is enabled, the current user will be logged out after each sales transaction.
  • Added invoice transaction loop. A new invoice will be started immediately after the current invoice is completed.
  • Added option to specify the number of days to add to the current date for the default service order due date.

Security

  • Added security functions to customer menu and related functions.
  • Added separate security option for rapid invoices.
  • Added separate security option for inventory transfer functions
  • Tied inventory category, subcategory, manufacturer, and batch rename/merge/delete functions to inventory edit security option.
  • Added separate security option to limit access to location selection/change functions.
  • Added separate security option to limit access to the data restore function.

Imports

  • Added import summary to end of import process indicating number of items processed, imported, and updated

* Due to varying limitations in the export drivers, exported reports may not exactly match the printed version of the same report.

If you are upgrading from a version of Atrex earlier than 8, version 9 will also include the changes that went into version Atrex 8.

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