Product Release: 1210

New season, new functionality. As the evenings draw in and Autumn beckons, we are pleased to announce that a new version of Aqilla (1210) was released today.

Current Period

A new option provides control over which periods an individual user has access to. The Period Edit function within the Configuration tab now allows you to define the System Current Period. Only periods that have Entry Enabled = Yes can be set as the System Current Period. If System Current Period is set to “None”, the system continues to behave as previously. Otherwise, select any period that has Entry Enabled = Yes from the drop-down list. The Personnel function within the Reference tab now includes Period From and Period To under the user configuration. These specify what periods the user may select, relative to System Current Period. For instance, Period From = -1 and Period To = 0 would allow the user to select the current period and the prior period.

Printed Sales Invoices

Currently, when an invoice is printed, the currency of the invoice is not shown if the invoice is in base currency. This has been changed so that if the currency code has been explicitly entered on the invoice it will always be shown on the printed invoice. If the currency code has been left blank, no currency is indicated.

Budget Enquiry

A new option has been added to view budget documents through the Enquiry tab in budget ledgers. Like other enquiries, a number of filters are available to select budget documents whatever their state.

Automatic Bank Reconciliation

The Bank of Scotland format has been added as a supported format. Note that the file suffix for these files must be “.TRN”.

Payments File Formats

A new payments file format has been added for the Lloyds bank. In the Company Information set the Payments Export Format to “Lloyds Sage” format. The existing “Sage” format has been renamed to “Barclays Sage”.

Excel Add-in

The Currency Transfer document is now supported for uploading via the Excel Add-in. Along with a few other minor enhancements that help manage blank as opposed to empty cells means users need to perform an update to the Excel add-in.

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