Product Release: 16G

Welcome to the latest release of Aqilla. Following on from the extensive array of new user experience features in 1606, 16g (yes, we are changing the basis as to how we identify new releases) includes the following enhancements:

Home Page & Gadgets

The Home Page now provides more options to minimise all gadgets and restore all gadgets to their original saved state. Users will note a couple of the icons have changed in appearance but they still have tool-tips to confirm function. In the Gadget configuration section, there are now three flags that can be used to control the behaviour of a gadget when defining a gadget in Gadgets under the Configuration tab.

  1. Not Resizable – The size is defined in the gadget definition and cannot be changed on the Home page.
  2. Protected – The user must have permission to use this gadget. The permission to use the gadget is set against one of the user’s roles.
  3. Minimised – The default for the gadget is to be minimised on the Home page.

Note that by using a combination of Not Resizable and Minimised, a simple gadget can be created that is a link to an external page. This is useful when providing a direct link to a SharperLight query or report for example whereby the contents of the external page does not display in the Home page itself but in a separate browser tab when selected.

No Gadgets?

For those Users who do not have any Gadgets configured, Aqilla now displays a watermark. This is replaced as soon as an initial Gadget is added.

Copy User Roles

A new option is available to simplify the setup of users that are to have similar roles. Having first selected the user you wish copy Roles from, select the “Copy Role Membership To” button found above the list of Roles; the system then provides a dialog box with a drop-down of the users to which the roles will be copied to.

Locked Headings

The Barclays internet banking format is now supported by the Automatic Bank Reconciliation function.

New Barclays Bank Statement Import

A new option has been added that enables invoice journals to be constructed that automatically posts the payment transaction with the invoice and mark the invoice as paid. If this feature is of interest please contract our support (, who will be able to explain the feature in more detail and can organise a consultant to reconfigure your system.

Payment of Creditor Accounts With Debit Balances

Previously any account with a debit balance was automatically omitted from the list of accounts to be paid. Under certain circumstances, it is desirable to make a payment even when a debit balance exists. This is achieved by setting the transaction(s) to be paid to “Forced Payment” and use the “Payment Forced” option in the Payments function.

If there is a debit transaction in an account that you wish to exclude from the payments process, it is recommended that the transaction is marked “Withhold Payment”. When a payment run is made using the standard “Entered” option any account with a payment due but with a debit balance will be highlighted as shown below.

Excel Add-in

A number of enhancements have been introduced to make use of the Excel Add-in more straightforward, the first one being that Credit Notes are now supported as separate document types in the document selection.