Elliott V8.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.1

What’s New Since Elliott V8.1

Below is a list of new features that have been implemented since the Elliott V8.1 general release.  Detailed information about these features can be found online at http://support.elliott.com. Please search there to locate the appropriate documentation if you wish to learn more.

Support Printing of PDF Files

With Elliott V8.2, we are providing native PDF support without using any third party software.  Therefore, you don’t have to install PDF software on individual workstations.  The system now allows reports to be displayed, spooled to disk, and/or emailed in PDF format. In the past, we supported the text file format. Even though other non-Elliott users could bring up the text files in Notepad, they often had difficulty printing them.  With the PDF format, this is no longer an issue.  Also, text files do not support images, line drawing, shading or barcodes.  Because of those limitations, in the past you could not print laser forms -- like invoices, for example -- to the screen, disk or email. Now, you can do that.

 

There is also a difference in file size. When comparing the same report in PDF versus text files, the size of the PDF file in the zip format is about 4 times larger than the text file format.  Also, the printing time may be 30% longer. Therefore, for any spooled reports intended for internal purposes, we recommend that you to continue using the text format.  For any printing involving laser form templates – such as invoices, purchase orders, or order acknowledgements, for example -- you should use the PDF format when spooled to disk.  If the spooled reports need to be sent to a third party to review, we recommend that you print to PDF format.

Support PDF PostOffice Feature

Prior to Elliott V8.2, you could print and create PDF files by using a third-party PDF writer application and creating PDF files by printing to that PDF "printer."  After the changes made in Elliott V8.2, you can now print and create PDF files directly without a third-party application. 

 

When printing a batch of invoices, the system will generate a single PDF file that contains all of the invoices in the batch. This PDF file cannot be sent to any of your customers since it contains all of the invoices in the batch. The system would need the ability to break this batch into separate PDF files and automate the process of sending these PDF documents to each individual customer’s designated email or fax number.

 

Elliott V8.2 provides that ability -- to split certain PDF printings into separate files per document, and then to automatically email (or optionally fax) each separate PDF document to the appropriate contact.  This feature focuses on delivering your business documents to your customers or vendors by creating PDF files and emailing or faxing them to the proper contact so you don't have to mail them through the post office.  Therefore, we call this feature PDF PostOffice. Not only does this speed up the delivery of your business documents, but also saves the cost of postage, paper, envelopes and labor, which can be significant.

 

The following Elliott business documents can be printed using the PDF PostOffice feature:

·         Invoices (normal, duplicates from history and pickup)

·         Purchase Orders

·         A/R Statements

·         Order Acknowledgements (Laser Form Option)

·         Order Quotes (Laser Form Option)

·         RMA Acknowledgements (Laser Form Option)

 

PDF PostOffice sends an email or fax based on the eContact for the Customer, Ship-To, Sales Order, Vendor and Purchase Order.  In the eContact feature, Web tab, "Email Docs..." button, you can determine which business documents will be emailed or faxed on a contact-by-contact basis.  When PDF PostOffice is enabled for a particular business document, during printing it will try to send an email to the contact's email address, if there is one.  If not, and the fax option is turned on, it will send a fax instead.  If no email or fax is available, then a hard copy is printed.

Drilldown Improvement

In various areas of Elliott, users can now access the Maintenance function from the Inquiry function.  For example, from Customer File Inquiry, the user can now change Customer information provided he or she has the security access to perform Customer File Maintenance.  The same principle applies to Vendor, Item, Employee, Ship-to, Order, and Kit Inquiry. Therefore, Elliott users are encouraged to use the Inquiry function to access a Master record and use drill down to the Change mode if necessary.  This will avoid potential locking issues in a multi-user environment. 

 

Item Inquiry can now be drilled down to from various features in Elliott, including Stock Status Inquiry, Item Generic Search window F4 Detail, Buyer’s Desk, Promo Desk, and BOMP Where-Used Inquiry. Again, from Item Inquiry, the user can drill down to change the item if the user has the privilege to do so. For Order Inquiry, the user not only can drill down to change the order, the user can also drill down to Customer Inquiry, and thus Change Customer.  Order Entry also supports Customer Inquiry and thus Change Customer. A similar principle applies to Cash Receipt, Cr/Dr Memo, I/M Inventory Transaction Processing, I/M Inventory Transfer Management, BOMP Work Order Inquiry, Employee Time Transaction, A/P Open Item Adjustments, and New A/P Transaction Processing.

Mass Change Salesman CSV Import Utility

In many companies, salesmen come and go.  When a salesman leaves a company, his/her accounts are often re-assigned to another salesman or a house account.  This can be a tedious process.  We now support changing a customer’s salesman through importing a CSV file.  You can prepare your changes in a spreadsheet first and, when ready, import the salesman changes to update the Customer file.  The import utility can also optionally update associated Ship-to, Open Sales Orders, and Attribute Owner (so the new salesman owns the attribute).

Real Time Aging upon Cash Receipt Posting

In Customer File, there are four aging periods showing the customer’s balance for 30, 60, 90 days…etc. This information is often used by credit managers to determine if a sales order should be released or not. Elliott has a process called “Age Customer Account Balance.”  It is commonly implemented as a Deferred Processing task, so that every night the new customer aging periods are updated.  Certain organizations like to run the “Age Customer Account Balance” many times in a day so the newly received cash posted will be reflected in the customer’s account.  This however, may not be efficient for database performance, and additional locking can take place.  The Elliott system will now dynamically update the customer aging periods for the affected customers during cash receipt posting, as well as A/R Credit Card Handling Posting. You still need to run the “Age Customer Account Balance” every night to update the aging periods for those customers that you did not receive payment from during the day.

Expanded Amigos Support

The term “Amigos” refers to Notes, Contacts, Attributes, Links and Events. The enabling of Amigos takes place when a Master record -- like Customer -- is brought up on the screen, and it goes away when the Master record is no longer displayed on the screen.  Because these features come and go at the same time, we called them the “Five Amigos.”

 

In the past, Elliott supported Amigos in various Master files.  This included, but was not limited to, Customer, Vendor, Item, Employees, Sales Order, Purchase Order, and BOMP Production Work orders.  In Elliott V8.2, we have expanded our Amigos support to many less-important Master files. This includes, but is not limited to, Item Substitute Class, Item Equipment (WMS), Item G/L Account File, Payroll Account File, AP Account File, AR Account File, AR Source File, State File, Bank Book Account File, COP Customer Item File, BOMP Operation ID, Department, Work Center, Feature/Option, and Vendor Service Address.

Line Draw Improvement

Various screens in Elliott V8.2 are improved with line draw to make them easier to read.  This includes, but is not limited to: A/R Adjustment Auditing Inquiry, COP Order/Invoice Inquiry by Customer, Customer Generic Search Window, A/R Account Inquiry, Summary Account Inquiry, ACH Queue and History, A/R Sales Cr/Dr Memo Processing, A/R Cash Receipt Processing, A/P Vendor Account Inquiry, Summary Inquiry, GL Account Inquiry, GL Statement Layout, Bank Book Reconciliation, I/M Stock Status Inquiry, Serial History Inquiry, Bin Inquiry Screen, Bin Detail Screen, ATP Inquiry/Processing Screen, Pegging Window, Transfer Detail Window, Location History, Inventory Trx Detail Window, Component Inquiry, Inventory Trx Processing, COP Reason Code File Maintenance, Future Price Processing, Contract Price Maintenance, and Forecast File Maintenance.

Create Inventory Transaction CSV Import

In I/M Item File Maintenance or Inquiry, we added a new feature called “Create Inventory Trx CSV Import.” You can use this feature to enter or scan a list of items, and then the system can create a CSV file ready for “Inventory Trx CSV Import.”  You can also simply use this feature to print a list of items. For example, some Elliott users use this function to handle returned items. Returned items are scanned and put away into their stocking bins. The created CSV file in this process can then be used to import them into Inventory Transaction as “Receiving” transactions to adjust inventory.

Support Payment Window from Order/Invoice Inquiry

The Payment Window can be accessed from Order Entry Billing Screen or Sales Desk.  However, after the order is selected for billing, invoicing, or posting, then the Order Billing Screen is no longer accessible.  With this improvement, users can now access the Payment Window from the Order or Invoice Inquiry Screen.

Support EDI Interface with SPS Commerce

With Elliott V8.2, we now support EDI orders with SPS Commerce. Additional attribute features have been added to support Elliott SPS Service. SPS Commerce is a major EDI service provider.  By working with SPS Commerce, you can now implement EDI solutions with great flexibility, starting from entry-level solutions like Web Form to those that are fully integrated with Elliott. Similar to SPS Commerce, Elliott SPS Service is a cloud computing solution available on a subscription basis.

Systems Manager

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  3. How Do I Find The Workstation That's Infected with The Crypto Ransom Ware?
  4. How to Reset the Counter in *.DAT Files After Recovery from Crypto Ransom Ware Attack
  5. Aging Shows Differently After Database Rebuild
  6. What Do I Do When My Anti-virus Software Reports Elliott EXE File as a Virus?
  7. High CPU Usage and Performance Issues After Implementing NTFS Security
  8. "We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?"
  9. Problem with Printer Configuration If Running Elliott from Multiple Workstations
  10. Inconsistent Elliott Error on Terminal Server
  11. How to Restore Elliott from CryptoWall Ransomware Attack
  12. Clarify Laser Forms Line Item Level Barcode Printing
  13. Is Dot Matrix Printer Still Supported in Elliott with Windows 10?
  14. Should I Install the 32-bit or 64-bit Outlook/Office?
  15. I Receive Error 114 When I Start Up Elliott on the Server
  16. Manage Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Through Registry Editing
  17. Windows Defender May Cause Elliott Start-Up Difficulties
  18. Why Do I Exceed Elliott User License Count When There are No or Very Few Users in Elliott?
  19. What Causes Load Error 198?
  20. How the Windows Scheme You Choose May Affect the Elliott Screen Display
  21. Still Get Error 114 After Adding All Elliott EXE Files to the DEP List
  22. How to Copy Laser Form Templates from Company to Company
  23. Weird Character Displayed for Backslash (\) Character
  24. Does Elliott Support Desktop Virtualization?
  25. Access Is Denied When Launching Elliott V8 Report Viewer
  26. User Cannot See Some Spooled Reports in Elliott V8
  27. Why Does the User List Function Take Forever to Bring Up?
  28. I Am Running Out of Invoice Numbers -- I Need Direction to Archive Invoices
  29. Algorithm to Speed Up eContacts List in Elliott V8
  30. Elliott Requires Volume Supporting 8dot3name
  31. Elliott Running Extremely Slow on Windows 8 with Trend Micro Anti Virus Software Installed
  32. What Causes "File Table Exceed Limit" Error?
  33. Mass Email Time Out
  34. Report Incomplete After 4 Hours: Event Stops Working After Upgrade to Elliott V8
  35. File Created in C:\ Root Directory Disappears
  36. Is There a Way to Create and Distribute Elliott Printer Configurations?
  37. What Are "COBOL Only" or "User Defined" Event Actions? Can We Use Them in Any Way?
  38. How to Purge WSORDHDR.BTR and WSORDLIN.BTR files?
  39. CPORDLS (Order Serial/Lot File) Btrieve Page Size
  40. Create PO Receiving Event to Trap Negative Qty on Hand Problem
  41. Reducing File Sizes for INITLFILE.LOG & SYACTLOG.BTR
  42. Windows 10 and Trend Micro Anti-Virus Software
  43. The Remote Certificate Is Invalid According to the Validation Procedure
  44. Customer Has Multiple Primary Contacts or No Primary Contact
  45. Btrieve Error 46 on S/M Activity Log File
  46. Multi-Currency Workarounds in Elliott
  47. Using the Export Processor to Export Data
  48. Instructions for Importing Laser Form Template
  49. I Am Unable to Post or Enter a Date for the New Year
  50. Does Elliott Work Under Virtualized Desktops Infrastructure (VDI)
  51. Btrieve Error 80 During Defer Processing
  52. Lauch CSV File -- There Was a Problem Sending the Command to the Program
  53. Feature - System Users File Integrity Check
  54. Receive Error in NWSMSCRN for Function Pf-Map-Coordinate-Space
  55. Not Able to Receive Event Emails from Certain Users
  56. Feature - Events for Add Note and Delete Note
  57. When and How to Use DDF2BTR.EXE Utility
  58. Elliott Last Printing Job Overrides Windows Default Printer on Windows 10
  59. Not Able to Change Attributes Added by Other Users
  60. Feature - New Context Menus in v8.0 Spooled Reports Manager
  61. Feature - Automatic Archiving of Spooled Reports in Elliott v8.0
  62. Feature - Enhanced Security for Attributes
  63. Feature - Deferred Processing Multiple Times Per Day
  64. Feature - Ability to Specify User ID in User Search
  65. Feature - Utility to Re-Calculate Item First Received and Last Received Date
  66. NSCTLMN1 Global Setup Time Clock Global Setup
  67. How to Set Up One-to-One Restriction of Customer and Item
  68. Recursion Error When Drill Down to Item File Inquiry
  69. Error Invoking Macro - Cannot Install Hook
  70. Feature - Record Navigation in Attribute Window
  71. Error Connecting VPN from Windows 10 to Windows 2008 Server
  72. How to Stop Users from Sending Elliott Reports through Email
  73. Does Elliott Support Windows 10?
  74. It Is Extremely Slow to Run Elliott over VPN Connection
  75. SYTIMCLK Systems Manager General Time Clock
  76. Feature - Recalculate AP Vendor YTD and Last Year Amount
  77. XCO0100 Systems Manager Design Your Own Order
  78. Feature - Restrict Recurring Event for Number of Times for a Specific Reference
  79. How Do I Limit the Companies for Users?
  80. Feature - Enforced Report Destinations
  81. I Am Unable to Create a New User in Elliott
  82. Feature - PDF Printing in Elliott V8.2
  83. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Introduction
  84. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 1
  85. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 2
  86. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 3
  87. Feature - Added Checkbox and Description to Attribute List and the SPS Commerce Create Attribute Register
  88. Feature - Performance Options for eContact Activity Tab
  89. Feature - Mass Change Salesman Utility
  90. Elliott Installer File-In-Use Warning During Installation
  91. Unable to Run Elliott from UNC Path
  92. V8 Program Desktop Startup Shortcuts - Internal Macro
  93. Event When Order Put On Hold at Invoice Printing
  94. Feature - Time Clock Logoff Type
  95. Feature - Added Distribution to G/L History Files
  96. Feature - Utility to Update eContact PDF PostOffice Flags
  97. Can I Use Elliott for Sales, Telemarketing and CRM Purposes?
  98. Emailing PDF with SSPI Failed After Online Charging Using Credit Card
  99. Can You Explain How Elliott Stores Serial Numbers in Its Database?
  100. Converting Elliott Internal Date to Conventional Date Format in Excel
  101. All of a Sudden, My Terminal Server's Elliott Default Changed to Someone Else's Settings
  102. WannaCry Ransomware Security Recommendation
  103. Symantec Endpoint Protection Versions 12 and 14 Cause Elliott Startup Error
  104. Notes Security - From Global Setup, Note Type to Supervisory Relationship
  105. Remote Desktop Workstation Name
  106. Which Anti-Virus Software Do You Recommend to Installing on the Elliott ERP Server?
  107. Menu Access Error - You Do Not Have Access to CP,INQ, Menu Item 01
  108. Ping Test to Isolate Inconsistent Load Error 198
  109. The Definitions of Extra Flags in System Period Control Setup
  110. How to Use Procdump.exe to Create a Memory Dump for PSQL Engine
  111. Feature - Group Location Security
  112. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 1
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  122. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading: Index
  123. Feature - Support 12 Months History in Export Processor
  124. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 1
  125. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 2
  126. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 1
  127. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 2
  128. NSCTLMN3 Bill of Material and Production Order Global Control Setup
  129. NSCTLMN3 Distribution Modules Global Setup: Index
  130. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 1
  131. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 2
  132. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 3
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  136. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order: Index
  137. I Cannot See the Spooled Reports Even though I Am an Administrator Equivalent User
  138. Multi-Currency Exchange Handling in Elliott
  139. How to be a Good Elliott Citizen
  140. Salesman Security
  141. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 1
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  151. Feature - Audit Trail of Accumulator Clearing
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  194. SYMENU System Manager Introduction: Index
  195. Elliott V7.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V6.7
  196. Elliott V7.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.0
  197. Elliott V7.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.1
  198. Elliott V7.3 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.2
  199. Elliott V8.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.0
  200. Elliott V7.4 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.3
  201. Elliott V7.5 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.4
  202. Elliott V8.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.5
  203. Elliott V8.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.1
  204. Drill Down and Receive Message You Do Not Have Access
  205. Problem Running Elliott After Upgrading Windows 10 to Fall Creator Edition
  206. MAPISendMail failed! Not supported [26]
  207. What Information Is Stored in System 12 Months Table (SY12MONS)?
  208. Elliott Telephony Integration - How to Call through My Telephone Set from eContact?
  209. Error Adding Printer Configuration After Latest Windows 10 Update
  210. Anti-Virus Causes PostOffice Emailing Problem
  211. Feature - Equal Sign Support in Export Processor
  212. Running Elliott 8.2 and Up on Windows 2003 Server
  213. How Can I Find Out About New Elliott Events Added or Changed Lately?
  214. Feature - Export Enhanced Attribute Predefined Code Value and Description
  215. Error 114 with GUIUTL32.LBR\GUIUTIL.int in Defer Processing

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