Elliott V7.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.0

What’s New Since Elliott V7.0

System Wide Features

eContact Manager

After V7.1, an eContact can be set up even if you don’t have a contact’s email address.  The eContact database has been expanded to include Company Name, Birthday, Created By and Create Date Time.  The system can optionally assign a random password when an eContact is first created on a real-time or batch basis.  This will help ease website integration with eContacts.


The most significant change in eContact is that the entire eContact list is viewable in the eContact Manager.  You can search and sort the eContact list to locate a specific contact.  The eContact list is accessible in all printing functions.  Notes, links, attributes, orders and invoice history of an eContact are accessible in the detail screen.  eContact Manager is so powerful now, it will take on the CRM rivals.


GUI Attribute Maintenance

Attributes are used to expand the Elliott V7 database without any custom modifications.  The Attribute Maintenance screen is GUI with a 32-bit Windows interface.  The attribute list window is implemented as a list view, which means it can be sorted, by any column by clicking on the heading.  You can designate two primary fields to display in the Attribute List View to make it easy to read.


Improved DDF

Report writers like IQ have pre-joined tables called “Categories” to make it easy for users to access the Elliott Database.  Modern report writers, like Crystal, utilizes DDF’s to access the Elliott Database.  The DDF’s in V7.0 and earlier were implemented with individual table definitions.  This made it difficult for users to connect an Elliott database using ODBC compatible tools such as Crystal.  It was difficult to join tables without knowing the primary and foreign key relationships of the database.  Elliott V7.1 & later release comes with a new set of DDF with VIEWS, which are pre-joined tables.  This greatly reduces the user’s difficulty of joining tables manually.  As a result, the user can use tools like Crystal Report Writer to replace the aging IQ report writer.



Improved Shipment Tracking & Acknowledgement

Elliott provides wonderful support for integrating with Starship Manifest.  However, many users are not using Starship and do not intend to switch their existing manifest system.  Since Elliott V7.1, users can update manifest-tracking numbers (Notes) in Elliott manually.  This will allow users to track the order’s shipment through Elliott or Web Order Inquiry.  Users can also send email shipping acknowledgements with the tracking number with a hyper link to the UPS, FedEx, USPS and Airborne Express (newly supported since Elliott V7.1) website.


For packages that are not processed through shipping manifest (i.e. Truck), you can optionally send shipping acknowledgements after billing selection, invoice printing or posting.


Shipping Verification Improvement

Shipping Verification has been improved for better support of UCC-128 Labels.  The Shipping Data Export function has been significantly improved to support EDI ASN (Advanced Shipping Notice).  If your trading partner needs you to resend the ASN, in Elliott V7.1, they can be sent from Invoice History Data.


Sales Functions

Customer Wish List

This is an extension to the Elliott V7.0 Stock Watch feature.  Now, not only can salesmen and customers receive email notification when out of stock items are received, a salesman can also track the customer inquiries and discuss stock availability and pricing about the items in the customer’s wish list.


Add-On Sales

This allows accessory items to be defined for a main item.  In Sales Desk, when a line item is confirmed the accessories window will display automatically or can be displayed by a function key, depending on your setup.  The accessories window will show available quantity and pricing for the items defined as add-on sale items for the main item.  For example, you can define batteries, videotapes, tripods and bags as add-on sale items for a camcorder.  The add-on sale item may also be defined in a spreadsheet and use the add-on sales maintenance utility to import a comma-delimited file (CSV).


Time Release

In the retail store business, a store manager may call to place an order and request that it not be released until the end of day.  In doing this the store manager can call back later to place additional items to the existing order.  This prevents the goods from being shipped separately and saves freight costs.


The Time Release provides an easy solution for this scenario.  The salesman can specify the release time for an order and the shipping document (picking ticket or invoice) won’t print until the release time.


Sales Desk Improvement

Various different functions have been added to Sales Desk:

·         Review Customer’s Outstanding Orders (Open Orders by Items / Open Orders by Orders)

·         Check Customer’s Sales History

·         Print Customer Labels

·         Kit and feature options support

·         Enter Ship-To in first Sales Desk screen

·         Skip Location field in line item to speed up entry

·         Search and Return Items from Newly Received Screen

·         Search and Return Items from Wish List Screen

·         Search and Return Customers from Newly Received Screen


Sales Order Import Improvement

Sales Order Import has been improved for better support of taking remote sales orders.  When a customer or ship-to record is added remotely and then transferred to the central office for import, the system can be set up to add the new customer or ship-to record based on the data in the order file.  This is a useful function for taking remote sales orders (off-line solution).  For example, sales orders may be taken at trade show or outside sales reps visiting customers may take orders on their notebook computers.


Other Functions

Inventory Transfer

Inventory Transfers may be processed through I/M Inventory Transaction Processing.  However, this was not designed specifically for transfer purposes and tends to be a tedious process.  The newly designed Inventory Transfer process was designed for fast data entry and supports barcode scanning.  It also supports picking ticket printing for document control.


Future Price Code Update

Elliott V7.0 provides Future Price updates for the item’s price, standard cost and user defined amount.  This feature supports the future price update for the price code file.  An export function is provided so the price code data can be exported to a spreadsheet for modifying.  The spreadsheet data can then be imported into Elliott V7.0 to update the future price code file for posting on the effective date.


Update Vendor Performance Data W/O Purge PO

In the past, vendor performance data was not updated until a PO was closed and purged.  However, in many situations, the PO can not be purged but the updated Vendor Performance information was required.  This new function will allow the Vendor Performance Data to be updated without purging the PO.


Improved Charge Back Tracking

Charge Back Tracking is handled as a debit memo in A/R Cash Receipt with a negative application amount.  In this update, the system prompts for reason code and original invoice number when a negative application amount is entered in cash receipt.  The reason code and original invoice number will be saved in the AR Open Item file and can be further tracked by using a Report Writer.


Work Order Inquiry

This function provides work order inquiry capabilities with the ability to view the components and the available quantity.  Production can use this function to determine if there are available components before releasing a work order.


File Repairing Utility

You can locate REBUILD.BAT in the \ELLIOTT7 directory.  Copy this file to your search path.  It provides good performance and a very reliable method (BUTIL from Pervasive) to recover a file.  Certain system files in Elliott V7.2 are open as soon as you start up Elliott, therefore it is impossible to fix these files inside Elliott.  This utility provides an easy method to fix these files.

Systems Manager

  1. Mapped Drives Disappear After Logoff or Reboot
  2. Using Raw Data Pass Through for Dot Matrix Printer on Windows 10 Does Not Work
  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
  113. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 2
  114. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 3
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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
  133. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 4
  134. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 5
  135. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 6
  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

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