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Spire - New Features by Version

 
Please note that whenever there are database changes, modified forms/reports that draw upon the affected tables may break, and will need processing with Crystal Reports in order to function in the new version. Please contact Wildwood Canada for more info.

v3.1.1 (Feb 5 2019)
Involvement of a Spire Partner is required to upgrade to this version from any version prior to v3.0

  • Add ability to set the Language for Spire to use in File, Options. Available Languages are English CA, English US, French CA and Spanish US\
  • Add ability to create and print a Refund Cheque for a Customer in the AR Ledger

v3.1.0 (Jan 23 2019)
Involvement of a Spire Partner is required to upgrade to this version from any version prior to v3.0
Numerous database changes are in this version.

  • support for T4As and T5018 for Vendors, including upload to CRA
  • Payroll enhancements:
    • Add timecards by Department, Pay Period
    • GL Account for Vacation Pay
    • Default Deductions and Benefits by Department
    • Enhanced Benefits, Deductions, Vacation Pay management on Timecards
    • Add UDF to Timecards
    • Add many columns to Employee list
  • AP Batch: allow to select Vendors, added Filter ability, allow post EFT batch to bank as one amount
  • Added Spanish language support

v3.0.3 (Dec 19 2018)

  • Jan 2019 CRA Payroll tax tables
  • CAPS LOCK indicator in password field during login
  • Add Items tab to Vendors Purchasing
  • Vendors: Added default Payment GL Account

v3.0.2 (Dec 5 2018)

  • In Sales Orders, Invoices, and POs show non-inventory items in grey
  • Allow Job Address to be used as ShipTo on a PO

v3.0.1 (Nov 21 2018)

  • Protection against brute force password attempts
  • Add Select/Deselect All to Warehouse list when copy Inventory Item
  • Reports:
    • GL History reports: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Trial Balance
    • GL Transactions by Month

v3.0 (Oct 11 2018)

  • An upgrade to v3.0 may only be performed by a qualified Spire Partner
  • SIGNIFICANT DATABASE CHANGES - these affect previously modified forms and reports; affect any 3rd-party applications that interface with the Spire database.
    PLEASE DO NOT UPGRADE TO v3.0 UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF THE DATABASE CHANGES ON 3rd PARTY APPLICATIONS AND PREVIOUSLY MODIFIED REPORTS AND FORMS.
  • Inventory, Sales, Invoices
    • Kit compionents are stored with the order/invoice
    • Kits may contain serialized items
    • New Inventory type Macro, which is a list of items that may be purchased or sold together, user-slectable at time of purchase/sale.
    • Accessories: support for multiple accessories per Inventory Item
    • Synchronization  on screen between Sales Order and Sales History views
    • Serialized and Lot Costing - carry the individual cost from receipt through to sale
    • Sales Order and Quotes archiving and retrieval
    • Speed increases in Sales Order and Production Order
    • Scan multiplier - when scanning items you can prefix the scan with the number of items being scanned where appropriate
    • Inventory Receipts store more complete info: exchange rate, currency
    • Inventory receipts store receipts of non-inventory items
  • Company list by User: Users log in first, and then see their permitted company list
  • User Access settings
    • changed the "reverse" settings, such as "POS User only"
    • new Admin user that has all rights by default
    • allowance for a Spire Partner user
    • copy user rights from one user to another
  • Multilingual capabilities (framework for this has been added, French language coming soon)
  • Calendar view of Communications
  • Technology upgrades
    • Postgres v10, user interface Qt3, Python upgrade, etc
    • User interface enhancements: focus will be at beginning of all data fields
    • Better support for high-resolution monitors
  • Reports:
    • Financial Summary
    • Employee ROE
    • Inventory Purchase History
    • Inventory Sales in Base Currency
    • Sales History Reports tab added
  • Add Search ability to more screens
  • All Report/Form Previews are now PDFs
  • Fix occasional silent close error
  • Plus numerous fixes and many more smaller enhancements
  • This version lays the groundwork for numerous future improvements and enhancements

v2.10.1 (Jun 27, 2018)

  • Payroll changes for July 1 2018 (PEI only)

v2.9.5 (Mar 7, 2018)

  • Increase retention of Spire log file to 10 days

v2.9.4 (Feb 22, 2018)

  • Payroll: Record of Employment upload to CRA
  • Add user permission for building manufactured items

v2.9.3 (Feb 7, 2018)

v2.8.3 (Dec 26, 2017)

v2.8.2 (Dec 18, 2017)

  • January 2018 Payroll update

v2.8.0 (Dec 5, 2017)

v2.7.14 (Nov 8, 2017)

  • January 2018 Payroll update
  • Add Save and New button to GL Accounts

v2.7.8 (Oct 11, 2017)

  • Add Open Inventory button to Purchase Order screen
  • Add Job Cost columns to Purchase History

v2.7.7 (Sep 27, 2017)

  • Change indicator colours in Production Order and Components tab to use Remaining quantity rather than Required quantity

v2.7.5 (Sep 6, 2017)

  • Show negative Sales Order and Purchase Order totals in red
  • Database changes for Inventory Pricing
  • Improve speed of Inventory processes

v2.6.12

  • Better display of GL Periods in GL Account Balances

v2.6.11 (Jul 26, 2017)

  • Enhance Sales Departments. Allow unlimited number of Sales Depts, add description and name.

v2.6.5 (Jun 14, 2017)

  • July 2017 Payroll updates
  • Add parameters to Inventory Reports tab

v2.6.0 (May 9, 2017)

  • Speed improvements
  • Add Show Stock button in Sales Order to display item in other Warehouses
  • Allow unlimited Payment Methods
  • Add support for penny rounding
  • Add Lot Number Trace
  • Consolidate tabs in some modules
  • Add Customer Addresses lookup
  • Add ability to view A/R and A/P History prior to last fiscal year
  • Improve speed on very large Purchase Orders
  • Prohibit delete Inventory item if it has ever been used
  • Improve Unicode character support

v2.5.18 (Jun 20, 2017)

  • July 2017 Payroll updates

v2.5.10 (Apr 5, 2017)

  • Add Open Inventory button to Sales Order

v2.5.0 (Feb 20, 2017)

  • Add Batch Payment process to A/R
  • Ability to email Customer Payment receipts
  • Automatic error reporting to Spire
  • Add User-Defined Fields to list views
  • Add basic EFT to A/P
  • Allow unlimited multiple UPC codes per inventory item
  • Add Reports tab to many modules
  • Add "Save and New" button
  • Allow saved Filters to be re-sequenced
  • Many speed improvements
  • Improve module and window settings save
  • Disallow Multiple Warehouses to be turned off

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