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11/21/2019 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 11/21/2019 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • LifeTouch Church Directories export should exclude families that aren't included in Membership Module reports
  • Attendance data isn't saved when updating existing records in Fast Data Entry

Contributions

  • Modify Unposted Contributions validates empty date field before saying date field is required.
  • If no contributions are posted (excluded them all by contribution type, for example) a posting audit log is still created.

Accounting

  • W2/W3 forms and e-file updated for 2019
  • 1099-MISC/1096 forms and e-file updated for 2019

Events

  • Events Calendar - "Fatal error: Exception code=C000005" when there are a lot of events in view
  • Year isn't displayed on the calendar

Spell Check

  • Dictionary is missing some common words.
  • Dictionary contains inappropriate words.
  • Some words can't be added to the custom dictionary.

General

  • Various controls in different areas of the software aren't scaling up properly or are cut off when display scaling is high


11/21/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 11/21/2019 has been released for Version 12.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. For PowerChurch Online users, no further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release fixes the following issues:

Membership

  • Family Grouped Report - Only the first family phone type is printed
  • LifeTouch Church Directories export should exclude families that aren't included in Membership Module reports
  • Personal Profiles - Navigation List doesn't update after moving to a new family
  • Selected Names Addresses and Phones report ignores include phones option if Alternate Phone exists.
  • Selected Names Addresses and Phones report doesn't list date field labels 10-112

Activities/Attendance

  • Fast Data Entry stores an entry for Additional Present Count: 0, which isn't necessary
  • Merge Activities can possibly lose Attendance data

Contributions

  • Pledge Statement doesn't save the message text like Contribution Statement does.
  • Monthly Contribution Totals report rounding should be handled by PowerChurch and not Crystal, so the line totals match report totals.
  • Modify Unposted Contributions validates empty date field before saying date field is required.
  • If no contributions are posted (excluded them all by contribution type, for example) a posting audit log is still created.
  • Fund Totals by Envelope report can show a blank report page rather than "No records selected" message.

Accounting

  • W2/W3 forms and e-file updated for 2019
  • 1099-MISC/1096 forms and e-file updated for 2019
  • AP Maintain Open Invoices screen doesn't refresh after deleting a computer check
  • Void and Reissue a check in AP/PR shouldn't try to print the reissue check if voiding a void
  • Sub-Account Report missing "Includes unposted transactions" text when budgets are included

Events

  • Events Calendar - "Fatal error: Exception code=C000005" when there are a lot of events in view
  • Year isn't displayed on the calendar

Email

  • Email reports as attachments, like AR invoices and statements, ignore the "Send a copy to this address" setting. Now asks if you want to receive them.
  • Request read receipt option is ignored

Spell Check

  • Dictionary is missing some common words.
  • Dictionary contains inappropriate words.
  • Some words can't be added to the custom dictionary.

General

  • Various controls in different areas of the software aren't scaling up properly or are cut off when display scaling is high
  • Capture picture via webcam can error


11/14/2019 - PowerChurch Software Newsletter


The Fall 2019 issue of the PowerChurch Software newsletter was published today. If you aren't on the list, visit www.powerchurch.com/email to sign up now!

www.powerchurch.com/support/493/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-fall-2019

View the archive here: www.powerchurch.com/newsletter



10/30/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/30/2019 has been released for Version 12.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. For PowerChurch Online users, no further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release fixes the following issues:

Attendance

  • Fast Data Entry doesn't save all changes when updating existing
  • Fast Data Entry can error when clicking Done > Enter more attendance

Fund Accounting

  • Sub-Account report shows parameter warning with Include Budget Amounts enabled

Custom Reports

  • Print Preview - Report toolbar items aren't docked in the toolbar


10/16/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/16/2019 has been released for Version 12. This release provides a free update to Version 12.2, with new and updated features.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. For PowerChurch Online users, no further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release includes the following:

Membership

  • Integrated Data Entry screen now has a Print Report button on the Visitations tab
  • Family Update Form report has improved data selections. "Empty" families are removed from the report output.
  • Personal Profiles reports' Selection Criteria screen has added an Age range selection
  • Selected Dates report now uses the standard Selection Criteria screen, providing many new selection options

Attendance

  • Print Mailing Labels/Create Mail Merge Export now allows Personal Status Code selection

Contributions

  • Maintain Donors is a new screen combining information and functionality from various areas of Contributions
  • Check Reader screen now allows an account to be flagged as a "Bank Issued/Bill Pay" account and not tied to a donor
  • Print Mailing Labels has a new selection for those who haven't pledged
  • View Posted Contributions screen includes a new Reverse & Correct process to aid in accurately creating reversals and corrections
  • Contribution Statements have a redesigned "Select by amounts given" interface and reports are centered on the page
  • Selected Contributors report has a new option to exclude the amounts given
  • New reports: Monthly Contributions by Payment Method, Totals by Fund Type, and Totals by Payment Method

Fund Accounting

  • Option to include unposted transactions on many reports and graphs
  • New Report: Balance Sheet by Month

Accounts Payable

  • Maintain Vendor Records screen now includes unposted transactions on the History tab

Accounts Receivable

  • Print Statement button added to the Maintain Customers screen

Payroll

  • Maintain List of Employees screen has brought back the Filter Pay Group option

Events

  • Export to iCalendar (ICS) file for use with other calendar solutions


09/23/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/23/2019 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 12.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Contributions

  • Import from Vanco can miss transactions in specific situations
  • Contributions Audit Log missing entries for linking funds and envelope numbers


09/23/2019 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/23/2019 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Fund Accounting

  • "Year end transaction" checkbox removed from tab order to avoid accidentally checking it

Payroll

  • W2 - Spelling error in Box 12 code "G - 457b Deferred Compensation"

Contributions

  • Import from Vanco can miss transactions in specific situations

Email

  • Newer version of Chilkat controls installed by other programs can cause unlock code error


09/16/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/16/2019 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 12.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Fund Accounting

  • "Year end transaction" checkbox removed from tab order to avoid accidentally checking it

Accounts Payable

  • Void an unposted check pulls the wrong transaction description

Payroll

  • Emailing Pay Stubs report doesn't list email addresses or sent status

General

  • Crystal Reports errors if Windows isn't installed on drive letter C


07/12/2019 - PowerChurch Software Newsletter


The Summer 2019 issue of the PowerChurch Software newsletter was published today. If you aren't on the list, visit www.powerchurch.com/email to sign up now!

www.powerchurch.com/support/488/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-summer-2019

View the archive here: www.powerchurch.com/newsletter



06/25/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 06/25/2019 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 12.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will be updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • Attendance Register Form doesn't print two columns on A4 paper

Accounts Payable

  • Added Amount selection to Vendor Activity Summary report
  • Added vendor Short Note field to the Vendor Directory report
  • A check that paid multiple invoices can cause duplicate void transactions

Accounts Receivable

  • Customer Zip/Postal Code sometimes doesn't print on invoice
  • A credit memo can't be deleted after having been applied (now reverse, post, then delete)
  • A credit memo application can't be reversed from Maintain Invoices

Payroll

  • In some circumstances, Clergy Salary tax option is treated as non-taxable


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