Latest News and Announcements

03/16/2020 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 03/16/2020 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 addresses the following:

Payroll

  • 941 form for 2020
  • AR Post-2020 tax table doesn't automatically fill in the "Over" amount


03/16/2020 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 03/16/2020 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 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 addresses the following issues/features:

Accounts Payable

  • Void a Check - Error when vendor ID has apostrophe

Payroll

  • 941 form for 2020


02/17/2020 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 02/17/2020 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 addresses the following issues/features:

Personal Profiles

  • Export to LifeTouch Church Directories - list of children should be space separated, not comma separated

Contributions

  • Change Pledge list should be in order by date descending
  • Manual doesn't accurately detail Contribution Statement name formatting

Fund Accounting

  • Contributions with invalid dates in the distant past (year 0020) will cause a posting error

Accounts Payable

  • 1099 Vendor List report doesn't select by amount

Payroll

  • WI state tax tables require percentages with four decimal places
  • OR state tax tables require percentages with four decimal places
  • NM state tax table redesigned for 2020
  • AR state tax table redesigned for 2020

Events

  • Using the Date button doesn't automatically load events in calendar
  • Scroll through multiple years of events, then right click and Edit or Delete event causes an error


02/17/2020 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 02/17/2020 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 addresses the following:

Personal Profiles

  • Export to LifeTouch Church Directories - list of children should be space separated, not comma separated

Contributions

  • Change Pledge list should be in order by date descending

Fund Accounting

  • Contributions with invalid dates in the distant past (year 0020) will cause a posting error

Payroll

  • WI state tax tables require percentages with four decimal places
  • OR state tax tables require percentages with four decimal places
  • NM state tax table redesigned for 2020
  • AR state tax table redesigned for 2020

Events

  • Using the Date button doesn't automatically load events in calendar
  • Scroll through multiple years of events, then right click and Edit or Delete event causes an error


12/31/2019 - PowerChurch Software Newsletter


The final Year-End 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/496/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2019-part-2

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



12/17/2019 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/17/2019 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 addresses the following:

  • Payroll - Form W4 redesigned for 2020


12/17/2019 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/17/2019 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 addresses the following issues/features:

  • Contribution Statements - Allow the "Send a copy to this address" option when emailing statements/tax receipts
  • Payroll - W4 form redesigned for 2020


12/09/2019 - PowerChurch Software Newsletter


The first of two Year-End 2019 issues 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/494/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2019-part-1

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



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


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