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03/20/2017 - Quarterly Newsletter


The Spring 2017 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/455/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-spring-2017

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



01/18/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 01/17/2017 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

General

  • New feature: Rotate picture after importing
  • Disable the delete, rotate, and crop buttons on the import picture screen when there is no photo
  • Custom Report changes date file in query conditions
  • Increase timeout in Help > Download Maintenance Release

Membership

  • When adding a new family, e-mail options are unchecked by default, but profile e-mail options are checked by default

Payroll

  • Cannot override expense account on non-tax employer liability item
  • Invalid Social Security Number on employee can cause incorrect totals on W2
  • E-file system may return an uncaught error when submitting forms
  • NACHA - It is possible to have an additional block of 940 characters (all 9's) at the end of the file
  • NACHA - Now allows a separate Company ID to be defined
  • NACHA - Now allows optional [carriage return + line feed] character at end of line
  • NACHA - Now allows customizable file extension (.TXT, .ACH, etc.)


01/03/2017 - Quarterly Newsletter


Part 2 of the 2016 Year-End 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/453/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2016-part-2

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



12/20/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/20/2016 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Contributions

  • It should not be possible to enter the same Vanco account credentials multiple times
  • Vanco import now tracks individual transaction IDs that have been imported top avoid duplicates
  • Vanco import can timeout if too large of a data set is returned. If this happens, it now imports one day at a time

Fund Accounting

  • Yearly Budget Comparison report now accepts 0 years comparison
  • Record is out of range error is possible when entering transactions

Accounts Payable

  • Updated 1099-MISC form and e-file for 2016

Accounts Receivable

  • Date lookup button remains disabled after adding new payment

Payroll

  • Payroll Check Register report check number column is not wide enough for "Direct Deposit-VOID"
  • Updated W2/W3 forms and e-file for 2016
  • NACHA file/direct deposit setup options now have optional "Create a balancing settlement entry" option

General

  • Constant Contact - Unescaped quotes cause JSON parse error
  • Quick Tasks "auto start" check box does not properly save setting


12/06/2016 - Version 11 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/6/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.

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.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • It is possible in a specific scenario to receive the same Directory Sequence assigned to two people in a family
  • OneBody sync includes unlisted phone numbers

Fund Accounting

  • Record is out of range error is possible when saving new transactions

Accounts Payable

  • If you have no vendor records, account lookups don't work on quick add vendor screen
  • Check number is not a required field on Maintain Computer Generated Checks
  • 1099-MISC forms and filing for 2016

Accounts Receivable

  • Zero balance invoice will not close out after posting if there are negative item amounts
  • Date lookup button is disabled after adding a new payment

Payroll

  • W2/W3 forms and filing for 2016
  • End of file encountered error is possible when adding/editing W2s

General

  • Multiple updates to support SSL access to powerchurch.com resources
  • Installer does not prompt for destination directory if program is already installed


11/30/2016 - Quarterly Newsletter


Part 1 of the 2016 Year-End 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/452/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2016-part-1

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



11/29/2016 - Check In Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In system has been published, dated 11/29/2016.

There are no longer separate installers for kiosk and server components. The kiosks will update automatically after connecting to the server the first time.

This includes major updates to both the server and kiosk. The server component has been completely replaced with a new control that is faster and more reliable than the previous server control. We initially rolled this update out to Check In for PowerChurch Online users earlier this year without issue. However, it is strongly recommended that you install the update and allow time for testing prior to your first check in event.

Visit http://www.powerchurch.com/mr to download and install this release.

PowerChurch Online users will be updated automatically and do not need to install Maintenance Release updates.

This update fixes the following issues:

Server

  • Setup defaults to C:PowerChurchPCPLUS11
  • New server component

Kiosk

  • Error when using a networked Dymo printer
  • Kiosk timeout is too short
  • On timeout, kiosk goes into non-responsive state
  • Update color schemes and shortcut icons
  • Kiosk application is now DPI aware and will scale for large fonts
  • While screen is locked, grayed out background can flash multiple times
  • Do not call back to the server to load the same picture multiple times
  • Picture loading can be slow
  • Swipe scrolling and mouse wheel support for many (but not yet all) devices
  • Go To and Print Reports pop up menus now close on ESC key or by clicking away


10/31/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/31/2016 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Fund Accounting

  • In rare instances, a "Record is out of range" error can occur when entering transactions.

Constant Contact

  • Property 'prevtime' is not found error when completing the process.
  • File 'removefrompowerchurchlists.prg' does not exist error.


10/19/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/19/2016 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Accounting

  • Check Number is not a required field on Maintain Computer Generated Checks
  • Create NACHA file for direct deposit

Contributions

  • Vanco Import is no longer successfully connecting to server.
  • Contributors with only last name (business) have a space where first name should be
  • Difference in settlement date can cause Vanco contributions to be skipped
  • Contributors can be missing from Contribution Statements after a very specific series of steps

Constant Contact redesigned

  • Constant Contact Sync can now be added to the Windows Task Scheduler (not available in PowerChurch Online)
  • Uses a newer, faster Constant Contact API
  • Existing lists are no longer deleted and rebuilt. Instead only changes are synced.


09/14/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/14/2016 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

  • Maintenance Release validation calls web server via http
  • Registration form submits to web server via http
  • PowerChurch Today Community tab might still show 'Access Denied' (Clear browsing history from Internet Options if this is the case)


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