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10/10/2023 - Version 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/10/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14.

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:

Attendance

  • Visitor Report with unchecked Include Contact Information option still includes some contact information

Contributions

  • Check Reader with Format 0000 doesn't recognize all possible formats of checking accounts
  • Enter Contributions - The date picker doesn't work properly when changing date of contributions
  • Monthly Contribution Totals report can include $0 total donors

Fund Accounting

  • Export Accounting Data limited to current year when budget for next year has been entered
  • Import Accounting Transactions - Numeric overflow error when importing into data set that spans many years
  • Import Accounting Transactions - Differences in upper/lower case of transaction description and reference should be ignored
  • Import Accounting Transactions - An old transaction can be duplicated when importing
  • Reopen a Month can error when there are transactions dated hundreds of years from now

Accounts Payable

  • Next check number not updated if disconnected from PowerChurch Online before answering Reprint prompt
  • In certain scenario, an invoice can be deleted after a check has been printed

Payroll

  • Choosing No to reload saved Process Payroll session can result in an empty set of current Payroll data to process

General

  • Custom Reports to a file should not allow filename beginning with a number
  • Maintenance Release download can error or not complete (the fix will take effect at the next MR update)


09/13/2023 - Check In 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In Version 14 has been published, dated 09/13/2023.

The Check In Server application will update itself automatically for PowerChurch Plus users. The PowerChurch Online Check In Servers have already been updated. Check In Kiosks will pop up a notification that an update will be installed next time the kiosk application is closed.

This Maintenance Release contains the following fixes:


Label Printing

  • Labels with rotated fields print smaller than necessary.
  • Bag Tag labels don't reprint from the Class Roster
  • Long notes don't properly wrap on Teacher Notes label and text is shrunken to fit

Label Editor

  • Fields removed from the label are not properly saved and still show up in the editor
  • When no label sets exist, don't show the "X" close icon on the Add New Label Set modal

Other

  • Full page check in forms show an error
  • Reports run from the Class Roster show an error


09/06/2023 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/06/2023 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.

This Maintenance Release includes the following:

Contributions

  • End of File error can occur when clicking Next on View Posted Contributions, Maintain Donors, and Maintain Pledges
  • Not an object error can happen when importing Contributions from Vanco

Fund Accounting

  • Budget amounts over $9,999,999.99 cause errors in reports.


09/06/2023 - Version 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/06/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14.

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:

General

  • Fatal error referencing Crystal2.run_report line 108
  • Use LibreOffice before Microsoft Office to create DOCX, ODT, XLSX, and ODS files if both installations exist
  • Unknown Name error in PowerChurch Today

Membership

  • Quick Tagging in Family Mailing List and Personal Profiles errors with property Value is not found.

Fund Accounting

  • Import Accounting Transactions doesn't group properly and imports a transaction for each detail line


08/23/2023 - Version 14.4 Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 08/23/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14. This release provides a free update to Version 14.4, with new and updated features.

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:

General

  • Built-in reports allow saving as DOCX, ODT, XLSX, and ODS file types. This feature requires an existing installation of Microsoft Office 2007 (or higher) or LibreOffice. If neither exists, it offers to send you to the download page for LibreOffice (it's free and open source!)
  • Internet Explorer-based iWebBrowser2 controls have been replaced with Edge-Chromium based WebView2 controls on compatible systems. In PowerChurch, these are the PowerChurch Today and Quick Tasks menu. These views should load much more quickly than before and not freeze the UI while loading

Membership

  • Shared Membership options tab added to Family Mailing List and Personal Profiles Setup Options screens
  • Option to not uppercase last names on reports and other output

Attendance

  • Absentee Report now fits many more records per page. If contact information is not included, report is single spaced. With contact information included, a much smaller space is inserted between each record.

Visitations

  • When adding new Visitations, the Who Visited field defaults to that family's assigned Who Visits value

Contributions

  • New Pledge Age Range report
  • Posted Contributions report has new sort/group options: Fund No., Fund Name, and Date
  • Posted Contributions report no longer hides repeated Envelope numbers and Names, which makes it a better way to export to a spreadsheet.
  • Designated Contributions report (with contribution details) added a grand total
  • Option to specify the default Contribution Type for Enter Contributions
  • MICR check reader now supports format 0000 as well as 3100. (This may help if check numbers from personal accounts are being limited to four digits)
  • Warn when invalid account numbers are assigned to Contribution Funds
  • Warn when posting contributions will not create a Fund Accounting transaction
  • Importing new contributor information from Vanco - Replace all upper or lower case names with proper case

Fund Accounting

  • Close multiple months at once
  • Monthly Budget Amounts report optionally includes Actual balances
  • Import Accounting Transactions redesigned (added support for Transaction Description and Line Description.

Accounts Payable

  • Manually add new 1099-MISC/NEC forms when none exist

Accounts Receivable

  • Selected Payments report - Added total payments line

Payroll

  • Merge Duplicate Item Descriptions utility
  • Hide deprecated tax table types (e.g. Pre-2020) when adding a new tax table
  • Accounting Audit Log entry created when a saved Process Payroll session is discarded

Events

  • Edit shared event information in one or all event occurrences

Equipment Inventory

  • Equipment Maintenance logs
  • Selected Equipment report allows selection for Requires Maintenance
  • New Equipment Maintenance Due report
  • New Equipment Maintenance Performed report
  • PowerChurch Today entries for Maintenance Due and Maintenance Performed

Education Library

  • Lookup borrower name from Personal Profiles
  • Automatically update dates/count when assigning borrower
  • Button to remove borrower name (when returning item)
  • PowerChurch Today entry for Education Library Items Due


07/11/2023 - Check In 11 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In system has been published, dated 07/11/2023.

This is the final Maintenance Release for Check In 11. Due to the release of Check In 14, Check In 11 has now reached End of Maintenance status. No further bug fixes or features will be developed for this version of Check In.

For more information about Check In Version 14, visit https://www.powerchurch.com/products/checkin/whatsnew/

Visit https://www.powerchurch.com/mr to download and install this Maintenance Release.

PowerChurch Online Check In 11 servers will be updated automatically overnight and kiosks will update themselves automatically next time they connect.

This update contains the following:

  • Class Roster - Reprint Name Badge button is disabled when using the Label Printer App


06/28/2023 - Version 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 06/28/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14.

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. For PowerChurch Online users, no further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release includes the following:

Contributions

  • Non-pledging Contributors form layout issues

Fund Accounting

  • Account Activity report leaves a temp data file open when no records selected

Utilities

  • Export to Access window doesn't launch from menu


06/20/2023 - Version 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 06/19/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14.

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

This Maintenance Release includes support and functionality for PowerChurch Check In Version 14. Visit https://www.powerchurch.com/checkin for more information and demo videos.



05/31/2023 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 05/31/2023 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.

This Maintenance Release includes the following:

Contributions

  • Find feature doesn't work for combined envelope names (e.g. John & Jane Smith)
  • Those Who Pledged Last Year... report disregards some selection criteria
  • Send email to non-pledging contributors errors in certain situations

Fund Accounting

  • Budget entry calculations will change the annual amount entered in certain situations
  • Budget Report - Budgeted and Non-Budgeted subtotals are not correct
  • Subaccount Report - Budget subtotals of income and expense accounts are not correct


05/31/2023 - Version 14 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 05/31/2023 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 14.

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. For PowerChurch Online users, no further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release includes the following:

Membership

  • Attendance graph on Integrated Data Entry has date labels cut off
  • User with only Activities & Skills permissions can't edit that info on Personal Profiles

Contributions

  • Find feature doesn't work for combined envelope names (e.g. John & Jane Smith)
  • Those Who Pledged Last Year... report disregards some selection criteria
  • Send email to non-pledging contributors errors in certain situations

Fund Accounting

  • Expense accounts are not always saved in the Accounting Setup Assistant
  • Budget entry calculations will change the annual amount entered in certain situations
  • Budget Report - Budgeted and Non-Budgeted subtotals are not correct
  • Copy Budget to New Year then Budget Entry can open the wrong budget year
  • Subaccount Report - Budget subtotals of income and expense accounts are not correct
  • Notes entered on View Posted Transactions are not saved properly

Accounts Payable

  • No invoices were selected to print message when there are positive and negative invoices
  • Default Pay Now/Post Now setting isn't properly saved

Payroll

  • When Process Payroll session is saved and reloaded, the next check number lookup doesn't work properly
  • Clockify import can calculate regular time/overtime hours incorrectly

General

  • Protect My Ministry register user email field doesn't allow enough characters for some emails


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