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04/17/2017 - Check In Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In system has been published, dated 04/17/2017.

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 https://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:

  • Clarify onscreen text when searching for family in Update an Existing Family
  • Additional logging on the kiosk computer when a timeout or other error occurs.
  • OLE Error: Unknown name in web check in


04/05/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 04/05/2017 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.

We have had several reports of AVG and Avast triggering false positive virus warnings about the Maintenance Release installer over the last week or so. Below is a link to a VirusTotal.com scan of the Maintenance Release installer file, which reported virus detection in 0/61 antivirus engine scans. If you get a warning from your local antivirus software, be sure to update the scan engine and virus definitions and try again.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/7732386fd7a6da66d1ffaf8229e6b1263899355cb47c75179e2a5285c02b83ab/analysis/1491406149/

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Accounts Payable

  • Error message on Selected Paid Items report when selecting by amount

Payroll

  • NACHA file export - Company ID is ignored and Immediate Origin is used instead
  • Error message when running 941 export on Mac in PowerChurch Online

General

  • Constant Contact sync should recognize last modified date on Constant Contact website vs. in PowerChurch Plus and update e-mails accordingly
  • Maintenance Release update requests are timing out


03/27/2017 - Version 11 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 03/27/2017 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:

Family Mailing List

  • On a new family all e-mail options are unchecked, but are checked on profiles


Personal Profiles

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries report does not include 2/29 dates in non-leap years


Payroll

  • 2017 941 form update
  • Maintain List of Employees screen, Pay Items grid should resize vertically
  • Year to Date time off figures on stubs are wrong when pay period crosses years


Custom Reports

  • Changing date field in query doesn't change report output
  • Formatted Address fields show repeated values in Contributions reports


General

  • Maintenance Release update requests are timing out
  • Embedding network image in HTML e-mail doesn't work


03/22/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 03/22/2017 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:

Personal Profiles

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries report does not include 2/29 dates in non-leap years


Activities & Skills

  • Class Family Directory report ignores unlisted e-mails setting


Attendance

  • Added Help button on Attendance Register Form for Print Bar Codes option


Constant Contact

  • Sync doesn't replace old e-mail address with new when modified outside of PowerChurch


Contributions

  • Extra space added between first name and last name on Canadian Tax Receipts
  • Added subtotals to the Contributions Posting Report
  • Removed unnecessary sort options from Yearly Comparison Report


Fund Accounting

  • Accounting Setup Assistant errors at 350% DPI
  • Budget Entry screen errors when data files cannot be opened
  • Some reports error when data files cannot be opened


Accounts Payable

  • Selected Paid Items report data selection is slow


Payroll

  • 2017 941 form update
  • E-File process should parse various state names (NC/N.C./N. Car./North Carolina)
  • NACHA file export - Immediate Origin should have space on left if only 9 characters
  • Box 14 on the W2 can truncate characters in certain circumstances


Custom Reports

  • Formatted Address fields show repeated values in Contributions reports
  • Allergies & Conditions fields cross-linked with Include Fund on Statements field


General

  • Program errors at 500% DPI
  • Test Check button hidden if not using tractor feed printer
  • Embedding network image in HTML e-mail doesn't work
  • Background image is off center when Quick Tasks window is undocked


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



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