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02/21/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 02/21/2018 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

  • User with access only permissions in Personal Profiles can't scroll notes field
  • Permanently add to activity doesn't work if there are no members in the activity

Contributions

  • Pledged to Actual report, cap percentages to 999%
  • Vanco Payment Solutions import doesn't handle % shares across accounting funds correctly
  • Tax Receipts sent by e-mail may not all have signature image
  • Added Print Sample button next to Import Signature button in Contributions Setup and on Contribution Statements/Tax Receipts step

Accounts Receivable

  • Add payment without existing invoices, new item date should match payment date
  • Add payment invoice items aren't properly sorted
  • Added History button to View Payment screen to see created, edited, posted by user and date
  • Selected Payments report can error

Payroll

  • Connecticut employee tax calculation is wrong if in the highest tier of income
  • Unposted Payroll report truncates the first digit of "Direct Deposit" payment method

Events

  • Date format on Events Schedule report is wrong

General

  • Cannot backup to a UNC path
  • Restore a backup from network drive can error
  • Added PC12FixCR utility to Install directory to replace/reinstall Crystal Reports files


02/14/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 02/14/2018 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 were updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Personal Profiles

  • Family Grouped report has extra spaces when printed/exported
  • Birth Dates in Age Groups report has decimals in numbers and extra spaces when printed/exported
  • Detail Layout of Church Directory has extra spaces when printed/exported

Activities & Skills

  • Import Activities - Default role is created but not assigned
  • Import Activities - Department is created but not assigned

Contributions

  • View Posted Contributions - Navigation List can overlap other fields
  • E-mail Statements List report doesn't respect combined name setting and doesn't alpha sort properly
  • Selected Contributors report has extra spaces when printed/exported
  • Contributor Age Range report fields aren't in alignment
  • Envelope Numbers List should show names in Lastname, Firstname order
  • E-mailed tax receipts are secure, but can still be edited
  • Add Find buttons back to data entry screens

Fund Accounting

  • Reprint Reconciliation Report - title is truncated on pages 2+

Accounts Payable

  • Manually added 1099-MISC forms don't include payer address
  • E-filed 1099-MISC forms don't include vendor e-mail address
  • Unable to align 1099-MISC form after submitting e-file

Accounts Receivable

  • When posting payments from multiple dates, wrong transaction date can be used
  • Manually created credit memo can be deleted after it is applied to an invoice
  • Account Statements ignore transactions on the last day of the selected date range
  • Account Statements should not include voided/reversed transactions

Payroll

  • SSN/SIN formatting for US/Canada (SSN: 123-45-6789/SIN: 123 456 789)

General

  • Date formats are incorrect on printed/exported reports
  • Send e-mail using PowerChurch user override option isn't used


01/29/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 01/29/2018 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 were updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Accounts Payable

  • 1099-MISC e-file for vendor in Puerto Rico is missing state PR

Accounts Receivable

  • Account Statements can show incorrect balances with voided invoices/reversed payments and/or credit memos

Payroll

  • E-filing W2 for Iowa state prompts for IA BEN but doesn't properly transmit that data
  • W2s on plain paper doesn't generate copies 1 and D
  • W2s on plain paper doesn't print dash (-) in EIN


01/24/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 01/24/2018 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 were updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Attendance

  • Activity Statistics date format isn't correct when print/export
  • Activity Attendance date format isn't correct when print/export
  • Average Attendance report can error

Contributions

  • Add Navigation List to Maintain Pledges
  • Add totals to Contribution Age Range report
  • Pledged to Actual report can error
  • Vanco import can mark contributions as imported if you cancel at the wrong time
  • Full Fund Details statement shows signature line when in US
  • Contribution Statements by e-mail still uses Crystal Reports 13 to generate PDF

Fund Accounting

  • Account Activity report prompts for db credentials

Accounts Payable

  • 1096 Box 7 label is incorrect for 2017 form and box should be checked automatically if applicable
  • 1096 paper size set to A4 by default

Accounts Receivable

  • Shouldn't allow credit memo to be edited after posting
  • Credit memo application list doesn't update after editing
  • Payment Statements don't include credit memo applications
  • Apply credit memo, cancel, prompts to save
  • Account Statements balance forward is not properly calculated
  • Can't add a payment that only creates a credit memo
  • Credit memo shows negative balance when invoice is voided, causing payment to be reversed

Payroll

  • Process Payroll sort employees by name after sorting by position
  • E-mail paystubs can error after sending a few
  • W2 to plain paper, W3 is blank after reloading saved data
  • W2 box 14 text trimmed spaces doesn't match printed form
  • W3 Kind of employer dropdown selects the opposite option


01/12/2018 - 2018 Tax Table Update


The IRS has published Notice 1036 which is an early release copy of the 2018 tables. According to the documentation, you should update your tax tables as soon as possible, but no later than February 15, 2018. 2017 tables can continue to be used until that time.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/n1036.pdf

Visit https://www.powerchurch.com/support/pr to view the Knowledge Base articles for setting up Federal and State tax tables in PowerChurch.



12/28/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/28/2017 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 were updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Reports

  • Reports print in black & white
  • Print multiple copies in PowerChurch Online prints multiple copies of multiple copies
  • Various reports don't export to Excel properly
  • Various reports lose number and date formatting (add .00 decimals and add 12:00 to dates)
  • Various reports add extra spacing when printing
  • Crystal Reports error when e-mailing Canadian tax receipts

Payroll

  • W2/W3 on plain paper in PowerChurch Online generates empty forms
  • Check stub PDF password message need not be shown when printing stubs


12/20/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/20/2017 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:

Family Mailing List

  • Family Update and Blank Family Information forms don't switch to Province/Postal Code

Attendance

  • Bar code reader doesn't work properly on Fast Data Entry
  • Consecutive Absentee report can error

Visitations

  • All Visitations report error

Contributions

  • View Posted Transactions Next/Previous buttons don't work
  • Pledge Statement shows contribution fund with decimal (100.00)

Fund Accounting

  • Account Activity report Total Credits amount gets cut off
  • Fiscal Year report selections revert to calendar year
  • Add Reconciliation Date to Reprint Bank Reconciliation report

Accounts Payable

  • 1099-MISC form phone number doesn't format
  • Prompt before updating existing account transaction detail with new amounts

Accounts Receivable

  • Error when printing invoice from Maintain Customers

Payroll

  • Added onscreen password instruction when e-mailing pay stubs

Events

  • Send E-mail Task Reminders should use Events e-mail settings by default

Miscellaneous

  • Crystal Reports integration is now a hybrid of old and new Crystal versions due to printing and file export problems


12/14/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/14/2017 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.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • Family Attendance Summary graph doesn't scale properly with high DPI
  • User with Family access only permissions is not able to view picture
  • Profile Attendance graph shows Friday dates instead of Sunday
  • Changing an Activity number doesn't update other activities' Promotes To field
  • Fast Data Entry screen doesn't work properly with Honeywell Voyager barcode scanner

Contributions

  • User with access only doesn't get warning message when clicking on the Check Reader menu. Nothing happens.
  • Save/Cancel buttons are enabled on Maintain Repeating screen when no change has been made
  • Import from Vanco may select wrong envelope number in specific scenario
  • Import from File instructions screen columns aren't in alignment with high DPI
  • Import from File - added date format example to instructions

Fund Accounting

  • Budget Report has a black border around account info

Accounts Payable

  • 1099-MISC e-filing for 2017

Payroll

  • Add 2017 W2 form and e-file support
  • Add support for Iowa BEN for e-filing
  • Add support for QSEHRA on W2 Box 12 Code FF
  • Federal and Connecticut tax tables don't scale properly with high DPI
  • Finish Payroll Conversion tax tables don't scale properly with high DPI
  • Employee SSN can be displayed as encrypted characters on reports on other output
  • Create AP entries for voided checks can cause blank invoice/check to be created
  • NACHA file setup doesn't enforce required fields and can create invalid file output

Events

  • Date Lookup form doesn't scale properly with high DPI
  • Added missing colors and more contrast to Events Calendar

Miscellaneous

  • Custom Check Layout screen doesn't refresh to show custom check name
  • Custom Label Layout error when resetting
  • Progress bars don't scale properly with high DPI


12/14/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/14/2017 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. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Contributions

  • Contribution Posting Report missing total line at the bottom
  • View Posted Contributions error when filtered

Payroll

  • Federal & Connecticut tax tables don't scale properly with increased DPI

Miscellaneous

  • Table MECONNECT is not restored from a backup
  • Custom port number is ignored when sending e-mail
  • Error when converting from Version 8.5


12/06/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/6/2017 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. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Fund Accounting

  • Income & Expense Statement formatting when saved to Excel file
  • Budget Report can have black border around all accounts
  • Budget Report can have Crystal Reports error
  • Range of accounting months available in reports may not include unposted transactions' month/year
  • Reopen a closed month can open too many months
  • Add Repeating Transaction entering an account number can error

Accounts Payable

  • Void a Check - Vendor ID selection needs to be uppercase
  • Void a Check - If voiding multiple checks, accounting transaction is not cleared

Accounts Receivable

  • Maintain Customers screen can error if auto-complete functionality is disabled
  • Account Statements should not show 0.00 amount on notes-only lines
  • Account Statements not including manually created credit memos (ie converted from prior version)
  • Account/Payment Statements address alignment for window envelopes
  • Apply Credit Memo screen some fields can be read-only when they shouldn't be
  • Apply Credit Memo shouldn't allow voided invoices
  • Invoices don't show payment amounts correctly when payment applied to multiple invoices
  • Invoices should allow a message to print on each
  • Past Due Invoices report incorrectly shows previously closed invoices with large open balances
  • View Invoices/Payments - If logged in as user (not System Admin) notes field can be read-only

Contributions

  • Active Pledges report count of pledges at the end is incorrect
  • Data Entry Only users can't see any Contributions reports
  • Data Entry Only user can error get error on Enter Contributions
  • User with only access doesn't see warning message when trying to open Check Reader screen (does nothing instead)
  • Those who pledged last year but not this year report title has "given" not "pledged"
  • View Posted Contributions added Navigation List

Activities & Skills

  • Class Family Directory can have Crystal Reports error
  • Class Family Directory only shows first line of address
  • Import Activities from CSV allows activity numbers > 9999


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