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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


12/05/2017 - Version 11 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/5/2017 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:

Activities & Attendance

  • Edit/Delete an activity does not update all related tables that reference the activity
  • Scanning bar codes on Fast Data Entry doesn't work properly with Honeywell Voyager scanner

Contributions

  • Should not allow negative fund numbers
  • "You do not have access to this module" message is not shown on the Check Reader screen, instead nothing

Fund Accounting

  • Delete an account validation shows the wrong message when account has a starting balance

Payroll

  • Quarterly Report should not repeat employee number on each item
  • Highlight Box 13 by default instead of new Box 11 to avoid confusion

Custom Reports

  • Profile Notes field is not available for query conditions

Custom Checks

  • Custom Check Layout list doesn't refresh to show new name of custom check layout
  • Remove tractor feed check layouts if tractor feed printer isn't installed


11/22/2017 - Quarterly Newsletter


Part 1 of the Year End 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/471/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2017-part-1

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



11/20/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 11/20/2017 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 http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers are still in a transitional state. Those new users already running Version 12 will be updated automatically overnight. Those who are still running Version 11.55 will be upgraded in coming weeks.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • Personal Profiles - Attendance Summary graph shows Friday dates, not Sunday
  • Activities - Changing an activity number does not update "Promotes to:" entries

Contributions

  • Show expected date format in parentheses in Import Contributions > From File instructions screen

Accounting

  • Alias not found error when adding new transaction in Modify Unposted Transactions
  • Direct deposit (old CSV file layout) settings conversion problem causes error

Miscellaneous

  • Google Calendar Sync does not work for Version 12 in PowerChurch Online
  • Custom Reports dictionary file has duplicate ID numbers, which can cause problems in existing reports


11/08/2017 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 11/8/2017 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 are in a transitional state. Those new users already running Version 12 will be updated automatically overnight. Those who are still running Version 11.55 will be upgraded in coming weeks.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Accounting

  • Fund Accounting - "Active" column header renamed to "Status" on Maintain Chart of Accounts and Maintain List of Accounting Funds
  • Payroll - Incomplete direct deposit setup can create invalid NACHA file

Contributions

  • Last envelope number field not respected after conversion
  • Active Pledges report shows inaccurate pledge amounts
  • Import from Vanco error

Miscellaneous

  • Error when upgrade from versions prior to 10


11/08/2017 - Check In Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In system has been published, dated 11/08/2017.

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

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:

  • PowerChurch Plus Version 12 compatibility
  • Honeywell scanner includes an ending character that should be ignored at Express Checkout
  • With onscreen keyboard, you aren't able to enter notes at Admin Checkout or Class Roster
  • Check Out list requires two clicks to check a box


08/30/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 08/30/2017 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:

Family Mailing List

  • Attendance Summary Graph doesn't expand/collapse by name

Personal Profiles

  • Attendance Summary Graph doesn't expand/collapse by activity type

Contributions

  • Fund Descriptions report will error in certain circumstances

Events

  • When many events exist, the calendar control can cause an error

General

  • Custom Check Layout can be set to a tractor feed layout when no tractor feed printers exist
  • Backup & Restore - Restore list of backups shows date, but not time
  • Many additional DPI scaling improvements and fixes


08/14/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 08/14/2017 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.

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

  • Profile Notes field is not available to query in custom reports

Attendance

  • The Visitor Report combines data if family names are exactly the same

Contributions

  • Negative fund numbers should not be allowed

Fund Accounting

  • Import Accounting Transactions - Reference is truncated to 10 characters
  • Delete Account validation shows incorrect message when account has a beginning balance

Accounts Payable

  • Quick Add Vendor created with invalid Priority value

General

  • Encrypted data fields (passwords, etc.) are limited to 36 characters
  • E-mail validation - require something in between @ and .
  • Replace some older controls in the program
  • Fixed some alignment/onscreen display issues on large font DPI screens


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