Latest News and Announcements

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


08/11/2017 - Office Closed Monday 8/21/2017 for the Solar Eclipse


Our office in Asheville NC is just outside the zone of totality where the solar eclipse is best viewed. We would like to give our employees the opportunity to safely travel and experience the dramatic full effect of the eclipse, therefore we have decided to close our office for the day. We will reopen Tuesday for our regular schedule, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will also take advantage of this possibly once in a lifetime event.



08/01/2017 - Quarterly Newsletter


The Summer 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/456/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-summer-2017

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



08/01/2017 - Online Training Videos Sale


For the month of August 2017, our online training videos are on sale for 20-30% off!

https://www.powerchurch.com/training/videos



04/24/2017 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 04/24/2017 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:

Contributions

  • Vanco Import can error with large data

Payroll

  • 941 - Highlight box 13 instead of new box 11
  • In Canadian mode, "check" spelling is not updated on Create Accounts Payable Entries


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


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