Latest News and Announcements

12/05/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 12/04/2018 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

  • Quick Add Family assistant can error
  • View Pledges button in Personal Profiles doesn't link to the person's envelope

Contributions

  • Check Reader screen can error
  • Pledge Statement list of names isn't sortable

Fund Accounting

  • Detail Changes in Equity report can error
  • Posting months aren't updating correctly in the demo
  • Unposted Transactions report is spaced differently when printed

Accounts Payable

  • 1099/1096/e-file update for 2018
  • 1099 e-file should prompt for IA BEN in Iowa
  • Quick Check - clear the form and the written out dollar amount label doesn't clear

Accounts Receivable

  • Account and Payment Statements by e-mail error with slash in name
  • E-mail Sent Status report doesn't show the e-mail address

Payroll

  • W2/W3/e-file update for 2018
  • W2 Box 14 text can be cut off on plain paper form
  • Prompt for OR Transit Tax if in Oregon
  • Maintain List of Employees can error if calendar controls not installed

Reports

  • Crystal Reports viewer errors when you have more than five reports open at a time
  • Export a custom report to a text file is blank in PowerChurch Online


10/10/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/10/2018 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:

Activities & Skills

  • Class Family Directory report cuts off last digits of birthdays

Attendance

  • Visitor Report should show "No records selected" message if everyone is excluded by Personal Status selection

Contributions

  • New Pledge Range report
  • Error when saving report settings on Pledge Statement

Fund Accounting

  • Accounting Audit Log should record an event when user changes default account number ranges
  • Sub-account Report - Budget comparisons don't follow the updated logic from Income & Expense Statement

Accounts Payable

  • Open Unposted Items report - border width around account distribution is too thin to print on some printers

Accounts Receivable

  • New Invoice Aging report
  • New Maintain Credit Memos screen
  • Add/Edit Payment - change "Balance" label to "To balance" for consistency and clarity.
  • Apply a credit memo doesn't properly handle invoices with negative amount

General

  • Constant Contact sync doesn't remove people from lists where they no longer match selections made
  • E-mailing reports - a slash in the calculated file name will cause errors in the file attachment


09/24/2018 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/24/2018 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 https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership

  • Add Family Assistant can become unresponsive

Contributions

  • Enter Contributions should not leave Designation selected in between contributors

Accounting

  • Income & Expense by Year can show blanks in some situations

General

  • Constant Contact sync doesn't remove people from lists where they no longer match selections made
  • oSettings error on external reindex utility
  • Backslash is not a valid character in e-mail addresses


09/12/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/12/2018 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:

Accounts Receivable

  • New report - Open Items - Displays a list of unpaid invoices and unapplied credit memos for each customer.
  • Deleting a customer can potentially delete repeating invoices
  • Payments with invalid dates won't post

Membership

  • Alternate phone is not included with all family phones selections on reports

General

  • E-mail Sent Status reports have incorrect titles from various areas of the software


08/29/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 08/29/2018 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 will be updated automatically overnight. No further action needs to be taken.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Activities & Skills

  • When adding new members to an activity, default the checkboxes to unchecked to avoid accidentally adding everyone

Contributions

  • New setup option to include title in Envelope Name formula (John Smith vs Mr John Smith)
  • Unposted Contributions report can error in specific scenario

Fund Accounting

  • Income & Expense by Year report can show blanks in certain scenarios

Accounts Payable

  • Open (Unposted) Items report - Widen transaction detail to show full account name and line description

Accounts Receivable

  • Duplicate customer IDs causes error in upgrade from prior versions
  • Import Customers can assign invalid customer IDs in certain scenarios

General

  • External backup utility creates a backup labeled as Version 11.5
  • ISBN Lookup errors when no results were found


08/08/2018 - PowerChurch Online Outage


We are experiencing an outage of some PowerChurch Online services. We have a technician onsite at the data center where our servers are housed, who is working to get service restored as quickly as possible.



08/02/2018 - Quarterly Newsletter


The Summer 2018 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/474/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-summer-2018

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



07/18/2018 - Version 12 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 07/18/2018 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:

Personal Profiles

  • New Invalid E-mail Addresses report added

Attendance

  • Attendance Register Form - long notes don't print properly in some layouts
  • Attendance Register Form - notes aren't saved regardless of the Save Notes option

Contributions

  • Don't auto assign envelope number in the inactive envelope number range
  • Don't keep the Designation field choice when entering multiple contributions into a fund
  • Pledge Statement report doesn't group data properly when the report is run in envelope number order
  • Contribution Statements/Tax Receipts addresses aren't consistent in different layouts and some don't align with window envelopes

Fund Accounting

  • It is possible to have a duplicate account number after completing accounting setup assistant

General

  • In certain circumstances, a Crystal Reports error can occur when e-mailing reports
  • A backslash () in an e-mail address shouldn't be considered valid and causes the Constant Contact Sync to error


07/03/2018 - PowerChurch Online Service Disruption


After being resolved a few hours ago, there appear to be some residual problems bubbling up and service is very slow at the moment.  As of 6pm on July 3, connectivity is up and everything is available as expected.  We will continue to monitor the situation as the data center continues work on their hardware.

The data center where the PowerChurch Online service is hosted is having intermittent connectivity problems. They are aware of the issue and are working to get it resolved. Our servers are all up and running without a problem, so we can only wait for the connectivity issues to be resolved. We appreciate your patience.



06/19/2018 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 06/19/2018 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 https://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Membership Reports

  • Ministry Services reports incorrectly combine names (John Smith Jr & John Smith Sr)
  • Activity Statistics report in Attendance can print duplicate attendance info
  • Custom Report to file output errors when file extension is assigned

Contributions

  • Pledged to Actual Comparison report Difference column is underlined
  • Location is required on Canadian Tax Receipts
  • Contributor Age Range report errors on last day of the month

Fund Accounting

  • Post Transactions can give inaccurate out of balance warning
  • System Generated entry in Account Activity makes debit and credit totals not match
  • Move Account utility loses account notes when moving to a new number

Accounts Receivable

  • Deposit Slip report should print in data entry order
  • Open (Unposted) Items report should print in data entry order
  • Payment Statements report can error with LASTINV null values

Payroll

  • Kentucky state tax table calculation method has changed


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