EMDECS System Update: Q4 2021

EMDECS System Update: Q4 2021

Please be advised that new system updates will be released on October 17th and October 24th, 2021.  No system downtime is required.

The release date and time varies based on which EMDECS database / URL you use to access the system:

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Release Notes

Additional notes, bug fixes, and enhancements will be added to these release notes up to the release date.


Program Area Description Type
1 Fleet -> PM Service Due Restored the ability to check in a unit from the PM Service Due screen, if manual check-ins are allowed for the user. Bug Fix
2 Reports -> Employees -> Employee Time Sheet export Employee Time Sheet report generated a blank file when a "Days Back" parameter was used. This parameter has been removed from the report setup. Bug Fix
3 Service -> Complete RO / Reports -> AP -> Vendor Invoice Summary Vendor Invoice Summary report and export will show/reference transactions based on the invoice date and not transaction date.  Bug Fix
4 Home -> Configure Dashboard -> Gear Icon for any widget frame Exception errors when configuring dashboard widgets from the home screen (only former Connect customers in North America were impacted by this bug). Bug Fix
5 Service -> Service Board -> Print Printouts of the Service Board screen did not match the units listed on the Service Board when units are  filtered by priority Bug Fix
6 Reports -> Employees -> Employee Time Sheet Summary By Date The Employee Timesheet by Date report would sometimes include timesheet information from the next day after the date range requested. Bug Fix
7 Parts -> Part Master -> New Part When creating a new part, if the user clicks on the Select Core Part choice then cancels, an Oracle error is shown when saving the part. Bug Fix
8 Reports -> Shop Management Cosmetic change to the Outstanding Service Request report parameters - removed the asterisk next to Customer and Unit fields that are not required. Bug Fix
9 Parts -> Counter Sale Manager Allow the deletion of a  part on a counter sales that was previously linked to a purchase order. Bug Fix
10 Report -> Reports -> Shop Management -> Cost Per Mile Report/Export Cost Per Mile report (PDF) is missing units that appear in the Excel Export leading to a discrepancy in totals. Bug Fix
11 Parts -> Inventory Transfer Implement negative on hand control when a part is transferred from one warehouse to another. If at the point of transfer the part hits negative on hand, a popup is displayed to let the user know why they cannot proceed (if the company parameter is set to corporate_disallow) Bug Fix
12 Fleet -> Unit Master -> click on a unit number -> Warranty tab Unit Master - Warranty tab does not display saved readings after closing and re-opening the screen. Bug Fix
13 Reports -> Shop Management -> Repair Profit/Loss Export Repair Profit/Loss report generates a blank data sheet Bug Fix
14 Repairs -> Work order -> Work Order Data Entry Fixed a bug where, if labor lines were re-sequenced and then the work order completed, they would revert to their original sequence. Bug Fix
15 Financials -> AP Manager -> Outstanding Invoices Display different AP invoices from different sources (quick receiving, receiving, and miscellaneous AP invoices) when paying a vendor. Bug Fix
16 Driver Defect Portal Allow drivers to add/update unit readings from Driver Portal New Feature
17 Fleet -> Dispatch Manager Export the dispatch information displayed in Open Orders and To Be Invoiced tab in Dispatch Manager.  New Feature
18 Service -> Complete RO -> Add Parts The part label scan method was changed in the last update to require a manual carriage return after scanning a part number. This increased data entry time for some users. We have added a new system parameter that automatically adds a part which has been scanned to a repair order in Tech RO or Complete RO, or to a counter sale. If you would like your system to do this, please contact our customer service team. New Feature
19 Parts -> Part Master A notes field has been added to the screen when quick creating a new part. New Feature
20 Administration -> Corporate Setup Manager / Tech RO Based on system parameter TECH_SELF_ASSESSMENT  corporations can create technician safety requirements which pop-up for confirmation after a technician enters their employee badge.   New Feature
21 Financials -> Bank Reconciliation The system has been enhanced to Clear and unclear transactions from a bank reconciliation much faster. (now the commit/save occurs after clicking Save/Exit instead of saving as each individual line is checked).
New Feature
22 Reports -> GIST Reports Added three new columns J, K, and L in the Fleet Total Report (existing custom report) The values come from the Features tab in Unit Master.  New Feature
23 Fleet -> Shop Management -> Cost Per Mile Report / Export The cost per mile report now shows the number of units and the total accumulated reading of all units shown. This report replaces the old Equipment Cost Analysis report. New Feature
24 Reports -> AP Added a new Rental Rates report to the AP reports category for use by customers with the Rental and Leasing module. New Feature
25 Fleet -> PM Service Due It is now possible to search the PM Service Due screen by units' domicile location. New Feature
26 Financials -> Financial Manager -> Export Journals Added a Batch # search option to the Export Journals tab in Financial Manager so the user can look up a particular batch with in their selected period.  New Feature
27 N/A Changed the layout of the AR Misc Invoice - if ship to exists it will print ship to information if not it will not print. Also the invoice notes are showing up at the bottom of the Misc AR invoice New Feature
28 Reports -> Fleet -> Customer Unit Export Added missing fields from the Unit Master screen to the Customer Units Export report. New Feature
29 AR Manager -> AR History -> Receipts Added ability to sort the AR History screen by the Customer Receipt columns, print the receipt, and the print out matches the sorting from the screen.  New Feature
30 Parts -> Counter Sale Manager Part bar codes have been added to counter sale invoices. New Feature
31 Fleet -> Dispatch Manager Dispatch Order Entry screen added to Kona (Dispatch Manager module). New Feature






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