Current SliQ Invoicing Versions

The release notes for SliQ Invoicing are shown below.

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SliQ Invoicing Plus Release History

Version 5.4.3  - Nov 2016

Change


Can now search Customer and Supplier Messages

The search boxes on the main Invoices, Quotes and Purchase Order tabs now allow searches of customer and supplier messages.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made.

Version 5.4.2  - Oct 2016

Change


Recurring Invoices List Now Configurable

The columns in the recurring invoices list in the Manage Recurring Invoices dialog can now be configured via the Invoices tab in the main Options dialog.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made.

Version 5.4.1  - June 2016

Change


Improvements in handling of attachments for customers

SliQ could sometimes fail to delete attachments to customer records when requested. This has been corrected.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made.

Version 5.4.0  - April 2016

Change


More VAT/ Tax Rates can be Configured

SliQ now allows an unlimited number of VAT or tax rates to be configured. See the Setup/ VAT Rates tab in SliQ for more information


Template Field Conditions Now Treat 0 as an Empty Value

The template conditions on fields now treat the number 0 as an empty field. Previously, the comparison was done as a text comparison and any value which wasn't an emptry string "" was treat as non-empty. Now both empty strings and 0 are treated as empty. For more information on setting conditions on fields in the template editor, see:

http://www.sliqtools.co.uk/onlinehelp/display_an_item_depending_on_a.htm


VAT/ Tax Rate Names can be Configured

SliQ now allows VAT/ Tax rate names to be configured. Previously rates only had a value, e.g. 0%, 20% but now names such as Std, Reduced, Zero-Rated can be used.

Better Handling of Ampersands in HTML Emails

Apmersands (&) are now handled better in HTML emails. Previously, the use of an ampersand could potentially cause problems in the parsing of HTML email templates. This has now been improved.

Version 5.3.4  - February 2016

Change


New Date Format Added

The Date Format tab in the Options dialog now allows dates in the format day Month Year, e.g. 5 January 2015.

Note that as with other date format selections, the format is only used when printing or emailing invoices. The date format used on the tabs in SliQ follows the date format shown in the regional settings in Windows.


Document Number format Options

The Document Number Format tab in the Options dialog now allows the year/ month/ day order to be configured for invoice numbers generated by SliQ.


PDF File Names

PDF filenames can now be configured so that they do not begin with an underscore if no prefix is selected.

Delivery Note Number

For invoice templates, a field can be added that shows the delivery note number (name DeliveryNoteNumber) corresponding to the invoice.
Version 5.3.3  - December 2015

Change


Reuse of Last Sales Person value is now configurable

In V5.3.0, SliQ Invoicing Plus was changes so that when a new invoice or quoe was created the last sales person value would automatically be entered on the invoice. This has now been changed to be configurable and is by default off. By going to the Options dialog (by pressing the Options button in the toolbar) and selecting the General tab in the dialog, the Use Last Sales Person setting can be changed.


Embedding of Fonts in PDFs is now optional

By default SliQ embeds fonts used in PDFs into the PDF so that the fonts are available on the readers machine even if the fonts are not installed. This has now been made configurable so that if SliQ's PDFs are used with 3rd party PDF programs that have difficulties with embedded fonts, PDFs can be generated without embedding the fonts.

By default, SliQ will continue to generate PDFs with embedded fonts as in previous versions.

To turn off embedded fonts go to the General tab on the Options dialog by pressing the Options button in the toolbar.

Version 5.3.2  - November 2015

Change


Date Can be Set When Allocating Credit Notes

When a credit note is used as a payment against an invoice, it is now possible to set the date for the allocation.


Configurable Pick Product List

When adding a product to an invoice line item, the product columns shown in the Pick Product dialog list can now be customised by opening the Options dialog and selecting the Products & Discounts tab.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made including better date selections on reports and better handling of No/ False conditions when importing data from CSV files.

Version 5.3.1  - October 2015

Change


Aged Debtors Report Added

A new Aged Debtors report has been added. This report shows the ageing information for each customer as displayed at the bottom of a customer statement.


HTML Email Changes for Microsoft Outlook 2016

SliQ's HTML email facility now works with Outlook 2016 as it did with all earlier versions of Outlook.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made.

Version 5.3.0  - September 2015

Change


Customer Summary Report Added

A new Customer Summary report has been added. This shows the total sales for a customer and the percentage of sales made to specific customers.

This report is similar to the Customer Summary Report that was present in older versions of SliQ Invoicing.


Last Used Sales Person Value Remembered

SliQ now rememvers the last entered salesperson value and will enter this by default when a new invoice, credit note or quote is created.


CostOfGoods and Profit Fields on Invoice Reports

For any report where invoices are included, two new fields are available for selection:

CostOfGoods - This field shows the total cost price (Quantity * Cost Price for each line item) for the items on the invoice. The value is calculated using the current Cost Price information for a product on the Products & Discounts tab.

Profit - This field will give the profit for the invoice, i.e. the difference between the net total and the cost of goods.


Miscellaneous Updates

A number of minor improvements and corrections have been made.

Version 5.2.2  - August 2015

Change


TotalQuantity Template Field Added

A field value of TotalQuantity can be added to a template (invoice, quote, credit note, purchase order, delivery note etc.). This will show the total quantity of items on the invoice. For example if there are two line items on an invoice with the first line item having a quantity of 2 and the second line item a quntity of 3, the TotalQuantity field will show the value 5 on the invoice printout or PDF.


Credit Limit Field can be Exported/ Imported

Customer field Credit Limit and Use Credit Limit can now be exported to Excel and imported from CSV files. Importing a customer with Use Credit Limit set on and Credit Limit set to 0 effectively puts the customer on hold.

The Use Credit Limit field in the CSV file should be set to one of "TRUE", "YES", 1, "T" or "Y" to be set on. Any other value turns off Use Credit Limit.

Sales By X Item Reports can now include Product fields

Sales by Invoice Item, Sales by Quote Item reports can now be configured to show Product fields, e.g. Item Cost Price.

To add additional columns to reports in addition to the default columns, see Add, Remove Report Columns.

Miscellaneous Updates

The operation of Check  All and Uncheck All in the Find Low Stock dialog has been improved.
Version 5.2.1  - July 2015

Change


Debtor Summary Report Update

Handling of credit notes in the Debtor Summary report has been improved.

Version 5.2.0  - July 2015

Change


Customer Account Number in Prefixes

In the options dialog, it is now possible to add the customer account number in the prefix format for invoice and quote numbers. Similary, supplier account numbers can be added for purchase order numbers.


Option to Show Paid Watermark on Receipts

In addition to the existing option to show a PAID watermark on invoices that have been fully paid, SliQ now includes and option to shown the watermark on receipts for fully paid invoices.


Don't show Message Box after Saving PDF

When a single PDF document is generated, e.g. a single PDF of an invoice is saved to disk, SliQ will no longer output a message box after performing the save.


Add Hyperlink on any Image on a Template

When editing invoice templates (or quotes or POs), SliQ now allows a hyperlink to be placed on the image so that clicking the image in a generated PDF loads the link in a web browser.


Date Range Statements use Configurable Age Breaks

As with Open Item statements, Date Range statements now use the configurable age breaks rather than always using the fixed 0-30, 60-90 etc. breaks.


Miscellaneous Updates


A number of corrections and minor updates have been made.

Version 5.1.3  - April 2015

Change


Improved Printing on LetterHeaded Paper

For multi-page printouts, SliQ now allows a continuation page offset to be set that leaves a gap at the top of the second and later pages in an invoice printout (as well as quotes, orders etc.). This allows letter headed paper to be used for multi-page printouts.

To set the continuation page offset, edit the template in SliQ Invoicing Plus and click on the background of the template to show the main form properties. The continuation page offset will appear in the properties panel on the right. Adjust the offset value as desired then save the template. Then try a print preview of a long invoice spanning more than one page. If the offset is not the correct size, e.g. it still overlaps your letter head, edit the template again and adjust the offset.


Option to Never Show Page Numbers

Via the More Options tab on the Template Setup tab under the main Setup tab the Show Page Numbers dropdown now includes the option to never show page numbers on eother single or multi-page printouts or PDFs.


Show Stock Levels When Adding Line Items

If stock control is enabled, SliQ will now show current stock levels when searching for products to add to an invoice.


Search More Fields

When searching the data in the main lists, e.g. the list of invoices on the Invoices & Payments tab, the Notes field and Customer Account Numbers are now matched against the search string.

Miscellaneous Updates


A number of corrections and minor updates have been made including improvements to the layout of the Customer Payment dialog when used on PCs with non-default font size settings.

Version 5.1.2  - Feb 2015

Change


Inventory Import

SliQ Can now import inventory data when importing product data.


Customer Payments

When recording payments via the Customers and Statements page, SliQ now remembers the date of the last payment entered when recording a subsequent payment.


Miscellaneous Updates


A number of other updates and corrections have been made.

Version 5.1.1  - Dec 2014

Change


Recurring Invoices Report

A new recurring invoices report has been added. This allows a list of the recurring transactions to be displayed giving the dates of the next invoices to be raised.


Customers Report

A customers report has been added allowing a list of customers to be filtered, sorted and either printed or output to PDF or Excel as with all other reports.


Statement Email can be Configured


It is now possible to configure an email for statements, i.e. an email to which statements should be sent.


Miscellaneous Updates


A number of other updates and corrections have been made.

Version 5.1  - Dec 2014

Change


Keyboard Shortcuts for Description Editing

When editing line item descriptions in invoices, quotes etc. SliQ now supports new keyboard shortcuts.

The supported keyboard shortcuts now include:

Ctrl-Left - skip a word back
Ctrl-Right - skip a word forwards
Ctrl-Shift-Left - select a word back
Ctrl-Shift-Right - select a word forwards
Home - go to start of text
End - go to end of line
Ctrl-Home - go to start of line
Ctrl-End - go to end of text
Ctrl-Shift-Home - select text to start of description
Ctrl-Shift-End - select text to end of description
Ctrl-A - select complete description.


Insert Web Images into HTML Email Templates

When an image from a website is inserted into a HTML email template, SliQ now downloads a copy of the image and inserts it into the email.


Report Dates Include a This Month To Date option


Reports now include a This Month To Date option for dates that will allow a report to be configured to only show invoices (for example) from the start of the month up to the current day.


Reports Allow Up to 3 Filters At Top

Using the Change Filters button, up to 3 filters can be shown at the top of a report on the Reporting tab allowing easy selection of whichever a user decides are the most important filters. Previously only one filter could be shown.

Note that although up to 3 filters can be shown at the top of the report, the report can be filtered using any field in the database using the Choose Filters dialog and, as from V5, reports show a summary of the applied filters.

Note: Some of the default reports have been extended to show more filters. However, existing users will need to select a report and press the Default button in the toolbar on the Reporting tab to see any extra filters appear. Alternatively, select the report and press the Choose Filters button in the toolbar to choose whichever filters are desired.


Auto Date Macros can now be used in Email Templates

Date Macros can now be used in email templates in addition to line item descriptions and customer messages.

See Automatic Date Macros for a description of the macro values.


Miscellaneous Updates


A number of other updates and corrections have been made including widening the item code dropdown when editing an invoice line item, correcting the CustomerBalance field available in the invoice template editor and improving the layout of the Manage Recurring Invoices dialog.

Version 5.0  - Nov 2014

Change


SpellChecking

SliQ Invoicing Plus now includes a spellchecker. Line item descriptions on invoices, quotes etc. are now spellchecked. The spellchecker works in a similar way to Microsoft Word - any mis-spelled words are underlined with a red squiggle.

To see suggestions for corrections to spelling mistakes, right click the word with the mouse and choose a suggestion from the popup menu.

SliQ also includes a user dictionary so that you can add any special words to stop SliQ flagging them as mis-spelled. To add words to the dictionary, right-click a mis-spelled word and choose Add to dictionary from the popup menu.

SliQ comes with a number of standard spelling dictionaries for UK English, US English, French, German etc. To choose between the dictionaries, see Options.

For more information, see the SpellChecker topic in our online help file.


Stock Control

SliQ can now track stock level for products. The Products & Discounts tab has been renamed to Products & Stock and includes fields to show the number of items in stock and preferred supplier. For use in finding low stock levels for products, stock reorder level and stock reorder quantity fields have also been implemented. The new fields allow SliQ to raise orders to replenish stock levels when stock runs low.

For more info, see the Stock Control topic in our online help file.

HTML Email Template - Add Images and Logos to Emails


In addition to plain text email templates, SliQ now allows HTML email templates to be edited. These templates allow richer formatting, e.g. different fonts, bold, italic or underline text as well as allowing images and logos to be added to the email templates.

For more information, see the Editing Email templates topic.

Customer Credit Limits/ Customer on Hold

A customer credit can now be entered on the Price Band & Credit Limit subtab on the main Customers & Statements tab.

If the Use Credit Limit box is checked, SliQ will output a warning if an invoice is created that would make the customer exceed their credit limit.

A customer can effectively be put on hold by entering a credit limit of 0.


Custom Fields for Products & Discounts

A set of custom/ additional fields can now be defined for product and discount records.

See Defining Custom Fields for more information.


Automatic Date Fields for Line Item Descriptions and Customer/ Supplier Messages

Automatic date fields can now be added to line item descriptions. The date fields will be automatically expanded when an invoice is printed or emailed. The date fields can be used when creating recurring transactions to automatically include the correct date information in line item descriptions based on the date of the newly raised invoice, e.g. automatically inserting text such as "Charges for October 2014", "Charges for November 2014" as recurring invoices are raised in successive months.

For more information, see Automatic Date Fields.

Editing an Existing Invoice does not cause payments to be deleted if the total is still at least the payment amount


If an existing invoice is edited, SliQ now only deleted payments already recorded for the invoice if the new total for the invoice is less than the sum of the payments records.

Read Receipts can be Configured for SMTP emails


A read receipt option can be configured for SMTP emails. The read receipt can be configured in the email sending options. Note that the receiver may decide to not send a read receipt even if one is requested.


Attachment for Customers & Suppliers


Files can now be attached to customer and supplier records on the Customers & Statements and Suppliers tabs.


PDF Filenames are now configurable

PDF filenames are no configurable, e.g. the company name and invoice date can be optionally included in the PDF generated for an invoice.

For more information, see PDF Filename Options.

Optionally include Template Items Depending on Printing or PDFing

When editing a template, conditions can now be set on items to control whether they are included on documents depending on whether the document is being printed or emailed.

This feature makes it easier to print an invoice onto letter headed paper where the company logo is already pre-printed onto the paper but when emailing the same invoice, make SliQ include the company logo.

For more information see Print/ PDF conditions.


Configure the ranges on a statement ageing report

The breaks/ ranges can now be configured in ageing reports on statements.

In previous versions, the ageing report ranges were always 0-30 days, 31-60 days, 61-90 days. In this version, the ranges can be changed in the Ageing Report Values options.


Invoice Amount can be Included in Email Template


When editing the email template for use when emailing invoices, a field can now be included to show the total of the invoice being emailed.

Calculated Due Dates on Recurring Invoices


When recurring invoices are created that use the due rate mechanism instead of payment terms, the due dates for invoices raised are now calculated by taking the offset of the due date of the original recurring transaction from the date of the transaction.

New Reports and Report Fields


A number of new reports have been included, e.g. reports to show the number of products on order or to show stock value. In addition, a new Week Number field has been made available in sales reports. The new WeekNumber field allows Sales by Week type reports to be configured if needed. Each report now optionally shows a filter summary.


Column Headers on Templates Show when Editing Invoices

If the invoice template has been edited and the column headings have been changed, i.e. the column headings for line items, the column headings also show when editing an invoice and adding line items.

Various other minor corrections and improvements have been made.

To view the release history for older versions (2, 3 and 4), please see http://www.sliqtools.co.uk/releasehistoryv4.aspx.

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