188.8.131.528 What's New in this Release
This page has information about new features and functionality added in Prism 184.108.40.2068.
|Serial/Lot Number Enhancements||This release includes key enhancements to the serial and lot numbers feature in Prism.
|Connection Manager||This release included a new Connection Manager area in Admin Console for configuring replication. Please note that the Connection Manager introduced in 220.127.116.118 has been superceded by the new combined Technician's Toolkit and Connection Manager functionality.|
|Proxy Command Line Parameters||
|Restrict Tenders by User Group||DevTrack ID #11679
This release includes a new set of permissions that restrict the use of tenders by user group. There are separate give/take/return permissions for each tender type. Previously, there was no way to restrict tenders for individual user groups. These new permissions give retailers greater control over the tendering process. You can set these permissions at the Global, Subsidiary, or Store level.
|Store Assignments enforced||DevTrack ID#12070
A key security requirement for many retailers is to restrict the store locations where individual employees can make transactions. Beginning with this release, store assignments from Retail Pro 9 are enforced in Prism. This means that to create a transaction for a store in Prism, the user must be assigned to the store where the transaction is being created.
Employees are assigned to stores in Retail Pro 9. The store assignments are replicated to Prism during initialization. If a user encounters a store assignment error in Prism when trying to make a transaction, make sure the employee is assigned to the correct stores in Retail Pro 9.
|Prompt for Decimal Qty preference||
|Print Non-Currency Tenders||DevTrack #11074
Beginning with this release, users can select which non-currency tenders will be printed on Z-Out reports. This option has been available in Retail Pro 9 preferences but previously was not available in Prism. This meant that all credit and debit (and other tenders) transactions were listed in the Z-Out report, producing extremely long reports. Now, by clearing a tender, retailers can prevent the individual transaction from printing on the report.
Preferences & Settings > Reports > X/Z-Out: Print Non-currency Tenders
By default, all tenders are selected. Clear the individual tenders that you don't want to print.
|Copy Customer||DevTrack ID# 13958
You can now create a new customer record by copying an existing customer. This can speed up the customer creation process. Simply copy an existing customer and make any needed changes for the new customer. This can often be faster than adding a new customer from scratch.
Fields that are not copied:
SID, Customer ID, Store Credit, Charge Balance, AR Flag, Loyalty Balances, system-based dates, Customer statistics, Active status, customer image.
|New Customer Required Fields||DevTrack ID #14405
This release includes a new preference that allows retailers to pick the specific customer fields that require an entry when a user adds a new customer. The New Customer Required Fields preference is in Admin Console > Preferences & Settings > Customers > General. Select the check box for each field that will require an entry when creating a new customer record. If any of the selected fields are left blank when creating a new customer, Prism will display an alert explaining which fields must be completed to save the record. By default, First Name and Last Name are selected.
The following fields are available for selection as required fields for new customer records.
Address 1 - Address 6 Address Location Type Postal Code Customer ID
Customer Image Email First Name (default) Last Name (default)
Info 1-2 Mark 1-2 Notes Phone
Translations for Customizations
DevTrack ID# 11897
|Availability checking for slips||
Note: Changes in Prism 1.11.0 resulted in this preference being moved to a new area in preferences: Preferences & Settings > System > Documents
Retailers can now have Prism perform availability checking on slips. This enables retailers to verify the quantity listed on an out slip is actually on-hand in the source store's inventory. If the quantity specified on the slip exceeds the current OH Qty in Inventory, Prism will display a warning. In most cases, stores want to transfer excess inventory. By enabling the Availability Checking preference, retailers will be alerted whenever the quantity on an out slip exceeds the current OH Qty.
|Promotions Sort Order setting||
DevTrack ID #13697
|ClaimatStartup setting for cash drawers||
DevTrack ID# 14138
If this value is 1, the Proxy claims the cash drawer at proxy startup time, and holds it until the proxy terminates. This allows faster response to drawer open and status requests.