System Updates: Version 2.12.0

Read about the latest improvements and features we've added to the Core by Premier Software product.

New Features and Changes

We regularly introduce new features into our software products. The following new features or changes have been included in this release.

Active Directory Single Sign On

Core can now optionally authenticate users against your network’s Active Directory.

You can assign a user’s Active Directory username in their user record in Core, and Core will try to match the user based on their logon name.

Our ref: CBP-906

Membership Invoice for Corporate Memberships

We have added the Members Details invoice functionality to the memberships in Corporate Details; meaning that invoices for corporate memberships can now also be produced.

Our ref: CBP-1045

Next-Generation Opera Interface

Core now has a next-generation, two-way interface to Opera that synchronises client profiles and reservations, as well as financial charges and room postings.

Please contact our sales department for pricing: +44 (0)1543 466580/

[email protected]

Our ref: CBP-1456

Online by Premier Payments posting to Guestline / Rezlynx

Payments from transactions processed through Online by Premier now post across the Guestline / Rezlynx interface.

Please contact support to have this enabled.

(A Guestline interface engineer will also be required to create an associated mapping on the Rezlynx side of the interface)

Our ref: CBP-615

Online by Premier Payments posting to Opera

Payments from transactions processed through Online by Premier now post across the FIAS (Opera) Interface.

Please contact support to have this enabled,

(A Opera interface engineer will also be required to create an associated mapping on the Opera side of the interface)

Our ref: CBP-892

PACE / Performance Report

We have produced a new report - based on a hotel's PACE report - entitled the "Performance Report". This report includes financial figures and numerous statistics in a single Excel spreadsheet, allowing for a detailed analysis of your business for any given date range, as well as a year-on-year comparison .

Our ref: CBP-39

Package Availability Overrides for Web Bookings

The Package Availability Overrides screen in Reception now displays the number of web booked packages, as well as the total number of booked packages.

Our ref: CBP-734

Reservations Icon is now available from Appointment Booking

To streamline navigation from the Appointment Booking screen to Reservations, a shortcut icon “Reservations” has been added to the existing icons along the top of the Appointment Booking screen.

Our ref: CBP-214

Room Booking Interface to Office 365

We have added a new interface to Office 365 (Exchange.) Core can now update an Office 365 user/resource calendar when the availability of a room changes (e.g. new booking, room move, cancellation/deletion.)

Please contact our sales department for pricing: +44 (0)1543 466580/ [email protected]

Our ref: CBP-908

Room Charging Interface to Zonal

Core can now room charge items to accounts held within the Zonal till system.

Please contact our sales department for pricing: +44 (0)1543 466580/

[email protected]

Our ref: CBP-907

Improvements

We regularly review client feedback and support issues. The following items have been resolved in this release.

"Other" Items within Reservations not Showing on Departure

We have resolved an issue with departing Reservations, with “Other” items not showing. If another Package including a Non-stock Sales Item was departed at the same time as a Package with “Other” items added to it, e.g. Miscellaneous or Food and Drink Non-stock Sales Items, then on occasions these “Other” items were not displayed on the Departure screen.

Our ref: CBP-1080

A4 Receipt - Estonian

We've amended the Estonian receipt, so it now displays "Package" for the value of package items.

Our ref: CBP-966

Ability to adjust year end dates/targets

The user can now remove a year end / targets when they have been entered incorrectly. (Deletion will have to be done to the most recently created dates first)

Our ref: CBP-573

Adding "Other" items to a Reservation

The application will no longer close when adding “Other” items; for e.g. Miscellaneous or Food and Drink Non-stock Sales Items, to a Reservation.

Our ref: CBP-1066

All Staff Showing In Diary

In some setups, the "Show Not Available" did not take effect and all staff showed on the diary. This has now been resolved and the Show Not Available option is always respected.

Our ref: CBP-1581

Allocation Analysis - Package Values

The values of Miscellaneous Non-stock Sales Items when they make up part of a Package, are now correctly shown on the Allocation Analysis report.

Our ref: CBP-1012

Alternate description always used on Stock Order Form

The Stock Order form will now use either the enterprise or alternate description depending on configuration.

Our ref: CBP-743

Amend Appointment

When going into a appointment it now correctly change the price when changing the appointment type.

Our ref: CBP-1666

Amend Receipts

Previously, when completing a amend receipt for a appointment redeemed by loyalty, this would cause issues.

Our ref: CBP-1349

Appointment Reminder List

The appointment reminder list report now shows appointments in the order in which they occur, rather than the order in which they were booked.

Our ref: CBP-1592

Appointment Waiting List - Adding New Clients

We've fixed an issue where adding a new client to the appointment waiting list would cause the application to crash.

Our ref: CBP-701

Arriving Visits with a Non-Arrival Appointment

Residential visits that have a non-arrival appointment from a previous day are now arrived correctly.

Our ref: CBP-1622

Auto delete packages

When a package is booked online with multiple appointments, we have amended the aut delete code to cater for the multple appointments

Our ref: CBP-1570

Bills analysis report

Previously, when running the report when you had created a reservation, put a reservation deposit and then refund that deposit the report was showing incorrect figures,

Our ref: CBP-1473

Bills Analysis with Payment Methods

The Bills Analysis with Payment Methods report no longer shows blank when run from Administrator/Manager.

Our ref: CBP-1469

Bulk Client Delete Incorrectly Showing Client On Membership

When bulk deleting within manager, there are clients that are appearing as members even after a cancellation has been processed. This has now been fixed.

Our ref: CBP-877

Bulk Departures through Group Activities

Pre-paid Group Activity bookings can now be included in bulk departures.

Our ref: CBP-277

Can't change appointment when gender mismatch

The user can now choose another appointment when the currently selected appointment has gender rules to prevent it from being booked.

Our ref: CBP-764

Client Card - Visits tab - Package Selections

The Visits tab on a Client Card no longer shows un-selected options from Package appointment selections as un-scheduled. Only the selected appointment is now listed.

Our ref: CBP-403

Client Consultation Form - speed of Client Search

We have reduced the time taken for Core by Premier to return the list of matching records, when searching for clients on the Online Client Consultation form.

Our ref: CBP-1042

Client Mass Delete - Error

We have amended the procedure used by the Mass Client Delete function in Manager > General Menu, such that it will no longer error.

Our ref: CBP-1183

Clipboard appointments

When dragging appointment from the clipboard to the diary, it no longer deny's it due to medical conditions unless there is actually a medical reason why it cannot be scheduled

Our ref: CBP-1397

Consultation Client Search

We have optimised the query when searching for clients from the client consultation form

Our ref: CBP-1408

Contact Media Types - from Hotel Interfaces

A client’s Contact Media Type selections are now included in the data transferred into the application across a Hotel Interface; meaning that reminders will now be sent as they are for clients entered directly into the application.

Our ref: CBP-459

Core Added Functionality With Hotel Perfect

For reservations that were created by the Hotel Perfect property management system, we have added the ability to add additional packages to the reservation in Core.

Our ref: CBP-1547

Core Added Functionality With Rezlynx

For reservations that were created by Reslynx property management system, we have added the ability to add additional packages to the reservation in Core.

Our ref: CBP-971

Courses Outstanding Report

The courses outstanding report would incorrectly show courses as outstanding if the client had items credited/refunded or no refunded. This has now been resolved.

Our ref: CBP-574

Creating a new Client through Membership Payments

We have resolved an issue whereby, if as part of a Membership Payment, a Client Record was created for a new member and a staff member allocated to the sale, then the application would error.

Our ref: CBP-1070

Creating Members for one site whilst working at another

We now add a record to the membership site, if you are selling a membership at site B for a client who is to become a member at site A. This used to happen at the first visit to Site B, it now happens at the point of sale.

Our ref: CBP-347

Creating Membership Payments with a very high number of pending Departures

Creating a new member and taking a Membership Payment will no longer cause the application to error, if there are a significant number of pending Departures.

Our ref: CBP-1218

Delete Members

We have made some amendments to the deleting of members to check different data correctly

Our ref: CBP-1503

Deleting a Future Paid Appointment as No Refund

You no longer need to select a payment method to allocate a No Refund to when deleting an appointment that has a future payment.

This was only an issue in the pilot release of 2.12.0.

Our ref: CBP-1381

Departing a Client with an unscheduled Facility Appointment

We have resolved an issue that could arise when departing a client who had an unscheduled Facility Appointment.

Our ref: CBP-1001

Departing client

Previously when departing a client a visual issue would occurred with the price of the bill.

Our ref: CBP-1340

Departing Customers with Multiple Packages including Non-stock Sales Items

We have resolved an issue whereby departing clients with multiple Packages that included Non-stock, such as Miscellaneous or Food and Drink items, would cause the application to error.

Our ref: CBP-1220

Departing Discounted Packages containing Non-stock Items

We have fixed an issue, whereby if a promotional discount was applied to a Package that contained Non-stock Sale Items, the item prices were being mis-reported when the Package was departed.

Our ref: CBP-1106

Departing Packages containing Non-stock Items when Discounted

We have fixed an issue, whereby if a promotional discount was applied to a Package that contained Non-stock Items, the item prices were being mis-reported when the Package was departed.

Our ref: CBP-1112

Diary - Interal Appointments

We have amended the diary so if the staff member has an internal worked appointment and the rest internal appointment not worked, they still show on the diary

Our ref: CBP-1486

Diary Performance Issues

We’ve improved the performance of the diary screen so that it loads quicker.

Our ref: CBP-962

Discounts report

Previously, the ‘Discounts Given’ report would incorrectly calculate tax 2 and gratuity against bills. This has been resolved.

Our ref: CBP-845

Editing Members Loyalty Points

We have resolved an issue whereby an error would occur when users attempted to edit the number of Loyalty Points allocated to a Member.

Our ref: CBP-1055

End of Day Reports

The ‘End of Day’ reports have been sped up considerably, loading much qucker.

Our ref: CBP-705

Error Message DIsplayed in Fast Track

We have resolved an issue with Fast Track that prevented some members from swiping in.

Our ref: CBP-798

Error when Reconfirming Rota

When editing a staff rota that has an appointment within those dates, it will not fill the rest of the column with unavailable.

Our ref: CBP-976

Export to Excel - Staff Hours Analysis

The export to excel for the ‘Staff Hours Analysis’ report will now function as expected.

Our ref: CBP-613

Facility Appointment Not Showing In Arrivals

When booking a facility appointment, and you mark it as resident, it now shows in the arrivals as expected

Our ref: CBP-895

Future Pay Couples treatments

We have made amendments so that couples appointments show the future paid icon correctly

Our ref: CBP-1531

Future payment issue

Previously when future paying an appointment, then changing that appointment to be one which has a lower price the system would create a refund line but not allow the user to allocate to their chosen payment method. This has been resolved.

Our ref: CBP-551

Future Payment Redemptions

When a client pays for a future payment with multiple payment methods, we have amended the system to return a single record so that it doesn't show that the client is due a refund,

Our ref: CBP-1549

Future Payments

Previously when cancelling a future paid appointment to credit the uses of that future payment wasn't correctly recorded. Also when creating a reservation for a client which has a future paid appointment within the reservation times, the future payment use was not recorded correctly.

Our ref: CBP-1334

Generated Fee Update E-mail - Membership Type

E-mails sent to members during the Generated Fee Update process, will no longer - as was happening on occasions - show the wrong Membership Type.

Our ref: CBP-1102

Gift Vouchers - Amending Vouchers with A Set Price

We have fixed an issue where users were able to modify the value of a gift voucher with a set price in the tilling screen. Set price vouchers will now be fixed at their intended price.

Our ref: CBP-990

Group Activites - Conflicts between similar Activities

We have improved the internal process within the application when a Group Activity is made inactive, such that there will no longer be conflicts if a similar Group Activity is subsequently created.

Our ref: CBP-429

Group Activities

When selecting a group activity from the list in reception and then backing out the screen, this was causing an error which we have now rectified

Our ref: CBP-1532

Group Activity - Bulk Departures

Pre-paid Group Activity bookings can now be included in bulk departures.

Our ref: CBP-1095

Group Activity Amendments - Performance Improvements

We’ve improved the performance of the Group Activity Amendments screen, so that it loads and responds quicker.

Our ref: CBP-688

Group Activity Timetable Amendments Improvements

If you suspend a group activity timetable amendment, it now reports any clients booked into the class. In addition to this, we’ve also introduced the functionality to toggle between classes that are suspended and not suspended in the group activity booking screen.

Our ref: CBP-917

Identifying an Unknown Client on Arrival.

An issue has been resolved whereby identifying an unknown client as they arrive for a Reservation would, on occasions, cause the application to error.

Our ref: CBP-261

Income Centre Overview By Payment Method

Previously, when running this report to your set criteria this would of caused issues to occur.

Our ref: CBP-1354

Incorrect Pricing for Reservation "Other" Items

The prices allocated to “Other” items when they were added into Reservations, were previously being taken from the first Pricing Structure created for any site. The application now uses the prices as entered in the current Pricing Structure.

Our ref: CBP-1230

Issue Running End of Day for Hotel Perfect Customers

An issue that caused issues with the end-of-day posting to the Hotel Perfect property management system has been resolved.

Our ref: CBP-640

Issue when Departing Packages with an Interface

We have resolved an issue where errors would sometimes occur when a Package was departed through a system with a hotel interface.

Our ref: CBP-1100

Issue with Client Details on Encrypted Databases

An issue with the "third party reference number" on encrypted databases could have caused issues with the client record in the API. This issue has now been corrected.

Our ref: CBP-1600

Issue with Facility Appointments Auto-Delete

Fixed an issue with facility bookings in reservations after the Online by Premier auto-delete process removed a reservation for non-payment.

Our ref: CBP-1623

Issues booking couples treatment

Previously, if you book an internal appointment, put the internal appointment on the clipboard. Then try and book a couples treatment into the place where the internal appointment originally was it would say its not available to be booked.

Our ref: CBP-882

Issues departing clients

We have fixed an issue that occurred when departing clients that have a package that included stock items. The system will no longer crash.

Our ref: CBP-975

Issues departing clients

Previously, when departing clients that have a package that includes a stock item issues would occur.

Our ref: CBP-896

Issues with exiting monek card screen

Previously, when customer present is unticked and the card then declined, issues would occur with the user not being able to exit the screen.

Our ref: CBP-883

Issues within mail order

We have resolved an issue that could occur when adding an item on to a mail order.

Our ref: CBP-880

Making Group Activities Inactive

We have improved the internal process taken by the application when a Group Activity is made inactive.

Our ref: CBP-418

Medical Deny During Drag and Drop

A Medical Deny waring was appearing incorrectly during the drag and drop of an appointment on the appointment book, this has ben corrected.

Our ref: CBP-1508

Medical Deny Issue

When booking an appointment that has a medical condition which is set to deny, however the client didn't have the medical condition that was set a deny. This was creating issues stopping the booking been completed

Our ref: CBP-1335

Medical Questions on the Online Consultation Form

We have updated the Online Client Consultation Form. The wording for the Medical Questions now uses the Web Description on the Enterprise Details tab, rather than the site specific Alternate Web Description.

Our ref: CBP-385

Medical Types - Active / Inactive

The Medical Types screen now includes the filters: All / Active / Inactive. Medical Types that have been made inactive will no longer show when a client completes a new medical questionnaire. They will, however, still appear on reprints of old questionnaires, client records and in Marketing.

Our ref: CBP-420

Members Report Differences

We’ve fixed an issue whereby the total number of members were inconsistent in the Membership Status Summary and Members Listing report.

Our ref: CBP-799

Membership Arrivals

We have sped up the process of arriving members in CORE

Our ref: CBP-1598

Membership Payments - Inclusive Tax Issue

Fixed an issue whereby the bill lines generated for membership payments, were always set to exclusive tax - regardless of the tax configuration - which resulted in data being displayed incorrectly.

Our ref: CBP-835

Missing Voucher Numbers

When removing a voucher from a bill, the voucher number that was allocated can now be re-used. Previously the voucher number would be reserved.

Our ref: CBP-770

Moving On Hold Days

Previously, if you reduce the hold period, the prompt wont do a minus days it will incorrectly prompt to extend by the difference in the dates again

Our ref: CBP-1476

Notice Board

Previously, when making any notice board amendments issues would of occurred.

Our ref: CBP-1351

Online Automatic Pricing not applying correctly with multiple Memberships

We have resolved an issue whereby Automatic Pricing would not apply correctly for an online transaction, if the client had been linked to multiple Membership Types.

Our ref: CBP-1046

Online Password Reset

We have resolved an issue where clients who were attempting to reset their passwords online would receive an email with a blank password.

Our ref: CBP-1006

Pre-selections - Inactive Staff Members

Pre-selections will no longer include inactive Staff Members.

Our ref: CBP-484

Price on Appointment Review tab

The price displayed on the Appointment Review tab is now correctly updated when the appointment type is changed.

Our ref: CBP-1566

Price Structure At Time of Booking

We have resolved an issue when price structure at time of booking is enabled, and a new price structure is configured to start on a future date. The incorrect price was being presented on the Appointment review Screen and Departure screen.

Our ref: CBP-1651

Receipt History Refund

We have resolved an issue with performing refund on historic receipts, when items on the receipt had promotional pricing attached to it. This will now function correctly.

Our ref: CBP-730

Reports Not Working in PCI-Compliant Environments

The application’s reports would not work in environments where older security protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 had been disabled. This update includes the installation of a new version of Crystal Reports and a driver that allows the reports to work in these environments.

After the update, the application will prompt for the installation of 2 new software packages. These must be installed on every client PC for the reports to work in any environment. Depending on the security of your network, this may require Administrator privileges on your computers.

Our ref: CBP-1077

Reservation Scheduling screen - Times

We have corrected an issue that meant that the times on the Scheduling screen in Reservations were not displaying correctly.

Our ref: CBP-1002

Reservations - Auto Delete Service

We've fixed an issue where cancelled Group Activity appointments booked as part of a Reservation would fail to be deleted when the AutoDelete processed them.

Our ref: CBP-1126

Revenue recalculation

Previously, when putting someone on hold or changing their expiry dates it will ask you if you want to recalculate the revenue. Issues would of occurred when this was recalculated.

Our ref: CBP-1321

Safely Converted Object to Integer

Ammended Line to Safely convert an boxed object from Stored PROC to parse it to an Int as Stored Proc will always return an integer of some kind.

Our ref: CBP-1434

Scheduled Membership Reports

We have resolved an issue whereby Membership reports scheduled to be emailed at regular intervals, were not retaining the report options identified when the report was automated.

Our ref: CBP-355

Scheduled Reports Custom Filter

When scheduling a report, it now saves the correct date filter.

Our ref: CBP-1487

Scheduling Membership Reports

Previously when scheduling the ‘Members Listing’ report, issues occurred causing the saved criteria to be incorrect. The scheduled report will now pick up the correct criteria.

Our ref: CBP-790

Searching client on EPOS

An issue has been resolved with searching for clients on EPOS, that are in departures. Non-members will now be correctly returned in the application.

Our ref: CBP-850

Service Charge

Previously, when the system gratuity set to add to bill this would not correctly calculate the gratuity.

Our ref: CBP-1571

Some members omitted from the Membership Listing report

An issue with the Membership Type description on the ‘Members Listing’ report has been fixed. If the customer has a large number of membership types the report will now correctly display.

Our ref: CBP-597

Speed Improvements

We have introduced several speed improvements generally across the application.

Our ref: CBP-874

Speed improvements - Booking

We have improved the speed of the booking section of the application, for clients with lots of historical data.

Our ref: CBP-853

Staff Names Aren't Showing in Online

We have resolved an issue with staff members not showing in Online if they have a leaving date set in the future. They will now show up until their leaving date correctly.

Our ref: CBP-921

Staff Rota

We have increased the timeout for when confirming staff rotas to avoid it erroring

Our ref: CBP-1401

Staff Snapshot Report

When running the staff snapshot report for a preselection, this is including a

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client, discussed with James, this shouldn't be doing this

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should come up when running the report for all staff members. 

NetHelpDesk ID: 147263. View in NetHelpDesk:

https://servicedesk.premiersoftware.co.uk/ticket?id=147263

Our ref: CBP-779

Stock Transfer Report

We’ve optimised the Stock Transfer report when previewed as A4 with a receipt printer as default.

Our ref: CBP-894

Stock Usage - Stock Levels

We’ve fixed an issue whereby deducting a single stock item multiple times in the Stock Usage screen would result in only one stock item being deducted.

Our ref: CBP-893

Tax and Service Charges posted against Refunds

Previously, when posting refunds with multiple payment methods across a FIAS type interface, the values posted for Tax 1, Tax 2 and Service Charge were being misreported.

Our ref: CBP-1053

Tax on Multiple Quantity Items

The tax calculated on multiple quantities of a single item is now correct when posted over a hotel PMS interface.

Our ref: CBP-1625

Till Sale - Currency History

We have fixed an issue with Currency History and Site redemption Payment Methods preventing Till Sales.

Our ref: CBP-1074

Trading Summary Export to Excel

We have added a seperate report for when exporting the trading summary data to Excel which is a data dump of the data behind the main report.

Our ref: CBP-1553

Unable to Bulk Depart Group Activities on Reservation

The system is now able to bulk-depart group activity bookings that are part of a reservation.

Our ref: CBP-1282

Year End Dates - Screen Positioning

We have repositioned the Year End Dates screen to display in the centre of larger screens when viewing with the application window maximised.

Our ref: CBP-1090

Anything Else

Any other items that do not fit into the above sections.

Database Indexing for Performance Improvements

We have introduced additional indexes on the Core database to improve performance of the application in numerous screens and areas.

Our ref: CBP-902

Stock Sold Quantity Issue

We’ve fixed a discrepancy in the following reports:

Staff Overview

Performance Report

Trading Summary

It now inverts the quantity of stock refunds, so the figures reported in the aforementioned reports correspond with the stock-related reports.

Our ref: CBP-980