The Uniform Solution Team has been hard at work, and we are excited to announce the release of the newest version of The Uniform Solution+ SQL Server. Aimed at making retailers even more efficient, version 6.01 boasts major feature enhancements to a program that retailers already know and love. Take a look at the new features that you will enjoy when you download The Uniform Solution+ SQL Server Version 6.01.
Major 6.01 Enhancements
Run your most important reports with the click of a button using the new Memorized Reports feature. “Cash Flow Summary”, “Top 40 Items by Type”, and “Vendor Comparison” reports are just a few of the vital monthly reports that should be run in order to accurately evaluate how your business is performing. Now, you’ll never have to re-configure them again. Re-configure your most used reports once and save the criteria with the memorized reports feature. Simply, group the reports that need to be run in various groups, such as monthly or daily, and run them all at once. The program will have them prepared for review on the Completed tab. To access any memorized reports, go to Reports > Memorized/Completed Reports.
Locating an invoice is now easier than ever. Thanks to the SQL Server, you can quickly find an invoice by searching the program using the last 4-digits of the used credit card, the assigned P.O number, or the Order number.
Unlimited Secondary Notes
Never forget a detail. Secondary notes allow you to include all important information, log the date and time of the entry, and the user that completed the entry. Secondary notes are for internal use only, and work best when trying to track the progress of a customers’ order. As before, primary notes are an important way to log notes that you may want to share with your customers. To access secondary notes, select any of the programs’ main icons and select the F6-Notes button.
Keep track of who is making changes and when. The activity logging feature now displays activities from each user in the program. It is more important than ever to set up users in the program to accurately track employees’ actions. The activity logging feature tracks various field changes, changes to line items, and any deletions to records such as Customers, Vendors, Contracts, Invoices, Payments, Receipts, PO’s. To display the activity log, go to Setup > Users > Activity Log.
We are very excited to bring back the Training/Demo Mode in the latest version of The Uniform Solution+ SQL Server. Allow your employees to learn the program without compromising your data. The new training/demo mode also allows your employees to learn the program using a backup of your real data. Allowing employees to become comfortable with the processes of your individual store, will make for more efficient employees. To access Training/Demo Mode, go to: Activities > Enter Training/Demo Mode.
Automatic Program Updates
Keep your program up-to-date. With version 6.01, program updates are automatic. Simply go to Setup > System Options. Check the box that reads, “Automatically download program updates”. Now, there is no need to constantly check for updates. When a new update is available, the program will prompt you for download.
Continue on to read the full list of new features, and all revisions that have been made to The Uniform Solution+ Version 6.01.
New Features and Revisions
EMV Credit/Debit Card Processing. EMV Credit and Debit Card processing is fully compliant with all EMV receipt printing standards.
Required Program Updates. The program’s Registration System now passes critical dates required for newer versions of the program to be operational. New releases provide feature enhancements, important bug fixes, and are required to keep the Connected Features operational. The program will give you many days to weeks to get the update installed, but after that date has passed, you will be required to update to continue use of the program or Connected Features. A warning message will alert you to an approaching date.
User/Clerk/Salesperson. Sales Entry transactions now track the user that is logged in, the clerk performing the sale (often the same person), and the salesperson assigned to the transaction.
New Contract Reports.
Contract Salesperson. Contracts can be assigned to a Salesperson which allows the “Sales by Contract” report and the new report “Contract Sales Previous Year Comparison” to be grouped by “Salesperson”.Backup Folder for AutoBackups. You can now specify the backup folder to use for Automatic Backups. Select Setup > System Options and check “Specify the automatic back folder”
Invoice/Receipt Totals. The number of items on a transaction are now printed on receipt and laser/inkjet copies.
Account Payable Form. You can now enter the check number used for the payment of a Payable/PO Receipt.
User Security Options. New user security settings have been added for new functionality and as enhancements. To view the full list of security settings, go to Setup > Users. Select a user and select the Security Settings tab.
Customer Tax Status. (1) The Customer Export now exports the customer’s tax status and you can easily find customers with tax exempt status. (2) The Customer List Report (Reports > Lists > Customers) can also limit the report to customers with a particular tax setting. (3) The Customer List “Filter Settings” can limit the list to a particular tax status.
Catalog Utility. After downloading an update, the Catalog List is automatically updated without prompting. Changed the text when removing the old Catalog for a vendor to say “Preparing” instead of “removing” as this could cause concern.
Purchase Order List and Select PO to Receive List. These lists can now show the store that created a PO, the store that will receive the PO (i.e. the “Ship To” store), or all Purchase orders.
No Barcodes on Price Tags. You can choose to not print the program’s barcode on price tags. This option is found by selecting Setup > Store > Pricing Tab > Tag and Retail Pricing and unchecking “print the barcode on tags”.
Stations. You can now set up 99 different stations instead of 50.
Month-End Settings. There are new options for setting the length of time to keep User Activity log records and PDF’s of “Completed” reports generated from a “Memorized” report. Month-End. The Month-End process now “shrinks” both the SQL DB and log file to its minimum size at the end of the process.Sales Table. The Sales Table now provides the options to show “Billed” sales if they exist. Previously Billed sales could only be viewed if the customer was currently assigned to a Billed account.Item History. The Item History for a customer now displays items sold to a Billed account if the sales exist. Previously items sold to a Billed account were only displayed if a customer was currently assigned to a Billed account.
Sub-Account Table. Displaying sub-accounts for a Billed account was slow. This is now ver fast. Revised the index being used.
MS SQL User Queries. You can easily run your own MS SQL “readonly” queries and save them to be run later. The queries you run will show you the results and can also be exported to Excel in a CSV format. Select Maintenance > SQL Utilities to view your “readonly” user queries. This new option also has 2 SQL utilities to determine the status of your DB, or the shrink the DB after running the Month-end. This is not somehting you must do, but if you are concerned about your database, running the “Check Database” option will help ensure your data is OK.
Version 6.01 of The Uniform Solution+ SQL Server boasts the most feature additions to date. With the 6.01 major enhancements, the program will ensure that you have the tools you need to accurately complete vital day-to-day tasks.