Newsletter October 2017

Hi all,

This newsletter is intended to keep you up to date with Match-IT developments.  It will be published as required; not necessarily every month.

1.  Patton Air enforce very stringent dispatch paperwork/labelling etc requirements, which we have successfully implemented at two sites in the UK.  We have also implemented similar requirements at other sites, including in the USA.  If your customers are also starting to enforce dispatch rules, please do get in touch with us to discuss a solution.

2. To kick off a committed effort to gradually improve CRM capabilities, we have implemented infrastructure that allows qualifiers to be displayed in existing lists.  For example, you may have created qualifier fields for your customer/supplier records.  These can now also be displayed in the list of all customers/suppliers.

3. We would like to try and get everybody up-to-date with the latest version, as it contains several stability improvements.  We are happy to do the upgrades ourselves in the evenings and weekends to avoid any extra down time for you.  Please contact support to arrange your upgrade.

4.  All the the latest changes to Match-IT can be found here:  http://match-it.com/software/release.htm#latest

Newsletter August 2017

Hi all,

This newsletter is intended to keep you up to date with Match-IT developments.

1.  Hours.  Our support hours have changed to be 8am to 4pm which better suits our customers.  If you work in the evenings or weekends there is an emergency number you can ring if you are stopped.  We cannot guarantee to be able to help, but we will if we can.  This number is not published.  Please call and ask for it if you think it would be useful.

2.  SQL backend.  This was a huge undertaking by Dave Nichols and one customer has been trialling it for many months now without problems.  Having a SQL backend opens up Match-IT to generic report writing and the internet; for example your customers could create orders that appear in Match-IT and get their order’s status etc.  It’s also an alternative way of writing scripts if you have any coders in house.  We now have excellent in-house web skills ourselves (PHP, Javascript, node.js etc) and can help you build such interfaces.  We targetted PostgreSQL for it’s technical excellence and it is available for free at the link below.  If you would like us to set up a parallel SQL version of your system for you to trial it, please call on the support line and let us know.  It is available under your existing support agreement.

https://www.postgresql.org

3.  Cus/Sup reviews.  After feedback from auditors we have added a customer/supplier review system which forces you to review their details every N days (default 365).  They are considered to be unapproved if this is not done, which satisfies the auditing requirement.  This is available in builds from February this year.

4. A tip.  Many virus checkers target mapped drives which means that you need to exempt the Match-IT mapped drive on your PCs (imagine tens of PCs all having a virus checker targeting files on the server via a mapped drive).  This can cause problems when you get a new PC or update the virus checker etc.  The probem can be eliminated completely by deleting the mapped drive on the PC and using a “UNC path” in the shortcut to Match-IT instead.  i.e. instead of something like m:\sys\match_go.exe it becomes \\myservername\match_it\sys\match_go.exe.  If you would like this done, let us know your IT contact and we’ll speak to them.

We will leave it at that for now and detail more changes in the next newsletter.  Match-IT is in active daily development; including tracking upsets caused by Windows updates and a full list is always available in the link below; a useful shortcut to add to your browser toolbar maybe.

http://match-it.com/software/release.htm#latest

Version 21.5.3 Released

Build 21.5.3 has now been released and will be available to download from 30/06/16.

This build has been tested in-house, however we cannot guarantee it to be problem free.

Please trial the new system before committing to it.

NOTE: To install this release you must be running version 21.4.4 or later, if you are not already running that you must first upgrade to 21.4.4 before you can upgrade to 21.5.2. Version 21.4.4 can be downloaded from the download section. Continue reading

Version 21.5.2 Released

Build 21.5.2 has now been released (21/01/16).

This build has been tested in-house, however we cannot guarantee it to be problem free.

Please trial the new system before committing to it.

NOTE: To install this release you must be running version 21.4.4 or later, if you are not already running that you must first upgrade to 21.4.4 before you can upgrade to 21.5.2. Version 21.4.4 can be downloaded from the download section. Continue reading

Version 21.5.1 Released

Build 21.5.1 has now been released (03/09/15).

This build has been tested in-house, however we cannot guarantee it to be problem free.

Please trial the new system before committing to it.

NOTE: To install this release you must be running version 21.4.4 or later, if you are not already running that you must first upgrade to 21.4.4 before you can upgrade to 21.5.1. Version 21.4.4 can be downloaded from the download section. Continue reading

Version 21.5.0 Released

Build 21.5.0 has now been released (13/02/15).

This build has been tested in-house, however we cannot guarantee it to be problem free.

Please trial the new system before committing to it.

NOTE: To install this release you must be running version 21.4.4, if you are not already running that you must first upgrade to 21.4.4 before you can upgrade to 21.5.0. Version 21.4.4 can be downloaded from the download section. Continue reading