Aura 6.3.12 Beta Release Notes

This version introduces several changes to cater for international stores, particularly Automatic Charges and several new VAT settings for areas that have flexible VAT rates, as well as a number of under-the-hood improvements to the Report viewer. A few new reports have been added.

General

Fixed

  • Aura applications would display an error if the SQL compatibility level was set higher than SQL2000. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed issue that appeared in 6.3.11 where Automatic Charges would be added to the Net of VAT figure in the Cashup Summary.
  • Fixed issue where the Automatic Charge would not be removed from Late Delivery flagged invoices.
  • In the Serbian language version, the "Controllable" field for stock items now displays correctly.
  • The licensing check on reports now performs correctly and displays the correct popup for all failure types.
  • Invoice now display quantity to the 3rd decimal place.

Improved

  • Discount reason now prints on Online Order slips.
  • Automatic Charges included in the totals sales figure in Cashup.
  • Added support for new Protech 3520 All-In-One POS unit integrated printer and pole display.
  • The totals of the rounding applied to Invoices now add to the Cashup entries. This is mainly for reporting to reconcile the cashup totals with total sales.
  • The system now allows for VAT exclusive discounts, as required for some international stores.

BackOffice



New

  • Added new Automatic Service Charge feature in Global Settings under Invoicing Settings to allow services charges to be automatically applied to invoices where legally required.
  • Automatic Service Charge flag per menu item.
  • Added VAT settings under the Program Settings tab for regions with varying VAT rates.
  • Added "Item VAT Rate" setting under the Other tab of Menu Items for individual item VAT rates.
  • Added VAT rate per supplier that can be enabled through the VAT settings tab in Global Settings and set on each supplier.
  • Added VAT rate per menu category that can be enabled through the VAT settings tab in Global Settings and set on each menu category.
  • Added "Can Round Up" setting under All Computers > Program Settings > General to allow value rounding up if necessary.
  • New Access Permission: Maintain Delivery Areas. This controls the editing or adding of Delivery Areas.

Fixed

  • Trying to change wastage percentage with a denied password would not allow you to try again without restarting Backoffice. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed error where editing values on GRV lines directly would fail to update stock values correctly.
  • Fixed issue where the permission To Run Active Menu Health Report would be granted to all categories when upgrading Aura versions.
  • Lineitem VAT rates no longer round to the nearest percent, allowing for more accurate rounding.
  • "Capture Operating Expense" function now shows VAT Exclusive amounts in totals.

Improved

  • Stock prices can now be overridden for external location stock transfers, allowing stock to be brought in at the price it was purchased at.

Report Viewer and Scheduler

New

  • Added Average Spend per Head by Report Group for combo stores.
  • Added Automatic Service Charges to reports where sales data is displayed, to be visible when the option is enabled.
  • Added new Custom Item Sales report for stores in India.
  • Added External Stock Transfer report.
  • Added "Desired Level" and "Difference" columns to Stock on Hand Report.

Fixed

  • Item Sales by Category report header now extends to the full extent of the report.
  • The Activity log now logs the report run directly under the "Has access:" activity.
  • Fixed an issue where Report activities would log with the time 00:00 and be sorted incorrectly.
  • Minor issue where the Items by Sales by Category by Till ID report header lines did not extend across the report has been fixed.
  • A List Index Out of Bounds error that would appear when running the Invoices by Menu Item Promo report has been fixed.
  • An error that there is no stock take for the current day that would appear when running a Net Stock Movement report for one day only has been fixed.
  • Fixed a couple of spelling error on the KPI report.
  • Royalty reports no longer show the current month's late deliveries multiple times if run over many months.
  • FIFO calculation had an issue where If an item had no stock movement in the last 30 days of opening or closing, then the item's unit cost was always set to the latest purchase price. It now checks all purchase history.
  • Fixed issue where if you had a stock take performed on a previous date and then did a purchase on a future date when using FIFO, this influenced the opening value.
  • Fixed issue where opening stock values would vary if running FIFO and using the same open date but different close dates on the GP report.
  • Menu Items with Recipes didn't always show all active menu items. This has been fixed.
  • Royalty Report by Date report, when including a specific stock item, would previously not include sales of that item in the final day of the report. This has been fixed.
  • Activity Log by Activity Code and Activity Log by Employee reports now include data from deleted Till IDs.
  • Collation errors on some databases for the Theoretical Stock Usage Month on Month report have been fixed.
  • The Net Stock Movement Report now correctly displays the order of the In and Out location names for stock transfers.
  • Fixed error where the Shop Cashup Summary Report wouldn't run at all for a given period if one of the dates' cashups were not posted. Now it displays any cashups that have been posted.
  • Running the Stock on Hand report displays its own access permission instead of the access for the Stock Variance report.
  • Fixed access violation error when closing reports once minimised.
  • Fixed issue where the "Automatically Calculate Missing Stock Level" setting on the Gross Profit report would not calculate correctly if one of the controllable stocktakes was edited as a full stocktake.
  • Fixed problem where the year header in the Royalty Report by Report Group included a comma separator.
    The field "Total Price Incl Disc" in the Overring Summary report now only shows if discounts are shown.
  • Fixed issue where Gross Profit By Menu Item report and the Net Sales report were not calculating correctly when automatic charges were enabled.
  • Employee Invoice report now takes the Automatic Charges into account for the gross value.
  • Fixed issue where the Overring Summary report would sometimes show negative prices in the "Total Price after Disc" field.

Improved

  • Item Sales by Category report now displays Category labels on graphs at a diagonal angle, reducing overlap problems.
  • Invoices by Menu Item now has a label specifying if the report includes overrung invoices.
    Added option to send uncompressed PDFs to the report scheduler when setting up schedules.
  • The Royalty reports now read their Royalty and Advertising percentages from the Default report group rather than the system settings.
  • When setting the Sales By Hour report schedule parameters in Report Scheduler, time intervals are now chosen from a drop-down list, preventing inputting invalid intervals.
  • The Control Sheet report now includes information from sub reports even if no GRV's are found for the given date.
  • Added Automatic Charges to reports where applicable.
  • Custom Reports now show in alphabetical order.
  • Rounding field added to the Daily Sales Summary by Category report.
  • Gratuities added to the Daily Sales Summary by Category report.
  • The Royalty Report now displays local currency symbols.
  • Improved the layout of the agreement text on the Royalty Report.
  • If the Report Viewer fails a database connection, it will display the message "failed to connect to database" instead of the parameter entry screen.
  • Daily Sales Summary by Category reports now group sales based on the Trade Until time setting instead of midnight to midnight to improve results for 24hr stores.
  • Sales Variance by Week Day report now shows if its using inclusive or exclusive figures.
    the Stock Recipe report now show ingredient values to up to 3 decimal places.

Invoicing

New

  • Added setting to show VAT exclusive price per Line Item on slip

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where the Weighted Delivery Charge did not update when converting between collect and delivery orders.
  • Fixed issue where reprinting an invoice would use the Global Settings VAT rate and not the Item VAT rate.
  • Online paid gratuities now correctly reflecting on the cashup under Gratuities.
  • Rounding when paying by credit card now correctly rounds to 2 decimal places.
  • Fixed database connection error that would sometimes occur even though the connection was correct.

Improved

  • Invoicing using the Nomad system now supports 4-digit CCV numbers.
  • The rounding figure set in Global Settings now prints on the Invoice Slip.
  • Improved slip layout when printing VAT exclusive items so that the calculation makes sense.
  • Automatic Charges take discounts into account on invoice totals.
     

Items Cooked

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where labels would print according to the page length of the default printer, which would cause labels to skip if the label printer was not the default printer.
     

 

 

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