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WHATS NEW IN 2.4
SuitePOS Now Works with iOS 11
We have updated the App to work with iOS 11.
Dynamic Options Module
Dynamic Options is a feature that guides you through a configuration process for the purposes of "kitting". This makes the POS a lot easier to use for products that lend themselves to configuration.
Once the module is enabled, you select the main product that has Dynamic Options and then add in all the Dynamic Options used. In turn, these options (which have been previously defined) determine which product (or groups of products) are including in a specific Dynamic Option.
At the POS, when the main item is selected, each Dynamic Option (and its constituent products) are displayed, in turn, for selection or scanning.
Additionally, Dynamic Options can be Mandatory or Optional and the price of the product(s) that are part of the Dynamic Option can either be 0.00, the actual product price (blank) or a special price override.
Dual Displays and Screen Mirroring
You can now display a consumer friendly real-time cart to the customer using a separate HD Screen. (Requires a separate HD Screen and Apple TV).
Note: Not recommended for Square Payment customers due to the nature of the App to App integration.
Customer Sync Improvements (NetSuite)
For Customers with large customer counts (50k+), we have significantly improved the time it takes to sync.
Making Customers Taxable or Non-Taxable
You can now set Customers to Taxable or Non-Taxable when Adding or Editing a Customer. To enable this feature you must enable the 'Taxable field' on the Customers tab in the Settings.
NOTE: Some Customers used the 'Status' field and a Workflow to set Taxability. This was a workaround and has to be removed because the 'Status' field for Customers has been deprecated due to performance problems.
Item Sync Improvements (NetSuite)We have made things better for Customers that have a lot of products that are distinct to specific locations and/or those that have external systems/scripts updating items.
Custom Fields for Customers
We have provided the ability to track user defined customer custom fields. This is useful to store and track specific data relating to a named customer. On the POS Settings record, you can define up to five fields of each type (checkbox, text (120 chars max), picklist and date) with custom labels.
Menu Option To Link to Another Web Site/Page
A configurable URL link out option has been provided to the menu structure. This can be controlled at the clerk and settings level. With the right clerk permission, clicking this menu option will display the web page defined on the settings record for that terminal. This is useful for providing clerks (or managers) with quick access to things like instructional pages, other services/sites or analytical pages.
Default Payment Method for the Payment Screen
To increase speed of operation at the terminal, a default payment method has been introduced in the settings. It be be blank (or Cash), or Credit Card. This is particularly useful for those customers that use the Square Gateway and want to avoid having to select Credit Card on each payment. It has little or no impact for CardEase or Shift4 Gateway customers since it auto-detects the payment method based on if a swipe/dip transaction has occurred.
Shorten Avatax Delays
Customers with the Avatax module sometimes could experience delays (with no indication) of up to 60 seconds if the Avatax service was not available or incredibly slow. We have shortened this delay to 15 seconds and output a message when Avatax is being calculated.
Smarter Item Search
Currently, items are search for entire words. For example, "The Toy" would pull up all items that contains "The Toy". It would not, however, pull up items that contained "The Red Toy". We have fixed that to search for items that contain "The" AND "Toy".
Vendor Name/Code Search
We have now included the Vendor Name/Code item field in those fields that are searchable when scanning (it was already included for manual searches).
Returns - Tax Rate Changes and Returns From Other Locations
We have made it so that "Created From" returns use the tax code (and rate) from the original sale transaction. This means the correct tax code (and rate) gets applied when it was sold as a different rate or in a different tax jurisdiction.
Note: Returns from other locations are not fully supported for Avatax customers. There is currently a Avatax Bug (case #15287155) that prevents returns from other locations working in NetSuite. Please contact Avalara for more information.
More Than 30 Inventory Locations
We now allow more than 30 inventory locations to be displayed when viewing stock levels at each location.
Better Support Regional Pricing (Using Price Levels/Books)
Currently, you can set up regional pricing by using an alternative price level/book and setting that on the store settings for that region. The issue is that if a customer has an alternative price already set, then that price is used. For some retailers, it is not desirable. We have introduced a new setting option, 'Override Default Customer Pricing' on the settings record that will always use the default price level on the settings record; no matter what the customer is set to.
Returns - Use NetSuite Default Payment Deposit Accounts
Currently, all returns are processed to a Customer Deposit Account defined on the settings record. This behavior remains the same unless you make this field blank. When this field is blank, the system uses the deposit account from the Payment Accounting List instead. This is/could be useful for better reconciliation across your credit card and cash accounts.
Settings Layout Upgrade
Add the following fields to the Settings Layouts(s) and associated Profiles:
Add New Section "Custom Customer Fields"
SPOS__Custcheckboxpermission<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custdatepermission<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custtextpermission<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custpicklistpermission5<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custcheckboxlabel<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custdatelabel<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custtextlabel<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__Custpicklistlabel<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
Product Layout(s) Upgrade
Add the following fields to the Product Layouts(s) and associated Profiles:
Add the following Related List to the Product Layouts(s) and associated Profiles:
Add the following tab to the SuitePOS Menu:
Accounts Layout(s) Upgrade
Add the following fields to the Account Layouts(s) and associated Profiles:
SPOS__text<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__picklist<n>__c(where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__date<n>__c (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
SPOS__checkbox<n> (where <n> is 1 thru 5)
Assign the default values (for each picklist) to the Person Account Record Type
Menu Link Upgrade
Add "Link" as a picklist value on the field 'SPOS__Menu_Access__c' on the Object 'Access'.
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