SendPro Enterprise version 8.40.0 Release Notes (January 11, 2021)

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Products affected: SendPro® Enterprise

Note: Some changes affect all SendPro Enterprise users, while other changes affect licensed users only. If you are a subscriber, your SendPro Enterprise is hosted in the Pitney Bowes cloud with the address https://name.sendproenterprise.com, where "name" is your organization's unique value. If you are a licensed user, your SendPro Enterprise is not hosted in the Pitney Bowes cloud.

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

The following headline enhancements have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

HubCapp. Improved DM Meter functionality.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

It is now possible to use DM Meters when not connected to the Batch Meter App. Previously, when using meters aside from HubCapp, shipments would fail. Note that meters are now only released when the App is closed or the user logs out; closing a batch does not release the meter.

ActiveReports. Support for new version.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

SendPro Enterprise has been updated from ActiveReports 12 to now use ActiveReports 14.2. There is a new Reports Editor (1.2.0).

Personal Shipping App. Updated admin configuration options.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Updated the options available for the Personal Shipping App in SendPro Enterprise Admin. Support for advanced configuration settings, such as enabling the App, importing, opening in Designer, have been removed. In addition, a global permission for the Personal Shipping App has been added, ensuring new users automatically gain access to the App. Note that existing versions of the Personal Shipping App are removed upon product upgrade and replaced with the latest version. Any existing configured App settings will be applied to the new App version.

Data Management. New entities.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support for new entities, Pending and Shipping Order Header, have been added to the product, and are available for import and export via the Data Management snippet. The addition of the Pending entity allows you to import rows into the [Pending] database table. With Pending imports, a BatchIdentifier element can be passed on a per row basis. For each import transaction including a BatchIdentifier, a group is created in the [ShipmentGroups] table. The ID of the shipment group is assigned to the ShipmentGroupID of the pending item, and any other pending items with the same BatchIdentifier in the import file. Pending imports cannot be used to update existing rows in the database; updates to existing Pending items can be achieved via the Batch Processing App. Note that for US addresses, region codes must be passed as state codes (e.g. NY rather than New York). In addition, added a new parameter to the Data Management snippet, Entities, controlling the entities available for processing. It can be set to:

  • All (default) - users can import/export all exposed data entities.
  • Pending - users can only import/export the Pending entity.
  • Order Header - users can only import/export the Shipping Order Header entity.

Users. Improved error handling.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Additional logging has been added to the user entity to improve error handling.

 

CARRIER CHANGES

The following carrier changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise:

FedEx Cross Border. Added new carrier.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

SendPro Enterprise now supports the carrier FedEx Cross Border. When operating with consolidated shipping, this carrier supports First Mile Shipments.

 

OTHER CHANGES

The following other changes have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

OnTrac. Improved treatment of voided shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Added the ability to cancel OnTrac shipments. Note that voiding a shipment will only do so within SendPro Enterprise; you must contact OnTrac directly to cancel the shipment.

Warehouse App. State field now set as expected for Canadian addresses.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The State field is now set correctly in the Warehouse App when operating with a Canadian Ship From address.

Apps. Updated time selection logic.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Fields requiring a time input (E.g. Ship After Time) have been updated to allow manual entry of a time, without the value being rounded to the nearest hour upon processing. This fix corrects issues with FedEx Same Day City API whereby time values were rounded incorrectly, causing shipments to be outside pickup collection windows.

Banyan. Shipping times now handled correctly in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Added logic to ensure that rate and ship requests contain valid values for the ShipDate, ShipAfterTime and ShipBeforeTime when operating with Banyan. The data is handled in carrier requests as follows:

  • Shipper Dock OpenTime is set to ShipAfterTime.
  • Shipper Dock CloseTime is set to ShipBeforeTime.
  • Shipper Dock ShipDateTime is set to the middle value between ShipAfterTime and ShipBeforeTime.

Administration App. Resolved issues when configuring Charge Types.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Editing and saving Charge Types via the Reference Data page of the Administration App’s Data tab now functions as expected.

Data Management. Improved treatment of local file imports.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Improved the information message that presents to users when re-running local import templates. Additionally:

  • The RUN button is now disabled if files have not been re-selected.
  • The file mappings are now preserved if the re-selected file names match those in the template.

 

APPS

The following changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise Apps:

Warehouse | Store | Supplier | Administration (licensed SendPro Enterprise only)

  • FedEx Cross Border. Added new carrier.

UPDATED: March 08, 2021