SendPro Enterprise version 8.36.0 Release Notes (August 3, 2020)

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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.

POSSIBLE BREAKING CHANGES

The following are known potential breaking changes:

What has changed: Updated the rate and ship responses to pass the following elements with the correct charge type:

  • Inside Delivery Charge now passed with charge type Inside Delivery Charge (ID 49).
  • Lift Gate Delivery Charge now passed with charge type Lift Gate Delivery Charge (ID 52).

Previously, both elements were available under the Delivery Location Charge (ID 13), which is no longer returned in the client response.

What to do: Download updated apps. If you are using modified Apps, you must replicate your changes in the new version. See Apps section below for a complete list of changes to Apps in this release.

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

The following headline enhancements have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

Administration App. Improvements to carrier display.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

The Setup My Carriers section, on the App’s homepage, now displays carriers in alphabetical order. In addition, users can now sort by the Enabled column in the App’s Carriers tab.

Stamps App. Added support for Postcard package type.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support for a new package type, Postcard, has been added to the Stamps App for USPS PB Shipping API accounts. Postcard stamps are printed with the current USPS Postcard rate. Availability of the Postcard package type is controlled by a new Stamps App setting, Enable Postcard Package Type, which defaults to False.

Stamps printing. Added support for stamp image retrieval via blackbox.

Affects SendPro Enterprise Blackbox users only.

Stamp images can now be retrieved when operating via blackbox using a new mode, Request Image, which has been added to stamp requests. When passed in the request, a base64 encoded image is returned in the response’s Labels node. Stamp requests processed in this manner can be viewed via the Stamps App’s History tab, but are not available for reprint.

Batch processing. Added ability to automatically run Batch Processing task.

Affects SendPro Enterprise Blackbox users only.

Added support for a new setting, Automatically Process Pending Records, that initiates the Batch Processing task following a successful blackbox Group Ship or Pending request (requests used to add records to the [Pending] database table). The setting is configured in the All Settings page of the Administration App’s Data tab, and defaults to False. Note that once the task is running a second instance of the task will not run until the first is complete, even following a successful Group Ship or Pending request. Additionally, a new node, AutoProcessPendingItems, has been added to ship and pending requests which can override the product level configuration.

View App. Improved messaging when voiding eFreight shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

When voiding packages for eFreight shipments in the View App, users are now warned that package level voiding is not supported and the entire shipment will be voided.

Desktop App. Full name now displayed on Welcome page.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Desktop App’s Welcome page has been updated to show a user’s full name, where previously the configured username was displayed.

CARRIER CHANGES

The following carrier changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise:

eFreight. Tracking now supported.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support for the track function has been added for eFreight.

PCF. Added new carrier.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

SendPro Enterprise now supports the carrier PCF. See PCF Reference for onboarding detail and carrier attributes.

PB Shipping API. Onboarding wizard now supported.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

An onboarding wizard has been added to the Administration App for PB Shipping API.

OTHER CHANGES

The following other changes have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

MailCenter App. Bulk list options now disabled when in freight mode.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Bulk List slider is now disabled and set to Single Recipient if operating with freight carriers, services or rate groups containing freight options as bulk processing is not supported for freight shipments.

Administration App. Updated activation of delete button when editing table data.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Resolved issue whereby upon saving changes to table rows within the Administration App the delete button would enable. Now, the delete icon is only activated when a row is selected.

Administration App. Added ability to configure infectious contacts when adding Locations.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Added a new column, Infectious Contact, when configuring Hazardous Helpline Contacts in the Locations tab of the Administration App. Note existing hazardous contacts cannot be updated to enable the Infectious Contact option; a new contact must be added.

Personal Shipping. UPS API.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Updated handling of invalid output formats. UPS API now performs a check to ensure a valid shipping label format is configured prior to processing a shipment; an error is returned if a valid output format is not detected and the shipment is not processed. Note that for UPS API Personal Shipping transactions both the shipment and associated payment is cancelled.

Shipping Apps. Improvements to validation logic.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The validation logic of the Warehouse, Store and Supplier Apps has been updated to be in line with other product shipping Apps:

  • The Apps will now check for required fields before shipments can be actioned.
  • If containing required fields, the Ship To, Ship From, Package and Freight tabs are now marked as such.
  • While in Freight mode, the following fields in the Ship To tab are now required: Attention, Company, Address Line 1 and Phone.
  • The Return button now only enables if all required fields are populated.
  • A new App setting, Recipient Email Address Required, has been added, determining if the Ship To Email field is required when rating and shipping.

Reports. Cost Center Chargeback.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Special characters now handled correctly. An issue has been resolved whereby the Cost Center Chargeback report did not correctly display trademark characters when generated as a CSV file.

Shipping Apps. Changes to required fields when operating with Print As You Go.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The No. of Packages field, in the Apps’ Package tab, is now marked as required when the Print As You Go checkbox is enabled.

MailCenter App. Billing codes now validated as expected.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby billing codes were not validated when requisition numbers were manually entered or scanned into the MailCenter App.

FedEx. Updated handling of units of measure in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Weight and dimension units of measure are now passed to the carrier in upper case. Previously, the units were handled as lower case, causing requests to fail.

FedEx Freight Web Services. Fixes to NMFC code handling.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

NMFC codes are now correctly passed to the carrier at the package level, addressing issues whereby codes were not passed for all items in a multipack shipment.

Shipping Apps. New required fields for alternative return addresses.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The fields Address Line 1, City and Country are now marked as required when configuring addresses via the Shipping Apps’ Alt. Return Address tab.

Administration App. Locations.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Updated handling of non-US addresses. Non-US addresses can now be saved as expected when configuring Locations in the Administration App. Previously, errors presented if the State field was not populated and the Location was not added to the system.

Lone Star Overnight (LSO). Phone number now passed correctly in pickup request.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Performing pickup requests with LSO now functions as expected; previously errors occurred due to problems passing the phone number in the carrier request.

Charge types. Updates to handling of delivery charges in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The rate and ship responses have been updated to correctly pass Inside Delivery Charge and Lift Gate Delivery Charge with the correct charge type. Previously, both elements were available under Delivery Location Charge (ID 13).

Desktop Shipping App. International returns now function as expected.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been corrected whereby errors presented when processing international returns via the Desktop Shipping App. This was caused by duty payer detail not being passed in requests.

DHL eCommerce API. Extended accepted values in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

DHL eCommerce API has been updated to ensure the outboundSortCode element, returned by the carrier when processing a ship request, accepts both string and numeric values. Previously, this issue caused errors when attempting to process shipments.

TNT Express. Corrected handling of multipack shipment outputs.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Issues have been resolved surrounding output generation of TNT Express multipack shipments containing both hazardous and standard packages. Previously, the hazardous and standard outputs were separated and passed to the carrier, however, only the first output set processed by the carrier would be generated. Now, both standard and hazardous outputs are generated as expected.

Outputs. Added support for UMSCA Certificate of Origin.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support has been added for the UMSCA Certificate of Origin output, which replaces the deprecated NAFTA Certificate of Origin. Note that, if configured, the product will automatically switch the existing NAFTA Certificate of Origin to use the new UMSCA Certificate of Origin.

Consolidated shipping. Account detail now passed as expected to FedEx.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Bill Payer Type and Account Number, as configured via carrier permissions, are now passed as expected to FedEx when performing IPD consolidated shipments. Previously, account detail was not passed to the carrier as the AccountNumber field was configured incorrectly in the connector. Note that the Account Number must be a valid FedEx account; the request will fail if invalid.

Shipping Apps. Fields now populate as expected following cartonization.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Resolved an issue whereby the dimensions fields and Carton Selection field were not populated in the Shipping App’s Package tab following cartonization.

Consolidated shipping. Added mappings for FedEx IPD shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

SalesOrderNumber and PurchaseOrderNumber are now passed to FedEx Web Services when performing IPD consolidated shipments. On shipping labels, the data is shown in the REF and PO fields, respectively. Note that the carrier request does not allow for mapping of the standard reference fields (ReferenceOne, ReferenceTwo, etc.)

UPS. Resolved issues with SurePost outputs failing to generate.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The CN22 custom forms and labels will now produce as expected when shipping with less than or equal to eight line items across US Territories. In addition, CN72 customs forms are now correctly handled if shipping with eight or more line items.

Warehouse App. Line items now passed for all items in a multipack shipment.

An issue has been resolved whereby line item detail was not passed for the first package in a multipack shipment.

Personal Shipping App. Improved handling of return addresses.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

If the Use as Return Address checkbox is enabled in the Ship From tab, edits made to the Ship From address are now automatically reflected in the Return address details. Additionally, if the checkbox is disabled, the Returns Address tab is now correctly highlighted as required if containing any fields missing detail.

USPS Postage. Corrected display of service name on labels.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The service name for Parcel Select Ground now displays as expected on shipping labels. Previously, conversion issues caused the service name to be shown with invalid characters on zebra labels printed by GK420D printers.

Consolidated shipping. System status now passed in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

System status detail is now passed in ConsolidatedShipmentOpen requests via a new node Live. The element ensures the product identifies and uses the correct carrier URL, addressing issues whereby requests from live installations were sent to beta endpoints.

HubCapp. Updated handling of GUID in requests.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby GUID detail was not passed in requests for outputs printed via HubCapp; now, the Document request contains a GUID node populated as appropriate for the output. Additionally, when the PrintLater node is set to True, the following elements are now returned in the request: GUID, Type, Description and Format.

UPS. Improved tracking of SurePost shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

UPS SurePost shipments are now correctly updated following batch tracking; previously, shipments returned with the status Delivered by Local Post Office were reported as In Transit.

FedEx Web Services. Fixed handling of international returns.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

FedEx Web Services international return shipments now function as expected when operating with the service FedEx International Priority. Previously, errors presented in the Shipping Apps as OriginCountry was not correctly passed in requests.

UPS API. Resolved issue with special service detail not passed to carrier.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Special services are now passed correctly when shipping with UPS API. In support, two new nodes, VerbalConfirmationContactName and VerbalConfirmationPhone, have been added to the ship request. Additionally, the ship and rate requests have been updated to remove duplicate logging elements.

FedEx Web Services. Improved processing of hazardous outputs.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Implemented the following to improve hazardous shipping when operating with FedEx Web Services:

  • Support has been added for the new document FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials OP-900.
  • Added new output stocks, FedEx Ground OP-900 LL and FedEx Ground OP-900 LG, available for FedEx ground shipments using the Hazardous Shippers Declaration document.
  • New output rules have been added to determine, based on the service in use, which document is requested from the carrier:
    • Requesting output types Hazardous Shippers Declaration or FedEx Express Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods Form (1421C) will return the 1421C dangerous goods form from FedEx for Express shipments.
    • Requesting output types Hazardous Shipping Papers or FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials OP-900 will return the OP-900 hazardous goods document from FedEx for Ground shipments.
  • Resolved an issue with missing HazardousPackaging nodes in requests.

Consolidated shipping. Resolved issues with FedEx outputs.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Consolidated Auxiliary Label now generates as expected when closing FedEx Web Services consolidated shipments utilizing International Priority DirectDistribution. Note that the Consolidated Auxiliary Label, in addition to the FedEx IPD Pallet Label, must be configured to the Image format to be successfully returned by the carrier.

APPS

The following changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise Apps:

Store | Supplier

  • New required fields for alternative return addresses.

Warehouse

  • Line items now passed for all items in a multipack shipment.
  • New required fields for alternative return addresses.

MailCenter

  • Bulk list options now disabled when in freight mode.
  • New required fields for alternative return addresses.
  • Billing codes now validated as expected.

View

  • Improved messaging when voiding eFreight shipments.

Desktop Shipping

  • International returns now function as expected.

Stamps

  • Added support for stamp image retrieval via blackbox.

Personal Shipping

  • Improved handling of return addresses.

UPDATED: August 14, 2021