SendPro Enterprise version 8.39.0 Release Notes (December 11, 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.

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

The following headline enhancements have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

SendPro Enterprise. Enhanced monitoring of SSL Certificates.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

For enhanced security, an Expect-CT header is now returned from product requests at runtime, designtime and from SendPro Enterprise Admin.

Stamps. Enhancements to blackbox printing logic.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Added the ability to retrieve stamp image Urls when printing stamps via blackbox. This feature is supported by the following changes to stamp requests:

  • The existing Get Images mode (mode 3) has been updated to return the raw image data in a new Image element, where previously this detail was contained in the Contents element.
  • Added a new mode, Get Urls (mode 4). When specified, stamp image Urls are returned in an Url element within the Packages node.

Consolidated Shipping. Updated handling of line items for FedEx IPD shipments.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution® (IPD) consolidated shipments can now include ten or more line items. Previously, a limitation with the carrier meant that IPD shipments could only contain packages with less than ten line items.

 

CARRIER CHANGES

The following carrier changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise:

FedEx Web Services 2020 Certification.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Introduced new functionality in light of FedEx Web Services 2020 Certification:

  • New supported carrier services:
    • FedEx First Overnight Extra Hours
    • FedEx Priority Overnight Extra Hours
    • FedEx Standard Overnight Extra Hours
  • Added the ability to process FedEx Web Services shipments with handling charges, enabling users to add handling fees to the total shipment charge. This is managed by the following new special services, used to indicate how the handling charge is calculated:
    • Variable Handling Charge Fixed Value - adds a fixed value handling charge.
    • Variable Handling Charge Percent Value - adds a percentage handling charge.
    • Variable Handling Charge Rate Type - determines the rate type used. Supports Account Rates or List Rates.
    • Variable Handling Charge Rate Basis - determines the rate basis. Supports Base Charge, Net Charge, Net Charge Excluding Taxes and Net Freight.
  • Hazardous radioactive shipments are now supported when shipping and rating, subject to FedEx regulations.
  • Added support for shipment tracking via reference numbers. In ship requests, the following SendPro Enterprise reference data is mapped to the FedEx fields:
    • Package/ShippingReference - CustomerReference
    • Package/ReferenceOne - PONumber
    • Package/ReferenceTwo - InvoiceNumber
    • Sender/DepartmentName - DepartmentNumber

Note: At this time FedEx Web Services tracking is performed via the carrier tracking website.

PB Shipping API. Added ability to override rate header configuration.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Implemented the ability to override the default rate headers passed for PB Shipping API transactions. This is managed by configuring the Rate Plan Header Override field when editing PB Shipping API accounts via the Administration App. Alternatively, the override can be set during the onboarding process.

Note: The override value will apply to Rate, Ship and Stamps transactions. It will not apply to Personal Shipping, End of Day or Void transactions.

UPS. Support for WorldEase.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

You can now process UPS WorldEase transactions via SendPro Enterprise shipping Apps when operating with UPS Consolidated or UPS Consolidated UK. This is achieved via a new snippet, UPS WorldEase, that addds a WorldEase checkbox and Importer Of Record field to the Apps. When enabled, a IsWorldEase element is added to product requests; successful shipments are returned with a WorldEaseID.

LSO. Added support for new service charges. The following service charges have been added when shipping with LSO carrier services:

  • Oversize Charge*
  • Overweight Charge
  • Additional Handling Charge
  • Early Delivery Fee

*At time of release, LSO is not returning charges correctly when rating and shipping oversize packages.

 

OTHER CHANGES

The following other changes have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

Warehouse App. Fields now cleared after shipping.

The Warehouse App’s Shipping Instructions field now clears as expected after a shipment is processed.

SPE Freight. Updated carrier package type IDs.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The package type database IDs have been updated for SPE Freight. The previous database values caused issues for users operating with custom carriers.

Address validation. Corrected handling of Personal Shipping accounts.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Personal Shipping accounts can no longer be selected for use with address validation.

Shipping Apps. Carrier selection controls now disabled during Print As You Go processing.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Carrier and Service fields are now disabled when processing a Print As You Go (PAYG) shipment. The fields are re-enabled after the total number of packages have been shipped; this is determined by the value specified in the No. of Packages field of the Package tab. This fix corrects issues whereby packages in PAYG multipack shipments could be processed with different carriers.

SaaS Transportation. Pro Number now mapped correctly.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

When operating with SaaS Transportation, ProNumber data returned by the carrier is now mapped to the PackageReference field of the [Packages] database table. Note if not returned by the carrier, the PackageReference is set to Null.

View App. Resolved reprinting errors with ERR Coversheets.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Reprinting Coversheets via the View App now functions as expected. Previously, errors presented due to additional parameters passed in the reprint request.

Shipping Apps. Changes to weight calculations in older App versions.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been corrected whereby older versions of the MailCenter and Warehouse Apps did not correctly calculate total shipment weight for freight transactions. This was due to handling of the Pallet Weight value.

FedEx Web Services. Corrected handling of hazardous package type values.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby hazardous package types in upper case did not display correctly on FedEx Web Services hazardous outputs.

Hazardous shipping. Added missing elements to hazardous outputs.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Hazardous Shippers Declaration document now includes the Technical Name and Proper Shipping Name when the shipment is generated through the Warehouse App.

HubCapp. Resolved connectivity issues with DM Meters.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby DM Meters would not be released by the Batch Meter App following processing. This was due to connectivity issues with the HubCapp Peripheral Agent.

View App. Added validation for BPOD file names.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

BPOD files are now checked during upload in the View App to ensure the file aligns with the correct naming and formatting conventions. In support, added a tooltip detailing the required file name format. For detail, see View App - Electronic submission.

Designer. Updated treatment of HubCapp credentials.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

An issue has been corrected whereby HubCapp credentials did not populate in Apps opened via Designer’s Runtime option. This was due to problems accessing the path used for HubCapp cookie data. In addition, the Runtime option now no longer converts App URLs to lowercase.

SaaS Transportation. Resolved issue with incorrect request mappings.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

When operating with SaaS Transportation, the PickUpReadyTime and PickUpCloseTime elements are now mapped correctly in requests. This fix corrects issues whereby the Ship Before and the Ship After times were switched when shipping.

SaaS Transportation. Additional detail now displayed on Bill of Lading.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The SaaS Transportation Bill of Lading output has been updated to correctly include sender and receiver names, alongside associated phone numbers. In support, the following elements are now passed to the carrier in product ship requests: OrgContactPerson, DestContact and DestPhoneNo.

Address validation. Support for additional address lines.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The Address Validation snippet has been updated to validate values entered for Locale (Address Line 2) and Other (Address Line 3). If an alternative address is selected following validation, the Locale and Other fields will update in the App. In addition, UPS API, USPS Postage (Endicia) and FedEx Web Services address validation logic has been updated to pass Address Line 2 and Address Line 3 to the carrier, if populated, and receive the carrier response. Note if shipping with FedEx Web Services, Address Line 3 can only be passed if operating with the latest version of FedEx Web Services.

Designer. Corrected handling of image controller.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Adding images to Apps in Designer now functions as expected. Previously, issues with the image controller caused errors when attempting to save the App.

PB Shipping API. Resolved charge calculations when rating.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An amendment has been made to correct the calculation for chargegroupvalue when operating with PB Shipping API.

Apps. HubCapp credentials now saved in embedded Apps.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby HubCapp credentials were not populated in embedded Apps. This was due to the configuration of the following Google Chrome cookie settings, which can be set via the chrome://flags page:

  • SameSite by default cookies - set to Disabled.
  • Cookies without SameSite must be secure - set to Enabled.

Note: SendPro Enterprise Apps can only be embedded on HTTPS connections.

Apps. Duplicate Favorites now handled correctly.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Favorites with the same Name and as an existing entry in the system can no longer be saved when operating in the Desktop and Desktop Shipping Apps. The user is now warned that the existing Favorite will be overwritten with the new configuration.

 

APPS

The following changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise Apps:

Administration

  • Added ability to override rate header configuration for PB Shipping API.

View

  • Resolved reprinting errors with ERR Coversheets.
  • Added validation for BPOD file names.

Stamps

  • Enhancements to blackbox printing logic.

All Other Apps

  • Support for validation of additional address lines.

UPDATED: August 14, 2021