Update Patch Version 4.5.7993 (19th November 2021)

  1. This update requires 4.5.7949 to be installed, please ring Beams if you have not installed the previous version.
  2. Please refer to the what’s new for the list of changes

Update Patch Version 4.5.7949 (6th October 2021)

  1. MANDATORY UPDATE FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES.
  2. Variation : fix the description not showing after editing.
  3. Creditor Invoice : fix the issue of order validation for completed job.
  4. Creditor Invoice : list the order for job during the maintenance.

Update Patch Version 4.5.7942 (29th September 2021)

  1. Creditor Report : to add function to display invoice without an order (by entering 0)

Update Patch Version 4.5.7937 (24th September 2021)

  1. Order report : add ‘supplier mobile’ and ‘part number’ field.
  2. Show all jobs in beams companion : the admin level 5 will still be able to show all jobs. No admin will only be shown their own allocated job, unless show all jobs is ticked.
  3. Multi constant lines in payroll, including job and category dropdown.
  4. And many more, please refer to the whats new page
Update Patch Version 4.5.7894 (12th August 2021)
  1. Timesheet : Additional permission in user permissions to allow users to create timesheets in Desktop or edit timesheet on Companion.
  2. Material : Added  a “%Category” material unit description which when added to budget category will automatically calculate % for the specific category.
  3. Progress Claim : Displayed the details to be included in the “Bring in PPA” function for viewing prior to bringing it.
  4. And many more, please refer to the whats new page
 
Update Patch Version 4.5.7858 (7th July 2021)
  1. Invoice : Relax few restrictions in the manual editing.
Update Patch Version 4.5.7849 (28th June 2021)
  1. Order : Bugfix – issue to display all cancelled orders.
  2. Invoice : to allow splitting the invoice which is included in the tax reconciliation
Update Patch Version 4.5.7846 (25th June 2021)
  1. Order : Bugfix – issue to display all newly created orders without needing to unload job.

Version Update 4.5 (24th June 2021)

  1. Payroll : Added the new tax table update for the 2021-2022 financial year as provided by ATO.
  2. Email monitoring : Added an option to monitor every email within a specific domain in lieu of just matching the complete email address.
  3. Payment Receipt : Replaced the previous split invoice process with the simplified Edit invoice.
  4. Contract Quantity : The “Add” or “Replace” option in Contract Quantities now behaves the same as the Estimate Quantity important when “When Build on Material” is selected as the company default.
  5. Order : Added a new issue type “X” to cater for orders that are simply printed but not forwarded on to supplier.
  6. Order : Updated the orders form to show all invoices entered for an order number when the invoice category differs from the order.
  7. Beams companion on Android : add alternative licensing option.
  8. Import Export : Added functions to import creditor, debtor, and general journals from a .csv file format.
  9. Reschedule : Added an automatic audit function to evaluate all call forward items and mark accordingly, based on the Job Type settings, if ordered or notified conditions are met.
  10. Delete or reprint order : Introduced an automatic function to list all transactions where an order may have been invoiced against a multi category or a different than ordered category is used.
  11. Debtor Invoice : Locked the invoice number field to prevent users from attempting to change the debtor invoice number.
  12. CadImage : Fixed an issue where the calculation required was “Lineal” but the user chose to measure “Area” and the resulting calculation showed the Lineal value.
Update Patch Version 4.4.7796 (8th May 2021)

Summary of details included in the update.

  1. Mobile – reschedule notification : filter to show only assigned jobs for supervisor unless admin user
  2. Payroll & timesheet : maintain the employee location after refresh
  3. Credit statement : add company logo to the progress claim credit statement
  4. Payroll : add ability to select and deselect all employees
  5. Bas report : expand W1 label as only displayed as “W”
  6. Reports : specify if the report is a custom report in the page footer
  7. Creditor enquiry : add PAYG and GST tax columns to the grid
  8. Payslip report group : ensured that the report displayed correctly on screen
  9. Invoice (debtor and creditor) : re-enabled assigning into bank chart of account as long as it is not being used for payment and receipt.
  10. Schedule item change : eliminate the possibility of editing the issued progress claim during the add new.
  11. Timesheet report : fix the number of days increment.
  12. Material import : add ability to import materials into different price zones.
  13. Document : stop the user from deleting a pdf that has been used in a CADImage bc4 file.
  14. Disabled the auto balance roll over to prevent confusion when more that 1 previous financial years are open.
  15. Bugfix to prevent CRM to Beams adding new line to address field
Update 4.4 Released today (21st Jan 2021)
Biggest update with many new and enhanced features.
 
New Tax Table for 2020 Federal Budget Update has been released (12/10/2020)
Job keeper extension function has been released
New Tax Table for 2020 – 2021 (Student and Training Support Loan) for financial year has been released
Description of the erosion code for invoices have been updated
Updated superannuation reporting to meet new government requirements
Status Progress Bar shows at a glance how the job is going financially.
Add Colour Selections to your materials to allow clients to make selections via the CRM Client Portal.
Job keeper function has been released today
Add multiple email addresses in Clients & Suppliers separate with semicolon
Click to add variations to Progress Claims
Import a bank statement for fast bank reconciliations
Check with your supplier to see if they export invoices
Beams Companion with Invoice Authorisation released today, download from App Store
Beams 4.2 Release 1st November 2019
Reschedule notification added features
Added Invoice approval process in Contracts
Creditor Payment Terms Options
Creditor Invoice user restrictions for approval
Payroll process includes auto payment
Library options for emails and notes per division
Beams 4.1 Release 11th July 2019 and includes
Bulk order wizard – prepare all orders for job one click
Invoice scan – automatically enter creditor invoice details
Quote register – manage all supplier quotes
Single Touch Payroll – update due soon required for final pay.
 
Check out the new features in CRM – Enquire NOW
Beams Mobile for sub-contractors – coming soon.
Mass Email Quote Register – coming soon.
Beams 4.0 to be released 29th Jan 2019.
New Specification create and display.
Added Gantt charts to better monitor tasks.
Added percentage complete to tasks  for improved reporting.
Email Monitoring of quotation Requests direct to jobs.
F3 key on any address in Beams to open the location in Maps.
Add any stored document from Beams Document to orders & variations.
Setup email monitoring to maintain all emails in and out directly in Beams.
Beams 3.9 Released – Click “What’s New” for a list of enhancements.
Single touch payroll implementation and tax table update for 2018-2019 in payroll.
Quotation and addenda selection feature in CRM.
Adding shortcut to add the percentage value in Variation.
Add option to use estimate edit window in CAD Image
Provide more flexibility when creating selection prescription.
Add authorisation control to edit / revert the custom report.
Beams 3.8 Released – Click “What’s New” for a list of enhancements.
Beams CRM now includes a customer portal with direct access to their job progress and details.
Send and receive emails directly into Beams via Beams email monitoring.
Beams Blob, store all your documents, emails etc directly into Beams.
Store the invoice image with the invoice for easy retrieval and paperless office.
Beams Mobile now has access to all your Beams Blobs.
Beams 3.7 Released – Check out the new and exciting features.
Remember to create your new financial year 1st July 2017.
The new tax table effective from 1st July 2017 has been released.
Beams 3.6 Released – Click what’s new for a list of changes & enhancements.
Create your own Specifications to automatically update material products for jobs already quoted at the click of a button.
The new tax table effective from 1st October 2016 has been released.
CAD Image – enable the Preview Pane when opening files to display the image for selection.
Beams 3.5 RELEASED, “Check for Updates” or “What’s New” for list of changes.  New report options for aged creditors and aged debtors.  Select period end date to re-create creditors or debtors for that period.
Magnifying glass for CAD Image to better locate intersecting corners.
Select Categories specific to each Division, this makes your setup process specific to each division.
IMPORTANT – If an update is available for Beams and you are using Beams Mobile, the server for the mobile must also be updated.
Please update the server computer or notify your IT contact to update Beams on the server computer.
Beams 3.4 RELEASED and contains many requested features and functions.
It also includes a new interface with estimating and contracts view options.
Getting a connection timed out error in Beams Mobile? The three things to check would be your router to make sure no port forwarding or other settings have changed, the internet connection on your mobile device and the server where Beams is installed. If the service is stopped on the server where Beams is installed, simply restart the service. If it keeps stopping, give us a call and we can look through the logs to rectify the issue. All other reasons for Beams Mobile not working are the responsibility of your IT personnel as they do not involve the Beams application. More information can be found in our Knowledge Base.
Got a question? Try using the BEAMSSearch‘ function in the Help File to locate the answer to all your questions. Simply type in a keyword related to your question Eg. Cost Plus, TPAR Reporting or Variations hit enter & be directed straight to the relevant Help File .
New Erosion report option from within the contracts module with the added ability lock off jobs after they have been scheduled.
CAD Image now includes additional tools and features for roofing plus the ability to choose colour, line style and line width options.
The next release of BEAMS Corporate will include an upgraded payroll system. Please call Beams if you want more details prior to its impending release.
Check out the updated help files F1 on keyboard from any screen.
Don’t forget to create your new financial year and update your Super rate to 9.5% for 1 July 2014.
Try the Report Editor to personalise your reports including your logo. The Report Editor is accessed via the File pull down menu after a report is displayed.
To display and pay only subcontractors, filter subbies only from Creditor Payments.
Add images to Purchase Order notes and Variations with the RTF tools.
Check out the new supervisor reports from Contracts.
Having trouble with percentage fields? Download an update from Help > Check for Updates to fix the issue.
Import documents and images into the message centre or attach images to orders.
 

Update Patch Version 4.5.7949 (6th October 2021)

  1. MANDATORY UPDATE FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES.
  2. Variation : fix the description not showing after editing.
  3. Creditor Invoice : fix the issue of order validation for completed job.
  4. Creditor Invoice : list the order for job during the maintenance.

Update Patch Version 4.5.7942 (29th September 2021)

  1. Creditor Report : to add function to display invoice without an order (by entering 0)

Update Patch Version 4.5.7937 (24th September 2021)

  1. Order report : add ‘supplier mobile’ and ‘part number’ field.
  2. Show all jobs in beams companion : the admin level 5 will still be able to show all jobs. No admin will only be shown their own allocated job, unless show all jobs is ticked.
  3. Multi constant lines in payroll, including job and category dropdown.
  4. And many more, please refer to the whats new page
Update Patch Version 4.5.7894 (12th August 2021)
  1. Timesheet : Additional permission in user permissions to allow users to create timesheets in Desktop or edit timesheet on Companion.
  2. Material : Added  a “%Category” material unit description which when added to budget category will automatically calculate % for the specific category.
  3. Progress Claim : Displayed the details to be included in the “Bring in PPA” function for viewing prior to bringing it.
  4. And many more, please refer to the whats new page
 
Update Patch Version 4.5.7858 (7th July 2021)
  1. Invoice : Relax few restrictions in the manual editing.
Update Patch Version 4.5.7849 (28th June 2021)
  1. Order : Bugfix – issue to display all cancelled orders.
  2. Invoice : to allow splitting the invoice which is included in the tax reconciliation
Update Patch Version 4.5.7846 (25th June 2021)
  1. Order : Bugfix – issue to display all newly created orders without needing to unload job.

Version Update 4.5 (24th June 2021)

  1. Payroll : Added the new tax table update for the 2021-2022 financial year as provided by ATO.
  2. Email monitoring : Added an option to monitor every email within a specific domain in lieu of just matching the complete email address.
  3. Payment Receipt : Replaced the previous split invoice process with the simplified Edit invoice.
  4. Contract Quantity : The “Add” or “Replace” option in Contract Quantities now behaves the same as the Estimate Quantity important when “When Build on Material” is selected as the company default.
  5. Order : Added a new issue type “X” to cater for orders that are simply printed but not forwarded on to supplier.
  6. Order : Updated the orders form to show all invoices entered for an order number when the invoice category differs from the order.
  7. Beams companion on Android : add alternative licensing option.
  8. Import Export : Added functions to import creditor, debtor, and general journals from a .csv file format.
  9. Reschedule : Added an automatic audit function to evaluate all call forward items and mark accordingly, based on the Job Type settings, if ordered or notified conditions are met.
  10. Delete or reprint order : Introduced an automatic function to list all transactions where an order may have been invoiced against a multi category or a different than ordered category is used.
  11. Debtor Invoice : Locked the invoice number field to prevent users from attempting to change the debtor invoice number.
  12. CadImage : Fixed an issue where the calculation required was “Lineal” but the user chose to measure “Area” and the resulting calculation showed the Lineal value.
Update Patch Version 4.4.7796 (8th May 2021)

Summary of details included in the update.

  1. Mobile – reschedule notification : filter to show only assigned jobs for supervisor unless admin user
  2. Payroll & timesheet : maintain the employee location after refresh
  3. Credit statement : add company logo to the progress claim credit statement
  4. Payroll : add ability to select and deselect all employees
  5. Bas report : expand W1 label as only displayed as “W”
  6. Reports : specify if the report is a custom report in the page footer
  7. Creditor enquiry : add PAYG and GST tax columns to the grid
  8. Payslip report group : ensured that the report displayed correctly on screen
  9. Invoice (debtor and creditor) : re-enabled assigning into bank chart of account as long as it is not being used for payment and receipt.
  10. Schedule item change : eliminate the possibility of editing the issued progress claim during the add new.
  11. Timesheet report : fix the number of days increment.
  12. Material import : add ability to import materials into different price zones.
  13. Document : stop the user from deleting a pdf that has been used in a CADImage bc4 file.
  14. Disabled the auto balance roll over to prevent confusion when more that 1 previous financial years are open.
  15. Bugfix to prevent CRM to Beams adding new line to address field
Update 4.4 Released today (21st Jan 2021)
Biggest update with many new and enhanced features.
New Tax Table for 2020 Federal Budget Update has been released (12/10/2020)
Job keeper extension function has been released
New Tax Table for 2020 – 2021 (Student and Training Support Loan) for financial year has been released
Description of the erosion code for invoices have been updated
Updated superannuation reporting to meet new government requirements
Status Progress Bar shows at a glance how the job is going financially.
Add Colour Selections to your materials to allow clients to make selections via the CRM Client Portal.
 
Job keeper function has been released today
Add multiple email addresses in Clients & Suppliers separate with semicolon
Click to add variations to Progress Claims
Import a bank statement for fast bank reconciliations
Check with your supplier to see if they export invoices
Beams Companion with Invoice Authorisation released today, download from App Store
Beams 4.2 Release 1st November 2019
Reschedule notification added features
Added Invoice approval process in Contracts
Creditor Payment Terms Options
Creditor Invoice user restrictions for approval
Payroll process includes auto payment
Library options for emails and notes per division
Beams 4.1 Release 11th July 2019 and includes
Bulk order wizard – prepare all orders for job one click
Invoice scan – automatically enter creditor invoice details
Quote register – manage all supplier quotes
Single Touch Payroll – update due soon required for final pay.
 
Check out the new features in CRM – Enquire NOW
Beams Mobile for sub-contractors – coming soon.
Mass Email Quote Register – coming soon.
Beams 4.0 to be released 29th Jan 2019.
New Specification create and display.
Added Gantt charts to better monitor tasks.
Added percentage complete to tasks  for improved reporting.
Email Monitoring of quotation Requests direct to jobs.
F3 key on any address in Beams to open the location in Maps.
Add any stored document from Beams Document to orders & variations.
Setup email monitoring to maintain all emails in and out directly in Beams.
Beams 3.9 Released – Click “What’s New” for a list of enhancements.
Single touch payroll implementation and tax table update for 2018-2019 in payroll.
Quotation and addenda selection feature in CRM.
Adding shortcut to add the percentage value in Variation.
Add option to use estimate edit window in CAD Image
Provide more flexibility when creating selection prescription.
Add authorisation control to edit / revert the custom report.
Beams 3.8 Released – Click “What’s New” for a list of enhancements.
Beams CRM now includes a customer portal with direct access to their job progress and details.
Send and receive emails directly into Beams via Beams email monitoring.
Beams Blob, store all your documents, emails etc directly into Beams.
Store the invoice image with the invoice for easy retrieval and paperless office.
Beams Mobile now has access to all your Beams Blobs.
Beams 3.7 Released – Check out the new and exciting features.
Remember to create your new financial year 1st July 2017.
The new tax table effective from 1st July 2017 has been released.
Beams 3.6 Released – Click what’s new for a list of changes & enhancements.
Create your own Specifications to automatically update material products for jobs already quoted at the click of a button.
The new tax table effective from 1st October 2016 has been released.
CAD Image – enable the Preview Pane when opening files to display the image for selection.
Beams 3.5 RELEASED, “Check for Updates” or “What’s New” for list of changes.  New report options for aged creditors and aged debtors.  Select period end date to re-create creditors or debtors for that period.
Magnifying glass for CAD Image to better locate intersecting corners.
Select Categories specific to each Division, this makes your setup process specific to each division.
IMPORTANT – If an update is available for Beams and you are using Beams Mobile, the server for the mobile must also be updated.
Please update the server computer or notify your IT contact to update Beams on the server computer.
Beams 3.4 RELEASED and contains many requested features and functions.
It also includes a new interface with estimating and contracts view options.
Getting a connection timed out error in Beams Mobile? The three things to check would be your router to make sure no port forwarding or other settings have changed, the internet connection on your mobile device and the server where Beams is installed. If the service is stopped on the server where Beams is installed, simply restart the service. If it keeps stopping, give us a call and we can look through the logs to rectify the issue. All other reasons for Beams Mobile not working are the responsibility of your IT personnel as they do not involve the Beams application. More information can be found in our Knowledge Base.
Got a question? Try using the BEAMSSearch‘ function in the Help File to locate the answer to all your questions. Simply type in a keyword related to your question Eg. Cost Plus, TPAR Reporting or Variations hit enter & be directed straight to the relevant Help File .
New Erosion report option from within the contracts module with the added ability lock off jobs after they have been scheduled.
CAD Image now includes additional tools and features for roofing plus the ability to choose colour, line style and line width options.
The next release of BEAMS Corporate will include an upgraded payroll system. Please call Beams if you want more details prior to its impending release.
Check out the updated help files F1 on keyboard from any screen.
Don’t forget to create your new financial year and update your Super rate to 9.5% for 1 July 2014.
Try the Report Editor to personalise your reports including your logo. The Report Editor is accessed via the File pull down menu after a report is displayed.
To display and pay only subcontractors, filter subbies only from Creditor Payments.
Add images to Purchase Order notes and Variations with the RTF tools.
Check out the new supervisor reports from Contracts.
Having trouble with percentage fields? Download an update from Help > Check for Updates to fix the issue.
Import documents and images into the message centre or attach images to orders.