WHAT’S NEW
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New in version 3.9.6843.21508 (26th September 2018)
  • Prescription : Enhanced the prompt selection.
  • Map: Add F3 shortcut into the address textbox.
  • Audit log : Add audit log from the setting panel.
  • Tax Reconciliation : show the issued amount.
  • Quote: Show/hide price for addenda item.
New in version 3.9.6803.20623 (18th August 2018)
  • Payroll : Add working holiday tax scale.
  • Asset Register : Add simplified tax option.
  • Beams mobile : Add supplier details in the job calendar .
  • Creditor Invoice : Allocate the document to the job automatically.
  • Prescription : Provide more flexibility when creating selection prescription.
  • Bank Statement Entry Report : Add the company details.
New in version 3.9.6752.16365 (29th June 2018)
  • Payroll : Single touch payroll implementation.
  • Payroll : Tax table update for 2018-2019.
  • CRM : Quotation and addenda selection feature.
  • Variation : Adding shortcut to add the percentage value and record the quoted value.
  • CAD Image : Add option to use estimate edit window in CAD
  • Calendar : Add option to set time for a call forward.
  • Creditor Invoice : Add budget checking and erosion during the creditor invoice.
  • Prescription : Provide more flexibility when creating selection prescription.
  • Custom Report : Add authorisation control to edit / revert the custom report.
New in version 3.8.6626.18630 (21st February 2018)
  • Document : Restrict overwriting process in Beams document.
  • CAD Image : Non-pdf image now able to rotate.
  • Make sure the globals email is updated from each tab.
  • Goes together with Beams mobile 1.19.5.
  • Back up all the associated databases, including CRM.
New in version 3.8.6626.18630 (21st February 2018)
  • Document : Restrict overwriting process in Beams document.
  • CAD Image : Non-pdf image now able to rotate.
  • Make sure the globals email is updated from each tab.
  • Goes together with Beams mobile 1.19.5.
  • Back up all the associated databases, including CRM.
New in version 3.8.6604.20501 (30th January 2018)
  • Email Monitoring from Beams : from the service control.  Emails will now be monitored from Beams and listed as messages with notification displayed on the menu bar.
  • Message status : add variation requested, costed, and finalised to keep track of the variation request.
  • Work in progress : add another option based on completed call forward items.
  • Variation confirm : split the charge rate during the confirmation to calculate the exact figure of the variation.
  • Database backup and restore : BLOB database will be restored with the Beams database, providing it is backed up manually from Beams 3.7 and above.
  • Receipt report : include the debtor invoice prefix.
  • Message Centre : added a subject line to align with the new email monitoring system and updated the functionality.
  • Beams mobile :
    • Restructured to fit the newest IOS.
    • Can upload photo into any sub folders and all blob folders are available.
    • Added the ability to set photos taken to be allowed for viewing in the CRM customer portal.
  • Blob database :
    • Can be attached to orders and variations.
    • Add indicator to show any messages, jobs, invoices, clients and suppliers which have any attachments.  This is in the form the paper clip image displayed only when an attachment exists.
    • Customisable folder structure, which is also accessible from Beams mobile.
    • Set file privacy to be hidden or visible from the CRM client portal.  This is also available from Beams Mobile.
    • Can be sent through outlook and now be included in Outlook sent items to better track.
  • Cad Image :
    • Fix the crashing issue when entering crossbeams in metre (instead of millimeter)
    • Fix the locked magnifier in items, move, and text mode.
  • Material List : do not show default supplier if there is no supplier assigned for the specific zone.
  • Quotation : when adding new line items for situations where the job is not loaded, we have provided the option to add a markup to the products selected from the price file.
  • Reminders : when a reminder is set from a custom field, you will now be prompted to view the reminder.  This will allow you to set a user for the reminder if required.
  • Payroll :
    • add the report for the unpaid super.
    • avoid the deletion of the payroll lines, if it has been used to create superannuation lines.
New in version 3.7.6449.24410 (28th August 2017)
  • Document Storage – you can now store all your documents within Beams.
  • Message Centre : Provides the ability to drag in emails with attachments or any document.
  • Call forward for multiple units : When a new contract is created, if more than one unit are within the selected job, you will be prompted to create call forwards for each unit.
  • Financial Reports : Added the ability to drill down from the cashbook report and also provided a tree list from the Trial Balance to also drill down to the transaction line.
  • Cashflow Reports : you are able to filter out expenses, cost of sales etc.
  • New filter options for grids.  You can begin typing in the search field or you can select a combination of records to filter.
  • Trial balance report : When selecting Summary,the debit / credit are simply grouped.
  • EDI : you can now import and export invoices – import directly into the creditor invoicing and export your debtor invoices directly to your customers (this is for contractors).
  • Library Notes : simplify the process of creating new and editing library notes.
  • Inventory : When creating inventory orders, you can choose a suppliers price according to the price zone.
  • SMTP Authentication : Beams now provides authenticated emails as some mail providers were rejected mass emails due to them being un-authenticated.
  • Percentage claim : We have add debtor invoice prefix and also now display the default debtor note on percentage claims.
  • Disable Beams messenger and bonjour.
  • Provided for the option to delete Inventory purchase orders providing all lines are first deleted and the order has not been completed.
  • Changes to the supplier scheduling to show assigned suppliers to non-ordered call forward items both in the desktop Resources window and on the Beams Mobile device.
  • Custom Field : Tightened the security of custom fields by setting a restriction: 1. not to delete used field.  2. not to change the type of used field.
  • The import wizard from Import Export allows you to store the template for a file being imported to speed up the import process.
  • The Cashbook statement entry window now provides the last statement number for reference.
  • Specification now allows you to also update the addenda description for each record line.
  • Send email as pdf adds the signature by default
  • Cad Image :
    • Adds toolbar options which allow you to open stored documents for the job.
    • Align Function now behaves better providing an easy solution to scanned documents that are not quite at zero and ninety degrees.
New in version 3.6.6219.27028 (11th January 2017)
  • Beams windows will now resize more effectively to allow for more data being displayed on screen if maximised. This unfortunately has the negative effect if you attempt to reduce the window size less than 1020.
  • DPI settings have been updated to allow for user defined display settings of greater than 100%.
  • Import Export Options for Suppliers, Clients, Estimates, Materials & Specifications has been added and updated to provided the ability to import a csv file. This makes it now possible to import a suppliers list or clients list.
  • Updated the Specification form both Addenda and Specification setup, to include and be displayed in a tree view to better display and filter data.
  • The process to add or edit the specification settings has been also modified to include the category-purpose window for additions.
  • Validation of PPa orders including validation of Beams Mobile orders. Form provided both from creditor invoices and the contracts module to validate the details of an inventory raised order and convert it to a valid budget order.
  • Work In Progress report now provides the option to include jobs marked as PPa. This value of work can have a significant impact on the value of work in progress so providing the jobs (estimates) are marked as PPa with a required date, they can be included in the report.
  • Payroll has an added Casual selection for employees which will require you to manually enter the number of worked hours if the time sheets are not used.
  • Check box to select or de-select the required employees for each pay in lieu of the previous double click method.
  • Bank Reconcile window will display records requiring a COAID to be displayed in red if one is not being provided.
  • Prescription now provides a combo pull down selection for the included material. This allows you to select a different material product without the need to first determine the ID for the new material. Also if a material is not actually assigned to the related purpose, it will now be displayed in red.
  • Resources window now displays the duration of a scheduled task. This simply because a scheduled task may be listed as to start on a specific date but could run over into following days.
  • Beams Validation has been modified to allow users with no internet a maximum of 30 days to have a connection for license validation.
  • Creditor and Debtor report options has the added option of payment/receipt date.
  • Variation report has the inclusion of business days and calender days. Changes to the construction act which includes the determination of days as being actual business days. The report now includes as required but users are able to edit the variation report to delete or edit the text of the description using the built in report editor.
  • Variations in contracts will now automatically delete and resulting zero measures after confirming or un-confirming a variation. This process did take place previously but not until the job was unloaded. This means as an example, if the job includes a bath but you create and then confirm a variation to delete the bath, previously the record would remain but with a zero measure. On unload, all zero measures were cleaned up. This process now takes place when the variation is dealt with.
  • Cad Image :
    • Provided a preview of displayed image when opening a new file.
    • Provided the ability to position the title block on the page as required when outputting the drawing file.
    • The roof pitch, wastage and rounding of a selected node can be overwritten and stored with the entity after the original selection has been made.
    • Prevented a roof panel being re-created as this could have resulted in duplicate records.
  • Beams Mobile :
    • Provided the functionality to create purchase orders directly from the mobile device. These orders will be treated as inventory orders within Beams and require validation. Permissions are required to allow and for maximum value.
    • Allows for sub-folders within the main job folder. Provided the main folder is entered for each job, then if within that folder, sub-folders are included, Beams mobile will drill down into each folder.
    • Some bugs due to iOS 10 to do with taking and saving of photos, creating the first variation and entering new diary notes from the mobile have been attended to.
  • Beams CRM:
    • Added with a Pre-sales task template to provide for required tasks leading up to the client approval process. This now has 2 task template options for pre and post approval.
    • Added with a powerful filtering option that enables the user to determine specifically what data is required.
    • Added with customised grouping options for reporting in conjunction with the added filter options to even better provide the report.
    • Sending emails now includes a cc & bcc field for adding recipients to emails.
    • When sending emails, you are now able to include attachments.
    • Email functionality to now include IMAP.
New in version 3.5.6108.14346 (21st September 2016)
  • Payroll : New tax table effective from 1st October 2016 has been updated.
  • Plan Type : Add multi selection and locate the category.
  • Unload : Close all the forms which requires loading during unload.
  • Message box has been redesigned.
  • Administration : Estimate / Budget / Order / Variation no longer showing from client tab. It needs to be accessed from job tab.
  • Creditor Enquiry : Add warning about unprocessed direct payment.
  • Remove “new client entered” due to excessive creation of the notes after editing a client flag.
  • Estimate Variation Confirm : Stop unconfirming the variation if it is attached to progress claim (even it has not been issued).
New in version 3.5.6087.21357 (31st August 2016)
  • Payroll : TFN validation process has been added.
  • All table is now able to export to excel.
  • Non administrator user is now able to do an update.
  • Administrator : Speed up the processing and fix bug in the supplier section.
New in version 3.5.6058.30135 (3rd August 2016)
  • Creditor Invoices : Added the ability to enter a zero value invoice during quick pay and reconcille it for creating capital acquisitions.
  • Creditor Invoices : Added working hours option for the labour supplier.
New in version 3.5.6039.23704 (14th July 2016)
  • Contract :
    • Users will be able to create multiple orders of the same material within the same location. (Previously they would have to use different locations to “workaround” this situation).
    • Wizard function for creation of new estimates or new contracts. Creating a new job is simpler for the newer user.
    • Items for orders can now be created and added directly into the job and order window. Previously this was a two step process of add to job then load to order.
    • Order window has been updated to simplify functionality to be in keeping with the add to option when creating new orders or multi add orders.
    • Convert to contract now displays and advises when the job markup differs from the markup entered when estimating the job. The overwrite contract value still exists.
  • Cad Image :
    • CadImage now allows the user to measure width and height for Windows from the elevation and still generate prescription items from the linear portion (or any other selection with lineal measurement).
    • Cad image now allows users to now be able to use the auto calculate function to rebuild the take off details from each new measurement. This ensures all the required details are always included.
    • Add the magnifier tool to enhance CadImage’s precision.
    • Cadimage selected entity now shows in the same colour but extra bold. This was a request to allow users to select and use the same colour that was previously being used to identify the selected entity. This may not be accepted by all users but is believed to be a better option.
  • Cashflow monthly report has been added to show account totals to be used in conjunction with the existing monthly movement report.
  • Credit and Debtors can recreate aged reports at any entered date in time. This means that they are able to recreate statements for past periods.
  • Introducing the category division option that allows the user to select material categories specifically for each division. This allows for different category selections for each division.
  • Pop up windows have been modernised to display more detail to screen with a consistent them and process.
  • Report editor allows more flexibility in creating default reports for either individual or all divisions.
  • Added security functionality for payroll and superannuation setup and processing.
  • Prescriptions can be built directly from the purpose window with a simple right click process. This functionality only exists when both the prescription and purpose windows are open.
  • Purpose window has been updated to a pop up window for use from prescription.
  • Variation window has been updated to simplify functionality. The add to existing variation option is better identified for easy selection.
  • Editing creditor payments and reconciliation options simplified by the replacement of a simple form to replace both previous.
New in version 3.4.5996.27408 (1st June 2016)
  • Audit : add the audit option for beams mobile data.
  • Administration : add an option to re-assign a specific job to new client.
  • CADImage : the block title can be shown in landscape.
  • Order : fix the gst issue during email the non printed order.
New in version 3.4.5987.29486 (23rd May 2016)
  • Debtor Invoice and Progress Claim : add the due date based on client’s term.
  • Cad Image : the line printing is now more reliable.
  • Variation : optimise the process of confirming a variation.
  • Notes : optimise the process of loading the form.
  • Aged Creditors Option : add option to open 2 types of report from both places.
  • Email Order : enforce the precise order selection.
  • Contact notes : warn the creation of blank notes.
New in version 3.4.5975.21809 (11th May 2016)
  • Job update option : Add option to copy to default group.
  • Payroll : Now includes long service leave calculation in the termination pay.
  • CADImage :
    • Add option to auto add and subtract.
    • Display the contract cost type in contract section.
    • Remind the user who forget to input the height when is required.
  • Variation Edit: Add option to edit material rate.
  • Modern Estimate: Add option to search the entire the category, whether it is in job or not.
New in version 3.4.5945.16733 (11th April 2016)
  • Contract update option : Add option to delete the specific unit.
  • Estimate update option : Add option to copy the specific category.
  • Details compare : Add location combo box and multi selection.
  • Supervisor : Add supervisor listing to make finding a supervisor easier.
  • CADImage : Recalculate the selected measurement during the move mode.
New in version 3.4.5938.20577 (4th April 2016)
  • Profit & Loss Report: Add the overhead percentage.
  • CADImage : Fixed the roof panel zoom and printing issue and add more options for the text visibility.
  • Estimate quantity : Add option to delete the specific unit quantity.
  • Modern Estimate Quantity :
    • Provide the category to be displayed in Red if the category has been set as a “Hide Item” so it is easier identified.
    • Stop assigning “0” to the empty description.
    • Calculate the measure by rounding it per line to get the same result with the build function.
  • Classic Estimate Quantity : Re-enable the prescription selection in wizard off.
  • Variation : Fix the duplicate listing in hiding related prescription.
  • Modern Variation : Fix the editing of unit variation.
  • Claim Type : Prevent the user to enter blank claim type percent.
  • CRM sync : Fix issue with notes not syncing with the CRM.
  • Inventory Order : Add part no in the similar way with normal ordering.
  • Beams Mobile : Fix an issue with saving an order if no note was entered.
  • Time sheet : Added the invoice ID to the processed invoice list to separate timesheet pays.
  • Direct Payment : Email remit is now sent as pdf.
  • Client Replace : Add the client details replace function to also move all invoice details to new client.
  • Creditor Invoice : Added a Yes No message box to provide the user with a choice after entering an order number to different supplier.
New in version 3.4.5906.16506 (3rd March 2016)
  • Major optimisation for the CRM synchronisation process.
  • Profit & Loss Report: Fixed the leap year issue.
  • Debtor Invoice BPay: Fixed the blank invoice number.
New in version 3.4.5904.29781 (1st March 2016)
  • Variation Copy: Enable the user to create the next variation without closing the copy wizard.
  • Estimate Tracking: Fixed the re-scheduling issue.
  • Invoice Analysis: Fixed the auto budget issue.
New in version 3.4.5893.22754 (19th February 2016)
  • CADImage changes:
    • Add 90 degree rotate function.
    • Fix mirroring issue during pdf lines export.
    • Fix alignment issue in different zoom.
    • Re-introduce cad hide feature.
    • Contract Scheduling: enable each job to have its own working days setting (Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Mon-Sun)
    • Debtor statement: add the bulk email feature.
    • Added extra security during the loading/unloading of jobs.
  • Modern view, Estimation & Contract:
    • Fix negative value issue in the calculation table.
    • Clicking the edit pencil button now behaves as add new if the combo box is empty.
  • Summary Analysis:
    • Ability to view each Cost Centre in much more detail.
    • The report can be filtered based on the table filter.
  • Export pdf: now able to export any tables in landscape mode.
  • Quotation: add an option to sort based on cost centre no.
  • Job update option: add option to clear all the values in the job, which is useful for template preparation.
  • Morgage calculator: now appears in front and scrollable.
  • Variation all: add “not invoiced” filter.
  • User list permission: the user can now add new supervisor and employee without leaving the screen.
  • Tax Reconciliation: add confirmation message when the user about to close the tax rec without saving.
  • Cash book: fix the error during deletion, if the receipt/payment has been deleted
  • Print Option: filter the supplier based on the category
New in version 3.4.5875.15637 (1st February 2016)
  • Bank reconciliation import : add the compatibility with the .qif file.
  • Licensing : add the ability to remove license info when you get HWID mismatch.
  • Chart of account modify : make the closing balance non modifiable.
  • Cad Image : refresh the Cad Image combo box after adding the record.
  • Payroll : the display selected method will now be based on the invoice date, rather than the payroll start date.
  • Estimate quantity modern : fix the display error which is caused by blank cost / retail.
  • Payroll leave balance report : add option to exclude the archived employee.
  • Modern prescription : fix the issue in wizard off and the calculation table is blank.
  • Fix the screen resolution issue.
New in version 3.3.5833 (21st December 2015)
  • Modern estimating : add locking function to lock the location and display calculated measure in build mode
  • Modern contract : assign the cost centre number automatically during order split.
  • Creditor invoice : pop up the notification when user is trying to enter invoice against cancelled order.
New in version 3.4.5816.24418 (4th December 2015)
  • Modern view :
    • It can be set from user list permission and login screen.
    • Job wizard will now be used during the job creation.
    • Estimate and contract add or edit can be viewed in different monitor.
    • Multiple tabs are enabled to switch easily between forms.
    • Show prescription is no longer available in estimate add or edit.
    • The markup per item will now visible in estimate add or edit.
    • Background colour changed to distinguish between estimate, contract, account, and setting.
    • Font has been replaced throughout Beams in forms and reports.
  • Bank Reconciliation :
    • Add option to import bank statement (.ofx and .qif)
    • The retention amount is now available in the percentage claim.
  • The variation list is no longer deleted upon confirming the variation, which then enables the user to undo the variation on deleting a confirmed variation.
  • Administrator role is required to set the default job template.
  • Payroll Processing : Termination annual leave can be done in much simpler way, including
  • the marginal rate and fixed rate 31.5%.
  • Custom Field : The report will now available to display any custom fields.
  • Call forward : add another option to rebuild everything, including the finished items.
  • Rename the margin definition to markup.
  • User list permission : the user will now be able to hide the reschedule email notification.
  • Reschedule email notification : add notified button to mark the order changes to be notified without sending the actual email.
  • Creditor and Debtor enquiry : Now shows the supplier and client name in the grid.
  • Purpose report will now also show the specification and trade note.
  • A replace function has been provided for materials and locations (only available for administrator)
  • Location edit form now allows for add, update, delete and replace for all location groups.
  • Added the show tax option for purchase orders to the supplier print options which used to be set as default to true.
  • Material import : improve the import process into different price file and supplier.
  • Added the addenda text to estimate and contract variations.
  • Disabled the estimate variation wizard when the company is using build on material, instead of build on purpose.
  • No longer rounding the cents to full dollars during the issue of progress claims.
  • Added an estimate erosion field to the job analysis summary to show the difference between the original estimate and budget.
  • Technical update :
    • Update use Beams in 64 bit if available with for improved performance and reliability.
    • Service control : The SSL certificate can now be selected from the drop down.
    • Added a command line option for database back up.
New in version 3.3.5798 (16th November 2015)
  • Bank reconciliation is now only accessible by the user with financial permission.
  • Fixed a rare issue with negative value in the wizard.
New in version 3.3.5787 (5th November 2015)
  • CADImage PDF Export now handles orientation changes better.
  • Fixed a bug where users could be sitting at the Connecting to Database screen forever.
  • Fixed a rare instance of combo boxes not showing up when using Remote Desktop.
  • Added an error message when the connection to the Beams License server is blocked.
  • Fixed a bug which would result in duplicate items showing in Bank Reconciliation
  • Fixed a rare issue where the GST would not recalculate when changing the contract value.
New in version 3.3.5779 (28th October 2015)
  • All price files will now be shown for materials in the contract edit section. If it is assigned to an archived supplier, it will be shown in red.
  • Fixed a bug when trying to clear the creditor payments note section.
  • Fixed balances showing in the Cashbook report when an account is linked to a different account last year.
  • Add option to hide item in variation details report.
  • Percent claim preview will now include the note and reference.
  • Superstream payment file will now include all superannuation payments, including the one which is used as the clearing house.
New in version 3.3.5767 (16th October 2015)
  • Various fixes in CADImage including a rare issue that would cause rafters to display against the wrong purpose.
  • We reworked the CSV parser so it will be more reliable in all instances.
  • Fixed the “More” button in the Administration window when looking at suppliers.
New in version 3.3.5752 (1st October 2015)
  • Display fix for Windows 10 user.
  • Report Editor fix for the custom logo.
  • Exclude the gst line from the debtor invoice report.
  • Fix the rare crash which may happen during the email sending.
  • Beams Help is now open on top of the forms.
  • Closing the message box will give “no” as the answer.
New in version 3.3.5744 (23rd September 2015)
  • Creditor Invoice Split : Enable to mark the split line as disputed.
  • Invoice Analysis and Trial balance Report : Enable to grid filter to work in the report.
  • Quote : Include all the material which has “Prime Cost” in their description.
  • Progress Claim Statement Report : Include the general journal entry.
  • Payroll : Bug fix for the payroll adjustment when is being allocated to a specific job and when the employee does not have any superannuation.
  • Minor bug fixes for CADImage.
  • Estimate Variation Confirm : Enable to reprice the variation when the gst amount is 0.
  • Variation Confirm : Revert the record type to ‘E’ or ‘C’ when all the pending variation is being deleted for that record.
New in version 3.3.5709 (19th August 2015)
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Various updates.
  • Payroll : Add the pay week days for each employee. It can be set from the employee payroll window.
  • Creditor, Debtor enquiry: The invoice list is now grouped based on the header, instead of listing all the lines.
  • Bank Reconciliation : tighten the security to make sure that the statement number is always entered.
  • Quote Request : add the description into the automated table.
  • Calculator : fix the minor bug about the description field in the second iteration.
  • Export custom report : fix the bug when the custom report is being sent straight to the printer.
New in version 3.3.5701 (11th August 2015)
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Various updates.
  • New features for Estimating process:
    • Add default template choice to set the specific plan to be the default template for the specific plan type.
    • The empty plan will be automatically pre-loaded with the default template.
  • New features for Creditor, Debtor, and Order report:
    • Add material category as the grouping option.
    • Enable to hide the unwanted grouping.
  • Orders : disable the message if no call forward is selected.
  • Trial balance report : now correspond to the form filtering.
  • Electronic TPAR : show appropriate error message when the company address is written in incorrect format.
  • Debtor Invoice : incorporate the division price zone and margin when no job is selected.
  • Company : allow user to deselect the default division, as long as it is not the last one.
  • About : add the End User License Agreement for review.
New in version 3.3.5690 (31st July 2015)
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Add line thickness for a purpose.
    • Add the ability to resize text objects and added constrain for 2 point lines.
  • New features for Payroll Processing:
    • Add superannuation exempt.
    • Enable to edit the chart of account.
  • Creditor Invoice : notify the user when the order has not been printed.
  • Material : do not let the user empty the material cost.
  • Prescription : add round in 600 increments.
  • Debtor payments : fix the bug during receiving the disputed debtor invoice lines.
  • Contract Details Report : add the option to filter finished contract.
  • Financial Report : add the balance sheet movement month to month report.
  • Material Import : Automatically de-select the duplicate item.
  • Material : Fixed issue with Material Image appearing wrong on high DPI screens.
  • Quote Request : Include the part number in quote request for Contacts and Message Centre.
New in version 3.3.5674 (15th July 2015)
  • Material : add the search button to allocate material to specific purpose.
  • Update the multi select indicator to be consistent.
  • Fix bug in the profit and loss report when the date is outside the financial year range.
  • Contact and message centre : store the client and supplier email during the print letter.
New in version 3.3.5668 (9th July 2015)
  • Beams Mobile Server: Hotfix for “Login Incorrect” error when the login is correct.
New in version 3.3.5666 (7th July 2015)
  • CADImage : pdf export now exports at the correct orientation.
  • Main menu : sort the division alphabetically.
  • Optimisation in creditor invoices.
New in version 3.3.5665 (6th July 2015)
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Added export wizard
  • Beams Mobile: Fix bug when the order id is not showing for edited call forward description.
  • Accounts: Remove the limitation of 98 invoice lines.
  • Chart of Account : Do not allow to delete an account which has been allocated in payroll.
New in version 3.3.5660 (1st July 2015)
  • Fix the rare issue that payment summary itemised can be wrong.
  • Enable to import and export material short description
New in version 3.3.5658 (29th June 2015)
  • Updated Tax Tables for 2015-2016 financial year (Only HELP/SFSS has changed).
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Changes to explode function make it more reliable
    • Added the roof fit option.
    • Added the short description for material.
  • Beams Mobile: Added support for usernames with spaces when enabling server.
  • Call Forward : the finished progress claim which has been issued can no longer being edited.
New in version 3.3.5648 (19th June 2015)
  • Ability to multi select variation to print.
  • Small hotfixes for Beams Messenger in the terminal server environment.
  • Payroll adjustment for employee’s hours which are assigned in timesheet.
New in version 3.3.5647 (18th June 2015)
  • Supervisor Report can now be grouped by stage.
  • Small hotfixes for Beams Messenger to make it more reliable.
  • Add “can edit invoices” in user list permission to enable the user to edit contract invoice without giving them access to account section.
  • Increase the addenda field size.
  • Include the detached call forward, when the plan claim type for the call forward has been deleted.
  • Fix bug to always show updated information for the order summary report.
  • Fix array issue where some prescription lines do not get added.
New in version 3.3.5644 (15th June 2015)
  • Users can now be marked as Inactive. Inactive users can not log on and will not show up in Beams Messenger.
  • Small hotfixes for Beams Messenger to make it more reliable.
  • Fix for CADImage when exploding a roof and the text would not display.
New in version 3.3.5639 (11th June 2015)
  • The Schedule change window has been redesigned to make the process much easier.
    • Items can now be set as “On Hold”
    • The budget percentage can now be set for each job.
  • Job Tracking has been improved to make it easier to track the delays in a job
    • An original scheduled date is stored for each item. This date can be locked so only an admin can edit it.
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Explode Text: you can now separate the text from a line
    • Select Max Length: click to select the maximum size for calculations.
    • Move points: specific points can now be moved when using the Move tool without moving the whole item.
    • Purpose and Material can now be selected with dropdowns instead of needing to click the Next button over and over.
    • CADImage now features a new “Metadata” system for each of the items in the list. Double-click on any item to access data about it.
    • PDF Files now zoom without distorting the image. This allows you to zoom right in without any loss of quality.
    • A warning will now be displayed when the calculate button is pressed if the Purpose, Location and Material don’t match the selected items.
    • Text will now wrap if it can’t fit on the line.
  • Help Files will now always display correctly regardless of which version of Internet Explorer is on the system.
  • New BEAMS Messenger
    • An inter-office communication system for users of both the Beams application and Beams Mobile (1.15 update coming soon).
    • Click on the “Online” button in the menu bar to access it.
  • New Email system
    • Emails will now be sent in the background and you can continue working while they’re sending.
  • A pop-up alert will now appear if there are any reschedule emails to send.
  • Payroll records can now be assigned to all jobs, not only current jobs.
  • Pay Slips are now emailed as PDF attachments instead of inline.
  • Entering payroll leave entitlements is now much easier with the option of days per annum instead of just a percentage.
  • We’ve made the Issue Type more intuitive on the Delete or Reprint Orders screen.
  • The Email Log no longer displays pay slips if the user doesn’t have Financial Reports.
  • A blank Details Request Sheet can now be printed.
  • Fixed a permission issue where users could edit things they shouldn’t be allowed to.
  • Fixed issues several users encountered when their material names were longer than 50 characters.
  • Fixed an issue entering a new client from the new plan screen.
  • Fixed the longstanding issue of getting a “Concurrency Violation” error when attempting to edit records.

 

New in version 3.2.5581 (13th April 2015)
  • Added custom field in job, client, supplier.
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Areas now include an angle calculation.
    • Added Save button to custom fields window.
    • Added title block.
    • Lines are now able to be selected using the Select mode.
  • New features in contract management:
    • Enable the user to copy to another unit, similar to the estimate section.
  • Order : fixed bug in ordering error for duplicated E item.
  • Wizard : bug fix to include material_unit in the locked items calculation.
  • Material : show all supplier (active / inactive) to avoid confusion in archived preferred supplier.
  • Progress schedule : set the fore colour to be red for zero contract value.
  • Fix bug from the creditors proof, posting, and general ledger report that was not showing outstanding payg invoices if the tax amount was included on a BAS.
  • Fix bug for invoiced figure in financial analysis report to include categorised general journal.
  • Fix bug when the user is unable to delete the last contact record.

 

New in version 3.2.5578 (10th April 2015)
  • This is a hotfix for a rare crash that can occur on some computers when clicking on Main Menu.

 

New in version 3.2.5564 (27th March 2015)
  • New features for CADImage:
    • Added R hotkey for continued parallel lines: Create one parallel line, then hit R to repeat the line over and over.
    • Fixed text appearing in strange places when zoomed or on certain angles.
    • Snap has been adjusted to be considerably reliable now.
    • Fixed bug stopping users renaming tabs.
    • Angle, Waste and Rounding will now be stored with the selections so they get reloaded when clicked on.
  • New features in contract management:
    • Add the option to mark contract to be scheduled, which is only available for admin user.
    • C, E, N, P and V items will be locked for editing / adding when the contract has been scheduled.
  • Record type report is now called erosion report. Job and date options has been added to the report.
  • Aged Debtor and Creditor have the option to show itemised for each jobs.
  • Mark GST line to be outstanding in payment and receipt deletion.
  • Fixed bug stopping users add the note in schedule item change window.
  • Fixed bug allocating the newly created split line to be in different payment.

 

New in version 3.2.5553 (16th March 2015)
  • This version includes many new features for CADImage:
    • Moved many of the functions to a toolbar at the top of the screen to tidy everything up.
    • Added more information to tooltips on many of the functions.
    • Values calculated in CADImage will now always round upwards.
    • Clicking Calculate while in Roof Mode will now include any LinMts selections as well.
    • Added options for the placement of text on a line.
    • Changed the line styles so they look much better now.
    • Text will now be the same relative size when zoomed.
  • Material Descriptions now allow up to 100 characters.
  • Fixed an issue where call forward lists would show a duplicate item if there was a cancelled order.
  • Updated Payment Summaries for the new Payroll system.
  • Grids now no longer display rich text and can be used to filter as normal.
  • Plus many other bug fixes.

 

New in version 3.2.5543 (6th March 2015)
  • This is an emergency hotfix for the issues introduced with the previous version that affected people with high DPI monitors.

 

New in version 3.2.5542 (5th March 2015)
  • CADImage now has an icon for the selection type in the list, so it’s easier to identify why certain things are happening.
  • Fixed a bug causing roof calculations to fail in CADImage.
  • Added Rafter colour option for CADImage.
  • It’s now more clear when switching groups in CADImage as to which group is selected. This fixes inconsistencies with the “Clear Ticks” option.
  • Various other small bugs in CADImage.

 

New in version 3.2.5536 (27th February 2015)
  • This release contains synchronisation enhancements for BeamsCRM.

 

New in version 3.2.5520 (11th February 2015)
  • This is a hotfix release containing urgent bug fixes:
    • Fixed payroll emailing function which email everyone’s payslips to each employees.

 

New in version 3.2.5518 (9th February 2015)
  • This is a hotfix release containing urgent bug fixes:
    • Fixed creating a new contract if no external supervisor was selected.
    • Fixed ability to change material prices in wizard window if the user has no permission.
    • Fixed rare issue where locked items would change when the job is unloaded.
    • Creditor invoices screen now clears invoice ID when changing supplier.

 

New in version 3.2.5515 (6th February 2015)
  • Upgraded payroll system:
    • Accruing leave for Long Service Leave and Flex/RDO days (in addition to Annual and Personal Leave)
    • Tracking of leave accrued and taken
    • Extra Payroll and Leave reports
    • Add new income items as you require them
    • Add new deduction (both pre tax and post tax) items as you require them
    • Override any system calculated amount (tax, super guarantee, leave accrued etc)
    • Full set of 23 ATO tax tables incorporating HELP and SFSS
    • Specify extra tax or tax rebates to be applied for particular employees
    • Leave Loading
    • Extra Reportable and Non Reportable superannuation deductions
    • Standard pays remembered for employees
  • New CADImage features:
    • New hotkeys for various features:
      • C: toggles constrain
      • S: toggles snap
      • +: zoom in
      • -: zoom out
    • Mirror image
    • Export to PDF
    • Parallel lines
    • Superimpose other plans on top of each other
    • New snap feature, the cursor will now snap to corners on plans (this can be turned on or off)
  • BEAMS Mobile 1.14 compatible changes, including timesheets and adding variations
  • Backups now get compressed when they are saved, offering an average of 90% saving to the size compared to uncompressed
  • Provided a colour coded date in the progress claim window to indicate progress claims checked as completed and ready for issue. Unconfirmed variations are now displayed in red.
  • When changing the font and font size selection from the drawing tools now provides an option to store that selection as the default. This is applicable to RTF fields only.
  • Beams now stores the file location of a loaded job so when exporting or saving it will go to that location.
  • The client window includes a shortcut to the supervisor for entering external supervisors.
  • External supervisor now stores an email address that can be selected when emailing a debtor invoice from debtor invoices or progress claims
  • Added a wizard for the material import function to import formats other than BEAMS standard.
  • Added the ability to edit a material cost if material user permission is disabled, providing the material unit description is “Amount”
  • Work in Progress report now provides an option to display using either the brought forward amounts or the invoiced amounts
  • Many bug fixes and slight layout changes to windows

 

New in version 3.1.5456 (9th December 2014)
  • Fixed the clients report from the Administration window.
  • Various bug fixes.

 

New in version 3.1.5451 (5th December 2014)
  • Modifying a single item is now possible in CADImage with the wizard turned off.
  • Prescriptions can now be added on the fly in the middle of the Wizard.
  • New SuperStream feature:
    • Employees can now be paid superannuation through a SuperStream Clearing House.
    • Added new abilities to report on the specific super funds instead of the clearing house.
    • Added the ability to produce a file of superannuation payments for uploading to your Clearing House. Only one format is available and it is up to your Clearing House to provide mapping facilities between the BEAMS Clearing House file and the format your Clearing House wants.
    • If an employee super fund is changed, unprocessed payments can be paid to the new fund when payments are next processed.
  • Various windows now display much better on higher DPI screens.
  • Resources window now opens in Week View by default and allows you to select multiple status options to filter by.
  • Added an option to show the full details for creditors and debtors on the General Ledger report.
  • Added the Unreconcile Statement function on the Bank Reconcile screen to unreconcile a whole statement at a time (payments, receipts and general journals).
  • Added an End User License Agreement. Each user now needs to click Accept on this agreement to continue using BEAMS.
  • Updated BEAMS Mobile Server to support BEAMS Mobile 1.13 with the new Email Suppliers function.
  • Fonts used in the rich text editor are now saved for each user. Additional font options have been added to the Quotation Options window as well as many bugs fixed.
  • When exporting or saving any report, if a job is loaded, the default folder will now be the loaded job’s drawings folder.
  • Added a colour coded date in the Progress Claim window to indicate progress claims marked as completed and ready for issue.
  • Supervisor reports will now use filters if called from the Resources window plus added a supplier grouping for the calendar report.
  • Many bug fixes and slight layout changes to windows.

 

New in version 3.0.5409 (23rd October 2014)
  • Fixed prescription issues where the number of items was not being recalculated correctly.
  • Provided additional features in the wizard where each item behaves as parent and child if de-activating an item.
  • Reset the controls size in CAD Image when resizing the selection list.
  • Fixed bug where the company default quotation letter would sometimes not save.
  • Confirmed the addition of the customer name to quotation if a division default is selected.
  • Requeried the supplier list from the contract quantities window when a new supplier is created.
  • Provided added checks when adding to Notepad variations where the margin may differ from the original variation.
  • Added function to reverse a cancelled percentage claim. When a debtor invoice is deleted, the amount is reversed from the claim template.

 

New in version 3.0.5402 (16th October 2014)
  • Fixed display issues in Estimate Quantity and Show Invoices for users with high DPI monitors.
  • Added a what’s new button to the login screen.
  • Fixed issues with Bill of Quantities report when worksheet is being used.

 

New in version 3.0.5401 (15th October 2014)
  • Added help topics to various windows. Press F1 in any window to see help relevant to that specific window.
  • Added trial functionality for new users testing out BEAMS for the first time.

 

New in version 3.0.5399 (13th October 2014)
  • Updated application framework to 2014 version.
  • Added default debtor note to the footer of debtor statements.
  • Added subtraction capabilities to CADImage. This allows you to specify measurements as a negative item to make it easier to exclude areas.
  • Changed CADImage BC3 format to be more future friendly. Older BC3 files will still open, however they will be converted to the new format when saving.
  • Fixed a rare issue in Creditors Statement that could result in the wrong total amount being displayed.
  • Fixed various issues with Percentage Claim.
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect job would be selected if BEAMS was closed without shutting down properly while a job was loaded.