Wild Apricot Software News - February 2011

Dmitriy Buterin 22 February 2011 10 comments

In the month of February we kept our noses to the grindstone -- working on Version 4.2, currently planned for release in May.

As a quick refresher, here's a brief list of features in the works:

  • Quickbooks integration (BETA) - export of financial transactions in Quickbooks IIF format
  • Administrators will no longer be required to fill all mandatory fields when editing records in the backend
  • Detailed log of sent emails - both email blasts and automatic system emails, including the capability to view emails sent to a specific contact
  • Ability to send automatic event announcements to contacts
  • Improvements for storing organizations stored  as Wild Apricot contact records. First and Last name will no longer be mandatory - while Organization field will be added to all key screens alongside name fields
  • Function to merge duplicate contact records
  • Setting a time zone for your account
  • Customizable time/date format
  • Content Management System redesign Phase 1
  • One new theme

(For more details please see our January post.)

During the last month we have posted some screen mock-ups -- to show how these features will look when implemented. Now many of them have been at least partially completed so we can give you a sneak peek into the current test build:


Export financial reports to QuickBooks

 

Log of sent emails 

 

Contact e-mail log

 

Organization time zone settings

 

Event-specific time zone settings

 

Sample screens from our new theme

   

 

Depending on how the remaining development work goes, we might include a bunch of other small enhancements, stay tuned for our next monthly Software News!

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Posted by Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 5:05 PM

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Comments

  • Charles Mapson said:

    Monday, 28 February 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Any hope of activating an organizational general email address that can be accessed by all administrators or a specific administrator?  ie administrator@dwpbai.memberlodge.org or info@dwpbai.memberlodge.org or something like that?

  • Larry Walz said:

    Monday, 28 February 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Like what you are doing.

    We would REALLY LIKE being able to print to avery labels.  Specifically the 5160 (3 accross x 10 down).

  • Randy Brogen said:

    Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Yes label integration would be HUGE!!! Perhaps even TAG generation for a contact so they could print an event registration confirmation and bring that to the event and get scanned and have the mailing label automatically print from the TAG!  That would be very efficient!

  • Nanette Johnson-Curiskis  said:

    Monday, 28 February 2011 at 4:31 PM

    You guys continue to rock.  Thank you for all you do and for how responsive you are to ghose of us who use your wonderful product.  We found you in 2007 and have never been disappointed.

  • Dianne Desroches said:

    Monday, 28 February 2011 at 5:27 PM

    I agree...you guys ROCK!!  I absolutely love this program and the fantastic service!!

    I agree printing labels would be fantastic - Avery 5160

    Thanks for doing all that you do!!

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 02 March 2011 at 5:15 AM

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Larry and Randy -- label printing has been on our radar for quite a while but unfortunately we don't have a timeline on developing this.  Please add your comments to our forum thread at http://community.wildapricot.com/thread/21110.aspx

    Charles -- as the non-tech marketing guy I can't confirm this 100% but I don't think what you're asking for is possible in Wild Apricot as we don't actually have email hosting.  I believe you'd need to use another service for this.  We do outline how you could set this up in our help docs at https://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Email+setup+and+WildApricot

    As a general note, whenever you have specific product feature requests we highly encourage you to post them on our forum for discussion: http://community.wildapricot.com/default.aspx

  • Kevin Archbold said:

    Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 8:45 PM

    In the context of automatic event announcements, - it would be VERY useful to be able to specify the date ranges for event registration types in relative terms (like the event announcement timing - e.g. 14 days before event) rather than the absolute terms for EACH registration type that we have to set today.

  • JoAnn Kawell said:

    Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at 4:41 PM

    The QuickBooks integration is going to be great! thanks

  • Luchia said:

    Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Hi guys, I'm excited to see the new updates when they happen. I have seen some of them trickling out and they sometimes catch me by surprise (since I don't always keep up with the release notes). While I'm interested many of the upgrades, the one I'm curious about is the time zone feature. I see that it will allow you to put the time zone in for the event (which doesn't actually apply to us because we're completely local), but will it also allow you to open and close the registration at specific times? Right now it's only by date (I'm not sure what time; EST?). For example, I would love to be able to end the early registration on Friday at noon my time, and then start late registration at noon my time. Thoughts?

  • Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot] Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot]

    Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 4:21 AM

    Luchia, timezones would not really help in this scenario case, sorry - registration would close automatically based on event date+time. I think you are talking about a situation when you have multiple 'registration types' (in WA lingo) and you one them to open/end at certain times. I would appreciate if you could post about this on our wishlist forum. http://community.wildapricot.com/8/ShowForum.aspx

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