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SliQ Invoicing Release History

SliQ Invoicing & Quoting Release V1.X Release History

The sections below show the release history for version 1 of SliQ Invoicing and Quoting. For the release history of newer versions please visit our UK website - sliqtools.co.uk.

Version 1.6.2 

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Enabled use of the mouse thumbwheel when scrolling all lists.

Version 1.6.1 

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A tax rate (VAT rate in the UK) column can now be displayed in invoice, quotes and credit notes.

The new column is automatically displayed for new companies. For companies created with an older version of SliQ, the column can be switched on using the More Options dialog on the Template Setup tab.

The tax (VAT in the UK) amount column is now optional. The column can be enabled/ disabled using the More Options dialog on the Template Setup tab.
Tax rates (VAT rates in the UK) can now be specified to 3 decimal places. This enables SliQ to be used in American states with tax rates of 3 decimal places.
There is now an option to include the gross or net total in the last column on a printed/ emailed invoice, quote or credit note. The total option can be altered on the More Options dialog on the Template Setup tab.
New reports have been introduced:
Sales by Customer Summary
Product Sales Report
Customer Product Sales Report 1
Customer Product Sales Report 2
 
A label editing feature has been implemented. This allows all the fixed label text on the invoice, quote, credit note and statement templates to be altered. The label editor is accessed on the Template Setup tab. To use the label editor, click on a label in the template preview and then enter a new value for the label in the edit box at the bottom of the screen.
Version 1.5.1 

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Amended the UK VAT Rates so that the default standard rate is 15%

 

Added an option to control how the customer is addressed when printing an invoice, quote etc. The printed address field can now optionally contain the customer contact name instead of the existing customer name.
Added more columns on the Customer & Statements tab This allows customers to be found more easily, e.g. by sorting on the contact name or email address instead of just the customer name.

 

Version 1.5.0 

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Added recurring invoices.

 

Added tracking of whether items are printed or emailed.  
Added bulk printing of unprinted items.  
Allowed voiding of invoices.  

 

Version 1.4.3.1 

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Performance improvements when handling large numbers of products being added to invoices.

 

Added a Professional 6 invoice template  
Various minor improvements and corrections.  

 

Version 1.4.3 

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Change the default tax selection for businesses which are tax/ VATable.

 

Minor improvements to the Plain 2 invoice template  
Various minor improvements  

 

Version 1.4.2 

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Add the capability to export sales reports to Excel

The reports can now be saved to new Excel workbooks or as new worksheets in existing workbooks.

Add standard customer messages SliQ now allows the user to save customer messages for easy addition to new invoices and quotes.

 

Version 1.4.1 

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Made the application frame resizable.

Up to this point, the SliQ application window had been a fixed size.

Optional page numbers on printouts Up to this point SliQ has included page numbers on all printouts. The option has now been added to only show page numbers if more than one page is being printed.
Notes can now be kept on products. SliQ now allows notes to be entered for products.

 

Version 1.4.0 

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Multiple Templates

A selection of templates have now been provided in addition to the original SliQ invoice template.

 

The different templates allow for different sizes and positions of logos.

 

The original SliQ template is still provided.

 

The templates can be selected on the Setup/ Template Setup tab.

Optional Remittance Slips on Invoices

You can now optionally include a remittance slip on invoices.

 

This option is visible on the Setup tab.

Optional Remittance Slips on statements

You can now optionally include a remittance slip on statements.

 

This option is visible on the Setup tab.

Improved printing of multi-page items

The printing of multi-page items has been improved and simplified.

 

There are no longer any options provided to control how multi-page items are printed.

 

If the list of invoice items is too long to fit on page 1, the list continues to the end of page 1 before starting at the very top of page 2. The same scheme is applied for quotes, credit notes and statements.

Service Invoices and Quotes

SliQ now supports printing and emailing of service invoices, i.e. invoices that do not show Quantity and Each columns.

 

Service invoices include Description and Amount columns OR if the business is VAT registered, Description, Amount and VAT columns.

 

Note: You still enter Quantity and Each values when editing an invoice but SliQ does not include these columns in printouts or emails.

 

The Setup tab includes a new option that allows you to choose whether new invoices are printed in product or service format by default.

 

When editing an invoice or a quote, the option is provided within the edit window to change the product/ service setting from the default for the item being edited.

Invoice, Quote and Credit Note screens have been revamped

These screens have been reworked to allow items to be printed, previewed or emailed while still editing.

 

Help icons have also been added – hovering over the icons with the mouse shows help information.

The currency symbol can now be changed to options other than $, and €.

The currency symbol can now be changed to any single character, e.g. R for South African Rand.

 

This option is provided on the Setup/ Business Details tab.

Discounts on invoice and quote items

Discounts can now be applied to items on invoices and quotes.

 

Discounts can be specified as either a percentage or an absolute amount of money.

 

Discounts can be added on the Products & Discounts tab.

 

Discounts can also be added when editing invoices and quotes.

The VAT name can now be changed.

The VAT name shown on invoices, quotes etc. can now be modified, e.g. to TAX for the US.

 

This option is provided on the Setup/ Business Details tab.

Product data can be exported and imported.

SliQ will now export/ import product definitions to/ from an XML file.

 

This allows product definitions between installations of SliQ on different PCs to be synchronised. When SliQ imports definitions from the XML file it merges the data with the product definitions already held.

 

During the merge, if a product with the same name is imported, its data overwrites that held in SliQ; if a product with an imported name is not already in SliQ, the product is added.

 

The format of the XML file is documented in the SliQ help file should you wish to create product definitions in a separate application and import them into SliQ.

Customer data can be exported and imported.

SliQ will now export/ import customer definitions to/ from an XML file.

 

This allows customer definitions between installations of SliQ on different PCs to be synchronised. When SliQ imports definitions it merges the data with the customer definitions already held by SliQ. During the merge, if a customer with the same name is imported, its data overwrites that held in SliQ; if a customer with an imported name is not already in SliQ, the customer is added.

 

The format of the XML file is documented in the SliQ help file should you wish to create customer definitions in a separate application and import them into SliQ.

Invoices, Credit Notes, Quotes and Statements can now be saved as PDFs.

These items could already be converted to PDFs during the email process but a separate toolbar button has now been provided to save them directly as PDFs.

Extra Payment Details can now be recorded.

As well as the amount of a payment, SliQ now allows easy recording of cheque, BACS details etc when recording a payment against an invoice.

 

Note: The displayed payment list has been widened to accommodate the extra payment data included during the implementation of this feature.

The unit price of products and invoice/ quote items can now have up to 5 decimal places.

This feature has been added to allow very low unit prices to be recorded, e.g. where products are worth fractions of a penny and are normally sold in bulk.

Address information including delivery addresses can now be made specific to invoices and quotes.

When editing an invoice or quote, if the customer or delivery address is updated and the invoice/ quote is saved, SliQ now offers to either write the updates back into the customer record or keep them specific to the item being edited. This feature allows different delivery addresses to be maintained for multiple invoices to the same customer.

Setup screens have been tidied up

Due to the extra setup options added in this release, the screens began to look cramped. The help panels have been replaced by help icons. If you hover over the icons with the mouse, a help tooltip appears.

Numerous minor improvements and corrections have been made.

 

 
Version 1.3.4 

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Minor corrections to improve printing on certain printer types. 

Versions 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 were not publicly released.

 

Version 1.3.1 

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An automatic backup facility has been added. The purpose of the automatic backup is to provide a safety net when you have unintentionally deleted items within SliQ.

 

Note: Please make backups off your hard disk in case of computer failure using the Save & Restore buttons on the Setup tab.

The automatic backups are stored in folder My Documents\SliQ\AutoBackup.

 

The first time SliQ is executed in the day, SliQ will make a backup into the AutoBackup folder. If you run SliQ again that day another backup will not be made. SliQ will create up to 20 backups (20 days) before deleting the oldest backup. As an example, if you run SliQ on one day a week then you will accumulate 20 weeks of historical data.

The screen and dialog sizes and positions have been optimised to work better on 1024 * 768 screen resolutions.

 

A green PAID watermark can now optionally be printed on a PAID invoice.

The Setup/ Logo & Preview tab allows this feature to be turned on and off.

The quality of PDFs generated for email has been greatly improved.

We upgraded the software used to generate the PDFs. A printed PDF of an invoice is now of the same quality as one printed directly from within SliQ.

Editing and navigation of items on invoices, quotes etc. has been improved.

 

The default filter dates on reports and the Invoices & Payments screen used to go up to the current date. An All Dates filter has now been added.

Some users were confused that when they raised an invoice with a future date, the invoice did not appear in the Invoices & Payments view until they had changed the To Date on the filter.

The Customer Message box does not show on a printed or emailed item if there is no customer message text.

 

Options have been provided to avoid printing the logo and customer address on page 2, 3 etc. of a multi-page invoice, quote or credit note.

The Setup/ Logo & Preview tab allows this feature to be turned on and off.

Page numbering of multi-page items has been improved.

 

The totals are now only printed on the last page of a multi-page item.

 

A SliQTools hyperlink has been added on the Contact & Registration tab under Setup.

 

The support email hyperlink on the Contact & Registration page now pre-fills the body of the email with basic support information.

 

Editing and saving of Notes for invoices, quotes and credit notes has been improved.

 

Credit Note support has been greatly enhanced.

Credit note amounts can be allocated as payments against invoices (this was previously only possible manually). The Invoices & Payments tab now shows whether all credit for a credit note has been allocated to invoices. The Payments history at the bottom of the Invoices & Payments tab lists the credit note from which any payment has been made when an invoice is selected. Vice-versa, when a credit note is selected the Payments history lists the payments and invoices to which credit has been allocated from the note.

The Full button in the Payments group on the Invoices & Payments tab has been removed.

The Part Payment button has been renamed to Record and allows a full payment and date to be selected.

Printing of the terms on quotes has been improved.

Quote terms are simply plain text and not linked to the Setup/ Payment Terms values. Version 1.3 would sometimes print the information incorrectly as though the term was an invoice term.

A potential crash problem when duplicate payment terms were set on the Setup/ Payment Terms tab has been corrected.

 

Improvements have been made to the layout and appearance of reports. Credit Notes are now more readily recognisable on reports.

 

Numerous minor improvements and corrections have been made.

 

 

Version 1.3.0

 

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Added email and PDF Support. 

 

 

Version 1.2.0

 

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Added support for credit notes. 

 
Added print previews.  

 

Version 1.1.0

 

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Added Payments tracking.

 
Added statements and ageing reports.  

 

Version 1.0.0

Initial public release.