MYOB EXO Business
Release Notes
2015.4
Contents
Introduction
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What’s New in this Release? .................................................................... 1
Installation
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Pre-Install Requirements .......................................................................... 2
Database Server ...................................................................................................... 2
Client Workstation .................................................................................................. 3
Other Requirements ............................................................................................... 3
Installing MYOB EXO Business .................................................................. 4
Post-Installation ..................................................................................... 11
Logging in to EXO Business ................................................................................... 11
Installing EXO Business Services ............................................................. 12
Setting up the Services ......................................................................................... 15
New Features
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Bank Feeds ............................................................................................. 18
Setting up Bank Feeds .......................................................................................... 18
Using Bank Feeds .................................................................................................. 23
Extra Fields on Works Orders ................................................................. 28
Creditors Payment Processor Sort Order ................................................ 29
EXO Protocol Updates ............................................................................ 29
Updates to Document Management ...................................................... 29
Document Drag and Drop ..................................................................................... 29
Documents on Purchase Orders ........................................................................... 30
Source Documents on Creditors Invoices............................................................. 31
Resolved Issues
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EXO Business Core .................................................................................. 32
EXO CRM ................................................................................................ 33
EXO Job Costing ...................................................................................... 34
Known Issues
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Appendix 1: Profile Settings
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Introduction
What’s New in this Release?
The 2015.4 release adds a Bank Feeds function to the EXO Finance module, which
downloads bank statement transactions using an online service, and matches them to
transactions in the EXO Business database. This streamlines the bank reconciliation
process by pre-matching transactions before they are brought into the bank
reconciliation.
Other changes in this release include enhancements to document management, the
ability to set up Extra Fields on Works Orders, and fixes to a variety of issues identified
in previous releases.
The purpose of this document is to provide essential information on the installation
and use of this release:
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The Installation section provides an overview of the installation process,
including pre-installation requirements and post installation steps.
The New Features section describes all new features introduced in this release.
The Resolved Issues section describes all issues that have been addressed by
this release.
The Known Issues section details any issues in this release that have been
identified as requiring attention.
The New Profile Settings appendix at the end of this document summarises all
changes to EXO Business profile settings included in this release.
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Installation
Pre-Install Requirements
Minimum system requirements for PCs running MYOB EXO Business components are
detailed below. Full details of requirements and supported operating systems for
MYOB EXO Business are available on the Minimum System Requirements page on the
MYOB website.
The performance of the EXO Business system is not assured if these requirements are
not met. Similarly, performance cannot be assured if the EXO Business system is
installed on a server that is already under load from other processes, or a RDBMS that
is not suitable for the organization’s volume of data (see “SQL Express“ on page 3).
Database Server
Any server where an MYOB EXO Business database is installed should meet the
following minimum requirements:
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Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
The latest Service Pack for the Windows operating system
Intel Pentium® 4 2.4Ghz processor (or equivalent)
2 GB RAM
20 GB of hard disk space + 10 MB per user
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 or later
A supported version of Microsoft SQL Server:
o Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2/SQL 2008 R2 Express Edition
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012/SQL 2012 Express Edition (however, see the
Known Issue on page 36).
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Microsoft SQL Server 2014/SQL 2014 Express Edition
The latest Service Pack for the version of SQL Server you are using
MYOB EXO Business 2015.4 works best on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (version
12.0.2495.0) Standard or Enterprise editions.
SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server must be present on the EXO Business Database Server. If you
want to use a specific edition of SQL Server, make sure it is installed before running the
Installation Wizard. If SQL Server is not installed, the EXO Business Installation Wizard
can install SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Express Edition (SQL Express) as part of the
installation process (see page 7). Whichever version of SQL Server you use, it must be
set up to use Mixed Mode authentication.
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The blank and demo databases supplied with EXO Business have their compatibility
levels set to “SQL Server 2008 (100)”. When upgrading from a previous version of EXO
Business, database compatibility levels are updated automatically as follows:
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SQL Server 2008 and later databases are set to compatibility level 100.
Older versions of SQL Server are not updated.
See the following web page for information on compatibility levels:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510680.aspx
SQL Express
SQL Express may not be suitable for businesses with many users. SQL Express has limits
on the amount of RAM and number of processors it can use, which affects the number
of concurrent users that the EXO Business database can support. See the following
MSDN article for more information:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993.aspx
Client Workstation
Any client workstation running the MYOB EXO Business application modules should
meet the following minimum requirements:
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Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 8
The latest Service Pack for the Windows operating system
Intel Pentium® 4 1.3 GHz processor (or equivalent)
Hard disk space as required for the operating system
16-bit colour, 1024×768 screen resolution
Other Requirements
Certain features of MYOB EXO Business require one or more of the following:
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Internet access
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Adobe® Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later
Microsoft Office connection requires Microsoft Word/Excel 2010 to 2013.
Contact synchronisation requires Microsoft Outlook 2010 to 2013.
MYOB EXO Business 2015.4 requires ExonetLib.dll version 2015.2.0 or later. Version
2015.2.0 is included with this release.
When installing manually on 64-bit operating systems, the file RwEasyMAPI64.exe
must be copied from the Supporting Files\RapWare folder of the EXO Business DVD to
the install directory. Register this file by running RwEasyMAPI64.exe /regserver
from a command prompt.
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Installing MYOB EXO Business
Note: Before you install this release, we recommend you take the precaution of
backing up your data. Ensure there are no EXO Business modules running,
locally or on your network.
To perform the installation:
1.
Insert the MYOB EXO Business CD and select Install MYOB EXO Business on the
Install tab. If the install menu does not run automatically, run the
ExoBusinessInstaller.exe program in the Supporting Files directory of the CD.
2.
Click Next on the Welcome screen.
3.
Read the licence agreement, then select I accept the agreement and click Next.
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4.
Select the country you are based in and click Next.
Note: Your selection here affects certain country-specific default settings that are
set up during the install, e.g. tax rates and banks.
5.
Select the components to install. Choose from:
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MYOB EXO Business Application Modules
Documentation files
EXO Business utilities
A blank “live” MYOB EXO Business Database
A pre-configured demonstration database
EXO Business Common Files
Click Next to continue.
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6.
If you chose to install the MYOB EXO Business Application Modules, click
Browse to choose the directory where you want to install the program files,
then click Next.
7.
If the MYOB EXO Business Common Files are not installed on this PC, click
Browse to choose the directory where the Common Files are located, then click
Next.
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8.
If you chose to install the MYOB EXO Business Database components, you must
specify where to install the database:
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To install on an existing SQL Server instance, select the instance and enter
a user ID and password for that instance.
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To create a new instance for the installation, select New SQL Server
instance on this computer, then click Browse to choose the location of
the new instance. This will install SQL Server 2008 Express Edition.
Note: See the Known Issues section on page 35 for information on the install prerequisites for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Click Next.
Note: The installer may appear unresponsive while it tries to detect SQL Server
instances on the PC (this process may take a minute or more). Do not cancel
the installer; simply wait until the detection operation is complete.
If you select to install a new instance of SQL Express, the logon details for the
new instance will be:
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Username: sa
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Password: $ExoAdmin7000
You will need to supply these details when migrating data, or if you want to
connect to the SQL Express instance for any other reason.
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9.
Click Browse to choose where the MYOB EXO Business shortcuts should be
located in the Windows Start menu, then click Next.
10. If you want to create a desktop icon or Quick Launch icon for MYOB EXO
Business, tick the relevant box(es), then click Next.
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11. The installation is ready to begin. Review the details and click Install to
proceed. If you need to change any details, click Back to return to the previous
screen and change your selections.
12. The installation progress is displayed.
Note: During installation, other windows may appear if SQL Express is being
installed.
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13. If you chose to install the application modules but not the database
components on this PC, you must enter the details of the database once the
installation has completed. Click Test Connection to check that the details you
have entered work. If the test passes, click Next.
Note: Once a computer successfully connects to the database, a Computer profile
is created for it in EXO Business Config.
14. The installation is now complete. Choose what to do next and click Finish:
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Run MYOB EXO Business to explore the demonstration database.
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Run the Configuration Assistant to set up your new MYOB EXO Business
database.
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Return to Windows.
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Post-Installation
Once MYOB EXO Business software is installed, it must be configured for use.
Optionally, data can be migrated into the EXO Business system from another MYOB
product. The configuration and migration processes are detailed in the MYOB EXO
Business Implementation Guide.
Logging in to EXO Business
New MYOB EXO Business databases are installed with one or more default user
accounts. When logging in to EXO Business for the first time, you must supply the
following login details.
For a new blank database (EXO_LIVE):
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Default admin user = ExoAdmin
Default admin password = ExoAdmin
For the demonstration database (EXO_DEMO):
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Default admin user = ExoAdmin
Default admin password = ExoAdmin
Default demo user = demo
Default demo password = DEMO
Note: Passwords are case-sensitive.
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Installing EXO Business Services
Once the EXO Business system is set up, you can install supporting services for the EXO
API and EXO Email Service using the EXO Business Service Setup Wizard, EXO Business
Services Installer.msi. This installer is supplied with the main EXO Business installer. It
must be run on a server that already has EXO Business installed on it, and must be run
from an account with administrative permissions.
To perform the installation:
1.
Double-click on the installer to run it. The welcome screen appears:
2.
Click Next. The MYOB EXO End User Licence Agreement is displayed:
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3.
Tick I accept the terms in the Licence Agreement and click Next to continue.
4.
Select which components to install. Choose from:
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The EXO API Service
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The EXO Messaging Service
Note: The API configuration utilities are always installed (see “Setting up the
Services“ on page 15).
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The install location is displayed at the bottom of the window. Click Browse to
choose a different location if necessary.
6.
Click Next. You are now ready to install the EXO Business services.
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7.
Click Install to being the installation. The progress of the installation is
displayed:
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Once the installation is complete, click Finish to close the wizard. You can
choose to open the EXO Business Service Configuration utility to set up details
of the EXO API services.
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Note: The EXO Business Service Configuration utility is installed in the same
location as the EXO API services. You can run the utility
(MYOB.ED.EXO.Cloud.ServiceConfig.exe) from this location at any time.
Setting up the Services
The EXO Business services must be set up for each EXO Business database connection,
using the MYOB EXO Business Service Configuration utility. This utility,
MYOB.ED.EXO.Cloud.ServiceConfig.exe, can be run immediately after installation, or
you can open it from the EXO services install directory at any time.
Note: All setup must be performed on the server that the EXO Business services
are installed on, using an account with administrator privileges.
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The utility displays configuration settings for the following services:
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EXO API Configuration
o API Services – this is the main EXO API service.
o API Provider Services – this service connects the EXO API to the online
relay. This service is only needed this if you want to communicate with
the EXO API remotely.
EXO Business Alerts Configuration
o Message Services – this is the EXO Business messaging (email) service.
To configure an API service, select an EXO Business database connection, then click the
relevant Add Service button. For the API Service, you must also enter a Base URL,
which is the location and port the API is accessible on (the default should be suitable in
most cases, unless you want to use a different directory and/or port).
Note: For local API access, ensure that your firewall is configured to allow the
relevant ports, services and/or applications.
To validate that the EXO API has been successfully installed and set up, navigate to the
Base URL in a web browser or REST client to see a list of available endpoints.
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The configuration process for the messaging service is slightly different; where the API
services create a separate instance for each EXO Business database connection, the
messaging service has a single instance, which can have multiple connections to it.
To install the messaging service instance, select a database connection and click Add
Connection. This adds the service and sets up a connection to the selected database.
To add new connections, select them from the EXO Connection dropdown and click
Add Connection.
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New Features
Bank Feeds
This release introduces the Bank Feeds function, which is included in the EXO Finance
module. Bank Feeds can be opened by selecting Bank Feeds from the Account menu in
EXO Finance, or by opening the Finance.exe executable with the new BF command
line option.
Setting up Bank Feeds
Company Details
When you sign up for bank feeds, you will be given login details for your bank feeds
account; these will be needed once you begin using the Bank Feeds application. Before
this, you must set up the EXO Business system for bank feeds by entering your MYOB
customer reference number (Archie ID) into the new Business Reference Number field
on the Company > Company Details section of EXO Business Config:
Note: The MYOB customer reference is now displayed on the About window.
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Account Details
You must add and set up the bank accounts that you are receiving bank feeds from.
Open the Bank Feeds window and click Manage Bank Accounts. The first time you do
this, you will be prompted to enter the login details for your my.MYOB account. After
you log in, the Setup Bank Feeds Account window will appear, showing the details of
any bank accounts that have already been added:
Note: This screen is also available in EXO Business Config at Admin > Banks > Bank
Feeds (Setup Accounts).
To add a new account, click the Add a bank account button to open the Bank Feed
Application window:
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Enter the details of the account and click Submit Application. Your application will be
submitted and the system will generate a Client Authority Form as a PDF document.
You will need to date and sign this form, and return it to the address at the top of the
form so that your application can be processed. Any accounts that are pending
activation are displayed on the All Applications tab, where you can view their status.
All active bank accounts must be linked with a General Ledger account in EXO Business.
To assign a GL account to a bank account, double-click on a bank account, or select it
and click Edit. The Details tab appears, where you can enter the GL account to assign
to the bank account and save.
Bank Feed Rules
By default, Bank Feeds attempts to match transactions based on their date and
amount. You can set up your own rules for matching transactions or creating new EXO
Business transactions based on transactions from bank feeds. Set up rules for bank
feeds by clicking the Setup Rules button in the Bank feeds module, or configure them
in EXO Business Config at Admin > Banks > Bank Feed Rules.
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The Setup Bank Feed Rules window lists all rules that have been set up. Rules are listed
in priority order—this is the order in which they will be applied to the bank feed
transactions. Rules can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping the rule you want to
move.
Note: Matching rules (including the default “date and amount” matching rule) are
always applied before transaction creation rules; the priority order applies to
rules of the same type.
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A number of default rules are installed with Bank Feeds; to create a new rule, click
New, or select and existing rule and click Copy.
You can set up rules for matching bank feed transactions to existing EXO Business
transactions. The Rule Conditions will be used to find bank feed transactions, then the
Action Conditions will be used to find EXO Business transactions to match them to.
You can also set up rules to create new EXO Business transactions to match to bank
feed transactions. The Rule Conditions will be used to find bank feed transactions,
then the Action Conditions will be used to populate the new EXO Business
transactions that are created for them. Separate rule types are available for each type
of transaction: Debtor, Creditor, Expense, Income or General Ledger.
Transaction creation rules have a Manual option – if this option is ticked, the rule
won’t be used to create transactions automatically; instead it will be an available
option when creating transactions manually on the main Bank Feeds window (see
“Creating Transactions” on page 27).
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Using Bank Feeds
To begin matching transactions using Bank Feeds, click the Get Bank Transactions
toolbar button to download the latest transactions, then select a bank account from
the Accounts dropdown to view the transactions for that account:
New transactions are matched using a default matching rule (transactions are matched
if they have the same date and amount) and any custom rules you have set up. Rules
are applied in the following order:
1. Custom matching rules (rules with the rule type “Match”) are applied in order
of their priority on the Setup Bank Feed Rules window.
2. Any unmatched transactions are matched according to their date and amount.
3. Custom transaction creation rules (rules with any of the “Create ... Transaction”
rule types) are applied to any unmatched transactions in order of their priority
on the Setup Bank Feed Rules window.
4. Any remaining unmatched transactions must be matched manually.
Each match must be approved, or you can click Approve All on the main toolbar to
approve all matches. Approved transactions will be removed from the list the next
time you refresh it. You can see all transactions that have been approved by selecting
“Approved” from the Display Transactions dropdown.
If a rule matches multiple EXO Business transactions to one bank feed transaction, a
Possible matches found link will appear in the Your Transactions section. Click this link
to display all transactions and select one to match the bank feed transaction to.
Details of matched transactions appear in the Your Transactions section of the main
Bank Feeds window next to the bank feed transactions they were matched to. You can
click Undo to un-approve the match and unlink the EXO Business transaction from the
bank feed transaction if necessary. Clicking the icon opens the GL Batch Transactions
window, showing the GL transactions that relate to the transaction.
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The following options are available for manually matching any transactions that were
not matched automatically:
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Click Find to find an existing EXO Business transaction to match the bank feed
transaction to.
Click New to create a new EXO Business transaction to match the bank feed
transaction to.
Select multiple transactions and click Create Transactions on the main toolbar
to create new EXO Business transactions to match all of the selected the bank
feed transaction to.
Note: If there are any transactions in the list that don’t need to be matched, you
can hide them by selecting them and clicking Hide Transactions. You can see
the hidden transactions by selecting “Hidden” from the Display Transactions
dropdown.
Finding Transactions
Clicking the Find button next to an unmatched bank feed transaction opens the Find a
Matching Transaction window:
By default, this window searches for all unmatched EXO Business transactions that are
within 10 cents of the bank feed transaction’s amount and within one month of its
date. You can narrow or broaden these filters to find more or fewer transactions. Once
you have located the EXO Business transaction that you want to match the bank feed
transaction to, select it and click Match.
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Creating Transactions
To create a new transaction to match a bank feed transaction against, click the New
button next to an unmatched bank feed transaction, or select multiple unmatched
transactions and clicking Create Transactions.
Select the type of transaction to create from the dropdown menu that appears.
Available options depend on the kind of transactions it is—for transactions with a
Withdrawal amount, you can create a Creditor, General Ledger or Expense transaction;
for transactions with a Deposit amount, you can create a Debtor, General Ledger or
Income transaction.
Once you have selected a transaction type, the Bank Feeds Transaction Entry window
opens. This window functions the same as the Integrated Cashbook window.
Information from the selected transaction(s) is copied to the grid. Enter all other
details and save. The new transaction(s) are created and matched to the selected bank
transaction(s).
Invoice Search
If you’re not sure what a transaction relates to, you can right-click on one of its
columns and select Lookup Invoice. This copies the text of that column to a new
window, where you can select the relevant portion of it to use in an invoice search.
Locating the invoice that relates to a transaction can help you determine how the
transaction should be matched.
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Extra Fields on Works Orders
Extra Fields can now be set up for Works Order headers. The WORKSORD_HDR table is
available for selection in the Table name dropdown when adding Extra Fields in EXO
Business Config:
A new Extra Work Order Search Fields profile setting is available to add search fields
(including Extra Fields) to the Works Order search window. This profile setting
functions in the same way as the existing Extra … Search Fields settings.
Extra Fields in positions 1 – 12 appear on the Details tab of the Works Order window,
above the production notes, while fields in positions 13 – 24 appear on the new Extra
Fields tab:
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Creditors Payment Processor Sort Order
This release adds the ability to process transactions from the Creditors Payment
Processor in order of Account Number, Account Name or Alpha Code—a new Sort By:
dropdown is available on the Creditors Payment Processor window:
The new Default cheque printing order Company-level profile setting determines the
default selection for this dropdown.
EXO Protocol Updates
The following improvements have been made to the exo:// protocol:
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When specifying a connection name as part of an exo:// URL, the connection
name is no longer case sensitive.
When an exo:// URL starts a new instance of EXO Business for a specific
connection, that connection is now pre-selected on the login window.
Updates to Document Management
Document Drag and Drop
EXO Business now supports dragging and dropping any document file onto a record’s
Documents tab, in the same way that emails could be drag-and-dropped in previous
versions. Dragging a file gives the option to save a link to the document, or to save the
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document to the database, then opens the Document Manager window where
information about the document can be entered.
All records that have a Documents tab support drag-and-drop, including the new
Documents tabs on Purchase Orders and Creditor Invoices (see below).
Documents on Purchase Orders
A Documents tab is now available on the Purchase Order window:
This tab functions in the same way as the Documents tabs that are available on other
records. You can add, edit and delete documents relating to the Purchase Order using
the standard Document Manager functions.
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Source Documents on Creditors Invoices
This release adds the ability to attach documents to Creditor Invoices. A new
Documents tab is available on the Creditor Invoice Entry window; you can add a
document by dragging the file onto this tab, as in other tabs.
After an invoice has been added, you can attach a document to it by right-clicking on
the invoice on the Transactions tab of the Creditor Account Details window and
selecting the new Attach Document option.
Note: Only one document can be attached to each Creditor Invoice. Adding a
document to an invoice that already has one attached will result in the new
document replacing the existing one.
To view the document attached to an invoice, right-click on it on the Transactions tab
of the Creditor Account Details window and select the View Scanned Original option.
To remove the document attached to an invoice, right-click on it on the Transactions
tab of the Creditor Account Details window and select the Unattach Document option.
Two new Company-level profile settings affect the process of adding documents to
Creditor Invoices:
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Default creditor transaction document source folder – specifies the folder to
open by default when adding a document
Last used creditor transaction document source folder – specifies the last
folder that a Creditor Invoice document was opened from.
The last used folder has priority; the default folder is only used if the former is blank.
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Resolved Issues
EXO Business Core
Service Request ID
Description
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This release adds the ability to process transactions from the Creditor
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Unrealised foreign exchange gains and losses could be incorrectly stated
following the End of Period process, as the posting process always
produced auto-reversing journal entries for unrealised FX gains and
losses, but did not reverse them.
This issue has been addressed; the new profile setting Create unrealized
foreign exchange gains and loss journal entries during the end of
period process determines whether or not entries for unrealised FX
gains should be created. The setting has three values: “Prompt” (the
default), “Yes” or “No”.
Note: The new setting applies to the End of Period process; during the
End of Year process, the user will always be prompted to create
journal entries.
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This release adds the ability to set up Extra Fields to Works Order
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When duplicating an invoice on the Transactions tab of the Debtor
Account Details window, the Unit Cost from the old invoice is copied to
the new invoice instead of the correct current average cost price. This
has been resolved.
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Transactions posted via the Integrated Cashbook Entry window always
posted to the default Debtors or Creditors branch, even if a different
branch had been specified on the transaction. This has been resolved.
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An access violation error could occur when clicking on a dropdown
menu after disconnecting a monitor, e.g. by removing a laptop from a
docking station, or unplugging a monitor on a dual monitor system. This
has been resolved.
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Resolved Issues
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When setting up a drop-down Extra Field, if the Key field and Display
field were set to the same field, errors would occur when accessing
screens that use the Extra Field. This has been resolved.
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Editing the Analysis age limit or Default posting page settings on the
Current Period section of EXO Business Config asked the user if they
wanted to repopulate the PERIOD_STATUS table; however, doing so
would result in corrupted transaction data. This has been resolved; the
prompt to repopulate PERIOD_STATUS no longer appears.
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Business Alert emails did not include the correct Assigned To email
address for alerts on the Save Opportunity event, unless the Assigned to
Staff section of the alert was edited. This has been resolved.
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When processing a Works Order, if a system prompt asked the user if
they wanted to continue (e.g. if a Qty had been left at zero), and they
clicked No, the Works Order would still be processed. This has been
resolved.
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When allocating a FX variance to a transaction in previous year, the
variance amount would be doubled in the retained earnings. This has
been resolved.
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The following changes have been made to the Integrated Cashbook to
make it function more consistently with the rest of the system:
• The default code for a non-specified Cashbook default stock item
is now “@” rather than “PPDISC”. In an upgrade, if the Integrated
cashbook default stock code profile setting
(CASHBOOKDEFAULTSTOCKITEM) is blank, it is updated to “@”.
• It is no longer possible to select a sub-account if the selected
account is a child account (i.e. has a parent).
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When running a Mailshot process from the Creditors Payment
Processor, the entire Creditors Ledger would be locked for the duration
of the Mailshot. This has been resolved.
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Clicking the Sequential button on a serial number selection window
resulted in errors. This has been resolved.
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Over time, the Documents tab on some records could become slow or
unresponsive when opening documents. This has been resolved.
EXO CRM
Service Request ID Description
12904723428
117883964101
12855655101
When using a Non Account on an Opportunity Quote, the system did not
observe the tax rate hierarchy; quote lines always used the default Debtor GST
rate specified in EXO Config, and were never overridden by GST rates on stock
items. This has been resolved.
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Resolved Issues
EXO Job Costing
Service Request ID Description
119893140379
121017134561
121171548231
121160687861
120624385041
119454546271
After invoicing a job, it was not possible to select a status other than “Finished”
or no change; selecting any other status resulted in an error message and the
status field would be left blank and the job could not be saved. This has been
resolved.
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117437421934
When crediting a job, you are asked for the job’s status; however, the selected
status was not being saved to the job. This has been resolved.
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Known Issues
The following issues have been identified as requiring end-user attention in this
release.
Installation/Upgrade Issues
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If you are using the MYOB EXO Business Installation Wizard to install an
instance of SQL Express, the following must be must be present on the PC:
o .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 – you can download this from:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120550
o Windows Installer 4.5 – you can download this from:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123422
o Windows PowerShell 1.0 – you can download this from:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120552
Due to security settings imposed by Windows, CHM Help files cannot be viewed
from a remote location—this means that you can only view the EXO Business
CHM Help files if they have been installed on the local PC. See Microsoft
Knowledge Base article 892675 for more information on this issue and
suggested workarounds. (This issue does not apply if you are viewing online
Help files on the EXO Business Education Centre.)
Demo Data Issues
The stored procedure SP_DEMO_DATA_DATE_UPDATER, which updates the data in
demo databases to the current date, was updated in EXO Business 8.4. This stored
procedure is only available in the EXO_DEMO database, which means that any existing
demonstration databases used by partners will not be able roll their demo data
forward; these databases will need to be re-created based on the updated EXO_DEMO
database in order to use the updated SP_DEMO_DATA_DATE_UPDATER procedure.
Job Costing Resource Issues
When a resource allocation is created, an Activity for the relevant staff member is
automatically created in the EXO Business system; however, if the resource is not
associated with a staff member, the Activity will not appear on the Activity Search
widget on the Task Scheduler tab.
As a workaround, a dummy staff account can be created to associate non-staff
Resources with.
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Known Issues
SQL Server 2012 Issues
All versions of SQL server 2012 exhibited a subtle, but now well-known change in
default behaviour with regard to identity or auto number sequences. In MYOB EXO
Business, this would be experienced as an unexpected anomaly where number
sequences could apparently spontaneously jump by increments of 1000 if the SQL
server was restarted.
This behaviour was reversed in SQL server 2014, but no known solution exists for
completely preventing this behaviour in any versions of SQL server 2012, other than to
upgrade to SQL server 2014 to completely eliminate the potential for this issue to
occur.
SQL Server 2008 R2 prior to SP3
MYOB EXO Business uses a SQL Server feature called Common Language Runtime
Integration. This feature was disabled by default in versions of SQL Server 2008 R2
prior to Service Pack 3. If this feature is not enabled, users may encounter the
following error during the upgrade process:
Updating server configuration: 'clr enabled'
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Appendix 1: Profile Settings
The following profile settings have been added or modified in this release.
Name
Profile Name
Level
Description
Default
Refer
Default cheque printing order
CHEQUE_PRINT_ORDER
Company
Determines the default Sort By order for processing payments from the
Creditors Payment Processor.
“Account
Number”
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Default creditor transaction
document source folder
CRTRANS_DOCSOURCE
Company
Specifies the folder to open by default when attaching a document to a
Creditor Invoice.
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Create unrealized foreign
exchange gains and loss journal
entries during the end of period
process
EOP_FX_UNREALISED
Company
Determines whether or not entries for unrealised FX gains should be
created as part of the End of Period process.
“Prompt”
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Extra Work Order Search Fields
EXTRA_WK_SEARCHFIELDS
User
Lets you add fields, including Extra Fields, to the Works Order search
window. Functions in the same way as the existing Extra … Search Fields
profile settings.
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Last used creditor transaction
document source folder
CRTRANS_LASTDOCSOURCE
Company
Specifies the last folder that a Creditor Invoice document was opened
from.
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