Solution-IV® Version 8.83 Release NotesSolution-IV® Version 8.83 Release Notes

Introduction to 8.83

The 8.83 version of Solution-IV, released on April 15, 2019 includes several Technical Bulletins and Enhancements.

Solution-IV version 8.83 sits on top of Thoroughbred's OPENworkshop® version 8.8.2 OPENworkshop Environment which has some of its own new features of which Solution-IV users can take advantage.

Solution-IV 8.83 Features

Accounts Payable

  • 1099 Reporting - The way 1099 information is stored in the system has been redesigned. Data is now kept by year so that period-end processing will not get in the way of your 1099 reporting.
  • Vendor Maintenance - Default PO delivery options have been enhanced.
  • Invoice Sorts - Sorts have been added to the open invoice file and the historical invoice file to enhance the AP Inquiries.
  • Cash Requirements Report - The user now has the option of including Purchase Order information.
  • Prepay PO Processing - A methodology has been added to process ProForma invoices to prepay POs. A new account has been added to AP Posting Code for prepay processing.

Accounts Receivable

  • Deposit Match to Invoice - An option has been added to the Cash Receipts process which allows the user to automatically apply deposits to open invoices for payment.
  • Customer Sales Analysis - A starting date has been added to the reporting options.
  • Aged Trial Balance - An option has been added to include/suppress deposits from the report.
  • Historical Cash Receipts Journal - A GL transaction number range has been added to the reporting options.
  • Invoice Sorts - Sorts have been added to the Historical Invoice files to enhance the AR Inquiries.

Credit Card processing

  • All credit card processing has been modified to use Heartland Payment System's EMV chip credit card solution whereby Heartland certifies PCI compliance for all transactions.

Inventory Control

  • Item Code Maintenance - Copy item option has been enhanced to include/exclude comments.
  • Inventory Recap Report - This report has been highly refined to show transaction processes.

Order Processing

  • Point of Sale Cash Entry - Deposits against orders has been separated from regular cash receipts to keep better track of receipts. A new GL account has been added to AR Posting Code for keeping track of deposits.
  • Price Inquiry - Information showing inventory quantities has been added to this option.
  • Historical Sales Journal - A GL transaction number range has been added to the reporting options.
  • Gift Card Report - This is a new option that reports Gift Card transactions.
  • Project Code Maintenance - Added an email field.
  • Daily Cash Drawer Report - Added optional ranges for operators and stores.
  • Sales Analysis Reporting - Added Customer plus IC Class reporting, Item Price Class plus Item reporting and Product plus Item reporting.
  • Point of Sale - A Reward Points system has been tied to POS. Also, a Gift Receipt may now be printed.
  • Order and Quote Inquiry - Users may now use the F1 key to toggle between Orders, Quotes, and RMAs. This removes seeing all types of entries at once.

Purchase Order

  • Buyer Code Maintenance - Added an email field.
  • Historical Transaction Report - Added warehouse range to the reporting options.
  • Invoice Entry/ProForma Invoice - Added the ProForma invoice field to tie a prepayment to the PO Invoice.
  • Purchase Order History Sorts - Added sorts to some files to enhance PO Inquiries.


  • Deduction Earning Overrides - A new option has been added that allows you to include/exclude earnings when determining a deduction amount.
  • W-2 Spec Verification - This new option compares the definition of your W2 contents to your actual earning, deduction, tax and contribution codes for validity.
  • Tax Tables - All Federal and State Tax Tables have been updated.

Service Contract

  • Equipment Entry - Coverage Allowance and Overage have been added to the Contract Screen. Also, multiple meters and a print option for the equipment serial number have been added.
  • Email - Reminders may now be sent to customers when an invoice is created.

System Utilities

  • Operator Characteristics - Several fields have been added including whether or not the operator runs in VIP mode and is allowed to create POs automatically from Order Processing. The user now has the option of defining specific Crystal Reports for Quotes, Packing Lists and Pick Tickets.
  • Basic Session Log - Solution-IV now provides the user with a log of who is logged on and what their O/S process id is. There is a function here that, if you have administrative rights, allows you to end a chosen session.
  • Updates - Update logic has been enhanced to provide the user with important information for things such as files in use and restart data.

Required and Complimentary Products

The following Solution–IV version number has been assigned to this release and it requires the following other products in order to run:

OPENworkshop Version VIP®/GWW™
8.83 8.8.2 8.8.2(optional)

For those customers interested in reviewing changes made between 8.81 and 8.82, the Release Notice will remain on the web at: