Solution-IV® Version 8.81 Release NotesSolution-IV® Version 8.81 Release Notes

Introduction to 8.81

The 8.81 version of Solution-IV, released in September 2014 includes several Technical Bulletins and Enhancements.

Solution-IV version 8.81 sits on top of Thoroughbred's OPENworkshop® version 8.8.0 OPENworkshop Environment which has some of its own new features of which Solution-IV users can take advantage.

Solution-IV 8.81 Features

Accounts Payable

  • Third Party Vendors – We have added a completely new process to the system. This new option provides the user with the ability to pay vendors via a third party factor/agent.
  • Monthly Reports – We have added some new sort options to quicken the processing of the monthly reports.
  • Invoice/Recurring Invoice Entry – We have added surcharge information to the invoices.

Accounts Receivable

  • Credit Card Batch Processing – Receipts may now be automatically emailed to customers.

Credit Card Processing

  • All credit card processing has been modified/enhanced to be adherent to the PCI Security Standards Council.

Forms Creator

  • Report Tags Maintenance – A new feature has been added to use specific information when emailing quotes or past due invoices.

Inventory Control

  • Price Change Maintenance – Some criteria has been added to the price change selection screen to refine the data processing.

Order Processing

  • Point of Sale Cash Entry – We have added a new menu option to process cash drawer point of sale data. This will allow the counter people to enter cash information in a timely manner.
  • Sales Analysis Reporting – The processing has been enhanced to allow the user to report more than nine years of sales information.

Purchase Order

  • Lead Time Processing – The lead time calculation and maintenance process now defaults the lead time to the calculated lead time. This saves operators time and lessens the chance for errors when maintaining the lead time prior to updating the Item Vendor records.

  • The Expected Delivery date in PO Entry Lines will now make use of the Item Vendor Lead Time data.

    The Promise Date for a Purchase Order will now take Expected Delivery Dates into account.

Service Contract

  • Data Entry Enhancements – Enhancements have been made for Billing Service and Travel Time, Credit Checking and Warranty verification. Also, the user may now generate a Quote from Call Entry.
  • Maintenance Enhancements – Documents may now be traced and accessed with a single click. A supplies file now exists to track consumable supply usage. The lifetime of a part/machine may now be tracked and measured in square feet. New sorts have been added to some files to better show data in a manner you desire.
  • Reports – Several new reports have been added to the system. These include Nighttime emailing of Contract Renewal reminders, Paper Usage, Preventative Maintenance scheduling, Profit Margin and Part Usage.
  • Print/FAX/Email – The user now has the option to print, fax or email contracts and call sheets.
  • Call Calendar – A new calendar feature has been added.

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™
8.81 8.8.0 8.8.0(optional)

For those customers interested in reviewing changes made between 8.72 and 8.80, the Release Notice will remain on the web at: