Process Package Month end:
The “Package Month End” is only available when interfaced with Pastel or Evolution (Interface)
This month end is only for specific packages selected at “Package Type”.
This process can only be run once a month after creating the next month’s packages.
If a package exists for the following month the package price will be updated to the current and all previous month’s packages as the package price.
If a package does not exist for the following month the price at Charges will be used as the package price for the current month and all previous months. By entering a discount percentage the package price will be the price at Charges less discount.
In addition to changing the package price, the month end updates the selling price at “Charges” to the Interface Price list 1 for the specific Inventory Item. The following month’s package price updates to Price list 2. The current month package price updates to the Interface Price list 3.
Microsoft (MS) SQL support:
It is now possible to use a MS SQL database instead of an Access database linked to Novtel Hospitality.
This is tested at the moment and not available for a “live” installation.
A Microsoft Access database, “clean” or “populated”, can be converted to MS SQL by making use of the “Novtel Access To SQL” converter.
Add the functionality to email customer invoices and statements. At the moment Microsoft Outlook must be installed in order to use the email option. Permissions for Novtel Hospitality and Outlook must be the same. If Novtel is run at an elevated (Administrator) level, Outlook must also be run as Administrator. On this screen the following global settings are available:
• Send Options
• Email Subject
• Email Message
• Invoice Layout
This is a global attachment and if selected, attached to all documents emailed. Can for example be used to communicate promotions and events to guests.
The new customer email option makes use of the email address at Edit Customers > General tab. Additional email contacts can be added at the “Email Contacts” tab. All contacts on this tab will be carbon copied (cc) when an email is send out.
Emailing customer invoices and Group statements:
This is done by right-clicking on the booking and select “Email Documents”.
Change the barcode for “Package type” “POS Type (CODE5YYMMPPP) from 13 to 12 characters in order to print on a small barcode label.
Add a “Quantity Total” field. This is the total “Items” available for the specific package.
Add a button “Check Customer Integrity”. This can be used when an error is produced “Customer Not Found”. Customers in Novtel, not found in Pastel or Evolution, will be flagged for update.
Add the functionality to facilitate Tour Operator discount on Room Tariffs and Charges (Additional Cost).
By checking the “Tour Operator” checkbox enables the “Tour Operator Discount” tab.
The rental discount for a single day or multiple days can be entered on this tab.
In addition to this charges can be selected associated with a tour operator if the tour operator gets a discount for the specific product or service. This is available for a single day or multiple days.
Discount as entered will be deducted from the rental and or additional cost when making a booking or group booking linked to a tour operator.
Add the functionality to allow moving transaction dates in a blocked period to a period not blocked if linked to Evolution.
The blocked transactions displays on a report with the option to bulk move the dates or stop the cashup in order to open the blocked period/s in Evolution.
Add a new feature at Edit > Package
At the moment this is only implemented for POS Shop use in order to create packages from charges by bundling one or more than one charge item in a new package with a new barcode, cost price and package price.
The Package Type at this stage is only set for a specific package code, set to make use of a charge code that is 5 characters long, the year, month and page number.
This type of package is only accessible from the POS shop and best used with a barcode scanner.
Included a barcode printing application with setup file installed in Program Files\Novtel Hospitality.
This will be added as a menu option in future in Novtel Hospitality.
Price Lookup application:
Included a price lookup application with setup file installed in Program Files\Novtel Hospitality.
This is a separate application only linked to the Novtel Hospitality database. In order to close, use< Alt>
POS Shop (Touch screen)
Change the “Service Charge” button caption to display “Service Charges Applied” when selected and “Apply Service Charges” when not selected.
Change the quantity on hand, on order, sold and balance to accept two decimals in order to support scale items.
Change to display the “Customer Change” on completion of transaction.
Change the “Negative Stock Validation” to support two decimals for scale items.
Add a new checkbox “Use Bulk Quantity” on the POS tab. The default is un-checked. Activation of this is only advised when using the Restaurant/Bar module for POS functions as the bulk quantities does not display on the “Print Bill” option.
When option is un-checked:
Every click or touch on the touchscreen on a specific menu item represents one item added to the order.
When option is checked:
Every click or touch on the touchscreen on a specific menu item open a keypad where quantities can be entered as required. This is useful to enter for instance 100 instead of clicking on the menu item 100 times.
This is not recommended for normal restaurant/bar implementation as it is not possible to use the menu item in conjunction with the preparation and “extra” functionality required for normal operations.
NovPasSDK.dll 188.8.131.52 added.
The NovPasSDK.dll has been altered to handle the changes made to the Pastel database structures. The latest version of the NovPasSDK.dll is included in this version of Novtel.
Add the necessary functionality to use the new authorization system.
Add the functionality to fully integrate with Sage Evolution.