LightSpeed 3.7.4

LightSpeed released a new version of their POS software today. This was anticipated after their recent release and then recall of version 3.7.3 and in fact we can now skip a version number and go straight to version 3.7.4.

The release notes for 3.7.4 show only the single issue and is mostly likely the reason why 3.7.3 was pulled down so quickly. It seems that there was a problem emailing receipts from the POS screen. This would certainly have affected many users so we’re glad that they caught it and contained the damage as they did.

The major changes come from the original 3.7.3 update. While most of the items seem to be fixes for various bugs which probably only affected a small number of users, the real excitement comes from the additions to the Report Master feature. With every update, they seem to be steadily adding new fields and features to the new reporting feature. This is welcome news to anyone who was holding off on upgrading due to a missing report. This, together with the recently release, Classic Report Pack should make almost everyone happy. Almost everyone. Except for anyone that paid for a custom report with OTR.

The release notes for 3.7.3 are as follows…

  • GSX
    • Users are now warned when attempting to submit Carry-In Repairs that contain notes that exceed Apple’s field size limit
  • Import Tools
    • The correct error is now logged if a product image file cannot be found while importing or updating products
    • Importing notes when updating customers now works correctly
  • Invoice
    • Resolved a potential crash when re-ordering line items when serial numbers are visible
    • Invoicing an order now correctly copies contact information
  • Printing
    • Images on full-page invoices now print at the expected size
  • POS Screen
    • Resolved a potential issue when using quantity and invoice discounts together that could cause calculation issues after using the Go Back button
  • Purchase Order
    • Resolved a potential crash when re-ordering line items when linked orders are visible
  • ReportMaster
    • Added Product ID information to the Commission report
    • Added Posted Date and Exported Date information to the Payments report
    • Added Available Inventory information to the Products to Reorder report
    • Added Product ID and Station information to the Returns report
    • Added Posted Date, Exported Date, and Salesperson information to the Sales by Invoice report
    • Added Product ID, Posted Date, Exported Date, and Station information to the Sales by Product report
    • Added Posted Date and Exported Date information to the Taxes by Invoice report
    • Added Posted Date and Exported Date information to the Taxes by Product report
    • Added Posted Date and Exported Date information to the Taxes by Supplier Invoice report
    • Addressed an issue where the Commission (Profit) may appear as blank on the Commission report
    • Filtering for unposted payments on the Payment Exports report now works correctly
    • The Tax column is now summarized on the Sales by Invoice report
    • Added a Current filter to the Inventory report
  • Server Manager
    • Corrected an issue that could prevent backups from starting automatically after a restore
    • Resolved an issue that could prevent a backup from another computer from restoring correctly
  • Smart Find
    • Searching for products missing GL accounts now works correctly in all cases
  • Set Product Info
    • Marking products as non-inventoried now correctly zeros inventory quantities