Midnight v6.3 (12/2018) Release Notes Follow
Midnight – Version 6.3
Released December 7th, 2018
Print Calculator Enhancements
Digital Inkjet Calculator New Calculator setup to allow user to estimate digital inkjet work on machines like the Konica Minolta KM1 and the Canon i300.
Pages Per Signature The page per signature dropdown allows you to select the number of pages per signature for a booklet automatically populating the signatures field with the proper value, eliminating the need to fill in that field. You can enable the ability to manually edit the signatures field in global settings.
Parent Sheets Needed Override The parent sheet override is a new override that can be enabled in Global Settings. It allows you to manually override the amount of parent sheets used on a job.
Addition of Run Results and Run Details to Template The run results and run details are now available in the templates to better display pricing preview data.
Minimum Cost on Press The minimum Cost field added to the press standard will enforce a minimum cost any time that press is used in a calculator.
Minimum Markup on Print Calculators The minimum markup field in global settings allows a user to provide a minimum markup value for the print calculators as a whole. This is a global setting. This field is also over ridable by users with the correct permission level.
Minimum Price on Template The minimum price on templates can be applied to the print price or the total with all services.
Coating accommodation on Offset Press Ink If the no plate checkbox is checked for a particular ink it will not add a plate to the ink setup in the calculator.
Wide Format Enhancements
Changes to the Wide Format calculator include a new user interface, laminating option, mounting option, imposition and sheet and roll specific calcultors.
Global Settings A new Proofs tab was added to Global Settings. This new page will give you a few options on proofs.
Show Link in Email – enables or disables the proof link in the email. Checked by default.
Remember Last Proof – this checkbox will enable the system to remember the last proof for a specific customer and add the list of approvers automatically – checked by default.
Proof Email Message – this will be a text box where the user will be able to customize the default message in the proof email.
Standard Services A new Enable Proofing checkbox was added. When this is checked that service will be available in the proof screen to assign a proof to.
Orders/Estimates Within the Order and Estimate page, we have added a new Proofs tab. This tab will show any existing Proofs with their status as well as the option to create a new Proof. Clicking the Proof ID will open the existing proof to make any changes or to resubmit a proof.
When creating a new proof, we have added some new features including adding multiple approvers, required approvers, associate a proof with a service at the order or estimate level, creating proofs at the version level and an image preview when adding files to the proof request.
Postage Taxes For customers that need to charge tax on postage affix items, we have updated how this data is viewed within Midnight. To view the tax amounts on each postage affix line item, a new Tax link has been added. Clicking the link will open the Postage Tax form.
This form is read-only but will allow to view if the postage affix item is taxable, the tax code and tax amount that is being applied.
Reset Taxes At the top of the Estimate and Orders page, next to the Tax Jurisdiction, we have added a Reset Taxes button. Clicking the calculator icon will open a small Reset Service/Postage Taxable popup which would reset the sales and postage taxes on the Order or Estimate. If you previously changed the taxable status for a service or postage affix item, this reset option will update the line item to the taxable status that is setup for that service or postage affix item in the admin section.
Versions tab A total for services and tax was added that shows a running total for all versions on the order.
Client Portal Enhancements
Column Picker Within the Portal tab of a customer record, you can now select which columns for each module you would like to display on the portal when your customer logs in.
Service Wizard Enhancement
Run Rate Expression The Run Rate Expression will allow you to manipulate the run rates like you can currently do for the unit price. Once a wizard selection is made, the run rate expression will either multiply, divide, add or subtract the Run Rate Variance against the standard run rate entered for that service.
Task View A new Scheduled Field has been added to the Task View of the DJB. This calculates the total schedule time once a service has been scheduled. Modifying the Task Start or Task End will update the Scheduled Time calculation.
Postage Inventory The Postage Inventory module has been moved out of the Admin menu and added with the other postage functions. You can now access the Postage Inventory under the Postage module.
Attachments You now have the option to upload a file to the vendor records like you can for customers.
When associating an Order with a PO, you can now select closed Orders. Within the Open Orders page, click the Show Closed Orders checkbox and both open and closed Orders will appear in the list.
Estimates/Orders A new option has been added to copy the Group Billing info when copying an Order. If this option is checked and Group Billing is setup on an Order, the Group Billing details will be copied to the new Order.
-Fixed the totals underline alignment on the Unbilled Revenue by Sales Rep widget.
-Changed the verbiage on the Standard Services page from Submit to Save & Close to be consistent with the other pages.
-Fixed the sort order of the Service Wizard items so they default to the sort entered.
-Changed the label on the Production Schedule from DP Status to Version Status.
-Fixed services with minimum pricing when added to a department tab with a discount applied at the estimate level.