Cyber Abak - September 2015
September 25, 2015
Please note that since September 1st 2015, Mr. Guy Boisvert, having decided to reorient his professional career, no longer manages ABAK’s team. During this transitional period, I will be assuming the general management of operations.
Our processes as well as the quality of our service will stay the same.
We thank you for your loyalty and we assure you of our dedication.
Michel Hamel, Adm.A.
Regional vice-president, Strategic consulting project management
Director General Operations – Abak Software
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But what are these solutions?
Here is an overview: Please contact us for more details. We are available to answer your questions!
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Migration to 7.10
New version Abak 7.10
Customers in local mode
Version 7.10 of Abak is now available. We invite you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to plan the upgrade of your Abak environment to version 7.10.
*** Important note regarding the requirements for version 7.10 ***
Before planning the installation of the new version, we invite you to read our prerequisites document to ensure that your environment complies with version 7.10. This document is available on our extranet:http://extranet.abaksoftware.com
Public\Documents-Documentation\English\Technical\ Abak - Requirements - Local installation.pdfHosted customers
The installation of version 7.10 on our hosting servers is underway. You will be notified by email a few days prior to the installation date.
Accounting transfer from Abak Web:
It is now possible to synchronize customers/suppliers and transfer of receivables/ payables/expenses from AbakWeb. In order to do this, you must install the Abak Link module on all workstations where Abak runs with an accounting system. You will findthe installation instructions from the AbakWeb Help menu - Training / Documentation - How-web - Abak Link -Installation and configuration.REMINDER
Daily database backup
We remind you that it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that automatic backups are performed every day.
For customers who use SQL Express, we have put at your disposal a document on our extranet in which a backup procedure is proposed.
Public\Documents-Documentation\English\Technical\Abak-Create automatic database backup.pdf.
Re-install the software on a new server
Note that the assistance to re-install Abak on a new server is not included in the annual rental fee. We invite you to communicate with our sales department if you plan to reinstall Abak with the assistance of our technical support.
In addition, it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the new server meets the prerequisites required by Abak. Some components such as IIS and Microsoft SQL Server need to be installed by the customer before the installation of Abak on the newserver.
Tips to remember
Batch invoicing locked
To unlock the batch invoicing process, go to “Corporate entity”, open the entity, “Invoicing” tab and click on the button to unlock it, section “Billing in process by”.
Abak Client automatic update failed
Before opening your Abak Client, right click on your Abak icon and from the menu select “Run as administrator”. Back to top
Training – The pro’s trick!
Here are 2 tricks that will certainly help you using Abak:1. Tasks and expenses can now be hidden in various modules
It is now possible to assign a status to the activities and expenses created in the reference tables. This status can only be assigned in AbakWeb but is applied to all platforms (traditional, web, mobile). The available statuses are:
2) Not used
The status “Available” displays the activity or expense everywhere, as in previous versions.
The state “Not used” will prevent the activity or expense to show in any type of dropdown list in the application.
The state “Budget” makes it possible to display the activity or expense in the selection lists being found in the budget of a project (but not in timesheets and expenses).2. Deletion (selection) of multiple timesheets/expenses at once
It is now possible to select multiple transactions, timesheets or expenses (using the CTRL or SHIFT) and delete them simultaneously. Back to top
Version 7. 11 – What’s new?
Here is the list of improvements and new functionalities which will be brought to the 7.11 version.
1. Batch treatment: possibility to archive files
2. Batch treatment: possibility to duplicate a resource’s assignments on projects to other resources for the same projects
3. Batch treatment: possibility to duplicate the rate calendar of a resource on a project to another resource or project
4. Possibility of configuring the links with Acomba from the corporate entity
5. Possibility of configuring the links with Quickbooks from the system configuration
6. Possibility to import clients
7. Possibility to import projects and budgets
8. Possibility to import suppliers
9. Possibility to import resources
10. Possibility to import activities
11. Possibility to import disbursement types
12. Possibility to import contacts
13. Possibility to import supplier invoices
14. Possibility to import the time you have to do
15. Possibility to import pay periods
16. Possibility to import fast entries Back to top
In order to respect the Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, October 12th 2015.Back to top