Record 360

Generate "Record 360" One-Time User-(Ticket #FD-2836)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok customers integrated with "Record360" have requested the ability to generate a “one-time user authorization code” within Flyntlok, which can then be sent to their customers and will grant the recipient temporary access to the Record 360 mobile application to complete necessary Machine inspections on the company's behalf.

Solution:

The Flyntlok development team has added a "Generate One Time User" option to the Rental Contract’s “Actions” button’s  drop-down menu, which will allow companies integrated with "Record360" to create and send a "One Time User" authorization code to their customers via email or SMS message.

 

The “Generate O.T.U.” form requires users to add their customer’s contact information and the branch location of the Rental Contract. Flyntlok will automatically display the associated Machine’s Serial Number in the field. When the CREATE button is selected, Flyntlok will immediately generate and send the O.T.U. authorization link to the specified customer. Note: Flyntlok will default to SMS messaging if a phone number is added.

 

Recipients will receive an SMS message/email containing a link to the Record360 mobile application. If they do not have the application previously downloaded to their device, they will be prompted to download it. From here, they will be able to complete the machine inspections.

Purchasing

Auto Allocation of Orders-(Ticket #FD-2845)

Opportunity: 

Purchasing Managers have requested the option to allocate an Item Purchase Order’s “received quantity” to outstanding Special Ordered or Back-Ordered Invoices. They would like the ability to auto-allocate the stock upon receipt to outstanding Invoices awaiting Special Ordered or Back-Ordered Items and for Flyntlok to allocate based on the date ordered (fulfilling oldest Invoices first).

Solution:

We have added an "Allocate" option to the Item Receiving Voucher. When selected, Flyntlok will search for all Part Requests and allocate the Items received and their quantity to outstanding invoices. This will greatly improve receiving efficiency and allow inventory to be disbursed quickly to the appropriate Invoices with the click of a button.

Point of Sale

Agco Import from Epsilon-(Ticket #FD-2847)

Opportunity:

Salespeople of Agco parts have requested the ability to export Orders from Agco’s Epsilon platform’s “Shopping Cart” as a flat file that can then be imported into the Flyntlok Point of Sale system.

Solution:

We have updated the Sales Order importer to handle Agco files, and users can now import Agco CSV files into a Flyntlok Sales Order by hitting the import button at the top of the POS page.

Selecting the icon will allow you to upload saved files on your device. Once the CSV file is loaded, Flyntlok will run a search to match the uploaded items' ID numbers with your Flyntlok Inventory. Only items matching Item Numbers within Flyntlok will be added to the Sales Order. Flyntlok will then display a list of all the Items from the file, the Item’s order quantity, and an indicator of whether the item was matched with an Item in Flyntlok.

 

Rental

Rental Hours-(Ticket #FD-2844)

Opportunity:  

Rental Managers have requested that we allow their rental schedule to account for rentals based on an hourly schedule versus the current functionality based on a daily schedule. This will allow for Machines to be rented multiple times in a 24 hour period.

Solution:

The Flyntlok development team has updated the Rental Contract settings, and Administrators can now request to have their rental schedules and billing structures calculated based on hourly use. When this setting is activated, Flyntlok will allow hours to be logged from the "Dates Reserved" field on the creation page & contract details section of the contract.

Once saved, the "Billable Duration" field will display on the Rental Contract in the "Details" section. On each machine line, Flyntlok will respect and display exact hours.

To incorporate hours in the billing calculations, we have updated the Rental Schedule and added two new fields: "Hourly Utilization Allowed" and "Overage Charge (Per Machine HR)."  This will allow users to set a custom rate to charge for Machines checked in late.

“Account Customer” Indicator-(Ticket #47874)

Opportunity:

Rental Managers have requested a quick way to determine whether a Rental Contract’s associated customer is an “Account Customer”.

Solution:

We have added Account Customer icons to the “Customer field of the Rental Contracts “Details” section to indicate to users whether the contract’s associated Customer is set as an Account Customer.

 

 

CRM

Option to Require Note on Status Change-(Ticket #FD-2846, 47621)

Opportunity:

Salespeople have requested we require users to add a note when attempting to change the status of a CRM Lead, and would like for the note to be displayed on the associated Lead's dashboard in the timeline records.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the "Flyntlok Settings" page (Admin Editor Wrench-> Flyntlok-> Flyntlok Settings) that will allow administrators the option to require notes when changing the status of a CRM Lead.

Variables Added to SMS Templates-(Ticket #FD-2846)

Opportunity:  

Salespeople have requested the option to create custom SMS templates that will autofill their customer's names and the associated Machine's information when sending messages via the "Conversations" tab of the Lead dashboard page.

Solution:

We have added two Variables to the CRM Lead dashboard's “SMS Templates Manager”, which will allow salespeople to create custom SMS templates that will be automatically filled with the customer contact’s name and the associated Machine’s make/model.

Email Logging in Lead’s History Timeline-(Ticket #FD-2846)

Opportunity:  

Flyntlok users have requested we log customer contact emails sent from the CRM Lead Dashboard in the Lead’s “History Timeline”.

Solution:

Flyntlok will now log Customer email actions taken on the CRM Lead Dashboard page. When the email option is selected from the Lead Dashboard, Flyntlok will now create a new timeline event with the name of the user who performed the action and a time stamp. The user’s standard email application (e.g. Outlook) is used to send the actual email and Flyntlok does not log the actual contents of the email.

Service

Default Work Order Customer-(Ticket #)

Opportunity: 

Managers overseeing Service Departments that only service their own equipment have requested the option to set a their "Internal Work Order Customer" as the default for all Work Orders.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the Flyntlok settings page which will allow administrators to choose a Customer to set as the default for new Work Orders. Creating a new Work Order via the icon or from the Left Navigation Menu’s "New" tab will auto populate the “Default Customer” into the customer field. Users can access the Flyntlok Settings page by selecting the option from drop-down menu of the admin wrench. 

(->Flyntlok->Flyntlok Settings.)  

 

 

Assign Technician and Labor type in Bulk -(Ticket #47951)

Opportunity: 

Service Managers have requested the option to assign a Service Technician and Labor Type to all jobs of a particular Work Order. This will save time by removing the need to manually adjust each job.

Solution:

We have added a "Bulk Edit Jobs" option to the "Actions" button's drop-down menu, allowing Service managers to choose a particular Technician and Labor Type to assign to all jobs associated with the Work Order. Flyntlok will automatically apply the changes when selecting the "Save" button.

 


Issues Resolved This Sprint

WO Tag Number-(Ticket #47733)

Complaint:

Service Managers, who were reusing Work Order Tag numbers, had reported instances where the "Tag" field of the Work order creation page was giving a warning that the "Tag Number is in use." However, there was no open Work Order associated with the Tag Number.

Cause/Correction:

We have updated the "Tag" field on the Work Order creation page to remove the warning if the previous Work Order with the same Tag Number has been Invoiced and the sale is in a Delivered status.

File Attachment Not Sent To QuickBooks-(Ticket #47849)

Complaint:

Purchasing Managers were experiencing issues attempting to upload files to send to QuickBooks Online from the Machine Receiving Voucher. The file was able to be attached to the Voucher but it was not sent to QBO.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.


Last Release Notes

January 17th, 2024 Release Notes

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CRM

Add Associated Machine/Model to Transactions Created from CRM Lead-(Ticket #FD-2249)

Opportunity:

The “Lead Dashboard” page currently allows Flyntlok users to associate Machines and Models with the CRM Lead. Also, it provides the ability to create new Sales Quotes, Work Orders, and Rental Contracts for the associated/linked Customer. Salespeople have requested that any associated Machines/Models be added to the created transactions.

Solution:

Machines associated with a CRM Lead will be added to Sales Quotes, Work orders, and Rental Contracts generated from the Lead Dashboard; associated Models will only be added to Rental Contracts and Sales Quotes (and not to Work Orders.)

Service

Convert Part Orders to Quotes for Estimate Work Orders-(Ticket #FD-2335)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok currently allows users the option to convert a Work Order into “Estimate” status via the “Actions” button. Users can then send a request to the Customer to review the Estimate and Accept/Reject individual jobs. Service Managers have requested we automatically convert Part Orders associated with Work Orders in an “Estimate” status to a Quote to avoid accidentally processing Parts Orders on "Rejected" Jobs.

Solution:

We have added two new settings to the "Flyntlok Settings" page to improve the Estimate Work Order workflow "Quote Internal Parts Orders Linked To Work Order Estimates" and "Job Processing on Work Order's Status from Estimate to New."

Location Based Work Order Fees-(Ticket #FD-2130, 45197)

Opportunity:           

Service Managers of companies with multiple branch locations have requested the ability to configure Work Order fees based on the branch location.

Solution:

We updated the Work Order fees and user will now be able to specify different Work Order fees based on their different branch locations.

Work Order Machine Tag-(Ticket #FD-2229)

Opportunity:

Service Managers have requested the ability to print Work Order Machine Tags, which can then be attached to individual Machines associated with a Service Work Order. The Machine Tag needs to display information about the Machine and the associated Work Order.

Solution:

We have added a “Print Machine Tag” option to the Work Order button's drop-down menu, allowing users to print a “Machine Tag” that can be attached to Machines associated with the WO. The Machine Tag will display the Date Created, WO ID, Customer Name, and the Machine's ID Number, Model, and Serial Number, along with a barcode that references the WO. The Machine Tag is compatible with 62mm wide labels of variable length and "Brother" Q-series label printers.

 

       

Rental

Send Lease Agreement via SMS Messaging-(Ticket #FD-1377,929)

Opportunity:           

Flyntlok offers users an option to email a "Lease Agreement" to customer contacts to confirm the rates and values of a Rental Contract. Rental Managers have requested the ability to also send the “Lease Agreement” via SMS messaging.

Solution:

We have added an “SMS Lease Agreement” option to the drop-down menu of the Rental Contracts “Actions” button, which will allow users to search saved Customer Contact phone numbers and send the “Lease Agreement” via an SMS text message.

     

Point of Sale

Cash Tendered/Change Due -(Ticket # FD-2227, 45367)

Opportunity:

Sales people using the new "Emergepay" Gravity Payments System have requested we display the "Tendered Amount" and then "Change Due" when applying Cash payments to a Sales Order.

Solution:

We have added the amount "Tendered" and, when applicable, the change due to the details line of the Sales Order and Sales Order PDF for Cash payments.

Searching

Vendor Search Update -(Ticket #FD-2374)

Opportunity:     

Flyntlok users had requested that we create fewer steps for executing certain actions after looking up a Vendor. We recently updated the prefix searcher's Vendor search (V?) results page, to display an  button beside each returned result with several commonly used actions. Our next iteration is to add Vendor's available contact information to the results page.

Solution:

We have added three new fields to the "Vendor" search results page, which will display the Sales, Part, and Service department contact information (when applicable) associated with the "Vendor." We have also moved the ability to "Edit" to the button drop-down menu.

 

Machines

Comments Added to Machine "Sale Price"-(Ticket # FD-2221, 45362)

Opportunity:

Sales people have requested the ability to add a comment or note when setting the “Sale Price” on a Machine. Flyntlok allows users to set the sales price and sale start/end date on individual Machines, but currently does not offer a field to add a comment.

Solution:

We have added a new “Note” field to the "Sale Pricing" modal. Flyntlok will display comments added to the “Note” field in the “Sale Information” section of the Machine's "Finance Information." To set or edit a Machine’s “Sale Pricing,” navigate to the button and select “Sale Pricing” from the drop-down menu.

Mobile View

Email Work Order PDF From Mobile Work order Dashboard-(Ticket #FD-2368)

Opportunity:

Service Managers have requested the ability to send a Work Order PDF via email from the mobile Work Order dashboard.                 

Solution:

We have added an icon to the Mobile Work Order Dashboard, allowing users to email a PDF copy of the Work Order to any saved contacts of the WO customer. The Mobile Work Order email settings will retain the same functionality as the desktop version, providing the option to set  CC and Internal recipients, attach additional files, and send a custom message that will appear in the email's body. To preview the WO PDF, select the "Download" button located at the bottom of the email pop-up modal.

       

Machine Display ID on Reservation PDF-(Ticket #FD-2375, 45682)

Opportunity:           

The PDF document generated from a Machine Reservation currently reflects the Machine’s Internal ID number. Flyntlok users have requested we add the Machine's Display ID number in place of the Internal ID number.

Solution:

We have replaced the Machine ID with the Machine display ID number.

 

Machine Label QR Code redirects to the Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-2362, 45645)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have the option to attach QR codes to the "Machine Label" that will direct you to the Machine's Dashboard when scanned on a mobile device. Flyntlok users have requested that the QR codes scanned by a mobile device to redirect users to the mobile version of the Item Dashboard versus the desktop view.

Solution:

QR codes scanned via a mobile device will now redirect the user to the mobile version of the Item Dashboard.

Purchasing

Export PO for Grasshopper-(Ticket # FD-2230)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users purchasing parts from Grasshopper require a specific CSV/TXT file extract in order to upload these parts to the manufacturer.

Solution:

We have added an "Export for Grasshopper" option to the button's  drop-down menu, allowing Users to extract a file that can then be uploaded to Grasshopper for parts ordering.                    

Add Vendor to Item Purchase Order/Receiving Voucher-(Ticket #FD-2358, 45642)

Opportunity:     

Purchasing Managers have requested we add the Item's Vendor as a column to the Item Purchase Order and Receiving Voucher.

Solution:

We have added a "Vendor" column to the Item PO and Receiving Voucher.


Issues Resolved This Sprint

Campaign Failed to Send SMS Message Indicator-(Ticket #FD-2207, 45345)

Complaint:

Salespeople had reported an issue where users were not being notified when SMS messages were not delivered to the recipient when sending a "Campaign" message from the CRM Hub.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok will indicate there are unsent messages or invalid phone numbers associated with the sent message via a red "Error" text from the "Sent messages" section of the Campaign Tab. Selecting the Details button will display the invalid phone numbers/ unsent messages.

Unable to Access List View of Customer Owned Machines-(Ticket #FD-2305, 45557)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users had reported an issue where they were unable to access the list view of “Customer Owned Machines” when selecting the “View All” button when on the dashboard of a customer that had an apostrophe (‘s) in the customer name.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. (Yeah, this seems like pretty random thing to happen, but there are technical and computer nerdy reasons this was happening. But we fixed it.)

Over-Allowance Added to Sales Order Margin Calculation -(Ticket # FD-2219)

Complaint:

Sales Managers have reported an issue where the "Over Allowance" value (the margin between the trade-in value and the actual cost of the machine) taken on a "Trade-In" payment type was correctly accounted for on the "Journal Entries" submitted to QuickBooks Online, but was not being included when calculating the Sale Orders margins within Flyntlok.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Over Allowance will now be treated as a cost to the business and is included when calculating internal pricing information on the invoice page (via the icon.)

Filtering for Machines by ID Number Error -(Ticket #FD-2306, 45555)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users were experiencing an issue when attempting to filter for a particular Machine via the ID number in the “Customer Owned Machines” section of the Customer Dashboard. No results were returned.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. The ID column of the "Customer Owned Machines" section of the Customer Dashboard will filter for the display ID Number  of the Machine.

 


Last Release Notes

October 25th, 2023 Release Notes

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Rental

Location Configuration-(Ticket #FD-1992)

Opportunity:                     

Rental Managers servicing multiple branch locations have requested the ability to configure and edit the "Billable Duration" of a Rental Contract based on the company's branch location. They asked that when a specific branch location is selected from the "Location" field of the Rental Contract, Flyntlok would automatically apply the "Billable Duration" based off the location's configuration.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the "Rental Settings" section of the "Flyntlok Settings" page, allowing Users to set different customized billable durations for different branch locations.

 

From the "Durations" tab of the "Rental Settings" page Flyntlok will display, and allow users to edit, the current Duration settings of your primary location. To edit the Duration settings of an alternate location, click the "Change" button and select a specific branch from a list of all locations.

 

Users will also have the option to create a "Default" configuration that can then be applied to alternate branch locations by selecting the "Apply Default Settings" button. If no location configuration exists, Flyntlok will use the existing values set on the "Default" configuration from the "Rental Settings" page; if no values exist from "Rental Settings", the billable duration will fall back to the predefined “Flyntlok Default" duration of (28) calendar days per month and (7) calendar days  per week.

 

       

Internal Comments Field -(Ticket #FD-1980)

Opportunity:                     

Rental Managers have requested the ability for Users to create quick notes about a Contract that can only be viewed internally. Currently, any comments added to the “Notes” field of the Rental Contact can be seen by the Customer in printed reports.

Solution:

We have added an "Internal Comments" field to the Rental Contract's left bar, located under the existing “Note” section, which will allow Users to log internal notes relating to the contract. Flyntlok will display the most recent comment and provide a button that will open the "Activity Tab" and allow users to view all internal comments.

                   

 

Custom Value Rental Consumable-(Ticket #FD-2126, 45178)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok allows Users to add “Consumable Items” to the Rental Invoice for items such as fuel, oil, batteries, and fluid and to apply a cost based on the quantity used. Rental Managers have requested the ability to set the quantity of the Consumable upon the Check-In of the associated Machine rather than having to manually calc the Consumable Charge based on the quantity consumed at Check out/in.

Solution:

We have added a new Consumable “Measurement Style” for (Quantity-Based) billing, which will allow Users to charge based on the amount consumed, which is entered at “Check-In”.

Consumables can be added to a Rental Contract by first adding a "Default Consumable" to a Machine from the "Model Dashboard" (Machine Dashboard->Actions->View Model Info->Default Rental Consumables) or by manually adding to the Contract via the button drop-down menu "Edit Consumables" option. From here, you can also remove any current consumables associated by clicking the button.

 

                                                       

 

 

   

Point of Sale

Add Custom Attachments to Flyntlok Emails-(Ticket #FD-1673)

Opportunity:                     

Sales People have requested the ability to attach additional files to the Flyntlok Email report when sending a PDF document. This will optimize the process, as Users currently must download the invoice and manually email it separately if additional files are required.

Solution:

We have added an " Attachment" field to the Email Preview screen, allowing users to select files from their device to be included along with the Sales Order PDF attached to the sent email.

Collect Signatures via Clover Device-(Ticket #FD- 2111, 45065)

Opportunity:

Sales Managers, using the new Gravity Payments Emergepay system, have requested we require a signature for all credit card payments.

Solution:

We have added a "Collect Signature" check box to the "Credit/Debit" payment type on the Gravity Payments Emergepay system, which will allow Users the option to require a customer signature for credit/debit card payments.

         

 

Print Name Field on Sales Packing Slip-(Ticket #FD-2200, 45317)

Opportunity:

Sales People have requested we add a field to the Sales Order "Packing Slip" PDF for the Customers printed Name.

Solution:

We have added a "Print" field next to the customer signature on the Sales Order Packing slip PDF.

Process Button - (Ticket #FD-1234)

Opportunity:

Sales People and Technicians have given feedback stating that the terminology of the Order button on sales orders is confusing.

Solution:

We have changed the terminology to Process. This button still functions the same.

Display Discount Reasons-(Ticket #FD-2176, 45236)

Opportunity:

Sales People have requested we display the "Discount Reason" on the Sales Order page when an item has been sold at a discount. Currently, Users cannot reference the Discount Reason given to the Customer on the Sales Order page and must go to the "Discounts Given" report to view all the Discount Reasons given for each sold Item.

Solution:

We have added the "Discount Reason" to the item line for discounted Items on the Sale Order page. Flyntlok will now display the "Discount Reason" when hovering over the symbol. Flyntlok will also show the "Discount Reason" when adding or adjusting the line price.

Remove "Backordered" Zero Quantities from PDF -(Ticket #FD-2066, 44992)

Opportunity:

Sales People have requested that the Items lines with no backordered quantity (in-stock items) be displayed with a blank space versus a (0) quantity on the Sales Order PDF, making it easier to identify which parts are on backorder.

Solution:

We have removed (0) quantity Items from the "Backordered column of the Sales Order PDF.

Machine Location Warning-(Ticket #FD-2180, 45276)

Opportunity:

Sales People have requested a warning message be added to the Point of Sales to alert Users when a Machine's location does not match the location of the Sale Order.

Solution:

We have added a "Not at This Location!" warning message to the icon's "Sell Machine" searcher; that will display when a Machine's "Responsible Location" does not match the location of the Sales Order.

Inventory

Region Specific Distributor Interface-(Ticket #FD-2046)

Opportunity:

Purchasing Managers located in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Illinois have requested a parts ordering interface with the local Stihl distributor Crader.

Solution:

We have added a "Submit To " option to the Item Purchase Order's button drop-down menu, which will allow Users to search for "open" Machine Purchase Orders associated with the same distributor and submit the Order(s).

Service

Service Tech on Work Order PDF-(Ticket #FD-2019, 44935)

Opportunity:

Service Managers have requested the associated technician of a Work Order be added to the Work Order PDF.

Solution:

We have added the first associated technician's name to the Work Order PDF.

     

Add Work Order "Priority" Status to PDF-(Ticket #FD-2009, 44935)

Opportunity:

Service Managers have requested we add the "Priority" status of a Work Order when set to the PDF.

Solution:

We have added the Work Order's associated "Priority" status to the "Internal" copy of the printed Work Order PDF. Users can print an "Internal" copy of the Work Order by navigating to the button and selecting the "Print Internal" option from the dropdown menu.

     


Issues Resolved This Sprint

CRM Notification Link-(Ticket #FD-2094)

Complaint:

Users had noticed that the in-app notifications they received from Flyntlok which were associated to a CRM Lead were directing them to the old CRM HUB.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Links attached to notifications associated to CRM Leads will now redirect Users to the "Lead Dashboard" page.

Require Valid License Warning-(Ticket #FD- 2106, 45059)

Complaint:

Rental Managers, using the "Require Valid License on Check-Out" setting, were experiencing an issue where users were not receiving a warning message when a customer did not have a valid license associated with their record. They were still able to check out a Machine on a Rental Contract when they should have been restricted.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. If the Flyntlok Setting "Require Valid License for Machine Check-Out" is activated, Users will receive a warning message on Contract creation and Machine Check-Out if the customer is missing the required license information or if the associated license is expired.

Work order Estimate List View missing the "Sent To" and "Reviewed By" Icons -(Ticket #FD-2162, 45182)

Complaint:

When generating a Work Order Estimate, Flyntlok allows Users the option to send Customers a PDF copy via email or SMS messaging and request they review and approve/reject the Estimate. Flyntlok will then mark the Estimate with a  icon (hovering over this icon will display a "Sent to Customer" message.) Once a customer has taken action on an estimate, the icon will change to  (hovering over this icon will display a "Customer Review Complete" message). Service managers had noticed that while the "Sent To" and "Review Complete" icons were still populating the individual Estimates, Flyntlok was no longer displaying the icons in the "Work Order Estimate List," which shows all estimates generated for the particular Work Order.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Work Order Estimates will display the "Sent to" and "Reviewed by" icons on the individual estimates as well as the Estimate list view.


Last Release Notes

October 11th, 2023 Release Notes

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We are excited to announce that Flyntlok, including our CEO and founder Sean McLaughlin, will be attending the Equipment Exposition October 17th-20th in Louisville, Kentucky (Booth Number 42024). The Equipment Exposition is an annual event dedicated to growing landscapers, manufacturers, and equipment dealers’ businesses. Please get in touch with Mike Wasserman (mwassy@flyntlok.com) or Garret Nelson (garret@flyntlok.com) if you would like to arrange a meeting while we are there.


Rental

Rental Contract Machine Replacement-(Ticket #FD- 1688 )

Opportunity:

There are times when a Rental Unit goes down and needs to be replaced with a new Machine. Rental Managers have requested the ability to replace the currently existing Machine on an Active Rental Contract with an alternate Machine of the same Model and have the new Machine inherit the previously billed amounts of the old unit so that the billing continues to flow seamlessly.

Solution:

We have added a "Replace Machine" option to the Actions button drop-down menu of the Rental Contract, which will allow users to "swap" the Machine currently on the contract with an alternate Machine of the same Model. When the "Replace Machines" option is selected, Flyntlok will display a list of available Machines. Users can filter through to select a Machine to add in place of the removed Machine. After selecting a new Machine, you will need to log both the new and previous Machine's Miles, Hours, and consumables. Flyntlok will then "Check-Out” the new Machine and add it to the Rental Contract. For billing purposes, the Machine being replaced will remain on the contract in a "Checked-In" status, but offset from the Machines currently on rent. The new Machine will display a  icon on the right side of the line item, above the Quantity field.

 

Machine Miles And Hours Tracked on Check-In/CheckOut-(Ticket #FD- 1815, 44563)

Opportunity:

Rental units can have either Miles or Hours tracked. Flyntlok Users have requested the ability to specify either or both metrics on the Check-In and Check-Out of the Machine from a Rental Contract and have that information logged in the Machines "Meter History" record.

Solution:

We have added fields to log both "Miles" and "Hours" of the associated Machine when checking the unit "IN" or "OUT" on a Rental Contact. While Flyntlok will only handle the billing of one of the two metrics, based on the machines "unit preference" set on the Machine's Dashboard, the values captured here will be stamped back onto the Machine's "Meter History" record.

 

Adding CC and Internal Emails to Rental Signature Requests-(Ticket #FD-1932, 44256)

Opportunity:

Rental Managers have requested the option to add additional "CC" and "Internal" recipient email addresses when sending a Signature Request from a Rental Contract. The  CC and Internal recipients would receive a PDF copy of the Contract.

Solution:

We have added three new fields to the "Rental Contracts" Signature Request modal;

The "CC" field will allow users to add additional Customer email addresses to the Signature Request modal, where recipients will receive an "unsigned"  PDF attachment of the Rental Contact. The "CC" field will allow Users to add any valid email addresses or to select from saved customer contact email addresses.

The "Internal" field will allow Users to add internal employee email addresses to the Rental Signature Request, where recipients will receive an "unsigned" PDF attachment of the Rental Contact. The "Internal" field will allow Users to add any valid email addresses or to select from a list of saved employee email addresses. The internal recipients are BCC’d on the email.

The "Message Field" will allow users to add custom text to the signature Request that will be added to the body of the email sent.

     

Service

Service Forms Available on Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-1982)

Opportunity:

Service Technicians have requested the ability, while working in the Mobile View, to add and edit Work Order "Forms" that are associated with Service Jobs.

Solution:

We have added a "Forms" section to the Work Order dashboard of the "Mobile View" to allow Service technicians the ability to add and edit available Service Forms to Work Orders jobs via their mobile device.

   

Work Order Tag Number on Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-1820, 44567)

Opportunity:

Service managers have requested we add the associated "Tag Number" of a Work Order to the list views displayed within the Flyntlok Mobile View

Solution:

We have added the associated "Tag Number" to the Flyntlok Mobile Views (All Work Orders, My Work Orders, New WO, and My Recent WO). This field will only be displayed for a WO with an associated Tag Number.

CRM Hub

Customer Contacts Report-(Ticket #FD- 1967)

Opportunity:

The Flyntlok team is currently in the process of a continuous update to our general Contact Management Capabilities.  Recently, we launched a new "Customer Contacts" report that contains a list of all of a company’s individual customer contacts and allows users to filter and view individual contacts. Our next update is to streamline the process of customer correspondence within the Customer Contacts Report.

Solution:

We have added "quick hit" links to the Customer "phone number" and "email" fields of the Contact Dashboard page, which will  allow Users to immediately start a new correspondence with the contact. Hovering over the "Phones" field will display a dropdown menu, where Users can choose to edit/delete saved numbers or immediately attempt to call the customer. If the "Call" option is selected, Flyntlok will first ask you to specify the application you would like to compete the call from, then populate the customers "primary" number into the application

 

 

Hovering over the "Email" field will display a dropdown menu, where Users can choose to edit/delete saved addresses or launch a new email. If the "Email" option is selected, Flyntlok will redirect you to your preferred email client, with a new draft email and the contact's "primary" address prepopulated.

 

“Repeat Customer” added as option to Source Field-(Ticket #FD-2033, 44893)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok salespeople have requested we add "Repeat Customer" as an option to the "Source" field of a CRM Lead.

Solution:

We have added "Repeat Customer" option to the dropdown menu of the "Source" field of a CRM Lead.

Purchasing

Purchase Order Default Email-(Ticket #FD-1935,1936)

Opportunity:

Purchasing managers have requested the option to set a default Company Email Address that will display on all Purchase Order PDFs. Flyntlok currently displays the Email Address of the User that generated the PO in the "Created By" field of the Item Purchase Order PDF and also in the "Reply-To" section of the sent PDF.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the "Flyntlok Settings" page, which will allow administrators to set a default "Parts Department" email address. When set, Flyntlok will replace the User Email Address in the “Created By” field of the PDF and the return address of a sent PDF with the "Parts Department Email". Administrators can add a "Parts Department Email" by navigating to the "Flyntlok Settings" page. (Admin Editor Wrench  -> Flyntlok-> Flyntlok Settings ->Company Section).

                   

Automatic Text Confirmation-(Ticket #FD-1783, 44514)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users have requested a warning be added to the Item Receiving Voucher system to alert Users when an automated SMS text message will be sent to a customer upon the receipt of a Special Ordered Item. Currently, users have to go to the customer dashboard to see if a customer is set up for automated text messages as well as if they have received an automated text message.

Solution:

We have added a "Sales Order contact will be notified of parts received" message to the Item Receiving Voucher modal that will display if the Item being received was Special Ordered, and the associated Customer has a least one contact with a phone number/ email saved and the enable SMS/email setting activated.

Inventory

Core List Price-(Ticket #FD- 1887, 44656)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Purchasing managers have requested we add a "Core List Price" field to the Item Receiving Voucher that will allow users to manually edit the "Core Items" List price when receiving the Item.

Solution:

On the Item Receiving Voucher page, when receiving an item that has a core, we have added a “Core Received List” field at the bottom of the receiving modal. This will display the Core Item’s current List Price by default, but can be modified/adjusted by Users to change the value of the Core Item upon receipt. Changing this value will also adjust the Core Item's master record to have the new List Price.

Machines

Utilization Percentage-(Ticket #FD-1934, 44735)

Opportunity:

Machine utilization is a simple measure of the productivity of the equipment. Currently, at the top of the Machine Dashboard, Flyntlok displays the Machines "Life time Utilization" (Total income generated by the Machine / Machine Acquisition Cost) and "Year Time Utilization" (Income generated in the last 365 days / Acquisition Cost). Rental managers have requested we add an additional field to also display "Time Utilization".

Solution:

We have updated the Machine Dashboard header by adding two additional utilization fields "Life time Utilization" (Number of days rented / Total number of days from when the Machine was received) and "Year Time Utilization" (Number of days rented in the last 365 days / Number of days passed since Machine was received OR 365 whichever is least). We also renamed the existing fields Life and Year Utilization to Financial Life and Financial Year.

 

 


Issues Resolved This Sprint

Incorrect Shop Fees on Work Order Estimate  -(Ticket #FD-1924, 44744)

Complaint:

Service managers were experiencing an issue where Work Order estimates were not retaining their correct billing style. If the User updated the billing style of a Service Job on a Work Order, by changing from "Estimate" to "Billable", previously generated estimates were also being updated to the most current billing setting. Estimates should not update after being generated.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Once a Work Order estimate is generated, you cannot change the Type and a new Estimate will need to be made if you want to change the billing style of the Work Order.

Rental Searching-(Ticket #FD-1812, 44558)

Complaint:

Rental managers were experiencing an issue when searching for a specific Machine ID or Serial Number among available Machines to add to a Rental Contract on the New Rental page. The results returned were all Machines of the same model as the searched Machine, but the exact match could be anywhere within the result set making it hard to find. The exact match should have filtered to the top of the list.

Cause/Correction:

If the search text exactly matches a machine's display ID or serial number, Flyntlok will sort that Machine to the top of any model search result.

Wittiness Lacking-(Ticket #FD-10141975)

Complaint:

The above release notes lack the usual subtle wit that has been present of late.

Cause/Correction:

It’s hard to inject humor about things like machines, inventory, and rental contracts every week. We’ll be funnier next time so we can keep you reading. (But hey, you made it this far…)


Last Release Notes

September 27th,  2023 Release Notes

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We are excited to announce that Flyntlok, including our CEO and founder Sean McLaughlin, will be attending the Equipment Exposition October 17th-20th in Louisville, Kentucky (Booth Number 42024). The Equipment Exposition is an annual event dedicated to growing landscapers, manufacturers, and equipment dealers’ businesses. Please reach out to Mike Wasserman (mwassy@flyntlok.com) or Garret Nelson (garret@flyntlok.com) if you would like to arrange a meeting while we are there.


Service

Opportunity:

A few large customers and some new Flyntlok prospects have found that QuickBooks online isn’t a fit for their business due to their ownership complexity, number of locations, multiple currencies, or for other reasons. We have been asked to integrate with the Sage Intacct accounting system.

Solution:

Flyntlok has been a proud integrator with Intuit’s QuickBooks Online, one of the premier accounting packages in the industry, since our inception. However, we are excited to add an integration with the Sage Intacct accounting package. Sage Intacct is the industry’s most modern, powerful, and scalable accounting software geared toward larger and more complex dealers, specifically those with numerous branch locations. Flyntlok and Sage have a two-way sync process to move reference data, transactions, and balances between the products. Synchronization can happen automatically or can be manually initiated in order to provide a review process as part of your workflow.

If your business outgrows QuickBooks Online and you want to consider Sage Intacct, please reach out to our Consulting team, and we can set up a meeting to discuss this option.

CRM

Facebook Reviews-(Ticket #FD- 1357)

Opportunity:                     

In our July 19th Releasewe debuted the new CRM "Reviews" report, which tracks and displays customer reviews submitted from Google. Salespeople have requested reviews left on the company's Facebook page be included in this report.

Solution:

We have incorporated Customer reviews posted on your business's Facebook page into the"Reviews" report located in the CRM Tab of your Left-Hand Navigation menu. This report will retain all of its previous functionality and still allow users to view the company's aggregated Google/Facebook scores, respond to reviews, and send an email or SMS message requesting a review of the company. (N.B. While Flyntlok has completed this integration work, the final release is pending a Validation Review by Mark Zuckberberg… or someone that works for him. That should be completed within 5-10 days and then you can set this up. Please contact a Flyntlok consultant for any assistance.)

To integrate your company's customer Facebook reviews into the "Reviews" report, you will first need to connect your specific Facebook page to Flyntlok. This can be accomplished by navigating to the "Integrations" page. (Admin Editors Wrench->Flyntlok->Integrations). From here, you can select the button to log in and connect to your Facebook account to Flyntlok.

 

If your company's Facebook account has multiple pages representing alternate branch locations, you will have the ability to link multiple Facebook pages into Flyntlok. Once you have entered your account login information, Fyntlok will display a list of all "Pages" associated with the account, where Users can select which pages to connect with Flyntlok. You can add and remove account pages by selecting the edit button on the "Facebook Settings" section of the integration page.

Users can respond to customer reviews by selecting the button of the individual line. For responses to Facebook reviews, Flyntlok will provide a link that will redirect Users to the Facebook reviews page, where they can respond to individual customer reviews.

Flyntlok Users will also have the option to send an SMS message or email to customers, requesting they review your company via Facebook Reviews. This request can be sent out to an individual customer or a bulk customer list and provides a link to the company's Facebook account and the Google Review page.

         

Rental

Update to Bulk Billing of Rental Contracts -(Ticket #FD- 1688 )

Opportunity:

In the last release, we launched the new "Contracts To Be Billed" report, which allows Flyntlok Users the ability to generate and invoice active Rental Contracts in bulk. Our next iteration is to further streamline this process by auto-applying account payments to invoices when the associated customer is an Account Customer.

Solution:

Account payments will now be auto-applied to invoices generated where the associated customer is an Account Customer. Flyntlok will then move the invoice into a "Delivered" status. Invoices where the associated customer is not an account customer will be generated in a "Draft" status and will still need a payment. To make the Contracts associated with account customers more obvious, we added a new "Customer has Account" column to the report.

Purchasing

Delete Layout Warning -(Ticket #FD- 1615)

Opportunity:

Purchasing managers have requested an additional warning be added to the Draft Purchase Order Page when the top-left "Delete Layout" option is selected. Currently, when adjusting layouts, if the delete button is clicked accidentally, the only way to cancel is to close the window.

Solution:

We have added a "Delete Layout?" pop-up to the "Draft Purchase Order" page that will display when the "Delete" button (of the page layout section) is selected, and Flyntlok will now ask Users to confirm if they wish to delete the selected layout.

Vendors

Prefix Search/Hotlinks on Results Page-(Ticket #FD- 1615)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok managers have requested that we create fewer steps for executing certain actions after looking up a Vendor.

Solution:

We have updated the prefix searchers Vendor search (V?) results page.

When attempting to look up a specific Vendor from the Flyntlok home page searcher using the V? prefix, you will be directed to a results page where Flyntlok will display a list of all possible Vendors matching your search. We will now display a   button beside each returned result. Users will have the ability  to select from several actions including: creating new Purchase Orders or Machine Purchase Orders; adding new Models; and importing Purchase or Return Orders from a spreadsheet.

Customers

Change the "Has Contact" Indicator To "Number of Full Contacts" Indicator on the Customer Dashboard -(Ticket #FD- 1780)

Opportunity:

In our August 30th Notes, we released a new indicator titled "Has Contacts" to the Customer Dashboard, which shows Users if a specific Customer has Full Contacts associated with it for marketing purposes (A "Full Contact" is a contact that has all of the following details: contact name, phone number, and email). Flyntlok Salespeople have requested we instead display the number of Full Contacts associated with the Customer record.

Solution:

We have changed the title of this indicator from “Has Contact” to “Full Contacts,” and Flyntlok will now display the number of Full Contacts associated with the Customer record. Contacts associated with the Customer that do not have all required fields will not be included in this count (i.e. is missing email or phone number).

Machines

New Machine Fields-(Ticket #FD- 1692)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users have requested additional Machine Warranty information be added to the Machine Dashboard.

Solution:

We have added new fields to the Machine Dashboard to display Internal Warranty Start and End dates and Powertrain information. To add this information to Machines in your inventory, navigate to the Machine's Dashboard and select "Edit" from the button drop-down menu.

Work Order Machine Year Field-(Ticket #FD- 1772)

Opportunity:

Service managers have requested a new field be added to the Machine section of the Work Order dashboard to display the "Manufacture Year" of the Work Orders associated Machine.

Solution:

We have added a "Machine Year" field to the "Machine Section" of the Work orders "Info Tab", which will display the associated Machine's manufacture year. This field will only display for Machines where the "Manufacture Year" is populated.

Users

Customer Item Pricing Permissions-(Ticket #FD- 1666, 44306)

Opportunity:

We recently released the "Customer Item Pricing" feature, which allows Flyntlok Users the ability to set up a temporary discount on an Item for a specific Customer. Flyntlok managers have requested we add permissions around this feature so Administrators have the option to allow or restrict Users from using the “Customer Item Pricing" feature.

Solution:

We have added a new permission to the Customer section of the "Access Control" page, allowing Flyntlok Administrators to allow or restrict User's access to the “Customer Item Pricing" feature. Administrators can navigate to the setting by selecting the  icon in the top right corner of any page, selecting "Users", and then choosing "Access Controls" from the drop-down menu.

 

 


Issues Resolved This Sprint

Customer Creation Dead End-(Ticket #FD- 1767, 44471)

Complaint:

If a User was creating/editing a Customer and if the User clicked out of the pop-up entry form, the page locked and the Save button was no longer selectable.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. When creating a new Customer, clicking out of the pop-up will no longer lock the page.

Incorrect Quantity Allocation-(Ticket #FD- 1715, 44398)

Complaint:

Flyntlok Users have encountered an issue when creating an Item Purchase Order that contained a Special Order and Stock Quantity of a particular item. If the item was received with additional quantity from what was ordered, and the Sales Order is reversed, the SO becomes broken, and you can only fulfill the original Special Order quantity for the sale.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. When receiving items on an Item Purchase Order, if any additional quantity is received for items associated with a Special Order, Flyntlok will fulfill the Special Order quantity and then apply the remaining quantity to stock.

Searching Between Dates Fails on "Sold Machines" Report-(Ticket #FD- 1818, 44552)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users were reporting an issue where Flyntlok was unable to return search results when attempting to search a time period between two dates from the "Sold Machines" report.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

 Cannot Add Customer Shipping Address To PO-(Ticket #FD- 1773, 44486)

Complaint:

Purchasing managers were experiencing an issue when adding a Customer Shipping Address to a Machine Purchase Order when the shipping address exceeded 100 characters. The user would receive a "Could Not Edit Purchase Order" error message and the address was not saved.

Cause/Correction:

The "Ship to" address length allowed on the Machine Purchase Order was shorter than the address length allowed on the Customer Dashboard "Customer Shipping Addresses" field. (Yeah, that was stupid of us.) We have increased the character limit on the "Customer Shipping Address" field of the Machine Purchase Order and aligned it with that of the Customer Dashboard. (That was smart of us.)


Last Release Notes

September 13th, 2023 Release Notes

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Learn More at Flyntlok Dealer Management System

YouTube

Check out our Flyntlok YouTube channel for more highlights of the application!

 


                 

We are excited to announce that Flyntlok will be attending the Equipment Exposition October 17th-20th in Louisville, Kentucky (Booth Number 42024). The Equipment Exposition is an annual event dedicated to growing landscapers, manufacturers, and equipment dealers’ businesses. Please reach out to Mike Wasserman (mwassy@flyntlok.com) or Garret Nelson (garret@flyntlok.com) if you would like to arrange a meeting while we are there.

 


Service

Maintenance Schedule-(Ticket #FD-1461)

Opportunity:

Service managers have requested the ability to create and schedule maintenance-related Service Jobs for individual Machines/Assets within their inventory. They would like to create a maintenance schedule based on certain usage metrics (Machine Hours, Machine Distance, Machine Age).

Solution:

We have added a "Maintenance Schedule" to the Machine Dashboard page, allowing users to create and edit existing maintenance schedules for individual Machines.  To create a new Machine Maintenance Schedule, navigate to the specific Machine's Dashboard and select "Maintenance Schedule" from the Action button drop-down menu. You will then be redirected to the "Maintenance Schedule" page with the Machine's information prepopulated.

From here, you can select the "+ New Schedule" button, where you can choose a previously created Model Template or create a new schedule. Users will also have the option to have the schedule repeated and set the next interval according to the Machine’s current hours, distance, or age.

Interval and repetition are editable using the  icons

         

You can change the status, edit schedule details, or delete the schedule by selecting the task from the "Actions" button drop-down menu.

You can add recipients to receive notifications of an upcoming schedule through the notifications section. Users will be able to select either a group of users or a single user to receive the notification and also to specify when the notification is delivered.

We have added a "Configure Model Template" button to the Model's edit page, which will allow Users the option to create templated service schedules that can then be applied to Machines of that Model.

Once the model template is created, you will be able to apply the template to Machines by selecting the option from the "Action" button drop-down menu. Flyntlok will then display a list of all Machines of that Model, giving users the ability to apply the template to all Machines or selected individual Machines.

       

We have also added an "Upcoming Maintenance" report to the Machines Tab of the Left-Hand Navigation Menu, which will display a list of upcoming scheduled maintenance jobs. This report will provide information on the Machine and upcoming service as well as links to the Machine's Dashboard and the Machine's Service Schedule Page. Users can sort and filter the report based on the priority or the next due metric. Flyntlok will color code the row based on the priority (see priority rules below).

The overall priority of a schedule is calculated based on individual priorities according to hours, distance, and age. Flyntlok's priority rules are as follows:

Conclusion: So, yeah, this is a pretty big (and pretty cool) addition to Flyntlok. If you need help with this functionality, or if you have questions, please reach out to us!

Rental

Rental Contract Waitlist-(Ticket # FD-1458)

Opportunity:

Rental managers have requested the ability to put an unavailable Model or Classification on a Rental Contract in a "Waiting List" status and have the option to convert the contract to an Active status and notify the customer when the equipment becomes available.

Solution:

We have added a "Waitlist Contract" check box to the Details section of the Rental Contract's creation page that will put the contract into a "Waitlist" status. Once a Machine matching the Model or Classification becomes available, contracts will need to be converted to a Draft status before equipment can be associated with the Model or Classification holding spot. Waitlist contracts can be converted to a "Draft" by selecting it from the "Actions" button in the top right corner.

If the User is set up to receive notifications and is also set as the Salesperson of the Waitlisted contract, Flyntlok will send a notification when a waitlisted contract is able to be fulfilled. To edit your notification preferences, first select your "User Name" from the top right corner of your screen, then select "Preferences" from the dropdown menu.

We have also added a new "Waitlisted Contracts" report to the Rental Tab of the Left-Hand Navigation Menu, which will display a list of all waitlisted contracts and their customer contact information. For contracts with multiple Machines, Flyntlok will display a record for each machine that is available.

Point of Sale

Text2Pay Billing Adress -(Ticket # FD-1580, 44015)

Opportunity:

Salespeople using the new Gravity Payments system have requested the ability to use an existing address under a customer's profile for the billing address when adding a Text-2-Pay payment method to a Sales Order. Currently, Flyntlok is not auto-filling Customer information into the Text2Pay billing address field, even if the address is saved within the Customer's Dashboard.

Solution:

Flyntlok will now auto-fill the "Card Billing Address" field of the Text2Pay payment method of the new Gravity Payments system if the information is available from the Customer's Dashboard.

We have also added a new "Save to Customers Dashboard" check box to the Text2Pay module, allowing Users to save new billing addresses for Customers who previously did not have this information.

Customers

Credit Limit Warning-(Ticket # FD-1585, 44022)

Opportunity:

Salespeople would like to see a notification on the Sales Order and Work Order pages when adding a Customer who has exceeded their credit limit.

Solution:

We have added a flashing notification to the Customer Dashboard, Invoice page, and Work Order Dashboard to warn users that the customer is over their credit limit. Administrators can activate this new setting by navigating to the Flyntlok settings page (Admin Editors Wrench->Flyntlok->Flyntlok Settings->Sales)

                                           

SMS Messaging: Allowed File Types for Attachments-(Ticket # FD-1633, 44173)

Opportunity:

Our SMS messaging service does not allow for sending PDF file types. Salespeople have requested a way to view what types of files they are able to send via SMS messaging.

Solution:

We have added a new icon to all SMS messaging modules that, when selected, will display a list of supported files.

Parts

 Vendor Price File Supersession Indicator-(Ticket # FD-1602, 44089)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users were experiencing an issue where they were unable to remove a "Superseded By" part from an Items Dashboard.

Solution:

Supersessions from the Vendor Price File are intentionally not editable. To avoid confusion in the future, we have updated the Supersessions field of the Item Dashboard. If the item is from the Vendor, the item(s) will now be displayed below the selected input, and Flyntlok will display a "Superseded by (From Vendor)" message along with the supersessions.

Issues Resolved This Sprint

Saved credit Cards Not Available-(Ticket #FD-1612, 44120)

Complaint:

When trying to apply payment to a Sales Order via credit card, the option to use Saved Cards isn't there. This issue only affected users of the older payment system, not those who upgraded to the Emergepay system.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

Invoice Force Refresh-(Ticket #FD- 1605, 44097)

Complaint:

Salespeople reported having issues with not being able to do force refresh on invoices.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

Machine Purchase Order Discount Not Persisting on PDF-(Ticket #FD-1609, 44103)

Complaint:

Flyntlok Purchasers were running into an issue when applying a percentage discount to a machine currently on a Purchase Order. After applying the discount and attempting to print the PO, the discount was not applied to the printed copy.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok will apply any discount set on the machine and display it properly on the printed copy of the PO.

Allow Uploading Audio Files-(Ticket #FD-1650, 44196)

Complaint:

Users had an issue uploading (WAV) audio files; in this scenario, the user would receive an error message, and the file was not uploaded.

Cause/Correction:

We have removed the restriction for uploading WAV audio files. While you will now be able to upload WAV audio files into Flyntlok, please note these are uncompressed files that may hit our filesize restriction of 30MB.

 

Did you read all the way down to the bottom? Nice! This was a pretty big release week for Flyntlok. Hope you appreciate all the new features!!!

Last Release Notes

August 30th, 2023 Release Notes

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Rental

Model/Class Based Reservations-(Ticket #FD-1457, FD-759)

Opportunity:

Rental Managers have requested the ability to reserve a Model or Model Classification for a Rental Contract and also have the ability to convert the Model/Class to an actual Machine at a later date.

Solution:

We have added Machine Models and Machine Classifications as selectable options to add to a Rental Contract on the rental creation page or the active rental. When a model/class is selected, that model or class is temporarily added to the contract that users can later change to a specific Machine.

Users will be able to specify an actual Machine to the Model/Class holding spot by selecting the "Associate Machine" button on the individual lines of the Contract. Flyntlok will then display a list of all Machines of that particular Class/Model for the user to choose from.

Users will have the option to generate Interim Invoices for Rental Contracts with reserved Models. When the Model is later replaced with an actual Machine on the Rental Contract, Flyntlok will then display an "Associate Machine To Invoice" dialog. Flyntlok will then suggest line items from the Invoice that the Machine could be associated with. Associating the Machine to the Invoice allows for its monetary value to be applied to the income statement of the Machine.

If the Contract and Invoice have a duplicate of the same Model (e.g. two lines in the invoice have the same model), users will have the option to choose which line item to associate the Machine with by clicking the Edit button.

 

Convert Active Rental to Demo Contract-(Ticket # FD-1509, 43690)

Opportunity:

Rental managers have requested the ability to convert an active Rental Contract to a “Demo Contract”. Converting a Rental Contract into a Demo Contract allows for the associated Machine(s) to be released on a trial basis. Demo Contracts will block the depreciation of the Machines and eliminate the need to report the Machine(s) as FID to the manufacturer.  Flyntlok gave users the option to generate a Rental Contract or a Demo Contract from the rental creation page, but did not allow active contracts to be converted to a "Demo".

Solution:

We have added the "Is Demo" field to the General section of the Rental Contracts "Info Tab" allowing users to convert active Rental Contracts to Demo Contracts.

Audit Log Update-(Ticket # FD-1534, 43789)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested additional information be added to the Rental Contracts Audit Log to make it more evident what Machines or Items have been added or removed from the contract.

Solution:

We have updated the Rental Contracts Audit Log to now display the ID Number of Items, Models, and Machines that have been added or removed from the contract.

 

Purchasing

Honda Interface-(Ticket # FD-998)

Opportunity:

Purchasing Managers working with Honda equipment have requested the ability to generate Item Purchase Order documents for Honda directly from Flyntlok which they can then upload to the Honda Portal.

Solution:

We have added a "Generate Document For Honda" link to the Actions button drop-down menu of the Item Purchase Order which, when selected, will automatically download an interface document onto your computer. Once downloaded you can upload the document to the Honda Portal as a Purchase Order.

Item Alternates Indicator-(Ticket # FD-1543, 43857)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested Item Alternate information be added to the individual line items of the Draft Purchase Order Page, allowing purchasers to more easily see whether an individual item has any alternates. Alternates are Items that can be purchased instead of the original item, as a substitute.

Solution:

We have added an "Alternates" icon to the Draft Purchase Order Page, which will populate to the left of the Item Number if the item has any Alternate Item associated. We have also introduced a new tab titled “Alternate Items” on the "Inventory and Order History" section of an Item, which is visible when an individual item row is expanded. Flyntlok will display a list of available alternates for the given Item in this new section and display a “No Alternates” message if no alternates exist.

   

Machines

Machine Hour History-(Ticket # FD- 1520, 43734)

Opportunity:

Last release, we added a mileage log capability on Flyntlok. Our next iteration was to add an "Hour History" section to the Machine Dashboard. This will display all Work Order and Rental Contract check-in hour logs as well as any direct edits to the Hours field of the Machines edit page.

Solution:

We have combined the Machine Hours with the Mileage logs and renamed the section "Meter History". This section will display ALL mileage and hour log entries for the specific piece of equipment via the following pages: WO creation and WO check-ins; on Rental Contracts as well as on Check-in/out of the rental; and on changes to the Machine Dashboard edit page. This new section will display the ten most recent entries as well as a link that will redirect users to an alternate view that will display ALL mileage/hour logs for that specific Machine. Flyntlok will display the date, the metric, and the user's name that performed the logging.

Customers

Marketing Checkmark-(Ticket# FD-1553, 43884)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok Users have requested a way to easily see if a specific Customer is properly set up with contact marketing information.

Solution:

We have added a new indicator titled "Has Contact" to the Customer's Dashboard, which will display a green check icon if the particular Customer has one or more contacts with Contact name, phone number, and email information saved. This new field will be added to the top bar of the Customers Dashboard next to the "Last Survey Send" field.

Accounting

QuickBooks  Services-(Ticket # FD-1536, 43804)

Opportunity:

Accounting Managers have recently inquired about where they can create new items as a Service in QuickBooks Online. Creating an item as a Service in QuickBooks allows Users to set a revenue account for the item to book to within QB. Currently, Flyntlok provides a link to add a new Service in QB from the Accounting section of the Item Dashboard's edit page, but does not clearly define what the link does.

Solution:

We have updated the styling of the "Add Service to QuickBooks Online" link on the Item Dashboards edit page and also added descriptive text.

Issues Resolved This Sprint

CRM: Removed Status Change "New to New" from Audit Log-(Ticket #FD- 1516, 43724)

Complaint:

Salespeople have requested to have the logging of the status change "New to New" be removed from the Lead Dashboards Audit Log. Flyntlok gives users the option to edit information surrounding the Lead from the individual Leads Dashboard, such as the status, estimated revenue,  contact information, and more. Currently updating any status of a Lead ( for example updating a lead status from "Open" to "Won") creates a log stating "Status changed from NEW to NEW" and then also states the correct status change.

Cause/Correction:

We have removed the logging for the status change (New to New).

QuickBooks Online Not Updating Paid Invoices-(Ticket #FD-1514, 43676)

Complaint:

Sales Managers had noticed the red "Paid" stamp, usually displayed on a Sales Order invoice that has been paid in full and moved to a Delivered status and has been processed in QBO, is no longer being displayed.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

Wrong Lost Sale Form-(Ticket #FD-1540, 43810)

Complaint:

Salespeople were experiencing issues when attempting to document a lost Machine Sale by selecting the icon of the item line from the Point of Sale. The "sad face" icon allows Users to generate a "Lost Sale" form for the Item or Machine of the line selected. Flyntlok will then generate the "Lost Sale Form" with the Item or Machine information and "Loss Type" prepopulated, in this scenario the generated "Lost Sale Form" form was incorrectly set as an Item and was not populating any Machine information onto the form.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok will identify the Item or Machine associated with the specific Point of Sale line item and generate the Lost Sale Form with the correct "Loss Type" and Machine or Item information prepopulated onto the form.

Item Metrics Update-(Ticket # FD-1544, 43844)

Complaint:

Purchasing managers were experiencing an issue where Stock Items' recommended quantities were not successfully updated when users created a new Stock Purchase Order using the Flyntlok recommended quantity, and marked the PO as Ordered, but then deleted the PO. The recommended quantity was not being updated on the Recommended Orders Report or the Draft Purchase Order page.

Cause/Correction:

This was caused by a timing issue based on when Flyntlok updated recommended quantities (which is done in a nightly batch job). We have updated the metrics for inventory items, and we will now immediately update the recommended quantity when a PO with stock items is deleted.

Character Limit Error Message- (Ticket#FD-1570, 43932)

Complaint:

Flyntlok Users were experiencing an issue when trying to submit a Support Ticket when the description field exceeded 4,000 characters. The user would receive a generic error message and the ticket was not submitted.

Cause/Correction:

We have updated the error message displayed when the character limit is reached, and will now notify the User of the specific issue at hand and prompt users to shorten the description to 4,000 characters or less. (And, um, if the issue is that difficult to describe, you can always pick up the phone and call us for help. That’s what we’re here for!)

Last Release Notes

August 16th, 2023 Release Notes

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Customers

Customer Level Discounting by Item-(Ticket # FD-1361)

Opportunity:

Salespeople have requested the ability to set up a temporary discount on an item for a customer so that each time that customer buys that item there is a default discounting rate set. This will save users time from having to re-add the discount from the Point of Sale and serve as a reminder that the customer has that discount available.

Solution:

We have added a new "Item Discounts" module to the Customer Dashboard that will allow users to add and edit individual item discounts and set a specific expiration date for the discount. This new module will be found in the Action Buttons drop-down menu.

We have also updated the discount structure of the Point of Sale to incorporate the Customer Item discounts so that you can save a new discount directly from this screen. When adjusting/discounting the list price of a line item from the POS, Flyntlok will now give users the option to save that discount to the customer. Item discounts saved via the POS will then populate the "Item discounts" module of the Customers Dashboard.

 

Rental

Company Logo-(Ticket # FD- 798)

Opportunity:

Flynlok offers users an option to email a "Signature Request" or "Lease Agreement" to customer contacts to confirm the rates and values of a Rental Contact. Currently, the email sent out is including our Flyntlok logo and mailing address. Because this can be confusing to recipients that are unaware of Flyntlok, our users have requested to have their actual company logo and address information added instead of Flyntlok's.

Solution:

We have added a new option to upload a custom Company Logo image on the Flyntlok Settings page.

To set a custom Company logo that will display on the Rental Signature Requests and Lease Agreement Emails, you will navigate to the "Admin Editor Wrench" icon in the upper right corner of the home screen and select the "Flyntlok Settings" option from the drop-down menu. From the "Flyntlok Settings" page select the "Company Logo" link and upload a custom Company image from your device. Once uploaded this image will be displayed on the Rental Signature Request and Lease Agreement Emails.

Purchasing

Create Separate Lines For Purchase Order/Special Order Merge-(Ticket # FD-1397 )

Opportunity:

We recently released a new feature that allows users to merge open Special Ordered quantities into an existing Purchase Order. The issue is when multiple Special Orders are merged into the same PO they are combined into one line item. This makes it unclear that the remaining quantity from the original Purchase Order is not related to the Special Order. It was also not possible for multiple Special Orders to be merged into the same PO for the same item.  Flyntlok users have requested that merged Special Orders populate the PO in individual line items.

Solution:

We have updated the Special Order merge functionality so that when merging a Special Order (or Orders) into an existing Purchase Order, the PO will display each Special Order as individual line items distinct from the original PO quantity.

Available Purchase Order Icon -(Ticket # FD-1410)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok now offers Users the ability to merge open Special Orders with regular Stock Orders when using the Flyntlok Draft Stock Order page. Purchasing Managers have requested a more obvious indicator when an item has open Special Orders available to merge with Purchase Orders.

Solution:

We have added a new " Has Mergeable PO" icon to the Special Orders column of the Draft Stock Order page. This new icon will be displayed with open Special Orders quantity only when there are available PO's to merge the Special Order quantity into.

CRM

Lead Age-(Ticket # FD-1429)

Opportunity:

Salespeople would like to see how many days or months an individual open Lead has been active. Flyntlok currently displays the Lead creation date on the Leads report but does not calculate a day's active "age".

Solution:

We have added a new "Age" field to the All Leads report which will display the individual Leads' age by days based on the creation date.

"Text Us" To Include Location and Department -(Ticket # FD-1429)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok offers customers the ability to have a "Text Us" widget on their company website, which allows potential customers to submit inquiries to the company. Flyntlok then takes these incoming messages and generates a new CRM Lead for this potential customer. Salespeople have requested that the associated location and department be added to the new Lead's name.

Solution:

If you have Branch Locations and Department fields set up on the "Text Us" widget, Flyntlok will now apply this information to the new Lead's name.

               

Machines

Mileage Log History-(Ticket # FD-1325, 43111)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok offers users multiple different ways to edit and document the mileage from a Machine's odometer through the course of a Service Work Order. Users have requested a new report that will display a history of mileage logs for a specific piece of equipment.

Solution:

We have added a new "Mileage History" section to the Machine Dashboard which will display all Work Order check-in mileage logs as well as any edits to the Miles field of the Machines edit page. This new section will display the ten most recent entries as well as a link that will redirect users to an alternate view that will display ALL mileage logs for that Machine. Flyntlok will display the date, the mileage, and the user's name that performed the logging.

Point of Sale

Text2Pay Billing Information-(Ticket # FD-1418, 43327)

Opportunity:

Sales Managers using the new Gravity Payments emergepay system have requested billing address fields be added to the Text2Pay payment type. Gravity Payments offers additional discounts for enabling fraud protection steps, such as billing address fields, on the Text2Pay payment option. Flyntlok currently does not provide the billing address details over to Gravity for address verification.

Solution:

We have added the billing address details to the Text2Pay settings. Default billing information (pulled from the Customer's Dashboard) will auto-populate into the payment system when the Text2Pay option is selected, but Users will also have the option to edit this new field. N.B. Editing the address fields here does not update the original contact record.

Tax

Municipality of Anchorage Vehicle Rental Tax- (Ticket#FD-1374)

Opportunity:

Rental managers in Anchorage, Alaska would like the option to apply a Municipality-specific tax charge on the rental of motor vehicles. Anchorage requires the collection of an 8% tax on the rental of motor vehicles with a 30-day cap of $240 for trucks, vans, and RVs or a $120 cap on all other motor vehicles.

Solution:

We have added a“Charge Municipality of Anchorage Tax” field to the Model Dashboard's edit page, which allows users to associate the specific MOA tax charge to all Machines of that particular model. We have also added a new “Charge Municipality of Anchorage Tax” check-box on a Rental Contract, that when selected, will charge the specific tax rate on the Rental Contract. This box is auto-selected when a contract is created but can be overridden by the user.

       

Issues Resolved This Sprint

Email Error-(Ticket #FD- 1412, 43338)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users were experiencing an issue when trying to email Sales Order PDF documents to customers where the contact record contained an email address but no contact name. In this scenario, the Flyntlok user received an error and the email was not sent.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed.

Rental Date Error-(Ticket #FD-1392, 43317)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users were having an issue when trying to manually type in the start date of a Rental Contract, rather than using the date picker. In this scenario, the page would error out and users were then redirected to an error page.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok users will be able to type out dates without having to break the keyboard stride.

Fixed Asset vs Rental-(Ticket #FD-1409, 43350)

Complaint: 

Users were experiencing issues where sold Machines were able to be added to a Rental Contract via the "Actions" button of the Machines Dashboard.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. We have removed the ability to select the "Rental Contact" button from the Machines Dashboard when the machine is in a "Sold" status.

Point of Sale PDF Page Spacing-(Ticket #FD-1424, 43411)

Complaint: 

When an item's description is lengthy, the generated PDF document from the Point of Sale moves the entire item line to a new page, creating an awkward formatting issue. Flyntlok users have requested that the unnecessary extra spacing be removed from PDF documents generated from the POS.

Cause/Correction:

We have updated the Point of Sale PDF allowing item descriptions to be broken up between two pages.

Purchase Plan not Respecting Combined Item Quantity-(Ticket #FD-1428, 43376)

Complaint: 

Users reported an issue when they were adding an Item onto an existing Sales Order where that Item already had previously been added to the SO and where they merged the two line items into one. In this scenario, the Purchase Plan would only account for the original Line Items' order quantity and did not reflect the updated merged quantities.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Purchase Plans will respect the combined quantity set from the Point of Sale.

Work Order Deposit not Populating onto the Final Invoice-(Ticket #FD-1432, 43444)

Complaint: 

Service Managers were experiencing an issue when applying a deposit to a Service Work Order where, the deposit was not auto-populating onto the final invoice.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. The deposit will auto-populate on the final invoice.

Customer Invoice showing Warranty Pricing-(Ticket #FD-1443, 43481)

Complaint: 

Users were experiencing an issue when trying to invoice a Work Order with both Warranty jobs and Customer jobs. The customer invoice that was generated displayed costs on items associated with Warranty jobs when they should show up as $0.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. All the warranty jobs, parts, and labor are included on the customer bill at $0 cost and $0 list.

Rental Contract Final Invoice-(Ticket #FD-1455, 43507)

Complaint: 

Rental Managers were experiencing an issue when closing a Rental Contract, where the Contract had been fully paid for on a previous invoice including all fees and charges, Flyntlok was still generating a final invoice for $0.00.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Flyntlok will close the Rental Contract and no additional invoice will be generated.

Sold Machines Report-(Ticket #FD-1464, 43520)

Complaint:

Users were running into an issue when attempting to see how many of a certain Machine Model their company has sold, from the Sold Machines report. The report was excluding results due to a max capacity set at 15,000 results per page.

Cause/Correction:

We have increased the results limit of the Sold Machines report to 25,000.

(And kudos to you folks for selling more than 15,000 machines.)

Sparks Orders Are Not Showing Available Stock-(Ticket #FD-1460, 43549)

Complaint:

Salespeople were having issues with Customer Sparks Orders not displaying the Stock available to transfer from other branch locations.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. Spark Orders will display available stock from other branch locations. This information will be indicated by the (*) icon in the item line's QOH box.

Deposit Discrepancies after Multiple Transactions -(Ticket #FD-1454, 43505)

Complaint:

Ok, bear with us here as this is a confusing bug: If a user took a Deposit (e.g. $50) on a Work Order then the Customer has a balance of $50 (since the WO is still in progress). Then you later go and sell a part to the Customer for $30 and you apply the payment using the “Deposit” payment type. The balance for the Customer should now be $20 since you just used part of their earlier Deposit for this sale. Later you go and finalize the invoice for that original $50 Work Order. The Customer should only have a balance of $20 now, but the invoice for the Work Order was still showing the original $50 deposit. Later you find out the Customer owes you $30!

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. The Work Order will now know if the deposit was partially (or completely) used on a separate transaction.

Inaccurate Time on Timecard Report-(Ticket #FD-1469, 43543)

Complaint:

Service Managers were seeing a discrepancy between the timestamps displayed on the service technicians' "Timecard" Report and the actual Work Order.

Cause/Correction:

Fixed. We have addressed a timezone error on the "Timecard" report. Flynlok was incorrectly displaying clock-in/out times in the Alaska standard time zone regardless of the company location.

(Lesson learned: World does not revolve around Alaska.)

CRM SMS Message Error-(Ticket #FD-1487, 43578)

Complaint:

Flyntlok users were receiving an "Error Sending Message, Contact Flyntlok for Assistance" notification when attempting to send an SMS text message from the CRM Hub when there is an invalid phone number.

Cause/Correction:

We have updated the message displayed when attempting to send SMS messages with invalid phone numbers. (N.B. Flyntlok does not know if the number used is in service or is capable of receiving SMS messages, simply that the number/format was not valid.)

Last Release Notes

August 2nd, 2023 Release Notes

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CRM

CRM Customer Google Reviews Page-(Ticket # FD-462, 463, 458, 470, 461, 467)

Opportunity:

Sales managers would like to be able to view a list of customer reviews of their company that have been submitted via Google Reviews. This would allow Flyntlok users to track overall customer satisfaction better.

Solution:

We have added a new Reviews report in the CRM tab of your Left-Hand Navigation menu that will track and display customer reviews submitted from Google. This new report will allow users to view a full list of all customer reviews and the company's aggregated Google score, respond to reviews, and send an email or SMS message requesting a review of the company.

Flyntlok users will have the option to send an SMS message or email to customers, requesting they review your company via Google Reviews. This request can be sent out to an individual customer or a bulk customer list and provides a link to the Google Review page.

We have added a response column to the Reviews page, allowing users to respond to individual customer reviews or to view their previous response. N.B. Google only allows one response per customer review.

Leads

Last Updated Column -(Ticket #FD-1258)

Opportunity:

Sales managers would like to document the last attempt to contact individual leads.  This will help to verify the company is actively staying on top of new potential business.

Solution:

We have added a "Last Reached Out" field to the All Leads report. Flyntlok will update this field when an SMS text message is sent or when the lead timeline has been manually updated with a new event (e.g. added a Call Note).

 

Export All Leads-(Ticket #FD-1262, 42888)

Issue:

Flyntlok users have the option to export the All Leads grid to an Excel spreadsheet. Previously, the export action only exported the items contained within the grid itself, which is limited in the number of records it displays, rather than all Leads which met the filter criteria of the report.

Solution:

All Leads that meet the criteria of the grid filter will be exported, rather than the limited set the grid was set to display (e.g. 50 or 100 records.)

Purchasing

Distributors: Purchasing via Multi-Manufacturer Vendors (Ticket #FD-1205)

Opportunity:

Purchasers would like to purchase parts from Distributors that sell two or more Vendors' parts. They would like to quickly create a single Purchase Order with all associated Vendors' parts. Currently, Flyntlok does not offer a way to configure a Distributor to be associated with a part or configure a part to be associated with a Distributor, or aggregate multiple vendors under a single Distributor for purchasing purposes.

Solution:

We have added a new flag to the Vendor edit page, that will allow users to set a Vendor as a Distributor. When this flag is set, you will be able to associate multiple different Vendors to the new Distributor.

Our crack development team has also updated the “Create New Purchase Order” page to handle Distributors. When a Distributor is selected for a new PO, all of the Vendors that this firm distributes for will be aggregated for selection.

Special Orders Aggregated with Stock Orders (Ticket #FD-462)

Opportunity:

Purchasers would like to have Special Orders of parts combined with Stock Orders when trying to create a new Purchase Order. Previously these had to be handled separately.

Solution:

To handle a mix of special and stock orders we have added two new fields:

We have also added a drop-down menu item at the top within the “Use Recommended Quantity” that allows the user to choose between using just the “Recommended Quantity” or to “Use Recommended Quantity + Special Order Quantity”. When the latter is selected, the Order Quantity will add both SO and Recommended amounts to the Order Quantity.

Finally, if you expand the Item to review additional details (by clicking the arrow on the left in the grid), we have added information about the Special Orders within the drop-down.

Metric Overrides Now Manageable from Purchase Order Creation Page (Ticket #FD-1251, 701)

Opportunity:

Purchasers would like to be able to manage Metric Overrides when creating Purchase Orders. This allows them to stay on this page and quickly adjust the Overrides for many parts quickly and in one location. Previously they had to open separately the individual Item Dashboard for the part and from there they could amend the Metric Overrides.

Solution:

We have added a new Metric Override field to the Purchase Order grid. By clicking on the cog/gear icon within the cell of the Item, the user is presented with a dialog for setting the Override on that particular item. Setting a new Override will then adjust the Recommended Quantities accordingly.

Rental

Handling Alaskan Rental Tax on Short-Term Lease-(Ticket #FD-1203)

Opportunity:

Rental managers in Alaska would like the option to apply an Alaskan-specific tax charge on all Rental contracts, with a duration under 90 days.

Solution:

We have added a new “Charge Duration Tax” check-box on a Rental Contract, that when selected, will charge a specific tax rate on the rental. This box is auto-selected when a contract is less than 90 days, but can be overridden by the user. Further, if the original contract was for greater than 90 days (and where this box was not selected), but the customer ended up terminating and finalizing that prior to 90 days, then the user is prompted about whether they would like to add that tax back onto the invoice upon closure.

The addition of this field on a contract, and the specific rate charged, are environment-specific settings. If you would like assistance with setting up this feature, please contact your friendly Flyntlok Consultant for assistance.

Demo Flag on a Rental Contract-(Ticket #FD-1262)

Opportunity:

Rental managers would like a way to flag a Rental contract as a Demo, to more easily differentiate from other contracts.

Solution:

We have added a new "Is Demo" check box to the rental contract's Additional Details page. This check box will now designate the Rental Contract as a Demo and display this information from the top left corner of the contract.

Please contact one of our affable Flyntlok Consultants if you would like assistance in setting up this feature.

Service

Remove Discount from PDF-(Ticket #FD-1213, 42699)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested the ability to remove the discount field from the Work Order Estimate PDF.

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the Flyntlok Settings page, which will allow administrators the ability to hide the discount field on the PDF generated via a Work Order Estimate.

Customers

Prevent Default Customer from Having Special Orders on a Sales Order -(Ticket #FD-935, 42007)

Opportunity:

Salespersons would like the option to prevent a Default Customer from having Special-Order parts on a Sales Order. (Flyntlok allows firms to set a Default Company as a customer that will auto-populate in the Customer Tab of the Sales Order that is generated when you select the quick create icon  from the blue top bar.) Users have asked that Flyntlok not allow Special Order parts to be available on a Sales Order.

 

Solution:

We have added a new setting to the Sales section of the Flyntlok settings page that allows administrators the option to prevent the company's Default Customer from adding items requiring a Special Order to a Sales Order.

Inventory

Retail Labels-(Ticket #FD-1206, 42700)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users would like to print retail labels for inventory items, that will display the part number, item description, list price, and a barcode that scans as the item number.

Solution:

We can now customize the display of the item's retail label. Please reach out to the ace Flytnlok support team if you would like to edit the display of your retail item labels.

Machines

Equipment Fields-(Ticket #FD-1266, 42902)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have requested additional information be added to the machine dashboard to record the machine's: fuel type, license plate number, and license expiration date.

Solution:

We have added three new fields to the new Machine Editing page and the Machines Dashboard view. Flyntlok users will now have the option to record and edit fuel type, license plate number, and license expiration date.

Issues Resolved This Sprint

Vouchers/JE's not Transferring to QuickBooks if more than 1 Account is Credited -(Ticket #FD-1197, 42621)

User issue:

Flyntlok users are having issues where Journal Entries and Vouchers are not transferred over to QuickBooks if more than one account is credited.

Resolution:

When posting a bill to QuickBooks Online, only the Accounts Payable account can be credited. The issue here is if a Journal Entry is created with more than one credited account, the entry gets submitted successfully but is then unreconcilable. We have updated the QuickBooks settings, and going forward Journal Entries being submitted with multiple credited accounts will fail to successfully post. We have also added an error message, that will display this information to the user attempting to post the entry.

Vendor Logs on Vendor Creation-(Ticket #FD-1196, 42641)

User issue:

Users would like to see who created a particular Vendor. Currently, no logs related to Vendor Creation are viewable by Flyntlok users.

Resolution:

We have added Vendor Creation to the logging information displayed for individual Vendors.

Customized Percentage Fees Should Apply to Labor and Parts - (Ticket #FD-1209, 39678)

User issue:

Flyntlok users have the option to add an additional customized percentage fees (e.g. Shop Fees) to Service Work Orders. The problem is that when a job is set as Flat Rate, these percentage fees are only applied against the labor, not the part.

Resolution:

We have updated the Work Order billing settings. Going forward, all billings types will charge against parts added to service jobs when a parts fee is associated with the Work order. To update in-process work orders, you will have to remove the fee and add it back.

Machine Purchase Order-(Ticket #FD-1221, 42748)

User issue:

Machine Purchase Orders are not being referenced under the icon within related transactions from the Point of Sale.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Turn off Customer PO Setting-(Ticket #FD-1222, 42770)

User issue:

As a Flyntlok user, I would like the ability to turn off the Customer PO column of the Purchase Order's PDF

Resolution:

We have added a new check box to the Flyntlok settings page, allowing users to display or hid the Customer PO column.

Payment Received Date on SO PDF-(Ticket #FD-1198, 42678)

User issue:

Payment dates were not appearing on the Sales Order PDF when using the new EmergePay payment screen in Flyntlok.

Resolution:

We have added payment dates to the SO PDF.

Rental Insurance Date Format-(Ticket #FD-1230, 42802)

User issue:

Flyntlok users have requested that the customer insurance expiration date which is displayed in the header of a rental contract not include the time.

Resolution:

We have edited the expiration date display, to be formatted as MM/DD/YYYY.

Can't Add Company Logo-(Ticket #FD-1256, 42878)

User issue:

Flyntlok administrators have the ability to add or edit the company logo that will be displayed on company documents generated from Flyntlok. The issue is that Flyntlok currently does not support PDF file types for logos. However, it appeared that the file upload of a PDF  logo was successful, but then no logo appeared.

Resolution:

We have added an informational message that will alert users if an unsupported file type, such as a PDF, was uploaded.

Last Release Notes

July 6th, 2023 Release Notes

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CRM

Manage Contacts-(Ticket #FD-988/71)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok allows users to create and save contact information for customers . You can save contact information from the customer's dashboard, the point of sale, or the  CRM Hub. The issue is that there is currently no centralized place to view and edit a list of all contacts. This makes it challenging to manage contacts on a company level.

Solution:

The Flyntlok team is currently in the process of a significant update to our general Contact Management Capabilities. This release we created a new view that contains a list of all of a company’s contacts. From this new report you can filter for the individual contact and, when selected, you can edit the contact: Name, linked customer, email address, phone number, and associated tags. Flyntlok users will now be able to access the "Customer Contacts" from the CRM tab of the left-hand navigation menu.

Outbound Communication with Contacts-(Ticket #FD-991)

Opportunity:

Salespeople like to be able to easily communicate with their contacts from the list of all company contacts, but Flyntlok did not offer that capability

Solution:

When Flyntlok users select a specific contact from the contacts report, they will be redirected to the contacts information page. From here users can view past SMS messages and continue the correspondence. If a previously saved, valid phone number is added to the contact, any conversations with that phone number will be available to view.

History of Contact Interactions-(Ticket #FD-989)

Opportunity:

Sales managers often like to see a history of all interactions with a specific contact:

Solution:

Add a "History" tab to the contact's information page. On the Contact Information page for a specific contact, the History Tab will allow users to view a timeline of customer interactions. All Work Orders, Sales Orders, Rental contracts, and CRM leads created, and associated with the contact will be recorded on this timeline. Users will be able to manage the timeline by archiving individual events, Archived events will be removed from the default timeline and placed into a separate view.

 

 

CRM Machines-(Ticket #FD-978, 42165)

Opportunity:

When associating a machine with a new lead from CRM Hub, the associated machine's information is not displayed on the lead page.

Solution:

For associated machines: include serial, machine number, owner name, and the current status of machines.

Link back to All Leads-(Ticket #FD-1131, 42447)

Opportunity:

The new lead system of the updated CRM Hub offers a more efficient way to manage new potential sales. However, we have noticed there is no convenient way to quickly navigate to and from an individual lead page back to the All Leads report

Solution:

Add a link to the lead page that will redirect you back to the All Leads report. This new link will be displayed above the lead name in the top left corner of the page.

Sales

Signature Line on Packing Slip (Ticket #FD-815, 41558)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok offers users the option to generate a packing slip, from the Point of Sale, which will display the package's contents, delivery address, and customer name making it easy to identify during dispatch. The issue is there is currently no acceptance line on the packing slip.

Solution:

Add a signature line to the packing slip PDF.

Edit Invoice Detail Lines Block (Ticket #FD-770, 41452)

Opportunity:

The Item Type of “Note Items” are used to display information on an Invoice. When added to a Sales Order, the rate/amount set on the note item is not applied to what is debited to a pending payments accounts. Currently, if the list price of a note item is manually adjusted, this would result in the transaction being unreconciled in QuickBooks Online. The amount applied to Pending Payments needs to be the same as the Invoice Balance.

Solution:

Flyntlok added a restriction that will prevent Flyntlok users from editing the list price on invoice lines with Item Types that indicate the item is a note.

Buyer Acceptance Signature Line (Ticket #FD-641, 41012)

Opportunity:

At the bottom of the PDF, generated from the Point of Sale, is a section to record the buyer's acceptance with a signature line. The issue is Flyntlok currently does not offer a field to record a seller's acceptance. This can be problematic when dealing with a third-party service that requires both a buyer's and seller's acceptance signature.

Solution:

Flyntlok added a new setting to the Settings page that will allow Flyntlok administrators to add a seller's acceptance signature line to the PDF generated from the Point of Sale. Please contact a Flyntlok Consultant if you would like assistance in setting up this feature.

Quote Expiration Date(Ticket #FD-1120, 42417)

Opportunity:

When converting a Sales Order to a quote, Flyntlok requires users to set an expiration date for the new quote. This date is then displayed on the PDF generated for the quote. The issue is that Flyntlok currently does not show the expiration date anywhere on the actual Point of Sale page.

Solution:

Add a "Valid Until" field to the internal details section of the detail tab.

Payment Date - (Ticket #FD-802, 41523)

Opportunity:

The payment system currently displays the customer information as well as the date a credit card payment was applied to a Sales Order. However, the date is only applied to credit card payments

Solution:

Flyntlok now includes the payment date on all payment description lines.

 

Parts

Kit item Cost-(Ticket #FD-1034)

Opportunity:

Kit items allow Flyntlok users to sell a group of items at a customized list price under a parent item. When the Kit is configured, Flyntlok will take the cost of the sub-items associated with the kit and apply them to the parent item. The issue is if the parent item is sold with a cost set, Flyntlok applies both the cost set on the parent item and the sub-items resulting in transactions being unreconcilable in QuickBooks.

Solution:

Flyntlok removed the ability to set a cost on Kit type items and we now show an expected cost on the kit item dashboard.

 

Kit QOH(Ticket #FD-905, 41927)

Opportunity:

Salespeople find it helpful to see the available inventory for kit items, which Flyntlok does not currently offer.

Solution:

On the item dashboard Flyntlok now shows the potential kit QOH based on the quantities of the sub-items

Kit Cost Total - (Ticket #FD-638)

Opportunity:

When configuring kits, Flyntlok users would like to view the cost of all of the items making up the kit. This would assist in specifying a new price for the kit and to prevent losing money on kit sales.

Solution:

Added a total cost field, that will display the cost of sub-items added to the kit.

Cost Margin on Quick Kits - (Ticket #FD-982)

Opportunity:

When configuring Quick Kits from the Point of Sale, Flyntlok users would like to view the cost of all of the items making up the kit. This would assist in specifying a new price for the kit and to prevent losing money on kit sales. Currently, only the cost margin is displayed.

Solution:

We have updated the Point of Sale Quick Kit feature. The "cost margin" field has been renamed to "Profit" and we have added a new "Show Cost" check box. When selected, the total cost of all associated sub-items will be displayed.

Purchasing

Customer PO Number (Ticket #FD-975, 42148)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users are looking to clarify the "PO Number" column of the Purchase Order's PDF. Vendors are currently getting this field mixed up with the Purchase Order number.

Solution:

We have renamed the column, and will now display it as "Customer PO Number"

Service

Job Transfer Logging (Ticket #FD-1146, 42497)

Opportunity:

Flyntlok users have the option to transfer service jobs. You can choose to transfer the job to an active Work Order or generate a new Work Order. The issue here is when the option to transfer to a new or existing order is selected, the logs of the transfer will only appear on the original Work Order.

Solution:

We have added enhanced logging on job transfers. Action logs will now refer to both Work Order IDs involved in the job transfer and the log will appear on both Work Orders' action logs.

Flyntlok Reporting

Compact/Compress

Opportunity:

Flyntlok offers users a variety of different reports, accessable through the left-hand navigation menu. We aim to provide you with valuable insights and data through these reports. The issue is that there is currently no way to compress larger reports.

Solution:

We have added a new "Compact" button to Flyntlok Reports that will allow users to compress the grid view’s data within the report.

 

Issues Resolved This Sprint

Not showing reservation for rental- (Ticket #FD- 915, 41934)

User issue:

The machine's dashboard is correctly showing the status as RESERVED however it is not indicating the active rental reservation at the top of the page.

Resolution:

Added to top of the page for viewing.

Failed Scan Note- (Ticket #FD-936, 42015)

User issue:

On a Sales Order and using the "Scan Mode" option: If the scan fails, the error message will not populate until an additional item is scanned.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Converted Part Issue- (Ticket #FD-814, 41556)

User issue:

The "Create Record" button for the change orders allows for multiple clicks (i.e., button mashing). This in turn creates duplicate records of the change.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Machines Getting Marked to Not Allow Sale-(Ticket #FD-955, 42114)

User issue:

The Flyntlok setting "Models Sellable When Created" has been activated, however, all new models are set to not allow sale.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Copying Sales Order- (Ticket #FD-950, 42067)

User issue:

When copying Quotes and Sales Orders, the copied version is not retaining the list price of discounted items from the original.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Shopify Prices Not Updating-(Ticket #FD-957, 42130)

User issue:

The connected products in Shopify do not update prices without being re-saved from the Flyntlok Shopify interface.

Resolution:

Fixed.

CRM issue-(Ticket #FD-977, 42152 )

User issue:

On the CRM Leads page, when a customer clicks on a lead, the Lead Detail screen opens up a blank window.

Resolution:

Flyntlok users will be able to view the Lead Detail page for all CRM leads.

Rental Contract Available Machines by Location-(Ticket #FD-1000, 42201 )

User issue:

When creating a new rental contract, available equipment for rent at all locations is showing even when only one location is selected.

Resolution:

When filtering for a specific location, only the machines in that location will be displayed.

Assigned WO not in Mobile View-(Ticket #FD-1041, 42268)

User issue:

Work Orders that have been assigned to a specific technician are not displayed in the "My Work" section of the mobile view.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Customer PO Search-(Ticket #FD-1074, 42068)

User issue:

When searching for a customer PO number attached to a sales order from the prefix searcher and using the S? prefix, the attached Sales Order that contains that PO is not displayed in the search results.

Resolution:

Fixed

Update Pricing-(Ticket #FD-1067, 42324)

User Issue-

When selecting the “Update Item Pricing” yellow dollar sign icon from the Point of Sale, the sync operation fails to accomplish anything. the price is not updated and the user is not notified.

Resolution-

Fixed.

MFA Duplicate Key-(Ticket #FD-1108,42397)

User issue:

Flyntlok users that are set up with 2-step verification are receiving a "Couldn't send one-time password" error message when attempting to log in.

Resolution:

Flyntlok will now run a check to see if the old code is expired, and if so, delete the old session, and regenerate a new code.

Payment Visual-(Ticket #FD-1117,42418 )

User issue:

On the new payment system, when converting a Sales Order into a quote, and then reselecting the "actions" button: The "Delete" Tab is not populating correctly.

Resolution:

Fixed.

Machine Flooring-(Ticket #FD-1115,42407 )

User issue:

On the Machine Dashboard, if the Flyntlok user navigates to the balance sheet and selects the Liabilities or Flooring Links, they are directed to a Create New Journal Entry window rather than to that Existing Journal Entry.

Resolution:

Clicking these links on the machine dashboard will redirect you to the specific journal entry to view financial information regarding the machine.

Serialized Stock Core Items-(Ticket #FD-1123, 42431)

User issue:

When adding an item with a Core, where the underlying items are serial stock, the Sales Order will not close until the Core and Dirty Core are set to Inventory and the top-level part is re-added.

Resolution:

When an invoice detail represents a core, Flyntlok will not enforce traceability on it.

Deleting Sales Order-(Ticket #FD-1139, 42467)(FD-1140, 42359)

User Issue-

When a Flyntlok user deletes a Sales Order that is in pending status and is associated with a Special Order, the associated request/PO is not deleted with the sale.

Resolution-

Remove the option to delete a SO in Pending Status. Users will need to reverse the sale before the delete button can be selected.

Edit Title of Lease Agreement(Ticket #FD-1149, 42503)

User issue:

Flyntlok users have requested the ability to edit the title of the Rental Contract's "Lease Agreement" to "Rental Agreement".

Resolution:

 

Wrong Data-(Ticket #FD-1137, 42462)

User Issue-

Flyntlok user is seeing the wrong data in reports. Unknown locations and parts numbers are populating the item physical counts report.

Resolution-

Fixed.

Credit Card Fee Charge-(Ticket #FD-1137, 42462)

User issue:

From the new Gravity payment System, if the page is refreshed or canceled before the payment was made complete, it would result in duplicate

Resolution:

Fixed.

Saved Card - ( #FD-1162, Support ticket #Internal)

User Issue-

When applying a payment to a Sales Order using a saved credit card, Saved Cards are generating $0.00 payments versus the amount entered.

Resolution- Fixed

Unable to clock In (Ticket #FD-1168,42575 )

User issue:

Flyntlok technicians are unable to clock into service jobs assigned to themselves from the mobile view.

Resolution:

Add a new error message that will display when labor types have not been correctly configured.

Last Release Notes

June 14th, 2023 Release Notes

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