Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 11:02:37 AM by Edward Knittel
Dear Pawtracker™ users -
At the end of last week we updated Pawtracker™ to version 2.0 making the application better and faster. However, this week made even more changes and fixes to improve the entire application yet again.
When you talk - we listen. And we heard what you had to say about the new version. Namely, that we've made the process from reservation to check in a lot quicker. We've improved a couple of other things which is why we rolled out an update last night. Here are the updates and changes for the latest version:
Added the ability to log out user from manage screen by clicking green button
Added safeguards for location problems on void, post open invoice
Added auto logout on application error
Corrected code description field on invoice for discounts, packages, etc
Departure list report fixed
Grooming wizard bug fixed
Multiple pet switching views corrected
Should you have any questions, please contact us at support at kennelsource dot com
or 800-610-9054. We appreciate your business!
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Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 3:45:59 PM by Edward Knittel
Wow... first it was Ontario Canada that was considering a ban on pit bulls - labeling the entire breed "aggressive" - now there's word out of Clarksdale, Mississippi USA that local resident Rocky Jaco would like the City to consider an ordinance to ban the breed or curb their numbers.
Consider this gem:
Rocky Jaco says there's a change in the population of Clarksdale. Not a day goes by that the animal control officer doesn't get calls from people with complaints about Pit Bull dogs.
And although nobody has asked specifically for an ordinance to ban a specific breed...yet, City Attorney Curtis Boschert says the board may consider the idea.
And Rocky Jaco hopes that eventually happens, because those calls about pit bulls keep coming every day, and he wonders if it may get worse.
First, who is this Rocky Jaco? The article fails to mention whether or not he works for the City. I assume he does, because it's definitely inferred that he's the one who has answered the phone every day from people with Pit Bull complaints.
Secondly, I love it when people talk like this. I want to take everything they're blaming on these defenseless animals and replace "Pit Bull" with "shooting" or "guns" or pick a human race (dog breeds are like races)... when you do that, their arguement loses all merit and sounds completely ridiculous. Case it point, I've replaced some key words from the article with my own [in brackets]:
Most people know about [Chinese], because they're often [fighting]. They've become frightening to many people... and in the town of Clarksdale... they're getting a lot of attention these days.
Rocky Jaco says there's a change in the population of Clarksdale. Not a day goes by that the [local authorities] doesn't get calls from people with complaints about [Chinese].
And although nobody has asked specifically for an ordinance to ban a [race]...yet, City Attorney Curtis Boschert says the board may consider the idea.
And Rocky Jaco hopes that eventually happens, because those calls about [Chinese] keep coming every day, and he wonders if it may get worse.
Lets hope Rocky Jaco doesn't get his way.
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Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 10:51:01 AM by Edward Knittel
We're very pleased to announce that Pawtracker™ is now version 2.0! This new version is a shift from 1.0 and all of the changes and fixes leading up to this moment. Version 2.0 corrected and improved upon nuances throughout the application as well as adding some new features that will pave the way to the next update.
Please review the following list of the updates, enhancements and bug fixes for this release:
Added Package Code for packages
Added the ability to check in directly from make appointment for non boarding services
Removed circular buttons for add service - now use only one small green add button
Corrected Clock In and Clock Out time to show current time in drop downs
Updated different required vaccinations for each location (multiple location clients)
Corrected discount calculation in transaction detail report
Improved search functionality by making the keyboard "Enter" button work
Added estimated charges in house
Global open invoices / global post
Grooming notes / global notes copied on reservation
Improved history grid date filter
Open invoices and balances to show invoices for all locations
Optimized in house view in clients page - not longer times out
Corrected PawPay payment time stamp
Point packages can be set to global to be made available at all locations (multiple location clients)
Added post date on invoices
Fixed rapid check in/cancel/no show
Removed confirmation step for add new pet
Removed confirmation step for add new client
Updated pet visits report
Changed Default dates on report filters to current date and month
Export transactions opens in new window
Fixed Item bug
NEW Pawtracker subscription expiration reminders
Along with the updates, fixes, and changes we have also added a number of new features that we are sure will make the software even better and hopefully more useful to you. One of the first things that you'll notice right away is that the log in page has had a face lift. We've redesigned the log in screen so that it may be customized for your business. For instance, the Pawtracker™ logo can be changed to your own logo! From the Mange section choose "Application Settings" from the bottom the list on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on the Pawtracker™ logo and upload your very own.
We're also very excited to offer FREE document upload and storage to all of our clients. Each location is allocated 5MB of data storage that can be used to lighten the paper load in your offices. Use the document upload (which is located on the Clients section of the application) to store agreements and pet vaccinations or any other client specific information that you would need quick access to from anywhere in the world. You can also track how much space you've used from the Manage section under "Location Management". File upload is restricted to Microsoft Word files (.doc) and Adobe PDF. Additional storage space is available for a small monthly fee. Please contact someone from our team if you need more space.
One of the last changes that we have made is to enforce the user limitation that we have had in place from the very beginning. Each location can have a maximum of four (4) users logged into the application at the same time. It's very important to remember to log out of the application when you are done using it to make available your slot. Simply closing the web browser does not log the user out of the application. To make this easier, we have added indicators next to user names (Manage > User Management) which show who is currently logged in. Additional users can log into the application at the same time for a small monthly fee. Please contact someone from our team if you need to increase the number of simultaneous users.
As always, to our supporting clients, we thank you for choosing KennelSource for your pet care technology needs. And to those of you who may still be thinking about using Pawtracker™ for you kennel needs - now has never been a better time.
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