EasyFMD Revision History

1.0.8.0 (22 October 2020) 

  • Resolved minor issue with mixed case Computer Names

  • Resolved intermittent unhandled exception error that caused connection pooling issue on Firebird databases

1.0.7.0 (12 October 2020)

  • Solidsoft

    • Now supports Solidsoft R7 using API version 2.1

    • Improved handling of uploading large volumes of packs to National Hub

  • Arvato

    • Now supports Arvato API version 4

    • Manual Entry button is now only available for Dispense

    • Improved handling of notifications received from National Hub

    • Improved Hub Change Password option

    • Added option to download updated Credentials Certificate from National Hub

    • Added option to export the stored Credentials Certificate

  • Scanning Packs

    • Count of Packs and Products Scanned has been reorganised

    • When a GTIN is scanned, it's product data details will be refreshed at least once every 30 days

    • Added hyperlink to show National Hubs web help page for the operation code returned (for those National Hubs that provide such links)

    • Dispense Prescription now fixed for Spanish National Hub

    • Added Print Grid option to both Dispense Prescription and Return To Shelf screens

    • Validate Batch now always shows a warning if a duplicate scan is performed, irrespective of the Input Devices >> Allow Duplicates Scans setting

  • Scanned Log

    • Added Show National Hub Help option to right-click menu, to show National Hubs web help page for the operation code returned

    • Added View Upload Attempts option to right-click menu, to show how many times EasyFMD attempted to upload the pack details to the National Hub

  • Product Data - Layout updated to allow more Wholesaler information to be displayed

  • Scan Raw Data

    • Handling of PPN codes has been enhanced

    • Now shows the date and time that the barcode was scanned

    • Print option added

  • Input Devices - Fixed issue with configuring conveyor belt

  • System Options - TLS settings can now be changed if necessary

  • System Information - Proxy Server details can now be configured

  • Configuration Wizard - Improved to set more defaults from the user's windows settings

  • Grids - When a grid is sorted, the caption of the column(s) used to sort are now displayed in red

  • EasyFMD can now be run in the following languages, as well as the default English

    • Български

    • Español

    • Français

    • Polski

1.0.6.0 (16 October 2019)

  • Improved token handling for connections to SolidSoft National Systems

  • Scanning Packs

    • Added facility to record a Job ID against each batch of items scanned

    • Added Job Report button to allow the list of scanned items to be printed, grouped by Product Code and Batch Number. This report can also be retrieved retrospectively by right-clicking on an item in the Scanned Log

    • Added facility to print and scan an Aggregated ID

    • Aggregated jobs will now be sent (as recommended) as a single bulk transaction where appropriate. User can still choose to send as multiple single pack requests (if required)

    • Improved upload to National hub to prevent possible throttling if there are a large number of transactions to be uploaded retrospectively

    • Manual Entry

      • Button is now only visible for operations supported by Arvato API

      • Allows for optional batch number to be entered. Whilst product code and serial number are mandatory for all manual queries, use of the batch number better facilitates inter market queries

    • Arvato NMVS notifications are now displayed. You may need to go to System Options to accept Terms & Conditions and/or to change your password in countries where these are mandatory

    • The total number of packs at the bottom left hand of the screen will be displayed in red if any pack scanned in the job returns a red response

  • Product Data

    • Fixed occasional issue when no wholesaler details were returned from the national hub

    • More meaningful message now displayed if pack scanned does not exist on national hub

  • Wholesalers

    • Added new Validate Batch option

    • Added new Bulk Jobs option for use with aggregating batches

    • When exiting the system the user will be informed if there are any Bulk Jobs still awaiting responses from the national hub

  • System Options

    • Screen layout redesigned

    • Added new options to System Settings tab

      • Enable Printing Of Job Report

      • Enable Aggregation

      • Allow Input Of Job Reference

  • Fixed Dispense Prescription to handle special characters correctly on Arvato hubs

  • Changed Input Devices >> Configure Labels to allow a specific printer and paper size to be selected for label printing

  • Head Office Upload improved to prevent possible throttling of the head office server if there are a large number of transactions to be uploaded

  • Scan Raw Data now also shows the breakdown of the application identifiers for the item scanned

  • Netherlands, France, Belgium/Luxembourg, Romania, Poland and Spain now added to list of supported National Hubs

1.0.5.0 (26 March 2019)

  • Added facility to handle a National Hubs 'use and learn' phase

  • Updated to use Arvato API version 3 (so some new functionality available that was not previously available in v2)

    • Product Data is now available

    • Manual Entry option is now available on appropriate screens

  • Barcode Scanner

    • Added Keyboard Wedge configuration wizard which checks if your keyboard wedge barcode scanner is configured correctly to adhere to the EMVO specification (28 February 2019)

    • Improved handling of GS1 special characters

    • On system start, if the currently defined serial barcode scanner is not detected, the user will be prompted to select from a list of serial devices

  • Scanning Packs

    • Now reconnects to the National Hub automatically when something is scanned after a long period of inactivity

    • Users will be notified once a day if their license file is due to expire soon

    • Now displays the '&' character correctly if contained in product description

    • Screen layout adjusted to better cater for lower resolution monitors

    • Added facility to print list of scanned items. Right-click on the scanned items and select the 'Print Grid' option

  • Scanned Log has been updated to show the total number of scans per device

  • Label Configuration

    • System now allows for a different label printer to be associated with each input device

    • Label size now needs to be defined

    • The Printer Dialog screen is now displayed when printing labels, to allow the user to select any non-standard options that are associated with the printer (e.g. rotate 180 degrees)

  • System Options

    • Added facility to Disable Automatic Updates, so that users are not automatically informed when an updated version of EasyFMD is available (e.g. corporate environments)

1.0.4.0 (7 January 2019)

  • System Options

    • Now allows for Arvato Credentials Certificate to be installed either as a machine certificate or as a user certificate

1.0.3.0 (17 December 2018)

  • System Options

    • Added facility to change text displayed on Dispense button

    • Arvato Credentials Certificate can now be imported into the database

    • Added facility to configure Alert and Prescription labels

1.0.2.0 (16 November 2018)

  • Scanning Packs

    • Product name now displayed on all appropriate screens (if available from NBS)

    • Additional Green, Red, Amber image now displayed for all scans

    • Option to print a label when an Alert is raised

  • Additional optional columns available on Scanned Pack Log screen

  • United Kingdom and Czech Republic now added to list of supported National Hubs

1.0.1.0 (18 October 2018)

  • Scanning Packs

    • Added new optional 'Toast' style notifications

    • Added option to disable duplicate scan warning

    • Added support for PPN/PZN codes

  • Additional optional columns available on Scanned Pack Log screen

  • Updated list of Operation Codes

  • Added new menu option Scan Raw Data

  • Arvato NBS now supported

  • Added initial translation support for different languages

  • Added option to auto start/stop conveyor on screen open/close

  • Fixed some minor profile issues

  • Iceland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta now added to list of supported National Hubs

1.0.0.0 (5 June 2018)

  • Initial general release of EasyFMD