To keep HireTrack NX at the forefront of rental management software we are constantly monitoring how the production industry is changing and listening to our customers about how their businesses adapt. We regularly update our software to respond to these industry developments by adding new features and enhancements. The rest of this page is generated automatically from our development schedule, and as such publishes all the significant improvements to HireTrack NX since its release.
HireTrack NX version 3.1.270.x - Coming soon
Crew Planner (Enhanced) - can now display data for multiple crew selectable from a checklist box that is auto-populated [4,839]
Crew Planner (Enhanced) - creating a task for a person allows user to change who that person is [4,840]
Will default to the selected (highlighted) person in the checklist box.
Crew Planner (Enhanced) - Global View. Collapsing job row indicates on that row for each day if there are any shifts booked [4,843]
So if the Collapse All rows button is clicked the user can see at a glance which days has something going on
Crew Planner (Enhanced) - now displays Legacy Jobs. [4,841]
Enhanced Crew - Personnel allocation form now has checkbox to include Pencilled offers in the availability figures [4,852]
Enhanced Crew - Personnel allocation form now has drill down to show what someone is doing if Availability < 100% [4,851]
Clicking in the cell pops out a form with all the shift dates and with information about other job booking (Pencilled or Confirmed) or crew tasks. On days where someone is available there is the option to quickly mark them as Unavailable for that day or to undo such a mark if already set.
Equipment Lists Availability GANTT chart - option to view Subhires split into the date ranges of equipment lists they service [4,829]
An option to toggle the view of subhires so that instead of, say, 1 long 3 month subhire bar, show it as the multiple lists that it is allocated to, so coloured as a subhire, but with the rental dates, the allocation Qty, and both the subhire and rental refs.
Also, when toggled back to the current view, order the display of the rental lists so that they appear immediately under the subhire that is supplying them.
General Returns - Traffic light indicators added so that users know if a Return / Check In is complete [4,835]
Operations Note - efficiency enhancements added to prevent delays when switching away from a Note to another form [4,830]
new framework designed to inform "traffic light showing" forms that they have to refresh their traffic light display if changes to the traffic light status of the Ops Note has changed. This will reduce the pause experienced by the user in the older design when leaving an ops note to view another form
Operations Notes - View menu introduced, allow user to toggle how they would like the new style multi-notes column displayed [4,844]
Returns Note - Column indicating how many units were subhired in for each row [4,827]
Useful to know how many returning need to go back to a supplier
Subhire Allocations - the Quantity that can be allocated to multiple Rentals is no longer cumulative taking returns into account [4,828]
Now a 3 month subhire can be allocated to many more rentals as the date range of the rentals are used to determine if the Qty allocated is back in time to allow a Qty to be allocated to another rental. More useful for Global Subhires, but applies to Job Subhires too.
Subhires - "Hide Fully Allocated Shortages Indications" checkbox result in short lines NOT being red if they are fully allocated [4,832]
Even though the availability figure is global to the entire list, if a line is fully subhired then it can't be short and the is no need to draw attention to it, allowing the user to focus on other shortgages
Subhires - an extra button in the Unit Price field allows user to pop up details of most recent prices paid from suppliers [4,831]
Options include how many most recent prices to see and if to focus on current supplier or all suppliers
HireTrack NX version 3.1.269.x - Coming soon
*BETA* Support for oAuth2 (Modern Authentication) when using Gmail to send or receive Email [4,825]
Enhanced Crew - Reconciliation form now allows the Append to POs raised elsewhere on the job [4,823]
Equipment List -scrolling through the list now has improved performance [4,858]
Support for oAuth2 (Modern Authentication) when using Office365.com or Outlook.com to send or receive Email [4,824]
Support for TCP/IP compression [4,826]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.268.x - Coming soon
Class Transfers - Add button to Class Transferred Qty column in the Ops Note to allow user to undo Qty Class Transfers [4,744]
Clone Job Form - preferences for Pricing Options are now remembered [4,763]
Crew, Skills & Attributes - notes are hidden if empty, prohibiting notes to be added in the future. [4,758]
Enhanced Crew - Display job STATUS next to Job Ref so that its easy to see in the Crew Planner Cancelled Jobs with crew bookings [4,774]
Equipment List Editor - new column added for managing General Notes, Warehouse Notes & viewing images of equipment [4,765]
Users can enter non client facing notes here that the warehouse staff can view on Operations Notes (cf. enhancement #4745)
Inventory Book - Audit page. Option to improve performance added [4,748]
Turing off "Display Consumables & Sales Notes" is 12 x faster. The column gets hidden too. Default is on and it's sticky
Useful for customers with a slow server, particularly if they are only filtering data for reporting purposes
Invoice Wizard - Crew Summaries (for enhanced crewing) sorting extended to include extra levels of organisational logic [4,722]
By Area (Title) - groups and sorts by Area Title, Crew Role, Crew Cost Centre(Labour, PDs, Travel, Overtime)
By Area & Cost Centre - groups and sorts by Area Title, Crew Cost Centre(Labour, PDs, Travel, Overtime), Crew Role
By Crew Role - groups and sorts by Crew Role, Crew Cost Centre(Labour, PDs, Travel, Overtime)
By Cost Centre - groups and sorts by Crew Cost Centre (Labour, PDs, Travel, Overtime), Crew Role
Operations Notes - Add a Search facility for types and barcodes [4,723]
Operations Notes - Line Notes expanded to include Warehouse Eqlist Line Notes and Images of Equipment Types [4,745]
Purchase Orders. It is now possible to "recreate orders", allowing charges to be lowered and an existing PO rebuilt with these [4,737]
Applies to Subhires, Legacy Crewing, Transport and Misc Costs
QBE - extra "Current" params added: CurrentInvoiceParam, CurrentOrderParam,CurrentTransportParam,CurrentCrewParam [4,720]
QBE - option for hyperlinks in results grid added. [4,719]
Two display options: the raw URL or a "Click Here" link. Example code:
C.URL AS URL_Website,
'mailto:' + C.EmailAddress AS URL_Email,
'https://www.hiretracknx.com/' AS "URLCLICKHERE_Best Rental Software"
FROM Company C
ORDER BY C.CompanyName
Report Builder - major upgrade from v20 to v22 [4,753]
For versions enhancement feature list see https://www.digital-metaphors.com/download/pdf/NewFeatures.pdf
Sales Order for Rentals. Now offer predictive stocklevels for the rental stock based upon the Sales Order Required date. [4,769]
if the Sales Order's List Mode is set to 'Buy Rental Equipment with this Sales Order' then Rentals for linked rental types that start AFTER the Required date for the order include the Qty ordered in the availability checking
System Info Form - Memory Monitor now displays richer, more accurate RAM usage details [4,764]
Working Set RAM now excludes Shared memory, e.g. dll usage that Windows or other apps use
Virtual RAM, i.e. the absolute demand that NX makes on memory, regardless of whether all of that is in physical RAM is now displayed. If Virtual RAM is significantly higher than Private then HireTrack NX doesn't have enough memory available to it for optimum performance.
System memory details are also shown in summary.
Transport Book - option added to specify an on site Contact by selecting a person from the Address Book [4,701]
Per transport request but located on screen in the Notes etc box
Transport Book - option to check or change the details of a delivery/collection address [4,700]
Extra button added to the cell editor for this column
User Images - options for Admins or Users to link multiple, classified images to their profile for use in reports etc [4,699]
Implemented by the My HireTrack page or in the Configuration Book's Users page. Images can be classified as Signature, Passport photo etc
HireTrack NX version 3.1.267.x released on 17 July 2023
Job Cloning - option added to re-price Booking options according to current price schemes and unit prices [4,662]
Operations Notes - new line Notes data column added. [4,661]
Allows users to make notes about each record processed.
Planner (Crew page) and Crew Planner - Creating new Tasks allow for repeating the event and including multiple participants [4,664]
Functionality is similar to that offered by Google Calendar. Deleting or editing a specific task that is part of a “linked list” cascades the changes forwards.
Prep-Packs - option to clear down a freeform Pre-Pack and rebuild another is now available from Global Returns [4,660]
Workflows - Can now be assigned to Warehouse Operations Notes and be invoked from a new grid column or scan (if appropriate) [4,659]
If assigned to an ops note workflows can be assigned from a new column. If targeted at barcodes (rather than types) a scan invokes the Workflow Wizard; otherwise simply click the green arrow
HireTrack NX version 3.1.266.x released on 4 May 2023
Config Book - Users. Can now filter users by Active, Non Active, Admin and Restricted [4,619]
Date formats - Users can now specify a Regional Date Format to determine how dates are displayed within HireTrack NX [4,628]
If HireTrack NX is being supplied to users via a "cloud service" then, until now, users in different regions would see dates represented in the format for the Region (e.g. United States) that the cloud or RDP server has configured.
The "My HireTrack" and "Configuration Book | Users" forms now each user to be assigned their own Windows "region" to control the display format of dates.
Enhanced Crewing - crewing completely rewritten to provide a modern, flexible and comprehensive user experience. [4,616]
The new Enhanced crewing provides a familiar ‘Spreadsheet’ type editor utilizing the standard spreadsheet controls like drag fill, copy, paste and multiple cell selecting allow the fastest possible way to provision crewing for the job.
The system is based around a cell being a shift – with each shift offering detailed breakdowns for Crew Pay, Crew Charges, Expenses and Accommodation options.
The spreadsheet layout is further enhanced by adding inbuilt editors for shift related information such as crew positions, crew selection, contact management and ordering.
Whilst each job can be handled through its own interface in the job book, A global editor is available that allows the booking of crew across multiple jobs and the ability to see what work is outstanding for each job.
In addition, a Calendar style display is provided to view a personal perspective for jobs and tasks.
For more info see https://www.hiretracknx.com/manuals/client/online/index.html?enhanced_crewing.htm
Generating extremly large invoices can timeout. [4,036]
Spelling Dictionaries can now be loaded from exe subfolder [4,663]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.264.x released on 26 July 2022
Contacts - position - changed to a drop down list to avoid unnecessary duplicate with different spelling [4,496]
Crewing (Crew Types) - these can now be set to "Retired" in the Configuration Book [4,524]
As such, they no longer appear in searches & and drop down controls. For legacy crew bookings Retired Crew types will still appear correctly on the Crew page of the Job Book
Email templates expanded to support email addresses by name or by tag [4,497]
Help and Support | System Info | Memory Monitor - memory usage data can now be exported [4,501]
Improvement to memory usage on Remote Desktop Servers. [4,500]
Job Book - extend Narratives to area as an extra tab on the General Page [4,526]
Allows users to include rich text in job related reports. The page allows users to pick from pre-defined Job Narrative Templates or to simple free hand craft there on document.
The data is stored in a new table, JobNarratives.Narrative. This table links to Jobs.Jobno via JobNarratives.xJob
Late Returns - Add an editable Notes field to the grid so that users can account for why the item isn't back yet [4,573]
Late Returns Disposals - add a menu option to apply a Charge (Job Expenditure) only [4,572]
Logistics book updated to show quantity in repair, so that shortages can be prioritised [4,554]
Narratives extended to support being used as QBE parameters [4,488]
Narratives for QBE's [4,494]
Prep Note - Option (Rule) introduced that (safely) removes the prompt to Return as item that is currently Dispatched [4,527]
Price list import fails for certain text encoding methods [4,493]
Subhires - date fields either side of the availability dates enabled to assist with scheduling subhires collections and returns [4,574]
The enabled field has no more functionality other than to allow users to enter dates when they expect to either collect & return the subhired items, or receive them in and have them collected. It is anticipated that the dates will then be used in data out displayed such as reports or web apps to assist warehouse and transport managers with scheduling subhire logistics.
To assist with clarifying the purpose of these fields the availability date fields have been re-labelled from 'In' and 'Return' to 'Avail From' and 'Avail To' respectively.
Workflow QBE's extened to support additional run time parameters [4,489]
Workflows enhanced to allow external data to be read in workflow QBE's [4,495]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.263.x released on 31 January 2022
Accounts Integration - Option to have Invoices and Orders export handled for different Accounts Packages [4,416]
In the Config Book, Accounts Integration option you can now specific if an listed Accounts Package, e.g. Sage (Desktop) or Zapier can handle Invoices or Orders Only or both Invoices and Orders.
Address Book Tidyup extended to support Email addresses. [4,468]
API engine added to program (see Config book) to enable future direct integration with third party apps [4,498]
Config Book - Import Manufacturer's Sales List Prices [4,415]
A third import option, "Sales List Prices" has been added to this module. It allows you to import regular price list updates from your manufacturers/suppliers. The facility uses the MPN and Manufacturer's name to locate Inventory Sales types and update them with your buy in price and you charge on price; and because it doesn't depend on the Description in HireTrack there is an option to update your Type Descriptions from the import sheet (in CSV format that can be edited in Excel) should your Manufacturer have renamed them.
The facility also contains options to Delete/Retire obsolete Sales Types or generate a Standard Inventory Import Sheet from your Sales Import Sheet should the latter contain new lines that are not currently in HireTrack NX.
Inventory Book - option to search for types by Manufacturer's Part Number, with improved display in search results [4,433]
Particularly useful for Sales stock, especially when importing sales lists and part numbers are not found.
Also when searching my MPN or TypeCode these fields are displayed as a first column in the drop drop grid and the description in the second.
Inventory Book - ROI Page. Eight new fields displaying the Invoiced Totals for equipment types have been added. [4,457]
Inventory Book - Usage Bookings tab - hyperlinks added to columns that display Job and Equipment lists [4,429]
Allows user to quickly open the Job or the rental list
Invoice Editor - Ship To Presets. [4,422]
Late Returns - Diagnostics mode added for returning, allowing advanced insight to records that will not return [4,426]
Narratives - Rich Text that can be assigned to Inventory Groups as well as templates for Section header narratives [4,421]
This new feature allows Narrative Types (e.g. Cutting Instructions For Drapes or Packing Guidelines for Lights) that can be assigned to Master Categories, Categories and Types. Each assignment can contain unique text, so a Narrative Type like Packing Guidelines for Lights can be assigned to both Parcans and Moving Lights, each with different instructions. These Narratives would print out on reports.
This feature also subsumes and extends the v262 feature Equipment list section headers support rich text Narrative insofar as you can also define Templates for section headers in the Configuration Book and select them when editing the narrative in an equipment list.
Subhire Pack Notes - Provide better indication for Remaining column where value is 0 on Outstanding tab [4,436]
Warehouse Book - Late Returns. Option to show/hide Repairs lists [4,430]
Workflows - a new module that provides for the creation of custom questionnaires and instructions that can be presented to users [4,419]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.262.x released on 1 November 2021
If a barcode is on a Job Loan then if the logged in Warehouse is not the Home Warehouse then the Loan is returned after being job returned; if the logged in Warehouse is the Home Warehouse the Loan is returned and received back in after being job returned
INI startup settings can be passed on the command line as JSON string [4,320]
The new switch /MetaData supports any valid INI file setting being passed by the command line e.g
Inventory and Equipment List - Add option to Exclude specific equipment from being Marked up on a list [4,176]
Gives great flexibility for pricing
Inventory Book - added ability to hide types by visibility e.g retired. [4,332]
Inventory Book - enhancement to Country of Origin control and ISO information [4,241]
The Country of Origin control has been enhanced to allow the user to type or select from a list of Known countries.
Some of these countries will then also compete the ISO code.
'Algeria','Andorra','Australia','Bulgaria','Canada','China','Cote d’Ivoire','Croatia','Cyprus','Czech Republic','Estonia',
'Gibraltar','Hong Kong','Hungary','Iceland','India','Israel','Japan','South Korea','Lebanon','Lithuania','Macedonia','Malaysia',
'South Africa','Sri Lanka','Switzerland','Thailand','Tunisia','Turkey','United States of America', 'Mexico','United Arab Emirates'
Inventory Book - Merging complex types can lead to database timeout. [4,327]
Timeout setting exposed to user to allow them to choose a longer timeout.
Inventory Book - Refresh facility added via page control Button and F5 menu option [4,206]
Useful, in particular, when data is updated via server side triggers
Inventory book - ROI page now indicated if additional income may have been generated by composite master/priced alias [4,331]
Job Book - Crew. If a PO for a Crew member has been raised FOR A COMPANY, then other Company raised POs are not available [4,096]
Late Returns - cancelling disposal information dialog [4,377]
Late Returns grid - Expand All/Collapse All buttons [4,376]
Operations Note - Location popup displays Default type location [4,333]
The location popup previously only displayed the locations of barcodes. Now also displays the default location for a type.
Operations Notes - Rule added to force the Next Warehouse Operation to auto-process when the form is closed [4,187]
Pre-Packs. Roadcase types can now designated as Pre-Packs, allowing case barcodes auto prep collections of contained equipment [4,219]
Prep Note - Option to modify the Qtys in the components and to adjust the barcodes in composite barcodes added [4,227]
Allows users to make last minute changes to what gets Prepped in a composite. Achieves this by makes background changes to the equipment list. Rule based and will be fully documented in a knowledge base article
Prep Notes - Scan barcode on a Job Loan to new job on with loan from donor offer option to auto-process loan return and dispatch [4,185]
Prep Notes - Scanning barcodes on a Job Loan to job on from donor site, offer user option auto-process loan return and Prep [4,186]
Prep Notes - Scanning barcodes on a Job Loan to new job on borrowing site - offer user option to Keep barcode and auto-process [4,184]
Purchase Order - Allocate incoming invoices [4,316]
Incoming invoices can now be allocated directly within the purchase order as well as via the job finances page.
QBE DateTime parameter picker extension to display a DateTime picker if desired. [4,279]
QBE Extensions - Allows specific areas of the program (Availability GANTT and Planner) to show customisable extra information [4,177]
QBE Menu mode allows greater flexibility with Quick Data [4,409]
Restricted Users support [4,385]
Restricted users are users that can only access specific jobs or their own jobs. Ideal for giving freelancers access to some, but not all jobs.
Return & Check In Notes and General Returns - Rule "Warehouse Feedback On Return" added [4,218]
This Rule replaces / upgrades the "Job Loans Warning On Return" Rule. Options are:
'No Feedback', 'Feedback With Sound', 'Feedback With Visuals', 'Feedback With Sound & Visuals'
Visual Feedback takes the form of a moveable, embedded "info panel" that displays the last barcode scanned, its type, it's last job/loan against a colour coded background: if the barcode's Home Location matches that of the logged in Warehouse then the background colour is white; otherwise the background colour specified for the Home Location warehouse in the Configuration Book is used in order to indicate that the barcode is not at it's Home Location.
Sales Orders - Have the "Show Hidden" option in Popstock display Never visible types to they can be purchased [4,286]
Add an extra Visibility option in the Inventory Book called Retired which if assigned means that Type is never visible anywhere in NX apart from Inventory Book. Change the "Never (Retired)" option to just "Never", and if editing a Sales Order make the "Show Hidden" option include "Never" as well as "Optional"
Stock Check Book - Summary Page would benefit from a "colour key", similar to Logistics Book [2,978]
StockCheck - Added confirmation of edit mode on non-active stockchecks [4,366]
Testing Book - add Category filtering for Testing & Servicing page [4,141]
User Interface - Custom Branding [4,239]
Enhancement to allow use to load their logo in to empty form's page.
User Interface - Form close extended to form navigation panel [4,240]
It is now possible to Close the current form using the Close button on the left hand form navigation panel
Warehouse scanning sounds can be set by user without accessing Windows control panel [4,336]
Accessing the Windows control panel to set sounds was an inconvenience for users working on a remote desktop, especially in Application mode.
The sounds can now be assigned from within the program.
HireTrack NX version 3.1.260.x released on 4 December 2019
Disposals - provide option to set a Disposal Reason in all 'Stock Out' interfaces. [4,085]
Inventory > Items > Barcodes List page now shows a 'Disposal Reason' field (read only from this page)
The disposal reason can be manually selected from the Repair or Stock-Out screens, and the available options are:
'Not Specified' | 'Class Transfer' | 'Beyond Repair' | 'End of Life' | 'Lost' | 'Stolen' | 'Sold' | 'Sales Order Returned'
Equipment List - when changing dates warn user if there are any linked Crew, Transport or Subhires [4,102]
If an EQList has either a Sub-Hire, Crew Request or Transport Request allocated to it, when you change the dates for that list a pop-up reminds you that dates for anything allocated may also need to be updated.
Equipment List - when changing Status extend the Status manager popup to display linked Subhires as well as Crew & Transport [4,103]
If an EQList has either a Sub-Hire, Crew Request or Transport Request allocated to it, when you change the status for that list the Status Manager will automatically appear.
This will allow you to change the dates for anything allocated at the same time if you wish.
Hints (Tooltips). Ensure that these display long enough for users to read all the text [4,117]
All rollover hints remain visible on-screen for 30 seconds if the mouse cursor remains in the same place. (Previously some hints would hide after 4 seconds).
Inventory Book - Items Page: Addition of new fields and hyperlink functionality [4,083]
Inventory > Items > Barcodes List Page: New layout design with additional 'Asset Management' information fields. Also added functionality in that clicking on a Job Ref / EQList Ref / Ops Note Ref will open it.
Job Book - Add option for financial defaults to be pulled from the Main Venue of the job rather than the Client [4,115]
Job Book General Tab now has 'Financial Defaults' drop-down. If this is changed to "Use Venue" then the Job's 'Main Venue' company is used when looking up financial defaults. (Tax Address | Extended Price Scheme | Rental Discount | Invoicee on invoices raised | Commission Rates).
Job Status Orders - Make it possible to set the "display order" of Statuses in drop downs. [4,053]
Software Config > General > Database Lookups - An additional column 'Display Order' has been added to allow control over the order in which Job Statuses appear to end users.
JobBook - Advanced Venue Commission. Add column for Additionals and alternative way of calculating profit margin [4,114]
Changes made to the Advanced Venue Commission feature:
Column Added for Additional Charges. Option added to treat Commission as either Cost or Revenue Deduction for profitability.
Repair Book - provide option to Quote for losses including a sample report. [4,082]
The report will appear on the menu of the Inventory Book, Warehouse Book and Job Book and will be auto-installed by the 260 upgrade DML
Repair Book - provide options to bill for repairs or disposals as a Misc Cost on the Job linked to the repair entry [4,075]
Repair Book - Re-design service card for repairs and services for a more intuitive and user friendly workflow [4,076]
Report Builder 20.0 upgrade - New major update to the reporting engine in HireTrack NX [4,054]
Many Enhancements to the reporting engine
Full information here
Warehouse - Late Returns. Provide facility to Dispose and Charge for items (Qty or Barcoded) that have been lost [4,078]
Warehouse Book - Add "Items By QBE" tab that allows users to view barcode details via QBE Views and Smart Searches [4,091]
Give warehouse staff the option to see the same information on barcodes as is available in the Inventory Book, but with the option of doing this via QBE views. So for example, users can quickly see all barodes "Missing From Warehouse" or all barcodes on a specific Job.
Three example QBEs are supplied and user security for access and data editing applies.
Warehouse Book - Late Return Page. Provide facility to Stock Out un-returned kit with option to charge on to customer [4,084]
Users can now complete the warehouse operation and then remove from stock and the create a "losses" Misc Cost on the Job that can be invoiced to customer
HireTrack NX version 3.1.259.x released on 4 September 2019
Class Transfers - extend Audit / WHAudit StockManageOperation values so that these records can be identified in reports etc [4,043]
Config Book - Users. Provide option for Admin to be able to create a new user password without having configured email [3,846]
Inventory Book - Doing a Warehouse Transfer should set the Current Warehouse to the Home warehouse [3,754]
Invoice - Make "Due Date" editable if user has permission [4,029]
If an invoice need to be raised well in advance of an event and terms are payment 0 days but "before" the rental, then it can "appear" to be overdue when it isn't. Allowing the Due Date to be set gets around this problem.
If checked then when an item is booked and Reminders will be in the same Category as the selected type; when unchecked the Reminders keep their own Category.
The default behaviour in HireTrack NX before this feature was added is to always "Bind Reminders".
Repair Book - option added for scans to automatically return items to stock and the repair completed [3,996]
Implemented with a "Scans Return To Stock" (state remembered per user). So if this is checked then if scanned barcode is found it's repair is found and closed. A popup edit control keeps count of how many have been returned in a session and popping it up lists the barcodes and their types.
HireTrack NX version 3.1.258.x released on 14 August 2019
Job and Logistics Books - Class Transfer facilities [3,994]
Introduces the ability to move stock between Rental to Ex-Rental or Sales to Rental via Sales Order Lists, Rental Lists or non job specific Class Transfer Lists
Logistics Book - New option for Global Sales Orders. [3,993]
Global Sales Orders allow stock to be ordered without being linked to a job. A Global Purchase order is can be raised for the order.
Operations Note - Custom Columns option as per the Equipment List Editor introduced [3,990]
Users can specify column orders and the visibility of the optional columns available to the different incarnations of operations notes
Planner and GANTT Chart for Availability - Control added that allows user to select performance over precision [3,997]
Highest precision aligns the start of bookings to the nearest hour but makes scrolling a busy Planner/GANTT quite slow; High Performance aligns the start of bookings to the nearest half day but allows the fastest scrolling of a busy Planner/GANTT
Repairs - The repair status is now populated via an editable lookup table so more statuses can be added via Config Book [3,995]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.257.x released on 13 August 2019
Equipment List Editor - Custom View of columns, for visibility and position introduced [3,872]
Feature complements existing Misc and Movement column functions and is persistent (stored on a per user basis). Options available also respect the type of equipment list being edited (Rental, Subhire, Sales list etc)
Equipment List Editor - Flagged field added to allow users to mark records that need attention [3,871]
Equipment List Editor - optional columns for Extra Costs and Anticipated Subhire Costs added [3,876]
Allows additional costs to be anticipated before subhires are raised or additional services bought in, thereby allow more accurate profitability to be predicted. Works in tandem with new Advanced Venue Commission facility
General Returns - Add "Progress" column to upper grid that popup up display of the return status of equipment lists [3,814]
Enables user to see which lists are completed for Return and Check In
Global Dispatch - Possible to allocate Prep Bays to "Loads". [3,992]
If any Prep Bays have been allocated then the barcode scanned must be been assigned to one of Prep Bays for the current load. This allows a "phased dispatch" to be rolled out.
Inventory Book - Types Page. New field "HSN" (Harmonized System of Nomenclature) added [3,890]
Supports international standards for commodity and tariff codes
Job Book - Clone Jobs Wizard allows user to select specific lists and subhires to be copied to a new job [3,874]
By default all lists are selected.
Job Book - Finances. Advanced Venue Commission form added offering greater control over anticipated and actual costs [3,873]
Per Equipment List commissions, Estimated Costs for each cost centre and 6 charts giving clear visual indications of profitability
Job Book - Quoting. Option to limit the generating of Quotes if above a specifiable value (income) [3,875]
Rule specifies the default limit for each currency, which is then copied to each job when created. User permissions define who is allowed to raise the limit to higher levels on a per job basis
Operations Notes - Auto-correct errors when Movements field value is greater than previous stage rather than raising an error [3,544]
QBE Integration Book - upgraded to support Zapier [3,976]
Integrating with Zapier allows HireTrack NX to integrate with over 1,500 applications such as Xero, Quickbooks, SalesForce see https://zapier.com/apps for a complete list
Subhire Wizard - Rule for displaying costs and entering final cost for each line being subhired [3,877]
If set then three new columns will be visible in the Wizard:
Anticipated Cost (sourced from new Anticipated Subhire Costs column in Equipment List)
Default Cost - the cost from the Supplier as set up in the Inventory Book
Actual Cost - what will actually be used on the Subhire
Testing Book - Upper grid on Testing & Servicing page can be sorted by column header click if less than 1000 records loaded [3,902]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.256.61 released on 19 February 2019
Equipment List - Add menu to refresh Replacement Values and Weights [3,802]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.256.59 released on 17 February 2019
Database management - rollout a more robust framework for securing exclusive rights to commit writes to the server [3,783]
General Returns - Add option to print as well as export problem scans and their details [3,788]
General Returns - implement a data caching framework that eliminates the need to reload ops note data with each scan [3,784]
General Returns - Introduce a "Kept" column to help users identify which barcodes have been not returned to their home location [3,787]
General Returns - Introduce a progress bar for better feedback to users when scanning in a busy environment [3,785]
Programme interaction - ensure Windows doesn't treat client as not responding during busy database activity [3,794]
Server Busy LED indicator [3,800]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.256.x released on 27 November 2018
Barcoded Composites Flexibility - options to allow components to return early or late or to even temporarily detach them [3,602]
On Return notes it is now possible to scan back a component barcode before it's master barcode is back (scanned). Additionally, a component barcode can be reverse scanned (removed) after the master barcode has been scanned. This sets special flags against the items that can be viewed in the new editor interface for composite barcodes in the Inventory Book. This editor can also be used to "detach" a barcode from it's master so that it can go out on job independently without completely losing the link, allowing it to be reinstated when its back from other duties
Config Book - Access Rights. Six features that have required Admin status to become user specific. [3,559]
Previously, permission to access certain features in HireTrack was granted by making a user 'General Admin'. We have now separated these features into their own permission option, which means you no longer need to make a user General Admin for them to be to able to:
Lock / Unlock Jobs,
Override Testing restrictions when dispatching items,
Audit Trail manual edits,
Send Data to Support,
Invoice/Order Wizard - Save Default Options.
Config Book - Company Details page. Add a "logo" field for reports [3,741]
Allows all distributed reports to automatically show a logo on Quotes, Invoices etc. Also allows users to change logo on all their reports by just editing this field.
Config Book - Equipment List. "Alias & Reminders Zero Pricing Method" added [3,546]
If you set a Reminder or Alias Part as zero charge in the Inventory, or if you are working with Priced Aliases, there is now a rule to select how these 'zero charge' equipment lines are dealt with on an Equipment List:
(Either Unit Price added as 0.00 and ChargeQty is 1, or Unit Price is normal price and ChargeQty is 0).
Config Book - New Active Directory Wizard to import AD users' credentials in to HireTrack NX [3,656]
If your company uses Microsoft Active Directory when users log onto their computers, certain user information can be imported from AD to HTNX and user credentials can be dynamically linked between the two.
Credit & Cancellation Notes - Prompt to credit full amount [1,473]
When raising a credit or cancellation note, you will now be asked if you want to fully credit the original Invoice / Order. If you click 'Yes' the wizard will auto-populate the Credit Now field for the full amount. If you click 'No' you can enter the desired amount (in the same way as you did before this update).
Crew Page - display charge and cost totals in each Crew Header [3,538]
Email Service - Error notification on login. [3,621]
If there were errors when trying to collect Incoming Email from your mailbox, you will now see a notification when you login.
Equipment List - Option for "Read Only" access in security settings now implemented [3,706]
It is now possible to give a user 'Read Only' access to the Equipment List Editor.
Equipment List - record who changed records and when and make this data available as option columns in the grid [3,560]
Within the Equipment List Editor grid you can now expose two new columns:
"Last Modified By" which shows the HTNX user that last modified a line of equipment, and "Last Modified" which shows the date the modification was made.
Equipment List Editor - Availability display for Freetext lines is now blank rather than zero to avoid confusion [3,578]
General Returns - Support "Case Code" scans for codes that originate from barcode strings [3,761]
If a case code is generated from a barcode scan at Prep (Auto Roadcase Handling "rule" is on) then it is now eligible to be scanned (or entered) from the General Returns page, returning everything in the case is a single step. The option to turn this on is set on a per user basis in the security and features configuration area.
Inventory Book - Add safety testing fields (SWL and Manufacture Date) [3,539]
Two new fields added to the Inventory Book: SWL (Safe Working Load) for Types and ManufactureDate for Items.
Inventory Book - allow composites to be edited regardless if any of them are currently out on a Job [3,530]
When processing components, Ops Notes now use the Equipment List composite definition rather than the Inventory definition.
This means editing a Composite Definition within the Inventory Types page is no longer restricted if examples are still 'on-hire'.
Inventory Book - Eq Type and Visibility filters now multi select rather than single options [3,740]
Users can now select multiple 'Type' or 'Visibility' options when filtering the Inventory > Types page.
This enables users to view say all Composites and Aliases, or to exclude all types with visibility set to 'Never (Retired)'.
Inventory Book - ROI. In reporting parameters Job Types to be excluded now include "Unassigned Job Types" [3,677]
Invoices and Orders - Improved performance of raising large documents for better user experience and to reduce lock timouts [3,534]
Invoicing. When a part invoice has already been raised offer an option to use the original Qty not the difference Qty [3,655]
If Qty of 10 Widgets book and 50% invoiced. Then 10 increased to 12, subsequent invoice can either display a Qty of 2 or 12
Job Book - Eqlists Page. Early Returns sub grid introduced offering direct enhanced managing of equipment back before schedule [3,595]
Any dispatched equipment lines that have also been returned before the expected 'Back' date are shown in the Job Book, where they can be processed onto an Early Return list.
Job Book - Eqlists Page. Late Returns sub grid introduced offering direct enhanced managing of equipment not back as scheduled [3,596]
Any dispatched equipment lines not yet returned after the expected 'Back' date has passed are shown in the Job Book, where they can be processed onto an extension list.
Job Book - Progress form when opening jobs for the first time since HT Eclipse Upgrade [3,669]
If opening a Job for the first time since upgrading from HT Eclipse, a progress form now appears during the time consuming process it takes to upgrade. This prevents it appearing as if HT NX has locked up and is doing nothing.
Job Book - Security. Make Clone Job button's functionality subject to user rights [3,603]
The Clone Job feature can now be restricted for specific users via user-permission feature groups.
Late Returns - additional filtering by Column implemented [3,555]
Makes "Return All" more "focused" on target data
Login - allow users to use their Active Directory credentials to login 
Logistics - add option to preserve grouping in the upper grid when "problems" filters are active [3,562]
Allows users to continue to filter my Mastercategory or Category in the lower grid.
Max RAM Nag Rule - for Terminal Server environment have a max RAM per user setting and custom prompt if exceeded [3,619]
RAM is vital resource in a multi-user Terminal Server environment, particularly in a metered "hosted" platform, so users that unwittingly bloat memory usage may need to be prompted to close some forms if a configurable RAM usage by HireTrack NX is exceeded. Regardless of the RAM setting, the nag will only be displayed if HireTrack NX is running under Terminal Services
Memory Usage - Introduce a monitor for tracking HireTrack's memory usage [3,618]
Display results on Help & Support page. Useful for Terminal Server implementations, particularly on a "hosted" solution where RAM is limited by contractual arrangements
Operation Notes - Description column. For component lines, display how many are needed to make 1 composite master [3,642]
When staff are trying to fill a case with 1 composite when 5 have been booked, they can quickly see how many of each component needs to be scanned/counted.
Operations Note - Pending Barcodes popup now displays Type Description [3,556]
Helps users identify what's what.
Operations Note - Pending Barcodes popup. Right click menu now offers options to output barcodes to an importable list [3,631]
Two menu options:
Display Delimited Barcodes
Display Importable Barcodes - useful for generating barcode files for importing on another job.
Popstock - Option to not re-open Popstock after picking kit 
Popstock - add "Show Available Only" option and incorporate it and the "Short Shortages Only" in a single drop down selector [3,644]
For users that want to utilize available stock first. i.e. book something that will do the job rather than selecting a specific type that will need to be subhired in
Popstock - Checking 'Show Hidden' no longer clears existing search text [3,044]
Popstock - prompt user if they really want to cancel if there is anything in the Basket [3,571]
Prep Loan / Subhire Noted - add checkbox to make the Back Fill Wizard optional. [3,635]
In cases where user only want to Prep what has been received in, the Back Fill Wizard prompt can be an unnecessary interruption, sometimes leading to user error if loans and subhires "receive ins" are forced thru
Prep Note - add filter for "Locked Lines" so that these can be hidden from view, making it easier to work with the Note [3,638]
Prep Note Editor - Item Location Drop Down actions should be restricted by user permissions [3,591]
Prep Notes - Target Scanning. Selecting any line on a composite should target the package regardless of the barcode type scanned [3,632]
If a Composite is made up of Widgets, Wiggles and Woggles then if the master line or any component line is selected then a scan of a Widget, Wiggle or Woggle will be targeted at the appropriate line in the focused composite.
QBEs on File Menu - Support system parameters like ':CurrentJob' on forms that can supply the relevant values [3,482]
Please see https://navigator.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005107114-QBE-Automatic-Parameter-Support for more information
Repair Module - automatically fill service record with last equipment list when generating a new repair [3,541]
shortcut for users that obviates leaving this field blank
Repair Module - wrap "Return To Stock" and "Remove From Stock" in a transaction to maintain data integrity should server timeout [3,540]
Report Designer - add SQL Monitor to the Designer's Preview Form to help user design more efficient reports [3,535]
Report Email - Option to use precompleted filename or overtype filename for attached reports [3,672]
Reporting - Export To File under Terminal Services. Improve the time it takes to export to a remote local drive [3,627]
Reporting - RAP. Add "CurrentWarehouse" function to Code Toolbox, HireTrack NX collection [3,742]
Allow users to access the value of the CurrentWarehouse ID Calc tab code
Returns Note - Warehouse Mismatch form alerts user of it's presence by playing a Customizable Sound [3,630]
Returns Notes and General Returns - Warehouse Mismatch form needs option to remember choice for returns session [3,737]
Already does it without even asking in a Returns Note but prompts every time in General Returns. New checkbox on the popup form makes it a use choice in both scenarios and a red label on screen indicates the rule for the session thereafter
Rules - Warehousing. Option to set the default response when a use gets a Warehouse Mismatch prompt form [3,629]
Sales Cost Calculations Priority Rule - specify combinations of audit trail, sales orders and default purchase costs. [3,577]
Stock Transfer Lists (Rental & Sales) - These lists are a new type of Equipment List that move stock between Warehouse [3,572]
More powerful than performing transfers in the Inventory Book, and with full two stage warehouse operations for dispatching and receiving in, Stock Transfer lists allow multi-warehouse users to permanently move stock, from warehouse A to warehouse B, quickly and efficiently.
Unlike a Global Loans, this stock is not expected to return in the foreseeable future.
HireTrack NX version 3.1.255.x released on 18 May 2018
Addresses - Ensure that leading and trailing spaces on Company names are removed in server side trigger [3,475]
Equipment List Editor - Loans column for composites components. Allow Warehouses popup but hide Qty column [3,519]
Allows user to check availability of component types at other warehouses
Help & Support - Send Data To Support function. Enable users to carry on working while the data upload takes place [3,516]
Inventory - Editing Composites. Provide user with full (printable) details of what jobs and subhires are blocking changes [2,589]
snip of code for test / info display
SELECT E.Eql_Name, E.DateOut, E.DateBack
FROM "Sort" S
INNER JOIN SubData D
ON S.LineRef = D.EqlLine
INNER JOIN Eqlists E
ON S.Eqlno = E.Eql_no
S."Type" = 3624
Job Book - Eqlists Summary Grid. Totals for Price, Weight and Value pulled from Inc Quote selection [3,512]
Job Book - Eqlists Summary Grid. Weight and Value for each list displayed and subtotalled [3,511]
Late Returns - Add hyperlinks to Eq Ref and Job Ref column to allow easy opening on these forms [3,494]
Reporting - add Excel 2003 (XLSX) format to the export options [3,072]
Reporting - Print Preview. Report Performance Monitor added in the guise of a display of count of SQL executions [3,526]
Will give an indication as to potential design flaws in reports that take a long time to run
HireTrack NX version 3.1.254.x released on 17 April 2018
Add Permission Restriction to un-check Posted or Paid on Financial Docs [3,362]
Address Book - Company Usage Window should be much bigger to display information without left/right scrolling [3,392]
Address Book - full security added to all sub tabs in order to help users implement the requirements of GDPR [3,382]
Addresses some of the issues raised forthcoming EU GDPR regulations
Availability Checking - SQL that loads data for processing now 10 times faster [3,445]
Availability GANTT chart. Add option to force Late Returns entries to appear towards the bottom of the chart [3,239]
It can be tedious to scroll past loads of these to get to lists that are coming up.
Configuration Book - Email Templates. Make it possible to DELETE and RENAME templates. [2,180]
As well as introducing these improvements, the editing of Email Templates have other refinements to make the process more intuitive.
Configuration Book - Email Templates. Option needed to ensure that all new users automatically have access to a template [3,306]
"All Users" vs "Selected Users" added to the "Select Permitted Users..." drop down.
Crew and Transport - option to toggle all the "Inc Quote" checkboxes on and off for a Header by clicking column header [3,344]
Offers a quick way to "no quote" for all your Crew or Transport.
Dashboard - Grids support drawing colours [3,365]
Database lookups maintenance - improved performance by factor of five [3,252]
Will be particularly noticible when bulk updates on "register tables" like Hetype.nx1, Company.nx1 etc.
Email Addresses - option added to Config Book, Database Lookups to edit or delete un-linked email addresses [3,410]
Freely entered (un-linked to Address Book entries) email address can be managed from this new interface
Emailing - Incoming emails now tracked by HireTrack and automatically matched to email addresses and outgoing emails. [3,280]
Makes HireTrack NX a one stop shop for managing all correspondence about a job.
Equipment List - Movement grid, Barcodes popup form. Display the user that scanned the barcode [3,339]
Equipment List - hyperlink on subhires summary for line or list to quickly open or focus the subhire in of interest [3,316]
Allows for quicker navigation in the program.
Equipment List - New grid added to header displaying the progress of warehouse operations and all the warehouse operation notes [3,288]
Gives better oversight over what has been done for warehousing operations, particularly for users wanting to use the new "Quick Warehousing" facilities.
Equipment List - Option to preserve line discounts that deviate from the global discount when setting new target price/discount [1,868]
NX now introduces this as a Rule that is then copied to the Equipment List header to give full control over how line discounts are affected by global discount changes.
Equipment List - warehouse menu options moved to "Quick Warehouse" main menu to make functionality more obvious to users [3,277]
Equipment List Editor - add Subhires Summary popup editor for the list [3,315]
Displays all the subhires for the list, including Type Description and a hot link directly to the subhire.
Equipment List Editor - option to Ignore Late Returns to remove "shortages noise" [3,238]
If equipment is back but not checked in, the Late Returns component of the available checking algorithm can make a list going out TODAY look far worse than it is for shortages. Option to ignore Late Returns removes any contribution officially overdue kit is making to availability.
Equipment List Editor - Pricing dropdown needs a user confirmation to change because all the pricing on the list is affected [2,973]
Equipment List editor - security option to hide pricing information from users [3,279]
'Display Equipment List Pricing' option added to User security. If turned off, not only is all pricing information turned, but operations that can affect pricing like changing dates are turned off.
This option designed to facilitate the new "Quick" warehousing options introduced in release 3.1.240.x
Equipment List Editor - Unit Price column. Add button to give use the option to reset the Unit Price to the default for type [3,305]
Allows user to get back to the default daily price, which is particularly useful when you need to charge for a Warehouse Added item.
Equipment List Security - two new options to control who can edit Price Locking [3,257]
"Price Lock My Jobs Only" - users can only edit if they created the job
"Price Lock Any Job" - users can edit any job
If neither options are selected then no editing at all is possible.
GDPR - logging of user's IP address [3,413]
Global Returns - Option for "Single Stage Only" processing [3,241]
When this option is checked a barcode will only be Returned, not Returned and Checked In. This allows system to know that it's back via a fast "scan of the truck", and a proper Check In can take place later.
Help and Support area - option to upload data to support from the System Info page [3,283]
More convenient and less technically demanding than doing this task from the server.
This upload process also encrypts personal data the HireTrack NX database to help meet GDPR commitments.
Also gets around problem of the file server desktop not being available to many users.
Inventory & Prep Notes - Composite components gain a "NoAutoCountOut" flag that stops the type being processed with the master [3,401]
Excludes specific components from being processed by Quantity when a composite master barcode is scanned or when the user enters a Quantity against a composite line. This means that barcodes that you don't want to tie up in a composite barcode can then be scanned for the excluded component.
Inventory Book - Barcodes page. Display the last stock check "seen" date with user that did scan [3,260]
Inventory Book - Barcodes page. Move details to right hand panel and display barcodes in simple grid on the left [3,261]
Makes it easier to scroll through multiple barcodes
Inventory Book - Keep "Manage Barcodes" tab in sync with Equipment Type filter on the "Barcodes List" tab [3,264]
If filtering by a type then going to "Manage Barcodes" already selects this type.
Inventory Book - Keep Items page and Types page in sync on equipment type if Items page has no filters or just a Type filter [3,263]
So when going to the Items page, if there is no filter set or there is an active Equipment Type, set the filter to be the same as the current type on the Types page; similarly, if the Type filter is active on the Items page, then keep the Types page in sync
Inventory Book - ROI tab. Daily Usage graph added [3,346]
The inventory book now displays a graph showing daily rental and subhires usage for the "Get Usage By Day" function.
Inventory Book - ROI tab. Daily Usage now automatically displayed. No need for slow progress bar and button click to display [3,428]
Inventory Book - ROI Tab: Excel export to include Site name in the file name [3,338]
Exported data is now easier to reference.
Inventory Book - some lower areas of the Types page form are unavailable if a monitor resolution is 1050 or lower [3,361]
Job and Global Loans - requirement to be able to loan Consumables, particularly when some Rental equipment supplied with them [3,254]
Job and Global Subhires - Extend "Quick Warehouse" operations to include subhires [3,278]
Late Returns - Add user security to the "Process All" feature [3,349]
Control who is allowed to perform this action.
Late Returns - Return All. Skip Barcoded checked by default and confirmation feedback for including scanned items. [3,248]
Helps to prevent user unwittingly returning stock that should be properly checked with a scan.
Locator/Quick Operations grid now supports auto refresh [3,364]
Login Screen. Make form movable by dragging on border. [3,353]
MagicKeys - prevent user from "un-highlighting" the data in supported controls by single clicking in the editor to set a cursor [3,334]
If the user does this then "listening" apps cannot retrieve data from the control.
Operation Note - Option to show the text of Eqlist Notes by clicking on column header. Option should be "sticky" [3,227]
Operations Note - Introduce a "Select" column so that users can process a specific batch of items in a single go [3,333]
As an alternative to entering the Quantity against each line processed (e.g Prepped), users can use the selected column to specify which lines have been completely processed. A "Process Selected" button then operates on those lines.
Operations Note - make Composite masters and Priced Aliases more salient by displaying in bold and with deeper colour indicator [3,332]
Master lines are now displayed in bold and with a darker indicator colour.
Popstock - set the Smart Search box as the active control with blinking cursor in it so users can start typing straight away [3,368]
Prep Note - Strict Location Scanning option expanded to allow the transfer of scanned items to the Warehouse for the Job [3,405]
So if an item is officially located and stocked in to Warehouse 2 but is actually at Warehouse 1 and NOT on LOAN, by switching to "Transfer Item Locations" the barcode will be moved to Warehouse 1 and stocked out of Warehouse 2.
Prep Notes - Case Code drop down combo boxes also list case IDs that have been assigned to other Prep Notes for a list [3,251]
Thus making it easier for a subhire to be put into a roadcase that had processed on a Prep Local note. All roadcases on an equipment list are available to be selected.
Prep Subhires & Loans - warnings and prompt that block Prepping if previous stages not complete are replaced by Pre-Prep Wizard [3,343]
Shortcut that allows users to "backfill" all Subhires Arrived/Available and Loans Received via a handy Wizard popup form that now appears instead of a warning.
Prep Subhires and Loans: Flexible Roadcasing option displays non subhired/loaned roadcases and allows roadcase additioni [3,250]
With "Flexible Roadcasing" turned on Prep Subhires and Loans will see roadcase types that have been booked on a list without the need to subhire or loan them. Moreover, any scanned and "auto-added" roadcases will appear too. This allows subhires to be allocated to in-house roadcases.
QBE Book: Importing or Cloning a QBE append a unique reference number to the QBE name [3,385]
QBE Book: Saving a QBE now defaults to the QBE name as the filename (rather than no filename) [3,384]
QBE grid can draw data in colour [3,366]
QBE Module - add facility to publish QBEs to the File menu of all forms, allowing user to run them without going to QBE Book [3,363]
Assigning a "Form" to an QBE and a Reporting Group (if user security is needed) will allow users to run the QBE and get results from that form, with a simple grid interface displaying the data.
Rental and Sales Lists - Unit Discount Price column introduced [3,431]
Repair Module - barcode scanning support introduced to find and create repairs [3,242]
Report Engine and Designer - major update to version 19 is now compiled into HireTrack NX [3,450]
Reporting - Re-introduction of quick outputs to file for email, clipboard and export facilities from the print preview [3,304]
Returns and Check Ins - expose the Sections filter [3,325]
Helps users work on specific areas of a return.
Returns Notes - option to "Allow Case Code Scans" introduced to help speed up truck unloads [3,402]
Although cases cannot be guaranteed to contain what they did when dispatched, now and then it is useful to assume that everything is as sent and then just deal with anomalies at the Check In stage
Sage UK 50 Accounts Integration. New "system" QBEs installed, along with a new version of the Sage Connection DLL [3,324]
Sales Lists - Cost of sale fields added and populated for profitability statistics [3,233]
The above fields are only populated if new Rule RentalCostsAsMisc is turned off. In other words, both Rental and Sales costs will be written to Misc Costs if RentalCostsAsMisc is on; if RentalCostsAsMisc is off then both Rental costs (Prep and Usage cost) and Sales Costs are written to Eqlist.Costs and the three new Jobs costs fields.
Sales Lists - Current Cost and Anticipated Cost columns include Qty booked in their subtotals [3,429]
makes it easier to work out margins
Stock Check - if a stock check is active then when "On Job" items are Returned create a "seen" stock check record [3,335]
Although items on jobs are accounted for ins the Stock Check figures, when these are returned users are obliged to add these to the Stock Check in order to be considered seen. Automating this process saves time and removes the possibility of omission errors.
Stock Check - Summary Page. Barcodes list to show "In Repair" for Last Seen if item has been "seen" while in repair bay [3,319]
Helps user to understand why a stock checked item is still not on the shelf.
Subhire Editor - allocation window to have hyperlink to quickly open or focus the Equipment Lists in of interest [3,317]
Allows for quicker navigation in the program.
To help with custom GDPR requirements, the client IP address is new logged when a user logs in [3,371]
Warehouse Activities - Add traffic light indicators to lower grid to make it easier to see the Prep progress of specific lists [3,124]
Warehouse Book - extra "Overdue" tab added to Activities area (now renamed as Advanced Operations) [3,287]
Warehouse Activities (renamed as "Advanced Operations") now has three tabs: Pending, Overlooked, Overdue. The new "Overdue" gives an advance access to ALL late returns, rather than those up to just 7 days late on the Pending tab (needed for optimum performance)
Warehouse Book - New "Quick Operations" page added, giving simplified view of equipment list a customizable search form [3,286]
Levering the power of the in built generic "search form", numerous "views" of equipment lists that need processing can be displayed. Users can then quickly open a list and use the new "Quick Warehouse" menu to process various operations.
Warehouse Operations - critical issues when processing multiple barcodes no long block the processing of "good scans" [3,348]
Allows the good scans to just go through so that problems can be looked at later.
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 9 October 2017
Colour Helper added to the QBE editor [3,151]
Grids in general filter forms (i.e Jobs, Projects & CRM) can be coloured by data values [3,150]
Inventory Book - Items Page. Documents sub tab added so that files like LOLER certificates can be stored for items [3,155]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.253.x released on 27 September 2017
Emailing and Exporting Reports - now much faster as report no longer needs to generate data and pagination in the background [3,119]
Notes fields - now support tab key for more efficient text formatting [3,135]
Job General, Eqlist, Crew, Transport, Invoice, PO, Misc Cost, Address Book, Venue and Accounts Book have been enhanced.
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 7 September 2017
Carnet Ops Note > 'Pick Items' to display different value when no items exist [3,108]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.252.x released on 5 September 2017
Email Message-ID is now generated by HireTrack NX and recorded in EmailSentLog table [3,106]
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 1 September 2017
Carnet, Prep & Return Notes - scanning a barcode should use the selected record in grid if it matches the item's Equipment Type [2,942]
Give user complete control over which line is going to be processed and is particularly useful when list contains types that are stand alone and part of composites. If selected line does not match barcode type then normal allocation code will kick in.
Logistics Book | Planning - Zig-Zag for Type should show Item reservations and carnet assignments [3,059]
HireTrack NX version 3.1.251.x released on 27 July 2017
Equipment Usage figures - add "Job Types To Ignore" options to the user prompt for the Usage Report [2,939]
Error Reporting Diagnostics form. Option added to allow users NOT to include a screenshot of their desktops [2,876]
Although screenshots at the time of error are very useful in providing an insight into what a user was doing, this can compromise confidentiality, particularly in a multi-screen environment
Inventory Book - add interface to display usage / ROI details so that a report doesn't need to be run for this information [2,947]
Usage parameters, such as (smart, e.g. "Year to Date") date range, statuses etc are be stored, per user, so that the user doesn't have to keep selecting these (or even be prompted for them) when returning to this page.
Day by Day usage available as a drill down, exportable to Excel
Job Types to Exclude option added so that figures not distorted by internal or special jobs.
Inventory Book - Price Changer facility introduces, with embedded spreadsheet interface. [2,987]
Sell and Buy rate cards can be quickly updated via a powerful inbuilt spreadsheet interface. Data can be saved to Excel file and re-imported if required.
Inventory Book - Warehouse location (e.g rack or bay) support added for Items (Barcodes) [2,958]
when creating a new barcode this will default to the default location for the type
this information is also displayed in the new popup for the Remaining column in the Ops Notes, and in the Reserved Barcode popup.
Job Book Security - add option to only allow specific users to Confirm Jobs [2,952]
Keyboard/Wedge scanners - introduce a "control code" detection so the supporting forms give auto-focus to barcode editor [2,967]
Unlike COM port scanners, USB scanners that can only emulate a keyboard often create problems for users as before scanning the barcode editor on a particular HireTrack form has to have the focus. By checking for a control character, such as Ctrl + B, HireTrack NX can now automatically focus the barcodeeditor and get it ready for accepting the remainder of the scanned barcode.
Logistics availability: Add 'Simple Mode' giving Red/Green for Short/Not short status of equipment [2,654]
Operations Notes - add security feature to control who is allowed to do "Process All" [2,953]
Popstock Editor - Extra sub tab to show Additional Info, e.g. User Info, weights and dimensions etc [2,033]
Prep Note - Remaining column pops up list of available barcodes and their locations [2,975]
Prep Notes - Auto Split Case option introduced, allowing user to split and close all lines allocated to the active case number [2,851]
New button in the "Current Case" header control implements this functionality.
Repairs Module - Rule added to Config Book that set the default period for a repair [2,959]
Sales- Fully featured sales facility that runs in parallel with rentals in the Job, Warehouse & Inventory Books [2,739]
Long awaited enhancement builds upon existing frameworks and user interfaces, creating a seamlessly powerful extension to HireTrack's business tools
Subhire Wizard - "Default supplier" used for Types if assigned [2,904]
Subhire Wizard - Supplier per type subhired in added, allowing multiple subhires to be created in one go [2,988]
Subhires - can now have default "day rate" for stock, or day rates for specific suppliers [2,989]
Inventory Book now has Default Subhire Rate and Price Schemes assigned to equipment types. On the Extra Price Schemes configuration page you can now define "Acquisition" schemes that apply to Subhires and Sales Orders and these schemes can be linked to Suppliers in the Accounts Book. A Subhire or Sales Order will use supplier specific schemes if assigned.
Warehouse Book - Activities Page - introduce Job Title column when in Eqlists View [2,982]
Warehouse Book - Global Dispatch module introduced, allowing dispatches of multiple linked jobs via a simple user interface [2,943]
Warehouse Book - Global Returns. Options to open Operations Note or Equipment List from hyperlinks on these columns [2,935]
Once users have scanned in items and created Returns and CheckIn Notes, they can now open these from the lower grid by simply clicking in the Reference column. Same for the Equipment / Sales List
Warehouse Book - improve loading performance and usability by only retrieving late returns due back in the last week [2,966]
Warehouse Book - Late Returns page. Add facility to bulk return all records in the grid. [2,981]
For customers who have allowed the late returns to get out of control. The facility is security protected.
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 19 April 2017
Job Book - Misc Costs. For automated costs, which are normally read only, make the Inc Quote column editatble [2,866]
Users that have custom triggers to generate additional costs that normally need to appear on Quotes may have reason to turn the Inc Quote setting off
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 18 April 2017
Prep Notes - "Strict Location Scanning" option introduced to give control over whether barcodes in wrong location can be scanned [2,859]
Allows users to turn off a check that was added in .250 where if a barcode that was supposed to LIVE (it's "home location", not "last scanned location") at Warehouse A and was in fact being scanned on a Job for Warehouse B (even though it had not got there through a loan) would not be allowed through until a properly warehouse transfer had been performed.
HireTrack NX version 3.1.250.x released on 11 April 2017
Address Book - Venue form. Documents tab added so that extra information can be stored against a venue [2,820]
Config Book - General Details. Additional "Terms" fields added that use a Rich Editor to save formatted text [2,792]
Crew - Allocations window now groups together at the top the crew that match the "skill" requested for the booking [2,802]
Emailing - Report data tags. It is now possible for reports to pass data to custom "tags" in Email templates [2,840]
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52.x released on 17 November 2015
Inventory Book - Audit & Movements pages added options for Admins to create correction records [2,101]
Job Book - Finances tab. Added editor that allows users to control what job statuses are included on income and expeniture tabs [2,039]
Subhire Wizard. A facility to enable users to quickly raise subhires from the Logistics Book or an opened Equipment list [2,049]
Warehouse Activities - option for upper gird to display data from Equipment lists rather than jobs when in "Period View" [2,037]
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 9 September 2015
Inventor Book, Types> 'Jobs' page. Now Shows completed & future as well as active jobs and improve performance of this function [1,999]
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 27 July 2015
Job Finances Page - add grand (job) total footer row to Income & Expenditure tabs. [1,919]
Reporting - autosearch prompts boolean values should use drop down combo with TRUE/FALSE options rather than text entry [1,921]
Reporting - autosearch prompts that use datetime controls should be of same type as used throughout the rest of HireTrack NX [1,920]
Venue Commission - functionality implemented that allows applies a commission rate as a negative "Invoice On" cost on the Job [1,901]
Rule based: OFF, Manually Applied, Automatically Applied
If Manually Applied then button appears on Misc Costs page create/update record.
If Automatically applied then record is created/updated when printing a Quote All, visiting the Misc Costs Page or visiting the Finances page. The latter ensures that its there before invoicing.
Rates for commission set in Accounts Book and there is a rate for each cost centre. If all rates are 0 then the whole thing is ignored on the job.
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 14 July 2015
Accounts Book - bring up to date so that its controls and functionality is in keeping with rest of HireTrack NX [1,875]
Config Book - Kit Import. Exporting equipment should have an option to include stocklevels [1,878]
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 18 June 2015
Email - add BCC option [1,501]
Gantt Chart for availability - when opened from Eqlist should start on the same day that the availability for the list starts [1,838]
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 9 June 2015
Equipment List - add popup to the four "movement" columns to display / open the operation notes for the current line [1,834]
Operations Notes - display the Job Reference field so that its easier to ID what job the note if for. [1,836]
Operations Notes - make it possible to quickly clear all scans and quantities for note or for current line [1,835]
Warehouse Activities. Allow jobs to be searched for by Equipment List or Operations Note as well as Job Ref / Title [1,837]
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 1 June 2015
Availability - Gantt chart. Should indicate Qty back early so that availability figures more obviously square with chart figures [1,804]
Invoices & POs - if these documents are appended to while open then when activated they should auto refresh [1,779]
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 28 April 2015
Equipment List - Maker it obvious that availability checking is turned OFF if the end date for list is before NOW [1,766]
Inventory Book - add Active Jobs page to display all current jobs for the selected equipment type [1,757]
Job Book - implement option NOT to invoice a job to complete all the Invoice filtering options in the Accounts Book [1,762]
Testing Module - allow "test results" to be imported directly from a CSV file [1,769]
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 20 April 2015
Invoices and Purchase Orders - mechanism to allow user to open the originating cost center record for any document line [1,734]
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168.x released on 14 April 2015
Accounts Book - Now has a more sophisticated filter for monitoring the Invoiced state of jobs [1,711]
Job Book - Crew Tab - The allocations (equipment list, Crew) & Notes Windows now resizable for low res monitor/laptops [1,719]
Planner - Crew & Transport Page. Display customer name and delivery address on right hand panel [1,705]
Planner - Crew & Transport Page. Make it possible to open Job for here and land on correct page [1,704]
Repair Book - add a function (CleanFileName) that removes illegal characters from filenames created from data [1,715]
Report Designer - add function that allows the printing of the current logged in user's name [1,714]
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 12 March 2015
Command Line Switches - "DatabaseTimeOut' and 'ReportingTimeOut' to allow complex reports without affecting Db performance [1,649]
Database actions that cannot complete due to legitimate record locking or signals Now auto cancel before showing feedback [1,652]
Enhancement - Filter Items page in Inventory book by consignment owner. [1,647]
Enhancement - Equipment list to support Auto rename for emails [1,629]
Inventory Book - allow the Barcode Type (e.g. floating) to be changed [1,645]
Inventory Book - Audit Trail. Allow users to edit Unit Price and Date so that input mistakes can be corrected [1,639]
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 11 February 2015
HireBook Now support filtered printing of reports that work with the Repair Book [1,593]
Reports that retrieve data using custom SQL can now have their parameter based search criteria set via HireTrack [1,567]
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 27 January 2015
Anti-Fraud Module - now has Rule that controls if one or both anti fraud checks need to fail before an OVERALL FAIL [1,527]
Parameters are now possible in complex QBE's [1,464]
POs and Invoices - add functionality that appends reference to emailed file names [1,490]
Sage Accounts Integration - direct Invoices Export and Customer Account History now supported [1,526]
Warehouse Book - Activities page. For Jobs Loans show the Job Title in the Additional Information column [1,528]
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 23 December 2014
Cannot copy the Job Reference, Job Title or Job Dates into Subject Line of Email form. [1,165]
Cannot copy the main contact email address into the email form [1,164]
Day View - introduce an auto-refresh option with user defined interval so that warehouse staff can be kept up to date [1,452]
Inventory - make it possible to work out the income generated by barcodes scanned out as part of Priced Aliases [1,451]
Print Preview - make it possible to copy selected text to the Windows clipboard [1,433]
Transport Book - assigned equipment lists now show their Total Weight value [1,443]
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 13 November 2014
Inventory Book - make it possible to change the order of Priced Alias components so that they are appropriate for paperwork [1,312]
Inventory Book - Stock IN/OUT and Manage Barcode input forms should display Type and Barcode quantities [1,373]
Popstock - When expanding an Alias or Composite the appropriate sub tab should automatically be selected [1,343]
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 15 October 2014
Job Book grids - please add summary columns on grids that display financial data (eqlists, crew, transport, finances) [1,307]
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124.x released on 9 October 2014
Accounts Book - accounts export reports should prompt user to confirm setting exported docs as "Posted"` [1,259]
Job Book, Crew Page, Allocation Grid - checkbox columns should be toggled (select all / clear all) by title click [1,262]
Report Builder - introduce a "prompt" user interface that uses unbindable parameters in the report to generate input options [1,287]
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 17 September 2014
Crew Types - description length extended from 20 to 50 characters [1,243]
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 3 September 2014
Job Book - refresh button in top right corner of page control would be useful to update the current page being viewed [1,187]
Report Designer RAP passthru called ShowSectionFooters() allows eqlist reports to reflect the grid visibility of section footers [1,188]
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 3 August 2014
Warehouse Book - Activities page. Customer name added to "Additional Information" column [1,143]
Warehouse Book - Late Returns page. Make it possible to open Job from any listed type. [1,144]
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 30 July 2014
Inventory Book - Depreciation schemes need to cope with residual values, and percentage per year deprecations [1,138]
Job Book and Note Book implement "Main Venue" fields. Job Book also displays contacts for that venue. [1,140]
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 17 July 2014
Returns Notes - feedback for scans that were not dispatched for current list on should display the actual list they are on [1,087]
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 7 July 2014
Equipment List Editor - Add an additional Notes field for private information so that other notes can be for Client [1,083]
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 15 June 2014
Ctrl + D should paste current date and time into any active control on a form [1,044]
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 10 June 2014
Resource Allocator (Crew/Transport) - "scroll to.." search control added to make it quicker to find people/vehicles to allocate [1,040]
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 23 May 2014
Reports - Print Preview. Save the user's preferred viewing settings (pagination and page size) [1,001]
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 16 May 2014
Report Designer - RAP pass-thru added that allows the drawing of a line in a Details band if it is the last one on a page 
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 8 May 2014
Crew Purchase orders - need to be able to select different people at once and either PO individually or to a single company 
Exporting full report set no longer restricted to Admin 
Improvements to Import experience 
Reminders popup takes a long time to redraw when using Terminal Server. 
Reporting - add Watermark to all printed reports for customers in Trial Mode 
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 24 April 2014
Items | Manage Barcodes needs to show type stock level. 
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199.x released on 24 April 2014
Application and Installer need to be signed 
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 11 April 2014
Logistics Book - searching for Types should use smart search facility for consistency and ease of use 
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 31 March 2014
Config Book - Importing Inventory. Improve error checking with Sites and Warehouse definitions as entered on import sheet 
Error Handling - Add option to Help & Support page to allow "handled" (user friendly) errors to reveal full error log reports 
Inventory Book - "Power" field added to Types page 
Job Book - Autoupgrade all lists and set the job tax so that the Quote report totals are correct without editing anything 
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 19 March 2014
Subhires - allow allocations to equipment lists that are only Provisional. 
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 4 March 2014
Config Book - Database Lookups. Account Statuses setup needs a column to allow user to specify their own colours 
Link added to manually "popup" diary reminders 
Operations Notes - Process All ignores orphaned composite components. Shouldn't be any there worth adding for catch-all safety 
Undissmissed diary event reminder in the past are not displayed 
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 13 February 2014
Alias selection dialog indicates if Aliases of the wrong version have been found. 
Password emails now sent from admin account. 
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 3 February 2014
Report Designer. Saving a report with a new name needs to populate the new record with the custom fields from the source record 
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 29 January 2014
HireTrack NX has been run through a memory profiler to check for leaks prior to release and anything found has been fixed. 
Increase user password security 
Job Book - Costs page. Purchase Orders raised should be displayed in popup in Actual Price field 
See original job costing balsamiq to verify nothing else missing.
Job Tax Address - changing this should propagate tax amount changes to all four cost centre records on job. 
Login Screen - No verification when setting system password 
Login screen - Warn user if their email deatails are not completely setup. 
NLS error reworded to be more user friendly 
Please prioritise before release
Purchase Orders for Crew and Transport. Should be able to open them from the popup subform that lists them against record. 
Report categories 
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 17 January 2014
Change default search Wildcard dropdown option to Both 
Error reporting - new user-friendly interface has been devised with extra options for sending diagnostics to support 
Popstock - Double click in Reminders Qty column should set field to suggested Qty 
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 released on 6 January 2014
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 20 December 2013
Config Book - Importing Inventory and Addresses and contacts from a CSV 
Help & Support page : Additional settings published to assist ftp connectivity diagnostics 
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 29 November 2013
Data intensive processing - catch "time out" errors and suggest to user to try again with explanation 
Equipment List - editing null dates popups up a calender that starts today, rather than the earliest logical date 
Invoices/Orders - add popup menu button to Credited total box that will display all credits notes raised and allow opening 
Invoices/Orders - credit notes need to display and link to the original document being credited. 
Logistics - Late Returns. Actioning a Return/CheckIn now opens BOTH notes so that user can continue to process remainder 
Logistics - Late Returns. Actioning a Return/Checkin now provides use with option to re-use more recent notes 
Main Form tabs - consolidate and re-label tabs and add more launch buttons for improved usability 
Subhires - Enable setup, show and derig dates so that they can be used for additional info for suppliers 
User Security and Features - tweak slightly to cope with main form book launch changed. 
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 15 November 2013
Late Returns Page - improve grid load speed if large number of overdue items 
Logistics - Planning Page. Add filtering to remove kits and sales types from view 
Logistics - Late Returns. Allow users to return equipment from "Action" column 
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 12 November 2013
Equipment Book - Editing type Description requires double-click of F2 to activate editing. Prevents accidental overwrite. 
Equipment Book - introduce mechanism for merging two equipment types 
Late Returns - replace the mechanism for generating this info so that timed SQL data generation is not required any more 
Project Book - Clone Job function required 
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 29 October 2013
Email support of SASL doesn't support encryption 
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11 - Coming soon
Config Book, User Groups now have "Allocate Crew Pay" and "View Crew Pay" options 
Crew Book - user feedback added to let user why PO cannot be selected if Pay isn't greater than Purchased to date 
Emailing - last selected template saved for each Windows user 
NoteBook - Comic Sans MS font has been replaced with the standard font used throughout rest of application. 
Reportings - reports that need to display multiple currencies have been re-worked and need to be replaced. 
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 4 October 2013
Invoices and Purchases Orders - creation code now makes it possible to generate these documents outside the scope of JobBook 
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 1 October 2013
Enhancement to Allow users to set their SMTP credentials 
Late Returns - should only clear on Check In, otherwise its hard to manage them from the Activities page 
Late Returns Page - add column to indicate whether lateness due to not returned or not checked in. 
Late Returns Page - add in functionality to open Equipment List from grid double-click 
Logistics - Operations Form, Process All. Break down ops to process into batches of 100 to avoid timeouts and give feedback 
NoteBook - Notes opened with an empty title should have "Enter Title for Note" assigned (but not saved) and highlighted 
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 24 September 2013
Config Book - Sites & Warehouses. Needs input area to specify transfer times between sites 
Equipment List - default minimum height set so as to significantly reduce the likelihood of a "form level" vertical scrollbar. 
Logistics - Operations Form, Process All. Any problems that are encountered will end up with a data rollback that cleans up. 
HireTrack NX version 188.8.131.52 released on 12 September 2013
Component Barcodes - make it possible to see what master barcode they belong to in Inventory Book 
Consumables and Loans. Consumables should not be loaned between warehouses as it will break stocklevels logic. 
Equipment List - assigning loans only allowed if status is confirmed 
HireTrack NX version 184.108.40.206 released on 9 September 2013
Returns Note - Prompt for consumables when doing Process All 
HireTrack NX version 220.127.116.11.x released on 4 September 2013
Changing Barcode's type - There needs to be a mechanism where the type assigned to a barcode can be changed 
Eqlist - Deleting lines no longer results in the user losing their place in the grid. 
Printing from Logistics & Warehouse Book. Support added for reports that need the selected Job, Eqlist or Warehouse Op value. 
Warehouse Ops Note - filter tabs replace grouping to make it clear what needs to be done and what is on the current note 
Warehouse Ops Note - improve grid response to edits and scans so that grid position is maintained. 
Warehouse Ops Note - Process All button now responds to active filters and is only enabled when on "Outstanding" filter tab 
Warehouse Returns Note - Process All button warning if consumables detected and has option not to return them 
HireTrack NX version 18.104.22.168 released on 21 August 2013
Email Setup - "Test Email" button added to Rules page in Config Book 
HireTrack NX version 22.214.171.124 released on 12 August 2013
"Prep Local Remaining" menu no longer disabled if no items left to prep 
Eq Book - Alias and Composite grids: mouse wheel scroll is disabled for sub-type column to prevent accident change of definition 
Eq Book - composite barcodes grid: Allocated Barcodes column now displays drop down button to make it functionality more obvious 
Logistics - When scanning a barcode onto an Ops Note the record indicator will move to the row for the last type scanned 
HireTrack NX version 126.96.36.199 released on 4 August 2013