Below is a summary of the modifications that have been
Access suite of programs subsequent to the release of the 10.1.05 CD.
might find that you haven't experienced some of the errors described
below however, it is still important and highly recommended that you
keep up to date with the latest software available by downloading these
Interfaces with Paint Manager for the creation of paint
Modification to ensure that a number of functions
within Estimate Manager work under Windows Vista without timing out,
crashing or denying access.
A database updater (Upddb10_1.exe) is executed to
ensure data structure is compatible with the software version.
An issue blocking alterations to the Price/Unit
column in ORM quotes has been corrected.
The export to WebTrim of actual cost data for
non-labour items (parts, sublets, etc.) has been enhanced.
Supports the AAMI on-line quoting protocol PNet
Supports on-line invoicing to PNet
Supports the transmission of up to 12 images to PNet
Direct links to MYOB for NZ customers are supported.
Interfaces with the AccessParts system for retrieval
of part numbers and pricing.
Supports the export of data to the BodyNet body shop
Displays the WebTrim export button when status is still
"Quote" so that pending jobs may be exported for scheduling purposes.
Changes the job status to "Finished" only when main invoice
is produced. Significant for WebTrim jobs.
WebTrim export modified to include relevant dates.
Supports the introduction of the NRMA version of NTAR (New
Times and Rates) including ORM.
Allows insertion of new lines in unsent PNet quotes.
Supports SMS Messaging from Estimate Manager. (An account
must be set up and configured before this feature is active).
logging database is added to the data folder to support the SMS
Features a highlight behind the Customer Name field when
there are Quote Detail items marked as customer extras.
Allows filtration of the Job Details screen by Item Type,
Additional level or Customer Extras
Fixes and issue with NTAR allowing item numbers to be
directly entered to the Job Details screen.
Allows export to MYOB of purchases to send invoice number
only instead of order no + invoice number. (New default code MCIO).
Ensures that invoice details are posted to WebTrim
when no changes have been made other than printing the invoice.
Prevents messages with characters from extended character
sets being sent to ORM.
Allows entry of negative quoted hours/quantity numbers in
Supports automatic dissection of insurance invoices by
labour & parts categories.
Handles changes to consumable rates for NTAR quotes (leaves
existing quote with unchanged consumable rate).
Corrects a GST problem with posting of supplier invoices to
Corrects a problem with entering assemblies on NTAR quotes.
Supresses printing of consumables and materials on job
sheets for NTAR quotes
In MYOB import, forces GST dissections to match total GST
Corrects problem with PNet quotes where unsent items were
locked when fresh assessments were processed.
Updates NTAR consumables and materials calculations on
Corrects a problem with calculation of GST on automatic
MYOB dissections by item type.
Allows searching for quotes by Customer's Mobile Phone
Number to support SMS Messaging.
Supports a change to the data structure of WebTrim.
Fixes a problem with Crystal Quote where negative values
were always labeled as discounts.
Incorporates the latest updates to the display of NTAR
consumables and materials, particularly where paint item type has been
Files required for the conversion to the latest version of
ORM (QDE3) have been provided.
Ensures sublet items are handled correctly - both
miscellaneous and direct billed.
Contains some modifications to allow Enterprise functions
to work correctly.
Overcomes issues with loading Assemblies to estimates.
Fixes an error arising from double-clicking on the Part
Number field in sublets on ORM quotes.
Supports e-MTA times (addressing issues with integration of
e-MTA with other concurrent modifications)
Body Style is correctly set in ORM quotes, even where the
vehicle is not selected from the NRMA vehicle list.
Issues with copying and duplication of quotes have been
Prevents crashing when Estimate encounters gaps in e-MTA
Supports the changeover process for the new GST Tax rate
Fixes a problem with opening the purchase order module in
quotes where POs have already been created.
Keeps hidden columns hidden.
Fixes a problem with setting GST% on new quotes.
Corrects an issue with the same user opening quotes on
Corrects a NZ problem with GST% on copied quotes.
Allows correct printing of consumables & materials on
Fixes a problem with e-MTA connections.
Corrects a problem with sending PNet Additionals.
Supports PNet Version 4
Supports changes to the structure of the NTAR "Sundries"
Prevents incorrectly changing Order Number when crediting
parts in Purchase Ordering
Changes the WebTrim export to send value line by line.
Fixes a problem with the display of SMS Log.
Corrects a problem with the "binoculars" search where
quotes could not be found unless they had been opened previously.
Speeds up the binoculars search.
Fixes a problem with Luxury Times and Rates
Fixes a problem with saving quotes when invoices are
Fixes problems with importing eMTA times using item codes.
Allows for the export of materials and consumables (NTAR
& eMTA) to Stelvio Estimage on Additional quotes. (Requires a new
Provides the option of locking estimates on invoicing.
Fixes an issue relating to synchronisation of Estimate with
Supports the AAMI online quoting protocol PNet and
Improve pnet error handling and rounding
Works under Windows Vista.
Supports NTAR (New Times & Rates)
Allows insertion of lines in Additionals by assessor
Supports PNet Version 3.1
Fixes a PNet issue with blank Odometer readings
Handles insertion of lines by assessors on NTAR quotes
Processes ORM item deletions differently in line with
revisions to ORM procedures.
PNet Claim Description (accident details, damage, etc.) is
copied to Notepad.
Changes the way negative parts values are handled in PNet
Prevents changes to excess causing deletion of lines
inserted into PNet quotes by assessors.
Prevents overwriting of existing lines in PNet quotes when
assessor inserts a line.
Prevents scrambling of items on ORM NTAR quotes when
the default paint code is changed.
Displays message number.
Ensures unsuccessful messages do not remain in the message
Writes error messages to the log file for both common error
types, i.e. those recorded during transmission and those detected
after transmission and sent as a subsequent message.
Mailbox correctly clears situations where messages
which have already been sent are sent again.
A problem with displaying message numbers has been
Checks Arnie XML messages for incorrect number format.
Corrects a problem with Miscellaneous items on Arnie quotes
where quantity is greater than 1.
Allows only one connection at a time to prevent conflicts
Supports PNet Version 4 and associated issues.
Prevents lines being lost on processing PNet
"What's New" feature which monitors the web site for
Handles (without crashing) situations where the
"What's New" feed is faulty or unavailable.
Supports selection of images for transmission to PNet
Allows images to be resized from within Business Manager
Supports PNet Version 4
A new MYOB Utility and MYOB Import support direct
links to MYOB for NZ customers.
New modules supporting the new update website
(updates.ppgaccess.com.au) have been posted.
A new MYOB Utility and MYOB Import for Version 8 of
A new version of HaspInfo.exe has been released with the
capability of updating hasps on 64-bit Windows 7.
Update Calendar to add 12 months to the financial calendar. Please note
that this function is separate to the "Update business Manager" button.
It can also be run from the Admin Utilities menu.