Posted by: Michael Nardini, VP of Customer Satisfaction
The latest bi-weekly release for Multichannel Order Manager is now available for download on support section of our website.
Today’s support release (11.01.11) includes:
- A new field as been added in the Misc tab of a stock item to allow information to be written to a custom field that will be passed to Endicia for customs information for international shipping.
- A change has been made to the box ID barcode so it will be readable by HarveySoft CPS.
- A new tab has been added on the line item extended information screen to display the special pricing an item is eligible for.
- Form N and Form S will now print a certified label for FedEx when using FedEx Ship Manager Server
- For a full list of the enhancements and fixes in the update please visit the support section of our website.
Dydacomp support does have a plan to implement critical releases if any issues arise during this busy holiday season and will keep all customers informed of any critical M.O.M. releases during this time. This includes releasing a new program update to owners of our Automatic Shipping Calculation Module (ASCM) when the 2012 rates are made available to Dydacomp by all package carriers.”
To help ensure a successful holiday shopping season, the Support team has compiled a few tips to help ensure the stability of your M.O.M. system.
1.) Implement and increase scheduled back-up routines
We recommend that all M.O.M. users should have a backup procedure already in place. The best practice to start implementing, especially in this busy holiday season, would be to schedule backups on a daily basis. If you do not already have a back-up routine in place, check out this blog or this user forum article for tips.
2.) Weekly/Bi-weekly Re-index
To take advantage of M.O.M’s front-end ability to bring up records in larger tables, we recommend a database re-index routine should be run on a scheduled basis. Due to the fact that database re-indexing requires exclusive use of the system (only one user being logged into MOM), some users only run the re-index when asked by Dydacomp support. As the holiday season will result in a steady increase in data entered into the database, a re-indexing schedule should be run on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to ensure the stability and success of your M.O.M. system. A backup should also be made prior to re-indexing the database.
3.) Avoid conducting any Windows Updates or implementing any new 3rd party software installs/updates until after the holiday season
3rdparty vendors that integrate with your order management system (ex. Blackthorne, ShopSite, Miva, etc.) may introduce database changes in their upgrades that the Dydacomp may not be aware of. Some Windows Updates are also known to make unexpected changes to your operating systems. To best avoid a disturbance in your daily order entry and processing cycles during the holiday season, it is recommended that you wait to make any 3rd party updates until January 2012.
If you have any questions or have trouble updating, Dydacomp Support is available Mon–Thurs 9am to 6:45 PM EST and Fri 9am to 4:45 PM EST by calling 973-237-0300. You can also contact Support via the online ticketing system by clicking here.