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Release History

Release 17 Feb 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added the ability to save PDF and Excel report output inside of Reportance directly 
  • Added the option to have disclosures operate differently where multiple financial statement reports are shown in a report
  • Improved behaviour of insert menu in report elements to remove conflicts with other elements underneath the menu, and improved interaction with menu options
  • Optimised the appearance of financial tables that appear in notes, including consolidating headers where they are identical
  • Improved appearance of report element edit buttons 
  • Enabled report viewer to scroll through report independently of the navigation menus


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue importing Quickbooks Online class divisional information
  • Fixed a bug where notes inside of another note created a secondary 'empty' note
  • Can now upload transparent images and they will stay as per original specs
  • 'Inactive' status of user now displayed in relevant screens in the Admin Centre

Release 15 Feb 2021


Features/Improvements

  • New Master Chart of Accounts feature - ability to customise the chart, create 'standard' accounts and headers, and manage existing accounts to easily link with the standards
  • Added the ability to customise page header and page footer templates (in the Admin Centre), including the option to add images
  • Added the ability to include a 'role' for responsible persons which will be included in their signatory area in a report


Bug Fixes

  • Cash Flow graphs will now show a negative axis
  • Fixed broken link in Admin Area for image library
  • Fixed issue with the asset additions occurring during the year of acquisition being counted more than once
  • Fixed bug with saving imported journals after editing
  • Fixed issue in the UI preventing deletion where the 'pass phrase' was a number

Release 25 Jan 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added additional custom css style classes and properties, and improve naming/documentation
  • Added a footnote paragraph style
  • Made placeholder identifiers less volatile by automatically trimming excess whitespace


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue previewing custom css styles in the report viewer
  • Fixed issue causing delete button to be pressed for a page template when pressing the enter key
  • Fixed issue refreshing Xero token's under certain circumstances

Release 15 Dec 2020


Features/Improvements

  • Introduction of Report Image Element (Beta)
  • Automatically select a new depreciation year after creating
  • Improved automated mapping of source accounts by linking to the same account as other source accounts with the same name (if they have been mapped to a single Reportance account), notwithstanding the Reportance account name may have changed.


Content Updates

  • Updated master chart of accounts to reflect latest account organisation in the Australian Accounting Standards and related sample reports


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with sorting firm level policies and disclosures

Release 30 Nov 2020


Features/Improvements

  • Car cost limit available for assets
  • Added the ability to copy a journal and 'switch' the debit and credit balances
  • Improved automatic journal number incrementer to handle non-standard formats
  • Improved report warnings, especially for customised disclosure variants nd 'where has the cash gone' report
  • The memo field in ledger reports now shows the 'line' memo, or the 'journal' memo if the 'line' memo is blank
  • Added new 'generate report' button to the top of the Report Template screen to save scrolling to the bottom
  • Added an 'excluded' asset type (to exclude from tax reports)
  • Filter unused trading accounts from a report where the the Profit and Loss has 'Separate Trading Accounts' selected
  • Accounts screen expands to use all available usable space


Bug Fixes

  • Show residual value field for accounting based depreciation
  • Fixed issue with report content for policy and disclosure variants not preserving correct order on retrieval
  • Fixed issue where brand colours were not reflected in web based report for some styles

Release 16 Nov 2020


Features/Improvements

  • New 'Profit and Loss Display Option' available when customising the profit and loss, to optionally show:
    • Profit before Income Tax
    • Profit after Income Tax
    • Combined Profit and Loss with Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Right-click option to 'quick group' accounts. If you select more than one account, you can right click on one of them and select 'Quick Group', which will create a custom group at the location of the right-clicked account and group all selected accounts under it automatically.
  • Asset Pool Management area now shows pre-depreciation values to assist with determining compliance with pool write off thresholds
  • Introduced more comprehensive account allocation checks which are alerted in the report warnings area where applicable.
  • Introduced report warnings if appropriation statement is out of balance


Content Updates

  • Implemented a Working Capital report page type which displays various working capital ratios


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with deleted asset records still appearing in certain report values
  • Fixed display issue in dataset selection control where the dataset name was too long
  • Kept existing report (rather than removing it) when clicking Export to Excel button in Asset report area
  • Fixed issue where an entity was removed from a consolidated file, but the system still thought it was selected
  • Cancelling the Report Template 'save as' dialog no longer shows an empty error notification

Release 6 Nov 2020


Features/Improvements

  • New 'Other Info' tab inside the dataset window allows you to enter in distribution information which can be used to automatically create an end of year distribution journal
  • Depreciation years and asset groups allow you to select relevant datasets and accounts in order to facilitate automated depreciation journals
  • The 'Journals' tab inside of the dataset window now contains buttons to enable automatic processing of distribution and depreciation journals, as well as a convenient link to the balancing journal area.
  • Show warnings when disclosures with incorrect application dates are used in a report
  • Only show placeholders in report element 'insert' menu when dealing with a report template, and not when dealing with report output
  • Pooling management area now shows pool balances prior to depreciation to facilitate compliance with the instant write off thresholds
  • Removed the highchart credits from charts in web and PDF views


Bug Fixes

  • Ensure deleted disclosure variants are removed from the related reporting suites
  • Fixed issue preventing saving reporting suite after adding disclosure variants
  • Improved appearance and consistency of PDF number formats
  • Report Masters no longer start with an 'empty' selected entity type when creating a new one
  • Fixed issue preventing saving changes of custom report rows
  • Fixed issue which prevented the final month of a Xero balance sheet balance from calculating the correct movement amount in some instances
  • Fixed issue with the reconciliation of profit to operating cashflow so that the start of the reconciliation correctly references before tax (rather than after tax) profit

Release 24 Oct 2020


Features/Improvements

  • Formula editor contains new insert functions to make it easier to construct formulas using data in Reportance
  • Provide defaults for Journal No's (which increments the number in any sequence) and Dates
  • Improved visibility of out of balance amounts in the journal screen
  • In a Master Template, you can now change root accounts, such as 'Income' or 'Expenses' to be included in a note by default
  • Added ability to copy a Reporting Suite with a 'Save as New' button
  • Added ability to change the height of Excel spacer rows underneath totals 
  • Performance improvements to Excel add-in 'Format Report' command


Content Updates

  • Updated the compilation report to reflect latest changes to APES 315
  • Update the default account type for related party loans to be 'loans to/from members'


Bug Fixes

  • Excel Addin no longer shows archived files when searching
  • Removed unnecessary horizontal scrollbar from a number of grids
  • Excel reports now correctly show indented paragraphs
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused a save to a page template to change the order of the content saved
  • Fixed an issue preventing the adding of disclosure variants and policy variants to a new Reporting Suite prior to it being saved
  • Fixed an issue preventing layout options (such as whether to include in a note or collapse/expand) for an account from working if that account was inside of another note

Release 17 Oct 2020


Features/Improvements

  • Ability to add and edit account placeholder elements in report content
  • Ability to add custom google fonts for PDF/Web report formats
  • Numbers in PDF reports now incorporate global rounding styles
  • You can now drag and drop to reorder report content
  • Added the ability to import the memo field from Excel, it is assumed to be the 6th column when selecting that many columns to import.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug when removing an office or team from a user which caused all offices and teams to be removed for that user.
  • Fixed a reporting bug where non-financial pages with large amounts of columns were not causing the page to update to landscape orientation
  • Fixed a bug with page breaks in some PDF reports
  • Fixed issues preventing the creation of policy and disclosure variants
  • Pool balancing adjustment amounts did not show in the pool summary report

  • Pool depreciation was not showing the relevant SBE tax return report label

  • Depreciation records now refresh after updating opening balance details and periods


Release 6 Oct 2020


Features/Improvements

  • Improved Report Previewer that enables global view of warnings and gives you more screen real-estate
  • Ability to drill-down and get transaction details behind Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet report amounts
  • Excel exports of all data grids now show nicely formatted dates, numbers and other values
  • Improved listing of custom css properties available when building a custom PDF/CSS style
  • Improved data security


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug when generating Excel version of the Full Summary report where the record did not exist for both Accounting and Taxation purposes in a particular year

Initial Beta Release 25 Sep 2020

  • Initial Release on making Beta version available

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