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Release History - 2021

Release 1 August 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added a floating 'Scroll to Bottom' button on the Reports screen so that it is always visible
  • New option in trial balance reports to show separate columns for imported and adjustment journals
  • Added a new journal report section that lists all journals made. Includes an export to Excel function
  • Improved the performance of MYOB API imports


Bug Fixes

  • New accounts created within Reportance will now take on the default division and trading account of an existing account if linked to that account



Release 26 July 2021


Features/Improvements

  • New 'Source Accounts' screen in the Accounts area lets you manage accounts by source and remove unused accounts
  • Improved search and ordering filters when searching for clients and entities
  • Added a quick 'convert to group' button that takes source accounts inside of an account and converts them into a group with individual accounts for each
  • Added a firm wide setting to disable editing in the report preview window (excluding page breaks)
  • General ledger reports now show a running balance column
  • Added the ability to add custom firm hyperlinks into user menu
  • Added the ability to mark images as 'placeholders' as well as create file level versions of images. Useful for adding optional client logos.
  • The contents page and note references within the financial statements are now hyperlinked within the PDF and Word document formats


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the cost of an asset that exceeded the motor vehicle cost limit was incorrectly showing in the balance of a pool. The underlying depreciation calculation was correct, but the pool balances themselves incorrectly included this value. Contact us for a list of affected files
  • Automated a fix for certain Reportance Desktop file imports where accounts with excess spaces were causing duplicate errors
  • Standalone asset reports exported to Excel now have the correct dates if the depreciation year is not a conventional year
  • Blank content is now removed from the report prior to rendering (rather than when converting to PDF/Excel)
  • Trust [entity type name] now changes to 'Trust' in reports rather than 'Unit/Discretionary Trust' 
  • Residual Value is no longer negative when a car is under the cost limit

Release 30 June 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Tables in the notes page will now consolidate their headers into the notes page header (where all tables use the same column headers). This can be turned off in the Admin Centre -> Report Settings 
  • Can now import either quantities, memos or divisions in the sixth column from an Excel data import
  • New account labels view in the accounts screen
  • Added the ability to restrict Report Masters to certain entity types
  • General ledger reports are now ordered by classification and then account number
  • Added the ability to tailor styles for totals that appear consecutively.

Release 22 June 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added the ability to turn off office security, so that an user can see clients and files even if they don't belong to the relevant office 
  • Added the ability to create 'restricted' clients, so that only selected users have access to the client
  • Now able to create new 'Matching Rule Sets', enabling you to create custom matching rules targeted for particular types of accounts or scenarios
  • New Connections screen to conveniently manage third party authorisations. Accessible from dropdown menu under user icon (top-right of screen)
  • Now able to hide page numbers from certain page types
  • Added the ability to separate Divisions in profit and loss reports in the same way as Trading Accounts
  • Two additional fields have been added for consolidated reports - {{IsConsolidated}} and {{EntityTypeOrGroup}}
  • Removed the word 'Account' from the title of Trading Account reports, also added the ability to use an alternative title
  • General improvements to UI error messages


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug where the default signature size height in the template was not being applied in the reports
  • Fix issue with retained earnings calculation causing incorrect balances to be imported from QBO

Release 1 June 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added the ability to create 'cashflow journals' that impact cashflow statement reporting only
  • New cashflow audit report - available as a drill down from the cashflow statements
  • Added the ability to create numbered lists in Headers and Page Templates
  • Now able to create and edit custom totals in Page Layouts
  • Added the ability to switch between datasets while remaining in the Journals screen


Bug Fixes

  • Initial client search is now correctly filtered by preselected offices

Release 21 May 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Introduced new report variations for the Statement of Changes in Equity
  • Added the ability to edit accounting policy content at the Report Template level
  • Added content fields which allow you to prompt for users to add additional content dynamically to reports. Standard content includes an 'independence' clause for the compilation report
  • Added the ability to filter the accounts screen in different views:

    • Default view
    • Consolidations view - to select/unselect ‘Is Consolidated’ attribute of account
    • Divisional and Trading Accounts view - to easily add/remove divisions/trading accounts to the account as a whole
    • Primary Production view - to easily add/remove trading accounts and set primary production cost types on COGS accounts only
    • Recommendations view - to show the current recommendation/s and a one-click ‘tick’ button to accept recommendation if there is only one
  • Added the ability to distribute profit to different profit distribution as well as payable accounts
  • Now able to navigate to a journal from the ledger report


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that wasn't allowing journals from the 'copy new journal' option that had been created from an 'exported' or 'balancing' journal status to be saved
  • Fixed a bug where private percentage recorded as 100% prevented roll over of depreciation years

Release 12 May 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added an 'Opening Balance Account' tick box for an account which will automate all accounts in the same header and underneath rolling over into this balance
  • Automated an opening balance reversal journal when importing a full trial balance 
  • Added a new 'Alternative' Total style for alternative totals such as Gross Profit %
  • Now able to edit/modify all the master page types, headers and footers

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing uploading of files with capitalised extensions
  • Removed excess spacing when working with combined general and policy notes in 'Note 1'
  • Improved table merge logic where the header of the preceding table is combined with a note title
  • Fixed issue that left some headers showing zero balances after their child accounts swung to another account
  • Fixed issue with depreciation records remaining after a depreciation year was deleted

Release 26 Apr 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added the ability to tailor the global swinging account behaviour in Report Page Layouts. Set default to 'Keep Balances Together'
  • Level 2 to 5 Financial Headers can now be styled
  • Signature Block elements can now be styled
  • Can style entire 'Value' columns in financial tables, not just totals
  • Improved style specificity so all changes are incorporated in both PDF and Web Preview

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing custom uploaded font being rendered in PDF files

Release 20 Apr 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Automated certain accounts to swing between Asset and Liability if their balances become negative
  • Added the ability to select other accounts, at the firm or client level, to swing between Asset and Liability if their balances become negative 
  • Performance enhancements


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug which was multiplying distribution percentage amounts by 100

Release 13 Apr 2021


Features/Improvements

  • New ability to 'hide' headers so that accounts inside are displayed without the header/total wrapping. This gives you the ability to create Report Page Layouts to customise:
    • Calculated totals shown in the report
    • Report Labels
    • Whether profit and loss statements should show all account totals with a 'Credit' balance 
  • When you apply a filter in a Report column it now automatically names the column header with that filter
  • Added the ability to specify the height of the signature element


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug with QBO data imports
  • Quantity columns now show at a smaller width in PDF format 
  • Account Name in Reportance will now always match Source account unless it has been manually changed in Reportance

Release 05 Apr 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Added the ability to export reports in Word format
  • Can now filter a client search by Office
  • New file navigation drop-down to easily navigate between files within a client group
  • Implemented improved page break algorithm in Excel reports so it shares the same logic as all other report formats


Bug Fixes

  • Page headers no longer repeat on Story Board items to maintain page layouts

Release 24 Mar 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Major UI upgrade
  • Page headers now repeat on all pages in PDF
  • Process Distribution Journal button available in the Distribution screen
  • Added the ability to customise page margins in PDF


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue causing an error when setting the 'Link Only' disclosure option in a profit and loss statement
  • Excel Graphs now show negative y axis values if applicable

Release 17 Mar 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Global Report Settings allow customised presentation of Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Page headers now repeat on all pages in Excel
  • Added the ability to add a manual and/or templated 'role/position' field into signatures
  • Can now upload a TTF file and use it in a report style
  • Table columns are now right aligned in Microsoft Excel report format, including optimised widths for quantity columns for Primary Production


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with horizontal scrollbars disappearing on monitors with scaling
  • Fixed bug so full 12 months appear on page in report preview mode
  • Fixed a small issue with Graphs converting from Excel to PDF

Release 9 Mar 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Primary Production - New automated calculator and scripted report presentation
  • Added the ability to customise placeholder totals
  • Improved page break algorithm for PDF reports

Release 2 Mar 2021


Features/Improvements

  • Opening balances in filtered general ledger reports are now shown
  • The Deprecation Report will default to the first column year selected in Reports
  • Added the ability to see whether a Dataset is attached to an Asset Year in the Summary page in Assets
  • Added a warning in the report previewer explaining that edits are not saved once the window is closed


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that did not unlink a dataset from a Depreciation Year when the user requested it
  • Automated sort of account numbers now uses an alpha-numeric algorithm

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

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