Release Notes NX 1.3 External
This document is intended for Tourplan NX clients and identifies functionality changes included in recent patch releases. It will be added to as further releases are made relating to this particular version. Note: Any development-related queries will continue to be responded to by your local Tourplan Support Team via the standard ticketing process.
General Ledger Transactions
General Ledger Transactions can now be output by branch in Branch Currency.
Product Database Markup
Tourplan has added check box fields to the service details screen. After inserting a service, users now have the option to select to Apply Database Mark-up. Options for Default Driver and Default Guide have also been added: these check boxes enable the Driver/Guide defaults in the Product Database to be turned on or off.
Closed Voucher Report
Previously when generating a Closed Voucher Report the tab was called ‘undefined’. The tab has now been updated to read ‘Closed Voucher Report’.
Functionality now allows linked PCMs to be consolidated within group invoices.
Enhancements have been made for users when editing a message in the message editor. It is now not possible to select a new message in the side panel until any changes in the current message have been saved.
Enhancements have been made to the insert receipt saving process - if there is no Debtor Receipt message template saved in Code Setup Tourplan will no longer display the “Output Documents” screen when receipting in Debtors.
Rounding Optional Services
Functionality to include rounding of Optional Services displaying in the Markup/Commission Screen is now available.
Tourplan NX now allows bookings to substitute services where the cost currency of the original service is different to the substituted service.
iCom message triggers
An additional INI control has been implemented which will allow organisations to send a message to a pre-determined email address if the add service request takes more than the specified length of time.
This INI control (ICOM_BKG_MAIL_TYPE) is to be used in conjunction with INI setting ICOM_BKG_EMAIL_TO
Internet Sales From and To
Tourplan NX now allows a sales from and to date for internet enabled product.
Messaging Date Formats
Enhancements have been made to the messaging application allowing the messaging date format to apply within an email subject container
Message Substitution Codes
Child and child share substitution codes have been updated for two purposes.
Message Substitution Codes <CW>
Implementation of a messaging substitution code to allow cheque transaction values output to be in words instead of a numerical value.
Messaging Substitution Codes <SMAN> <SMANM>
Additional substitution codes have been included to allow:
Messaging Substitution Codes
Transaction messaging codes now support the use of :BC allowing the value to show in base currency if required.
Resource Assignment Manifest
Resource assignment manifest generation includes significant recall enhancements allowing the production of 1000+ resource assignments per report.
Itinerary segment processing enhancements have been implemented to support images, tables, bullet points, and hyperlinks.
Email address formats
Enhancements have been made to the email address format and the symbol ‘+’ is now supported.
Users can now delete historical booking notes if their security level permits.
Booking Supplier messages
Booking supplier message functionality now includes the ability to output booking itinerary notes within a message.
XML Message History
Message history options now allow users to record a date and time stamp for XML messages when sent.
Message Substitution Codes
Messaging codes now include transaction message substitutions for Remittance messages, codes are as follows:
The tax and commission tax portions will be calculated from the original invoice values in the following situations:
Debtor invoices can now be saved and retrieved from the agent or booking message history.
Supplier remittances can now be saved and retrieved from the supplier message history.
Email container and subject line
Message Substitution codes can be used within an email container and within email subject lines.
Transaction line quantity
Tourplan NX now allows a value of 0.5 line quantity (if required).
Supplier Confirmation codes
Messaging substitution codes now include <SCF> and <SUPCONF> for AP cheques and AR receipt message types.
24 hour and 12 hour clock sub-codes
Messaging codes now include :12 and :24 hour sub-codes. Cancellation by (Date and Time) can be applied to cancellation policy substitution codes.
Enhanced messaging functionality where transaction summaries can be filtered by product analysis.
|Retrieval of booking|
Enhancements have been made to how bookings can be retrieved. You can now retrieve a booking in FITs or Groups by supplier confirmation number.
|Booking PCM Search|
Bookings and PCMs applications have been enhanced to allow booking search functions to include the addition of two extra tabs: Pax/Service Tab, and the Analysis Tab.
Users can now search with advance passenger and/or service related fields, or booking analysis filters. The existing booking search tab has had the branch and department selections enabled also.
A Japanese language package can be installed allowing Tourplan NX menus to display in Japanese. Speak with your local Tourplan support office if this installation is required.
|Cancellation Policy Enhancements|
Cancellation policies - users are now able to copy an existing cancellation policy or split a date range at the product or supplier level.
Modifications have been made to the product application. Users now have the ability to exit the product selected, and are able to easily navigate to the other products attached to the supplier.
The application has been enhanced allowing a two-step exit process. When the user has a product open, the first exit selected will close the product whilst the second exit will close the supplier.
Pax CRM Data
An additional profile tab can now be enabled for CRM related data to be stored per passenger. Information such as dietary requirements, visa details, loyalty programs or recording a traveller’s age is now possible.
Messaging substitution codes have been enhanced to include passenger CRM profile entry data.
Discuss with your local Tourplan support office if you would like to implement the additional CRM profile fields.
The column selection functionality has been enhanced to allow the user to modify the order of columns.
Note: The column selection is saved to the browser cache and not to the NX database, so if the cache is deleted or the user selects a different browser or PC, the column selection will reset to the pre-set column order.
Enhancements have been made to Resource Assignments. A column selection is available to include Product and Package Name if selected.
GL Journal Import
Tourplan NX offers a new GL Journal feature whereby CSV files containing journal lines can be imported. CSV import files will require specific mandatory columns to effectively import data.
Please contact to your local Tourplan support office for more information on this enhancement.
Messaging passenger order
Messaging enhancements of passenger name order have occurred. Messages can now be coded to output passenger names by either:
Speak with your local Tourplan support office to learn the substitution code options now available.
Mobile App users have the ability to enable an ‘Add Ons’ category for users to view selected booking notes, nominated agent, supplier or pax contact types. If companies are interested in this feature please ask your local Tourplan Support office about enabling it.
Recently worked on – now provides a scroll bar for users to access more bookings from their home screen.
Product Analysis Report - Additional selections to order product analysis reports are now available. These include Agent, Branch, Department and Location, Agent.
Arrival and Departure Report – now allows users to show columns providing resource information for driver, vehicle and guides if selected.
The Pax Travelling screen now allows users to add columns Supplier Name, Supplier Code, Product Code.
Security settings have been updated to allow users the ability to update or view Debtors online.
Enhancements have been made to how messages can summarise package costings.
Product rates now have the ability to round to the nearest 100.
Service Date Changes
Tourplan NX now has the ability for users to determine the insertion point when changing a date/day sequence number of an existing service in a booking or PCM. A full list of services will display for the user to select the insertion point in the same way users can insert a new service.
Child Supplements in Linked PCMs
The Groups application now prorates the child/child share and infant supplements per person per itinerary across the service lines in a PCM. This will ensure the expected value is retained if a service is deleted, or the PCM is linked/unlinked.
Allocation for Group Unit Types
Non accommodation product can be sold off allocation for Groups and FOC overrides can be applied correctly. Specific setup is required for Allocation to operate effectively so please talk with your local Tourplan support office if this applies to your organisation.
External Service Delete
Security settings can now be enabled to control how, when and who can cancel or delete External Services.
Room Configuration Selection
When inserting a service in a booking or PCM the room configuration selection will now revert to the last service inserted into the booking.
Debtor Receipt Messages
Debtor receipt messages have been enhanced and allow the printing of receipt transactions where the value will appear on the document as a positive amount.
If a negative amount is required this can be achieved via a maths calculation coded within the message template.
Product Search Filters
The product application has been further modified applying enhancements to product search filters. If the user’s company is using localities, classes and/or amenities for their advance product filters, the system will now filter product based on the selections thereby narrowing the product results returned.
A clear button has also been introduced allowing users to easily clear the filtered selections returning to the defaulted ‘All’ selection.
Direct Report Printing
A number of reports can now be printed directly from the reports application instead of users downloading them or outputting to a PDF to print.
If you have an on-premise installation of Tourplan NX you will be able to activate this functionality. If you are using Tourplan's hosted service you will need to have an internet enabled printer. Please contact your local Tourplan support office to enquire about setting this up in the cloud environment.
Page Break Control in Messaging
Messaging Templates can now be coded using a page break substitution code. The use of <PAGEBREAK> will pinpoint the exact location a page break is required in a document.
Insertion of page breaks is technically possible however advance knowledge of messaging setup functions and consideration of a user’s existing message setup is required.
Booking Navigation Options
Tourplan NX now allows companies to set INI settings to determine the workflow for their users inserting bookings into the FIT and/or Group applications.
The FIT application INI settings have a selection for users to create a booking then open either:
The Groups application INI settings have a selection for users to create a booking then open either:
Please speak with your local Tourplan support office.
Bulk Message Options
Bulk Messaging functions have been enhanced to enable consolidation of generated messages and sent messages.