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Release notes 2023

The most important release notes regarding Lodgit Desk are listed below.

fixed Error was fixed
changed An existing feature in the program was changed
new A new feature in the program

Release Notes for 3.0.9 (20/10/2023)

fixed Behaviour on disconnection to CubeSQL database server revised.

fixed Behaviour on disconnection to CubeSQL database server revised.

fixed In very rare cases of unstable network connections to CubeSQL, data could not be persistently written to the database. This problem affects versions 3.0.6 to 3.0.8.

fixed Hint texts in the booking window were greyed out.

fixed Labels can again be added and removed via the booking window.

Release Notes for 3.0.8 (17/10/2023)

new Extension of user management: New access restrictions for bookings and guest management.

new Main Window: Display of the period to which the occupancy data in the lists to the left of the occupancy schedule refers.

changed Extension of the Protel interface.

changed The display of the booking label text can now be optionally switched off in the booking plan.

fixed Despite interrupted connection to the cubeSQL database server, synchronization was performed.

fixed When adding a new guest, communication data of the previously selected guest was transferred to the new guest in rare cases.

fixed When printing the confirmation again, only the default texts of the language “German (Default)” were printed.

fixed In rare cases, a negative intermediate status was incorrectly reported when creating a Z-report.

Release Notes for 3.0.7 (29/09/2023)

new Support added for macOS 14 Sonoma.

Release Notes for 3.0.6 (25/09/2023)

new The calculation of the person-dependent percentage bed tax calculation has been added.

new It is now possible to assign multiple labels to a booking.

new Generation of letters/emails from the booking. These letters/emails can then be viewed in the booking window in the “Correspondence” section.

new Quick opening of the default email program from the booking window, if the main guest has an email address.

new It is now possible to select multiple extra items and packages in the booking window and thus delete them at the same time.

new It is now possible to mark multiple invoices in the “Open invoices” window and thus hide them for the dunning run at the same time.

changed A more detailed error message is now displayed when it is detected that the TSE certificate has expired.

changed The opening of the invoice window has been revised. The invoice window now appears on the screen from which it was opened.

changed When a TSE is initialized, the security key currently used according to the settings is now entered in the ‘Old security key’ field.

fixed Under very rare circumstances, an unexpected error occurred when printing the accommodation statistics.

fixed Occupancy plan: The selection rectangle was not displayed under macOS.

fixed Under certain circumstances, the program crashed when the connection to the CubeSQL database server was interrupted.

fixed The drop-down menu for managing the templates for the booking notes is now working again.

fixed TSE Error “TSE1_ERROR_NO_TIME_SET” fixed.

Release Notes for 3.0.5 (18/07/2023)

new When sending e-mails via the SMTP interface V2, it’s now possible to choose between “STARTSSL” and “SSL/TSL.

changed If the certificate of a TSE is about to expire, either an information window or the reorder page of an Epson TSE can be opened via a dialog window.

changed Guest management > Guest information: The action button next to the email address now optionally allows the following actions:

  • Passing the displayed email address to the default email program.
  • Open the “Create letter” window with the desired e-mail address preselected.

fixed Improved display of error message when sending e-mail via SMTP

fixed For the TSE PIN and PUK alphanumeric values are allowed again

Release Notes for 3.0.4 (11/07/2023)

new Channelmanager: SiteMinder – Reservation Rates (e.g. “with breakfast”, “without breakfast”) can now be automatically linked to the matching extra items in Lodgit.

new When sending HTML emails, it is now possible to define the colors as well as to include a hotel logo.

new For a booked package it is now possible to change the dates of all included extras at the same time – including start date, end date, (guest) number.

new New hint/Alert when the Technical Security Unit (TSE) certificate is due to expire in 2 months or less (incl. new status icon).

new In the “Create receipt” window, it is now possible to filter the list of extras from the extra item management by name.

changed When deleting entries, the user who made the deletion is saved. The corresponding information is displayed in the “Deletion Log (Entries)”.

changed When working with invoices, the user who edited the invoice is saved. The corresponding information is displayed in the “Change log – Invoices”.

changed Sending e-mails via SMTP server is the new default setting.

fixed The TSE Wizard can now be closed via a button in each operating step.

fixed When initializing a TSE, the query of the old security key is available.

fixed In some areas of the program, the guest name/company name was not displayed correctly if there was a “&” in the name.

fixed The login window was blocked by the synchronization status window in rare cases.

fixed For birthday notices, the option “Consider only present guests” is now applied correctly.

fixed Datev control key > Affected accounts: Settings related to accounts are now deleted correctly.

Release Notes for 3.0.2 and 3.0.3 (05/04/2023)

fixed It is now possible again to change booked extra items and packages in the booking window.

fixed When calculating the percentage value for creating deposits, the lodging price is now taken into account again.

fixed When duplicating bookings, the price definitions were doubled.

Release Notes for 3.0.1 (05/03/2023)

new User Management (Beta status, please request month long trial!):

  • Create and manage user accounts
  • Create and assign access rights
  • Configure and assign different user roles
  • Security function: automatic logout after 60 min without user activity

new If a booking contains a previously blocked guest, this will be specially marked by:

  • Display of the guest name in the colour red in the booking window
  • The booking description displayed in the colour red in the booking plan
  • Display the guest name in the colour red in the guest list
  • Online bookings: Entry note in the error log of the online systems

new Online booking notes can be optionally printed in the check-in list and the check-out list

changed Online booking notes are displayed (again) in the “General” section of the booking window

changed Display of the license expiration for the TSE module can now be hidden

changed Channel Manager: HotelSpider endpoint updated

fixed macOS Security Response 13.3.1 (a) Update prevents programme startup

fixed Correct display of the total price of the booking in the “General” section of the booking window

fixed Serial printing of correspondences as PDF failed as soon as two or more documents had the same number

fixed Internal error as soon as the guest history “Reminders” was called and reminders existed for this guest

fixed “Birthday hints” window was no longer displayed at program startup

fixed Guest management: Guest is now correctly recognised as main contact in the guest history “Bookings” again

Release Notes for 2.9.3 (03/08/2023)

fixed Adding a main contact to a new booking, that was generated via the menu “bookings > new”, is now working again.

fixed After merging guests and transferring future bookings to the selected guest, the booking label in the booking plan may not have been adjusted.

Release Notes for 2.9.2 (03/06/2023)

fixed When merging guests, all future bookings were incorrectly assigned to the selected guest, regardless of whether they belonged to the duplicate or not.

Release Notes for 2.9.1 (03/06/2023)

new Emails sent via SMTP are now available in HTML format. Sending simple letters from the guest management has been implemented. In the settings it is possible to select which of the 3 available templates should be used for sending HTML mails.

new When receiving Channel Manager changed bookings, the booking notes are now transferred from the old booking to the new modified version.

new Guests who have been created several times (duplicates) can be combined into one contact in the guest management.

new Extension of the “GDPR data deletion” window. Complete bookings can now also be deleted here.

new When data is sent to the “Feratel” registration form system, the e-mail address and telephone number of guests are now also transferred.

new Connection of the Feratel guest card system

new When sending data to the “Feratel” registration form system, it’s now also transmitted whether the guest has given his consent to Feratel passing on data to the Feratel guest card system. This setting is made in the guest administration.

new Check implemented whether the operating system used is already supported.

changed Performance has been improved when deleting multiple postings.

changed When transferring online bookings, the booking and guest notes entered by the guest or the channel manager are now saved in a separate field. These are displayed for new bookings in the booking window in the “Online bookings” section.

changed For German Customers: Benefits with a tax rate of 9.0 and 9.5 are now also accepted when fiscalizing with the TSE

changed Receipt creation: The input fields are emptied after adding the item (arrow key) to the receipt.

changed Adaptation of various texts in the program interface.

changed List of correspondence: Revision of the check whether the interfaces TSE and RKSV are used or have been used.

changed When using the CubeSQL database server, the automatic update is now always disabled.

fixed Booking list below the booking plan: The status bar display now correlates with the number of bookings found.

fixed The use of PINs that are too short during initialization or when changing the access data is now correctly prevented in the TSE Wizzard.

fixed In rare cases, the available rental units were not correctly displayed in the Häfele window for “Medium Encoding”.

fixed In rare cases the communication with Vectron was interrupted as soon as guest names were transmitted which contained special characters/umlauts. Umlauts and special characters are now transmitted masked.

fixed When used with the CubeSQL database server, it was not possible to enter guest discounts with decimal places in the guest management.

fixed The placeholder “[NUMBER]” was not correctly replaced in very rare cases when resending documents as “Emails with PDF attachment”.

fixed Offer window: The setting for the print option “Period of extra items” was not correctly set to the last status when opening the window.