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Latest Updates Information : As at 25 April 2020

Post by basit » May 21st, 2013, 1:48 pm

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ! ! !

Installing the new .NET POS updates

Please note if you a service contract client and have registered for auto updates (From Tools Menu) - You will receive updates every-time they available.

If not please click on this link :-
Then right click on pos-upd.exe and click on Save Target As then insert in file name pos-upd.exe and below this at Save as Type choose : - All Files. If the location is not desktop where the file is to be saved then choose browse and change the location to save the pos-upd.exe file to the desktop. Once the pos-upd.exe file is saved on the desktop double click on it to install.

Changes made 1 to 25 April 2020

Latest Motorspares catalogue with 14000000 parts and pictures available from parameters NOW ! !

visit :

For a Demo and Tutorial !

If parameter 27 has a G in it selling price editing also will be restricted

Changes made 1 to 31 March 2020

Now you can stop changing of selling prices in GRN with access code by adding a G in parameter 27. (Congo - Rani)

Now if you use the PRICE CHANGES <BRA account to send multiple prices changes to all branches - It will also sent images of the products along the files. (StreetGym-SNK-(Padu))

Coupons in web-api (orders) correctly allocated

Changes made 1 to 29 February 2020

Now full two way integration with web API (woocommerce). All you have to do is click on woocommerce orders (From Main Menu) double click on the order you fulfilling and pronto the order will be processed.

Parameter 182 introduced - Insert Access code to insert for Discount Matrix Customers ( - Sandeep)

Now in stock capture you can specify which groups only scans are allowed from.

We welcome SANZAF to our POS Solution.

Parameter 155 introduced - Enter 1 if this is a Sanzaf Outlet (South African National Zakah Fund)

Changes made 1 to 31 January 2020

Parameter 17 introduced - When doing cloud backup to OneDrive/Dropbox what companies are to be backed up Example: 1/2/3/5/7 (always separate companies by slash ; usually only done at Head Office server)

Parameter 237 enhanced - [EMAIL] Insert 1 to only use sendmail for sending emails - insert a * (star) next to the 1 to disable auto email select; example 1*(Nikunj)

Now you can use a fingerprint reader (digitalPersona 4500 only) for insertion of passwords.

Parameter 15 introduced : - Enter 2 if digitalPersona 4500 fingerprint reader is used on your pc

If you using parameter 278 and want to apply debit notes (Goods Returning) then when invoicing to the branch always insert in CAPS the word DEBIT in order no:

Changes made 1 to 31 December 2019

Para - 278 modified - restricts changes to any exported document (Aman-Rani) : - [BRA]Insert 1 to disable editing of goods received note (GRN) via exports from Head Office - Enter 2 to suppress also document date (use default date)

If you insert next to an account <BRABX then the cost price for the branch will be the sold price (As per discount matrix etc) and the selling price will remain as per stock item selling1. ( Ernard Enterprises - Bots )

With so many ransomware attacks we recommend that you set parameter 384 and on day end make a backup to OneDrive. Please call us if you don't know how to setup OneDrive.

Per% profit now accurate to 1 cents in transaction report.

Changes made 1 to 30 November 2019

Parameter 256 modified to allow search with a space also like plus use at PLU but instead space also; so for example you searching for red apples 1kg then you can insert red+1kg or red 1kg. To suppress this add a star(*) to parameter 256.

Parameter 256 - [SEARCH] Begin Search on how many characters inserted (Leave blank for 3+) - Add a * to NOT search with spaces like quick books ( Electro-Gadgets)

Introducing general ledger postings - non-itegrated (beta) -> From Menu's -> Reports -> Cash Book -> General Ledger (beta)

Parameter 490 introduced - WooCommerce integration :- Insert 1 if PLU is used for SKU's instead of computer codes (Belchinni)

Now on Main Login Screen you have the option to Enable or Disable Internet Access - When using this program make sure choose Block with DNS and also set a secure password from the Menu in the program ! We recommend this program as it will disallow your employees wasting time on the INTERNET ! ! IF you using woo-commerce integration you should NOT use this program ! !

Backup important files when editing compubyte data.(\back-m)

Changes made 1 to 31 October 2019

On Dashboard cloud location indicator.

Changes Made 1 to 30 September 2019

Now sample label for sizing through stock print.

Changes made 1 to 31 August 2019

Now cell numbers and emails in laybuy reports !

Added CRM functionality to POS ; press ALT M - You can now send SMS and EMAIL from main form.

Introduced parameter 489 - Insert BULK Sms User Name/Password for CRM functionality from POS (Alt M)

To stop cut of paper when no copies are to be printed on Sam4s(Ellix 30) thermal printer > Choose the printer from control panel then right click on it an choose Printing Preferences then click on paper/quality on the drop down choose partial cut without paper feed and then click on apply..

Changes made 1 to 31 July 2019

Parameter 488 introduced - WooCommerce integration - Insert database prefix if not wp example ccurgt (ccurgt is used by TheGhetto)

Parameter 487 introduced - WooCommerce integration - Insert Size symbol(UK/US) for sizes visible on website example UK

Introduced Parameters 482-486 for WooCommerce integration 4.5

Para 481 Introduced - Insert 1 if .net framework 4.5 is used and you using the new web-integration to woo-commerce.

Martins stationery fixed

Changes made 1 to 30 June 2019

Parameter 480 introduced - For GRN input how many digits do you want to round off on selling prices. Insert 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 (Eg if 1 is chosen 1.78 will be 1.75 (nearest five cents) if 2 is used 12.98 will be rounded to 12.00 (nearest rand) - 3 (only for very large currencies eg Zim) 4 is nearest 10c Example 12.55 will be 12.50. 5 is add 0.95 example 15.4 will be 15.95. 6 is add 0.99

Introduced Profit value and percentage in TOP SALES movement report (Hydraulics)

Parameter 479 introduced - Insert 1 to not change font on DOT MATRIX printers like EPSON

Now you can copy any picture from the Internet or from your picture library (Right click on image then copy it) and directly be able to paste it in you stock item code when editing this code.(Ctrl P)

Changes made 1 to 31 May 2019

Parameter 478 introduced - Use this parameter if your system is slow when processing sales and you have a flash drive connected to the PC .

478 - Insert Drive letter where backup is to be done to flash drive only at END of the day (Prevents slowing of pc with flash drives)
Parameter 477 introduced

477 - [*A*] Insert US if you using this program in the United States - Date will be Month / day / Year (05-22-19)

A few anti-virus programs now run Compubyte from a sandbox(vm); to prevent this from happening and loosing data a warning will appear on your login screen !

Now in stock print outs you can choose what codes you want printed out example 1-10 to 1-50.

Individual Cash Account loyalty points can now be deleted -> Reports -> Loyalty Points Report -> Clear Points (-1)

Now if you received an Invoice from a Supplier and it's in a PDF format; you can convert it to EXCEL (CSV) and then auto generate a GRN (Goods receive note) using a template. This can be done by choosing from TOOLS menu SCAN CSV. A detailed explanation of how to do this is on YouTube visit:-

Insert two more columns to loyalty report. (Telephone & Other)

Changes made 1 to 30 April 2019

Parameter 476 introduced

476 - Insert 1 to use ALL NEW Stationery and Email for Cash/Credit/Invoices/Quotations and Supplier Orders. (logo-a4 must be created and parameter 212 set)

Now if you insert DD/MM into Other Info field in Customer Database you will be reminded to wish the customer a Happy Birthday ! Please note where DD/MM is you insert the date example of setting this field is 05/01 (for 5th of January). You can also get a report for all Birthdays by choosing Reports and then choosing Customer and Supplier Reports. You can also use the Other Info field to classify customers into categories example [A or [B etc (Matthew - Alchemy)

Now export files can be deleted from the list by pressing the delete key and using level 10 password.

Now if you double click on the loyalty report you can view account details.

Parameter 475 introduced

475 - Insert 1 to use CASH DRAWER for input via motherboard (ALL IN ONE PC's) (Kevin-Always New)

Parameter 474 introduced

474 - Insert 1 to do Audits on sale transactions (Bobs)( \sales-a\a- )

Now you can choose the number of spaces to miss for left margin on A4 Stationery.

Parameter 473 introduced

473 - Insert Number of spaces to miss for left margin on A4 stationery 0-7 Eg:5 will miss 5 spaces.

Parameter 472 introduced

472 - Insert Rate to use for Labels (sell 1) (Convert to Congo Francs etc)

New Font to stationery A4 and left margin (7 characters space)

Changes made 1 to 31 March 2019

Parameter 471 introduced - Voucher Processing - You can now sell GIFT VOUCHERS to your clients - next to Last Document Number is a button called "Voucher" or click on bottom center screen Infobase/Voucher

471 - Insert the Access level needed (Eg.8) for Voucher processing - if not set will use level 5

Parameter 470 introduced

470 - Insert the Access level (Eg.8) needed for making payments (receipts) on Accounts - if not set will use level 5

Now if you insert [B into special parameters you can have the number of boxes calculated for you; works with boxes of tiles etc. So for example you insert [B1.5 in special parameters you will then insert your square meterage at units it will auto divide this meterage with 1.5 and insert the number of boxes next to the description. (Fred's Decor & Tile)

Now a backup is automated to backup to last network terminal from a server - if this is not needed (which we do not recommend) then set parameter 362 to NO.

Changes made 1 to 28 February 2019

In Tools now correct Dr's and Cr's aging fixed.

Manual Payment form in Receipting now movable with mouse drag / Bin Locations input in GRN form now reflected / if parameter 400 set on A4 print Description is longer (50) [Nikunj - Extra Light]

Changes made 1 to 31 January 2019

Now in debtors form you have Notes/Memos.

Now linking Debtors Accounts is possible. When you viewing a debtors account you can now click on LINK ACCOUNTS (Bottom screen) and link accounts by their numbers. This is useful if you have many accounts for a single entity(company) and you want a quick glance of all that is owing across the group.

Now you can insert when a product expires by right clicking on the description in new stock/edit stock. The system will then remind you when the product will expire within 30 days of the inserted product expiry date.

Wishing you a Happy & Prosperous New Year ! ! !

To further enhance keyboard input we now have the key combination ALT and C to clear the form. Please also note ALT and D will temporary store a document.

Parameter 469 introduced

469 - Insert 1 to only print BIN LOCATION on proforma document and not on any other document. (Nikunj)

Now if you want to just make an Adjustment to an account ; you can do so by inserting a plus item and adding the words ADJ: (You can also exempt the document from vat if you insert [E next to it) - Useful when you want to zerorise a branch account.

Parameter 468 introduced

468 - Insert the default selling price to use on a terminal/'s [2 or [3 (FlinkNik Zim)

Changes made 1 to 31 December 2018

Parameter 467 introduced

467 - Insert 1 to show all 3 prices in Search List (Nahid - Sam's Namibia)

Now in transactions Cash and Account (Reports) you have an option for Account Summaries - If ticked it will display all accounts in the desired period in summery form. (Nahid Sam's - Namibia)

By pressing F12 and then 8 you can set an ALARM for your PC ; now with super graphics ! ! !

Now in the search list next to your coded cost code is the markup percentage to cost Eg EJJ>AJJ.J - Please note you must have cost show coded in parameter 290 - this parameter data can be either set to blank or custom chosen.

Now selling price is also editable in GRID !

A new video tutorial has been released for CompuByte Analytical Reports ; watch it here : -

Now when viewing Sales by Multiple Terminals or Stock Analysis ; and when viewing Enlarge Analysis ; if you click on save analysis you can also now open that file with EXCEL. (watch video

Parameter 466 introduced

466 Insert 1 to not check for existing serial numbers when doing a sale - setting to 1 will accept any number you insert !

Parameter 465 introduced

465 Insert 1 not to use double click editing of units in column GRID

Very Important ! ! ! Now by double clicking on the UNITS column of the display grid ; you can change the quantity; a great help when you using fast made.

Now if you importing a stock file from CSV (update stock fields using CSV from Tools) and if you want to create an all new stock file without creating a group and code column in your CSV file; you must than have a group name column in your CSV file; you can then directly map this column and the program will automatically create the different groups and its codes.

Parameter 464 introduced

464 - Insert 1 to generate a different document sequence for branch sales that are exempted <BRA [E also list these as TRANSFERS not Invoices (SAMS - Namibia)

Changes made 1 to 30 November 2018

You can now use an external stock file which must be a CSV file with columns having; plu/barcode and description in it; to update your master stock file. This file must be called stock.csv and be inserted in the data drive \stock directory. This is used for new stores that want to update their master file with the stock.csv file easily when doing goods receiving. Example of this is a supermarket/liquer store that needs barcodes to be imported; we have a ready stock file with over 20000 barcodes and their descriptions - all you have to do is at your PLU code scan a barcode and it will auto update the fields - this can also be used for new spareshops (we have a stock file with over 40000 stock items).

Now if you insert in any group name the following "DONT SUBTRACT STOCK" that whole group will always be zero stock - Used when you using LINK CODES [LQ and you dont want the main grouped item to go into minus stock - Example you have created a hamper with six items and the hamper is called "Special Six" then you will keep this item in a group which has "DONT SUBTRACT STOCK" in it. [Ernard Enterprises - Adil]

Parameter 463 introduced

463 - Insert Rate of exchange to US$ for printing on documents (Express Spares CONGO)

Parameter 462 introduced

462 - Insert 1 to not receive promotional prices from Head Office (Sams Namibia)

New Enhanced Quotation retreival interface.

Parameter 461 introduced

461 - Insert 1 if promo price must take presindence/priority over all other prices including [2 and [3 prices [SAMS NAMIBIA]

Enhanced network setup ; you can now see all computers on the network.

Now using parameter 71 you can use the SHIFT method to do cash ups via View Transactions Cash and Account - This method allows you to do multiple cashups and accumulates totals until the SHIFT is cleared. This parameter is usefull if you do sales for example from 9am in the morning to 10am the next day.

Amount tendered and change now on A4 plain stationery for cash sales. (Sams Cash & Carry Namibia)

Changes made 1 to 31 October 2018

Now you can change prices/plu/discription/promo prices etc at Head Office for all branches by making just one Goods Receiving Note at the Head Office to an account called "PRICE CHANGES <BRA" - Make sure that you open this account in Goods Receiving and that you insert zero at Units when changing info. Once the GRN is ended all the branches will receive the updated file. (Padu - s&k showroom)

Parameter 460 introduced

460 - Insert 1 if promo price is to be taken on websync CSV file (d-stock.csv) - (Brands) - Does not work with multi-company

For Restuarants module (parameter 414) now we have an OPTION for Table Overview by pressing ALT and O to view. We also have now printing to Kitchen and Bar. You can set what printer each STOCK group must print too by inserting next to the groups name >P LPT2 (etc)

Parameter 459 introduced

459 - Insert MX value for data compression for 7z Arjing Example 5 (values are 3 5 7 9 where 9 is ultra)

Numeric scans with D in them fixed (S&K)

Changes made 1 to 31 September 2018

All new spares catalogue available please call the office to install catalogue +27 11 791 3763 (Please note this is at a monthly COST per site)

Parameter 458 introduced - If you have multiple branches and you using the LOYALTY options ; you can now centralise the database so that your customers could use their loyalty cards at any branch.

458 - Insert Head Office Drive letter where centralised LOYALTY database is to be kept. (eg H)

Changes made 1 to 31 August 2018

Parameter 457 - introduced

457 - Insert 1 to totally randomize (Include cards/cheques also) - (not to be used - Crossover ONLY)

Parameter 456 - introduced

456 - Insert 1 to retain the original cost of the item at Head Office - when any branch invoiced to with <BRA10 etc returns stock to the Head Office - PS:- Only set to 1 if functionality required at Head Office.(Crossover)

Now in TOOLS -> Delete Storage files - you have -> Quick Cash Sales Delete by Search -> for quickly deleting storage of cash sale slips (by date/month or year).

You now also have an option to have a MAIN SUPPLIER in stock codes(products); just insert a [M next to the name of the supplier and that supplier will become the MAIN SUPPLIER ; note no matter what supplier you then choose to buy the product from; on the display of the product it will show the MAIN SUPPLIER.

Introducing Partial Dispacthing :- Sometimes you may get a client who purchases from you and would not collect all of the goods invoiced. Now to keep track of this you can use partial dispatching. You do the sale as you would normally do ; however when you ending the document you click on partial dispatch ; if this is ticked you will get a screen showing you the items dispatching now ; you then insert the quantity the client is taking. You will then get two documents ; one is the document sale document and the other the partial dispatch document. When the client comes back to collect the remainder of the items you dont have to do the sale again ; you just click on the dispatch button (bottom middle of the screen) and choose partial dispatch. Please note all partial dispatch printing is done on cash slip printer and parameter 402 must be setup correctly.

Below is a short you tube tutorial to show you how Partial Dispatching works.

Parameter 455 introduced for using woocommerce and websync

455 - Insert 1 if you need websync to create a CSV file for woocommerce only

Websync for shopping carts further enhanced.

Changes made 1 to 31 July 2017

Parameter 454 introduced for companies using our websync program to update their shopping carts. Now all stock from all branches are merged into one d-stock.csv file which is sent to the ftp site !

454 - Insert the companies to merge in websync to create one file d-stock.csv - seperate each company with / Example 1/2/3/5 where 1 is the Head Office.

Now in paid outs you have a button "Scan Stock Paid Out" - this is activated when you make a paid out of stock items to your employees or to anyone else. After you disbursed the stock it will prompt you to enter the expense account number (Rani Traders)

453 - Insert 1 to suppress other info in bank (WHEN ENLARGE ANALYSIS IS CLICKED) Only show cash disbursements (paid outs) (Rani Traders)

If parameter 249 is set will now automate backup on exit of program.

M.B.Sports (Hammond) had brought it to our attention that when he edits a size matrix the groups are not updated - we have fixed this so that the groups now also get updated.

Now if promotional prices are updated at Head Office and when an Invoice is made to a branch account the exoported file will carry forward that promotion.(Motozone BW)

Timber City changes to custom stationary (8 - 52 lines)

Changes 1 to 30 June 2018

Parameter 452 introduced

452 - Insert 1 to not show dispatch screen for PROFORMA's (Timber City)

Now it's possible to auto login to the CompuByte POS program with opertaor credentials pre-set into the shortcut. To do this you right click on the shortcut then choose properties and in the target you insert the operator number and password. Example of the properties field will look like this :- "C:\Program Files\CompuByte\" 1 1234

Parameter 451 introduced

451 - Insert 1 to Allow delivery note on all documents (normally only CASH Invoice and LayBuys allowed delivery) - (Bobs Hardware)

Parameter 312 now for smaller thermal printers (32 column)

Parameter 450 introduced

450 - Insert the company number to explicately show on export files *used when multi companies share same stock* (TimberCity)

Parameter 449 introduced

449 - Insert 1 to only websync selling price three (<C=) for shopping carts (special parameters insert <C= Example <C=9.99) - (web2go)

Parameter 448 introduced

448 - Insert 1 for delivery dispatch radio button to be set to default or 2 to be set for print no prices but total. (TimberCity)

Laybuy quicker searches.

Changes made 1 to 31 May 2018

Introduced "Retrievable Documents" on main POS form. Easily view and access documents for reprints etc.

Now all exports files will be double checked for correct prices. Quotations made when converted will be checked for quantities in stock before invoicing - any quoted items having no stock available will be prompted to be zerorised or not (if parameter 198 is set with an access code).

Parameter 447 introduced

447 - Insert Message for (slip printer only) dispatch document - Seperate lines with / (Timber City)

Introduced Fix Duplicated Documents in Edit CompuByte Data - This utility is to be used if a day end merge fails and the documents are duplicated.

Introduced Document Analysis to CASH UP Slip.

Now backup of important files are done to terminal c drive on exit of program of any terminal - log of all backups done will be on server drive \back-m\backup-log.txt

On startup after power failure - Input Past End error fix.

Paramater 446 introduced.

446 - Insert number of lines to feed after dispatch print on slip printer (Timber City)

Changes made 1 to 30 April 2018

Paramater 445 introduced.

445 - Insert 1 to enable LARGE print of documents on A4 on top right (Timber City)

Introduced in Special Parameter field [P0 which is used in Butcheries where a full carcass is reduced in cost value by percentage example [PO12 in special parameter field will reduce units cost by 12%

Parameter 444 introduced

444 - Insert Account Number (Dr's) and name of Dispatch One and Account Number (DR's) and name of Dispatch Two Location seperated by / Example: 3-Timber City / 4-Motala's

Parameter 443 introduced.

443 - Insert 1 if this is a SPOTON laundry outlet. **** Please note only use this PARAMETER if you a SPOT ON outlet ****

Parameter 442 introduced.

442 - Insert 1 to disable = search in index (Faraday) - Right mouse click on listview of index.

Now all parameter changes are logged in Access Usage (View this from Main Menu)

Fixed transfers to Head Office.

Changes made 1 to 31 March 2018

Improved search on equal part numbers - Now if you see a part number in the listview with an equavalent reference "=" you can right click on it and see the stock of it's equivalent references - (Ismial Faraday Spares)

Parameter 387 - Operators that are not allowed to see stock values ; now also in stock capture module (Multiserv)

Parameter 340 - ScreenSaver now has a slash parameter for time ALARM must go on !

For South African customers charging vat; at day end of the 31 March 2018 make sure you change parameter 206 to 15ZA (Make sure you set all terminals to this). If you have more than one companies on your PC with different rates then make sure you insert the vat rate for each company like this for 3 companies 15ZA=1/0=2/15ZA=3 (This example will zero rate vat for company 2 and charge vat of 15% for companies 1 and 3)

Please note ***** If you ignore the above info on Vat you will be auto prompted by the program in April 2018 to insert Vat rate.

Changes made 1 to 28 February 2018

Now when stock take is done using stock capture - stock files backup will be done to \back-m\dayoftheweek\emergency -> with time

Update size is much smaller now - will download flash logo.gif to \programs

Parameter 441 introduced

441 - Insert how many minutes must websync (Ftp output) sync (Example 30) if left blank it will sync every 60 minutes.

In stock take module - not-stk.txt file characters formatted correctly.

Parameter 417 now only numeric search.

Changes made 1 to 31 January 2018

Websync now included in installation.

A few program enhancements.

Changes made 1 to 31 December 2017

Restore stock groups have a function to match stock with grid stock.

Changes made 1 to 30 November 2017

Parameter 439 and 440 introduced.

439 - Insert 1 if All Passwords are to be entered remotely (insert 1* if only log file is created to be viewed by terminals that have parameter 440 set).

440 - Insert password for Remote Entry of password ( If set will prompt on this terminal to insert a password for other terminals) - Insert * for password if no password prompt is required only a display of where passwords were used.

With the two above parameters you can now set up terminals that will get its passwords from another terminal/s you set up or just show on these terminals what passwords were used during POS transactions. Feel free to call our support line +27 11 791 3763 if you don't fully understand how these two parameters work.

Parameter 438 introduced

438 - Insert Company Number where dispatch CSV file is to be created (Timber City)

Fixed ! When creating an export file and company info is requested ; if company does not exist will warn you ! (Padu)

Extended email enhancements.

Changes made 1 to 31 October 2017

Parameter 437 introduced

437 - Insert 1 if you don't want to print LOGO on slip from Flash of Printer - (for currupted logo's head moves only once on print)

Parameter 436 introduced

436 - Insert 1**10 to allow ALT X to be used to easily change companies in Point of Sale using access level 10 - (Timber City) - if **10 is not inserted will not ask for access code

Paramter 435 introduced

435 - Insert 1 to keep cost/ sell 1 / sell 2 / sell 3 / promo price as Head Office prices when inter branch transfers are being made (use this parameter at Head Office) [Blades & Triggers]

Parameter 434 introduced.

434 -Insert 1 to print dispatch slips only to thermal slip printers (both dispatch points must have a slip printer)

For takeaways/restuarants a new function has been introduced for bundled discounts; example R169 for two large pizzas and a 2L Drink. You will first have to create a code in menu items group for this promotional bundle with a zero selling price (you just describe the promotion in the description field example: R169.90 2 X Large Pizzas and 2L Drink) - You then in the same code in the SPECIAL PARAMETER field insert [BX3=169.90>-30|8]. What this function means is that any two pizzas and a drink (3 items) can be sold with a maximum promotional discount value of -30) using promotional discount filter |8. You have to insert also in the special parameter field of the promotional items sold |8; to accept these items only.

When doing a sale you will first use the code displaying the promotion and then begin to ringup the items customer chooses from the promotion. If you want to permanently also link codes to this promotion you can do so by inserting the [LK function which is used like this [LK=1-2/1-3]

Parameter 433 introduced.

433 - Insert 1 not to remind you of quotations converted to other documents (Gemmabloom)

Parameter 432 introduced.

432 - Insert the IP address Example of the server or the server name Example Server where date and time is to be checked from - If you have a few terminals connected to a server and you need to make sure that the terminal dates are always sync'ed with the server set this parameter - When setting this pararmeter always make sure your server date and time is correct. [A]

Parameter 431 introduced.

431 -Insert 1 if you want a LOGO on your cash slips. if parameter 402 is set and if you have not downloaded your logo to the printer directly. (Please note if you going to use this you must have you own logo called logo-s.jpg in the \programs directory of your server and the correct driver installed for your printer). You can also insert next to the 1 the height in pixels of the logo Example : 1=200 - If you have seperate companies running on the same pc with different logo's you can insert a ">" . Example 1=100> - Please note if you do use > you must have a logo file called logo-s2.jpg (where 2 is the company number) in your programs directory.

Changes made 1 to 30 September 2017

Parameter 430 introduced.

430 - Insert 1 to use inter branch size requests (will check every two minutes for size requests)

Now if you have multiple branches and if you viewing sizes accross branches you can immediately request for a specific size from another branch. Please note, depending on network traffic it could take up to two minutes before the message appears at the branch you requesting from.

Para 208 (Password for Account Customers) is now active even if a Quotation is retreived and converted.

Parameter 429 introduced to display on laybuy slip expiry date. If the laybuy becomes overdue(expired) program will inform you by how many days its overdue.

429 - Insert -1 if you don't want to display expiry date of Lay Buy or insert number of days the lays buys will be kept. (Example 15)

Now under Tools, Changing cost and Selling Prices you have an option to create a CipherLab Stock File which allows you change stock values in the data grid and later upload this file via the stock capture module.

Now in posting of cash book entries you can transfer amounts between various bank account. You can now also choose which bank account to pay a creditor with when making a payment ~ this will auto post to the correct bank account at day end.

Now if you using SIZING you can also have serial number tracking for non-sizing items (H&T) - Serial number insertions can be done by setting parameter 374 to 1 and at selling price pressing the insert key.

Now if a second, third or promo price is used and indicator in brackets next to the plu code will be displayed.

If you are doing inter-branch sales you can now insert <BRAS next to company name for export invoice to be generated with selling price. For cost to be selling 1 and selling to be PROMO-PRICE (Blades & Triggers) you can insert <BRAB at head office PC

Parameter 427 and 428 introduced.

427 - Insert 1 to suppress discount prompt for selling price 2 and 3 - (
428 - Insert 1 to add Catalogue details to Auto Ordering list - next to PLU in brackets (

Now when you click on day end button you can also do a cash drop. Cash drops are handy if you cash up a few times a day to clear the till cash - You can also get a report of all the cash drops you did for the day before you do an actual end day cashup.

Introduced correction of Aging DR's and CR's in TOOLS

Enhancments to STOCK TAKE module - not taken stock now shows also zero value stocks not taken !!

Changes made 1 to 31 August 2017

Parameter 426 introduced - Insert 1 to suppress searches of barcoded items by descriptions in cash sales (Sjj Supermarkets)

Dummy Cash Up incorporated into day end.

Now sytem will remind you if quotations were retreived and converted to Cash Sales or Invoices.

Now if you have numeric Plu's you can quickly search for them by entering the number plus the ` (acute symbol) . Example if you have a plu that is referenced as 1000 then you would just enter 1000`

Paramater 425 introduced - Insert Number of line items to display in A4 form before a line feed is iniatiated Example 17 (StoneCo)

Insert Number of line items to display in A4 form before a line feed is iniatiated Example 17 (StoneCo)
You can now display your own company email address on all emails by clicking on Change company on Login Form and then choosing Edit.

Dispatch Module incorporated into POS - You can now after ending the document choose which items must print out to dispatch printers - This is handy if you have a warehouse setup and the customer needs to collect stock items at a particular point where the printer resides. You can also insert *D next to the description of a stock item to directly mark that item for dispatch 1 (You can also set a whole group to print to dispatch 1 by adding next to the description of the group *D).

Parameter 423 and 424 is setup from quick setup to display the names of the printers where dispatch of stock occurs.

Now if a stock capture/take is done and all groups or specific group is ticked a backup will first be done to the data drive in \back-m\(dayofweek)\emergency before and update is done !

Changes made 1 to 31 July 2017

Now you can check the integrity of a file in the datagrid for DR's and CR's accounts.

If parameter 335 is set (view details of what was sold in transaction file) will now highlight in red all minus quantities.

Rounding accuracy on cents fixed on document totals.

Para 422 introduced : Enter an Access Level code for Initiating Stock Capture/Take Form in Point of Sale Example **8 or **9

WIll now log all stock captures in Access Code Usage (from Main Menu)

Now on sizing screen you have a stock analysis button.

Now in datagrid you can remove S: from Descriptions - SheSHA

Changes made 1 to 30 June 2017

Now on sizing input Screen is maximised.

Now level 10 passwords for "T" "D" and "R" on Slip Management.

Will now check for file corruption before indexing stock files.

Now creates a log file with date in directory management for Dashboard.

Fixed parameter 10 for discount prompt to work when disable'd i.e set to 2.

Fixed Bug in stock capture for Multiserv.

Changes made 1 to 31 May 2017

Introducing ROBOCOPY in unscheduled backups you can however still use XCOPY by setting parameter parameter 420 to 1 - Also introduced parameter 421 for older servers not supporting /MT:32

If you are not using Microsoft Excel or don't have Excel loaded on your PC then you can download from a free version of word,presentations and spreadsheets. This program can then be integrated with CompuByte software by setting parameter 287 to 2.

Now the program will attach a PDF file to all STATEMENTS sent.

Now you can send emails to all overdue accounts - Choose Debtors Age Report then choose Schedule Payment Report - Charge Interest - Letters. You can also create a customized letter which must be written in notepad and saved in the \CSV directory.

Fixed printing error on Multiple Paid Outs.

Changes made 1 to 30 April 2017

Now Interest chargeable on overdue accounts.

Trust Furn - Revolving credit enhancements (with RC program to convert old accounts)

Para 419 introduced - Insert 1 for diabling deletion of proforma and auto change document (Ismial Cassim)

Para 418 introduced - Insert 1 for in sizing matrix to also show what size items are on back order (Ismail Cassim)

Some program enhancements. . .

Changes made 1 to 31 March 2017

Now in TOOLS next to Edit CompuByte Data you have an menu option to clear Customer/Supplier Back Orders or Sold to Date values (MULTISERV)

You can now use CipherLAB scanners to do stock checks(takes).

Para 417 introduced - Insert 1 if you using numeric barcodes only on scans (LAHERS)

Now Screen Maximised on POS display.

Now discount round off parameter 98 will not allow below cost to discount ! !

If your software is not still registered please call the office on +27 11 791 3763 or +27 11 024 5939

Program Registration enhancement made.

Changes made 1 to 28 February 2017

All new registration of software - Please do re-register your software ! !

LayBuy Enhancements made.

Parameters introduced:-

415 -Insert Miniumum percentage of deposit required on a LayBuy (3rdBase Abel) Example 30

416 -Insert number of days to display on startup of program -> Laybuys for collection (3rdBase Abel) Example 83

WIth many large screens now available we have now allowed maximizing of our Point of Sale Main Screen to fit entire screen - all you have to do is just maximize the screen (Square Button top right of screen)

If you using sizing and using promotional price for selling price two on your lables - on re-print it will now display selling price two correctly !

Parameter 414 introduced :- Insert 1 if you a Restaurant Outlet and want to monitor Tables (Customer Orders)
This new parameter is introduced for Restuarants - Now auto creates tables 1 to 200 monitoring each sale per table.

Changes made 1 to 31 January 2017

Now enhancements made to Auto Debits and Credits - You can insert Banking Details and also generate collection csv file for bank.

A happy and prosperous NEW YEAR ! !

Changes made 1 to 31 December 2016

We have received many requests from our clients using the cash book that on day end when they post to the cash book; credit card sales must be posted for the next day - we have now made this change.
For credit card payments made on Friday and Saturday will be reflected on Monday.

Parameter 413 introduced :- Insert Currency details on A4 Invoices Example (ZAR South African Rands)

ExVat Total on A4 print when vat is inclusive.

Crystal Reports fix

Now on pressing f4 key and then zero, system won't crash.

Changes made 1 to 30 November 2016

Now when a laybuy is taken and if reprint is made won't double laybuy taken values.

Parameter Settings Enhanced.

Parameter 260/261 - Now time interval's retained in quick setup on saving !

Parameter 412 introduced : Insert the password level to use if Parameter 296 (Access to stock Analysis) is setup (if left blank will use level 10)- Example : 7 will use level 7

Parameter 296 now level 10 default

If para 411 is setup will Auto Run websync.exe

Suppress reverse print of messages on Star POS printers (Subwear)

Changes made 1 to 31 October 2016

Now we have integrated with websync.exe to shopping carts using Shopify see parameter 411. (Subwear)

Now paramater settings also in drop down menu - Tools

We have often got support calls after compubyte files have been deleted by operators - we now have encrypted and hidden all compubyte data files so you won't be able to see them anymore.

Now if you use in Goods Receiving an account called STOCK ADJUSTMENT or PRICE CHANGES the Supplier Field will not change.

Now you can WhatsApp within CompuByte all you have to do is press F12 and 9 when you in the POS screen.

Parameter 410 introduced - Insert 1 to Set command to cut paper in Star POS Printers (Subwear)

Fixed Selling price for Branch on Lables when parameter 252 is set. (CrossOver)

If you using slip management module - now a backup is done before deletion of slip file to \backup-slips\slips-(MM-yyyy)

Parameter 409 introduced - Insert 1 to show zero rated and not exempted on reports (Rani-Traders Namibia)

If price increased won't show negative discount on cash slip.

Parameter 408 introduced - 1 to disable prompts for customer order (delete order) - (Ismial Cassim)

Now a prompt for Slip print out on Sales Analysis (won't auto print)

Changes made 1 to 30 September 2016

At the bottom of your POS screen (left) ; you will always see the number of databases you have; if this number is above 100 000 or bigger then what you think it should be - please do call our office and we will truncate this file for you.

Added extra columns to Dr's Ageing Report (Telephone/Terms/Rep) - You now also have an option to view accounts with zero balances. Also bottom left of this report you can view all new Dr's created from a date. (FS Industrial)

Parameter 407 introduced - Insert 1 to show in dashboard report each and every transaction made (Figo)

Fixed extended emails for Order with Suppliers (FS Industrial)

Parameter 406 introduced - 1 to disable duplicate INV checking for GRN's (Muhammed Mussa)

Parameter 405 introduced for A&M Spares - disable auto search of orders in GRN

Now when doing a GRN and if you have back orders (Supplier orders) it will give you a grid of the orders placed when you doing an INPUT . . .

You can also now next to a Group Description insert [DC:? (Where ? mark is percentage discount to be taken of the cost when inputing Supplier orders/grn's in that specific group)

Parameter 404 introduced - Insert 1 for Special Parameter for Ismial Cassim (detailed description in stock description entry)

Parameter 403 introduced - Insert 1 to keep Sales Order Number Sequence same as Invoicing Sequence (Ismial Cassim) - IF set will always have to do a Sales Order before making an Invoice (Ismial Cassim) - Caution if this parameter is setup you will always have to do a pickig slip before you can Invoice

Changes made to 1 to 31 August 2016

Now when you enter a Creditors Invoice Number the program will check if you have already processed same (Riya - Ghandhi)

Now will auto check for duplicate laybuy accounts and use existing Account. (even large databases) Also fixed - search for telephone numbers Example -0824104777

Now Cash Draw opens when Receipts/Paid outs and Sales Analysis are printed.

Parameter 402 introduced - Insert Name of Slip Printer (If this is inserted all USB POS Slip printers will be directly supported without redirection) - You can also use Quick Setup - New installation to choose Name of Slip Printer there - will auto detect.

Parameter 401 introduced - Insert 1 to disable stock match in Update Stock fields using CSV file (Extra Light Group - Nikunj)

KS AUTO SPARES (RANDBURG) - Now Creditors Transactions have detailed references by clicking on blue button on the bottom right of datagrid. (Before only showed first six characters)

With some versions of windows 8 and 10 if the date format is incorrect the file stored dates become corrupted in Drs/Cr's Accounts - This update will auto fix these incorrect dates. (file info:-integDRCR in \compu)

Changes made to 1 to 30 July 2016

Further enhanced the [DQ functionality below :- Now it will combine all sales for the specific item and then apply a discount where applicable. Example you may sell 10 bags of sugar in entry 2 and then scan a few items after that; then again sell 41 bags of sugar it will combine all the sugars and give a R10 discount on the selling price.

(Rani) Introducing using special parameter for quantity discounts example of such if 1-50 Sugar bags purchased you get less R5 off normal price - if you buy 51-100 you get less R10 off normal price and if you buy 101-200 you get less R15 off normal price. To set this up all you do is edit the stock code you want to and insert in the special parameter the following :-

[DQ 1-50=-5/51-100=-10/101-200=-15]

(You must ensure to have the open square bracket and the close square bracket.)

Also note as in this example if you sell more than 200 then automatically the program will use -15.

There is also a special parameter [Q which only works on fast mode (No insertion of quantity accepts one only (LAXMI)) - For example you sell three marie biscuit packets for R25 and individually you sell each at R10 then you would insert in the special parameter [Q3=25].

Introduced parameter 399 and 400 for Levants :-

399 - Insert 1 for Levant parameters suppress Sales Order prompts ***
400 - Insert 1 for Levant - dont print prices on proforma's only total

Parameter 398 introduced -> Insert 1 to sort columns which clicking on column header in searching (Insert 1 only if you really need this feauture as it slows down searches and could simulate a hang of system ) - NewKayo.

Better memory handling introduced (GL.collect)

Fixed extended email sending for Customer Orders using Debtors database.

Changes made to 1 to 30 June 2016

Fixed export files accounts.

Parameter 397 introduded : - Insert 1 to display Salesperson number and insertion of password when ending a document. (Levant) - When using this parameter you must ensure that each salesperson has a passwword ; you can do this by right clicking on the salesperson details and editing the salespersons details - you can set the password by insert the salespersons name followed by a back slash and then the password Example:- BASIT /1234 - Notes for our client Levant > Set parameter 165 also > parameter 233 to 9 >

Parameter 396 introduced : - Insert 1 to use [LQ link codes in (Recipe) Bill of Materials Maintenance - TSE Big Max ( Do not set this parameter if you using Bill of Materials i.e Restaurant/Manufacturing etc )- This parameter allows you to set the special parameters with the Recipe interface which is more simple. Explanation on how the [LQ works is shown below :-

Lets assume you assemble a computer which has stock items from your current stock file.

So when you invoice the computer all the stock items used in the assembly are auto listed when the computer code 1-1 is wrung up.

I will give you an example:-

The Computer code is 1-1
The Computer case is code 2-1 price is R500
The Computer motherboard is code 2-2 price is R1000
The Computer memory is code 3-1 and you use two memory modules ; price of each module is R250
The computer Hard Drive is code 4-1 price is R850.00

Now if you insert the following in special parameters in Computer code 1-1
[LQ=2-1X1>500/2-2X1>1000/3-1X2X250/4-1X1>850] ---> This is auto inserted via the Recipe (Bill of Material Maitenance) module found under stock reports.

Once the formulae above is inserted into the special parameters in stock code 1-1;
on invoicing the system will auto insert the rest of the items listed for the assembly,

The above can be also used in creating a hamper of products etc.

Fixed datefile corruption.

Now when searching in Point of Sale ; you can click on any of the column headers and it will sort the list (Ascending or Decending)

A few program enhancements. . .

Removed support for Ammyy Admin only using Teamviewer now on ONLINE SUPPORT.

Changes made 1 to 31 May 2016

Speed up loading of files in Editing CompuByte data.

Final release of ZIMRA ftp transfers.

Now if you using para 306 and doing credit notes - correct salesperson from original document will be displayed.

ZIMRA (Zimbabwe) Now directly sent sales info as an XML file to Zimra - Parameters to be set 351 /392 /393 / 394/ 395 (392 393 394 are just extra fields)

Parameter 306 fixed - Link Operators to Salespersons

Now crystal reports are embedded into the datagrid so when you view a stock/debtors/creditors account you can instantly click on view crystal report at bottom of the grid.

Done some cosmetic changes - Launch of phone to cloud moved to end June 2016.

Next to Stock Pics is a new button called Stock Srch - this is a new search option optimised for stores that have sizing and they quickly need to search through their stock files for a specific stock size and color etc. Often customers would like to know what stock you have in a particular size and this program handles this so efficiently.

Changes made 1 to 30 April 2016

You can now print a stock sheet to a particular date Example as at 28/02/2015 - by choosing Quick Stock Print from Stock Reports.

Parameter 391 introduced to force the use of only 2 decimal points.

Parameter 165 introduced to insert an access code level to delete or edit any line item in POS. (Muhammed Mussa)

Now selling price can have three decimal points .

Auto updates fixed.

In stock analysis of individual items lay buy stock not taken now fixed.

You can now archive old cash book entries by Financial year.

Now cost and selling on Bill of materials fixed as well as list of items to create recipe on goods receiving is listed (Gemmabloom)

Now serial cash slip printers supported through COM ports directly in quick setup.

Editing plus items with numeric values fixed ! !

Changes made 1 to 31 March 2016

If you have pictures for your stock items and now when you do Supplier ordering you can view and print your analysis in color to a printer. ( extra button blue/white at left bottom screen of data grid)

Improved error handling.

Date for Launch of Phone to cloud moved to End April 2016.

Further enchanced error processing.

Now bypass Empty codes when you edited prices from Tools.

Now on Backup's unscheduled - you have a quick tick option . . . This will auto untick B0 and STORE-3 directories.

Few enhancements done :- Parameter update now on double click / Search in CompuByte Edit Data / Update info enhance with search function.

Introduced parameter 389 and 390 - both for new phone to cloud !

Stock Capture (for stock takes) better enhanced . . .

Changes made to 1-29 February 2016

Preparing CompuByte for scanning using phones (for stock take and also inserting to POS list window) Will be ready by End March 2016.

Will auto update software to most recent version

Now number of Groups will always match groups description lines.

Now there will be no loss of document seq on a system crash after recovery !

Set the Maximum stock items in a group to 32000.

New parameter 388 introduced.

Now all updates will auto prompt to update by inserting 1 in parameter 388 you will disable this feature.

You can temp store a document and retreive later by pressing ALT and D keys.

Re-Use stock codes under TOOLS now fixed - helpful to remove old codes not used over a period of time.

Now if the terminal disconnects from the server no document will be generated and a tmp file will be stored for re-doing document lost ! !

Now if you insert a salesperson number in the Debtors Account field [ S/Code-A/code ] this number will auto update the salesperson details - Please note if you do later change the salesperson for any account the program will auto change the salesperson for you. Now usuable with parameter 251 (BigMax/FS Industrials).

Error handling further enhanced.

Changes made to 1-31 January 2016

Better error handling introduced for drive disconnections to server.

Now search index to 9 characters (TSE Big Max)

Removed all dependencies on Adobe Flash - logo off on company change.
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