Release Notes

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 2.8.4 (27/09/2022)

[NEW] Support Vectron API Protocol Version 1.3

[FIXED] Mapping for channel managers was not displayed correctly for some cases.

[FIXED] Finance reports: show loading bar after changing the finance events time frame.

Release Notes for 2.8.3 (05/09/2022)

Important: Please do NOT use version 2.8.2 because it was delivered without indices! With large databases, the programme may become unresponsive in normal operation. Please install this version as a bug fix!

[CHANGED] Text change: For the minLOS settings in Lodgit Desk, overnight stays are now correctly referred to as "nights" and not "days".

[FIXED] Indices regenerated to increase performance.

Release Notes for 2.8.2 (24/08/2022)

Important: Please use the latest version of the CubeSQLite database server (version 5.9.0) if you use Lodgit Desk together with it.

[CHANGED] Optimization of the database leads to improved performance, especially for large databases with many rental objects.

[FIXED] Speed of the occupancy plan improved.

[FIXED] OBS bookings: The value for the address field "Addition" is now saved properly.

Release Notes for 2.8.1 (15/06/2022)

[NEW] The specification of a guest's nationality in guest management is now done using a dropdown menu.

[NEW] Sales receipts with invoice recipient can now also be printed on a receipt printer.

[NEW] Deletion log: When a booking is deleted, a corresponding log entry is created.

[NEW] Booking list: New filter option by booking status implemented.

[CHANGED] Deposit payments with the same due dates are now combined on offers and confirmations.

[CHANGED] Updated Siteminder logo.

[CHANGED] Performance optimizations in synchronization implemented.

[CHANGED] Registration form AVS: Alphanumeric characters are now accepted for the values of ID card and passport number.

[CHANGED] The "Use local DB" button in the "Lost connection to database server" window now refers to a page in the documentation. This prevents unintentional switching to the outdated local database.

[CHANGED] Fixed default Spanish texts (left column) in text management.

[FIXED] The option "Repeat fiscalization" is now displayed as soon as either the interface to the TSE is activated or invoices or posting changes were fiscalized via TSE in the past.

[FIXED] The tax rate of the accommodation tax was only displayed at the first posting price section when printing, if this had the property "At the lodging costs" or "In the explanation text".

[FIXED] The status window displayed during fiscalization (TSE) was not correctly closed automatically after fiscalization was successfully performed.

[FIXED] It was not possible to create an XLSX export if there were spaces in the export path.

[FIXED] When exporting the "Finances" list section "Extras", the columns for "Amounts" remained empty if the extra items were not assigned to a super category.

Release Notes for 2.7.1 (02/03/2022)

[NEW] The extra item list can now be exported into CSV format.

[NEW] macOS: The encryption types AES128, AES256 and SSL are now supported when connecting to the CubeSQL database server.

[CHANGED] Canceled online bookings are now ignored by default when searching for available rental units in the booking plan.

[CHANGED] If an invoice was not fiscalized correctly, the TSE fiscalization process can now be run again.

[CHANGED] Printing the TSE signature text can now be disabled. In this case, the QR code is displayed next to the recipient address.

[FIXED] Opening of the software is faster due to database optimizations.

[FIXED] Overlong booking names no longer slow down the booking plan.

[FIXED] The Lodgit logo is displayed in the "About Us" window.

[FIXED] Opening a booking in the channel manager event log is possible again.

[FIXED] The action button of the channel manager event log "Settings" now correctly opens the "Synchronization and Online Modules" window.

[FIXED] Creating offers for group bookings: When the offer window is open, the checkbox for printing "Short description" is visible.

[FIXED] Creating confirmations for group bookings: When the offer window is open, the checkbox for printing "Short description" is visible.

[FIXED] Lodgit generally warns now of missing cash closings, i.e. the option "Billing options > Remind of cash closing" is now enabled by default.

[FIXED] The Spanish translations of the user interface have been revised.

[FIXED] In the Vectron interface, the unnecessary conversion of text encoding has been removed.

[FIXED] Windows: line spacing in the footer text in combination with the [PAGE_NUMBER] placeholder has been corrected, the placeholder is now also replaced correctly.

Release Notes for 2.6.4 (23/12/2021)

[NEW] By using the placeholder "[PAGE_NUMBER]" in the letter footer, page numbers for offers, confirmations, invoices and receipts can now be inserted.

[FIXED] Windows: The update process at programme start was not recognised as finished under very rare circumstances. This caused Lodgit to hang up on start.

Release Notes for 2.6.3 (14/12/2021)

[FIXED] Windows: When exiting, Lodgit Desk now logs off automatically from cubeSQL database server.

Release Notes for 2.6.2 (06/12/2021)

[NEW] macOS: The installer is now available as a Universal Binary. This means that Lodgit Desk is now natively supported by the new Mac ARM processors. This leads to small performance improvements, therefore Rosetta emulation is no longer necessary for version 2.6.2.

[FIXED] Windows: The check for a new update did not work anymore.

[FIXED] Windows: The resolution of the reservation schedule was blurred.

Release Notes for 2.6.1 (16/11/2021)

[NEW] Cleaning list: Added the option to hide already cleaned rental units for the current day.

[NEW] Implementation of the new "Updater" for Windows, so that updates can be applied conveniently and directly from the application.

[NEW] Channelmanager Cultuzz and MappingMaster: Mapping of Lodgit packages to Channelmanager products.

[NEW] Invoice export of multiple invoices: Accounting tasks can now be performed more conveniently.

[NEW] Logistic costs can be hidden in quotations or confirmations.

[NEW] A help line has been added to the booking calendar, so a clicked day is displayed more clearly.

[NEW] Lodgit alerts new customers by default when a "cash close" needs to be made.

[NEW] The status of bookings is now displayed as a column in the guest history bookings.

[NEW] If no rental units / properties are selected, the booking calendar will display a note quickly explaining missing bookings.

[CHANGED] Bookings with the "highest status" are displayed above others in case of overbookings.

[CHANGED] The availability search ("Quick Search" at the top right of the main program screen) now also shows free capacity of a rental unit if a cancelled online booking is entered in the search period. "Canceled online bookings" will therefore be ignored in this search from now on. This can also be defined for other booking statuses via the settings.

[FIXED] The updater is now executed before the database version check. Users of Cube-SQL can therefore now conveniently use the updater on any operating system to update Lodgit.

[FIXED] Implementation of various texts and translations for Lodgit regarding the TSE module.

[FIXED] The print preview "scroll buttons" +/- have been corrected.

[FIXED] The default subject line of invoice emails in the initial Lodgit database no longer incorrectly displays "Correction invoice".

[FIXED] The logistic unit price is now calculated correctly in offer emails (without PDF) if the booking includes a "City Tax" which is included in the logistic costs.

[FIXED] Empty packages are no longer lost  by splitting a booking.

[FIXED] VAT settings on the Protel interface were not processed correctly. The interface has been made more understandable and bugs have been fixed.

Release Notes for 2.5.7 (09/21/2021)

[FIXED] Receiving invoice items from a VECTRON-POS was no longer possible.

Release Notes for 2.5.6 (09/17/2021)

[FIXED] The export of invoice data via the RKSV interface was no longer possible.

Release Notes for 2.5.5 (09/14/2021)

[NEW] Agent statistics: Display of the respective agent of a booking in the list as soon as the option "All bookings" is selected.

[NEW] Sending of emails and letters has been implemented in the context menu of the following lists: Check-In list, Check-Out list.

[NEW] Creating a common registration form has been implemented in the context menu of the following lists: Check-In List, Check-Out List, Current Guests (left sidebar of the reservation schedule).

[NEW] Opening the cleaning list and the extras list is now possible using keyboard shortcuts.

[NEW] New Spanish template texts for the text management.

[NEW] Some of the Spanish texts in the software interface have been revised.

[NEW] If the last cash balance was too long ago or is missing completely, a warning message is displayed when creating invoices and receipts with the payment type "cash". When and whether this warning occurs can be configured in settings.

[CHANGED] After creating a confirmation, the booking status is now changed to "Confirmed" instead of "Booked".

[CHANGED] Multiple entries in the check-in list and check-out list can now be selected. This enables quickly opening multiple bookings and a faster creation of letters and emails to guests arriving or departing.

[CHANGED] When exporting the data of the cash statements via DSFinV-K export, the created files are no longer saved directly in the selected folder but in a subfolder called "dsfinvk_export".

[FIXED] Accounting export: No text was displayed for accommodation services. The field for "Text" was empty.

[FIXED] Loading the exchange rates for the second currency was no longer possible.

[FIXED] Under very rare circumstances there was an internal error when printing from cashbook archives

[FIXED] Under very rare circumstances it was not possible to exit the programme because Lodgit Desk wrongly assumed that data would still be sent to the TSE.

[FIXED] Several errors in the DSFinV-K export corrected. The export is now readable with the latest stage of Amadeus Verify, an important tool to verify used by several financial entities of the German government.

  • Certificate data was missing or incomplete in the export.
  • Incorrect allocation of the TSE data to the document data
  • Incorrect calculation of some values
  • Incorrect display of values
  • Missing values
  • When generating the data for "Orders" the wrong line break was used.
  • When generating the data for "Orders", a line break was always added at the end of the data to be certified
  • When generating the data for "receipts", "^0.00Unbar" was incorrectly appended to the data to be certified for a total of "0.00"

Release Notes for 2.5.4 (07/07/2021)

[NEW] When synchronizing the online booking system, the fields "mobile" and "alternative e-mail address" can now also be stored in the guest data.

[NEW] Creating receipts: It's now possible to define your own account numbers for the account in the settings of the accounting export for the receipt types "Bank to cash" and "Cash to bank".

[NEW] After successfully creating a GoBD export the created folder with the exported files will now be opened automatically.

[NEW] When sending out an already existing document as an e-mail or e-mail with PDF via SMTP the state of the checkbox "Copy to myself" will be remembered

[NEW] Guest list: new filter for booking groups

[NEW] Guest list: new columns for date of birth and nationality which can be selected optionally for printout

[CHANGED] Changes of the guest list:

  • The guests contact details will now be displayed in the table without line break. The line break remains on printouts to ensure a better readability.
  • The contact details (e-mail, phone, street, post code, city, country) will now be exported each with its own column .

[CHANGED] Vectron: It is now possible to choose if invoice items with the value of "0" should be imported or ignored.

[CHANGED] Extra items and packages of the type "Vectron delivery note" can now be deleted again.

[CHANGED] Vectron Log: Adding a Vectron transaction to a booking is now possible even if they have been marked as "cancelled" in the log.

[FIXED] The file permissions for the exported TSE .tar files have been changed so that it's now possible for the user to read and write them.

[FIXED] Several errors in the compilation and export of the DSfinV-K data have been corrected

  • Entering data for transactions of the AVBestellung type in data_payment.csv, payment.csv and cashpointclosing.csv is now prohibited.
  • The correct cash point closing data is now used for the compilation of the references
  • The field KEINE_UST_ZUORDNUNG in cashregister.csv is now correctly filled with 0 or 1
  • The field ART_NR in lines.csv is no longer empty but filled with internal IDs
  • BON_ID, currency code and the items are now set correctly for AVBestellungen
  • Cash differences are now registered correctly as a transaction of the type "receipt"
  • Payment data of invoices for which a payment was not made at the same time as the invoice creation were not exported.

[FIXED] Under very rare circumstances an internal error occurred in the financial report when relating to "Paid on" date.

[FIXED] When exporting the extras list as CSV or XLS some values were stored in the wrong columns

[FIXED] When cancelling the print dialogue in the preview window for "E-mail with PDF" the window is now closed properly

[FIXED] In some environments, the data from a Vectron-EPOS was sent to Lodgit twice.

[FIXED] When writing entries into the Vectron-Log, the property "expense = no" was not assigned correctly.

Release Notes for 2.5.3 (06/18/2021)

[FIXED] Creating PDFs with TSE-QR-Code was not possible under some very rare circumstances.

Release Notes for 2.5.2 (06/16/2021)

[FIXED] When adding packages to a booking, the package content was not saved when clicking the "Save" button.

Release Notes for 2.5.1 (06/15/2021)

[NEW] Update of the settings for the use of the interface "Fiscalisation (KassenSichV)". It is now mandatory to enter the location address, tax number and VAT ID.

For this purpose, the TSE interface is initially deactivated after the update!

The new data can then be entered under Settings > KassenSichV TSE and the TSE can then be reactivated there.

[NEW] DSFinV-K Export of the Cash Security Ordinance (KassenSichV) implemented. A further validation of the exported data is still pending, which is why this function is still in beta status.

[CHANGED] The TSE User PIN can now be stored in the database so that it is no longer necessary to enter it when starting the programme.

[CHANGED] In case of an unstable data connection to the database (cube SQL Database Server), the interface cash register systems "Protel compatible" and "Gastware" was deactivated under certain circumstances.

[CHANGED] The display of the TSE device ID in settings has been made more user-friendly.

[CHANGED] When exporting account transactions via the DATEV accounting export, the fixed write indicator is now set to "Off".

[CHANGED] Interface to Vectron POS system updated to support VGPMS interface version 1.20.

[CHANGED] When importing the restaurant bill from Vectron into Lodgit, this is now assigned to the system extra item "Vectron delivery note" as soon as a delivery note ID is transmitted by Vectron.

[CHANGED] Extra items of the type "Vectron delivery note" can no longer be changed in the booking window.

[CHANGED] When transmitting restaurant bills via the Vectron interface, the transmitted tax rate is now saved. The marking "expenditure" is therefore no longer applicable.

[CHANGED] In the window "Extra items" the individual booking-related name of the extra items entered in the booking window is now also displayed.

[CHANGED] With the accounting export it can be specified whether for extra items of the type "Vectron delivery note" the Vectron delivery note number should also be exported.

[FIXED] The text of the buttons in the booking window is now white as soon as the background colour of the button is dark.

[FIXED] When sending offers and confirmations, the names of the packages were not printed as soon as they had the property "surcharge" and the package content of added packages should not be printed.

[FIXED] The information window that a TSE must now be used when creating invoices and receipts in Germany is only displayed as soon as Lodgit Desk has a valid licence.

[FIXED] Under certain circumstances, Lodgit Desk froze when using the Vectron cash register interface.

[FIXED] When activating the interface "Fiscalisation (KassenSichV)" the timer, which is necessary to fiscalise booking changes, was not started properly. This only occurred after a restart of the programme.

[FIXED] The settings for "Tip" and "Transaction Sub Numbers" for the Vectron cash register interface were not saved correctly in settings.

[FIXED] If Vectron only transfers the total amount but not the individual items when transferring restaurant consumption, the total amount is now correctly assigned to the booking as an extra item of the type "POS system".

Release Notes for 2.4.8 (03/24/2021)

[CHANGED] For the 64 Bit Windows version the automatic check for a version update was reactivated.

[FIXED] Invoices with the payment type "Cash" could no longer be created for the current day if a cashpoint closing has already been created

Release Notes for 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 (02/25/2021)

[FIXED] When exporting lists in Excel .xlsx format, the error "Unknown type: 38" occurred under certain circumstances.

[FIXED] Correction of the data displayed in the qrCode (TSE signing). Under certain circumstances, the wrong signing algorithm was used.

[FIXED] When printing documents as PDF/Email with PDF those contained an additional blank first page.

[FIXED] When creating a new booking via the booking menu, an internal error occurred after selecting the rental unit in the booking window.

Release Notes for 2.4.5 (02/23/2021)

[NEW] Group booking > Grouping of similar accommodation services (lodging & extras) in offers, confirmations and invoices, resulting in a significant reduction of their number of pages.

[FIXED] Correspondence > Correction of print data for the columns "Persons", "Number" and "Description" in case the number of persons and/or number should be zero.

[FIXED] Booking > Corrected calculation of the number of adults if child discounts were defined in a booking and the number of children was equal to or greater than the max. number of beds.

[FIXED] Cash register function > Various corrections in the Z-Bon counting protocol. Among other things, 5 Rappen were counted as 5 francs in the Z-Bon counting protocol.

[FIXED] Cash register function > The Z-Bon could not be created under rare circumstances if the final amount of the cash register was 0.

[FIXED] CityTax > When creating down payment invoices, the CityTax amount was missing in the subtotal if the display type "Display: as explanation text" and a net design were used.

[FIXED] Package Management > Under very rare circumstances, when changing an extra item in a package, it' s VAT rate was saved rounded down to the nearest full numerator.

[FIXED] Accounting export > After creating an export, the entries of type "Cash shortfall/excess cash" were not correctly set to the status "Actual exported".

[FIXED] When creating invoices, the texts for Tax Gross CityTax and Tax Gross Down payments were not saved.

[FIXED] Not all column headers were displayed in the lodging list.

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