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Building Department

February 15, 2024

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where a CO status would change to ready to issue even with open prerequisites on the certificate of occupancy record.
-  Corrected an issue where changing the parent permit type of a permit type would not correctly clear out shared fee items.
Other
-  Additional back-end logging has been added for failed workflows that send emails.

February 01, 2024

BS&A ONLINE
-  When converting a web permit application and changing the permit type, the Contractor field will no longer clear out, but the licensee field will clear out if the defaulted licensee is not valid for the new permit type selected.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added "add invoice item" action to permit expiration workflow event.
Program Security
-  Added a previously missing security item for "Add Additional Deposit Invoices". This security item is under the "Bond" security category.
Program Setup
-  Fixed security item "View Audit Table" so now it correctly hides the audit trail table from users that do not have security to view the audit trail table.
Reporting
-  Permit Number (source) field has been added to GL Activity Report.
-  Fixed issue where the permit print button would "move" and not provide a list of reports.

January 15, 2024

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
Reporting
-  Permit Application reports can now be created.

January 01, 2024

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  New setting to allow issued permits to go into a suspended status if a process step is added to a permit after issuance for reviews. Look for the new option under > program setup > program settings > permit.... "Suspend Issued Permits for Reviews".
Reporting
-  Process Step Table now has an excel export option.

December 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fee Groups now load correctly when used online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

December 01, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  All permit hold reasons will display when viewing permits under "View My Activity" online.
-  Inspection date availability had a hole in it where edited recurrence appointments would not be counted towards unavailable time.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

November 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Improvements made to memory usage.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Lot, Block, and Subdivision fields on properties in BD will not have those fields emptied if Assessing does not have information in those fields. If Assessing does have information for Lot, Block and Subdivision then the fields in BD will still update as normal.

November 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue where some inspection scheduling workflow events would not trigger if the user did not have security to add inspections.
-  Added enforcement fields to violation based workflow events.
-  Inspection completed workflow event that adds an invoice will now use the correct billing options from the parent record setup.
-  Fixed a few crash errors when utilizing the attachment view directly on a contractor record.
Reporting
-  Added new Permit report to the report library called "Permit Metric" which calculates days spent on process steps and reviews on permits.

October 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

October 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

September 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Added an option to 'Online Settings' form to not show review comments until the step is completed. This setting is on the top part of the online settings form located under program setup -> admin tab -> online settings button.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

September 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Errors will now correctly be displayed in instances where an attachment from a property in a linked Assessing database does not display correctly in the property attachment folder for the same property in the BD program.
Program Setup
-  Made memory usage improvements to Outlook Syncing. Background syncing interval as been hard set to 30 mins as the minimum. This is neccessary to keep the BD program from using too much memory and crashing with out of memory errors.

August 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Request Account Linkage - When this is enabled, it will now have a clickable link "Don't have a PIN?" right next to the PIN number box and the link takes them to the request account linkage page.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added an option to make it so a default documents for process steps can be set to not automatically get added to any reviews when step is started.

August 01, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  The window for "Request additional information" from teh web request queue can now be resized.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

July 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issue with certain DLL files not correctly copying.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Prerequisite workflows now correctly trigger for certificate record type.
-  Added additional spacing to violation fields in letters to help with read-ability.
Reporting
-  Added two new letter fields "All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments Grouped by Review Type" and "All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments Grouped by Review Type (w/ Filed As)" to print out the reviews grouped by review type.
-  Corrected issue with "TotalProjectValue" field not working in project reports.

July 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Licensee Expiration and Licensee Status changed workflow events now work identically to permits. That is, licensee expiration will work through the daily process only, and licensee status changed will work when changing the status manually through the app.
-  Fixed the "Final CO" link located on an issued Temp CO.

June 15, 2023

Reporting
-  The 6/15 update caused an issue with calculated fields in custom reports. We have pushed a new update out, dated 7/1, that corrects this. Please install this latest update for all .NET applications., following your municipality's protocol.

June 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Web applications can no longer be deleted for converted online applications.
-  Added HTML formatting to the "request additional information" window for web requests.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Revision Number" has been added as a new column to the review table.
-  New workflow trigger event has been created called "Enforcement Next Action Date Changed".
-  Checking for open prerequisites when manually editing CO status to "ready to issue" or "issued". If we find prereqs, we are showing the requested error message.
Program Setup
-  If a certificate type has the setting "rental certificate" enabled and the property -> rental tab -> billing units is set (NOT ZERO) then the billable units from that location will be used when the certificate is renewed.
Reporting
-  Added two new fields to Process Step Letters: "Reviewer Name" which just displays the name and "Reviewer Name with Contact Info" which shows the name and the email + phone.

June 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  Added ability to set the email address on Name/Inspector records to multiple email addresses separated by either ";" or ",".

May 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue with some properties not being able to be accessed due to bad project relationships.
-  Fixed issue where invoice screen would appear when adding a code enforcement record, even when the option that triggers this behavior was turned off.

May 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added some tweaks to our name queries to account for weird names that have the following characters in them for imports:'%', '(', ')', '{', '}', ':', '[', ']'
Reporting
-  Added another letter field for Process Step letters to include the filed as for All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments.

April 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where reports that had been "hidden" by a user in their report library would still show up as available reports when emailing directly from a record.
-  An Enforcement that has an MR invoice applied to it can no longer be deleted.
-  Linked Properties - In the case where a child project is on a different property, we now always show the child project on that property when the parent project is on a different address.
-  Corrected issue where workflows that were filtered to trigger for specific users would not fire off.
-  Corrected issue where the "Scheduled By" field would come up as "Empty User" when a workflow scheduled an inspection.
Program Setup
-  Added system check when pushing inspections or appointments to Outlook. If an appointment already exists at the same time with the same subject and body, it will not be pushed from BD.NET, regardless of whether the two appointments are linked.
Reporting
-  Permit fields have been added to Attachment-based reports.

April 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

March 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Property links will now correctly be deleted when a property is deleted.
-  Inactive Licensee records now show up when merging licensee records.

March 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  All user rules are now being reloaded when switching active databases to help with workflows triggering for the wrong database when utilizing multiple BD.NET databases.