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Building Department

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.

February 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected database "speed" issues from feature that was implemented in the 12-15-2022 update.
New Features
-  Added "version 2" for Minnesota State Surcharge report. To use this report, it must be toggled "on" from the report library. That can be accessed by going to reports -> permit reports -> tools -> manage report library. This report is in compliance with the latest changes from the State of MN and what information they request. The updated report works in the following way: 1. Provide the surcharge fee description corresponding to the surcharge fees that are being reported on when running the report (this is the same as the existing v1 report) 2. Require construction value, number of units, and construction category on all building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing permit types 3. The construction categories must be set to the following values exactly, or at least contain these as a subset: -"Single-family dwelling" -"Two-family dwelling" -"Townhouse building" -"Multi-family building" -"Commercial/Industrial/Institutional building"

February 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
Reporting
-  Corrected issue where the Invoice by Name report would not print accurate totals when invoices were billed to one person, but paid by another.

January 15, 2023

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

January 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Date Started" and "Date Completed" added to Process Step Completed workflow event.

December 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Emails will now be validated when applying fo rpermits or scheduling inspections online. Invalid email addresses will give an error that they are invalid and need to be edited.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  You will now see a "Linked Properties" button on the toolbar when you are highlighted on a Parent Record Type (i.e. Project, Permit, PZE Process, Enforcement, Certificate, Certificate of Occupancy, Inspection Group). This new feature will allow you to create a link on a main record type to as many additional properties (parcels and/or addresses) as needed.
Reporting
-  Licensee and Contractor name were added as email fields for "Letter Generated" workflow event.

December 01, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue where the drop down option to change the bill-to name on an invoice that had not been paid or journalized yet would display no names. Now other names related to the main record will be displayed.
New Features
-  Property Type field has been added to the property view.

November 15, 2022

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

November 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue with disclaimer setting that sets the "accepted by" to the licensee name.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Resolve Duplicate Address Utility can be resized now.
-  Added descriptive text to "Copy Work Description onto Permits" permit type setting to clarify that it does not work for permits applied for online.

October 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue with appointment logic and online inspection scheduling.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where email service setting to send the email on behalf of the logged in user's email was not working.
-  Process steps will recalculate their status after reviews are deleted.
-  Workflow email field [BS&A Online All Reviewed Document Links] has been added to permit related workflow events and replaces the old field [Process Step - All Reviewed Documents Links].
-  "PZE Process Expired" workflow event now has date trigger options like the Permit Expiration workflow event.
-  Fixed issue with review comment and review concern datafields in emails duplicating.
-  Fixed issue with pooled cash entries being duplciated when a Cash Receipting transaction was voided in the Building Department app.

October 01, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where acreage/squarefootage would change when clicking to other fields.
-  Added link/URL email fields that will take the recipient to the BSAO Process step details page for process step workflows.

September 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issues with granting other accounts access to apply for permits, inspections, pze processes.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added "Stories" field to property view.
-  Corrected issue with attachment exports when not exporting to a .zip file.
New Features
-  The fee wizard button is no longer greyed out when you have a schedule based fee. You must have a rate step row selected in the grid, as this row is what you are setting the amount and rate for. The quantities default to the to and from values for the rate step, but you can change these. Anything within the quantity range for the step is valid, otherwise it will not validate. You can also change cost 1 and cost 2 to anything. This is essentially a linear equation solver, where you are giving two costs for two given quantities , and then we calculate the slope and intercept values needed for that given rate step.

September 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Improvements made to memory usage.
-  On Process Step parent views, the document summary area will show all document versions in the detail band.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Not Required" has been added as a default review result. Setting a review's result to "Not Required" will turn the review icon green and complete the review.
New Features
-  When a permit is in a project and listed below another project requirement that is set to "Blocking", you will be able to see next to the permit's status that there is another requirement blocking.
-  There is a new setting for process steps called "Request Documents When New Revision Created". When this is enabled, when the process step fails and a new revision is created, the box to send an email for document requests will automatically pop-up for you.
-  There is a new workflow email field that will take the recipient to the Project landing page for the permit on BSA Online.

August 15, 2022

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

August 01, 2022

General
-  Addressed reporting issue for calculated fields

August 01, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  Invoice Item Paid workflow event has been added.
Reporting
-  Excel Export option added to the Transaction Item Table.

July 15, 2022

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

July 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Option added to the BSA Online admin application to hide comments on Process Steps.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Permit Application - Applicant Email" can now be modified on permit web applications.
-  ICC Construction Calculator now correctly imports up to four decimal places when importing the ICC's construction value excel file.

June 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  When logged into the BSA Online website, Contractors can now find a "Projects" tab under their My Activity view.
-  When filling out form when requesting account linkage, wording has been udpated to reflect "Full Name/Company" instead of just Full Name.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "HELP" link has been added to Online Settings screen for inspection scheduling to help list the logic used when inspections get scheduled online.
-  Fixed issue where cloning PZE Setup would not clone the fees.
-  Added system default review result for "Approved with Conditions".

June 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Documents submitted online that fullfill required document placeholders will now have their "filed-as" naming match the document placeholder naming. Example: If your document placeholder for required documents online is called "Site Plan Documents", and the applicant attaches a file called "123 Main Street Documents", the file will be called "Site Plan Documents" in BD.NET so that it matches the required document placeholder text.
-  Corrected behavior that prevented Occupants from applying for a permit online when the "Allow Occupant to Pull Permits" checked on the property.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  There is now an option on pze process types to not require owner certification when applying online. This removes the text indicating that you must verify yourself as the property owner, as well as the checkbox stating that you certify you are property owner of the property. This works only if the applicant has a BSA Online username that is NOT linked to any name in the BD program.
Program Setup
-  We no longer allow the user to modify the email settings while in FI. Instead will display a message stating that all emails created while using FI will be synced back to BD on the next synchronization and then sent out via the email service setup in the BD program.

May 15, 2022

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

May 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  There is a new tab under My Activity View for Document Submittal. After sending a request for document submittal from within the BD program, a Contractor can continue to use the link in the email they receive. They can now also go to their 'My Activity View' and go under the Document Submittal tab and submit their documents there.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fee Group setup can now select multiple fees at once.
New Features
-  When adding a new review step to an issued/completed PZE Process or Permit, the PZE Process or Permit will "re-open". This means the PZE Process will go back to In-Progress" and the Permit will go to "Suspended - Review" until the new review step is finished.
-  Added an option under the basic setting tab when in process step setup that creates document slots on a new process step from the previous step. The setting is called "Create Documents Based Off Previous Step".

April 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issue where owner name would still show up online in some areas even when excluded from showing up online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed an issue where the bill-to name on a certificate could be set incorrectly during the renewal process.
Reporting
-  Fixed issue where the Revenue Summary Report would not generate due to NULL values.

April 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issue where converting permit applications from the web could result in data filling in from a previously converted permit application.
-  Corrected issue where issued permits could not be printed online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added Licensee warning for expired business license to permit types setup.
-  Local License and Business License Expiration dates on Licensees will now correctly set the Licensee status to Expired and Active.