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Building Department

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.

March 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Stop work orders that are set to still allow inspections now applies to online inspections as well as manually scheduled inspections.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

March 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issue where creating a Contractor through the account linkage requests would not correctly fill out their contact information.
-  Corrected issue where multiple large documents attempting to be uploaded at once when applying for a permit/pze process online would result in an attachment error.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where the "Add Image" window could be enlarged but not put back to normal size. This window can no longer be enlarged.
-  Comments/Concerns on reviews are now listed in the tree view in the order they were selected when using the "Do Review" button.
-  Corrected issue where re-assigning open items when inactivating an inspector would not correctly re-assign appointments.
-  Corrected issue where null results would prevent paying vendors from escrow fees.
New Features
-  There is now a new task performed by the daily process to check for permits and permit applications whose permit type is configured to autocancel after X number of days of inactivity. "Inactivity" is defined on the permit as nothing occuring that triggers the DateTimeModified to update on the permit. For permit applications, inactivity is defined as nothing occuring that triggers DateTimeModified to update on the permit application 2 record OR the base application record. For permits, we will only autocancel if the specified settings are set correctly and the permit is in a pre-issue state after the required time has elapsed. Pre-issue is either "ready to issue", "unknown", or any of the hold statuses. If a permit is detected to be autocanceled by the daily process, it is set to the canceled status and a comment is attached to the permit saying that is was cancelled by the daily process on that day. For permit applications, we will only autocancel if the specified settings are set correctly on the the permit type that is tied to the permit application and the permit application is in a non-deadend state (either "hold" or "submitted" status). If a permit application is detected to be autocanceled by the daily process. it is set to the DENIED status (there is no cancel status for applications currently). We will also add a web request comment similar to the comment added to permits. We will also send out the system/override permit application denial email if one is configured in the online settings. Note - Requesting additional info for a permit web request does trigger the DateTimeModified to be updated as it sets the application back to a hold status, so it would extend the time.
-  "Project Number" and "Project Filed-As" now are columns available on the review table.

February 15, 2022

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

February 02, 2022

Reporting
-  Fixed report issue when generating PDF files

February 01, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added additional checks to help with random program crashing.
-  Fixed issue with parcel status options in regards to Assessing imports incorrectly marking a parcel inactive if the parcel status filter was being used but no parcel status options were selected.
-  Web Queue will now auto-refresh when processing any inspection requests.
Reporting
-  Transactionitem reports now have access to certificate datafields.

January 15, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue when voiding a receipt in BD that used a debit account override tender type in Cash Receipting so that the void in BD correctly uses the debit account override.
-  Fixed issue where letter file names were being scrambled when emailing out of the BD program.
New Features
-  BSA Online - Added options to show/require homeowner phone number and email when an applicant applies for a permit online. This setting is under program setup -> administration tab -> online settings button -> permit settings tab.

January 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Delegation can now be given to a "linked BSA Online account" that will allow the linked account to apply for a PZE process on behalf of the main "main" BSA Online account.
-  You can now enable a setting per permit type that will allow the permit category to be a field that gets filled out by the online permit applicant.
-  Required names will now be listed first when applying for a pze process online.
-  My Activity View will now sort the permitss by their date created, which will allow for the most recent permits to be shown first.
-  Corrected issue where the Make a Payment link in automated BSA Online emails would not load up the correct unit's BSA Online site.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Review steps that are given a status of "Not Required" will no longer prevent other review steps that are set to dependent to not be started.
-  Corrected crash issue when using the Warning Center fix for duplicate licensees.
-  Corrected issue where information from an online permit request being converted into a real permit would flow into the next online permit being processed.

December 15, 2021

BS&A ONLINE
-  Added checks so that if a Contractor is marked Inactive, they cannot apply for a permit online.
-  Correct an issue where the amount due was displaying incorrectly if looking at the project screen online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added checks to help prevent duplicate appointments from being created when syncing with Outlook.

December 01, 2021

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue where a BSA Online user that was linked to another BSA Online user could not see permits in their My Activity View.
-  Fixed issue with statuses not displaying correctly for records online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  When attaching existing letters to emails when emailing through the BD program, youu can now see the date added plus the parent record number for each attachment.
-  A new warning center message has been added to indicate duplicate licensees. Using the "click to fix" option will simply opening the licensee merging window.
New Features
-  Updated the way revisions look in the "Tree View". Revision history is no longer buried in a Revision History folder, and instead you will see all revisions on the main record in the tree view.
-  Multiple review steps can now be added to permits from within the permit type setup.

November 15, 2021

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  A different cash account for online payments can now be setup under program setup -> database setup tab -> accounting button -> GL Settings tab.

November 01, 2021

BS&A ONLINE
-  -We will now show a more detailed error when attempting to schedule an inspection that is in a blocking/dependent state on a project requirement. This will only take effect if online inspections are restricted to unfullfilled project requirements. -The "my activity" permits grid will now show "holding for project requirement" in the status column if it is in a blocking/dependent state. -The permit view will now show "holding for project requirement" in the status field if it is in a blocking/dependent state. Under the status, there will be an additional excerpt that explains what exactly is blocking or dependent. -The occupancy cert view will now show "holding for project requirement" in the status field if it is in a blocking/dependent state. Under the status, there will be an additional excerpt that explains what exactly is blocking or dependent.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  Stipulations, Construction Category, and Use Group can now be defaulted per permit type.

October 15, 2021

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue where linked sub-contractors would not see all permits in the My Activity view.
-  Corrected issue that allowed an inspection to be cancelled outside of the allowed hours.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue where CO-based workflow events would not filter by parcel number correctly.
-  Made more permit userfields available in review-based workflow events.
-  Fixed issue where bond transfers, forfeitures, refunds would not always post due to voided items.
New Features
-  'TARN' is now an accepted street suffix option.
-  Added 'Activate' as a new Fee Version option.

October 01, 2021

BS&A ONLINE
-  Added "Make Payment" links available when looking at project requirements online.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue with certificate status not updating when mass applying certificate fees.
-  Fixed issue with expression-based fees not cloning correctly when a permit is cloned.