We are sending this reminder to make sure your system is ready for the Febuary 2016 update. If you are using both the point of sale employee (EMP) restrictions and the BSMGR Time Clock feature, you will need to associate the Time Clock ID number with the EMP name after you install the 8.01 update (January 2016 update) and before you install version 8.02 (February 2016 update).
Here is the original message we sent earlier this month…
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From: BSMGR Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Subject: Important Version 8.01 Upgrade Information
Version 8.01 Upgrade Information (January 2016)
Bookstore Manager Software has a long history of striving to meet the technology needs of Christian retailers. Randy initially built BSMGR to more efficiently address monotonous tasks in his own store. When he began selling the software to other retailers in 1989, he added features that helped everyone. Since then a group of programmers has worked to add new features and enhance the system to meet the needs of hundreds of store owners and managers in the Christian retail industry.
Initially, there was a simple passcode feature that limited access to sensitive areas of information. An optional Time Clock feature was added which created IDs for all the employees to use when clocking in and out. Later, the Point of Sale program was enhanced to allow retailers to assign frontliners an account that sets more granular limits (for example, can they Redeem Gift Cards? Delete Layaways? Enter Negative Quantities? etc.).
We are changing BSMGR to consolidate these three different types of access IDs into a single ID for each person. Because each store may be using different combinations of the three, the process to bring these all together requires two version upgrades. See below for specific information based on how you are using BSMGR.
Starting with version 8.02, you will be able to control many aspects of access to features in BSMGR. This will add greater security and personnel tracking to the software. The longer passcode field will also provide you with the opportunity to use an employer issued card with a barcode or magnetic swipe that they can use instead of typing in their passcode each time.
We trust you will agree that this change will improve security and enable you to better manage your staff with increased efficiency.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need help getting your system ready for 8.02.
Remember, you can view ECN notices and other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.
Your BSMGR Support Team
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