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Table of Contents

Release Process

Release Versioning

Deprecation

Release Overview

Product Enhancements

Additional Changes

16.1 Fixes

Updates

16.1.0.2

16.1.0.3

16.1.1

16.1.1.1

16.1.2

16.1.2.1

16.1.2.2

16.1.2.3

16.1.3

16.1.3.2

16.1.3.3

16.1.4

16.1.5

16.1.6

 

 

 

Release Process

Avionté continuously improves its products. These improvements are installed to existing application structure; each release is a set of improvements to the previous release. The release notes are organized in a separated manner per release and are not aggregated into one page.

 

For example, in the event a customer's application is upgraded from v14.2.3 to v16.1, changes between those releases will be available through multiple sets of release notes (from 14.2.4 up to and including 16.1 notes.)

 

Navigate to Support Center > General > Release Activity to view Avionté's available release notes. 

 

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Release Versioning

Changes are rolled forward so the patch number will reset to zero for each subsequent release (i.e. 15.2.0.2 read as major release 15.2, patch 2, 15.2.1.0 read as minor release 15.2.1).

 

 

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Deprecation

Generally, "deprecation" refers to something that is acknowledged but discouraged. A software deprecation is the removal process, or discouragement of use, of an application feature. An application feature may be deprecated because it has been replaced, doesn't work as expected, or its support requirements outweigh its benefit or use.

 

Avionté release notes provide a list of items scheduled for removal as well as a list of items recently removed. 

 

 

Planned Removal

Web Portals

In upcoming releases, web portal functionality will gradually be replaced with functionality provided by the Aero platform.

Job Board

In an upcoming release, the currently used job board will be replaced with new functionality that will be made available in the Aero platform.

Instant Messaging

The Message Center's infrequently used Instant Messaging functionality will be removed in an upcoming release.

 

 

Removed in this Release

None

The 16.1 release does not include the removal of any features.

 

 

Recently Removed

EDocs Main Menu Option

The inoperative "EDocs" label was removed from the Main Menu in release 15.2.1.

Silverlight

The Microsoft plugin that enabled some interactive user experience is no longer required. The plugin was removed in release 15.2.

"Generate ACH" Button

In order to improve back office system performance, the infrequently used "Generate ACH" button in Back Office > Weekly Process was removed in release 15.2.

Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic network for financial transactions in the United States. An ACH payment is an electronic payment created when a customer transfers money from one account to another electronically; it is facilitated by the Automated Clearing House.

 

 

 

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Release Overview

The Avionté 16.1 version introduces a set of new features and enhancements. This Overview section provides a summary look at all of the features. Each summary provides links that will auto-scroll down to the detailed release information. 

 

 

Check Corrections

A DRM, system error message, config option, and interface tab have been installed to improve the check correction process.

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Web Login Credential Email

This Web Login Credential Email update moved the password reset email from a customized, stored procedure into the template section of the Avionté core application. This reduces the need for a support call in order to set up the URL used in the email and eliminates the need to make a change to the email's verbiage.

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E-Verify V29

The Avionté Core Application now supports E-Verify Version 29. 

Auto-scroll to the E-Verify V29 Notes

 

Reset ACH/PosiPay

A Reset ACH/PosiPay option has been added to the Weekly Process actions menu. Users can now reset ACH or PosiPay files if information was entered incorrectly or files were missed. Users are now authorized to clear unwanted or incorrect files. 

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Approve Time Cards from Email

Users may now approve or reject employee-submitted time cards from an email. Users with approver-level permissions can receive an email featuring a list of time cards available for approval consideration. The email features an Approve button, a Reject button, and a subsequent "reason" field if the card is rejected. 

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rapid! PayCard Integration

The rapid! PayCard service is now available as a fully integrated payroll direct deposit option rather than just a file export solution. The integration provides ACH, Instant, or Manual card load options.

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Record of Employment (ROE) Feed Version 2.0

ROE feed generation has been updated to report information related to vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, and separation pay. Additional changes were made to better report Insurable Earnings, Insurable Hours, and ROE relevant dates.

Auto-scroll to the Record of Employment (ROE) Feed Version 2.0 Notes

 

Agent Manager

The Agent Manager is a simple utility that handles the process of deploying job packages to Agent installations and configures environments for Agent to target. 

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Avionté Resume Processor

ARP database structure and the background parsing process have been adjusted to improve the resume parsing experience for the customer. 

Auto-scroll to the Avionté Resume Processor Notes

 

Liberty Screening Services

Avionté now partners with Liberty Screening Services, a pre-employment background screening solutions provider.

Auto-scroll to the Liberty Screening Services Notes

 

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Product Enhancements

Release 16.1 includes several enhancements and additions to the core application and portal products. 

 

 

Check Corrections

The config option CheckCorrectionWindow was added to limit the window in which a check date can be set for a check correction. The config option, a site level option, is used for check corrections through the Payroll and Paycheck sections. 

 

The DRM type CheckCorrectionBatchVerification was created to validate details prior to the check correction process. DRMs of this type will run during check corrections through the Payroll and Paycheck sections. 

 

An Error & Warning side tab has been added to the Paychecks Void, Paychecks Reissue, and Reverse Paychecks wizards. This errors tab hosts DRMs of the type CheckCorrectionBatchVerification.  

 

A system error message has been added to prevent non-employee checks to be reversed through the Payroll and Paycheck sections.

 

Example

ABC Customer wants to prohibit voiding or reversing a paycheck that is older than 30 days. The DRM (of type CheckCorrectionBatchVerification) must have logic added to verify that the batch's PaymentBatchTypeConfigSystemChoiceID matches either "Void" or "Reverse Paycheck" before firing. This will prevent the DRM from firing when the batch type is "Reissue Paycheck". 

 

Check Corrections Help Articles

Config Option - CheckCorrectionWindow

DRM CheckCorrectionBatchVerification

Void a Paycheck

Reissue a Paycheck

Reverse a Paycheck

 

 

Web Login Credential Email

This Web Login Credential Email update moved the password reset email from a customized, stored procedure into the template section of the Avionté core application. This reduces the need for a support call in order to set up the URL used in the email and eliminates the need to make a change to the email's verbiage.

To complete the work, a new config option was added to store the Web portal URL, tooling was created for these templates in Email > Templates, and the existing admin tool (Order Candidate Mail Template) was expanded while renaming it to better describe its new purpose.

 

 

Added Config Option: PortalLoginURL

A new config option was added at the supplier level to store the web address (URL) of the Avionté Web portal used in email templates. Specifically, the optional email sent on a password reset. This replaced the config option NewWebLoginEmailInfoSP, and corresponding customizable SP. 
Note: If this configuration has no value, no text will be substituted when the substitution field #Recipient.PortalLoginURL# is used. More information below.

 

Removed Config Option: NewWebLoginEmailInfoSP

Was replaced by the functionality using PortalLoginURL.

 

New Admin Tool: Assign Email Templates

The new Assign Email Templates admin tool allows for standard or customized email templates to be assigned for candidate assignment and web portal credential change emails. It contains two tabs. One replaces the existing Order Candidate Mail Templates admin tool, and the other contains functionality for the web portal credential change emails. 

Web Login Wizard

When a user marks the Email Web Login checkbox, a check is made whether the recipient's supplier's PortalLoginURL ConfigOption is set. If not, an error message is displayed, but the user is allowed to continue.


Note: If the recipient's supplier's PortalLoginURL ConfigOption is not set, no text will be substituted when the substitution field #Recipient.PortalLoginURL# is used. More information below.

Two New Error Messages

  • Error with message will alert users if the PortalLoginURL isn't set when sending a password reset email.

  • New error with message "You can't delete a template that's configured to be used in system emails.", will appear if user is trying to delete a template that is currently in use.

 

New Default Mail Templates

Four new templates were added to handle password reset emails

    • ApplicantPasswordReset
    • EmployeePasswordReset
    • CustomerPasswordReset
    • VendorPasswordReset

 

Software Correction: Duplicate System Templates

Fixed a bug where "system" templates would show up twice in the template list after being edited and saved. (templates with a MassMailTemplateUser record that contains an empty GUID as the value of the FKGUID column)

 

Email > Template: New substitution field
A new field is available for use with Contact and Employee templates. The field #Recipient.PortalLoginURL# can be added to templates to display the URL stored in ConfigOption PortalLoginURL

Example Description
Log into the portal at the following URL:  #Recipient.PortalLoginURL# This would display the URL entered in WebLoginURL as a link after the ':'.
 
 
 
Web Login Credential Email Help Articles
Admin Tools: Assign Email Template
Create Email Template
Config Options: PortalLoginURL


 

 

 

E-Verify V29

The Avionté Core Application now supports E-Verify Version 29. 

Improvements were made regarding E-Verify passwords in the Avionté Core Application. Password improvements include:

  • users are now prompted to reset temporary passwords
  • passwords can now be reset using the current password
  • an error message will now display to users with an expiring password.

 

The Avionté Agent will no longer request information automatically if the E-Verify credentials are incorrect. This change prevents unwarranted account lockouts. 

 

An E-Verify case will display a case status containing the LastEligibilityStatus when closed.

 

 

E-Verify V29 Help Articles

E-Verify Article Section

 

 

 

Reset ACH/PosiPay

A Reset ACH/PosiPay option has been added to the Weekly Process actions menu. Users can now reset ACH or PosiPay files if information was entered incorrectly or files were missed. Users are now authorized to clear unwanted or incorrect files. 

 

Weekly Process Actions Menu

An actions menu has been added to the Weekly Process section. Items include "GL", "Generate Green Shade", "Reset ACH/PosiPay". Shortcuts are no longer set actions, but can be set to any item on the Actions menu list. 

 

Reset ACH/PosiPay Actions Menu Item

The option Reset ACH/PosiPay was added to the Weekly Process actions menu. Users can now reset ACH or PosiPay files if information was entered incorrectly or files were missed. Users no longer need to call support to clear unwanted or incorrect files. 

This actions menu item is only visible to users with the new User type config option wkl_ResetACHOrPosipay marked as Active.

Note: This option must have the Active check box marked through the Config Option by Property tab. 

 

wkl_ResetACHOrPosipay Config Option

The User Type config option wkl_ResetACHOrPosipay has been added. By default, this config option is inactive. When the Active checkbox is marked, the new Weekly Process Actions menu item "Reset ACH/PosiPay" is visible.

Note: This config option must be marked active or inactive through the Config Option by Property tab. 

 

IMP_ach_GenerateAchFile Added to Core Application

The stored procedure IMP_ach_GenerateAchFile has been added to source control and any customizations must be submitted to the Perforce release line. In versions 16.1 and newer, customizations to the ACH procedure should be contained in a new CUO_ stored procedure. Due to this change, customers should test their ACH during upgrading. 

 

Reset ACH/PosiPay Help Articles

Weekly Process - Reset ACH/PosiPay

Config Option - wkl_ResetACHOrPosipay

 

 

 

Approve Time Cards from Email

Users may now approve or reject employee-submitted time cards from an email. Users with approver-level permissions can receive an email featuring a list of time cards available for approval consideration. The email features an Approve button, a Reject button, and a subsequent "reason" field if the card is rejected. 

 
New Portal Property

New property used to activate the approve from email functionality (Web_Time_Entry_Customer_Approve_AllowApprovalFromEmail)

 

New Approval/Rejection screens

New Approval, Rejection, and error pages unique to the time approval from email process have been added.


Improved Time Card Table formatting

The email sent to time approvers has been updated to a more usable format.
  

 

Approving Time Cards from Email Help Articles

Approving Time from a Time Approver Email

Customer Portal Property - Web_Time_Entry_Customer_Approve_AllowApprovalFromEmail

Troubleshooting: Approve Time Cards from Emails

 

 

rapid! PayCard Integration

The rapid! PayCard service is now available as a fully integrated payroll direct deposit option rather than just a file export solution. The integration provides ACH, Instant, or Manual card load options.

 

The rapid! PayCard integration enables the immediate deposit, or ACH processing of money into payroll debit cards managed through the rapid! PayCard service.

 

New Config Options: New config options were added to support the rapid! PayCheck integration:

 

  • rapid! PayCard User Name: The account-level user name to rapid!'s system.

  • rapid! PayCard Password: The account-level password to rapid!'s system.

  • rapid! PayCard Cert Card Number: The 16-digit cert card number.

  • rapid! PayCard Card Passcode: The 4-digit pass code associated with the cert and funding cards.

  • rapid! PayCard Cert Card ID: The default 10-digit cert card ID (overridden via the branch property).

  • rapid! PayCard Funding Card ID: The default 10-digit card ID from which funds are taken to pay employees (overridden via the branch property).

  • rapid! PayCard AutoPost: Automatically transfers funds to employee rapid! accounts when payment batches are posted.

  • rapid! PayCard SubCompany ID: An ID indicating an optional sub-company (only available at the branch level).

 

New Actions Menu Item: rapid! PayCard Load Card actions menu item has been added to the payroll section for use with the instant pay option.

 

New Account Type: rapid! PayCard account type has been added to the employee bank configuration wizard. This is used for initial card setup, and when using the instant pay option. 

 

rapid! PayCard Help Articles

rapid! PayCard

rapid! PayCard Payroll Integration

Config Option - rapid! PayCard AutoPost

Config Option - rapid! PayCard User Name

Config Option - rapid PayCard Password

Config Option - rapid! PayCard Funding Card ID

Config Option - rapid! PayCard Cert Card ID

Config Option - rapid! PayCard Card Passcode

Config Option - rapid! PayCard SubCompany ID

Config Option - rapid! PayCard Cert Card Number

rapid! PayCard - Integration Partner Support Center Use

 

 

 

Record of Employment (ROE) Feed Version 2.0

ROE feed generation has been updated to report information related to vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, and separation pay. Additional changes were made to better report Insurable Earnings, Insurable Hours, and ROE relevant dates.

 

New Config Transaction Type Properties: New config transaction types were added to Admin Tool > Transaction Types > Property  to tag transactions with ROE information:

 

  • ROEFeedMapping: Enter a mapping term to link it with a type of transaction recognized by the Canadian Services

  • ROEFeedInsurableHours: Used to indicate hours on an employee record that are reported for Employment Insurance.

  • ROEFeedInsurableEarnings: Used to indicate earnings on an employee record that are reported for Employment Insurance.

 

New Employee > Extra entries: New entries were added to Employee > Extra to hold information used when generating ROEs:

 

  • ROELastGeneratedDate: ROELastGeneratedDate has been split up by Pay Period type (Monthly, Semi-Monthly, Bi-Weekly, Weekly). This date will restrict what information will be passed to the feed when the ROE report for the payment period type is generated.

  • FirstDayWorked: Has been added to hold the date when a given employee started work. This will need to be set to the date the employee first worked an assignment of a particular pay period type before a ROE is generated for that type.
    Note: The date must still be after the ROELastGeneratedDate for that pay period type. 

New ROE Generation Parameter: When Generating ROEs it is now necessary to select what pay period type this ROE is being generated for.

 

ROE Feed Version 2.0 Help Articles

Record of Employment (ROE Feed V2.0)


 

 

Agent Manager

The Agent Manager is a simple utility that handles the process of deploying job packages to Agent installations and configures environments for Agent to target. The GUI execution mode is intended for self-hosted clients, while the console mode is for hosted (DevOps).

 

Users obtain the Agent Manager via a Microsoft Installer made available on an FTP. The installer, which is an MSI, is a single file and uses the standard Windows installer methodologies to place the Agent Manager and Agent Service files onto the target computer. The installer also establishes the Agent scheduling database, if need be, and migrates it to the target version.

 

 

Agent Manager GUI

The Graphical User Interface is a basic Winforms application used by self-hosted clients. 

As a command is selected from the drop-down menu, necessary fields are made available. Per the drop-down menu selection, unnecessary fields are not displayed. If the Run button is selected and a required field has not been populated, the Output area will display still-needed information.

 

 

ELEMENT DESCRIPTION
Commands (drop-down menu)

Provides a selection of executable operations.

 

SetupEnv

  • Adds or updates an environment (Environments table)
  • Parameters:
    • name: Corresponds to Environment.Name
    • connectionString: Corresponds to
  • Verifies the connection string before saving changes
  • Environment.ConnectionString

 

TeardownEnv

  • Removes an existing environment (Environments table and related entries in DisabledJobs and ExecutionResults)
  • Parameters:
    • name: Corresponds to dbo.Environment.EnvironmentName

 

SetupPkg

  • Adds or updates a job package (Package table)
  • Parameters:
    • packagePath: The path to the job package (zip) to set up
    • installPath: The path to install the package into
  • Uses the name of the package (file name without extension) as the "GroupName" value in Package
  • Unzips the package into a sub­folder of the installPath; the subfolder name matches the package name
    • Ex: If the packagePath is C:\Downloads\Suite.zip and the installPath is C:\Agent\Jobs\, the contents of Suite.zip will be unzipped to C:\Agent\Jobs\Suite\
  • If the package already exists in the Package table (by GroupName), the contents of the configured Path will be zipped up as a backup and then deleted; the backup zip file remains in the Path folder

 

TeardownPkg

  • Removes an existing package (Package table)
  • Parameters:
    • If a record exists in Package matching the specified
      • installPath: The path to the installed package installPath parameter, the files at that path are zipped up as a backup and then deleted, and the Package entry is deleted

 

AddServiceInstance

  • Installs a uniquely named service instance
    • Multiple, uniquely named service instances may be installed into Agent Manager. 
    • When adding a service instance, the user is prompted to
      • choose a user account


      • provide user account credentials

 

 

RemoveServiceInstance

  • Uninstalls an existing instance of service
Run button

Executes the selected command. If the Run button is clicked and required fields have not been properly completed, the message space at the bottom of the window will display needed information.

After any operation is completed, the Agent service is restarted.

List service instances Displays existing services.
Service name Displays the name of the service currently being used. Every service name will begin with "AvionteAgent-".
Install Path

The path to which the package is installed. The Install Path only installs a sub-set of Agent Path.

Package path Path to the downloaded scheduled job package. The Package Path is where the scheduled job package is stored after downloading from the FTP file. 
Environment name The name of the customer's environment in Agent. The environment will always be local. The user will always be working in a local environment.
Environment connection string

Database connection string for the Avionté Suite. 

The button to the right of the field provides access to a database connection dialog.

Output The area at the bottom of the window displays informational messages - e.g. required fields in the event they have not been completed. Output will also show a list of installed packages if Agent path and Agent connection strings have values.

 

Database Connection Dialog

To help users build a connection string, the buttons to the right of the Agent connection string field provides access to a database connection dialog.

 

 

Agent Manager Help Articles

Avionté Agent Manager

Avionté Agent


 

 

Avionté Resume Processor

ARP database structure and the background parsing process have been adjusted to improve the resume parsing experience for the customer. 

  • To provide an indication of time to parse, a file size column has been added to the ARP database. Units are displayed in bytes. 
  • In order to avoid multiple ARP instances using the same database, an ARP host name has been added to the ARP database.
  • A Client IP Host column has been added to the ARP database. 
  • To eliminate object null errors:
    • Monitoring apps hitting the root of ARP are no longer sent all the way through AMP for validation.  
    • The system no longer forwards null, blank, or environment IDs with only a whitespace requests to AMP. Additionally, if an environment ID does not exceed a maximum length of 100 characters, the request is rejected outright.
  • To allow access to monitoring apps, an entry point has been added to ARP. The entry point is a default root access. 
  • To improve efficiency, the code that pings the appliance for the CPU usage (and its number of pending requests) has been removed. The unused BASH script has also been removed from ARP.

 

Technical Notes

Entity Framework migrations were used to handle the added columns.

 

ARP Help Articles

Resume Parser - Search 

 

 

Liberty Screening Services

Avionté now partners with Liberty Screening Services, a pre-employment background screening solutions provider. Plugin setup, installation steps, and admin tools requirements are available in the Liberty Screening Services Setup article.

 

Liberty Screening is responsible for maintaining the integration plugin and addressing any service issues. 

 

Liberty Screening Services Help Article

Liberty Screening Services Setup

 

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16.1 Fixes

Release 16.1 includes numerous updates and fixes. The following table describes the most notable changes. Included with the description is the ticket number used for internal tracking of the item, and the component affected by the change.

 

Item  Description Other Versions Affected
Talent Migration Name Clarification

Resumes parsed into Aero from the legacy platform no longer display the name of the user parsing the resume in the Talent's Job Summary. 

15.2

Global Cash Card Web Services Global Cash Card web services are no longer supported, however, Global Cash Card functionality remains fully supported. n/a
Agent Job PeoplenetListener PeoplenetListener, which behaved as a scheduled job pulling pay files and errors from Peoplenet at a frequency of 1x/minute, still performs the same functions, but now operates as a continuous service and is no longer considered an Agent "job." n/a

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Updates

16.1.0.2

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking.
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
JOB001778

Migrations no longer fail for Canadian clients if the T4_EmployeeInfo table has UnionDues and/or MiddleName columns.

n/a

 

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16.1.0.3

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking.
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
JOB001782

Canadian Federal withholding tax is now being assessed even when default taxes aren't created prior to running payroll.

15.1, 15.2

 

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16.1.1

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
JOB001701

The number placed now updates by 1 when the first placement is made on DH Orders. Subsequent orders update the number placed as expected. 

15.2

JOB001753

When sending the "Approvable time sheets" system mass mail, the email is now sent to just those with the Time Approver role rather than all contacts with roles for the order. If more than one role is selected, the time sheet count is no longer multiplied by the number of roles.

14.2, 15.1, 15.2

JOB001755

When sending a system mass mail, the values Count and WeekEndDate are no longer incorrectly replaced using the values from the last message processed instead of the values specific to each recipient.

14.2, 15.1, 15.2

Z20666

When an applicant attempts to submit an application from the Applicant Portal, if any invalid XML characters are included, the submission no longer hangs and fails.

15.2.4.2, 16.1.1

Z58324

Applicants are now able to sign an eDocument using a signature pad/mouse in the Applicant Portal's eDocuments.

15.1, 15.2

Z60053

When using the config option property GridColumnsToHide to hide the BillRate column, the BillRate column in the New Temp Order wizard is now hidden.

n/a

 

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16.1.1.1

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking.
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
JOB001875

An "Invalid SubCompany ID" error is no longer returned when adding rapid! pay cards. 

n/a

JOB001881

The Peoplenet integration has been modified so that EmployeeID is used instead of PeoplenetEmployeeID.

15.1, 15.2

 

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16.1.2

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.
 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

JOB001924

To resolve a rapid! PayCard passcode issue, the config option rapid! PayCard Cert Card Passcode is now available.

 

Config Option Description Default Setting
rapid! PayCard Cert Card Passcode Manages the Cert Card ID passcode. The passcode for all Avionté-hosted customers is 4047. Self-hosted customers must change 4047 to the customer's unique passcode.  4047

 

16.2

JOB001924

To allow simpler management of rapid! PayCard environments (stage/test versus production/live), the config option rapid! PayCard Staging Environment is now available. 

 

Config Option Description Default Setting
rapid! PayCard Staging Environment

Manages the change from rapid! PayCard staging environment to a production environment.

 

By default, all rapid! clients are in a Production environment rather than a stage (test) environment. When a new self-hosted client signs up with rapid!, their config option should be set to "True." 

 

Following a successful transfer test to Stage, a self-hosted customer would change the config option back to "False" which means they are no longer in a Stage (test) environment. 

False

 

 

16.2

Z15846

When a new burden date is defined in Admin Tools > Burden and it matches the current accounting period, the Burden is now being calculated when the accounting period is closed.  

15.1, 15.2

Z17070

As a resolution to a Calendar appointment viewing issue, appointment accessibility is now limited to two years prior to today's date and two years in the future from today's date. Appointment creators are now able to view appointments as expected. 

 

Previously, when adding an appointment, a user creating an appointment was able to view the appointment until clicking elsewhere in the calendar, at which point the appointment disappeared. Other users were able to view the appointment, but not the creator. 

15.1, 15.2

Z25649

Skill codes are no longer automatically added to a candidate's record because an interview question featured the exact text of the skill code. For example, the skill code Call Center will no longer be automatically automatically included in an application when an interview question is answered with the words "call center."

15.1, 15.2

Z26018

The DRM tbv_CheckForSalesTaxSetup now looks at any states with taxes set up in Admin Tools, not just CT, WA, PA, and OH.

15.1.8, 15.2.4.2

Z28700

When a payment term is not defined in Customer > Billing Setup > Payment Terms, the term now defaults to the payment terms by Customer branch. Previously, an undefined payment term, defaulted to the User branch's ConfigChoice (ConfigChoice > CustomerPaymentTerm > IsDefault.) 

15.2

Z33431

The County value will now display as expected in the Employee and Customer address sections.

15.1, 15.2

Z33582

An error is no longer generated when a transaction has a daily pay unit with antithetical values. Previously, when a user attempted to close a time entry batch containing antithetical pay values (-2.5 Regular, +2.5 OT/DT), the error message "There are Transactions whose GeneratedDailyHours is True but daily hours are missing." was generated in the Back Office > Payroll > Card View Daily Entry section. 

15.1, 15.2

Z46338

Ultra Mobile and GoSmart mobile providers are now available are now available in the Employee > Contact > Service Provider.

15.1, 15.2, 16.2

Z66315

When adding values to Global Cash Cards, instead of receiving a confirmation message after every added card, a confirmation message is now displayed only after ALL of the cards have been updated. The confirmation message has been clarified to read "Cash cards have been loaded successfully."

n/a

 

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16.1.2.1

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking. 

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

JOB001924

Two updates have been applied to the rapid! PayCard integration:

  • A rapid! PayCard prefix selection issue has been resolved
  • A confirmation message indicating a successful transmission has been added to the core application. 

16.2


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16.1.2.2

Changes

Note: Changelist numbers are used for internal tracking. 

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

JOB001896

When adding a Canadian address in the Employee or Customer address sections or the New Employee or Customer wizards, an error is no longer generated as a result of how the application renders Canadian County values. 

15.1, 15.2


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16.1.2.3

Changes

Note: JOB numbers are used for internal tracking. 

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

JOB001978

Multiple ROE Feed issues have been addressed.

 

  • The total insurable hours are now calculated within the appropriate pay period date range.

  • Voided work history is now ignored. 

  • Weeks worked under different assignments with differing weekend day configurations are no longer combined. 

16.2

JOB001985

An error is no longer generated when a Global Cash Card bank is added for the first time.

 

Additional Global Cash Card updates include:

 

  • Unnecessary GCC messages "Key Pair Exists" and "Data at the root level is invalid." have been removed.

  • The message following the creation of a GCC API key has been improved to "A Global Cash Card API key has been created. Activate the key on the Global Cash Card admin site before adding a Global Cash Card bank."

16.2

 

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16.1.3

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

JOB002115

Z72489

When updating from Order assignment, a user is now alerted that a closed batch may be reopened. 

16.2

JOB002105

Z77440

Z65683

Mobile Time Enty is now showing the correct week-ending date. 

16.2, 16.3

JOB002084

Z74783

An error is no longer generated when setting up portal time entry to only show the current week.

16.2

JOB002079

Z66927

If a time entry batch has been closed and a daily item is deleted, the time entry batch will no longer be re-opened as a result of the deletion.

15.2, 16.2

JOB002073

Z71047

Parsed resumes now display as expected in the portals. They now feature a correct email address and phone number. 

15.2

JOB002067

Z69663

When copying a time entry transaction the expected transaction row is now selected.

16.2

JOB002056

Z69640

Customers with no billing email address will no longer show up in the bad email addresses error message when emailing invoices.

n/a

JOB002053

Z75457

Previously, the start time of the Mass Mail scheduler was being set to a time in the future and the associated Agent job wouldn't start executing for about 24 hours or so. The start time is now set to the past so that the job will start executing immediately.

n/a

JOB002045

Z63069

The Supplier email signature no longer disappears in Admin tool >> Employer >> Email profile every time the profile is changed.

n/a

JOB002039

Peoplenet assignment status messages processing has been optimized for better performance.  

n/a

JOB002036

Z70258

Google Fi has been added as a cell phone provider. 

n/a

JOB002033

Z61055

The GetMyBranchOpenOrder counter has been optimized for performance. 

n/a

JOB002028

Z67676

Two new Canadian overtime plans are now available:

  • NS OT Plan - The Nova Scotia overtime plan pays 1.5x for time worked beyond 48 hours in a single week.
  • NB OT Plan - The New Brunswick overtime plan pays 1.5x for time worked beyond 44 hours in a single week.

n/a

JOB002018

Z72676

The Supplier email profile signature now displays as expected.

16.3

JOB002016

Z60476

SSNs now display in Employee > Summary and Employee > Detail even when the employee record features an invalid country code.

16.3

JOB002010

Z60389

Validation has been added to the Employee portal's Address Type drop-down menu to require an address type to be entered.

15.2

JOB002006

Z55605

When sending a text from Employee > Summary > Text Messaging, the received message no longer contains extra characters and symbols. 

15.2

JOB001993

Z26199

Z43901

Payroll processing has been adjusted to ignore Transactional Adjustments (non-taxable transaction types such as reimbursements) when calculating employee deduction amounts. Permanent deductions calculate strictly on taxable transaction types.

 

Note that this may cause negative net amounts when processing checks containing both taxable and negative non-taxable types. Ensure the "ppv_CheckForNegativePayCheck" standard Data Requirement Message (DRM) with the text "The Check has negative net amount." is enabled.

15.2, 16.2

JOB001991

Z53247

Z65209

Ohio School District taxes have been updated to display as "SD XXXX" on the W-2 Report, where XXXX is the tax's 4 digit SD code. This change was requested by the Ohio Department of Taxation in a publication sent out earlier this year.

15.2, 16.2

JOB001979

A migration has been added to change the ROE Feed file name extension from "XML" to "BLK." 

16.2

JOB001973

Z65138

Job Positions have been removed from Employee Skills > Add Skill form. 

16.2, 16.3

JOB001966

Z57525

An "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error is no longer generated when applying to a job from the job board portal. 

15.2, 16.2

JOB001965

Z66403

Additional cell phone providers are now available in the Avionté application. 

 

Provider Gateway
3 River Wireless sms.3rivers.net
ACA Wireless paging.acswireless.com
Advantage Communications advantagepaging.com
AllTel PCS message.alltel.com 
AT&T Free2Go mmode.com
BeeLine GSM sms.beemail.ru
Bell Atlantic message.bam.com
Bell South (Blackberry) bellsouthtips.com
BPL Mobile bplmobile.com
Cellular One East Coast phone.cellone.net
Cellular One PCS paging.cellone-sf.com
Cellular One South West swmsg.com
Cellular One West mycellone.com
Central Vermont Communications cvcpaging.com
CenturyTel messaging.centurytel.net
Clearnet msg.clearnet.com
Comcast comcastpcs.textmsg.com
Comviq sms.comviq.se
Cook Paging cookmail.com
Corr Wireless Communications corrwireless.net
Digi-Page/Page Kansas page.hit.net
Dobson Cellular Systems mobile.dobson.net
Dobson-Alex Wireless/Dobson-Cellular One mobile.cellularone.com
Escotel escotelmobile.com
Gabriel Wireless epage.gabrielwireless.com
Galaxy Corporation epagesendabeep.net
GCS Paging webpager.us
Goa BPLMobile bplmobile.com
Golden Telecom sms.goldentele.com
Gray Link/Porta-Phone epage.porta-phone.com
Houston Cellular text.houstoncellular.net
Idea Cellular ideacellular.net
Illinois Valley Cellular ivctext.com
Inland Cellular Telephone inlandlink.com
Manitoba Telecom Systems text.mtsmobility.com
MCI pagemci.com
MCI Phone mci.com
Metrocall page.metrocall.com
Metrocall 2-way my2way.com
Microcell fido.ca
Midwest Wireless clearlydigital.com
Mobilecom PA page.mobilcom.net
Mobilecomm mobilecomm.net
Mobilfone page.mobilfone.com
Motient isp.com
Movistar correo.movistar.net
NBTel wirefree.informe.ca
NPI Wireless nipwireless.com
Ntelos pcs.ntelos.com
PCS One pcsone.net
Pioneer/Enid Cellular msg.pioneerenidcellular.com
Price Communications mobilecell1se.com
Primeco email.uscc.net
Public Service Cellular sms.pscel.com
Qualcomm pager.qualcomm.com
Southwestern Bell email.swbw.com
Surewest Communications mobile.surewest.com
US West uswestdatamail.com
Western Wireless cellularonewest.com
Wyndtell wyndtell.com

 

n/a

JOB001960

Z62361

An exception error is no longer generated when trying to set a Web Login password if a user has permissions to a branch that is inactive.

16.2

JOB001954

Z61077

When mail code information is missed in the Applicant portal, the error message now says "Please enter a ZIP Code" (USA) or "Please enter a Postal Code" (Canada) with respect to the applicant's country.

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16.1.3.2

Changes

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
JOB002167 

Email templates are now visible in the email templates section.

Originally fixed in 16.2.3, this resolution has been backported for 16.1 users.

16.2

 

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16.1.3.3

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected
 

BUG-96, originally released in 16.2.3.7, has been back-ported and is now available to 16.1 users. 

 

BUG-96 description: Peoplenet assignment statuses are now being updated as expected. Previously, when assignments were sent to Peoplenet, the assignment status was displayed as "unknown."

16.2

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16.1.4

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "BUG" or "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.

 
Item # Description Other Versions Affected

BUG-40

JOB002164

 

The Post Order to Web Pay Information field no longer generates values with extra decimal places.

 16.2, 16.3, 17.1

BUG-100

 

The W-2 Box 14 (Other Information) line limit has been removed in the Greenshades data feed.

16.2.3

BUG-132

 

Recently added OT plans for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are no longer set as default plans.

n/a

BUG-140

On the Applicant portal's Education page, date field validators are now enabled only when the date field is visible. 

16.2.4

BUG-159

 

 

Email notifications are now sent to respective branches when a new order is created from the Customer portal.

16.2.4

BUG-170

 

A GL now balances in the event a deduction has no deduction category.

n/a

JOB001963

Z50294

 

When attempting to delete an employee's resume, the attempt no longer fails due to a constrained internal ID.

15.2.6.1, 16.2.1.1

 JOB002026

Z66007

Additional cell phone providers are now available in the Avionté application. 

Provider Gateway
Public Mobile msg.telus.com
Eastlink Wireless txt.eastlink.ca

16.2

JOB002027

Z67589

The DRM "The sales tax has been setup for the state.Are you sure you want to save without sales tax?," (displayed if an address-associated sales tax is configured, but not selected for the address), has been altered to accommodate Canadian provinces as well as US states.

 

The new DRM text reads "A sales tax value has been configured for this region and can be selected in the Sales Tax field. Are you sure you want to save without including the region's sales tax?"

16.2

JOB002130

Users are no longer able to mistakenly resubmit time entries (which duplicated data) by using a browser's back button. 

15.2, 16.2

JOB002132

Z80786

 

Canadian T4's now take taxable life insurance into account. The value is recorded in Box 40.

16.2.2.3, 16.3.3

JOB002134

Z79137

When typing in an existing message's Action Type field, the field now generates auto-complete selections as expected. 

 

Previously, the field would automatically select and save the first auto-complete selection generated. 

15.2

JOB002158

Z73679

 

Quebec province's tax requirements are now accommodated in T4 forms generated in Avionté.

n/a

JOB002169

Z66937

 

When employee contributions and deductions are set up using the same start date, the deduction and the contribution are now calculated as expected when the check date is later than the accounting period date.

16.2

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16.1.5

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "BUG" or "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.

Item # Description Other Versions Affected

Vertex Update

4.2.2

Vertex releases periodic updates that contain any additions, discontinuations, adjustments, and/or fixes for issues related to tax processing and geocode options discovered by Vertex.

 

Avionté has applied the latest Vertex update to the 17.1.3 version of the Avionté Suite and made the latest Vertex update available for self-hosted customers. 

 

The latest update includes the following:

 

  1. Work tax credit not being deducted from Ohio resident city tax calculation
    This issue occurs only when Ohio residents work in a Kentucky location where
    either of the following conditions exist for a county tax:
    • The county tax has a maximum limit.
    • The county tax is eliminated when a city tax exists.
      Previously, in some instances, PTQ was not correctly deducting the work tax
      credit during the calculation of the resident tax for cities in Ohio.

      This issue was addressed, effective with this release.

      The calculation was modified to calculate the correct credit amount.


  2. Ohio city subject wages
    This issue affects only employees who live and work in the same city in Ohio, and
    who are exempt from the city tax.
    If an employee lives and works in the same Ohio city and is tax exempt, PTQ was
    returning the subject gross wages on the resident tax handle in error.

    This issue was fixed.


  3. Concurrent Aggregation and the Annualized Concurrent Aggregation methods for Canada
    Before this release, there were some calculation issues when an override tax or
    override rate was passed, or when an additional supplement tax or rate was
    passed. These issues occurred in Canadian Federal and Quebec Provincial tax
    calculations.

    The following calculation methods were affected:
    • Concurrent Aggregation
    • Annualized Concurrent Aggregation (Federal only)

      These issues were fixed.




  4. Additional MED EE Tax for highly compensated employees with wages from a predecessor employer
    The Medicare and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 (Medicare portion) tax rate is
    currently 1.45% each for the employee and employer. In addition, you must
    withhold 0.9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages that you pay to an employee
    in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Employers are required to begin
    withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which they pay wages
    in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay
    period until the end of the calendar year. Additional Medicare Tax is imposed
    only on the employee. There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax.
    When corporate acquisitions meet certain requirements, wages paid by the
    predecessor employer are to be treated as if they were paid by the successor
    employer for purposes of determining if the employee has reached the
    Additional Medicare Tax or Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Tax (Medicare portion)
    withholding threshold.

    Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series Enhanced Integration
    Summary of Program Modifications
    March 2017 3
    What these changes mean:
    For PTQ to use year-to-date wages to accumulate the wages for both employers,
    you must pass the predecessor employer wages and taxes in the following fields:
    • eVprtGrsIDPriorState - Prior State Gross
    • eVprtGrsIDPriorStateSup - Prior State Supplemental Gross
    • eVprtTaxAmtIDPriorState - Prior State Tax Amount
    • eVprtTaxAmtIDPriorStateSup - Prior State Supplemental Tax Amount PTQ will add the information in these fields for predecessor employer wages to
      year-to-date and


  5. Issue with VI work state SUI calculation
    Currently, PTQ calculates the territorial income tax for the Virgin Islands (VI). The
    Virgin Islands calculation does not handle multi-work situations. If the work and
    resident locations are not in the same territory, the calculation status is set to
    Invalid Employee handle, and no taxes are returned.
    Beginning with this release, VI State Unemployment (SUI) calculates when the
    work GeoCode is 78-000-0000 (VI) even if the resident GeoCode is not the same.

    This calculation change is for VI SUI ER only.


  6. Canada Pension Plan (CPP) calculation error for employee who transfers from Quebec to another
    province
    The self-adjust and self-adjust at maximum calculation methods are complicated
    if a portion of the employee's year-to-date earnings are earned in Quebec, due to
    the difference in the CPP and QPP contribution rates and annual contribution
    limits.

    To determine if the employee and employer have satisfied the annual maximum
    contribution for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) when the employee transfers
    from Quebec to another province, enhancements were made to the
    contributions calculations that use the self-adjust and self-adjust at maximum
    calculation methods.


  7. Maine withholding tax
    Beginning in 2017, the Maine Department of Revenue updated the formula for
    calculating Maine withholding tax.

    In release 4.2.2, Vertex modified the program code and updated the calculation
    to account for these changes. Refer to the Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series Calculation
    Guide for more information about the changes in calculations.
16.1.5, 16.2.7 

 

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16.1.6 Suite

Note: Ticket numbers beginning with "BUG" or "JOB" are used for internal tracking. Ticket numbers beginning with "Z" refer to items managed through the Zendesk ticketing system.

Item # Description Affected Version

BUG-494

 

Avionté now supports New York's newly introduced FLI (Family Leave Insurance) tax that became effective July 1st. The tax has a cap of 0.126% of an employee’s weekly wage (not to exceed $1.65). Avionté now passes the week to-date tax amounts to ensure that the tax does not exceed this cap for employees paid multiple times in a week.

16.1, 16.2, 17.1, 17.2

 

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