Saturday, February 26, 2011

New S-28 Form & Item

Howdy all!

I just received the updated S-28 form for English, and have made the changes to LRO. They are now available for download (via Inventory Management -> Build Mock S-28 Form -> Download S-28 Updates). Or you can just wait until LRO prompts you to download the updates. ;-)

For Spanish users, I have not received any word on an update for you yet. I will check into it and if one is available, I will make the changes. LRO will inform you when it is available.

For Russian users, I heard there was no update yet for your S-28 form.

Also, I have made the 2011 Memorial Invitations (#7681) available for download for English users.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Version 1.3.9 released!

Changes to Literature Room Organizer include:

  • Added: On the Publisher's Orders screen, if the publisher has items in another congregation, you will be notified.
  • Changed: Suggested Stock Item Orders is now always based off of 9 months of data.
  • Changed: Moving a publisher to another congregation will no longer move their Pending and Deliverable items, since these must be taken from their original congregation.
  • Improved: Other Tools - When trying to restore from a backup, if a backup is not found at the path you specified, you will be prompted to locate it and select the actual file.
  • Improved: Other Tools - When trying to restore from a backup, the backup file is checked to ensure it is actually a LRO backup file. If it isn't, the restore process is halted.
  • Improved: Other Tools - When importing TLA data, if a failure occurs, LRO will stop the import process rather than trying to continue.
  • Fixed: "Editing Currently Allowed!" was not being translated on the Deliverable Items screen.
  • Fixed: When moving a Publisher to another congregation, annual item orders on the annual item gridview are now transfered with them.
  • Bug Fix: Suggested Stock Item Orders report didn't always "listen" to a minimum threshold of 10.

The bug I had found with the Suggested Stock Item Orders has been fixed. In addition to a couple of other fixes, I've made a few minor adjustments based on common questions & "issues" while working with LRO.

Thank you all for your feedback, as always! :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bugs? Anyone?

Howdy all!

I found one more bug in the Suggested Stock Item Orders some cases, it may ignore the threshold of 10 and use 5 instead. So I will be fixing that, along with improving a couple other things.

If anyone has any bugs to report, or any ideas for improvements, please let me know ASAP.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Literature update for Russian users, new Upcoming Offers, and a new poll

Howdy all!

Russian users have quite the update! 325 items have been renamed to match what is on the website. And there are 2 new items for them as well. If any of my Russian users want to see the details, you can download the files here:

The upcoming offers for June are now available for all users to download. They are as follows:

  • (Primary) What does the Bible Really Teach?
  • (Secondary) Knowledge that Leads to Everlasting Life
  • (Secondary) Worship the Only True God.

Finally, I have a new poll for everyone. I have noticed that the suggested stock item orders are NOT accurate for the hardcover Bibles. That is because we didn't start stocking the hardcover Bibles until just recently. Due to the very low movement from the months before this change, the threshold for the hardcover Bibles is very low. To remedy that problem, I believe I should limit the suggestions based on only the past 9 months of data. I think it is enough data for accurate predictions, and yet not too much that it would be influenced by those that used to barely move or move a lot. So the question is...

For the Suggested Stock Item Orders, should the suggestions be based on... This poll is now closed.

  • ALL historical data (this is how it currently is)
  • Just the past 9 months
  • Just the past 1 year
  • ALL, but with a weighted average for the last year

Using a weighted average is another idea, though I'm not sure if that would be any better. I give it as an option to you since I like choices. Though this method might increase the processing time required to make the suggestions...not much though. :-P