AGRIS 21.1.0 ReadMe

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General Information

This document provides general product availability information and briefly summarizes the AGRIS Product Suite 21.1.0 software update. Use the information contained in this document to learn about the latest changes available for the AGRIS agribusiness management system (AGRIS).

The current update of AGRIS is available to existing AGRIS customers on versions 10.0.0 and higher. You can obtain the upgrade files here →

1.1 Product Information

Product Name:

AGRIS Agribusiness Management System – AGRIS 21.1.0

Version:

Version 21.1.0 Distribution Build 184, Application Build 202

Date:

26-APR-2021

1.2 Documentation

Support and technical installation documentation for the AGRIS 21.1.0 release can be found here →

1.3 Upgrading to Newer Versions of AGRIS

Note:  Dataset conversions from version 9.6.x or earlier are not supported in this upgrade. If you are upgrading from AGRIS version 9.6.x or earlier, you will first need to upgrade to version 20.3.0 with the instructions HERE. Be sure to convert all of your datasets to version 20.3.0 before upgrading to 21.1.0.

1.3.1 Pervasive® PSQL™

If you have not updated your Pervasive® PSQL™ Engine to a supported version, a message appears during the AGRIS upgrade process, advising you to update your Pervasive software.

Download the supported version of Pervasive® PSQL™ →

1.4 Special Considerations for this Release

The information contained in this section is provided as supplemental detail about Microsoft® Windows® and Pervasive® PSQL™ to help guide you in installing or upgrading to the latest version of AGRIS.

1.4.1 Pervasive® PSQL™

Pervasive® PSQL™ v11 and later database engine releases do not allow license "stacking," but rather require user count increases on both the Server and Workgroup database engines.

1.4.2 Payroll – Tax Tables

Attention Payroll users:
Please download the latest tax tables after installing this version for the latest changes. Please contact the Technical Assistance Center if you need assistance with this automated download process.

AGRIS 21.1.0 Update Information

The information contained in this section provides insight into the new features and improvements available, as well as issues that Greenstone corrected in this version of AGRIS.  The Packages that contain changes are listed next to Enhancements.

2.1 Enhancements

The list of enhancements below is sorted by Component (i.e., module) then by Key.  Any "Key" items in blue have hyperlinks to more information.  

 

Packages

Enhancements & Corrected Issue

Benefits

Packages

Enhancements & Corrected Issue

Benefits

Accounts Payable (ACP)

Form 1099 electronic reporting - ability to handle 1099 records for Foreign Addresses.

(AGS-10995)

  • Maximize the ability to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

  • Reduce time and effort to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

Learn more →

Form 1099-MISC - ability to include the phone number on the standard form 1099-MISC payer section.

(AGS-14280)

  • Maximize the ability to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

  • Reduce time and effort to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

Learn more →

Accounts Receivable (ACR)

Booking entry - ability for the Name ID to be the Ship-To instead of the Bill-To (invoicing to apply bookings from the Ship-To Name ID).

(AGS-13532)

Improve the accuracy of invoice splits with the use of bookings.

Learn more →

Booking entry - ability to enter a negative price and negative amount when entering a booking. 

(AGS-13957)

Improve booking discount accuracy by being able to enter a negative price booking.

Learn More →

Active Reports

Report Writer - Graphic Forms - Pending Tickets - Now support "fetch" of extended Remarks 31 - 99.

(AGS-16188)

Reduce time and effort to print extended remarks 31-99.

Email Reports - show the user how many emails will be sent at the time they process the report.

(AGS-15212)

Minimize the likelihood of sending out information to all customers when printing Reports.

RJO Hrvyst Integration Standard Report - prevent sending of an email when everything is running well (i.e., when no exceptions exist).

(AGS-15557)

  • Reduce time and effort to monitor exceptions in AGRIS (like when information is unable to reach the Greenstone Data Hub).

  • Maximize accuracy and timeliness of position and other information.

  • Minimize time delays to research and resolve issues.

  • Lessen time spent opening, viewing and researching emails of reports where there are no errors (i.e., when everything is running as it should).  

AgroGuide (AGY)

AGY Farm Import - Added the ability to import Farms using a standard or CSV file formats (Standard AGRIS Import)

(AGS-14828 and AGS-14965)

Reduce time and effort to populate Farms in AgroGuide from other sources.

Learn more →

Farm and Field Post - determine if the farm or field exists by matching names.

(AGS-14577)

  • Reduce time and effort to post farm and field payloads that do not include a GUID or the identifying land Id. 

  • Prevent creation of duplicate land records with the same name.

Learn more →

Reports - Added Advanced Reports menu option to expand reporting capabilities for farms fields and formulations. 

(AGS-15087)

Reduce time and effort to generate AgroGuide output.

Learn more →

Communications (CFT)

Comdata - SmartSolutions Point-of-Sale System POS system interface

(AGS-14312)

Increase flexibility to integrate with the Comdata fueling system for processing card data, invoices, and payments SmartSolutions Point-of-Sale Systems are best in class, equipped with a sleek touchscreen design and industry-leading software. ComData offers you solutions to run your c-store or unmanned fueling sites more efficiently.

Learn more →

Email / Advanced (Active) Reports - Alert reporting is now available.  (Ablility to send reports only when a condition exists)

(AGS-15108)

  • Reduce time and effort to monitor exceptions in AGRIS (like when information is unable to reach the Greenstone Data Hub).

  • Maximize accuracy and timeliness of position and other information.

  • Minimize time delays to research and resolve issues.

  • Lessen time spent opening, viewing and researching emails of reports where there are no errors (i.e., when everything is running as it should).  

Learn more →

Hrvyst Hedge Integration - Contract Post - If a Price change happens after a delivery sheet is reopened in AGRIS the system will not change the price on the Previously Settled delivery sheet application

Maximize the ability for contract price changes after Delivery Sheets have been settled and reopened.

RJO Hrvyst - New standard report to indicate the status of the integration.

(AGS-14833)

  • Reduce time and effort to monitor the integration between the AGRIS and Hrvyst platforms.

  • Maximize the ability to quickly understand the status of contracts flowing between the AGRIS and Hrvyst platforms.

Learn more →

RJO Hrvyst Configuration - Usailbity - Added Refresh button and Add Misc Field Search Filter for faster lookup.

(AGS-15333)

Minimize time and effort to view and research transactions in the CFT inquiry.

Learn more →

RJO Hrvyst Integration - Name Deletes no longer are sent to Greenstone Data hub

  • Reduce exceptions that appear in the Greenstone Data Hub.

  • Minimize time and effort to manage and administer the integration with Hrvyst as Hrvyst has a name inactivation process rather than a delete process.

RJO Hrvyst Recap Report - Section added to report Name IDs that have been deleted

Maximize the ability and reduce the time to evaluate and determine which Name Id's deleted in AGRIS should be made inactive in Hrvyst.

Web Service transactions from the Greenstone Data Hub - Record lock retry time reduced to 1 minute 

  • Maximize the likelihood that record lock retry time outs in AGRIS communicate accurately to the Greenstone Data Hub (GDH) before the 2-minute timeout in GDH.

  • Increase the accuracy and timeliness of messages in the hub for near-real-time integrations.

Commodity (GRN)

 

Apply Delivery Sheets From Storage - ability to apply multiple Delivery Sheets to the same Spot Contract.

(AGS-7919)

  • Minimize time and effort to apply multiple Delivery Sheets from Storage and Delayed Price receipts to a Spot Contract.

  • Improve accuracy when applying Delayed Price receipts to a Spot Contract.

Learn more →

Apply Tickets From Storage - ability to re-apply existing Open Storage, Delayed Price and Grain Bank tickets.

(AGS-13689)

 

  • Minimize time and effort to price Open Storage, Delayed Price and Grain Bank tickets.

  • Improve the accuracy of applying Open Storage and Delayed Price tickets to contracts.

  • Reduce movements necessary to apply Open Storage, Delayed Price and Grain Bank tickets without the need to place them on a Delivery Sheet or reversing to hold.

  • Minimize effort and movements to correct Open Storage, Delayed Price and Grain Bank tickets to the proper split relationships. 

Learn more →

Contract - Edit Contract - Add Go button at end of edit contracts for quick switching to related topics. 

(AGS-14758)

Minimize time and effort to navigate when working with one customer.

Learn more →

Contract Import - Now rejects the transaction attempting to split a contract if it is already canceled. 

(AGS-15940)

Maximize contract transaction accuracy.

Learn more →

Contract Import - allow updates and cancellations of contracts with an Inactive Name ID.

(AGS-14389)

Minimize time and effort to import contract updates even when the customer was made inactive subsequent to the creation of the contract.  

Learn more →

Contract Maintenance - ability to print contract price schedule from the maintenance grid.

(AGS-13582)

Reduce time and effort to print one or all contract price schedules immediately after adding, editing, pricing or canceling a contract.

Learn more →

Contracting - Added the Ability to extend deferred dates of contracts

(AGS-13569)

Minimize time and effort to edit multiple contracts for a customer.

Learn more →

DP Receipts - DP receipt forms can now be saved in the Attach Too Document management system.

(AGS-13573)

Reduce time to display document attachments for Delayed Price Receipts and Warehouse Receipts.

Learn more →

Delivery Sheet - ability to Filter by the Shipper ID.

(AGS-13237)

Maximize the ability to generate Delivery Sheets for a specific Shipper.

Learn more →

Edit Multiple Tickets - Grid display - 2 new columns added "Shipment ID", "Other Reference"

(AGS-14920)

Reduce time and effort to view the Shipment ID and Other Reference information.

Learn more →

Print DP Receipts - Added options to print during the process to apply-to or change expire dates on delayed price receipts.

(AGS-13559)

Reduce time and effort to print Delayed Price (DP) Receipts and Warehouse Receipts.

Learn more →

Inventory (INV)

Invoicing - Selecting SPLITS button on invoice: New warning message "IF YOU CONTINUE TO SAVE, ALL LINE ITEM SPLITS WILL BE REPLACED BY THE SPLITS ABOVE"

(AGS-12739)

Improve clarity and invoice accuracy when there are line item splits (manually entered or pulled from AgroGuide) AND there is more than one line item on the invoice.

Learn more →

Stock Manufacturing - Can now set a Lot as "Inactive" when creating a Inventory Stock manufacturing

(AGS-14791)

Maximize the accuracy of the stock manufacturing process.

Learn more →

Ledger (LDG)

Journal Entry Reports - New Standard Report added - "Ledger Trial Balance Spreadsheet"

(AGS - 14541)

Maximize accuracy for the Ledger Trial Balance Spreadsheet report.

Learn more →

oneWeigh (ONE, BLK)

Enhancements to Audit Log, Auto-ID, DRS, Driver License Interface, Forms Router, Load Order Selection, MB Interface, PLC Interface, Pit Router, Scale Setup, Self Check-In, Ticket Entry, Ticket Recovery, Bulk 780.

(30 Enhancements)

  • Maximize data input speed.

  • Ensure Active Reports compatibility with versions 10 and above.

  • Minimize the effort to start the client program.

Learn more →

Patronage (PAT)

Form 1099-PATR - ability to populate and report Section 199A(a) Qualified Items in box 8 of the 1099-PATR form and the electronic file.

(AGS-14891)

Minimize time and effort to populate box 8 of the 1099-PATR form and electronic file by totaling boxes 1,2,3 and 5 (per National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives guidance).

Learn more →

Form 1099 electronic reporting - ability to handle 1099 records for Foreign Addresses.

(AGS-10995)

  • Maximize the ability to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

  • Reduce time and effort to comply with regulatory reporting and filing requirements.

Learn more →

Patronage Pass Through Credit Import: Pass Through Credits or Qualified Payment figures can now be imported for inactive NAME IDs

(AGS-14284)

Improve pass-through credit import accuracy.

Learn more →

Payroll (PAY)

Employee Info - Wage Information - Salary Adjustment adjusted to Add to Salary, not deduct.

(AGS-11463)

Maximize accuracy of Employee Salary Adjustment.

Learn more →

Form W-2 - Ability to include COVID-19 Sick Pay and Family Leave in box 14 of W-2.

(AGS-14892)

 

Reduce time and effort to comply with payroll regulatory reporting requirements to COVID-19 pay..

Per IRS Notification 2020-54 at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-54.pdf:

"Included in Box 14, if applicable, are amounts paid to you as qualified sick leave wages or qualified family leave wages under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Specifically, up to three types of paid qualified sick leave wages or qualified family leave wages are reported in Box 14:

  • Sick leave wages subject to the $511 per day limit because of care you required;

  • Sick leave wages subject to the $200 per day limit because of care you provided to another; and

  • Emergency family leave wages...."

Learn more →

W-4 Form, Section 3, Tax Credits for Dependents - Entry fields added to support Employee Wage Information for US Federal tax calculations.

(AGS-15347)

Maximize accuracy of Employee Wage information.

Learn more →

PMM

Pennant Mill Manager interface - Adapter updated to assign Integration ID

Improve data integrity by preventing document duplication.

System (SYS)

Reports - Added ability to set and filter on favorite reports.

(AGS-12451)

  • Simplify the process of finding and generating relevant reports by user.

  • Reduce time and effort to find and generate relevant reports.

Learn more →

Spooled Reports - Ability to select multiple reports and then print just those selected reports.

(AGS-14760)

  • Reduce time and effort to provide relevant information to applicable stakeholders, like location managers. 

  • Maximize the flexibility to filter and print spooled reports by locations, identifiers, and descriptions.

Learn more →

2.2 Corrected Issues

To see the related Greenstone Community Article showing a spreadsheet of the Enhancements and Corrected Issues, go here →

2.3 Open Issues Under Investigation

To see the related Greenstone Community Article showing the list of Open Issues Under Investigation, go here →

 


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