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This section provides a brief overview of the new and enhanced features introduced in Jim2 Version 4.4, along with further build updates.



It's worth returning regularly to this page, as it will be continually updated as new additions and changes are made.


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Debtors – Ability to apply a prepayment to a particular job from the Debtors screen.

New Preview panes for Debtors and Creditors.

Lodgement References – can now be included in ABA files when sending to debtors and creditors.

Ability to issue bulk cheque remittance advices.

Advanced Creditors.

Bulk Payments enhancements:

show selected only

now supports creditors

can now import bulk payments

bulk payments can now finish active PO's when importing payments

ability to select purchase (including Active)/invoice

Auto match purchase orders to current amount in purchase order selection screen (from oldest to newest only)

save bulk payments and import later

view imported payments via Session#

show PO status for creditors.

Bank feeds can now be brought in to Jim2 to speed up the bank reconciliation process.

Settlements manage the process of bulk payments received from institutions such as Integrapay, Tyro and eWay.


Advanced Warehouse Management

Ability to scan serial numbers.

Ability to print Number Plates report from stock picking screen.

Ability to choose preselected serial numbers.

Picking screen is now sorted by bin rank, depending on picking order selection in warehouse management options.

Allow picking from job list when some jobs are locked.

New option to set job status automatically when picking stock



New Logon types

Time Sheet – you can now add group totals in grouping.



Status widget now displays probability percent and total amount.

Job widget now displays Item Group filter and Job Due Date filter, and includes a checkbox to exclude $0 jobs, as well as Display Total Ex and Inc in Details grid.

Job Type updated to be multi-select.

New Published List, Published List Count and Watchout widgets.



Alloys vendor stock feed available.

Vendor Discount field in Vendor feeds.



Documents – show the document creation date when viewing a document list from an object.



Office 365 Graph API now supported for multi-factor authentication.

Email macro added for Job.InvDetails.ShipAttn.First Name.

Show in editor finds related emails first.



Link an auto created manufacturing job to the sales job.

Delivery Notes can now be added to the Invoice Details tabs.

Ability to auto-create manufacturing jobs.

Prefill Cust and Ship Attn with selected Cust# and Ship# cardfile contact on Invoice Details tab.

Dispatch – Added StarTrack Express as a dispatch option.



Attributes in List – running an advanced quote list allows selection of stock attributes to narrow down your search.

Bulk Cheque Remittance Advices – easily issue multiple advices from a chequebook list.

Filter by User Groups available in cardfile, job and quote lists.

Job Lists – show Item Make, along with the Ship Address field.

User Group selection now available when selecting the Name/Account Manager filter on job or quote list.

Set stock to a non-report group within a stock list.

Stock List now has Cost column.


Managed Print Services

Assets – to simplify management of the physical item, ie. a photocopier, printer, etc. The Asset keeps all history of a machine in one place, rather than on individual contracts.

Assets – Documents, Notes and Watchouts are now available.

Billing Engine – completely revamped to speed up the billing process.

Contract Variations   make changes to contracts (ie. new meter pricing, etc.) and track variations with ease from within a contract.

Jes – automatically fill in Ship for meter billing purchase orders that are for specific machines or masters.

Meter Setup – added calculation field to show $ amount of CPC Rate x Min Volume = Base.

Billing filters on contract list.

Email and Comment grid now appears within a contract.

Add Contract Ref to project import.

Ability to import Item meters.

Added support for MPS Monitor.

New Finance Information tab.

Meter Billing – Added global option for machine billing to use next bill date for pricing rather than from date.



Multi-Company is a new (licensed) feature added to Jim2 to allow running one database for multiple companies.

Intercompany buy and sell feature.



Import Budgets now possible via an import script.

Import Opening Balances – now an option to clear existing.

Import Stock Procurement – now possible to add attributes to the import.

Import Stock – added GTI Num and Mnf. Part Code to stock import.

Preview Panes now available in Cardfile/Quote/Job/Purchase and Stock screens, providing greater insights into customer transactions, such as show last 10 stock items supplied, etc.

Price TF/TP now driven by the Jim2 object, rather than global variables.

Two new Price Calc Methods (Last PO COGS + Markup/Margin).

Management Reports – a new Stock Profit By Customer report that includes labour.

eBusiness Stockfeeds – create email action to process stock feeds.

Invoicing – use rounding account for invoice journals.

Scripts – hook added to intercept email sending from script.

Projects – Create report that exports project list in Jim import format.

When entering Comments in most areas, you can now opt to use the Tab key to space when adding comments.



Email and Comment grid now appear within a project.

New Billing filters in Project List.


Promotional Pricing

All Projects checkbox added to promotional pricing to quickly apply stock promo pricing to all projects.

Load Recipients – option to load from CardFile or Project list.

Export promotions, export data and export grid added.



New Bid Ref# field in PO header.

Create Asset from received PO.

Vendor Quantity breaks.



Delivery notes can now be added to the Invoice Details tabs.

Attribute filter on quote list.

Phone and Email fields can be added to quote shipping details.

Ability to show quantity available in stock grid via Tools > Options > Quotes, or right click within grid to show Stock Availability column.



Select multiple resources for Holiday task.



Effective Security Groups, allowing users to belong to more than one security group.

New option to stop people editing stock description on Applies stock in jobs.



Ability to see stock availability per bin in Attribute selection screen.

Attributes – Ignore attributes when checking stock availability.

Stock Picking – new user security to not allow manual serial selection in picking.

Ability to locate stock by GTI Number.

New Alternate Stock field added to stock.


Tools > Options


new system default reports (labelled v2) that offer a choice of styles.

select a colour to instantly change the colour of reports – globally.

Stock Options

auto show stock select window on invalid stock code.

auto show stock location and attributes within the stock select window.

Quotes – New option to always show 'Qty Avail' column in stock grid.


User Interface

Scroll Bars – make the scroll bars stay on screen by switching off the auto-hide functionality.

Multi-Screen Jim2 – run multiple copies of Jim2 for the same database without using an extra licence.