What's new since IFP 3.2.5?
There have been 3 releases since IFP 3.2.5, the latest one being IFP 3.3.1. The latest version contains several commonly-requested new features and bug fixes. More details can be found in the announcements below:
My Import/Export/Copy didn't run! Have I missed a step?
Prior to getting to the Save AutoTask page you will have passed the Run Data File Import / Export / Copy page. Click the Run button to run your import, export or copy.
When the process has completed you will see a summary of the results, with any warnings or errors, along with the option to save this summary and, for Exports, view the output.
If you did not press Run, you will be asked if you want to cancel when clicking Finish. You can just press back to return to the Run page.
Where has Cost of Sales (COS) gone?
In IFP 3.3.0 we removed the Cost of Sales and Standard Costs menus and COS-related data files.
Cost of Sales Analysis is now handled using summary files which allow you to store different costs for each month and Crosstabulation reports which allow more flexibility and customisation to your COS analyses.
Database Relationships have also been replaced by a more flexible, automated process (e.g. not requiring COS files if you do not use them).
Where has Squeeze Analysis gone?
Squeeze Analyses are now created using a more powerful and flexible Crosstabulation Analysis; the Crosstab Definition for this can be downloaded from Squeeze Analysis in the Crosstab Definition Library.
How do I create or send a backup?
Creating a backup in IFP is easy. IFP manages your local backups for you, rather than you needing to decide where to store them. See How to create a Local Database Backup.
You can easily and securely send a database backup to AJB Systems Support from within IFP. See How to Securely Send a Database Backup to Support.
What are AutoTasks and should I be using them?
AutoTasks allow you to save and execute frequently-used tasks, such as importing item codes into an IFP database. They save time against running tasks manually and ensure the correct selections for the task, thereby reducing the possibility of mistakes being made.
Further information is also provided in the AutoTasks video overview.
What should I do for UAT Testing?
Our recommendation is just to test the normal things that you do in IFP. We feel that this is the best approach, rather than providing test scripts. IFP 3.3.1 has been in production for many customers worldwide for several weeks now, having been in use by ourselves since July 2015.