Blogs

OpenBoxes 0.8.7 has been released

Overview Please see below notes about improvements and bug fixes in the new OB version that was released last night. Please email support@openboxes.com if you encounter any issues or have any feedback. Thank you for your feedback thus far and we look forward to sharing additional improvements with you in the coming weeks and months. Import Data Added more data import types Global Search Quantity on hand is again visible in the global search.

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OpenBoxes 0.8.6 has been released

Overview Please see below notes about improvements and bug fixes in the new OB version that was released last night. Please email support@openboxes.com if you encounter any issues or have any feedback. Thank you for your feedback thus far and we look forward to sharing additional improvements with you in the coming weeks and months. Community Improved installation instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 Added installation instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 Performance Consolidated inventory snapshot reporting tables to provide central way for access real-time and historical QoH data.

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OpenBoxes 0.8.5 has been released

Overview Please see below notes about improvements and bug fixes in the new OB version that was released last night. Please email support@openboxes.com if you encounter any issues or have any feedback. Thank you for your feedback thus far and we look forward to sharing additional improvements with you in the coming weeks and months. Multi-Location Inventory Report To run an inventory report showing multiple locations Go to Reporting > Inventory by location report

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OpenBoxes 0.8.2 has been released

Release Notes See full release notes Improvements If a substitute has zero quantity available, will not show up in the list of options in substitution pop-up (OBPIH-1464) In substitution pop-up, lines with earlier expiration date will appear in red for users to more easily identify these lines (OBPIH-1533) Adjust inventory pop-up now includes header with code and name of item (OBPIH-1519) Added ability to sort by bin on pick page.

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OpenBoxes 0.8.1 has been released

Release Notes See full release notes Improvements New menus: Instead of “Shipping” and “Receiving,” the top menu now shows “Inbound” and “Outbound.” If you want to see all of the shipments coming to you, go to incoming>list stock movements. For shipments you have sent, go to Outbound>list stock movements Changes to stock movement view page: The stock movement view page now has a more complete picture of the stock movement.

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OpenBoxes 0.8.0 has been released

Release Notes See full release notes New Features Stock Movements Partial Receiving Putaways REST API So many of the things

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October 2018

October 2018 October 2018 is an exciting month for OpenBoxes with the implementation of Version 8. The software now features consolidated and automated workflows for all types of stock movements, the ability to partially receive a shipment, and a more flexible put away workflow. Automation includes selection of appropriate workflow for type of stock movement selected, suggested pick based on FEFO and quantity in bin, and data validation for substitutions and picking.

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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead In addition to the upcoming v0.8.0 release we also have some really awesome improvements planned for the future (see our RoadMap). v0.9.0 Fixed Assets We currently support inventory management of any type of product (fixed asset vs consumable item). However, there are additional workflows associated with fixed assets that I’ve always wanted to support in OpenBoxes. For example, we should be able to track the current status, location, and maintenance log for fixed assets like computers, handheld devices, hospital beds, monitors, etc.

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OpenBoxes 0.8.0 (in-progress)

OpenBoxes 0.8.0 (in-progress) It’s been a few months since our last release (hotfix), but rest assured we are working on something big. We’ve been stuck on Grails 1.3.7 for several years, but I’ve started the arduous process of upgrading to Grails 2.5.5. This change will be somewhat transparent to most users, but there are tons of bug fixes and performance improvements that will be unlocked by this upgrade. In addition, this will allow us to use a few more plugins (like spring security!

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Wheels up: Air PIH is ready for departure

Justin Miranda is examining a white board covered in notes about the model, cargo load, and location of dozens of planes. Generous donors have them made available to PIH in order to shuttle desperately needed medical staff and supplies to Haiti, and they now need to be matched with teams of volunteers and cargo ready for shipment. A member of the “planes” contingent of the newly formed “People, Planes, and Stuff” department, Justin is better known at PIH for his Java programming talents than for knowledge of a Falcon 900’s cargo capacity or how many people can get to Haiti on a Challenger 604. His new area of expertise is clear, however, as he explains how a donated anesthesia machine will need to be packed in order to fit properly into an available plane. Justin is not alone in his willingness and ability to re-focus his attention in response to the crisis in Haiti: he, along with several of his colleagues from every department at PIH, has learned very quickly to implement PIH’s plans to deploy medical personnel and supplies to Haiti by ensuring the safe arrival of dozens of flights over the last ten days.

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