SendSuite Live version 7.19.00 Release Notes (July 17, 2017)

Products affected: SendSuite® Live

INSTALLER ENHANCEMENTS

This section describes improvements and fixes to the installer.

Installer Version: 7.1.6

Comments: Synchronization installer

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

This section describes the major new features or enhancements that are included in this release.

FedEx Freight Web Services. New Carrier Implementation

Added a new carrier, FedEx Freight Web Services (ID=113), to support Freight (LTL) shipments through FedEx Web Services. See Setup FedEx Freight Web Services and its Carrier Attributes.

To maintain consistency, FedEx Freight (ID=86) has been renamed to FedEx Freight Server. This may cause some Possible Breaking Changes. Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section of these release notes.

Loomis Express (L-Ship) Carrier. New ConnectShip Component

Loomis Express has been added as a carrier. It is implemented through ConnectShip.

Canpar Courier Server Carrier. New ConnectShip Component

Canpar Courier Server has been added as a carrier. It is implemented through ConnectShip.

Refactored AES Direct (ACE Portal). Updated Port of Export Code List

The Port of Export codes used in the product have been updated to reflect changes made by the US Census Bureau. There are three new templates for this change:

  • SendSuite Live Hazardous Ship 2.7
    SendSuite Live Mailroom 3.9
    See the Project Template Changes section of these release nots for a list of all template changes in this release.

PB Shipping API USPS. Transaction Reports Now Calculate and Include Closing Balance

Amended Transaction reports to ensure closing balance is always correct.

FedEx Certification 2016 for FedEx Web Services

This release incorporates the most recent certification with FedEx Web Services that includes:

  1. Support for consolidated shipping:
    • Added new consolidated services:
      • GENERATION 1 TEMPLATES
        • FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution® (IPD)
        • FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution® Freight (IDF)
        • FedEx International Ground® Distribution (IGD)
        • FedEx International DirectDistribution Surface Solutions (IDD)
      • GENERATION 2 TEMPLATES
        • FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution® (IPD)
      Note: FedEx Consolidation services are contract-only and a consolidated shipping account must be supplied by FedEx to use these services.
    • Added new outputs:
      • FedEx IPD Consolidated Commercial Invoice
      • FedEx IPD Customs Packing List
      • FedEx IPD CRN Report
      • FedEx IPD Pallet Label (not supported by IGD or TD)
      • FedEx IPD Overnight Customs Documents Label
      • Commodities By Tracking Number Report
      • Condensed CRN Report
      • Consolidated Customs Linehaul Report
      • Consolidated Sold To Summary Report
    • Users can now store Tax Identifier Type and Tax Identifier Number required for consolidated shipping.
    • Added new UI elements available when performing a consolidated shipment, Consolidated Trailer Administration.
    • Consolidated shipping now allowed from US to Denmark.
  2. Support for Saturday Pickup and Dry Ice Weight special services in Generation 1 project templates.
  3. Added a new special service, Third Party Consignee.
  4. Updated Lithium Battery shipping process:
    • Removed ability to select Lithium Battery as a special service in Generation 1 projects.
    • Updated all relevant carriers to accept Lithium Battery flag at the package level.
    • Updated output rules to tally up all packages where the Lithium Battery flag is greater than 0, previously the check was made at the shipment level.

Note: If you wish to ship lithium batteries with supporting carriers, you must map the Lithium Battery flag at package level (/Packages/Package/LithiumBattery).

Also, refer to the Possible Breaking Changes and XML Schema Changes sections of these release notes.

Generation 2 View. Updated Search Panel and Added New Fields

New, Generation 2 View project template (3.1), now includes new fields and updated search results grid. Added several project settings controlling the display of the new and existing fields, and enhancing the search behavior.

Blackbox. Deliv. New Carrier

Deliv (ID=114) has been added as a carrier for Blackbox only. See Setup Deliv and its Carrier Attributes. Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section of these release notes.

Production Reports. Support for SMART Reports

Added support for Simplified Mail Accounting Report (SMART) listing shipping data required from Federal agencies, such as USPS:

  • SMART Report, reporting cost per carrier.
  • Modified SMART Report, reporting postage expenditure per carrier and service.

Also, refer to the Possible Breaking Changes section of these release notes.

Bulk List Import. Improved Error Messages

Error messages now returned in a popup for all users if a bulk list import fails.

LabelMaster DGIS. Enhanced FedEx and UPS International Hazardous Multipack

Confirmed the ability to ship multipack hazardous shipments internationally with FedEx Web Services and UPS Consolidated. Additionally, you can now mix hazardous and non-hazardous content items in one shipment.

Meters. FSMS Account Meters Set to Inactive when Disconnected from FedEx Server

New functionality added for FedEx Server Meter pools. These can now differentiate between:

  • Manually deactivated pool.
  • A pool deactivated due to an error from FSMS.
  • If deactivated due to an error, after 5 minutes, the pool will "retry" connecting to the server for any transactions processed after the error occurred. No changes in behavior have been applied for "non-pooled" environments.

 

SUPPORT ITEMS

This section includes items that have been raised via Support and escalated to Development for resolution within this release.

UPS API. Service Name Change and Support for German Origin Services

The following changes have been made:

  • UPS Saver is now UPS Worldwide Saver

And for German origin:

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited SM is UPS Expedited SM
  • UPS Worldwide Express SM is UPS Express SM
  • UPS Saver is UPS Worldwide Saver

These match the naming given in UPS API documentation. UPS API Carrier Attributes and Setup UPS API have been updated.

Proof of Delivery JOC. Updated URL

Updated the Proof of Delivery control to always use the load balanced Net Bios name, rather than the public client URL for the template.

Windows Printing. Resolved Issue with Printing Cover Sheets

Resolved an issue with printing Cover Sheets via Windows printer type.

DHL. Improved Label Handling when Shipping to Restricted Countries

All labels are now correctly stored and associated for DHL Server shipments to restricted countries.

ERR. USPS. Removed Application Identifier from Legacy USPS ERR Tracking Numbers

The “91” application identifier has been removed from legacy tracking numbers. This restores the tracking number length back to 20 digits which was used in all versions prior to 7.14.02.

Admin. Default Date Format Now Used for Administrators in Windows Authentication

The default (en-US) date format is now used for administrators within the Shipment Server configuration screens. This change only applies to users that are not explicitly added as users within the database. Such users use the format associated with their user.

 

OTHER CHANGES

This section contains information about minor changes and corrections. It can include issues raised in previous releases that have been corrected.

FedEx Server. Improvements

The following improvements/updates are included in this release:

  • Improved diagnostics logging when multiple transactions are sent. For example, during an End of Day, rather than just logging multiple generic “Carrier Request”, the log now indicates the type of request being sent, such as: "Carrier Transaction #1 (Version Capture)".
  • An update has been made within the consolidated logic whereby the system might not detect the correct server to use for a consolidated close.
  • An update has been made to ignore files containing documents (with underscores '_' in the name) to avoid such files being selected for labels.
  • An update has been made so that IPD multi-piece transactions will now send a request per package rather than using a single request.
  • An improvement has been made to transactions that return a single label within the FedEx response. Previously, any returned label content was ignored and all transactions would fetch the label from the server directly. This content is now used if the server returns it, thus preventing an extra call to the server share. It is worth noting that, at this time, a limited number of transactions (consolidated shipping) will use this logic.
  • A performance improvement has been made to parsing FedEx request and response transactions.
  • Finally, if an account is deleted, all relevant user permissions for that account are also removed.

Parcel Entry JOCs. Improved Handling of Float Data

The hazardous and parcel line item controls have improved handling of ‘missing’ data for values such as floats. This relates to recalling the data from items such as ship requests and favorites. Previously, if empty values were placed for floating point data, this would cause the control to error. Now, zero is assumed if such data is missing or blank.

Windows Authentication Mode. Users Can Now See All Internationalization Translations

Project templates scripting and the Login screen will now correctly apply translations. Previously, English text would appear when the translation failed.

Outputs. Changed Hazardous Shippers Declaration Default Grouping

Hazardous Shippers Declaration will now be generated per shipment not per package. Also, refer to the Possible Breaking Changes section of these release notes.

SmartShop JOC. Now Reports Actual Expanded Height

The SmartShop control within Generation 2 template will now report the full expanded height rather than the default height. This change means the outer expandable panel is now larger, and the Next and Previous buttons on the workflow will always be shown underneath the entire control. This change means that these buttons can be clicked by users who are using browsers that ignore z-index rules and favor control boundary rules instead (Google Chrome).

Windows Authentication. Reduced Active Directory Queries for Administrators

Logged Active Directory trace records will now cache for 20 minutes for Administrator users (Caching is controlled by the Enable Caching setting in Shipment Server Config utility). This will reduce the excessive number of logs created each time administrators change screen.

FedEx SmartPost Server. Added Delivery Confirmation Barcode for Returns

The SmartPost Delivery Confirmation barcode is now returned in the Return Response. Tracking Number returned by the carrier is now stored in the WayBillNumber2 field.

DHL International. Duty Account Number Now Passed for Additional Billing Methods

The DutyAccountNumber element is now passed automatically for Sender Duty payments to DHL International. Also, if a value is present in the PierbridgeShipRequest/International/Duty/AccountNumber node, then it is now passed for Third Party duty billing.

Login Screen. Restored Ability to Use Tenant Selection Dropdown During Login

The behavior of the tenant selection dropdown control has been restored.

Pierbridge Ship Release Response. All Custom Elements Included in Response

The carrier name and service name elements are now returned on successful ship release responses. This restores behavior present in earlier versions.

 

POSSIBLE BREAKING CHANGES

This section lists all changes that have the potential to break legacy functionality. Please review the contents of this section before updating any project to understand the changes that are being made and any actions that you need to take prior to applying the patches.

FedEx Certification 2016 for FedEx Web Services

  1. Moved duty payment account number for the Sender payer type.
    • Action required: Ensure that FedEx Web Services Return Request is mapped to /International/Duty/AccountNumber.
  2. Moved the LithiumBattery flag from shipment to package level for all XSDs.
    • Action required: If you ship lithium batteries, make sure the LithiumBattery flag is mapped at the package level, /Packages/Package/LithiumBattery.

FedEx Freight Web Services. New Carrier Implementation

FedEx Freight (ID=86) has been renamed to FedEx Freight Server, and so the CarrierName field will be reset for this carrier.

Action required: To retain any existing customization in the FedEx Freight Server CarrierName field, we recommend that you back up the folder and restore any customized files after the product upgrade.

Outputs. Changes to Hazardous Shippers Declaration. Support for SMART Reports

New files have been added to the Outputs folder in Shipment Server.

Action required: To retain any existing customization in the Outputs folder, we recommend that you back up the folder and restore any customized files after the product upgrade.

 

PROJECT TEMPLATE CHANGES

The following templates have been updated and can be used with this release:

Template:SendSuite Live Hazardous Ship

Version: Generation 2 – 2.7

Comments: Updated Port of Export codes.

 

Template:SendSuite Live Mailroom

Version: Generation 2 – 3.9

Comments: Updated Port of Export codes.

 

Template:SendSuite Live View

Version: Generation 2 – 3.1

Comments:

  • Support for FedEx Freight Web Services.
  • Updated Search Panel and Added New Fields.

 

XML SCHEMA CHANGES

The following XML Schema changes are included in this release.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Request

Added the following:

  • Freight (container): Contains freight-specific information.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Request
  • Pierbridge Rate Request
  • Pierbridge Package Request
  • Pierbridge Pickup Request

Added the following:

  • DoNotBreak: Indicates whether the shipment pallets should not be broken down.
  • DoNotStackPallets: Indicates whether the shipment pallets should not be stacked.
  • Oversized: Indicates whether the shipment is over-sized or of extreme length.
  • TopLoadOnly: Freight specific top loading only.
  • Food: Indicates whether the shipment contains food produce.
  • Poison: Indicates whether the shipment contains poisonous goods.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Pickup Request

Added the following (in addition to the aforementioned):

  • InsidePickup: Indicates whether the pickup is to be picked up inside. Defaults to not inside pickup if omitted.
  • InsideDelivery: Indicates whether the pickup is to be delivered inside. Defaults to not inside delivery if omitted.
  • CallBeforeDelivery: Indicates whether the pickup requires call before delivery, arrival notice, notify charge. Defaults to call before delivery not required, if not submitted.
  • LimitedAccessDelivery: Indicates whether the pickup requires limited access delivery charge. Defaults to False.
  • LimitedAccessPickup: Indicates whether the pickup is to be picked up from a location with limited access. Defaults to False.
  • LiftGateDelivery: Indicates whether the address to be delivered to requires a lift gate. Defaults to False.
  • LiftGatePickup: Indicates whether the address to be picked up from requires a lift gate. Defaults to False.
  • Destination: Container for a single pickup destination.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Pickup Cancel Request

Added the following:

  • ContactName: The name of the individual cancelling the pickup.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Consolidated Shipment Open Request

Added the following:

  • ColsolidationDataType: Identifies the field being specified for consolidated aggregation.
  • ConsolidationDataSourceType: Identifies how the content of the field should be determined for consolidated aggregation.
  • DistributionLocationID: Specifies the location ID of the distribution location used to process a consolidation.
  • DistributionLocationType: Specifies the type of the distribution location used to process a consolidation.
  • InclusionSpecificationsCarrierCode: Specifies the type of the inclusion specifications carrier code used to process consolidation.
  • InclusionSpecificationsServiceCategory: Specifies the type of the inclusion specifications service category used to process a consolidation.
  • Length: The dimensional length of the package.
  • Width: The dimensional width of the package.
  • Height: The dimensional height of the package.
  • DimensionsUOM: The units of measure for the package length, width and height.
  • CommercialInvoice: Container to allow the customization of the commercial invoice details associated with the transaction.
  • CustomsOptions: Identifies the customs options for the consolidated shipment.
  • Sender: Container to allow the customization of the sender address details associated with the transaction.
  • ConsolidatedDistributionLtlDetail: Container for details for origin-country LTL services performed by carrier.

Added to ReturnTo block:

  • Email: An email address for the individual or company.
  • IdentificationNumber: The Tax Identification Number of the broker.
  • IdentificationNumberType: The Tax Identification Number Type of the broker.

Added to ImporterOfRecord block:

  • Email: An email address for the individual or company.

Added to Broker block:

  • AccountNumber: An account number associated with the broker.
  • Email: Broker email address.
  • Fax: Broker fax number.
  • BrokerType: Broker type who will handle the shipment.
  • IdentificationNumber: The Tax Identification Number of the broker.
  • IdentificationNumberType: The Tax Identification Number Type of the broker.

Added to Broker/Billing block:

  • Name: Name of the individual responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • CompanyName: The company name responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Street: line 1/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Locale: line 2/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Other: line 3/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • City: line 4/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Region: line 5/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • PostalCode: line 6/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Country: line 7/7 of the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Phone: The phone number associated with the address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • Email: Email address of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • IdentificationNumber: The Tax Identification Number of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.
  • IdentificationNumberType: The Tax Identification Number Type of the person/company responsible for the brokerage fees for the consolidated shipment.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Request

Added the following:

  • CommercialInvoiceFreeText: Notes for the commercial invoice.
  • ConsolidationDataType: Identifies the field being specified for consolidated aggregation
  • ConsolidationDataSourceType: Identifies how the content of the field should be determined for consolidated aggregation.
  • DistributionLocationID: Specifies the location id of the distribution location used to process a consolidation.
  • DistributionLocationNumber: Specifies the location number of the distribution location used to process a consolidation.
  • DistributionLocationType: Specifies the type of the distribution location used to process a consolidation
  • InclusionSpecificationsCarrierCode: Specifies the type of the inclusion specifications carrier code used to process a consolidation
  • InclusionSpecificationsServiceCategory: Specifies the type of the inclusion specifications service category used to process a consolidation
  • ConsolidatedDistributionLtlDetail: Container for details for origin-country LTL services performed by carrier.
  • CustomsOptions: Container for the customs options for the consolidated shipment.
  • CommercialInvoice: Container to allow the customization of the commercial invoice details associated with the transaction.

Added to the ImporterOfRecord block:

  • AccountNumber: An optional account number associated with the importer
  • Email: An email address for the individual or company.
  • ConsolidatedShipmentTypeID: The type of the consolidated shipment.
  • LabelOriginAddress: Container to allow the customization of the sender address details associated with the label.

Added to the Sender block:

  • IdentificationNumber: Identification number (e.g. EIN, SSN, DUNS) of the shipper.
  • IdentificationNumberType: Type of the identification number (e.g. EIN, SSN, DUNS) of the shipper.

Added to the International block:

  • ReceiverCustomsIdentificationNumber: Customs Identification number of the receiver.
  • ReceiverCustomsIdentificationType: Customs Identification Type of the receiver.

For Schema Name:

  • Carrier Location Search Response

Added to the CarrierLocationData block:

  • LocationUniqueId: Identifier for location.
  • OffersDelivery: Boolean
  • OffersReturn: Boolean
  • TimeZone: Olsen format time zone.

For Schema Name:

  • Rate/RateShop Request

Added the following to the Sender block:

  • LocationTimeZone: Olsen format time zone.

For Schema Name:

Rate/RateShop Response

Added the following to the Rate block:

  • DeliverAfterTime: Date and time for start of window.

For Schema Name:

  • Ship Request

Added the following to the Sender block:

  • LocationTimeZone: Olsen format time zone.
UPDATED:  September 19, 2019