News Update for July 2009

by Joe Payne 26. July 2009 14:54

Wow it's been a while since the ol' blog saw some love.  Things have been very busy this summer and I just haven't had time to give it the attention it deserves.

 That's the bad news.  The good news is I have some new stuff to talk about so here goes...

QuickBooks Module

My QB module is getting a little love.  It's been so stable that it really hasn't seen much aside from the usual installation issues.

First, an updated manual is available.  Shoot me a note on my page if you'd like the updated manual.  It has some more detail about the configuration as well as several troubleshooting tips.

Second, improved support for sales tax codes has been added.  Now the line items of a sales receipt or invoice will be coded such that the QuickBooks Sales Tax Summary report will show you all the numbers you need BY TAXING AUTHORITY.  So few people deal with sales tax online that it hasn't needed much work

Third, I'm adding support for non-inventory items in QuickBooks.  Currently the module creates all AC7 products sold as "inventory" type items in QuickBooks.  Now the module will look at the product record in AC7 first to see if inventory tracking is enabled on the product sold.  If it's not, the module will create the sold product as a non-inventory type item in QuickBooks.  Otherwise it continues as it always has with creating an inventory type item.  This feature is currently in live testing - soon as that's done I'll push it to general release.

Source Code Control

Business has been good.  So good that it's becoming a real chore to manage the various projects and keep everything straight.  With the help of some knowledgeable friends in the Able community, I've got a great source code control system set up using Vault from SourceGear.  Check it out, it's pretty slick.  Managing multiple versions of the same product as well as customizations with specific customers is a snap!

I've also got a nifty bug/case management program I'm testing.  This should immensely with keeping all the open cases organized.  Eventually this will merge into a Wiki and online forum for communication.  Not sure if I'll go with this one long-term, but for now we'll see how much it helps.

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CPC Feed Builder v1.3 Released

by Joe Payne 1. December 2008 21:57

Finally some time to write some programming!

 Business has been far more busy than I would like.  Normally that's a good thing, but when it keeps you from the things you do best, that's a whole different problem.  Fortunately I have some help coming that will take some of the daily paperwork workload off my plate. 

In the mean time, I managed to get an update out for Feed Builder.  This one is marked v1.3 and includes the following changes:

  • Improvements to formatting of descriptions in all feed formats
  • Resolved issues with odd HTML tags crashing the file construction
  • Improved Affiliate URL handling - now you can specify whether the 3rd party affiliate URL should be put at the beginning of the product link (like AffiliateWiz) or at the end of the product URL.
  • Updated documentation that includes better explanations.  This will be further enhanced as time permits.

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Feed Builder | General News now an official Xigla Software affiliate

by Joe Payne 16. October 2008 10:07 is proud to announce our affiliate program with Xigla Software.  These guys have been around for a while and have a fantastic selection of complete .Net modules to add to your website.  Check out all the Xigla components available on our site here:

For more information about Xigla Software .Net components, please visit them at

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Web CEO Affiliate

by Joe Payne 12. October 2008 14:05 is now an authorized affiliate for Web CEO search engine optimization and analysis software.  We've created a whole new store category for SEO tools and Web CEO is our first product listed.  More products will be added as their quality and value prove themselves.  You can find the new SEO Tools category at this link:


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Demo downloads now available

by Joe Payne 12. October 2008 00:47

Well I've managed to get my Demo Downloads page built.  I've got the QuickBooks demo already loaded up along with all the Alt-N software.  More will be added as time permits.  Check it out at!

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