Release Notes

Version 2022.3

Deployment Date: July 2, 2022, 19:30 PDT

  • Kiosk: added Serial Mask -- a pattern for reading scale input

  • Desktop: Adding Earliest Pickup, Earliest Receiving, and Rail due to Shipment screen. This also affects the Shipment Search, Queue, and Bulk Edit Bookings screens

  • Desktop: slight rearrangement of dates on Work Order screen

  • Desktop: bug fix for dates at UTC midnight were missing times

  • Desktop: Is Taxable for items to allow for QuickBooks defaults

  • Reports: updated dates and formats on Booking Status, Order Status, Processor Instruction, Shipment Advice, Shipment Status LTR.

Version 2022.2

Deployment Date: March 1, 2022, 19:30 PST

  • Desktop: Work Orders: add contact, currency

  • Desktop: Fulfillment: add agreement search

  • Desktop: Scale Ticket: add contact, driver on/off checkbox

  • Desktop: Bulk Edit Bookings: allows adding to a queue too.

  • Report: Agreement Summary: fixed fulfillment and as-of date logic

  • Report: SKU Activity: add Avg Unit Weight to totals

  • Report: Inventory Transactions by Cargo: add weight for work orders

  • Report: Cargo Bill of Lading: run from work order without attached cargo

  • Scale Kiosk: improved reliability and logging

  • Mobile App: SKU search

  • Mobile App: SKU details, including Set Location

  • Mobile App: view work orders

  • Mobile App: remote scale control (Kiosk + Readerboard setup only)

Patch 1: March 25, 2022, 19:30 PDT

  • Scale Kiosk Printing: reliability increased for Acrobat Reader DC or FoxIT PDF

  • Scale Kiosk: preserve re-print across restarts of the program

  • Desktop: bug fixed where overwriting saved reports corrupted files

  • Desktop: bug fixed with Agreement Item variable costs data entry

  • Desktop: bug fixed with Cargo Contents and incredibly high quantities

  • Desktop: invoices now add all fulfillment records, even work orders

Patch 2: April 16, 2022, 13:30 PDT

  • Scale Kiosk: support for RTSP camera streams. Fixes to label generation & printing.

  • Desktop & Mobile App: compatibility updates to align with Kiosk

Patch 3: May 28, 2022 11:00 PDT

  • Report: SKU Activity updated to match Estimated Shrink for partial load weight allocation

  • Report: Estimated Shrink: normalized raw allocations for processed from inventory

  • Desktop: bug fix for empty Scale Tickets being created with new Cargo records

  • Desktop/Scheduler: Adding jpg attachments with embedded EXIF GPS location information to SKUs without location will update SKU location.

  • Desktop: bug fix for various places where dates were showing in UTC instead of local time.

Version 2022.1

Deployment Date: Dec 22, 2021 - 8:00pm PST

  • The export button on reports is now the Save button. It will now properly set the filename to include detail like Cargo number, if available. Once the file is saved, you'll see a notification in Windows that you can click on to open the file immediately. That should save time!

  • Adding search & add from SKU lookups

  • Updating reports to respect scale unit type (LB, KG).

Patch Dec 31, 2021

  • System Events are now Scheduled Jobs. Event Manager is now Job Agent.

  • Scheduled Jobs can now send Text Messages (SMS)!

  • Extended string size of Custom Fields from 200 to 1000.

  • Switched to XLSX as Excel export format (instead of XLS)

  • Added image processing to the Job Agent. The computer reads container numbers in images and compares them to cargo numbers associated with scale tickets. A report can be sent of potential mismatches and issues.

  • Improved location dropdowns to pull list when list is small (less than 100).

Patch Jan 15, 2022

  • Updated ShipperXL Kiosk to a single installer.

  • Updated ShipperXL Desktop installer to include barcode fonts.

  • Added "Default weight unit" to Tools | Options menu. Pounds or Kilograms.

  • Updated remaining reports to respect scale unit types, starting with the default type. Some reports will allow switching from LB to KB, and vice versa.

Version 2021.4

Deployment Date: Oct 30, 2021 - 3:00pm PDT

  • Fixed bug with Traffic Center that caused frequent silent crashes

  • Fixed length issue on Asset screen for Vehicle Tracking Number

  • Updated Cargo by Location report to include Vessel in order to compare and audit cut-off times

  • Updated Estimated Shrink report bug causing "divide by zero" error in some cases

  • Updated Physical Inventory Values report adding detail columns for variable and work order costs

  • Updated Price List to allow Item to be different than the SKU's Item

  • Updated auto upgrade technology from ClickOnce to passive MSI for faster launch time.

  • Added API support for the next release of Scale Client, Readerboard, and RFID reader

  • Added API endpoint for /reports/custom to enable pulling custom report data via API

  • Added Tracking Number to Party to support RFID tags

  • Added new info to Scale Ticket: Carrier, Vehicle, Environment, and Image Info

Version 2021.2

Deployment Date: June 30, 2021 - 5:00pm PST

  • All Screens with attachments: fixed issue where new attachments were not clickable until after saving, and where modifications were required to get attachments to really save. No further need to "over-save".

  • Attachments: Added drag & drop, and also multiple-select when adding attachments.

  • Work Order Statement: added manifest number, and split reference numbers, and associated bill (if any). Changed to landscape orientation.

  • AES Data Entry Report: added Actual Value, and differentiated Estimated Value.

  • Shipment Screen: corrected overflow for very long contract titles

  • SKU Inventory / Cargo Screen: corrected scenario where unit weights are not updated if scale tickets are entered after barcodes are received.

Version 2021.1

Deployment Date: Apr 10, 2021 - 11:00am PDT

  • No functional updates, but a large number of compatibility updates to subcomponents.

Version 2020.4

Deployment Date: Oct 31, 2020 - 11:00am PDT

  • BUG FIX: sales order search does not honor reference search

  • BUG FIX: bad screen redraw performance for grids

  • BUG FIX: attachments not saving on agreements, bills, and shipments unless there is another change made to the record

Version 2020.2

Deployment Date: May 22, 2020 - 6 to 7pm PST

  • EXIF Orientation correction: pictures from DLSR cameras were being flipped during upload

  • Search Results: the limit of results has been increased from 100 to 250

  • Attachment Cleanup: every 11 hours invalid attachments are removed. This only applies to databases that have System Events Manager.

  • BUG FIX: sending attachments failed if the attachment wasn't saved properly

  • BUG FIX: reports that were left open too long say "report execution has expired..."

  • DID YOU KNOW that you can log in to Shipper on your Android or Apple phone? See here.

Party Screen

related parties tab now includes phone, email, and sorting from any column

Sales/Purchase Screens

shows a warning when a contract does not match the line items

SKU Screen

inventory ledger now includes a Page feature. SKUs with 1000's of line items often took a long time to load or crashed

Incoterms 2020

Deployment Date: March 5, 2020 - 18:30 PDT

  • Several incoterms have been deactivated (DAF, DES, DEQ, DDU, DAT) and one has been added (DPU)

Version 2019.4

Deployment Date: October 19, 2019 - 7 to 8am PDT: Version

  • Upgrading deployment certificate, which happens on a yearly basis.

  • Fix for multiplication of Bill descriptions

Version 2019.2

Deployment Date: March 30, 2019 - 7 to 8pm PDT: Version

  • The daylight savings time calculations table only included through 2018. The table is now extended through 2025.

  • The order of the columns for line items on the Purchase Order, Contract, Sales Order, Contract, and Quote were adjusted

  • The Estimated Shrink report has been updated to include more accurate and consistent calculations based upon the inventory ledger

Version 2019.1

Deployment Date: January 10, 2019 - 8 to 9pm PST: Version

  • Patch: Jan 15 - 8am PST: Fixing regional display issue in Queues.

Agreement Items

  • Added Internal Memo

  • Renamed Reference 1 to Non-Inventory SKU, and Line Ref to Customer/Supplier Reference.

  • Updated these reports for Non-Inventory SKU consistency: Agreement, Order Status, Processor Instruction, Shipment Advice, Shipment Schedule, Work Order Schedule, Work Order


  • Changed Description to Location/Notes

  • Added Year, Cutting


  • Date columns now sortable. Forwarder now filterable. Highlighted dates are overdue.

  • Added Max Hours and Notify Email to configuration. When an item in a queue is older than the Max Hours, it is highlighted in the queue.

  • Faster? They should be if you have less than 100 items in the Queue.

Custom Reports now have an indicator so you know they're custom. These reports are not upgraded unless specifically requested.

Other miscellaneous changes:

  • Work Order Template: now allows editing of memo and references

  • Party Search: includes email, names, code, and keywords in search criteria

  • Work Order Schedule: added links for Work Order, Shipment, Cargo

  • Item: Added Barcode (for PLU/UPC codes)

  • Party Address: Added memo to allow inclusion as location memo on reports (Shipment Schedule, Work Order)

  • Increased speed of Search feature (likely to become a centerpiece of the a new homepage this year)

Version 2018.4

Deployment: Oct 16, 2018 05:00 PM

  • 1018 Item SKU Screen: InspectionId is showing on the Inspection detail tab

  • 1028 Cargo: copying from order + inventory does not work without inventory

  • 1019 Inspection: Add link to Google directions

  • 1013 Queue: add column with latest notes to items

  • 1016 Queue: Add buyer/seller contacts to grid, with filter

  • 1015 SKU: Add notes for agreements; increase size of Memo field

  • 1000 Traffic Audit Report: Add SKU

  • 937 Add Average Moisture per SKU to Vendor Receipts Statement

Version 2018.3

Deployment: Aug 30 2018 08:00 AM

This release includes a bunch of server-side changes to support the release of the ShipperXL Mobile App.

The main changes to the Windows client are:

  1. removing unnecessary folders from the Custom and Actions folders on the menu.

  2. Fixing inconsistencies with the "Copy from Inventory + Order" button on the Cargo screen.

  3. Reversing the default sort on the Inspections search screen

  4. Limiting SKU quantities to count units only (i.e. bales, each --- instead of tons, which are calculated elsewhere)

Version 2018.2

Deployment: May 31, 2018 9:00 PM PDT