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V3 reached end of life on 1 Jan 2018 so is no longer supported, however, if you need to reinstall you can download here

 

List of changes to Onyx V4:

 

Onyx V4.1.4.0 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.23 - Event Manager V1.2.0.14 - Onyx Mobile (TBC) (Android: TBC) DB Version 155 - 14 Apr 19

 

Added - You can now make a bulk payment against purchase invoices

Added - You can now print a 'Remittance Advice' (for bulk payments)

Changed - Xero purchase export didn't include 'Description' and multi-line PIs were not imported

 

Onyx V4.1.3.0 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.22 - Event Manager V1.2.0.14 - Onyx Mobile (TBC) (Android: TBC) DB Version 155 - 7 Apr 19

 

Fixed - Couldn't convert drafts if they were saved pre V4.1.0.0

Fixed - Changing the SMS settings in the SMS manager didn't update the SMS panel on the main screen until Onyx was restarted

Fixed - 'Xero Purchase Invoice Export' exported the retail price rather than the cost price

 

Onyx V4.1.2.0 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.22 - Event Manager V1.2.0.14 - Onyx Mobile (TBC) (Android: TBC) DB Version 154 - 30 Mar 19

 

Fixed - Error when updating from Onyx Version 2.

 

Onyx V4.1.1.0 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.22 - Event Manager V1.2.0.14 - Onyx Mobile (TBC) (Android: TBC) DB Version 154 - 28 Mar 19

Changed - Added additional data to MTD anti-fraud headers

Fixed - Some screens were incorrectly sized on high-dpi monitors

 

 

Onyx V4.1.0.0 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.22 - Event Manager V1.2.0.14 - Onyx Mobile (TBC) (Android: TBC) DB Version 154 - 27 Mar 19

Added - Support for filing VAT returns directly to HMRC via the new MTD scheme

Added - Onyx now calculates your VAT obligations

Added - You can now load rows into an invoice from other documents, including purchase invoices

Added - You can now set the height of the All-Day area of the Diary (in day view mode)

Added - Lots of other tweaks and improvements

 

Changed - Updated to the latest version of all internal libraries

Changed - Sage Export now includes vehicle sales data

Changed - Onyx now records in which country your customers and suppliers are based (to support VAT returns)

 

Still working on - Updating documentation and Mobile Apps

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.37 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.21 - Event Manager V1.2.0.9 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.20) (Android: 20) DB Version 150 - 2 Nov 18

Note, this was actually released on 13 Jan 2019 but will be available to anyone who had a valid support licence on 2 Nov 2018

Fixed - Some changes to garage details weren't detected

Fixed - Image attachments wouldn't open on WIndows 10

Fixed - Couldn't send some symbols (£ etc) via SMS

Fixed - SMS Displayed some symbols incorrectly

Fixed - Email Account Settings screen clipped incorrectly

Fixed - Transaction remaining open in vehicle class

Fixed - Transaction warning didn't account for nested open transactions

Added - Stock Taking function added to Onyx Mobile

Added - Stock Taking function added to 'Goods Inward' in Onyx Desktop

Changed - 'Failed to resolve server' warning now logged instead of being displayed in a message box

Changed - Changed some upnp code to support more devices

Fixed - Couldn't delete invoice font customisations

Fixed - Couldn't archive old invoices

Added - Additional column 'Imported Invoice Number' to support imported invoices with numbering not supported by Onyx

Fixed - Setup installed the wrong version of the Vehicle Sales Stock Book report

 

Onyx V4.0.2.34 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.17 - Event Manager V1.2.0.9 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.19) (Android: 19) DB Version 148 - 2 Nov 18

Added - You can now add attachments to job cards, vehicles, and customer records.  For example, you can add photos of accident damage.  Attachments can also be accessed when sending emails from within Onyx.

Changed - Vehicle sales stock book now displays the purchase invoice number of any linked PIs

Changed - Setting the start date of the a job updates the end date if it is set to an earlier date

Fixed - Pressing and holding F11 would result in error message

Fixed - Couldn't send SMS from main screen SMS panel

Tentative Fix - Slave PCs would randomly play the 'New SMS' tune

Fixed - Couldn't replace a customer account

Fixed - Couldn't convert Job to invoice on iOS

 

Onyx V4.0.2.33 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.16 - Event Manager V1.2.0.9 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.18) (Android: 18) DB Version 147 - 11 Oct 18

Fixed - Adding an existing part to the stock manager would lose any 'Unit' data

Fixed - Zero mileage warning was displayed regardless of setting

Fixed - Couldn't save an empty GDPR form from the invoice/jobcard screens

Fixed - On mobile devices you couldn't add a part with 0% discount

 

Onyx V4.0.2.32 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.16 - Event Manager V1.2.0.9 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.17) (Android: 17) DB Version 147 - 02 Oct 18

Added - You can now set whether a vehicle's mileage type is Miles or Kilometres
Fixed - Error if trying to view list of estimates when another user was previewing an unsaved estimate
Added - New option to turn off the 'Mileage not set' warning
Fixed - Mileage might have been reset to 0 when Opening a saved job
Changed - Added a confirmation message to the 'Archive Vehicle' function to prevent accidental use
Changed - Event Manager now updates the internal 'Backup Date' field to prevent message warning that backup hasn't been carried out for a while
Added - You can now print the GDPR image obtained from OnyxMobile
Added - New DB Maintainance option to allow synchronising the internal invoice counter
Changed - The GDPR form that is used in OnyxMobile can now be set to automatically update the customer's record with their preferences
Added - New 'Accepts SMS' tickbox so the customer can provide their mobile number but still not accept sms messages
Added - 'Install existing data' feature to make moving to a new PC easier
Fixed - '' is not a valid integer when opening some job cards
Added - Customer Self Service mode to Onyx Mobile (for users who have a secured device in their reception for customers to use)
Added - Barcode field for customer accounts
Added - Barcode reader to Onyx Mobile
Added - Support for automatic port forwarding (to make Onyx Mobile available away from the garage) if you have a compatible router (should work with all upnp routers)
Fixed - Parts Editor would allow lowercase part numbers
Fixed - SMS Manager would fail with 'Data validation failed' error if the Country Code was not set
Added - Onyx can now use 'Dynamic-IP' type services when connecting over an internet connection
Added - New option to not print customer name and address on job cards (to protect their data)
Added - 2 way SMS messaging

 

Onyx V4.0.2.31 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.14 - Event Manager V1.2.0.9 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.16) (Android: 16) DB Version 146 - 12 May 18

Changed - Added 'RemoteFTPFolder' to Event Manager Database Backup to allow you to save the backup to a specific folder on the FTP server
Fixed - Onyx Event Manager would use the wrong password to secure a database backup, meaning that backups could not be used, this fix means that old backups that would have failed to load, will now load.

 

Onyx V4.0.2.30 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.14 - Event Manager V1.2.0.7 - Onyx Mobile (iOS:1.1.16) (Android: 16) DB Version 146 - 5 May 18

Changed - Entered part number now becomes a search term in 'Add Parts' screen
Changed - New option to search using 'Contains' mode (this was the default but is now an option)
Fixed - PNG watermark files could not be selected
Fixed - Some hints on the 'Register Software' screen were incorrect
Added - Post Code lookup to Onyx Mobile
Fixed - Access violation on Onyx Mobile when viewing payments
Fixed - Onyx Mobile didn't save the vehicle mileage to an invoice correctly
Fixed - Changing the item description of a saved part wasn't detected unless you changed more than 1 character
Fixed - Part Actions ran after printing an invoice meaning relevant changes didn't show on the invoice (this wouldn't have affected any of the standard templates)
Fixed - If a document (i.e. invoice) fails to save, the error message was lost and replaced with a generic 'EWriteError' message that was not very helpful
Fixed - Memory leak in Onyx Web (and the Event Manager)
Changed - Open vehicle and customer lists are now notified after running a part action if a vehicle/customer is updated
Changed - Rewrote VRM code to make it available to Onyx Mobile
Fixed - Email manager failed to send PNG images
Added - New Option to NOT use the saved vehicle mileage when creating jobcards/invoices/estimates etc, instead '0' will be entered
Added - New warning if the mileage is set to '0' when creating invoices/estimates etc
Changed - When saving invoices/estimates/jobcards the vehicle's mileage is only updated if the entry made in the invoice/estimate is higher
Fixed - Potential AV when loading parts from an Invoice Template
Changed - Running PartActions now notifies any open lists that a change has happened
Fixed - Couldn't load Invoice Templates in Onyx WEb
Changed - Onyx Mobile now available for iOS and Android (and it's been largely rewritten too)
Changed - OnyxWebService now recovers from most data connection issues
Changed - Lots of performance improvements and reductions in data usage in Onyx Mobile
Fixed - Emails contained spurious ')'s
Fixed - Sending an email could fail with 'TOSEmailLog.HTMLText not set'
Added - Copy to Clipboard button to supplier record
Fixed - VRM progress screen was not displayed in the centre of the screen

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.29 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.11 - Event Manager V1.2.0.5 - DB Version 145 - 27 March 18

Changed - On some displays (multi monitor/extended desktop) the Progress form and then messagebox could be displayed off screen
Fixed - 'Remove Filter' button on the 'View Invoices' screen didn't work
Fixed - Uninstaller didn't stop 'Onyx Event Manager'
Changed - Credit Charge area now defaults to closed as it is no longer legal to add credit charges in the UK
Added new options to print row and gross totals on jobcards

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.28 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.11 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 145 - 19 March 18

Changed - Method of showing 'New 'Value' VRM lookup' message could result in AV on some PCs.
Fixed - Clicking link on 'New 'Value' lookup' message could make next screen be displayed behind and inaccessible

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.27 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.11 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 145 - 16 March 18

Added - New 'Value' VRM lookup, this returns a smaller amount of data but is charged at 0.2 of a credit
Added - Additional MOT data is now returned in both the full and Value VRM data (where available)
Added - You can now set a discount when saving 'Invoice Templates'
Fixed - Trying to close Onyx when an invoice was open could result in a 'Background Tasks...' message
Fixed - Setting 100% discount did not correctly adjust the row net value
Fixed - Setting report font sizes with the 'Advanced Settings' screen didn't work
Changed - If you re-purchase VRM data for the same vehicle, it is now re-saved in case there were any changes (Mot details etc)
Changed - VRM Data now returns MOT data so mot certificate and expiry date is automatically updated following a lookup
Fixed - Some templates printed the customer telephone number regardless of the 'Print Telephone on Invoice' setting

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.26 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.10 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 144 - 7 March 18

Fixed - Live backup could incorrectly report a failure even when it actually succeeds
Fixed - Closing a Jobcard/Vehicle/Customer/Supplier screen immediately after opening could cause an Access Violation
Added - Third Party Contact Options (used by some garages if they need to send customer details to manufacturers etc)
Added - Option to archive a vehicle directly from vehicle maintenance screen
Added - Option to remove personal data from selected none-GDPR confirmed customer accounts
Changed - Updated to latest diary library
Changed - Scroll bars now look like they used to
Fixed - Lite version incorrectly reported MaximumUserCount = 0 instead of 1
Fixed - OnyxWeb now available (again) over https on Chrome
Added - GZip compression to OnyxWeb Server
Added - GZip support to Onyx Mobile
Added - New report to show all receipts for a nominal code (bank account) for a given period
Fixed - 'Income Expenditure grouped by Nominal Code' report didn't correctly total purchases
Fixed - A GDPR change introduced a bug that prevented an account from being deleted

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.24 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.9 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 143 - 24 Feb 18

Changed - Onyx only asks how to handle non-gdpr sms reminders if it finds any
Fixed - Installer sometimes couldn't replace OnyxWeb service
Fixed - Onyx Web would lose its connection to the database after a laptop lid close and wouldn't recover

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.23 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.7 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 143 - 22 Feb 18

Fixed - Job Cards would get very slow to print if you have lots of data (if you have a custom job card, this will not fix it)
Changed - You can now create bulk GDPR forms in the Customer Contact screen
Added - GDPR Default setting screen is now shown to explain what GDPR is and how Onyx will handle it
Fixed - Customer contact screen didn't show GDPR warning
Fixed - Android connection details incorrectly pre-pended 'https://' to connection details

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.22 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.7 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 143 - 19 Feb 18

Fixed - In 'GDPR Warn mode', Onyx failed to ask whether to include non-GDPR consented customers when creating reminders
Added - SMS Job reminders now ask whether to include none-GDPR consented customers when looking for reminders
Fixed - Onyx didn't support 'Begins With' and 'Ends With' when viewing Parts in paged mode.
Fixed - Replace Account and Replace Vehicle screens missed off a little bit of the title

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.21 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.7 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 143 - 14 Feb 18

Fixed - 'Please select customer' message when saving some documents as draft
Added - Provisional support for GDPR
Fixed - Jobs that were created before the current view range of the diary, but were long running would not be shown
Changed - Onyx now checks that a job isn't open before allowing you to change the status by right clicking
Fixed - Printing a job in a read-only view (i.e. someone opened the job first) could prevent other user from editing
Fixed - Access Violation in Spell Checking library
Added - Android app now available to anyone that wants beta access

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.20 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.5 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 142 - Not released

Fixed - 'Please select client' incorrectly show when loading an invoice template
Changed - When loading a related estimate into a job card, uses the estimate client if one isn't already selected
Fixed - OnyxWeb could get into a tight loop using a lot of CPU time
Changed - Part Actions now also update the copy of the vehicle that is saved with the invoice
Changed - Mot Due Date now considers existing expiry date (Part Actions)
Fixed - Invalid TypeCast when clicking 'Exclude Sage' on invoice list screen
Changed - All stored procedures now support unicode
Added - Support routines to OnyxWeb for Onyx Mobile
Fixed - Invalid Cast when searching by invoice number in paged mode

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.18 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 141 - Not released

Fixed - Remote assistance menu item didn't work
Changed - Database now tries up to 10 times to open a file before erroring (to allow greater tollerance to AV scanning)
Fixed - A changed job status would sometimes display the old status (it saved okay)
Fixed - Diary would sometimes not refresh correctly
Added - Support for DKIM email and unsubscribe email address
Changed - Updated to latest 3rd party libraries
Changed - Message centre fonts now work better with skins
Fixed - Message box didn't respond to skin changes
Fixed - DBAlias name would revert to default if connection failed

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.17 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 140 - 3 Jan 2018

Fixed - Printing to a specific paper tray should now print all pages to that tray rather than just the first
Changed - Added more error checking code to hopefully track down the 'Message centre busy' message that some users are seeing
Fixed - Custom part actions would show an error about TVehicle being undefined.
Added - Ability to print list of nominal codes
Added - Ability to purchase extended trial from within Onyx
Added - Link to Feature Comparison on purchase screen

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.16 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.4 - DB Version 140 - 3 Dec 2017

Fixed - AV after showing record lock on some PCs
Added - Ansi encoding option for Event Manager exports
Fixed - AV when Onyx closed if Onyx was unable to connect to database
Changed - Timeouts when waiting for message server
Added - Customer telephone numbers to Detailed Sales Ledger
Fixed - Changing order of user fields failed with 'Invalid Cast' error
Changed - Printing from 'List Screens' now always results in print preview (Direct to printer option only used when creating/editing invoices)

 

Onyx V4.0.2.15 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.2 - DB Version 140 - 20 Nov 2017

Fixed - Editing an existing vehicle would change it's unique ID resulting in it not displaying.

 

Onyx V4.0.2.14 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.2 - DB Version 140 - 19 Nov 2017

Fixed - Mailing labels didn't load the correct Avery template.
Changed - Rewrote RecordLocks
Fixed - After Database restore Onyx didn't recheck online licence details
Fixed - On very first install, on some PCs, a message was displayed asking to close all open windows before creating an online account
Fixed - Typo on backup database screen
Fixed - Couldn't run database maintenance wizard
Added - New option to adjust the selected item price to achieve a user set document total
Changed - Moved stock alarm check to a separate thread
Added - New option to not remember last reminder date range
Fixed - MOT reminder letter didn't insert expiry date
Fixed - Onyx ignored the 'Direct to printer' option

 

Onyx V4.0.2.12 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.2 - DB Version 140 - 6 Nov 2017

Changed - Onyx now notifies you if your stored 'Online Account' password is wrong
Changed - Added code to stop AV on some PCs when a form is closed before the record lock thread has completed
Fixed - Onyx was not correctly recording last printer used or paper tray
Fixed - Onyx could fail when trying to import V2 database
Fixed - Event Manager would not save a backed up folder, it would only FTP it

 

Onyx V4.0.2.11 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 28 Oct 2017

Fixed - 403 error when trying to download Onyx Update or the help file
Fixed - New column in 'Invoice Items' tab displayed incorrectly on some PCs
Fixed - Barcode wasn't saved
Fixed - Failed to locate part using barcodes

 

Onyx V4.0.2.10 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 24 Oct 2017

Fixed - Adding slave PC would fail if a previous attempt to obtain licence details had failed

 

Onyx V4.0.2.9 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 22 Oct 2017

Fixed - Adding a labour item in the 'Rapid Invoice' screen didn't use the default labour rate
Changed - Sending email without a message body failed with an unhelpful error message.
Fixed - Rapid Invoice - MOT tax type drop down would allow you to enter an unknown tax type
Changed - Invoice Screens now show Row Net and Row Gross by default (can change via options)

 

Onyx V4.0.2.8 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 17 Oct 2017

Fixed - Invoice screen would incorrectly open on 'Document Details' tab

 

Onyx V4.0.2.7 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.2 - Event Manager V1.2.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 15 Oct 2017

Onyx Event Manager - Added code to indicate if a folder backup failed due to Windows Account Permissions
OnyxWeb - Added code to check for inactive users
Added - New method to reset internal passwords
Changed - Bug reports are now uploaded directly to us, and only tries to use email if that fails
Fixed - SMS Log maintenance thread failed due to typo
Workaround- Bug in 3rd party library caused some labels not to be shown on large font PCs.
Fixed - Sample Font Colour didn't update in the 'Template Title Colour Editor' if skin applied
Added - New buttons to close screen and reset defaults in 'Template Title Colour Editor'
Added - Ability to change online account email address

 

Onyx V4.0.2.6 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 13 Oct 2017

Added - Couple of additional 'Tip of the Day' items
Fixed - Job Card Number not displayed if using large screen fonts on high DPI monitor
Fixed - Vehicle Flex Fields incorrectly aligned
Fixed - Badly named 'Flex Field' would crash Onyx

 

Onyx V4.0.2.5 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.1 - DB Version 140 - 12 Oct 2017

Fixed - Couldn't enter a new stocked part
Fixed - On some PCs, user would see 'Object not found' error when trying to create a new invoice or set 'Rapid Sale' defaults
Added - Message explaining that 'Rapid Sale' defaults need to be set if certain defaults are not set or are invalid

 

Onyx V4.0.2.4 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.0 - DB Version 140 - 12 Oct 2017

Changed - Onyx now also asks if you want to run the downloaded setup file on multiuser setups
Fixed - Credit Card charges were shown in 'Labour Analysis By Mechanic' report
Added - You can now manually change the Item Type (i.e. part or labour)
Fixed - Error when viewing Recurring Items
Fixed - Recurring event item didn't record that it had run
Added - Added 'Tax Type' to 'Analyse Invoices' screen
Changed - Reordered startup events to prevent 'Background events are running...' message that occurred on some PCs when attempting to import V3 data
Fixed - Some screens displayed too big on system with 'Large Fonts' set

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.3 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.0 - DB Version 140 - 11 Oct 2017

Fixed - Couldn't select a Watermark image
Added - New option to force Onyx to include tax in item row totals
Fixed - Failed to convert some drafts with error 'Part_Category not set'
Fixed - Adding additional Database Alias could fail

 

 

Onyx V4.0.2.2 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.0 - DB Version 140 - 10 Oct 2017

Fixed - 'User Count Exceeded' message when connecting slave PCs
Fixed - Password policy typo
Added - Additional info asking users to only create one online account and then use this for all future installs
Fixed - It was Impossible to revert to client master if user had set to slave mode
Changed - Report of error when saving garage details 'GD_NAME required status fails'

 

Onyx V4.0.2.1 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.0 - DB Version 140 - 09 Oct 2017

 

Fixed - Bug reporting library accidentally omitted from Onyx
Added - Added job tax and totals to the title bar of the job card screen
Fixed - Access Violation in 'support code' checking code

 

Onyx V4.0.2.0 - Initial release of V4 - OnyxWeb V4.0.0.0 - DB Version 140 - 09 Oct 2017