Your invite to the 2019 Public Library User Groups. Join us in Nottingham, Glasgow, Exeter or Crawley!

Your invite to the 2019 Public Library User Groups. Join us in Nottingham, Glasgow, Exeter or Crawley!

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Axiell Spark Library Management System

The Year So Far In Spark

Over the past four months, the Spark development team have been busy bug fixing, improving existing functionality, and adding in new features

The first four version updates of 2019 have included the following improvements:

  • Visually updated the Shelf Check Wants screen to make it clearer, more relevant in the information it displays, and downloadable in a CSV format
  • Improved loading performance on the Manage Borrower, Manage Item, and Borrower Summary pages
  • Added new functionality into Cash Management, like a void option, a balance account option, and a default payment option
  • Added a logon prompt for users to be able to set authority, branch, and terminal options per session or as their default for every session
  • Collections and Xchange functionality (which are currently in beta testing)

As for the rest of the year, we still have exciting plans ahead!

The next release, pending successful testing, will include an interface for several parts of Sysparams functionality, such as, a Calendar to manage open/close days, a page to add and manage terminals and tills, and a page to add and manage sales types.

A sneak peek of the Calendar is below:

Axiell Spark Library management system Calendar

Other new features in the pipeline for this year are customisable mail codes in Manage Borrower, social media integrations for borrower notifications, and an option to email receipts direct to borrowers.

Development work has also been ongoing for Stock Management hub, with the product currently in beta test stage. More information on the product will be available soon, but if you’re interested in a demo of Stock Management Hub (or any other Spark features!), you can contact your Account Executive, Rebecka Höjeberg.

We also held a workshop on Management Information (MI) at the recent User Conference, lead by Axiell Product Manager, Ian Young. Discussions and feedback from that session will feed into the future development of the MI tool in Spark. There will be further opportunity for you to have your input, and we will share details of this soon…

If you’d like to know more about what’s planned for upcoming Spark releases, you can check the Axiell Proofhub site for a breakdown of issue reference numbers, issue summaries, and estimated timescales.

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