Stream release notes
Stream release notes
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April brings amongst others: driver compliance documents, service level pricing and Stream Check available in even more languages.

 

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Service level pricing

We’re constantly looking at ways to improve the functionality we have around job pricing, costs (i.e. costs to you as a business) and charges (i.e. applied to your customer for delivery) in Stream.

With this release, we now have the ability to take into account charges associated with any service level assigned, for example an order requiring a two-person lift, and price that order accordingly.

Opt-in or out for order & delivery tracking

When placing an order with you, your customers may opt-out of receiving tracking information via email or text message.

We’ve now added an option in the ‘Location Details’ screen to tick opt-out of notifications against the mobile number and against the primary email.

Route optimisation & planning

  • We’ve added the ability to view run capacity percentage in Advanced Planning
  • Do not show unplanned orders when accessing ‘Advanced Planning’ from ‘Vehicle Monitor’ *
  • New delivery run container type enhancements added for final mile container build
  • Display map traffic for in progress runs update. *

Brightpearl integration

  • Updated the way notes are imported into Stream through the Brightpearl integration to prevent the creation of duplicate text.

Veeqo integration *

  • Stream now has the ability to pull in the cube value of a product from Veeqo, which is especially useful if you want to use cube as a basis for load planning.

Unleashed integration *

  • Check for alternative statuses when bringing orders in from Unleashed.

Users and Settings

We’re adding new ways for our subscribers to manage their own accounts more easily and effectively. In April, we’ve added the options for authorised users to:

  • Manage service codes
  • Manage planned time slot window
  • New setting to show counts on labels
  • Enable depot barcode scanning.

Reporting & notifications

  • Amendment to one of the picklist reports in Stream to not show items for collection on the picklist
  • Email notifications per Check Type.

Order management & item consolidation *

Over the coming month’s we’ll be working with subscribers to migrate to our new ‘Order Details’ screen, which makes it easier for you to take advantage of consolidated items.

Driver compliance documents *

You can now ask your drivers to acknowledge that they have read and agree to compliance documents of your choice such as Health and Safety policies, Anti Discrimination and Anti Bullying etc.

Vehicle management

  • Resolve issue with cancelling bookings when disposing of a vehicle

General updates & fixes

  • Minimum 12 character password length introduced to comply with cyber security requirements
  • Changes to Logistics-based tracking screen to handle Stream delivery groups
  • Allow emailing of group based tracking link for Logistics based tracking screen *
  • Changes to a label format to highlight the postcode
  • Add optional new fields to label print
  • Change how information popups are loaded to improve performance
  • Show email formats in Message Preferences*
  • Resolve walk around check type text overlapping on Check report export document
  • Remove duplicate user type in ‘Custom Settings’ popup
  • Performance improvements made to the ‘Order Search’ screen
  • Resolve issue with certain dates in order upload
  • Resolve issue with special character validation
  • Resolve issue with partner access in Logistics based group tracking screen
  • Set the completed date for collection orders in the order management module
  • Removed unnecessary logging in vehicle management screen to improve performance
  • Remove unnecessary message when saving a user that hasn’t been changed
  • Resolved issue with handling large weights and rounding calculations in Advanced Planning *
  • Change to customer specific pricing process.

* Denotes update available in the 30th April release

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Introducing Turn, our commercial vehicle specific GPS navigation mobile App. We’re also releasing enhancements to existing features based on subscriber feedback.

 

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Turn – HGV navigation

We’re very excited to announce our brand new, vehicle-specific mobile navigation app, Turn.

Turn is available to Stream users and is provided as an add-on to your existing Stream subscription.

Stream vehicle dimensions are pulled into Turn as soon as your driver presses the ‘Route’ button in the Stream Mobile App.

Turn has been designed to give your drivers routes that are suitable for the type of vehicle they are driving, taking into account live traffic.

Locations can be configured via Stream to set waypoints and points to avoid, to help guide drivers safely to their destination.

Turn is currently only available to existing Stream subscribers using Android devices.

Driver mobile App & barcode scanning

  • Show Route info on Container details popup
  • Option to scan by package ID only and ignore product barcodes
  • Option to disable Delivered with Issues option on the App.

Integrations & API

  • Enhancements to the ‘method’ defaulting in Solutions API to enable multiple depot routing
  • Unleashed integration country setting.

Reports

  • New job list report setting to hide name and driver notes added
  • Alternative picklist ordered by item location
  • New Order book setting to show total number of items/consignments on each run.

General updates & fixes

  • Improvements to message preferences setup in ‘Settings’
  • Alternative login screen enhancements added
  • Enhancements to new account creation.

Learn more

Improvements to vehicle & order management modules plus Teletrac Navman integration enhancements.

 

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Vehicle management

We’ve added a new option to show a warning against a vehicle if a booking (service, inspection, MOT etc.) due date has been missed.

Order management

  • Changed the location of ‘Search Active’ message in Order Monitor
  • Enable latitude and longitude coordinates to be pasted in the ‘Locations’ popup
  • Default miscellaneous goods (item code MISC) in logistics order upload
  • Allow depot to be included in logistics order upload
  • Provided an alternative ‘Logistics Order List’ report.

Product management

  • Add product range field to Products.

Route optimisation & planning

  • Display future collections on the map
  • To help improve performance, route GPS locations data is not be shown by default
  • Improved mobile number validation.

Integrations

Teletrac Navman

We’ve had an integration with Teletrac Navman’s DIRECTOR telematics & driver behaviour product for a number of years. Late last year, we also introduced an integration with their AI-based product, TN360.

Further enhancements to the DIRECTOR integration have been released this month.

Until this release, integration was very much a one-way process with information being ‘pushed’ from DIRECTOR into Stream, including vehicle GPS locations and some driver behaviour data. Now, subscribers will be able to pass information from Stream into DIRECTOR about individual stops on a run to Teletrac Navman’s in-cab devices.

Driver’s mobile App

  • We’ve added French and German language versions of the Stream Check mobile App for capturing walkaround checks and reporting defects.
  • Show Route info on Container details popup
  • App password security improvements.

General updates & fixes

  • Add a Setting to set ‘from name’ for email and SMS text messages
  • Move all settings related to documents and reporting to the ‘Documents’ section
  • Additional licence option available in user driving licence configuration
  • Resolve issue with spacing in emails from ‘Order Search’ screen
  • Custom electronic POD order summary added
  • Enable run report button after validation
  • Captcha security update included.

Learn more

A new year and a host of new releases including improvements to our route planning functionality plus new options for vehicle, order & depot management (& much more)

 

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Route optimisation & planning

  • Changed the default for the Autofill ‘Add Nearby Stops’ option to off
  • Total deliveries when calculating weights on route tooltip
  • Rename ‘None’ to ‘No Max’ in Autofill maximum duration dropdown

Depot management

  • Provided a screen to maintain Stream depots, methods and stock locations.

Vehicle management

  • An option to sequence list by vehicle name in ‘Vehicle Details’ module has been added

Reporting

  • Message based info in the ‘Delivery List’ report have been added.

Integrations

  • Allow Unleashed Sales Orders to trigger the creation of Stream orders rather than shipments

General updates & fixes

  • Resolve issue when scanning recently added items, in the mobile app
  • Resolve issue with online depot scanning progress updates, in the mobile app
  • Logging in locations popup has been reduced
  • Added a documents description in Settings.
  • Check that an order is linked in Unleashed when processing
  • Resolve some orders not created from Xero
  • Issue with events section refresh handling has been resolved
  • Resolve issue with displaying long user IDs in ‘Check By’ column (vehicle management)
  • Resolve issue with totals on job list report
  • Include comma separator for large weights and cubes.

Learn more

December brings pallet / container build and mobile app enhancements & more

 

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Tracking

  • Added an option to hide certain sections of the tracking screen.

Order management & Proof of Delivery

  • For subscribers using the ‘Logistics’ configuration, the ePOD summaries can now show the customer name for each signature.

Integrations & API

  • Updates to the existing Unleashed inventory management integration to update the Sales Group in Unleashed.

Mobile app for drivers

  • Add option to show total stop weight in the stop list

Turn mobile GPS app

  • For each delivery/collection location, waypoints and points to avoid can be recorded via the locations map. These can be used to aid in-cab navigation when using the Turn app.

Container / Pallet building

  • Final mile container building improvements.

General updates & fixes

  • Fix issue with signatures / photos not appearing on Stream Forms.
  • Beta release of address uploading function
  • Correct scrolling and grouping issue in ‘Scan by Stop’ in the mobile app for drivers.

Learn more

November release: improvements to vehicle tracking & payload capacities

 

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Vehicle tracking

  • Clickable vehicles added to the Vehicle monitor: from within the vehicle progress monitor, you are now able to click on a vehicle within the page, which will take you directly to the run that vehicle is performing.

Order management

  • New batch invoicing option from ‘Order Search’ for Logistics profile accounts
  • Fix intermittent issues with date fields in xlsx file uploads
  • Add Route Info to the search filter in Order Search and include it in the Order List report
  • Add Update action in Order Search to update required date and time for multiple orders at once.

API integration

  • Update of on site time via the Solutions API
  • Add weight adjustment process to Solutions API.

Mobile app

  • Turn HGV specific routing app integration
  • Attach documents relating to a location: you can now add attached documents against individual locations within Stream, with a public link to a document. This could be useful, for example, to give drivers access to any documentation they may need to show when they arrive to make a delivery/collection.

Reporting & monitoring

  • Add a new option to the label to include the Route Info field

General updates, fixes & security improvements

  • Initial changes to mobile app for drivers and web application to allow language overrides in Stream Check
  • Add a new option to Settings to hide the delete open runs button in Advanced Planning
  • Add a new option to Settings to change the picklist type
  • Add a new option to Settings to change the label type
  • Add a new option to Settings to enable emailing from Order Search
  • Add a new option to Settings to enable on hand date defaulting
  • Add a new option in Settings to enable partner order creation
  • Add an option to change the email sender name for password reset emails.

Learn more

October Release brings Tracking ID’s and more to Stream

 

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Order tracking IDs, weights & cubes in Advanced Planning and improvements to order management & the mobile app for drivers amongst new releases in October.

Tracking ID

We’ve responded to the changes from channels such as eBay and Amazon’s updated ‘ship confirm’ requirements which require a shipping service provider and tracking ID during the ship confirm process of seller-fulfilled orders.

Order management

  • Added a new setting to control the default ‘From’ order date in Order Search
  • A new optional setting to highlight in planning when notes have been imported into Stream by showing the ‘info’ icon orange
  • Further update to new Order details
  • Now possible to capture more information, attachments or photos relating to a Location
  • Change to customer specific validation for partner orders.

API integration

  • New API endpoints added for route planning integration
  • Ensure parent and child items are deleted together
  • Increase maximum length of ID fields in Solutions API
  • Accept time on site in Solutions API

Mobile app

  • Show vehicle payload capacity for a particular delivery / collection run on the Stream mobile App
  • Depot scanning now has a “Scan by Stop” option to scan packages in location sequence.

Reporting and Monitoring

  • Added a setting to show requested date on the label for a specific customer order type
  • Enable users to download reports in csv or xls format
  • Fix delimiter issue when exporting as csv
  • Enable filtering by depot on the Vehicle Monitor and add click from a Vehicle through to Advanced Planning.

General updates, fixes & security improvements

  • Updated and changed the access path for event processing
  • Additional settings to limit depot visibility for a ‘Single Depot’ user profile
  • Minor fix to barcode scanning functionality in the mobile app regarding unable to select items as delivered
  • Fixed issue with duplicated driver documents in the mobile app.

Learn more

Route planning, order management & delivery tracking updates and new iOS App

 

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September sees updates to Stream’s route optimisation, order management and delivery tracking for customers. Read on to learn more

Updates

Route optimisation & planning

  • Add an option to the ‘Delivery List’ to include space for a picker, checker and driver signature when printing from Advanced Planning
  • Add a setting to start runs with zero (0) weight and cube for companies that collect and deliver goods on the same run
  • Fix an issue with the dates being set incorrectly set in the Runs search when changing Depot in Advanced Planning
  • Notify planners of variances to expected collection quantities
  • Rename ‘Retailer’ to ‘Partner’ in unplanned search filter to be in line with other screens.

Order management

  • Prevent orders being created with no consignment ID
  • Improve handling of intermittent alternative country code on orders
  • Fix issue where orders can’t be created if an order exists with no consignment ID
  • New column to upload one or more services (separated by a colon).

Customer delivery tracking

  • Improvements made to character handling in customer tracking screen messages.

Mobile app

  • Updated iOS version of the driver’s mobile app available
  • Allow barcode scanning from within Scan Enquiry and rename the ‘Add Note’ option to ‘Add Location’
  • Notify planners of variances to expected collection quantities
  • Minor fix to barcode scanning functionality
  • Screen titles updated to aid clarity when marking items as delivered
  • Resolved known issue with item split.

Learn more

Improved Order Items Visibility & Ability to Scan Alternative Barcodes

 

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Stream’s August release includes the ability for subscribers to scan alternative barcodes, improved deport scanning and a greater level of item visibility in the customer tracking link.

Read on to learn more

Visibility of ‘Items to Follow’ through the customer tracking link

For split deliveries, a customer can now see details of items on an order which may not all be being delivered at the same time directly on their tracking link.

The new ‘Del Date’ column in the ‘Items’ list on the customer tracking link has been added to display this information and can have three formats:

  1. Planned
  2. Unplanned
  3. Delivered

Alternative barcodes

Alternative barcodes can now be assigned to a product.

This is useful when the same product can have multiple SKUs, for example, where different suppliers or partners assign different SKUs to a single product.

When the item is scanned on or off a vehicle, the driver can scan any of the barcodes assigned to a product via the Stream mobile App, so that the correct goods are recognised.

This ensures when these products are delivered using the App that the alternative barcodes can be recognised during the scanning process.

Depot scanning

In the Driver App, when Depot scanning there is now a “Scan by Stop” option, so an operative can scan packages onto the vehicle based on their location sequence.

See other updates, fixes and improvements to Stream

Tractor & trailer route planning and Unleashed integration amongst new updates

 

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Our product release for July 2021 includes a major new feature to enable the planning of up to three assets in Stream, for example, a tractor and trailer unit, and/or a loader crane.

We’ve also released a new integration for Unleashed, a leading inventory management software application aimed at manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors.

See the full release here