Release notes
Blue10

Our weekly release notes provide an overview of all our new features and all the bugs we’ve fixed in Blue10. All updates are categorized per month, which makes it easy to access the correct information.

Please note: we update our software on a ring-based deployment. This means we’ve categorized our users into several groups, and we’ll update our software step-by-step according to those groups. As a result, it may take up to five days before any updates mentioned in the release notes will be available in your Blue10 environment.

September 2021

New functionalities

Twinfield

  • Display change in the field Payment condition
    We’ve made a change to the display of preferred expiration dates. The preferred expiration days are visible in the Payment condition field in the validation screen. Where previously only a # sign was shown, the set preferred expiration days are now visible in numbers. The functionality remains the same.

AFAS

  • Addition of the field Period in the Validation screen
    In the validation screen in Blue10, in addition to the field Posting Date, the Period field is now also visible. This helps users with the role Post to post an invoice in the correct time period. In addition, the Period field now becomes red if the book date is in the past and the book date is in a closed period.

NAVISION SQL

  • Multi-Company administration now possible with Blue10
    Blue10 is now able to sync the Company Code to Navision. This makes it possible for the NAV Solution center to provide a custom solution to link Multi-Company administrations with Blue10.

Exact Online

  • Possibility to retrieve a set of exchange rates from one administration to all administrations
    Do you use an approval limit and work with foreign currency bookings? From now on you can enter the division code of the relevant administration from Exact Online in which you keep track of these exchange rates in your administration. The exchange rates therefore are applied to any other administrations. The approval limit will be calculated and can be approved on basis of the exchange prices set in Exact Online. Go to Settings  >  Companies  >  Properties and enter the division code in the field: Retrieve exchange rates from division.

General

  • Clarification in the field History for the IBAN check
    In the Document detail page: Purchase you will now see the validated IBAN number in the History.  Previously a reference was made to ‘the IBAN number’ but the relevant IBAN number was not shown.
  • Adjustment made in the date period filter on the page Received Emails
    The overview on the page Received Emails is now filtered by the date from today to one month ago. This way you have insight into the received e-mails of the past month. The date field can be adjusted to any desired date to check the received e-mails of a longer period.
  • Adjustment in login link from the notification e-mail
    When invoices are ready for you in Blue10 to check, you will receive a notification e-mail. We made a change to this email under the Open Blue10 button. When you use the authentication methods Google or Exact, you will now be directly on the login page of the relevant authentication method via the Open Blue10 button. This saves you a few clicks to log in to Blue10.This functionality is not yet available for the Microsoft and AzureAD authentication methods.

Fixed bugs

NAVISION SQL

  • Currency is shown in Validation screen
    The moment you add a new currency to your accounting system the new currency is also visible in the Validation screen and can be selected after synchronization with Blue10.

Exact Online

  • Posting in a different currency is possible again While processing purchase invoices with different currencies compared to the standard currency from your administration, an error message was shown in a specific scenario. From now on you can book invoices with a different currency without any problems.
  • Improved payment date synchronizationSince August 15th, Blue10 uses a new endpoint in the API of Exact Online. In the previous endpoint, an incorrect Paid on date was sporadically shown to a small number of customers. The  Paid On date in Blue10 did not correspond to the actual date of payment. We consciously communicate this bug at a later time due to a test period. The test period is completed.

August 2021

New functionalities

  • Blue10 now also available in Spanish
    Go to My Settings to change the user language or do it via Administration > Users.
    Would you like to take translations to a higher level with us? Then we would like to enlist your help! Send an email to customersuccess@blue10.com and we will contact you.
    Good to know:
    All Blue10 management pages, the support website and the support of Blue10 employees are currently only available in Dutch and English.

Fixed bugs

July 2021

New functionalities

Unit 4

  • New Unit4 Web API linking method
    Unit4, now on the market under the names “Bookkeeping convenience” and “Accountancy convenience”, will phase out the current linking methods (Unit4 Business Connector and the Unit4 Native API) and will offer a new linking method that is suitable for both local and online installations: the Unit4 Web API. Unit4 customers are being phased over to the Web API link. Within Blue10 you will see a notification when we also want to replace your link to the Web API link.

Fixed bugs

  • Optimization in nightly synchronization Exact Online – Blue10
    We have optimized the nightly synchronization of master data and bookings from Exact Online to Blue10 with immediate effect. In environments that are set up as Scan – Book – Archive, and therefore do not use the Blue10 approval flow, the payment date of a booking is no longer synchronized from Exact Online to Blue10. Read more about this change here.
  • Deletion of documents on Document detail page by users with the language ‘German’
    For users who have their personal language setting set to ‘German’, it was not possible to delete an invoice on the Document detail page. This has been solved so that every user, with the correct rights, can delete an invoice in the workflow.

June 2021

No update available.

May 2021

New functionalities

  • Changes to our notification e-mails
    Blue10 sends several e-mails to its users. For example, the notification e-mail when documents are waiting for them to be processed. Or an e-mail to reset their password when needed. We’ve made some improvements to these e-mails. Would you like to know more? Read more.
  • Minor change on the login page (login.blue10.com)
    Users who have access to multiple Blue10 environments will enter a page where they can choose which Blue10 environment to enter after they’ve logged in on login.blue10.com. We’ve added a search bar underneath the heading ‘Choose a customer’ to simplify the process of finding the right environment.
  • Prolonged session time from 15 to 30 minutes
    Due to security reasons, we chose to limit a session time in Blue10 to fifteen minutes at the start of 2021. Whenever a user wouldn’t be active in Blue10, this meant he or she would have to log in again. Based on some feedback we’ve received from our customers, we decided to prolong this timeframe to thirty minutes. Note: we could be shortening this session time again in the future since proper security measures are essential to us. In case we decide to do so, we’ll let you know in advance.

 AFAS

  • Added matching axis 4 and 5
    We’ve added three specification axes to our connection, allowing you to work with five axes in total. Go to Settings > Companies > specific company > Properties to activate additional specification axes in your Validation step in Blue10.
  • Link Blue10 to various endpoints
    From now on, it’s possible to establish a connection with multiple endpoints in combination with AFAS. This means you can add a link to your test environment as well as a link to your production environment. To do so, please go to Settings > Companies in Blue10 and add various endpoints in the OTAP street.
  • Create transit booking
    With an accrual entry, costs are spread over several periods to which these costs relate.

Visma.net

  • Sync payment date from Visma.net
    Blue10 now also synchronizes the payment date from Visma.net. This transfers the payment date after paying an invoice. You can see this date on the document detail page at the top left of all invoice header data.

 Exact Online

  • Use of exchange rates from other administrations
    Previously, we were only able to use exchange rates from the selected administration when posting an invoice. This meant all exchange rates had to be up-to-date in every administration. Exact Online has made it possible to use exchange rates from a different administration as well. As a result, you won’t have to keep track of all exchange rates in every administration in Exact Online.
  • Automatically linking articles to a supplier
    Previously, we were unable to post an invoice on a particular article if this article wasn’t linked to the relevant supplier in Exact Online. Instead, the last action on the invoice was cancelled in Blue10, and you had to manually connect the article to the supplier in Exact Online first.
    We’ve found a solution to this issue. Whenever an article is not linked to a particular supplier yet, Blue10 will automatically connect the article to the specific supplier on which the invoice is posted. You will no longer have change anything manually.

Fixed bugs

  • Routes based on type: credit or debit
    If you’ve ever tried to create a route based on the invoice type (debit or credit), you might’ve noticed this setting was ignored. This issue has been resolved; invoice type can now be used as a valid characteristic for a route.
  • Spam mail in Blue10
    Whenever an e-mail with attachments enters Blue10, we’ll check its spam score. If the score is high, the e-mail will not enter Blue10 directly. Instead, we’ll perform an extra check-up on the e-mail. For the past three weeks, these e-mails were stuck instead of checked. After fixing this problem, all of these e-mails were checked and are now available as documents in Blue10.

April 2021

New functionalities

  • Taking foreign currency into account when using an approval limit
    From now on, we’re synchronizing exchange rates from Visma.net to Blue10. As a result, we’re able to take foreign currency into account when using an approval limit for your users in Blue10. For example, an approval limit set at €1000,- means Blue10 will now calculate back to €1000,- when you’re processing invoices in foreign currency.

Business Central

  • Invoice registration available
    Previously, after Validation in Blue10 were only registered as a header in Business Central. This meant the VAT would not be included. Purchase invoices had to be posted to reclaim the VAT successfully.
    Now, invoice registration allows you to register the VAT entry at a VAT group level. Note: Blue10 will not change the supplier entry. You’ll be able to do this during the coding and posting step.

Fixed bugs

  • Using the ‘Reply’ action
    Between April 2 and April 14, our users were unable to select the action ‘Reply’ to the previous user. Instead, they would see their own name, and they were unable to change this. We’ve solved this issue for all invoices users received after April 14.
    Workaround: all invoices where you still see your own name when you select ‘Reply’ can be processed by taking the following steps. Select ‘Send’ and the user to whom you’d like to send the invoice. This way, the invoice will still end up at the desired user.
  • Temporarily impossible to process e-mails with over 50 attachments
    We were temporarily unable to process e-mails with over 50 attachments. The sender would receive an empty reply e-mail, which made it unclear if the e-mail was received successfully. We’ve taken two measures to resolve this issue:
    1. We’ve increased the number of attachments Blue10 can receive in one e-mail from 50 to 150.
    2. Whenever someone sends an e-mail with more than 150 attachments, the sender will receive an automatically generated e-mail containing an error message and additional information.

Exact Globe

  • Document type when posting in Exact Globe
    Before, we were unable to select the appropriate document type when you tried to post a credit invoice through Blue10 into Exact Globe. This issue has been fixed. All postings in Exact Globe now include the appropriate document type: purchase invoice, sales invoice, purchase credit invoice, or sales credit invoice.

March 2021

New functionalities

Unit4 Multivers (Web API)

  • Using deferred costs
    Deferred costs allow you to divide costs over several accounting periods. Read more? Click here .

Februari 2021

New functionalities

  • Blue10 redesigned interface available
    Initially, we’ll migrate users with the roles ‘Check’ and ‘Approve for payment’ to our new interface. In the following months, we’ll migrate users with the role ‘Post’ as well. Curious to find out more about our new interface? Read more here .

Exact Online

  • Activate settings (such as code on ..) per company
    Blue10 and Exact Online need to communicate in order to process and post invoices. The ‘Connect Exact Online’ button activates this connection. Blue10 will automatically read all settings in Exact Online and activate certain features in Blue10. Coding on cost centres or quantity, for example.

January 2021

New functionalities

Exact Online, Exact Globe, Netsuite, AFAS

  • Automatically adding receipt lines when a purchase order number is recognized
    We’ve added a new feature if you’re working with purchase orders. Whenever we recognize a purchase order number on an invoice, Blue10 will automatically fill in all receipt lines that have not been invoiced yet. You can adjust these receipt lines by clicking on Search next to Purchase order number.

AFAS

  • Purchase invoices that differ from their linked purchase order numbers can now be automatically approved for payment in Blue10 if they are within the set tolerance limit
    AFAS allows users to match invoices to purchase order lines when they’re not corresponding entirely. You’ll now be able to do the same in Blue10. You can set the tolerance limit (a percentage and a maximum amount) in your setting overview in AFAS.
  • Add an automatic collection setting when creating a supplier through Blue10
    From now on, you’ll be able to add an automatic collection property to a new supplier in Blue10. You won’t have to add this in AFAS anymore. This property can be chosen per supplier, not per invoice.
Release notes 2020