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Free Purchase Order Software is More Popular than Ever

It seems that SpendMap’s Free Purchase Order Software is really catching on.  2016 was our best year ever and there’s still a month to go!

So far just under 100,000 people have visited this Blog from pretty much every country in the world, resulting in around 50,000 downloads so far.

So I think it’s fair to say that you’ll be in pretty good company if you decide to give the free version of SpendMap a try.

Thanks for your support and have a great holiday season!

– Your friends at the Free-Procurement Project

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Upgrade your Free Purchase Order Software to 2016 Release

If you are using v12.65 of the Free Version of SpendMap, you can now upgrade to the 2016 release (Version 14).  You can check your current version number using the menu Help > About.

The new release includes more than 30 new features and capabilities, in addition to various performance improvements.

Easy Upgrade Utility

The upgrade utility will bring forward all your data, history, settings, etc., so you will not lose any of your work in SpendMap.

Just log into your current v12.65 SpendMap system and select the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES.  This will download a patch to your v12.65 system – you will still be at v12.65 at this point but you will now see a red hyperlink at the bottom of the Main Menu of SpendMap…you can click that hyperlink to see full upgrade instructions before actually upgrading to v14 .

Upgrade your free PO Software

 

Who’s Ready to Upgrade their Free Purchase Order Software?

We’re starting to roll-out the 2016 Release of SpendMap, version 14, including more than 30 new features and capabilitiesNew Version of SpendMap

We’re looking for a few “early adopters” to try out the new release before we make it available to the rest of the Free-Procurement community.

So what do you say?  Would you like to give v14 a try?  The upgrade utility will bring forward all your data, history, settings, etc., so you will not lose any of your work in SpendMap.

Please send an e-mail to free-procurement@spendmap.com and we will reply with instructions for upgrading your system.

We think you’re going to like this one 🙂

Hope to hear from you soon!

Cool New Stuff Coming to your Free Purchase Order Software

We’re getting ready to roll out the 2016 release of SpendMap, version 14.

Don’t miss any of the important announcements – follow our Blog using the field on the right side of this page.  You can unsubscribe any time.

There’s lots of cool new stuff coming your way soon, including new Excel-based reports that you can add additional fields/columns to, new and improved budget tracking features, attachment capability to complement the internal notes in the Item and Supplier Master Files, and much more.

We can’t wait either!

 

Upgraded e-mail features in your free Purchase Order Software

We made two fairly significant improvements to the e-mail features in the Free Version of SpendMap (including v12.65)…mail-GREEN

1) Encrypted E-Mail

SpendMap now supports encrypted (SSL/TLS) connections to the mail server.  Better security aside, we have been finding that more and more e-mail providers (like Google’s Gmail) no longer support unencrypted connections.  If you previously had trouble getting SpendMap to work with your e-mail system, please try again after upgrading.

Note the new “Secure Connection” setting under the Server Name or IP Address field, in…
– PURCHASING > Setup system > e-mail settings

Please note that to send e-mail, SpendMap now requires the Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 or above to be installed on the PC (available since 2010).

We normally don’t make changes to published versions of SpendMap but we made an exception in this case due to recent changes at Google and the increasing number of requests for this feature.

2) Free, Built-In E-mail Service

The free version of SpendMap now includes a free, built-in e-mail service, which you can use instead of configuring the system to use your own e-mail server or ISP.

Just enter “SpendMap” in the Server Name or IP Address field in E-mail Settings to use this free service (don’t worry about the other SMTP settings as they will be ignored when using the built-in e-mail service).  The Online Help for the Server Name or IP Address field has additional details.

For new downloads of the free version of SpendMap, the Evaluation Copy is preconfigured to use this new e-mail service.  If you already have SpendMap installed, your settings will not change automatically but you can manually change the Server Name or IP Address field per above if you want to use this free service.

Free Purchase Order Software now has purchasing, receiving and e-mail modules

For the next while, we’re going to try giving away the Purchasing, Receiving and E-mail modules.

If you’re already using the free version of SpendMap with different modules, your system won’t change.  New downloads, however, will have these modules.

If you have any questions, please use our Support Ticket System.

Upgrade your Free Purchase Order Software to 2014 Release

If you are using last year’s release (v11.98), you can now upgrade your free version of SpendMap to the 2014 release (v12.65).  You can check your current version number using the menu Help > About.

The new release includes more than 30 new features and capabilities, in addition to various performance improvements.

The upgrade utility will bring forward all your data, history, settings, etc., so you will not lose any of your work in SpendMap.

Easier Upgrade Utility

Unlike last year when you had to run an external EXE to perform the v11.64-11.98 upgrade, you can now perform full-version upgrades from within SpendMap, using the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES.  However, it is a two-step process – first you need to select HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES to download a patch to your v11.98 system that has the full-version upgrade capabilities built-in, then you need to select HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES a second time to upgrade to v12.65.

To review complete details and instructions before actually upgrading your free Purchase Order Software, just select the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES from within SpendMap to download the patch, log back into the system, then follow the red hyperlink that you will see at the bottom of the Main Menu…

Upgrade your free PO Software

Best regards,

The Free-Procurement Project team
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New 2014 Release (v12.6) is Now Available (new installations only)

We’ve updated the new system installation package for the free version of SpendMap (now called SpendMap-2014-SETUP.EXE).

The 2014 Release (version 12.6) includes 30 new features as well as performance and usability improvements.

If you need any help installing the software, please use our free support ticket system.

New Systems Only

This is for new installations only and cannot be used to update your system if you’re already using the Free version of SpendMap (the 2013 release, v11.9).

For those already using the system, we are working on an update utility to bring your system forward to the 2014 release.  The update utility will retain all your data/history, so you won’t lose any of your work when you upgrade.  Just follow this blog to be notified when the update utility is ready, which we expect will be in the next few weeks.