software updates

Excel Report Fix for your Free Purchase Order Software

Excel Reports BustedWith the help of some of our friends in the Free-Procurement Community, we found and corrected a couple problems in the Free Version of SpendMap related to exporting reports to Excel.  Thanks Cathy and Therina, for helping us track this down!

Depending on your version of Windows and Excel, SpendMap might exit and/or produce a Runtime Error when it tries to create the spreadsheet, after generating the report.

Please select the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES within SpendMap to update your system.  This is a “patch” only (i.e. not a version upgrade), so it will not change any features and your system will remain at version 14.

Sorry for the inconvenience, folks.  If you have any questions, you can reach us via our free support ticket system.

Retiring Last Year’s Free Purchase Order Software (v12.65)

It has been a few months since we released version 14, so now the time has come to officially stop supporting the previous Free Version of SpendMap (v12.65).

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

For instructions on how to upgrade your system and a list of new features, from within SpendMap please select the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES.  This will not actually install the upgrade.  Rather, if you are using v12.65, this will expose a red hyperlink at the bottom of the Main Menu in SpendMap…just click the hyperlink to see full upgrade instructions.

Thanks,
The Free-Procurement Project Team
Totally FREE software that automates Purchase Orders and a whole lot more
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Upgrade your Free Purchase Order Software

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

 

Updated Video Tutorials for your Free Purchase Order Software

We started updating some of the video tutorials on our YouTube Channel to show the 2016 release of SpendMap (v14).

Note the version number in the title of each video.

We plan to update more videos in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, feel free to refer to the older videos, even if you’re using the latest release of SpendMap.  We never take features away, so anything that you see in the older videos will still apply to newer releases of SpendMap, albeit with some differences in the screens.

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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!

 

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.

Important fix for the free version of SpendMap

We corrected a problem in the free version of SpendMap. If you are running version 12.65.6 or earlier, please update your system at your earliest convenience.

The issue only affects systems with the database installed on your local C: drive.  Network installations (i.e. with the database on a server) are not affected by this issue.  If you’re not sure where your database is installed, please see #8 in…
– Help > System Information

The problem relates to the C:\_$PALMAS folder, which SpendMap creates automatically to store its temporary/working files. Specifically, SpendMap was incorrectly creating a new subdirectory under C:\_$PALMAS each time the system was run, and duplicating all the temporary files, thereby unnecessarily consuming hard disk space on the PC.

Here’s what you need to do to correct the problem…

  1. RIGHT-mouse-click on the SpendMap shortcut/icon and select “Run As Administrator” from the menu that is displayed, then log into SpendMap and update your system by selecting the menu…Help > Check For Updates
    Reminder: Your Evalution, Live and Test copies of SpendMap are separate systems – if you use more then one of them, you must do this step separately for each system.
  2. Log back into SpendMap and select the menu…Help > About, and confirm that you are now at version 12.65.7 (or later).
  3. Exit SpendMap.
  4. Delete the CONTENTS of the C:\_$PALMAS folder on your PC.  Again, there may be many subdirectories in there…delete them all, but do NOT delete the main/parent C:\_$PALMAS folder.  You should now have an empty C:\_$PALMAS folder.
  5. Since you may have deleted many subdirectories from C:\_$PALMAS, each of which will be taking up a few MB of hard disk space, you may also want to delete these folders from your Recycle Bin.
  6. You may now resume using SpendMap.

If you have any questions at all, please use our free online support ticket system.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience folks.

Retiring Last Year’s Free Purchase Order Software (v11.98)

It has been two months since we announced the upgrade for last year’s release of the free version of SpendMap, so now the time has come to officially stop supporting version 11.98.

Please upgrade to the latest release (v12.65).

If you’re not sure which version you are using, just select the menu HELP > ABOUT.

For instructions on how to update your system, from within SpendMap please select the menu HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES.  This will not actually install the update.  Rather, if you are using the old version, this will expose a red hyperlink at the bottom of the Main Menu in SpendMap…just click the hyperlink to see full upgrade instructions.

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

Thanks,

The Free-Procurement Project Team
Totally FREE software that automates Purchase Orders and a whole lot more
Powered by SpendMap