New Feature Round-up

Q1- 2022 System Five Enhancements

Summary of Areas Changed


Supplier Costs

Accounts Payable

Department Transfers

Inventory Reporting

Supplier Reporting

And More

Q1 has been extremely busy with over 33 fixes deployed.

Some notable fixes are the improved resizing of grids throughout various areas of the program and increased responsiveness of the stop button affecting larger datasets.

Below you will find a write-up about some of the most significant enhancements.Check out more enhancements  and fixes in the Release Notes


SUPPLIER_48Supplier Costs on Purchase Order

A new option has been added to the Purchase Order Receiving process under Inventory > Options 1 and Purchase Order Settings > Purchase Order Numbering.

The system will update the Main Standard Cost based on the cost from the Purchase Order when stock is received, regardless of the Main Supplier or the Supplier on the Purchase Order.

Setting the supplier on the Main Inventory record is no longer required, when this option is selected. Leaving it empty will force the system to add Alternate Supplier records for each Supplier the Part is purchased from, provided that feature is also enabled.

Why would you use this?

To save time and to ensure that your COGS are accurate.  It also helps you to make accurate pricing decisions that will prevent you from getting cherry-picked forcing you to replenish at a higher price.


 CHEQUE_48 Default Supplier Bank Accounts by Department

We've added the ability to set a default Bank Account to pay suppliers by Department

This is useful for Multi-Location businesses that have separate bank accounts for each physical location. 


DEPTTRANSFER_48Department Transfersignore-packsizes

You can now choose to Ignore Pack Sizes when queueing department transfers.

Customers that will benefit from this enhancement are those that want the flexibility to define the volume of their transfers. 

By being able to break up packs you can help you easily fulfill customer orders.

When supply chains run thin, you can stock balance store shelves from merchandise that you already own.

REPORT_48Design Inventory Report - New Columns 

The Inventory Report Designer now includes both Free Form 1 and Free Form 2 headers and data, limited to 50 each. 

This gives you the flexibility to report on up to 100 additional data points for your inventory items.

SALESREPORT_48Supplier Sales Reportdate-of-filters

Updated the System Five Supplier Sales Report to have more descriptive labels for the “Invoice Date Of” filters:

Invoice Date 1 → Date of E
Invoice Date 2 → Date of W/Y
Invoice Date 3 → Date Completed

Now it's easier than ever to Update to 6.2.4.x 

Windward has recently added a self-service updater for customers on version or higher.

Visit this support article for how to apply your easy updates.

Work continues to simplify the process even further.

Customers are required to be on an active Windward Maintenance Contract or a Windward System Five on Cloud subscriber to install or receive product updates.  The Windward Maintenance Contract is a standard annual business expense for all Windward System Five users.  Windward Software is in business to support your business, and this plan allows us to bring value to you when you need us most. We've put together this top-three video to explain what's included.

We've covered many of the main points in this video, but you can find out more on the Windward Maintenance Contract site.

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