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The latest update from Microsoft may affect your Chreos and, therefore, impact on your business.

If you have any computers using XP of Server 2003 versions of Windows (or earlier) then you need to pay close attention to the below message.

Microsoft has recently released a major update to Windows 10.  As part of the update Windows is now much stricter with what data can be shared across a network, the effect of this is that Windows 10 machines may no longer be able to talk to database servers running on OLD Windows versions.

Windows XP
If you run ChreosServer on Windows XP (which Microsoft dropped support for on April 8 2014)  you will not be able to access the Chreos database after upgrading your Windows 10 machines.  There may be a work around for this but we are not aware of it and recommend people move ChreosServer to a newer machine ASAP.  

Technically, such communications happen through the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.  Microsoft has now blocked them from happening over SMB 1.  Both machines have to be using SMB 2 or SMB 3 but these two are not available for Windows XP.

Windows Server 2003
If you run ChreosServer on Windows Server 2003 or older (out of support since July 14 2015)  you will not be able to access the Chreos database after upgrading your Windows 10 machines.  It may be possible to get Chreos working by installing the SMB 2 (or newer) protocol.

Holiday Support Arrangements

Fri, 22.12.2017 - 01:13

Holiday Support Arrangements

The Chreos office, including the support desk, is closed from 12 noon on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopens at 9am on 8 January 2018.  All support requests received via this website during this time will be addressed during the week of 8 January 2017.

Any urgent requests received via the support website during this time will be looked on 29 December, and 5 January.

The Support website is  support.chreos.com  which is best accessed from 'Help' in ChreosClient.

Urgent requests are chargeable at double your standard rate in 30 minute blocks. Please make sure you are authorized to incur this cost.

Those who have used urgent support in the recent past have been forewarned of these changes.

 

Unexpected Benefits

Tue, 19.09.2017 - 04:08

This morning we received the following unsolicited feedback from a client who has recently started using an Android App that we built specifically for them for picking products for orders in their very large wholesale warehouse.

On Friday, the person using the app was the oldest staff member who is completely computer illiterate.

He likes the app and he finds it helps his concentration and speed.  His eye sight is also not the best but he gave it a thumbs up.

The aim of the App was to achieve faster picking times by having it navigate pickers around the shelves, and allowing instant checking of what was being picked by confirmation scans of product and stock bin.  Having warehouse staff who are struggling with working their way through computer processes that they control, finding it easy to walk the floor, being led by the App on the device in their hand is a significant bonus.

It probably fits in to the same situation where lots of people find it much easier to do a job that can be complex by just being told what to do.  If you leave too much to their own initiate they struggle to navigate through the options but give them support that helps them do the job quickly and accurately, with reduced stress levels and they remain valued members of the team.

It also means you can have new staff working productively really quickly.  And the staff sill get the work satisfaction from completing tasks correctly and contributing to the overall output of the team.

For 30 years I have been analysing work flows and designing systems to enable businesses to increase their efficiency, especially in times of growth.  Our business management software, Chreos,  focuses on the processes related to the productive side of businesses - the stock & client management, orders, invoices, counter sales, and a multitude of other things, while keeping the P&L and Balance Sheet up to date.  We enable people to do their work more efficiently and accurately.

We are pleased to announce the release of our first app built for Android devices.

“We have had a popular stock take app for Apple devices for several years. Now we also have it for Samsung phones with a scanner cradle, extending the benefits of this quick method of stock taking to a much broader range of users” said Rob Martin, senior software engineer at Wild Software, the home of Chreos.

Users are able to start a stock take in Chreos and then have one or several people, each with a phone, systematically scanning every item in the shop or warehouse. Stock takes done this way are really quick and accurate.

For many businesses, stock takes are seem as a highly unpleasant task that has to be done at the end of the financial year. It is grudge work, often dirty, and may mean having to close the business for one or more days. With Chreos, the task is much easier, and doing it with portable devices talking to Chreos via wifi means that one person can work around a section of shelving in a fraction of the time it would have taken 2 working together with pen and paper.

Because of the ease of use we are now seeing businesses also doing partial stock takes to check areas of concern throughout the year.

The devices are constantly talking to Chreos via wifi so there is no data stored on the device. Everything is being written directly into Chreos. There is no download process, and no need to panic if the battery goes flat. The data in Chreos is as up to date as the last scan.

You can also get a full audit trail of the order they were scanned in and report on how the count differs from what you thought you had in stock.

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Temporary Downloads

Wed, 12.02.2014 - 22:32

Filename Size Date
A compressed ZIP file Header_Graphic 16.56 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file ChreosFEL 3.74 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file PacSim 2.41 KB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Crystal_Paris 47 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Demo2 6.72 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Chreos FTP Tool 2.26 MB 2018-06-12
An executable file ChreosServicePack 52b 23.88 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file SP 53 f files 9.64 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file ServerFel 2.7 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Pac Sim SP52 install pack 104.65 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Chreos SP 52 For Crystal 9 13.82 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file ChreosClient 640 KB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file ChreosBDS Plugin update.107 3.48 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file UpdateData 2.01 KB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Sample AutoVue Viewer 1.33 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Barcode Fonts 235.13 KB 2018-06-12
An executable file ChreosServicePack 53 23.99 MB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file ChreosFEL script 12.45 KB 2018-06-12
A compressed ZIP file Open SSL DLLs 1.34 MB 2018-06-12

Chreos online help

Wed, 12.02.2014 - 22:04

Full online Chreos help is on its way! For now you can still use our information sheets listed below.

Filename
An Adobe Acrobat file About Chreos (12.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Access Levels (1.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Access Maintenance (9.16).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Adding new Users.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Adjust Stock (5.23).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Automated Functions (53.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Backdate G L Transactions.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Backup Data (53.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Banking (6.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Bill of Materials Help Sheet.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Bulk Price Adjustment (5.24).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Bulk Receipt (3.36).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Categories Help Sheet.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Change Password (9.15).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Chreos Background Image Help Sheet.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Credit Control Help Sheet.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Enquiries (3.16).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Laybys (3.20).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Management (3.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Orders (3.15).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Search (1.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Search Default Settings.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Client Stock Replenishment (3.35).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Consignments.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Convert Debtor Order to Invoice (3.12).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Convert Debtor Order to Packing Slip (3.11).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Convert Debtor Packing Slip to Invoice (3.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Converting transactions.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Credit Notes (15.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Creditor End of Period (4.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Creditor Journals (4.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Creditor Management (3.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Creditor Search (1.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Custom Messages (10.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Data Management (53.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Allocation (3.04).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor End of Period (3.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Invoices (3.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Journals (3.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Packing Slips (3.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Receipts (3.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Summary Invoice (3.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Trust Account Transfers (3.22).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Debtor Trust Accounts (3.21).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Delete Client Orders (3.19).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Discounts (15.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Downloading a Service Pack (1.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file E-mailing Reports (15.19).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Entry Fields (1.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Extracting and Running an SQL File (1.9).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Function Keys (12.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Account Linking (6.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Account Maintenance (6.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Backdate GL Trans (6.12).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Banking (6.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Cashbook Entries (6.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Departments (6.11).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL End of Period (6.9).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Journals (6.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Management (6.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Post Ledgers (6.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Reconciliation (6.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file GL Templates (6.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file General Ledger End of Period (6.9).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file General Ledger Journals (6.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file General Ledger Reconciliation (6.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file General Ledger Search (1.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Grids (1.11).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Head Office Reallocation.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Head Office Reallocations (3.37) .pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Hire Returns (5.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Holds.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file How Chreos Modules link to the General Ledger.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Information Sheets (12.9).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Internet Settings (1.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Item Search (1.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Laybys (15.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Linking in a Freight Item (15.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Load Price Book Data (5.21).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Login (9.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Merging Clients (3.25).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Min Max Item Specials (5.35).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Move Stock (5.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Order Completion (3.24).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Our Vouchers.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Packing Slip Completion (3.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Parking & Retrieving Transactions (2.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Pin # System.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Point of Sale (5.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Practice Companies.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Practice Companies (51.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Price Book Search (5.22).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Client Orders (8.9).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Debtor Invoices (8.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Debtor Packing Slips (8.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print General Ledger Bankings (8.11).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Price Labels (8.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Supplier Orders (8.7).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Print Supplier Payments (8.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Printing Setup (9.3).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Profile Maintenance (3.23).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Profiles.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Prompt Payment Discounting (15.18).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Recurring Invoices (3.14).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Region Restocking (5.31).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Registration (9.14).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Report Preview Options (15.20).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Restore from Backup (52.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Rolling A Period (71.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file SQL entry.pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Search by Transaction Number (2.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Send Message (10.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Server Log (52.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Service_Pack_52_Notes_(301.52).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Setup (9.1).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Single Debtor Conversions (3.30).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Staff Maintenance (9.6).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stock Bins (5.8).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stock Min Max Levels All Regions (5.34).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stock Min Max Levels Current Region (5.33).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stock on Hold (3.32).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stocktake All Stock (5.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stocktake By Region (5.5).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Stocktake by Location (5.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Summary Creditor Invoice (4.2).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Summary Inwards Goods (4.4).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Support by E-mail (12.08).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file To Save and Install a Chreos Report (15.12).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Tokens (Other) (15.11).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file Tokens (Our) (15.10).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file View Client Enquiries (3.18).pdf
An Adobe Acrobat file View Client Orders (3.17).pdf

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