Development Release 04/10/2018
Bookeasy successfully released the below changes into the live production system overnight. Should you require any further information in regards to any of the below features, please reach out to our friendly Bookeasy Support team who will be more than happy to help.
VIEW / SEARCH EMAIL HISTORY SPEED IMPROVEMENTS
Introduced a few optimisations in order to reduce the amount of tables the email history will search to find emails. As a result this has improved search time from 30+ seconds to less than 4 seconds. These speed improvements also include when accessing the email history from a specific itinerary in the Bookeasy Staff Console. Please note that searching the email history for a date range that spans (say) an entire month will still take longer, but will return results faster than before. These optimisations will also benefit the email history search in operator consoles, including Room and Tour Manager operators.
YESBOOKIT BOOKING REFERENCE NUMBERS
Improvements have been made to include YesBookit's order number, along with Bookeasy's booking number, on all operator and guest itineraries/tax invoices. This will assist YesBookit property managers in identifying bookings made by Bookeasy destination partners, against their YesBookit bookings management software.
YESBOOKIT TARIFF IMPORT
Improvements to the partner connection import process have been made in order to ensure a YesBookit accommodation provider's minimum nights for each season are imported correctly into Bookeasy.
YESBOOKIT BOOKING STATUS OPTIONS
Bookeasy has disabled the ability for a YesBookit's Gold Medal (instantly bookable) booking status from being disabled. Since YesBookit bookings are all instantly confirmed, this preventative measure has been put in place in order to limit incorrect booking status expectations in the event a YesBookit operator or destination partner tries to set them as 24 hour "on request".
"BOOK INTERNAL ONLY" PRODUCT FOR LIVN PARTNER CONNECTED OPERATORS
Improvements have been made to ensure that if tour product supplied by LIVN has been set in Bookeasy to "Book Internal Only", that the product will only be made available to be booked via the Bookeasy Staff Console. As a result, this product will no longer be made available on a destination partner's website via the Bookeasy Gadgets, or via any Affiliate Booking Engine.
WEB API / REPORTING API ACCESS KEYS
Bookeasy has introduced an internal management tool for the distribution of API access keys for Bookeasy's new Content WebAPI, and upcoming Report API.
SUPPORTING OPERATOR RETURNS
To assist in supporting our destination partners, Bookeasy has introduced internal improvements in order to provide the Bookeasy Support Staff the ability to view the logs for all sequence ID's when an operator return reconciliation is run for a specific date. These logs will confirm all of the options used to run the return, including the name of the user who ran the return.
Additional logging has also been introduced in order to assist in identifying potential issues.
BOOKEASY CHANNEL MANAGER SERVICE
Bookeasy's channel manager service is an internal service that assists the Bookeasy Support Staff in identifying connectivity issues between Bookeasy accommodation operators and their channel managers. Bookeasy has already commenced the linking of this service with channel managers such as Resonline, Siteminder and RMS, and in this release has introduced more features in order to allow the Bookeasy Support Staff to filter between channel managers when identifying issues.
BOOKEASY "PRODUCT TYPE" FLAGS FOR CHANNEL MANAGER API
Bookeasy has introduced an additional <ProductType> flag within it's channel manager API. This assists channel managers such as Resonline so they can identify if the operator is using Room Manager, or a standard Bookeasy Rooms console.
ADDITIONAL LOGGING FOR PASSWORD CHANGES
Added additional logging to all screens in Bookeasy where a password can be set and saved. This has been done in order to assist with sporadic reports from some destination partners that are advising their passwords and operator passwords keep changing without human intervention.
ROOM AND TOUR MANAGER CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Improvements have been made in order to ensure that the expiry date year always provides select options that include the next 10 years.
Bookings Displaying in the Client Console
Fixed a bug where itineraries and bookings would not display in the Client Console for destination partners who had the "Allow Operator To Manage Bookings" add-on module enabled. Itineraries and bookings will now display for a guest to view and/or pay.
Custom Button Colours for the Affiliate or Operator Booking Engines
Fixed a bug that prevented custom button colour changes from applying to all areas of the entire booking flow. In addition, improvements have been made so that if no colour is specified when saved, the Affiliate or Operator Booking Engine will revert the button colours to its default colours.