Software Updates – April

Platform Updates - April

The Open Food Network software platform is updated frequently, in fact, there have been over 15 releases this year. 

Here are five of the biggest changes that have happened since then. 

1.) Customer Notifications

The Shipping confirmation email that is automatically sent to customers has been improved to display each item ordered on it’s own line.

Image showing the old and new way of displaying items ordered on a customer notification.

2.) Automatic producer notifications when order cycles close

It is now possible to automatically notify producers when an order cycle closes by ticking the Automatic Notifications checkbox in Edit Order Cycle > Advanced Settings.

Image showing how to send automatic producer notifications when an order cycle closes.

3.) Improved sorting functionality

Orders can now be sorted via order email or order name (via last name). This will generate a PDF file of the invoices sorted in the same order in the Orders back office.

4.) Improved cloning order cycle functionality

When cloning an order cycle, the schedule from the original order cycle will be included in the cloned one too.

Gif showing how to clone order cycles


5.) Item Sorting Functionality on invoices

A huge thank you to the team over at Strathbogie Local who have funded development for item sorting functionality on invoices.

Enterprises now have the choice of sorting items in their invoices by either product name (default) or supplier name, which will help Food Hubs to pack and sort orders. 

To do this go to Enterprises > Business Details > Invoice Item Sortingin the back office and click on the ‘Enable’ button to ‘Sort items by supplier name’. When you go to print invoices you will see that items are sorted by supplier as shown in the example below.

Image showing the supplier sorting functionality.

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