News post - Version 3.2. Deep Memsource integration.

12/03/2018 , category: Update

Recent update is one the largest updates in BaccS history, as it introduces few important features and changes. It was decided to increase minor version to 3.2. This article describes the most important changes. Let me start with the biggest one – Memsource integration.

Memsource integration

More and more companies and translators use this superb tool, because of its simplicity and performance. Knowing about extensive API offered by Memsource it was quickly decided to make deep integration with it at whatever cost. And with today’s update BaccS will allow you to:

  • Link contractors with Memsurce vendors (download vendor’s data, including name, e-mail, languages, specializations)
  • Link projects and jobs with Memsurce
  • Create clients, domains and subdomains in Memsource from within BaccS
  • Create projects in Memsource from within BaccS (based on existing projects)
  • Create jobs, upload translation files to Memsource, assign vendors to jobs from within BaccS (when you create job in BaccS before creating it in Memsource)
  • Notify assigned linguists using Memsource e-mail templates
  • Download job analysis results to BaccS to calculate prices and generate quotes
  • Track job progress

It is planned to even expand this extensive list in next updates.

Will be grateful to all users will try the new feature and share their feedback. We did a lot of tests, but in real life it is not possible to avoid bugs.

Full details and screenshots can be found in this manual section: Manual, Memsource section

In addition, tutorial video will be added soon.

Currency differences

This feature strengthens BaccS accounting capabilities and accuracy. When Invoice-based accounting method is used, the program will also track currency differences in cases when invoices are issued in a currency which is different from base currency.

Example. You issue invoice on some day, specify amount, currency rate and amount in base currency. When a payment arrives, currency rate changes, which means you get different amount in base currency. Depending on direction of the exchange rate change, you may get more or less than expected amount. This difference is called currency difference and must be registered in the Ledger. BaccS tracks these changes and creates corresponding records in the Ledger on the date of payment arrival. Thus, reports will show more precise results from now.

Customer price-list auto-generation

This feature isn’t very large, but worth of mention. With the new update it became much easier to view and print price-lists for customer. When you edit default prices for a customer, you can only create base price (per hour, or per no-match word), and BaccS will calculate prices for other fuzzy types using their weights. This worked before, but now it’s also possible to view all these auto-generated prices. This table is available in the customer editing form, on the Default rates tab, and looks like this:

In the upper table you create prices, and bottom table immediately refreshed to show auto-generated prices for fuzzy types. Right click on it and select Print preview to generate a document which is ready to be printed or exported into any office format:

Interactive hints

This feature was added in previous release, but it’s a part of ongoing work to make BaccS more user-friendly for novice users. At the moment this feature is implemented only in the Invoice editing from, but soon will be added to the other views as well. So, let’s count it as one of new features offered by version 3.2. Idea behind this is to show hints when a form is opened for the first time. Some element is selected on the screen, and a small tooltip appears with description of this element. User clicks button (or F2 on keyboard), and next tooltip appears, until tutorial is finished. Here is a screenshot demonstrating three such hints:

For subsequent form views this tutorial won’t be automatically shown. To view it again, click Show guides button on the ribbon.

Final words

Thanks to people who shared ideas during all this time!

I’m really happy to implement Memsource integration. Hope Memsource team will also welcome this initiative!

Hope you will like new update and overall direction where BaccS moves. Think there is no sense to say that there will be a lot of new things during the year.