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and Wish Everyone A Prosperous 2013!

IN THIS ISSUE:                                                                                                                                  

Thought For The Month                                     TOP2012 Features    

The 'Tech Line'                                                   Things About TOP
Event Calendar                                                                                                                                                                       


 " We have too many people who live without working and too many people who work without living. "


Total Order Plus 2012 allows you to view the invoice history file for UPS freight information, including tracking numbers, carried used for shipment, service type (i.e. UPS Ground), the amount of freight for each invoice and the date updated from UPS WorldShip to the TOP invoice history file.  You can access this information in Invoice History on the O/E Options Menu or in the Find Order/Invoice Utility on the Order Entry System Menu.

In order for this information to be imported, there is a set of instructions that we provide to our customers who are using the TOP to UPS Interface, which exports the shipping label information to WorldShip during the daily closing in TOP. In order to view this information, you must install the following instructions within WorldShip in order to export the shipping information back to TOP during the O/E Daily Sales Journal & Update. View installation instructions . . . .


Total Order Plus has the capability to create a text file that exports ship-to information to and then imports the shipping information back into TOP invoice history. Information imported includes order number, mail piece, mail class, date of shipment, package value and status. Mindware has the installation instructions for customers that want to use this feature.

Below is the screen in TOP that exports the recipients ship-to information, including name, address, country and email address. The selection is available on the Import/Export File Menu on the Order Entry System Menu. View installation instructions . . . .


Total Order Plus 2012 is now being used at Mindware and at our customers. We have started a new features list of what has been incorporated into this new version of our software.  Some of the highlights are the exporting of ship to address information to UPS WorldShip and and importing tracking information back into Total Order Plus invoice history during the daily closing in WorldShip and, ability to edit the customer and NOF Bill To information and credit card information is now stored in its own maintenance file, allowing you to protect the data with a password. Click here to view the entire list of new features . . . .


Why Upgrade if the Lights are still Flashing?

Your Sonicwall probably is still 'working', technically speaking, against yesterday's techniques. In the past few years, no one could predict where Internet usage was going. Customers with TZ-150 and TZ-170 units are no longer supported and Gateway Security Suite is no longer available for those units. After 2012, the TZ-180 and TZ-190 units will be in the same category. All four of these units are rated as Generation 4.

You may want to consider upgrading to a next generation firewall in the TZ series - TZ-105, TZ-205 and TZ-215. Below are a few of the reasons for an upgrade:


One reason to upgrade would be if your employees are complaining about how slow everything is online. An old firewall can't keep up with the speed of your ISP connection.


Your old firewall can't detect the new techniques of cyber thieves. There is malware everywhere in Facebook games, YouTube videos, etc.


Next generation firewall lets you control how your network is used.

TZ Series delivers the most effective anti-malware, intrusion prevention, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities along with the broadest most secure mobile platform support for laptops, smart phones and tablets. It provides full deep packet inspection (DPI) at very high performance levels, eliminating the network bottleneck that other products introduce, and enabling organizations to realize increased productivity gains. The TZ Series is the most secure, sophisticated and widely-deployed security platform on the market today.

 For upgrade pricing, please call Mindware at 800-950-0401 or email We highly recommend the TZ-105 for small businesses and the price for that unit is $495.00 and includes one year of Gateway Security Suite!


Things You May Not Know About TOP

Many of our customers may not be aware that Total Order Plus has a 'User Appendix' manual, 'Online Help' manual and a 'TOP Intro" manual online on our support website and can be accessed by clicking on 'Documentation' on the left side of the screen. These manuals contain numerous screens and instructions to help you with Windows issues, UnForm, UPS, Anzio Lite, Unix commands, End of Day and End of Month processing, how to use the TOP Report Writer, TOP menu commands, 'How To' information, listing of reports that can be printed to PDF files, etc.

This month we will feature the option to add comments to an invoice in the history file. You may have wanted to add comments to an order prior to it being converted into an invoice for future reference and the invoice was updated before the comments were entered. You can select the Find Order/Invoice Utility on the Order Entry System Menu and search by invoice number and select (C)omments option. This screen will allow you to enter multiple lines of text.


The 'Tech Line'

                      By Joanne Simmons   


When I enter credit card information for customers, I only want my customer service reps to see the entire credit card number. Can this be added to Total Order Plus for additional security?


TOP now has a separate maintenance program for credit card information that allows password protection on the Customer Sub-Menu. In addition, you can set up a group code in the A/R Parameters and the group code can be put in the customer rep's User Maintenance record for the reps you want to be able to see the entire credit card number. When the credit card displays anywhere in the system, it checks the group code to see if the group code matches. If the group code doesn't match, the credit card is displayed with *'s. If a user without a group code tries to enter maintenance on a credit card record, a warning message will be displayed.



Changes to Total Order Plus and UnForm are made on a continual basis. We will keep you updated by listing the most recent changes in each of our newsletters. Following are the most recent:

TOP Enhancements:

See the TOP2012 list of features in this newsletter for all recent enhancements.

UnForm Enhancements:

bulletUnForm 8.0 has been released - call for upgrade pricing.

Note: UnForm versions 4.X, 5.X and 6.X are no longer supported by SDSI or Mindware Corporation.


Event Calendar




Christmas Eve 12/24/2012 *
Christmas Day 12/25/2012 *
New Years Eve Close at Noon  12/31/2012
New Years Day 01/01/2013 *


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