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BuySpeed 15.5 Release Notes

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Overview of BuySpeed 15.5.0

 

Periscope is pleased to announce the availability of BuySpeed 15.5.0.  This release of BuySpeed 15 is approved for use in production environments, and includes many feature updates.  

 

This release includes a number of feature updates and bug fixes in the following BuySpeed components: 

  • Payments
  • Security
  • Reconciler
  • Bug fixes in other areas

 

The primary focus of this release implemented improved support for using Credit Cards and Purchasing Cards in BuySpeed by introducing the new Card Vault feature set.

 

Features Include: 

  • Saving and editing cards for each user in a secure Card Vault
  • Selection of Saved Cards for use on Requisitions and Purchase Orders 
  • Retrieval of card data by Vendors manually or through CXML
  • Secured processes end-to-end 

 

Full details can be provided through your Customer Success manager or implementation manager.

 

The secondary focus of this release is to enhance security around allowed user login and password settings, which complement the new Card Vault functionality and enhances PCI Compliance.

 

If the agency currently has settings outside the new allowed ranges, agency settings will be updated automatically to meet minimum/maximum allowed values when 15.5 is installedThe next time users reset their passwords, the new password must meet the new ranges.

 

Users will NOT be forced to reset their password when BuySpeed 15.5 is installed, even when passwords do not meet the new allowed value ranges. 

 
Changes included in the new allowed value ranges and defaults for the Login ID And Password Policy Settings are: 

  • Minimum Password Length - At least 7 characters 
  • Maximum Password Length - At least 7 characters 
  • Enforce Alphanumeric Passwords - Enabled Always 
  • User Password Lifetime Days – Maximum - 90 Days or Less 
  • Password Reuse Prevention - 4 times or less 
  • Maximum Login Attempts before Lockout - 6 attempts or less 
  • Lockout Period (Minutes) - 30 minutes or more 

 

Other enhancements 

  • When a new agency or vendor user is set up by an Agency or Vendor administrator 
  • Administrator will not manually enter a "temporary" password for user 
  • New user will receive an automated email including a auto-generated temporary password 
  • The automatic user timeout (log out) for "inactive" users is reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.

 

Please review below the detailed list of changes in this release and contact your Customer Success Manager to learn how this update can benefit your organization. Call us at 888-472-9102 or email agency-support@buyspeed.com. 

 

Updating to BuySpeed 15.5.0

 

The installer for this maintenance release is provided to Customers using versions 14.x and 15.x, who are current with SaaS or Maintenance and Support agreements, at no additional cost. Professional Services are not required to receive this release, but are available as requested/desired at the current contract rate.

 

Periscope offers the following Professional Services to assist Customers in maximizing the value of the BuySpeed solution:

  • On-Site Training  
  • Installations  
  • Interface and Integration Services  
  • Custom Development
  • Workflow and Process Analysis  
  • Project Management  
      

Change Log for BuySpeed 15.5.0 (Not Including Changes to Support Reconciler)

 

Issue Type 

Key 

Module 

Update 

Configurability 

Description 

Enhancement 

Various 

Payments 

Implement new Card Vault Features 

Configurable 

New features to allow saving, recalling, and using P Cards in a secure and user friendly way. See Release Notes for details. 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31916 

Security 

Security - Inactive User Timeout - Check All Tabs for Activity + Notify on All Tabs 

Standard 

Update to prevent user from being logged out for "inactivity" even if they have multiple tabs of BuySpeed open, some of which may be inactive, if at least one open tab of BuySpeed is being actively used. Also, Inactive Timeout warning will be displayed on all BuySpeed browser tabs, not just the tab where inactivity timeout has been reached. 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31908 

Security 

Inactive User Timeout updates 

Standard 

Update to standard Inactive User Timeout time length, now user will be logged out after 15 minutes of inactivity. 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31894 

Security 

New User - First Password updates 

Standard 

Updates to enhance security around setting up new users - Agency/Vendor admin will no longer need to specify a temporary password for new user - system will automatically assign a temporary password to new user which will be in automatic email to user. 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31892 

Security 

Login Settings Min/Max Settings updates 

Configurable 

Updates to enhance security, by changing highest/lowest values that can be set for minimum / maximum characters for user passwords, along with related updates. See Release Notes for details. 

Issue 

BUYS-31394 

Utility 

Standard Batch Utility Interface Includes "Tabs" 

Standard 

Resolved issue where undesirable Tab characters were impacting Standard Batch Utility processing of files 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31792 

Utility 

Vendor Addr Utility - Tax ID - Match W/WO Dashes 

Standard 

Updated Utility to find matches for Vendors regardless of inclusion (or not) of dashes in the Tax ID in BuySpeed or Agency Vendor record system 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31667 

Utility 

Vendor Addr Utility - Set Default 

Configurable 

Update to Vendor Address Utility to allow it to automatically set a default address, if customer's financial system does not send a default value. 

Enhancement 

BUYS-31014 

Utility 

New Jersey TRIRIGA Report Update 

Configurable 

Updates to NJ Reporting 

Issue 

BUYS-32022 

Utility 

New Jersey Financial Interface - CFS returning error in response to XML that we are sending 

Configurable 

Fix for New Jersey financial interface module 

 

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