Upgrading to the Latest Software Version...

Upgrades to the latest production release of the VMM software are provided free of charge to all VMM users with an account in good standing by way of this website.  The latest copy of the software is posted here as soon as it is compiled and tested.  These upgrade releases contain both the latest enhancements that have been made to the software and "bug" fixes to handle any malfunction in the software that has been reported.  Below you will find a listing of the program changes that are associated with each build.

To check your program build status, simply go into the VMM Help menu, and select "About Visual Mall Manager".  At the top of the form, you will note the Version number and the Build Date for your copy of the program.  Simply compare the Build Date for your program to the latest production release Build Date listed below.  If your program has an older Build Date, then you may want to download and install the latest software version.  (We have prepared a detailed set of instructions for downloading and installing the latest VMM upgrade:   Upgrade Instructions.)

The latest production release is VMM Version 2.28, Build Date 05/03/21.  To upgrade to this version, simply download the self-extracting upgrade archive, VMMupdte.exe, and save it to a convenient location on your computer's hard disk; for example, "C:\Temp" or "C:\Downloads".  After the download, "run" the downloaded file to extract the upgrade files to your VMM folder.

Note:  Windows® 8, 8.1 and 10 users:  be sure to run the VMMupdte.exe application as "Administrator" following the download.

You should have a high-speed Internet connection to download the upgrade program, because the file size of the download is slightly over twenty-eight megabytes in size.  Click Here to download the latest build.  (Please note that all updates contain the latest copy of the VMM User's Manual/Help file.)



Build 05/03/21:
  • Shortly after the release of Build 04/11/21, a VMM client informed us that there was a major problem with the Dealers' A/R Balances, & requested that we take a "deep dive" into the VMM A/R system.  Since that time, we have done as they requested, & have completed a major overhaul of the A/R system.  Several modules have been modified to insure that they work correctly.  Testing of the changes has been completed resulting in this new build.  Anyone that has the VMM A/R option, should download and install this latest upgrade.

  • Be sure to follow the VMM Upgarde Instrucions to insure a successful upgrade...
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Build 04/11/21:
  • The Current A/R Balance was being reported incorrectly in several A/R forms, the A/R Balance Forward report, and the Dealer Maintence/Financial Info tab.  The transaction details were correct in the A/R system; it was just a display/reporting error in the computation of the Current A/R Balance.  All of the display/reporting errors have been fixed and tested in this build.

  • A problem with multiple pages of the Daily Report was run to produce a Report Summary only has been fixed in this build.
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Build 03/29/21:
  • Edits made to the selected receipt printer and/or receipt type in the WorkStation Configuration form where found to not being saved correctly.  This issue has been fixed and fully tested in this latest build release.
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Build 02/25/21:
  • An unexplainable “bug” has just been reported in the printing of Lay-a-Way payment receipts on 40-column receipt printers.  Somehow, that module was changed inadvertently that resulted in the payment receipts defaulting to printing a full-page receipt.  The problem has been corrected and fully tested in the latest build.
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Build 01/13/21:
  • We have added the ability to re-print Gift Certifcate receipts to the Utilities → Search Utilities → Invoice form.

  • A new option have been provided to exclude Dealers with no payments for the selected year on the Admin → Print YTD Paid Reports.  Just be sure that the last checks for the selected year have been printed.
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Build 11/22/20:
  • A client with a very out-dated version of VMM, recently upgraded to the prior version of the software, and discovered a number of errors in the program.  All of them were associated with using "Perioc Close" interval of one week.  Due to changes over this past year in several of the VMM modules that involved the computation of the period close date for a given period start date an error condition was triggered.  The "bugs" associated with these errors have been fixed in this latest upgrade.
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Build 09/04/20:
  • Support for Cash Drawers on serial ports has been dropped.  Feed back from all active users indicate that this feature is no longer in use.  That fact coupled with the problems with serial ports (i.e., COM1, COM2, etc.) associated with the newer operating system has led to this decision.

  • Minor changes to the Serial Number Edit form have been made to insure correct VMM software license changes can be made without problems.
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Build 06/19/20:
  • A "Backup Reminder" feature has been added to the VMM software due to the critical importance of making backups of the data files to protect this vital company resource. 
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Build 04/25/20:
  • A minor change has been made to the VMM.exe software "launching" application to improve the networking flexibility of the VMM software on Windows 10 platforms.

  • Read the following upgrade topics to see the major enhancements and added features in the VMM software system.
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Build 03/14/20:
  • We have added several new features to the VMM Customer system.  It is now possible to mask a Customer's Tax ID when printed on a Sales Receipt on the Customer Maintenance form.  The results would appear as 74-XXXXXX0-8.  However, the full Tax ID can also be printed. VMM will now track Customer Year-to-Date purchases with both Total purchases and Total Non-Taxable purchases.  We have added a selection on the Admin menu to reset these values to zero, and an option to reset the values for any desired year.

  • A very unusual problem was found in the the Display Dealer Sales module that was isolated to one sales transaction for only one Dealer in a VMM Client's database that caused the item to not appear on the form, but the print-out of the results contained the missing item.  We have re-coded the form to handle this behaviour; so both the display and report capture the problem transaction.

  • NOTE:  We strongly urge you to be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.  The final step of "Re-index ALL data" will insure your VMM data is properly updated.
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Build 03/04/19:
  • We have made additional fixes on the VMM Lay-a-Way (LAW) system to insure Dealers are paid exactly the amount of the original LAW sale is paid out when the initial deposit and all subsequent payments are made to close the LAW. 

  • The Period Sales Summary has also received additional fixes related to totals for G/C sales and redemptions and Lay-a-Way sales and payments to insure proper accounting.

  • NOTE:  We strongly urge you to be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.  The final step of "Re-index ALL data" will insure your VMM data is properly updated.
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Build 12/04/18:
  • A new feature has been added to provide short notes associated with any Dealer to appear below the Dealer's name on the VMM Sale Register form.  Two lines of about 60 characters each can be entered on the Notes tab of the VMM Dealer Maintenance form.  Several requests from VMM Clients have resulted in the incorporation of new feature.  We hope you will find it beneficial.

  • Another minor fix has been incorporated in Gift Certificate sales and redemptions in the Period Sales Report.  Correct reporting now handles deleted Gift Certificates properly in this build.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 09/24/18:
  • A "bug"in the Lay-a-Way sales module made it impossible to sell a tax exempt Lay-a-Way to a Customer that had a Re-Sale number on file.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.

  • A problem was found in the reporting of Gift Certificate sales and redemptions in the Period Sales Report.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 04/17/18:
  • A minor bug in the Lay-a-Way setup module caused an occasional miss-calculation of the payment when the LAW setup returned the payment value to the Payment Entry form.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.  We strongly urge all clients using the Lay-a-Way option to upgrade their latest version.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 02/21/18:
  • A VMM The Period Sales Summary was not properly displaying Store Discount amounts.  The Period Sales Summary has been modified to properly handled any Store Discounts during the selected date range.

  • Two problems with the Lay-a-Way payment module have been fixed.  The last payment due on a Lay-a-Way was not always being credited to the Dealer(s) properly.  Also, Lay-a-Way payment distribution to the Dealer(s) and sales tax figures were not being properly handled if the Lay-a-Way included any non-taxable items along with VMM software to this taxable items.  Both of these issues have been corrected in this VMM build.  We strongly urge all clients using the Lay-a-Way option to upgrade their latest version.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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