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MIDAS v4.08 Now Available!

It’s the start of a brand new year, and we’re excited to bring you the latest update to our web based room booking and resource scheduling software, MIDAS – Version 4.08.

MIDAS v4.08 features a wealth of new & improved features, many of which are once again as a direct result of feedback and suggestions from our customers across the globe!

Here’s what’s new and improved in MIDAS v4.08:

  • New: Automatically generate Cancellation Fee invoices for bookings cancelled at short notice
  • New: Scheduled Task option to automatically send any unsent invoices
  • New: Option to prevent invoices from ever being deleted
  • New: Option to send/force booking confirmations to be sent by default
  • New: “Potential Income” Venue statistics
  • Improved: Generating Repetitive Bookings when multiple dates already selected will add to (rather than replace) date selection
  • Improved: HiContrast Theme (gradient removed from booking blocks)
  • Improved: Resources now indicated in Booking Confirmation emails
  • Improved: Manage Venues, Manage Booking Types, and Re-Order Fields screens improved for mobile/tablet/touch devices
  • Improved: iPhone 6 Plus support
  • Improved: Generation of invoices for “all clients” over a date range will now generate in ascending date/time order (previously in order bookings were added to MIDAS)
  • Improved: Invoices can be re-emailed to clients when partly-paid or overdue
  • Improved: Repetitive Booking Generator now includes options for repeating every 5 or 6 weeks
  • Improved: Timezone selection
  • Improved: Support for Perl architectures where POSIX::tzset isn’t implemented (i.e. Strawberry Perl)
  • Improved: Adding/Modifying/Deleting Custom Fields now logged in Recent Activity
  • Improved: You can now define which booking fields should be included in Booking Confirmation Emails
  • Optimization: MySQL query & memory footprint reduction
  • Optimization: Image optimization
  • Update: System requirements (browsers)
  • Security enhancements
  • Fixed: Cumulative roll-up of various fixes for issues discovered since v4.07 – see for details

How To Get MIDAS v4.08

Existing self-hosting MIDAS customers with a valid Annual Support Subscription can update to v4.08 from within the software via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Update.

Customers who instead have their MIDAS “remotely hosted” by us don’t need to do anything – we’ve already automatically updated you to v4.08 this past weekend!

2015 – A new year… a new start?

Not yet using MIDAS for your organization’s facility scheduling needs? As it’s the start of a new year, now would be an ideal time to make a fresh start, and finally take back control over your room bookings and resource scheduling with our intuitive, powerful and easy to use, web based software!

To find out more, check out the features of MIDAS, view screenshots, or give MIDAS a try online now.

If you’re still not convinced that MIDAS can help your organization streamline and simplify its booking and reservation process, read what some of our existing customers say, and then get MIDAS working for your organization today!

Keep Your Browser Up-to-date!

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Coming Soon in v4.08: Reporting Improvements

MIDAS v4.08 is on the horizon, and as is becoming tradition we’re giving readers of our blog a sneak preview of some of the new and improved features you’ll be able to find in this forthcoming update to our popular Web Based Room Booking and Resource Scheduling Software.

In this blog post we’ll take a look at a new report coming to the Statistics generation capabilities of MIDAS…

MIDAS is already capable of generating a wealth of graphical statistics and reports into your bookings, clients, invoices, resources, and venue usage, not to mention you can also export data in a range of formats for further analysis/report generation in 3rd party applications (such as Excel).

Following customer feedback, we’re adding a new “Potential Income” report to the Venue Statistics screen for v4.08.

Potential Income Report

This brand new report outlines the potential income you can expect to receive from each venue over any given date range based on current bookings. The report takes into account any booking type discounts, and provides a complete break down of potential income to provide separate projected income amounts for venue hire, equipment usage, consumables usage, and staffing costs.

With this new “Potential Income” report, you’ll be able to compare your venues and resources to see which are performing best and which are under performing. As this report can also be generated for dates in the future, you can also use this report to gain a clear idea of what future income is likely to be.

MIDAS v4.08 isn’t yet available. It is expected to become available to Beta Testers in the coming weeks, with a full public release soon afterwards. To be amongst the first to be notified once v4.08 becomes available, be sure to join our Mailing List and follow us on Social Media

Coming Soon in v4.08: Invoicing Improvements

MIDAS v4.08 is on the horizon, and as is becoming tradition we’re giving readers of our blog a sneak preview of some of the new and improved features you’ll be able to find in this forthcoming update to our popular Web Based Room Booking and Resource Scheduling Software.

In this blog post we’ll take a look at some of the improvements coming to the invoicing capabilities of MIDAS…

Cancellation Fee Invoices

Generate Invoice For Late Cancellations
Generate Invoice For Late Cancellations

MIDAS v4.08 introduces the ability for your booking system to automatically generate invoices if a booking is cancelled at short notice. You can set the generation of these invoices to trigger is a booking is deleted less than a specified number of days or hours before the booking was due to take place. These “Cancellation Fee” invoices can be configured to charge the client a fixed amount for a late cancellation of their booking, or as a percentage of the total cost of their original booking.

Cancellation Invoices also have their own customizable “template” (MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Templates) allowing you to customize their appearance separately to your regular invoices.

Automatically Send Invoices

Automatically Send Unsent Invoices
Automatically Send Unsent Invoices

Building upon the automated Scheduled Task features introduced in our previous update, v4.08 introduces an additional option to have the system automatically send any unsent invoices at a specified time each day.

In earlier versions, invoices would remain “unsent” until manually actioned by a user. This new feature gives you the option to automate this process!

Prevent Invoice Deletion

Back in MIDAS v4.03, we introduced a setting to prevent an invoice from being deleted after sending, until the invoice was paid in full. Following customer feedback, we’re now extending this in v4.08 to give you the option to prevent invoices from ever being deleted/removed from the system.

Re-Email Invoices

Previously, once an invoice had been partially paid, or when payment was overdue, it was no longer possible to re-email the invoice to the client again. This restriction has been removed for v4.08.