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Bartender Update - version 1.3.3

Steve Kilsby

Head of Software Development

Feb 27, 2019 9:39:00 AM

Buildsoft has made some important improvements to Bartender. See details of the update below. 

Manual Total Improvements

We’ve listened to your feedback about the way Bartender calculates and displays totals.

Having an understanding of how and why Bartender displays totals in different ways is essential to developing accurate costings for your job.

Manual Totals is one of two processes in Bartender that can have a large effect on totals; the other being Updates from Cubit.

Now when you are editing a quote item in the Trade Comparison screen while it is under a Manual Total, you will receive a clear prompt, letting you know that the edit will not affect the quote total.

Manual Total PromptImage: The new Manual Total prompt in Bartender


Furthering our effort to make Manual Totals easier to understand, we have changed the default mode for adding a lump sum quote to Pro rata from Estimate in the Add Quote window.

We’ve created an article about understanding Bartender Totals, to help answer the questions you might have, including what is a manual total, how to turn it off, why aren’t totals being updated, and why do you see negative rates. You can read the article by clicking here.



Keeping Up to date

For a full list of enhancements and changes in Bartender, you can download our release notes below.

It’s always important to keep your software up to date. Having the latest version of Cubit will ensure you’re operating with the latest features, improvements and fixes, and keep your integration with Bartender working at it’s best.

To take advantage of the new additions and fixes introduced in Bartender 1.3, you should be operating Cubit 9.0.3 or higher.

If you have any questions or concerns with operating this version of Cubit, please get in contact with us and let us know.

If you’re not yet using Bartender and would like to find out more about how it can help you improve your processes and achieve your business goals, get in touch with us today to organise a free demonstration, or start your free 14 day trial.

For a limited time we are still offering special early adopter pricing on offer, so now is the time to think about improving how you work, with Bartender.

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