In this article we would like to introduce you to all the new features and improvements of the latest SeminarDesk update from January 2021.
Selection of guest types on the booking page
From now on, the guest types stored in SeminarDesk, such as companion, participant, speaker, or assistant, can be selected by guests on the booking page.
To do this, the relevant guest type must be marked as “public” and the guest types must be activated for the event. The “External description” field can be used to enter an explanatory text that is displayed when the guest type is selected.
Restore default layout of lists
To restore the default view or layout of lists, you can now simply click the “Reset Layout Settings” button above the list view.
This function removes all filters, returns columns to their original position, and shows data fields or columns that were previously hidden.
Create and post invoice in one step
For a confirmed booking, the invoice can now be created and posted at the same time in one step. For this purpose, there is now the checkbox “Post invoice” when creating an invoice.
Different email accounts for different events
From now on, multiple e-mail accounts can be stored in SeminarDesk and assigned when sending e-mails.
Within the e-mail settings – both in the standard settings and those of an event – you will find the new “Send via” selection. If several e-mail accounts have been created via the administration settings, the preferred account for sending this e-mail can be selected here.
Credit note as "Add item"
If we want to add more items or services to a booking, this can be done as usual under “Edit Booking” and “Actions – Add item”.
We will now see this new selection:
By clicking on “Default item such as accommodation or individual service” there is now the option to also post credits.
"Reply-To" address when sending e-mails
It is now possible to define a different reply address for each e-mail account. The corresponding input field can be found under Administration – Setup – Booking page and e-mails – E-mail accounts and “Edit”.
Improved payment import
With this update, the payment import has also improved.
It is now possible after the upload to ignore or skip rows above the records and to assign the columns manually:
Batch edit labels simultaneously for multiple profiles
From now on, it is very easy to add one or more labels to persons or profiles. Labels can also be removed in the same way.
For this purpose, there is now a new button called “batch edit labels” above the “people lists”.
After selecting one or more people, we can now select a label and replace, add or remove it.
Note: the labels must be created first via Administration – Labels.
As always, we hope these improvements help you and look forward to your feedback!
All the best from
Christoph, Simon and Jan.