Issue 02-2018

Issue 02/2018 (28.08.2018)

Our regular Coordinator information aims to provide you with up-to-date information on WINPACCS and assist you in your role as WINPACCS coordinator within your organisation.

This issue offers important information on the following topics: 

  • WINPACCS Customer Day 2018
  • Launch of WINPACCS 2018
  • Update of WINPACCS online 2018.01
  • WINPACCS accounting 4 and WINPACCS cashbook 2 seminars
  • Online presentation: “Project Controlling”
  • Updated data privacy statement
  • The latest news from our WINPACCS Documentation library

WINPACCS Customer Day 2018

Following on from last year’s success, we are again offering you a WINPACCS Customer Day. Join us on 23 October 2018 in Wetzlar Town Hall (Stadthalle Wetzlar)! 

A preliminary programme for the day can already be viewed on our website, where you can also register. Registrations can only be made by WINPACCS coordinators. After logging in to our website, you can now sign up further staff from your organisation using the registration form

We’d be delighted to welcome you as our guest on the previous evening. We’re offering an opportunity to meet and mingle during a short, relaxing guided tour through Wetzlar (starting at 18:30) followed by a meal together (from 19:15).

Launch of WINPACCS 2018

We showcased the new WINPACCS 2018 to you at our last Customer Day. That’s almost a year ago now and the software has been developed at a rapid pace. Back then, GIZ had already tested the applications in pilot projects. Meanwhile, the worldwide rollout at GIZ has been completed and with WINPACCS accounting 4.0 and WINPACCS cashbook 2.0, GIZ has had great success with the productive use of the first modules of WINPACCS 2018. 

We would now like to enable all our customers to use these modules and other WINPACCS 2018 functions. 

At the same time, the scheduling for the usage options for new and existing customers differs and depends on the functionalities used. 

Below, please find the upgrade schedule for our different target groups and which functionality will be available each time: 

New customers can implement WINPACCS 2018 from 2 January 2019

  • WINPACCS accounting 4.1
  • WINPACCS cashbook 2.1
  • WINPACCS online with the new WINPACCS Project Controlling function

Many existing customers can start upgrading to WINPACCS 2018 from 1 April 2019:

  • WINPACCS accounting 4.1
  • WINPACCS cashbook 2.1
  • WINPACCS online with:
    • WINPACCS Project Controlling
    • WINPACCS Project Planning and Monitoring
    • Some special functions that are not relevant for all customers will not be in the applications at this point.

From 1 August 2019 all other existing customers can start upgrading to WINPACCS 2018:

  • WINPACCS accounting 4.1
  • WINPACCS cashbook 2.1
  • WINPACCS online with:
    • WINPACCS Project Controlling
    • WINPACCS Project Planning and Monitoring
    • WINPACCS Project Group Administration
    • WINPACCS Project Group Controlling

Furthermore, we would like to provide you with the previously announced functional areas of WINPACCS Organisational Controlling and WINPACCS Project Calendar in WINPACCS online by the end of 2019

Use the Customer Day on 23 October 2018 in Wetzlar, to obtain detailed information about the new applications and the upgrade to WINPACCS 2018. There will also be plenty of time to ask specific questions.

Update WINPACCS online 2018.01

On Thursday 30 August 2018 we will update WINPACCS online to the new 2018.01 version. 

As previously, we incorporated various aspects of your feedback into this new version. Thank you very much for all your contributions! 

Again, we’d like to share our most important news and adjustments with you here: 

  • The list of currencies shows the current rates that can also be used when setting up a journal.
  • The user interface and navigation have been standardised in some areas.
  • A number of smaller adjustments have been made that were necessary for the new features in WINPACCS accounting 4.

Detailed information on the new features can be found in the new White Paper “Changes in WINPACCS 2018.01”.

WINPACCS accounting 4 and WINPACCS cashbook 2 seminars

The new WINPACCS 2018 means we are also updating our range of seminars

From October our seminars will be based on WINPACCS accounting 4.1, WINPACCS cashbook 2.1 and a pilot version of the new WINPACCS Project Controlling. These seminars are an ideal sneak preview for those who will be supporting the launch and upgrade. 

Use your remaining free allotment for 2018 to prepare yourself or your staff for the change in advance. 

Our WINPACCS expert André Scharmann will be happy to answer any questions.

Online presentation: “Project Controlling”

In May we already gave an online presentation of a draft of the new WINPACCS Project Controlling. Many of you followed our request for feedback on our plans and we would like to say thank you for that! 

Since then our design team has made a lot of progress and the technical realisation is already underway. We would now like to present our finalised concept again and give you the chance to make any final comments/wishes for us to incorporate. You are therefore invited to attend an online presentation which we will use to introduce our concept and show you where we currently are with development. 

Please drop us an email if you’d like to join us. We’ll then send you an invitation to attend the presentation. 

When: Thursday 13 September 2018 from 9:30 till 11:00
Requirements for participation: Skype

Updated data privacy statement

We took the entry into force of the new law on data privacy to overhaul our website and WINPACCS online data privacy statements: 

About the new Data Privacy statement 

The new version is in keeping with the European General Data Protection Regulation and has been expanded to include the following points: 

  • which data we will collect from users of the webpages and how this data will be used,
  • Information about the use of cookies and Google products,
  • details on newsletter subscription,
  • revocation of consent and the rights of the persons affected.

Please contact data protection officer for any questions regarding data privacy.

The latest news from our WINPACCS Document Library

On our website, we provide you with information on the most varying specialist and technical topics on WINPACCS. As a WINPACCS coordinator you can download these White Papers and Info documents directly from the Document Library. The following documents were recently added or updated:

Title Status Remarks
White Paper - “Gleitendes Mischkursverfahren in WINPACCS accounting 4” April 2018 New
White Paper - “Moving average rate procedure in WINPACCS accounting 4” May 2018 New
Änderungen in WINPACCS online 2018.01 August 2018 New
Changes in WINPACCS online 2018.01 August 2018 New