Release Notes

Below you can find information regarding Enhancements and Bug Fixes contained within each Paya Connect release.  The Paya Connect development and product teams operate in two-week Sprints with a set cadence of releases after each Sprint completes.  Sandbox releases occur after every Sprint and are conducted every other Monday between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET.  Production releases occur after every two Sprints and are conducted on Tuesdays between the hours of 12:00 am and 4:00 am ET.  

 

Sandbox releases for 2021 are as follows:

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

April 5th

July 26th

October 4th

April 19th

August 9th

October 18th

May 3rd

August 23rd

November 1st

May 17th

September 6th 

November 15th

June 1st (Tuesday)

September 20th

November 30th (Tuesday)

June 14th

 

December 13th

June 28th

 

December 28th (Tuesday)

 

 

 

Production releases for 2021 are as follows:

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

April 13th

August 11th 

October 6th

May 11th  

September 8th  

November (TBD)  

June 8th  

 

December (TBD)

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Release Notes

Version 21.21.0

Production deployment - 07/21/2021

This deployment updated the API to allow integrators to create new Account Vaults using Cards have have expired. The code change disables a validation rule that rejects expired exp_date fields sent to the v2/accountvaults endpoint.

Version 21.20.1

Sandbox deployment - 06/17/2021
Production deployment - 06/17/2021

Rollback 21.20.0

 

Version 21.20.0

Sandbox deployment - 06/04/2021
Production deployment - 06/09/2021
ENhancements
  • Added the ability to configure postbacks for the Account Vault resource via the UI
  • Added the ability to disable the "Blind Payments" feature within the Customer Portal at the Domain, Location, and Contact level
Bug Fixes
  • Updated the Quick Invoice payment page to display only approved transactions in the Invoice Details tile
  • Corrected an issue on the Quick Invoice payment page where the payment date was displaying one day prior to the actual transaction date

Version 21.16.0

Sandbox deployment - 05/03/2021
Production deployment - 05/11/2021
ENhancements
  • Added the ability to configure postbacks for the Account Vault resource via the API (UI is still pending)
  • Made updates to the Quick Invoice payment page UI to be more responsive with large amounts of data
  • Added the "Hide Customer Portal Blind Payments" feature configuration to the UI pages for Domains, Locations, and Contacts
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected issues causing transmission issues on the TSYS EnsureBill interface for Card Account Updater
  • Increased the transaction amount upper threshold to $9,999,999.99 for ACH transactions
  • Corrected issue within PayForm UI causing trailing zeroes after a decimal to be dropped
  • Updated the Quick Invoice payment page to allow alpha characters in the Driver's License Number field for ACH transactions
  • Updated the batch settlement processes to include EMV Tag 84 for Discover transactions

Version 21.12.0

Sandbox deployment - 04/05/2021
Production deployment - 04/13/2021
ENhancements
  • Updated the Card Account Updater interface certificates and transmission encryption type
  • Implemented the new Quick Invoice payment page UI
    • Added the new Quick Invoice payment page link to the invoice notification templates (new format is "https://invoice.payaconnect.com/paymentui/quickinvoice?id={id}")
    • Added a function to redirect the existing Quick Invoice payment links to the new Quick Invoice payment page
  • Added a "hind_blind_payment" attribute to the domains, locations, and contacts endpoints (boolean value)
  • Updated logging levels and alert content for Batch Close functions
Bug Fixes
  • Updated the quickinvoices endpoint to return a 422 http response code with  response message indicating that the "amount value must be numeric" when item list amounts contain non-numeric characters
  • Updated the timeout value between the API and zGATE microservices to support locations with large batches

Version 21.09.7

week of march 08, 2021
ENhancements
  • Security updates to restrict connectivity to TLS 1.2 with defined ciphers (see API Reference section)
  • Security updates to AWS Amazon Machine Image (AMI) policy
  • Security updates to third party software packages
  • New internal endpoint for Quick Invoice payment page
  • New paymentsui endpoint to facilitate enhancements for Quick Invoice payment page (beta version)

Version 21.03.1

Week of february 23, 2021
ENhancements
  • Security updates to microservices
  • Certificate update for Ingenico Tetra devices in Sandbox
  • Update ALB and NLB for all microservices

 

2020 Release Notes

Version 20.48.1

week of december 07, 2020
ENhancements
  • Updated Account Vault Title to 64 characters
  • Updated the API to accept up to 128 characters in the street address on the transactions endpoint
  • Updated the billig zip code to accept international postal code formats for the transactions, account vaults, and contact endpoints (between 4 and 12 alphanumeric characters including dashes and spaces)
  • Removed the email ID from all notifications
  • Updated the AccountForm to allow for up to a 15 second time mismatch between client and server
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected issues in PayForm where ACH fields were being added in error
  • Updated invalid error messages

Version 20.39.0

ENhancements
  • Updated Tax Settings configuration for Deposit Accounts to be more clear on when Sales Tax rules would be applied
Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue in Virtual Terminal where Sales Tax Amount would get deleted after entering a zip code

2019 Release Notes

Version 19.52

Week of December 23, 2019
Enhancements
  • Can now filter by "Last Four", "Account Holder Name", and "Account Type" on the recurring list view    

Version 19.50

Week of December 09, 2019
Enhancements
  • Cardholders will no longer receive an email notification when a credit card transaction is run as AVS only

Version 19.48

Week of November 25, 2019
Enhancements
  • BIN information will now be available when viewing a stored credit card and credit card transactions
  • Billing Account field is now a type ahead for easier and more accurate selection
Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue where city field was not updating on account vault when changing billing address
 

Version 19.47

Week of November 18, 2019
Enhancements
  • Billing statements are now filterable based on whether or not an item has a cost
Bug Fixes
  • Upload file links will now work when using IE11
  • Adjusted installment recurring transaction count based on number of transactions run regardless of approval
  • Required fields on HPP are now being enforced
 

Version 19.45

Week of November 4, 2019
Enhancements
  • Added numerical value to card expiration date drop down menu
 

Version 19.44

Week of October 28, 2019
Enhancements
  • When creating a new recurring payment, the payment start day will now be blank by default.
 

Version 19.42

Week of October 14, 2019
Enhancements
  • Added ability for cardholder to save a new card when paying from a Declined Recurring email notification
  • Updated error verbiage when hash key expires to be more clear
  • Enhanced Location Billing Account logs to show additional fields
  • Added measure to prevent real-time changes to role privileges; a "save" will now be required for the changes to take effect

Version 19.40

Week of September 30, 2019
Bug fixes
  • When a card type is disabled, a transaction can longer be run with a saved account vault of that type
  • When a card type is disabled on a product, an account vault of that type can no longer be saved
  • Quick Invoice items now display an ending 0 when viewing from the paylink

Version 19.39

Week of September 23, 2019
Enhancements
  • Enhanced user experience by updating field name to "Billing Street Address" on AccountForm and PayForm.

Version 19.38

Week of September 16, 2019
Enhancements
  • Enhanced user experience so that fields requiring specific lengths cannot be saved unless correct when saving an Account Vault
Bug fixes
  • Enhanced readability of the Authorization Agreement when saving an Account Vault from Cardholder Portal

Version 19.36

Week of September 2, 2019
Enhancements
  • Enhanced Transactions Report with additional "Reason" columns

Version 19.35

Week of August 26, 2019
Enhancements
  • Enhanced user experience with additional action buttons on view and edit screens
  • Enhanced user experience by adding "Created By" and "Created Date" as filters on Location Accounts list view
Bug fixes
  • When skipping a payment on an Installment Recurring, the installment total count will be reduced

Version 19.34

Week of August 19, 2019
Enhancements
  • When viewing file names in the UI, special characters are now displayed as underscores
  • Enhanced file uploading to allow for drag & drop
Bug fixes
  • Transaction full details page now displays increment button for authonly transactions
  • Quick Invoice can now calculate total when data format is not sent as expected

Version 19.33

Week of August 12, 2019
Enhancements
  • Enhanced user experience by adding navigation links when using list view
  • Updated Cardholder Portal to include file attachments for Quick Invoice
  • Enhanced notification field names for better user experience

Version 19.32

Week of August 5, 2019
Enhancements
  • Updated the user interface to make naming more consistent
  • Additional user levels now visible in the user interface (UI)

Version 19.31

Week of July 29, 2019
Enhancements
  • Simplified Locations > General Info view by removing unnecessary fields
  • Enhanced Stored Account page to show "Recent Transactions" and "Recurring Billings"
  • Removed email notifications when submitting AVS only for an account vault

Version 19.30

Week of July 22, 2019

Enhancements
  • Updated permissions so recurrings cannot be skipped or deferred by contact user

Version 19.29

Week of July 15, 2019

Bug Fixes
  • When editing a Contact recurring, the default account vault will now stay the same unless explicitly changed.
  • Account vault can now be saved from a terminal when running AVS only.

Version 19.26

Week of June 24, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhanced Billing capabilities, which include:
    • Increased flexibility by adding more billing items
    • Easier and more accurate pricing updates through the addition of pricing groups
    • Added ability to bill one location for a multi-location business through the addition of billing groups

Version 19.25

Week of June 17, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added ability to upload files to Quick Invoice

Version 19.24

Week of June 10, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhanced recurring list view with additional filters and links
  • When setting up a recurring payment, a contact record is no longer required when using a stored account

Version 19.23

Week of June 3, 2019

Bug Fixes
  • When running AVS only on Virtual Terminal, transaction amount is no longer required
  • When editing ACH product, MCC can now be entered

Version 19.22

Week of May 27, 2019

Bug Fixes
  • Visually enhanced "Submit Payment" button on HPP for various browsers
  • When filtering by Transaction Source on transactions, only exact matches will be returned

Version 19.21

Week of May 20, 2019

Enhancements
  • Level 3 support now has the ability to see downstream request data to processor
  • Enforced proper structure when adding a domain
  • Added ability to deactivate developer id
  • Added ability to change authorization verbiage on Quick Invoice when paying with ACH
Bug Fixes
  • Enhanced user interface (UI) to remove actions the user did not have permissions for

Version 19.20

Week of May 13, 2019

Enhancements
  • Updated menu labels for transaction reporting
  • Invoice number is now editable in Quick Invoice
  • Simplified recurring payments view for status

Bug Fixes
  • Ingenico terminals can now reprint receipts

Version 19.19

Week of May 6, 2019

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected errors in drop down options when using Mailbox Messaging

Version 19.18

Week of April 29, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added device connection logs to UI
  • Enhanced Token Sharing

Version 19.16

Week of April 15, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhanced HPP to allow for title and logo to be optional    
Bug fixes
  • HPP form will now be responsive on mobile devices
 

Version 19.15

Week of April 8, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added ability to see deleted services/products in batch tab under location

Version 19.14

Week of April 1, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added asterisk on user setup to denote required fields
  • Can now specify a custom name for a custom field on HPP. This will display in transaction reporting.
Bug fixes
  • Room number is now visible on a transaction receipt for lodging merchants
 

Version 19.13 

Week of March 25, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhance user experience around managing merchant receipt logo
Bug fixes
  • Users will land on specified default page upon login

Version 19.12 

Week of March 18, 2019

BUG fixes
  • SSO integrations will ignore blank fields when updating a contact

Version 19.11 

Week of March 11, 2019

Enhancements
  • Transaction reporting now displays origin of transaction
  • Support level users can now remove email addresses from the local blacklist
  • Enhanced accountForm/payForm to accept fields in payload on POST
BUG fixes
  • First 6 of card number is now an option in transaction reporting
  • Contact email address now populates when creating Quick Invoice
  • Resolved various UI issues

Version 19.09 

Week of February 25, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhanced speed for recurring payments
BUG fixes
  • Corrected rare instance when trying to save an account vault from the full transaction details page

Version 19.08 

Week of February 18, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhance Quick Invoice to reopen the invoice if the linked transaction is voided

Version 19.07 

Week of February 11, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added ability to send merchant notification when quick invoice is paid
  • Enhanced Quick Invoice to include a comments section on invoice
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected calculation when refunding a transaction with a surcharge
  • If surcharge is enabled, the surcharge amount is now visible in recurring payment email reminder
  • When no receipt logo present, added transparent image for receipt logo so image doesn't show as broken
  • Corrected signature image to display properly, including when printing

Version 19.06 

Week of February 4, 2019

Enhancements
  • Enhanced Transaction endpoint to improve speed
  • Improved terminal connectivity for Ingenico devices
  • Enforced signature line being present on receipt when applicable

Version 19.05 

Week of January 28, 2019

Enhancements
  • Modified selection filter list and added "Last 90 Days" 
  • Added batch closure to postback options
  • Enhanced terminal application to account for card removal at various stages
Bug Fixes
  • Improved Ingenico terminal response at various stages of card removal
  • Enforced scaling on signature images
  • Enhanced landscape receipt view to include only wanted text
  • Enhanced modal to add tags even if tag drop down is not closed
  • Enforced location tree view to show properly in IE/Edge

Version 19.04 

Week of January 21, 2019

Enhancements
  • Modified selection filter list and add "Last 90 Days" (UI)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed invalid javascript preventing acctForm/payform from work in IE/Edge
  • Fixed duplication listing of Month/Year for exp date on acctForm/payForm
  • Removed customer id field from Quick Invoice payment form
  • Fixed Ingenico terminal prompting and receipt printing

Version 19.03

Week of January 14, 2019

Enhancements
  • Added bin lookup endpoint to get bin detail from a previously run transaction
  • Added buttons to top of forms as well as cleaned up title areas
  • Added fields to set terminal timeouts on terminal pages
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug that counted deleted HPP pages in total HPP allowed count
  • Fixed event date filter on recurrings to show recurrings set to run the next day
  • Fixed recurring to not allow mismatch between payment method on product and account vault (UI)
  • Change text input for zip code to allow letters
  • Fixed invalid formatting of numbers on dashboard graphs
  • Fixed bug preventing locations from adding existing users

Version 19.02

Week of January 7, 2019

Enhancements
  • Minor visual enhancements to the batch tab
  • Visual enhancements and modernization updates to navigation menu
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed recurring to not allow mismatch between payment method on product and account vault (API)
  • Updated validation for forcing proper checkin and checkout dates in lodging
  • Fixed recurring custom fields so they save properly when creating the record
  • Added ability for location admins to view location tree

Version 19.01

Week of December 31, 2018

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed incorrect validation preventing terminal transaction on payForm

2018 Release Notes

Version 18.52

Week of December 24, 2018

Enhancements
  • Added ACH capabilities to Hosted Payment Page (HPP)
  • Added ACH capabilities to payForm
  • Added ACH capabilities to accountForm
  • Added a "Back to Top" button for tall pages
  • Added "Full Detail" button to transaction receipt and enhanced layout of full detail page
  • Removed the words "Virtual Terminal" from every breadcrumb
  • Added payment facilitator fields to product transaction (transaction service)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed user acceptance verbiage from disappearing after page refresh
  • Fix bug in tags when voiding a transaction
  • Added validation to gateway to prevent level3 data submitting tax exempt as yes along with tax amount

Version 18.51

Week of December 17, 2018

Enhancements
  • Added security exception for livechatinc.com chat scripts
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed logging when update_if_exists is sent in request to update a contact
  • Fixed bug in transaction when terminal timeouts are not defined
  • Updated messaging when deleting items on HPP design page
  • Added validation to prevent duplicate items on Quick Invoice creation
  • Removed menus when logged in contact users visit recurring declined payment page

Version 18.50

Week of December 10, 2018

Enhancements
  • Added support for card_present flag
  • Added debit option to account type filter in transaction listing
  • Update UI defaults for checkin_date and checkout_date (one day prior)
  • Added avsonly action to virtual terminal
Bug Fixes
  • Stripped spaces when present in Canadian postal codes
  • Fixed change logs from logging blank data on updates to product transactions endpoint
  • Updated batch close summary notification template to allow easier customization
  • Fixed erroneous error-logging in UI console

Version 18.49

December 3, 2018

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Hosted Payment Page to work better in IE and Edge

Version 18.48

Week of November 26, 2018

Enhancements
  • Added ability for locations to set default for recurring notification days
Bug Fixes
  • Added prefill data for accountForm/payForm when provided in request

Version 18.47

Week of November 19, 2018

Enhancements
  • Added validation to restrict level3 data from being submitted on debit transactions
  • Added surcharge amounts and data to be available for use in email templates
  • Added POST method for Hosted Payment Page
  • Added POST method for accountForm and payForm
  • Added code to show appropriate contact tabs when viewing/editing contact screens
  • Added "sticky" headers to grid component for better viewing of long running lists
Bug Fixes
  • Fix broken links for certain domains on quick invoice payments
  • Allow ACH to be submitted without MICR data for an SEC of POP
  • Fixed PO number from not displaying properly on some screens
  • Fixed header and footer in UI from not displaying properly after browser refresh
  • Fixed application error on transactions beta when filtering on a hidden column
  • Fixed ach update script to better handle invalid data when batch processing status updates
  • Suppress lodging specific data groups in settlement for debit transactions

Version 18.46

Week of November 12, 2018

Bug Fixes
  • Change validation message on void to specify PUT instead of POST
  • Updated middleware to allow multiple ACH terminal IDs in Sandbox for testing
  • Fixed status column on recurring to not show "Unknown" for status
  • Fixed level3 default calculations to better qualify