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2023 fee structure update

Support fees for RanFab remained unchanged for the past 15 years. Just like anyone else seeking to adapt to the current economic climate and inflation pressures we were forced to review our hourly rates for support and customisation work. The new applicable fees as of 1st of May 2023 are: Active licence support: USD $149 / hour [...]

2 May 2023|

Software maintenance and its benefits

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, software is a critical part of modern business operations. With the constant introduction of new software updates and features, it can be challenging for end-users to keep up-to-date without a maintenance plan. A yearly maintenance plan agreement between the software provider and end-users provides regular updates, upgrades, and priority support. This [...]

16 February 2023|

Software vs manual quotes for fabrication jobshops

There are several reasons why using software for quoting fabrication jobs is recommended over manual quoting. Here are a few: Increased accuracy: One of the main benefits of using software for quoting is that it can help increase your quotes' accuracy. This is because the software can perform calculations quickly and accurately and can also help to [...]

7 January 2023|

Make your fabrication shop profitable despite high labour costs

The competitiveness of fabricators, or companies that manufacture goods, can often be influenced by the cost of labour in different global regions. In regions where labour is cheaper, fabricators may have an advantage in terms of cost, allowing them to offer lower prices for their products and potentially win more business. On the other hand, fabricators in [...]

7 October 2022|

RanFab issue with the Xero integration

We are aware that the integration with Xero has stopped working. It has happened due to changes applied to the API, specifically to do with TLS and SSL which were not announced prior to implementation. We are actively working towards a fix. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope to have this working shortly.

1 December 2020|

RanFab 4.4.2 release and update for cloud version

We have released a maintenance version to 4.4.2. This is a result of Xero forcing updates to API V2 for all clients. Note that as of this version you will need to update your connection to this API to continue using the Xero integration. If you require assistance with this process please feel free to book a [...]

1 September 2020|

RanFab 4.4.1 release

We have released a maintenance version to 4.4, which addresses the issue with the pop-over windows closing when the form is saved.

16 January 2020|

RanFab 4.4 changelog

.The following is partly the change-log for the RanFab release version 4.4 .Add Query for partial deliveries without a packing slip .Add Query that shows quotes coming from CutQuote .Add Notes attribute to CutQuoteRequestItem .Add requests with errors to the screen "work in progress" for CustomerCQ .Add Required By Date to quotes from CutQuote .Add RanFab data [...]

13 December 2019|

RanFab 4.3 changelog

Estimated job time formatting The estimated job time was updated to feature two decimals for profile cutting and secondary operations Attachments for customer order fix The cloud version had a bug preventing attachments in Orders. This is now fixed. Schedule update The scheduling algorithm has been updated to ignore machines or workstations which are missing time slots [...]

15 May 2018|
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