Making the Bill To address fit in a window envelope with Maxwell Systems Management Suite Invoice Printing

Maxwell Systems Management Suite offers the ability to print invoices on plain paper, but it is possible the Bill To address will not appear in the proper position when that invoice is stuffed into a #9 business window envelope.

Typically, on a #9 business window envelope, the window starts 7/8ths of an inch from the left side. But with Maxwell’s plain paper invoices such as Job Billing T&M Invoices, Service Ticket Invoices, and Service Contract Invoices, the Bill To information starts printing at about 5/8ths of an inch from the left side, causing the Bill To address to be obscured behind the left side of the envelope.

To overcome this problem, a change needs to be made to the X_BILL_TO variable in the print program for each type of invoice printing. Setting X_BILL_TO a value of 7.5 moves the print right about 1/2 of an inch and that solves the problem

If need to resolve this problem, don’t hesitate to contact me for the program changes.

Programmer’s Dream or Nightmare?

It’s probably a good chance (closer to certainty) there will be some kind of change to the Social Security system–how will that affect computerized payroll systems?

If Congress simply expands the FICA cap then no harm, no foul, at least for programmers (maybe not for taxpayers!) But, it’s this next scenario that makes things interesting! What if FICA gets split into different pieces, say a FICA deduction and a deduction into a private savings plan?

That doesn’t sound too complicated, but consider that each person might have the option of ‘contributing’ a different percentage into their private savings plan. That could mean each person has a DIFFERENT FICA deduction rate and limit. And, each person could have a DIFFERENT deduction rate and limit for their private savings plan.

Oh boy, can’t wait to see the new reporting requirements that will accompany this!

What will be the cost to modify computer programs and databases to handle these kinds of changes?

The moral of the story–don’t wait to the last day before considering what changes you need to correctly handle any new requirements.