Upgrading to the Latest Software Version is FREE!

Upgrades to the latest production release of the VMM software are provided free of charge to all VMM users with an account in good standing by way of this web site.  The latest copy of the software is posted here as soon as it is compiled and tested.  These upgrade releases contain both the latest enhancements that have been made to the software and "bug" fixes to handle any malfunction in the software that has been reported.  Below you will find a listing of the program changes that are associated with each build.

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To check your program build status, simply go into the VMM Help menu, and select "About Visual Mall Manager".  At the top of the form, you will note the Version number and the Build Date for your copy of the program.  Simply compare the Build Date for your program to the latest production release Build Date listed below.  If your program has an older Build Date, then you need to download and install the latest software version.  (We have prepared a detailed set of instructions for downloading and installing the latest VMM upgrade:   Upgrade Instructions.)

The latest production release is VMM Version 2.27, Build Date 09/04/20.  To upgrade to this version, simply download the self-extracting upgrade archive, VMMupdte.exe, and save it to a convenient location on your computer's hard disk; for example, "C:\Temp" or "C:\Downloads".  After the download, "run" the downloaded file to extract the upgrade files to your VMM folder.

Note:  Windows® 8, 8.1 and 10 users:  be sure to run the VMMupdte.exe application as "Administrator" following the download.

You should have a high-speed Internet connection to download the upgrade program, because the file size of the download is slightly over twenty-eight megabytes in size.  Click Here to download the latest build.  (Please note that all updates contain the latest copy of the VMM User's Manual/Help file.)



Build 09/04/20:
  • Support for Cash Drawers on serial ports has been dropped.  Feed back from all active users indicate that this feature is no longer in use.  That fact coupled with the problems with serial ports (i.e., COM1, COM2, etc.) associated with the newer operating system has led to this decision.

  • Minor changes to the Serial Number Edit form have been made to insure correct VMM software license changes can be made without problems.
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Build 06/19/20:
  • A "Backup Reminder" feature has been added to the VMM software due to the critical importance of making backups of the data files to protect this vital company resource. 
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Build 04/25/20:
  • A minor change has been made to the VMM.exe software "launching" application to improve the networking flexability of the VMM software on Windows 10 platforms.

  • Read the following upgrade topics to see the major enhancements and added features in the VMM software system.
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Build 03/14/20:
  • We have added several new features to the VMM Customer system.  It is now possible to mask a Customer's Tax ID when printed on a Sales Receipt on the Customer Maintenance form.  The results would appear as 74-XXXXXX0-8.  However, the full Tax ID can also be printed. VMM will now track Customer Year-to-Date purchases with both Total purchases and Total Non-Taxable purchases.  We have added a selection on the Admin menu to reset these values to zero, and an option to reset the values for any desired year.

  • A very unusual problem was found in the the Display Dealer Sales module that was isolated to one sales transaction for only one Dealer in a VMM Client's database that caused the item to not appear on the form, but the print-out of the results contained the missing item.  We have re-coded the form to handle this behaviour; so both the display and report capture the problem transaction.

  • NOTE:  We strongly urge you to be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.  The final step of "Re-index ALL data" will insure your VMM data is properly updated.
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Build 03/04/19:
  • We have made additional fixes on the VMM Lay-a-Way (LAW) system to insure Dealers are paid exactly the amount of the original LAW sale is paid out when the initial deposit and all subsequent payments are made to close the LAW. 

  • The Period Sales Summary has also received additional fixes related to totals for G/C sales and redemptions and Lay-a-Way sales and payments to insure proper accounting.

  • NOTE:  We strongly urge you to be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.  The final step of "Re-index ALL data" will insure your VMM data is properly updated.
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Build 12/04/18:
  • A new feature has been added to provide short notes associated with any Dealer to appear below the Dealer's name on the VMM Sale Register form.  Two lines of about 60 characters each can be entered on the Notes tab of the VMM Dealer Maintenance form.  Several requests from VMM Clients have resulted in the incorporation of new feature.  We hope you will find it beneficial.

  • Another minor fix has been incorporated in Gift Certificate sales and redemptions in the Period Sales Report.  Correct reporting now handles deleted Gift Certificates properly in this build.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 09/24/18:
  • A "bug"in the Lay-a-Way sales module made it impossible to sell a tax exempt Lay-a-Way to a Customer that had a Re-Sale number on file.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.

  • A problem was found in the reporting of Gift Certificate sales and redemptions in the Period Sales Report.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 04/17/18:
  • A minor bug in the Lay-a-Way setup module caused an occasional miss-calculation of the payment when the LAW setup returned the payment value to the Payment Entry form.  This issue has been corrected in this VMM build.  We strongly urge all clients using the Lay-a-Way option to upgrade their latest version.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 02/21/18:
  • A VMM The Period Sales Summary was not properly displaying Store Discount amounts.  The Period Sales Summary has been modified to properly handled any Store Discounts during the selected date range.

  • Two problems with the Lay-a-Way payment module have been fixed.  The last payment due on a Lay-a-Way was not always being credited to the Dealer(s) properly.  Also, Lay-a-Way payment distribution to the Dealer(s) and sales tax figures were not being properly handled if the Lay-a-Way included any non-taxable items along with VMM software to this taxable items.  Both of these issues have been corrected in this VMM build.  We strongly urge all clients using the Lay-a-Way option to upgrade their latest version.

  • NOTE:  If you have not performed an upgrade recently, be sure to download and carefully follow each recommended step in the VMM Upgrade Instructions PDF document via the link at the end of third paragraph at the top of this page.
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Build 09/26/17:
  • A VMM Client pointed out that the Period Sales Summary was not including Dealer A/R payments in the Total Receipts figures.  The Period Sales Summary has been modified to include the Dealer A/R Payment figures in the totals.

  • A problem was discovered in the new Re-index ALL Data procedure that would only occur in rare combinations of data file relationships.  This problem is fixed in this VMM build.
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Build 08/06/17:
  • We have made adjustments to the receipt printing procedures in the VMM Sales Register and Invoice Search modules to solve excessive paper feeds that have been reported with some 40-column receipt printers.

  • Due to the recent major file structure changes, be sure to follow the latest VMM Upgrade nstructions when performing this latest upgrade.
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Build 06/27/17:
  • The 05/08/17 Build contained a “bug” that prevented a change to the initial payment amount for a new Lay-a-Way.  This problem has been fixed in this latest build.

  • A new report has been added to the Accounts Receivable system.  The Charge/Credit posting activity can now be printed for any desired posting date.
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Build 05/08/17:
  • The Lay-a-Way setup form has been further re-worked to improve the handling of default payment computations and the editing of default payment amounts and due dates.  A problem with the default first payment date has also been fixed.

  • A “bug” has been fixed in the unoccupied booth search operation in the booth “Add” procedure in the Dealer Maintenance form.  The booth lookup command now works correctly.

  • Both the VMM data file Backup and Restore procedures have been significantly enhanced to permit the designation of both the destination drive and folder for backups, and a date/time stamp is automatically appended to the backup ZIP archive name to create unique backup names.  The new archive names will permit the storage of multiple backup files in one location without overwriting existing backup files.  The date/time inclusion in the backup file name will also improve identification of specific backups when the restoration of data is necessary.

  • We urge you to download and closely follow the latest VMM Upgrade Instructions when performing this latest upgrade.
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Build 03/31/17:
  • The Sales Register form has beem modified to not permit the saving of an Invoice when a partially completed line item is in progress.

  • A "bug" has been fixed that deducted sales tax on Lay-a-Way payments made on a non-taxable Lay-a-Way following the initial deposit.

  • An issue was discovered in the initial Lay-a-Way setup with the new extended Lay-a-Way form.  Modification to the default payment amounts and default dates were not handled properly.  This problem has been fixed.  Any of the default values can now be changed.

  • Rent and deposit figures were not updating properly on the Financial tab of the Dealer Maintenance form in the more recent VMM Builds.  The figures are now correct.

  • Fixed a "bug" in the Cash Drawer open program that created an error condition when the <Alt>+<F12> key combination was used.

  • The Period Sales Summary form has been modified to remove all rounding errors from the Total Sales Tax figure for any given date range.  The Total Sales Tax figure is now taken directly from the sales tax amounts collected on every invoice in the selected date range.  So the figure presented is accurate to the penny for the amount of sales tax collected for the date range entered.
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Build 01/21/17:
  • A new problem has been discovered in the VMM system that fortunately will not affect very many systems.  Specifically, a rounding error has been discovered in the handling of Sales Tax payments which are made to the Dealers that handle and report the sales taxes on their sales.  If you have any Dealers that are set up to "Pay their own sales taxes" then this update should be applied to your VMM software system.

  • If you do want or need to apply this latest update, and you have not as yet applied either the 12/03/16 or 12/22/16 builds, then it is imperative that you follow the detailed instructions provided in the 12/03/16 build information below when applying this update unless your software was a new installaton of the VMM v2.25 Build 12/22/16.

  • If you have any questions about either or the prior two builds or this one, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Department with your questions.  Email communications are preferred.
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Build 12/22/16:
  • A major problem has been discovered with the previous update that re-sized many of the VMM data tables.  Specifically, in-progress sales that were "saved" and later "recalled" for completion in the Sales Register form were not handled correctly.  This resulted in those Dealer sales not appearing on Dealer sales reports.  The saved/re-called sales were logged in the sales transactions table, and reported correctly on the Daily Sales reports, but they did not appear on the Dealers' Sales Statements.  The problem has been corrected with this latest build of VMM.  All sales that appeared to be "missing" will now appear on all Dealer reports and statements.  Nothing will have to be re-entered into the system.  Also, please note that this problem only applied to saved and recalled invoices; regular sales invoices were not affected.  Therefore, if you do not use the "save" and "re-call" feature in the Sales Register form, then your sales have not been affected by this problem.

  • Follow the same steps as the 12/03/16 build given below.  Be certain to perform the mandatory re-index immediately following the update proceedure.  The good news is that if you have already performed the 12/03/16 upgrade, the re-inex procedure following this upgrade will not be as long as the one for the 12/03/16 upgrade.

  • If you have already upgraded to the 12/03/16 build, be sure to install this build before your next Period Close!  Otherwise your Dealer Sales Statements and their settlement checks will not be correct!

  • If you have any questions about either the 12/03/16 build or this build, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Department with your questions.  Email communications would be preferred.
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