New Features by Version

5.64 Features and Changes

Loan Daily Interest Option - There is a new option for loans that have a daily interest calculation

Fast Check Printing - We have streamlined the check printing process to make it faster.

2017 Form 941 - The 941 form has been updated for 2017.

Schedule Select All Box - Added a box that will select or unselect all transactions due.

Contribution Report Options - Added new options to the sort the various Contribution reports and an option to Hide the Amounts on the Contributor report.

5.43 Features and Changes

Departmental Report - This is a brand new report that provides balance information along with a listing of individual transactions for selected departments/accounts.

Import Electronic Giving Records - We have added Electronic Giving Solutions by Stewardship Technologies to the Contribution Import function.

Statement of Activities - A fiscal year selection box has been added so that a report for a prior year can be viewed without having to change the fiscal year on the checkbook screen.

Payee Export - An export button has been added to the Payee List so that the list can be saved to a CSV file.

5.35 Features and Changes

2016 Form 941 - The full printing of Form 941 is included in this version.

W-2 Copy A / W-3 - These forms can now be printed directly from your printer. There is no need to obtain red copies of these forms from another source.

Excluded certain Expenses from Budget Calculations - By popular demand, we have added a feature that allows the user to exclude certain expenses from the budget calculations on the Periodic Financial Report.

Vacation and Sick Time - This new feature allows the church to track vacation and sick time in payroll.

Import Online Giving Records - If your church uses eChurchGiving (or Pushpay), the online giving records can now be directly imported into NTS. We are looking to expand this feature to other electronic/online contribution services. Contact us if you are using a different service that you would like to see added.

New Receipt Options - The receipt header is now customizable with the ability to move the church name and address to a different location on the page and the ability to move the contributor's name and address have been expanded. A new printing option also allows for the exclusion of the receipt number.

Contribution Reports Update - In prior versions, the reports would list services and funds in alphabetical order. This has been changed so that the services and funds are listed on the reports in the same order as on the Service list and Fund lists.

Web/Online Backup Speed Improvement - We have sped up the online backup so it take less time to backup and restore from the web.

Inactive Contributors - A new filter on the Names Setup Screen allows you to view contributor's who have not contributed in either the current or prior calendar year.

5.08 Features and Changes

Checkbook - The Checkbook records are now encrypted with 256-bit encryption technology for data security. This includes the files stored on your computer and all backups.

Transaction Comments - The size of the comment for checks and other transactions has been increased.

Expense and Internal Accounts - After a new year had begun, there were restrictions on how the accounts could be moved within the account list. These restrictions has been removed. Accounts can be moved to any place in the list at any time in the year.

Annual Report - The Annual Report line numbers have been changed by the General Church. This update will change the line numbers to the new numbers.

Annual Report Income Funds - When using the Annual Report, you now have the option to view the Contribution funds that are used to calculate the income.

Periodic Financial and Bank Transaction Reports - The collate printing function has been added to these reports.

4.86 Features and Changes

Contribution Data Encryption - Contribution and Pledge data is now encrypted with 256-bit encryption technology. This includes the data stored on your computer and all backups. This important change increases security and provides better overall stability.

Contribution Current Week Backup - This new option allows the user to backup the current week only instead of the entire year.

Pledge Screen Update - We have re-organized the pledge screen to make it easier to use.

Contribution Names List Consolidation - Previously, each contribution year (2012, 2013, etc) had a separate names list. The list for 2012 could be different (i.e. have a different set of names, addresses, etc.) from the 2013 list. This is no longer the case as there is now one master list of names which will simply record keeping.

4.75 Features and Changes

Contribution Reports/Receipts Digital Signature - This feature allows you to print a digital signature on your contribution reports and end of year contribution receipts. As we have done with other parts of the system, we have updated the look and feel of the Contribution Reports screens.

Updated Names Setup Screen - The information on the screen is displayed in a more user friendly format. We have also added a button that allows the user to select only active contributors when printing a directory or envelopes and labels.

Graph Report - The graph report has been updated to include a Week option in addition to the Year and Month period options. The report look and feel have been updated along with correcting a problem some users had with the report settings being covered up by the Windows task bar.

Periodic Financial Report Print Options - Two new print options have been added. The Internal Accounts - Accounts with balances only option will exclude any accounts that have a zero balance at the end of the reporting period. The Internal Accounts - Categories Only option will print the Internal Categories and totals but will not print any of the individual accounts.

Allocation Calculation Option - The Allocation Report now gives the user the option to use either Amount Due or Amount paid to calculate allocations due.

Payroll Summary Report - This new report provides totals for employees payroll and totals for all employees combined. Totals include salary, hours worked, tax withholdings, deductions and benefits. For each employee, there will also be total net salary.

W-2 Form - The pastor's housing benefit is now automatically added to the W-2 form in box 14.

4.40 Features and Changes

Periodic Financial Report Budget Option - This option allows you to display the budget based on the whole year or display a Year-to-Date budget.

Allocation Report Adjustment - This report was updated to account for a rounding difference (one penny difference) between it and the Funding the Mission web site.

5.56 Features and Changes

Contribution Comments - Comments can be added to individual contribution entries.

Rare Circumstance Option - When churches have a rare circumstance exclusion, this can now be flagged in contributions so that the Annual and Allocation Reports report the correct income.

2017 Tax Tables and 2016 Tax Forms (W-2, W-3, 1099-MISC, 1096 and 944) - 2017 State and Federal Tax tables are included in this upgrade along with the new 2016 Tax Forms. The system will now print the ENTIRE W-2 and W-3 forms so you no longer need to print or obtain the form from an outside source. We added contact information on the 941, 944, 1096 and W-3 Forms. The information is stored so that these fields are automatically populated when the form is opened.

Periodic Financial Report - This report has been updated significantly to allow for new options and more customization. And now the printed report is the same as the report that is visible on the screen. No more differences.

Departmental Report - There is a new option to show the Budget on an Expense Type report.

Large Fonts - The entire system has been updated so that users can use Larger Windows fonts.

5.22 Features and Changes

Contribution Total Report - New option to create a report that shows totals by week or by month over a given time frame.

Budget Planner Enhancements - Expense accounts can be added, deleted or changed. Also new are printing options that allow you to exclude certain columns from the printed report.

E-Check Stub - You can now print a stub for e-checks.

941 Liability Report - Report shows tax liability for the 941 form.

New Everything Backup - You can backup all sections of the program using one backup instead of separate backups for each section.

5.14 Features and Changes

W-2 Forms - 403(b) or TSA reporting - NTS will now automatically include money deducted for a 403(b) or TSA retirement plan in box 12.

Statement of Activities Report - New report that simply shows total income and expense. This report is also referred to as an Income Statement.

View Account Balances - Detail Boxes - Double-click the account balance on a bank or internal account to view all the transactions posted to the account.

New Fiscal Year Balances - The system can update fiscal year starting balances automatically in certain circumstances.

Contribution Receipt Options - Two new options have been added to this report, Show All Funds and Sort Funds by Fund List. The quarterly option has been expanded and can be used on any one year time frame that begins on the first of a month.

Periodic Financial Report Detail Boxes - When viewing transactions on an internal or expense account, the comment for the transaction is now included in the detail box.

Reconciliation Report - The date of an existing Reconciliation Report can now be changed without having to recreate the report.

4.99 Features and Changes

Contribution Receipts - Now included on the receipts is the date issued and a unique receipt number. A new option also allows for the exclusion of the Contribution Type (Check, Currency, etc) from the itemized listing of contributions.

Schedule - The check scheduler has been re-named and is now referred to as simply the Schedule. We have also added the ability to schedule Transfers along with the checks. This feature has been updated to use 256-bit encryption technology for data security and stability.

Loans - A new feature has been added to mark a loan as inactive. This feature has also been updated to use 256-bit encryption technology for data security.

Periodic Financial Report Loans Section - A new section has been added to the report listing the loans and their principal balance. As an option, the report will also include the amount of the payments.

Annual Report - The Annual Report has been updated to automatically calculate the Allocations Due.

Budget Planner - On the budget planner, instead of saying "New Budget" the column will indicate the year for the budget. Example: 14/15 Budget.

Window Minimize/Maximize - Windows in NTS can now be minimized to the Windows task bar like all other windows programs. The separate minimized window that would appear above the Windows task bar is now gone.

Payroll Records - The payroll records are now encrypted with 256-bit encryption technology for data security. This includes the files stored on your computer and all backups.

Payroll Pay Periods - When generating payroll checks, the system previously gave all employees the same pay period who were paid the same frequency (weekly, 2 weeks, etc.) Payroll will now keep track of individual pay periods for each employee.

Payroll Pay Stubs - After generating multiple paychecks, the user now has the option to print pay stubs for all employees instead of having to print the stubs one at a time.

4.61 Features and Changes

Checkbook Reports - On the Bank Transaction, Periodic Financial and Annual Reports, we have made it easier to switch between fiscal years. The Confirm Fiscal Year change box is gone and a single mouse click is all that is required to change the fiscal year.

Negative Format Option - You now have the option to choose between showing negative numbers with a minus sign, "-1.00", or in brackets, "(1.00)". This option applies to all of the checkbook screens and reports, including payroll.

Checkbook screen Updates - We have added a new button at the top of the screen for the Check Scheduler and taken the Check Scheduler out of the Setup Menu. Also, we re-ordered the buttons at the top of the screen to an order that better reflects the frequency of use.

Transaction Detail Report facelift - As has done on other report screens, the look and feel of the report screen has been updated.

4.52 Features and Changes

Contribution Receipt Options - The new options are the ability to exclude Non-Tax Deductible items from the receipt, the ability to exclude the receipt header allowing for printing on church letterhead, and for our churches in Canada, we have added a receipt format that conforms to the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency. All of the print settings for the receipts are saved so that the settings you choose are automatically selected when you return to the screen.

Contributor Envelope Numbers - This allows you to view the contributor's envelope numbers in the list of contributors.

Checkbook Fiscal Year - The Fiscal Year start and end dates are now always visible on the Checkbook screen and you no longer have to go to a separate screen to change Fiscal Years or to change the start or end dates.

Deposit Slip Signatures Saved - The signatures on the Deposit Slip are now saved when you exit the report. The signatures are automatically recalled each time the report is opened.

Select Date on a Transaction Keyboard Shortcut - With the cursor in the check/transaction number box, you can use the Up or Down keys to change the date on the transaction. This can be useful when entering multiple transactions that are dated closely together.

Check Scheduler with Check Number - The Check Scheduler will now show the check number for each check to be generated. You can use the number shown or change the number to a number you would like to use.

Auto-Backup Customization - The auto-backup folder can now be set to the drive/folder of the users choice.

Loan Screen update - The loan screen has been updated with a fresh new look.