IPVM New Features May 2012

By: John Honovich, Published on May 19, 2012

We have added in 4 new features to IPVM and have another half-dozen lined up for the second half of the year. In this post, we explain the new features.

Invoice Auto Generation

Every week, many members ask for customized invoices to submit to their accounting department. To make this easy, we have launched a customized invoice generator. You fill out your information, including any special instructions (like your PO number or VAT for Europeans, etc.), submit it and immediately receive an email with a PDF invoice. The process is shown below:

The invoice generator will make it easy to get invoices any time you want.

Receipts PDF - Emailed and Indexed

Similarly, members often need receipts after billing. While we have always included a text-based receipt in each email, we now provide PDF copies accessible online. As the image below shows, receipts is a new option in the member's page. Clicking it shows an itemized lists of all past billings, allowing members to download PDF receipts of any charge.

Request Help - FREE for Members

This new feature makes it easier for non-manufacturer PRO members to ask help. Every week, we informally receive questions from members. We are happy to answer them and want to make it easier for members to ask for help.

To do so, we now prominently display a message for non-manufacturer PRO members to ask for help. Clicking on this message takes them to a form to describe their request. The completed form gets sent to us. We will answer within 48 hours with either recommendations on the right IPVM posts to read or a plan to find the answer.

We plan to promote this heavily to encourage PRO members to ask us for help. It's a FREE feature for any non-manufacturer PRO member that will deliver a significant amount of value.

Reviews Filtered

To help readers find which reviews are free versus require membership, we added a filter to quickly toggle between the two:

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