Commence RM 7.1 Release Notes

Commence RM 7.1 Feature Summary

Commence RM 7.1 delivers new functionality, enhanced functionality and compatibility with the latest release of the Microsoft Windows 10 based operating system.

Commence Social Search

A new Social Search feature enables you to search for contact information on popular social search sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can add these social links directly into Commence RM 7.1 and navigate to a social user’s profile..

  • Presents a modern task pane window

  • Easy to use and easy to launch a social search. The search text is pulled from the selected contact record and only requires the user to click on the social network icon to search for that contact’s information.
  • Social search results are based on the social network selection, in this example using Twitter

Additional details about the Social feature are listed in the PDF file Commence Social Search


Commence Workgroup Expert

Enhancements have been made to the Workgroup Expert Feature which is designed to manage and report on the synchronization of data between all users in a workgroup. This feature has been enhanced to support Microsoft Office 365 and reports can now be sent via e-mail securely using SSL or STARTTLS.

  • The workgroup expert feature has been enhanced to configure a port number and type of connection.
  • This allows the Workgroup Expert to now send emails securely using SSL or STARTTLS.
  • You can now configure Office365, Gmail, etc. with a specified port number and send email securely.
  • This also allows you to send emails through servers that support SSL/TLS connections.

Microsoft Windows 10 and Office

Microsoft Windows 10 Operating system.  Changes are continually being made to this newest PC based operating system that can impact software programs like Commence RM.   Enhancements have been made in RM 7.1 to ensure that the product is in full compliance with the current release of Microsoft Windows 10.


Additional Features from Commence RM 7.0

Commence Mobile Link

Synchronize Data From Your PC to Smart Phone- Quick, Easy and Fast

Want to synchronize your calendar and contacts from Commence to your Smartphone?  Well now you can. RM 7.0 will include our mobile link software, a plugin software component that synchronizes data with MS Outlook and Google.  Away from the office and need contact and calendar detail – you’ve got it with RM 7.0

Mobile Link

Connect Email Marketing

Commence Connect now works with Office 365

“Commence Connect” the bulk e-mail capability in Commence RM has been enhanced to support Office 365 and now takes advantage of security using SSL or STARTTLS.  Now you can create e-mail programs with Office 365, Gmail and other mail servers using the latest data security protocols.


Office 2016 style options

Refresh the look and feel of Commence with Office 2016 Styles

Building on our already popular preference settings for Office Styles, we have added more; the new Office 2016 style options.   Give your Commence desktop an instant refresh with the use of styles.  Commence RM 7.0 introduces new Office 2016 styles, “Colorful” and “Black” themes for a modern look and feel.


Report Writer Enhancements

Create Dazzling reports with Charts, tables and mapping features

Business professionals need the ability to quickly and efficiently produce both ad hoc and graphical reports to manage their business. RM 7.0 enhances the current reporting capability with new charts, tables, calendars and mapping features.

Generate Advanced Report Layouts – Using RDL Technology

RDL reports are like a continuous roll of paper. You can use multiple report components in one page (traditionally impossible without sub-reports) and multiple data sources in one report. The continuous page is useful when you don’t know how much data there will be. It runs through the data rows until it’s finished. This is a great option for long tabular reports such as general ledgers.

Page Reports – Layout Driven Reports

In page reports, pages act as containers. Each page can be a copy of the first or a clean page. Data that overflows your tables or other data regions can span pages, but you control the layout of each page and specify where the overflow data goes with a placeholder. This report type is great for billing statements, mail merge, catalogs, forms, and other reports with layout constrictions.