Margill Software Update

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This page shows the changes and improvements in the latest Margill update.

Version 3.4 - November 11, 2012
( 3.4.121111.x)

  • Greatly improved Present value calculation

  • Windows 8 compatibility

  • Activation code improved for stability

  • Various minor fixes

Version 3.3 - March 3, 2011
( 3.3.11021.x)

  • For the Law Edition, in the "Periodic payments (Amortization)" calculation, "Judgment module", option to change the refund order and add multiple refund orders.
  • In the "Periodic payments (Amortization)" calculation, "Simple interest capitalized", change of method when adding a new line at the end of a Payment schedule.
  • Ctrl Alt N - Select all negative payment lines "Periodic payments (Amortization)" in the calculation Results window.

  • Show User Guide with F1.

  • Show Shortcuts with F2.
  • Various other minor improvements and fixes.

Version 3.2 - July 12, 2010

  • For the Law Edition, a unique and powerful new judgment collection module in the "Periodic payments (Amortization)" calculation that can include Court fees, Pre and Post judgment interest, and Other fees:
    • Court fees bearing no interest
    • Court fees bearing interest at the same interest rate(s) as that(those) on the judgment
    • Court fees bearing interest at another interest rate than that(those) on the judgment
    • Other fees bearing no interest
    • Other fees bearing interest at the same interest rate(s) as that(those) on the judgment
    • Mix of interest bearing and non interest bearing fees Prejudgment interest bearing interest or not
    • 45 columns clearly separating the various monetary elements (principal, fees, interest, etc.)
    • Predetermined refund order:
      • Interest on Court fees
      • Interest on Prejudgment interest
      • Interest on Other fees
      • Interest on principal (judgment amount)
      • Court fees
      • Prejudgment interest
      • Other fees
      • Principal (judgment amount)

    • Individual reports:
      • Global report
      • Principal (judgment amount) portion
      • Court fees portion
      • Prejudgment interest portion
      • Other fees portion with or without interest

    • Daily interest (per diem) on remaining balance (using the Simple interest method)

  • For the "Accrual by installment" calculation (arrears):
    • Option to include a comment on each installment line
    • Amount of interest generated for each of the unpaid installments (however, one can only print these two new columns by exporting the table per se in a spreadsheet (Excel or other)). The report does not include these data.
    • Option to show all interest rate change lines when the interest rate table used includes successive identical interest rates.

  • For the "Interest between two dates" calculation:
    • Option to show all interest rate change lines when the interest rate table used includes successive identical interest rates.

  • For the "Present value" calculation:
    • Up to 36,600 installments

    • Present value of every individual installment now included in the report

  • Reports:

    • Interest table used in calculation
    • Name of calculation performed
    • Quick print (without having to preview)

  • For table and software updates via Internet, option to choose the port number (as opposed to the default port 80) and option to use a Proxy server.

  • Improvement in the stability of the anti-piracy activation key.

  • Various other minor improvements and fixes.

Version 3.01 - February 20, 2009

  • For "Recurring Payments (Amortization)" a new calculation calculation method: Capitalized Simple interest. Thus the simple interest formula is used during a period and interest compounding (capitalization) is only done at the payment "anniversary" date based on the compounding frequency indicated by the user.

  • For "Recurring Payments (Amortization)", if payments are set to "Irregular", Principal may now be 0.00. Improvements in the "navigation" in the "Recurring Payments (Amortization)" results table.

  • For the Network version a more reliable MargINI.exe utility to check for interest and indexation table updates. Table check is now done twice a day and the minimized utility goes to the Windows Icon Tray to be less intrusive.

  • Change of the term "Actuarial" method to "Effective Rate" method. New back-end platform (transparent to user but requiring a full install).

  • Various technical issues solved.

Version 3.0 - November 26, 2008

This update consists mainly of minor improvements and corrections of the last major Margill update (from 2.9 to 3.0):

  • Improved navigation in the Results tables (Periodic Payments (Amortization) calculation)

  • When changes made in the Results table - display issues resolved (Periodic Payments (Amortization) calculation)

  • Language issues resolved
  • Export to Excel improved
  • Printed report - larger font ((Periodic Payments (Amortization) calculation) for now...)
  • Various other minor adjustments

Version 3.0 - April 2, 2008

Changes and improvements since latest 2.9 version:

  • In "Recurring Payments (Amortization)" a comment may now be added on each payment line.

  • Print (export) to Acrobat PDF.

  • New consolidated User Guide (including the consolidation of all changes and improvements since Margill version 2.3 released in 2003 and its predecessor Logicalc released in DOS version in 1992 and its Windows versions updated over the years).

  • New single window for fixed or variable rate calculations.

  • New tool for automatic update of interest and indexation tables.

  • Newly formatted printed reports including additional data.

  • In "Recurring Payments (Amortization)", for the "Number of payments" field, the right mouse button now allows the user to enter the number of years or the amortization end date to determine the number of payments.

  • In "Recurring Payments (Amortization)" for the Margill Law Edition, new tool for the collection of court fees and prejudgment interest whether these bear interest or not.

  • In the "Recurring Payments (Amortization)" results table, a new right mouse clic option, "Balance = X" facilitates the entry of a balance other than 0.00 (for recomputing the payment or the interest rate ).

  • In the "Accrual by installment" results window, when simple interest is chosen, the "Total" column now indicates the "Computational total" or computational balance for each line. The effective (true) total or balance for each line, including interest, is indicated at the bottom right of the window and in the printed report.

  • Mathematics engine optimization.

  • Various technical improvements.

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