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May 2017 Top 50

After four months of dominating the top spot “The Barefoot Investor” makes way for, “Into the Water”, from the bestselling author of “The Girl on the Train”, Paula Hawkins. “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” takes the 3rd position.

See the full list here...


Circle User Meeting

This years Circle User meeting in Melbourne will follow the same pattern as previous years. It will be the day before the ABA conference on Saturday 17th June.

  • Location: 547 Flinders Lane

Two sessions

  • 9am - 12pm A morning session for newbies covering the main system features and
  • 1pm - 5pm afternoon session covering new features added in the last year followed by voting of what we should focus on next year.

Please register if you would like to come, it is free, it is just to make catering easier. Also put in your 3 wishes - things you would like added or improved. 

Put in you 3 wishes and register here


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Xero Accounts payable integration.

Invoices generated by inwards goods can now be automatically posted to Xero.

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Circle Supplier P&A integration

You can now get price & availability in the ordering modal window for suppliers using the Circle platform. (Video)

See > All new features and improvements with video walkthroughs

Agency and New Website release schedule


Agency feature release

We are planning to push the new Agency feature to prod on Thursday 8th July after hours. If you have not set them on beta by then you will need to reset your distributors. We are hoping that community defaults will be set for most agencies.

  • Setting Agency and Distributor (Video 2:55)
  • Adding a new Agency (Video 2:08)

New Website Thursday week.

On Thursday 15th of June we are aiming to push the new website layout to Prod. While it is on beta you can try new layouts and colours. Content such as banners and pages are however shared. If you add or remove a page it will reflect on both beta and prod versions. 

This video (8:45) shows you how to check your site on beta, and tells your designers where to start.

If you need a graphic designer here's a list that have experience working on Circle sites. 


Release and tidy

  • New Website
  • Agency addition

Things we are working on that are likely to take longer

  • Further SEO and website performance monitoring

New things we want to make a start on

  • Rails 4 upgrade

Beyond the next month

  • Use of docker to dynamically scale the system based on demand.
  • Bootstrap 3 upgrade in the back office starting with customer order picking and returns

How smaller suppliers can integrate with Circle stores.

Last month we talked about APIs and how they can be used to feed real time data between systems. Baker and Taylor is a case example (more are on the way - watch this spot)

This month I want to show you how smaller suppliers who do not have APIs can also participate.

Small suppliers that do not have APIs can use the Circle platform to deliver information like price and availability to stores. The extent to which they use Circle ranges. Following are three case examples that illustrate the range of options suppliers are currently using.

See all about it here...



Warwick Schaffer

Circle Software Ltd

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