You may think we’ve been quiet for a little while with AddressTools releases, but we’ve been hard at work to bring you AddressTools 8.0 🚀
We’re always aiming to provide a better product to our customers so in this post, we’ll go through the changes and improvements we’re bringing in this latest update of AddressTools.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:
- Enhanced support for State & Country/Territory Picklists
- New Address Label data returned with address verification
- Improved page layout management
- New storage information & installation options available in the AddressTools Administration Page
- Release notes
- How to upgrade
Enhanced support for State & Country/Territory Picklists
At it’s core AddressTools has always been compatible with Salesforce State & Country/Territory Picklists. However we acknowledge that it was a real chore to configure and could lead to a world of confusion when deploying the tool.
We’ve streamlined this and drastically improved the experience to provide clearer support to the end user when Salesforce State & Country/Territory Picklists are enabled. You will now see picklists available in all AddressTools components and there is better compatibility between your AddressTools dataset and the Salesforce State & Country/Territory Picklists dataset.
With the upcoming custom address field type which is locked to using Salesforce State & Country/Territory Picklists, this update will streamline your setup time drastically. Keep your eyes peeled as we continue to improve this experience!
What’s changed so far?
- Added support for Salesforce State & Country/Territory picklists in override page.
- Added support for Salesforce State & Country/Territory picklists in record page component.
- Improved the unison between datasets minimising the task of aligning the two.
- Correct acknowledgement of inactive State & Country/Territory data.
- Introduced support for the use of text and picklist fields simultaneously (Address field type ready!)
New Address Label data returned with address verification
Do you send international mail and sometimes wonder how to format the address? In this release we have implemented a useful feature ideal for international mailing. Address Label outputs – enabling a hassle-free label, ready for printing.
When using verification, you will now be able to configure a text area in Address Blocks and it will automatically be populated with how the address should be formatted for the country it will be sent to, ready for postal services to handle. Check out the updated documentation here.
Improved page layout management
We always try to make life as easy as possible for our users. In this latest release, the AddressTools override page will place all required functional fields onto the page layout for you.
No more wondering why the address status didn’t update, no more trawling through page layouts to ensure they have all the fields you need, no more confusion. Just a quick setup that’s ready to go out of the box.
New storage information & installation options available in the AddressTools Administration Page
Storage-related issues have been the #1 cause of raised cases in the last few weeks. That’s why we’ve added some extra information and options when configuring the tool so that you can be your own data hero.
Users can now select what data points they want to install from the AddressTools dataset. Don’t need US County data? Then leave it unchecked during install! Just testing in a sandbox? Why not just use Country and State data.
We’ve also added your current storage size and total available storage to the overview panel so you have all the information to make the right decisions with no distractions.
And there’s more…
On top of the highlights we’ve explored here, AddressTools version 8.0 brings a ton of quality of life enhancements. If you want to see the full list of features and improvements, you can check out our release notes.
How do I update to AddressTools 8.0?
You can upgrade your version of AddressTools by installing the package from the Appexchange.
💡 If you need a helping hand, here’s our blogpost on how to upgrade an AppExchange app in 4 easy steps.
Try AddressTools for free
We provide a 14 day free trial here so you can try out AddressTools 8.0 for yourself! Start journey to better data today.