TABS3/PRACTICEMASTER Update Patch Prevents Potential Fraud

Let’s face it: change is hard. Even with the little things, like writing down the new year when dating something after January 1st. I still sometimes make my 9s into 0s when dating my notes at work!

Here’s something to consider though: this current year is different from all the other years you have worked with recently. In addition to writing down the usual two new digits (i.e. “20” instead of “19”), it is best practice – and legally sound advice – to write out the full year 2020 when signing your legal documents.

The reason? It could lead to potential fraud. For example, if a legal document is signed and dated as “4/4/20,” it could easily be modified to look like 4/4/2015 or 4/4/2016 just by adding pen strokes to the final two-digit placements of the year.

Fortunately, Software Technology, Inc., makers of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster, has released an update to Version 2020 to protect you from experiencing this issue in Accounts Payable (Release Version This update patch, released on 1/9/2020 (see what I did there?), expands the year from two digits to four on printed checks in Accounts Payable.

If you are running Version 2020 already, you can download the most recent release by selecting Help > Check for Updates in the software, or visit, to give you the peace of mind you deserve when printing checks.

If you are not running Version 2020, now is the perfect time to upgrade! You can find more detailed information on the new features in PracticeMaster, Tabs3, etc. by clicking here.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 877-676-5492, or request a consultation. Our team of experts will help with any questions you may have about updating/upgrading to the latest version of Tabs3/PracticeMaster.


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Alex Palzewicz

Written by Alex Palzewicz

Alex is one of Affinity’s project managers extraordinaire. When it comes to serving as the glue between what our clients need and making sure our consultants deliver on time and budget, Alex is the guy. With a background as a paralegal, Alex credits his innate positive attitude for making sure things get done the right way the first time around. His main goal is to help other people. Whether that’s making sure a consultant has all the information they need ahead of completing a task, or confirming scheduling and project logistics with clients, Alex won’t stop until everyone is satisfied.

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