“We love technology. We love its ability to solve the real-world business problems our mid-market customers face every day.”
Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica
Improved productivity and business growth are the key priorities of any company. The release of Acumatica 2019 R2, based on the recommendations of community, partners, and customers, provides a wide range of opportunities to create a more user-friendly cloud ERP system. The huge improvements have been matched with the Acumatica platform and usability as well as business functionality. Additionally, new features were added in the Industry-specific applications. Below is the table of Acumatica 2019 R1 and Acumatica 2019 R2 platform and usability main updates.
Platform and Usability
Acumatica 2019 R1
Acumatica 2019 R2
|Side Panel UI allows users to see all the information of a row or an inquiry without leaving the screen.||Pivot tables with improved dashboards facilitate tables to be displayed in the dashboards of the widgets.|
|User-Defined Fieldsprovide an option to add new fields without developers’ help.||Global messaging services provide SMS notification to users even if they have no installed mobile application.|
|Custom colorsin UI allow users to set the main color for central and branch locations which eventually reduces human errors.||The introduction of Google G-suite integration as well as enhancements to the HubSpot integration. The latter coupled with the improved Power BI and Tableau tools provide real-time syncing.|
|Conditional highlighting Inquiries: the systemoffers certain elements of an inquiry based on the visual clues of rows and columns.||Dashboard tables: with the usage of conditional formatting, users now can choose the style of a row or a column as well as use formulas.|
|Progress Bar for long-running processing runs in a pop-up window. It provides data about the completion percentage and the remaining time for the running process.||Simplified Company/Branch selector lets users select a branch in one click.|
Taking into account all the new features and enhancements of Acumatica 2019 R2, companies can achieve business efficiency and increased profit. Below are the key improvements of the product across major industries:
The updated version allows the Application of payments to specific lines of Account payable documents. Now users can make partial payments to an AP document. At the same time, payments can be completed in various proportions. Also, there is a possibility of tracking of retainage payments. Furthermore, the system supports the ability to approve AR invoices, credit and debit memos. Corporate credit card support and reconciliation also are available in the updated software applications.
Due to the detailed level of the Project Budget level, users can update data in both detailed levels and at the summary. The system allows people to forecast budgets per period as well as to compare actual costs or incomes with the expected ones. The implementation of Two-Tier Change Management now facilitates users to group a wide range of multiple change requests in the desired order.
Inventory and Order Management
The order screen now provides information about items. Users can select the price of any item and vendors. The updated Prepayment system facilitates customers to add one or more prepayment requests to purchase orders. The advanced picking options for The Warehouse Management System as well as International Shipping have been implemented as well. By using scanners, users can obtain information about operations related to picking, packaging, receiving, transferring or physical counting.
The enhanced Engineering Change Control now manages the workflow from the request by creating the change order and updating BOM (the bill of material). The Finite Capacity Planning has been improved as well. Now it allows planning both at the workstation and machine level. This makes it possible for users to provide accurate ship dates with customers by using capable-to-promise (CTP) during scheduling tools and special requests from customers.
FiduciaSoft as a Beneficial Acumatica Development Partner
FiducaiSoft is an official ISV partner of Acumatica, which provides benefits to the company’s partners’:
- Officially certified Acumatica consultants;
- Officially certified Acumatica developers;
- Officially certified implementation Project Managers.
Having deep expertise in ERP integration with various marketplaces and e-commerce platforms, FiduciaSoft is an Acumatica vendor that provides customers with development services as well as helps in the integration and customization of Acumatica ERP. Particularly, one of the successful FiducaiSoft’s cooperation projects has resulted in the development of an HR extension to Acumatica ERP. The development process was based on Acumatica 2018 R1. Nevertheless, during the collaboration, there was a need to upgrade the project to Acumatica 2019 R2. The experienced team has managed all the issues related to the project migration to the latest version and continue to work with functionality changes and adjustments. We are looking forward to co-operating with our clients and delivering results.