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Acumatica 2019 R2 is here! Boston Launch Event Recap

Acumatica 2019 R2 was officially released yesterday in Boston, MA!

With more than 100 improvements, enhancements, and new features, Acumatica 2019 R2 was announced on Wednesday, September 11th. This release is Acumatica’s most user-friendly release yet and is generally available on September 19th. Most upgrades came as suggestions from customers, partners, and developers on the Acumatica Feedback Site that were then vetted and selected through Focus Groups.

How you can leverage Acumatica: Read more about Acumatica’s latest cloud-based ERP enhancements, the best way to learn more is by attending Acumatica’s free Acumatica 2019 R2 Launch Event Series in 10 cities conveniently located across the U.S. The agenda is the same for each event and covers the practical innovation brought by Acumatica 2019 R2.

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Highlighted features of 2019 R2:

Platform:

  • Pivot Table Dashboard Widget – Quickly summarize large amounts of data into useful reports using pivot tables. With this widget, pivot tables can be displayed on Acumatica dashboards 
  • Worldwide SMS Support allows users to receive mobile text notifications (SMS) of business events without requiring the Acumatica mobile app be installed on the recipient’s device
  • Contract-Based APIs enhancements where developers can retrieve multiple kinds of detail lines in one request
  • HubSpot integration provides real-time sync

Usability:

  • Predefined User Roles for Financial Users allow quick set up of financial users to access the system functions they need by using predefined roles designed for specific financial positions
  • Mobile Devices have user defined field enhancements
  • Conditional Formatting for dashboard table widgets provides the option of specifying the style of rows or columns, including the use of formulas
  • Simplified Company/ Branch selector increases productivity by selecting a branch in one click
  • File Management Enhancement allows sorting and filtering attachments in any table or entity
  • Expense report receipts are autogenerated from images

Financial Management:

  • Application of Payments to Particular Lines of Accounts Payable Documents – allows users to assign partial payment to an entire AP document or to individual document lines in various proportions. The system also supports tracking retainage by document (if included)
  • Approval of AR Invoices, Credit Memos, and Debit Memos – For companies requiring approval for certain AR situations, in addition to AR documents, users can also approve invoices, credit memos, and debit memos
  • Accrual of the Costs of Non-Stock Items supports posting of revenue and expenses to non-stock items to calculate their approximate net income
  • Corporate Credit Card support and reconciliation has been added to the applications

Project Accounting:

  • Budget Control on Document Entry warns users when a document such as an AP bill that exceeds the budget is saved
  • Detail Level of the Project Budget options include task, task and item, and task and cost code with ability to update at both the summary and detailed levels
  • Two-Tier Change Management supports grouping multiple change requests with markups into a single change order for approval
  • Project Budget Forecasts by period allows comparisons of actual project costs and incomes with the forecasted, original, and revised budget amounts for each financial period

Inventory and Order Management:

  • Changing the Vendor in Purchase Orders enables buyers to review item prices from multiple vendors and select the vendor for a purchase order
  • Enhanced Linking of Direct Sales Order Invoices processes sales order and return lines with external point-of-sales (POS) systems
  • Validation of Customer Orders on Sales Orders automatically checks for unique customer order numbers and manages duplicates
  • Prepayment enhancements adds one or more prepayment requests to purchase orders, as well as allowing purchase orders to be added to prepayment documents
  • Warehouse management System (WMS) added advanced picking and bulk processing
  • International Shipping Options with “ShipEngine” integration like current UPS/FedEx/Stamps support

Construction:

  • Daily Field Reporting features make sure everyone is looking at the same information in a timely manner
  • Detailed Retainage Tracking allows users to track retainage at the line level on AR Invoices
  • Change Requests feature reduces profit fade by proactively managing owner change requests
  • Enhanced Lien Waiver Capabilities assist in avoiding accidentally paying a vendor
  • Project Budget Forecast Report shows at-a-glance forecasted revenue and costs by month
  • Project Cost Transaction History Report confirms billings vs. costs
  • Customer and Vendor Transaction History Reports better manage cash flow

Note the construction features will be available on September 30th.

Field Service:

  • Service Orders may be automatically defined by user or appointment type, and they can be copied once or on multiple occasions with new dates and times
  • Project Accounting integration supports creating service contracts, project schedules and tasks with default cost codes by service order type
  • Manual Discounts may be applied to service orders and appointments by amount, percent, or as a discount to stock and non-stock products
  • Calendar Enhancements for simplified appointment creation
  • Mapping Enhancements for locations and routes

Manufacturing:

  • Engineering Change Control (ECC) streamlines multiple change requests by optionally grouping them for approval process, as well as displaying them in bill-of-material comparisons
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP) has improved forecasting and exception handling, as well as regeneration options for non-stock items
  • Outside Processing of manufacturing operations by suppliers has better work flow options from scheduling through purchasing

Learn more:

The best way to learn more is by attending Acumatica’s free Acumatica 2019 R2 Launch Event Series in 10 cities conveniently located across the U.S. The agenda is the same for each event and covers the practical innovation brought by Acumatica 2019 R2.

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