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Acumatica Cloud ERP 2018 R2 Feature Review
Acumatica 2019 R1 Overview

“This R1 launch continues the strong momentum from Acumatica Summit, where we received a very positive response to the range of R1 demos that highlighted improved operational performance and more successful business outcomes for our customers,” said Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica. “We are continually honing and refining what many believe is already the single best Cloud ERP solution available today.”

Acumatica's 2019 R1 applications continue to expand in functionality, work seamlessly together across modules, and increase their overall ease-of-use as a result of Acumatica’s xRP platform. In every release, the company improves the underlying system to evolve usability and create more efficient customer experiences.

The new features and enhancements address three specific areas:

  1. Platform Usability.
  2. General Business Applications.
  3. Industry Specific Enhancements

1. Platform Usability

Significant improvements have been made to the Side Panel UI which displays a view of the details of a row on an inquiry screen without leaving that screen. User Defined Fields usability has been advanced for adding new fields in multiple forms in each of the modules without a programmer. New custom colors within the user interface (UI) give a company the ability to specify the primary color displayed for central and branch locations to avoid confusion and human error. Conditional highlighting Inquiries provide visual clues on rows or columns of a generic inquiry.

Additional platform enhancements include improved help search with Machine Learning (ML). Multifactor authentication provides increased security. The Progress Bar for long-running processing appears in a pop-up window to provide insight to completion percentage, as well as to the elapsed and remaining running time of the process.

New end-user training is also being shipped with Acumatica 2019 R1. Available at no charge on Acumatica Open University, end-users can learn everything about the Acumatica software solution from reporting to system administration.

2. General Business Applications

Based on these and many more platform improvements, Acumatica has also been able to deliver significant new enhancements to these business applications:

Financial Management

A predefined list of currencies reduces the effort in maintaining exchange rates and managing transactions in multiple currencies. Support for Different Financial Calendars allows companies with multiple legal entities within the same tenant to have different fiscal year-end dates. Recognition of Revenue from Customer Contracts provides additional support for contracts with multiple performance obligations, including fair market value, re-allocation pool, term start/end dates, and pro-rated fair market value in compliance with ASC 606 and IFRS 15. Credit Card Processing Improvements leverages the updated Authorize.Net plug-in for greater PCI compliance. Tokenizing credit cards allows greater security for credit card payments.

Project Accounting

With multi-currency project accounting, users can enter project transactions in different currencies and maintain projects in both the base currency and the project currency. Project budget forecasts by period allow comparisons of actual project costs and incomes with the forecasted, original and revised budget amounts for each financial period. Company-Specific Financial Periods enables companies in the same tenant to have different fiscal year-end dates, which is particularly valuable for businesses that share vendors, stock items, and employees. Revenue Recognition for projects recognizes the revenue when performance obligations are satisfied, including those fulfilled made over multiple periods of time.

3. Industry Specific Solutions

Order and Inventory Management

Warehouse Management System (WMS) provides distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and eCommerce firms support for medium and large warehouses with operations such as picking, packaging, PO receiving, putting away, transferring, and physical counting by using barcode scanners (or mobile devices with a scanning option).

Field Services

New calendar board allows rotating the personnel vs. time axis, changing the time range to show schedules for one week or one month, and more. Location tracking uses the mobile devices of service personnel to locate and record the GPS location of the device. “One-click” invoicing enables the easy closing of an order, accounting for inventory, and generating of an invoice from a service order or an appointment.

Manufacturing

During 2018, product configurator, estimating and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) were added to the product line. Now in 2019 R1, engineering change control and finite capacity planning have been enhanced. Engineering change handles the workflow and approvals from the request through the creation of the change order and the update of the bill of material (BOM). Finite capacity plans at the workstation and machine level. This facilitates quoting accurate ship dates to customers with capable-to-promise (CTP) while more effectively scheduling machines, tools, maintenance, vacation days, and those short turn-around special requests from important customers.

And much more...

For more information, check out Acumatica 2019 R1 full details.

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For 30 years, Collins Computing has been selling and supporting accounting software solutions. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Exclusively focused on implementing the best ERP solutions to the mid-market,  our success has been proven with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and Acumatica Cloud ERP installations and implementations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Diego County, Riverside county, Ventura county and San Bernardino county), Phoenix Arizona and Oregon.

Our staff is all about excellence and customer satisfaction.  We can handle all your needs, from implementation, customization, and ongoing support.  With our team working for you, you will get access to not only the best ERP solutions on the market but the best onsite and offsite support and training.

To learn more about how Collins Computing can help bring your company up to date on the latest Cloud ERP technology and systems, Contact our Expert ERP Team Today.

        

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Collins Computing's very own Abra Gilman Senior Consultant recently put together a comprehensive PDF explaining the advantages for existing customers in upgrading to the latest version of Dynamics GP.

How and why to take advantage of an upgrade

Do I have to upgrade?

  • You pay enhancement, you might as well take advantage of all the new features and technology!
  • Year-end updates don't go back more than 3 releases
  • GP 2015 will have a year-end update this year, but the end date for primary support is April 14, 2020

Version to Version GP 2018 R2

There is no direct upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2. (You will have to do at LEAST to hops).

  • GP 2015, you need to be on 14.00.1159 to get directly to 2018 R2
  • GP 2016, you need to be on 16.00.0741 to get to latest 2018 R2

Management Reporter 2012 CU16 is compatible with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 (With a patch for SQL 2017)

Check out the full Dynamics GP Upgrade PDF presentation here.

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We have put together a summary of the enhancements to Dynamics GP for the Dynamics GP 2018 R2 release.

Financial enhancements

Monthly recurring batches
With the release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, users can specify if a monthly or bi-monthly recurring batch must end on the last day of the month in Payables, Receivables, and Inventory Management. When marked, it will automatically set the posting date to the last day of the month. So, if the batch is posted the next posting date would be set to May 31. This is great because before (and without the box checked) it would default the posting date to May 30.

Exclude items on the HITB report with zero quantity or value
Additional options are added to the Historical Inventory Trial Balance report so that you can exclude items with zero quantity or zero value.

Transaction-level post through G/L
Users can now post through the general ledger at the transaction level in several windows. A new option has been added to Posting Setup to allow transactions to post through the general ledger if marked to post through.

Duplicate check numbers
You can now prevent or enable the use of duplicate check numbers for more than just Payables Checks by setting or clearing the Duplicate Check Numbers field in the Checkbook Maintenance window. If the field is cleared, then Dynamics GP will prevent users from using a duplicate check number in the Bank Transaction Entry, Miscellaneous Checks, and Payroll Manual Check-Adjustment Entry windows.

Don't display inactive checkbooks in the lookup
Users can choose to exclude inactive checkbooks in the Checkbooks Lookup window with this new feature in Dynamics GP 2018 R2. We are simplifying the default checkbook on batches and making the lookup easier with an option to not see inactive checkbooks.

Bulk update master records as inactive from navigation lists
In Dynamics GP 2018 R2, users can inactivate and reactivate master records for accounts, checkbooks, customers, salespeople, vendors, employees, and items from Navigation Lists. Additionally, users can inactivate one employee at a time from navigation lists.

Purchasing enhancements

Checkbook ID defaults on computer check batch
The Checkbook ID defaults in when you create a check batch in the Select Payments window, Edit Payment Batch window, and Batch Entry window when computer check is the origin. Set up the default in the Payables Management Setup window.

Allow partial purchase on a purchase requisition from a purchase order
When you create a purchase order, you can now enter a quantity that is less than the total quantity requested. This is also possible if you create a purchase order from one or more requisitions.

Add vendor document number to Purchasing All-in-One View
The vendor's document number now shows in the Purchasing All-in-One Document View. With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2, users can now view the Applied-To Document Number that is associated with payments, credit memos, and returns in the Purchasing All-In-One View window. The all-in-one view is great for viewing related documents but most times the vendor document number is the one known, not the document number. Therefore, it has been added in the payments and credit documents columns for easy reference.

Send a purchase order using another template
A new option to send a purchase order as an email using the format "Other format" has been added to the Purchase Order Entry and Purchase Order Inquiry Zoom windows. this means that users can choose if they want to email the Blank Paper or the Other form. This can be useful if you are using different purchase order formats depending on the type of vendor that the purchase order is being emailed to.

Warning when the vendor is on hold
If you are entering a payables transaction for a vendor that is marked as on hold, you now get a visual indicator. This is similar to the customer hold status that was implemented in an earlier version of Dynamics GP. Additionally, Dynamics GP throws a warning message when a user attempts to enter a transaction when the vendor is on hold.

Sales enhancements

Retain Ship-To-Address Name with Customer Modifier
In Dynamics GP 2018 R2, the Ship-To-Address Name value is retained when a customer is modified with the Customer Combiner and Modifier Utility. To open the Customer Combiner and Modifier Utility, in the Dynamics GP menu, choose Tools, point to Utilities, choose Sales, and then choose Customer Combiner and Modifier.

New SmartList for deposits associated with unposted sales transactions
In Dynamics GP 2018 R2, users can easily view deposit amounts associated with unposted sales invoices and orders through the new Deposits on Unposted Sales Transactions SmartList. This SmartList is a new option under Sales Transactions so you can quickly see customers that have put a deposit on a sales transaction, but the sales transaction hasn't been posted. No more searching through the sales records to see the deposits, now you have a new SmartList to view the details. This new default SmartList is filtered to look at Sales Order WORK transactions (SOP10100) with a Deposit Received amount (DEPRECATED field) greater than zero.

Additional sort options in Sales Order Processing Item Inquiry
In the Sales Order Processing Item Inquiry window, a new field with sort options has been added to the window so that you can change the display within the scrolling window. The sort options include Item Number, Document Number, Document Type, Document Date, and Customer ID. Item Number will be the default sort when the window is opened.

Sales Order Transaction Navigation List-Print Document option for Functional or Originating Currency
With Dynamics GP 2018 R2, there is a new option when printing documents from the Sales Order Transactions Navigation List window that allows you to choose if you want to print the document in the Originating or Functional currency. In the Currency to Print field, a new option for Functional lets you print the invoice in the company's currency. The default currency is still Originating but now you have the option to print in Functional currency from the navigation list. After you mark a document or documents on the Sales Order Transactions Navigation List window, you can select the Print Documents action dropdown on the Action Pane. In this window, you will see a new option labeled Currency To Print.

Print and email sales documents at the same time
We have added the ability to both print and email sales documents at the same time in three areas. This feature will be useful in allowing you to print and email sales invoices all in one process. Previously you would have been required to print the document or range of documents, and then once that process was completed, you would have to go back into the window, mark the documents again and email the documents.

Email customer statements
In the Customer Maintenance window, you can now email statements with the click of a button. A new email button can be found on the Menu bar of the Customer Maintenance window.

Human resources & payroll enhancements

Payroll check register FICA totals
The report has employee and employer FICA amounts and a total for both. The following FICA totals have been added to the Payroll Check Register report: FICA Medicare = Employee FICA Medicare total + Employer FICA Medicare total FICA Social Security = Employee Social Security total + Employer Social Security total.

Changes to Payroll Check Register Report
Two new calculated fields added to the Payroll Check Register report to accommodate the ability to view these totals: FICA Med Total Owed, FICA Soc Total Owed. The Payroll Check Register report can be printed after checks are 'calculated' (pre-posting report), and/or during the Payroll Computer Check posting process.

Start and end dates for pay codes
With the release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, users can assign a start date and/or an end date to pay codes in the Employee Maintenance window. This functionality is similar to the start/end dates that are already used for benefits and deductions in the Payroll module. This new feature will allow users to setup new pay codes without having to worry about when to start using them, or when to inactivate those they no longer wish to use. This will be very useful to you when you are activating a new hire and terminating an existing salary employee.

Shared maximums for benefits and deductions
It is now possible to assign a shared calendar year maximum for groups of benefits and/or groups of deductions. This will be a huge benefit to your organization for employees who may contribute to two 401K plans.

Workflow

Dynamics GP 2018 R2 includes a new Sales Transaction Approval workflow where you can create approvals based on several conditions such as whether a customer credit limit is exceeded on the transaction or not. Not only can you set workflow approval on customer credit limits, but you can set workflow approvals on all transaction types in Sales Transaction Entry. We added a new email message to work with sales transactions, just like the other workflow types. Workflow history is displayed in inquiry windows too.

System enhancements

Password maximum length
In Dynamics GP 2018 R2, the maximum length for a user's password is increased to 21 characters, from the previous 15 characters. This is very similar to other Microsoft products, for example, Microsoft SQL Server.

Password expiration notification
Dynamics GP 2018 R2 now provides users with a notification 7 days in advance of their login password expiring. This allows users to proactively update their passwords before the expiration date specified in the password policy configured by the system administrator.

Hide Business Analyzer in navigation lists for all users and all lists
System administrators can now turn off Business Analyzer for the Home Page and/or navigation lists at the system level in the System Preferences window. These are global settings to make it easier to turn off the feature if companies are not using Business Analyzer.

SmartList Designer favorites display in navigation lists
SmartList Favorites created via SmartList Designer will now appear in the SmartList Favorites navigation lists.

Intelligent Edge - Intelligent Cloud Insights
With the release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, you will notice a new tab on your home page: Intelligent Cloud Insights. Essentially, you can connect your Dynamics GP to a Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud tenant that you can synchronize data to. This enables cloud scenarios for your Dynamics GP that will then show in the Intelligent Cloud Insights tab with insights from machine learning and other cloud scenarios.

For a more in-depth list please visit: What’s New in Dynamics GP 2018 R2

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PC Mag tested and compare 10 leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for companies ready to move to the next stage of growth. Acumatica Cloud ERP received the PC MAG editors choice award.

Read the full PC Mag review here

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Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, U.S., Acumatica sells its solutions through value-added resellers (VARs) and private-label OEM partners, such as Visma and MYOB. Acumatica goes to market globally through its partner network. Acumatica operates in multiple geographies, but relies heavily on partners for localizations. It focuses on small and midsize organizations and has customers in many geographic regions with the majority in North America. Services-centric industries are its largest vertical segment, but product-centric customers are growing in number. Its resource-based licensing model is popular with customers.

Acumatica is a “born in the cloud” solution. The Acumatica ERP suite version 2018 R1 includes distribution and manufacturing capabilities, along with financials and CRM functionality. Recently, Acumatica has made progress in pursuing the construction vertical. The 2018 R1 solution is designed for midsize enterprise customers and deployed in the Acumatica public cloud, which runs on Amazon Web Services, or a private cloud of the customer’s choice (either on-premises or at a hosted facility). Acumatica provides a cloud development platform, the Acumatica Cloud xRP Platform, that offers many of the capabilities of a platform as a service.

Acumatica is a Niche Player in this Magic Quadrant, due to its good core functionality for midsize organizations and its flexibility to support extension of the functionality delivered by partners. Acumatica lacks some depth of capability for product-centric organizations, compared with other vendors in this Magic Quadrant. Extended capabilities are often provided through its partner network, and may be dependent on the partner selected. Acumatica is seeing significant expansion and certification of its partner network.

  • Acumatica received high scores from surveyed reference customers for its product’s ability to meet their needs. The wide range of APIs available, coupled with the flexibility of the Cloud xRP platform and the range of partner apps, means that Acumatica 2018 R1 is well-aligned with Gartner’s vision for postmodern ERP.
  • Acumatica has a strong focus on midsize organizations and a partner strategy that is well-suited to that market segment, enabling it to serve multiple industries and geographies.
  • Surveyed reference customers praised the product’s ease of use and the speed at which users were able to start using it with minimal training. They scored Acumatica highly for its support. Acumatica’s growing partner ecosystem is enhancing the availability and capability of product support.

For more information, Gartner Magic Quadrant Review of Acumatica Cloud ERP.

For 30 years, Collins Computing has been selling and supporting accounting software solutions. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Exclusively focused on implementing the best ERP solutions to the mid-market,  our success has been proven with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and Acumatica Cloud ERP installations and implementations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Diego County, Riverside county, Ventura county and San Bernardino county), Phoenix Arizona and Oregon.

Our staff is all about excellence and customer satisfaction.  We can handle all your needs, from implementation, customization, and ongoing support.  With our team working for you, you will get access to not only the best ERP solutions on the market but the best onsite and offsite support and training.

To learn more about how Collins Computing can help bring your company up to date on the latest Cloud ERP technology and systems, Contact our Expert ERP Team Today.

        

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Learn the differences between true cloud and fake cloud technology in this new white paper.

Learn how Acumatica is poised to deliver more value for your business in its “next chapter.”

With a successful 10-year run in the industry, Acumatica has built a reputation for satisfying its 4,000 midmarket ERP customers. Now Acumatica is poised to achieve aggressive goals in its next phase of growth.

How could this benefit your business? Find out in a free article.

“Acumatica has continued to differentiate against some of its rivals by including top-tier support and sandboxes in its standard subscription contracts. This steady focus on service has helped it to boost its Net Promoter Score (NPS) from -17 in the early days to +22 today—even as many of its competitors continue to languish in negative NPS territory.”

In “Acumatica’s Next Chapter: Building on Solid Ground,” you’ll learn:

  • Why Acumatica has stuck with its partner-centric sales model all along.
  • How Acumatica increased cloud adoption without “pushing” the cloud.
  • What’s behind Acumatica’s high customer satisfaction rates.
  • Seven key initiatives Acumatica is pursuing in Phase 3.
  • Why Acumatica is a “refreshing, independent alternative” for midmarket ERP.

Don’t miss this insider’s perspective on why Acumatica provides an impressive cloud ERP option for your business. Read the article now.

This article is offered by Acumatica, a leading provider of cloud business management software that gives mid-sized companies a complete, real-time view of their businesses—anytime, anywhere.

For more information, Get the free Cloud ERP: What’s coming next whitepaper here.

For 30 years, Collins Computing has been selling and supporting accounting software solutions. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Exclusively focused on implementing the best ERP solutions to the mid-market,  our success has been proven with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and Acumatica Cloud ERP installations and implementations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Diego County, Riverside county, Ventura county and San Bernardino county), Phoenix Arizona and Oregon.

Our staff is all about excellence and customer satisfaction.  We can handle all your needs, from implementation, customization, and ongoing support.  With our team working for you, you will get access to not only the best ERP solutions on the market but the best onsite and offsite support and training.

To learn more about how Collins Computing can help bring your company up to date on the latest Cloud ERP technology and systems, Contact our Expert ERP Team Today.

        

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Learn the differences between true cloud and fake cloud technology in this new white paper.

Want greater visibility into all your projects and budget information? Cloud construction management systems can deliver—but only if they’re built the right way. Unfortunately, the market is flooded with “fake cloud” solutions. How can you tell the difference?

Find out in a new white paper from Acumatica. This is a must-read for any construction firm that’s considering a move to the cloud.

“Before you try to solve your team’s biggest productivity challenges in the cloud, you should know what distinguishes one cloud solution from another and which features and capabilities are most important.”

True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: How Construction Companies Can Tell the Difference
In “True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: How Construction Companies Can Tell the Difference,” you’ll learn:

  • What’s preventing your mobile devices from serving up the real-time information your teams crave.
  • Four ways to boost productivity with cloud construction management software.
  • How to spot legacy systems that are posing as cloud solutions.
  • Eight ways to identify true cloud construction software.
  • Where to get a custom demo of cloud construction ERP.

This helpful document could prevent you from choosing a system that doesn’t deliver what it promises. Download it now.

This white paper is offered by Acumatica, a leading provider of cloud business management software that gives mid-sized contractors a complete, real-time view of their businesses—anytime, anywhere.

For more information, Get the free Acumatica 2018 R2 whitepaper here.

For 30 years, Collins Computing has been selling and supporting accounting software solutions. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Exclusively focused on implementing the best ERP solutions to the mid-market,  our success has been proven with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and Acumatica Cloud ERP installations and implementations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Diego County, Riverside county, Ventura county and San Bernardino county), Phoenix Arizona and Oregon.

Our staff is all about excellence and customer satisfaction.  We can handle all your needs, from implementation, customization, and ongoing support.  With our team working for you, you will get access to not only the best ERP solutions on the market but the best onsite and offsite support and training.

To learn more about how Collins Computing can help bring your company up to date on the latest Cloud ERP technology and systems, Contact our Expert ERP Team Today.

        

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Acumatica Cloud ERP 2018 R2 Feature Review
Acumatica 2018 R2 Overview

Acumatica 2018 R2 includes significant improvements in Acumatica Technology xRP Platform, Best in Class Business Functionality, and Industry Specific Solutions.

The new features and enhancements address three specific areas:

  1. Customer satisfaction enhancements in response to feedback we’ve received from our customers and partners.
  2. Usability improvements that streamline operations.
  3. Compliance regulations

These continuous improvements increase the value of each customer’s investment in their Acumatica solution.

1. Acumatica Technology and xRP Platform
Mobile functionality has always been one of Acumatica’s top priorities. In 2018 R2, you’ll see usability improvements such as push notifications, navigation, and customization updates. In addition, our user interface now includes targeted pop-up notes, branch navigation, and improved date management.

Reporting now displays pivot tables along with the Generic Inquiries. Also, you can add a side panel in the Generic Inquiry function that allows users to manage the details of specific records in an inquiry using the same screen. If you create and distribute regular reporting packages, the new release allows you to string reports together by creating multiple reports and merging them into a single package before sending them as an HTML or PDF file.

2. Best in Class Business Functionality

Financial Management is the heart of the Acumatica platform. We’ve made significant enhancements to close financial periods by company by providing different financial periods to manage books separately for each company in the same tenant. This means multi-entity companies can now close books independently of one another. We’re also providing a Tax Calculation Integration Plug-In to support a choice of sales tax calculation providers. And as promised, we’re offering more functionality to support ASC 606 compliance in deferred revenue recognition.

For Project Accounting we’re releasing labor cost rates and project labor cost accounting integrated with payroll. Also, new project quotes (convert opportunity to project) simplify project sales and pricing by supporting complex quote processes. This usability enhancement supports a connected business in which people on the road can work collaboratively with project managers to create quotes and easily convert them to projects.

CRM upgrades include Outlook integration enhancements that will link email activities with any contact in the system. The new Portal setup by branch allows users to display financial documents associated with all companies and branches, which enables organizations with multiple companies and branches to better control information that is visible to specific customers. This release also includes GDPR Compliance Tools to safeguard handling personal data. These tools let users protect personal data and restrict its processing.

3. Industry Specific Solutions

Distribution Edition offers several ease-of-use improvements. Improved discount functionality will save time in sales, order management, purchasing, and accounting. New landed cost document types capture and allocate landed costs while streamlining purchase receipt processing. They also provide landed cost allocation capabilities. The purchase return process enhances control over returns, including the necessary accounting transactions. Improvements to shipping functionality enable you to accurately match freight costs to shipments and reduce operating costs.

Manufacturing Edition delivers enhancements in Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), equipping manufacturers to consistently and cost-effectively set accurate and reliable delivery dates. Engineering Change Control provides additional revision status controls in the BOM to help you simplify and control product changes, improve product design, and reduce costs. Production Management enhancements streamline production of a stock item and simplify production management. For project-centric manufacturers, the new Project Accounting integration improves project visibility while reducing operating costs over multiple production runs so that businesses can determine profitability for large jobs and contracts.

Field Service Edition provides new functionality for creating a sales quote and a service order from an opportunity, along with the ability to easily copy notes and attachments into orders. Service orders can allocate items and display calculated tax amounts. To address the needs of repair and maintenance companies, we added inventory allocation controls and scheduling improvements that will help organizations ensure parts are ready when appointments are scheduled. Updates to pre-payment and tax calculation on orders make it possible for field workers to complete transactions while on the job. Improved cost tracking provides insights on service order profitability.

Commerce Edition improvements support omni-channel sales. We provided additional sales order processing workflows so that transactions originating from online systems with up-front payments can be processed and calculated differently from transactions entered by salespeople with payment terms.

Construction Edition includes enhancements to the Procore integration for managing field operations through real-time access, as well as upgrades to construction project management. Requests for Information (RFIs) improvements include a lifecycle management capability for requests, notifications, tracking, automatic email linking, and conversions from RFIs to change requests. New project issue management equips all team members to document, communicate, and manage issues on phones, tablets, and computers. Compliance improvements include automatic processing—for example, when a check is issued, Acumatica links it to the Lien Waiver on the bill and pre-fills the amount. Usability enhancements include adding stored materials to pro forma invoices, as well as import and export scenarios to update cost to complete, percentage of completion, and cost of completion for Work in Process (WIP) reporting.

And much more...

For more information, check out Acumatica 2018 R2 full details.

What's new in Acumatica Cloud ERP 2018 R1 - YouTube

For 30 years, Collins Computing has been selling and supporting accounting software solutions. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Exclusively focused on implementing the best ERP solutions to the mid-market,  our success has been proven with hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP and Acumatica Cloud ERP installations and implementations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Diego County, Riverside county, Ventura county and San Bernardino county), Phoenix Arizona and Oregon.

Our staff is all about excellence and customer satisfaction.  We can handle all your needs, from implementation, customization, and ongoing support.  With our team working for you, you will get access to not only the best ERP solutions on the market but the best onsite and offsite support and training.

To learn more about how Collins Computing can help bring your company up to date on the latest Cloud ERP technology and systems, Contact our Expert ERP Team Today.

        

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