When Acumatica announced all the new features in the Acumatica 2019 R2 rollout, they promised increased productivity and accelerated growth. This new release did not disappoint. With exciting new integrations and enhancements, this is the most user-friendly release yet. Acumatica 2019 R2 has plenty to delight both current and potential users. Let’s take a look.
The Acumatica 2019 R2 release is focused on increased productivity which of course means new usability enhancements. These include new mobile-enabled user-defined fields, which gives mobile users the same flexibility that desktop users already enjoy. Conditional formatting and an advanced workflow engine with global messaging capabilities greatly improve efficiency throughout the system and save time for users. Lastly, a new Pivot Table Widget for Dashboards lets uses take actions based on summary information.
New Partner Integrations
Through its Feedback Site, Acumatica was able to hear from customers, partners, and developers what features needed adding or refreshing. This also brought about some brand new partner integrations for Acumatica 2019 R2.
Microsoft’s Power BI business analytics service provides interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities. The interface offers users the ability to create their own reports and dashboards. It’s simple enough that most novice users can get the hang of it quickly and make their own reports and dashboards in short order.
Tableau is a familiar name to many companies. This software is well-known for its excellent data visualization capabilities. Companies using Tableau love the fact that they can take data and transform it into many different charts, graphs, and other visualizations to make information easily understood for any audience.
Another familiar name is Google G-Suite. G-Suite offers a popular group of business software tools, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and similar software. Many companies also like G-Suite’s cloud storage and access which enables multiple users to collaborate on a single document at a time.
The good news is all three software companies—Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, and Google G-Suite—now integrate with Acumatica as third-party applications, offering greater flexibility to Acumatica users. They can choose what works best for their needs, with more approved third-party vendors.
Easier Data Migration
Another added feature in Acumatica R2 2019 is the data migration templates. These templates enable new users to migrate existing data easily and seamlessly into Acumatica, as needed.
Improved Financial Management
Looking to apply payments to specific Accounts Payable Documents? The new Acumatica Financial Management aspect enables users to assign partial payments to an entire AP document or to individual document lines, as needed. You can also track retainage by document, AR invoice approval, credit and debit memos, and more.
Accrual of costs for non-stock items provides improved visibility into profitability in advance of expense recognition.
Acumatica Implements User Requests
Acumatica is well known in the software industry for truly listening and responding to customer requests. One area in which the company responded this year is the restricted use of control accounts, preventing out-of-balance mistakes. The payment application process has also been refined to minimize the number of clicks and improve processing speed for multiple payments.
Enhancements to Special Editions
Acumatica produces several special editions for engineering, field service, and construction. This year’s enhancements include:
- Manufacturing Edition: Enhanced Engineering Change Control (ECC), streamlining multiple change requests by optionally grouping for approval and displaying in bill of material comparisons. Bill of Materials (BOM) now includes advanced visualization tools and reports to improve usability. Material Requirements Planning (MRP) also received improved forecasting and exception handling.
- Field Service Edition: New cross-module workflow support with integrated Project Accounting supporting service contracts, project schedules, tasks, and cost codes by service order type. Updated visual calendar boards now include real-time mapping and service appointment travel estimates based on Microsoft Bing mapping service real-time traffic.
- Construction Edition: Daily Field Reports with added tracking for stakeholder visibility. Two-tier change management capabilities enable users to more effectively manage change workflow. An enhanced lien waver functionality reduces accidental or premature vendor payments.
Make the Move to Acumatica 2019 R2 With ASI
Acumatica 2019 R2 empowers businesses with more than ever before to increase productivity and accelerate growth in the most user-friendly version yet. With more than 100 upgrades, enhancements, and cutting-edge features, this is an ERP software that you do not want to miss.
Whether you’re looking for direction in your upgrade or considering moving to Acumatica for the very first time to take advantage of all these upgrades, having a partner like Accounting Systems Inc. can improve your chances at Acumatica success. Find out how Acumatica 2019 R2 could go to work for your business. Connect with an expert now.