Acumatica continuously strives to provide customers with the greatest return on their investment by providing improvements that increase the value of the Acumatica software contribution. Acumatica 2018 R2 is no exception. Released late September 2018, this newest release includes enhancements that specifically address customer satisfaction, usability, and compliance.
Let’s take a deeper look at the upgrades and enhancements.
Acumatica Technology and xRP Platform
The ability to access information on the go is increasingly important in this economy. Acumatica has always had a finger on the pulse of mobile functionality and the 2018 R2 release is no exception. Users will now see push notifications, navigation, and customization updates. The user interface features targeted pop-up notes, branch navigation, and improved data management.
Manage the details of certain records in reporting with pivot tables and side panels. With the new release, you can connect reports to each other by merging multiple reports into a single package before sending.
There are even some personal enhancements in 2018 R2. A new welcome page provides resource links upon sign-in. Use pop-up notes to increase productivity. For users with multiple entities, 2018 R2 features improved navigation between companies and branches for increased usability and productivity.
Best in Class Business Functionality
Users are constantly seeking better, faster, and more accurate ways to manage their financial periods and reporting. Acumatica 2018 R2 features significant enhancements for closing financial periods by company; by enabling different financial periods, multi-entity companies can close books independently of each other. Other functionalities now provide for sales tax calculation and support for ASC 606 and deferred revenue recognition.
In project accounting, users can access labor cost rates and project labor cost accounting that is integrated with payroll. Complex quote processes are supported, meaning that users who are out and about on the road can work with project managers back in the office to create quotes and convert to projects.
For CRM, Acumatica 2018 R2 brings Microsoft Outlook integration enhancements to link emails to contacts in the system. With the new portal by branch, easily view financial documents for all companies and branches, giving you better information control and visibility. Finally, 2018 R2 features GDPR compliance tools to keep personal data protected and restrict how it can be processed.
Industry Specific Solutions
Each edition of Acumatica 2018 R2 has its own set of improved solutions. Find landed cost document types for streamlining purchase receipt processing in Distribution Edition. This edition also features enhanced purchase return process and shipping functionality improvements for accurate freight costs and cost savings.
On the Manufacturing side, Acumatica 2018 R2 has enhanced Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) for setting more accurate delivery dates Users can make product controls easier and simpler with Engineering Change Control. Streamline production of stock items while also simplifying production management. Some manufacturers lean toward a project-centric approach, where Acumatica 2018 R2’s ability to improve visibility while reducing costs empowers businesses to improve project visibility while reducing operating costs.
If you’re using Field Service Edition, you’ll enjoy fresh functionality to create sales quotes and service orders straight from an opportunity, copying all notes and attachments over into the resulting order. Other perks include the ability to allocate items, display calculated tax amounts, plus added inventory allocation controls and scheduling improvements. Pre-payment and tax calculation updates also make on-the-job transactions easier to complete.
For the Construction Edition, upgrades give you real-time access to manage field operations and construction project management. Now add lifecycle management capability along with notifications, tracking, email linking, and conversion from RFIs to change requests. A brand-new project issue management function provides the ability to document and communicate issues via desktop or mobile, and compliance improvements now allow for automatic processing. Even more usability enhancements give you the option to add stored materials to invoices and import/export scenarios for cost completion reporting.
Last but certainly not least, the Commerce Edition of Acumatica 2018 R2 now supports omni-channel sales. Now you can keep online sales with up-front payments processing separate from transactions that include payment terms.
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That’s a lot of new to handle in one release! But, you don’t have to worry about figuring it out on your own. Whether you’re an Acumatica first-timer or a long-time user, ASI has the Acumatica knowledge to provide you with the software solutions and education that you need for business growth. Contact our Acumatica experts today to see how 2018 R2 can benefit your business and bottom line