Acumatica 2020 R1 was introduced in Las Vegas on January 28, 2020. A few changes are being made to the Cloud ERP system, with several additions that will increase functionality. Acumatica is clearly committed to advancing technology and expanding the user experience. This latest semi-annual release of the software was discussed in keynotes and breakout sessions at the Acumatica Summit 2020. Some of the most important features of the new version were revealed, including:
Integration of Omnichannel Commerce with BigCommerce
BigCommerce integration provides omnichannel sales support, so organizations can integrate sales, delivery and customer service. This added functionality expands how a company can interact with customers and supports B2B and B2C models.
Integration with Adobe Document Cloud
Acumatica now works with Adobe Sign, so businesses can capitalize on cloud-based e-signatures. Documents can be sent, signed and tracked using a browser or mobile device. This new feature enables more streamlined document management and contract management.
Users can now create expense reports with a mobile camera. Additional mobile functionality includes recording travel and break time on service calls and attaching captured images to data records. A quick add button allows faster access to data entry screens. Dashboard caching and pivot table percentage calculations, along with distinct counts, have been added to simplify reporting,
In addition to BigCommerce integration, Acumatica Payroll has been improved to minimize overhead expenses. You can run in-house payroll processes from the software to speed paycheck delivery. Added features include salaried and hourly workers, integrated taxes and tax forms, deductions and benefits, flexible payroll periods and timecard integration with overtime rules.
Updated Functions in a Single Business-Wide Software Suite
All industry editions of Acumatica have been enhanced with new features. Acumatica 2020 R1 expands sales and warehouse operations for fast generation, tracking and management of inventory-related items. Warehouse Management now supports rapid fulfillment with wave and batch picking. Acumatica’s new international depreciation enhancements have been added to support companies focused on worldwide expansion.
New project management tools allow users to manage more projects. For example, project balance reconciliation has been simplified, while you can track project progress with improved daily field reports. Weather data (available via the ClimaCell service), photo logs and other data can now be added to reports. You can now also track payments and retainage by lines in accounts receivable.
Acumatica 2020 R1 also lets users track production and costs with native shop floor data collection, which can improve manufacturing operations. The ERP now supports advanced planning with capable-to-promise and what-if scenarios as well. Also highlighted during the release event were Open APIs for integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to drive automation and efficiency.
About Acumatica Cloud ERP
Acumatica Cloud ERP is a complete business management solution that supports manufacturing, distribution, retail/e-commerce, manufacturing and construction industries. It provides a complete audit trail of changes and full CRM functionality to improve customer support.
We have worked with many companies in the implementation of Acumatica. The software scales with your business as it grows. To learn more or schedule a free demo, contact us.