Acumatica 2019 R2 announcement was made at last week’s roadshow in Boston and is now officially available for download to the entire install base. A pre-release was made available to customers last month for a test drive in a live environment. In this official release comes more than 100 new features and improvements. Everyone will benefit from the new features no matter the degree of utility as improvements were made to overall global functionality, platform, core financial suite as well as a number of Acumatica’s ancillary and vertical industry modules. Here are just a few highlights that are new to 2019 R2.acumatica 2019 r2 logo

Platform:

  • Pivot Table Dashboard Widget – Pivot tables are tremendous time savers by letting users quickly summarize large amounts of data into useful reports. Now pivot tables can be displayed on Acumatica dashboards using the Pivot Table Widget
  • 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

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

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