keynote Ali Ali Jani- (Chief Product Officer) leads the keynote address and activities on the second day of Summit

Day two at the annual Acumatica summit brought more news and exhibition of things to come in Acumatica and in the impending 2020 R1 release. Acumatica is emphasizing a number of elements in their product strategy with particular emphasis on AI:

  • User Experience - Improving user interface performance
  • Automation and Personalization– Machine learning—e.g., text recognition; over time process will become more automated as tendencies are learned. Pre-built integrations

Usability enhancements to 2020 R1 include: the ability to set your own data refresh, CRM launch from directly from the menu to reduce clicks, pull in side panels with more detail, real time file image capture from mobile device

Acumatica presented its new workflow automation engine and demonstrated an example of how seamless a workflow and approval starts from CRM to field dispatch and into payroll (Marketing, Sales to Dispatch) though computer or mobile device. Acumatica has created a new workflow engine that can be modified without code making the end user experience more accessible. Open buttons are now configurable as well as the ability to approve work and have it go directly to payroll. In field service travel features have been added to the mobile app. Starting points can be added in real time through a time log. This is intended to give clients an exact picture of cost. Acumatica presented its new workflow automation engine and demonstrated an example of how seamless a workflow and approval starts from CRM to field dispatch and into payroll (Marketing, Sales to Dispatch) though computer or mobile device. Acumatica has created a new workflow engine that can be modified without code making the end user experience more accessible. Open buttons are now configurable as well as the ability to approve work and have it go directly to payroll. In field service travel features have been added to the mobile app. Starting points can be added in real time through a time log. This is intended to give clients an exact picture of cost. 

Acumatica’s eCommerce Suite is now fully integrated with Big Commerce and continues to have connections with several other shopping cars such as Magento, Shopify, etc. Acumatica has made updates to warehouse management by adding wave and batch picking. A demonstration of  how Acumatica interacts with robotics in warehouse picking and shipping wowed the audience.  

What down the road? 

  • More collaboration—e.g., Adobe, MS Teams, etc.
  • Image Recognition 
  • loT devices 
  • Scanless picking