It’s an exciting time of year—update season. Following the largest-ever Acumatica Summit—an event at which Cloud 9 ERP brought home the awards and an event where R1 2020 was demonstrated to attendees—now Acumatica is putting the updates into action this March.
At Cloud 9 ERP Solutions, we’re excited to see another massive update from the Acumatica team, and following our series of Acumatica 2020 R1 demo videos, we would today like to explore the updates coming in this semiannual release.
Please Note: If you’re in the Stamford, CT area on March 10 and would like to learn more about these improvements in person, we invite you to the First Ever Acumatica Northeast Region User Group. Learn more and register here.
What’s New in Acumatica 2020 R1?
As always, Acumatica introduces its new features a month or so before they release them, allowing users, developers, and administrators to prepare for the changes coming to the platform.
Acumatica 2020 R1: Five Principles of Improvement
Set for a late-March release, Acumatica 2020 R1 is built on five principles:
1) Deliver superior usability, allowing you to take back your time
Long considered one of the most usable software options by many analysts, Acumatica has continued to improve the user experience in their latest release. Improved mobility, enhancements to the AI/ML platform, and easier reporting help you get more done faster.
2) Eliminate silos through the introduction of native modules
Another strength of the Acumatica platform was its ability to connect. However, recent months have seen this powerful platform internalize more processes and deliver native modules that enhance the system. In-house payroll, an improved omnichannel experience, and more help you to do more in one single system.
3) Provide best-in-class functionality allowing you to supercharge growth
Acumatica is tailor-made for midmarket growth businesses and delivers best in class capabilities by combining core functions into a single integrated business-wide software suite. A continued focus on improving each module, Acumatica has improved distribution, manufacturing, and international capabilities.
4) Allow easy customization without requiring in-depth coding knowledge
Adding to the usability enhancements, Acumatica has made it possible to customize the solution with even less code than before. Utilize online tools to develop reports, modify workflows, add user-defined fields, and much more without writing a single line of code. Acumatica enables you to tailor your instance to the way that you conduct business.
5) Connect workflows, people, and processes to accelerate business decisions: In today’s business, speed is the name of the game, and connecting workflows is the secret to match the competition. Acumatica has continued to improve on workflows spanning functional boundaries, facilitating communication, orchestrating end-to-end processes, and ramping up the speed of decisions.
Core Functionality Enhancements Coming to Acumatica 2020 R1
With hundreds of improvements ranging from small fixes to new native modules, we can’t
Payroll Comes to Acumatica
Something long requested by users, payroll is now a first-party platform in Acumatica. This will allow managers to handle workers’ comp in multiple states, tackle time entry more easily than ever, e-file state and federal forms, and even process certified and union payroll with all necessary forms.
eCommerce to Connect with BigCommerce
With an Acumatica eCommerce software solution, you can manage eCommerce orders, inventory, picking-packing-shipping, returns, customer support, and accounting from one dashboard. Knowing this, the connection to BigCommerce has been among the top requests by users, and Acumatica delivers.
Acumatica for BigCommerce allows your eCommerce website to be seamlessly integrated with your financials, inventory, operations, and reporting, providing you with a powerful and comprehensive real-time platform that grows with your company. Pair this with sales tax automation, order management, the ShipStation integration, and more, and users will be able to do more and do it better.
Expense Capture—Powered by AI
Expense management has long been a challenge for companies. From the process of approving expenses to the accounting for receipts, one of the most annoying parts of this has been the manual translation from images and their addition to the expense management platform.
Acumatica has incorporated Artificial intelligence and machine learning technology into the spend management process, helping to eliminate the manual data entry for expense reporting and AP bills. Now, with a single photo, you can bring in all the relevant information, with the system learning what means what and delivering continuous improvement to the process.
Though a company who has long worked with Acumatica to deliver a consistent user experience and tight integration, JAAS Solutions was always a separate entity to Acumatica. Until now. Announced earlier in the year, Acumatica has acquired JAAS to ensure continued innovation in the Manufacturing Edition and bring even faster operations.
Among the improvements added to Manufacturing are Shop floor data collection via scanning, Pre-assign lot/serial numbers, Employee scheduling and what-if, Travel and break time recording, Route optimization.
Continued Improvement, the Right Partner: Cloud 9 ERP Solutions and Acumatica
Cloud 9 ERP Solutions provides solutions that can bring you game changing control over your business. With our flag ship ERP Solution in conjunction with decades worth of experience in business consulting, we can help your business grow to new heights.
Not only are we a Gold Certified Acumatica Partner, we took home some pretty prestigious awards at Summit, including the Evangelist Partner Award, as well as nominations for Excellence “Time to Value” Award and Excellence “Commerce” Award. Learn more about our successes, watch our Acumatica Videos and contact us for a demo.