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Acumatica Summit 2020 Day One Recap – Acumatica Has Arrived

Seven years ago, at my first Acumatica Summit, I left knowing Polaris Business Solutions needed to become a partner. There was an excitement and a sense of community that I hadn’t seen since early Solomon Software events. At that Summit, cloud ERP was in its infancy and Acumatica’s competitors, and many others, were still doubtful of Acumatica’s future. It was still another year before Acumatica would break the 1,000 customers threshold and the company was only 6 years old. But, the enthusiasm from Acumatica’s employees and partners was convincing. Today, after the first day of Summit 2020 in Las Vegas it is now obvious – Acumatica has arrived.


Dynamics SL Year End Updates for 2019

Microsoft has released the year end updates for the 2019 tax year for Dynamics SL. Although there were no changes to the 1099 or W-2 form, the update did include some changes for Payroll.



Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL: Dashboards

Your ERP system has a wealth of information about the health of your business, so getting the right data to the right users in a timely fashion can help you take corrective action if necessary. One of the most popular ways to provide users with relevant data is through dashboards. When comparing the options current Dynamics SL users have compared to Acumatica users there is certainly a big difference.


SQL Server 2019 Now Available for Dynamics SL 2018

Microsoft Dynamics announced today that SQL Server 2019 is now available from the Dynamics SL price list.  SQL Server 2019 is unified only with Dynamics SL 2018.  So, you can NOT run it with SL 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Tracking Project Budget Overruns in Acumatica

Beginning with Acumatica ERP 2019 R2, the system will check as users are entering documents against the cost budget of a project, taking into account what is remaining on the budget and warn users of the situation. A new inquiry screen is also available to review all the overruns.


Acumatica 2019 R2 Now Available

Acumatica has announced the 2019 R2 release is now generally available. This continues Acumatica commitment to provide two upgrades a year and with over 100 improvements and new features there is something in this update for everyone. Most improvements came as suggestions from customers, developers and partners. Here are just a few highlights of the new release:


Five Reasons to Migrate to Cloud-based Accounting Software

Whether it’s a hosted approach (where you run your traditional accounting software on a remote, web-accessible server) or an SaaS solution (here, an outside vendor sells you access to their software, which accumulates, stores, manages, allows you to analyze your financial data) – there are, pun intended, a host of reasons to take a hard look at the cloud. And lest you assume we’re biased, I’ll just point out Polaris is an integrator that has long experience with, and a deep appreciation of, both traditional, on-premises accounting software and the new breed of web-based solutions. So, it’s with a legitimate measure of objectivity that we can enumerate our top five reasons to migrate your accounting function to the cloud.


Acumatica Screens Not Loading with Chrome v76

Acumatica recently announced an issue with Google Chrome Version 76 that will prevent the main screen (or any screen) from displaying any data in Acumatica.  There is both a workaround and a fix for this issue.


Dynamics SL 2018 CU2 Is Now Available

Microsoft has released Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) and it is now available for download. Below is a summary of some of the enhancements:


Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL : Project Setup

Microsoft Dynamics SL has always had a strong reputation for project accounting going back decades.  Project Maintenance and the setup of the Project Controller module help define how Dynamics SL will function and is key to any successful implementation.  Acumatica provides its users project functionality as well, so how do the main setup options compare with Dynamics SL?