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Acumatica 2019 R1 Now Available

Acumatica has announced the 2019 R1 release is now generally available. This continues Acumatica’s commitment to enhance the product with two major updates a year. Platform usability, general business applications and industry specific enhancements highlight the areas in this release. Some of the improvements are highlighted below:

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Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL : Project Allocations

Microsoft Dynamics SL has always had a strong reputation for project accounting going back to the Smith, Dennis and Gaylord (SDG) days. One area that was always a differentiator was the Allocator module. With the Allocator module users are able to calculate and post new transactions to post to the GL and to the project. These transactions may apply indirect costs, like fringe and overhead, calculate fees and revenue or create asset entries to WIP, CIP or Unbilled A/R.

So how does Acumatica’s functionality compare to Dynamics SL’s for project allocations? We take a look at some areas below:

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Acumatica Summit 2019 Day Two

Jon Roskill, Acumatica’s CEO, started off Day Two focusing on Acumatica’s R&D initiatives, which can be carried out by the fact that 74% of all employees work in R&D. This focus is what makes Acumatica a fun company to partner with and the day was filled with a look at near and not too distant future.

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Acumatica Summit 2019 Day One Recap

For those lucky enough to attend in person and pick up a stainless steel tumbler from Miir  or a tasty dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes, two Acumatica customers,  attendees also got to see some exciting new features coming in Acumatica 2019 R1.

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Acumatica 1099-MISC Form Update for 2018

If you are reporting non-employee compensation (NEC) in Box 7 of the 1099-MISC form you must provide payees with their copies AND file those forms with the IRS by January 31, 2019.  Acumatica has released a customization to satisfy this 1099-MISC requirement that allow for the printing of 1099-MISC forms separately for non-employee compensation (NEC) (Box 7).

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Acumatica 2018 R2

Acumatica has announced the 2018 R2 release is now generally available. This update is focused on enhancements in response to customer and partner feedback, improvements that will help streamline operations and meeting compliance regulations like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Some of the improvements are highlighted below:

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Project Change Management in Acumatica 2018 R1

Acumatica has released version 2018 R1 which includes several new features for project users. Today we will highlight one of them – Project Change Orders.

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Acumatica 2018 R1 is Now Available

Acumatica has released its latest version – Acumatica 2018 R1. This is the scheduled spring update to Acumatica 2017 R2. The release consists of four parts:

  1. The General Availability of 2018 R1
  2. Acumatica Construction Edition availability
  3. Acumatica Distribution Edition announcement
  4. Business Intelligence with Reporting, Dashboards and Analytics

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Acumatica 2017 R2 – Our Vote For The Top Five New Features

This month, Acumatica released the latest version of their award-winning ERP software.  Acumatica 2017 R2 comes with a host of new features and we have highlighted the five we find most interesting.

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Say hello to Polaris Hosting!

Effective October 2017, Polaris has launched a hosting service for companies (and Polaris customers, of course!) seeking to run their ERP, accounting, or other business-critical software on a cloud-based platform. The hosting service – which is an alternative to businesses running and maintaining their own servers – offers advantages like improved security, improved reliability, increased server performance, and cost-savings. The new offering is a logical extension of our company’s core business of developing, deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting software solutions from Microsoft Dynamics SL and Acumatica.

“We’ve been helping a wide range of clients manage their Dynamics SL- and Acumatica-based ERP, accounting, and other business software for over 10 years now, almost exclusively on their own servers or in homegrown data centers,” says our founder and president, Todd Delaney. “While there’s nothing inherently wrong with taking a DIY approach to running things on your own box, there can be considerable advantages to moving to the cloud. So, we’re excited to offer that as an option — and a broader service offering of both software and robust, remote servers to run it on.”

In launching Polaris Hosting, we’ve identified and expanded on three key benefits to businesses currently managing their own servers:

  • Lower “IT” costs – Information technology is oftentimes not a core competency of many businesses. By moving software and server management outside, businesses can reduce their “IT” costs or render them more predictable, eliminate headaches, and focus on their mainline business.
  • Scalability – Especially for smaller or growing businesses, needed server capacity, bandwidth, and speed can fluctuate and evolve, making it difficult (and costly) to predict and purchase the right hardware. By ‘leasing’ space in the cloud, servers can be added (or even scaled back) to stay in step with demand, web traffic, or common business fluctuations; companies reduce the risk of purchasing and maintaining equipment that can quickly become obsolete; and, with Polaris Hosting, customers can establish a ‘hybrid’ approach of in-house and cloud-based servers to migrate to the cloud gradually – or choose between a privately held or “public” server farm (such as Amazon or Microsoft Azure).
  • Superior security – In the face of ever-evolving security environment, Polaris’ hosting service increases confidence, thanks to added protection, automatic server software updates (no need to track and manage updates, patches, and upgrades in-house), robust back-up power, and well-defined/documented disaster recovery.

Current and prospective Polaris customers interested in learning more about the hosting services now available from Polaris Business Solutions can initiate a no-cost server audit, consultation, and estimate with a simple email.