Feature Highlights: SYSPRO 8 2019 R1
SYSPRO Avanti lets users change their own password when logging in, reducing workload on system administrators.
This facility is available from the login screen, similarly to conventional SYSPRO.
- Sales Orders now allow for tax codes to be applied by line item.
- The Quotes search now includes the originating operator.
- The Customer Query now displays Contacts as recorded in Contact Management.
- The Take Payments program now allows operators to review payments before finalizing a transaction.
- A security option has been added to request operator validation before taking payment.
- The Inventory Query program now displays defined custom form fields against stock items.
Invoice numbers and Quotation numbers can now be recorded separately as Point of Sale transactions.
- Supports governance requirements for Sales Tax Reporting
- Ensures sequential POS invoice numbering
Configuring security and ensuring consistency across various operators is a complex process that involves various programs. SYSPRO's Security Settings Dashboard program lets SYSPRO administrators query operator security settings within a single program.
Query and view security information.
Verify which operators have access (and how the access is configured) to various securable entities.
View possible program conflicts.
Amend security configuration in related programs via smart links.
SYSPRO running on Azure provides you with a choice of running SQL Managed Instance or SQL Server running on a Virtual Machine (VM).
With SQL Managed Instance – a cloud-based managed database - you provision the SQL environment based on CPUs, Memory and Disk usage, and SQL Server is automatically configured and enabled for you. There is, therefore, no need for you to provision a separate Windows Server VM and then install and configure SQL Server.
Cost is based on the performance and scale of the managed Instance and this can be reconfigured simply as your needs grow, or even reduce, over time.
Simplified SQL environment setup.
PaaS environment - Automated patching and version updates, automated backups and high availability.
Reduced management overhead and TCO – Improved IT flexibility and responsiveness.
Flexibility to scale-up (and down) as required.
Ability to exchange existing SQL Server licenses for discounted rates on SQL Manged Instance.
The new Hotfix Notification Maintenance program gives you more control over your site deployments.
- View who has conducted deployments on your site.
- Maintain who receives hotfix notifications.
Roaming Users is the technology that provides a consistent personalized experience to each SYSPRO user, regardless of the client PC they use.
In our aim to make SYSPRO simpler, a new system-wide personalization has been added making it easy to configure SYSPRO to support Roaming Users.
The concept of Roaming Users, configuring your server environment and the new system-wide personalization option has been explained in the new technical guide: SYSPRO – Roaming Users, available from the Resources section.
The SYSPRO 8 e.net Communications Load Balancer efficiently distributes network traffic to servers.
The resource usage of this service can grow beyond reasonable limits, which affects performance. To combat this, it now supports several settings that control when worker processes are recycled.
Periodic recycling of worker processes.
Detection and termination of hanging processes.
Insights & Reporting
Machine learning forms part of the SYSPRO Artificial Intelligence module. It uses specific algorithms and statistics to examine historical data. The program then uses the data patterns to reveal trends and predict future outcomes, benefiting management by presenting the big business picture.
Although these predictions require minimal human intervention, they rely heavily on the data quality and the attributes of the SQL statement. Reliable predictions will support business processes and improve decision making by learning from past experiences.
The Product Recall feature caters for a request from a manufacturer to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer or put the organization at risk of legal action.
It lets you process full product recalls or mock product recalls, placing a hold on any warehouse, stock code, bin, lot or serial.
The Bill of Landed Costs program lets you copy a bill of landed costs from a specific stock code to a single, a range or a defined selection of stock codes.
Phase 1 of this feature has been released and is focused towards the Food and Beverage industry (as well as similar industries like pharmaceuticals) where expiry dates are regulatory.
In order to properly manage the life-cycle of a product, there is often the requirement for a unique range of recorded dates that need to be attached to any product.
New functionality in the Lot Number Maintenance program enables industries to record a further range of dates, where previously Expiry Date was the critical date recorded.
This is an extension of the multi-bin functionality that is currently available, providing picking routines to improve order book fulfillment and the management of the pick processes themselves.
- Better stock visibility by tracking items and locations.
- Improved fulfillment times for sales functions.
- Picking tailored to suit your business based on your requirements for batch, wave, or order picks.
- Standardized receiving, put-away, and picking processes.
- Batch transactions based on locality for improved efficiency of location visits.
- Reduced cycle times for larger orders using coordinated team picking.
- Work-to-lists provide clear visibility into resource demands by discipline, locality and date/time-based requirements.
The new Purchase Order Bulk Email functionality lets you email multiple purchase orders to corresponding suppliers in a single process.
Improved purchasing efficiencies
Quicker processing time
The Warehouse Maintenance program lets you add and save custom forms for a warehouse.
This is a new program that lets you balance SYSPRO sub modules with the General Ledger, enabling you to find reasons for any difference between the two as well as resolve any discrepancies.
SYSPRO now allows you to make a payment to a supplier in a currency that differs from the one held against that supplier. It also allows you to receive payments from a customer in a currency that differs from the one held against the customer.
This eliminates manual calculations and the need to process receipts and payments in alternate currencies.
This new feature lets you configure control account integration to General Ledger in detail. Previously, transactions to control accounts were consolidated and written to the ledger in summary, regardless of your integration level.
The detail lines are now printed on distribution reports and can be viewed using the GL Query program as well as from within the relevant ledger journal maintenance program.