ACUMATICA SUMMIT 2017 RECAP

This year’s Acumatica Summit was the biggest yet!  Our team attended, had a blast and wanted to share this brief overview.  Some of the highlights include a keynote from Acumatica’s CEO, some great informational sessions, demos and the release of Acumatica 6.1!

Even though this was only the second year that customers were invited to attend, they made up about a quarter of the audience, adding much needed insights and a new perspective to the summit.

On Twitter, we took a poll of everyone’s favorite part of Acumatica Summit’s first two days, and the responses indicated that the majority of attendees favored updates and demos to other, more casual events like cocktail hour and the much anticipated Hack-a-thon.

So, we’ll briefly outline some of our favorite announcements from Acumatica Summit 2017 below.

  • Sunday night marked the beginning of the Summit with a welcome reception and official opening of the expo floor.  We thought that there was a good variety of vendors this year.
  • Monday morning started with a keynote by Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica.  He went over the growth of Acumatica, attendance of the summit and some promising predictions for the future.
  • Then breakout sessions started!  Some of our thoughts:
    • Sessions are always enlightening, but can become repetitive from year to year.
    • As always, the presenters are full of valuable knowledge.
  • Monday ended with a luxurious poolside event.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate as it was unusually cold by California standards.
  • Tuesday’s keynote was focused around the fact that Acumatica Cloud ERP 6.1 is now available!
    We’ll have a more detailed post explaining what’s new in Acumatica 6.1 in the near future, but we’ll cover the basics here.

    • 6.1 offers enhanced workflow, security and analytics
      • Approval of Expense Receipts
      • Enhanced Recognition of Pending VAT
      • Change of the Customer in Sales Orders
        • Simplify process and promote using template orders
      • Use of Warehouse Shipper Address
        • Primarily for companies that use multiple warehouses without multi-branch support
      • Partial Receipt of Two-Step Transfers
      • Enhanced Access Rights Management
      • EULA Acceptance Process
      • Power BI Integration
    • And some additions to look forward to in the future!
      • DocuSign Integration
    • Users can quickly review and sign documents from within Acumatica’s Document Management Module.
      • Smart Capture Receipt Imaging
    • Smart Capture software will identify corners of receipt in picture and send to Expense Report
      • Print, Pack and Ship Updates
    • Uses scale to document weight of shipments to automatically print label during confirmation
      • Two-way sync with Salesforce
    • Make changes instantly
      • Alexa integration
    • Alexa has the ability to search the availability of inventory
      • Mobile App Upgrades
    • Reports can run and download from app
      • Dashboards and drill-down
    • Appointments and Google Maps
      • Add expense items with Bots!
  • Tuesday afternoon featured Kevin Harrington.  He was definitely one of our favorites managing to balance entertainment with professionalism perfectly.

Overall, our team had a great time and even got to chat with the man himself, Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill!  We’re already looking forward to next year!


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