Nobody keeps your data safer than Exact Online. There are always things you can do of course: avoid writing down passwords, regularly change your username and password, always log out on a shared computer. Even so, you can rest assured we’re doing everything possible to maximise online security and protect your details from phishing and fraud. These three recent security enhancements will support your safety even more.
We never stop looking for new ways to make Exact Online support your business better, faster and smarter. And with the introduction of machine learning, we are now heading towards true no hands accounting. No hands accounting will save you a significant amount of time and, ultimately, help you implement a uniformly consistent approach to your bookkeeping.
Your data is safe within Exact Online. Of course, it is always wise if you regularly change your username and password. Nevertheless, it can always be better: we want to prevent a criminal to steal and abuse your username and password through phishing. That is why Exact Online is even better protected now. How? Read more below about the latest improvements – immediately available for all Exact Online users.
Manufacturers often work in big datasets: many products ordered that are built with many shop orders requiring many materials to be purchased. When we generate shop orders for a few hundred products, or purchase a few thousand line items into hundred purchase orders we do have to wait a long time (preventing us from working on other screens), and we even may experience a gateway timeout. We have identified processes that are slow, and we are solving the issues by introducing background processes.
In recent months we made enhancements to the shop floor planning functionality. By moving the Gantt chart out of the shop floor planning screen to a button we have created space to show more columns. Customers have provided us feedback which columns to add and we are now delivering on these requests.
Continuous budget oversight is key – keeping a close eye on those projects nearing completion is even more important. If your budget reaches 80% or 90% percentage of completion special attention may be required. You may still have time to review, change scope, or change resource allocations. Taking such preventive actions helps you to to prevent budgets from getting too far out of hand.
Avoid overspending on project-related purchases
Exact Online for Project Management helps you to budget project-related purchases – from raising project-related purchase orders with your suppliers, tracking receipts, to recording and matching of supplier invoices with outstanding purchase orders. To better facilitate project control we made it possible to monitor the progress of purchase orders and purchase invoices in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS*) overview (see image below). Helping you to better gain visibility in planned purchases and supplier invoices to be received.
The whole point of tracking actual consumption of materials on the shop floor is inventory accuracy and better product costing. There is a category of materials that do not require inventory tracking, and that category includes floor stock (those materials that are stocked on the floor), and components manufactured by suborders reside on the floor too. For that reason, Smart Shop Floor logistics excluded floor stock on the issue screen. We have now added an option to show those items too.
As the Sales Invoice is often the first official document that touches the recipients desk or e-mailbox, having a Tracking number on it will directly help to check for an expected arrival time. Especially when the products are urgently needed it saves valuable time for all parties when being able to track the status of the shipment instead of wasting time on making various phone calls. But it can also avoid for Sales Invoices to be put aside and resulting in a late Payment.
There are several layouts that list shop order materials, such as the shop paper, the manufacturing picking list and the manufacturing cluster picking list. None of these are suited to direct the warehouse staff to pick specific serial- or batch numbers. We are now introducing the shop order material issue slip to help you precisely with that objective: pick the right batch.