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Central Master Data Management

Exact Central Master Data Management is now generally available

Written by Richard Smits on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

We are pleased to announce that after an extensive controlled release period Exact’s solution for centrally managing master data for multiple divisions is now generally available. Exact Globe customers with multiple divisions that are dealing with cross divisional related master data can make use of the Central Master Data Management (CMDM) solution. Although being a topic on the agenda of many international operating companies, local operating companies with multiple divisions can also benefit from implementing Exact’s CMDM solution.

Companies with multiple divisions have a challenge in managing data across these divisions and facilitating companywide compliance and a foundation for consolidated management reporting and analysis. Besides that, being consistent in the way master data is set up facilitates effective collaboration between individual divisions by sharing available capacity, knowledge, resources, products and even customers or suppliers, leading to better overall results for the group. This leads to a need for CMDM.

Our offering

Exact CMDM makes it possible to manage the following entities “Accounts”, “Items”, “General Ledgers Accounts” and “People” as per Exact Globe product update 403/ Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 248.

Benefits

  • In control over divisional risk and results.
  • Compliance on company standards.
  • Workflow management for creation and maintaining master data included.
  • Offering blueprints for business processes.
  • Work together increasing efficiency and avoid redundancy where possible.
  • Facilitate consolidated reporting and consistent local reporting for better decision making.
  • An in-house Exact solution that synchronizes between Exact databases.
  • Including Exact business logic reduces implementation time and eliminates database (update) related constraints.

For whom

  • Companies with multiple divisions that share related master data.
  • Exact Globe customers with multiple divisions that share related master data.
  • Exact Globe customers with multiple (country) licenses.

For more information about the CMDM solution, please refer to our videos.

Should you have any questions regarding our Central Master Data Management solution, please comment on this blog post.

 

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People supported in Central Master Data Management

Written by Richard Smits on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Over last year we’ve been busy developing Central Master Data Management solution (CMDM) that allows you to create a structured process for entering and maintaining information at a central location. As a result, you have a clear overview of your entire organization’s information that can be used for company-wide decision making. With each product update we enabled CMDM for additional entities within the software. CMDM already supports accounts, items and general ledger accounts, and as of Exact Globe product update 403 and Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 248 you can also centrally manage people.

To find out more about synchronizing people from Exact Synergy Enterprise to Exact Globe, please watch the video below (you can also find there other videos related to CMDM solution).

Next to the video you can also read the release note.  Should you have any questions about Central Master Data Management, please comment on this blog post.

Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 247 is generally available. Are you ready?

Written by Bob Heinen on . Posted in Exact Synergy

As of today, Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 247 is generally available. This marks the end of controlled release period which started in the end of August.

Based on customers’ feedback, we have focused on multiple developments in the following license roles: Exact Synergy user, Employee Self-Service, Incoming Invoice Register and users with CRM role (video). For the customers who make use of Exact Synergy Office Integration we have introduced calendar management that allows you to link your project, account and contact to your appointment you create in MS Outlook (video). Moreover, as of this product update quotations are now fully integrated with Exact Globe, so the item information can be retrieved from Exact Globe and you can now select a division to be linked to your quotation.

All Exact Synergy Enterprise users who work with the standard functionality can now switch to the new Exact Synergy design that includes new features, such as customizable dashboards and enhanced mega menus navigation. Furthermore, the Exact Synergy Enterprise PSA solution make it now possible to plan people against a deadline and register costs of approved hours and expenses in Exact Globe.

Exact Integration launched in August has now new features, such as supporting the batch update of items and restoring database. To follow earlier introduction of Central Master Data Management for accounts and items, as of this product update it is possible to centrally manage General Ledger accounts (video).

Based on a direct customer feedback, we have also implemented a number of small enhancements, among others:

A full overview of all new functionalities you can find in the release notes and some additional information on the Product Update News page. Please also refer to previous articles on the Product Blog.

We would like to thank all customers, partners and colleagues who contributed to this product update.

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please comment on this blog post.

Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 247 in controlled release

Written by Bob Heinen on . Posted in Exact Synergy

As of today, Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 247 is in controlled release. This new product update is planned to be generally available by the end of September 2011.

The main highlights of this product update are as following:

We have also implemented a number of small enhancements based on a direct customer feedback and suggestions, among others:

For a full overview of all new functionalities, please refer to the release notes for product update 247.

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Bert Siekmann (Manager Product Management) at bert.siekmann@exact.com.

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Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and Exact Globe Next product update 404 are in controlled release

Written by Bert Siekmann on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of now Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and Exact Globe Next product update 404 are in controlled release. That means that these releases are now available for resellers as well as all controlled release customers. After a successful controlled release period we will announce both products generally available, planned for mid-June.

Responding to challenges and needs of professional services organizations we have extended our PSA offering with numerous enhancements which will allow users to work more efficiently, save costs and achieve higher margins. Among others we will offer now integration of WBS (work breakdown structure) and budgets, a new flexible project cockpit and the possibility to copy a scope of a project  for easy project scope creation. Additionally, in this product update of Exact Synergy Enterprise we will launch a new Word Merge functionality that makes it easier to generate MS Word documents in which content from various entities from Exact Synergy Enterprise, such as accounts, projects and persons is automatically included. Moreover, we have extended Exact Synergy Enterprise with numerous enhancements, such as UX improvements, a solution to facilitate new Dutch holiday entitlement legislation and other improvements that have been developed based on direct feedback from our customers.

In Exact Globe Next we focused on facilitating the needs of our Wholesale customers; we have implemented numerous changes to the current functionality, such as improvements to E-WMS (release notes in tab Warehouse Management System). Additionally, after an extended controlled release period the B2B e-Commerce Portal will be generally available as of Exact Globe Next product update 404. To further extend the value proposition for customers in the Manufacturing field, we offer new solutions such as Exact Visual Scheduler (to be generally available) and back flushing for by-products. Moreover, we have extended Exact Globe Next with a large number of new features that facilitate changes in regional legislations and other enhancements that have been developed based on direct feedback from our customers.

Furthermore, in advance to launching Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 we have introduced numerous solution: Exact Synergy Enterprise Configurator and Central Master Data Management are now generally available. The Exact’s Service Management solution that strengthen wholesale and manufacturing companies is now in controlled release.

Please note that as a result of an extensive controlled release period and the feedback we received from our customers we have made a decision to change the name of Exact Globe to Exact Globe Next. What it means in practice is that when a customer decides to update his current Exact Globe, it will be updated to Exact Globe Next product update 404. An upgrade is not mandatory but when a customer decides to do so he will automatically benefit from the improvements of the Exact Globe Next version. Furthermore, he can request extended functionality that is standard in Exact Globe Next but not available without requesting it: Exact Synergy Enterprise with the Synergy user, integration with SSRS reports that offers real-time dashboard reports and a selection of alerts facilitated by Exact Event Manager. And a new menu/shell with state-of-the-art UX from which a user can operate all new and existing features. In the coming weeks we will provide more information on how this request process will work.

Should you have any questions regarding controlled release of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 or Exact Globe Next product update 404, do not hesitate to comment on this blog post.

Exact Globe product update 403

Exact Globe product update 403 is generally available

Written by Bob Heinen on . Posted in Exact Globe

As of today, Exact Globe product update 403 is generally available, which marks the end of the controlled release period which started in the mid of December 2011.

In Exact Globe product update 403 we have built localization improvements for a vast variety of legislations including: Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Slovak RepublicRussian Federation and Thailand. We also continued to develop features for electronic banking, please check this document under tab ‘banking’. Moreover, we have extended functionalities that support your legal requirements and business standards with a number of new features, among others:

Exact’s Warehouse Management Solution has been enhanced with a recount functionality that comes in handy when stock differences are too big, and auto fill picking queue and fulfillment that enable companies to pick sales orders without having to use the control center.

In addition, with Central Master Data Management (in extended controlled release) you can now easily centrally manage people, in follow-up of the earlier introduction of supporting accounts, items and general ledger accounts. Please watch this video to learn how to centrally manage people, you can also watch there series of videos about our CMDM solution.

In this product update we have also addressed a number of enhancements related to roles and rights as well as cash flow functionality in Exact Globe. Please check this document for more information.

We have also developed numerous features that are based on a direct feedback and suggestions from our customers:

For a full overview of all new functionalities, please refer to the release notes for product update 403 and the Product Update News page.

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to comment on this blog post.

Exact Globe product update 403

Exact Globe product update 403 in controlled release

Written by Bob Heinen on . Posted in Exact Globe

On behalf of product management I’m happy to announce that as of today Exact Globe product update 403 is in controlled release. The release is now available for resellers and all controlled release customers that participate in the controlled release. This new product update is planned to be generally available in the beginning of January 2012.

In Exact Globe product update 403 we have extended functionalities that support your legal requirements and business standards with a number of new features. Among others:

Besides, there is a number of localization improvements built for a vast variety of legislations including: Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Slovak RepublicRussian Federation and Thailand.

We have also enhanced the Exact Warehouse Management Solution with a re-count functionality that comes in handy when stock differences are too big, and auto fill picking queue and fulfillment that enable companies to pick sales orders without having to use the control center for it.

Moreover, to follow earlier introduction of supporting accounts, items and general ledger accounts by Central Master Data Management, you can now easily centrally manage people. Please watch the video to find out more.

As in each of the product updates we have also taken into consideration direct customer feedback and have developed numerous small enhancements, such as:

Finally, to meet our customers’ needs we have addressed a number of enhancements related to consistency and completeness of Roles and Rights functionality in Exact Globe. Please read more in this document under tab Roles & Rights.

For a full overview of all new functionalities, please refer to the release notes for product update 403 as well as articles on our Product Blog.

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please comment on this blog post.

General Ledgers in Central Master Data Management

Written by Richard Smits on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Managing data across multiple divisions can be a challenge. With Central Master Data Management you create a structured process for entering and maintaining information on a single platform, reducing redundancy and eliminating information silos. To follow earlier introductions of Central Master Data Management for Accounts and Items, we are happy to inform me that as of Exact Globe product update 402 CMDM supports now also General Ledger accounts.
 
Please check the release note to find out which general ledger account fields can be synchronized.

In the video below you can see how Central Master Data Management for General Ledger accounts works in action.


If you have any questions regarding this functionality, do not hesitate to comment on this blog post.

Exact Globe product update 402 in controlled release

Written by Richard Smits on . Posted in Exact Globe

As of today, Exact Globe product update 402 is in controlled release. This new product update is planned to be generally available by the end of September 2011.

In product update 402 we have introduced Exact Visual Scheduler to facilitate work of production planner in manufacturing companies. The Exact Visual Scheduler helps to make efficient use of the available capacity and improve order performance. It is fully integrated into Exact Globe as a standard module. 

SKU Management for tagging stock unit is now generally available. Please watch the video, to find out how this feature works in action. Also the Exact Integration which is generally available as of August, has new features in this product update, such as supporting the batch update of items and restoring database. To follow the previous announcements in which we introduced Central Master Data Management that supports accounts and items, as of this product update you can centrally manage General Ledgers between Exact Globe and Exact Synergy Enterprise (video).

We have also extended functionalities that support your legal requirements and business standards with a number of new features, such as taxation changes for GermanySwitzerland and Thailand. Based on our customers needs we have implemented in this product update, among others, the following new features:

For a full overview of all new functionalities, please refer to the release notes for product update 402

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Bert Siekmann (Manager Product Management) at bert.siekmann@exact.com.