New Features - April 2017

Our latest update to Brightpearl focuses on improvements to inventory management.


Bundle on hand availability when searching for products in sales orders

Last month we added bundle stock availability in the product list and inventory model - this month we have extended this to also be visible when searching for bundles in sales orders.


Inventory in transit shown in the inventory detail and inventory summary reports

We’ve also added an option to show inventory in transit in the inventory detail and inventory summary reports. This means that rather than stock disappearing from your list, you can account for it by selecting the “show in transit” checkbox when viewing the report.

This will remain disabled by default to ensure if you are comparing previous reports the data will match.


Improvements to eBay inventory management

Bulk inventory sync

We’ve improved eBay inventory management by adding a daily stock sync. This will push any previously missed updates up to eBay and maintain inventory levels for virtual stock that has not moved.

This is especially useful for those who use virtual warehouse stock with eBay, as eBay may reduce this virtual stock to zero leading to underselling where the on hand level doesn’t update through normal trading activity. It also provides a fallback mechanism should any inventory updates fail for any reason during the day - occasionally multiple near-simultaneous stock movements can lead to inventory levels being out of sync.

You can also trigger the bulk stock sync manually from the eBay settings page. This is limited by eBay to 4 full syncs per day.


Manage eBay's listing update limit

You can now choose to limit real time stock updates to only kick in at critical stock levels, to avoid exceeding eBay’s listing update limits. eBay allows 150 updates per day per listing including variations, which can mean fast moving listings regularly exceed the daily update limit.

By limiting updates to those most critical, you can use your stock update allocation more efficiently. The setting will default to ‘No limit’, preserving the existing behaviour unless you choose otherwise.


Supplier financial history exports show totals per currency

The supplier financial history export now shows the total value at the bottom of the report of both invoices and credits on a currency basis.

Please note that you will only see totals if the same currency is on the report. If you are using a mix of currency there will be no totals seen.

Locking dropship purchase orders

Being able to edit dropship purchase orders can lead to discrepancies and mismatches between the original sales order and the purchase order.

Now when you create dropship orders, you are no longer able to remove any order lines that have come from the sales order. To edit the dropship purchase order you will need to delete the purchase order, edit the sales order, and re-create the dropship purchase order.

Let us know what you think about these new features in the release discussion community forum.

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