Brightpearl Release Notes - February 2018

We’ve been hard at work over the last few months developing new features to our Magento 2 and Amazon connectors, Brightpearl POS, plus a whole host of platform upgrades!

 

Magento 2 | Improved status messages and spam prevention

We’ve rolled out two updates to our Magento 2 connector over the last month:

  • We’ve changed the log status from ERROR to NO_RESULT for order status imports where this is not mapped for greater clarity.
  • We have now downgraded a log entry to prevent spam email alerts being sent. This occurred when the order status update interactions ran and found orders on an unmapped status.

Brightpearl POS | Options for different credit value calculations

This setting will allow you choose between a calculation that includes all open sales credits and sales orders (including partially paid ones) under the contact record or showing the calculation of all open sales credits only.

Turning this on will mean that the balance available for store credit will be the total of any open store credits reduced by the amount on any open invoices. If it is turned off then only the total of open store credits is considered. It can be found under Settings > Brightpearl Apps > Point of sale and is called Include open sales invoices in redeemable balance calculations?

By default it is set to No. Turning this to Yes will mean that the balance available for store credit will be the total of any open store credits reduced by the amount on any open invoices.

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Amazon | Listings cap increased by 150%

Following feedback, we have increased the limit on Amazon listings per channel from 40,000 to 100,000 (or a 20mb upload).

Core platform | Auto allocate batch cloned purchase orders to their sales orders

In Brightpearl you can clone a sales order from a purchase order and have that item be allocated to its parent sales order when it is received. This month will be expanding that functionality allow to the batch creation of purchase orders from multiple sales orders. With the new functionality, when you use the batch create purchase orders when the purchase order is received you can pick to allocate the goods to their original parent sales order. When receiving goods in on purchase orders there is the option to “allocate inventory to parent orders” and this will auto allocate to those sales orders for you.

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You are able to either manually do this action on each order or set it to be default. There is a setting under Settings > Purchase > Purchase settings and is called When receiving a purchase order created from a batch of sales orders, automatically allocate stock to the parent orders?

Core platform | GTINs

Also coming this month is the ability to create GTINs (Global Trade Identification numbers). You’ll be able to create them under each product record, and also when creating variants. The GTINs will be seen in the EAN field on the product. GTINS will not be created unless specifically picked within the product or on creation on the Product variance.

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Core platform | Enhanced report filtering

We have added new options under Settings > Company > Other to allow you to choose which reports have the new filter first capability. So you can now choose which of the following reports have this function and which do not:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable  
  • Inventory Detail
  • Inventory summary
  • General ledger
  • Sales tax detail
  • Audit trail

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Core platform | Ad-hoc check printing and sequential numbering

Also coming this month is ad-hoc check printing. Our US customers can now create checks on the fly without needing to create a purchase invoice. Using the Accounting > Money out > Expense payments you can now pick to create a check where you can add a name and check number. When you go to your vendor payments, you will now see BP payment types (and be able to filter between PP and BP types as needed).

You’ll also be presented with a new option when printing to print sequential check numbers automatically, meaning you can leave check numbers blank and give the system a starting check number and we will auto increment the check number for you. There is also the option to overwrite check numbers you have entered or used to use sequential printing if required, helping to reprint checks as needed.

Core platform | Enhanced manual stock adjustment reporting

When you do manual stock movement (either by hand or as an import) or stock price corrections, we will now add the following details to both the journal and the information on the audit trail report:

  • Inventory Movement ID
  • Reason
  • Type
  • Product ID
  • Date and time
  • User name

The audit trail also has the Movement ID as a new filter to let you filter for the inventory movement ID.

That's all for this month! More great new enhancements next time. We would really value your feedback on these changes on the Brightpearl Community.

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