Version 14.3 makes upgrades to every area of the DEACOM ERP system to improve the overall user experience. The most substantial system enhancements were in the Inventory Management and Quality Control (QC) functionalities. These changes include a global unit of measure table, a master production calendar for job scheduling, new lot location capabilities, master lots and container tracking for license plating.
“The new version contains a lot of new features, particularly in the inventory management and scheduling areas, that I am excited for our customers to get their hands on,” states Software Operations Manager Scott Deakins. “The release is a great example of how Deacom’s development learning cycle creates functionality that benefits our entire customer base.”
Deacom aims to stay on the cutting edge of industry demands and does so by supplying software upgrades at no charge to all of their existing clients–not just to those who have requested the new functionalities. Using this methodology, Deacom’s customers are equipped with software that allows them to adapt quickly to the evolving marketplace.
Deacom has also released two new supporting tools to the DEACOM ERP Software System: a User Acceptance Test Script and a new DEACOM Help System. The User Acceptance Test Script will assist customers with the testing of critical business functionality in all new DEACOM build releases.
“The test script is designed to validate the critical business processes performed by a majority of customers in the DEACOM system,” says Joe Gannon, Documentation & QC Specialist at Deacom. “The script also provides a model for developing additional tests specific to a customer’s process and serves as a collaboration tool for diagnosing possible issues for future versions.”
The new dynamic DEACOM Help System is a web-based help system which provides supporting documents on the main DEACOM application, the warehouse management system and the DEACOM API library. Joe explains, “The key feature of the new web based help system is real time updating. All Deacom support and development team members can add or modify content as needed allowing customers to view the updates in a matter of minutes”
Announced earlier this month, DEACOM University will hold two courses in April in conjunction with the 14.3 release. These courses will demo the new Master Production Calendar (April 18-19) and provide an overview of the new Unit of Measure, Lot Location & Master Lot functionality (April 31-May 1). Clients can visit to http://www.deacom.com/