Acumatica 2020 R2 Beta Available

Written by Todd Martin on .

Acumatica released the 2020 R2 Beta on August 11th 2020. This new release contains an astounding number of improvements and new features. Acumatica typically has two releases R1 and R2 throughout the year. Each of these releases are not only fixing any bugs that are found but releases multiple enhancements to the core product. With Acumatica you work smarter, not harder. Each of these releases they give you more power at your fingertips and streamline the process to find information you need, when you need it.

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Usability and Reporting

  • Generic inquiry table join suggestions and previews
  • Recently viewed records list
  • Dashboard auto-refresh


  • Visual state automation engine
  • Workflow engine enhancements and build out
  • API enhancements and automated inquiry mapping
  • Unified notifications using business events
  • Advanced UDF visibility and enablement
  • OData v4 – LINQ-based access to data objects
  • In cell error reporting for data imports
  • Mobile dialog box support – phase 1


  • Automated AP document creation (*)
  • Cross company sales
  • Centralized account visibility
  • Credit memo retainage and automation
  • Bank reconciliation improvements


  • Improved account / contact relationship (*)
  • Pin important activities
  • Automated address enrichment using Google or Bing

Inventory and Order Management

  • Payment processing improvements
  • Restrict shipping of unpaid orders
  • Validate bills against purchase orders
  • New workflow engine for sales orders and shipments

Manufacturing and Service

  • Manufacturing delivered in Acumatica core
  • Quality management module (m)
  • Pause and resume appointments
  • Multi-day appointments
  • Create PO from appointments
  • Cost tracking enhancements for appointments

Payroll, Project, and Construction

  • Team time entry
  • Paid time off enhancements
  • Pro-forma workflow enhancements
  • AIA process and form improvements
  • Procore integration schedules and new bi-directional sync


  • Commerce delivered in core product
  • Shopify connector
  • Drop ship buyer notification enhancements
  • Multi-box shipments

(*) Not included in the Beta release
(m) Marketplace product

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