Ever since Spire 1.0 was first released in 2015, it has been improving significantly both in terms of features and stability. Since the program has been steadily expanding it is becoming more complex, and it was time to bring in some additional resources for quality assurance and product development.
The exciting news is that Rick Notman is joining Spire in this quest to create ‘perfect’ software. Rick was formerly with BusinessVision, where he started as a Tech Support Rep and finished as the VP of Information Technology 20 years later. Continue reading
Although my last blog post was, ahem, quite some time ago, a lot has happened in the world of Spire releases over the past year.
A significant number of improvements make Spire even better to use, by either adding features, automating processes, or improving reporting.
Here is a very brief list of the highlights since Spire 2.1, which was released in June of last year:
- User Defined Fields – can now be viewed on the screen where they can be filtered, searched, sorted and exported. (An example would be adding the dimensions of a box that could be used for shipping, or the manufacturer of an item)
- EFT for A/P – Spire can produce the file that is sent to the bank to pay vendors electronically, simultaneously reducing costs and the exposure to fraud.
- Batch accounts receivable – this automates the preparation of the deposit slip and the general ledger transaction that moves the deposit from a clearing account to the bank account.
- Filters have been improved once again – they are now even easier to create and modify. The ability to create custom filters means that information is readily available right on the screen, allowing for better and faster processing and decision-making.
- There are now an unlimited number of payment methods and UPC codes
- While adding an order, a ‘check stock’ button displays how many of that part are available in other warehouses.
- For customers who use lot numbers, a trace button has been added to reveal where that lot number was received or consumed.
The complete lists of improvements with accompanying videos are available in the on-line Spire manual located here.
For companies upgrading from BusinessVision, there continues to be a 100% data migration at the click of a button. Very impressive!
As always, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you are ready for a Spire demo.
Spire 2.1 was released officially on June 1st, and it includes some great features that all users will find useful, leading to increased productivity and profitability.
If you prefer to watch a video versus reading about the enhancements, please click on this video link (9 minutes).
This release also includes the add-on module Service Manager, which has a few enhancements over the BVEssentials version. Follow this link to see the video (9 minutes)