PROCONCEPT VERSION 11.2 IS NOW AVAILABLE New Version Delivers Multi-Company Management To Customers Sonceboz, March, 2017 – SolvAxis, an operating company of Forterro and one of the leading providers of ERP for SMEs in Switzerland, today announced that ProConcept Version 11.2 is now available. The main new features of the version 11.2 are: Global company, a new concept of multi-company management Industrial Management Control (IMC), designed in collaboration with business schools Integrated project management tool A new EDI module ProConcept Talk SmartDeploy, a new scheduling component Tracking and planning for technicians and missions for external after-sales A new health module for institutions The new version 11.2 is also ISO 20022 compatible. GLOBAL COMPANY The notion of a global company implemented in Version 11.2 allows you to create multiple ERP scale synergies between the companies in a group by centralizing the database and automating the inter-company transactions. Providing a unique repository eliminates redundancy and duplication; reduces the risk of errors; and reduces the costs linked to the maintenance of shared records. This new data and process architecture puts ProConcept ERP amongst the few ERP solutions in the Swiss market that can tackle the problems associated with multiple companies in a global and native manner. The solution simplifies process harmonization, automates inter-company transactions, and gives a true consolidated view of suppliers and their quality indexes, the sales portfolio, and projects within a group. The architecture used will also ease the harmonization of customizations and their maintenance, while guaranteeing the security of data segregated in each company. FINANCE INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT CONTROL Version 11.2's industrial management control tool is simple to use, rapid to set up, and designed to answer the needs of SMBs. The features of this module are: A simplified industrial management control model designed by collecting the needs expressed by SMBs and packed with best practices. Simple, accessible tools that are flexible enough to be able to adapt to unique customer requirements. The model offers: a structure with cost elements presentation outputs for results and analyses (e.g., cost versus price, breakdown by product/segment, and differences in variable costs). an indirect costs allocation method dedicated pre- and post- calculation structures OTHER NEW FINANCE FEATURES OAS - DAMC2017 / communes in the Bern region Adaptation of the material assistance breakdown by category to the new norms entering into force on the 1.1.2017. ISE connector - opening up of markets Adaptation of the ISE-PCE connector for AP billing management. Compliance to ISO 20022 Adaptation to the new norms for ISO 20022 (e.g., QRCode, DCE). New version of FTX Improved performance and reliability for distribution, reception, and synchronization processes. New pivot tables Unbundling of collective accounts, allowing the explication of balances in the balance sheet using cost and product types from the original open items. PAYROLL / HR NEW FEATURES Improvements made to source taxation calculations for the different cantons in relation to annualization, monthly corrections linked to smoothing, as well as the right to child deductions. In pay slip calculation, serial printing for a selection of payslips for an employee makes unemployment insurance declarations easier. LOGISTICS EDI A new document exchange module between two companies running ProConcept ERP, whether they are independent or belong to the same group, is now available. This module allows simplified document exchanges between companies, transparently and efficiently, by removing any non-computer-based actions and optimizing the internal procurement process. The strengths of the module are: Simplified set up : logistics flow type, this requires minimal set up, minimal customization, and standard set up skills. Negotiation phase: agreement process between the two parties using IT based exchanges for the orders passed. Transparency : accurate tracking messages, from the transfer of the document to its processing at the recipient. Transfer, integration, modification requests, validation of the negotiation phase, various information messages, over 30 standard event types are handled so as to see the progression of the exchanges at any moment. Handling documents with due dates for easier matching with payments. OTHER NEW LOGISTICS FEATURES Stock data wizard Analysis of existing stocks data and automatic updates of the database for: Min / max stock, order point ABC product / stock activity analyses Procurement time (purchasing, subcontracting, production) Logistics documents' improvements Exchange rates via flow, third party delivery, and contact person. Re-engineering text generation Configurable and automatic creation of goods descriptions according to attribute or BOM. eShop connector Extension of the integration with B2C shop (e.g., credit card payments, creation of customers). PROJECT-BASED ERP PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL Version 11.2 also features a fully integrated project planning tool. The powerful and visual feature replaces the previous integration with MS Project. The tool supports advanced planning functions, such as: Network of tasks linked with the possibility of time shifting Date constraints Macro-tasks Load smoothing Notion of load centre (load/capacity analysis by consolidation of several workstations) - task load Multiple projects In addition to the new project management tool, Version 11.2 also brings the ability to manage the production load coming from projects (manufacturing files) in smoothing mode in the graphical planning module. INDUSTRY TRACK THE LOAD AND THE COSTS LINKED TO THE PURCHASING CONTROL DOCUMENTS Version 11.2 features seamless integration between the standard ProConcept ERP logistics flow to all problems associated with cost and load control. The version enables: Better control of the workload brought about by the entry control of purchased merchandise: Inclusion of the control duration Easier load planning: graphical planning, load analysis, integration of global planning Tracking control operations linked to control documents (expected and actual load) Better control of costs brought about by the control: Inclusion of control costs in the cost price calculations Direct entry of control costs to the reception movements, with update of the WAC for the merchandise. Domains in question: Reception flow for purchase orders Subcontracting purchase reception flows MORE FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS TRACKING Version 11.2 includes the de-synchronization of operations tracking for a manufacturing order in order to allow users to carry out the operations tracking out of order, ignoring the operation chronology, and the available quantities. OTHER NEW INDUSTRY FEATURES MRP II calculation / Order points Integrate the concept of order point coverage duration in the MRPII calculation. Explode manufacturing batch with management of scrap When exploding a manufacturing order, scrap from the operations tracking is divided prorata among the correct parts, in the batches. EXTERNAL AFTER-SALES TRACKING AND PLANNING FOR TECHNICIANS AND MISSIONS Version 11.2 delivers improved visual tracking and planning features to after-market service technicians. The new graphical tool allows you to: Rapidly see and understand the occupation rate of technicians over the different missions to which they are assigned. Include the time ranges where they are occupied or that are associated to the service visits (absences, interviews, etc.) in the planning, in order to plan future customer missions more accurately. Take into account technician calendars (days open/closed) and for customers in order to highlight any possible conflicts in availability when changing the planning. Modify the duration of the service visit by stretching the duration bar. Move a service visit from one technician to another. Move service visits in a mission. INSTITUTIONS HEALTH MODULE Version 11.2's health module offers total and secure medical supervision. Improved medical records Improved entering of medical treatment: management with/without medication dispenser type in correlation with administration of medecines. management of non daily posology using the medication schema. specification of the dosing with alerts when medication is administered. possibility of lifelong treatment with re-evaluation date. simplified entry of the prescribing doctors/nurses. Auxialiry means management: assign the required material used to treat the beneficiaries when there are limited quantities, thus requiring tracking. manage quantities and availability. Improved therapy tacking: Direct access to session generation. links between the therapy and its different planned sessions conserved. easily viewed history log of previous sessions. Secure medical records: complete access to the modifications log of all the health module's data. Allergy alerts: alerts for declared allergies when specifying medical treatment. New medical record module Manage medical records Track injuries, feces, pain, water intake and urine output, various other records. Recording of vital functions: take main constants, height, weight, temperature, BP, heart rate, glycaemia, etc. with evolutive curves. Check when medication is administered: daily medication administration table, dispensers, dosing quantity, administrator and administration controler. track the administration of reserve medication with controls of dosing and alerts. Management of the vaccination record OTHER NEW MY LIFE FEATURES Totally new interface, graphics and ergonomics: Adaptable site size (improved readability, optimized use). New portal type home screen (favorites, direct access, modular layout for contents). Simplified interface, more configurable, simplified navigation. Numerous new printouts, and improved application printout ergonomy. Improvements and new features: Manage interns. Manage accompaniment / habitual guidelines. New module to define rights and assignments for supervising staff. Priority information alerts, highlight the important information for each beneficiary. New notification history log consultation page. ENVIRONMENT SMARTDEPLOY SmartDeploy simplifies the deployment of a functional environment from one installation to another. Through the use of several tools this technology allows you to collect global and functional data, script file groups or others, to build a ready to use bundle. The deployment is then safely run using standard installation tools. OTHER ENVIRONMENT NEW FEATURES Office suite integration Direct synchronization with the Microsoft Outlook client is no longer possible with ProConcept WebERP. We can supply an alternative based on iCalendar and vCard formats that are compatible with a large number of office suites. New version of Crystal server Integration of Crystal Server, a single, high performance solution on all platforms for building reports. 64 bit architecture All versions of ProConcept ERP are available in 64 bit. More memory for objects, ideal for control panels and pivot tables. E-mail launcher button SMS eases the sending of e-mails from any object. Integration of Google Maps Direct access to online services such as TelSearch or Google Maps from the CRM. Others: Integration with the Oracle 12c database. Authentication plug-in using an LDAP directory. Copying data between companies extended to al themes. NEW SOCIAL FEATURE: TALK Unite the communication flows in the ERP (e.g., CRM, invoices), by removing the parallel exchanges such as e-mails, phone calls, or post-its that may get lost as time goes by. Designed to be a real social network in the heart of the ERP, Talk simplifies and eases communication by automatically channeling information to forums or subscribers. About ProConcept Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Sonceboz, ProConcept is the number-one Swiss provider of business software. ProConcept's modern ERP, accounting and payroll software solutions are for Swiss businesses that thrive on precision, from discrete- and project-based manufacturers dealing with the highest of quality standards, to SMEs meticulously managing their finance and administration responsibilities according to Swiss law. ProConcept ERP helps more than 15,000 users throughout Switzerland, France and Germany perform their daily tasks. Learn more at www.solvaxis.com.