Unit4 Financials 2022 Q2 Release

Unit4 Financials 2022 Q2 Release

Unit4 Financials 2022Q2 was made available on 7th June 2022.

The new release contains all the previous Unit4 Financials functionality and new features. Plus, many additional customer requested fixes, highlighting the importance of logging enhancements via Unit4’s Community 4U.

Highlights of the release include:

Finance

  • Browse Transactions
  • Statement Processing

Billing

  • Billing Browse

Console

  • Client Secret

Administration

  • Customiser
  • Print Formatter
  • Workflow Designer
  • XL for Finance and Procurement
  • Removed feature – XL Scheduler

General Fixes/Updates

  • The AppParams WebService no longer fails with the error “Invalid document version”.
  • Customiser now allows the height to be changed for the comment object on an account summary.
  • In Generic Browse ‘Select all lines’ is no longer limited to the current page.
  • Customiser can now open customisations when container managed authentication is used.
  • Webservices licence is no longer required for Print Formatter and Workflow Designer.
  • Metadata upgrade now sets the object definition key type correctly.
  • Performance has been improved in Billing Browse when opening sales invoices with a large number lines.
  • Billing can now issue/reissue invoices without attachments, when ‘Send related attachments’ is set on the output device master.
  • Authorising an element with an attachment no longer fails with a database deadlock.
  • Budget Check and Commitments are now calculated correctly for companies with Financial Periods not matching calendar months.
  • WebServices/XMLi has been has been changed to disallow an unbalanced match when matching and using commit.
  • Element Template number ranges are now set correctly when using copy company and using the target save function across companies.
  • Element authorisation now can handle more than 10 left or right list entries.
  • Bank reconciliation no longer loses the selected status on rows when ‘Include selected’ is used.
  • Pay write now handles values with more than 2 decimal places correctly.
  • Pay write now handles very high values correctly.
  • Drill down to commitments from Browse Balance now returns data correctly.
  • Element Table Link has been changed to handle larger volumes of updates without having an ‘out of memory’ error.
  • ITK can now handle extracting and transforming larger volumes of data.
  • Punchout no longer fails when an invalid lead time is received.

The Release Notes detailing the fixes and features within this release can be found in the Documentation area on Unit4’s Community 4U.

Read here to find out when Financials updates are scheduled for 2022, along with important information for legacy V13 and V14 users.

Is it time to upgrade?

Find out more

Unit4 Financials 2022 Q1 Release

Unit4 Financials 2022 Q1 Release

The Unit4 Financials continuous release model helps to ensure that finance departments are equipped to handle their most pressing operational challenges.

Unit4 Financials 2022 Q1 was made available on 8th March 2022.

The new release contains all the previous Unit4 Financials functionality, new features plus additional customer requested fixes. This release also replaces the temporary solution in place to protect against the Apache Log4j vulnerability identified in December 2021 with a permanent fix.

Highlights of the release include:

Finance:

  • Print Invoices – attachment filename
  • Copy Company

Billing:

  • Use Structured Output in scheduled task for type Billing Issue

Console:

  • OpenID configuration restructure

Administration:

  • QR Codes on Print Formats
  • Print Formatter and Workflow Designer Authentication
  • OpenID Connect Authorization Code Flow with PKCE

Procurement:

  • Requisitions and Purchase Orders

General Fixes/Updates

  • Using a presenter with totals lines on matching from input lost a selected line because the software thought it was a total
  • ITK process ending time was being recorded even when a process component failed early on in the process run
  • Billing Flexifield dates on entry would always save on a different date if a Browser used a different timezone from the server
  • Export to Excel Spreadsheet did not handle divide by zero cells properly
  • Assets part disposal depreciation calculated incorrectly when cancel depreciation used
  • Assets full disposal calculating depreciation in disposal period incorrectly when cancel depreciation used
  • Assets Cost Centre Transfer – when transfer fails, the depreciation lock was incorrectly left in place
  • Transformation Parameters XML validation field label was not being translated
  • Running Table-Link Helper would left-justify document numbers, so then DTL would fail
  • Browse details export did not pass though the URL of hyperlinked user refs to a relevant recipient e.g. Excel
  • Bulk Load incorrectly creating log files for unrelated user and company code

The Release Notes detailing the fixes and features within this release can be found in the Documentation area on Unit4’s Community 4U.

Read here to find out when Financials updates are scheduled for 2022, along with important information for legacy V13 and V14 users.

Is it time to upgrade?

Upgrading your finance software can provide new functionality, increased automation and more efficient processes.

Find out more

2022 Unit4 Financials Roadmap

2022 Financials Roadmap

The Unit4 Financials continuous release model helps to ensure that finance departments are equipped to handle their most pressing operational challenges. This includes new regulations, volatile market conditions, and internal pressures to do more with less.

To ease your transactional workload, 2022 looks set to see the introduction of some welcome additions to the Unit4 Financials platform. Here’s a closer look at what’s in the update pipeline.

One of the most attractive features of Unit4 Financials is its multi-everything design (country, company, currency, tax, language), ensuring the ability to handle even the most complex or evolving corporate structures.

You can run your system as a single version worldwide, thereby ensuring consistency and visibility across the enterprise. But alongside this, you also get the flexibility to satisfy a huge range of local statutory and accounting approaches found around the world.

We are set to see further evidence of this ‘global yet local’ approach in 2022. A prime example comes in the form of new structured output for closer integration with ELSTER, Germany’s electronic tax return system.

The solution already includes the ability to produce invoices in an xml format. Unit4 is in the process of enabling this with billing, also.

The solution should also shortly accommodate QR codes on print formats.

For auditing and general ease of admin, life becomes so much easier if you can save actual billing documents within the platform itself. Unit4 added attachments to billing in early 2021. They are now going a step further, enabling you to copy those attachments over to the Financials document.

The last couple of years have seen a gradual extension of Financials’ ‘scheduled tasks’ functionality, (hierarchy updates, asset depreciation and reconciliation are a few recent examples). Driven by customer demand, you will also shortly be able to add a scheduled task for the Open/Close Period.

A new Supplier Filter will be added to procurement.

Future vision for 2022 and beyond

This functionality is already available with an on-premise set-up, Unit4 is looking at creating a cloud version.

Introduced in Continuous Release 2020, tablelink for cloud gives you an on-premise version of your link tables, and an API that takes the data into the cloud. Expect further enhancements to this function over the coming years.

• Define name for email attachments
Certain activities within the product involve emailing attachments to customers or suppliers (invoices and statements, for instance). This upcoming new function enables you to define the names of these attachments. This can be useful for preventing the messages from being caught by user email filters.

• Expiry for element banks and addresses
You will shortly be able to expire a bank as against a customer or supplier account. You can still see it (but not use it) when inputting your documents.

• Specify address for email output
At the moment, the system picks up the default email address for a customer or a supplier account. Unit4 looks set to make it easier to send different categories of communications to different email addresses within the same customer organisation.

• Copy company set open number range
It will shortly become easier to copy and move defined extracts of company information.

Areas of focus for Unit4 over the next few continuous releases include:

• Support for Wildfly 25
• 3rd party library updates
• Corrective maintenance

Seamless interoperability with business applications of all types is a further major benefit of the Financials product. Building on this, Unit4 will be looking to introduce further ways to integrate Financials with the Microsoft Office 365 suite. Other technical enhancements include the following:

• Clustering performance
• Cloud SaaS improvements
• Cloud product usage
• Rationalised and centralised DB access
• A simpler cloud deployment system
• Upgrade script improvements
• Audit trail upgrade improvements
• Download xml client libraries
• Alternative document repository
• People platform integration

Important upgrade information

Support for Unit4 Financials V13 has already been withdrawn. Support for V14 will expire at the end of 2022. Failure to upgrade before then increases the likelihood of incurring extended support charges from Unit4.

Upgrading enables you to:
• Access the latest functionality
• Reduce operational risk and processing costs
• Continue to access Unit4’s “in support” software maintenance and support package
• Ensure you are up to date with Unit4’s latest software security package

As an Elite Unit4 Partner, Millennium Consulting specialises in delivering a seamless upgrade, while also ensuring your upgraded solution is fully aligned with organisational requirements.

To explore your options in Unit4 Financials, contact us today.

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Unit4 Financials Continuous Release Schedule 2022

Unit4 Financials Continuous Release Schedule 2022

The Unit4 Financials platform is maintained via a continuous release model. Thanks to this predictable cycle of quarterly updates, users get timely access to the type of customer-driven enhancements that helps to keep the finance department ahead of the game.

Read on to find out when Financials updates are scheduled for 2022, along with important information for legacy V13 and V14 users.

Unit4 Financials planned releases

2022Q1 Release  Planned 8 March 2022
2022Q2 Release  Planned 7 June 2022
2022Q3 Release  Planned 13 September 2022
2022Q4 Release  Planned 6 December 2022

These dates can sometimes be subject to alteration.

To read a summary of what has been added since October 2020, along with a closer look at some of the most noteworthy enhancements, read What’s new in Unit4 Financials Continuous Release?

Post release, an .iso for each release is available from the Software Distribution Server.


Information for V13 users

V13 was previously maintained via Service Pack updates. The last Service Pack (23) was released on 27 September 2019. These previous updates are still available to download on the Software Distribution Server. No further Service Packs for V13 will be forthcoming.

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V13 here.

Please note that maintenance for V13 was retired in February 2021.

No critical bug fixes for this product are being issued.


Information for V14 users

V14 is maintained via a full re-release of the software on .iso, available from the Software Distribution Server. The most recent V14 Release Pack – Release 17 – was made available on 28 November 2021.

Future Releases for 2022 are still to be confirmed (at time of writing) and will be dependent on user demand and the nature of any issues that arise.

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V14 here.

Please note that maintenance for V14 will cease at the end of December 2022.


Distribution and notification of cloud updates

Unit4 Cloud customers are notified by Unit4 Cloud support when their pre-production and production systems will be updated. This information can also be found within the Cloud Services – Release Schedules area.


Updating your legacy systems

Support for Unit4 Financials V13 has already been withdrawn. Support for V14 will expire at the end of 2022. Failure to upgrade before then increases the likelihood of incurring extended support charges from Unit4.

Upgrading enables you to:

  • Access the latest functionality
  • Reduce operational risk and processing costs
  • Continue to access Unit4’s “in support” software maintenance and support package
  • Ensure you are up to date with Unit4’s latest software security package

As an Elite Unit4 Partner, Millennium Consulting specialises in delivering a seamless upgrade, while also ensuring your upgraded solution is fully aligned with organisational requirements.

Is it time to upgrade?

Upgrading your finance software can provide new functionality, increased automation and more efficient processes.

Find out more

What’s new in Unit4 Financials Continuous Release?

What’s new in Unit4 Financials Continuous Release?

New functions rolled out under recent Unit4 Financials quarterly releases have significantly enhanced the user experience, further enabling your finance team to streamline business processes, reduce operational risk and free up resources for value-added work.

Here’s a summary of what has been added since October 2020, along with a closer look at some of the most noteworthy enhancements…

At a glance: release date summary

CR 2021 Q4              (7th December 2021)
CR 2021 Q3              (14th September 2021)
CR 2021 Q2              (9th June 2021)
CR 2021 Q1              (9th March 2021)
CR 2020 Q4              (8th December 2020)
CR 2020 Q3              (14th October 2020)
V14 R16                    (27th July 2021)
V14 R17                    (end November 2021)

  • Hotfix to protect Unit4 Financials in the Log4j Java library
  • Table Link Transfer Client
  • Billing: Use Structured Output on Final Issue
  • Billing: Copy Attachments on Posting
  • Invoice matching: Set number of background matching threads

  • Structured Output – UBL 2.1 Transformation: XML can be validated against the UBL 2.1 Invoice schema
  • Attachments can now be managed from within the Billing Browse screen
  • It is now possible to attach the PDF Invoice or Credit Note to the Billing document on final issue
  • Scheduling a task of type Print Invoices now permits you to generate structured output for invoices (for example, XML in UBL 2.1 Transformation)
  • Purchase orders approval can now be viewed across company in read-only mode

When you save masters, trailing spaces are now automatically removed. Print invoicing functionality is also improved, including support for XML formatting, as well as for invoices in pdf format.

  • Documents outputs can now be written to an SFTP location
  • Leading and trailing spaces are automatically removed when updating master names and short names
  • The ‘Print Invoices’ function now allows an XML invoice. Transformation to be generated and sent. A pdf from a print format can be attached to the Finance document as its primary attachment
  • The ‘Remove’ checkbox for additional lines in input is now positioned on the right-hand side by default
  • Structured Output – UBL 2.1 Transformation: the generated XML file is now validated against the UBL Invoice schema
  • Structured Output – UBL 2.1 Transformation: new vocabulary available including IBAN, attachment ID

This release included a number of enhancements that actually go a long way in improving the user experience. Examples include the new option to sort a paylist in descending order. There is also a new ‘element authorisation status’ for the financials selector master, which means that an element that isn’t authorised for changes can be excluded automatically without having to send a reminder or statement.

  • Download XL for Unit4 Financials
  • Document master setting to prevent the user who originally posted a document to the intray from posting the document to the books
  • Pay/Collect summary now displays the pay proposal list by Pay Date in descending order
  • Element authorisation status added to financials selector master
  • New Punchout parameter added, user email
  • Review Punchout items screen has new ‘select all’ and ‘deselect all’ buttons
  • Punchout website now appears in a new tab in the browser
  • Structured Output has a new transformation available, called ‘FEC’ Transformation (Fichier des ecritures compatables)
  • Structured Output now allows zip file compression
  • Structured Output can now generate .csv files without quotes

The new Tablelink for Cloud feature helps to simplify cloud migrations, removing the need to rewrite interfaces using web services and APIs. The release also included SFTP support, along with the ability to create comma-separated files that can be transported. e-Invoicing capabilities were also enhanced.

  • Structured Output – CSV Transformation
  • Structured Output – Output to SFTP
  • Structured Output – Output to HTTP POST
  • Tablelink for Cloud – Helper and API
  • Improvements to upgrade Scripts
  • e-Invoicing enhancements (Dutch XML invoice load)
  • Unit4 Financials Idealization Process

Version 14 of Unit4 Financials saw the introduction of a new billing module. Among other enhancements, the 2020 Q3 continuous release saw an extension of these billing features.

  • System users with OpenID Connect
  • Billing – Quantities copied to Finance
  • Billing – Print Preview
  • Structured Output – Message Hub Output
  • Unit4 Extension Kit – Samples
  • Structured Output – GDPdU (local German product)

Having introduced a wide range of new features in the previous quarter, the 2020 Q2 release was focused mostly on routine product maintenance. However, there were a couple of new functions added. These were a scheduled task for reconciliation, along with changes to the Avalara export to accommodate HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative.

  • Scheduled task for Reconciliation
  • Structured output changes – Avalara XMI export

This was the first release under Unit4’s new quarterly roll-out model (‘Continuous Release’). It introduced a wide range of new features.

  • Schedule Task for hierarchy updates. You can now schedule new tasks for hierarchy updates and asset depreciation
  • Submit orders on auto convert from requisitions
  • Browse Transactions: Raise Corrective Journal
  • Browse Transactions: Copy Document
  • Deep link ‘balance’ drill to browse transactions
  • Schedule Asset Depreciation
  • Element template customisations copied via copy company. Element template customisations are now copied via the ‘copy company’ functionality
  • Billing Copy Document
  • Reconciliation Date & User. The introduction of this feature allows users to do retrospective reconciliation reports. In addition, the same level of functionality available in ‘browse details’ has also been extended to ‘browse transactions’
  • Browse Transactions: Drill to Account Summary
  • Browse Transactions: Edit Comment via related information panel
  • Browse Transactions: Workflow Actions
  • Provisional and Undo Year-End. Learn more about these features here
  • Migrate customisations from test to live
  • Allow change to balances on company master
  • LRN Housekeeping without posting
  • Reference Attachment Hyperlink as Direct Link
  • GDPR for Element history
  • Make use of address categories in Procurement Ordering
  • Add Element Flexi-Fields data to Copy Company
  • Change Pay Period. This is the ability to be able to change the period during a pay proposal
  • Interco control to contain customer/supplier elements

Should you upgrade your Unit4 Financials software in 2022?

Support for Unit4 Financials V13 has already been withdrawn. Support for V14 will expire at the end of 2022. Failure to upgrade before then increases the likelihood of incurring extended support charges from Unit4.

Upgrading enables you to:

  • Access the latest functionality
  • Reduce operational risk and processing costs
  • Continue to access Unit4’s “in support” software maintenance and support package
  • Ensure you are up to date with Unit4’s latest software security package

As an Elite Unit4 Partner, Millennium Consulting specialises in delivering a seamless upgrade, while also ensuring your upgraded solution is fully aligned with organisational requirements.

To explore your options in Unit4 Financials, contact us today

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V2020

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V2020

This post shares all the functionality available on Unit4 Financials V2020. If you are upgrading from an older version of Financials, you will get all of the below features plus all the very latest features from V13, V14 and Continuous Release.

The naming convention may have changed, but the latest version of Unit4 Financials offers all the new features you would expect. Unit4 Financials V2020 (rather than V15) is available now.

If you are on V14 remember that at end of 2022 it will fall outside the Unit4 supported software window. If you don’t upgrade before that date, you may incur extended support charges from Unit4.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.


New features arriving in V2020 include:

  • Element Authorisation
  • Change Log Anonymisation
  • Provisional Year End

Plus a wide range of technical improvements…

Along with the additional functionality, V2020 brings a new approach to regular updates – adding a version number to the end, based on the quarter it is released in. For example, the current release is V2020 Q3.

It is also important to note that V13 and all previous versions of Unit4 Financials will no longer receive full support.

What's new in V2020?
Full Year End

  1. Sum all the profit and loss accounts, posting the NET figure to retained earnings in the balance sheet
  2. Post the closing balance sheet figures to the period 0 of the following year
  3. Close the year of the Year End being processed, preventing any further postings

Provisional Year End will perform all the processing of a full Year End, but will not close the year being ended, allowing you to continue posting to that year.

Any subsequent Year End processing will perform incremental postings for those applicable to the year being ended. These postings will have an input date greater than the one specified for the last provisional Year End.

Example: If your Year End is 31st December, you can run the process before 31st January in provisional mode, so that your balance type reports will capture carried forward balances in period 0 when you run period end reports for period 1.

Undo Year End

You can now undo both provisional and full Year Ends. This will cancel all Year End journals posted to the final (9999) period for the latest year in which a Year End has been run, and to the opening (0) period of the next year.

If a full Year End is undone, the minimum year will be reset to the previous year. The Undo Year End process undoes all the Year Ends that have been run in the selected year, not just the last Year End process itself.

Example: If you undo the year 2019 in 2020 (having also run 2017 and 2018 Year Ends in 2020), it will undo all three years.

Browse Transaction Enhancements

Browse Transaction gives you a more powerful way to interrogate the database, using the metadata in a way that provides the same functionality as Browse Details.

Company Master

You can now specify an address category on the Procurement tab to automate the selection of the ordering address in Procurement.

This overcomes a previous issue that meant it was only possible to set one default address for a supplier record, which had to be set correctly for remittances. This new feature allows multiple default addresses based on the function module.

It also allows you to change the Actuals and Turnovers balance codes on the company master after documents have been posted in the company.

Intercompany Control Account 

In the intercompany module, you can now add a customer or supplier to the control account specified in the destination and receiver masters – as well as to elements inserted when those accounts contain wildcards.

This means that one company can now send a sales invoice document to another company, and it will be received as a purchase invoice document.

Pay

The payment period and/or date can now be changed on a payment proposal after it has been generated via a new ‘Change payment period’ option on the Pay/Collect actions menu.

This feature is controlled by functional security on the Capability Master and allows you to amend the payment period without aborting the proposal.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation will now record the date of reconciliation. This will default to today’s date unless a date is set via the Reconciliation Master, or at run time.

The Finance user that ran the reconciliation process will be recorded as the Reconciliation user.

The Reconciliation date and user are also available as vocabularies for use in Selector and Presenter masters for use in reconciliation reports.

Fixed Assets

You can now set up scheduled tasks to depreciate assets.

Invoice Matching

It is now possible to input a non-matchable invoice or credit note where the invoice total is a different sign than the tax total.

LRN Housekeeping can also now be run without posting a journal to Finance.This resolves two previous issues:
• When running housekeeping, a journal was posted to Finance which meant that you had to cancel the document
• If the Right Left lists had been changed in Financials since the receipt of the goods, this meant that housekeeping would fail

Procurement

Orders that are automatically created by conversion from a requisition can now be automatically submitted to workflow, removing the manual steps for browsing and submitting to workflow.

Billing

It is now possible to copy a document in Browse.

Unit4 XL (CodaXL)

XL is now fully compatible with 64-bit Excel, in addition to the 32-bit variant.

Public Bulk Data Web Services

V2020 now provides:

• Generic Browse/Select Chunked
• Generic Browse/Fetch

This gives you the ability to query exceptionally large datasets with an interface spread over multiple requests.

Customiser

You can now generate and customise forms created at runtime – as well as import and export customisations.

Browser Warning

A warning is now displayed if the results of a browse have been limited by the security settings.

If the user is restricted to certain accounts in their capability settings, the user will be warned that not all the data has been returned.

Copy Company with Finance

You can now copy element flexi-field data when using ‘copy company’ to copy elements.

You can also copy element template customisations when using ‘copy company’ to copy element template masters.

OpenID Connect Authentication

User claims for OpenID Connect can now be configured from the Security section of the Administration Console.

A painless Unit4 Financials upgrade starts here

If you are on V14 remember that at end of 2022 it will fall outside the Unit4 supported software window. If you don’t upgrade before that date, you may incur extended support charges from Unit4.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.

To explore your upgrade options, contact us today

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V14

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V14

This post shares all the functionality available on Unit4 Financials V14. If you are upgrading from an older version of Financials, you will get all of the below features plus all the very latest features from V13, V2020 and Continuous Release.

If you are on V14 remember that at end of 2022 it will fall outside the Unit4 supported software window. If you don’t upgrade before that date, you may incur extended support charges from Unit4.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.


Element Workflow

To ensure the accuracy of master data and minimise the risk of fraudulent creation or modification of key master data, capabilities have been added for creating and approving master data.


Flexi-Fields

The Flexi-field capability at element level has been extended to transaction level, which allows you to capture unlimited amounts of business-specific dimensions, perform more detailed analyses and calculate more detailed KPIs and intelligence, in order to support both strategic and operational decision making.


Billing

Replacing the legacy e-billing module, the new billing module is fully integrated with the core of the financials framework.


Financials new features:

  • Element Authorisation
    • Element authorisation rule master
    • Element authorisation workflow process
    •  Import/export of element authorisation rules
  • Flexi-fields for finance transactions
    • Transaction Flexi-fields in table link
    • Browse ledger and aged analysis
  • Multiple attachments for finance documents
  • Assisted element template.
  • Identification of cancelled transactions
  • Input–derived fields
  • Revaluation chain – dates
  • Intercompany – copy attachments
  • Reconciliation – scroll folders independently
  • Currency write-offs
  • Element finder – IBAN code now added
  • Pay proposal codes – now display the full proposal code
  • Payment reference number
    • Unique payment reference generation
  • Matching – write-off tolerances now defined in home, dual and matching currency

Administration New Features:

  • Capability by company
  • Inactivating users - active until date specified on master
  • Change password and locked users
  • Password parameters – specify number of uppercase and lowercase
  • Diary notifications and scheduled task
  • Scheduled Tasks: Allocation, allocation chain, balance audit, currency revaluation chain, currency revaluation rule, diary notifications, document audit, generate pay/collect proposal, generate reminder letters, intercompany processing, table link document load, table link element load and tax transfer
  • E-mails subject and sender configuration in workflow
  • Menu content provider - enables you to store defaults for selectors and presenters
  • Downloads – downloads section on administration console, print formatter and workflow designer
  • Application header text - define application header text in application parameters

A painless Unit4 Financials upgrade starts here

If you are on V14 remember that at end of 2022 it will fall outside the Unit4 supported software window. If you don’t upgrade before that date, you may incur extended support charges from Unit4.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.

To explore your upgrade options, contact us today

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V13

Discover the latest Unit4 Financials features in V13

This post shares all the functionality available on Unit4 Financials V13. If you are upgrading from an older version of Financials, you will get all of the below features plus all the very latest features from V14, V2020 and Continuous Release.

If you are on an older version of Financials (lower than V14) you have may have already fallen outside the Unit4 supported software window and maybe incurring extended support charges.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.


Element Workflow

To ensure the accuracy of master data and minimise the risk of fraudulent creation or modification of key master data, capabilities have been added for creating and approving master data.


Flexi-Fields

The Flexi-field capability at element level has been extended to transaction level, which allows you to capture unlimited amounts of business-specific dimensions, perform more detailed analyses and calculate more detailed KPIs and intelligence, in order to support both strategic and operational decision making.


General:

  • New framework for user
  • All applications accessed from one menu
  • Save activities to a favourites list
  • Retains history of recent activities
  • Receive workflow messages as alerts

Financials:

  •  Enquiries
    • New aged analysis
    • Reference date on browse ledger
    • Browse transactions (new) uses metadata
  • Credit Management
    • Diary uses metadata selectors & presenters
    • Diary manager linked to user master
    • Credit Manager maintenance
    • Print statements – similar to sales invoicing
    • New aged table object on Print Formatter to include ageing on customer statements
  • Add elements directly to group masters
  • Add attachments to elements

Administration Console:

  •  Workflow
    • Housekeeping
    • Financial attachments
    • Tasklist
    • Completion workflows
  • New scheduled tasks
    • Print invoices
    • Print statements
    • Ledger maintenance
    • Populate link tables
  • Customizer integrated into the application
  • Metadata – add new joins and vocabulary to existing views
  • Create and maintain repository folders
  • Printing & emailing
    • Email template master – subject body and signature for use in invoices etc.
    • Print options master – links print formats, output device, and email templates
    • Print format watermarks
    • Export/import print format masters
  • Filter element selection within generic browse by filter on user’s role
  • Link table import routine from source files

A painless Unit4 Financials upgrade starts here

If you are on V14 remember that at end of 2022 it will fall outside the Unit4 supported software window. If you don’t upgrade before that date, you may incur extended support charges from Unit4.

Now may be an ideal time to look at the options that are available to you and the benefits you will gain from an upgrade.

To explore your upgrade options, contact us today