Activant Prelude Version 20.0 Now Available
In addition to supporting IBM's SBClient 5.4.2, which supports the new Microsoft Vista OS, Prelude version 20 has more than 300 new or enhanced features, including a customer merge feature, which allows you to take an account and merge all its activity with another existing account.
"With all the activity around mergers and acquisitions - in the last six years, we've purchased five companies - when you merge with another company, you will have some of the same customers. Now, when we import their accounts, we will be able to take that data, merge it all together, and have a complete history of the account in one place," said David Kyles, system coordinator, EPKO Industries, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, IL.
Many of the new features in Prelude version 20 are a direct result of customer input. For example, users expressed the need for the ability to create sub-level work orders, which is now part of the work order module. Other enhancements include:
Additional reporting capabilities, including increased ability to export reports to Microsoft Excel Within the shop repair module, equipment inquiries can be made based upon maintenance, model, customer, and more Scheduler enhancements include the ability to link the jobs option so that one scheduled job will not start until a previous job has been completed Improvements to the rental module include the addition of rental kits
And much more "Prelude gets better with every iteration, and this one's the best yet," said Mark Vining, president and CEO of Roberts Supply Inc. of Winter Park, FL.