More fields. More flexibility. Now in Controlled Release.

When it comes to running your day to day operations, all kinds of situations can arise that require you to add specific details to a product or service. This extra information might relate to anything from market sector to business process to ad hoc requests from customers or suppliers.

A few examples

Let’s look at a few examples of what this information might cover.

  • A risk code for chemicals.
  • The kind of material used for jewellery or construction.
  • The ideal storage temperature for food products.
  • Total volume for shipping purposes.
  • The price of compliancy in a retail channel.

If you’re in the clothing business it may be a combination of size and colour with a parent or variant item. Anyway, you get the idea.

 

One or two challenges

The information might be listed in documents linked to sales and purchases. Used for eCommerce. Or included in digital transactions. But you told us that storing this additional data can lead to the occasional issue because there aren't enough fields in ‘Items’.

 

So here’s what we’ve come up with

Well you asked and we’ve listened. In response to your feedback, we have now started a Controlled Release that allows you to add up to 10 extra fields for ‘Items’. These new fields can be either ‘text’ or ‘list’ (e.g. XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL). They can be translated, exchanged via APIs and also added to layouts. A selection of App Centre partners and customers have already been involved in the development and are now busy exploring the potential of adding extra fields.

 

Watch this space

It’s important to note that extra fields will only be available for our industry-specific products: Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing and Project Management. And although the new feature isn’t yet generally available, we wanted to keep you on top of developments. After along, the idea came from you in the first place.

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