Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Microsoft RMS and HQ Feature Pack 2

A quick reminder that sales of Microsoft Dynamics RMS and HQ to new users as well as mainstream support ends next year (2016) so please keep that in mind if you are thinking of purchasing RMS or HQ as point of sale software for your business or organization.

As you likely already know, Microsoft has been heavily investing in both improving and upgrading their Retail Management Systems Store Operations (RMS) and Headquarters (HQ) Point of Sale software.  Recently, a feature pack was released which included the following new features and changes:

New Features in Headquarters

  • Improved worksheet handling
  • Manage store prices and sale prices from Headquarters
  • Automatic item lookup codes
  • Inactive stores
  • Inactive cashiers
  • Inactive tender types
  • New report for tracking in-transit inventory
  • Interstore inventory transfer discrepancy management
  • Support for multiple currencies in the purchase order workflow

New Features in Store Operations

  • POS task pads
  • Automatic item lookup codes
  • Gift receipts
  • Inactive cashiers and inactive tender types
  • Prevent sale of all inactive items
  • Set custom back order deposits

Other Improvements

In addition to the new features listed above, Feature Pack 2 includes fixes for the following issues:
  • Tender rounding amount is not included in the batch totals when using “Round to value” for the tender type.
  • The buttons "Add Item" and "QuickScan" on the Transfer Order and Purchase Order forms are not available when these buttons are disabled for users with a different security level.
  • Buttons are not available in the Receive Purchase Order form when the buttons are disabled for users with a different security level.
  • Voucher sales cause incorrect over/short amounts in the Batch List report.
  • The Item Movement History report does not show InventoryTransferLog Type 11 movements.
  • In the Help Files, the formula for the Inventory Turns calculation is not correct.
For a comprehensive list of all of the new features and fixes that are included in Feature Pack 2, refer to the Microsoft Dynamics RMS 2.0 Feature Pack 2 What's New document in the Download section of the Feature Pack 2 download page. (link requires that you be active on your point of sale maintenance agreement with Microsoft - contact your Microsoft point of sale partner for details.

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