ConnectWise today announced new features in the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs. ConnectWise 2012.1, the first in a series of four updates planned for the calendar year, includes a broad array of new or enhanced features as well as partner-requested enhancements.
"We've been working with 2012.1 since it was released to beta - and WOW! ConnectWise produced a fantastic release," said Pat DiPersia, owner at DiPersia Technology Solutions, LLC. "This will be a tough one to follow-up on - between three new enhancement requests from partners and several new features, this release is a hit."
Among the dozens of additional features, updates and enhancements, the ConnectWise 2012.1 release includes the following:
• Financial Dashboard Enhancements
ConnectWise's Financial Dashboard has been upgraded and redesigned to provide better information on effective rates and costs and billable/non-billable time, all intended to help partners better manage client accounts and profits/losses. The feature displays a list of projects by company or member, and shows the profitability of all projects. The dashboard will also include summaries and graphs for past months.
• New integration between invoicing and accounting
ConnectWise 2012.1 provides additional integration between invoicing and accounting operations. Invoice details can now be posted to the general ledger of popular accounting packages such as QuickBooks or Peachtree. The status of unpaid past due invoices are automatically updated and invoices can now be emailed to multiple contacts.
• Web Client Additions
With the release of 2012.1, more screens than ever will be accessible through the Web Client. Partners are able to view My Calendar in the browser. Additionally performing a configuration search, full ticket search and project search is now available.
• Easier email ticketing
Working with service tickets via email is also simpler and more productive, with changes to the format of email replies to tickets that make them easier to read.
• Service Board Enhancements
Updates to the Service Board include showing SLA information at a glance, an easy way to view the time remaining to meet an SLA.
• LDAP integration
The new ConnectWise 2012.1 also includes integration with LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to sync user information, maintain accurate records and enforce password policies, such as password strength.
"The release of ConnectWise 2012.1, our first major release this year, introduces many new and improved features for managing and acting on business intelligence data," said Arnie Bellini, ConnectWise CEO. "With each phase of updates, we build a more powerful and sophisticated solution that gives partners more ways to achieve profitability and growth."
ConnectWise 2012.1 is now available to all current partners using on-premises or cloud/SaaS versions of ConnectWise.
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