In our next major release we’ll be introducing some updates that will start us towards delivering some larger features due out next year. In particular, these changes will help us deliver functionality like purchase orders (currently sitting at 9th equal in community voting) and quotes (at 4th equal).
Firstly, we’ve replaced the terms Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable with more generic names, Sales and Purchases, respectively. We had a lot of feedback those terms were not commonly heard outside accountant and bookkeeper circles and we think most of our business users will find the new names a lot more natural.
You’ll also notice we’ve created two new dashboards, for Sales and Purchases. These are a redesign of the existing summary screens but with more emphasis on key information.
These new dashboards let us include functionality not directly related to accounts receivable and payable documents – like… you got it, purchase orders and quotes.
Along with these changes we’re going to be referring to invoices within Purchases as bills and invoices within Sales as sales invoices (or just invoices). This change is quite extensive and affects a number of pages, breadcrumbs and help documentation but we know you’ll quickly adjust and love the new functionality when it arrives.
So, that’s a quick preview of some changes coming to a screen near you shortly but wanted to give you a heads up.