If you’re like most businesses, you rely on your accounting software to help make informed decisions about the future of your company, to manage your finances effectively, and to keep on top of your compliance obligations.

But what happens when your software starts to show its age? You might find that it’s no longer able to keep up with the demands of your business, that it’s not compatible with newer versions of other software you use, or that it doesn’t support the latest compliance regulations.

When this happens, it’s time to consider upgrading to a newer version of your software. And if you’re using SunSystems, that means upgrading to SunSystems 6.4 – the latest and most advanced version of the software.

SunSystems 6.4 is a significant improvement over Sun v4 in terms of power and scalability. It’s a complete re-imagining of the system, giving businesses with complicated financial management requirements, multi-company operations, and multiple currencies more agility, flexibility, and control.

Infor’s in-house user experience and design team has brought lightness and clarity to the UI.

The software is designed to give users the information they need, when they need it, and in a format, that’s easy to understand.

What are the most significant reasons for upgrading to SunSystems v6.4?

Automated master data management 

Larger enterprises that operate numerous sites or business units don’t have to struggle with managing shared reference data between platforms and entities any longer. Users can now easily create a primary business unit for, say, your supplier register, and any actions/adds/changes/deletes applied to it will be immediately transferred to any designated secondary entity.

External web portal

A new module allows for more stakeholders to access SunSystems’ documents, allowing them to engage digitally with the company’s financial arm.

This allows you to do things like have your suppliers load their own invoices and update their own information, allow your clients access to their statements and order history, and let your staff access their expense history.

User experience and usability

The entire system structure and operation have been considerably modified to make using the system as painless as possible.

Integrated document management repository

The integrated document management repository allows you to link a PDF or other file to the corresponding transaction or reference data, and find it again at any time.

Intercompany posting

You can now perform intercompany transactions on the go. When you make transactions in the chosen journal type, the system posts the transactions to the target business unit without your having to do anything else.

HTTPS encryption on SunSystems HTTP functionality 

Clients on SunSystems versions 6.1 and Sun 6.2 should upgrade to SunSystems v6.4 in order to enforce certificates and encryption on all HTTP traffic, including reporting and Connect interfacing, as required by the Enterprise Agreement Requirements document.

Full Java JDK and Tomcat supportability and flexibility 

Clients on SunSystems versions 6.2, 6.1, or 5 should upgrade to SunSystems v6.4 if they want to ensure that they can keep up with the most recent Java JDK and Apache Tomcat, which is utilised by SunSystems.

Database performance improvements 

SunSystems v6.4 is a 64-bit application currently, which has resulted in a significant increase in system performance.

Microsoft supportability and updates 

Clients on SunSystems v5 should upgrade to SunSystems v6.4 or later to ensure that they are running operating systems and SQL Server versions with the most up-to-date security patches from Microsoft.

Procurement enhancement 

To make the procurement cycle easier, new features have been added to facilitate it in a company. Approvers may now have a focused perspective on pending orders and invoices that are awaiting approval, allowing them to be approved/rejected with a single click. If the approvers are out of the office, the delegation procedure is also accessible.

Conclusion

These are some of the primary reasons why upgrading to SunSystems 6.4 will be beneficial for your business.

This version of the software is designed to make life easier for users, while also providing more power and flexibility.

If you’re still running an older version of SunSystems, now is the time to upgrade.

Get in touch with us today if you need help with upgrading or have any questions. We’ll be happy to assist you.