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Q4 2020 Issue

BatchMaster Enterprise Customers

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Sahib Dudani
President & CEO
BatchMaster Software

Dear Valued BatchMaster Customers,

What a year this has been! I am sure we all are looking forward to bid 2020 goodbye in the hopes of a better year and returning to some form of normalcy. As most of us reflect back on the year as it nears its end and think about milestones we celebrated, difficulties we overcame, and losses we mourned, I can see that we are resilient and that we all adapted to the new circumstances and discovered ways to stay connected, work, juggle family and put our best foot forward. We supported each other, showed empathy, and found little things to be grateful for in the worst of circumstances.

At BatchMaster Software, we continue to support and serve our customers remotely. I am very pleased to announce that we have continued to grow our customer base despite the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, and this was made possible by the sheer dedication of our employees and willingness of our customers and partners to align their expectations and collaborate remotely. We continue to serve our customers, help enhance their knowledge through product webinars, and support them through our Support Portal, email, phone, virtual training and troubleshooting sessions, when needed.

I’ve been inspired by the dedication, selflessness, and resilience seen across not only our business, but with our customers’ businesses over these last several months and I am grateful to all our employees and customer base. We all have worked hard and stayed motivated. I have witnessed the stellar jobs of our team going out of its way to support and service our customers with many remote go-lives, upgrades, technical support and consulting services.

I am also thankful to each one of you for your business and for continuing your faith in us during these unprecedented times. And I want to let you know that we are committed to providing high-quality services and that we are always with you. I certainly look forward to 2021!

In the meantime, please do continue to take the recommended precautions (wear a mask, follow social distancing and wash your hands often) to stay healthy and to keep your business running in an optimum, efficient way.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year to all of you!

Sincerely,

Sahib Dudani

Support Portal Updates

Customer Service Group – Will Utilize Support Portal in 2021

We are pleased to announce that in January 2021, add-on consulting service activities (such as SOWs for Upgrades, Customizations, new or modified Reports, etc…) which are typically managed by our Customer Service Group (CSG), will be available in our ticket system for authorized users in the Support Portal to access. Once launched, users will have the same level of visibility to discussions, status, and other information available today for Support Tickets. To accommodate users that have such service projects in progress, and who are not currently a Designated Support Contact, we will be adding a new user type called “Service Request Contact” (SRC). If you have an open SOW with us at launch time, watch for an email describing what to expect and how to access what will be called SRs for Service Requests.

Our Survey has Changed!

Have you noticed we have changed the survey you receive from BatchMaster Support when a support ticket is closed? We now ask:

  • How would you rate your overall experience with support for this ticket?
  • How would you rate your satisfaction for the resolution provided by the agent?
  • How would you rate the knowledge of the support agent?
  • How would you rate the professionalism of the support agent?
  • How easy it was to get in touch with customer support?

There is also a survey comments box where you can share other information or explanations you think will help us reinforce what we do well and address areas that can be improved. We appreciate any and all your feedback!

Support Portal FAQ

Q. What’s the difference between the Customer Portal and Support Portal?

A. Customer Portal, AKA BatchMaster Portal (portal.batchmaster.com), is still the primary source of BatchMaster Lunch & Learn Videos, product documentation, knowledge articles, training materials, and other resources for our customers and partners to access anytime with their login. The Support Portal (support.batchmaster.com) offers additional self-service features related to product technical support; such as support ticket entry, visibility, and management features.

Q. I can’t log into the Support Portal. How do I get access?

A. Though anyone can view the current portal and support process articles in the Support Portal Knowledge Solutions area, only your company’s Designated Support Contacts (DSCs) can access the ticket area. DSC access is created by the BatchMaster Support Team. For more information, check out our Designated Support Contact FAQs.

Have other questions about the Support Portal? Email BSICase@batchmaster.com.

Customer Announcements

Celebrating Customer Go-Lives!

Despite the pandemic, our implementation project teams and customers worked diligently together to maintain progress on their projects. We are proud to announce that several customers went live, remotely, including Staq Pharma, as we continue to social distance. Congratulations to our customers and the team members that worked together to achieve this.

New Customer Announcements – A Sampling

Florida Extracts
Florida Extracts is a commercial-scale hemp processor in Tavares, Florida. They provide commercial-scale hemp drying and processing services to farmers and offers high quality hemp extracts for manufacturing of hemp-derived products. In light of the high demand for their products, the company took advantage of our BatchMaster Express implementation to get the quickest time to value payback.
U.S. Paint
U.S. Paint is in St. Louis, MO and has delivered high performance paints, primers, and clearcoats to manufacturers and applicators in the automotive, power sports and general industrial markets worldwide since 1931. After using a legacy software for over 20 years, President John Duchardt was looking for an ERP solution that could support their existing customized functionality right ‘out of the box’. “At the end, we decided to partner with BatchMaster Software who offered us an ‘off the shelf’ product; one that is formula centric, could easily meet our unique requirements, and position U.S. Paint for continued growth”, he stated.

Customer Spotlight

John E. Goudey Chooses BatchMaster to Meet its Increasing Demands

Goudey has been a market leader in the Canadian wood coatings industry for over 75 years and has been owned by the Currie family since the 1960s. In their recent attempts at transitioning the business from being “people dependent” to “process dependent”, John E. Goudey Manufacturing chose BatchMaster which has proven to be a cost -effective solution for its size and complexity. BatchMaster has helped them save both time and money and preserve intellectual property.
Read the full story…

Customer Spotlight

John E. Goudey Chooses BatchMaster to Meet its Increasing Demands

Goudey has been a market leader in the Canadian wood coatings industry for over 75 years and has been owned by the Currie family since the 1960s. In their recent attempts at transitioning the business from being “people dependent” to “process dependent”, John E. Goudey Manufacturing chose BatchMaster which has proven to be a cost -effective solution for its size and complexity. BatchMaster has helped them save both time and money and preserve intellectual property.
Read the full story…

Product Announcements

New Functionality in BME 8.7

Super Voucher functionality is now included in the Purchase module in a recent BME version 8.70 patch release. This Super Voucher functionality is similar to the Super Invoice functionality in the Sales module; emulating its super invoice. This helps you create a single voucher for multiple purchase orders or receipts from a single vendor.

Customer Vendor GL screen is now included in the BME Finance module of the latest update of BME Version 8.70. The Customer Vendor GL screen is available to adjust a balance when a business partner is both a Customer and a Vendor.

Benefits of Migrating to BatchMaster’s All-in-One Solution

  • Advanced user interface with full search capability throughout the software.
  • Direct drill down to the GL for accounting verification
  • Highly customizable interface at the client level
  • Configure the home screen to streamline your day-to-day functions
  • Training cycle and cost is dramatically lower
  • Advanced analytics to help with understanding cost, profit and efficiencies
  • 60,000 worldwide implementations including many fortune 100/500 companies
  • SAP user ecosystem, user groups and extensive knowledge base

If this sounds interesting to you, look out for our announcement about an upcoming webinar describing the advantages of migrating.

Product Announcements

New Functionality in BME 8.7

Super Voucher functionality is now included in the Purchase module in a recent BME version 8.70 patch release. This Super Voucher functionality is similar to the Super Invoice functionality in the Sales module; emulating its super invoice. This helps you create a single voucher for multiple purchase orders or receipts from a single vendor.

Customer Vendor GL screen is now included in the BME Finance module of the latest update of BME Version 8.70. The Customer Vendor GL screen is available to adjust a balance when a business partner is both a Customer and a Vendor.

Benefits of Migrating to BatchMaster’s All-in-One Solution

  • Advanced user interface with full search capability throughout the software.
  • Direct drill down to the GL for accounting verification
  • Highly customizable interface at the client level
  • Configure the home screen to streamline your day-to-day functions
  • Training cycle and cost is dramatically lower
  • Advanced analytics to help with understanding cost, profit and efficiencies
  • 60,000 worldwide implementations including many fortune 100/500 companies
  • SAP user ecosystem, user groups and extensive knowledge base

If this sounds interesting to you, look out for our announcement about an upcoming webinar describing the advantages of migrating.

Product Version “Sun-Setting” Reminder

This is a reminder that BatchMaster Software will end support for the following versions of its products soon. Contact your Account Managers for any questions you may have, and please note that some exceptions do apply.

BatchMaster Enterprise
(BME) 8.4 and older

End of Support

BatchMaster Enterprise
(BME) 8.5

Support Portal Only
No updates or patches