News in logistics area

From electronic invoicing to WMS, discover the new features introduced by the release 2.5 of Mago4.

Edited by Marketing Department

There are many new features of this version of Mago4, among which the most important are the updates in the field of electronic invoicing, a topic that has been constant for some time now. In addition, a new vertical application to WMS is available, which allows you to keep up with the updates.

We will then get to the heart of the matter for an overview of the most relevant news. The release 2.5 introduces the management of the percentage also in the formula discounts: through a special parameter you can generate XML that show the formula discounts no longer as a discount amount, but as individual discounts expressed in cascade. This improvement therefore allows you to minimize the rounding due to 2-digit decimal rounding of the discount expressed on the lines of the document.

As far as documents in foreign currency are concerned, the generation of electronic documents has been brought into line with the directives of the Revenue Agency: in fact, the regulations require that tax-relevant amounts are always expressed in Euros but that it is possible to indicate the value in foreign currency of each line; however, it is still possible to forbid the generation and transmission of electronic documents in Currency.

That's not all, on the contrary: Passive Invoicing is also equipped with an Asynchronous mode, which requires communication with the Digital Hub for downloading invoices to be fully delegated to the service installed on the Mago server and called ERP Service Provider (ESP). Instead, the functions of registration, connection and disconnection of an already registered document continue to be performed immediately.

One of the most anticipated and important improvements is the one called File System Assisted Accounting. In practice, with the activation of the appropriate module Passive Electronic Invoicing (without DH), you can acquire the electronic documents received without having signed a contract with the Digital HUB Zucchetti. The xml and metadata files received by the Interchange System, for example via certified electronic mail, and manually inserted in a folder on the file system will be loaded by the management system and made visible in the Passive Electronic Invoicing procedure.

As already mentioned, in the WMS area, with the new release the WMS Application was born, which includes the WMS Base, Advanced WMS, Mobile WMS and Mobile WMS Manufacturing modules. This new vertical allows the user to easily and quickly update all the modules of WMS without having to update the entire system. It will be sufficient to install the WMS vertical to obtain all the new features published in the WMS. The activation of the modules remains unchanged, they will continue to be activated by the Administration Console under the Mago section, so as not to require a reactivation for users who are already using these modules.

With Mago4 2.5 there are significant news also in the field of Warehouse. In particular, to facilitate the crucial management of the inventory process, a new Inventory document has been created that can be saved and resumed at a later date. Moreover, for those in possession of the Mobile WMS, it is possible to import the list of items to be inventoried from Mobile. The Inventory Adjustment procedure has then been made scheduleable, allowing the automatic import of one or more files with a smart name, where the name of the file defines the Deposit to be corrected.

The news doesn't end here: there are many other significant projects concerning the other management areas...you can find out everything about Mago4 2.5 by consulting the release note that you can find in the Reserved Area on the Microarea portal.

We also remind you that the release 2.5 of Mago4 is as always downloadable for free if you have kept your Live Update service active; we recommend that you contact your dealer for installation. If the update service is not active, please contact your dealer and discover the advantages of being always updated.




google functionalities

Mago4 provides you with the ability to enable Google features for translations and geolocalization.

Edited by Marketing Department

From June 2018 some Google services, including geolocalization, are fee-based: a special activation key is required to continue using them. In Mago4 there are some functionalities that use these services and it is therefore possible to insert the key requested by Google in a TaskBuilder configuration file (manually or through Administration Console), thus enabling the linked functions.

With Mago4, it is therefore possible to fully exploit Google's services to perform automatic translations and view maps and routes within the program. In particular, it is possible to activate the “Translation” service for automatic translation and the one called “Geocoding” to search for location information related to an address, or view it on the map. The new Automatic Generation of Translations procedure allows you to quickly and easily translate descriptions of different predefined entities, in any language, including Items, Payment Conditions, Price Lists and many others, available to the user. The procedure then allows the translations to be adjusted over time, as it allows any editing or update to be made quickly, either individually or simultaneously for one or more entries. It is also possible to directly import and export an XML file containing the appropriate translations. This mode allows you to use the procedure without Google service activation key.

This key also makes it possible, in many Mago4 master data containing a physical address (such as Customers, Suppliers, Inventories, etc.), to search for the current address, view it on a map and calculate the route from the address set in company master data to the one located at that time.

All this directly within each individual master data, in the name of solution usability ... always the signature of Mago4.




Zucchetti interview

An interesting excursus into the history and projects of the Zucchetti group, including anecdotes, valorisation of human capital and new frontiers.

Edited by Marketing Department

In September 2019, the section entitled The Economy of the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera published an article dedicated to the Zucchetti Group. Alessandro and Mino Zucchetti talked about the company, between past, present and future, during an interview held in headquarters, in Lodi. During the interview some anecdotes and stories emerged, a founding part and testimony of Zucchetti DNA; a look at the future perspectives was not missing, along with the data on growth, impressive as regards the rate of recruitment and acquisitions.

The article of The Economy of Corriere della Sera represents an interesting moment of reflection, to trace the birth of the Zucchetti Group and to understand more and more the levers and the thrusts of its constant growth.

To view the complete content, please follow this link.




Novità WMS

The release 2.4.5 of Mago4 introduces new and very useful reports for an increasingly effective and efficient stock management in WMS.

Edited by Marketing Department

Mago4 is enriched with new reports for the receipt and shipment of goods and offers even more tools to monitor the activity of warehouse employees.

The PreShipping List by Customer, which is introduced with the new release, allows you to view a summary report of the progress of deliveries for customer. In this way, it is possible to filter the query by Document Number, Item, Period, Customer and/or Shipping Address, thus displaying the percentages of Generated, Confirmed Transfer Orders and Generated Delivery Documents by extracting the data in order of Customer code.

Moreover, with the Supplier Order Barcode report it is possible to print the Supplier Order number in barcode format. The barcodes usually speed up the process of completing the documents reducing the scope for error; the advantage in Goods Receipt is that of having the certainty of the Order reference, streamlining the entire process of Goods Entry and guaranteeing a correct generation of administrative documents. Also in terms of WMS Transfer Orders Control, the WMS module of Mago4 2.4.5 makes inventory management even more efficient. Thanks to a new report, in fact, it is possible to have a precise control of the activity of warehouse workers, monitoring all the main activities (Picking, Positioning and Goods Receipt).

In addition to these new reports, the Mago4 WMS 2.4.5 enhances the activities related to the shipment of goods, thanks to new procedures and an increasingly precise management of the Pre-Shipping document.

The process of preparing the goods for deliveries requires ever greater flexibility and efficiency to meet all the requirements related to the goods shipment and to make the goods deliveries on individual Customers ever more efficient. With Mago4 2.4.5, there are interesting improvements for two important functions: the first called TO Assignment by Shipping and the other one called TO Reassignment by Shipping, for which it is now possible to proceed with the TO grouping by shipment. The TO Assignment Procedure by Shipping allows you to assign the Team or the Resource to the Transfer Orders grouped by Customer/Delivery Branch, with the possibility of also displaying the detail of the individual Transfer Orders. The TO Reassignment by Shipping procedure is instead particularly useful to ensure that the shipment process of the goods does not present any solution of continuity. Think about the case in which the TO employees arrive at the end of the shift without having completed them: the Reassignment procedure allows the inventory manager, or whoever is responsible, to reassign the transfer orders to the duty staff.

That is not all: with Mago4 2.4.5 all the TO generated for the preparation of the shipment can be cancelled more easily through new features present in the toolbar.

Those dedicated to streamlining WMS processes are just some of the improvements in the new release 2.4.5 of Mago4. You can find the complete list in the release notes in the Reserved area. You can download them from your personal area on the Microarea’s website; to download and install the update, we advise you to contact your Reseller who will guide you through the process. Remember that the update is free if your MLU is active, otherwise you can contact the Reseller and discover the advantages of a constant update.




news for Romania

A new web-based procedure of Mago4 2.4.5 streamlines the stages of verification of VAT status, in accordance with Romanian regulations.

Edited by Marketing Department

The National Agency for Tax Administration (ANAF) is a public body of Romania, operating for the Ministry of Finance. ANAF has the task of collecting taxes, duties and contributions. In December 2018, the web service provided by ANAF was enriched with the addition of useful information to improve the control of the fiscal status of Customers / Suppliers.

What is this about? In practice, the operation of VAT status control is used to verify the validity of a VAT number and to know the type of tax system. This is useful to verify whether a domestic supplier is active or inactive, to validate, or not, the deductibility of VAT, to know if the subject operates under the Cash Accounting regime or under the Split Tax system.

At ERP level, Mago4 has always embraced the Romanian legislation on the issue with a service of verification through a table, whose information was updated by a manual procedure; with the new 2.4.5 release, Mago4 is now able to take full advantage of the web service of ANAF for the control of fiscal status.

In fact, following the introduction of the new status controls on Customers and Suppliers, the verification of whether the supplier is in cash accounting system is now carried out by querying the web service, instead of reading the table above mentioned. Of course, it is still possible to restore the offline check, i.e. by consulting the table that is updated by the procedure Download Cash Tax Companies.For suppliers, a check is also carried out to find out whether the subject is VAT active or deactivated by displaying special messages. In particular, when saving purchase documents and received documents, the notice is obtained in presence of non-deductible documents and a supplier qualified as an active VAT subject or in the presence of deductible documents and a supplier qualified as an inactive VAT subject. Similar messages are displayed in the control report of document for suppliers. For suppliers, a check is also performed on the activation or deactivation of the Split Tax system.

Also with this targeted and specific update for the Romanian market, ERP Mago4 confirms its international orientation by simplifying procedures and aligning itself with the regulations of the reference country.

The one just described is just one of the improvements of Mago 2.4.5; to know all the new features you can refer to the release note in the private area of the Microarea website . The update is available for free download if your Live Update service is active; otherwise contact your local dealer to know the advantages of being always updated!

Your dealer is also available to download and install the upgrade to the new release of Mago4: we recommend that you contact him to perform the upgrade.




New company

Another important acquisition in the horeca market confirms Zucchetti's strong and growing presence in the sector. The entry of Ericsoft in the group has in fact a key role.

Edited by Marketing Department

Ericsoft is a company active and growing throughout the country since 1995, which creates highly specialized technology solutions for hospitality and offers tools that simplify and optimize the management of hotels, accommodations and restaurants through complete and modular solutions, capable of bringing significant improvements in the performance of each company in the market. Ericsoft's flagship product is Suite 4°, an all-in-one software for hotels complete with all the tools needed to improve hotel management tout-court.

With over 5,000 customers, a total that increases by about 250 new software activations per year, and 85 employees, the acquisition of Ericsoft represents for Zucchetti another great opportunity for positioning and growth in the field of horeca, in which the group already boasts a total of 33 thousand customers throughout Italy and revenues that exceed 30 million euros.

This is why Zucchetti can support an increasingly large market with a unique offer, characterized by highly advanced technology and solutions suitable for all customers in the hospitality sector.



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