Issue 02-2020

Issue 02/2020 (25.03.2020)

Our regular Coordinator information aims to provide you with up-to-date information on WINPACCS and assist you in your role as WINPACCS coordinator within your organisation.

This issue offers important information on the following topics: 

  • Despite the Corona crisis – we’re still available
  • WINPACCS Cloud 2020.01 – now available
  • Request for feedback: Programme management in WINPACCS
  • New deadline for upgrading to WINPACCS Accounting 4
  • Now: gross prices for WINPACCS training courses
  • The latest news from our WINPACCS Document library

Despite the Corona crisis – we’re still available

Despite the current restrictions on everyday life, we are still available for you, as usual, for any questions and feedback via email, telephone, Skype or Teams – until further notice from our home offices.

There may be slight delays in telephone enquiries, as not all extension numbers can be forwarded directly. However, there is always a member of staff in our head office to pass on your request, so that the respective employee can call you back.

During the next few weeks we will refrain from holding meetings on our premises and making customer visits, unless absolutely necessary. Of course, we can still clarify any matters you may have via Skype or telephone.

The new version of WINPACCS Cloud 2020.01 was released on 25 March 2020. As always, this release offers a whole range of new features and enhancements.

You can now link budget lines and accounts, so that when posting, the selection of budget lines is limited to those that match the account.

You can enter descriptions for accounts in the Cloud in the main chart of accounts, which are then available in Accounting and Cashbook.

At the start of next week the new versions of WINPACCS Accounting 4.2.2 and WINPACCS Cashbook 2.2.1 will be available for you in the Customer Portal.

All the important information about the new versions of WINPACCS Cloud, WINPACCS Accounting and WINPACCS Cashbook can be found in our release White Paper. A detailed overview of all the new features and bug fixes can be found in the Release Notes.

On Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at 10.00 a.m. you are invited to join us for a free 30-minute webinar on the new release. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Michael Bork (michael.bork@mbi.de) to register. Use this opportunity to gain a close-up on the new features and to ask any questions!

In addition to the implementation of projects, programmes that group together a number of projects are increasingly being employed in development cooperation Therefore, we plan to enable this option in the future in the Project administration (Projects) and map the corresponding requirements for the management of programmes.

For example, you will be able to enter master data for programmes and create your own definitions for all the projects in a programme in certain areas.

We are in contact with a number of customers and have developed a preliminary concept. We would like to present the main points of it and put some questions to a wider circle of customers.

If you are interested, please contact Mr Michael Bork (michael.bork@mbi.de).

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, on-site training and consulting appointments are currently not possible. We have therefore extended the deadline for switching over from WINPACCS Accounting 3 to Accounting 4: You will still be able to use WINPACCS Accounting 3 and WINPACCS cost control until 30 June 2021.

Nevertheless, we recommend that you contact your consultant to discuss how to proceed and to ensure you can switch over as soon as possible so that you can benefit from the new functions.

For the WINPACCS training courses (trainings, workshops, webinars) we have changed the prices on our website from net to gross prices (incl. 19% VAT) to reflect legal requirements. In a few cases the original prices were adjusted, e.g. rounded up. However, there are no significant price increases.

Current information on the most varying specialist and technical topics on WINPACCS is available on our website. 

As a WINPACCS coordinator you can download these White Papers and information documents directly from the Document library

The following documents were recently added or updated: 

We hope you enjoy working with the new features offered by this release. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For the near future I sincerely hope that you stay healthy and are not too adversely affected by the corona problem.

Best regards,
Martin Bork

Managing Director mbi GmbH