We're moving!

It's a pretty exciting week for us here at Brightpearl HQ. It's time for a new office! Over the past 12 months we've grown the team more than 5 times over, and we are literally busting at the seams. We're still staying in Bristol - it's only a move across the centre of town to a larger, more modern space.

We'll be shutting the phones down slightly earlier this afternoon, then everything goes into boxes for the move over the weekend, ready for business again on Monday (same number). If you're nearby, then make sure you drop in for a brew... see you on the other side!

One system, one website

We have decided to merge our US and UK websites to become one single domain. Why? You might ask. Well for a few reasons…

Brightpearl’s business management software caters for customers in many different countries without the need to have any different features that are specific to one country or another. We think that if a system is well designed then it can be practical and useful no matter where you are from. And we think the exact same thing about our website.

Brightpearl April release

It's time for another round of new features and fixes! Over the next couple of days we'll be upgrading accounts to the latest release 3.14, which includes some pretty handy stuff for sales processing. The full release notes are here on our forums; here's a summary:

Paid to date is now shown on your quotes and invoices

Exclusive offer: 20% off MarketMeSuite social media management software

Our partners MarketMeSuite have put together a special offer for Brightpearl blog readers to get a discount on their social media management software – you can choose from one month free on their monthly payment plan, or 20% off their yearly payment plan.

More than just a dashboard

Brightpearl - putting more information at your fingertips

This week we're rolling out a new release which contains a couple of really handy features to make your order processing better. I'd also like to give a warm welcome to Ananth and Penny; Ananth is joining us in the product management team and will be taking a good look at the whole system from end to end to see where we can make it easier and faster to use as well as adding the right features at the right time. As always, if you want to get involved with testing out new ideas before they go live, fire an email to design@brightpearl.com and we'll keep you in the loop.

Latest updates from Brightpearl

The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy here at HQ! We've taken on two new Quality Analysts (software testers); Matt and Wesley, a new Product manager; Ananth, and Penelope has joined us to run online marketing.

This week, we're releasing the following features and fixes:

We've got a new UserVoice forum

Back when I started my first  business, I looked at the options available for storing information and running the operations; plugging separate systems together (in the days before web services were easy to come by), or buying an enterprise ERP system like SAP...

Latest features and improvements

This morning we launched the mid-February release of Brightpearl, with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

Back order management has now become even more powerful. We're introduced partial row split-to-back-order, where the system will only move items that have not yet been allocated or fulfilled. We've made two videos; one for Premium stock control, and one for all other pay plans.

Get involved with Brightpearl's new look

Brightpearl is designed to help you run your entire business in one integrated platform, but that doesn't mean it has to be complicated.

We've been working on a new interface for 6 months now, planning, tweaking, testing. You've probably spotted some small changes coming in recently, laying the groundwork for the cool stuff that's to come. We want to make sure that what we're building is what you need, so now's the time to get involved!

Internet telephony - are you using it?

We’re guessing you’ve probably heard about Voice over IP (VoIP), but have you started taking advantage of all the business benefits yet? VoIP, also known as Internet telephony, has propelled small businesses forward by offering companies a professional image to communicate with their; clients, suppliers and stakeholders. It creates a centrally hosted location for communications allowing for smaller home based businesses or remotely staffed businesses to operate in the same way as those companies all working under one roof – like a virtual office.