We are back with a quarterly update on the latest features and enhancements we've made to Zoho Inventory. Let's take a quick look at what's new:
With Signals, you can create custom notifications which will be displayed in Zoho Inventory when an action is performed in a third-party app. You can create signals either by writing a custom function or through API requests. You can choose to send the notification to all users or to a few selected users. The users can also choose to enable or disable notifications once the signal is created.
To configure Signals: Go to Settings > Developer Space > Signals. Click + New Signal.
Allowing duplicate batch numbers
We've now introduced the option to include duplicate batch numbers for an item. Previously, batch numbers could not be added through bills, purchase receipts, transfer orders, or inventory adjustments. Now, with this update you'll be able to add duplicate batch numbers.
To enable this, go to Settings > Preferences > Items. Mark the Allow duplicate batch numbers checkbox.
Sharing item details with SAT [Mexico]
You can now choose to push the item details, description, or both in a credit note or invoice while pushing it to SAT. Earlier, both the item details and description were pushed. You can now choose the option based on your preference. Pushing item details is mandated by the SAT.
ABN validation using ABR [Australia]
Verify if the Australian Business Number (ABN) of your customer is active right when creating a customer in Zoho Inventory. Zoho Inventory fetches the details from the Australian Business Register (ABR) to verify if it’s a valid ABN or not.
Introducing Tax Number and Buyer Reference Number [Germany]
We have introduced the Tax Number and Buyer Reference Number fields in e-invoicing. The tax number will change when you move from one state in Germany to another. You can enter the Tax Number in the VAT Settings page. The Buyer Reference Number is a unique identification number required for addressing the e-invoice recipient. You can now enter the Buyer Reference Number in the customer creation page when the organization is registered for VAT.
TDS Override [Global]
You can now override system-generated TDS amount in both sales and purchase transactions. Once you've enabled TDS, the TDS Override option will be shown in the transaction creation page as a dropdown.
To enable TDS: Go to Settings > Preferences > Taxes > Tax Settings > Enable TDS.
We've introduced a fresh look for our Settings page. It's much more intuitive and convenient to navigate with everything grouped under headers. You can save time by easily searching for the settings you want to access from the search bar.
Give these features a spin and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you have any queries, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoho Inventory Team