As we bid farewell to 2023, let's take a look back at the seven blog posts on the AFON blog that stood out, attracting significant views and attention from our cherished readers.
While curating this list, it was apparent to us that distinct trends emerged, signaling what captivated your attention the most and thereby indicating the topics of utmost interest to you.
Product Updates Are Among Our Most Popular, Including Those For Third-party Add-ons
Of our most popular blog posts by viewer counts and time per pageview, a significant number of them are product updates posts; not just for our ERP software, but also for third-party add-ons such as Jet Reports.
Because of this, we’ll be including only some of them in our top 7 for this year. This suggests that our readers consider the AFON blog as an authoritative source when it comes up updates for the software products they’re using.
Our Readers Are Interested In Significant Changes Happening To The Products They’re Using
One of the most popular blog posts on the list this year stands out for focusing on a significant development happening to one of our ERP software products.
This suggests that our readers see us as an authoritative source of news on the ERP software for which we are vendors in Singapore in general, and not just for product update articles.
Going forward, we’ll be sure to bring content on any new developments on these ERP software, as and when they happen.
‘Tips And Tricks’ Are Still A Favourite Of Our Readers, Perhaps More So Than Before
In 2023, we updated the ‘8 SAP Business One Tips and Tricks for End Users’ blog post to include some of the most recent tips Ari Schapira and other members of the production management team gave users of SAP Business One.
As always, the latest iteration has become the most-viewed article on the AFON blog of 2023, proving that our readers are always interested in new tips and tricks for making the best use of their ERP software.
We also updated similar ‘tips and tricks’ blog post for another ERP software this year, and the response it has garnered means it also makes the list, proving the popularity of this content type amongst our customers of the respective ERP software.
With all that in mind, let’s take a look at our top blog posts of 2023, starting with number seven.
8. Take Control of Your Inventory: 5 Hacks In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central You Need To Know
Setting up reordering policies on items in Dynamics 365 Business Central; Source: Use Dynamics
Inventory management is a key operational process for any business that handles and sells physical products. To ensure that your business maintains optimal inventory levels, you need the right solution, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is one of the top choices for the job.
We provide five hacks you can use in Business Central to make inventory management easier here.
7. Tips and Tricks for Sage 300 ERP (formerly Accpac) End Users (Updated March 2023)
Making use of the Finder. Source: Sage Group
We updated this blog post in 2023 with new tips and tricks for using Sage 300, and from the view counts it’s garnered this year, it’s clear that our readers still have an interest in learning some new ways to use the ERP software more effectively.
Take a look at the new tips and tricks that users of Sage 300 can take advantage of here.
6. What To Expect From The Latest Jet Reports Update: Version 23.3
Overview of Jet Reports Features & Functionalities; Source: insightsoftware
Jet Global releases product updates that bring new features and improvements to Jet Reports on a regular basis. This ensures that the financial reporting add-on continues to serve the needs of Business Central users.
Find out about the latest improvements and enhancements to Jet Reports here.
5. What To Expect From The Latest Oracle - NetSuite Update: 2023 Release 2
Introducing NetSuite 2023 Release 2; Source: NetSuite
In 2023, the two product updates that Oracle released for NetSuite brought a slow of new enhancements to the cloud ERP software. This includes improvements that make data analytics being made more available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), enhancements to supply chain management, and new learning resources to help your end users get familiar with using NetSuite.
Read about the highlights for the 2023 Release 1 and 2 product updates for Oracle NetSuite here.
4. What To Expect From The Latest Sage 300 Update: 2023 Product Update 3
What's new in Sage 300 2023.3 version update; Source: Sage Customer Support and Training
After the release of Sage 300 2023, Sage has been provided the ERP software with several more product updates over the past two years, bringing several new features and enhancements to the table.
Find out more about what’s new with the latest product update for Sage 300 here.
3. What To Expect From The Latest SAP Business One Update: Version 10 FP 2305
Overview of what's new in SAP Business One 10.0 FP 2305; Source: SAP Business One
Since the release of SAP Business One Version 10, the ERP software has received regular Feature Pack (FP) updates which brought incremental improvements to various features in the ERP software.
Find out about the enhancements that came with the latest Feature Pack, FP 2305 here.
2. Microsoft Is Ending Support For Dynamics NAV; What You Should Know
|End of Mainstream Support
|End of Extended Support
|Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
|15 March 2011
|13 January 2015
|14 January 2020
|Dynamics NAV 2013
|19 December 2012
|1 September 2018
|10 January 2023
|Dynamics NAV 2013 R2
|30 December 2012
|1 September 2018
|10 January 2023
|Dynamics NAV 2015
|17 December 2014
|14 January 2020
|14 January 2025
|Dynamics NAV 2016
|3 January 2016
|13 April 2021
|14 April 2026
|Dynamics NAV 2017
|27 October 2016
|11 January 2022
|11 January 2027
|Dynamics NAV 2018
|1 December 2017
|10 January 2023
|11 January 2028
Table: The end dates of mainstream and extended support for various Dynamics NAV product
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 – the last ever version of NAV – reached the end of its Mainstream Support Phase on 10 January 2023, which means Microsoft is no longer providing any mainstream support for any version of Dynamics NAV at this point.
For those who are still using Dynamics NAV instead of upgrading to its cloud-based successor Business Central, find out what this means for you and your business here.
1. 8 SAP Business One Tips And Tricks For End Users (Updated 2023)
Tapping on Views APIs on SAP Business One; Source: SAP
The article which garnered the most views on the AFON blog back in 2019, this blog post was updated in 2023 with a new set of tips and tricks for using SAP Business One.
Ari Schapira has since ended his ‘The Tip of the Week’ series, but the production management team has picked up the slack by providing useful suggestions for making use of SAP Business One.
To get you started, we’ve curated an updated list of eight of the most useful tips for you here.
To A New Year And A Fresh Start In 2024!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the blog posts we’ve published in the eventful year that was 2023, and look forward to bringing you even more interesting articles about ERP software and your business in the coming year.
We at AFON wish you a Happy New Year, and hope to see you again in 2024!