I was doing one of the exercises for the F130 Advanced Accounts Payable (V3.0) course today (I know, I’m still not done re-taking the courses, grrr). I was supposed to enter the word “Certification” in the Description field on the Bills and Adjustments (AP301000) screen, but I accidentally entered “Certificatin” instead. However, because I’m using Google Chrome, the spelling error was highlighted with a red line underneath it. It jumped right out at me. Then it dawned on me, I now have a spell checker built into my ERP system! The best part is that I didn’t have to install anything for Acumatica, it’s already available as a feature of my browser. This is yet another great example of why web-based applications are so great (and I’m sure there are more examples to come).
This is a pretty nice feature to have. Imagine if you are an accountant and you are typing a wordy record note on journal entry line to explain why that particular debit or credit is being made. Or maybe you are a salesperson entering your notes from a call with a customer into the CRM module. Or maybe you are doing an inventory physical count and you want to enter a record note on a line that is going to cause a large discrepancy in order to explain the details behind why the inventory can’t be found. In all these situations, you might find yourself writing a few paragraphs and it would be nice to have a spell checker. Before today, I never even thought of the benefit of having a spell checker built into an ERP system, but now I can think of many scenarios where this would be beneficial.
Come to think of it, I rely on the same Google Chrome spell checker while I’m writing this blog post because I’m writing this post in my Google Chrome browser. So, if I need to add a word (like “Acumatica”) to my spell checker dictionary while writing my blog post, that word is now added to the dictionary in my Acumatica ERP spell checker as well because it’s the same spell checker!
Here is a screenshot of the Google Chrome spell checker catching my “Certificatin” spelling error: