The redesign of item maintenace in version 2013 will carry forward the redesign started in version 4.40. Most notably, the main difference with the screen change in this version will be the ability to see item quantities on the main tab of item maintenance.
This is similar to the item inquiry screen in versions 4.30 and below, however this also gives users the ability to see quantities in shipping and the "on hand less in shipping" figures not available on the main screen in version 4.30 and below.
These changes are expected to help users answer the two most common questions regarding an item -- "Is the item needed in stock?" and "How much is it?"