August 11th, 2016 by Lee Graham
Sage Intelligence Reporting is an easy-to-use yet powerful business reporting tool. Watch this demonstration of Sage Intelligence Reporting and discover how it can compliment your Sage accounting system. Sage Intelligence Reporting comes with Sage 100 & Sage 300 systems and includes several standard reports. A design tool can be purchased for you to create your own custom reports also. For the video, see Sage Intelligence Intro video.
An additional video shows Sage 100 (formerly Mas 90 and Mas 200) users how they can convert their Frx reports into Sage Intelligence reports. See Converting Frx Reports to Sage Intelligence Reports in Sage 100
August 4th, 2016 by Lee Graham
Century Business Solutions offers an alternative Credit Card Processing service for Sage 100 and Sage 300 users. Unlike other credit-card services, Century’s EBizCharge can save unlimited transactions, offers next-day funding, Transaction Summary Report auto-emailed daily, partial payments capability, Swipe and Store and Guaranteed Rates. They also have excellent customer service to assist you. You can view Century’s information at: Century
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information and rate comparisons.
August 3rd, 2016 by Lee Graham
Sage 100c (subscription based) will be the only Sage 100 offering available for new customers and sales to customers who are off plan for greater than three months under Sage guidelines effective January 1, 2017. The classic version of Sage 100 will still be available to current on-plan Sage 100 customers as a perpetual license. Current Sage 100 users who are current on their Sage Annual Maintenance plan can continue to purchase additional users and modules on the standard Sage 100 product.
While Sage left room for companies to purchase perpetual licenses between now and December 31, 2016, it is clear that Sage 100c subscription based product is Sage’s lead offering for future development. Sage 100c features a modernized user interface and bundled services such as Sage CRM, Sage Intelligence (financial reporting) and Sage Inventory Advisor Basics. Sage has publicly stated that they are moving to a subscription business. Sage is taking this additional step so as to not disrupt their current customers’ businesses. Sage100 customers will continue to receive compliance and bug-fix updates, but not new features such as the planned Job Cost and Work Order modules re-written using the business framework features.
Also, for a limited time, Sage 100 on-plan customers can upgrade to a Sage 100c subscription for no additional charge! Note that 3rd party software add-ons need to be reviewed to be sure they are offered with Sage 100c before you upgrade. For a limited time, if you currently are on Sage 100 Standard you can migrate platforms to Advanced or Premium (SQL) at NO COST (Possibly the best reason to migrate to 100c as some SQL migrations were pricing at $10-$20k just for the license – under this promo there is no added fee! )
Sage 100c is a subscription plan. If you transition to Sage100c you no longer own the software, you are a subscriber. Future subscription price increases are capped to a maximum of 10% a year. Late payments of 45 days will be sent a reminder. 90-days past due the software will set to “Inquiry-only” mode (you cannot enter new transactions). Subscription fees are paid directly to Sage.
July 19th, 2016 by Lee Graham
Sage 100 ERP users need approved versions of the software to use it with workstations running the Windows 10 operating system. The approved Sage 100 ERP versions are version 2016 (all Product Updates levels) and also version 2015 Product Update 4. Be sure to contact us to upgrade your Sage 100 system before deploying Windows 10 workstations.
July 12th, 2016 by Lee Graham
xTuple ERP has updated their introductory video. xTuple helps companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow their business profitably. Check out this short video.
December 29th, 2015 by Phil McIntosh
Before you can post any transactions in xTuple, there must be a valid fiscal year and period to post them into. To set up the new year, do the following:
- Go to Accounting, Fiscal Calendar, Fiscal Years
- Make sure only the current year is open. If not:
- Highlight the earliest open year and click Close Year
- If you get a message about there being open periods, go to
- Accounting, Fiscal Calendar, Accounting Periods
- Close all periods in that year
- Repeat until only the current year is open
- Highlight the current year
- Click Copy Year – this will create the new year and all it’s periods.
Copy Year is only available in xTuple 4.9 and higher. If you are on an older version, you will have to click New to create the new fiscal year, and then go to Accounting Periods and create all the periods.
December 16th, 2015 by Lee Graham
New web screens that allow you to use Sage 300 in a web browser.
Note that web screens should only be accessible via a secure VPN access, otherwise data may not be secure.
System Manager enhanced User Authorization Report – allows you to specify a range of users. Displays detailed information about all security authorizations and screen customizations for those users.
Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Changes:
Post Invoices, receipts and adjustments using a new POST button added to Invoice Entry, Receipt Entry, Adjustments Entry, and other screens.
Bank Services – new POST button allows you to post from the Reconcile Statements screen. On the Reverse Transactions screen, the Finder now opens much faster for Check/Payment, Check/Receipt and Bank Entry number fields.
G/L Journal Entry and related reports provide more detail about transactions
New fields on the Journal Entry screen include: document-date, document-posting-date, entered-by.
New dates on reports allow you to specify whether the report includes document dates or posting dates. Available on Transactions Listing, Posting Journals, Batch Listing.
Post batches of transactions with a new POST button on Journal Entry and Batch List screens.
Order Entry now allows you to specify whether a message appears when you post an order with an expected ship-date that is later then the Deliver-By date.
Tax Services now have a new Clear History Screen that allows more control over when you clear information.. You can specify a range of fiscal year/periods to include on the report.
November 5th, 2015 by Lee Graham
In order to use your Sage 100 system to process ACA forms for tax filing year 2015, you must install applicable product updates or install Sage 100 2016. Friendly Systems can help you evaluate whether these updates can be installed on your system without affecting any customizations or 3rd party products you may have. Sage has provided an import-template and stock Visual Integrator jobs for the Sage 100 versions below to facilitate importing of employee information into he ACA Reporting System.
All of the following product updates are scheduled to be available by download on Sage Support Portal on November 11th:
2015 PU 3
2014 PU 7
2013 PU 9
4.50 PU 8
ACA Assist is a 3rd party product for loading payroll ACA information into Sage 100. Register for their Nov 17 Webinar on Sage 100 and ACA. Sage 100 ACA Reporting Without Tears: Confused about the ACA (Affordable Care Act) capabilities of Sage 100? Join this webinar for a one hour overview of the Sage 100 ACA reporting capabilities. We’ll review the options for data entry (manual, import, 3rd party) as well as answer common questions about ACA.
Date: November 17, 2015 – 2 pm to 3 pm ET
Sponsor: 90 Minds Group