Archive for November, 2011

New Physical Count Features can speed up your counting for Sage Mas 90 and Mas 200

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Sage Mas 90 and Mas 200 version 4.4 added some features to the Inventory Physical Count functions that you may find useful during Quarter-End or Year-End Inventory Counting. You may want to review these new options before your next Physical Count to see which options are best for your situation.

For those using MAS 90 or MAS 200 version 4.40:

Option to print the system’s on-hand count on the Count Sheets for reference.  This can quickly alert people to review discrepancies while they are counting.

Option to set the system’s on-hand quantity as the default-count value so you only have to enter the exceptions, not every single count.

Inventory quantities can be stored with up to 4 decimal places if you need that.

Count Card Entry Introduced in version 4.40.05 in summer, 2011:  To assist with doing a physical count of diverse inventory in a large warehouse, you can now enter counts for the same item in different locations on individual count cards. This new option will help prevent you from counting the same inventory twice, and is useful when you have the same items located in multiple locations across your warehouse. When you enter your individually numbered count card information, it can be more accurately tracked, and missing cards can be easily spotted. To speed data entry, multiple users can enter information on cards. Once you’ve entered all your count card information, your quantities can be totaled by item for each warehouse, and you can make any necessary adjustments before posting thel Count Card Variance Register.  Use Count Card Entry, Count Card Report, Missing Card Listing and Count Card Variance instead of Physical Count Entry and Physical Count Variance Register.

Let us know if you have questions about these features.

Sage Mas 90 and Mas 200 version 4.50 is now available

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Sage Mas 90 and Mas 200 version 4.50.01 is now available, and with product update 01, existing users can upgrade to use the new 4.50 features. For Mas 200 only, version 4.50 can now run on a Microsoft SQL database platform.  For both Mas 90 and Mas 200,  application enhancements include:

Accounts Receivable has added the ability to bill National Accounts while keeping statistics on branches and subsidiaries.

Payroll has added 5 new deduction calculation methods, including calculation of deductions based on changes in the earnings line made during data entry.  New features for importing payroll entries from popular time-tracking packages have also been added.  New Benefit Accrual figures allow you to set minimum hours for accruing types of benefits.

Automatically Create Purchase Orders from Sales Orders.  New features allow Purchase Orders to be created for not just drop-ship Sales Orders, but all Sales Orders based on specifications that you set.  This is really helpful for companies that don’t purchase products until their customers order them.

Additional Pricing methods have been added to Sales Order system, including pricing by customer for each product line that will allow a company to set default price levels for each of their customers by product line.  Discounts can now be offered by Total order quantity, quantity by Item Category, and for quantity by Product Line.

Assign lot and serial numbers during Sales Order entry. In addition to using lot and serial numbers to be tracked for potential recall of their products, this will also allow companies to reserve limited-quantity lots or serial numbers for their best customers or to match the product-lot previously shipped to a customer.

A new feature for default Split Commissions allows you to establish and maintain default Split Commissions between multiple salespeople for a customer that are invoked each time the customer is billed.

Version 4.5 includes a FREE user and server license of SageCRM 7.1 which allows you track communications with customers and prospects.  The new eMarketing module for SageCRM will deliver all the power of e-marketing software directly through SageCRM for end-to-end e-marketing campaign management. It will enable users to execute high-quality, targeted email marketing and create drip marketing campaigns quickly and easily.

Let us know if you would like to schedule an upgrade to your Mas 90 or Mas 200 system to take advantage of these new features.