When Sage’s MAS 90 Extended Solutions are over the top! I must publically object to the newest Sage MAS 90′ s “Extended Solution” enhancement announcment that was mailed to its resellers by Sage Software in last week’s Sage MAS90/200/500 mailer. The extended solution is for a “User Login Activity Log” that is being released for […]

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Is Your Business Software Earning its Keep? Most companies today have automated business information systems to help them manage their business. The systems can keep track of cash on hand, who owes the company money and how late they are in paying up. I t also keeps up with vendors and the balances owed to […]

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Allies – The Power of Partnership At Friendly Systems, we decided to call the companies and people we provide goods and services to, our ALLIES Why not just call them customers or even clients? We see the people whose business information systems we support and care for as people whose survival depends on us. When […]

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Learn to embrace change. No business is perfect. You can make it better by letting go of old attachments so that you can pursue more desirable goals. When something doesn’t work the way you want it to and you can’t change it, concentrate on replacing it with something new. Think of what you want in […]

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The following applies ONLY to Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.1: Service Update 4.1.0.4 for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.1 had several Sales Order and Accounts Receivable issues, which have been resolved in Service Update 4.1.0.5. To check which version is on your system, select File, Run and type in […]

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Controlling Inventory: a Distributor’s largest investment! Building Material suppliers (and other distributors, too) have to stock and keep track of thousands and thousands of products. Keeping track of all that stuff is hard work. It’s not just knowing what’s back there, it’s knowing who wants it, and when. It’s knowing whom to buy it from […]

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In Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.10, an unusual situation may occur where the system allows you to print an AR, SO or GL journal or batch, but you are not given the option to update that journal or batch. No messages are displayed, the system simply prints the journal or batch and […]

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Competition heats up in the professional builder market: Atlanta based Home Depot has decided to be the No.1 diversified wholesaler with plans to grow the supply division to between $23 billion and $27 billion in the next 5 years. “The strategy of Home Depot is to repeat in the professional space the same type of […]

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This month’s National Geographic magazine (October 2006) focuses on a topic that is of interest to most business owner.. Asset Preservation. National Geographic doesn’t call it that. They talk about “Places we Must Save”. The assets they are writing about include Arizona’s Glen Canyon National Recreation area, Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida and even […]

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New in Service Update 4.10.1.4 for Sage MAS 90 & MAS 200. For the Accounts Receivable module: Performance has been improved when printing the AR Trial Balance Report. In Invoice Data Entry, the correct price now comes in when the item code is changed on an existing line. In Cash Receipt Entry, previously entered receipts […]

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