Simplify Processes. Improve Visibility. Stay Connected.
1. Reduce time navigating through your system with Visual Process Flows, which you can customize by user roles and for your business.
2. Improve productivity with enhancements throughout the system such as: Entered By, On Hold Reason, and Requested By fields in Order Entry; copy order and create PO directly from order entry; and reverse GL batches.
3. Enhance usability with easier to read tables, an improved Finder, and improved end-user
4. Get the information you need, faster! New Inquiries for operations modules facilitate quick
access to customized lists, which provide the answers you need and lower custom reporting costs.
5. Simplify update processes using the new Sage Advisor Update.
6. Save time when processing payments - capture pre-authorized payments during shipment entry or invoice entry, and invoice multiple pre-authorized payments in a single batch.
7. Make informed decisions with comprehensive reporting utilizing the new Sage Intelligence
Reporting financial report designer and reporting tree capabilities.
8. Expand customized reporting capabilities with the updated SAP Crystal Reports® runtime engine for .NET Framework 4, and new options in several standard reports.
9. Accelerate growth and stay connected with Sage CRM enhancements that improve information flow between the front and back offices.
10. Efficiently and cost effectively manage the shipping process and rate shop with an optional service that streamlines shipping and reduces costs.
The support policy for Sage ERP Accpac (soon to be called Sage 300 ERP) includes the current version and one previous version. In addition, a 90-120-day grace period is available for anyone currently transitioning from version 5.5 to a supported version (5.6, 6.0, or the soon to be released 6.1 version).
Sage has promised to release the Payroll Tax Updates for Sage ERP Accpac version 5.5 through January 2013. From there, anyone running 5.5 with Payroll will need to upgrade to a supported version. If you are running version 5.5, contact us now to plan ahead for your upgrade so you will continue to receive the critical payroll information you need.
Contact Anthony Cox for more information at 866-647-2611 ext 127 or email email@example.com.
If you haven't met "Accpac Jack," meet him now at the Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 website! www.sageaccpac.com/version6 Jack will guide you through many of the new features in Sage ERP Accpac 6.0.
You can also learn more about Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0 on our website.
Recently, we posted a link to a blog written by Stephen Smith about Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 security. We thought it was worth emphasizing one of the points in his post that stood out to us.
In new web portal in Sage Accpac 6.0 honors the security settings, set from the Security button in Database Setup. Stephen suggests that these be set according to the screen shot below.
He argues that the most important setting is to disable a user account after x failed password attempts to prevent automated programs from being able to try every possible password and eventually guessing the correct one. Using the settings below, an automated program can only try 3 passwords every 30 minutes which will usually get a hacker to move on to find a less secure site to try to hack.
Read Stephen's full article about securing Sage ERP Accpc 6.0.
In his blog, Stephen Smith, recommends several great ideas for setting up Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 securely. We thought they were worth sharing.
Sage Accpac 6.0 comes with a new web portal and a web-based screen integration to SageCRM. With that in mind, Stephen suggests that companies identify the bad guys (people who might want your data (including ex-employees!), identify assets (servers and databases that need to be secure), and identify risks.
Stephen suggests the following in addition to normal IT practices such as applying Windows updates and not running services you don't need:
- Configure IIS for HTTPS (SSL)
- Disable HTTP (require SSL)
- Set more stringent security restrictions in database setup
- Do a NMap port scan of your server
Read the full blog entry.
Stephen Smith points out in his blog (http://smist08.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/sage-erp-accpac-6-0a-compelling-installed-base-value/) that the upcoming web-based version of Sage ERP Accpac could allow for faster upgrades, thus reducing upgrade costs.
He points out that for many companies, choosing to upgrade is a matter of balancing the costs of the upgrade versus the benefits of running the new software. In the past few releases, the costs of an upgrade were taken up by things like the time to convert the database to the new version, the time to verify and update customized reports, the time to verify and update macros and other customizations, and the time of training for any new or affected existing features. With version 6, the database conversion is much smaller than the past few releases, and the changes to the database are very minimal. This means that database activation should be relatively quick and painless, and that very few changes are required to existing customized reports and macros.
If you have any questions about the upcoming release about Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0, please give us a call at 214-647-2611 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to provide you with information as it becomes available, and we'll work with you to decide if upgrading to version 6.0 is the right move for your company.
Usability, technology advancements, increased customization power, and a reduced total cost of ownership are a few highlights that give Sage ERP Accpac Version 6.0 a competitive advantage.
Specifically, Sage wanted to make the product easier to learn and to greatly increase the productivity of users. The thought is to bring the ease of use of a small business product to the mid-market space.
The technology of version 6.0 and beyond will include a Web presence like never before for Accpac. People don't want to have to maintain servers and they certainly don't want to install software. Sage is continuing to test and improve the functionality and security of this Web-based approach to bring the best software possible to the users.
This leads into reducing the total cost of ownership. Without the pain of setting up multiple workstations and maintaining hardware required for use with past versions, Sage is hoping to enhance user experience and decrease the cost to setup and install the software.
As always, Sage Accpac will allow robust customizations. This has always been a great advantage of Sage Accpac, and Sage will continue to enhance that.
For more information about Sage Accpac 6.0, please visit Stephen Smith's blog or give us a call!
Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 will be available December 2010. Check out the video below from Sage that describes some of the highlights of version 6.0.
Sage ERP Accpac is recommended for companies with strong financial requirements, specializing in distribution, finance, hospitality, entertainment, high-tech, and other service-based industries, with domestic and/or global operations.
Sage ERP Accpac is the system of choice for businesses that place a higher priority on:
- Strong financial management capabilities.
- Flexible deployment of operational management applications
- Powerful customer relationship management and increased business insight
- Optimized management of multiple local, regional, and international operations
- Advanced customization capabilities
- Fast implementation, on-premise or hosted by Sage
- Large partner channel and third-party resources
- Multi-tiered, object-oriented architecture
- Choice of operating systems (Windows, Linux ) and databases (Oracle, Pervasive SQL, MS SQL Server)
- Web or Windows client
- Embedded Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for advanced customization
- Best performance from 5 to over 100 concurrent users
Check out the overview video now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYUErIxYiPg.