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How to Re-Name Your Sage CRM Screen Fields in No Time!

Posted by Chris Firra on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

A customer relationship management system should be adaptable to the unique needs of any organization. For a basic out-of-the-box configuration, Sage CRM accommodates a great deal of customer and business partner information. Also, Sage CRM excels in the area of rapid modification of user screens and workflows, which enables companies to fully manage important data and business processes. This usually entails unique and proprietary information, such as product information, customer demographics and stratification, contract details, etc.

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Tags: Sage CRM

How Automating Inventory Re-Ordering in Sage 300 ERP Saves You Time!

Posted by Chris Firra on Wed, Nov 13, 2013

To remain competitive, running thin margins is a fact of life for most distributors. The difference between profitability and loss is the ability to manage low inventory levels. The key is always placing the right inventory order at the right time.

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Tags: Sage 300 ERP, inventory, Sage

A Key Takeaway from Intacct Advantage 2013

Posted by Chris Firra on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

During Intacct Advantage 2013, I experienced many excellent break-out sessions which deepened my appreciation even further for the Intacct platform. One session, in particular, really pushed me to think about how to take the knowledge I gained and put it to immediate use. The title was, "Technology Session: Platform", and was co-presented by, Aaron Harris, Intacct's Chief Technology Officer.

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Tags: ERP, Intacct, cloud, cloud erp, cloud accounting software

Sage 300 ERP: Inventory Costing Automation and Day End Processing

Posted by Chris Firra on Tue, Oct 15, 2013

Businesses that use Sage 300 ERP for managing their inventory and sales orders face a question of how and when to process the costing aspects of their inventory transactions.  In Sage 300 ERP, inventory quantities (on-hand, on P/O, on S/O, and committed) are updated as soon as a transaction is posted, however, costing has typically been aggregated into a once-a-day batch process. The application has always had a user interface called DAY END PROCESSING residing within the Inventory Control Periodic Processing collection that is used to perform a large number of processing functions.  Those functions include:

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Tags: day end processing, Sage 300 ERP, inventory costing, Orchid Systems, process scheduler

A Brief Sage 300 ERP Retrospective

Posted by Chris Firra on Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Sage 300 ERP, formerly known as Sage Accpac ERP, has a long history that is older than even Sage Software (which was founded in 1981).  The software's origin can be traced back to 1976, when Don Thompson, Ted Comfoltey, Keith Wales, and Norm Francis formed the Basic Software Group.  The original product, marketed as Easy Business Systems, was first designed for the CP/M operating system, the original dominant operating system for microcomputers.  Here's a short recap of what happened afterward:

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Tags: Accpac, Sage 300 ERP