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Sage ERP Accpac Version 5.5

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

Payroll Tax Update


Payroll Tax Update

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

Tags: Accpac, Accpac 6, Accpac 6.0, accpac 5.4 payroll, Accpac 6.0, Accpac 6 FAQ, Accpac 5.4 discontinued, accpac 5.4, accpac 5.6 update, Accpac ERP, accpac 6.0 features, accpac 6 features, Accpac Accounts Payable

Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Sep 17, 2012

Save the Date for What's New with Sage 300 ERP 2012 


Sage recently announced a new name and a new version of the Program Formerly Known As Accpac.  We think that's worth getting together to discuss over lunch. 


Please make plans to join us for an opportunity to both lunch and learn on October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, or November 8th.  Stay tuned for more information on time and place...but please...Save The Date! 

Contact Anthony Cox for more information at 866-647-2611 ext 127 or email

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn About Cloud-based Software

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Aug 29, 2012

June 11, 2012 by Sage Business 

Web-based or cloud-based software and/services are all the rage right now, you hear about them everywhere. You are probably wondering how they can benefit your business and if any of them are a good fit for your organization. There are so many types of cloud services today it can be a bit of a daunting question to ponder.

 2012 6 11 cloud resized 600Keeping things very simple, here are ten reasons why I think you should learn more about cloud-based solutions and how they can benefit you and your business.

1. Save Time: Running a business is like having two or three full-time jobs. Because there are so many things to do – time – is one of the most valuable assets you have. In my experience, cloud-based software = substantial time savings.  From easy to access email to no longer having to install software updates, cloud-based solutions can really make an impact on efficiency.

2. Share and Empower: I have found cloud-based software to be much easier to access, use and share information across my team. My team is more empowered to do things that only I used to be able to do. That is a win/win!

3. Work from Anywhere: I spend a lot of time traveling, so being able to work, in addition to accessing my full email and calendar from my mobile device is critical. This allows me to be productive when I am waiting in lines, at restaurants, and anywhere really. The thing I love most is that when I am in the office; I am not playing as much catch up.

4. Keep in Touch: When I am traveling I like to keep in touch with my family via mobile video calling, but I also use it to stay in touch with donors and my team. Video calling adds a face to face interaction (which I am a huge fan of) in a very convenient way.  I recommend Skype, but there are a ton of great services.

5. Stay Safe: Your data is your lively hood. Backing it up in a secure environment is essential.

6. Learn More: Take time this fall to use a web-based survey tool to learn more about your customers. The information you gather can be used to build a more successful marketing plan. I recommend Survey Monkey because it is easy to use and the base product is free!

7. Build Awareness: I meet business’s all of the time that have not yet started an email marketing program. There are a multitude of web-based email solutions that will really make getting started easy. Consistent communication is key to building awareness for your business. So, what are you waiting for?

8. Network Online: Social is another blog post all together, but becoming social and networking online is critical to your businesses future. Make it your goal to join the top 3 by the end of summer. (Start with Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.)

9. Collect Mobile Payments: My new favorite web-based service is mobile payment processing. Check out my blog at to see why I love it so much, and check out Sage Payment Solutions mobile offering.

10. Get Current: Now is a great time to consider moving your old solutions to the cloud. Think about how your organization might benefit from moving your accounting, CRM or other application to a cloud-based solution.

Cloud-based solutions can really make your life easier and increase productivity.

Bridget L. Brandt

Director of Marketing

Sage Business

Have you considered Cloud-based software solutions for your organization? Sage offers a variety of deployment options for the software you've learned to depend on. Talk to us to find out how a hosted Sage environment can help maximize your return on investment!  

Contact Anthony Cox for more information at 866-647-2611 ext 127 or email

Tags: CPA, accounting, Accpac, ERP Accpac

Business Intelligence: Using Sage 300 ERP to make strategic decisions

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

Business intelligence supports better decision-making by using technology for data mining, online analytical processing, querying and reporting to analyze data. Many companies struggle with managing the sheer volume of data they have to create useful reports in a timely manner. Access, Excel and other tools are often cobbled together to create monthly reports, but for large amounts of information, these tools aren’t adequate.

Recently, BTerrell Group began working with a client to consolidate information for the 30+ businesses they acquired over the years. The company used a complex system of Excel workbooks—some containing more than 60 pages—to create reports. By implementing Sage ERP 300 Insight, the company will significantly decrease the number of days it takes to close the books. Additionally, they will have greater control over their data and decision-making.

Implementing Sage ERP 300 Insight reduces the labor required to gather the data. The data-warehouse model allows for a customized system based on reporting rather than transaction or data input. The Insight model then aggregates the data, providing customized reports based on your needs.

Another business intelligence and data consolidation project involves a client whose monthly reporting took three people a week to complete. This client provides voluminous reports to stakeholders each month. Their situation is complicated by the allocation of costs and revenue based on professional specialties and a variety of payment structures. BTerrell Group’s implementation of Sage 300 ERP Insight will save this company time and thus money in compiling and disseminating reports.

BTerrell Group works with clients to determine which Sage tools best meet their needs and helps implement these solutions. We’ve found Sage 300 ERP Insight helps businesses by:

  • Reducing time and labor to prepare and analyze data.
  • Providing reports customized to client needs.
  • Streamlining complicated tasks based on client needs.

Call us to learn more about how BTerrell Group can help you make strategic decision with business intelligence and Sage ERP 300.

Tags: accounting, Accpac Intelligence, Sage 300 ERP

What happened to my Accpac?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Fri, Jun 01, 2012

 Sage300ERP Green

Sage 300 ERP is the new name for the Sage Accpac product line. 

         Sage 300 ERP Standard – the product formerly known as Sage Accpac ERP 100

         Sage 300 ERP Advanced – the product formerly known as Sage Accpac ERP 200

         Sage 300 ERP Premium – the product formerly known as Sage Accpac ERP 500


Recently, a long-time client called me up.  “Brian,” he said “Things are going along nicely. Sage Accpac ERP connects my front office and back office, helps me answer important questions like how much money my company is making and how many hours my employees are working. Why are they changing the name?”

Good question, I thought. BTerrell Group has been a Sage Partner for more then 20 years, selling Sage Accpac ERP solutions to clients. Why mess with a perfectly good thing?

 As Sage explains it, they now have a simpler way to present the increasing levels of product capability available to you. Like luxury automobiles, the numbers associated indicate the sophistication level of the product. For example, a BMW 135 has fewer features than a 5 series model.

So Sage renamed its core product offerings under the Sage 50, Sage 100, Sage 300, and Sage 500 banners, which in turn helps simplify finding additional Sage solutions that fit your business, when and if you need them, at any stage in your business growth cycle.

Make sense?

So relax. No need to worry about the name change. Your Accpac is now just Sage 300 ERP.