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Top TEN Reasons to Upgrade to Sage 300 ERP 2012

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Tue, Nov 06, 2012

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.

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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

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Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Is Available Now!

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, Mar 31, 2011

If you haven't met "Accpac Jack," meet him now at the Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 website! Jack will guide you through many of the new features in Sage ERP Accpac 6.0.

Accpac Jack

You can also learn more about Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0 on our website.

Tags: Accpac Version 6, Accpac Jack, Accpac 6, Accpac 6.0

Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 - Security Settings

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Tue, Jan 11, 2011

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.

Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Security Settings

Read Stephen's full article about securing Sage ERP Accpc 6.0.

Tags: Sage Accpac security, Sage ERP Accpac security settings, Accpac 6.0, accpac 6.0 security, accpac 6.0 security settings, Stephen Smith

Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Security

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Jan 05, 2011

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.

Tags: Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Security, Accpac 6.0, accpac 6.0 security, Stephen Smith