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Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Will Reduce Upgrade Costs?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Oct 25, 2010

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 info@bterrell.com. 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.

Tags: Accpac upgrade, upgrade to Accpac 6.0, Accpac 6.0, Stephen Smith

Competitive Advantages of Sage ERP Accpac Version 6

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Oct 11, 2010

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!

Tags: Accpac 6.0, Stephen Smith, advanctages of Accpac 6.0

Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 Overview Video

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, Jun 24, 2010

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


Technology highlights:

  • 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.

Tags: Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0, new version of Accpac, new features in Accpac, Accpac 6.0