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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: Stephen Smith, Accpac 6.0, advanctages of Accpac 6.0

Sage Accpac ERP 6.0 Product Roadmap

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Mar 01, 2010

In an earlier post, we mentioned some of the features included in the newest version of Sage Accpac ERP 5.6 such as:

  • New serialized inventory and lot tracking
  • Improved bank reconciliation
  • Sage Accpac Intelligence
  • Simplified installation and data activation
  • Free training
  • Built-in A/R inquiry tool

On his blog, Stephen Smith, the Chief Architect of the Sage Accpac product, gives us insight into what we may expect in the future from Sage Accpac ERP 6.0. He states that the main goal of version 6.0 is to solve customer requests with Web technology in 3 main areas:

*Usability: Improve Productivity

  • role-based, personalized portal
  • task-oriented navigation
  • contextual user assistance

*Reporting: Faster Information Access

  • integrated dashboards/KPI's
  • ad-hoc inquiry tool - quick information lists

*Integration: Streamline Processes

  • enhanced quote-to-order workflow for SageCRM users
  • elimination of Lanpak requirement for SageCRM users for Order Entry
  • SageCRM 7.0 support

Read More From Stephen Smith's Blog

- Brian Terrell, CPA and Managing Partner

Source: Smith, Stephen. "SageERP Accpac 6.x Product Roadmap." smist08.wordpress.com. February 19, 2010. <http://smist08.wordpress.com>/2010/02/

Tags: SageCRM, Sage Accpac ERP, inventory, bank reconciliation, Sage Accpac Intelligence, version 6.0, 5.6, dashboard, KPI, LanPak, Stephen Smith, lot tracking, serialized inventory