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The Importance of Security When Deploying Sage Accpac ERP on the Web

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Mar 10, 2010

Even though the soon-to-be-released Sage Accpac ERP Version 6 will be a Web-based application, you will still be able to deploy it on your LAN to minimize the risk of exposure to the Web. However, the ability to log in to Sage Accpac from home, the airport, a hotel, or my local Starbucks would really make life a lot easier in certain situations. However, with great power comes great responsibility. While Version 6 will be set up to do all communication through a secure connection called Transport Layer Security (TLS), it will still be important for users of Sage Accpac Version 6 to follow corporate security practices. Awareness training for employees to not disclose passwords, ensuring IT staff routinely monitors server logs for unusual activity, and properly installing Sage Accpac Version 6 by a certified Sage Accpac consultant are just a few ways to ensure your data is safe.

- Brian Terrell, CPA and Managing Partner

Tags: Sage Accpac ERP, version 6.0, LAN, Transport Layer Security, TLS

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