Sage CRM - 2018

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Introducing Sage CRM 2018

Sage CRM 2018 is now available. Enhancements in this newest version focus on continued calendar improvements, ease of use, and simplified navigation across the product. Let’s take a closer look.

Sage CRM 2018 Calendar

You may have noticed that enhancing Calendar functions has been a focus over the last couple of new releases and version 2018 continues that trend. Because the Calendar is at the heart of so many activities in Sage CRM, the following improvements are now available:

Task Quick Complete - Allows you to complete a task with a single click. Completed tasks are automatically removed from the screen when filtering by ‘Pending’.

Drag and Drop Calendar Appointments - Appointments can be moved by dragging and dropping it to a new time in the Day, Week, Work Week and Month views.

Sage 100c Name Change

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Just when you thought you had the different product names figured out, we learned that Sage will be changing the name of Sage 100c. Effective in March 2018, Sage 100c will be renamed to Sage 100cloud.

It’s primarily a marketing change designed to align Sage 100c with other cloud-focused products and services. However, there’s no new licensing or features to become familiar with. Same product, different name.

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Sage Sessions Live Events Coming to a City Near You

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Earlier this year, Sage announced that in lieu of hosting a big annual Sage Summit event like we’ve seen in years past, the company has decided to take the show on the road and get closer to customers on their home turf.

The newly-formatted “Sage Sessions” tour is comprised of a series of live regional events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Similar to Sage Summit but more compact, Sage Sessions is a single-day event featuring a keynote, breakout sessions, product demos, and a lunch & mingle reception that provides networking opportunities. Each stop will also feature a scaled-down trade show and opportunities to speak with product experts from Sage and third parties.

There are currently 10 stops scheduled in the U.S. and Canada as follows:

Los Angeles - February 13 (Registration Now Open)
Chicago - April 25
Toronto - May
Dallas - May
Atlanta - June 5
Montreal - June 26
Edmonton - July 11
New York City - July 24
Seattle - August 7
Vancouver - September 18

Pricing is $29 for early birds (up to 1 week prior to the event) and $49 standard after that.

Get Full Details and Agenda...

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JOB COST 2.0

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A Closer Look at Enhancements in Version 2018

With the release of Sage 100 and 100cloud Version 2018 late last year, the Job Cost module was totally redesigned and modernized to improve performance and usability. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the improvements.

Enhancements Summary

At a high level, the following enhancements were applied to Job Cost 2018 (aka Job Cost 2.0):
  • Integrates with Payroll, A/R, and A/P along with implementation of a better file structure for improved performance
  • Better and more seamless reporting
  • Screens easier to use and personalize along with a new copy capability
  • Better integration with 3rd party products
  • Allows you to manage deferred revenue and expense

Sage 100 2016 Product Update 4 (5.30.4.0)

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The following is a list of enhancements and corrections added to Sage 100 2016.4 and released on February 21, 2017.

Product updates are cumulative; in other words, this update includes all enhancements and program corrections found in prior updates for version 2016. Smart Update will install only the programs that have been updated since your last update was installed.

Sage 100 Advanced and Premium Workstation Synchronization automatically updates the client workstations. If you use Sage 100 Standard over a network, run WKsUpdate Standard.exe on each workstation. This program is located in the ..\mas90\wksetup folder on the server where Sage 100 2016 Standard is installed. 

All Sage 100 updates must be installed on the server where Sage 100 is installed.
An update to the Sage Exchange Desktop (SED 2.0) is available from our web site (https://na.sage.com/log-on/) after registering for and logging into the Sage Customer or Partner Portal.

  • Download and install the Sage 100 SED 2.0 Update (AR5005T KBID 75641) on the Sage 100 2016 Server.

  • At each Sage 100 Workstation that processes Credit Card transactions, run the Sage Exchange Desktop 2.0.exe (requires Administrator privileges). This program can be found on the Sage 100 2016 Server, located in the ..\MAS90\wksetup folder.

Sage Software Releases Multi-Bin Basic for Sage 100c

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Are you looking for Multi-Bin with Sage 100? After years of waiting, a big announcement has been made related to Sage 100 and Multi-Bin.
In a recent email, Sage announced Multi-Bin Basic for Sage 100c. This Basic version of DSD's (3rd party developer) Multi-Bin enhancement is being released with the Subscription version of Sage 100 (Sage 100c). What makes this even better is that Scanforce (warehouse management developer) announced their EXCLUSIVE arrangement with Sage and their integration to the Basic Multi-Bin. Here is Scanforce's announcement:

ScanForce Email Announcement 2 17 2017

Sage 100 2017 Product Update 1 (5.40.1.0)

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The following is a list of enhancements and corrections added to Sage 100 2017 and released on February 21, 2017.

Product updates are cumulative; in other words, this update includes all enhancements and program corrections found in prior updates for version 2017. Smart Update will install only the programs that have been updated since your last update was installed.

Sage 100 Advanced and Premium Workstation Synchronization automatically updates the client workstations. If you use Sage 100 Standard over a network, run WKsUpdate Standard.exe on each workstation.

This program is located in the ..\mas90\wksetup folder on the server where Sage 100 2017 Standard is installed. All Sage 100 updates must be installed on the server where Sage 100 is installed.

Sage 100 Tax Table Update Q1 2016

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Sage has released the 1st Quarter Payroll Update for Sage 100 ERP.  This release is available to all Sage 100 ERP customers that are current on Sage Business Care.  The update is available for Versions 2013,2014 and 2015

Payroll Tax Table Update Levels 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

To download the TTU (Tax Table Update): 
  1. Verify that all users have exited and that all sessions are closed.
  2. Log on to the Sage Customer Portal by entering your name and password* (you must be logged in or you cannot access the Tax Table Updates).
  3. Select the Sage 100 ERP iconDownload Now
  4. Click Run. Extract the file to your local workstation. Note the location.
  5. Go to the location noted, and open Sage 100 Tax Table Update 2016Q1 folder.
  6. Double-click the file named Sage 100 Tax Table Update 2016Q1.exe.
  7. Click Run.
  8. Click Next at the Welcome to the Install Shield Wizard for Tax Table Update screen.


  9. Click I Accept to accept the Licensing Agreement.
    At the window that displays the destination folder to your installation:
    • Click Next if the destination folder is correct
    • Click Change if the destination folder is incorrect, browse to the folder above ..\Mas90, and click OK, and then click Next.
    Verify the current settings are correct again and click Install.
    Click Finish when the message "InstallShield Wizard Complete" appears.
    Verify that the installation was successful by previewing the Installed Modules Listing under the Library Master> Reports menu. Listed under Payroll module, "2016-Q1 Tax Table" should display on the listing.
  10. Under Download Product Updates section on the left toolbar, click Tax Table Updates.
NOTE: Those customers that are current on Sage Business Care and are on MBA Preferred Support can contact MBA Business Software through the Support line to have MBA download and install this TTU.The following is a list of changes contained on the 2016Q1 Tax Table Update delivery as of 12/21/15. Released for 2016-Q1 dated 1/29/16

2015-Q1 Tax Table Updates

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Sage has released the 1st Quarter Payroll Update for Sage 100 ERP.  This release is available to all Sage 100 ERP customers that are current on Sage Business Care.  The update is available for Versions 4.50,2013,2014 and 2015

Payroll Tax Table Update Levels 4.50, 2013, 2014 and 2015

The following is a list of changes contained on the 2015Q1 Tax Table Update delivery as of 12/17/14. Released for 2015-Q1 dated 02/06/15

Sage Scheduled Maintenance - Monday 2-9-15

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Sage will be conducting scheduled system maintenance on Monday, February 9, 2015 between 2 am and 3 am EST. During this time, all gateway services will be unavailable. Automatic settlements scheduled during this window will be processed after the maintenance has been concluded.

Better Intelligence Reporting 2014

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This past year, Sage 100 Business Intelligence became even easier to install, access, and use - thanks to a plethora of new features and reporting options. Sage Intelligence now installs automatically with the Sage 100 ERP workstation setup and can be launched directly from the Sage 100 ERP Module Menus toolbar and the Tasks tab. 

Sage CRM and Sage 100 ERP

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Great Products That Are Better Together

We mentioned earlier that Sage 100 ERP 2014 will feature a completely rewritten integration with Sage CRM, bringing an even tighter connection between the two products. But beyond the technical details, what does it really mean to have CRM and ERP working together in one system and providing a single view of your company? Let's explore.

Sage Intelligence Sneak Preview

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New Standard Reports Included with Sage 100 ERP 2014

Sage Intelligence ships with predefined report templates designed to get you up and running quickly – without having to build reports from scratch. You can then modify these templates to fit your business perfectly. With the release of Sage 100 ERP 2014 in just a few short weeks, several new standard reports will be added.

Sage Inventory Advisor Update - Setup Cost

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Announcing Lower Flat Fee Setup Cost!

We're excited to announce a new, lower setup fee for Sage Inventory Advisor which is now a flat $2,250 - regardless of whether you're tracking 5 or 500,000 items.

The setup fee for Sage Inventory Advisor previously ranged from $2,200 to $9,000, depending on the number of SKULs (Stock Keeping Units by Location). As you can see, the new flat fee is on the low end of that range!

Preview of Sage 100 ERP Version 2014

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Sage recently published a pre-release guide for Sage 100 ERP Version 2014 which provides a sneak peek at all the new features and enhancements expected. Let's take a closer look at this upcoming new release scheduled for auto-delivery download to existing customers in February or March.

Even Faster and Easier to Use

Sage 100 ERP 2014 will be packed with a collection of product-wide enhancements that make the software easier to use and make you more productive. Many of the improvements were submitted by customers like you at the Sage 100 Ideas Website including the new Auto-complete feature that helps you quickly locate customer, vendor, and item records. Simply begin typing a name or item description and Auto-complete will populate a list of closely related matches that you can select.

A new Invoice List button allows for quick invoice lookup in Accounts Payable Invoice Data Entry, Repetitive Invoice Entry, and Accounts Receivable Repetitive Invoice Data Entry. Using the new flashlight icon you can easily search for invoices without having to select a customer first.

Other notable product-wide enhancements include:

Compare previous versions of MAS 90 and 200

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What is new in Sage MAS 90 and 200? Sage created a table to show you just some of the differences from version 4.0 to the current 4.4 version.

Sage Product Reirement Schedule

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Sage is encouraging all customers to be current on their software. Being current helps companies to utilize the current operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Server 2008. Current software will have updates and bug fixes available to customers on subscription. Updates and bug fixes keep customers from losing productivity by not forcing them to create workarounds and troubleshoot issues that are already fixed in the update.  Sage's plan is to provide customers with plenty of notice to ensure that customers continue to run their business on a supported version and get the most value from their investment.

Sage Discontinues Sale of StarShip Products

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Sage announced that as of March 31, 2011, that they will no longer sell V-Technologies' StarShip Parcel and StarShip Freight products for Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200, Sage ERP MAS 500, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting, or Sage PFW ERP. This does not mean that you have to change to a different product, if you are currently using StarShip. All this is saying is that Sagewill no longer Sell the product as a Endorsed Solution. Sage will not continue to develop the link and support of the StarShip Link will discontinue over time.

Sage will continue to support the StarShip Link (developed by Sage) for on-plan customers who are on currently supported versions of Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200, and StarShip Parcel version 10.1.1 and earlier (per the Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 Supported Versions document).

Feburary 2009 - Volume 9 - Issue 1

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This Issues Topics:


Outgrowing Your Software?
Re-implementation May Be The Answer
Have you been using Sage MAS 90 ERP for a long time? Have you wondered whether it is still the best solution for your business? If you've been using the software for a long time, chances are your organization has experienced growth and significant changes to business processes. The Sage MAS 90 implementation you have may no longer be supporting your efforts as well as it could.
Read more...


F9: Financial Reporting And Analysis For Excel Power Users
Sage MAS 90 ERP includes powerful built-in financial reporting with FRx, but if you like using Microsoft Excel or need financial reports more frequently than once a month, F9 might be the tool for you.
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Save the Economy-Spend Money
In the days before automobiles, a traveler along a remote and dusty trail in the desert Southwest came upon a deep well with a hand pump under the cover of an open shed. Near the pump handle was a bucket of water with a ladle in it. It was a hot day and the water looked mighty good.
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Feburary 2007 - Volume 7 - Issue 1

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This Issues Topics:

Sage TimeSheet—MAS 90 Edition
Do you track employee time and expenses associated with your company’s projects? Do you rely on spreadsheets, or perhaps even pencil and paper? If so, let us introduce you to a better way...
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Headline News
Sage Software recently received recognition from two top industry publications. The company ranked in the top 30 of Manufacturing Business Technology’s Global 100 for the sixth...
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Shipping Efficiency
The Shipping Data Entry feature and bar code technology in the Sage MAS 90 Sales Order module—combined with StarShip from V-Technologies, a freight manifesting solution, can give you an automated pick, pack, and ship engine that keeps...
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In The Spotlight:
Sage MAS 90 Extended Solutions For Shipping
In conjunction with our Shipping Efficiency article on page 3, here we will explore two Extended Solutions for Sage MAS 90 ERP that increase the power and flexibility of this vital function...
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February 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 1

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This Issues Topics:

Step Up Your Efficiency
Sage MAS 90 Business Alerts
We’re all busy and value those tools that allow us to operate more efficiently. The Sage MAS 90 Business Alerts module is designed specifically to assist you in better managing your operational tasks. Let’s learn more...
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Did You Know?
We know you’re passionate about your businesses, but did you know that one in six business owners indicate that, if given the choice...
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Memo Manager Makes Sharing Important Information Easy
It’s always been a challenge to know where and how to store and track all the bits of information concerning your business operations. If easily accessible, this information could be shared with your staff to allow them to make timely decisions, offer superior customer service, and...
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In The Spotlight:
Sage MAS 90 Communication Solutions
We offered suggestions of how to use Memos to store and share important company information in our article on page 3. Here we feature some Extended Solutions that add enhanced functionality to Memo handling...
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