Year End 2006

This Issues Topics:

Measuring Financial Fitness
Year end is a good time to review the financial health of your business. Industry-standard calculations can give you a picture of your financial fitness in the form of ratios. Sage MAS 90 ERP and Sage MAS 200 ERP track and report on your key ratios in an easy-to-read...
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Year End Specific Articles Include:
  • Preparing For Year End
  • Creating A New Sage MAS 90 And 200 Company Is Easy As 1-2-3
  • Year-End News, Reviews, And Updates
  • It’s The Order That Counts
  • Fifteen Ways To Improve Your Cash Flow
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General Module Closing Details For:
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Order
  • Inventory Management
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger
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In The Spotlight:
Assets And Compliance
Year end is a time when companies have much to do, both to close out the prior year and set the stage for the new year’s operations. Two common areas of consideration at year end are accounting for fixed assets and corporate tax filings. Sage Software has two tools available...
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December 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 6

This Issues Topics:

End-To-End Business Solutions

To stay competitive as the business environment becomes more crowded, successful organizations continually evaluate their processes for areas of improvement. End-to-end system integration can reduce operating costs, enhance customer service, and...
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Headline News
Sage MAS 90 ERP earned a perfect Five Star rating in the annual Review of Mid-Range Accounting Systems published in the September 2006 issue of...
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Which Payroll Solution Is The Best Fit For My Business?
Challenges with payroll tax compliance are significant these days. There are over 10,000 taxing agencies in the U.S. constantly changing regulations and penalties (up to 11 percent of payroll tax deposit) for late or missed payments. While processing payroll is a necessary part...
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Not Getting What You Expected From Your Software?
Last issue we learned that not getting what you expect from your software is probably not the software’s fault. We talked about individual user training and in this part, we’ll examine software utilization at the organizational level. Certainly, these two are tightly intertwined...
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October 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 5

This Issues Topics:

The New ACT! Link
Bringing Two Favorites Together
The new Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 ACT! Link creates a bi-directional integration from ACT! by Sage to Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 ERP. This link gives ACT! by Sage users real-time access to Sage MAS 90 customer-related data. A salesperson can issue a sales order or view critical customer information such as...
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Headline News
The August 2006 issue of CPA Technology Advisor magazine gave Sage Payroll Services a perfect 5-star review, calling it...
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Credit Card Processing
Americans bought over $2 trillion worth of goods and services with major credit cards in 2005. The Sage MAS 90 ERP Credit Card Processing module automates credit card verification and gives you better control, tighter security, and a clear audit trail. As more and more of your customers seek to use credit cards...
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Not Getting What You Expected From Your Software?
If you are not getting what you expected from your software, you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s probably not the software’s fault. PC based accounting software has been around for quite a while now and most of the popular products are mature and can do just about anything necessary to run a business. We find the most common cause is...
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August 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 4

This Issues Topics:

Sage MAS 90 Purchase Order Module

Every company buys products and services, even if they do not resell those products or use them in a manufacturing process. You purchase office supplies, computer hardware and software, office furniture, magazine subscriptions, and a host of other products. You also purchase services such as tax preparation, legal consulting, and temporary employment. All of these items can be handled more efficiently by using...
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Headline News
Sage Software’s annual customer conference, Sage Summit, will be held November 5-8, 2006 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Here you can connect with fellow software users...
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Sage MAS 90 Version 4.2 Preview
Sage MAS 90 Version 4.2 is nearly ready for release. While this version focuses on the Accounts Payable module, there are several other notable improvements. Here we give a quick overview of what you can look forward to...
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Avoiding A Disaster
It is called a Disaster Recovery Plan for a reason. If you’ve ever experienced a system crash or heard the horror story of someone who has been through one without a Disaster Recovery Plan, you probably understand how aptly it is named. Such a plan can be as simple as backup and restore procedures or as complex as off-site data storage and...
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May 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 3

This Issues Topics:

The Bill Of Materials Module Not Just For Manufacturing
Generally regarded as a manufacturing tool, the Sage MAS 90 ERP Bill of Materials module is very useful for companies that perform simple assembly such as grouping together several items in a package. Think of industries that sell gift baskets, tool kits, storage containers with lids, craft supplies, and hardware sold with fittings—all consist of bills—a collection of items sold as...
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Sage MAS 90 Tip
Here’s how to use Business Alerts to email a group of invoices to a customer. Start the Customer Notification of New Invoices sample process. Then...
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FRx Add-On Solutions
Many of you are familiar with the financial reporting power of FRx. A single-user copy of this industry-standard report writer is included with the Sage MAS 90 ERP General Ledger module. FRx helps simplify the design and production of even the most complex financial reports, but are you aware...
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The Wisdom Of Software Maintenance Subscriptions
Phil Martin, Founder and Director of Software Development
When Sage Software first introduced the annual Software Maintenance Subscription Plan some years ago, frankly, we didn’t like it. Up to that point, version upgrades had been priced individually and were an optional investment. Now our customers were being asked to...
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April 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 2

This Issues Topics:

Why You Should Upgrade To Version 4.1
If you’re looking for tools that will make your job easier and allow you to be more productive and efficient, look no further than Sage MAS 90 ERP Version 4.1. Let’s take a closer look at what this very significant upgrade has to offer...
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Headline News
Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 Version 4.1 was awarded a perfect 5-Star score by The CPA Technology Advisor in its December 2005...
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Upgrade Considerations For Version 4.1
Sage MAS 90 Version 4.1 encompasses a large number of feature enhancements and expanded functionality across the Accounts Receivable, Sales Order, Bank Reconciliation, and RMA modules. Sage Software refers to Version 4.1 as one of the most significant releases...
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A Case Study:
Getting Sage MAS 200 To Manage And Control Your Business
Recently, we were contacted by a manufacturing client who had hired a new controller unfamiliar with their Sage MAS 200 accounting software. He needed assistance in closing the books at year-end. Although on Sage MAS 200 since the late ‘90s, personnel changes over the years had left them...
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February 2006 - Volume 6 - Issue 1

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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