Protect Your Business From Fraud This Time of Year

Tis’ the season of giving, but for many fraudster’s, it’s also an opportunity to take advantage of your hectic schedule! Fraud is on the rise during the holiday season. It’s even more important to keep your eyes open for the following fraud indicators. When more than one is true during a card-not-present transaction, fraud might be involved.

  • Larger-than-normal orders
  • Orders that include several of the same item
  • Shipping to an international address (Very High Risk)
  • Transactions with similar account numbers
  • Transactions placed on multiple cards or multiple transactions on one card over a very short period of time
  • Sales processed through the Deaf Relay System
  • Cardholder’s asking for Wires or funds through Western Union
  • Sales that seem “Too Good to be True”

Sage MAS 90 & 200 ERP Product Update 1 (4.50.1.0)

The following is a list of enhancements and corrections that have been incorporated for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.50 in this Product Update. Product Updates are cumulative, containing all program corrections found in prior updates. Product Update 4.50.1.0 also contains program corrections that were included in 4.40.0.7. These are listed below for reference. The numbering scheme has been changed for 4.50 Product Updates. The third segment represents the Product Update number. This change was done to accommodate future enhancements.

After installing this Product Update, WKsUpdate 90.exe or WKsUpdate 200.exe needs to be run on each MAS Workstation. This file is located in the ..\mas90\WkSetup directory on the MAS Server. (WKsUpdate should also be run anytime WkSetup.exe is run on a MAS Workstation.)

Sage MAS 90 and 200 Product Update 7 (4.40.0.7)

The following is a list of enhancements and corrections that have been incorporated for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.40 in this Product Update.   Product Updates are cumulative, containing all program corrections found in prior updates.

After installing this Product Update, WKsUpdate 90.exe or WKsUpdate 200.exe needs to be run on each MAS Workstation. This file is located in the ..\mas90\WkSetup directory on the MAS Server. (WKsUpdate should also be run anytime WkSetup.exe is run on a MAS Workstation.) 

Important Changes to Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 Credit Card Processing powered by PC Charge

As announced in the current Product Roadmap posted on the Partner File Center, Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 5.0 will contain a new integration with Sage Exchange. Sage Payment Solutions created this powerful integration tool to streamline credit card processing across the entire Sage product portfolio. As part of this implementation, credit card numbers will no longer be stored within Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200. Instead they will be stored in the Sage Exchange Vault.

With the introduction of Sage Exchange in Version 5.0, the integration to PC Charge Payment Server will no longer function because it requires that credit card numbers be stored within the ERP system. Sage Payment Solutions will be the only supported credit card processor for the Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 product line.

Updated Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 Roadmap

An updated Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 Roadmap is now available to provide you with an overview of 4.5, the first 4.5 product update, SageCRM 7.1, Sage ERP MAS Intelligence, and Sage ERP MAS 90 Online, along with highlights of planned future enhancements beyond the 4.5 release. Development on 5.0 is well underway as well as the first 4.5 product update. Product Update 1 for 4.5 is currently targeted to be available the end of October, around the same time that Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 customers will begin receiving their Auto-Delivery package with information on how to download their copy of 4.5. Encourage customers to start scheduling their upgrades using the tremendous value packed in this exciting release. 4.5 includes a FREE user and server license of SageCRM 7.1, new reporting tree features, and the ability to move to Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL, in additional to all the enhancements in Sales Order, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and Purchase Order. 4.5 also introduces the ability to conveniently download 4.5 whenever you and your customers are ready to start their upgrade. Many older releases retired September 30, 2011, and the Supported Versions document has been updated to reflect both the recent 4.5 and 7.4 releases as well as the retirements.

Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP Product Update 6 (4.40.0.06)

Sage released Product Update 6 (PU6) yesterday for Sage MAS 90 and 200 version 4.4. It is available for download from Sage Online. This update is a bug fix release. There are no new features with this release.

When installing Service Packs:

  • Install service update from the same computer that was used to install Sage MAS 90 or 200.
  • Be sure to apply this service update before data conversion.

For those customers that are on Preferred Support with MBA Business Software, remember that you get these updates installed for FREE! Call our office to schedule your appointment now to get this service update installed for you. If you are not on Preferred Support with MBA Business Software, why not call us to see what you can be getting for FREE as part of our Preferred Support.

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Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP Product Update 5 (4.40.0.05)

Now available is Product Update (PU) 5 for Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 released from sage on March 28th 2011. This is the fifth Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 4.4 Product Update and is available for download from Sage Online. This update delivers new core features and functionality enhancements in Accounts Payable, Inventory Management, and Library Master as an additional on-plan benefit. This update also includes the 941 form 2011.

New features include:

  • Multiple Company Ages Invoice Report
  • Accounts Payable Check Sorting Options
  • Expenses Distribution Tables
  • Security in Item Inquiry
  • Inactive Items
  • Physical Count with Count Cards
  • company-Specific Background Colors
  • 941 Form 2011 Update

Print Your Own Check

Ever look at how much you are paying for the boxes of check stock?

We find that a lot of customers have multiple boxes of check stock for each bank account they print checks for in Sage ERP MAS 90 and Sage ERP MAS 200. Usually there are long lead times to get pre printed check stock and the cost can be very expensive compared to plain check stock. An average customer may pay $84.00 for 250 checks pre-printed in a single color. For the same price of 250 pre-printed checks, that same customer can get 1000 blank checks. How can you do this at your company?

It is easy to setup printing in Sage MAS 90 and 200 for blank check stock. Just a few things are needed:

  1. A printer that has the ability to purchase Micr Toner
  2. Micr Toner
  3. Micr Font from ADOBE
  4. Blank Check Stock

*Links are for your reference. MBA does not endorse any of the providers linked. ADOBE MICR font is the preferred font by SAGE.

Compare previous versions of MAS 90 and 200

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

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

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).

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