Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Sage 300

The technology landscape is always changing. Every year we see new innovations promising to boost productivity, reduce costs, enable smarter decisions, and gain a competitive advantage. But with so many new trends, how is anyone expected to keep track of it all? In this article, we focus on just a handful of technologies that are shaping the future of Sage 300 ERP. Mobile ERP – Business on the Go Nowadays, employees are no longer tied to their desks. With the wide spread use of mobile phones and tablets, you can now take your ERP system...

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Product Retirement Notice

Sage Accpac Version 5.6 Accpac Version 5.6 was retired this year. For those of you that are planning on upgrading to the latest Sage 300 ERP Version 2014 (if you haven’t already!), here are some important things to consider: If you are running Accpac ERP 5.6, you can upgrade to Version 2014 directly. But you must be running the latest Product Update 4 for Version 5.6. If you are running Sage ERP Accpac 5.5 or earlier, you must first upgrade to Version 5.6, Product Update 4. Before you upgrade, check out the Sage 300 ERP Version 2014...

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Windows Support Reminder

Microsoft Windows XP As you probably heard by now, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP as of April 8, 2014.   What Does This Mean for Sage 300 ERP (Accpac)? Sage has stopped supporting any version of Sage 300 ERP (or Accpac) on Windows XP. It’s important to note that Sage 300 ERP 2014 is not compatible with Windows XP. Any future product updates for other versions like 2012, 6.0, and 5.6 will not be compatible either.   We’re Here To Help! Contact us with questions or if you need help upgrading to a supported version...

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Locking Fiscal Periods in Sage 300 ERP

Starting with Sage 300 ERP Version 6.0, you have the ability to lock or unlock fiscal periods individually for each module (in versions prior to 6.0, you can only lock or unlock all modules at once). This added capability in Version 6.0 and higher makes it easier to lock down modules in the proper sequence and prevent unexpected errors. Preparing to Lock Fiscal Periods It’s important to understand how transactions flow through Sage 300 ERP before you begin locking fiscal periods for individual modules. The Preparing to Lock Fiscal...

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Tips for a Successful Year End

Back Up Your Data – before you begin any year end process, be sure to execute a complete back up of your database. You should also test the back up to ensure it was successful and the data is readable. The only way to “reverse” year end processing is to restore your data from a backup. So do it now! Check Your Version Number – closing procedures can vary depending on the version of Sage 300 ERP (or “Accpac”) you’re currently running. Check your version number and service pack before starting year end. Create a New Fiscal Calendar...

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Sage 300 ERP Tax Update

How to Install and Activate Tax Updates Payroll Tax Updates are an important part of year-end processing. Here are the steps to download and install: To Download Tax Updates: Login to the Sage Customer Portal and visit Sage 300 ERP Downloads to access the latest updates. Choose Get the Update on the appropriate link. Click download in the upper right of the page, then click run to start the process. To Install Tax Updates: Run the executable file that you just downloaded. Confirm or change the location that the files will be saved to (default...

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